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UP NOW: May 6th to 22nd at Equity Gallery, 245 Broome Street, NYC. Sky Pape has a piece in Among Friends, a group show to benefit NY Artists Equity. Inspired by Rauschenberg’s 1978 “Hiccups” the show includes original works zipped together to create one collective display. Organized by the power trio Alexi Rutsch Brock, Beth Dary, and Patricia Fabricant.


RECENTLY:  Cosmic Geometries at EFA Project Space, NYC (Jan 13-Feb 26, 2022). Praised by critic Jillian Steinhauer in her review in the NY Times, “It’s exhilarating to see a knockout exhibition that celebrates abstraction’s spiritual searching. These works are rooted in culture and form, but reminders, too, that when it comes to art, we’re often seeking something deeper.”

Featuring work by: Natessa Amin, Yevgeniya Baras, Lisa Beck, Biren De, Grace DeGennaro, Evie Falci, Anoka Faruqee & David Driscoll, Rico Gatson, Diana Guerrero-Maciá, Xylor Jane, Valerie Jaudon, Laleh Khorramian, Julia Kunin, Marilyn Lerner, Anne Lindberg, Mahirwan Mamtani, Carrie Moyer, Stephen Mueller, Sky Pape, Dorothea Rockburne, A.V. Ryan, Laurel Sparks, Barbara Takenaga, Jackie Tileston and Johanna Unzueta. Organized by Hilma’s Ghost, a feminist collective project by Sharmistha Ray and Dannielle Tegeder

Cosmic Geometries is a group exhibition of intergenerational and intersectional artists that examines the spiritual and aesthetic functions of abstract painting and geometry in art. Their motifs are inspired by sources as divergent as Islamic architecture, Buddhist mandalas, Hindu yantras, medieval Christian stained-glass windows, and quantum mechanics, rendering formal devices that range from tessellations, optical illusions, to elaborate ornamentation techniques.

RECENTLY Synergizing Art + Mathematics: Sky Pape. On April 14th, 2022, Sky Pape spoke about her work with award-winning performer, playwright, and “recovering mathematician” Gioia De Cari for this Truth Values Community event. Gioia founded the Truth Values Organization to create a profoundly supportive environment for women and underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), achieved through the powerful intersection of art, science and conversation.

RECENTLY: Pape’s work was selected to be a flag, flying high at Rockefeller Center’s iconic rink throughout April 2022. The UN Environment Programme teamed up with the Climate Museum to produce Only One Earth, showcasing climate and environmental issues. The Flag Project was the focal point of Earth Day celebrations there on April 22nd, which included public programming by the Climate Museum.

RECENTLY:  The Heights/El Alto, Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center, 530 W 166 St, New York, NY 10032 (October 25th – November 12, 2021) Artists: Dió-genes Abréu, Mary Gratereaux/Virginia Ayress, Rene De Los Santos, Jerise Fogel, Reynaldo García Pantaleón, Alex Guerrero, Inju Kaboom, Carlos Jesús Martínez Dominguez (Feegz), Rosa Naparstek, Gregory Rafael Nuñez, Sky Pape, Dister Rondón, Elizabeth Starčević, Rider Ureña, Cindy Vasquez

RECENTLY: Anomalies, a solo exhibition of recent work, at June Kelly Gallery, 166 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012 was on view September 9th through October 12th, 2021. Art & Antiques magazine wrote that these works, “…built up from white lines on a black field, are intricate and dazzling, as if Op Art were blended with astrophysics,” adding, “Abstract as it is, her work relates to current social and political realities insofar as it illuminates the dichotomy of instability and resilience.” [September issue, p. 23]

FEATURE: Taint Taint Taint Magazine, a “literary and cultural arts magazine dedicated to decolonizing the art world.” (Issue No.2, pub. Nov 2021)

FEATURE: Five Things We Learned…Sky Pape. Culture A, founded by Anne Trouillet Rogers, amplifies the work of some incredible creative people around the globe. Look at all their “5 Things We Learned” interviews and learn more about what fuels the ideas and dreams of these contemporary leaders.

RECENTLY:  Creative Concurrence: Artists in Dialogue on Continuity and Uncertainty, A panel event, at June Kelly Gallery, 166 Mercer St, New York, NY 10012 with artists Ana Paula Cordero, Rejin Leys, Sky Pape, and Werner Sun. Moderated by Andrea Arroyo. Saturday, September 25th, 2021. A replay of this event will be online when available.

FEATURE: Sky Pape and her work were the subject of an hour-long live-streamed event “Thursdays with NoMAA,” presented by the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance. Watch a replay of this event, recorded live on July 8, 2021.

GOOD NEWS: Pape’s work acquired for the permanent collection of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, Little Rock, AR

MORE GOOD NEWS in 2021: Sky Pape recognized with a City Artist Corps grant from New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA). #CityArtistCorp

[Image above, gallery view from At Sea (left: Charlotte Schulz, right: Sky Pape).  Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs. 11-03 45th Ave., Long Island City, NY 11101 (Sept 29-Dec 8, 2019). Exhibition brochure & checklist for At Sea.]

Curated by Zeljka Himbele. Artists: Zalika Azim, Esteban Cabeza de Baca, Heide Fasnacht, Scherezade Garcia, Shirin Kazemi, Franck Lesbros, Roger Clay Palmer, Sky Pape, Jennifer Wynne Reeves, Charlotte Schulz, Adrien Segal, and Eve K. Tremblay.Sky Pape at Gilman Contemporary[Above two on right by Sky Pape. Those on left by Kelly Ording.]
Gilman Contemporary, 661 Sun Valley Rd, Ketchum, ID 83340 (on view Aug/Sept, 2019)