Project Row Houses invites you to join the artists in the Summer Studios Program to learn about the practices of contemporary artists Yanira Collado, Carlos Sandoval De Leon, and Onajide Shabaka. These visiting artists will be on site conducting studio visits with the participating artists during their visit, and lead a public lecture on Wednesday, August 5th at 6:30pm.
The Summer Studios Program was developed to provide an opportunity for emerging artists to create and exhibit work that responds to, engages and/or is reflective of community. This program is open to seven local college/university art students, nominated by their professors and selected by a panel of professional artists. This Program is open to students who are interested in making art in an urban community setting, engaging with the PRH/ Third Ward Community and interacting with established Houston-based artists.
Participating artists include Sula Bermudez-Silverman (Honorary Resident), Guadalupe Hernandez (Houston Baptist University), Jennifer Mendez (University of St. Thomas), Kingsley Onyeiwu (Texas Southern University), Shaun Parker (University of Houston), and Kandise Ponce (University of Houston).
About the Visiting Artists
Yanira Collado lives and works in Miami, Fl. Studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has been an artist in residence at the African Heritage Cultural Center and Bridge red Art Center, Miami Fl. Collado has exhibited nationally and internationally. Including Third Space, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Fl; MIA_ATL Saltworks Gallery, Atlanta GA; Ten, Cindy Rucker Gallery, New York, NY; MIA_BER, Berlin Arts Club, Berlin, Germany; South Florida Biennial, Art and Culture center of Hollywood, Hollywoof, FL; Palimpsest|Palimpsest, Carol Jazzar Contemporary Art, Miami, Fl and smoke signals, Art Center South Florida, Miami Beach. In 2013 Collado was awarded first prize in the 2013 Miami biennial.
Carlos Sandoval De Leon (born Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo León 1975) is a contemporary artist. He currently lives and works in New York City/Miami. Sandoval De Leon explores political, social, and personal narratives through sculpture, photography and site-specific installations. While Sandoval de Leon’s work has been described previously as a process of embedding personal narratives and feelings into material objects he seems just as interested, if not more so, in the richness of the histories embedded in the materials themselves. During his last solo show in spring 2014 he explored closely the idea that materials exist in tandem with discourses and how they participate with and in. He received a B.F.A from The Art Institute of Chicago in 1999 and later received an M.F.A. from Columbia University in 2008. Sandoval De Leon Has exhibited both nationally and internationally.
Onajide Shabaka’s practice is concerned with historical/biographical themes related to geography that include African diaspora and Native American cultures. He studied at California College of the Arts and received his MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Onajide Shabaka has participated in various international art residencies. Most recently San Miguel de Allende, Mexico and Everglades National Park, Florida. Recent exhibitions include Abracadabra, Art & Cultural Center of Hollywood (2015); Third Space; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL, MIA/BER, Galerie Verein Berliner Kunstler, Germany (2014), Unpunished, Sue Scott Gallery, New York (2011); DCG Open, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL (2010). Individual exhibitions include Nierika Pasajes y Entradas, Under the Bridge, North Miami, Fl (2015); Zeichnangen ind Wandabjekte, Galerie Schuster, Postdam, Germany (2012); Lake Superior Walk, North Shore, Grand Marais, Minnesota (2007). Forthcoming exhibitions include group shows (Art Basel) at Bridge Red Art Center, Miami, Fl (2015) and move something': metaphysics of space & time, Under the Bridge Space, North Miami, FL (2016). Shabaka lives and works in Miami, Florida.