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Virtual | Artist Conversation with Qualeasha Wood and Christiana Boyle
April 27 @ 2:00 pm
11am PT / 12pm MT / 1pm CT / 2pm ET
Please join us for a virtual Artist Conversation with Qualeasha Wood, current Artist in Residence
at the Studio Museum in Harlem, and Christiana Boyle, Head of Pace Verso at Pace Gallery.
Qualeasha Wood is a textile artist whose work contemplates realities around black female embodiment that do and might exist. Inspired by a familial relationship to textiles, queer craft, Microsoft Paint and internet avatars, Wood’s tufted and tapestry pieces mesh traditional craft and contemporary technological materials. Together, Wood navigates both an Internet environment saturated in Black Femme figures and culture, and a political and economic environment holding that embodiment at the margins. Like the vast majority of her age-peers, Wood has operated one mortal and multiple digital avatars since pre-adolescence. For her what are intuitive combinations of analog and cybernetic compositional processes make for a plainly contemporary exploration of Black American Femme ontology.
Wood has exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY); Hauser and Wirth (New York, NY); Art Basel Miami Beach with Kendra Jayne Patrick (New York, NY); Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, (London, UK); CANADA gallery (New York, NY); the Trout Museum of Art (Appleton, WI); NADA Miami Beach 2020 with Kendra Jayne Patrick (Miami, FL); Kendra Jayne Patrick for Metro Pictures (New York, NY); Cooper Cole (Toronto, ON); New Image Art (Los Angeles, CA); Gaa Gallery (Provincetown, MA).
In the press: Qualeasha Wood Weaves Cyberculture Into Tapestries
Christiana Ine-Kimba Boyle joined Pace Gallery in 2021 in the newly created position of Online Sales Director, a role meant to expand the gallery’s digital offerings and spearhead Pace’s online sales strategy with the goal of engaging new audiences. Boyle also works to support artists in the development of NFTs and digitally native projects to be presented in collaboration with the gallery. Before joining Pace, Boyle worked at CANADA, where she built and oversaw online sales strategies, including the launch of the gallery’s first-ever online viewing room and virtual performance platform. Boyle has a strong background in curatorial work and has collaborated with artists on new commissions for CANADA’s digital platform as part of a series of special projects geared towards client cultivation.
Prior to Boyle’s time at CANADA, she held several sales positions at commercial arts organizations, including Lehmann Maupin, Loretta Howard Gallery, Paddle8, and Gagosian, among others. In addition to her extensive experience in the art world, she is also the Founder of Spinkoperfumery, a beauty E-retail brand for which she designed and launched the official website and exceeded the company’s sales profits by expanding its digital presence across four online marketplace platforms.
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Images: Qualeasha Wood (Portrait by JaLeel Porcha) and Christiana Boyle (Photo by Shaniqwa Jarvis).
This program is generously supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has been a leader in providing grants enabling emerging and established artists to focus on their work. Funding helps artists to create new work, acquire art supplies, rent studio space, and prepare exhibitions. The Foundation also provides grants to organizations that directly engage with artists, such as artist residency programs. Please visit www.pkf.org for more information.
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