A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce the 2016-17 Fellows!

Manal Abu-Shaheen
Elizabeth Hoy
Eleanor King
MaryKate Maher
Alison Owen
Naomi Elena Ramirez


A special congratulations to the Emma Bee Bernstein RecipientManal Abu-Shaheen.


 
 
 
 


Manal Abu-Shaheen

Manal Abu-Shaheen (b. Beirut, 1982) is a Lebanese-American photographer currently living and working in Long Island City, NY. She moved from Lebanon to New York in 2000 and received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College in 2003. In 2011, she completed her MFA in Photography from the Yale School of Art. Her work has been in exhibitions at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Nicole Klasbrun Project, Hunter College, Camera Club of New York, and Fashion Institute of Technology. She was a 2015 resident in the Bronx Museum's Arist in the Marketplace Program. This spring her work will be featured in Queens Museum, Queens International 2016 Biennial. She is a faculty member at The City College of New York and The International Center of Photography. 


Image: Beirut/Big Ben, Dbayeh Suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, 2014, Archival pigment print, 16 x 24 inches

 
 
 
 
 


Elizabeth Hoy

Elizabeth Hoy was born in Nashua, NH, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She has received fellowships from Wave Hill, the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists, Le CouveNt artist residency, AIM program at the Bronx Museum, and the Royal College of Art in London. Her work has been exhibited internationally and in the northeast; including the A.I.R. Gallery and The Painting Center both in NY, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Hoy received a BA from Wesleyan University and an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and currently works at Queens College, CUNY. 


Image: The curve, 2015, Oil paintings, pallet, painting rags, fabric, watercolor, paper, tape, 74 x 68 x 13 inches

 
 
 
 

Eleanor King

Eleanor King is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York and Nova Scotia. She has participated in residencies at The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, SOMA Mexico, and The Banff Centre, among others. She has been awarded the Glenfiddich Artist-in-Residence prize, a Fulbright Fellowship, creation grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and Arts Nova Scotia, and was a national finalist for the 2012 Sobey Art Award. King has exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto), Spring/Break Art Show (NYC), Nuit Blanche Toronto, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (NY), Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and Galleri F15 (Norway). Her work has been featured and reviewed in periodicals such as Visual Arts News, C Magazine, Blouin Artinfo, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto star, and was the subject of a full-length cover article in Canadian Art magazine. She is represented by Diaz Contemporary in Toronto. 


Image: WHAT NOW / NOW WHAT, 2016, Latex paint on wall, Dimensions variable 

 
 
 
 

MaryKate Maher

MaryKate Maher received her MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (2004) and her BFA from Arcadia University (2001). She studied at the Glasgow School of Art (1999) and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2008). Maher has received fellowships from New York Foundation for the Arts, Franconia Sculpture Park, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo and Socrates Sculpture Park. She was a 2015 nominee for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation emerging artist grant. Exhibitions have included NurtureArt (NY), Tiger Strikes Asteroid (NY), Interstate Projects (NY), Real Art Ways (CT), Kunstwerk Carlshutte (Germany) and Das Gift gallery (Germany). 


Image: Spire, 2015, Acrylic, concrete, concrete polymers, plaster, 73 x 15 x 19 inches 

 
 
 
 

Alison Owen

Alison Owen received her MFA from Claremont Graduate University in 2005. She has since participated in residencies at the Bronx Museum of Art, foundation id11 in Delft, the Netherlands, The Hambidge Center for Art and Science in Georgia, and Gallery Aferro in NJ. In April 2016 Owen will be in residence at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. The Rhode Island State Council for the Arts awarded Owen the New Genres fellowship in 2010. Her work has been exhibited in numerous galleries, including Cuchifritos, NY, the DeCordova Museum in Massachusetts, Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, Bank Gallery and Kinkead Contemporary in Los Angeles, The Soap Factory in Minneapolis, and the Natural History Museum in Providence, RI. 


Image: Species of Spaces, 2014, Mixed media, Dimensions variable 

 
 
 
 

Naomi Elena Ramirez

Naomi Elena Ramirez is a multidisciplinary artist whose work embraces and fuses visual art, performance art, video art, and contemporary dance. Naomi has an MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts and a BA in Dramatic Art/Dance from the University of California at Berkeley. Her work has been exhibited by Nurture Art Gallery, BRIC Contemporary Arts online exhibitions, Wallplay Gallery, The Situation Room, Gallery 107 (MA), Eugene Lang College, Northwestern University’s Graduate Student Performance Studies Conference In Bodies We Trust, New Voices in Live Performance at The Center for Performance Research, Movement Research, and Chez Bushwick, amongst others. She produces and curates Beaver an exhibition, performance, and discussion event that delves into the complexity of female sexual self-expression from hyper- sexualization to the threat of sexual violence. 


Image: Detail of Coreography for Smartphone Gestures (score for solo performer), 2016, Inkjet print with pencil on single matte mylar 3mil, 30 x 60 inches  

 
 
 
 
 

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Current Exhibitions
On view through April 17, 2016. *Closed Easter Sunday.
 

 
 
 
 
 
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A.I.R. Gallery's Fellowship Program for under-represented and emerging women artists is made possible by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the NY State Council on the Arts, as well as generous support from the Bernheim Foundation, the Gifford Foundation, the Milton and Sally Avery Foundation, and many generous individual donors.
 
 
 
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