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IA&A at Hillyer IA&A at Hillyer (formerly Hillyer Art Space) is the contemporary exhibition and program space dedica

01/08/2024

We just had a first “First Friday” opening reception which included a whopping 560 visitors.

What a great way to start the year!

Don’t forget, we have exhibition openings on the first Friday of every month. We also have programs on the Second Saturday and Third Thursday of the month.

I hope to see your “face-in-the-place” very soon.

Tim, Hillyer Director

“My sculptural constructions are fictitious renderings of trees, stumps, and logs. They appear abstracted, altered to pa...
01/06/2024

“My sculptural constructions are fictitious renderings of trees, stumps, and logs. They appear abstracted, altered to pair with other modules to offer the viewer a vision of decay and rebirth on the forest floor.”

George Lorio’s “Sustainable” is on view at the Hillyer from now until January 28th, 2024! Be sure to stop by!

To learn more about Lorio and his work head over to our YouTube channel for a brief interview with the featured artist! Find us at

Also, mark your calendars! Third Thursday, January 18th at 6:15 PM Hillyer will host a discussion with George Lorio about ecological destruction.

With an exciting month of programs ahead we hope you will join us!

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Hillyer is funded in part by , the , the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Galena Yorktown Foundation, and the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation.

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First Friday of the year 2024 was a success 🎉 Thank you for joining us despite the cold weather! We are so happy to star...
01/06/2024

First Friday of the year 2024 was a success 🎉 Thank you for joining us despite the cold weather!
We are so happy to start the new year with artists

More details about the artist and his exhibition are available at https://athillyer.org/upcoming-exhibitions

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Hillyer is funded in part by , the , the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Galena Yorktown Foundation, and the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation.


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This Friday, January 5th at 6pm, join Hillyer for the opening reception of “NUCLEAR” by Dan Ortiz Leizman.“NUCLEAR”NUCLE...
01/02/2024

This Friday, January 5th at 6pm, join Hillyer for the opening reception of “NUCLEAR” by Dan Ortiz Leizman.

“NUCLEAR”
NUCLEAR is an exhibition that explores q***r pregnancy and nuclear pessimism in the context of late stage capitalism through digital media and installation. Central to this exhibit is NUKESOUND, a short documentary—style film which contains AI generated imagery and sound to depict a world where nuclear radiation triggers asexual reproduction. Complementing the film is an immersive floor-to-ceiling installation of street-style poster prints and a playable plexiglass record. The prints, inspired by AI generated prompts and containing propaganda and ads, immerse the viewer into a paradigm where asexual reproduction has become reality. The plexiglass record plays a reading of the CDC’s FAQ webpage for nuclear disaster. This installation invites viewers to consider alternative reproductive methods for the q***r body and combines anti-war sentiment with pessimistic navigation strategies and q***r world building.

More details about the artist and their exhibition are available at https://athillyer.org/upcoming-exhibitions/
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Hillyer is funded in part by , the , the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Galena Yorktown Foundation, and the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation.

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This Friday, January 5th at 6pm, join Hillyer for the opening reception of “Expansion of Oyo” by Oluwatoyin Tella.“Expan...
01/02/2024

This Friday, January 5th at 6pm, join Hillyer for the opening reception of “Expansion of Oyo” by Oluwatoyin Tella.

“Expansion of Oyo”
Expansion of Oyo is an exhibition of original paintings and a video installation. These works spotlight the continuous thread between pre-colonial African aesthetic and contemporary Black aesthetic. Despite the trans-Atlantic slave trade traffic that included an insurmountable number of West Africans, the Yoruba culture of Oyo empire has expanded worldwide to the present day. From strongholds in Brazil, Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti and the United States, the cultural influence of the Oyo empire keeps growing, and Oluwatoyin’s work contributes to that expansion. In the exhibition, Oluwatoyin transforms the gallery space through visual and auditory input. These multisensory components are extended to be multi-disciplinary, incorporating vessels and video.

More details about the artist and her exhibition are available at https://athillyer.org/upcoming-exhibitions/
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Hillyer is funded in part by , the , the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Galena Yorktown Foundation, and the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation.

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This Friday, January 5th at 6pm, join Hillyer for the opening reception of “Sustainable” by George Lorio.“Sustainable”Th...
01/02/2024

This Friday, January 5th at 6pm, join Hillyer for the opening reception of “Sustainable” by George Lorio.

“Sustainable”
This current body of work is a commentary on ecological destruction and a proposed view of renewal. The works represent the significance of nature’s provision of trees. Several fabricated sculptures resembling stumps and logs are placed surrounded by commercially pressed wood pellets. On superficial inspection, the blanketed works appear to have a trompe l’œil direction; however, this concern for defining a context is not to fool the eye but to engage interest. Lorio wishes to physically convey the loss of trees as terminated in a billet of pellets. A variety of embedded sculptures include “Notch,” “Bough Breaks,” “Segment,” “Injury” and a few smaller stump pieces; “Pelletized” is a tall sculpture which rests atop the pellet covered floor. The walls carry mounted sculptures of similar arboreal content, but only protrude slightly from the wall, measuring two to four feet tall. They include “Side by Side,” “Bent,” “Dryad,” “Infolding,” and “Residual Limb.”

More details about the artist and his exhibition are available at https://athillyer.org/upcoming-exhibitions/
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Hillyer is funded in part by , the , the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Galena Yorktown Foundation, and the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation.
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12/31/2023

Happy New Year!

Join us in celebrating the new year as we celebrate three new solo artists on the First Friday in January.

George Lorio
Oluwatoyin Tella
Dan Leizman

In observance of the holiday season, IA&A at Hillyer will be closed to the public beginning December 23, 2023, until we ...
12/22/2023

In observance of the holiday season, IA&A at Hillyer will be closed to the public beginning December 23, 2023, until we reopen our doors on January 5, 2024, at 6 p.m., for the unveiling of our exciting new exhibitions featuring the work of George Lorio, Oluwatoyin Tella, and Dan Ortiz Leizman. We look forward to seeing you then!

Happy holidays and warm wishes!

IA&A at Hillyer

Can’t believe that this was the last event of the year! Thank you so much for joining us for Kenny Harris’ Artist Talk t...
12/22/2023

Can’t believe that this was the last event of the year! Thank you so much for joining us for Kenny Harris’ Artist Talk tonight! We are so grateful to close out the exhibitions with Harris’ talk!

Tomorrow will be the LAST DAY to see our December exhibitions. Hillyer will then go on a holiday break from Saturday (12/23) to Friday (1/5) in the new year!

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Hillyer is funded in part by , the , the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Galena Yorktown Foundation, and the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation.
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Third Thursday is tomorrow! This will be the last event of the year so be sure to join us that evening to hear from one ...
12/20/2023

Third Thursday is tomorrow! This will be the last event of the year so be sure to join us that evening to hear from one of our current solo artists, Kenny Harris. More details below!

Artist Talk with Kenny Harris
Thursday, December 21, 6:30 p.m.
Join us on the third Thursday in December as Kenny Harris talks about his exhibition Envisivivarium, a dynamic installation of mythological beings that embody diversity and ingenuity.
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Hillyer is funded in part by , the , the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Galena Yorktown Foundation, and the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation.
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That’s right, you still have 3 more days left to check out the exhibitions on view in December! The exhibition closes af...
12/19/2023

That’s right, you still have 3 more days left to check out the exhibitions on view in December! The exhibition closes after Friday, December 22. Don’t miss out on this month’s newly selected artists: Roger Mokbel, Kenny Harris, and James Terrell!

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Hillyer is funded in part by , the , the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Galena Yorktown Foundation, and the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation.


This Third Thursday is the last event of 2023! Join us this Thursday evening to hear from one of our current solo artist...
12/18/2023

This Third Thursday is the last event of 2023! Join us this Thursday evening to hear from one of our current solo artists, Kenny Harris while also celebrating the end to a great year of exhibitions. More details below!

Artist Talk with Kenny Harris
Thursday, December 21, 6:30 p.m.
Join us on the third Thursday in December as Kenny Harris talks about his exhibition Envisivivarium, a dynamic installation of mythological beings that embody diversity and ingenuity.

You can also enjoy visiting the locations of our Third Thursday partners, The Phillips Collection and The Korean Cultural Center of Washington DC, between 5 and 8 p.m. Note: The Studio Gallery and the ADA Art Gallery will not be participating in this event during the month of December.
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Hillyer is funded in part by , the , the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Galena Yorktown Foundation, and the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation.
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We love a creative Saturday! Thank you so much for joining Kenny Harris’s workshop today! We had so much fun learning mo...
12/16/2023

We love a creative Saturday! Thank you so much for joining Kenny Harris’s workshop today! We had so much fun learning more about Harris’s creative process and making works of our own!

Thank you Harris for such a wonderful experience!

For those who missed the workshop, Harris will be hosting an artist talk on Third Thursday:
Artist Talk with Kenny Harris
Thursday, December 21, 6:30 p.m.
Join us on the third Thursday in December as Kenny Harris talks about his exhibition Envisivivarium, a dynamic installation of mythological beings that embody diversity and ingenuity.
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Hillyer is funded in part by , the , the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Galena Yorktown Foundation, and the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation.

“Dust in My Mouth” by Roger Mokbel is currently on display at Hillyer now through December 22, 2023. Be sure to visit us...
12/15/2023

“Dust in My Mouth” by Roger Mokbel is currently on display at Hillyer now through December 22, 2023. Be sure to visit us in the next week before the exhibition closes!

Featured works:
Dust in My Mouth, 9 & 10
2023
Digital image on fine art paper
47.25 x 31.5 in (each)
Available through the artist

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Hillyer is funded in part by , the , the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Galena Yorktown Foundation, and the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation.
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One week away from Third Thursday!Artist Talk with Kenny HarrisThursday, December 21, 6:30 p.m.Join us on the third Thur...
12/14/2023

One week away from Third Thursday!
Artist Talk with Kenny Harris
Thursday, December 21, 6:30 p.m.
Join us on the third Thursday in December as Kenny Harris talks about his exhibition Envisivivarium, a dynamic installation of mythological beings that embody diversity and ingenuity.

You can also enjoy visiting the locations of our Third Thursday partners, The Phillips Collection and The Korean Cultural Center, between 5 and 8 p.m. Note: The Studio Gallery and the ADA Art Gallery will not be participating in this event during the month of December.
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Hillyer is funded in part by , the , the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Galena Yorktown Foundation, and the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation.
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Learn more and register before the seats fill up: https://conta.cc/3uVRL05
12/14/2023

Learn more and register before the seats fill up: https://conta.cc/3uVRL05

Led by solo artist Kenny Harris in person at Hillyer   Donate     Register Today! Kenny Harris, one of our featured solo artists during the month of December, will lead a workshop that helps participa

James Terrell’s solo exhibition, “Transcendence: Beyond the Terrestrial Plane,” is on view now through Dec 22, 2023.Feat...
12/13/2023

James Terrell’s solo exhibition, “Transcendence: Beyond the Terrestrial Plane,” is on view now through Dec 22, 2023.

Featured art by :
“Father Time” (crop)
2022
collage, paper
40 x 32 in

“Lady Day of the Morning Star” (crop)
2022
collage, paper, fabric
54 x 41 in

“The Evidence of Things Unseen”
2022
collage, paper, fabric
30 x 40 in

For all interests in purchasing, contact the artist directly.
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Hillyer is funded in part by , the , the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Galena Yorktown Foundation, and the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation.

This Saturday!Envisivivarium: A Workshop with Kenny HarrisSaturday, December 16, 2023, 1 p.m.15 Participants OnlyKenny H...
12/12/2023

This Saturday!
Envisivivarium: A Workshop with Kenny Harris
Saturday, December 16, 2023, 1 p.m.
15 Participants Only

Kenny Harris, one of our featured solo artists during the month of December, will lead a workshop that helps participants understand his creative process when developing mythological figures from concept to material form.

Register Today: https://athillyer.org/workshops-and-classes/

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Hillyer is funded in part by , the , the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Galena Yorktown Foundation, and the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation.
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I would like to officially announce the artists and curators who were selected for exhibitions in 2024.  I would also li...
12/11/2023

I would like to officially announce the artists and curators who were selected for exhibitions in 2024.  I would also like to send out a huge thanks to the esteemed members of Hillyer’s advisory committee.

January
Dan Ortiz Leizman
E.d. Adegoke

February 
James Brown Jr.
Dawn Whitmore
Sean Riley

March
Kim Richards
Elaine Qiu
Alexandra Chiou

April
Judith Klausner
Deborah Grayson

May
Julieta Tetelbaum
Jessica Van Brakle

June
Kiana Honarmand
Helen Zughaib

July
April Webb
Redeat Wondemu

August
Joan Cox
Andrea Evans

September
Anne Bouie
Sarah Reagan
G. Pack

October
Alejandro Rodriguez
Hanna Washburn
Melissa Dorn

November
Joana Stillwell
Marcel Taylor

December
Alexander D’Agostino
Xenia Gray

January 2025
Kate Fleming
Rachelle Wunderink
Adi Segal

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Artist Talk O Clock! 🕓Thank you to this month’s brilliant solo artist James Terrell and everyone who joined us for his A...
12/09/2023

Artist Talk O Clock! 🕓
Thank you to this month’s brilliant solo artist James Terrell and everyone who joined us for his Artist Talk at Hillyer. If you missed it, stay tuned for a recording of the talk to learn a little more about Terrell’s process and vision.

James Terrell’s solo exhibition, “Transcendence: Beyond the Terrestrial Plane,” is on view through Dec 22, 2023.
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Hillyer is funded in part by , the , the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Galena Yorktown Foundation, and the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation.

Happy Saturday! Here is a snapshot of Kenny Harris’s installation piece, “Envisivivarium.” Harris will also be hosting t...
12/09/2023

Happy Saturday! Here is a snapshot of Kenny Harris’s installation piece, “Envisivivarium.” Harris will also be hosting two events this month on Dec 16th and 21st. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about Harris’s practice and join the hands-on workshop!

Envisivivarium: A Workshop with Kenny Harris
Saturday, December 16, 2023, 1 p.m.
Kenny Harris, one of our featured solo artists during the month of December, will lead a workshop that helps participants understand his creative process when developing mythological figures from concept to material form.
RSVP NOW: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjAh0T-tGlxh3n87b0ytTw4DEQuvcSl-AsrX84T6LbMF4qJQ/viewform

Artist Talk with Kenny Harris
Thursday, December 21, 6:30 p.m.
Join us on the third Thursday in December as Kenny Harris talks about his exhibition Envisivivarium, a dynamic installation of mythological beings that embody diversity and ingenuity.
Third Thursday is a monthly program organized in partnership with The Phillips Collection, the Studio Gallery, ADA Art Gallery, and the Korean Cultural Center.

Featured Art by :
Envisivivarium
2023
Installation
Ink on paper
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Hillyer is funded in part by , the , the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Galena Yorktown Foundation, and the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation.
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Join us at 1 pm tomorrow (Saturday) to hear from featured artist James Terrell! Details below👇Artist Talk: James Terrell...
12/08/2023

Join us at 1 pm tomorrow (Saturday) to hear from featured artist James Terrell! Details below👇

Artist Talk: James Terrell
Saturday, December 9, 1 p.m.
On the second Saturday in December, James Terrell, a featured solo artist at Hillyer, will talk about his exhibition “Transcendence: Beyond the Terrestrial Plane,” a body of multimedia works that explore the intersection of the human condition and the cosmos.

James Terrell’s solo exhibition, “Transcendence: Beyond the Terrestrial Plane,” is on view through Dec 22, 2023.
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Hillyer is funded in part by , the , the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Galena Yorktown Foundation, and the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation.

“On the day when we were remembering the one year of the passing away of my father, I was in the dry Msaylha Dam, Lebano...
12/06/2023

“On the day when we were remembering the one year of the passing away of my father, I was in the dry Msaylha Dam, Lebanon, lying on the ground, grieving the loss of my father. Everything around me was grieving its own loss too. Thousands of trees were cut down in that same spot. The promised water never came, nor did the grieving tears. Through this series of photos, you are invited to reconnect with the environment through shared emotions with the landscape. By equating the grief of a beloved person to the ecological grief, the works aim at reminding the viewer that humans and nature cannot be dissociated. It is indeed that segregation that has distanced us physically and emotionally from our environment and allowed for our way of living to become increasingly abusive and unstable. Sustainability is also the urgency of action. By focusing on this topic, I hope to shed light on the controversy and the failures of these intrusive human interventions, calling for an immediate halt to the construction of the rest of the planned dams in Lebanon.” - Roger Mokbel

Featured work by Roger Mokbel:
“Dust in My Mouth, 6”
2023
digital image on fine art paper
23.6 x 15.7 in
Available through the artist
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Hillyer is funded in part by , the , the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Galena Yorktown Foundation, and the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation.

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Next Saturday! Join us at 1 pm to learn more about featured artist James Terrell! James Terrell’s solo exhibition, “Tran...
12/03/2023

Next Saturday! Join us at 1 pm to learn more about featured artist James Terrell!

James Terrell’s solo exhibition, “Transcendence: Beyond the Terrestrial Plane,” is on view through Dec 22, 2023.

Artist Talk: James Terrell
Saturday, December 9, 1 p.m.
On the second Saturday in December, James Terrell, a featured solo artist at Hillyer, will talk about his exhibition Transcendence: Beyond the Terrestrial Plane, a body of multimedia works that explore the intersection of the human condition and the cosmos.

About the Artist:
James Stephen Terrell is a native Washingtonian who was reared in Ward 7. His parents are Rev. Dr. James E. Terrell, Pastor of historic Second Baptist Church of Washington D.C. and retired Superior Court Associate Judge Mary A. Terrell of the Superior Court of Washington D.C. He received his high school diploma from Gonzaga College High School, his Bachelor of Fine Art from Howard University, his Master of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design, and the Master of Divinity Degree from the Union Theological Seminary, with a concentration on theology and the fine arts. While attending Union Theological Seminary, he also pursued fine arts painting elective courses at Columbia University. Terrell has taught art for over fifteen years in DCPS and DCPCS schools, has exhibited his work all over the country and has had multiple solo shows, including at museums. James Stephen Terrell is married to artist Zsudayka Nzinga, and together they have 3 children.

Featured art by James Terrell:
Cosmically Sophisticated
2022
collage, paper, fabric, paint
38 x 52 in
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Hillyer is funded in part by , the , the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Galena Yorktown Foundation, and the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation.

TOMORROW! Join IMPART Grant Winner, photographer Roger Mokbel, for a Zoom discussion! Zoom Discussion with Roger MokbelS...
12/02/2023

TOMORROW! Join IMPART Grant Winner, photographer Roger Mokbel, for a Zoom discussion!

Zoom Discussion with Roger Mokbel
Sunday, December 3, 1 pm.
In partnership with QAIC, Hillyer will host an online discussion with Roger Mokbel, one of our featured solo artists during the month of December. Mokbel will discuss the subject of his exhibition, Dust in My Mouth, which explores the intersection of personal and ecological grief. Visit Hillyer’s website to learn more about the artist and his work.

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vceyorjkuE9LVZk02pQpzSU24kqE7BiCO #/registration?os=ipad

Featured work by .and.shoot :
Dust in My Mouth, 1,
2023
digital image on fine art paper
24 × 36 × 2 in
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Hillyer is funded in part by , the , the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Galena Yorktown Foundation, and the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation.


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