Conversation On Artists’ Studio Practice
Sunday, October 6, 2019 | 2 - 4 pm
Free for Members
$7 for Non Members
The public is invited to join a conversation on contemporary definitions and challenges relating to the studio with artist/curator Michelle Weinberg. She will be joined by artist and author of Studio Life Sarah Trigg, documentary filmmaker Robert Adanto whose work focuses on individual artists responding to challenges, and artist Onajide Shabaka, who will be activating a gallery space in the Center as a studio and a base for his walking practice.
Michelle Weinberg is a painter who creates art for surfaces, interiors, architecture and public spaces. She received her BFA from School of Visual Arts in NYC and her MFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She is the recipient of awards, fellowships and residencies including the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, a South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship, an Individual Artist Fellowship from the State of Florida, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, and residencies at MacDowell Colony, Millay Colony, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, homesession and Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain, and Altos de Chavon in the Dominican Republic. She has exhibited widely and created commissioned works for Miami International Airport, The Wolfsonian Museum-FIU, Facebook offices in Miami, Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places, the City of Tampa, Cultural Council of Jacksonville, FL, and City of Hollywood, FL. Weinberg is Creative Director of Girls’ Club in Fort Lauderdale and a consultant to museums and non-profits, developing exhibitions, education programming and more. See www.michelleweinberg.com for more info and images.
Sarah Trigg is a photographer, painter, and writer based in New York. Since 2009, she has been documenting The GOLDMINER Project—an anthropological approach to understanding the practices of artists. As an archive to the project, Trigg authored and photographed the book Studio Life: Rituals, Collections, Tools, and Observations on the Artistic Process published by Princeton Architectural Press featuring behind-the-scenes processes and curios of 100 US-based artists including Tauba Auerbach, John Baldessari, Diana Al-Hadid, Rashid Johnson, Simone Leigh, Carol Bove, and Tony Oursler—among many others. Trigg’s work has been exhibited widely in New York and across the U.S., including at the Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY Purchase, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, artnet.com, Modern Painters, artinfo.com, New York magazine, and The Brooklyn Rail. Trigg lives and works in Brooklyn. For more information on her work, visit sarahtrigg.com and thegoldminerproject.com.
A fellow of the Sundance Institute Documentary Program, Robert Adanto earned his MFA in Acting at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. As a documentarian, he is interested in exploring how artists respond to rapid, sometimes catastrophic change. His films have looked at the confusion and ambiguity that characterize the new China (The Rising Tide 2008), the lives and works of Iranian female artists (Pearls on the Ocean Floor 2010), the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the lives of New Orleans-based artists (City of Memory 2014), radical “4th wave” feminist performance in Brooklyn (The F Word 2015), and the art and life of the Belgrade-based artist Marta Jovanoivić. Robert’s films have enjoyed screenings at over 40 international film festivals and have been presented at the Smithsonian Institution’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., the National Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow, The MFA Boston, LACMA, The Hammer Museum, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and The National Museum of Australia in Canberra, amongst others.
Onajide Shabaka is an interdisciplinary cultural practitioner in Miami. His practice connects historical and biographical themes related to ethnobotany and geography that reference African diaspora and Native American cultures. Shabaka has been artist in residence at Suriname Botanical Research Residency, Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Inclubator (DVCAI), Paramaribo, Suriname; AIRIE Everglades Artist Residency, Everglades National Park, FL; Project Row Houses, Visiting Artist, Houston, TX; DVCAI Artist Residency, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; and he has participated in international cultural exchanges in Suriname, Guadeloupe, Jamaica. Shabaka has been awarded grants and fellowships including a Creative Investment Grant, Broward County, FL; New Forms Florida, Individual Artist Grant; Individual Artist Fellowship, Florida Department of Cultural Affairs; Florida Humanities Council; Locust Projects Wavemaker Grant; and an ArtCenter South Florida Ellies Grant. Shabaka was awarded an MFA from Vermont College of the Fine Arts.