Mónika Kárándi (b. 1990, Debrecen, Hungary) received her degree from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest, HU; and studied at Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Cuenca, ES and Eszterhazy Karoly University of Applied Sciences, Eger, HU. Recent solo exhibitions include I come home in the morning light, Ojiri Gallery, London, UK; Just a perfect day! with Attila Bagi, Longtermhandstand, HU; I saw you in a dream, Ojiri Gallery, London, UK; Stunning Beaches, Hungarian Consulate in London; Splash, Art Kartell Project Space, Budapest, HU; Blue Lagoon, Telep Galéria, Budapest, HU; Dancing in the moonlight, Klauzál13, Budapest, HU; and Lagoon, PINCE Project, Budapest, HU. Kárándi has also exhibited wildly in group exhibitions including Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA; Torula, Győr, HU; Erika Deák Gallery, Budapest, HU; DoubleQ Gallery, Hong Kong; K11, Budapest, HU; Nicodim Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; and WOAW Gallery, Hong Kong, among many others. Kárándi lives and works in Budapest, Hungary.
Gideon Rubin’s practice is rooted in figurative painting. He draws from a subdued palate, subtle and suggestive of his source material: vintage photos, film stills, magazine clippings. Conceptually he is concerned with reduction, each painting is the product of private calculations regarding how few gestures might suggest (rather than describe) a figure, a landscape. For Rubin, much is left to the imagination.
Gideon Rubin (b. 1973, Tel Aviv, Israel) received his MFA from Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London and his BFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. Recent museum exhibitions include K11 Art Foundation , Shanghai; Freud Museum, London; the Pharos Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia, Cyprus; Chengdu MoCA, China; San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, CA; and the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel. This is Rubin’s second solo exhibition with Anat Ebgi. Rubin lives and works in London, UK.
A former art director in the fashion industry, the New York-based painter captures teen girls engaging with love and life. Her filmic sense of composition depicts moments of intimacy juxtaposed against those complicated (confusing or shameful) between-times of exploration, discovery, and resolution. Mysterious, sinister, romantic—these pictures are exorcisms of desire, of those luscious days when all you (Gen X) could do was sit by the phone and hope you didn’t miss the call.
Karyn Lyons (b. 1966, New Haven, CT) received a BA in Journalism from the American University in Washington, D.C.. She did post-graduate studies at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Lyons will present her first solo exhibition in Los Angeles at Anat Ebgi in the summer of 2023. She lives and works in New York City.
Soo Kim’s (American, born South Korea, 1969) work has been the subject of solo and group exhibitions at The Pasadena Museum of California Art; Pomona College Museum of Art; the Getty Center, Los Angeles; The 2002 Gwangju Biennale, Korea; Weatherspoon Art Museum, North Carolina; the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach; Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles; Art Sonje, Korea; Islip Art Museum, New York; the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego; Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College, New York; Seoul Museum of Art, Korea; and the Honolulu Museum of Art, among others.
Kim’s work is in public collections, including The Getty Center, The Broad Foundation, The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, North Carolina Museum of Art, and The Escalette Collection of Art, Chapman University. A monograph of her work, A Week Inside Two Days, was published in 2018. Kim lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
Nigel Howlett is a London-based artist whose monochromatic drawings and paintings focus on anonymous, futuristic figures. His minimal and recognizable style draws on elements of the surreal and uncanny to explore complexities and nuances of human experience. Howlett relies on dramatic poses and body positions to express emotion and psychological states of his faceless figures.
Nigel Howlett (b. 1979, England) received his BA in Fine Art from the University of East London, London United Kingdom. In 2021 he exhibited his work in a solo exhibition at Ojiri gallery in London, UK. Selected group exhibitions include Ramp Gallery, London, UK; WOAW Gallery, Hong Kong; and Studio 1.1, London, UK. Earlier this year, our inclusion of his work at Felix Art Fair was the first time for the artist to exhibit in the United States. Howlett lives and works in London, UK.
Ming Ying works with heavy impasto oil paint to create romantic and psychedelic scenes of desire. Her vivid compositions of small groups or individual portraits veer into the realm of the abstract, psychological, and emotional. The anonymity of her subjects contrasts with their theatrical dress and dream-like environments, expressing a tension between feelings of enjoyment and detachment.
Ming Ying (b. 1995, China) received her MA degree from Royal College of Art in 2020. In recent years her work has been awarded and shortlisted for a number of prestigious prizes including: First prize of “Effect Edge” International Juried Exhibition (2019); Winner of Khojaly Peace Prize for Art (2017); Chadwell Award (2020) Lynn Painter-Stainer Prize (2018); Ashurst Emerging artist prize (2018). Ying has a forthcoming solo exhibition at Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA later this fall. Ying lives and works in London, England.
Molly Lowe (b. 1983, Palo Alto, CA) received her MFA from Columbia University and her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). She has had solo exhibitions and performances at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Lilith Performance Studio, Malmo, Sweden; Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY; Suzanne Geiss Company, New York, NY; SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York; and Performa 13, New York, NY. Her films have screened at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY and JOAN, Los Angeles, CA. Lowe has participated in residencies at the Shandaken Project, Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, NY; Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY; Recess Art, New York, NY; and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME. In 2015, she received the New York Foundation for the Arts interdisciplinary artist fellowship award, and she was recently nominated for a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation award. Lowe lives and works in New York.
Reverberating with references to the romance and theatricality of Pre-Raphaelite and Mannerist painting, Ryan Driscoll’s affinity for art history materializes formally as well as through his approach to experimenting with painting techniques. Like the chemically thin layers of glazing Driscoll applies to his emotive compositions, his vast and associative reference points add their own depth to his at times morose and unexpected iconography. Each retablo-like image operates as an incantation; eerie litanies to conjure hidden knowledge. The results are generative. Mining the depths of a private emotional world, Driscoll proposes a mythos of his own.
Ryan Driscoll (b. 1992, Corby, UK) received his BA in Fine Art from Camberwell College of Art, London. He has exhibited his work in solo and group presentations including at Soft Opening, London, UK; Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA; STEMS, Brussels, BE; Grimm, Amsterdam, NL; and Meredith Rosen Gallery, New York, NY. In 2018 Driscoll won the British LGBTQ+ Awards Art Initiative. He held his first solo exhibition in the United States, Sigil, at Anat Ebgi earlier this year and recently had works in the group exhibition, Eugenics in the Garden, at Tureen gallery in Dallas alongside Louise Lawlor, Terry Adkins, and Kayode Ojo among others. Driscoll lives and works in Corby, UK.
Roby Dwi Antono
Roby Dwi Antono (b. 1990 Semarang, Indonesia) is a self-taught painter, illustrator, and sculptor whose work draws upon themes of heroism, pop culture, and nostalgia. His work depicts wide-eyed children and dinosaur-like animals with uninhibited, expressive linework. Antono’s cartoonish and scrawled characters echo raw emotional states such as joy, rage, or sadness. The artist has been featured both in Indonesia and internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions including presenting work at the 2017 Yogyakarta Biennale; Nanzuka Underground, Tokyo, Japan; and Gallery Droste, Paris, France. Antono lives and works in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Constance Tenvik (b. 1990, London, UK) received her MFA from Yale University School of Art in New Haven, CT and BFA from the Academy of Art in Oslo. With a multi-disciplinary approach spanning sculpture, performance, textile work, costume, painting, drawing and video work with an exuberant aesthetic, Tenvik is a creator of worlds within worlds in immersive installations. Solo exhibitions include 56 Henry (New York), Astrup Fearnley Museum (Oslo), Kristiansand Kunsthall (Kristiansand), Kunstnernes Hus (Oslo), Loyal Gallery (Stockholm), Prosjektrom Normanns (Stavanger), Fortezza Vecchia (Livorno), Deli Projects (Basel). Group exhibitions include Château du Feÿ (Bourgogne), Abrons Art Center (New York), Carl Kostyal (Malmö), Tidenes Krav (Oslo), and Charlottenborg Kunsthall (Copenhagen). Her work has been collected by institutions including Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; The National Gallery, Oslo, Norway; Gullringsbo Konstsamling, Stockholm; and AMMA collection of art, Mexico. Tenvik lives and works in Oslo.
Christopher Udemezue’s photographs reframe Caribbean and African American history through poetic explorations of historical events, folklore, and oral histories interweaving them with his own dreams and imaginings. The scenes and stories depicted traverse historical and geographic borders while addressing questions of political resistance, trans-cultural entanglement, liberation, and the black diaspora.
Christopher Udemezue (b. Long Island, NY) received his BFA from Parsons School of Design in 2008. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries including the New Museum, Queens Museum of Art, MoMA, Bruce High Quality Foundation, and Envoy Enterprises. As the founder of the platform RAGGA NYC & CONNEK JA, he completed a residency with the New Museum “All The Threatened and Delicious Things Joining One Another” in June 2017. Also being the lead organizing member of the art collective House of Ladosha, Christopher has shown recently in the New Museum’s “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon” 40 year anniversary show and he was apart of the chosen artists in The Shed’s Open Call grant program and exhibition that was on view in the new Hudson Yards Shed gallery, NYC in June 2019. In 2021 he was elected to be Co-Chair of the board at Recess Gallery, Brooklyn NY. Udemezue lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Alejandro Cardenas’ paintings and sculptures provide a vision of a post-human world wherein the relationship between human forms and the environment is one of unity and coexistence. Guided by his own imagination and inspired by a wide range of influences from Surrealism to Sci-Fi to magical realism, Cardenas immerses himself in the creation of surreal, polished post-human scenes. His gridded interiors populated by eerie, angular figures convey emotion through body language, resulting in a variety of suggested emotional expressions.
Alejandro Cardenas (b. 1977, Santiago, Chile) completed his BFA at the Cooper Union School of Art in 2000. Before becoming a full-time studio painter, Cardenas had a successful career as a multimedia artist, working in illustration, graphic design, and videography. For over a decade, Cardenas served as the lead textile designer and art director for the influential fashion label Proenza Schouler. He was also a founding member of Lansing-Dreiden, a New York-based transdisciplinary art collective that produced musical albums, a literary journal, and artworks. Cardenas has exhibited his work in solo exhibitions internationally including Almine Rech, Paris, Shanghai, and New York; Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA; Stems Gallery, Brussels; Harper’s, New York, NY; Matthew Brown, Los Angeles, CA; La Loma Projects, Pasadena, CA; and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA. In 2022 two of his works were acquired by public institutional collections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and Institute of Contemporary Art Miami (ICA Miami) from the exhibition Wish You Were Here at Anat Ebgi. Alejandro Cardenas currently lives and works in upstate New York.
Zoé Blue M.
Zoé Blue M’s paintings address characterizations of Asian women in both western and eastern popular culture drawing upon a range of source materials from Anime, advertising, art history, and ukiyo-e, as well as personal memories and photographs. Her work considers the complexities of emotional burdens, family history, and adolescence as a way of making sense of her own multicultural identity.
Zoé Blue M. (b. 1994, Los Angeles) received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and has attended residencies at Vermont Studio Center and Anderson Ranch, Texas. Her work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA; Page NYC, New York; The Gallery @ El Centro; In Lieu, Los Angeles and group exhibitions include Another Scorcher, Martha’s Contemporary, Austin; Three Oh One, Memorial Hall Gallery, Rhode Island (all 2019). Blue M. lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.
Ethan Cook (b. 1983, Texas, USA) lives and works in New York City. Using stock colors of pre-dyed cotton, Cook weaves the cotton into canvas on a four-harness floor loom. The woven canvas is then sewn together using various rule-based systems that determine mark making and composition, generally creating color field-like abstractions. Various aspects of the weaving process along with sewing and stretching become gestures in themselves, the artist’s hand present in an otherwise standardized industrial process. Using only canvas as the entirety of the composition, Cook hopes to engage with narratives of abstraction, scale, logic, color, beauty, and the post-modern problem of what can still be done with a blank canvas.
Cook has exhibited at institutions including the Fondazione 107, Turin; National Museum of Capodimonte, Naples and the Chelsea Art Museum, New York. The artist has shown internationally at galleries including T293, Milan; Sadie Coles, London; American Contemporary and Bodega, New York. His work and practice has been covered by the New York Times, Interview Magazine and W Magazine.
Propositions, June 30 – August 11, 2018.
Shakespeare, November 5 – December 17, 2016.
Miranda, June 11 – July 16, 2016.
Spanning video, photography and performance, Jen DeNike’s work negotiates a distinctly feminine perspective on gender roles. A director of choreographed movements, her structuralist approach to time is grounded in the formal language of photography. Evoking cinematic archetypes, aesthetic cannons build a gravity of repetitive actions, forming a psychogeography of both real and imagined utopias with a reverence for nature and architecture that interchangeably function as containers of desire and places of intervention.
DeNike received her MFA from Bard College. Her work has been exhibited internationally at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville; Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf; MoMA PS1; The Brooklyn Museum; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Deichtorhallen, Hamburg; Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm; Participant Inc; 54th Venice Biennale; Garage Projects, Moscow; Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai; MOCA Toronto; MACRO ROMA; Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart; Red Line Contemporary Art Center, Denver; CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-On-Hudson; MEF Museo Ettore Fico, Torino; Schauspiel Köln Opera House; Art Basel Miami Film Sector; and Wallis Annenberg Center For the Performing Arts, Los Angeles. Select commissioned projects include Bombay Beach Biennale, EMPAC, LAND Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Creative Time, Performa Biennial and Faena Art. Her work is held in the permanent public collections of The Museum of Modern Art, Julia Stoschek Collection, among other private collections. DeNike lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
In 2019, DeNike premiered the first act of her new ballet Crystal Cut Levitation for her first solo exhibition at signs and symbols. A publication dedicated to the artist’s two ballets Scrying (2010) and Crystal Cut Levitation (2019-21) is currently in progress.
DeNike’s forthcoming exhibitions include a solo exhibition Sculpting Time with an accompanying book at Feld+Haus in Germany and group exhibition at Museo de la Ciudad in Mexico.
Being Like Water, January 13 – March 10, 2018
If She Hollers, November 14 – December 19, 2015
The Star Card, November 10, 2012 – January 26, 2013
The Scrying Trilogy, September 17 – October 23, 2010