PS 122 List of Artists
Diane Bertolo works with pixels, paper, sticks, and stones to create mixed-media works that combine chaos with logic and often mark the passage of time. She is fond of creating small poetic objects that celebrate the “everyday” and uses them to pose questions that are unspeakable in our first language.
Sasha Chavchavadze’s mixed-media paintings, drawings and installations focus on forgotten history and its effect on memory and place. As a 2018 Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome, she initiated her Margaret Fuller Project, exploring the forgotten legacy of the American writer, who wrote the first book on women’s rights in the U.S. Chavchavadze lives and works in Gowanus, Brooklyn where she was the founder of Proteus Gowanus, an exhibition space that was a cultural hub for ten years. She has exhibited widely, including at the Luise Ross Gallery, Cooper Union Gallery, Kentler International Drawing Space, Rotunda Gallery, Arkansas Art Center, and the Museum of Literature in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Donna Maria de Creeft is a native of New York City. Her exhibition venues include Central Booking, Proteus Gowanus, Jersey City University, Blue Mountain Gallery, Moravian College, Fairleigh Dickenson University, West Virginia Wesleyan College and PS 1 Museum. Her work is in the permanent collections of the University of Southern Maine and Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital, as well as the library collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Bryn Mawr College and Rutgers University.
Elisabeth Frost is the author of All of Us: Poems, the chapbooks Rumor and A Theory of the Vowel, Bindle(a collaboration with artist Dianne Kornberg), and the critical study The Feminist Avant-Garde in American Poetry. Frost has received grants from the Rockefeller Foundation-Bellagio Center, MacDowell, Yaddo, and others. She is Professor of English and Women’s/Gender/Sexuality Studies at Fordham University, where she edits the Poets Out Loud book series from Fordham Press.
Robert Gould creates art work using both historical events and historic places as subject matter. The images that he creates are inspired from historical text, photographic images, historical paintings and drawings, as well as maps. They often include the very soil and plant matter collected from the actual sites. Robert combines these elements to evoke a common residue of historical experience. The aesthetic impetus is to create a new interpretation of human kind’s conflicts amongst our self’s and the relentless forces of our natural surroundings.
Rachel Eliza Griffiths is a poet and visual artist. Her visual and literary work has appeared widely, including The New Yorker, Tin House, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many others. Griffiths lives in New York City.
Shanti Grumbine is a New York-based visual artist. She has been an artist in residence at the Millay Colony, Ucross, Yaddo, Vermont Studio Center, Saltonstall Foundation, Wave Hill Winter Workspace Residency, Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residency, Artist in the Marketplace (AIM), Women’s Studio Workshop, BRIC, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art and the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program. Select solo exhibition venues include A.I.R. Gallery and Smack Mellon and select group exhibition venues include The Bronx Museum, Dorsky Gallery, CCA Sante Fe, Magnan-Metz Gallery, Planthouse Gallery, Super Dutchess Gallery, and IPCNY. She received an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Dianne Kornberg has had thirty-six solo exhibitions in the US and abroad. Her work is in several important museum and public collections including those of the American Embassy in Belize, the Houston Museum of Art, the Princeton Art Museum, the Portland Art Museum, and the Seattle Art Museum. She has been featured in multiple book publications and is the author of four books, two in collaboration with poets. Kornberg is Professor Emerita at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon.
Eva Melas works and lives as an artist in New York City. She has exhibited at a number of venues including the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and the Armory SOFA show. Most recently, she has exhibited with Rachel Uffner, Brooklyn Souvenir, Una Gallery (Portland), Girls Club (Miami), BKBX and TWAT at Joyce Goldstein gallery. Her installation was shown in the NY times Art section in June 2015. Her work appears in, Art/Industry Collaboration and Revelation (Ruth De Young Kohler), Confrontational Ceramics (Judith Schwartz), TedXGowanus Talk 2013, and the NY Times (Westchester) review 2008. Her awards include the John Michael Kohler Arts and Industry Residency and an Empire State Crafts Alliance Grant. She attended Cooper Union, The School of Visual Arts (BFA), and has an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.
Claudia Sbrissa’s work is engaged with practices of drawing, installation, and sculpture. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including shows at Museum of Anthropology, Spain; ArtVenice Biennale, Italy; Birmingham Museum, UK; Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada; Museo Guillermo, Ecuador; Islip Museum, NY; Dresdner Bank, Leipzig, Germany; Mabel Smith Douglass, Rutgers, NJ; Museum of Contemporary Art, MA; Newport Museum, RI; Proyecto Ace, Argentina; Smack Mellon NY; and the Goethe-Institut New York. She has participated in residencies including Civita Institute, Civita, Italy; Giorgio Cini Foundation, Venice, Italy; Salem Art Works, Salem, NY; Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, NY; Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY; I-Park, East Haddam, CT; Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME; and Malaspina Studio, Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada. She is a professor of fine art at St John’s University and lives in New York City.
Jane Swavely’s work is in public and private collections including Chase Manhattan Bank, and the Allentown Art Museum. She studied at Boston University and the School of Visual Arts and was the recipient of a Ford Foundation Fellowship. Previously represented by CDS Gallery, she is currently a member of A.I.R. Gallery where she recently had a solo exhibition. She lives and works in New York City.
Kit Warren is a visual artist working in Brooklyn, NY. She graduated with a BFA from University of Pennsylvania, an MFA from School of Visual Arts, and a certificate in multi-media from NYU. Kit’s work has been exhibited internationally, and has recently been included in exhibits at The Cluster Gallery, LaBodega Gallery, Site: Bklyn, SCOPE NY and The Painting Center. She has been awarded fellowships at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Saltonstall Foundation, and was a 2018 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow. This summer she will be a Conception Arts Fellow at the Chateau Orquevaux Residency.