Pairing and supporting mentorship between queer working artists in New York City.




Home     About     Fellows     Mentors     Apply     Feed

Mentors



Disciplines
Contact Us
Mentors

2013-2014 Mentors / 2012-2013 Mentors / 2011-2012 Mentors

2013-2014 Mentors

Moe Angelos / Geoffrey ChadseyPati Hertling James Lecesne Jaime ManriqueCaden Manson / Carlos Motta / Yoruba Richen / Rose Troche / Geo Wyeth

Moe Angelos

Moe Angelos

Moe Angelos has written and performed six plays and other stuff with her collaborative theatre ensemble The Five Lesbian Brothers. Moe has also worked with The Builders Association since 1999 and is currently peddling Sontag: Reborn, a theatrical adaptation of the early journals of Susan Sontag.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Geoffrey Chadsey
Geoff Chadsey is a drawer (color pencil) with an MFA in photographer from CCA in San Francisco. He has been in New York since 2003. He has had solo shows at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York, James Harris Gallery in Seattle, Electric Works Gallery in San Francisco, and the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Pati Hertling
Pati Hertling was born in Berlin in 1977. She is an attorney and independent curator. From 2005-2010 she organized Evas Arche und der Feminist, a monthly series of salon events presenting works by two artists for one night, first in Berlin and later in New York.
Read More >>

Top of Page ^

James Lecesne

James Lecesne has been telling stories for over twenty-five years. He has created several his solo shows, including WORD OF MOUTH, which won the NY Drama Desk Award & NY Oter Cristics Circle Award).  His short film, TREVOR, received an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short in 1994, and went on to inspire  The Trevor Project ,  the only nationwide 24-hour suicide prevention and crisis intervention Lifeline for LGBT and Questioning youth. James has also written for TV, he is the author of several novels for Young Adults and he was most recently seen as an actor in Gore’s Vidal THE BEST MAN on Broadway.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Jaime Manrique

Jaime Manrique was born in Colombia, South America. His first three books—a novella and short stories, a volume of film criticism, and a book of poems (which won his country’s National Poetry Award)—were written in Spanish. Starting with the novel, Colombian Gold, he’s been writing his fiction, and most of his non-fiction, exclusively in English, though he still writes poetry in his native tongue.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Caden Manson

Caden Manson is co-founder of Big Art Group and editor of contemporaryperformance.com. He has co-created, directed, video and set designed 13 Big Art Group productions that have toured nationally and internationally.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Carlos Motta

Carlos Motta is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work draws upon political history in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize the inclusion of suppressed histories, communities, and identities.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Yoruba Richen

Yoruba Richen is a documentary filmmaker who has directed and produced films in the U.S. and abroad including Africa, South America and Southeast Asia. Her latest film The New Black has received widespread support including grants from ITVS, The Sundance Documentary Fund, Chicken & Egg and the Jerome Foundation.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Rose Troche

Rose Troche grew up in the Midwest suburbs, part of a large Puerto Rican family. After making short films and videos, she made her feature debut with the groundbreaking lesbian love story, go fish, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1994.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Geo Wyeth

Geo Wyeth is an artist and musician living and working out of New York City.  Recent practices expand on narrative and popular music performance through experimentation with formal and conceptual ideas of repetition, interruption, amateurism and emotional representation, often with handmade props and sets.

 Read More >>

2012-2013 Mentors

Moe Angelos / Geoffrey Chadsey / Angela Dufresne / Trajal Harrell / Dan Hurlin / Billy Miller / Carlos Motta / Kimberly Reed / Sarah Schulman / Stacy Szymaszek / Rose Troche

Moe Angelos

Moe Angelos

Moe Angelos has written and performed six plays and other stuff with her collaborative theatre ensemble The Five Lesbian Brothers. Moe has also worked with The Builders Association since 1999 and is currently peddling Sontag: Reborn, a theatrical adaptation of the early journals of Susan Sontag.

Moe Angelos will be working with Melissa Li.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Geoffrey Chadsey

Geoff Chadsey is a drawer (color pencil) with an MFA in photographer from CCA in San Francisco. He has been in New York since 2003. He has had solo shows at Jack Shainman Gallery in New York, James Harris Gallery in Seattle, Electric Works Gallery in San Francisco, and the Contemporary Museum in Honolulu.

Geoff Chadsey will be working with Kyle Coniglio.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Angela Dufresne

Angela Dufresne (born 1969) is a painter originally from Connecticut who is based in Brooklyn. Dufresne received a BFA in 1991 from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, in 1998.

Angela Dufresne will be working with Kerry Downey.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Trajal Harrell

Trajal Harrell is a dancer-choreographer from New York City, USA. His choreographic works have been seen at Danspace Project, Dance Theater Workshop, The Kitchen, and PS122 in NYC as well as Art Basel-Miami Beach, and internationally, most recently, at the In Transit Festival 2009 (Berlin), Melkweg (Amsterdam), CNDC Angers, and in Mexico City at PRISMA.

Trajal Harrell will be working with iele paloumpis.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Dan Hurlin

Dan Hurlin received a 1990 Village Voice Obie award for his solo adaptation of Nathanael West’s A Cool Million, and his suite of puppet pieces Everyday Uses for Sight: Nos. 3 & 7 (2000) earned him a 2001 New York Dance and Performance award (a.k.a. Bessie). His 1992 solo Quintland earned sculptor Donna Dennis a New York Dance and Performance award (a.k.a. Bessie) for visual design, and in 1998, he was nominated for an American Theater Wing Design award for his set design for his music theater piece The Shoulder (music by Dan Moses Schreier).

Dan Hurlin will be working with Michael De Angelis.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

 

Billy Miller

Billy Miller is an artist-curator-writer-fimmaker-and independent publisher. His artwork has been exhibited internationally at P.S.1/MoMA, John Connelly Presents, Team Gallery, Visionaire Gallery, Andrew Edlin Gallery, D’Amelio Terras Gallery, Dietch Projects, Galerie du Jour, Kunstverein München, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Billy Miller will be working with Thomas Dozol.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Carlos Motta

Carlos Motta is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work draws upon political history in an attempt to create counter narratives that recognize the inclusion of suppressed histories, communities, and identities.

Carlos Motta will be working with Camilo Godoy.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Kimberly Reed

Kimberly Reed’s  first feature-length documentary, Prodigal Sons, has screened at film festivals worldwide, and received the FIPRESCI International Film Critics’ prize at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival. Her work has been featured for four consecutive years at IFP’s Independent Film Week, and she was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film.

Kimberly Reed will be working with Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Sarah Schulman

Sarah Schulman is a native New Yorker. Her novels, nonfiction books, journalism, films and plays reflect people whose points of view and experiences are rarely represented in the mainstream arts.

Sarah Schulman will be working with Ryan Henneberry.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^  

Stacy Szymaszek

Stacy Szymaszek is a poet, editor and arts administrator. She is the author of the books Emptied of All Ships (2005) and Hyperglossia (2009), both published by Litmus Press, as well as numerous chapbooks, including Pasolini Poems (Cy Press, 2005), Orizaba: A Voyage with Hart Crane (Faux Press, 2008), Stacy S.: Autoportraits (OMG, 2008), from Hart Island (Albion Books, 2009) and austerity measures (Fewer & Further Press, 2012).

Stacy Szymaszek will be working with Ricky Maldonado.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Rose Troche

Rose Troche grew up in the Midwest suburbs, part of a large Puerto Rican family. After making short films and videos, she made her feature debut with the groundbreaking lesbian love story, go fish, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1994.

Rose Troche will be working with Lauren Wolkstein.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^ 

2011-2012 Mentors

Hilton Als / Justin Vivian Bond / Angela Dufresne / Nicole EisenmanLouise Fishman / Barbara Hammer / Deborah Kass / Jonathan David Katz / John Kelly / Jennie Livingston / Everett Quinton / Sarah Schulman / Pamela Sneed / Stacy Szymaszek / Matt Wolf

Hilton Als

Hilton Als became a staff writer at The New Yorker in October, 1994, and a theatre critic in 2002. He began contributing to the magazine in 1989, writing pieces for The Talk of the Town. Hilton Als will be working with Pati Hertling.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Justin Bond

Recently described as “The greatest cabaret artist of (v’s) generation” by Hilton Als in the New Yorker, singer, songwriter and Tony-nominated performance artist Mx Justin Vivian Bond, is an Obie, Bessie and Ethyl Eichelberger Award winner. Justin Vivian Bond will be working with Yve Laris Cohen.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Angela Dufresne

Angela Dufresne (born 1969) is a painter originally from Connecticut who is based in Brooklyn. Dufresne received a BFA in 1991 from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, in 1998. Angela Dufresne will be working with Jacolby Satterwhite.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Nicole Eisenman

Nicole Eisenman has been living and working in New York for the last 20 years. She began in New York as a commercial mural painter and had her first show in 1992 at Nicola Tyson’s now infamous project space, Trial Balloon, New York, NY. Nicole Eisenman will be working with Pilar Gallego.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Louise FishmanLouise Fishman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 14, 1939. She is recognized as one of the best known American abstract painters of her generation. Her painting style at first gave her some trouble in being recognized. Louise Fishman will be working with Guadalupe Rosales.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Barbara Hammer

Barbara Hammer is a visual artist working primarily in film and video, installation, photography and performance.  She has made over 80 moving image works in a career that spans 40 years. She is considered a pioneer of queer cinema. Barbara Hammer will be working with Xavier Marrades.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Deborah Kass

Deborah Kass is an artist whose paintings examine the intersection of art history, popular culture and the self. Deborah Kass will be working with Aldrin Valdez.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Jonathan David Katz

Jonathan David Katz is the former executive coordinator of the Larry Kramer Initiative for Lesbian and Gay Studies at Yale University. He is a former chair of the Department of Lesbian and Gay studies at the City College of San Francisco, and was the first tenured faculty in gay and lesbian studies in the United States. Jonathan Katz will be working with Darren Jones.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

John Kelly

John Kelly is an experimental theater artist who, as author, choreographer, director, visual artist, and performer, creates solo and ensemble mixed media performance works. John Kelly will be working with Harrison Rivers.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Jennie Livingston

Jennie Livingston describes her 35mm dramatic short Who’s the Top? (2005) as “Woody Allen’s younger dyke sister goes to the s/m dungeon…with musical numbers.” Jennie Livingston will be working with Edward McDonald.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Everett Quinton

Everett Quinton was a member of The Ridiculous Theatrical Company and served as its Artistic Director from 1987-1997. He has appeared in Charles Ludlam’s Medea, The Secret Lives of the Sexists, Salammbo, Galas, The Artificial Jungle and the original production of The Mystery of Irma Vep (Obie and Drama Desk Award). Everett Quinton will be working with Justin Sayre.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Sarah Schulman

Sarah Schulman is a native New Yorker. Her novels, nonfiction books, journalism, films and plays reflect people whose points of view and experiences are rarely represented in the mainstream arts. Sarah Schulman will be working with Saeed Jones.

Read More >>

Top of Page ^

Pamela Sneed

A New York based poet, performer, writer and actress, whose work has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The Source, Time Out, Bomb, Next, MetroSource, Blue, VIBE, HX, and on the cover of New York Magazine. Pamela Sneed will be working with Tommy Pico.

Read More >>
Top of Page ^

 

Stacy Szymaszek

Stacy Szymaszek is a poet, editor and arts administrator. She lives in New York City, where she is the Artistic Director of the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, where she also curates their hallmark Wednesday Night Reading Series. Stacy Szymaszek will be working with Jess Barbagallo.
Read More >>
Top of Page ^

 

Matt Wolf
Matt Wolf is the director of “Wild Combination,” the acclaimed documentary about the queer avant-garde cellist and disco producer Arthur Russell. Matt Wolf will be working with Hima B.

 

Read More >>
Top of Page ^