Announcing W&TW’s NWBA Series Artists!

NWBAnolettersThe wait is over! We’ve selected the five artists that will comprise our New Work Bold Artists Series.

A little about the NWBA Series: Starting in 2010, Women & Their Work gallery will hold five solo exhibitions a year. For this new solo series, we asked art professionals across the state to nominate groundbreaking Texas artists. Each artist will receive a stipend for their exhibition, along with the opportunity to work with a specially selected curatorial advisor and a four-color brochure designed for the exhibition. A panel composed of previously exhibited W&TW artists and W&TW staff completed the final selection process and the results are in!

Congratulations Leah DeVun, Kathryn Kelley , Karen Mahaffy, Kia Neill and Virginia Yount!

After the jump, take a sneak peek at artwork from our NWBA artists!

Kathryn Kelley

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Kathryn Kelley works predominantly with urban refuse such as found mattresses and tire tubes sewn together with bailing wire and thread to create large-scale installations. She is the recent recepient of the Houston Arts Alliance Emerging Artist Fellowship.

Leah DeVun

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Leah DeVun explores the interaction of gender, identity and pop culture through her photographs and drawings. This photograph is from a portrait series investigating the culture surrounding Hanna Montana fandom. DeVun was recently awarded the Helen Orman Scholarship from the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Glassell School.

Karen Mahaffy

11_shanghaiKaren Mahaffy’s video work uses collage and animation to question the meaning of place, the familiar and unfamiliar. Above is a still from her piece Hotel (Shanghai), 2004-2008. She has received a Fulbright Scholars Grant Lecture/Research Fulbright to work and lecture in Estonia in 2009.

Kia Neill

neill_02_caveKia Neill’s sculpture, installation and drawing addresses the natural world and mass-made artifice, often through large-sale installation. Cave, 2008, shown above, was a structure containing low-ceiling passageways and crystalline lights, constructed at DiverseWorks as part of her Real Art World Residency.

Virginia Yount

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Virginia Yount’s paintings and sculptures deal with slightly sinister environments in flux —fictionalized landscapes that reflect human-made structures lost and abandoned to time in abstracted natural settings. She received a Carol Chiles Ballard Presidential Fellowship from the University of Texas in 2007.

We’re so excited! Be sure to keep checking Sister Space for a full NWBA schedule.

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About Women and Their Work Gallery

Known for its pioneering spirit, embrace of artistic innovation, and commitment to Texas audiences and artists, Women & Their Work Art Space is a one of a kind statewide non-profit organization. Voted “Best Gallery” numerous times in the Austin Chronicle Readers Poll, Women & Their Work Gallery showcases exhibitions of contemporary art throughout the year and presents performances, readings, film screenings and educational outreach programs.
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