SPRING/BREAK Art Show - Female Alchemy

FEMALE ALCHEMY  

SPRING/BREAK Art Show - Booth 1024  

Curated by: Emily McElwreath  

Natalie Baxter  

Jeila Gueramian  

Suzanne Kiggins 

“Bone by bone, hair by hair, Wild Woman comes back. Through night dreams, through events half  understood and half remembered…”  

― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves  

Female Alchemy examines the timeless exploration of this magical process of transformation. This  pagan dance of return, this craft, this incantation will be explored within an installation of works by Jeila Gueramian, Natalie Baxter and Suzanne Kiggins.

Emily McElwreath is equipped with over seventeen years of experience as an adviser, independent  curator and art educator; she also boasts a background in sales. Thanks to her time as Director of  Communications and Education at the Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Emily demonstrates the unique  ability to understand the art world from both the point of view of the artist and the audience. This skill is  continually perfected through extensive involvement in art education: throughout her career, Emily has  organized multiple programs, lectures, and panels, featuring distinguished artists, on university campuses  and leading NYC venues, in addition to lecturing herself at Sotheby’s Education. Emily has worked on  blockbuster exhibitions including Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel and Nate Lowman at The Brant  Foundation, as well as lecturing at top NYC museums including The Whitney and The Metropolitan  Museum of Art. Most recently, Emily has curated multiple exhibitions with leading emerging artists and  is now co-director of Pegasus Prints Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Building relationships with  artists continues to be Emily’s main focus, frequenting studio visits, connecting artists with collectors, and  building partnerships within the art community. With an MA from Purchase College in Art History with a  Concentration in Contemporary Art Criticism and an Art Business Certification from Christie's Education,  Emily McElwreath possesses diverse, real-world experience and formal academic training. 

Natalie Baxter (b. 1985, Lexington, Kentucky) explores concepts of place-identity, nostalgic americana, and gender stereotypes through sculptures that playfully push controversial issues. Natalie received her MFA from the University of Kentucky in 2012 and a BA in Fine Art from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN in 2007. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally with recent shows at Intersect SOFA Chicago with Elijah Wheat Showroom (Newburgh, NY), Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham, AL), Spring/Break Art Show with Gloria’s (New York, NY), Material Art Fair with Beverly’s (Mexico City, MX), Institute 193 (Lexington, KY), Yale University (New Haven, CT), and Brandeis University (Waltham, MA). She has been an artist in residency at the Wassaic Project, a fellowship recipient at the Vermont Studio Center, and twice awarded the Queens Art Fund Grant. Press for Baxter’s work includes, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Hyperallergic, The Guardian, and Bomb Magazine. She is currently a resident at The Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY.

Jeila Gueramian is a multidisciplinary artist best known for her eerily whimsical installations combining  repurposed textiles and technology. Gueramian has had large scale installations at Crystal Bridges  Museum of American Art AR, Columbus Museum of Art OH, Children’s Museum of Art NYC and group  shows at Frist Center TN, Mint Museum NC and Telfair Museum GA. Gueramian has given artist lectures  at MOMA Teen Program; Crystal Bridges; School of Visual Arts; Ramapo College. Artist Residencies  include Wassaic Project, NY; Art Garda, Srimione Italy; Listhus, Olafsfjorur, Iceland. She was awarded  Smack Melon’s “ Hot Picks 2015 “and been reviewed in Frieze Magazine, Art Forum, Surface Design  Magazine, Vice Creators Project, Art F City.

Suzanne Kiggins:  

I am a contemporary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. I like to use painting as a way to share my internal landscape in an attempt to articulate our unseen, invisible, lived experience. It’s an attempt to make this invisible, visible. To make tangible the intangible experience of being human and integrate or at least illuminate the dissonance of living in the material and immaterial world simultaneously. Ultimately, showing all that we experience that’s invisible but so real, in the hope of finding that these hard-to-define experiences are familiar to others, too, and can be further understood collectively. Suzanne’s work can currently be seen in the Wassaic Project’s summer exhibition, “If You Lived Here You’d be Home by Now”


FEMALE ALCHEMY  

SPRING/BREAK Art Show - Booth 1024  

Curated by: Emily McElwreath  

Natalie Baxter  

Jeila Gueramian  

Suzanne Kiggins 

“Bone by bone, hair by hair, Wild Woman comes back. Through night dreams, through events half  understood and half remembered…”  

― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves  

Female Alchemy examines the timeless exploration of this magical process of transformation. This  pagan dance of return, this craft, this incantation will be explored within an installation of works by Jeila Gueramian, Natalie Baxter and Suzanne Kiggins.

Emily McElwreath is equipped with over seventeen years of experience as an adviser, independent  curator and art educator; she also boasts a background in sales. Thanks to her time as Director of  Communications and Education at the Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Emily demonstrates the unique  ability to understand the art world from both the point of view of the artist and the audience. This skill is  continually perfected through extensive involvement in art education: throughout her career, Emily has  organized multiple programs, lectures, and panels, featuring distinguished artists, on university campuses  and leading NYC venues, in addition to lecturing herself at Sotheby’s Education. Emily has worked on  blockbuster exhibitions including Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel and Nate Lowman at The Brant  Foundation, as well as lecturing at top NYC museums including The Whitney and The Metropolitan  Museum of Art. Most recently, Emily has curated multiple exhibitions with leading emerging artists and  is now co-director of Pegasus Prints Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Building relationships with  artists continues to be Emily’s main focus, frequenting studio visits, connecting artists with collectors, and  building partnerships within the art community. With an MA from Purchase College in Art History with a  Concentration in Contemporary Art Criticism and an Art Business Certification from Christie's Education,  Emily McElwreath possesses diverse, real-world experience and formal academic training. 

Natalie Baxter (b. 1985, Lexington, Kentucky) explores concepts of place-identity, nostalgic americana, and gender stereotypes through sculptures that playfully push controversial issues. Natalie received her MFA from the University of Kentucky in 2012 and a BA in Fine Art from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN in 2007. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally with recent shows at Intersect SOFA Chicago with Elijah Wheat Showroom (Newburgh, NY), Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham, AL), Spring/Break Art Show with Gloria’s (New York, NY), Material Art Fair with Beverly’s (Mexico City, MX), Institute 193 (Lexington, KY), Yale University (New Haven, CT), and Brandeis University (Waltham, MA). She has been an artist in residency at the Wassaic Project, a fellowship recipient at the Vermont Studio Center, and twice awarded the Queens Art Fund Grant. Press for Baxter’s work includes, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Hyperallergic, The Guardian, and Bomb Magazine. She is currently a resident at The Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY.

Jeila Gueramian is a multidisciplinary artist best known for her eerily whimsical installations combining  repurposed textiles and technology. Gueramian has had large scale installations at Crystal Bridges  Museum of American Art AR, Columbus Museum of Art OH, Children’s Museum of Art NYC and group  shows at Frist Center TN, Mint Museum NC and Telfair Museum GA. Gueramian has given artist lectures  at MOMA Teen Program; Crystal Bridges; School of Visual Arts; Ramapo College. Artist Residencies  include Wassaic Project, NY; Art Garda, Srimione Italy; Listhus, Olafsfjorur, Iceland. She was awarded  Smack Melon’s “ Hot Picks 2015 “and been reviewed in Frieze Magazine, Art Forum, Surface Design  Magazine, Vice Creators Project, Art F City.

Suzanne Kiggins:  

I am a contemporary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. I like to use painting as a way to share my internal landscape in an attempt to articulate our unseen, invisible, lived experience. It’s an attempt to make this invisible, visible. To make tangible the intangible experience of being human and integrate or at least illuminate the dissonance of living in the material and immaterial world simultaneously. Ultimately, showing all that we experience that’s invisible but so real, in the hope of finding that these hard-to-define experiences are familiar to others, too, and can be further understood collectively. Suzanne’s work can currently be seen in the Wassaic Project’s summer exhibition, “If You Lived Here You’d be Home by Now”


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FEMALE ALCHEMY  

SPRING/BREAK Art Show - Booth 1024  

Curated by: Emily McElwreath  

Natalie Baxter  

Jeila Gueramian  

Suzanne Kiggins 

“Bone by bone, hair by hair, Wild Woman comes back. Through night dreams, through events half  understood and half remembered…”  

― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves  

Female Alchemy examines the timeless exploration of this magical process of transformation. This  pagan dance of return, this craft, this incantation will be explored within an installation of works by Jeila Gueramian, Natalie Baxter and Suzanne Kiggins.

Emily McElwreath is equipped with over seventeen years of experience as an adviser, independent  curator and art educator; she also boasts a background in sales. Thanks to her time as Director of  Communications and Education at the Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Emily demonstrates the unique  ability to understand the art world from both the point of view of the artist and the audience. This skill is  continually perfected through extensive involvement in art education: throughout her career, Emily has  organized multiple programs, lectures, and panels, featuring distinguished artists, on university campuses  and leading NYC venues, in addition to lecturing herself at Sotheby’s Education. Emily has worked on  blockbuster exhibitions including Andy Warhol, Julian Schnabel and Nate Lowman at The Brant  Foundation, as well as lecturing at top NYC museums including The Whitney and The Metropolitan  Museum of Art. Most recently, Emily has curated multiple exhibitions with leading emerging artists and  is now co-director of Pegasus Prints Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Building relationships with  artists continues to be Emily’s main focus, frequenting studio visits, connecting artists with collectors, and  building partnerships within the art community. With an MA from Purchase College in Art History with a  Concentration in Contemporary Art Criticism and an Art Business Certification from Christie's Education,  Emily McElwreath possesses diverse, real-world experience and formal academic training. 

Natalie Baxter (b. 1985, Lexington, Kentucky) explores concepts of place-identity, nostalgic americana, and gender stereotypes through sculptures that playfully push controversial issues. Natalie received her MFA from the University of Kentucky in 2012 and a BA in Fine Art from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN in 2007. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally with recent shows at Intersect SOFA Chicago with Elijah Wheat Showroom (Newburgh, NY), Birmingham Museum of Art (Birmingham, AL), Spring/Break Art Show with Gloria’s (New York, NY), Material Art Fair with Beverly’s (Mexico City, MX), Institute 193 (Lexington, KY), Yale University (New Haven, CT), and Brandeis University (Waltham, MA). She has been an artist in residency at the Wassaic Project, a fellowship recipient at the Vermont Studio Center, and twice awarded the Queens Art Fund Grant. Press for Baxter’s work includes, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Hyperallergic, The Guardian, and Bomb Magazine. She is currently a resident at The Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY.

Jeila Gueramian is a multidisciplinary artist best known for her eerily whimsical installations combining  repurposed textiles and technology. Gueramian has had large scale installations at Crystal Bridges  Museum of American Art AR, Columbus Museum of Art OH, Children’s Museum of Art NYC and group  shows at Frist Center TN, Mint Museum NC and Telfair Museum GA. Gueramian has given artist lectures  at MOMA Teen Program; Crystal Bridges; School of Visual Arts; Ramapo College. Artist Residencies  include Wassaic Project, NY; Art Garda, Srimione Italy; Listhus, Olafsfjorur, Iceland. She was awarded  Smack Melon’s “ Hot Picks 2015 “and been reviewed in Frieze Magazine, Art Forum, Surface Design  Magazine, Vice Creators Project, Art F City.

Suzanne Kiggins:  

I am a contemporary artist based in Brooklyn, NY. I like to use painting as a way to share my internal landscape in an attempt to articulate our unseen, invisible, lived experience. It’s an attempt to make this invisible, visible. To make tangible the intangible experience of being human and integrate or at least illuminate the dissonance of living in the material and immaterial world simultaneously. Ultimately, showing all that we experience that’s invisible but so real, in the hope of finding that these hard-to-define experiences are familiar to others, too, and can be further understood collectively. Suzanne’s work can currently be seen in the Wassaic Project’s summer exhibition, “If You Lived Here You’d be Home by Now”