Meeting Information
Date Wed., January 16, 2019 at 7pm
Pre-meeting conversations begin at 6pm

Meeting Location
Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist 40 E. 35th St. (between Park & Madison Avenues), New York, NY. (Entrance at street level on the far right of the church itself; doorway marked #40.)

Free for TSGNY’s Full, Donor, and Student Members. $15.00 for Newsletter Subscription Members and Guests. Admission fees support TSGNY’s Nancy and Harry Koenigsberg Award.


The 6pm Pre-Meeting:
Our “Conversation with Artists” series continues! The Expressive Stitch is our January theme. Four of our own members will present and talk about their work. Join us!
It is sure to be a wonderful evening!!

See you there! 6pm

If you have an idea or suggestion for an upcoming pre-meeting program contact Joan Diamond to discuss your presentation and available dates.

Feb. 20: Ann Slavit
March 20: Andrea Feeser
April 17: Channing Hansen
May 15: Carol Shaw Sutton
June 19: Annual Members’ Show
(free admission in June for all !)

JANUARY 16, 2019 * 7PM

Born in Japan, Tamiko Kawata moved to New York in 1962 after completing a BFA in sculpture at Tsukuba University. Of her artwork, she writes:

“Dadaism, Bauhaus and Gutai philosophies gave me a strong impression for my forming years. It became solid core for my art making direction. I like to use unconventional materials and waste materials, especially for installation works. My choice of materials and interpretation are influenced by the differences that I experience between life in America and Japan where I grew up. I work in large and small scales in belief of intimacy, they are my American diary in visual forms”.

She has received awards and fellowships from MeetFactory in Chez: 2014, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, 2014; Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, 2006; NYFA Grants and Fellowship, 2002 and 2005; Serie Project for Screen Printmaking Grant, Texas, 2004; Louise Bourgeois residency award, Yaddo, 2002; Macdowell Colony Residency Award, 2003; Edward Albee Art Foundation for Residency, 1998; Millay Colony Residency Award, 1997; Empire State Alliance Grant for New Project, 1997 and 1991.

Tamiko Kawata’s works are in the permanent collections of the Montreal Museum for Contemporary Art, Canada;  Hawaii Art Museum, Hawaii; Racine Art  Museum, Wisconsin; LongHouse Reserve, New York; Museum for Arts and Design, New York; Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum, Matsue, Japan; Buenno Premesela Art Collection, Amsterdam; and many private collections in the US and Japan.

She lives New York City and has had a studio at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts since 2002.

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