Here Where We Are

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Lower Manhattan Expressway, 2015 Porcelain 12 X 12 In Each © Joana Toro
Here Where We Are
Curated by: Sophia Chizuco

434 Greenwich Street
(The Entrance is on Vestry St.)
New York, NY 10013
June 10th, 2016 - July 2nd, 2016
Opening: June 10th, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tue-Sat 11-6
painting, video-art, photography, installation, conceptual


hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK and GALLERY KOGURE are pleased to present Here Where We Are, a show of work by Alumni from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program curated by Sophia Chizuco. Please join us for a reception with the artists Friday, June 10th from 6 to 8pm to celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month. The exhibition will continue until Saturday, July 2nd with regular gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00am-6:00pm. 

Here Where We Are is an exhibition that examines the concepts of “place” and “belonging” from immigrant perspectives. This exhibition brings together the work of six international artists currently working in New York; Liene Bosquê (Brazil), Sophia Chizuco (Japan), Isabelle Garbani (France), Liesl Pfeer (Australia), Claudia Sohrens (Germany), and Julio Austria (Philippines). While ranging in mediums from installation, to print, to photography and paintings, all six artists share the bonds of having met in New York while creating work in keeping with their cultural heritage. These varied works create the Here while the physical exhibition serves as the Where We Are


Sophia Chizuco is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Born in Japan, she earned her B.A. in Art and Education from Tokyo Gakugei University. In 2000 she moved to New York to study abstract paintings with Larry Poons at the Art Students League of New York and earned a certicate in painting for her studies. She has since shown throughout New York and internationally. In 2013, 2014 and 2016, Chizuco served as a mentor in NYFA’ s Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program.


This exhibition is supported by New York Foundation for the Arts.

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