About the Exhibit
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 3, 2:00-5:00pm | More Info
Through Monday, October 3 2016
OPENS SEPTEMBER 3
Featuring ten American and international artists
The Earth is in a way forever, but forever impermanent. Changing, shifting, growing, exploding, substantially different with each rotation. Green and lush, blue and vibrant, throughout each revolution. What is Earth, Impermanence?
This exhibit grew from a few artists in curious a group into a full-on cohesive discourse. The ensuing dialog surrounding the tension perched between permanent and impermanent is poignant yet alluring. Through a feminine lens, climate change, co-habitation, and perception are re-examined. The resulting exhibit challenges social, behavioral, and global norms in ways that are beauteous, while begging deeper self-analysis from the audience. This invitational of American and international artists is a sensuous exploration through a myriad of materials, medias, and meditations, lending voice to the subtle exuberance of Earth, Impermanence.
Please also join us on September 18 for a very special lecture and panel discussion with Dr. Lucy Spelman, founder of Creature Conserve. Learn more here.
About the Artist
Roya Amigh is an Iranian artist who earned a BFA and MFA in Tehran before completing a Master’s in Fine Arts degree in 2012 at Boston University. Roya’s work has exhibited throughout Colorado, New York and Massachusetts. She has been attending in a different Artist-In-Residence such as The Millay Colony for the Arts, Art Omi, Vermont Studio Center. She was a recipient of Ruth Katzman Scholarship in 2014, and Constantine Alajalov Scholarship in 2010-2012.
Zsuzsanna Ardó is human by inclination, humorous by nature, and an award-winning visual artist, art director/curator and writer by profession.To investigate contemporary society and culture creatively and critically, out of the box and at times out of the white box, she founded Ateliér A, and curates international arts projects as the Art Director of Creatives without Borders. She has worked in many artist residencies around the world, from France, Italy, Macedonia, Turkey, UK to the Deutsche Börse at the Frankfurter Kunstverein, the High Arctic, and the Art Students League NY at Vyt. As a writer she has collaborated with composers and performers, and her work has been published internationally. Her visual art and curatorial projects, featuring strong, relevant concepts and a wide variety of artists from six continents, have been featured at galleries, museums, festivals, from the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts and Google NY to the British and the European Parliament. Polar self Portraits, Ardó’s personal as well as curatorial art project about the landscape of the face (self portrait) and the face of the Earth (landscape) is featured in venues literally across the planet, including England, France, Morocco, Arctica and Antarctica. Earth Impermanence at UACNY grew out of Ardó’s Polar self Portraits, and her climate change/Hudson Valley curatorial concept proposed to and discussed with UACNY during her residency at Vyt. The next chapter of her climate change through art project, PlanetBody, shifts the focus from the face to the body. Interested artists and organisations can get in touch via Creatives without Borders and SynergySync Arts. Her public engagement work in the arts has been carried out in English, French and Hungarian, and includes sitting on international juries, portfolio reviews, workshops, talks, pop up art and flash mobs. Awards and fellowships include two Arts Council England awards. www.ardo.org
Charis J. Carmichael Braun grew up in New Ulm, MN. After an exchange year in Switzerland, she earned her BA from Bethany Lutheran College and her MFA from the New York Academy of Art. She is currently the Director of Communications and Caretaker at The League Residency at Vyt, the international artist residency of the Art Students League of New York. She has served on two NYC not-for- profits: as a board member for Spark and Echo Arts and also as the President of the Alumni Association of the New York Academy of Art. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally and may be found in both private and public collections. With her husband Andrew Braun, a woodworker and cabinetmaker, Charis lives and works in the Hudson Valley, New York.
Chloé Bulpin is an illustrator and artist born in Canberra, Australia. She spent her childhood living and drawing in France, England, Scotland, Georgia (US), and Massachusetts. She attributes her love of drawing to her French grandfather, a painter himself, who used to keep her busy with stacks of paper and pencils. During those visits to her grandfather’s, she would draw tomatoes in the garden and became fascinated with botany. Her obsession with nature and line work continued as she studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. During her time at RISD, she aimed to combine her loves of art, conservation and biology to create work which highlighted the beauty of nature, encouraged conservation and showcased means to help. She graduated in 2015 and now lives and creates art in Brooklyn, New York.
Angela Gram received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from the New York Academy of Art. She has done mural work for the American Museum of Natural History and her paintings exist in many private collections. Angela has been accepted as an artist in residence by the Terra Foundation for American Art in Giverny France and by the Eileen Kaminsky Family Foundation at Mana Contemporary in NJ. Her work has been shown in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Rhode Island, and internationally with Gallery Poulsen in Copenhagen, Denmark. She has also recently been published by Skira Rizzoli in “The Figure: Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture” a book showcasing figurative art by established and emerging artists. Angela currently lives and works in New Jersey.
Heraa Khan is a contemporary visual artist from Lahore, Pakistan. After being awarded a scholarship at National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore, she completed BFA in 2012. Heraa has specialized in the traditional techniques of Mughal and Persian miniature painting. Miniature painting requires immense technical skill, attention to detail and discipline. She uses natural pigments, handmade paintbrushes (Kalam) and paper (wasli). She has shown her work extensively in group and solo shows around the globe. She was awarded the Ruth Katzman scholarship at ASL Residency at Vyt.
Lisa Lebofsky is a painter living and working in New York City. She holds a BFA in metalsmithing from SUNY New Paltz, and an MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art. Her work is in private collections, and has been exhibited in solo and group shows both nationally and internationally. She is the recipient of several awards and residencies including the Prince of Wales Scholarship travel grant to the Château de Balleroy, France (2005), Terra Nova National Park artist in residence (2010), the BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own) Grant from the Bronx Council of the Arts (2010, 2014), New Bedford Whaling Museum artist in residence (2013), and Saltonstall Foundation artist in residence (2014). Ms. Lebofsky finds inspiration and collects source material by traveling extensively to immerse herself in different natural environments. She primarily paints onsite, but also takes digital photos to cultivate a library of images for studio work. Recent travels include Antarctica, Newfoundland andLabrador, Greenland, and the Maldives.
Elena McCabe works collaboratively with natural objects and metal. Using silversmithing techniques, the metals and natural “gems” create adornment objects. Setting ephemeral items in a traditional context of cultural value, these miniature monoliths give form to a desired but sensitive environment in a dialogue balancing sustaining life and living comfortably. She was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, completed Pratt @MWPI fine arts foundation, attended Parsons New School University and studied Product Design for the Other 98%. Ms. McCabe graduated from Pratt Institute in 2008 with a BFA in Sculpture and Jewelry.
Char Norman is an accomplished fiber artist specializing in papermaking and fiber sculpture. She received a Master of Fine Art from Claremont Graduate University and a Bachelor of Art from Scripps College. She has lectured and exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally. She has developed and conducted workshops for all ages, worked as a consultant to area schools and community arts organizations and has held the position of Associate Provost and Dean of Faculty at Columbus College of Art & Design.
Natalie Tyler is an internationally exhibiting artist, whose work has shown in museums and galleries across the United States and Europe. Drawing inspiration from nature, she casts its essence into the elements of metal and glass. She combines masterly cast bronze and glass sculpture to make truly inventive and original artwork. She has been a US Embassy sponsored artist twice, once in Dublin, Ireland and again in Tallinn, Estonia exhibiting at the Estonia Museum of Applied Art and Design. She has received numerous grants and awards from art institutions like Mass MOCA, Art Students League of New York, Vermont Studio Center, and Cornell University. In addition to her artwork she has curated large-scale exhibitions. Originally from California, she moved to the Berkshire Mountains inspired by its’ natural beauty, vibrant arts, culture, and friendly people.