Catch As Catch Can
August 9 - 29, 2018
Opening Reception: August 9, 6:30 - 9pm
Featuring: Paige Beeber, Melissa Capasso, Madeline Donahue and Estefania Velez Rodriguez
Curated by: Tegan Brozyna Roberts
We are all drawn to story and, for better for for worse, the reflection of our own image. Moving beyond the current fads of social media and the prevalence of the “selfie” we have always been fascinated by the human - both our own unique experience and the lives of others. As humans we have an innate need to understand and to be understood. Stories allow us to both connect to our shared humanity, and conversely, to walk around in another person’s shoes - to step outside of our own perspective. Artists working in narrative tap into this urge, and employing the human form or even just a hint of it - a leg, an eye - are able to speak volumes.
The artists of “Catch As Catch Can” reflect a sort of gritty honestly in their unique story-telling as well as a sometimes dark sense of humor; life is after all a beautiful, messy, comical and at times a tragic enterprise. There is a certain fearlessness in presenting the human experience and form as raw and flawed. This is particularly true as it applies to the female, which has historically been filtered through the male ideal of “perfect mother” or “sex goddess.” Moving beyond this sanitized and limited view, Beeber, Capasso, Donahue and Velez Rodriguez all weave vivacious and thought-provoking stories out of seemingly banal situations and everyday occurrences.
Beeber’s paintings, direct and cheeky, explore and respond to the daily indignities of the modern day woman. These snippets unfold in comical, and at times uncomfortable scenes. Dissected limbs precariously dance around everyday objects and symbols of daily peril like dull razors, tampons, and the ever present and leering male gaze.
Capasso allows mercurial notions of motherhood, femininity, gender, sex, and politics to spill onto the paper. Each work is a sounding board where thoughts and feelings are wrestled with, and at times set free like an exorcism. Honest and irreverent, human forms fuse with symbolism to create knotted, self-contained novels that need to be unbound.
Donahue’s paintings and sculptures act as unabashed tableaus of motherhood and the female experience. Although personal and at times tender, these are not picturesque. Rather, her work presents comical scenes of everyday life rarely addressed in art - the postpartum body, a mother awkwardly contorting to breastfeed her baby, and the strange balancing act of life with a toddler.
Velez Rodriguez’s paintings read like a singular scene from an unfolding novel or perhaps a film still. The heavy brushstrokes and vibrating neon colors hint to the musings of an artist, who grapples with identity as well as a yearning for connectedness with the cultures, people and places that both inhabit her past and define her present.
Gallery Hours are August 10, 5-7pm, August 11-12, 1-3:30pm, August 28-29, 1-3:30pm, and by appointment. For inquiries please contact email@example.com.
540 President Street, Lower Level
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Union Street R Stop
Carroll Street F/G Stop
15 walk from Atlantic Avenue/Barclays
Allow me to Reintroduce Myself
I have three woven paintings included in Allow me to Reintroduce Myself at the Cigar Factory in Long Island City.
Allow me to Reintroduce Myself
June 21 - July 19, 2018
Opening Reception: June 21, 5-9pm
9-20 35th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11106
Friday, 6.29, 3-8pm
Thursday, July 12th, 3-8pm
Saturday, July 14th, 12-6pm
Closing Party: July 19th, 5-9pm
Independent Curators, Krista Scenna, of Brooklyn’s Ground Floor Gallery and Carolina Peñafiel, of Local Project in Queens, are thrilled to welcome the historic Cigar Factory back to Long Island City with a new generation of makers: New York City’s talented emerging artists.
A group exhibition featuring dozens of local, contemporary artists, the exhibition pays homage to the Cigar Factory’s past as a thriving network of local makers by inviting New York City’s living artists – the current generation of makers – to show original, new works on paper in all media. We want to see your collages, drawings, sculpture, and installation including sound pieces. Other ideas and proposals are welcome! The facilities are big enough for your big, off-the-cuff ideas and the curators are looking for exciting new work by emerging artists nurtured by the five boroughs.
Infinite Archive: NYPL
I have a piece included in a group exhibition called Infinite Archive: NYPL at the New York Public Library's Harry Belafonte 115th Street branch. The reception will take place on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 5:00pm-6:30pm on the second floor of the Library at 203 W. 115th Street. The exhibition includes a diverse group of 30 artists, each responding to a book, poem, periodical or other archival material from The New York Public Library’s vast collection.
Responding directly to literary works, each artwork presents a complex dialogue between the artist and the selected text. Housed within a vintage card catalog, visitors are encouraged to discover varied artworks as they open each drawer.
Thursday, April 5, 5 - 6:30pm
New York Public Library
203 W. 115th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY
ArtWorks: A Benefit for Arts Gowanus
I’m honored to have been asked to participate in the Arts Gowanus benefit, ArtWorks. On May 10th, 75 works by local artists will be shown during an exciting evening at Shapeshifter Lab. The event will be a combination of art exhibition, chance to mingle with local artists, delicious food and drink, and best of all everyone will go home with an original artwork.
Tickets are limited so please go to the link below and get your ticket now. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to support the fantastic work of Arts Gowanus.
May 10, 7-10pm
18 Whitwell Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Buy Tickets Here
Thank you for all your support of Arts Gowanus!
Gowanus Open Studios 2017
Mark your calendars! This October I will once again open my studio for Gowanus Open Studios. I hope to see you there!
October 21- 22 , 12-6 pm
540 President Street
Studio 2E (2nd Floor)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Gowanus Open Studios is a free annual weekend event that takes place in October. Artists in the Gowanus neighborhood (and slightly beyond) open their studio doors and welcome the public to view art, meet the artists, learn about the process of art-making, and get a glimpse of the life of artists.
For more info on GOS visit:
For a preview of artists visit:
September 15 - October 1, 2017
Opening Reception: September 15, 6-9pm
Borrowed is a collection of works inspired by textile techniques and traditions. There has been a longstanding debate about the value of the fine or “high arts” verses craft or the “applied arts.” As a part of the later, weaving, sewing, embroidery, etc. have historically been relegated to a lower status than the more celebrated arts of painting, drawing and sculpture. The tastemakers and writers of art history, themselves predominantly Eurocentric and male, viewed textiles as too utilitarian, too feminine, and too steeped in tradition to be a valid mode of expression.
However, many of today's artists are unconcerned with this distinction. Rather than embracing limiting philosophies and labels, these makers intersperse textile techniques, traditions and concepts into their art. With one foot in each world, these artists see the infinite potential of textiles to push their art in new and innovative ways.
Borrowed includes collage, painting and sculpture by Jean Alexander Frater, Tegan M. Brozyna, Delphine Hennelly, Taylor McMahon and Rose Nestler.
Borrowed is part of New York Textile Month. The exhibition and the opening reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 12 - 3pm or by appointment. For press inquires and additional information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit here.
540 President Street, Basement*
Brooklyn, NY 11215
* Please enter the building through the side parking lot.
BROOKLYN at LBIF
July 28 – August 14
Artists from around the world are coming to Brooklyn and making it one of the most vibrant and creative communities in the art world. LBIF has invited a cross-section of these Brooklyn artists, primarily from the Gowanus area, to showcase the diversity and energy of this exciting group as they explore concepts of time, space, biomorphic forms, and feminist narratives. Each artist creates personal and compelling visual experiences that challenge the viewer.
Lecture: Friday, July 28, 8:00 – 9:30pm with William B. Helmreich – Author, The Brooklyn Nobody Knows: An Urban Walking Guide
Gallery Talk with the Brooklyn Artists: Saturday, July 29, 3:30 – 5:00pm
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 29, 5:00 – 7:00pm
Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences
120 Long Beach Blvd
Long Beach Township, NJ 08008
Works In Progress Residency: April 2017
Work in Progress (WiP) is a window into the studio practice of contemporary artists and designers that engages the public in a dialogue with the field of textiles. During the month of April I'll be working in the front part of the studio at TAC Manhattan every Saturday from 2-5pm. Please feel free to stop by, chat and learn about my inspiration and art process.
Also stay tuned for info on a Climate Change talk and sign making group that I'll be hosting.
Hours: Saturdays, 2-5pm (additional hours TBD)
26 West 8 St
New York NY, 10011
F/B/D/A/C/M trains to West 4
R train to 8 St
6 train to Astor Place
ATLAS [INDEX] ARCHIVE
A Group Show at the Queens College Art Center
Curated by Adriana Pauly
OCTOBER 17TH, - DECEMBER 9TH, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday October 21, 6-10pm
ATLAS [INDEX] ARCHIVE reflects on the ways in which contemporary artists understand and dialogue with archival practices (cataloging and organizing of visual and theoretical materials) in order to generate aesthetic experiences. The works presented stand in for actions, memories and historic moments. Forever captured or continuously evolving they come together to map out personal and universal histories.
The exhibition will present works by current as well as recently graduated Queens and Brooklyn College students.
Alix Camacho and Jeff Kasper Paula Frisch
ATLAS [INDEX] ARCHIVE is organized by the QC Art Department graduate students in conjunction with the campus’ first Arts Festival, and curated by Adriana Pauly.
For more information please contact curator Adriana Pauly at email@example.com.
The gallery is located on the 6th Floor of the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library on the Queens College campus at 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11367.
THRU LINE - Brooklyn College 2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition
May 5, 2016 – May 10, 2016
Opening Reception, May 5, 6-10pm
Moynihan Station, 3rd Floor
421 8th Avenue, New York, NY
The Department of Art at Brooklyn College is pleased to announce THRU - LINE the 2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition on view from Thursday, May 5 through Tuesday, May 10 at Moynihan Station, formerly the James A. Farley Post Office.
Tegan M. Brozyna, Melissa Capasso, Valery Estabrook, AnneMarie Graham, Javan Grover, Dianne Hebbert, Debbi Kenote, Angela Kim, Alyssa McClenaghan, Abigail S. Miller, Steven Naukam, Francesca Simonite, Charles Sommer, and Michael Uttaro.
The exhibition, curated by Ambre Kelly and Andrew Gori of The They Co. and SPRING/BREAK Art Show, features work by 14 MFA candidates graduating from Brooklyn College this spring. THRU - LINE represents the culmination of two years of research and experimentation in the studio. It highlights the diverse styles, interests and varied methods of art making available to contemporary artists today. The included artwork ranges from painting, drawing, fibers, sculpture, video, ceramics and photography to work that blurs the lines between these. Although seemingly disparate, there is a consistent line of questioning present that wrestles with and explores diverse ideas of identity, culture, politics, memory and place.
The exhibition and opening reception are free, and open to the public.* Visitors will enter at the Post Office entrance on 8th Avenue near 31st Street. Gallery hours are Friday - Tuesday from 12-4pm.
For show information and directions please visit here. For press inquires and additional information please contact Veronika Golova at VGolova@brooklyn.cuny.edu or (718) 951-5181.
*For ADA Accessibility please notify Veronika Golova in advance. We will anticipate your arrival, and
Introductions 2016 at Trestle Gallery
January 15 - February 12, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, January 15, 6pm - 9pm
Introductions is a blow out event to ring in the new year with new exciting art by artists new to Trestle! This show includes over 50 participating artists - it's something you'll need to come and experience for yourself!
We are pleased to announce that Jim Osman is our guest curator, and selected the works for the upcoming exhibition. Jim Osman is a NYC-based artist whose work investigates sculpture, painting, and installation. He exhibits his own artwork internationally and curated shows extensively. He is also the Director of the First Year Program at The New School.
For more information visit: www.trestlegallery.org
Ekaterina Aksenova Paolo Arao Nadine Beauharnois
George Belcher Davis Birks Tyler Bohm
Tegan Brozyna Caedron Burchfield Jordan Buschur
Spencer Carmona Amy Chan Atsuko Chirikjian
Teresa Christiansen Lily Colman Lizzy Cross
David Dumo Les Fletcher Dolores Futado Nancy Glover
Abby Goldstein Glen Goodenough Sean Grandits Iguna Gremzde
Andrew Hendrixson Suzanne Kelser Kharis Kennedy
Sophie Knight Sharon Koelblinger Lauren Krukowski
Phoenix Lindsey-Hall Rachel Livedalen Karen Mainenti
Kayla Mattes Daina Mattis Adel Maxwell Spencer Merolla
John Harlan Norris Patricia Paludanus James Parlin
Erin Raedeke Mary Rapp Andra Samelson Ryota Sato
Sally Schluter-Tardella Tariku Shiferaw Katie Shima
Julia Staples Jocelyn Toffic Ann Waddell
Jennifer Watson Rachel Youens Kerim Zapsu
168 7th st
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Gallery Hours: W - F, 1:30-6:30pm, S, 3:30-6:30pm
January 14 - February 3, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 14, 6-8pm
The Baum School of Art invites you to the opening reception of a new and exciting exhibition of fibers, textiles, and mixed media. Common Thread is an exhibition of four visual artists who explore textural values and tactile surfaces. Through a variety of media including yarn, aluminum, ceramics, clay works, fibers, fabric, and mixed media, Kristin Baxter, Nancy Bossert, Tegan M. Brozyna and Michael Radyk create a world of richly textured form, both two- and three-dimensional.
This exhibition is made possible by a generous donation from the estate of Heidi Ludwig.
For more information visit: www.baumschool.org
Baum School of Art
The David E. Rodale and Rodale Family Galleries
510 West Linden St.
Allentown, PA 18101
"big SMALL works"
June 23 - July 10, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 25, 6pm-9pm
Thomas Hunter Project Space
Lexington Ave and 68th St.
New York, NY
A collection by Brooklyn College’s 2016 MFA’s Masters Advisor Vito Acconci
Curated by Aisha Tandiwe Bell
With works by:
tegan m BROZYNA melissa CAPASSO valery ESTABROOK annemarie GRAHAM javan GROVER dianne HEBBERT debbi KENOTE angela young KIM alyssa MCCLENAGHAN abigail MILLER steven NAUKAM francesca SIMONITE charles SOMMER michael UTTARO
This past year, Vito Acconci has been our Master advisor in the Brooklyn College MFA program. His words have guided us to perceive with new eyes and ears, open thoughts and minds.
Big SMALL Works is a sampling of our most recent work.
“Start thinking-about/dreaming-of/designing/making a light (or lighting): start by thinking of light as a point of light, a dot of light...But, as long as the light remains a dot, a point, a mark, then the light can’t go anywhere, it’s only a point-in-itself, it’s enclosed in itself, it’s stopped by itself...In order for the light to light, to be lighting, to be light itself, to make illumination, to give out light, it has to go out of itself, it has to throw light, like throwing one’s voice...So make a light that refuses to stay stuck in itself, make a point of light that becomes a line of light -- a point of light that stretches from here to there, that spreads from here to elsewhere -- a point of light that produces, that results in, a ray of light, a channel of light, a beam of light, a volume of light...Don’t stop now, don’t stop where you are: bring your eyelids down, start to close your eyes, your eyelids are quivering, your vision blurs -- in your mind’s eye, or maybe from under your eyelids, the point of light has deformed into a blur of light, a haze of light, an ooze of light, a fog of light...”
— Vito Acconci
Thomas Hunter Project Room is located in the basement of the Thomas Hunter building on Lexington Ave. between 68th and 69th Streets.
Visitors will need to get a "guest pass" from the main entrance at Hunter College on the corner of 68th St. and Lexington Ave. You may then use any entrance to reach the Thomas Hunter Project Space, located in the basement of the Thomas Hunter Building.
Please email with any questions, especially if you have trouble entering the event: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery Hours: visitation by appointment
"Organic Construction & the Interior Domain"
May 1 - Sept. 26, 2015
Opening Reception: May 1, 5:30-7:30 pm
Albany Public Library, Pine Hills Branch
An exploration of the relationship between internal domain and the external reality that shapes it.
Art at APL is a juried fine arts exhibition program at their Pine Hills Branch, and it is dedicated to showcasing the work of contemporary artists connected to the Capital Region. By integrating artwork into public spaces within the library, the program aims to enrich your library experience and give you something beautiful to look at while you browse their collections.
"Tegan M Brozyna: Re-Mapping the World" at the Philadelphia International Airport
December 2014 - July 2015
Philadelphia International Airport
Between Terminals C and D
I am pleased to announce that three of my pieces will be on display at the Philadelphia International Airport as part of their Art at the Airport program. Running now through July 2015, airport visitors will be able to view "Tectonics," "Delineated," and "Fault Lines" in the walkway between Terminals C and D.
For more information on the exhibition please visit:
Tegan M Brozyna-Re-Mapping the World
About Art at the Airport:
In 1998, Philadelphia International Airport established an Exhibitions Program — a visual arts initiative to humanize the Airport environment, provide visibility for Philadelphia’s unique cultural life, and to enrich the experience of the traveling public.
"Delineated: Recent Works by Tegan M Brozyna"
September 20 - October 13, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, September 20, 6-9pm
1916 N. Third Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
The MakeSpace presents Delineated, recent works by Philadelphia painter Tegan M. Brozyna. The exhibition explores the concept of boundaries and place. By dissecting and reconfiguring old landscapes in the form of paper maps, Brozyna examines everyday borders while also creating new spaces and terrain. The exhibition includes abstract paintings as well as sculptural installations.
For more information please visit:
The MakeSpace or www.teganmbrozyna.com
July 14-August 14, 2012
Opening Reception, Saturday, July 14, 2012, 4 – 6:30 pm
First Friday, August 3, 6 – 8:30 pm
LG Tripp Gallery
47 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
LGTripp Gallery continues its tradition of a summer invitational. This exhibition is the intersection of the variegated histories of thirteen artists. The disparity of the rich and expansive career of the mature artist to the enthusiastic, tenuous beginning of the recent art school graduate, the educated and the self taught artists, expressing their creativity and experiences through a myriad of styles, mediums and techniques, each with their own individual approaches to abstraction. It is at this juncture of abstraction that their paths converge.
This year RSVP 3 is showcasing thirteen artists, twelve exhibiting here for the first time. The exhibition will feature paintings by Ryan Cobourn, Paul Davis Jones, Michele Kishita, Yvonne Love, Mircea Popescu and Michael Yoder, drawings by John Dickerson, Robert Dodge, Joseph Iacona and Colleen McCubbin Stepanic, video by Victoria Pepe, sculpture by James Perry and installation by Tegan M. Brozyna. These artists are based in Philadelphia and the surrounding region.
Gallery hours: Tuesday by appointment, Wednesday 12- 5pm, Thursday - Saturday 11-6pm
For further information or visuals contact Luella Tripp at 215-923-3110 or 215-681-7595.
InRoads: Brozyna & Valenza
September 12-November 28, 2010
Second Space Arts
900 East Howell St., Second Floor
"Looking at topography (the “lay of the land”) or cartography (maps) should then resonate with our guts – our instincts, so to speak – and visually remind us that extremes are often incorrect: the truth is often somewhere nearer the middle. The meandering lines found in Tegan Brozyna’s paintings and works on paper are a fine synthesis of the linear and the circular versions of journey. In a real sense, rather than life being a journey, life is journeying: the passive becomes active. In Brozyna’s works, we visually walk with her over hill and dale; through the streets and avenues of America, all the while enjoying the view afforded by Brozyna’s joyful re-working of the landscape, and its realignment into a more ambiguous space. Painted on “bird’s-eye view” maps, the lines we actually traipse on morph into a more horizon-based experience: our progression is pleasant, but somewhat mysterious, because of this ambiguity. As the French post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin asks in his famous painting title, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?"
-Timothy Gierschick, Curator