Tuesday October 6th: Michael Bühler-Rose


Michael Bühler-Rose’s received his BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and his MFA from the University of Florida, Gainesville (2008). He is an Instructor at both the Rhode Island School of Design and at Cooper Union, as well as a purohita (Hindu priest), and his work on these platforms influence his artistic production. His study and practice of Vaishnavism, Sanskrit, kalpa (ritual), and philosophy over the last 20 years have prompted extended stays in India, including one as a Fulbright Fellow. In his photographs, videos and installations he explores the relationship between the art object and the artist as a parallel to a venerated deity and a priest, and aesthetic experience as ultimately religious. Bühler-Rose has exhibited work at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Delhi;  Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge; Witte De With, Rotterdam, and the Everson Museum, Syracuse.


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Tuesday September 22nd: Mark Dion


Since the early 1990s, Mark Dion has examined the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. Appropriating archaeological and other scientific methods of collecting, ordering, and exhibiting objects, the artist creates works that address distinctions between objective scientific methods and subjective influences. By locating the roots of environmental politics and public policy in the construction of knowledge about nature, Dion questions the authoritative role of the scientific voice in contemporary society.

Born in Massachusetts in 1961, Dion currently lives in New York City. He received a BFA and an honorary doctorate from the University of Hartford School of Art, Connecticut in 1986 and 2003, respectively. He also studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York from 1982-84, and participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program from 1984-85. He has received numerous awards, including the ninth annual Larry Aldrich Foundation Award (2001) and the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Lucida Art Award (2008).

Watch the Art21 on Mark here. 

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Tuesday September 15th: Jon Kessler & Sanford Biggers


Jon Kessler was born in Yonkers, New York in 1957. After receiving his BFA at SUNY Purchase in 1980 he participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program. Since that time he has maintained his studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

His first exhibition was at Artist’s Space in 1983. Since that time he has exhibited widely in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe and Asia. A retrospective of his work ”Jon Kessler’s Asia” was mounted at the Kestner-Gesselshaft in Hannover, Germany in 1994 and traveled throughout Europe. His exhibition, “The Palace at 4 AM”, began at MoMA PS1 in 2005 and travelled to the Sammlung Falckenberg in Hamburg, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen and ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe. His recent exhibition “The Web” at Swiss Institute and Museum Tinguely explored the connection between bodily movement and technical apparatus, deploying mechanisms, live video and an iPhone app to facilitate this relationship.

His works are in many public collections including The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art and MOCA. He is a Professor in the Visual Arts Division of Columbia University’s School of the Arts where he has taught since 1994. He plays guitar in several art rock bands.

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Sanford Biggers interdisciplinary artistic practice integrates film/video, installation, sculpture, painting, original music and performance. He intentionally complicate issues such as hip hop, Buddhism, politics, identity, high vs vernacular culture, American history and art history through the use of loaded materials and references and evocative modes of display. His work opens viewers to new perspectives and associations to established symbols and histories while remaining dedicated to formal concerns. Sanford makes objects, images and sound oriented “vignettes” that strive to be as aesthetically engaging as they are conceptual.

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Tuesday September 8th: Michele Abeles

Michele Abeles, Baby Carriage on Bike or Riot Shield as Carriage, 2015.

Michele Abeles  received a BA from Washington University and an MFA from Yale University. In 2015 she presented a solo project at the Whitney Museum of Art, New York and was included in their inaugural collection exhibition for their new building, America is Hard to See. Other recent solo shows include those at Sadie Coles, London and 47 Canal, New York; her work has featured also in major group exhibitions including Speculations on Anonymous Materials, Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (2013); Test Pattern, Whitney Museum of Art, New York (2013); 12th Biennale de Lyon, France (2013); Empire State, curated by Norman Rosenthal and Alex Gartenfeld, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (2013); and New Photography (2012), Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. She is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and the Dallas Museum of Art.  Abeles lives and works in New York.

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Tuesday, April 28, 8PM: Ella Kruglyanskaya

Ella Kruglyanskaya’s paintings and drawings employ fashion, facial expression, and full figured women in tense, exuberant compositions. Figures and faces, depicted as prints on the fabric of subject’s clothing, play out nested psychosocial dramas. Her paintings use push and pull on all levels: the foreground flips to background, the picture plane is taught, two sets of eyes lock, or a purse string tugs on an arm.

Ella Kruglyanskaya was born in 1978 in Riga, Latvia. She received her MFA in painting from Yale in 2006, and her BFA in painting from Cooper Union in 2001. She has had recent solo shows at Studio Voltaire in London, at Kendall Koppe in Glasgow in 2013, and at Gavin Brown here in New York in 2013. She has attended residencies at the Abrons Art Center in New York, and Studio Voltaire in London.

Ella will have studio visits with Jenny Cho and Rachel Stern.

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Tuesday, March 31, 8PM: Chitra Ganesh!


The Dazzle, 2006


Playboy, 2011

Chitra Ganesh is a Brooklyn based artist whose drawing, installation, text-based work, and collaborations suggest and excavate buried narratives typically absent from official canons of history, literature, and art. Ganesh graduated from Brown University with a BA in Comparative Literature and ArtSemiotics, and received her MFA from Columbia University in 2002.

She has held residencies at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York University, Headlands Center for the Arts, Smack Mellon Studios, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, among others. Her works have been widely exhibited across the United States including at the Queens Museum, Asia Society(New York), Berkeley Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (California), and the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, with solo presentations at PS1/MOMA (New York), and The Andy Warhol museum (Pittsburgh). Ganesh is the recipient numerous awards and fellowships including the Art Matters Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation for Painting and Sculpture, and a 2012 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in the Creative Arts. 

You can see her solo exhibition Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Herstory Gallery at the Brooklyn Museum until July 12th.



Studio Visits: Julia and Filip

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Tuesday, March 10, 8PM: Nick Mauss


Installation view of current show at 303 Gallery, Chelsea

Nick Mauss (b.1980, USA) lives in New York and works at the interstices of different media. He is a graduate of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and teaches in the MFA program at Bard College, New York. Mauss has had recent solo exhibitions at Independenza Studio, Rome; Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis; 303 Gallery, New York; and MD72, Berlin. His work has been exhibited at institutions including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Artists Space, New York. He was included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial and his writing has been published in ArtforumMAYPeep Hole, and MAP. His solo exhibition at 303 gallery on Chelsea just opened past this Sunday and is on view until April 11.

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Tuesday, March 3, 8PM: Jordan Wolfson

Female Figure, 2014

Jordan Wolfson’s work ranges from video, to installation, to still images. He creates arresting and provocative images, pulling on the languages of advertising, cartoons, computer generated imagery, and the internet. David Zwirner presented Wolfson’s first solo exhibition here in New York in March of 2014, which included the much discussed “Female Figure”, an uncanny robot engineered to search for eye-contact with the viewer, and to dance in a looped sequence of complex, seductive, and realistic movements. Wolfson’s work was included in the 6th Glasgow International in 2014 and he has had solo exhibitions at Chisenhale Gallery in London 2013, REDCAT Los Angeles, and the Kunsthalle Wien in Vienna. He received the prestigious Cartier Award from the Frieze Foundation in 2009. Wolfson lives in New York and Los Angeles.

Jordan will hold studio visits with Sam Cockrell and Sondra Perry.

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Tuesday, February 17, 8 PM: Nicole Eisenman & A.L. Steiner as Ridykeulous



Nicole Eisenman and A.L. Steiner together form the curatorial initiative Ridykeulous. Founded in 2005, Ridykeulous mounts exhibitions and events primarily concerned with queer and feminist art. Using humor to critique the art world as well as culture at large, Eisenman and Steiner reinvent language to reflect their sensibilities and concerns.

Nicole Eisenman (b. 1965, Verdun, France) lives and works in New York City. Her work spans the absurd and abject to the introspective and irreverent, drawing on sources as varied as the iconography of classical myths and popular culture in general. Her paintings and sculptures vacillate between the depiction of a world rooted in the visual language of art history and a forthright, comedic, and critical meditation on contemporary life.
Eisenman was recently awarded the Carnegie Prize for her work in the 2013 Carnegie International. Recent solo exhibitions appeared at the Berkeley Art Museum, Studio Voltaire, London, The Tang Museum, and Kunsthalle Zurich. Her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions in institutions such as the New Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among many others. Eisenman is the recipient of several awards, including a John Simon Guggenheim Grant, The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, and The Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant. Her work is in the collections of museums such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

A.L. Steiner (b. 1967, Miami) lives and works in Los Angeles. She is a collective member of Chicks on Speed, co-founder/organizer of Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.), and collaborates with numerous visual and performing artists.
A.L. Steiner utilizes constructions of photography, video, installation, collage, collaboration, performance, lecturing, writing and curatorial work as seductive tropes channeled through the sensibility of a skeptical queer eco-feminist androgyne.
Steiner is Assistant Professor at University of Southern Caifornia Roski School of Art and Design’s Master of Fine Arts Program and Visiting MFA Faculty at Bard College in New York.
Her work has been included in solo and group exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Creative Time Summit in New York, P.S.1/MoMA, the TATE Modern in London; among others. Her work is included in such public collections as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Marieluise Hessel Collection, New York. A.L. Steiner’s work is represented by Deborah Schamoni Gallerie in Munich and Koenig & Clinton in New York.

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**Thursday**, February 19th, 8 PM: Aki Sasamoto


PERFORMANCE IS A CRAFT and not a right, as some artists and related others would have audiences think. Artist/performer Aki Sasamoto, however, is a rare example of someone for whom performance is both craft and right, and her latest show… is yet more proof of her uncommon expertise over this slippery medium. — Jennifer Krasinski, Artforum

Aki Sasamoto works in sculpture, performance, dance and whatever other medium it takes to get her ideas across. In her installation/performance works, Sasamoto moves and talks inside the careful arrangements ofsculpturally-altered objects to activate the bizarre emotions behind daily life.  Her works appear in gallery spaces, theater spaces and in odd sites. These works have been shown at the Kitchen, Chocolate Factory Theater, Soloway, Whitney Biennial 2010 at Whitney Museum, Greater New York 2010 atMOMA-PS1, New York; Mori Museum, Take Ninagawa, YokohamaTriennale 2008, Japan; Gwangju Biennial 2012, South Korea; and numerous other international and domestic venues. She has collaborated with visual artists, musicians, choreographers, mathematicians and scholars. She is also a co-founder of the nonprofit interdisciplinary organization, Culture Push Inc.

Sasamoto received her BFA for Wesleyan University in 2004 and her MFA from Columbia University in 2007.  She is currently an assistant professor of sculpture at the Mason Gross School of the Art at Rutgers University.





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