NEW WORK NEW YORK: 1st Biennial survey of work by New York MFA students & recent graduates

By ARC Magazine Thursday, March 12th, 2015 Categories: Biennales, Exhibitions, Updates
 

St Nicks Alliance and Arts@Renaissance are pleased to announce, ‘NEW WORK NEW YORK’, the 1st Biennial survey of work by second year MFA students and recent graduates from across the boroughs. Presented in two parts, this is the first exhibit to bring together works by artists from all eleven New York City-based MFA programs: Brooklyn College, Columbia University, City College of New York, Hunter College, Lehman College, the New York Studio School, the New York Academy of Art, Queens College, the School of Visual Arts, Parsons, the New School for Design and Pratt Institute. Presented in an uninterrupted 5,000 square foot former retail space in the heart of Williamsburg, ‘NEW WORK NEW YORK’ offers a broad view of emerging artists working in all media, each represented by multiple works or major recent projects, many presented here for the first time.

The exhibitions will be held at 695 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY. Part I opens Friday, March 13 from 6-9pm, running until March 29, 2015, and Part II opens Friday, April 10, from 6-9pm, and will be on display until April 26, 2015. The Caribbean artists/artists of the Caribbean diaspora featured in the show are Kai Margarida-Ramírez, Shellyne Rodriguez, Mava aka Manuel Vazquez, Marianna de Nadal and Pedro Ramirez.

Shellyne  Rodriguez, Incandescence, Milk crate, copperplating, 27 x 20 x 10, 2014.

Shellyne Rodriguez, Incandescence, Milk crate, copperplating, 27 x 20 x 10, 2014.

Exhibiting Artists:

Part I: Lana Abu-Shamat, Matthew Addison, Tal Barel, Cristina Camacho, Marianna de Nadal, Laura Jiménez Galvis, Alonsa Guevara, Katy Halfin, Henry Jabbour, Rebecca Kuzemchak, Michael Levin, Clarinda Mac Low, Diana McKee, Fiorella Gonzales-Vigil Mohme, Nazanin Noroozi, Renzo Ortega, Julia Phillips, James Raczkowski, Shellyne Rodriguez, Sarah Rowe, Katie Ruiz, Kat Ryals, Tariku Shiferaw, Mark John Smith, Rachel Sydlowski, Moses Tuki, Manuel Vazquez, Parul Verma, August Vollbrecht, Matt Whitman and Carolin Wood.

Kai Margarida-Ramírez, We Were Careless, Hand cut photograph, 16“x20”, 2014.

Kai Margarida-Ramírez, We Were Careless, Hand cut photograph, 16“x20”, 2014.

Part II: Tatiana Berg, Marissa Bluestone, Annemarie Coffey, Leah Dixon, Pik-Shuen Fung, Wendi Guerorguiev, Sophie Grant, Anthony Hamboussi, Heidi Howard, Kate Elliot, Jee Hee Kang, Hyeonah Kim, Alison Kuo, Herbert Lacsina, Jsun Laliberté, Ofra Lapid, Yujin Lee, Dana Majana, Kai Margarida-Ramírez, Andrew McNay, Simone Meltesen, Sara Murphy, Jenna Newton, Kate Ostler, Megan Pahmier, Sondra Perry, Gahee Park, Melani Pavlidou, Elliot Purse, Pedro Ramirez, Buzz Slutzky, Mirland Terlonge, Jenna Westra, Patrice Renee Washington and Mirana Zuger.

Marianna de Nadal, Trrrt-trrt (or plant), plastic plant, miscellaneous sensors and electronics, speakers, 65 x 12 x 12 in., 2014.

Marianna de Nadal, Trrrt-trrt (or plant), plastic plant, miscellaneous sensors and electronics, speakers, 65 x 12 x 12 in., 2014.

About St. Nicks and Arts@Renaissance: St. Nicks Alliance, located in North Brooklyn, emerged in 1975 at the forefront of a nationwide grassroots movement to preserve and improve neighborhoods. As a civic anchor St. Nicks Alliance carries out their mission within the context of building a sustainable community for all people through the arts, environmental advocacy, and urban planning. Arts@Renaissance, a part of St. Nicks Alliance is an innovative arts program that serves as a bridge between North Brooklyn’s vibrant long-term communities and the area’s emerging creative population through the development of new multi-disciplinary work, exhibitions, residencies and collaborative local art projects.

Mava aka Manuel Vazquez, Ancraophobia, steel, chiffon, marabou feathers, glue, and cotton threads, 50”x30”x13”, 2014.

Mava aka Manuel Vazquez, Ancraophobia, steel, chiffon, marabou feathers, glue, and cotton threads, 50”x30”x13”, 2014.

About the curator: Kat Griefen is the co-owner of Accola Griefen. She was previously the Director of A.I.R. Gallery from 2006 until 2011. Exhibitions she has curated and organized have been reviewed in publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Art in America and the Brooklyn Rail. Since 2011 she has been a Senior Lecturer at Rutgers University through the Institute of Women and Art. Born in New York City, Griefen has lived in Brooklyn since 2004.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with councilman Antonio Reynoso, councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and Brookyln Borough president Eric Adams.

Pedro Ramirez, Moss Butte, Synthetic moss, mulch, natural moss, armature installation, approximately 15'x30'x3', 2015.

Pedro Ramirez, Moss Butte, Synthetic moss, mulch, natural moss, armature installation, approximately 15′x30′x3′, 2015.

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