exhibition

Curated by:

Jackie Hoysted

Jackie Hoysted

Jackie Hoysted is a native of Ireland and the visual arts curator for Solas Nua, an Irish organization that promotes contemporary Irish culture in the Washington DC area. She has a degree in computer science from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and a fine arts degree from the George Washington Corcoran College of the Arts & Design, Washington DC., USA.

Artists:

Holly Bass

Holly Bass

Holly Bass is a multidisciplinary performance and visual artist, writer and director. Her work has been presented at spaces such as the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian Museums, the Seattle Art Museum, Art Basel Miami Beach (Project Miami Fair) and the South African State Theatre. 

Hoesy Corona

Hoesy Corona

Hoesy Corona is a multidisciplinary artist, project manager and founding co-director of Labbodies, an arts lab that creates opportunities for new media and performance artists to exhibit their work in the USA.

Heloisa Escudero

Heloisa Escudero

Heloisa Escudero grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, but relocated to the U.S. in 1987, where her interest in Fine Arts developed.  SHe is interested in conceptually based art that is both tactile and interactive. 

Erin Devine

Erin Devine

Erin Devine is an artist, critic, curator, and independent scholar based in Washington, DC. Her video-based and live performances are characterized by research that addresses patriarchal oppressions of history and culture.

John Guinan

John Brendan Guinan

John Brendan Guinan is an American contemporary multidisciplinary artist. John's goal is to remind people of the transcendent, mystical and sublime.  He uses the material tools afforded to him to disrupt the spiritual and emotional paradigms of those that engage with his art.

Ann Lewis

Ann Lewis

Ann is a graduate of the Art Department at the University of California Santa Cruz, where she concentrated on serigraphs and life drawing. She paints primarily in watercolor and oil and continues her interest in figure drawing. 

Tsedaye Makonnen

Tsedaye Makonnen

Tsedaye Makonnen is an Ethiopian-American interdisciplinary artist, a mother and a former doula. Recurring themes present in her work are identity, colorism, womanhood, ritual and kinship. 

Akemi Maegawa

Akemi Maegawa

Akemi Maegawa is an artist specializing in sculpture and installation works. She was born in Tsu, the capital city of Mie prefecture, Japan, and is an alumni of Corcoran College of Art and Design and Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Carolina Mayorga

Carolina Mayorga

Carolina Mayorga is a visual artist whose work is represented in private and public collections including the Art Museum of the Americas and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C., Andres Institute of Art, NH and Kronan Sculpture Park, Lulea, Sweden.

Sheldon Scott

Sheldon Scott

Sheldon Scott, a native of Pawley's Island, SC, received his B.S. in Psychology from Francis Marion University. After years of practicing as a psychotherapist, he began a creative life as a storyteller, artist, actor, and writer in 2005.  

René Treviño

René Treviño

René Treviño is a visual artist who uses historical context as a backdrop to reweave "lessons" of the past in his work. Born in Kingsville, Texas, he currently resides in Baltimore, MD and teaches at Towson University and MICA.

Anna Tsouhlarakis

Anna Tsouhlarakis

Anna Tsouhlarakis is a visual artist intent on expanding the concept and understanding of Native art. She describes her work as a continued interest in creating conceptual connections between seemingly disparate subjects and combining them to become the vehicle for deciphering and interpreting her own familial narratives. 

Helen Zughaib

Helen Zughaib

Helen currently lives in Washington, DC, and works fulltime as an artist. She paints primarily in gouache and ink on board and canvas. More recently, she has worked with wood, shoes and cloth and mixed media installations. 


Solas Nua, ‘new light’ in Irish, is the only organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to contemporary Irish arts. Based in Washington, D.C., their mission is to bring the best new Irish artistic talent to American audiences. 

 

Glucksman Ireland House NYU is the center for Irish and Irish-American Studies at New York University. With courses in history, Irish language, literature, music, and politics, their mission is to foster excellence in the study of Ireland, Irish America and the Irish Diaspora in New York and the global communities.