Work from my ABC’s of Plastic Surgery series will be part of this group exhibition focused on artists exploring text in their work. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, August 24 from 6:30-8:30pm, and the show will be on view through October 19, 2019.
“In the factory we make cosmetics; in the store we sell hope.” -Charles Revson, American businessman, co-founder of Revlon
My upcoming exhibition at Ground Floor Gallery in October 2019 will be an immersive installation transforming the gallery space into an upscale beauty boutique experience. More details to come!
This group show curated by Indira Cesarine examines themes of “real life” and “reality” versus fictional, internet or idealized worlds through a wide array of mediums including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed media, installation, video art, and textiles. Each artist reveals their own personal vision of “reality” with works in the show juxtaposing the mundanities of everyday life, addressing themes of “authenticity” versus edited, retouched or fictitious realities, nature versus cyber constructed content, as well as exploring the intersection of digital and physical worlds.
OPENING RECEPTION: June 6, 2019, 6-9pm
EXHIBITION ON VIEW
June 6 – June 21, 2019
Please join me for this Arts Gowanus annual fundraiser and take home one piece of original artwork! Celebrate the arts and artists in the Gowanus area, all while supporting the critical mission of Arts Gowanus: to promote, support, and advocate for local artists and a sustainable arts community in the Gowanus neighborhood.
This Women’s History Month, we are asking, what does it mean to be a woman? What is unique about the female spirit and how do we express our femininity through art?
In today’s world , we sometimes forget to celebrate all the strength and beauty that is innately feminine, so for this event, we are taking the time to explore the essence of the female spirit, feminism and female empowerment. through music, dance, poetry and art.
In collaboration with the I am Series, a monthly event that connects people through art and heart, I will be part of a group of emerging female artists in NYC to presenting our work in a pop-up gallery to complement performances by dancers, storytellers, and singers.
Since at least the 18th century, the expression “birthday suit” has been used to refer to nudity, and it rarely describes a private, quiet sort of nudity. Rather, as the phrase and its frequent uses intimate, to appear in one’s birthday suit requires that one be seen—and the more spectators, the better. There’s something distinctly theatrical about this type of undress. It is neither the contemplative nudity of the classically posed model in a life drawing class, nor a modest or timid type of nudity; it is exaggerated, embellished, celebratory, strange, attention-grabbing, and potentially alarming.
Join me at the opening reception on Friday, March 15 from 6-9pm.
“We’ve reached a point in our history where even a tepid apology from a man is cause for artistic commemoration.” - Karen Mainenti
When organizers of the annual SPRING/BREAK ART SHOW chose a curatorial theme for the 2019 edition ( Fact and Fiction ), NYC-based artist Karen Mainenti knew exactly how she was going to demonstrate the fine line that lies between. She would commandeer #MeToo male apologists’ mea culpas , and draw attention to how rare such public admissions are from men regarding their flaws.
In the artist’s solo exhibition, “No More Lip Service,” curated by independent curators Marly Hammer and Lisa Wirth (of Work in Progress), Mainenti explores parallels between recent apologies made by men accused of sexual harassment and fault-finding marketing claims routinely displayed on consumer products for women. “No More Lip Service” opens March 5th, at the SPRING/BREAK ART SHOW .
Complementing the #MeToo Boutique, “No More Lip Service” features three additional series of work by Mainenti in which the artist further tackles her exploration of feminine and masculine archetypes. Using reductive word play and technique, the artist transforms everyday objects into artworks that forever change how you perceive them.
VIP FIRST LOOK & PRESS PREVIEW
Tuesday, March 5
VIP OPENING NIGHT
Tuesday, March 5
REGULAR SHOW DAYS
Wednesday, March 5-Monday, March 11
Take a peek inside my studio and the creative environments of hundreds of Brooklyn artists this month with the return of Gowanus Open Studios. I’m proud to have been chosen as one of the top 10 studios to visit by the renowned painter Jules De Balincourt. I will be showing work from my series of drawings inspired by the #MeToo movement, and pieces from my recent Bard Graduate Center Library Artist-in-Residence installation.
This year I have had the pleasure of being an artist-in-residence at the Bard Graduate Center Library. A culminating exhibition will be on view for the month of August, opening on Wednesday, August 1, from 6-8pm. Inspired by my research of Bard's unique library collection which focuses on material culture, design, and anthropology, this new work will be a site-specific installation including my largest drawing yet!
This group exhibition pays homage to the Cigar Factory's past as a thriving network of local makers by inviting New York City’s living artists — the current generation of makers — to show original art works made with paper. I will be showing three drawings from my new series inspired by the #metoo movement.
I’m honored to have been asked to participate in this benefit for Arts Gowanus. Seventy-five works by local artists will be shown during an exciting evening at Shapeshifter Lab. The event will be a combination of art exhibition, chance to mingle with local artists, yummy food and drink and best of all everyone will go home with an original artwork, including one of my limited edition screen prints from my Product Placement series!
Tickets are limited and can be purchased here. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to support the fantastic work of Arts Gowanus.
I'm pleased to have partnered with Johnny Thornton to co-curate "(con)text," a group exhibition at La Bodega Gallery, featuring five artists who incorporate text in their art practices in dynamic ways. The artworks selected for this exhibition use language as a device to explore social and political issues within their work. Each artist utilizes text in distinctive ways—employing different mediums, techniques and aesthetic strategies—to create a visual language reflective of their respective subject matters. My new works conflating powerful mens' admissions of sexual harassment with common consumer goods will be on view.
This group exhibition features work centered around the idea of transformations that our culture is witnessing: from social, to personal and beauty transformations. I will be showing pieces from my new series of slip-casted porcelain sculptures that investigate feminine form found in beauty products.
Join me at the opening reception beginning at 6:30pm on Friday, October 13. The show runs through Thursday, October 26.
I am honored to have been selected as one of the artists contributing new work specifically for the Rising Start event in support of Change for Kids. A limited edition silkscreen inspired by a collage in my Product Placement series will be available for sale during the evening!
I will have a trio of paintings from my Cooked Books series on view at this group exhibition, entitled Front of the House—restaurant lingo for where guests are seated— that will present serving ware and art that are fit for the table, or represent gathering to share a meal.
Join me for the opening of this juried show of art crafted from cast-off, discarded and re-purposed materials. Twenty-five pieces from my Works on Paper series which highlights the beautiful and delicate patterns of of framed toilet paper squares was selected for the show by Harriet Taub from Materials for the Arts.
The show will be on view from May 13-June 18 at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) in Red Hook, open on Saturdays and Sundays from 2-6pm.
Based on last year’s rousing success, ArtWorks is back in 2017 bigger and better! Join me to celebrate the arts and artists in the Gowanus neighborhood, AND TAKE HOME ONE PIECE OF ORIGINAL ARTWORK from a Gowanus artist, possibly me! All while supporting the critical mission of Arts Gowanus to promote, support and advocate for local artists and a sustainable arts community in the Gowanus neighborhood.
A new sculpture from my new series Packaged Curves will be available. Stripped down to it's bare shape and devoid of color and marketing, this small slip-casted porcelain replica of a beauty product asks the viewer to consider what the shape alone conveys about femininity.
Purchase your ticket here.
I am happy to team up with fellow artists in our vibrant arts community of Gowanus, Brooklyn, by opening the doors of my studio to thousands of art appreciators who come to this event every year. Join in on the fun by dropping in from 12-6pm on Saturday or Sunday to see me in the special place where I create my work!
I'm excited that my painting "Revlon No. 450: Gentlemen Prefer Pink" was selected by curator Lilian Tone, Assistant Curator at MoMA for this juried exhibition at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Gallery. Please join me if you can on the Red Hook waterfront for the opening reception from 1-6 pm.
The show will be on view from July 23-August 14, weekends from 1-6pm.
Directions by train: A or F train to Jay St and B61 bus to Van Brunt & Beard Sts
By ferry: Pier 11 free ferry to Red Hook/IKEA, down the block across from Fairway
Please join me for the opening of this group show at Trestle Gallery, guest curated by the fabulous Krista Saunders Scenna of Ground Floor Gallery in Park Slope.
I am very excited to be showing my 25 piece work entitled "Works on Paper". Everyone knows what toilet paper is, but how many have examined the delicate and beautiful pattern that is printed on it? Moreover, is there something that this pattern reveals about the society we live in? Are there things in front of us that we scarcely notice and yet are essential to how we think and feel?
Show will be on view through June 24, 2016.
Join me to celebrate arts and the artists in the Gowanus neighborhood, AND TAKE HOME ONE PIECE OF ORIGINAL ARTWORK from a Gowanus artist, possibly me! All while supporting the critical mission of Arts Gowanus to support, promote, and advocate for local artists and a sustainable arts community in the Gowanus neighborhood.
Bring your fellow art lovers. Appreciate the artwork made by Gowanus artists. Enjoy drinks, delicious appetizers, and desserts. Meet artists and art lovers. And support the work of Arts Gowanus.
I am so pleased to be a part of this group exhibition in company of the work of Robert Attanasio, Marta Buda, Joe Nanashe, Michael Scoggins, and Allison Wade. Dirtier Words — Baltimore is a remix of VICTORI+MO and Catinca Tabacaru Gallery's exhibition, Dirty Words.
I'll have few original framed collages for sale at Ground Floor Gallery's Holiday Art Sale, celebrating their new blog #newcollectorbk. Shop local + support over 30 local artists making small, original works at gift-friendly prices under $100. A great way to kick off the holiday season!
Please join me for the opening of The Shit Show presented by Water Aid. It's a group exhibition to celebrate World Toilet Day and raise awareness of global sanitation issues. The show will be on view from November 19-22, 2015. Four of my toilet paper pieces "Works on Paper" will be on view!
A collage from my Product Placement series will be included in Trestle Gallery's annual Winter Art Sale which is dedicated to raising $20,000 to fund one year of the Artist and Curator Residency programs.
The Winter Art Sale is a classy night out featuring food and drink from local businesses, artworks by top artists, and silent auction prizes. To purchase tickets and for more information, click here.