Alex Ebstein, Alexis Granwell, Elana Herzog, and Trish Tillman speak about their sculptural practices, artist-run spaces, and collaborating while living in different cities. In February 2018, Ebstein will be curating the works of Granwell, Herzog and Tillman in a show at Tiger Strikes Asteroid Philadelphia.
Alex Ebstein (b. 1985, New Haven, CT) is an artist, curator, and writer based in Baltimore, MD. She received her MFA from Towson University in 2015, and a BA in studio art from Goucher College in 2007. Her work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Cuevas Tilleard and Victori + Mo in New York, Frutta Gallery in Rome, and at SophiaJacob in Baltimore. Recent group exhibitions include L0rd Ludd in Philadelphia, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, Central Park Gallery and CES Gallery, both in Los Angeles, CA, and Loyal Gallery in Stockholm Sweden. She is an adjunct professor at Maryland Institute College of Art and at American University.
Alexis Granwell (b. 1981) is an artist and curator in Philadelphia, PA. She received an MFA from The University of Pennsylvania and a BFA from Boston University.Granwell is a Professor of Art and currently teaches at Pennsylvania Academy of Art and Design, Tyler School of Art, and Moore College of Art and Design. She is a co-director and one of the founding members of Tiger Strikes Asteroid, an artist collective, in Philadelphia.
She has exhibited in many solo exhibitions, including at Fleisher/ Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA; Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT; Europos Parkas Museum, Vilnius, Lithuania;Towson University, Baltimore, MD; Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, VA; and Bryan Miller Gallery, Houston, TX. Other group exhibitions include Field Projects, New NY; Select Art Fair, New York, NY, IPCNY, NY; Artist-Run, Miami, FL, Guest Spot at THE REINSTITUTE, Baltimore, MD; Momenta Art, New York, NY; Trestle Art Gallery, New York, NY; Elephant, Los Angeles, CA; Hemphill Gallery, Washington DC; University of Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, VA; Fjord Gallery, Philadelphia, PA;The Print Studio in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; SOIL, Seattle, WA; and CTRL Gallery, Houston, TX.
Granwell is a recipient of The Independence Foundation Fine Arts Fellowship Grant for 2015.Through this grant, she attended a residency at the prestigious papermill Dieu Donne in New York,
Her work has been reviewed in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, Two Coats of Paint, Title Magazine, Art F City, The Art Blog, and New American Paintings.
Elana Herzog lives and works in New York City. She is a recipient of a 2017 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Herzog is currently preparing a project for Artisterium 10, an annual exhibition of international artists in Tbilisi, Georgia and for the premiere of Martha (The Searchers) a new ballet by Julia K. Gleich with décor by Elana Herzog.
Herzog has had solo exhibitions a the Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Studio 10 in Bushwick, New York, The Boiler (Pierogi), in Brooklyn, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Connecticut, Smack Mellon in New York, the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University, Lmak Projects and Morgan Lehman Gallery, and PPOW Gallery in New York City.De-Warped and Un-Weft, a survey of Herzog’s work since 1993, was at the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art in Missouri in 2009. Her work has been exhibited internationally in Norway, Sweden and Iceland, Canada, Chile and the Netherlands, and she has participated in numerous group shows at institutions such as the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs, New York, the Weatherspoon Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina, The Kohler Museum in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, David Castillo Gallery in Miami, and at The Brooklyn Museum and The Museum of Arts and Design New York City.
Herzog has been awarded residencies at the Albers Foundation, in Bethany, Connecticut, Søndre Green Farm in Noresund, Norway, Gertrude Contemporary in Melbourne, Australia, the Farpath Foundation in Dijon, France, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, LMCC Workspace and Dieu Donne Paper in New York. She received the Anonymous Was A Woman Award in 2009, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award in 2007, NYFA Fellowships in 2007 and 1999, the 2004 Lillian Elliot Award, the 2003 Lambent Fund Fellowship and the 1999 Joan Mitchell Award.
Trish Tillman is an artist and writer based in New York City. She received an MFA from School of Visual Arts and a BFA from James Madison University, with studies at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. She is represented by Asya Geisberg Gallery in NYC where she has had two solo exhibitions, a solo presentation at NADA NYC, and will be included in UNTITLED Art Fair Miami 2017. Tillman has also had solo exhibitions at Civilian Art Projects, Washington, DC, and the Arlington Arts Center, VA. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Regina Rex, NY; Present Company, NY; Cindy Rucker Gallery, NY; CUE Art Foundation, NY; Emerson Dorsch, FL; and Elephant Art Space, CA, among others. She is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation 2009 MFA Grant, a 2015 Fountainhead Residency in Miami, FL, and the 2017 Jaipur Kala Chaupal Residency and Exposition at the Diggi Palace in Jaipur, India. Tillman is preparing for an upcoming residency and solo exhibition at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, VA in 2018.