2012-13 AIRspace Residents
The Abrons Arts Center is proud to announce the six 2012-13 AIRspace artists-in-residence: Hugh Hayden, Takashi Horisaki, Lauren Kelley, Fawn Krieger, Adam Parker Smith, and Anna Plesset, as well as AIRspace curator-in-residence, Karen Archey.
Dallas native Hugh Hayden received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University in 2007. Following graduation, Hayden won the prestigious Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Travel Fellowship to study the cultural origins of food-related architecture, art and design abroad. Hayden’s artwork has been exhibited both locally and internationally including commissions from Cabinet Magazine and Lacoste. Hayden is a recent resident of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Residency and visiting artist at New York University. This fall he will participate in the 2012 Socrates Sculpture Park Emerging Artist Fellowship. [website, video profile]
Takashi Horisaki’s (b.1974, Tokyo) practice is a sculptural exploration of surfaces and the histories contained within their layers. Horisaki investigates the interaction of personal histories with the physical traces they leave, touching upon subjects ranging from urban planning and social architectures, to political and environmental crises. He holds an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, a BA from Loyola University in New Orleans, and a BA from Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan). His work has been included in the Prospect.1 Biennial, New Orleans (2008) and the Incheon Women Artists Biennale, Korea (2009), and he has had solo or two person exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; Regina Rex, NY; Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo; Socrates Sculpture Park, NY; Elliot Smith Contemporary Art, St. Louis; and Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, St. Louis. His work has also been shown at the Sculpture Center, NY; the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NY; Third Streaming Gallery, NY; Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, NJ; Arario Gallery, NY; ABC No Rio, NY; the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden; Smack Mellon, NY; Queens Museum of Art; The LAB Gallery, San Francisco; Murray Guy, NY (2005); Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis; and Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, among others. Horisaki is the recipient of awards including the POLA Art Foundation Emerging Artist Grant (2010-11), the Urban Artist Initiative/New York City Fellowship (2008), and the Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Arts Fellowship (2005-06). His work has been discussed in publications including The New York Times, Art in America, Artforum, Art Review, The Brooklyn Rail, The Huffington Post, Public Art Review, NEA Arts Magazine (online), and Bijyutsu Techo, as well as on the NEA blog Art Works and NPR's Studio 360. [website]
Lauren Kelley is an animator and 2011 Lewis Comfort Tiffany Award recipient. She received her MFA in 1999 from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been a resident of the Skowhegan School, the MFAH, and Glassell School’s Core Program as well as the Studio Museum in Harlem. Her work has been exhibited at the New Museum, New York, NY; Spellman College Museum of Fine Arts, Atlanta, GA; Sikkema Jenkins & Co. New York, NY, LACE, Los Angeles, CA, and Project Row Houses, Houston, TX. Reviews on her work have appeared in The New Yorker, Art:21 Blog, Art in America, ArtLies, Houston Chronicle, and Houston Press. [website]
Fawn Krieger received her BFA from Parsons School of Design and her MFA from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts. Her work has been exhibited at The Kitchen, Von Lintenl Gallery, Soloway Gallery, The Moore Space, The Rose Art Museum, Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Human Resources LA, Neon>fdv, Lambretto Art Project, Nice & Fit Gallery, and The Breeder. She is the recipient of numerous grants from such organizations as Art Matters Foundation and the Jerome Foundation. Fawn Krieger explores histories and constructs sites that address touch, embodiment, ownership, exchange, and becoming. [website]
Adam Parker Smith
Adam Parker Smith is a New York based sculpture and installation artist. He received his BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz and his MFA from Tyler School of Art. Smith has attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Sculpture Space, Bemis, Djerassi, Jentel, and Atlantic Center for the Arts. His work has been shown widely in the USA as well as internationally at Urbis, Manchester, England, Nordine Zidoun, Luxembourg, The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Berkshire Museum, Massachusetts, The Soap Factory Minneapolis, Parisian Laundry, Montreal, Galerie Sho Contemporary, Tokyo, and the Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE. Smith’s work has been written about in The New York Times, Art in America, Beautiful Decay, The Village Voice, Fiber Arts, ArtForum.com, Art World, White Wall Magazine and The New York Post. [website]
Anna Plesset received her BFA from Cornell University and an MFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. Plesset uses trompe l’oeil as a tool for blurring the boundaries between reality and illusion in order to explore their unstable relationships to history, memory, and perception. In 2011, she was the recipient of a fellowship from the Terra Foundation for American Art and attended the Terra Summer Residency Program in Giverny, France. Her work was recently selected by Saatchi Director Rebecca Wilson for inclusion in SCOPE New York. Forthcoming shows include a solo exhibition at UNTITLED in 2013. [website]
Karen Archey is an art critic, writer and curator based in New York. Her writing is regularly featured in Spike Art Quarterly, Rhizome at the New Museum, Kaleidoscope, Art-Agenda, Modern Painters, and LEAP, the bilingual art and culture magazine of contemporary China, where she maintains a column on emerging Western art. In September 2012, Archey organized an exhibition at Wilkinson, London tracing the influence of video art pioneer Dara Birnbaum on younger generations of artists. She regularly speaks and writes on the subject of internet-related art practices, appearing alongside Hans Ulrich Obrist on the panel "Ways Beyond the Internet" at DLD Munich in January 2012.
Image: “How to Eclipse the Light" exhibition at Wilkinson, London, 2012. L-R: Dara Birnbaum, Ilja Karilampi, Pamela Rosenkranz, Bernadette Corporation