Gowanus Open Studios

I'll be participating in Gowanus Open Studios this weekend - stop by and say hi on Sat and Sun from 12-6pm at Spaceworks, Space 17, Lower Level, 540 President St. Brooklyn. I'll be hanging up a bunch of my recent work and would love to see you all. Other news around GOS : I made it to The Remix's top ten GOS open studios list, and I have two drawings in the Spaceworks Gallery exhibition, so check that out too!

https://www.artsgowanus.org/top10/

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Book Launch, and MORE, at Printed Matter's NY Art Book Fair!

I'm so happy to be launching my new artists' book, "Totality", published by Soft City Printing, tonight at Printed Matter's NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1. Find it at Soft City's booth on the second floor of the museum at booth N45.

ALSO my book "Marigold", published by Miniature Garden in June of this year, will be available at Miniature Garden's booth B 19 in the Dome along with a "Witch Beast Goddess Demon Slayer You" a collection of work I contributed drawings to.

Finally, my self published artists book "Rosabelle, Believe!" will be part of "Open Syntax #2: Multiply" at Open Projects' booth (N51).

NYABF
Preview Thursday, September 21, 6-9 pm
Friday, September 22, 1-7pm
Saturday, September 23, 11am-9pm
Sunday, September 24, 11am-7pm

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Tune into Know-Wave Radio Tonight!

Tune in tonight to Know-Wave Radio broadcasting from Picture Room in Brooklyn. Cory Siegler and I will be bringing you an hour of radio from 6-7pm - primary source audio from Sol LeWitt, Lucy Lippard, John Cage and others and interviews with artists such as Eva Hesse read aloud by the two of us. The Audio will be archived on the Know Wave website: http://know-wave.com/ if you miss it tonight!

Listen to the episode here: http://listen.know-wave.com/episode/picture-room-cory-siegler-and-christina-martinelli

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Visible Scene Opens Tonight at Practice

Opening tonight, 6-8pm

Practice
292 E. 3rd Street #1B
New York, NY 10009

For the month of August, Practice is excited to present Visible Scene, an evolving showcase of artists' publications, a reading area, and exhibitions focused on exploring notions of visibility and social phenomena at play within the field of artist self-publishing.  

Short-run shows of works in non-book media will allow viewers to contextualize publishing within contemporary artistic practices.Independent publishers and organizers of international art book fairs in New York, Brooklyn, Paris, and Dubai have been invited to present a curated selection of zines and books made by artists from those regions. 

Tues, Aug 1, 6-8pm
Opening Reception
+Featuring recent paintings, drawings, and publications by Christina Martinelli
+Poster installation by Sebastien Boncy

http://practice.gallery/christina-martinelli

Exhibiting at the BKABF

Come by the Brooklyn Art Book Fair organized by Endless Editions and BHQFU this weekend where I will be sharing a table with some amazing book makers. I'm debuting two new books and some prints. Free and Open to the public! Come say hi!

May 19, Fri. 7-9pm
May 20th, Sat. 12-6pm
McCarren Park Play Center
776 Lorimer St. Brooklyn, NY
L to Lorimer G to Nassau

https://www.bkabf.org/

Flag Design for Stage Set of Up at Noon Organized by Jeff Stark

I designed and screenprinted a series of flags used as part of the stage set of an amazing project organized by Jeff Stark and presented by Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education. Called Up at Noon it is a series of daylight performances outside the Hunts Point Subway station in the Bronx Wednesday,  May 10th and Friday, May 12 from 12-2:30pm and features live performances of Garifuna music, Hardcore & hip hop presented by Yung Mayne, queer drag presented by Chris of Hur and performances by House of Yes. Check it out if you can!

http://www.casitamaria.org/up-at-noon

Potatoe Press Publication Launch Thursday, May 4th from 6-8

I am one of 10 Women who designed posters collected into Pussy Packet - launching Thursday at Commend, 172 Forsyth St. NYC, from 6-8! Published in loose leaf risograph form housed in a sparkling envelope this is their second official publication, following their publication of my book Bardo. Facebook Invite HERE

Christina Martinelli, Nevertheless She Persisted, 2017, Reprinted in Pussy Packet

Christina Martinelli, Nevertheless She Persisted, 2017, Reprinted in Pussy Packet

Miniature Gardens "Witch Beast Goddess Demon Slayer You"

I am so pleased to have a few drawings published in Miniature Gardens newest book. Made in response to the election "Witch Beast Goddess Demon Slayer You," features the work of:

Patricia Valencia, Natalie Beall, Denise Schatz, Jamie Kim, Cory Siegler, Claudia Peña Salinas, Ariel Dill, Anna Dare De Los Reyes, Christina Martinelli, Sharela Bonfield, Robin Cameron, Gretchen Scherer, Valerie Piraino, Esperanza Mayobre, Antonia Perez and Casey Cook.

https://www.miniaturegarden.org/new-page/

The book was launched at the LA Art Book Fair and had it's New York launch March 24th, 2017 at Planeta in the East Village.

Opening Sat, Dec. 10th: Off-Site Channeling at The Java Project

Off-Site Channeling
 

Ekaterina Aksenova
Claire Falkenberg
Christina Martinelli
Alexa Punnamkuzhyil

Curated by Danielo Garcia / Open Projects
www.openprojects.info

Opening Reception: Saturday Dec 10, 2016 - 6pm-9pm
On view: Dec 10 - Jan 1, 2016
THE JAVA PROJECT
252 Java Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

When invisible currents meet at a given location the resulting convergence may trigger the bodily frequencies of an individual. Even after migrating from that location, this convergence may leave a lasting impression on us. We experience it, absorb it and it becomes part of us. Off-Site Channeling is a group show featuring works that may be read as channeling to a certain location or unknowable state of being, leading to their particular physicality.

 

Ekaterina Aksenova works predominantly in the medium of sculpture and utilizes a wide range of materials such as paper, plaster, ceramic, wood, etc. She graduated with Bachelor of Arts from Hunter College, NYC in 2013. During the past years, Ekaterina participated in exhibitions in the NYC area as well as abroad in Russia and Japan. Her most recent works have been greatly inspired by the ideas of assimilation and inclusion. By examining personal identity, Ekaterina works attempt to inhabit the physical space and claim its interior with patterns made up of sections of the body. Born in Voronezh, Russia, she now lives and works in New York City.

Claire Falkenberg has been awarded grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation; fellowships from Willapa Bay AiR, and Ucross Foundation; residencies from Vermont Studio Center, La Fragua Artist Residency, and Chashama North. Recent exhibitions include Dose Projects, Brooklyn, NY; Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto, Canada; Campbell River Art Gallery, Campbell River, Canada; Inman Gallery, Houston, TX. Claire Falkenberg was born in Toronto, Canada, and now lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Christina Martinelli received her MFA from the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010 and her BA with a focus in Visual Art from Bennington College in 2008. She has exhibited at Conner Contemporary, Washington, D.C.; Open Space, Baltimore, MD; Endless Chinatown, New York, NY; Pent House Gallery, Baltimore, MD and others. She has attended residencies at SÍM Residency, Reykjavik, Iceland (2016); The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE (2016); and The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY (2015). Born in New York City, she lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Alexa Punnamkuzhyil is an interdisciplinary artist whose work engages the poetics of biological and social systems. Drawing on scientific inquiry and medical discourse, her work examines structures of sense and sensation between people, plants, animals and things. She is a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of California, Berkeley. Born in Baltimore and raised in Northern California, she currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Lorimoto Open Call II Now on View

I am happy to participate in Lorimoto Gallery in Ridgewood, Queens, Open Call II exhibition, on view now until Dec. 16th, 2016 - as seen here, my screen print "Hagia Sophia," on the walls. Lots of great affordable art!

Lorimoto Gallery
16-23 Hancock St.
Ridgewood, NY 11385

http://www.lorimoto.com/

Artists' Book featured in Exhibition at Stevenson University

Pleased to have my artists' book DocX featured in an exhibition, Print Out, curated by Matt Laumann at Stevenson University, School of Design Gallery, in Owings Mills, MD opening August 22nd.   

Print Out

On view: Aug. 22-Oct. 27, 2016

Where: School of Design Gallery, Owings Mills North Campus

Print Out features a compilation of publications, zines, and related ephemera produced in multiple by more than 20 artists and designers from Baltimore and beyond. Curated by Matt Laumann, Stevenson University’s Cultural Programs Manager, the exhibition examines the concept of multiples and explores the underlying technology used to produce each edition. Unlike commercial offset printing, which is costly and meant to reproduce thousands of copies, the work exhibited in Print Out utilize relatively simple technologies, including conventional photocopiers, scanners, laser printers, inkjet printers, and Risographs, among others, to produce artists’ editions as limited as 10.

 

SÍM Reykjavík Residency, June 2016

I'm currently an artist in residence at SÍM Reykjavík for the month of June.

A group exhibition of the residents work will be presented at the SÍM Reykjavík Gallery opening June 28th.

More information about the residency here: http://sim.is/seljavegur-residency/

GINA Debut at Pent House Gallery, Baltimore

GINA Debut
Penthouse Gal is excited to present a two woman show featuring the work of New York based artists Ginny Huo and Christina Martinelli. 

Christina Martinelli (b. 1986) makes meticulously patterned drawings, paintings and sculptures with an energetic and intuitive geometry. The work references the language of textiles while creating an immersive hypnotic experience. Highly detailed patterns are created and layered without the use of a straight edge, allowing the mistakes to construct an unsteady composition. Christina uses subtle humor to invoke resistance to masculine or macho expressions, with an interest in subverting those stances; the rickety lines and bold colors seem to tease the ego associated in the male dominated fields of abstraction and minimalism. Christina has completed residencies at The Wassaic Project, NY and The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska and will be an artist in residence at SÍM Reykjavík this June. She received her MFA in Sculpture from The Maryland Institute College of Art, Rinehart School of Sculpture, Baltimore, MD (2010) and her BA in Visual Art from Bennington College, VT (2008). http://www.christinamartinelli.com/

Ginny Huo (b. 1985) creates sculptural drawings and videos with a quick wit to explore social themes. She acknowledges underlying fears found in social interactions and cultural beliefs; in which she finds common routines that bind groups together portraying universal connections. In her most recent work she has focused on deconstructing the shame of being raised in a supremely conservative patriarchal Mormon religion. She discusses the pains of patriarchy and the palpable, hidden wounds it creates in a dark and playful manner. She has been a participant in residencies such as Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2015), Takt Artist Residency in Berlin (2015), Visiting Artist and Scholars at the American Academy in Rome (2014), 33OC Creativa (2014), and SOHO20 Gallery in New York (2012). She received her MFA in Sculpture from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011 and her BFA from Brigham Young University in 2008.
http://www.ginnyhuo.com/

This show was organized by Jen Coster; who is an interdisciplinary artist, resident at Penthouse Gallery and runs the press Munu Editions. Screenprint editions were created with each artist for the show. 

Penthouse Gallery is located in the CopyCat Building on the 5th fl B side. The opening takes place during the First Friday Station North Alloverstreet walk, and can be viewed by appointment through May 19th.