Pt. I I

Sheila eder, Kikki Eder, Jennifer Markovitz, Julia Slaff, Sanaz Mazinani Rola Khayyat, Lizzy Lunday, Maura Martin, Garry Grant, Jason Wallace, Deborah Buck, Rebecca Allan, Richard Kooyman, MArilyn Perry, Arleen Seed.

December 6th - December 22nd

Over the past year North of History has presented artists and exhibitions that transcend the norm and push past boundaries set by the traditional mode of artistic representation. All of which would not be possible without the phenomenal artists who have taken part in each and every endeavor. It is for this reason that we are proud to present this retrospective, highlighting works from each and every exhibition that has taken place at North of History thus far. These exhibitions have enriched our mission to present the public with the most interesting and diverse underrepresented art in a space where the work is able to live without commercial constraints. We celebrate these artists’ achievements within this retrospective and continue to support the passion that lies behind each and every artistic process.

 Rebecca Allan

Rebecca Allan

Artist Biographies

Rebecca Allan; a New York-based visual artist known for her richly layered and chromatically nuanced abstract paintings. Her work investigates watershed environments of the Northeast, Pacific Northwest, New Mexico, the Gulf Coast, Lebanon, France, and Norway, and is inspired by her interest in landscape ecology, botany, and geology.

Richard Kooyman; A Michigan based artist who reaches back to historical paintings and sculptures to re-examine female figures and what he calls “herstorical” characters by cropping out the patriarchal element in the original works. He attempts to reframe the political and aesthetic vitality of specific female actors through a contemporary lens.

Sheila Eder; a graduate of Oberlin College and holds graduate degrees from Columbia and New York University. She retired from a long-held university job in 2013. Since retiring, Ms. Eder has pursued an interest in collage and mixed media, studying at Cooper Union and at the

Art Center of the 92nd Street Y. In her brief career as an artist, she has won two "Best in Show" prizes and been exhibited in Brooklyn, Manhattan and in online galleries including the International Gallery of Art (Toronto), Fusion Art (California), and Bauhaus Prairie Gallery (Oklahoma).

Kikki Eder; Kikki began her art studies in design, photography, and calligraphy at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles after growing up near Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from the San Diego City College Technical Illustration program and had an extensive career doing technical illustrations and graphics for several companies. She began painting in 2007, and has been exhibiting at many public venues, events and galleries.

Jennifer Markovitz; is a New Jersey based artist working primarily in mixed media and collage.   She received her B.F.A. in painting and printmaking from Cornell University and her Masters from Seton Hall University in museum studies.  She has exhibited in group and juried shows at the Center for Visual Arts in Summit NJ, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ, FIAF French Institute , Montclair, NJ, the JCC in Whippany, NJ and North of History Gallery, New York, NY.  She has worked as a docent at The Museum of Tolerance in Manhattan and the Visual Arts Center in Summit, NJ and  is currently a docent at the Museum of Arts and Design at Columbus Circle.

Sanaz Mazinani; is a contemporary artist who works primarily in photography, video, and large-scale installations. She obtained her undergraduate degree in photography from the Ontario College of Art & Design University, and an MFA from Stanford University where her research focused on the study of digital photographic propagation and its impact on representation and perception.

Rola Khayyat; is a Lebanese interdisciplinary artist and curator based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work explores new dimensions on the representation of war, memory, and identity. Rola has curated shows in Beirut, Thessaloniki, and New York, such as the BEYroute for the third Thessaloniki Bienniale, Lattice Work at the Black and White gallery, Simmer at Kunstraum LLC. and Light in Wartime at apexart.

Lizzy Lunday; Lunday is a New York City based painter currently gaining her MFA from Pratt. Her work deals with the cultural structures and instructions that contribute to learned female identity through distortion of the female form. Lunday also works with largely with sexuality in the digital age and its impact on both society and art.

 Lizzy Lunday

Lizzy Lunday

 Deborah Buck

Deborah Buck

Maura Martin; Martin is a New York City based artist who has gained her MFA from Pratt and has just recently finished a residency at the Vermont Cultural Center. Martin is exposing sexual abuse within institutions of education involving athletic teams through ironic use of the stereotypical pennant, working towards exposing true femininity and their struggles.

Garry Grant; A New York City based artist who works with issues of racism and social divide. His work deals with the struggles of growing up in the suburbs of Detroit, and the changes that have occurred there. As a frame guilder, Grant uses materials uncommon to traditional art practice such as shellac in order to create his desired effects within each of his canvases canvas.

Jason Wallace; Wallace is an American multidisciplinary conceptual artist working with consciousness, perception and public policy. The Signs and Symbols series deals with mathematical signs as a way to describe human geometry by examining systemic structures of values. The work traces how one perceives themselves and the correlation to others.

Deborah Buck; Buck’s painting informs all of her endeavors. Originally from Baltimore, Buck credits her early artistic and intellectual development to her exposure to the legendary Abstract Expressionist Clyfford Still, who mentored her as a young artist after reviewing her work. Involvement in arts education has been a priority for Deborah. She spent 11 years as a Trustee at The Pratt Institure in Brooklyn, NY and remains committed to nuturing the next generations of artists.

Julia Slaff; is a New York-based artist concentrating in drawing, painting, and ceramics. She received her B.S. in Studio Art from Skidmore College in 2017. Slaff’s work investigate how the experience of simplicity and complexity, and the influence of memory, affect our perception of “place.”