ULA EINSTEIN- inter-disciplinary artist
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Born: Zurich, Switzerland
Lives: New York, NY
PLEASE SEE: http://ulaeinstein.com/CV
BIO: Ula Einstein is a Swiss born multidisciplinary artist based in New York City.
Her expanded practice - employing gesture, line and process explores the intrinsic link between deconstruction and construction, Her work includes installations, drawing, works on paper, sculpture, and work that straddles the space between painting and sculpture.
Ms. Einstein's process oriented work includes re-employing and stretching the boundaries of materials and tools in her everyday surroundings, along with scavenged items and discarded objects, Her work is included among collections internationally.
Exploring materials and methods with a very hands-on and lo-fi approach, I embrace an economy of means to create an expansive whole. From micro to macro, there is fluctuating from particle to whole and back again.
I employ materials and tools using their innate characteristics, but also in ways which detour and extend from their original purpose. My ongoing installations are often rooted in the exploration of physicality and immateriality. They consist of fragments made in the studio, created site-specific for exhibition
Through my meditation and deliberation on chance, control and uncertainty, my work is also further stretched by paradox: empty/full, conceal/reveal, shadow/light, pain/beauty, rupture/repair, fracture/whole, static/movement.
Playing With Fire – how I spent my summer
I have a deep respect for the element of fire whose qualities include energy and intensity, warmth and destruction. But as I burn away, I am also burning in. There are no sketches. Fire obliterates and perforates and creation is immediate. The use of positive and negative space is important throughout as I explore and straddle the space between 2D and 3D.
The imagery produced through the forms is abstracted from a wide array of sources as diverse as molecular structure, cells, book pages, lace, text, hieroglyphics, webs, fossils, impressions, architecture, synthetic design, and cave paintings.
This ritualistic work is a partial response to our culture of speed, multi-fragments, visual stimuli, and endless distractions - where I have a hard time focusing while holding the infinite complexity. These drawings are my way of contemplating and paring down accumulations. While things are changing every second, I remember our interconnectivity and am prompted to response with an array of gestures, intimate and large, controlled and elastic, reflecting on our vastness.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS - SOLO AND SHARED EXHIBITIONS (2-3)artist exhibitions
The Piece As A Living Object: 3-Artists, DeKalb Gallery, Pratt Institute, NY
Divergent Ways, 3-Artist, La Maison de Art, NYC
2011: Distillations: Paris France Solo -
Griffin Museum - solo feature online of installation + photography project Winchester, MA from The Unwinding Destiny Project
LINE, GESTURE, SPACE , 3 Artists - Maloney Art Gallery, Morristown NJ
see short inteview/video about my work produced by NJ.com - copy + paste the link here
INVENTIONS/INTERRUPTIONS: 2 Artists, Craddock-Terry Gallery, Lynchburg, VA
2007: RESONANCE - Solo Exhibition Safe-T-Gallery, Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York,
21st Artist As Nomad: FLUX Art Fair, NYC
All / Together / Different, survey of downtown artists, Manny Cantor Ctr. NYC
If You Build It - No Longer Empty, Art in Flux, NYC
BUDS, BLOOMS, BERRIES: Everhart Museum of Science and Art, Scranton, PA
SHADOW-LANDS: Deakin University Exhibition Gallery, Victoria, Australia
FOUNTAIN ART FAIR: Art for Progress, NYC
THE BOOK : A CONTEMPORARY VIEW - Delaware Contemporary Art Center
AS YOU LIKE IT, Heidi Cho Gallery, Chelsea, NYC
SHARDS: DOCUMENTING GENOCIDE, Maloney Art Gallery, NJ
URBAN UTOPIA, NYC curated by Heidi Lee, Karline Moeller, Anastasia Rogers
WORDS WITHOUT BOOKS, BOOKS WITHOUT WORDS - Gaga - Lower Hudson Valley, NY
"READER'S 10" Susan Hensel Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
.THE LAST BOOK group book composed by Luis Camnitzer will be exhibited in the Zentral Bibliothek in Zurich, Switzerland - travelling exhibition
2012+ THE DROP: URBAN ART INFILL Chelsea, NYC www.thedropnyc.org
MULTI MEDIA Schmidt Art Gallery, Wartburg College, Iowa
TOWARDS ANARCHITECTURE, presentation of work and panel discussion with artists and architects, NY Center for Architecture, NYC
ONOMATOMANIA ONOMATOMANIA, Safe T Gallery, Dumbo, Brooklyn. NY
ARCHE TIME, Visual and Performing Arts Gallery, NYC
DRAWING REVEALED: Garrison Art Center, Garrison NY
reviewed by Benjamin Genocchio, The New York Times
PAPERWORK: The Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University
WOMEN'S VOICES/WOMEN'S VISION: juried exhibition presented by Musique A La Mode
THE LAST BOOK - curated by Luis Camnitzer, Museum of the National Library of Madrid, Spain
PIEROGI 2000 - Selections of my work on paper - FLAT FILES Ongoing
177 north 9th street 718.599.2144 Pierogi 2000 is an innovative art gallery in williamsburg, brooklyn, new york
ITCH - JUNE
Selections from my drawings with fire are featured -
online mag showing experimental media (South Africa)
MUSICAL, Public Art Fund Project with filmmaker Dara Friedman
(written up in The New York Times Sept. 29, webcam and print)
MADE IN THE USA: Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, Educational Alliance, NY
2007, 2006 3 individual artists - New York Artists' Fellowship
2007, 2006 2 individual grantsfrom Change, Inc.
2005 Community Word Project: Advanced Artist Teacher Training Fellowship
Sante Fe Art Institute - one month residency fellowship
2015: in-depth interview: http://ulaeinstein.com/2015_interview
2011: Infinite Instances: studies and image of time. Edited by Olga Ast
.October ’09 Switched.com Tech, Art and Design Get Together at THE DROP 2012+
.September ’09 e-Oculus » Archive » Art And/Or Architecture? By Murrye Bernard, LEED AP
2008: Artscope magazine,year-end issue, critics submission picks
2008: The New York Times: Opening a Window on the Creative Mind, Benjamin Genocchio
2008: NJ.com video/feature, Darren Levy
2008: ‘Drawing Revealed; Artists in Conversation’, Film by Jaanika Peerna, White Wall Pictures Inc.
2007 Stitched: Easthampton and Southampton Press
2007: interview of solo show on resolve40.com
(interview http://www.resolve40.com/ula3.html ).
Nov. 28, 2006: Radio Interview, can now be downloaded at citywide.podomatic.com