A significant moment for African American artists from the Southern states: the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, an organization dedicated to the documentation and archiving of Outsider African American Art, has donated 57 works to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art collection.
The works speak of a period in art history that has received little attention until now, one that began during the days of slavery in the deep South, and evolved during the Civil Rights Movement in America. The inclusion of thes... [more]
ArtSlant Prize Exhibition at Aqua Art Miami
Aqua Art Miami, December 3rd-7th, is hosting the ArtSlant Prize exhibition this year. Come find us and amazing works from Edra Soto, Adam Douglas Thompson, Anastasia Samoylova and Oren Pinhassi as well as a very special exhibition from the Georgia Fee Resident, Sara Shaoul. Check out our full Basel guide here.
Aqua Art Miami is known for being one of the most exciting boutique fairs during the Art Basel Miami Beach blitz. Located a block... [more]
Gloria Santoyo RuenitzPainting
Lives/works in: Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, MexicoWebsite: http://gloriasantoyoruenitz.com/To purchase contact: Gloria Santoyo Ruenitz
Born and raised in Mexico City in a Cuban/Mexican family, she came to the United States to study Art & Design at the Art Center of College of Design (LA) and Parsons (NY). Then spent 25 years as a designer/creative director developing images for major brands. This experience has added methodology and diversity of t... [more]
Jee Hee KangMixed Media
Lives/works in: New York, NYWebsite: http://jeeheekang.com/To purchase contact: Jee Hee Kang
Jee Hee Kang is a visual artist living and working in New York City. She was born in 1984 in Seoul, Korea. Her B.A in Fashion Design was received in Seoul, Korea. She attended the associate program in Fashion Merchandising Management in Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She recently received her MFA from School of Visual Arts in Fine Arts.
Her works express the mu... [more]
Sarah Elise AbramsonPhotography
Lives/works in: San Pedro/Los AngelesWebsite: http://www.sarahelisephotography.tumblr.comTo purchase contact: Sarah Elise Abramson
Brooks Institute of Photography, 2005
Sarah Elise Abramson picked up her first camera when she was eleven years old. She hasn't stopped photographing since. After high school she attended Brooks Institute of Photography but left after two years once she realized she was intrinsically tied to making fine art... [more]
Lives/works in: Toronto, CanadaWebsite: www.bmcgivern.com/To purchase contact: Barbara McGivern
1985-88 Ontario College of Art, AOCA, SCA
Art San Diego, San Diego, California
Spectrum, Basel Miami Art Week, Miami, Florida
Lando Gallery, Edmonton, Canada
Gallerie Bohner, Manhiem, Germany
Arts Club, London,England
AGO, . Zurich, Switzerland
Nomad Gallery. London, England
Spoke Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Grand Canvas&rsquo... [more]
Lives/works in: Chicago, ILWebsite: www.larrysimon.net/To purchase contact: Larry Simon
Larry Simon takes his inspiration from seemingly everyday objects, surfaces and scenes that are transformed into visual short stories when given the chance. He often works with a blend of soft and sharp focus because it creates a narrative surrounded by a sense of the unknown that resides in our subconscious, a place where we cannot fill in all the blanks.
Trained as a journalist,... [more]
At its annual fall gala yesterday, the Whitney Museum of American Art announced it will open its new location in Manhattan's meatpacking district just six months from now on May 1, 2014.
Designed by architect Renzo Piano, the new building will nearly double the Whitney's exhibition space and will include an education center, a theater, and a study center - all firsts for the museum. The museum's new home at 99 Gansevoort Street will also have a conservation lab and a black box gallery for film, video, an... [more]
Our 2013 ArtSlant Prize winner Robin Kang and 2014 ArtSlant Prize winner Edra Soto are currently exhibiting in New York and Chicago.
Opening tonight at CATINCA TABACARU GALLERY in New York, Kang is exhibiting works in her latest show Danger Is In The Neatness Of Identitification with Rwandan artist Duhirwe Rushemeza. The exhibition brings together both artists' unique perspectives on artistic practice and production in the digital age. From the gallery: "Weaving composites of varying time, space and culture, each artist engages in ritualized mark-making that oscillates between the time-hon... [more]
ArtSlant gives a sneak peek of the Independent Curators International (ICI) auction lot for their annual benefit, powered by ARTSY. Highlights of the works available include a trompe l'oeil painting by Ryan Brown, Trevor Paglen's iconic moon image Dead Military Navigation Satellite, Analia Segal's trite painting/installation Wall on Wall, and a playfully domestic painting by Jeffrey Tranchell. Our selected images from the auction are below. The live and silent auction benefiting ICI will take plac... [more]
Bust out those mops. The Chinese art collective Polit-Sheer-Form Office is scrubbing Times Square today at noon as part of their "new socialism for the 21st Century."
Better than Mayor Giulani, who never once rolled up his sleeves with a bottle of Pine-Sol on his mission to clean up the streets, "Do The Same Good Deed" puts some 400 people to work for a performance art piece mopping and scrubbing away decades of accumulated grime and Sbarro pizza boxes. They want you to participate, too. They... [more]
ArtSlant is very please to announce the winners of the 2014 ArtSlant Prize:
1st Place ($3000): Edra Soto
2nd Place ($1000): Adam Douglas Thompson
3rd Place ($500): Anastasia Samoylova
Student Prize ($500): Oren Pinhassi
Edra, Adam, Anastasia and Oren will be exhibiting in our booth at Aqua Art Miami December 3rd-7th. Aqua is known for being one of the most exciting boutique fairs during the Art Basel Miami Beach blitz. Located a block from the beach and now under the umbrella of Art M... [more]
Back from her two-month artist residency in Paris as ArtSlant's 2014 Georgia Fee Summer Artist-in-Residence, Sara Shaoul is exhibiting her recent video Erin Mahoney (Activist, Friend) at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. Part of their group exhibition, The Women's Room: Female Perspectives on Men, Women, Family and Nation, HVCCA presents video artworks by seven women artists, whose works explore the intricacies of gender, human relationships, and nation-centric politics.
Art or Not? One of the pictures described below is a genuine art work: every Friday the ArtSlant team asks our discerning readers to indulge in a game of spot the difference. The answer will be revealed on our social media on Monday: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram.
This week's theme is: pizza.
"... is a vivid visual representation that expounds the dichotomous act of consumerism: on the one hand, the form and gigantesque proportions of this highly desirable food item are playful and cartoonish, yet, they be... [more]
This week, bell hooks is back as scholar in residence at The New School. Over the course of the week, open panel discussions were held with the revered feminist theorist including a conversation with Orange is the New Black actress, Laverne Cox. Their discussion ranges from the struggles of trans folks to the images of black feminity espoused by pop culture. Check out the video of the discussion below. Hooks closes out her residency with a final open panel tonight on Transgressive Sexual Politi... [more]