• AUGUST 2019

    AUGUST 2019

    NARS Foundation
    201 46 Street, 4th Floor
    Brooklyn, NY 11220

    Free and Open to the Public.

    Don't be late!

  • AUGUST 2019

    AUGUST 2019

    The Weight of the Temporary
    Curated by Elisa Gutierrez Eriksen

    The NARS Foundation
    Main Gallery (4th FL) & Project Space (2nd FL)
    201 46th Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11220

    August 9 - 23, 2019

    With works by Yasmeen Abdallah | Keren Anavy | Niamul Bari | Frank Born | Jade Chan| Lauren Cohen | Julia Elsas | Lauren Gidwitz | Kathie Halfin + Bingying (Emma) Yi | Tenaya Izu | Daniel Jay Genova | Tadasuke Jinno | Sydney M. King | Abigail Levine | Ioana Manolache | Caitlyn McLaughlin | Robert Melzmuf | Elizabeth Moran | Joshua Nierodzinski | Xavier Alexander Petromelis | Jelena Prljevic | Andrew Schwartz | Liza Sokolovskaya | Elena Soterakis

    There will be a SONIC MUD performance with Kenny Wollesen, Kirk Knuffke, and Mike Irwin in the Main Gallery space on Wednesday, August 21 at 6pm.

  • MAY 2019

    MAY 2019

    One of my monoprints is included in the Textile Art Center's 10 year reunion exhibition. More information about the exhibition is below.

    Opening Reception May 20th, 6-9PM
    Textile Arts Center Project Space
    505 Carroll St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

    TAC Project Space Open Hours
    Saturday - Thursday

    Digital Gallery, Opening May 20th

    The Textile Arts Center is pleased to present TAC’s 10 Year Reunion Exhibition; a Celebration of Textiles and Community, curated by co-executive directors Isa Rodrigues and Kelly Valletta, on view from May 20th to June 3rd in the TAC Project Space at Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY.

    Over the last decade, the 50+ artists have shared their resources at the Textile Arts Center (TAC), as working artists, educators or administrators. Thanks to their talents and expertise TAC has become a place to gather and hold space; to learn and to teach; and to make and experience textile art that is meaningful, thought-provoking, and culturally relevant. Each of the artists explores textiles in a unique way, reimagining traditional techniques and contributing with new perspectives to the conversation about textile arts.

    Limor Alter / Nicole Asselin / Kyra Berman-Gestring / Tegan Brozyna / Jamie Boyle / Ying Cai / Atsuko Chirikjian / PJ Cobbs / Annie Coggan-Crawford / Anny Crane / Sam Crow / Melissa Dadourian / Mia Daniels / Dance Doyle / Rachel Ehlin-Smith / Julia Elsas / Zaida Adriana Goveo Balmaseda / Heidi Hankaniemi / James Hsieh / Lynn Hunter / Julia John / Elena Kanagy-Loux / Tiantian Lou / Chi Nguyen / Kristina Nobleman / Jill Magi / Jennie Maydew / Stephanie Mcgovern / Elissa Medina / Natalie Moore / Kate Phillips / José Picayo / Howard Ptaszek / Alayna Rasile / Emma Redmond / Isa Rodrigues / Etta Sandry / Romina Schulz / Hannah Schultz / Kira Silver / Florence Spurling / Natalie Stopka / Elizabeth Tolson / Brigitta Varadi / Miriam Vergara / Hanna Washburn / Emma Welty / Shihui Zhou / Olivia Zisman

  • MARCH 2019

    MARCH 2019

    I have had the honor of being in the inaugural cohort of the New Jewish Culture Fellowship, sponsored by the Brooklyn Jews and the UJA-Federation of NY.

    For my final NJCF project, SONIC MUD: Ugav Nights, I have reimagined a mysterious biblical instrument, the Ugav, through a series of ceramic sculptures. The Ugav is mentioned only four times in the Bible, including in the very first description
    of musical instruments (Genesis 4:21). Contemporary interpretations of the Ugav
    describe it either as a reed instrument or a stringed instrument. Possibilities
    include: pipe, bagpipe, end-blown flute, vertical flute, water organ, panpipe, lute,
    harp, viola da gamba, or simply a love charm.

    My sonic sculptures and other hand built instruments will be performed live at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music on March 28th, 8pm by Kenny Wollesen, Cyro Baptista, Sae Hashimoto, Dalius Naujo, Mike Irwin and Rich Stein.

  • OCTOBER 2018

    OCTOBER 2018

    Read the interview Dustin Yager and I did with Karen Kedmey for the Carleton College alumni magazine here.

  • OCTOBER 2018

    OCTOBER 2018

    Fall Open Studios in Sunset Park, Brooklyn is co-hosted by the NARS Foundation and J + M Studios. More information about the exhibitions, artists, and studios on view during the open studio weekend is on the NARS Foundation website

    Directions: NARS is two express subway stops from Manhattan. Take the “N” or “D” to 36 St. Transfer to the “R” one stop to 45 St. Walk to 46th Street then make a right and walk down 46th street to the building on the corner of 46th street and 2nd Ave on the right.

  • SEPTEMBER 2018

    SEPTEMBER 2018

    I'm thrilled to participate in SONIC MUD a live performance of ceramic instruments at the new location of BKLYN CLAY. This event will take place during the Brooklyn Clay tour.

    535 Carleton Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY
    September 8th, 6pm

    All are welcome.

  • Summer 2018

    Summer 2018

    Practice: in Progress
    Summer Exhibition

    August 3 - 24 | Opening reception: August 3, 6-8 PM

    Featuring works by: Keren Anavy, Danielle Ash, Kate Bae, Niamul Bari, Julia Elsas, Nadine Mahoney, Ioana Manolache, Caitlyn McLaughlin, Trina Merry, Samantha Morris, Naomi Nakazato, Gustavo Prado, Dayana Romero, Andrew Schwartz, Homer Shew, Liza Sokolovskaya, Elena Soterakis, Tanya Steinberg, Brian Stinemetz, Brendan Sullivan, Yi Xin Tong and Flora Wilds

    Curated by Elisa Gutierrez Eriksen

    Practice: in Progress brings together the work of 22 artists working at the 201 46th street NARS Foundation’s 4th and 2nd floor galleries. The artists, who have worked in this building anywhere from 2 months to 6 years, have continuous practices in which they experiment and explore different methods of making art through a variety of media, themes, techniques and interests. These actions, intuitions, creativity approaches and disciplines shape both the process and final results.

    Process can be thought of as a path that one decides to undertake, one with a destiny that can be clear from the onset or otherwise unknown. Similarly, artists create paths when producing artwork; the layers are gradually exposed, the materials are made visible, and the relation between one another emerges and opens the door to the visions of the artists. The spectator is then able to trace the paths each one of them has explored to reach a final result. A constant metamorphosis that has lead to an equilibrium: from a thought, to a gesture, and then to another unexpected equilibrium. To create becomes something like a ceremony, an event that generates its own language, often coinciding with or becoming a general concern or the object of experimentation.

    Beyond the idea of exploring the processes that each artist has developed, the exhibition has taken two areas of primary focus, oscillating between identity and the act of being seen, and ones relationship to the environment and its surrounding social and political subjects. The objects presented in Practice: in Progress are like physical and mental layers of a creative process, building and growing, or otherwise being peeled back to reveal something that lies beyond the surface.

  • November 2016

    November 2016

    I'm thrilled to launch my new project RE/PRESS EDITIONS where I'm selling a range of ceramic necklaces and vessels, small sculptures, and gouache drawings. New objets d'art will be uploaded monthly. Sign up for my RE/PRESS EDITIONS mailing list here and follow me on Instagram.

  • August 2016

    August 2016

    I have work in EMBODIMENTS a group exhibition at WHITE CONCEPTS gallery in Berlin, Germany. The exhibition runs from 08/01/2016 - 08/07/2016. Artists include: Muriel Gallardo (Berlin / Chile), Valentina Berthelon (Berlin / Chile), Julia Elsas (New York), Rachel Bernstein (New York), Fernanda Porto Antola (Berlin / Brazil), Veronika Witte (Berlin), Katarina Riesing (New York), Gina Eickers (Berlin)

    WHITE CONCEPTS gallery is located at Auguststrasse 35, 10119 Berlin. More information about the exhibition can be found here.

  • June 2016

    June 2016

    I am looking forward to exhibiting at Paperworkers Local this summer in Birmingham, Alabama.

    The opening reception is Friday, June 17 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. There will be an additional reception on Friday, July 15th from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. The exhibition runs through August 14th.

    Paperworkers Local gallery hours are Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:30 pm and by appointment at paperworkerslocal@gmail.com.

  • February 2016

    February 2016

    Kenny Wollesen and I will perform on February 6, 2016 at The Drawing Center. Our sonic and visual performance is a part of The Drawing Center's Basement Performances which is curated by renowned composer and performer John Zorn. Other musicians and artists participating in two month series include: Okkyung Lee and Andrew Lampert; Raha Raissnia and Panagiotis Mavridis; Bill Laswell; Kenny Wollesen and Julia Elsas; Ela Troyano and Uzi Parnes; and Ikue Mori.

    Read an interview about the performance here.

    You can buy tickets online here.

  • November 2015

    I have work in the 2015 Art & Design Faculty Exhibition at Montclair State University. The exhibition runs November 12 - December 12, 2015.

  • October 2015

    October 2015

    I am exhibiting work with Rachel Bernstein and Katarina Reising at the International House Philadelphia in October. The show will run from October 2 to November 1, 2015.

  • September 2015

    I have work in the 2015 Published by the Artist exhibition at IPCNY, which will run from September 10 to 17, 2015.

  • July 2015

    July 2015

    Kenny Wollesen and I will play my ceramic udu drums at the closing reception of Love Child, curated by Eleanna Anagnos, on Sunday, July 26 from 4 - 6 pm at Ortega y Gasset Projects // 363 Third Avenue, Ground Floor // Brooklyn, New York 11215.

    More information about the artists in the exhibition can be found online at Ortega y Gasset Projects.