|Multiplicity by Maria Kreyn, Oil on Canvas, 40x40|
|May 16-28, 2016|
|Thursday, May 19, 6:00-9:00pm|
|Meet the Artists @ Opening Reception|
|Artist Talk and Intro @ 7:30pm|
|To See a Video of the Exhibition Click Here|
Dina Brodsky, Diana Corvelle, Jacob Hicks, Maria Kreyn, Michael Meadors, Anna Mogilevsky, Richard T Scott, Stephen Shaheen, Kaitlyn Stubbs & Miles Yoshida.
Dacia gallery is pleased to present Multiplicity, a group exhibition. Multiplicity examines our individual and cultural environments through the use of archetypal and reflective imagery. The artists create multiples as a way to reflect on our psychological, natural and societal predicaments. The use of archetypal imagery varies widely in this show from cultural constructs to the mythological, and the symbolic, encompassing individual as well as collective psychological landscapes.
Dina Brodsky was born in Minsk, Belarus, in 1981. Her family immigrated to the US in 1990. She was educated at University of Massachusetts Amherst and New York Academy of Art, where she received her MFA. She lives and works in New York City. She has taught privately, and in several institutions including the Castle Hill Center for the Arts, the Long Island Fine Art Academy, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Diana Corvelle is an artist and curator born and raised in New York. She received her MFA in Drawing from the New York Academy of Art and her BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design. Her public works include large scale and commemorative projects at South Nassau Community Hospital and the Rockville Centre Public Library. She has shown in exhibitions across the country and internationally, including her residency at Eden Rock Gallery in St. Barths, French West Indies, that culminated in her solo show The Delicacy of Memory: Studies on Paper. Most recently, she curated the group exhibition Love It, Locket, Leave It at Island Weiss Gallery in Manhattan. Diana currently lives and works in New York.
Jacob Hicks is a Brooklyn-based painter, curator, and writer. His work has been exhibited at Flowers Gallery, RH Gallery, Sloan Fine Art, and One Mile Gallery in NYC, as well as in Texas, Illinois, and New Jersey. Internationally he has shown in Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany, Kamakura Performing Arts Center, Kanagawa, Japan, and Prova 4 Bolit Centre d’Art Contemporani, Girona, Spain. He completed residencies with the Terra Foundation in Giverny, the Spinnerei’s One-Sided Story program in Leipzig, West Nottingham Academy in Colora, Maryland and with Brooklyn Art Space. Hicks received his BFA from Southern Methodist University and his MFA from the New York Academy of Art. He currently is a painter for artist Dustin Yellin at Pioneer Works in RedHook, Brooklyn.
Maria Kreyn is a Russian born figurative artist. She studied philosophy at the University of Chicago, was trained in drawing at The School of Representational Art in Chicago, and assisted the painters Odd Nerdrum and Christopher Pugliese. She exhibits nationally and internationally, and her works are collected throughout the United States and in Europe. Most recently you can find her work in publications like Juxtapoz magazine, the Huffington Post, and books such as Art Studio America. Maria is currently based in New York. Her work captures human beings in a private moment of their internal psychology--a combination of passion and isolation. The narrative is often ambiguous, yet the emotion is palpable.
Michael Meadors was born in the Bay Area and grew up in North Carolina. He studied painting and drawing at East Carolina University and received an MFA in painting from The New York Academy of Art. Winner of numerous awards and residencies, including Leipzig and Berlin, Germany, his work has appeared in many galleries and collections, most recently in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. He currently splits his time between Jersey City, USA and the University of Sharjah, UAE where he teaches fine art. He is the proud father of two children.
Anna Mogilevsky was born in Moscow, Russia. She is a painter, curator and professor. Anna’s primary mediums are graphite, oil paint and embroidery. She also works in mixed media and collage. Anna has widely exhibited her work throughout New England, New York, New Jersey and Ohio. She is a recipient of a number of awards, including the Ruth Katsman Scholarship, Massart Young Master Fellowship and Florence Leif Award.A passionate educator, Anna has lectured and mentored students at the Rhode Island School of Design, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Northeastern University, UMASS Lowell and Dartmouth, and Bridgewater State University.Her curatorial projects include, "In scape Out scape" at the Rhode Island school of Design in Providence, RI, "Decidedly Ambivalent" at the Newton Art Center in Boston Massachusetts, and "Decidedly Ambivalent II" at the Work Gallery in Brooklyn.Anna received her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and her Masters of Fine Arts in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Richard T Scott, born in Stone Mountain, Georgia, now lives in New York. He is a painter, writer, and designs coins for the United States Mint. His work is held in private and public collections, notably the New Britain Museum of American Art, Museu Europeu d’Art Modern in Barcelona, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sicily, Robert C. Kennedy, and former British Arts Minister Alan Howarth. Scott’s paintings have been exhibited across Europe and North America, including The National Arts Club in New York, Le Grand Palais in Paris, and Palazzo Cini in Venice. Scott holds a Masters degree in painting from the New York Academy of Art and a Bachelors degree in painting from the University of Georgia. He subsequently worked for Jeff Koons, and as studio assistant to Odd Nerdrum for three years in Paris. He was selected as one of “25 Artists of Tomorrow” by American Artist Magazine and was honored as an Associate Living Master by the Art Renewal Center. Scott is a contributing author to The Nerdrum School, published by Arvinius + Orfeus May, 2014 and to American Arts Quarterly.
Stephen Shaheen is a Brooklyn-based artist whose work spans both manual and digital processes, and employs materials as diverse as repurposed found objects, marble, and recycled denim fiber. He studied Visual Arts and Classics at Holy Cross College, and received professional training as a stone sculptor in Italy. Shaheen received his MFA in sculpture from the New York Academy of Art in 2005. He has been participating in group and solo exhibitions since 2008, and has produced large, community-driven pieces such as a 100-ton marble and granite installation, Memoria (2002), and Metrobench (2011), created from 5,000 NYC Metrocards. His indoor and outdoor installations are in public and private collections in the United States and Europe. Shaheen’s awards include an artist residency at the Digital Stone Project, a grant from the Italian Cultural Institute, and a Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation grant. His artwork and writing have appeared in The New York Times, Blouin Artinfo, Modern Painters, 1000 New Eco Designs (Laurence King, 2015), and Green Design 2 (Braun, 2013).
Kaitlyn Stubbs (b. 1987) is a painter and museum educator based in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BFA from the University of Georgia (2010) and her MFA from the New York Academy of Art (2012). Kaitlyn's layered paintings acknowledge our fragmented contemporary condition while also providing a new, alternative wholeness for the viewer. Her work has been exhibited locally and internationally. She is currently a member of the Big Irv's art collective and the Petrie Fellow for Teen and Community Programs at the Museum of Modern Art.
Miles Yoshida is an artist working and living in Brooklyn, New York. He grew up in Los Angeles, and moved to New York in 2008 to pursue his Master's degree. After receiving his MFA in sculpture at The New York Academy of Art ('10), he has collaborated on various visual development projects, worked as a commissioned artist, and spent several years developing a sculpture series named, "The Overman Project" which he is currently producing.