#FirstFriday: December Exhibitions We Love

December 4, 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.


Part of the Umbra: F series by Laura Berman and published by Pele Prints on display at Aqua Art Miami.

New This Month:

Laura Berman (Studio intern ’97) is showing her new Umbra: F series of monoprints at Aqua Art Miami in Miami Beach, FL. December 2 – 6, 2015.

Jennifer Grimyser (Artist Book resident ’08, Studio Workspace resident ’07) is showing work in the curated art fair UNTITLED in Miami Beach, FL. This art fair focuses on curatorial balance and integrity across all disciplines of contemporary art. December 2 – 6, 2015.

Lorrie Fredette (Studio Workspace resident ’10) is showing her work nothing interferes at Art Miami in Miami Beach, FL. December 2 – 6, 2015.

Erin Galvez (Studio intern ’99) is showing work in a new solo show Mestizoan: Reconceptualizng Tradition at the Art Avenue Gallery in El Paso, TX. December 3 – January 9, 2016. The gallery will also be hosting a workshop with the artist on Thursday January 7, 2016.

Leslie Nichols (NEA Studio Grant recipient ’15) is showing work in 12 by 12 at Ellis Walker Gallery in Bowling Green, KY. December 4 – 31, 2015. Opening Reception December 4, 2015, 5 – 8 p.m.

Our fall 2015 studio interns—Emma Bilyeu, Mara Hyman, Paula Lycan, Katie Wofford—are showing work in their group exhibition i forgot i was worried about you at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Kingston, NY. December 5 – December 18, 2015. Opening Reception December 5, 2015 4:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Take a break from the intern show and head downstairs to the Ceramics Studio for a Holiday Potluck. One-of-a-kind ceramic gifts available for purchase from an assortment of our talented makers. Come look, feast, enjoy! December 5, 2015 4:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The students of Kingston High School that participated in our Hands-On Art program this fall are showing their work at the Kirkland Hotel, RUPCO building. Their work, focusing on experimentation and collaboration, will be on display from December 12 – January 10th, 2016. Read more about the show here and come out to the Opening Reception Saturday, December 12th, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.


Drape by Jennifer Grimyser on display in UNTITLED.

Last Call! Closing this Month:

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. Hurry – show closes 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. Hurry – show closes December 10, 2015.

Irene Chan (Studio Intern ’96, Art-in-Ed Artist’s Book resident ’98) is showing eight pieces in Spectrum 2015 at the Center for Art, Design, & Visual Culture at University of Maryland, Baltimore County in Baltimore, MD. Hurry – show closes December 12, 2015.

Jessica Dupius (Chili Bowl resident ’10) is showing work in Eureka! at the John and June Allcott Gallery. This exhibition will include new works by UNC MFA in Art alumni and is curated by WSW alum Jina Valentine (Studio Workspace resident ’06). Hurry – show closes December 12, 2015. 

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. Hurry – show closes December 13, 2015. 

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. Hurry – show closes December 13, 2015. 

Taryn McMahon (Studio Residency Grant recipient ’08) is showing work in Wild Morphologies at the Curfman Gallery in Fort Collins, CO. Hurry – show closes December 18, 2015. 

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. Hurry – show closes December 19, 2015.

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

Elisabeth S. Clark’s Treasure Hunt on display at Le Jardin des Plantes in Paris, France.

Ongoing Shows:

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. Through January 15, 2016.

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. Through January 16, 2016. 

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.

Corrine Hatt (Studio Workspace resident ’15) is showing work as part of the Berkeley Civic Center Art Exhibition in Berkeley, CA. The exhibition celebrate the richness of artistic production within the community of Berkeley. Through May 2016.

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