Doctor’s Hours for Visual Artists on September 26

Doctor’s Hours for Visual Artists on September 26

Registration Opens Monday, September 12, 2016 at 11 AM

Get practical and professional advice in person from one or more arts professionals at our next Doctor’s Hours for Visual Artists. Register for a 20-minute one-on-one appointment with a consultant to receive feedback about your website or an application you’re working on, and ask questions about building your artistic career. 

When: Monday, September 26, 2016 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: NYFA, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cost: $25 per Doctor’s Hours appointment; there is a three-appointment limit per registrant. 

Doctor’s Hours is fully booked. If you are interested in signing up on our waiting list in case of any cancellations, please fill in this brief form

Please find consultant bios below.

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As part of Doctor’s Hours programming, NYFA Is hosting How Does A Gallery Find Me?—Art & Business in the 21st Century with Michael Findlay, Director of Acquavella Galleries, from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Cost: $10. To register, click here


Amara Antilla, Assistant Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Amara Antilla is an Assistant Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. She is also part of a curatorial team working on acquisitions and exhibitions focusing on South and South East Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa under the auspices of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. Previously, she assisted on retrospectives of Lee Ufan (2011), V. S. Gaitonde (2014), and Monir Farmanfarmaian (2015). She recently served as curatorial adviser for Rewind, the first historical loan-based exhibition at the Dhaka Art Summit (2016). She has been awarded an Asian Cultural Council grant for Art History (2015-16) and an Emily Harvey Foundation Fellowship (2016). She studied Art History at Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Heather Darcy Bhandari, Program Director, The Artist Project/LA
Heather Darcy Bhandari, while based in Brooklyn, is the Program Director of The Artist Project/LA, a new nonprofit fellowship in Los Angeles dedicated to serving emerging artists. She is also an adjunct lecturer at Brown University and a consultant to the yet-to-be-released domain extension .ART. The second edition of her book, ART/WORK, published by Simon and Schuster, is scheduled for release in 2017. Bhandari is on the board of directors of visual arts at Art Omi (an artist residency in Ghent, NY) and serves as an advisory board member to Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn. She is a member of the College Art Association and the film committee of ArtTable. Most recently, she sat on the board of NURTUREart (a nonprofit in Brooklyn that offers opportunities to emerging artists and curators) and was a Director at Mixed Greens gallery in New York City. During her 15-year tenure, she curated over one hundred exhibitions while managing a roster of nearly two-dozen artists. She was a member of NADA and co-chaired the programming committee for ArtTable in NY. She lectures and participates in portfolio reviews and panel discussions across the country. Bhandari received a BA from Brown University and an MFA from Pennsylvania State University. Before joining Mixed Greens, she worked at contemporary galleries Sonnabend and Lehmann Maupin, both in New York City.

CHEN Wei-ching, Joanne, Founder, inCube Arts
CHEN Wei-ching, Joanne is an independent curator, consultant, and widely published critic. She was the Director of Taiwan Art Gallery Association and Art Taipei art fair from 2007 to 2010. Currently, she is the founder of inCube Arts, a non-profit art organization in New York City committed to supporting emerging curators and artists with multi-functional programs. She is the organizer of “inToAsia: Time-based Art Festival”, the first and most important art festival dedicated to Asian time-based art in North America. Chen has also curated international exhibitions such as “inToAsia: TBA Festival 2013 – MicroCities” at The Queens Museum, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, the NARS Foundation and Residency Unlimited in New York, “Jenny Chen: Without End” at ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, “London Calling” a touring exhibition (China/Taiwan) etc. She has written and published her articles in ARTCO, Art Investment, Art Collection+Design, ARTITUDE Magazine and Art Taipei Forum Media, the National Culture and Arts Foundation online Media. She was also a contributing writer for “Global Art Fair Guide” in 2013, covering the North and South American art market.

Carlos Garcia-Montero, Executive Director, Y Gallery
Y Galleryʼs mission is to represent and support primarily emerging and mid-career artists. Located in New York City, from the beginning we have believed in working hand-in-hand with artists to facilitate their evolution, and in turn the advancement of the gallery, growing together and finding common lines of investigation built upon our curatorial decisions, reflected in our group and solo exhibitions, and in our parallel programs of conferences, lectures, book presentations, performances, and offsite site-specific installations. With a strong focus in Latin American art, our goal is to create a space that builds dialogue among different communities. Since its foundation we have expanded upon our mission and continue to invite international artists who investigate and reflect upon the condition of diversity using all types of media, presenting exhibitions, most of them site-specific projects with a cohesive vision. The curatorial stance has been consistent in showing critical discourses with poetic undertones.

Articles about Y Gallery’s exhibitions have been published in Art Forum, Art in America, Art Review, Art News, The Brooklyn Rail, The New York Times and The New Yorker, among others.

Rachel Gladfelter, Director of Pace Prints
Rachel Gladfelter is the Director of Pace Prints in Chelsea, where she has coordinated projects from concept to exhibition by Keith Haring, Jon Kessler and Shepard Fairey, among others.  An expert on print publishing, printmaking and papermaking, she has lectured and taught classes on the subject extensively.  She has also curated and juried independent exhibitions in New York and abroad.  Prior to her 9 year tenure with Pace Prints, she was the Studio Director at Dieu Donné where she collaborated with contemporary artists in handmade paper.

David Goodman, Artist and curator 
David Goodman is an artist and curator living in New York City. Goodman’s work is focused on mapping his history through pattern and form. His approach to a project is in a manner comparable to archeology (the reconstruction of the visual landscape premised on its trace.)

Recent exhibitions and shows include APPARATUS (Geary Contemporary 2016), 2014 Whitney Biennial (NYC) curatorial projects Out To See, curated by Sara Reisman, An Ambition: Habit (Miami 2013) and An Ambition: Defference (Saul Ostrow 2014), AIM Biennial (Bronx Museum of Fine Arts), The New Museum (NYC), 21StProjects (NYC), BoxoProjects (NYC, Joshua Tree,CA), LaunchF18 (NYC), and District Foundation (Berlin). Goodman is a Bronx Museum AIM Fellow (2012), Post-Studio Tales residency-as-exhibition recipient (Berlin 2012), and BoxoHouse Residency (Joshua Tree, CA 2013).

His Curatorial projects are focused on deciphering new modes of employing language using form. Recent projects include Champillion (2016): William Corwin at Geary Contemporary, Skowheghan School of Painting and Sculpture (20-Year Anniversary Exhibition), JUDD Foundation (Food&Fodder) and the web-series of collections In Context To Others (2012).

He has provided creative development and interviews for BOMBMagazine’s online platforms, directed full content for, exhibition reviews for BlackBook Magazine and editorial for PerfectWave Magazine.

Goodman completed his MFA at Indiana University (Bloomington, IN ‘01) and BFA at Boston University (CFA, ‘99).

Jamie Martinez, Publisher, Arte Fuse
Jamie Martinez is publisher of Arte Fuse, which is a contemporary art blog focused on art shows that are currently on display, interviews and studio visits with today’s top artists from New York and all over the world. Jamie recently did a half hour international interview with NTN24 (Nuestra Tele Noticias, a major Spanish TV channel) for their show Leaderes (Translation leaders) which was shown in 21 countries with an audience of 41 million people. Also an artist, his work has been featured in Good Day New York (TV interview), Artslife, Artribune, Artiholics, Decompoz Magazine (print), Whitehot Magazine, The Examiner, 20minutos España, Nolita Hearts, Escape into Life, The New York Optimist, and he collaborated with Diesel for a large installation in Union Square NYC and in Galeries Lafayette in Paris.

He has shown in Russia, Spain, Canada, Miami and numerous galleries in New York City. He recently participated in a group show curated by Vida Sabbaghi at the Queens Museum, which was very well received by the museum and the press. Jamie Martinez is currently with Galerie Protégé in NYC and Zener Schon Contemporary art in Northern California.

Colombian Native American artist Jamie Martinez immigrated to Florida at the age of twelve from South America. He attended Miami International University of Art and Design and then moved to New York to continue his fine art education at The Fashion Institute of Technology and to follow his dreams in the visual arts.

Larry Ossei-Mensah is a Ghanaian-American independent curator and cultural critic who has documented contemporary art happenings for various publications including Uptown and Whitewall Magazine. His writings have profiled some of the most dynamic visual artists working today—Derrick Adams, Mickalene Thomas, Kehinde Wiley, Lorna Simpson and street artist JR. As a curator, Ossei-Mensah uses contemporary art and culture as a vehicle to redefine how we see ourselves and the world around us. He has organized exhibitions at commercial and nonprofit galleries throughout New York City featuring a roster of critically acclaimed emerging and mid-career artists including Firelei Baez, ruby amanze, Hugo McCloud, Brendan Fernandes, and Derek Fordjour to name a few. Ossei-Mensah is also the Co-Founder of ARTNOIR, a global collective of culturalists who design multimodal experiences aimed to engage this generation’s dynamic and diverse creative class. ARTNOIR serves as a tangible extension of Ossei-Mensah’s curatorial vision of “bridging gaps.” ARTNOIR’s inaugural event was a conversation on art and gender justice featuring Wangechi Mutu, Julie Mehretu and Adrienne Edwards. He currently serves as Co-Chair on Russell Simmons’ RUSH Artist Advisory Board, MoMA’s Friends of Education and was juror for the 2016 PULSE Prize.

Serena Trizzino, Contemporary Art Advisor, Private Dealer
Serena Trizzino is a contemporary art private dealer and advisor with a focus on emerging and mid-career artists. She works for international clients to create or expand their private collections with a curatorial approach. She also works with artists without gallery representation and helps in promoting their work, placing it in private collections, creating opportunities of visibility and creating contacts that could lead to finding galleries. Mr. Trizzino has curated numerous shows internationally. She’s a member of the Board of Advisors of the non-profit organization More Art.

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