Where-In: 2019 ARTWorks Inc.
Two Fellow Artist-in-Residence Show
Artist Reception: October 24, 2019, 6 - 9 PM
On View: October 10 - November 9, 2019
Jamaica Arts Center, Miller Gallery: 161-04 Jamaica Ave., Jamaica, NY 11432
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) is extremely pleased to present the Where-in: 2019 ARTWorks, Inc Two Fellow Artist-in-Residence Show of Ifeatuanya (Ify) Chiejina and Julian Louis Phillips. The two fellow artists have participated in the FY19 ARTWorks, Inc., a professional development artist residency & seminar series. The exhibition culminates their creative endeavors and celebrates the work that they have created during their artist-in-residence at JCAL.
Meet the artists at the reception on October, 24th from 6 PM to 9 PM in the Miller Gallery. The show is on view from October 10 to November 9. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM.
Ifeatuanya (Ify) Chiejina is a process-based visual artist born and raised in Queens, NY. As a Nigerian-American, she considers the tensions and complexities that come with being brought up in an African household in a western society. Chiejina completed her B.A in philosophy from Queens College. She is also one of the founding members for the Southeast Queens Artist Alliance (SEQAA). Chiejina creates a series of figurative paintings to show painting as a laborious endeavor of building communal relationships with others in trust and love.
Julian Louis Phillips is a New York-based performance artist and sculptor. He received his MFA from Social Practice Queens at Queens College and has exhibited his work throughout the North East. In his work, he critically explores the relationship between the social and structures of injustice. He has been a fellow artist at More Art and a resident artist at NARS Foundation. Currently, he is making new performance and video work that explores our relationship with popular mobile-based media.
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) is pleased to present the inaugural exhibition culminating the first year of the ARTWorks, Inc., a professional development program of an artist residency & training seminar series. The exhibition celebrates the work of ten participating artists in the program, including Jessica Alazraki, Christy Bencosme, Tara Homasi, Che Min Hsiao, Jason Lalor, Zatara McIntyre, Dister Rondon, Jennifer Sanchez, Devyn Wray, and Phyllis Yao.
With the aspiration to become a full-time studio artist, these emerging artists have ventured the challenging journey of creating meaningful work recognized by the public, art institutions and foundations. As a first step, they have tacked and completed a general survey of the vocational terrain over the last year, mapping out what it means to be an artist; what are the daily tasks that an artist has to manage; and what are the worldviews and attitudes that an artist should adopt to become successful. They now are at a turning point closing one chapter and opening a new chapter of their journey. All artists and the entire team of JCAL cordially invite you to join the opening reception on September 12 to celebrate their meaningful juncture.
10 Seminar Fellows