Monday, Dec 13, 2021

Session (44) Virtual Open Studio


Our Session 44 Fellows, Juli Brandano, Marina Kappos, and Nicholas Moenich, are finishing up their fellowship at Lighthouse Works next week. Before we bid them farewell, join our Program Director, Tryn Collins, on ZOOM this Sunday, December 13, at 4 pm, for Virtual Open Studios. See some new work and hear about their time on Fishers Island.

*Juli Brandano is a dancer and choreographer based in Brooklyn, NY. She has worked with artists Phoebe Berglund, Jessica Cook, Ayano Elson, Jodi Melnick, Alexandra Pirici, and Cally Spooner, among others. Her choreography has been shown at/supported by Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Movement Research at Judson Church, MERDE at the Footlight Bar, Triskelion Arts, and New Dance Alliance.

Marina Kappos is an artist working primarily in painting. Her work has a flat and graphic style, where she often creates stencils using masking tape and applying paint with a paint roller. Selected solo exhibitions include “Transfigured” at Foyer/LA in Los Angeles (2020), “Peep Show” at China Art Objects in Los Angeles (2011), “Marina Kappos” at Tokyo Wonder Site, Institute of Contemporary Art in Tokyo (2007). Group exhibitions include “Animal Crossing” at Inman Gallery in Houston (2020), “Connections” at Shrine Gallery in NY (2020), and “Daughter of Bad Girls” at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, NY (2014). She has participated in the Tokyo Wonder Site Creator-In-Residence program in 2007, and again in 2013, where she spent several months painting and living in Tokyo. Kappos received an MFA from the Yale University School of Art in 1997 and a BFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1995. She lives and works in NYC.

Nicholas Moenich is a Brooklyn-based artist born in Cleveland, OH with a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and a MFA from Hunter College. Exhibitions include: Wild Blue Yonder: Kari Cholnoky & Nicholas Moenich at Disturb the Neighbors, New York, NY (2019); The Garden of Earthly Delights, curated by Timothy Bergstrom, Washington Art Center, Washington, CT (2019); a solo project with Disturb the Neighbors at NADA NY (2018); Actually Weird, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY (2018); Hyperactif: Alexander Calder, Larry Bell, Nicholas Moenich at D’Agostino & Fiore, New York, NY (2015).

Moenich is a 2019-2020 recipient of the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Award. In the fall of 2016, he curated Shroom Show at helper, Brooklyn, NY. In 2014, he was a visiting artist resident at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass Village, Colorado, and was also a lecturer and panelist at the “Corporeal Texture Conference” at the University of Cincinnati. He was awarded the Tony Smith Award in 2011 and the 2019 Hopper Prize. Press includes New American Paintings, Art Maze Magazine, Artspace, Hyperallergic, and Two Coats of Paint. Other projects include Won Eh, a curatorial project, and print shop with Lauren Clay and TASP, a self-published zine with Justin Q Martin.