SUPRINA

I’m a Native New Yorker. I currently live in Harlem and Poughkeepsie NY.

Education: 

1975-78 University of the Arts, Phil., Pa.

Selected Exhibitions

2014

Portrait Apart Deux” Porter Gallery Chelsea NY

Grotesque Taxidermy” 4 Heads Govs Island NY

Compiled & Composed” Maloney Art Gallery Morristown, NJ

Are We Already Gone” Flicker Lab NY

2015

36th annual” Monmouth Museum Lincroft, NJ

The Migration” Arsenal Gallery Central Park NY

Emerging Artists Fair” Flux Harlem Art Fair NY

Please Touch” Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ

Curators Choice” Jersey City Museum NJ

2016

America on Fire” White Room Gallery Bridgehampton, NY

Black Lives Matter” Gallery 51, N. Adams, MA.

Parts is Parts” Schelfhaudt Gallery, Bridgeport, CT.

Go Figure” Sculptors Alliance Govs Island, NY

Art Flux, DNA Totem”, Marcus Garvey Park, NY

DNA Totem, Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY 2016-17

2017

Refresh” Rush Gallery, Chelsea, NY

We Are Stronger Together” Rush Arts Philly, PA.

Its Happening” Public Art, NYC Parks, NY

DNA Totem, “Public Art at Wilderstein” DNA Totem, Rhinebeck, NY 

State Property” Andrew Freeman Home Gallery, NY

2018

Summer Punch”, WomansWork.Art Gallery Poughkeepsie, NY

Outdoor Sculpture Show” ,North.Bennington, VT. 

The Comic Influence”, Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ.

New Directions”, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Summer Break”,  JCC, Harlem NY

Part 3 Permanent Collection”, WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY  

2019

Power to the People” Arsenal Gallery, Central Park, NY Jan 17- Feb 28

Eyes Wide Open 10”, Redhook, Brooklyn,NY May 11- July 7

DNA Totem” public sculpture Shandaken Whole Arts on Route 28 Mount Tremper, NY June 2019-June 2020

In Someone Else’s Shoes, “Public Art at Wilderstein” DNA Totem, Rhinebeck, NY June 2019- Oct 2019


Grants/Achievements/Awards: Figment NY Public Interactive Sculpture (2012), LMCC (2016 DNA Totem), Honorable Mention “Go Figure” Sculptors Alliance (2016), The Puffin Foundation (2016 DNA Totem), Northern Manhattan Arts “Park Bench as Art” (2017 Shoe), UMEZ (2019 Infinity Doors)                             

Permanent Collections: Yuko Nii Foundation, JCC Harlem, Flux Harlem, as well as private collectors

Artist Statement:

As I continue to practice my craft, my work has visually settled in-between beauty, darkness and humor. Though my eyes, our world is in a perpetual state of “Carnival”, and so my work takes on that visual to aid in communication on social, political and environmental themes. The sensibilities of ‘carnival’ feel very approachable, its humorous side allowing viewers to examine and probe my works without intimidation.

After reviewing my work you can see I am no fan of vagueness, and would much rather hit the viewer over the head with direct visual associations. I bring the viewer ‘in’ using everyday, knowable materials that create visually stunning and mentally stimulating intentional art. So while individual items incorporated into the larger piece let the viewer begin the task of engagement, they also act as a gateway to deeper, larger issues being discussed within the entire work of art.

I am a firm believer in what Elizabeth Gilbert calls “the arrogance of belonging”, and it is within this statement that I deliver my thoughts and passions on what I see as the important topics of our day. I celebrate us, and our absurdity. We are beautiful, horrid, tragic, and profoundly funny.

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