Open Studios at Sharpe-Walentas Residency Program

I hope you'll join me for a weekend of seeing awesome work by artists who have been in residency at the Sharpe-Walentas studios in Dumbo, Brooklyn. I am super excited to be in collaboration with writer, critic, curator, artist Hrag Vartanian. Below is a preview giving an idea of the kind of work we will be showing. Looking forward to seeing you on 4/27 from 6-9pm, 4/28 & 29 from 1-6pm! Thank you!

You're invited to the
Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

Open Studios Weekend!

Opening Reception: Friday April 27, 6-9 PM
Open Studios: Saturday April 28 & Sunday April 29, 1-6 PM

The artists of the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program are pleased to announce the program’s annual open studio event, with a reception for the artists on Friday April 27 from 6-9 PM and continuing through the weekend, SaturdayApril 28 and Sunday April 29 from 1-6 PM each day. 

2017-2018 Studio Program artists: Laura Bernstein, Anna Betbeze, Todd Bienvenu, Derek Fordjour, Angela Fraleigh, Hong Seon Jang, Osamu Kobayashi, Doron Langberg, Sharon Louden, Bridget Mullen, Narcissister, Jose de Jesus Rodriguez, Brie Ruais, Martha Tuttle, Brandi Twilley, Penelope Umbrico, and Jaimie WarrenLearn more about the resident artists here

Location: 20 Jay Street, Suite 720, DUMBO, Brooklyn
Directions: F train to York Street, A/C to High Street/Brooklyn Bridge

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Feature in May issue of Sculpture Magazine

I am super grateful to writer Elaine King and everyone at the International Sculpture Center/Sculpture Magazine for the feature on my work in their May issue. Thank you!


The #MeToo Age: Power & Gender Equity in the Art World

Coming up on Wednesday, February 21 from 7-9pm at LACE will certainly be a lively and engaging conversation: "The #MeToo Age: Power & Gender Equity in the Art World." This conversation will not be a traditional forum: starting with a performance from Future Clown, the alter ego of artist Rachel Mason, discussants Hrag Vartanian (Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Hyperallergic), Courtney Fink (Co-Founder and Executive Director of Common Field), Yasmeen Siddiqui (Founder and Director, Minerva Projects), Alpesh Kantilal Patel, PhD (Assistant Professor, Florida International University), Zoe Charlton & Tim Doud (Founders and Directors of Sindikit; Professors, American University) will be active in a town hall conversation with those who will attend. 

Beginning in the film industry last year, we have been witnessing more and more #MeToo women speaking out, sharing their stories, and becoming empowered like never before. Has this movement extended into the art world?

Two-thirds of participants in professional development classes and workshops are people who identify as women. Many seek permission for their actions, and most shy away from self-promotion. Can we bring the strength and empowerment of the #MeToo movement into the art world in a way that helps increase women’s visibility, marketability, and influence?

With over 22,000 women contacting Emily’s List for information on running for office, how can we help propagate a similar surge in the art world?

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, February 21 at 7pm in Los Angeles!

More information on this event, please click here

In Progress at the Sharpe-Walentas Studio

In the Sharpe-Walentas studio program, I'm working on a whole-room installation over the course of the year. Here is a preview. I have begun to open my studio for studio visits and welcome people to see this installation in progress. Open studios at the Sharpe-Walentas Residency Program are scheduled for April 27-29th, 2018. 



Upcoming visits & Programs in January

January 11-13 I'll be in Florida visiting Franklin Sirmans for an event at the Perez Art Museum Miami with Hrag Vartanian, Michelle Weinberg and Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova (1/11); at the Mennello Museum of American Art in Orlando (1/12) and with Matthew Deleget at MoCA Jacksonville in Jacksonville, FL (1/13). Come join us!

January 18-25: 3 cities in Texas, Palm Springs, CA and Bentonville, AK!  You can find the current calendar of visits here on the website. 

January 30: It has been over 20 years since I have spoken on my work in New York. I'm grateful for the opportunity to talk about my work at the School of Visual Arts at 6:30pm. 

Hope to see you soon!

Latest News: Acquistions

Hi everyone! I'm happy to share in the past three months, there have been a few acquisitions of my work:

The Blanton Museum at the University of Texas Austin, Austin Texas: 3 drawings from the "Windows" series
New York Presbeyterian Hospital: 8 drawings from the "Windows" series
National Gallery of Art: "Untitled" animation, which premiered in the East Wing Auditorium of the National Gallery of Art in May, 2017
Hearts Corporation: "Community" animation, 2013

Thanks for allowing me to share this news!