The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program warmly welcomes the 2021 New Studio Member Artists in the exhibition: [body]2[body]. This cohort of New Studio Member Artists were selected by a jury panel from a competitive pool of applicants. We thank our distinguished panel of arts professionals: Solana Chehtman, Kayla Coleman, Ilaria Conti, Laurel Ptak, and Seph Rodney. The nine selected New Studio Member Artists are awarded a two-year renewable membership that includes a subsidized studio and professional development opportunities in our Midtown Manhattan arts building.
[body]2[body] frames the varying media and practices of the nine EFA New Studio Member Artists by reflecting on our own bodily relations under the circumstances of the pandemic. These artists fixate, negotiate, and/or appreciate relationships through exploring modes such as abstraction, materiality, and personal narratives.