upstairs: Gallery Artist Group Show

Bianca Beck, Strauss Bourque-LaFrance, Gianna Commito, Joanne Greenbaum, Hilary Harnischfeger, Anya Kielar, Pam Lins, Sam Moyer, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, and Roger White

February 28 - March 27, 2016

Press Release

Gallery Artist Group Show

Bianca Beck, Strauss Bourque-LaFrance, Gianna Commito, Joanne Greenbaum, Hilary Harnischfeger, Anya Kielar, Pam Lins, Sam Moyer, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, and Roger White


February 28 – March 27, 2016

Opening reception: Sunday, February 28; 6 - 8 pm


Bianca Beck (b. 1979, Columbus, OH, USA). She currently lives and works in New York, NY. Selected exhibitions include: two solo exhibitions at Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY; “Bianca Beck,” White Columns, New York, NY (solo); “Heads with Tails,” Harris Lieberman, New York, NY; “Le Tableau,” Cheim & Read, New York, NY; “I Live My Thoughts,” Laurel Gitlen, New York, NY; “the same sight slighter,” Renwick Gallery, New York, NY; “Strip Stripe,” Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, NY; “Tompkins,” Shane Campbell, Chicago, IL.; among others. Her work has been reviewed by: The New York Times, Artforum, ArtCritical, and Time Out New York.


Strauss Bourque-LaFrance (b. 1983) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Recent solo shows include T293, Rome, IT; KANSAS, New York, NY; Courtney Blades, Chicago, IL; Bodega, Philadelphia, PA/New York, NY. His work has been included in exhibitions at White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO; ICA Philadelphia, PA; SculptureCenter, New York, NY; Contemporary Austin Jones Center, Austin, TX; Abrons Art Center, New York NY; Exo Exo, Paris, FR; Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York, NY; Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA; Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Extra Extra, Philadelphia, PA; Clifford Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY; and Porch Projects, Washington D.C., among others. He received his BFA from Hampshire College, Amherst, MA; and his MFA from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA


 Gianna Commito has exhibited her work at Rachel Uffner Gallery, (NY, NY), Gavin Brown’s enterprise (NY, NY), Taxter and Spengemann (NY, NY), The Drawing Center (NY, NY), and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Cleveland, OH) among other venues. Commito has participated in artist residencies including the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, France, St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont, and Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, New York. She was awarded the Emerging Artist Award from the Cleveland Arts Prize in 2015 and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2004.


Joanne Greenbaum lives and works in New York City.  Over the past twenty years she has participated in numerous shows in the U.S. and Europe. Most recently Greenbaum has exhibited her work at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Crone Gallery, Berlin, Van Horn Gallery, Dusseldorf, Texas Gallery, Houston, and Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York. Other recent solo shows include Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago and D’Amelio Terras, New York. Greenbaum has also been exhibited at The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas, PS1 MoMA, New York, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Kunsthalle, Basel, Whitechapel Gallery, London. A career-spanning survey of her was mounted by Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich and travelled to Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, Germany in 2008/2009. She included in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. She earned a BA from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. She shows with greengrassi in London, UK, Nicolas Krupp in Basel, Switzerland, Crone Gallery in Berlin and Van Horn Gallery in Dusseldorf, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, and Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York. 


Hilary Harnischfeger has recently participated in shows at the Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, OH), MOCA Cleveland (Cleveland, OH), American University Museum (Washington, DC), Galerie Lelong (New York, NY), a solo exhibition with Halsey Mckay Gallery (East Hampton, NY), V1 Gallery (Copenhagen, DE), James Fuentes (New York, NY), James Cohan Gallery (Shanghai, CH), among many others. Harnischfeger lives and works in New York.


Anya Kielar has exhibited solo projects at Rachel Uffner Gallery, Daniel Reich Gallery, Casey Kaplan, all New York, NY and Locust Projects, Miami, FL.  She has participated in group shows at the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL; Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK; FLAG Art Foundation, Guild & Greyshkul, White Columns, Marianne Boesky, James Fuentes LLC, and Museum 52 in New York, NY. She received her MFA from Columbia University, and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


Pam Lins' recent solo exhibitions include The Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY and The Suburban, Oak Park, IL. She was also recently included in exhibitions at The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, CCS Bard Galleries, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, and she was a participant in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. In 2013-2014, Lins held the David and Roberta Logie fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. She also received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008 and the Howard Foundation Fellowship from Brown University in 2007. Lins has held teaching positions at The Cooper Union, Bard College, and Princeton University. She lives and works in Brooklyn and holds a MFA from Hunter College.


Sam Moyer has exhibited her work at The Drawing Center (New York, NY), The Bass Museum (Miami, FL), University of Albany Art Museum (Albany, NY), The Public Art Fund (New York, NY), White Flag Projects and The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (St. Louis, MO), LAND (Los Angeles, CA), Tensta konsthall (Stockholm, SW), Cleopatra’s Greenpoint (Brooklyn, NY), and Société (Berlin, DE). She has also participated in "Greater New York" and “Between Spaces” at PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Queens. Exhibitions of her work have also been shown at Galerie Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels, BE), Venus over Manhattan (New York, NY), Autocenter (Berlin, GE), and Artists Space (New York, NY) among other venues. She received her BFA from the Corcoran College of Art and Design and her MFA from Yale. She lives and works in Brooklyn.


Sara Greenberger Rafferty  has exhibited widely since 2001, including solo exhibitions at The Kitchen, New York; MoMA PS1, New York; Eli Marsh Gallery at Amherst College, Massachusetts; The Suburban, Illinois; and a commissioned sculpture for the Public Art Fund. In 2014, she participated in the Whitney Biennial; the Hammer Biennial; and had solo exhibitions in Portland, Oregon, Riga, Latvia, and New York. In 2015, her work has been part of exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center in Georgia, and Galerie Andreas Huber in Vienna. Rafferty has participated in group shows at venues such as the Aspen Art Museum, Colorado; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York; Gagosian Gallery, New York; and The Jewish Museum, New York, among many others. She is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. Rafferty teaches full-time at Hampshire College and lives and works in Brooklyn.


Roger White has recently been included in shows at Rachel Uffner Gallery (NY, NY), Grice Bench (LA, CA), Mitchell-Innes & Nash (NY, NY), Foxy Production (NY, NY), Kathryn Brennan Gallery (LA, CA), and “Cave Painting: Installment #2” organized by Bob Nickas at Gresham's Ghost (NY, NY). He has exhibited at The Suburban in Chicago and was included in the American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational in 2011. He is the co-founder of the contemporary art journal Paper Monument which most recently published The Contemporaries. White lives and works in Middlebury, VT and Brooklyn, NY.

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