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ULA EINSTEIN- inter-disciplinary artist

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Born: Zurich, Switzerland
Lives: New York, NY

Education
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.

STATEMENT

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.





Solo Exhibitions
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS - SOLO AND SHARED EXHIBITIONS (2-3)artist exhibitions

2014
The Piece As A Living Object: 3-Artists, DeKalb Gallery, Pratt Institute, NY

2013
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
http://www.nj.com/morristown/index.ssf/2008/02/artist_ula_einstein_fires_it_u.html

INVENTIONS/INTERRUPTIONS: 2 Artists, Craddock-Terry Gallery, Lynchburg, VA

2007: RESONANCE - Solo Exhibition Safe-T-Gallery, Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York,


Group Exhibitions
2015:
21st Artist As Nomad: FLUX Art Fair, NYC
All / Together / Different, survey of downtown artists, Manny Cantor Ctr. NYC

2014:
If You Build It - No Longer Empty, Art in Flux, NYC

2012:
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

2011:
THE BOOK : A CONTEMPORARY VIEW - Delaware Contemporary Art Center
http://www.thedcca.org/exhibit/book-contemporary-view

CONTEMPORARY SOUVENIRS
http://www.sacredheart.edu/pages/35472_contemporary_souvenirs.cfm

2010
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

2009:
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

2008:
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
http://www.itch.co.za/?article=29
Selections from my drawings with fire are featured -
online mag showing experimental media (South Africa)

2007:
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

SITE: http://ulaeinstein.com


Grants/Awards
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


Publications
see resume
2016: http://ulaeinstein.com/jan2016feature
2015: in-depth interview: http://ulaeinstein.com/2015_interview
2014: http://artbookguy.com/ula-einstein-ordinary-meets-sacred_758.html
2011: Infinite Instances: studies and image of time. Edited by Olga Ast
2010
http://dvisible.com/2010/05/03/ula-einstein-builder-alchemist-artist/
2009
.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
http://www.nj.com/morristown/index.ssf/2008/02/artist_ula_einstein_fires_it_u.html
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


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