Meeting Information
Date Wed., September 18, 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:
Everyone is welcome to join our September pre meeting book celebration/social. Catch up with old friends/make new ones/get artist's signatures in your book! Celebrate with us! TSGNY is 40 years young! See you there! 6:00 pm.

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

October 16: Sarah Parke
November 20: Dilys Blum
December 18: TBD
January 15: TBD
February 19: Victoria Manganiello
March 18: Karen Hampton
April 15: Carol Shaw Sutton

SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 aT 7PM

Lina Puerta uses an eclectic range of materials including fabric, handmade paper, foam, concrete, clay, resin, and wood in work that examines the relationship between the natural and human-made worlds. She often refers to her work in textile-related metaphors—e.g., one of her recent shows was titled Tapestries.  She states: “My artistic process is in great part guided by the physical qualities of the materials, their textures, forms and colors; and informed by concepts of femininity, fashion, sexuality and artificiality.”

 Puerta has been awarded numerous grants and residencies including: the  NYFA Fellowship in Sculpture (2017), Dieu Donné Workspace Residency, (2016)  Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant (2015), Kohler Arts Industry Residency (2015), Smack Mellon Art Studio Program (2013-14), Materials for the Arts (2014), Wave Hill Winter Workspace (2013) and the Emerging Artist Fellowship at Socrates Sculpture Park (2010). Exhibition venues include: 21C Museum Hotels, Bentonville AR and Louisville, KY; Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Kalamazoo, MI; Ford Foundation Gallery; The Museum of Biblical Art; El Museo del Barrio; The 8th Floor; Wave Hill, Geary Contemporary, NYC; Pi-Artworks, London; and H-Gallery, Paris. Her work, along with that of several TSGNY members, was included in New York Fiber in the Lehman College Gallery. Puerta's work has been written about in Hyperallergic, The New York Times, Art News, and The Brooklyn Rail among others.

 Born in New Jersey and raised in Colombia, Puerta earned an MS from Queens College/CUNY. She now lives and works in New York City.

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