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At A.I.R. Gallery, Thursday, April 21st, from 6pm to 7:30pm. This event is free and open to the public.
A.I.R. Gallery Announces 2011-2012 Fellowship Recipients Aimee Burg, Annie Ewaskio, Bang Geul Han, Einat Imber, Katherine Tzu-lan Mann, and Regine Romain. Artist will briefly present their work. Light refreshments will be served.
Brooklyn, NY, April 2011 – A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce the six 2010-2011 A.I.R. Fellowship Recipients: Aimee Burg, Annie Ewaskio, Bang Geul Han, Einat Imber, Katherine Tzu-lan Mann, and Regine Romain. Please join us for the Welcome Party for the Fellowship Recipients on Wednesday, April 21, from 6pm to 7:30pm. This event is free and open to the public. Each Fellow will briefly present images of her work. Light refreshments will be served.
The A.I.R. Fellowship Program for Emerging and Underrepresented Women Artists was established in 1993 and has helped launch the careers of over 40 women artists since it’s inception. Each year the program offers six women artists the opportunity to have their first solo exhibit or their first solo exhibit in 10 years. A.I.R. Fellows advance their careers with a studio visit from an art professional, 18 months of professional development, and mentoring with the A.I.R. Gallery artists and staff. A.I.R. Gallery looks forward to the dynamic and diverse exhibitions of each Fellowship Artist, presenting paintings, mixed media installation, photography, and sculpture. Additionally, each Fellowship recipient will organize a public outreach program at the gallery, meeting A.I.R.’s mission to provide leadership and community to women artists. We hope you will join us for these exciting exhibitions and events!
Aimee Burg received her BFA from Pratt Institute and her MFA from Yale, where she received the George R. Bunker Award for excellence in the Sculpture department. She was also one of eight American MFA students to be chosen for the USA/MFA exhibition in Israel’s leading graduate art school, Bezalel, promoting conversation in art between cultures. This exchange has influenced her current project curating an Israeli and American artist collaboration, opening in Sunset Park in April, 2011.
Bang Geul Han was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. Han earned her MFA in Electronic Integrated Arts from the New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University in Alfred, NY and BFA in Painting from the Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea. Based in the US since 2003, she participated in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture,the MacDowell Colony, the Triangle Artist’s Workshop and the Artist Alliance Inc’s Lower East Side Rotating Studio Program. She works with variety of media ranging from watercolor to computer programming.
Annie Ewaskio was born in Hanover, New Hampshire and grew up amidst trees, hills, love and adventure. She received her BA from Grinnell College in 2004 and a Post-Baccalaureate certificate from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 2006. Her paintings and drawings have been shown nationally, primarily in New York and Baltimore, where she recently had an exhibition at Metro Gallery. Her work has been published in catalogues and in Studio Visit Magazine. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Einat Imber (born 1979, Israel) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Although her practice is based in an urban environment, it is closely related to nature. In 2008, a fellowship from the Joan Mitchell Foundation allowed her to spend 4 weeks as artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center. She returned to the city with a U-haul full of driftwood. Other materials for her work are sourced from hardware stores, the 99¢ store, bait and tackle shops, the fabric district or the McMaster catalogue. Her work has been included in numerous group shows in and around New York City. Most recently she presented a room full of sculptures, drawing and photography as part of the 2010 Governors Island Art Fair. She received her BFA from the Cooper Union and lessons for a lifetime from its sculpture shop.
Katherine Tzu-lan Mann received her BA from Brown University and MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is the recipient of a Fulbright grant to Taiwan and the Toby Devan Lewis fellowship. She has participated as an artist in residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Blue Sky Dayton, Vermont Studio Center, Salzburg Kunstlerhaus, Triangle Workshop and Anderson Ranch Art Center residencies, and will take part in the Bemis Center residency program in 2012. Mann is currently an instructor at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
For a full press release with bios of each of the 2011-12 Fellows, please click HERE.