A.I.R. GALLERY

A.I.R. GALLERY Advocating for women in the arts since 1972. In the late 1960's, the amount of gallery and museum space displaying the work of women artists was minimal.
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The majority of women artists found it incredibly difficult to find any institutions willing to exhibit their work. In response to this problem, a group of strong minded female artists founded Artist's In Residence (A.I.R.) in 1972. A.I.R. was the first art cooperative for women artists, by women artists in the United States.

The majority of women artists found it incredibly difficult to find any institutions willing to exhibit their work. In response to this problem, a group of strong minded female artists founded Artist's In Residence (A.I.R.) in 1972. A.I.R. was the first art cooperative for women artists, by women artists in the United States.

Operating as usual

A.I.R. Gallery will be closed for installation this week (9/8-9/9) to prepare for our upcoming exhibitions. Please join ...
09/08/2021

A.I.R. Gallery will be closed for installation this week (9/8-9/9) to prepare for our upcoming exhibitions. Please join us for the opening reception of three new exhibitions: “Cosmologies” by A.I.R. co-founder Daria Dorosh, “Above and Below” by Mimi Oritsky, and “where they go & what they leave'' by 2020-2021 A.I.R. Fellow Destiny Belgrave on Friday, September 10, 12-6PM by appointment.

Visit our website to schedule an appointment now!

A.I.R. is open by appointment, Wed-Sun, 12-6 PM. Visit our website to book an appointment or find us on @seesawmap.⁠ Per Key to NYC guidelines, proof of vaccination and masks are required for entry.

Image description: Against a dark blue background reads “A.I.R. is closed for installation this week. Join us for the opening on Friday, September 10, 12-6PM by appointment.”

A.I.R. Gallery will be closed for installation this week (9/8-9/9) to prepare for our upcoming exhibitions. Please join us for the opening reception of three new exhibitions: “Cosmologies” by A.I.R. co-founder Daria Dorosh, “Above and Below” by Mimi Oritsky, and “where they go & what they leave'' by 2020-2021 A.I.R. Fellow Destiny Belgrave on Friday, September 10, 12-6PM by appointment.

Visit our website to schedule an appointment now!

A.I.R. is open by appointment, Wed-Sun, 12-6 PM. Visit our website to book an appointment or find us on @seesawmap.⁠ Per Key to NYC guidelines, proof of vaccination and masks are required for entry.

Image description: Against a dark blue background reads “A.I.R. is closed for installation this week. Join us for the opening on Friday, September 10, 12-6PM by appointment.”

“The Invisible Hand,” a film installation by 2020-2021 A.I.R. Fellow Sky Olson, closes this Sunday, September 5. To make...
09/03/2021

“The Invisible Hand,” a film installation by 2020-2021 A.I.R. Fellow Sky Olson, closes this Sunday, September 5. To make an appointment, click the link in our bio!
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Olson’s film is an experimental documentary that foregrounds the usually invisible labor of a government building’s cleaning crew. Created improvisationally and in collaboration with several of the cleaners—Abdul, Esther, Irene, Josje, Kiona, Peter, and Velasca—the film captures their daily routines as they polish the building’s marble and glass surfaces and tidy up after politicians and office staff. ⁠
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While Olson’s camera maintains an observational distance, its presence is a frequent topic of conversation by the cleaners and staff, dialogue that reveals power dynamics and hierarchies at play within the building. At other times, the camera takes the vantage point of the cleaning machinery itself, floating just above its gleaming floors or bouncing down its corridors.⁠
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A.I.R. is open by appointment, Wed-Sun, 12-6 PM. Visit the link in our bio to book an appointment or find us on @seesawmap.⁠ Per Key to NYC guidelines, proof of vaccination and masks are required for entry.
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Image description: Installation view of “The Invisible Hand.” The center of the gallery is taken up by a rectangular bench covered by a gray marble-patterned fabric. Behind the bench are black walls with a bubbler sculpture and prints framed in black and white.

“The Invisible Hand,” a film installation by 2020-2021 A.I.R. Fellow Sky Olson, closes this Sunday, September 5. To make an appointment, click the link in our bio!
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Olson’s film is an experimental documentary that foregrounds the usually invisible labor of a government building’s cleaning crew. Created improvisationally and in collaboration with several of the cleaners—Abdul, Esther, Irene, Josje, Kiona, Peter, and Velasca—the film captures their daily routines as they polish the building’s marble and glass surfaces and tidy up after politicians and office staff. ⁠
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While Olson’s camera maintains an observational distance, its presence is a frequent topic of conversation by the cleaners and staff, dialogue that reveals power dynamics and hierarchies at play within the building. At other times, the camera takes the vantage point of the cleaning machinery itself, floating just above its gleaming floors or bouncing down its corridors.⁠
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A.I.R. is open by appointment, Wed-Sun, 12-6 PM. Visit the link in our bio to book an appointment or find us on @seesawmap.⁠ Per Key to NYC guidelines, proof of vaccination and masks are required for entry.
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Image description: Installation view of “The Invisible Hand.” The center of the gallery is taken up by a rectangular bench covered by a gray marble-patterned fabric. Behind the bench are black walls with a bubbler sculpture and prints framed in black and white.

Last call! Closing this Sunday, September 5: “Untitled (inflatable house, zip ties, blower),” a solo exhibition by 2020-...
09/02/2021

Last call! Closing this Sunday, September 5: “Untitled (inflatable house, zip ties, blower),” a solo exhibition by 2020-2021 A.I.R. Fellow Bat-Ami Rivlin. To make an appointment, click the link in our bio!
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Rivlin: “I cannot help but feel that even now, while we are still living in some sort of material void, the body expands. Both as space and as an object. The air-filled house, creating material volume as much as it is creating material void, becomes a tangible proxy for the merging of the body and the domestic in the face of the absence of public space. The inflatable is a material pun, an illustration of an external frame that’s devoid of any structural integrity. Its aesthetic function crumpled with D-rings and cable ties into a knot of familiar forms. A humming blower sustaining its balloon volume.”⁠
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A.I.R. is open by appointment, Wed-Sun, 12-6 PM. Visit the link in our bio to book an appointment or find us on @seesawmap.⁠ Per Key to NYC guidelines, proof of vaccination and masks are required for entry.
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Image description: A close-up of a red, white, and black inflatable. Two sides of it are pulled together with metal rings and a black zip tie.

Last call! Closing this Sunday, September 5: “Untitled (inflatable house, zip ties, blower),” a solo exhibition by 2020-2021 A.I.R. Fellow Bat-Ami Rivlin. To make an appointment, click the link in our bio!
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Rivlin: “I cannot help but feel that even now, while we are still living in some sort of material void, the body expands. Both as space and as an object. The air-filled house, creating material volume as much as it is creating material void, becomes a tangible proxy for the merging of the body and the domestic in the face of the absence of public space. The inflatable is a material pun, an illustration of an external frame that’s devoid of any structural integrity. Its aesthetic function crumpled with D-rings and cable ties into a knot of familiar forms. A humming blower sustaining its balloon volume.”⁠
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A.I.R. is open by appointment, Wed-Sun, 12-6 PM. Visit the link in our bio to book an appointment or find us on @seesawmap.⁠ Per Key to NYC guidelines, proof of vaccination and masks are required for entry.
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Image description: A close-up of a red, white, and black inflatable. Two sides of it are pulled together with metal rings and a black zip tie.

Final week! “Investigations: Remembering Barbara Siegel” closes this Sunday, September 5. To make an appointment, click ...
09/01/2021

Final week! “Investigations: Remembering Barbara Siegel” closes this Sunday, September 5. To make an appointment, click the link in our bio!
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The exhibition memorializes the life and work of Siegel, a late A.I.R. Member and artist known for her biographical mixed-media installations and meticulously executed two-dimensional work. Curated by Kathleen Schneider and Nancy Storrow, the show highlights the broad scope of Siegel’s distinctive body of work, focusing on artwork made during her decade-long association with the gallery.⁠
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Barbara Siegel’s practice was guided by an impulse to reconstruct the essence of being, recognizing the temporal boundaries and limitless expanse of a single life in the continuity of time. Through observation and reproduction of the belongings of others, Siegel created strong memorializing foci in generously interpretable collections of material and form. The layered nature of her work is closely linked to principles of collage—easily absorbing combinations of what might superficially seem incongruous materials, images, and concepts.⁠
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A.I.R. is open by appointment, Wed-Sun, 12-6 PM. Visit the link in our bio to book an appointment or find us on @seesawmap!⁠ Per Key to NYC guidelines, proof of vaccination and masks are required for entry.
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Image description: Installation view of “Investigations: Remembering Barbara Siegel” at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

Final week! “Investigations: Remembering Barbara Siegel” closes this Sunday, September 5. To make an appointment, click the link in our bio!
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The exhibition memorializes the life and work of Siegel, a late A.I.R. Member and artist known for her biographical mixed-media installations and meticulously executed two-dimensional work. Curated by Kathleen Schneider and Nancy Storrow, the show highlights the broad scope of Siegel’s distinctive body of work, focusing on artwork made during her decade-long association with the gallery.⁠
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Barbara Siegel’s practice was guided by an impulse to reconstruct the essence of being, recognizing the temporal boundaries and limitless expanse of a single life in the continuity of time. Through observation and reproduction of the belongings of others, Siegel created strong memorializing foci in generously interpretable collections of material and form. The layered nature of her work is closely linked to principles of collage—easily absorbing combinations of what might superficially seem incongruous materials, images, and concepts.⁠
◼️⁠
A.I.R. is open by appointment, Wed-Sun, 12-6 PM. Visit the link in our bio to book an appointment or find us on @seesawmap!⁠ Per Key to NYC guidelines, proof of vaccination and masks are required for entry.
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Image description: Installation view of “Investigations: Remembering Barbara Siegel” at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

08/30/2021

✨ The 2022-2023 A.I.R. Fellowship Open Call is LIVE! ✨ To learn more about the program, eligibility guidelines, and to apply, visit airgallery.org! A Fellowship Program Info Session will be held on Wednesday, October 6 at 7 PM ET via Zoom (details to follow).
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We are also thrilled to announce this year's brilliant Fellowship selection panelists: Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood, Gordon Hall, and Baseera Khan. Learn more about the 2022-2023 panelists at airgallery.org.
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The A.I.R. Fellowship Program was established in 1993 by former artist member Stephanie Bernheim in order to support underrepresented and emerging women and non-binary artists in New York City. Each year, six artists are awarded a year-long fellowship to develop and exhibit a project at A.I.R. Gallery.

Upcoming in Gallery III: “where they go & what they leave,” a solo exhibition by 2020-2021 A.I.R. Fellow Destiny Belgrav...
08/29/2021

Upcoming in Gallery III: “where they go & what they leave,” a solo exhibition by 2020-2021 A.I.R. Fellow Destiny Belgrave. Opening Friday, September 10 with a reception from 12-6 PM (by appointment).
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Composed of new textile and paper cut works, “where they go & what they leave” is a visual meditation on sleep, dreams, and stars. Rest is the portal through which the journey begins. Shades of blue—billowing satin and cut paper—adorn bedding, nightwear, and visions of the starlit sky. Dark ancestral beings, ensconced in celestial bodies, are seen in communion with their descendants on Earth. Visitors bear witness to their words of encouragement and tender embraces.
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A.I.R. is open by appointment, Wed-Sun, 12-6 PM. A link to book an appointment to see the upcoming September exhibitions will be posted soon. An opening reception for the new shows will be held on Friday, September 10, 12 - 6 PM (by appointment).
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Image Description: Destiny Belgrave, They Speak To Me, 2020, Digital image. Three silhouetted figures reach toward a sleeping woman, also presented in silhouette. The bottom left figure reaches towards her with flames in their hand; the top left figure reaches towards the side of her face; and the top right figure covers their mouth as if whispering. The words “I am with you always” are written in orange script repeatedly, and flow from the top right figure’s mouth into the ear of the woman.

Upcoming in Gallery III: “where they go & what they leave,” a solo exhibition by 2020-2021 A.I.R. Fellow Destiny Belgrave. Opening Friday, September 10 with a reception from 12-6 PM (by appointment).
🌟
Composed of new textile and paper cut works, “where they go & what they leave” is a visual meditation on sleep, dreams, and stars. Rest is the portal through which the journey begins. Shades of blue—billowing satin and cut paper—adorn bedding, nightwear, and visions of the starlit sky. Dark ancestral beings, ensconced in celestial bodies, are seen in communion with their descendants on Earth. Visitors bear witness to their words of encouragement and tender embraces.
🌟
A.I.R. is open by appointment, Wed-Sun, 12-6 PM. A link to book an appointment to see the upcoming September exhibitions will be posted soon. An opening reception for the new shows will be held on Friday, September 10, 12 - 6 PM (by appointment).
🌟
Image Description: Destiny Belgrave, They Speak To Me, 2020, Digital image. Three silhouetted figures reach toward a sleeping woman, also presented in silhouette. The bottom left figure reaches towards her with flames in their hand; the top left figure reaches towards the side of her face; and the top right figure covers their mouth as if whispering. The words “I am with you always” are written in orange script repeatedly, and flow from the top right figure’s mouth into the ear of the woman.

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to present “Above and Below,” an exhibition of new paintings by Mimi Oritsky. Opening Friday, ...
08/29/2021

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to present “Above and Below,” an exhibition of new paintings by Mimi Oritsky. Opening Friday, September 10 with a reception from 12-6 PM (by appointment).
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Comprised of work made since 2018, “Above and Below” includes a selection of Oritsky’s abstracted landscapes that explore atmosphere, light, color, and perception. Through painting, Oritsky attempts to capture the fleeting and intangible qualities of light and shadow in the natural landscape. Sketching en plein air, Oritsky translates these momentary atmospheric effects onto a two-dimensional painted surface in the studio, attuned to subtle shifts brought on by the weather or time of day.
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A.I.R. is open by appointment, Wed-Sun, 12-6 PM. A link to book an appointment to see the upcoming September exhibitions will be posted soon. An opening reception for the new shows will be held on Friday, September 10, 12 - 6 PM (by appointment).
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Image Description: Mimi Oritsky, The Wet Above, 2018, Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches. The painting is made up of abstracted shapes created from visible brush strokes. Blue, light green, dark green, and white make up large organic shapes, presenting an abstracted natural landscape.

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to present “Above and Below,” an exhibition of new paintings by Mimi Oritsky. Opening Friday, September 10 with a reception from 12-6 PM (by appointment).
🍃
Comprised of work made since 2018, “Above and Below” includes a selection of Oritsky’s abstracted landscapes that explore atmosphere, light, color, and perception. Through painting, Oritsky attempts to capture the fleeting and intangible qualities of light and shadow in the natural landscape. Sketching en plein air, Oritsky translates these momentary atmospheric effects onto a two-dimensional painted surface in the studio, attuned to subtle shifts brought on by the weather or time of day.
🍃
A.I.R. is open by appointment, Wed-Sun, 12-6 PM. A link to book an appointment to see the upcoming September exhibitions will be posted soon. An opening reception for the new shows will be held on Friday, September 10, 12 - 6 PM (by appointment).
🍃
Image Description: Mimi Oritsky, The Wet Above, 2018, Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches. The painting is made up of abstracted shapes created from visible brush strokes. Blue, light green, dark green, and white make up large organic shapes, presenting an abstracted natural landscape.

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce “Cosmologies,” an exhibition of sculpture, digital prints, and art for the body by...
08/28/2021

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce “Cosmologies,” an exhibition of sculpture, digital prints, and art for the body by A.I.R. co-founder Daria Dorosh. Opening Friday, September 10 with a reception from 12-6 PM (by appointment).
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Dorosh’s 25th solo exhibition is presented as a conversation across three scales: Human, Planet, and Cosmos. Through these registers, Dorosh reflects on subjects as varied as selfie narcissism, digital connection, and looming ecological disaster. Textile, one of the oldest human technologies, links these three bodies of work, continuing Dorosh’s two-decade long investigation of art’s place and intent. “Cosmologies” sees Dorosh incorporating analog techniques with digital processes, ultimately suggesting that the survival of our species lies somewhere in between.
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During the exhibition, “Cosmologies” will host “[email protected],” a portfolio of works by A.I.R. artists responding to the impact of ecological exploitation on our home environment. Featured in the gallery’s lobby, the portfolio is part of “Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss,” an international public awareness project initiated by the Codex Foundation and described at extractionart.org.
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A.I.R. is open by appointment, Wed-Sun, 12-6 PM. A link to book an appointment to see the upcoming September exhibitions will be posted soon. An opening reception for the new shows will be held on Friday, September 10, 12 - 6 PM (by appointment).
🌌
Image Description: Square, multi-colored kaleidoscopic images are arranged in a grid and separated by thick black lines.

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce “Cosmologies,” an exhibition of sculpture, digital prints, and art for the body by A.I.R. co-founder Daria Dorosh. Opening Friday, September 10 with a reception from 12-6 PM (by appointment).
💫
Dorosh’s 25th solo exhibition is presented as a conversation across three scales: Human, Planet, and Cosmos. Through these registers, Dorosh reflects on subjects as varied as selfie narcissism, digital connection, and looming ecological disaster. Textile, one of the oldest human technologies, links these three bodies of work, continuing Dorosh’s two-decade long investigation of art’s place and intent. “Cosmologies” sees Dorosh incorporating analog techniques with digital processes, ultimately suggesting that the survival of our species lies somewhere in between.
🌌
During the exhibition, “Cosmologies” will host “[email protected],” a portfolio of works by A.I.R. artists responding to the impact of ecological exploitation on our home environment. Featured in the gallery’s lobby, the portfolio is part of “Extraction: Art on the Edge of the Abyss,” an international public awareness project initiated by the Codex Foundation and described at extractionart.org.
💫
A.I.R. is open by appointment, Wed-Sun, 12-6 PM. A link to book an appointment to see the upcoming September exhibitions will be posted soon. An opening reception for the new shows will be held on Friday, September 10, 12 - 6 PM (by appointment).
🌌
Image Description: Square, multi-colored kaleidoscopic images are arranged in a grid and separated by thick black lines.

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