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2018 BedStuy Art Crawl Artists

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Jaime SunWoo is a Korean-American multidisciplinary artist from Brooklyn, New York. She combines video, audio, sculpture, and storytelling to create sensory performances in galleries, theaters, and public spaces. Her works are part playful, part tragic, and often examine food as a way to discuss identity, history, and death. She studied art at Yale University, where she wrote and directed Household. Her site-specific projects include The Creature for the DUMBO Arts Festival, and interactive bar installation Earshot. She has collaborated with Whoop Dee Doo, and appeared on PBS’s Art21. Her latest project Specially Processed American Me was featured in the FailSafe Festival and workshops were organized in partnership with the Asian American Arts Alliance and Gallery Madison Park. She is currently a fellow at the Laundromat Project for socially engaged art

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Ash Goh is a filmmaker from Singapore, currently residing in Brooklyn, NY. She believes in the autonomy and self-determination of all human beings, decolonization as framework for solidarity work and social movements, and building networks of radical kinship and care. The documentaries and experimental films that she creates originate and operate from the nexus of these beliefs. @ashktchm on Instagram

 

Jaime and Ash will be digitizing and featuring VHS home videos that take place in Bed-Stuy to preserve memories and celebrate its history.

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Zain Alam is an artist, writer, and musician whose work explores the life of minorities and marginalized groups, particularly at moments of self-preservation, assimilation, and cultural innovation. His work has been described as “a unique intersection, merging the cinematic formality of Bollywood and geometric repetition of Islamic art.” He is currently supported by Harvard’s Science, Religion, and Culture program where he is the 2017-2018 artist-in-residence.

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Artist Cat Del Buono began drawing and filming at an early age, making her first Super 8 film at age 11. She received a BA from Boston College and an MFA from School of Visual Arts in Photography, Video, and Related Media. She also attended the NYU Tisch School of the Arts graduate film program. Trained as a photographer and filmmaker, Del Buono creates video installations and public happenings that focus on social issues. Her works have shown in the US and abroad, including Bronx Museum, Vetlanda Museum Sweden, Fonlad Digtial Arts Festival Portugal, Fountain Art Fair, Chashama, and MoCA Miami. Awards include the Bronx Museum AIM Program, ISE Cultural Foundation Grant, Baang & Burne New Works Grant, Awesome Foundation Grant, NYFA Strategic Stipend, and an SVA Alumni Association award. She holds panels on domestic violence and has been a mentor and advisor for art students.

Tanya Jennings is currently a senior project manager at McCann HumanCare. She has worked in film and television for clients that include MTV and Spike Lee. Tanya also sang in a choir that opened for the Grammy Award winning Duet, BeeBee and CeeCee Winans. She strongly believes music brings people together.

Beauty Box is a one­-on-­one interactive performance where the public is invited to have a free “consultation.” I “examine” my visitor and instead of giving beauty tips or advising on what they need to change, I point out all that is beautiful about them, focusing on unique positive qualities.

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Jacqueline Johnson is a multi-disciplined artist creating in both poetry, fiction writing and fiber arts.  She is the author of A Woman’s Season, on Main Street Rag Press and A Gathering of Mother Tongues, published by White Pine Press. Works in progress include: The Privilege of Memory and How to Stop a Hurricane.

Ms. Johnson has received awards from the New York Foundation of the Arts, the Middle Atlantic Writers Association’s Creative Writing Award in poetry, and has done residences at MacDowell Colony for the Arts, Hurston Wright and Blue Mountain Arts.  She is a Cave Canem fellow.

She is a member of Quilters of Color Network of New York and Empire Quilters.  

Recent exhibitions include:  “Sacred Threads,” “By the Work of Her Hands,” at the Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, Pa. and American Legation Museum in Tangier, Morocco; the “ISMS Show at The Avery Institute in Charleston, S.C. and Maya Angelou – Fiber Arts Show at the North Charleston Arts Festival.

Jacqueline will be doing  a traditional quilt quote show and tell of 1-3 quilts. She will present the  quilt(s) and share the story of how they were created. Attendees will be invited to share their stories of quilts and create a small swatch.

 

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Christine Stoddard is a Salvadoran-Scottish-American writer and artist who lives in Brooklyn. Her visuals have appeared in the New York Transit Museum, the Ground Zero Hurricane Katrina Museum, the Poe Museum, the Queens Museum, the Condé Nast Building, George Washington University’s Gallery 102, and beyond. In 2014, Folio Magazine named her one of the top 20 media visionaries in their 20s for founding Quail Bell Magazine. In summer 2017, Christine will be the artist-in-residence at Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Art Center, a Smithsonian affiliate in Dowell, Maryland. She is a graduate of VCUarts and is currently pursuing her MFA in Digital & Interdisciplinary Art Practice at CUNY City College in New York City.

I will do an interactive video art performance. In between performances, I will screen a slideshow of my photo collages (most of which were taken in the Bed-Stuy neighborhood).

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Olivia Lemon is one half of Mut’Sun. Mut’Sun, pronounced (moot-son) is the signature name to describe the tag team efforts in painting collectively with her 9yr old son Cleson. Her son came up with Mut’Sun, using the Ancient Kemetic Medu Neter word for mother, Mut, combined with the word Sun, a reference to how his mother refers to him being as brilliant as the sun. The thing that sets Mut’Sun apart from other artists is their use of color.

 

Mut’Sun will showcase their artwork while creating an interactive painting opportunity for the community. Once completed the masterpiece will be donated to the Macon library.

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Documentary Photographer Kay Hickman is based in New York. She takes pride in contributing work that will expand the narrative of the African Diaspora while challenging monolithic representation. Hickman’s work has been featured in publications like TIME, The New York Times, OkayPlayer, Coeval, Jazz Halo and Photographic journal: MFON Women Photographers of the African Diaspora. She also worked as resident photographer at Black Gotham Experience, which is an immersive visual storytelling project that notes the contribution the African Diaspora made in developing what is now New York City. She has also documented community organizations in Brooklyn such as Arts East New York.

 

Kay will host a portrait party to take high quality portraits of people (family and friends) that pass through the BedStuy Art Crawl. The idea is to bring the community together while introducing art and music to the mix. The people attending will leave with a professional portrait.

 

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Sha-Nee Williams is a Brooklyn-born artist, as well as an avid creator, gamer, a lover of music and all things comics. Sha-Nee’s work consists of fantasy and sci-fi based concepts, as well as a diverse set of characters, that showcases a strong love for visuals and storytelling.  She graduated from Briarcliffe College with a BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration. Art is definitely in her blood

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Keisha-Gaye Anderson is a Jamaican-born poet, author, and visual artist living in Brooklyn, NY. Gathering the Waters (Jamii 2014), her debut poetry collection, has been accepted into the collections of the National Library of Jamaica and Poets House in Manhattan. Keisha’s poetry, fiction, and essays have been widely published in national literary journals, magazines, and anthologies that include Small Axe Salon, Interviewing the Caribbean, Renaissance Noire, The Killens Review of Arts and Letters, Mosaic Literary Magazine, African Voices Magazine, Streetnotes: Cross Cultural Poetics, Caribbean in Transit Arts Journal, The Mom Egg Review, and others. Her second poetry book, Everything Is Necessary, is forthcoming from Willow Books this fall. Keisha is also received the received the Editors’ Choice recognition for the Numinous Orisons, Luminous Origin Literary Award for Poetry (Agape Editions) for her poetry collection A Spell for Living.

 

Keisha-Gaye will share poems from her two upcoming poetry collections that focus on the unification of community and fostering a greater awareness of our shared humanity.

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