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Curator: Jorge Rojas September 25 – December 20, 2014

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CONTENTS

iv Foreword 1 I put this moment … here. I put this moment … here. I put this moment … over here. 7

Participating Artists

29 Biographies 36 Checklist 38

E11 Lecture Series

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Aljira Staff & Trustees

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FOREWORD

Since its inception in 1999, Aljira Emerge has been committed to equipping artists in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan region with skills and strategies to thrive in today’s competitive art market. To date over 250 artists of diverse backgrounds have benefitted directly from the lectures and seminars that initiate our Emerge artist fellowships, which culminate in a group exhibition and illustrated catalog. The eminent reputation of Aljira Emerge is built on the drive and dedication of the artists who comprise each new group of fellows and who deserve acknowledgment for the investment of time and energy in their professional creative endeavors. We applaud the 21 artists who completed Emerge 11 (E11): Isaac Aden; Nobutaka Aozaki; Ariana Barat; Maria Buyondo; William D. Caballero; Patricia Cazorla; Katie Cercone; David Rios Ferreira; Tai Hwa Goh; Heidi Lau; Phoenix Lindsey-Hall; Caroline Mak; Vikki Michalios; Ann Oren; Nell Painter; Stephanie Powell; Diana Schmertz; Rosemary Taylor; Barbara Wallace; Ken Weathersby; and Jennifer Williams. It is with great anticipation that we at Aljira look forward to their many contributions to the field of contemporary art in the years ahead. iv

Special thanks to Jackie Battenfield, Colleen Keegan, Aaron Landsman, Beverly McIver, Alyson Pou, Edwin Ramoran, Dread Scott, Amy Smith and Ela Troyano, our workshop leaders, without whose various contributions Emerge could never be the transformative experience it is. We also thank Evonne Davis and Emma Wilcox of Gallery Aferro for their vital role in the panelist selection process and workshops. We are equally grateful to Guest Curator Jorge Rojas, whose unique vision has developed and uplifted E11 to the singular event it is, and to our funders for their loyal support of a program and related exhibition that enriches the lives of individuals. Over the last 15 years, Aljira Emerge has been and continues to be indisputably our most significant contribution to the artist community and community at large, and I can think of no better way to begin our fall 30th anniversary season than with this exhibition, the culminating event of E11. Victor L. Davson Executive Director September 2014


I PUT THIS MOMENT … HERE. I PUT THIS MOMENT … HERE. I PUT THIS MOMENT … OVER HERE. –Kate Bush

One of art’s greatest purposes is to help us connect everything from our historical and cultural past to our wildest and most unimaginable future. The artists in this exhibition, each with a strong and distinctive voice, explore artmaking as a way of relating to the world and, in doing so, are creating new information about how we make contact. This year’s Emerge program participants all focus on making connections from specific aspects of their lives with the world around them. These relationships are numerous and diverse, including social, cultural, sexual, physical, spiritual, historical, architectural, environmental and biological bonds.

A few days after visiting the artists’ studios in preparation for this show, I heard the song Jig of Life from Kate Bush’s 1985 album Hounds of Love. Toward the end of the track, the singer solemnly intones, “I put this moment … here. I put this moment … here. I put this moment … over here.” These lyrics strike me as a wonderfully simple and poetic illustration of the way we selectively organize our memories and experiences; the lines point to the systems we construct to make sense of and archive our experiences. How we choose to make connections is examined and illuminated here in the work of these 21 artists, who deliberately juxtapose and cross-reference points of contact within their lives to different points outside.

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Maria Buyondo’s artistic practice has expanded from photography to include video and bookmaking, which she uses to confront concepts of social injustice such as race, identity and class, as well as to illustrate personal experience. Where no one can see me is a handmade book of photographs that offers an intimate portrait of her grandmother, who has Alzheimer’s disease and lives in a Jewish nursing home in Stockholm, Sweden. In How You Doin’ Boy? Voicemails From Gran’pa by filmmaker William D. Caballero, the artist’s elderly Latino grandfather leaves a series of unanswered messages for his grandson Davy. This character-driven hybrid short film combines 3D modeled/ printed miniatures of Gran’pa with his actual voicemail recordings. The result is a humorous and touching depiction of this Puerto Rican-American artist’s familial and cultural connections. Jennifer Williams uses photography to control time’s passage rather than as a means to stop it. Her work engages traditional photographic languages while also exploiting the form’s ability to represent the true and the false simultaneously. In Episodic Drift #6, she explores the ladder as thought pattern, life path and problem solver, casting it as a portable and temporary tool to create momentary physical and mental shifts.

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Isaac Aden’s post-medium practice centers in New Institutionalism. Aden makes tangentially related and visually disparate bodies of works with no desire to ascribe an aesthetic conclusion. The process becomes absorbent and generative, and his work becomes more complicated as each piece builds on others, creating a network of complex relationships. References to bears link A Dream Deflated and Portable Monument to Hegel, although these works allude to vastly different concepts. Through repetitive actions—such as painstakingly attempting to sew a wall back together—Caroline Mak’s installations juxtapose futile and labor-intensive activities against ephemeral and domestic materials. In Stitched, a site-specific work created for this exhibit, Mak uses found materials, including thread, fabric, paper, ink and graphite, to react to negative spaces created as a byproduct when the other participating artists’ pieces were installed. Tai Hwa Goh applies traditional printmaking techniques to architectural elements to make her installations. At first glance, Lulled Land looks like a landscape, but closer inspection reveals that each print is a portrait of the body’s interior. The layered images reflect the accumulation of memory and experiences, and represent both human vulnerability and tenacity.


The driving force behind Heidi Lau’s work is the creation of an alternate world that comprises fragmented narratives from personal and cultural memories, fables and natural history. Her clay artifacts take the form of funeral monuments, fossilized creatures and religious objects. Lau explores forms that succumb to the pressures of history and change, both by human and natural causes.

The human figure is the inspiration for Barbara Wallace’s sculpture. In Couple Holding Hands, she combines figurative elements that energize space as they interact with each other and illustrate the dynamic between the depicted pair. The action, poses and titles of her work allow observers to bring their own experiences and meanings to the artwork.

Vikki Michalios deals with environmental systems and is inspired by ecological events, their coverage in contemporary information media and their revelations in legends. Elements of Arcadia, a site-specific hydroponic installation, blends art, horticulture and sustainable technologies. Her work aims to transform how society views and uses agricultural practices, how it explores the mutability of art and how it seeks to bridge the viewing of and the experience of art.

Katie Cercone makes performative video sculpture to explore embodied feminism, the shamanic impulse and the spirituality of hiphop. Through bodily expression and digital collage overlay of hip-hop glitterati scavenged from the Internet, Cercone’s Swagophilia’s $ong of Fleshy Wind explores how the pictorial motifs and symbols of contemporary popular culture interface with the 5D cosmic archetypal realm of gods and goddesses.

Diana Schmertz explores systems people create to organize their perception of the world around them. She uses imagery of the body to depict moments of contact between the self and the other. Due to the physical limitations of the exhibition space, viewers are unable to interact with the work from both near and far perspectives simultaneously. Schmertz’s work demonstrates the inherent struggle to simultaneously understand relationships from the subjective and the objective, the ordered and the chaotic.

Ann Oren works in the perplexing trench between the narrative and the analytic, exaggerating everyday behaviors in films, videos and installations. Tracing the roots of fantasy and desire, she creates liminal spaces between performer and viewer, while reflecting on how the more things change the more they remain the same. NATASHA S.O.S. features a fictitious character composed of found Facebook statements. In this video, one of Natasha’s desperately romantic statements is transferred into Morse code and projected from her imaginary town’s church.

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Ken Weathersby’s paintings resemble sculpture, and the wood he uses is an elaboration of the normally hidden stretcher of conventional painting. These structural lattices become surprisingly painterly when the artist layers them. Weathersby considers specific structural-spatial relationships like being held, buried or blocked; marking an interior space; and defining in front and behind. Nobutaka Aozaki purposefully employs everyday, valueless and ready-made materials. In Chips Paintings, Aozaki uses designs on potato chip bags as templates for abstract paintings. He carefully erases text with paints matching the backgrounds to uncover geometric abstraction-like compositions that evoke the modernist paintings of Barnet Newman and Piet Mondrian. His work transforms classic American snack food bags into an astute commentary on the increasingly blurred distinctions between high and low culture, art and consumerism and art and commercial design. Ariana Barat explores horses as symbols of conflict, conquest, freedom and repression. For A lover’s discourse: a violent compassion, Barat references French essayist and philosopher Roland Barthes as she focuses on the toy rocking horse as a physical embodiment of fiction. In Barat’s interpretation of intimacy, every forward motion is matched by a backward one. The 4

piece depicts eros as a sense of bittersweet; a limbo of absence and presence; and a wavering of balance. The materials and references in Stephanie Powell’s works are heavily influenced by New Age mysticism; life growing up in a quasi-Buddhist and Japanese home; and the geography/topography of Japan and the Pacific Northwest. In Witches’ Séance (getting down to the nitty gritty), Powell arranges three black lacquered tumbleweeds on black lacquered felt blankets in a symbolic triangle; at its center she places fool’s gold on a small lotus-inspired pedestal. The work references her witchy perception of the Pacific Northwest as it combines high Japanese aesthetic with the fervent aspirations of miners in the Old West. Patricia Cazorla’s The Sale/El Preludio de la Venta is a multimedia installation that unveils an intimate view of both the artist’s past and the unsettling present of her homeland, Venezuela. The piece centers on Ipasolaz, a residential building in Caracas’ business center that survived the country’s 1967 earthquake. The neighborhood has become an opposition stronghold and a target for government forces. Ipasolaz is portrayed here by digitally processed contour lines printed on vinyl and mounted on the wall, its facade framing abstracted images based on memories, family photographs and images from social media.


In recent years, Phoenix Lindsey-Hall has initiated an exploration of common domestic objects used as weapons in queer hate crimes. She continues it here with a series of everyday items cast in ceramic stoneware, including a tin can, knife and plunger, that evokes the danger of domestic spaces. In Lindsey-Hall’s recreation of familiar forms, clay becomes skin-like as she presses into and scars its surface. The twisting, mutilation and ultimate undoing of the body is transferred to the objects. In his drawings, David Rios Ferreira merges the aesthetic line quality of children’s coloring books with silhouetted figures taken from Disney films to produce eerily alluring abstract scenes on Mylar and paper. Reinterpreted iconic characters like Pinocchio, Astro Boy, Bambi and Peter Pan play out narratives that explore the emotional, sexual and psychological complexities of colonial history.

Nell Painter’s New Dogs Symmetrical belongs to a series inspired by an image of a dogfight from a photographic archive of 1970s and 1980s Brooklyn. Toggling between hand, eye and computer, Painter recasts the record into her own paintings. Her abstract images retain a trace of the original document, several steps down in the painting’s memory. Rosemary Taylor uses graphic figurative elements in expressive layers of paint to tell a visceral human story. Her work reflects on the physical experience and process of violence, loss and recovery. Gestures, text and materials work together to express the dichotomies of struggle, healing and rage. Taylor’s visual vocabulary of mark-making and abstract sensibilities further builds her pictorials. Jorge Rojas Guest Curator July 2014

Jorge Rojas was born in Morelos, Mexico. He is a multidisciplinary artist, independent curator and art educator. He studied Art at the University of Utah and at Bellas Artes in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Rojas uses both traditional and new media, as well as performance, to explore the creation and processes involved in artistic production. His work and curatorial projects have been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums including Queens Museum of Art, New York; El Museo del Barrio, New York; New World Museum, Houston; Ex Convento del Carmen, Guadalajara; Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach; The Mexican Museum, San Francisco; Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City; and Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City. He has received grants and fellowships including National Performance Network’s VAN Residency, Experimental Television Center, Vermont Studio Center, Project Row Houses, and is currently artist-in-residence at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. He is the Founding Director of Low Lives, an international, multi-venue live streaming performance festival that was founded in 2009. Rojas currently lives and works in Salt Lake City, Utah. 5


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PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Isaac Aden

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Nobutaka Aozaki

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Ariana Barat

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Maria Buyondo

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William D. Caballero

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Patricia Cazorla

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Katie Cercone

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David Rios Ferreira

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Tai Hwa Goh

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Heidi Lau

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Phoenix Lindsey-Hall

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Caroline Mak

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Vikki Michalios

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Ann Oren

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Nell Painter

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Stephanie Powell

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Diana Schmertz

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Rosemary Taylor

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Barbara Wallace

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Ken Weathersby

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Jennifer Williams

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All dimensions are in inches and all works are courtesy of the artist unless otherwise noted.

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Isaac Aden Portable Monument to Hegel, 2014 Neon, projection screen, black bear pelts and pencil on fine linen 72 x 65 x 16

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Isaac Aden A Dream Deflated, 2014 Bear traps and basketballs (edition of 3 + 2 A.P.) 14 x 120 x 26 Courtesy of Ethan Cohen Fine Art

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Nobutaka Aozaki Chips Paintings, 2013 Enamel and gesso on various unopened potato chip bags Approx. 10 x 7½ x 3 each

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Ariana Barat A lover’s discourse: a violent compassion, 2014 Plexiglass. 5 ft. x 5 ft.

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Maria Buyondo Where no one can see me, 2014 Selected photographs from handmade book, inkjet prints (clockwise from top left: pages 26, 27, 3, 21) 8 x 10 each

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Patricia Cazorla The Sale / El Preludio de la Venta, 2014 Ink, charcoal, acrylic, vinyl on birch wood panel and sound. 82 x 54½ With the collaboration of Sofía Cazorla, Carmen Amalia Quevedo, Vanessa Romero Graziano (photographer) and Nancy Saleme (sculptor)

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William D. Caballero How You Doin’ Boy? Voicemails From Gran’pa, 2013 Video still, video 4 min.

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Katie Cercone Swagophilia’s $ong of Fleshy Wind, 2014 Video still, video. 6:39 min.

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David Rios Ferreira A shared religion proved a new lesson, 2012 Gouache, watercolor and non-photo blue pencil on loose leaf mounted on BFK paper. 33 x 42½

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Tai Hwa Goh Lulled Land, 2014 Mixed media print on paper, installation Dimensions variable

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Heidi Lau

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Column I (The Eye), 2013 Glazed ceramics. 11 x 12 x 18

Column II (The Moon), 2013 Glazed ceramics. 15 x 13 x 22

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Phoenix Lindsey-Hall Knife, 2011 Ceramic stoneware ½x7x1 Bottle, 2012 Ceramic stoneware 6x3x3 Plunge, 2012 Ceramic stoneware 20 x 5 x 5 Diced, 2012 Ceramic stoneware 5x3x3

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Caroline Mak Scaffolding, 2012 Masking tape, sequins and aluminum tape Dimensions variable

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Vikki Michalios Elements of Arcadia, 2014 Glass vessels, water, wire, plants, hydroponic garden system, LED grow lights, pump, tubes and plant food, 120 x 66 x 33

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Ann Oren NATASHA S.O.S, 2010 Video still, video 5 min.

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Nell Painter New Dogs Symmetrical, 2014 Digital collage on paper mounted on foam core (edition 2/3), 47½ x 95

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Stephanie Powell Crying Star, 2013 Steel and black lacquer paint 8x1x3

Stephanie Powell Witches’ Séance (getting down to the nitty gritty), 2013 Black lacquered tumbleweeds, felt rescue/military blankets, plant stand and fool’s gold. Approx. 3 ft. x 6 ft. x 6 ft.

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The Uncertainty Principle, 2012 Oil on canvas. 90 x 108

Solid Pieces of Silence (detail), 2014 Oil paint inside acrylic spheres 2 diameter

Rosemary Taylor Dislocated After All This Time, 2014 Oil, charcoal, spray paint, acrylic, and ink on paper. 82 x 30

Rosemary Taylor Untitled, 2014 Oil, charcoal, spray paint, acrylic, and ink on paper. 70 x 30

Rosemary Taylor Not Placing Judgments, 2014 Oil, charcoal, spray paint, acrylic, and ink on paper. 64 x 36 25


Barbara Wallace Couple Holding Hands, 2014 Paper, cardboard, acrylic paint and wire, 70 x 18 x 66

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from top: Ken Weathersby 216 (hk), 2014 Paper, wood and glue 35 x 34 202 (best wishes for 1981), 2012 Paper, wood and glue 42 x 36 left: Ken Weathersby 213, 2013 Paper, wood and glue 76 x 16½ x 16

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Jennifer Williams Episodic Drift #6, 2014 Pigment ink on Photo Tex paper, foam core and acrylic paint. Dimensions variable

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BIOGRAPHIES

Isaac Aden

Nobutaka Aozaki

Ariana Barat

Born in Lincoln, NE Lives in Manhattan, NY

Born in Kagoshima, Japan Lives in Queens, NY

Born in Englewood, NJ Lives in Newark, NJ

Education

Education

Education

MFA, Hunter College, City University of New York, NY

MFA, Hunter College, City University of New York, NY

BFA, Hunter College, City University of New York, NY

BEd, Kumamoto University, Japan

BA, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Crossing Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY, 2014

All That Glitters, Gateway Project, Newark, NJ, 2014

Queens International 2013, Queens Museum of Art, NY, 2013

House of Horses, R. Jampol Projects, New York, NY, 2013

Bronx Calling: The 2nd AIM Biennial, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY, 2013

Young New York, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY, 2013

Exhibitions Turn On, Jerome A. Cohen and Joan Lebold Cohen Center for Visual Art, Beacon, NY, 2013 dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel Hauptbahnhoff, Germany, 2012 How to Philosophize with a Hammer, White Box, New York, NY, 2012 An Exchange with Sol Lewitt, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, New Adams, 2011 Honors Travel Grant, Universit채t der K체nste, Berlin, Germany, 2014 Kossak Painting Fellowship, Hunter College, City University of New York, NY, 2011

C12 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Hunter College, City University of New York, NY, 2013 Honors Artist Files Grant for Individual Artist, A Blade of Grass, New York, NY, 2013 Swing Space Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY, 2013

Summer Exhibition, Glasgow Print Studio, Scotland, 2007 Honors Residency, Newark Print Shop, New Jersey Residency, Manhattan Graphics Center, Inc., New York, NY Apprenticeship, Glasgow Print Studio, Scotland Grant, Aresty Research Center, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

Max Kade Prize, Max Kade Foundation, Inc., New York, NY, 2009 Public Art Commission, Coachella, CA, 2007

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Maria Buyondo

William D. Caballero

Patricia Cazorla

Born in Moscow, Russia Lives in Brooklyn, NY

Born in Coney Island, NY Lives in Newark, NJ

Born in Lima, Peru Lives in New York, NY

Education

Education

Education

BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

MA, New York University, NY

Certificate in Interactive Media, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

BFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Group Exhibition, First Floor Gallery Harare, Zimbabwe, 2014

Seattle International Film Festival, WA, 2014

The Wayland Rudd Collection, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY, 2014

Atlanta Film Festival, GA, 2014

We Speak, Here, Culture Unplugged Film Festival, cultureunplugged.com, 2012

Slamdance Film Festival, Park City, Utah, 2013 Guanajuato Film Festival, Mexico, 2013

Operating System, Sylvia Wald & PO Kim Art Gallery, New York, NY, 2012

Honors

Honors

Vimeo Staff Pick, vimeo.com, 2013

Travel and Study Grant, Jerome Foundation, St. Paul, MN, 2010

Grant, NALAC Fund for the Arts, National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, San Antonio, TX, 2012

Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Maine, 2009

Winner, “Best Animation,” The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, NY, 2014

HBO-NALIP Documentary Grant, The National Association of Latino Independent Producers, Los Angeles, CA, 2009

Certificate in Fine Arts Painting, The Art Students League of New York, NY BA, Cristóbal Rojas School of Visual Arts, Caracas, Venezuela Exhibitions Playing at Work, DUMBO Art Festival, Brooklyn, NY, 2013 Impromptu Portrait of Newark, solo exhibition, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, 2012 ArtWiki: Open Data for the Arts at the 7th Berlin Biennale, Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Germany, 2012 The (S) Files, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY, 2005 Honors NFA Artist/Ensemble Project Grant, National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, San Antonio, TX Knight Arts Challenge Grant, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation through Taller Puertorriqueño, Philadelphia, PA Grant Award Finalist, Jose Cuervo Tradicional Mural Project through National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, San Antonio, TX Artist-in-Residency Program, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ

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Katie Cercone

David Rios Ferreira

Tai Hwa Goh

Born in Santa Rosa, CA Lives in Brooklyn, NY

Born in Bronx, NY Lives in Jersey City, NJ

Born in Seoul, Korea Lives in Fort Lee, NJ

Education

Education

Education

MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

BA, The Cooper Union, New York, NY

MFA, University of Maryland, College Park

BA, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR

Exhibitions

MFA, Seoul National University, Korea

Exhibitions

Eye Candy, Jadite Gallery, New York, NY, 2014

BFA, Seoul National University, Korea

Nu Age Hustle, MOMENTA Art, Brooklyn, NY, 2013

Paper, Mirror, Torn, Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY, 2013

Exhibitions

Bronx Calling: The 2nd AIM Biennial, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY, 2013

Divergence, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY, 2012

Bad Bitches (by Go! Push Pops) at the Brooklyn Museum Artists Ball, Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY, 2013 Campaign, C24 Gallery, New York, NY, 2012

The Exquisite Corpse, Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, 2009 Honors

Honors

Fellowship Grant, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Trenton, NJ, 2013

Fellowship, US/Japan Exchange Program, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC, 2015

Keyholder Residency Program, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY, 2011–2012

Fellowship for Utopian Practice (with Go! Push Pops), Culture Push, New York, NY, 2014

Viewing Program, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, 2009

Community Arts Fund Grant (with Go! Push Pops), Brooklyn Arts Council, NY, 2013 Visual Arts Grant Nominee, Rema Hort Mann Foundation, New York, NY, 2013, 2011

Lullaby in Evergreen, solo exhibition, Evergreen Museum & Library, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2012 Momentary Lull, solo exhibition, Chashama Window Gallery, New York, NY, and Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, 2011 9th A.I.R. Gallery Biennial, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2011 Honors Studio Program, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY NARS International Residency, New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation, Brooklyn, NY, 2013 Smack Mellon Hot Picks, Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2011 Keyholder Residency Program, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY, 2009

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Heidi Lau

Phoenix Lindsey-Hall

Caroline Mak

Born in Oakland, CA Lives in Ridgewood, NY

Born in Athens, GA Lives in Brooklyn, NY

Born in Surrey, United Kingdom Lives in Brooklyn, NY

Education

Education

Education

BFA, New York University, NY

MFA, Parsons, The New School for Design, New York, NY

MFA, University of Chicago, IL, 2005

Exhibitions

BFA, Savannah College of Art and Design, GA

BS, Stanford University, CA, 2002

The Obscure Region, solo exhibition, Macao Museum of Art, China, 2014 EAF 14, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY, 2014 Solid Pull, TSA Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2013 Bronx Calling: The 1st AIM Biennial, The Bronx Museum of the Arts and Wave Hill, Bronx, NY, 2011 Honors Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY, 2014 Workspace Program, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY, 2014 Arts Fellowship, Edward & Sally Van Lier Fund, The New York Community Trust, NY, 2012 Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Program, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY, 2011

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Exhibitions Exhibitions Tempered, solo exhibition, Louise Jones Brown Gallery, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2014

Cell, solo exhibition, Detour, Hong Kong, China, 2012 Chain Links, Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery, NY, 2011

Material Disruption, Loft 594, Brooklyn, NY, 2013

Scabs, Bandages & Skeletons, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, 2011

Flame Tempered, solo exhibition, Living Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2013 Slugger, solo exhibition, 85 Market Swing Space, Newark, NJ, 2013

EAF07: 2007 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY, 2007

Honors

Honors

Carole Eisner Sculpture Award, Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT, 2013

Residency, Contemporary Artist Center, Troy, NY, 2012

Gallery Affiliation Program, Loft 594, Brooklyn, NY, 2013

Media Fellowship, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2010

Artist Residency, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, 2013

National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship/Elsewhere Collaborative Residency, Greensboro, NC, 2010

Artist Enrichment Grant, Kentucky Foundation for Women, Louisville, 2010

EAF07: 2007 Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY, 2007


Vikki Michalios

Ann Oren

Nell Painter

Born in Vancouver, WA Lives in Jersey City, NJ

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel Lives in Brooklyn, NY

Born in Houston, TX Lives in Newark, NJ

Education

Education

Education

Studio Art Studies, School of Art, Chautauqua Institution, NY

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, ME

PhD, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

MFA, University of Oregon, Eugene

MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

MFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence

BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

BFA, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick

Exhibitions

BS, University of California, Berkeley, CA

BA, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA Exhibitions Four From Aferro, Pierro Gallery, Baird Center for the Arts, South Orange, NJ, 2014 Sowing Promise, solo exhibition, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, 2014

WRO 2013: Pioneering Values, 15th WRO Media Art Biennale, WRO Art Center, Wroclaw, Poland, 2014

Doing and Undergoing, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2013

In Contact, solo exhibition, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY, 2012

Cell Mates, Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, 2013

Cinepublika, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel, 2012

Honors Studio Residency, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, 2012 Exceptional Merit Award, Metro 27, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ, 2011 Residency Fellowship, Contemporary Artists Center, Woodside, Troy, NY, 2009 Residency Fellowship, Millay Colony For the Arts, Austerlitz, NY, 2004

Qui Vive? 2nd Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia, 2010 Too Much Freedom? Freewaves 10th Biennial, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 2007 Honors Special Jury Award, Social Media Film Festival, Las Vegas, NV, 2012 Travel and Study Grant, Jerome Foundation, St. Paul, MN, 2008 Scholarship, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, 2006–2007 New York Grant, National Board of Review, New York, NY, 2003

Exhibitions She Said, She Said, solo exhibition, Brooklyn Historical Society, NY, 2014 Four Eyes on Place, solo exhibition, Aferro Gallery, Newark, NJ, 2013 Right Here Right Now, Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark, 2013 Small Crowd, Mixed Greens, New York, NY, 2011 Honors Artist and Scholar-in-Residency, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2012 Yaddo Artists’ Colony, 2012 Fulbright Scholar Program, United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Washington, DC, 2011 Guggenheim Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York, NY, 1982–1983

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Stephanie Powell

Diana Schmertz

Rosemary Taylor

Born in Yokosuka, Japan Lives in Brooklyn, NY

Born in New York, NY Lives in New York, NY

Born in Boston, MA Lives in New York, NY

Education

Education

Education

MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Fine Arts and Art History, Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands

MFA, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

BFA, University of Oregon, Eugene Exhibitions Proforma, Mallorca Landings, Palma De Mallorca, Spain, 2014 Maybe I’m Just a Revisionist, Sgorbati Projects, New York, NY, 2014 MLYLT, Boston Center for the Arts, MA, 2013

MS, College of New Rochelle, NY

BFA, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston

BFA, Purchase College, State University of New York

Exhibitions

Exhibitions The Impossible, The Montclair Art Museum at Pierro Gallery, Baird Center for the Arts, South Orange, NJ, 2014

Joan Mitchell Foundation Recipient Exhibition, CUE Foundation, New York, NY, 2008

Love You Long Time: Black Lacquer Alley, solo exhibition, 143 Ludlow Street, New York, NY, 2012

Borderline: Depictions of Skin, Garis & Hahn, New York, NY, 2013

Honors

Infinite Regions, Grady Alexis Gallery, New York, NY, 2013

RE:GENERATION—Works on Paper, Kentler International Drawing Center, Brooklyn, NY, 2007

Honors

Honors

Outbound Residency: Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Apexart, New York, NY, 2012

Angel Award Grant/Residency Program, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, 2012

MFA Grant, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, NY, 2007

Travel and Research Grant: Yokosuka, Japan, Jerome Foundation, St. Paul, MN, 2009

Artist Grant for Installation, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, New York, NY, 2012

Community Arts Assistance Grant, Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, 2004

Viewing Program, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, 2011

Associate Artist Residency, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 2014

Fragment, Saratoga Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2013

Artist Grant for Painting, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance, New York, NY, 2011

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CUE Foundation Annual Benefit Art Auction, CUE Foundation, New York, NY, 2010

RE:GENERATION—Emerging Women Artists, Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2007


Barbara Wallace

Ken Weathersby

Jennifer Williams

Born in Elizabeth, NJ Lives in Elizabeth, NJ

Born in Gulfport, MS Lives in Montclair, NJ

Born in Elizabeth, PA Lives in New York, NY

Education

Education

Education

MFA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

MFA, Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom

BFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

BFA, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

BFA, The Cooper Union, New York, NY

Sun Salutation, Passaic County Community College, Paterson, NJ, 2014

Exhibitions

Exhibitions

Off the Wall, Parallel Art Space, New York, NY, 2014

Lifting as We Climb—A Celebration of Women Artists, Newark School of the Arts, NJ, 2014

Linda Francis, John O’Connor, Ken Weathersby, Suite 217, New York, NY, 2013

Public Art Banner Commission, Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2014

Through You Into Action, The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster Township, NJ, 2012

Strange Fit, solo exhibition, Pierogi Gallery, New York, NY, 2012

Exhibitions

Barbara Wallace: Facts & Figures, solo exhibition, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, 2011

Post Op, Mixed Greens, New York, NY, 2012

Parallax Views, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, California, 2013

Honors

Disparate Roots, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ, 2011

Honors

Artist Residency, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, 2011–2014

Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Teaching (Adjunct), Kean University, Union, NJ, 2014

Featured Artist, New American Paintings, Northeast Edition, 2014

Residency, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ 2009–2010 Merck Juried Union County Art Show Award, The Arts Guild of Rahway, Rahway, NJ 2007 Residency, Sculpture Scholarship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 1990 Alumni Scholarship Award, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 1980

The High Line Effect, solo exhibition, Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY, 2013

Painting Fellowship, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Baltimore, MD/ New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Trenton, NJ, 2008 Visiting Artist Lectures: Pratt Institute (MFA Program), Brooklyn, NY; School of Visual Arts, New York, NY; Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY; Princeton University, NJ; The Montclair Art Museum, NJ

Honors Fellowship, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA, 2011–2013 NARS International Residency, New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation, Brooklyn, NY, 2011 Residency Award, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, 2009

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CHECKLIST All dimensions are in inches and all works are courtesy of the artist unless otherwise noted.

Isaac Aden A Dream Deflated, 2014 Bear traps and basketballs (edition of 3 + 2 A.P.) 14 x 120 x 26 Courtesy of Ethan Cohen Fine Art

William D. Caballero How You Doin’ Boy? Voicemails From Gran’pa, 2013 Video, 4 min.

Isaac Aden Portable Monument to Hegel, 2014 Neon, projection screen, black bear pelts and pencil on fine linen 72 x 65 x 16

The Sale/El Preludio de la Venta, 2014 Ink, acrylics, vinyl, plexiglass, wooden boxes and sound 96 x 48 x 5

Nobutaka Aozaki Chips Paintings, 2013 Enamel and gesso on various unopened potato chip bags Approx. 10 x 7½ x 3 each Ariana Barat A lover’s discourse: a violent compassion, 2014 Plexiglass 5 ft. x 5 ft. Maria Buyondo Where no one can see me, 2014 Selected photographs from handmade book, inkjet prints (pages 3, 21, 26, 27) 8 x 10 each

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Patricia Cazorla

Katie Cercone Swagophilia’s $ong of Fleshy Wind, 2014 Video still, video. 6:39 min. David Rios Ferreira A shared religion proved a new lesson, 2012 Gouache, watercolor and non-photo blue pencil on loose leaf mounted on BFK paper 33 x 42½ Tai Hwa Goh Lulled Land, 2014 Mixed media print on paper, installation Dimensions variable

Heidi Lau Column I (The Eye), 2013 Glazed ceramics 11 x 12 x 18 Heidi Lau Column II (The Moon), 2013 Glazed ceramics 15 x 13 x 22 Phoenix Lindsey-Hall Bottle, 2012 Ceramic stoneware 6x3x3 Phoenix Lindsey-Hall Diced, 2012 Ceramic stoneware 5x3x3 Phoenix Lindsey-Hall Plunge, 2012 Ceramic stoneware 20 x 5 x 5 Phoenix Lindsey-Hall Knife, 2011 Ceramic stoneware ½x7x1


Caroline Mak Scaffolding, 2012 Masking tape, sequins and aluminum tape Dimensions variable Vikki Michalios Elements of Arcadia, 2014 Glass vessels, water, wire, plants, hydroponic garden system, LED grow lights, pump, tubes and plant food 120 x 66 x 33 Ann Oren NATASHA S.O.S, 2010 Video, 5 min. Nell Painter New Dogs Symmetrical, 2014 Digital collage on paper mounted on foam core (edition 2/3) 47½ x 95 Stephanie Powell Crying Star, 2013 Steel and black lacquer paint 8x1x3

Stephanie Powell Witches’ Séance (getting down to the nitty gritty), 2013 Black lacquered tumbleweeds, felt rescue/military blankets, plant stand and fool’s gold Approx. 3 ft. x 6 ft. x 6 ft. Diana Schmertz Solid Pieces of Silence, 2014 Oil paint inside acrylic spheres 2 diameter Diana Schmertz The Uncertainty Principle, 2012 Oil on canvas 90 x 108 Rosemary Taylor Dislocated After All This Time, 2014 Oil, charcoal, spray paint, acrylic and ink on paper 82 x 30 Rosemary Taylor Not Placing Judgments, 2014 Oil, charcoal, spray paint, acrylic and ink on paper 64 x 36

Rosemary Taylor Untitled, 2014 Oil, charcoal, spray paint, acrylic and ink on paper 70 x 30 Barbara Wallace Couple Holding Hands, 2014 Paper, cardboard, acrylic paint and wire 70 x 18 x 66 Ken Weathersby 216 (hk), 2014 Paper, wood and glue 35 x 34 Ken Weathersby 213, 2013 Paper, wood and glue 76 x 16½ x 16 Ken Weathersby 202 (best wishes for 1981), 2012 Paper, wood and glue 42 x 36 Jennifer Williams Episodic Drift #6, 2014 Pigment ink on Photo Tex paper, foam core and acrylic paint Dimensions variable

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E11 LECTURE SERIES

February 2, 2013 Technical Talk Introduction to Artists, Emerge Program Objectives and Expectations; Professional Development Workshop Overview and Goals; Communication About Your Work: Elevator Pitch Exercise

February 16, 2013 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP Strategic Planning

Victor L. Davson, Executive Director, Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art

Time Management Beverly McIver, Artist and Professor of Art

Alyson Pou, Multidisciplinary Artist and Program Director, Creative Capital Ela Troyano, Interdisciplinary Filmmaker

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Art Business Management Colleen Keegan, Keegan Fowler Companies

March 9, 2013 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP Financial Planning Amy Smith, Co-Director, Headlong Dance Theater


March 23, 2013 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP Promoting Your Work Jackie Battenfield, Artist and Author Internet Essentials and Goal Setting Dread Scott, Artist April 6, 2013 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP Funding Your Work Aaron Landsman, Performance Artist and Arts Educator

E11 LECTURE SERIES ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Aljira gratefully acknowledges the following presenters, who provided richly informative professional development and strategic planning experiences for the Aljira Emerge 11 artists: Jackie Battenfield, Artist and Author Colleen Keegan, Keegan Fowler Companies Aaron Landsman, Performance Artist and Arts Educator Beverly McIver, Artist and Professor of Art

Real Community Engagement Dread Scott, Artist

April 20, 2013 INDIVIDUAL CONSULTATIONS & WRAP-UP Ela Troyano, Interdisciplinary Filmmaker Colleen Keegan, Keegan Fowler Companies Edwin Ramoran, Independent Curator

Alyson Pou, Multidisciplinary Artist and Program Director, Creative Capital Edwin Ramoran, Independent Curator Dread Scott, Artist Amy Smith, Co-Director, Headlong Dance Theater Ela Troyano, Interdisciplinary Filmmaker

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ALJIRA STAFF & TRUSTEES

Aljira Board of Trustees

Aljira Staff

Patricia A. Bell

Victor L. Davson Executive Director

Lisa Block Richard Cammarieri Victor L. Davson David Holmes Michael James The Honorable Donald M. Payne, Jr. Michelle Richardson Co-Chair Carolyn Weiss Co-Chair

Matt Brown Web Content Manager and Data Consultant Cicely Cottingham Art Director Fayemi Shakur Marketing Consultant Ridhi Shetty Gallery Manager Susan Stedman Institutional Advancement Consultant Jaret Vadera Programming Consultant

Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art fosters excellence in the visual arts through exhibitions and educational programs that serve as catalysts for inclusiveness and diversity, promote cross-cultural dialog and enable us to better understand the time in which we live. Public understanding and support of the visual arts are strengthened through collaboration and community-based educational programming. Aljira seeks out the work of emerging and under-represented artists and brings the work of more established artists to our community. Through the visual arts Aljira bridges racial, cultural and ethnic divides and enriches the lives of individuals.

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