Gordon Hall is an artist based in New York. Hall’s exhibitions and performances have taken place at Sculpture Center, The Whitney Museum, Movement Research, EMPAC, The Brooklyn Museum, Foxy Production, The Hessel Museum, White Columns, and Chapter NY, among other venues. Hall is the director of the Center for Experimental Lectures, a lecture-performance series that has been hosted by MoMA PS1, Recess, The Shandaken Project, and by the Whitney Museum of American Art during the 2014 Biennial. Hall’s writing and interviews have been featured in a variety of publications including V Magazine, Randy, Bomb, Title Magazine, What About Power? Inquiries Into Contemporary Sculpture (published by Sculpture Center) and in Theorizing Visual Studies (Routledge, 2012). Hall is in residence at Triangle Arts Association from June–August, 2015.

Learn more about Gordon’s work here.

Image: Gordon Hall, “Read me that part a-gain, where I disin-herit everybody,” wood, paint, and performance-lecture, 50 min, 2014.


Mela, stopaction animation, 1 min 41 sec, 2011

Ezra Wube (b. 1980, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) is a mixed media artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Ezra received his BFA (2004) from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA and an MFA (2009) from Hunter College, New York, NY. Through autobiography his work references the notion of past and present, the constant changing of place, and the dialogical tension between “here” and “there”. Wube’s exhibitions include the Dak’Art 2014 Biennale, Dakar, Senegal (2014); The 18th International Festival of Contemporary Art SESC Videobrasil, São Paulo, Brazil (2014); and At the same moment, Time Square Midnight Moment program, New York, NY (2013). Wube is in residence at Triangle Arts Association from June–September 2015.

Learn more about Ezra’s work on his website here.

Image: Ezra Wube, Mela, stop-action animation, 1 min : 41 sec, 2011.



Friday, May 1, 6–9 pm
Saturday, May 2, 2–6 pm
Sunday, May 3, 2–6 pm

20 Jay Street Brooklyn, Suite 318 + 350

This spring Triangle invites you to our studios to view works-in-progress and engage directly with the artists whose projects span drawing, installation, painting, pedagogy, performance, photography, sculpture, video and more.

Elina Aho’s drawings and paintings are multidisciplinary and experimental in their approach, emphasizing the physical event and action of mark-making, its gestures and traces.

Greatly influenced by the context of her hometown of Urfa, Turkey, Sinem Dişli’s photography and site-specific installation considers the delicate cycle of life and interruption of it.

Tamar Ettun Moving Company is a group of dancers and actors who perform repetitive strenuous actions based on artist Tamar Ettun’s sculptures. Join them for an experiential movement workshop focusing on empathy.

Marley Freeman’s studio will be transformed every hour on the hour, as art handlers, students, and curators choose and install new selections of her paintings.

Kenya (Robinson)’s artistic alter ego CHEEKY LaSHAE hosts a special karaoke cocktail hour with a performance that muddles the boundaries between audience and performer.

Shane Aslan Selzer shares recent videos and collaborative projects that develop micro-communities where artists can expand on larger social issues such as exchange, critique and failure.

Be sure to join us for special kickoff and closing events: Friday, May 1 at 4:30 pm karaoke and performance by Kenya (Robinson). Sunday, May 3 at 5 pm participatory movement workshop with Tamar Ettun and collaborators Mor Mendel and Sabrina Shapiro.

Triangle is partnering with the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program for joint open studios at 20 Jay Street, so also be sure to stop by Suite 720.

Special thanks to Eyebeam, the Finnish Cultural InstituteLagunitasSan Benedetto and Two Trees for their support of Triangle’s 2015 Open Studios.

Image: Artist talk by Meredith Nickie at Triangle Open Studios, September 2014.



Triangle studios visits during the Dumbo Arts Festival

In partnership with the Visegrad Fund, artists from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia can apply for a 3 month residency at Triangle in New York City. The 2015 residency takes place from September 1–November 30 and includes studio space, accommodation and €4,000 stipend. Deadline is April 30th. Full details and application are here.

Image: 2014 Futura/Visegrad artist-in-residence Jan Brož discusses work-in-progress in his studio at Triangle Arts Association. 



Visual artists from more than 40 countries on 6 continents have had life-changing experiences at Triangle Artists’ Workshop since 1982. From February 3–April 5 we need your help to raise funds in support our 2015 Workshop—a very special edition dedicated to the memory of Triangle’s founder, the distinguished sculptor Anthony Caro. Triangle requires your support to provide artists with this incredible experience of experimental research, art making and dialogue, alongside peers from all across the world.

Please DONATE TODAY and help enable this extraordinary opportunity for the next generation of Triangle artists.

Triangle is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Thank you for your support!

Image: Anthony Caro and workshop artists at the very first edition in 1982.



Elina Aho is a Finnish visual artist, working across fields of visual art, performance, multidisciplinary collaboration, artistic research, participatory work and artistic intervention. She holds a Masters degree in Fine Art Practice from The Glasgow School of Art, specialization degree in artistic intervention from The University of the Arts, Helsinki as well as a Masters degree in psychology. She is interested in the interface between disciplines such as visual art, sound, and performance. Her work explores the corporeality and the physicality of drawing and painting as well as gesture, action, and traces of mark-making. Aho is in residence at Triangle Arts Association from April–June 2015.

See more of Elina’s work on her website:

Image: Elina Aho, 5 minute drawing with charcoal, 2012.


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Kenya (Robinson) (Workshop ’10) is a past resident of LMCC’s Work Space Program, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture and The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the 60 Wall Street Gallery of Deutsche Bank. Along with features in the New York Times, BombLog and The International Review of African American Art, she has performed at Rush Arts Gallery, MoMA PS1, The Kitchen, and MoMA (NYC). Her work Commemorative Headdress of Her Journey Beyond Heaven was acquired for the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture in 2014. A contributor to The Huffington Post, she earned her MFA from the School of Art at Yale University.

See Kenya’s CHEEKY LaSHAE project, here:

Image: Kenya (Robinson), Gee’s, 2014, ink and tempera on photo paper.



Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 from 6:30-8:00 PM
At the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
1040 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

On March 17th, Rethinking Residencies, a newly initiated working group of eleven New York-based artist residency programs, will present its first public event at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP). Moderated by Martha Wilson, this panel discussion includes Kari Conte, Maia Murphy, Laurel Ptak, and Nicholas Weist.

Panelists will pose significant questions on issues of cultural production and organizational practice as they relate to residency programs. How can modes of collaboration in residency programs adapt to the changing needs of artists, curators and institutions? How do broader political and economic realities impact artist residency programs today? What effect has the changing cultural climate of New York City had on the lives and practice of artists? How can organizations balance growth with sustainability? Pragmatically and programmatically, what are the ramifications or alternatives to expanding? What is the strangest residency program out there?

Rethinking Residencies is a working group of New York-based artist residency programs. Initiated in March 2014, its members share knowledge and resources, while cultivating critical thinking and discourse about residencies.

Collaborating organizations represent a wide range of models, scales and approaches and include Eyebeam, Fire Island Artist Residency, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, The Laundromat Project, Queens Museum, Recess, the Shandaken Project, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, EFA Project Space’s SHIFT Residency, and Triangle Arts Association.

Upcoming Rethinking Residencies programs include a New York City residency mixer at the Queens Museum in May 2015 and a major conference on residencies during the summer of 2016.

Martha Wilson is a pioneering feminist artist who during the past four decades has created innovative photographic and performance works that explore her female subjectivity through role-playing and “invasions” of other people’s personae. In 1976 she founded Franklin Furnace, an artist-run space in New York that champions the exploration, promotion and preservation of artists’ books, installation and performance art, video and art online.

Kari Conte is a New York-based curator and writer. Since 2010, she has been the Director of Programs and Exhibitions at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), where she leads residencies, exhibitions, and public programs.

Maia Murphy is a curator and writer based in New York. She is currently the Program Director for Recess, a nonprofit artist workspace that is open to the public. At once a studio and exhibition space, Recess presents projects that embrace experimentation and focus on process.

Laurel Ptak is an artist, curator and educator known for creating discursive platforms that allow for dialogue and critical engagement. Named one of 100 Leading Global Thinkers in 2014 by Foreign Policy, she currently teaches at The New School and serves as Executive Director of Triangle Arts Association, a 33-year-old artist-founded residency program within an international network of arts organizations around the world.

Nicholas Weist is the founding director of the Shandaken Project, which offers a process-focused residency program now produced in collaboration with Storm King Art Center. Weist has organized presentations by artists internationally, and writes about art and culture for Frieze, Art in America, Interview, Document Journal, and many others.

Image: Triangle, Queens Museum and Shandaken Project staff eating lunch with Shandaken artists-in-residence in the Catskills Mountains at a Rethinking Residencies meeting, courtesy of Nung-Hsin Hu (Queens Museum).


Untitled 2015, acrylic on canvas,  approximately  19 x 20 in

“Painting is a manner of palimpsest, a battering of layers towards clarity- ‘object-ness.’ Brush as arbiter of form. My goals are in process. They devolve into a spirit of play and love of work.” Drawing on a history with textiles, Marley Freeman’s work is a marginal type of abstraction born of a desire and pursuit of difference. After working in the decorative arts in Southern California and New York, Marley went on to pursue painting; earning a Bachelor of Fine arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Masters of Fine Art’s from Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School.

See more of Marley’s work on her website:

Image: Marley Freeman, Untitled, 2015, acrylic on canvas, approximately 19″ x 20.”



It is with great sadness that we announce that Sheila Girling Caro (Workshops ’82-’95) died suddenly at the age of 90 on February 14, 2015. You can read about Sheila’s fruitful life in her obituary in The Guardian.

Many Triangle alumni worked alongside Sheila at the Workshop and knew her warmth and generosity of spirit, as well as her distinctive collage paintings, with their radiant, highly original color. A survey exhibition of Sheila Girling’s work, which she helped to select, will open September 10, 2015 at Juda Gallery, London.

The Estate of Sheila Girling Caro left the Triangle Artists’ Workshop a generous donation in her honor to support the participation of artists in 2015, but we also need your help. Please consider making a donation to this summer’s Workshop in Sheila’s memory.

Donations can be accepted online or by mail, send checks to: Triangle Arts Association in Honor of Sheila Girling Caro, 20 Jay Street #318, Brooklyn, NY, 11201. Please do everything you can to allow other artists, world wide, to experience Triangle’s magic.

Image: Sheila Girling in her London studio, November 2014, photo Mario Palencia.