HRY SPACE Talk: “The Position of Painting and Drawing in the Contemporary Art World”


On May 28th from 6:30-8:30 pm, HRY SPACE in collaboration with SIMPL MAG will be hosting HRY SPACE Talk under the theme:

“The Position of Painting and Drawing in the Contemporary Art World”

Food & drinks will be provided at the event reception, the talk starts at 6:30 pm sharp.

HRY SPACE Talk is an integral programming of HRY SPACE, for which we bring industry leading individuals together in a room filled with artworks from a generation of artists that are radically reshaping the contemporary art scene, hearing them share their experiences and ideas on their own works, and how we collectively move forward to drive positive impact for millennial culture worldwide.

Greg Drasler

Greg Drasler (b.1952) is a painter, who focused on metaphorical depictions of construction sites for psychological subjective abilities. He tried viewers to be a full stopped by his painting, which is a representation of offering the translation and remainders of the familiar, the exotic, customs and movement. Greg was born and raised in Waukegan, Illinois, and earned BFA and MFA degree from the University of Illinois in Champaign /Urbana. Then he moved to New York in 1983 after receiving his MFA degree. Started with the first show at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in 1983 curated by Marcia Tucker, since past 30 years, his paintings have been the subject of sixteen one-person exhibitions and included in over thirty group shows.

In detail, Greg joined the Betty Cuningham Gallery in New York in 2007 and further, since 1985, he had solo exhibitions at galleries around the country; Betty Cuningham Gallery, California State University at Fullerton, Van Brunt Gallery, Generous Miracles Gallery, Eyre/Moore Gallery, Miller Block Gallery, Queens Museum of Art, Center for Contemporary Art, Shea& Beker Gallery, Marianne Deson Gallery, R.C. Erpf Gallery.

For the award, he received a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in 1991 and the Arts Fellowship by National Endowment in 1993, Djerassi Foundation Fellowship in 1996, the Helen L. Bing Fellowship in 1996, Pratt Faculty Development Grant in 2013, and recently Guggenheim Fellowship in 2014. His work is in the collections of Dow Jones Inc, Barbara, and Gedale Horowitz, Krannert Art Museum in Illinois, University of Illinois, Emily Fisher Landau, New York, Henry Luce III, New York, Samuel Lindenbaum, New York, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, Thurston Twigg-Smith, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Marcia Tucker New York. During the past 19 years, he has taught and lectured part-time at various schools in the New York area including Williams College, Princeton University and Hofstra University. He taught painting as an adjunct associate professor at Pratt Institute over the past ten years.

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Heide Fasnacht

Heide Fasnacht(b.1951) is a painter, who focused on dealing with the concept of instability through drawings, sculptures, and prints. Expression of fracturing and damaging evokes viewer to the elements of historical and economic events. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio and earned BFA degree in RISD and MA in New York University. Recently, her works have shown at preview Berlin, Qbox Gallery, and Art Athina in Athens, Kent Gallery, Socrates Sculpture Park, and the American Academy of Arts & Letters in NYC.

Started with the first Solo shows at P.S.1 in 1979, her works have been shown as globally; MOMA, The Aldrich Museum for Contemporary Art, RAM Galerie, Rotterdam, Galeria Trama in Barcelona, The Worcester Art Museum…etc. Her works are in the collections of the MFA Boston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, The Walker Art Center, and the Yale University Art Gallery. For awards, she received the Guggenheim Fellowship, several National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, The Gottlieb Foundation Grant, and two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowships. She has taught at Harvard, Princeton, U Penn, and UCLA. Now she taught fine arts field as an Assistant professor at Parsons the New School for Design over the past twenty years.

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Peggy Cyphers

Peggy Cyphers (b.1954) is a painter, who focused on the series called Modern Fossils that attempts to explore the consciousness, geological time and the Anthropocene that fossilize the moment and appropriate the images from nature and cultural history. She got BFA degree from Towson University and MFA from Pratt Institute.

She has thirty-seven solo exhibitions such as Rosenberg Gallery, Cross Contemporary Art, Gridspace windows, The Proposition Gallery, Creon Gallery, Kleinert James Art Center, Creon Gallery, Noma Gallery, Pool Art Fair, Proposition Gallery, Eckert Fine Art, Naples, Art Resources Transfer, E, M. Donahue Gallery, Haines Gallery, Ben Shahn Gallery, Galerie Asbæk, Copenhagen, Towson University Art Gallery, E.M. Donahue Gallery, Littlejohn/Sternau Gallery, Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Frankel Nathanson Gallery, Donahue Gallery, New York Academy of Sciences, Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago and many others. Her works are in collection by Tel Aviv Museum, Imagery Estate Winery Collection, Carnegie Art Museum, Columbia Museum of Art, Seattle Art Museum, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Southern Illinois University Museum Collection, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Arthur Anderson Chicago, Sol LeWitt Collection, Sean Scully Collection, Lucio Pozzi Collection, Chase Manhattan Bank, Citibank, Dunn & Bradstreet and many other. For awards, she received Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant, Pratt Institute Faculty Fund Award, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Virginia, National Studio Award, National Endowment for the Arts, and Igor Foundation Award. Now she taught fine arts field as an Adjunct Professor at Pratt Institute since 1989.

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This artists panel talk is co-organized by Jiyong Sim(@jiyong.sim).

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