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Monday February 10 | 6:30-7:30
Chemin Hsiao (b.1984,Taiwan) is a visual artist based in Queens, New York. Hsiao received his BFA and MFA from the School of Visual Arts. He was a recipient of New Work Grant (2017 & 2019) and ArtSite Public Art Commissioning (2018) from Queens Council on the Arts. His painting practice, either in watercolor or acrylic pigments, aims to capturing personal emotions toward subjects or atmosphere via the elusive connections from memories.
Image: My Journey to the West III: A Big Wind Blows, Acrylic on Canvas, 48" x "60, 2019
Image: Thank You, Screenprint, 18" x 24". 2019
I am a New York based artist, born and raised in Queens, concentrating in painting and printmaking. I received my BFA from Brooklyn College in 2019, where I studied making work
between the lines of observation and abstraction. My work explores the synthesis of the observation and perception, while searching for the energy contained in mark making. I am
interested in experimentation within the methods of printmaking and investigating ways of manipulating the process of etching. I am also the Director of the Art Gallery at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.
Friday February 21 | 5:30-7:30
Tristen Demmett, Clarisse Dumas, Sophie Imamura
Human (unstable state of being) born in the French West Indies (Caribbean, Island of St-Martin). Draftsperson, printmaker, adept of creative techniques which require complexe processes or
chemicals. I mostly work on what is intangible like the void, time…the diaphanous in life. I will spend my existence trying to understand all I can and illustrate it. I am also looking to help, learn and try. I am reserved but willing to discuss art techniques,
books, sciences, plants or whatever you would like since it can make us grow.
Image: You are Dreaming Far from Home Where Paths Never Cross, Intaglio, 2019
My work is about floating feelings that well up in response to encounter. What do we feel and why do we feel that way? Objects, scenes, people, memories - what kind of limits does an
encounter with any of these things create, and how do we approach them? As I go through the process of creating a print, I am thinking about: what is unbecoming? listening carefully, then
taking steps (tiny, conscious steps) towards something, printmaking moves my mind through these strange thoughts.
Image: Self Portrait 2, Etching, 2019
Hannah Antalek was born in Albany, NY in 1991 and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a painting BFA in 2013. She is a recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant and has completed residencies at the Vermont Studio Center and the Studios of Key West. Hannah currently lives in Brooklyn and works out of her studio in the Navy Yard.
Friday February 28 | 5:30-7:30
Hannah Antalek, Vera Tineo
Image: Untitled, handcolored photolitho series, 2019
I am an artist from New York that creates both prints and sculptures. I use art as a form of connecting with different parts of myself as well as a way to have a voice and be seen. My art is
the only form of my activism in the world because I have felt constantly silenced and erased from existence. However, my art holds its ground, does not go away and hide.
Image: Untitled, lithograph, 2019