Open Call Winners

SOHO20 is excited to announce the winners of our two open calls this spring. After careful evaluations with a team comprised of both SOHO20 members + staff, and guest jurors, we have selected three participants for each program.



SOHO20’s Residency Lab invites between one and three artists to take over our gallery space for one month in the summer, from July 7 – August 14, 2016. During this time, the gallery will remain open during normal hours, fostering dialogue and providing a platform for residents to engage with the visiting public.

This year’s jury consisted of SOHO20 members Ginny Fox and Carla Hernandez, SOHO20 Director Rachel Steinberg, and guest jurors Katya Grokhovsky and Amanda Parmer.

alli-miller-trash-float-900pxAlli Miller (July 7 – August 14) is a Los Angeles & NYC-based artist, co-founder of DADDY, bespoke nail technician-life coach at Mutant Salon, and is currently making an application for the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to become recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After receiving a BFA from Cooper Union, Alli was part of the last class to receive an MFA from USC Roski School of Art & Design in 2015. Imagining artistic practice as a sedimentary process of material and social transformation (akin to a trash heap or scrap yard), Alli works in installation, performance, image-making and visual research to rummage in the aesthetics of precarity, collapse, and by extension, the vast formlessness of the Earth’s ocean gyres. This approach formalizes a desire for multiplicity: to inhabit interstitial spaces as survival strategy, as means to assess current realities of representation and waste, and as catalyst to emancipatory weirdness and joy.

Maya_JeffereisMaya Jeffereis (July 7 – 25) is an artist working in video, performance, and public practice. Her work raises questions around the politics of identity and presents counter-narratives. Maya has shown her work nationally and internationally. Most recently, she participated in the NADA Art Fair and she will have a solo exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art. She has received awards from the Vermont Studio Center,  Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Cisneros Initiative for Latin American Art, Hunter College, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has participated in residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Beta-Local, and SOMA Summer. Maya holds a MFA in Combined Media from Hunter College, a BFA in Painting and Drawing, and BA in Classics from the University of Washington.

static1.squarespaceem16/emily north (July 27 – August 14) is an artist creating immersive work on bodies and paper to bring forth a queer analysis of figurative representation. Her practice unites interests in human interaction and form. She adopts language and materials to each project, working both independently and collaboratively. Through intimate exchange, she has professionally tattooed hundreds of images on bodies. Her current focus is a project consisting of collaborative artistic tattoos and corresponding drawings that speak to the theme of healing queer, female, and nonconforming bodies. More of her work can be viewed at and on Instagram at em16 and em16art.


+/- PROJECT SPACE – 2016/2017 Exhibition Season

SOHO20’s +/- Project Space features one work, project or performance by an artist or group at a time. Focusing on works that are either ephemeral, performative or site-specific, artists are chosen to participate in the project space based on their artistic process rather than product. Highlighting the works and practices of emerging artists, the +/- Project Space exhibitions will run concurrently with the regular exhibition season, opening once per month.

This year’s jury consisted of SOHO20 members Ginny Fox and Carla Hernandex, SOHO20 Director Rachel Steinberg, and guest jurors Lindsay Packer and Wendy Vogel.

Gilboa_Tal_Kleberg_Elizabeth_Double_Flame_lightsElizabeth Stehl Kleberg, from Alexandria, Virginia, and Tal Gilboa, from Jerusalem, Israel, started working together in Brooklyn last year creating collages, videos and sculptures. It is a collaboration between two artists and found footage; the artists meet each other as the materials do­ through dialogue and improvisation. Works become compositions for four hands, offering encounters between projections and objects that mimic the spontaneous and complex collaborative process.

image1Luiza Kurzyna‘s work is driven by desire and humor. She creates wearable objects and hybrid creatures as catalysts for interactive role-play, performance and video. She holds an MFA in Studio Art from Brooklyn College (2010) and BFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2005). She is a recipient of the BRIC Media Arts Fellowship (2015), and has completed residencies at I-Park Foundation (2015/2013), Ox-Bow (2014), ChaNorth (2013), Santa Fe Art Institute (2011) and Contemporary Arts Center (2010/2005).  She currently teaches at Parsons the New School for Design and at Time-In.

image2Denise Treizman is an artist born and raised in Chile, currently based in New York. She has an MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York. (2013) Her work has been exhibited in several cities of the world, including Santiago (Chile), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Shanghai (China), San Francisco, New Jersey, Chicago and in New York (USA). Treizman has been a resident at the Vermont Studio Center Residency with the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation fellowship award for Latin American Artists (Johnson, VT), Berlin Collective/APT Institute residency (Brooklyn, NY) Ox-Bow Residency (Saugatuck, MI), NARS Foundation (Brooklyn, NY), ACRE Residency (Steuben, WI), and Triangle Workshop (Salem, NY). In 2015, she was fellow at the Bronx’s Museum Artist in the Marketplace program, culminating with “The Bronx Calling”, a biennial exhibition at the museum. She has recently been awarded a studio membership at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program in New York City. She currently has an individual exhibition on view at Cuchifritos Gallery (New York, NY) and a public art interactive installation at Randall’s Island (Bronx, NY)as part of the Bronx Museum’s/Randall’s Island Park FLOW 16 program. Later this year, she will have a solo show Wave Hill’s Sunroom Project Space (Bronx, NY) and she will be a resident at Mass MOCA’s Assets for the Artists Studio Program. (North Adams, MA)


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