#FirstFriday: June Exhibitions We Love

June 2, 2017 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.

Stop by the BABZ Fair, June 3-4, to see Megan Piontkowski and her WSW artist’s book, Feminist Ships, at the Knockdown Center!

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Megan Piontkowski (Artist’s Book Grant resident ’16) will be showing work, including her WSW-published book Feminist Ships, at the Fifth Annual BABZ Fair at the Knockdown Center, Maspeth, Queens. Hurry—the fair is June 3 & 4, 1 – 7 pm!

Quimetta Perle (Production Grant resident ’99) and Jennifer Grimyser (Artist fellow ’07, Artist’s Book Grant resident ’08) have work in the 8th Annual Storefront Art Walk, Brooklyn. Two of seventeen participating artists, Quimetta has an installation on view at Sinzl Wireless, 7520 5th Ave, and Jennifer’s work in the Lincoln Brokerage Corp. window, 8114 5th Ave. Hurry—the art walk closes June 11!

Heidi Neilson‘s (Artist’s Book Grant resident ’06, ’10) newest project Sonic Planetarium will be on view at Harvestworks as part of the 2017 New York Electronic Art Festival. Hurry—opening reception June 16, 7 – 9 pm; open to the public June 17 & 18, 4 – 7 pm.

Jennifer Grimyser (Artist fellow ’07, Artist’s Book Grant resident ’08) is showing work in Unfolding: Jennifer Grimyser, Jena H. Kim, Daniela Kostova at the Cindy Rucker Gallery, Manhattan. Hurry—show closes June 18!

Lizz Thabet (Digital Content Manager ’14) is one of over forty women artists showing in Every Woman: An Art Auction to Benefit Planned Parenthood NYC at Industry City, Brooklyn. Don’t miss it June 24, 6 – 10 pm!

Emily Noelle Lambert’s (Studio intern ’94) solo show Bellow is on view at the Denny Gallery, Manhattan, and features work made at her recent residency in Brittany, France. Show closes June 25.

Jennifer Grimyser Storefront Art Walk installation is on view in the Lincoln Brokerage Corp. window, 8114 5th Ave. until June 11.

Sonya Blesofsky (Studio Residency in Malmö ’16) will have a solo show, Afterimage, in the Wave Hill Sunroom Project Space, the Bronx. Show runs through July 9.

Kathleen Sherin (Studio Grant resident ’01) has her solo show Resonance at the Pausa Art House, Buffalo. Show runs June 23-August 19; opening reception June 23, 6 – 11 pm.

Kate Hamilton (Ora Schneider Regional Grant resident ’12) is one of sixteen women artists showing work in A Declaration of Sentiments at the Athens Cultural Center, Athens. Show runs June 3-August 20.

Tatana Kellner (WSW Co-founder and Artistic Director) and Tate Klacsmann (Studio Workspace resident ’15) are showing work in the Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region at the Albany Institute of History & Art. Show runs June 17-September 3; opening reception June 16, 6 – 8 pm, please RSVP here.

Lizz Thabet (Digital Content Manager ’14) is in the group show Summer of Selfish at Little Skips, Brooklyn. The exhibition celebrates the fifth issue of Selfish Magazine and raises funds to support the new Brooklyn-based Tiny Hero Press. On view June 24 through September; opening reception June 24, 6 – 9 pm. 

Emily Noelle Lambert’s (Studio intern ’94) site-specific installation Tangle, featuring her largest single panel painting, is on view at 55 5th Ave, Manhattan, through October 1.

Catch Emily Noelle Lambert’s site-specific installation Tangle! It’s on view at 55 5th Ave, Manhattan, through October 1.


Tate Klacsmann (Studio Workspace resident ’15) is showing work in the group exhibition Becoming: 30 Hotchkiss Artists at the Tremaine Gallery, Lakeville, CT. Hurry—show closes June 18!

C.R. Cooper (Non-profit management intern ’17) is showing work in Chasing Paper at Creative York, York, PA. The exhibition showcases works that incorporate paper, a commonplace material, to produce extraordinary art. Show runs through August 12.

Jennifer Yorke (Studio intern ’95) will have work in the group show Buoyancy at the Strauss Gallery, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. Show runs June 27 – August 20; reception June 28, 4:30 pm.

Tate Klacsmann (Studio Workspace resident ’15) and Beth Fein (Studio Workspace resident ’17) are showing in the 11th Biennial Miniature Print Competition 2017 at the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT. Show runs June 4-August 27.

Carson Fox (Studio Grant resident ’00) recently completed her installation Blue Green Brainbow at Boston University’s Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering. The work commemorates the invention of the “brainbow”—illuminating brain cells with fluorescent proteins—in expanding the field of scientific research.


Paula McCartney (Production Grant resident ’05) is exhibiting the artist’s book made during her WSW residency in her solo exhibition, Bird Watching, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN. Show runs through October 8.

Sarah Comfort‘s Uncanny Valley prints will be in Shifting Landscapes at Form and Concept Gallery, Santa Fe, NM until June 10!


Marianne Dages (Beisinghoff Printmaking resident ’16) is showing Firmament, a project a she began during her Beisinghoff Printmaking Residency, in Costumes, Reverence, and Forms: A Philadelphia/Portland Mixer at the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture, Portland, OR. Hurry—show closes June 3!

Ellen Sollod (Production Grant resident ’90) is showing her Ribbons of Resistance project at the Bonfire Gallery, Seattle, WA. The project responds to the Presidential election and over 1,000 ribbons have been distributed so far. Ribbons of Resistance are part of the exhibition ARTRUMPS: Resistance and Action; hurry—show closes June 3!

Sarah Comfort (Studio Workspace Resident ’16) is showing work in the exhibition Shifting Landscapes at Form and Concept Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. Hurry—show closes June 10!

DM Witman (Studio Workspace resident ’12) is part of the two-person Photo Biologique: Light + Life at Gallery 1/1, Seattle, WA. Hurry—show closes June 10!

Carissa Carman (Studio intern ’03, Artist’s Book Grant resident ’05) both co-curated and is showing in the group exhibition On Point: Off Grain with Ellie Honl at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, CA. Show runs June 7-July 16; opening reception and artist meet and greet June 25, 3 – 5 pm.

Ellen Sollod (Artist’s Book Grant resident ’90) is showing work in Into the Deep, an exhibition featuring the work of sixteen artists at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA. Over 55 artworks illustrate the visual similarities between glass and water. Show runs through September.

Diane Jacobs (Artist’s Book Grant resident ’00) is showing her book AMAZONS in Power of the Page: Artists Books as Agents for Change at the New Museum, Los Gatos, CA. Show runs through September 17.

Carissa Carman co-curated the group exhibition On Point: Off Grain with Ellie Honl at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, CA. Catch it June 7-July 16!


Jen Blazina (Studio Workspace resident ’06, Studio Grant resident ’08) is showing work in the Glass Art Society Member Juried Exhibition at the Glass Wheel Studio, Norfolk, VA. Show runs through July 16.

Carissa Carman (Studio intern ’03, Artist’s Book Grant resident ’05) and Natalie Campbell (Studio intern ’03) curated the textile exhibition Tie Up, Draw Down as 2017 Curatorial Fellows at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Asheville, NC. Show runs June 2-September 2; view a full list of programs, including dance and Downtown Gallery Nights here.


Irene Chan (Studio intern ’96, Art-in-Ed Artist’s Book Grant resident ’98) is part of the two-person exhibition Transcending the Three Hours: Lin Lin and Irene Chan at the C-Platform of Art & Design, Xiamen Island, Fujian, China. Show runs June 10-30.

In Fujian? Stop over and see Irene Chan‘s (left image) work in Transcending the Three Hours: Lin Lin and Irene Chan from June 10-30.

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