NEW YORK, NY, MARCH 2015 – 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.
Exhibiting Artists - Part I: Lana Abu-Shamat, Matthew Addison, Tal Barel, Cristina Camacho, Marianna del Nadal, Pik-Shuen Fung, 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, Sondra Perry, Julia Phillips, James Thomas Raczokowski III, Shellyne Rodriguez, Sarah Rowe, Katie Ruiz, Kat Ryals, Tariku Shiferaw, Rachel Sydlowski, Moses Tuki, Manuel Vazquez, Parul Verma, August Vollbrecht, Patrice Renee Washington, Carolin Wood. Part II: Tatiana Berg, Marissa Bluestone, Annemarie Coffey, Leah Dixon, 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, Gahee Park, Melani Pavlidou, Elliot Purse, Pedro Ramirez, Buzz Slutzky, Mirland Terlonge, Jenna Westra, Matt Witman and Mirana Zuger.
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.
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.