current: 

>>> Mark your calendars for JULY 21

And join me at the Rubin Museum Annual Block Party.

I’ll be engaging the public with Netwalk: A Collective Garment. Come wear it and walk the block with family, friends, and strangers.

July 21, 1 - 4pm

17th St between 6/7th Ave., Chelsea, NY

Free and open to the public

>>> New Book Art: Workspace Residents 2018

The 2018 Workspace Residents will be exhibiting projects completed during a year-long Residency at the Center for Book Arts:

International Woman of Mystery II: Amru Sani, by Shelly Bahl; Governing Vessels, by Milcah Bassel; Force Field Series, by Charlotte Becket; The Inclining Dial, by Alix Pentecost Farren; Sunny Garden in Blue: Stories from the Caribbean to Brooklyn,by Bundith Phunsombatlert.

April 18 - June 29, 2019

Opening Reception: April 18, 6:30pm

Artist Talks: May 23, 6:30pm

Center for Book Arts

28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor.

New York, NY

>>> I’ve been awarded a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship for 2019!

Tremendously honored and excited for the impact it will have on my production in the months ahead.

recent:

>>> Father Tongue (Genesis 1) featured in Hand Papermaking Magazine, Winter 2018, Pulp The Patriarchy issue.

>>> Invitation To Play: Open, Close, Open featured in Volume 7 of Emergency Index; An Annual Document of Performance Practice, published by Ugly Duckling Presse.

>>> Just donated a new letterpress print to the Center for Book Arts Benefit and Auction 2019

Join us on April 6, 6 - 9 pm followed by an afterparty!

Center for Book Arts

28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor.

New York, NY

2018:

>>> WE ARE PRINTING! LAST CHANCE TO ORDER!

INNER SPATIAL T 

4 Color Silkscreen printed on Soft Style V Neck Gildan Royal Blue
T Shirt design by Milcah Bassel in collaboration with Guttenberg Arts

$50  with all proceeds going to Guttenberg Arts programing, supporting artists and community.

Order HERE by Dec 22, 2018

>>> Just returned from an invigorating and profoundly inspiring -

Asylum Arts Retreat

at Garrison Institute, NY

Dec 19 - 12

WOW!

>>> Introspective Collective 

Organized by Ana Paula Cordeiro and KS Lack

Generously supported by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant

Artists: Damali Abrams, Golnar Adili, Aravind Enrique Adyanthaya, Jose Ambriz, Tomie Arai, Milcah Bassel, Elizabeth Louise Castaldo, Ana Paula Cordeiro, Aurora De Armendi, Roni Gross & Peter Schell, Barbara Henry, Wennie Huang, James Kelly, KS Lack, Norah Maki, Colin McMullan DBA Emcee CM, Master of None, Luis Pons, Paul Singletin iii, Daphne Stergides.

Dec 7 - Jan 20, 2019

The Clemente LES Gallery 

107 Suffolk St, New York, New York

>>> The In Between: Book and Body

curated by Beth Sheehan

Artists: Golnar Adili, Milcah Bassel, Sue Carrie Drummond, Ingrid Schindall, Cynthia Nourse Thompson.

November 8 - December 22, 2018

Opening and curator talk on Nov 10, 8pm

IS Projects

17 NW 5th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

>>> Proud to announce that I am a recipient of the Artist-In-Residence Workspace Grant for New York Emerging Artists at The Center for Book Arts. The yearlong residency begins in January 2018.

>>> Wear my art !!! and support Guttenberg Arts Residencies and other opportunities for artists by purchasing an Inner-Spatial-T (shirt) during their ongoing pledge drive.

>>> Invitation to view excerpts from recent performances at the Bronx Museum.

2017:

>>> I'm a FEATURED ARTIST on Smack Mellon HOT PICKS 2017

Bronx Museum | Invitation to Play open/close/open
79 small cubic ceramic vessels constitute game pieces in a moveable grid, representing organs in the human body. The title is lifted from a poem by Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai that reflects on states of being open/closed/open during pre-birth/life/death. The piece is designed to be interactive, a game, a meditation for two, and the public is invited to join me for one-on-one game sessions on:

SEPTEMBER 15, 6:00-8:00pm   |   OCTOBER 1, 2:00-6:00pm

This interactive performance is part of the exhibition Bronx Calling: Fourth AIM Biennial, on view through October 22.
Curated by Christine Licata, Aylet Ojeda, Heather Reyes.


http://www.bronxmuseum.org/events/open-close-open

Bronx Museum of The Arts | 1040 Grand Concourse | Bronx, NY

 

Bronx Museum | AIM Biennial Performance Event this Friday, August 4, 6 - 10 pm. Join me for a meditative game starting at 6:30pm!

invitation to play 2.jpg

Bronx Calling: The Fourth AIM Biennial

Featuring a diverse group of works by 72 artists from the 2016 and 2017 cycles of the Bronx Museum’s renowned Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program. The exhibition is curated by Christine Licata, Aylet Ojeda, and Heather Reyes. (for full press release click here)

Bronx Museum of the Arts

1040 Grand Concourse at 165th St., Bronx, NY

July 22 - October 22, 2017

Open House: Thursday, July 27, 6 - 8 pm

Performance Event: Friday, August 4, 6 - 10 pm

All events are free and open to the public. Please visit the Bronx Museum website for admission hours and event details.

I will be present on the night of Aug 4 and on other designated dates to interact with visitors via my installation and game titled open/close/open. Consider this an invitation to join me!  Additional performance dates and times to be announced soon.

 

CLOUD9 | Gallery Aferro's Annual Art Auction & Party

73 Market Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Saturday, June 17,  7-10pm

100+ incredible artworks to bid on (including one of my recent prints) and a truly GREAT cause! Tickets available here

 

Made Here | New Work by Winter '17 Residents

Guttenberg Arts Gallery

6903 Jackson St, Guttenberg, NJ 07093

April 7 - May 26

Opening Reception, April 7, 7-9pm

Closing Reception, May 26, 7-9pm

 

Excited to announce that I've been selected to partake in the Bronx Museum A.I.M program in 2017!

 

A Dark Wood travels to 

The Noyes Museum of Art, Stockton University, Atlantic City

January 19 - April 23, 2017

Opening reception: Feb 10, 6-8pm

Purchase the catalog here

 

Thrilled to be awarded a STAR residency and fellowship at Guttenberg Arts

I'll be in attendance from early January till early April, 2017

http://www.guttenbergarts.org/archive/2016/11/7/congrats-to-our-winter-star-2017-fellows

 

Artist Talk at the Newark Museum coming up on Sunday, February 12, at 2pm!

On 2/12 at the Newark Museum I will lead a cross-gallery tour addressing notions of space as experiential metaphor. Beginning inside the Old Stone School House we will continue to the abstract sculpture of Louise Nevelson and the ephemeral work of Ana Mendieta before culminating at the Tibetan Buddhist Altar for a participatory action. 

Special thanks to Gallery Aferro and the Newark Museum for this generous invitation. I'm grateful for the opportunity to take a closer look at the collection and excited to share my ideas with the public. Please join us if you can!

Newark Museum, 49 Washington St, Newark NJ

Meeting at 2pm at the Rotunda inside the main entrance.

Duration: 60 minutes.

 

2016:

 

Two performances of Mis-Readings/ Drafting a Strand, in collaboration with Amanda Thackray for

Precarious Constructs

Group exhibition curated by Etty Yaniv and Levan Mindiashvili

Venus Knitting Art Space

117 Grattan St., Brooklyn, NY

Opening Friday Dec 9,  7 - 10pm

Performance dates: 

Dec 9,  9 - 9:30pm

Dec 18,  3 - 4pm

link to facebook event

 

Center For Contemporary Printmaking is holding their annual benefit on November 19 which will include a new monoprint from my "in-site" series, created this October in collaboration with master printer Christopher Shore.

Carriage Barn Arts Center

681 South ave, New Caanan, CT

November 19, 6-9pm

link to facebook event

 

***SOME PRESS***

NJTV about Curious Matter and their current exhibition A Dark Wood, where I have some work up:

http://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/one-jersey-city-gallery-art-curious-matter/

An inspiring overview of Newark Open Doors Arts Festival with an image of my graphite dyptich Body Lexicons:

https://notwhatitis.com/2016/10/26/notes-from-the-other-side-of-the-cultural-cliff/

 

Creation Stories | Works by 4 Artists from The Brodsky Center

Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters

1 Johnson & Johnson Plaza, New Brunswick, NJ

October 17 - November 17

Gallery Hours by appointment: Mon - Fri, 9am- 5pm

Press Release

 

Newark Open Doors Arts Festival

Citywide, Newark, NJ

October 19-23

Please visit their website for details on all events and a map

The exhibitions I will partake in are all listed below

 

Selfie: Us and Them

LIPS | Gateway Project Spaces | 2 Gateway Center

283-199 Market street, Newark, NJ

Artists: Milcah Bassel, Lulu cipher, Meredith Goncalves, Stephanie Quispilaya, Jennifer Torres, Hao Feng, Mediha Sandhu.

Curators: Doris Cacoilo and Christine DaCruz

October 21 - January 14

Opening: Friday, October 21, 6-9pm

Artist talk and video screening for GRID PIECE: Sunday, November 20th, 2pm

Data bending workshop: Saturday, January 14th, 3-6

Closing Party: Saturday, January 14th, 6-8pm

 

Raw Forms Forum (Performance)

Newark Museum | 49 Washington st, Newark NJ

Saturday, October 22, 12-5pm

Raw Forms Forum is a series of performances by a group of individual artists that are using an outdoor public space to engage in a series of dialogue with the community and each other. Through Process, Actions and Performances they will respond to topics that range from institutional, political, historical, fictional and socially conscious. They will temporarily transform the Newark Museum’s Horizon Plaza into their Laboratory as the community/audience observes, engages and/or participates.

Performers:  Amanda Thackray & Milcah Bassel, Lisette Morel, Ekow Kumasi, Diana Palermo, Jeremey Toussaint-Baptiste, Ayana Evans, Michael Paul Britto.

Curator: Dominique Duroseau

 

Accumulating Experience

Group Exhibition | Open Doors Art Festival

77 Market street Newark, NJ

October 19 - November 11

Visit during Open Doors Festival hours: October 21-23 and then by appointment.

Opening: Friday, October 21, 5-9pm

 

Where is Eleven O’clock? 

Group Exhibition | Open Doors Art Festival

243 Halsey street, Newark, NJ

October 19 - November 11

Opening: Friday, October 21, 5-9pm

Visit during Open Doors Festival hours: October 21-23 and then by appointment.

 

A Dark Wood

Art House Gallery & Curious Matter, a two-location group exhibition 

My piece is on view at the Art House Gallery location

136 Magnolia Avenue, Jersey City, NJ

October 8 - December 9, 2016

Reception: Saturday, October 8th, 3 - 6pm

****Exhibition Catalog is now available for purchase!****

 

Guest artist for MONOTHON2016 printmaking residency

Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT

October 3 - 4, 2016

 

Attending the Wonder Women X Artist Residency

Gaia Studio, Jersey City, NJ

September - October, 2016

 

WAVES, Super Summer Sidewalk Sale

68 Jay Street Bar DUMBO Brooklyn

August 13th-14th

3 - 7 pm

 

July, 2016:

Proud to announce that A Little Book of Polar Coordinates is now in the Special Collection of the Newark Public Library

 

July 11th wraps up 4 months of being a mentee with the Creative Capital Professional Development Blended Learning Program. In partnership with Gallery Aferro they've provided a wide-ranging set of professional development tools and resources free of charge to 24 Jersey-based artists. I am so grateful to be among them. You can learn more about this arts and artist-supporting organization HERE. They are incredible.

 

NEW NEW NEW!!! thrilled to launch this self-published artist book edition-

A Little Book of Polar Coordinates, 2016

Artist Book  |  Variable edition of 30 with three color options

Now available for purchase HERE.

 

 

Super 8, Annual Benefit, Gallery Aferro

73 Market St., Newark NJ

June 11th, 2016

7 - 10 pm

 

I recently interviewed artists Anne Percoco and Ellie Irons about their project The Next Epoch Seed Library at William Paterson University.

It was published on Dime & Honey on May 4th. Click HERE to read it.

 

Zine Machine Printed Matter Festival, The Dirty Dirty table, Durham, NC

Durham Armory

212 Foster Street, Durham, NC 

April 16, 2016

 

2015:

 

UNTITLED, Miami Beach, Brodsky Center, Booth C18

Dec 2-6, 2015

https://www.art-untitled.com/exhibitor/brodsky-center-rutgers-university/

 

Big Paper, 85 Market Street with Gallery Aferro and the Newark Print Shop, Newark, NJ

85 Market Street, Newark NJ

Oct. 17-18, 2015

reception: Saturday, Oct. 17

 

Open studios, Mana Contemporary, Studio of Geraldine Neuwirth: Suite #553

888 Newark ave, Jersey City, NJ

October 18, One day only! 1 - 6 pm

 

Rituals, No Holds Barred, LES, NYC

A performance event curated by: Patricia Brace

Performing artists: Eames Armstrong, Milcah Bassel, Hannah Hiassen, Joiri Minaya, Angeli, A. P. Vague

My piece: Seminar, a participatory performance, will take place promptly at 6pm

191 Henry Street, Lower East Side, Manhattan, NY

August 29, 2015

 

"- - - - - - - -", No Holds Barred, LES, NYC

Artists: Liv Aanrud, Ulrika Anderson, Milcah Bassel, Morgan Daly, Catherine Haggarty, Julie Langsam, Rita Leduc, Hanneline Rogeberg

Curator: Patricia Brace

August 17-24, 2015

Opening reception: August 22, 6 - 9 pm

 

Crossing Your Own Line, R.Jampol Projects, Lower East Side, NYC

Artists: Milcah Bassel, Aimee Hertog, Etty Yaniv, Jennifer Wroblewski, Joseph O’Neal

191 Henry Street, Lower East Side, Manhattan, NY

June 26th – August 9th, 2015

reception: Friday, June 26,  6 – 9pm

 

'A-Tarim' (non-sites), Hanina Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

Artists: Milcah Bassel, Relli de Vries, Noa Heyne

Curator: Noa Heyne

Shvil HaMifal 3, Kiryat HaMelacha, Tel Aviv

June 6 - July 4, 2015

opening reception: Saturday, June 6, 8:00 pm

 

Father Tongue, Solo exhibition, Kniznick Gallery, Brandeis University

515 South Street, Waltham, MA

April 13 - July 16, 2015

opening reception: Monday, April 13, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

live performance: Sunday, April 26, 2:00 pm

more info

 

Convey, XLspace

516 E 11th St., NY, NY

And in

Budapest, Hungary

April 23 - May 18, 2015

 

Artist-in-Residence, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, MA

March 16 - April 10, 2015

for more information click here

 

Close Encounters, A three person show at William Paterson University Court Gallery

Ben Shahn Center For The Visual Arts

Wayne, New Jersey 07470

January 20 - March 27, 2015

Opening reception: Sunday, January 25, 2:00 - 4:00pm

press release

 

PULSE New York 2015, Brodsky Center, Booth C14

The Metropolitan Pavilion

125 West 18th Street, NY

March 5 - 8, 2015

 

2014:

 

SELECT Fair, Brodsky Center, Booth C2

7200-7300 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

December 2 - 7, 2014

 

E/AB Fair, Brodsky Center, Booth #11

540 West 21st Street, New York, NY

November 6 - 9, 2014

 

Artist-in-Residence

Brodsky Center/NEA fellowship: Perspectives Here and There, at Rutgers University

October 20 - 31, 2014

Artist Talk: Oct 28th 3pm, Civic Square Building, Room 202, 33 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ

 

Space That Dreams Itself , a site-specific installation for Solo(s) Project House Lobby, Newark NJ

Accompanied by a Limited Time Edition Print

September 4 - October 12, 2014

http://solosprojecthouse.com/lobby/

 

Emerald City at The Gateway Project, Newark Penn Station, NJ

July 31 - October 2, 2014

http://www.thegatewayprojects.org/#!gatewaygallery/cfvg

Watch monolayer in HD on Vimeo:

https://vimeo.com/103263967

 

Ready Or Not: New Jersey Arts Annual 2014 at The Newark Museum, NJ

Curated by: Shlomit Dror

June 27 - September 7, 2014

http://nmreadyornot.com/

http://www.newarkmuseum.org/ArtsAnnual.html

http://hyperallergic.com/145067/new-art-in-new-jersey/

http://njjewishnews.com/article/24210/unexpected-israeli-art-at-newark-exhibit#.VAXzf0gdXAo

http://www.studiointernational.com/index.php/ready-or-not-2014-new-jersey-arts-annual-fine-art

newarkmuseum

 

THE GATEWAY GALA

Project for Empty Space + Solo(s) Project House

A Fundraiser for Public Art

Thursday, April 17th, 6 pm - 10 pm

Two Gateway Center | Newark, New Jersey

 

(IM)POSSIBILITIES, Solo(s) Project House & PG Chambers School, NJ

March 29, 2104 - April 19, 2014
Opening Reception:
Saturday, March 29th
6 pm – 9 pm

Solo(s) Project House
972 Broad St.
Newark, NJ 07102
 

Etiquette For Lucid Dreaming, a group exhibition in The Gateway II, in Newark, NJ

Curated by: Project For Empty Space, NYC, and Solo(s) Project House, NJ

October 11th through December 21st, 2013

http://projectforemptyspace.org/category/current-project/etiquette-for-lucid-dreaming/

http://solosprojecthouse.com/the-gateway-project/