June 2013 Exhibitions
Featured Artist Lisa Conrad in “Regeneration”
Lisa Conrad is a professional artist and trained art educator living and working in Newark, NJ. She studied studio arts and art education at Kean University in Union. She has created a multifaceted body of work including ceramics, works on handmade paper, artist books, paintings and prints. Recent exhibitions include Thermofax Time Machine at Index Art Center In Newark, Metro Show 29 at City Without Walls Gallery in Newark, Material Girls at Dumbo Arts Festival in Brooklyn, Art Snack Registry at Space on White in New York, and Living City at Kedar Studio of Art in Newark. She was recently awarded “Best in Show” at Metro Show 29 and is a recent recipient of the Newark Arts Council’s ArtStart Grant. She runs a community printshop in Newark, where she hosts a weekly open studio called Print Club where local artists gather around the printing press and explore the fine art of printmaking.
JUNE GROUP SHOW
Jennifer Grimyser has presented three self-titled solo exhibitions at the Binnewater Arts Center Gallery (Rosendale, NY), the Bronx River Art Center (Bronx, NY), and Solo(s) Project House (Newark, NJ). Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in numerous group exhibitions including galleries such as Harbor Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Kunstverein Wolfsburg (Wolfsburg, Germany), Kunsthalle Exnergasse (Vienna, Austria), Le Dicateur (Milan, Italy), Lesley Heller Workspace (New York, NY), Center for Emerging Visual Artists (Philadelphia, PA), Islip Art Museum (East Islip, NY), BRIC Rotunda Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Bronx Art Space (Bronx, NY), and galleries at both Rutgers University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Grimyser was awarded a Studio Fellowships to Vermont Studio Center and the Women’s Studio Workshop. She was awarded an Artist-in-Resident Grant from the Women’s Studio Workshop as well, funded by the NEA and the NYSCA. Her WORK is featured in several special collections including Walker Arts Center, Yale University, University of Delaware, Rhode Island School of Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, Virginia Commonwealth University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Indiana University, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Vassar College. Her work has also been featured in multiple contemporary art publications including Unpublished and Possible Press. She received a BFA from Photography and a Concentration in Book Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art and is a candidate for graduation from the MFA program at Hunter College in 2013. Grimyser currently lives and works in New York City. Her work can be found at www.jennifergrimyser.com.
Originally from New England, Marcie Paper is an artist currently living and working in Brooklyn. Marcie makes both paintings and stop-animated films that investigate the track and significance of short-term memory. She received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2006. Since then she has been awarded a number of residencies, and has shown her work nationally.
Marcie has been a part of a number of shows in Brooklyn, including the Giacobetti-Paul Gallery, Rabbithole Studios and is included in the Pierogi flatfiles. In most recent years solo shows include, 1708 Gallery in Richmond Virginia, Seton Gallery at the University of New Haven, in New Haven Connecticut, Tin Lark Gallery in Los Angeles, and the Crisp-Ellert Museum in St. Augustine, Florida.
Julie Torres is a Brooklyn-based Painter and Curator, frequently exhibiting and organizing shows in the Bushwick/Ridgewood area. Torres’ work has also been featured at New York Center for Art and Media Studies (New York, NY), Index Art Center (Newark, NJ), and in a collaborative art-making event that she led at Heiner Contemporary (DC). In 2012, Torres enjoyed three solo installations: Close Encounters at the Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, CA; Bold As Love at Taller Boricua Art Space in East Harlem; and Ghost in the Machine at Storefront Bushwick Gallery in Brooklyn. She is thrilled to have reunited the international painting collective she assembled for Bushwick Open Studios 2012 in two concurrent shows which opened May 2013: What I Like About You at Parallel Art Space in Ridgewood Queens; and What I Like About You, North at Imogen Holloway Gallery in Saugerties, NY. Next, she will take a vacation. http://julietorres.weebly.com