#FirstFriday: November Exhibitions We Love

November 6, 2015 by

Highlighting exhibitions that feature the work of WSW artists, we share the shows, near and far, that make up our monthly must-see list.


Tatana Kellner’s mixed media piece “Blanketed” on display at Kentler International Drawing Space in Brooklyn, NY.

 New This Month:

Shelley Thorstensen (Studio Residency Grant recipient ’04, Studio Workspace resident ’05) is showing work in the exhibition As Above at the Union Gallery of Wagner College in Staten Island, NY to coincide with New York City’s Print Week. November 3, 2015 – January 15, 2016.

Shanti Grumbine (Ora Schneider Regional resident ’15) is showing work in the exhibition Impossible Geometries at Field Projects in New York City, NY. The seventeen works in Impossible Geometries explore form through a focus on materiality, sometimes verging on a state of unraveling. November 5 – December 19, 2015.

Katie Baldwin (Artist’s Book resident ’08, Studio Residency Grant recipient ’11) is showing work in The Atlanta Printmakers Studio Print Biennial at Kai Lin Art Gallery in Atlanta, GA. The APS Biennial is an international juried exhibition of hand pulled prints and works on paper produced by renowned artists from around the world. November 6 – 30, 2015. Opening Reception November 6th, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Taryn McMahon (Studio Residency Grant recipient ’08) is showing work in Wild Morphologies at the Curfman Gallery in Fort Collins, CO. November 10 – December 18, 2015. Opening Reception November 10th, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Irene Chan (Studio Intern ’96, Art-in-Ed Artist’s Book resident ’98) is launching a website featuring an interactive, animated digital book “Railroad Track of Violence: Stories of the Chinese in 19th Century America,” based on a book arts knitted sculpture. The artist’s book and the interactive digital book tell the history of early American towns and the violence against the Chinese. Website Launch Party November 12th 3:00-4:00 p.m. at the Center for Art, Design, & Visual Culture at University of Maryland, Baltimore County in Baltimore, MD. See a demo video of the project and check out the website after November 12th.

Jessica Dupius (Chili Bowl resident ’10) is showing work in Eureka! at the John and June Allcott Gallery at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. This exhibition will include new works by UNC MFA in Art alumni and is curated by WSW alum Jina Valentine (Studio Workspace resident ’06). November 12 – December 12, 2015. Opening Reception and Artist Talkback on Thursday November 12 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Tatana Kellner (WSW co-founder), Rejin Leys (Studio intern ’89), and Florence Neal (Studio Workspace resident ’09) are showing work in Kentler Celebrates 25 at the Kentler International Drawing Space in Brooklyn, NY. WSW alumni are also among the jurors: Mariella Bisson (Studio Workspace ’08), Gail Flanery, and Susan Newmark Fleminger (Studio Workspace Residency ’95). The exhibition highlights 25 years of supporting artists working in drawing and includes 25 curators and 25 artists, each representing a specific year during Kentler’s quarter century of existence. November 13 – December 13, 2015. Opening Reception on Friday November 13, 6 – 8 p.m. and Curators’ Talk on Saturday, December 5, 4 p.m.

Mirabelle Jones (Studio Workspace resident ’13) is performing To Skin a Catcaller at ATA Gallery in San Francisco, CA. November 14, 2015, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Jill Parisi (Studio Residency Grant recipient ’04) is showing a new installation, Celestial, in Commedia: New Prints 2015/Autumn at International Print Center New York, NY. Sara Langworthy (Artist’s Book resident ’01) is also featured in this show. November 19, 2015 – January 16, 2016. Opening Reception November 19, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Jennifer Grimyser (Artist’s Book resident ’08, Studio Workspace resident ’07) is part of the group exhibition Left to Right at 437A in Brooklyn, NY. November 20 – December 13, 2015. Opening Reception November 20th, 2015 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Mirabelle Jones is also doing a performance at Basic Flowers in Los Angeles, CA on November 21st 8 p.m. – close.


Installation shot of Emily Noelle Lambert’s solo show Idée Fixe at Denny Gallery in New York City, NY.

Last Call! Closing this Month:

Emily Noelle Lambert (Studio intern ’94) is showing work in a solo exhibition Idée Fixe at the Denny Gallery in New York, NY. Hurry – closes November 15.

Susan Shaw (Studio Workspace resident ’15) is showing work as part of a group exhibition Pull at Hudson Guild. These paper-makers show that paper is no longer something to wrap fish in, but a vital form of creative expression. Hurry – show closes November 21, 2015.

Kathy Aoki (Artist’s Book resident ’97) is showing work in Nourish at the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville, CA. The show examines the intersection of dining, hospitality, and art from Napa Valley to the global community. Hurry – show closes November 29, 2015.


“An Incomplete Alphabet” by Irene Chan is one of her eight pieces on display in Spectrum 2015 at University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD.

Ongoing Shows:

Roberley Bell (Artist’s Book resident ’03) is showing [un]natural landscapes, a playful conversation between the real and artificial in nature, at Hermitage Museum & Gardens in Norfolk, VA. Through December 7, 2015.

Elisabeth S. Clark (Studio Residency Grant recipient ’12) is showing work entitled Treasure Hunt as part of the FIAC HORS LES MURS 2015 program at Le Jardin des Plantes in Paris, France. Treasure Hunt mentally maps a garden full of imaginary orientations and incites visitors in a quest to search for the golden eyelash dropped by the first giraffe in Paris in 1827. Through December 10, 2015.

Irene Chan is showing eight pieces in Spectrum 2015 at the Center for Art, Design, & Visual Culture at University of Maryland, Baltimore County in Baltimore, MD. Through December 12, 2015.

DM Witman (Studio Workspace Residency ’12) is showing A Lensless Vision: Camera-Less Works by DM Witman at University of Southern Maine in Glickman Library. Through December 29, 2015.

Lorrie Fredette (Studio Workspace resident ’10) is showing a site-specific installation piece Through the Lens at Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ. Through January 3, 2016.

Beka Goedde (Studio resident ‘10) completed a site-specific outdoor installation Fictitious Force at the Old Stone House & Washington Park, Brooklyn, NY. Embedded in park’s lawn, its brightly-colored concrete tiles imitate the woven pattern of a braided rug and respond to early American craft traditions. Through April 19, 2016.

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