Open Studios

Local artists will open their professional or home studios and give visitors a glimpse into their creative process during Open Studios:

To include your studio for visits, please fill out and submit the open studios listing form.


West Harlem and Washington Heights

Saturday 10 June 2017, 1–6pm

Studios are listed north to south.

Open Studio - Diane DrescherDiane Drescher
900 W 190th St (at Fort Washington Ave), Apt 7K, NYC 10040
Plein air paintings of the High Line, Fort Tryon Park, Manhattan Greenway Bike Path at Dyckman Street, and Hudson River with the George Washington Bridge. Plus, recent paintings from trips to Maine and New Mexico. Note: special hours, noon–5pm. / Pinturas al estilo plein air de la High Line, el Parque Fort Tryon, Manhattan Greenway Bike Path en Dyckman Street, y el río Hudson con el puente de George Washington. Además, pinturas recientes de viajes a Maine y Nuevo México. Nota: horas especiales, mediodía–5pm.

Open Studio - Cornerstone StudiosCornerstone Studios
178 Bennett Avenue (at W 189th St), 3rd Fl, NYC 10040
Please join the artists of Cornerstone Studios for an Open Studios event. See work by ten Washington Heights and Inwood–based artists, writers and performers, and bid on work in a silent auction in the studio’s L-Gallery to benefit The Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrants Rights. Artists: Meena Alexander, writer; Paul Birbil, visual artist; Marta Blair, visual artist; Monica Carrier, visual artist; Katte Geneta, visual artist; Jeff Hoppa, visual artist; Julia Katz, director, choreographer, producer; Anna Shukeylo, visual artist; Kristin Spix​, graphic designer; and Sam Zanger, visual artist. / Vea obras de diez artistas de Washington Heights e Inwood, y participe en una subasta silenciosa en la L-Gallery del estudio para beneficiar a The Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrants Rights.

Open Studio - Gregory CoutinhoGregory Coutinho
105–115 Bennett Ave (at W 186th St), #32B, NYC 10033
Paintings in oil: plein air cityscapes/landscapes, some portraits and still lifes. Also drawings on paper in graphite. / Pinturas al óleo: paisajes urbanos y rurales plein air, algunos retratos y naturalezas muertas. También dibujos sobre papel en grafito.

Open Studio - George GillilandGeorge Gilliland
HVG Art Studio, 116 Pinehurst Ave (at W 183rd St), basement, NYC 10033
I’ve been using characters from “Cubby Bear,” a cartoon series from the early days of animation, as subject matter for my most recent work. I have found in them a surprisingly rich vocabulary of signs and symbols for difficult philosophical ideas. The dialectic model of philosophical inquiry no longer seems to be up to the task of dealing with science, technology, and the political strife brought on by the insecurities and privations of human over-achievement, but these plucky little characters seem to transcend these problems with ease, if allowed to explore on their own. / He estado usando personajes de “Cubby Bear”, una serie de dibujos animados de los primeros días de la animación, como tema para mi trabajo más reciente. He encontrado en ellos un sorprendentemente rico vocabulario de signos y símbolos para las difíciles ideas filosóficas. El modelo dialéctico de la investigación filosófica ya no parece estar a la altura de la tarea de abordar la ciencia, la tecnología y la lucha política provocada por las inseguridades y las privaciones del exceso humano, pero estos pequeños personajes parecen trascender estos problemas con facilidad, si se les permite explorar por su cuenta.

Open Studio - Aileen HengeveldAileen Hengeveld
HVG Art Studio, 116 Pinehurst Ave (at W 183rd St), basement, NYC 10033
Abstract painting in acrylic. / Pintura abstracta en acrílico.

Open Studio - Anca PedvisAnca Pedvis
HVG Art Studio, 116 Pinehurst Ave (at W 183rd St), basement, NYC 10033
I recently took to work on wooden panels and I use the growth rings on the panel’s surface as a background for my narrative. For me, they are the ghost of the tree they once belonged to. According to their specific pattern, they may give way to specific elements, thus enhancing the texture and enriching the meaning of the work. Working on wood made me even more sympathetic to the trees and the vast, unspeakable intricacy of growth, death and transformation. / Hace poco comencé a trabajar con paneles de madera y utilizo los anillos de crecimiento en la superficie del panel como fondo para mi narrativa. Para mí, los anillos son el fantasma del árbol al que alguna vez pertenecieron. De acuerdo con su patrón específico, pueden dar paso a elementos específicos, intensificando así la textura y enriquecendo el significado de la obra. Trabajar sobre la madera me hizo aún más compasiva con los árboles y la vasta, inefable complejidad del crecimiento, la muerte y la transformación.

Open Studio - Susan BreslerSusan Bresler
106 Pinehurst Ave (b/w W 181st and W 183rd streets), Apt A-55, NYC 10033
New collages and some watercolors. New Works 2016, many of which are collages and mixed media collages. / Nuevos collages y acuarelas.

Open Studio - Maggie HernándezMaggie Hernández
461 Ft Washington Ave (at W 181st St), #56, NYC 10033
Color-rich, intuitively painted, abstract acrylic on canvas. Enjoy an afternoon of art, conversation, and refreshments. A selection of artwork for sale at community prices starting at $250 (70% off); bring your checkbook. Maggie Hernández is a native of Washington Heights and a 2017 Uptown Art Stroll honoree. / Obras acrílicas abstractas sobre lienzo, coloridas y pintadas de manera intuitiva. Disfrute de una tarde de arte, conversación y refrescos. Una selección de obras de arte estará a la venta a precios asequibles a partir de $250 (70% de descuento); traiga su chequera. Maggie Hernández es nativa de Washington Heights y una de los artistas galardonados en el Paseo de las Artes 2017.

Open Studio - Elizabeth StarcevicElizabeth Starcevic
809 W 177th St (at Pinehurst Ave), Apt 2B, NYC 10033
I will be showing wall hangings and some pillows. I have woven them all in Mexico where I have woven for more than 25 years. I use wool and cotton and sometimes other fibers. My subjects go from the non-representational, to social issues, travel and personal topics. / Mostraré tapices y algunas almohadas que he tejido en México, donde he tejido desde hace más de 25 años. Utilizo lana y algodón y, a veces, otras fibras. Mis temas van desde lo no representacional, a las cuestiones sociales, viajes y temas personales.

Open Studio - Steven GournaySteven Gournay
515 W 173rd St (b/w Amsterdam and Audubon avenues), NYC 10032
Drawings in graphite, landscape in pastel, watercolors. Most are in representational and figurative style, with some abstract watercolors as well. Currently working on a series of courtesans of the Belle Epoque, focusing on icons of that era such as Cléo de Merode, Liane de Pougy, Geneviève Lantelme and others. / Dibujos en grafito, paisajes en pastel, acuarelas, la mayoría en estilo representativo y figurativo, con algunas acuarelas abstractas también. Actualmente estoy trabajando en una serie de cortesanas de la Belle Epoque, centrándome en iconos de esa época como Cléo de Merode, Liane de Pougy, Geneviève Lantelme y otros.

Vivian Abuelo
710 W 173rd St (b/w Ft Washington and Haven avenues), Apt #28, NYC 10032
Oil paintings, drawings and collage. Refreshments will be served. / Pinturas al óleo, dibujos y collage. Se servirán refrescos.

Open Studio - Museum of Art and OriginsMuseum of Art and Origins
430 W 162nd St (at Jumel Terr), NYC 10032 | (212) 740-9999
Two- and three-dimensional works of art of the Afro-Atlantic, Amerindian and contemporary world: Africa and beyond, Brazil (Amazonian and contemporary), USA, Europe, Asia. / Obras de arte de dos y tres dimensiones del mundo afro-atlántico, amerindio y contemporáneo: África y más allá, Brasil (Amazonía y contemporáneo), Estados Unidos, Europa y Asia.

Open Studio - Tony SerioTony Serio
910 Riverside Dr (b/w W 161st and W 162nd streets), Apt 5A, NYC 10032
I will be showing recent oil and watercolor landscapes. I paint from observation, which includes my window and landscapes along the Hudson River. I combine the figure in the Hudson River landscapes, which comes from observing the activity down by the river. / Recientes paisajes al óleo y acuarela.

Open Studio - Wilhelmina GrantWilhelmina Grant
2005 Amsterdam Ave (b/w W 159th and W 160th streets), basement, NYC 10032
Wilhelmina creates collages and assemblages using mixed media and found objects to reflect her interpretations of contemporary social concerns, namely, urban issues and women’s health matters focusing on breast cancer awareness. Visitors to SISTAAH Studio may experiment with Sumi ink, watercolor, and coloring pencils on paper (free). / Wilhelmina crea collages y ensamblajes utilizando medios mixtos y objetos encontrados para reflejar sus interpretaciones de las preocupaciones sociales contemporáneas, incluyendo asuntos urbanos y asuntos de salud de las mujeres, en particular la concientización acerca del cáncer de mama.

Open Studio - David SeifDavid Seif
463 W 150th St (b/w Convent and Amsterdam avenues), NYC 10031
I will be showing a series of paintings and collages done within the past year. Mostly geometric abstraction, the work draws upon a wide variety of formal and informal influences. / Mostraré una serie de pinturas y collages realizados durante el último año. Sobre todo abstracción geométrica, la obra se basa en una amplia variedad de influencias formales e informales.

Open Studio - Hamilton Heights DarkroomHamilton Heights Darkroom
62 Hamilton Terr (at W 144th St), NYC 10031 | (347) 734-3877 | Facebook
The Hamilton Heights Darkroom and Photography Center (HHD) will exhibit black and white photographs created by youth and adults and discuss the art of black-and-white photography and what it means to print images in the darkroom. It will be an opportunity to see HHD and learn about the classes, printing sessions and photography talks that take place at the center. / El Cuarto Oscuro y Centro de Fotografía de Hamilton Heights (HHD por sus siglas en inglés) exhibirá fotografías en blanco y negro creadas por jóvenes y adultos y discutirá el arte de la fotografía en blanco y negro y lo que significa imprimir imágenes en el cuarto oscuro. Será una oportunidad para ver HHD y aprender sobre las clases, sesiones de impresión y charlas de fotografía que tienen lugar en el centro.

Open Studio - MFA in Studio Art studentsCity College MFA Studio / Estudio de Maestría en Bellas Artes
W 140th St and Amsterdam Ave, Compton–Goethals Hall, Room 201, NYC 10031
Meet the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art students, who will be available to show and discuss their work. The MFA program consists of a close-knit community of exceptional students who work with committed faculty with expertise in a wide range of mediums and approaches to art-making. Students have their own studio space, where they spend the first year on work emphasizing experimentation and growth, and the last year focusing those experimentations into a solo thesis exhibition mounted in the Art Department’s spacious gallery. / Conozca los candidatos a la Maestría en Bellas Artes de City College y charle con ellos acerca de sus obras y el programa.

Open Studio - Anna LambertAnna Lambert
610 W 139th St (b/w Broadway and Riverside Dr), NYC 10031
Photography, printmaking and photomontages. / Fotografía, grabado y fotomontaje.

Open Studio - Artist Studio at 2331 12th AveArtist Studio at 2331 12th Ave
2331 12th Ave (at W 133rd St), 2nd Floor, Studio #8, NYC 10026
The studio is shared by four artists: Cynthia Woodie, jewelry and sculpture; Susan Carlo, painter; Mercer Tullis, painter; and Marcus Tullis, photographer. / El estudio es compartido por cuatro artistas: Cynthia Woodie, joyas y escultura; Susan Carlo, pintora; Mercer Tullis, pintor; y Marcus Tullis, fotógrafo.


Inwood

Saturday 17 June 2017, 1–6pm

Studios are listed north to south.

Open Studio - Jimbo BlachlyJimbo Blachly
251 Seaman Ave (b/w W 215th and W 218th streets), Apt 2J, NYC 10034
Abstract and representational paintings and works on paper. / Pinturas abstractas y de representación y obras sobre papel.

Open Studio - Thor WickstromThor Wickstrom
5009 Broadway (b/w W 213th and W 214th streets), Apt 409, NYC 10034
Recent paintings of Inwood, Harlem River bridges, and other Manhattan/Bronx cityscapes, all painted plein air, on site. / Pinturas recientes de Inwood, puentes del río Harlem, y otros paisajes urbanos de Manhattan y Bronx, todos pintados al estilo plein air.

Open Studio - Sky PapeSky Pape
91 Payson Ave (at Beak St), #1C, NYC 10034
Abstract works on paper using unusual processes meld structured geometry with the quirky irregularities of the hand-made. Science, philosophy, poetry and pure wonderment underlie these looks at incomprehensible, unpredictable forces as they connect with rational systems of implied order. / Obras abstractas en papel, utilizando procesos poco comunes.

Greg Núñez
34 Seaman Ave (at Beak St), #E, NYC 10034
Paintings, lino-cuts, silkscreen prints and drawings. My work reflects my own struggle with Dominican-American identity and the movement of both physical and metaphysical forces. / Pinturas, linograbados, serigrafías y dibujos. Mi trabajo refleja mi propia lucha con la identidad dominicana-americana y el movimiento de fuerzas físicas y metafísicas.

Open Studio - Lisa TalianoLisa Taliano
1 Seaman Ave (at Dyckman St), #5A, NYC 10034
Abstract paintings that capture colorful organic and geometric shapes in a sensual synthesis of mind. / Pinturas abstractas que capturan coloridas formas orgánicas y geométricas en una síntesis sensual de la mente.

Open Studio - Marc SolomonMarc Solomon
1781 Riverside Dr (at Staff St), #2A, NYC 10034
The paintings on view will include landscapes from Fort Tryon Park along with self-portraits on the theme of the-artist-in-the-studio. The sculptures are studies in terra cotta for “imagined heads.” What unifies these separate efforts is the emphasis on form as the result of the maker’s touch. / Las pinturas en vista incluirán paisajes de Fort Tryon Park junto con autorretratos sobre el tema del artista en el estudio. Las esculturas son estudios en terracota para “cabezas imaginarias”. Lo que unifica estos esfuerzos separados es el énfasis en la forma como resultado del toque del creador.

Open Studio - Patricio ArzenPatricio Arzen
73 Ellwood St (b/w Nagle and Sherman avenues), Apt 6C, NYC 10040
My work is based on the transformation of the human figure. Through my paintings, I decompose the human body and deconstruct the concepts of sex and gender. / Mi trabajo se basa en la transformación de la figura humana. A través de mis pinturas, descompongo el cuerpo humano y deconstruyo los conceptos de sexo y género.

Open Studio - Stephen CoxStephen Cox
37 Nagle Ave (b/w Broadway and Ellwood St), Apt 5E, NYC 10040
Abstract pen and ink drawings on paper plus oil paintings. These energetic images are evocative of textural fields and inspire the mind beyond words. / Dibujos abstractos en pluma y tinta sobre papel, y pinturas al óleo. Imágenes energéticas evocan campos texturales e inspiran la mente más allá de las palabras.