Triangle Arts Association is an artist-founded non-profit art institution in New York City, working locally and globally since 1982, with programs that emphasize research, dialogue and experimentation through residencies and public programs. On Governors Island, Triangle will host ongoing residencies for artists across disciplines, including sculpture, painting, performance and video. An evolving exhibition will provide visitors with a first-hand view of in-process artwork.

Triangle Arts 2019 Governors Island Artists In Residence:

Eozen Agopian was born in Athens, Greece. She received an MFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, and a BFA degree from Hunter College, New York. In her work she creates visual parallels between rational and cosmological worlds through constructing and deconstructing, layering and erasing, scraping and marking, unraveling and reconnecting. She incorporates techniques of drawing, painting, sewing and weaving. During the Governors island residency, along with studies and experimentation with small and medium sized works, she will create a three-dimensional, four-sided art piece/painting that one can enter and exist within. This is an idea that she has been developing as a way to expand her practice from evoking the third dimension on the surface of the paintings to make a more expansive environmental work.

Brooklyn based Carl E. Hazlewood, born in Guyana, received a BFA (with honors) from Pratt, and an MA from Hunter College. Also a curator and writer, he co-founded Aljira a Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, NJ. Recent honors include Fellowships and residencies from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Headlands Center for the Arts, Yaddo, Vermont Studio Center, and the MacDowell Colony, among others. A 2017 ‘Tree of Life Foundation’ award grantee, his fifty-two foot painting installation, ‘TRAVELER’, was commissioned for the Knockdown Center, Maspeth, Queens, in 2017. Hazlewood’s work has been seen in the PRIZM, Volta, and Scope Art Fairs. BOMB Magazine and the NY Times are among publications that have written about the artist.

Shane Aslan Selzer is an artist, writer and organizer whose practice develops micro-communities where artists can expand on larger social issues such as exchange, critique and failure. Selzer is a founding member of Global Crit Clinic, an international peer-learning network for artists working to diversify the field by sharing tools for participation. Based in Brooklyn, NY Selzer was a 2014-15 artist in residence at Triangle Arts Association, and the Co-Editor of, What We Want Is Free: Critical Exchanges in Recent Art (SUNY Press, 2014). The book examines a twenty-year history of artistic productions that both model and occupy the various forms of exchange within contemporary society; from shops, gifts, and dinner parties to contract labor and petty theft. Selzer has an MFA and MA from California College of the Arts and is a part time faculty member at Parsons, The New School for Design. She is currently developing the Social Action Archive Committee, whose inaugural project was exhibited at the University Art Museum at Albany in April, 2015.

Mo Kong is a researcher and multi-media artist currently based in Brooklyn, NY. His work is deeply impacted by social events and posits questions about the current political environment. His research-led process usually takes the form of large scale installations involving science research and multiple journalism perspectives in which he challenges key issues using complex narratives that synthesize the past with the present.

Lydia Okrent is committed to an investigation into the agency of the dancer. She writes, “Though my legibility as a dancer is activated by the choreographers I work with, I am the agent of my own form. When I am thinking about dance, performing a dance, rehearsing a dance, I am always making dance. My work is located inside the coordination of embodied ideas. There is something in what I do that isn’t found in training or a final product but, instead, in a quiet transference. I’ve started referring to it as embodied empathy power or, EEP- my EEP is activated by confronting someone else’s needs and vision, and then figuring out how to make it mine and make it move.”

Getting there
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier
Saturday 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am — 5:00 pm