#FirstFriday: Must-See June Exhibitions

June 6, 2024 by

Every month we highlight exhibitions, events, and workshops that feature WSW alumnx artists! We share the shows near and far that make up our monthly must-see list.

New York

Image courtesy of Onna House

As artist in residence of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Elvira Clayton (Studio Residency Grant Recipient, ’23) will participate in the LMCC Festival June 7-23rd in New York City. The River to River Festival features free live events, performances, and public art.

Laura Moriarty (Studio Workspace Residency, ’98, ’07,’08) and Michelle A M Miller (Artist’s Book Residency Grant 2023) exhibit in A Cut Above: Extraordinary Works Out of Paper at Onna House in East Hampton. The show runs May 25th – July 14th, and features artists working with paper.

Heather Kapplow (Public Art Residency Grant ’17) exhibits at Flux Factory’s 30 year anniversary show, Saturn Return, May 15th through June. Kapplow shows with 36 other alumni artists of Flux Factory’s residency program.

Women’s Studio Workshop will host the traveling exhibition, A Radical Alteration: Women’s Studio Workshop as a Sustainable Model for Art Making, curated by Maymanah Farhat. The exhibition will be on view from July 8th to January 2025.

New Jersey

Image courtesy of Grounds for Sculpture

Colette Fu (Artist’s Book Residency Grant, ’22) has a piece in Slow Motion at Grounds for Sculpture, curated by Monument Lab. Featuring artists who use unconventional methods and materials for making sculpture, the show reimagines monument-making and material. Slow Motion runs May 5th through September 1st, 2025.


Image courtesy LaToya M Hobbs Website

LaToya Hobbs‘ (Studio Residency Grant ’23) show It’s Time at Harvard Art Museum’s Special Exhibitions Gallery features large scale woodcuts of scenes from her home life. Hobbs “shares the labor and intimacy of her private life in these prints, centering the negotiations she brokers daily to balance her manifold responsibilities—as a wife, mother, educator, and artist”. The show runs March through July 21st, 2024.

Padma Rajendran‘s (Ora Schneider Regional Residency Grant, ’18) work is featured at Brandies University’s Women’s Research Center, in the show A Trick of Light or Distance. Rajendran and five other artists investigate place, tradition, and land.


Bainbridge Island Museum of Art will host the traveling exhibition, A Radical Alteration: Women’s Studio Workshop as a Sustainable Model for Art Making, curated by Maymanah Farhat. The exhibition will be at BIMA from June 15th to September 22nd.


Gallery Route One’s Visiting Artist Program presents Beth Fein‘s (Studio Workspace Residency ’17) show The Poetry of Water. Printing on paper and silk, Fein represents and abstracts water sources and natural habitats, investigating the disruption and changing landscape of water.


Sheila Nakitende‘s work appears in Bark Rhythms at the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking. The featured artists engage with historical and contemporary methods of using bark fibers. The show seeks to uplift Indigenous traditions that have historically been overlooked, while connecting them to contemporary art practices.


Wilder Alison, A Cat Occurs/n Curse: Hel/otrope Shades—Curls—, 2023. Courtesy Wilder Alison and GAA Gallery, Cologne, New York, Photo: On White Wall Studio

Wilder Alison (Studio Workspace Resident ’23) is showing at DAS MINSK Kunsthaus in Potsdam. The group exhibition Soft Power “presents textile design as a means of artistic expression with which power relations can be questioned. The exhibition understands textiles not only as handcrafted or industrially manufactured objects, but also as part of systems”. The exhibition runs March 16 through August 11, 2024.


Gabrielle Lockwood Estrin (Art-in-Ed Residency, ’20) participates in the collaborative exhibition Hand Over in Glasgow, May 18 to June 4th. “The exhibition explores collage as a process and principle that is inextricably linked to human connection, growth and sustainability.”

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