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Updated: May 4

April, 2021


Happy to share my participation in the group exhibition, Sublime Encounters and Other Worlds, at Residency Unlimited in Brooklyn.

The show will be open to the public Friday, April 30 - Saturday, May 1, and will mark the end of a two-months residency at this international program at RU, directed by Nathalie Anglés.


The exhibition includes recent and new works by Margrethe Aanestad (Norway/New York), Paul Wesenberg (Berlin); Irene Mamiye (France/New York); Peter Erik Lopez (New York), and myself.

Curatot: Andrea Bell.

Sublime Encounters and Other Worlds transports the viewer from the monotony of the everyday to other worlds that are digital and engulfing, dream-like and uncanny, graphic and elevating, infinite and fathomless. In classical Western aesthetics, the beautiful and the sublime are discrete categories. The beautiful is easily pleasing, it upholds dominant cultural standards of symmetry, naturalism, even availability. It is the object of desire. But when met with the infinite and the unfathomable, the sublime is the experience of confronting the self. Perhaps this is why the sublime has only grown in relevance, while the classically beautiful has fallen away. - Andrea Bell

Address: Residency Unlimited, 360 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231 (subway F/G to Carroll Street) A talk between artists and curator will be recorded and made available online.


Residency Unlimited (RU) is a non-profit art organization that supports the creation, presentation and dissemination of contemporary art through its unique residency program and year-round public programs.













































April, 2021


Sublime Encounters and Other Worlds


As an artist in residence at RU - Residency Unlimited in Brooklyn, NY, I have had the privilege to meet established curators, artists, and consultants, and take part in varied programs.


Happy to invite you to the upcoming group exhibition Sublime Encounters and Other Worlds, where my work will be on view, alongside works by RU artists in residence: Margrethe Anestad, Peter Lopez, Irene Mamiye, and Paul Wesenberg.


Curator: Andrea Bell


April 30 - May 1

11am - 6:00pm


Residency Unlimited

360 Court Street

Brooklyn, NY 11231

Panel Discussion on Feminist Activism and Female Leadership in Visual Arts


In honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s unwavering voice in women’s rights, I was happy to participate in the panel discussion “New Renaissance in Feminist Art”, co-organized by RU and the Polish Cultural Institute, New York, alongside artist Anna Orbaczewska of the Warsaw-based gallery Lokal 30 and moderated by curator Sheetal Prajapati of Lohar Projects. This event was presented by Izabela Gola from the Polish Cultural Institute and Nathalie Anglès from Residency Unlimited, in collaboration with lokal_30, The Brooklyn Museum, Barnard College at Columbia University, Lohar Projects, and A.I.R. Gallery NYC. An inspiring talk among empowering women!


LINK to VIDEO


Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California


My painting Ghost Library #34 is included in the 43rd Annual Art Auction, at the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA. The exhibition accompanying the auction will be on view at the museum from May 23 – June 6, 2021. The auction event will take place on the evening of Saturday, June 5.


Unraveling Earth, as part of the Group Exhibition Art Has a Scent


This large-scale outdoor/indoor project incorporates a painting installation inside an empty shipping container while utilizing landscaping, ecological restoration, public art, and action painting, all concerning the environment and the arousal of the senses.


Curators: Doron Polak and Prof. Yehudah Roth


On view until May 1, 2021

HaChava Gallery, Holon, Israel


LINK to VIDEO


Spectrum, Stay Home Gallery, Paris, TN


April 12, 2021 - August 15, 2021


Curators: Kaylan Buteyn and Pam Marlene Taylor


Flowing from one color to the next in an experiential continuum of light, the works in this exhibition function collectively and conceptually as a spectrum; a range of works varied in chroma, which overlap and form a continuous series or sequence of color.


Take a Hike, Vision Gallery & the Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, AZ


May 15, 2021 - August 14, 2021


As the pandemic gripped the nation in 2020, people of all different backgrounds searched for ways to safely venture out of the house and take a break from the pressures of daily life. In Take a Hike, artists share their appreciation and experiences of hiking the myriad trails across Arizona and further afield.



Four Seasons, Municipal Gallery, Yavne, Israel


Curator: Dalia Danon


March 5, 2021 - June 1, 2021


This exhibition conveys the sense of wonder at the beauty of the flower in the face of the metaphorical journey that humans go through between seasons, growth, and extinction.



New Video - In Conversation


In this video, I share insights into my practice of recent years, why politics and social justice entered my work, and how my immersive installations aim to make the viewer see the world differently.


LINK to VIDEO



Ongoing Site-Specific Installation Currently On View


Eden in Two Acts: Act II, Facade of the Artists’ House, Tel Aviv


This outdoor mural seeks to amalgamate the platform of public space with the ongoing elections in Israel, as a form of visual activism that aims to cause a butterfly effect and reverberate beyond the bounds of the art world.


LINK to VIDEO



Recently Closed


11th Annual Juried Exhibition, Gallery 110, Seattle, WA

Curator: Shamim Momin



Recently Closed


Darkest Before Dawn, Art in a Time of Uncertainty, Ethan Cohen Gallery, Beacon, NY



Recently Closed


The Empty Gallery, online group show, Shrine Gallery, New York, NY



New Studio Address


4 Ha-Meretz St.

Kiryat Hamelacha

Tel Aviv, Israel



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Updated: Apr 15

March, 2021



In honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s unwavering voice in women’s rights, Residency Unlimited is organizing a series of discussions during Women’s History Month entitled New Renaissance in Feminist Art. The first panel took place on March 8.


As a current Artist in Residence at RU (Residency Unlimited) in Brooklyn, I was happy to participate in the important panel discussion “New Renaissance in Feminist Art”, co organized by RU and the Polish Cultural Institute New York, alongside artist Anna Orbaczewska of the Warsaw-based gallery Lokal 30 and curator Sheetal Prajapati of Lohar Projects. An inspiring talk among empowering women!


Link the Video



"The second panel which will be held on Tuesday, March 30, at 5:00 PM will examine the body through two contrasting artistic methods, as a means of empowerment confronting normative narratives. The discussion will engage the artist Anna Orbaczewska, a painter and multimedia artist based in Poland represented by lokal_30 in Warsaw, and 2021 RU artist Rotem Reshef, an action painter based in Tel Aviv and New York. This panel will be moderated by Sheetal Prajapati, founder of Lohar Projects, an educator, artist and advisor working across the field of art and public engagement. The panelists will discuss their engagement with feminist narrative as women and artists, and how it informs their process and presentation of their work in Poland, Israel, the US, and across borders."




This program is presented and co-organized by Residency Unlimited, in collaboration with lokal_30, The Brooklyn Museum, Barnard College at Columbia University, Lohar Projects, and A.I.R. gallery NYC.


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