Based on the A.I.R. “One on One” sessions from the 1980s, the Studio Visit Lottery provides an opportunity for you, the artists, to have a one-on-one studio visit with a curator, critic, or gallery director. All artists in New York City are encouraged to apply.
A.I.R. has selected top curators, critics, and gallery directors involved in exciting projects here in New York City to meet with you, the artist, in your studio space.* The 45-minute studio visit is designed not only to facilitate dialogue among art professionals and local artists, but also to provide artists with personal attention and beneficial feedback. In addition, selected artists are invited to attend a session with A.I.R. Gallery Director on “Making the Most of a Studio Visit.”
Bridget Donahue is currently the Associate Director at Gavin Brown's enterprise. Donahue has worked with artists at Gladstone Gallery, and was the Director of D’Amelio Terras. In 2008, she co-founded Cleopatra’s, a curatorial art project with a storefront in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Donahue has taught Thesis Preparation at City College, New York and has lectured about artistic collaborations and professional practices at Hunter College, Columbia University, Savannah College of Art and Design, School of Visual Arts and Rhode Island School of Design. She serves on the Board of Directors for the New Art Dealers Alliance and has consulted for Creative Capital. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Contemporary Textile Culture from Norwich University College of the Arts (UK) and a BA in Anthropology and Journalism from Boston University.
Deborah Frizzell Ph.D teaches modern and contemporary art history and theory at William Paterson University, New Jersey. From 1990-1994, Frizzell was Curator of Exhibitions and Education at the New Britain Museum of American Art in Connecticut, where she organized exhibitions of contemporary art as well as eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth century art. She was Director of The Contemporary Division of Connecticut Gallery (1986-1990) and Art at 100 Pearl, Hartford. Her books include Humphrey Spender’s Humanist Landscapes: Photo-Documents, 1932-1942 (Paul Melon Centre for Studies in British Art & Yale University Press, 1997), Ann Chernow: Fictitious Icons (Gallery of Contemporary Art at Sacred Heart University & Queens Museum of Art, 1998) and Mircea Suciu; How Deep the Rabbit Hole Goes (New York: SLAG Gallery, 2008). Frizzell writes for New York Arts Magazine, Woman's Art Journal, Cultural Politics, and The Structurist. Frizzell is currently writing a biography of Nancy Spero (1926-2009).
Cara Starke is Director of Exhibitions at Creative Time, where she heads the department that commissions and presents ambitious public art projects throughout New York City, across the country, and around the world. Previously she was Assistant Curator at The Museum of Modern Art, where she co-organized several exhibitions, including Francis Alÿs: A Story of Deception (2011); William Kentridge: Five Themes (2010); Pipilotti Rist: Pour Your Body Out (2008); Take your time: Olafur Eliasson (2008); Doug Aitken: sleepwalkers (2007); and Douglas Gordon: Timeline (2006). She received her her B.A. from Cornell University and her M.A. in Art History from Williams College.
To enter via regular mail: Please send a check for $20 per entry (up to 10 entries) with your name, address, phone, email, and your ranked preferences for a studio visitor.
Artists are selected via a random lottery on Thursday, September 5th, during the opening reception for our new season, and will be notified by email before September 20, 2013.
All proceeds after payments to studio visitors will benefit A.I.R. Gallery and its mission to advance the status of women in the arts. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.