NYWC Art Riot

Here are several pieces donated to Art Riot from top artists around New York City. You may also click here to view a slideshow of all of the artwork on offer on Monday, June 24th at Chinatown Soup.



“R1” – Joseph Henry Carey
Acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 24″ (36.5″ x 24.5″ with included frame), 2019

About the artist: Joseph Henry Carey was born in England but raised in the East Village of Manhattan where he still resides. He attended Little Red School House, St. Ann’s high school, and Bard College.

The son of a poet father and editor mother, Carey has always had a deep appreciation for words but found a different kind of treasure, as a young adult, in the exploration of painting. He currently has a painting studio on East 4th Street in the Theater Arts Building where he is Managing Director of Tom Noonan’s Paradise Factory.


“The Secret of Getting Started” – Augustwren//Jennifer Orkin Lewis
Watercolor (framed), 8.5” x 10.5”

About the artist: Jennifer Orkin Lewis is an artist, illustrator, and author who divides her time in a colorful house outside of New York City and a small studio in the city. She is known for her daily sketchbook paintings which she has been doing for over six years.

Every day, weekends and vacations included, she paints the things that inspire and surround her for up to 30 minutes, for personal satisfaction. These works have become a visual diary of the moments that pass by, sometimes unnoticed, whether a high-flying bird, a field of weeds, a broken teacup, or details in a large crowd of people. Orkin Lewis’ paintings are primarily gouache and watercolor but also include ink, pencil, and the occasional marker. She was a textile designer and stylist before becoming an illustrator. Besides the sketchbook, she has worked with clients such as Anthropologie, Abrams Books, Chronicle Books, Flow Magazine, Kate Spade, Eeboo, TeNeues, and Tocca.

Orkin Lewis has published two creative guided journals that help encourage people to find a bit of daily inspiration and develop a daily drawing habit. Another book called All Hail the Queen was published this year by Chronicle Books, celebrating powerful women. She also teaches painting classes on Creativebug as well as workshops and retreats. Jennifer spent many years after graduating from RISD as a textile stylist designing prints for children’s clothing and lingerie.

One other work from Jennifer Orkin Lewis will also be available at Art Riot on June 24th!


“Keith Haring at Bard” – Hugh Crawford
Black and white photograph on paper (framed), 15” x 15”

About the artist: Hugh Crawford is a native Californian with a Master of Fine Arts degree from the California Institute of the Arts, School of Art and Design. Crawford works as a commercial and fine art photographer. Some of his photographs have been published in magazines, including Rolling Stone and New York magazine.

Crawford has had solo and group exhibitions in Brooklyn, Manhattan and San Francisco, including Passages: The Memory Palace, a site-specific photographic mural for the Brooklyn Central Library (BPL) that addressed issues of transition and change both at BPL and in Brooklyn. He is the editor of Some Photos of That Day, a website and book based on the Polaroid photography of Jamie Livingston. Crawford draws inspiration from artists like Jackson Pollock, Diane Arbus, and Richard Avedon.


“18884 Yellow and Green” – Henning Haupt
Oil on paper, 24″ x 28″, 2017
From the series: Freeing Heavy Oils

About the artist: Henning Haupt (b. 1964, Itzehoe, Germany) has exhibited paintings and installations, among various venues and galleries in solo shows at the Wenzel Hablik Museum, Germany, 2016 and the Coral Springs Museum of Art, USA, 2014. Haupt is currently Dresden Fellow at the TU in Dresden, was a fellow of the Artist-in-Residence-Program at Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Colorado, 2016 and Brush Creek Foundation of Art, Wyoming, 2014. In 2013, he was awarded with the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship, exhibited in the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale.

Haupt taught Architectural Design and classes such as “Color, Material and Space” at Florida Atlantic University as Assistant and Associate Professor with tenure. Before that, he taught at the Technical University Braunschweig, Germany where he completed his PhD with a Dissertation on color and space in painting and architecture.


“Moving Around” Alise Loebelsohn
Mixed media, 12″ x 12″, 2019 

About the artist: Alise Loebelsohn is an artist from Brooklyn, NY who got her start at the Pratt Institute, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her mother was a fashion illustrator, so art and art materials have always been a significant part of her life.

Loebelsohn loved big murals as a child, so when one of her professors at Pratt ran a program to beautify hospitals and mental institutions with murals, she started her career in that area. She painted a fish mural on the Coney Island boardwalk that ran 136-feet long and continued making large outdoor murals for several years after graduating from Pratt while working at Evergreene Painting Studios. Loebelsohn also worked with the architect Richard Haas, completing projects at places like the White House and Grand Central Station, and later became one of few female billboard artists in NYC, working on billboards in Times Square and all over the city.

Loebelsohn’s company, Pompeii Studios, LLC, is a decorative and mural painting business that creates pieces for commercial, corporate, and private settings.


“Girl in a Bookstore” – Andrea Sacker
Giclee print on German etching paper, 12″ x 12″, 2018


About the artist: Andrea Sacker is a New York City artist who has worked in various mediums including film, painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, textile design, children’s books, dioramas, and even painted antique carousels. She currently focuses on painting in oil, watercolors, and gouache.

One other work from Andrea Sacker will also be available at Art Riot on June 24th!


“Headlights” – Beth Livensperger

Oil on canvas. 19″x 23″, 2018

About the artist: Beth Livensperger’s invented images tend toward artificial color and manipulated form. Her depiction of ubiquitous yet imposing institutional buildings suggests friction between individuals and structures of power.

Originally from the Midwest, Livensperger moved to New York in 1997 to study art at The Cooper Union. In 2008, she received her MFA from Yale University in Painting and Printmaking. She has exhibited widely at venues in NYC, Philadelphia, Santa Monica, and Seoul. She has also created solo projects at the Abrons Art Center, Chashama, and Tomato House, and been in group exhibitions at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, RISD Memorial Hall Gallery, The Painting Center, and William Holman Gallery among many others.

Her work has been discussed by ArtCritical’s Review Panel, and reviewed in Capitol New York, Two Coats of Paint, and WNYC’s Culture Datebook. She has been an Aldrich Museum Radius Fellow, and an artist in residence at Chashama and the Abrons Art Center in NYC. Residency and grant support has been received by the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and the SUNY Research Foundation.


“Reinventions/New York” – Bob Leonard
Pigment print, 12″x 12″, 2017
About the artist: Bob Leonard is a street photographer based in New York and a member of the Soho Photo Gallery. In his “Reinventions” series, he scavenges his environment with an eye for shapes and colors, then creates images transformed from the original source and presented as triptychs and quadriptychs. His intent is to create a flow between these multiple images, the result being possibly greater than each individual component.


“Raised and Lowered” – David Humphrey
Acrylic on panel, 12″ x 16″, 2018

About the artist: David Humphrey is a New York artist who has shown nationally and internationally. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Rome Prize among other awards. An anthology of his art writing, Blind Handshake, was published by Periscope Publishing in 2010. He teaches in the MFA programs at Columbia and is represented by the Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, NY.


“Loom of Time” – Eleen Lin
Ink on paper, 9″ x 12 1/8″, 2015

About the artist: Born in Taiwan and raised in Thailand, Eleen Lin holds an MFA in Painting from Yale University School of Art, and a BA from Slade School of Fine Art, UK. Her work repositions classical literature into contemporized cross-cultural narratives. This “multivalent reimagination” explores the inadequacies of translation and representation within different cultures and eras, while also expressing ideas of diaspora, memory, and sexuality.

Lin’s current series retells the story of Moby Dick. Many elements in this American classic relate to her experience as an immigrant artist: the cultural diversity of the crewmates, the disorientated journey from the USA to Asia, the segregation from society, and the mysticism of travel. These paintings celebrate how the globalized world brings us closer together to create a collective consciousness shared across cultural divides.


“Black Tulips” – Elizabeth O’Reilly
Watercolor, 9″x 12″, 2018

About the Artist: Elizabeth O’Reilly received her BEd from The National University of Ireland, and an MFA from Brooklyn College. She has participated in residencies at the Ballinglen Foundation, Ireland, the UCROSS foundation, Wyoming and the Ragdale Foundation, Illinois. 

O’Reilly has received numerous awards including a Pollock Krasner Foundation grant, a Charles G. Shaw award for painting and a grant from the Peter S. Reed Foundation. A documentary on her work, Ealaiontoir Thar Saile (An Artist Abroad) was shown on network TV in Ireland.  

O’Reilly taught at The New School for Social Research for many years, and has taught at Parsons School of Design, Brooklyn College and Pratt Institute, in NYC. She taught watercolor and collage at The National Academy School and currently teaches at The New York School of the Arts. O’Reilly shows at the George Billis Gallery in Chelsea, New York where she showed in a two-person show in the spring of 2018 with Lois Dodd, and in 2019 at The National Arts Club on Gramercy Park in New York. Her work has been reviewed in Art In America, The New York Sun and Art News.

O’Reilly’s work is found in many corporate and public collections, including the State Department, Washington D.C., the Office of Public Works, Ireland, the Memphis Brooks Museum in Memphis, TN and the Ogunquit Museum in Maine.  


“Handy Dandy Daddy”(2015) – Jason Mones
Oil on canvas,  8″x  10″, 2015

Jason has been showing in the NYC area for over 20 years. He earned his BFA from RISD and his MFA at Yale University. He has attended a number of artist residencies including the Fine Arts Work Center and Bemis Center for the Arts. Recently Jason and his family have moved upstate to Ulster County where he is currently building a community-based farm.


“Gaslighting Dress” – JoAnne McFarland
Paper collage with French and English antique newsprint, 14″ x 12″, 2018

About the Artist: JoAnne McFarland is the former Exhibitions Director of A.I.R. Gallery and the founder of Artpoetica, a project space in Gowanus, Brooklyn that explores the intersection of words, visual art, performance, and installation. A practicing poet and painter, her previous books include: Identifying the Body, 13 Ways of Looking at a Black Girl, and Acid Rain. Her artwork is part of the public collections of the Library of Congress, the Columbus Museum of Art, and Dynegy Inc. among others. In her work McFarland treats violence and creativity as diametrically opposed: each act of making thwarts violence’s aim to destroy.


“Lady of the Watches” – Joseph Cavalieri
Stained glass, silk-screened and airbrushed enamel paints (kiln fired onto the glass and baked in a kiln at 1300 degrees Fahrenheit), solder, metal frame, and LED lighting, 15″ x 15″, 2019

About the artist: Joseph Cavalieri is an artist and art teacher here in New York City. His focus is on making one-of-a-kind commissions for homes and businesses, and art exhibitions in the US and internationally. He specializes in contemporary stained glass, often based on fables and books, as well as the production of these works using techniques including hand painting, airbrushing, and sandblasting stained glass. The technique dates back to Medieval times, where enamels are painted applied to the surface of the glass and kiln fired.

Joseph’s work can be seen in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design here in New York, the Italian American Museum, the Leslie-Lohman Museum, and the Stax Museum. Private and public art commissions include an MTA Arts for Transit public art installation at the Philipse Manor Train Station in Westchester, New York, and at Our Lady of Sorrow Church on the island of Itaparica, in Brazil.


“From Nevins” – Manuela Paul
Oil on canvas, 19″ x 15″ (with frame), 16″ x 12″ (without frame), c. 2010

About the artist: Manuela Paul is a RISD graduate, an art director, and a freelance designer for several publishing companies. She is also a Blue Mountain Gallery member, an FIT Adobe Creative Suite Associate professor.



“Pillow Talk” – Monika Dongxia Zhu
Digital drawing printed on paper, 17″ x 14″

About the artist: Monika Dongxia Zhu is a Chinese born American illustrator, textile designer, and painter. After attending a fine arts program of the China National Academy of Fine Arts in Hangzhou, she moved to Toronto, Canada before settling in New York City.

Ms. Zhu has custom-designed several fabrics for commercial clients such as Lisa Perry, Aimee G., Norisol Ferrari, and DKNY as well as a line of quilting fabric under her own name.

Her editorial illustrations have been published in the New York Daily News, The New York Times, and in various magazines and advertisements. Monika enjoys a growing number of followers since she started publishing her short animations on Instagram in 2018. She lives and works in New York City.

Two other works from Monika Dongxia Zhu will also be available at Art Riot on June 24th!


“SundaysDrawings #27” – Katayoun Vaziri
Gouache with bulk paint, 4″ x 6″, 2018


“The Same and Yet” – Roni Gross
Letterpress printed edition, 5″ x 8″ (60″ long when expanded), 2019

About the artist: Roni Gross is a book artist who trained first as a musician and then as a choreographer. She is interested in the theater of the book, its pacing, the music of language, and the resonance of color.

Gross issues multiples under the imprint Zitouna, and limited edition letterpress printed books which are collaborations with the sculptor Peter Schell under the press name Z’roah. She currently teaches at The Center for Book Arts and The New School.  Her work is in the collections of The New York Public Library, The Library of Congress, Harvard, and many other public and private collections.


“Gowanus Trestle 3” – Roxanna P. Velandria
Oil on canvas, 18″ x 24″, 2019

About the artist: Velandria paints representationally from life, photos, or in plein air, with a focus on cityscapes. She has been in group shows through Brooklyn Artist Gym/Trestle and has been commissioned by individuals for portraits.


“The Undoing IX” – Shawn Dulaney
Monoprint, 30″ x 22″, 2006

About the artist: Shawn Dulaney’s paintings are layered constructions of color, spacious abstractions that read like cloud banks, flows of water, magnetic fields charged with monumental energy. Doug McClemont of ArtNews wrote that Dulaney’s paintings “concern the earth and the unyielding hand of nature.” Her work has been described by William Zimmer of The New York Times as belonging to “a very strong tradition, that of 19th-century Northern European Romanticism in which nature was seen as corresponding to human emotional states.” He says of her work: “Ms. Dulaney makes it clear that her inner life is very much a part of each painting, and this alone distinguishes it from most abstraction.

Shawn Dulaney is deliberately out for grandeur. But she is also out for intimacy. Her paintings take advantage of their innate ambiguity and declare themselves to be very current in the thinking that lies behind them.” Her surfaces, as described by Dominick Lombardi-also of The New York Times, are “exquisitely painted” and “a pleasure to see.”

A working artist for over four decades, Shawn is represented by Sears Peyton Gallery in NYC, Weber Fine Art in Greenwich, CT and Beth Urdang Gallery in Boston, MA. Exhibited widely, her paintings can be found in extensive public and private collections including those of the Hunterdon Museum of Art in New Jersey, the Venetia Resort in Macan, China, JCrew in NYC, as well as in the private collections of author Annie Proulx, actor Steve Buscemi, artist Jo Andres, talk-show host Conan O’Brien and musician Stuart Copeland. Her work has appeared in episodes of TV’s Sex & the City, Enlightened and Portlandia, and the films It’s Complicated (2009), Interview (2007) and John Wick 3 (2019). Her work has been reviewed in ArtNews and The New York Times and has been featured in Parabola and New American Paintings. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.