Exhibitions & Installations

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Curated Exhibitions and Installations

Treetones, Governors Island, NYC, National Park Service, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Site-specific Installation, May & June 2016

  • Description: Treetones is a site-specific installation on Governors Island. Hand-sewn fabric wraps, made from tree rubbings, are tied to 12 different trees on the Island. Visitors are guided by a self-directed tour map to locate and identify the trees. They may also collect bark rubbings from each stop on the tour. Highlighted species include American Elm, Red Oak, Norway Maple, Horse Chestnut and London Plane. This project was made possible by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Trust for Governors Island and the National Park Service.
  • Role: Invited exhibiting artist

Overtones,” Governors Island, NYC, National Park Service/LMCC, Site-specific Installation, May & June 2016

  • Description: A public audio installation that aims to create aural connections to natural environments through the harmonic tones generated by wind harps discreetly installed in trees around Governor’s Island. Exhibited as part of LMCC Open Studios.
  • Role: Invited exhibiting artist

Birds of BrooklynMixed Greens, NYC. September 2015 – January 2016

  • Description: This curated site-specific audio installation, an extension of the Brooklyn-based project, was installed at Mixed Greens, NYC. Visitors to the gallery and passersby on 26th Street in Chelsea, near the entrance of the Highline, heard over 70 different recordings of endangered and bygone birds.
  • Role: Invited exhibiting artist

“FOODShed”, CR10 Gallery, Hudson, NY, Curated Group Exhibition, Curated by Amy Lipton, June 7-July 27, 2015

  • Description: This curated group exhibition by ecoartspace curator, Amy Lipton featured artists who work in relationship to agriculture, from greenhouses to urban furniture gardens to canning and color-coding vegetables to making cheese from goat’s milk. Some of the projects address farming as both activism and art form.
  • Role: Invited exhibiting artist

Birds of Brooklyn: Miami Migration, Pulse Miami / Art Basel Miami. Special Project / Public Installation. December 2014

  • Description: This curated special project for Pulse Miami Beach Contemporary Art Fair was an extension of the Brooklyn-based project and was installed at the entrance to the fair. Birds of Brooklyn: Migration Miami created a dialogue between the ghosts of these two cities. Visitors heard over 70 different recordings of endangered and bygone birds from the Brooklyn and Miami areas, including the Northern Bobwhite, Heath Hen, Cape Sable Sparrow, and Florida Scrub-jay.
  • Role: Invited exhibiting artist

BRIC Biennial, BRIC House Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Curated Group Exhibition. Curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, BRIC Vice President, Contemporary Art; Jenny Gerow, Assistant Curator; and guest curators Leslie Kerby and Fawz Kabra, Sept-Dec 2014

  • Description: This exhibition presented the work of emerging and mid-career visual artists working across artistic media, focusing on different areas of Brooklyn. InsideOut House was a participatory, binaural audio installation that simulates the experience of solitude within a natural soundscape.
  • Role: Invited exhibiting artist 

FOODShed, Smack Mellon Gallery, DUMBO Brooklyn, Group Exhibition, Curated by Amy Lipton, June 7-July 27, 2014

  • Description: This curated group exhibition by ecoartspace curator, Amy Lipton will feature artists who work in relationship to agriculture, from greenhouses to urban furniture gardens to canning and color-coding vegetables to making cheese from goat’s milk. Some of the projects address farming as both activism and art form.
  • Role: Invited exhibiting artist

Digging Deeper” at Franklin Works, Stamford, CT, April 4 – June 16, 2013

  • Description: Digging Deeper was a curated group exhibition by ecoartspace curator, Amy Lipton. It will feature artists who work in relationship to agriculture, from greenhouses to urban furniture gardens to canning and color-coding vegetables to making cheese from goat’s milk. Some of the projects address farming as both activism and art form. Artists in this exhibition are known for bringing community-specific issues into their work.
  • Role: Invited Artist

Pulse Miami Seeding the City” Curated Special Project, Dec 6- 9, 2012

  • Description: Seeding the City was a participatory, site-specific project developed at the request o the director for Pulse Miami during Art Basel (Dec 6- 9, 2012) in association with Mixed Greens gallery and with support from the Stevens Prize. It was very well received and mentioned in Huffington Post and other media.
  • Role: Invited exhibiting artist

Eight Extraordinary Greens” at Mixed Greens Gallery, NYC, Curated Solo Exhibition, May 3, 2012 – June 4, 2012

  • Description: A solo exhibition at Mixed Greens gallery in the Chelsea arts district in New York City. This exhibition, which explored the value of food, community, and creative practice in contemporary art gallery setting, was very well received and reviewed in numerous local and international media outlets.
  • Role: Invited exhibiting artist

Platte Clove Artists” at Erpf Gallery, Arkville, NY, Curated Group Exhibition, December 10, 2011 – April 6, 2012

  • Description: This exhibition, which showcases the visual art of some of Platte Clove’s past Artists-in-Residence, was held at the Erpf Gallery in Arkville, NY- in partnership with the Roxbury Arts Group. Each spring the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development opens the historic Platte Clove cabin, situated in the Platte Clove Wilderness Preserve, to selected visual artists, writers, poets, composers, and environmental researchers whose work has an affinity for the natural world and its preservation.
  • Role: Invited exhibiting artist

Horsplay” at UB Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Curated Group Exhibition, September 8 – October 22 2011

  • Description: Horsplay featured artwork by alumni from University at Buffalo’s Department of Visual Studies. Via an imaginary GPS, guest-curator Bill Maynes takes us on a voyage to the various islands of Gulliver’s Travels in relation to the eleven artists selected for the exhibition. Horsplay-Catalogue.pdf
  • Role: Invited exhibiting artist

Please refer to 2016 Promotion PARSE for documentation of above activities.

One and Two-Person^ Exhibitions (up to 2010)

2010 Birds of Brooklyn
A grant-funded, community-based, public audio installation and website highlighting Brooklyn’s endangered and bygone birds.
2009 Remnants
I-Park Site Installation, East Haddam, CT
2008 Instability
Cleary Gottlieb, NYC^
2004 White Room
White Columns, NYC
2004 A Funny Feeling of Weightlessness
Anthony Giodano Gallery, Oakdale, NY^
2001 Jenna Spevack
Artists (web) Space, Artists Space, NYC
2001 Sticks and Stones and Superstrings
Bangs Street Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2001 Small + Blue
Here Gallery, NYC
1998 Inside The Glassy Rock
Madame Vox Performance Series, NYC
1997 The Production Facility
Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1997 Traven Pelletier and Jenna Spevack
Hudson D. Walker, Provincetown, MA*
1996 Echobird Charts the Paradox Formation
Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI*
1995 Echoland Dance
Benson Hall Gallery, Providence, RI
1994 A Tale
Art Department Gallery, SUNY at Buffalo, NY*
1993 Sequences
Pfeifer Gallery, Buffalo, NY*

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009 Trilogy
Chelsea Modern, NYC (three-person)
2009 BDL Animation Screening
Brooklyn Design Lab, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Jenna Spevack, Bruce Busby, Maribel Tapia
Hendershot Gallery, NYC
2009 Sanlun Yishu
Bunk 8, Beijing, China
2009 Platte Clove AIR
Erpf Gallery, Arkville, NY
2009 AIR, International Artists Residencies
Ferencvarosi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2008 Hungarian Multicultural Center Residents
Mucius Galéria, Budapest, Hungary
2006 Some Things are Funny, Some are Quite Serious
Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago
2005 Conduit
Columbus State University, Columbus, GA
2005 Former Fellows
Hudson D. Walker, Provincetown, MA
2004 Warp and Weft
PS122 / Artwurl:  www.artwurl.org
2003 Group Show
Monya Rowe Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2003 CyberFolio
Hostos Art Center, NYC
2003 Panorama_City
Panorama City, Zurich Switzerland
2002 Now Serving
Art in General, NYC
2002 This Weather Spells S-I-C-K-D-A-Y
Parlor Projects, San Francisco, CA
2002 PANORAMA_CITY
Panorama City, Zurich, Switzerland
2001 Animas
Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2001 Tipping Point
White Columns, NYC
2001 Peaks
Kagan Martos Gallery, NYC
2001 Prototype
Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY (four-person)
2001 Small Works
Hudson D. Walker, Provincetown, MA
The Cape Museum, Truro, MA
2000 Flatfile
Bellwether Gallery, NYC
2000 RISD Group Exhibition
Bingo Hall Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2000 Some Assembly Inspired
Longwood Arts Gallery, NYC
2000 Science Fictions
White Columns, NYC
1999 Outer Boroughs
White Columns, NYC
1998 Former Fellows of NY
Lamia Ink, NYC & Provincetown, MA
1998 Inside The Glassy Rock
Madame Vox Performance Series, NYC
1997 Cloning Show
DNA Gallery, Provincetown MA
1997 Visual Fellows
Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1996 Painter’s Prints
Benson Hall Gallery, Providence, RI
1996 Thesis Exhibition
RISD Museum, Providence, RI
1995 Transferred States
City College of New York, University of Arizona, RISD
1995 Invitational Exhibition
Benson Hall Gallery, Providence, RI
1994 45th Annual Western New York Exhibition
Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY
1994 Eleven Painters
Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI

Collections

  • Hungarian Multicultural Center, Budapest, Hungary
  • Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mountain Lake, NY
  • MacDowell Colony Inc., Peterborough, NH
  • Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI
  • Fundacion Valparaiso, Residency Mojacar, Spain
  • Kagan Martos Gallery, NYC
  • + private collections