Transformer Summer File

By Elizabeth Grazioli


Megan Mueller, 93117-3, cut paper collage, 9×12″ 2014. Photo courtesy Transformer.

Have you walked down P Street NW recently and noticed two neon orange figures in compromising positions? Well then you’re in the right place.

The current show, Float, comes down on June 21st. With such great success, even being reviewed by the Washington Post, eager minds want to know what’s next for the small but mighty P Street NW creative incubator.

Since August 2007, Transformer has been working on, and growing, their FlatFile program, a 200 work collection of two dimensional works in various mediums produced by over 50 international emerging artists. FlatFile Summer Socials, opening July 10, running through August 9, will feature a different collection of works each week from the collection. Through the month, Transformer will host a series of workshops, talks and social programming with the FlatFIle artists. A complete list of FlatFile artists is below.


Ziad Nagy, Putty, screenprint, 2011, 14×15″. Photo Courtesy Transformer.

While the physical Transformer space is dedicated to FlatFile Summer Socials, E11 Coda will open at Artisphere. The show, featuring Alex Braden, Emily Francisco, E. Jane, Ian McDermott, will be the final installation of FERMATA, an exploration in sound art. The artists will have the opportunity to meet with lead mentor Ryan Holladay through the end of June.


Participating Asbury Park artists on the first day of their residency with Transformer Director Victoria Reis. Photo courtesy Transformer.

And finally, Transformer will end the summer with a truly unique experience for 12 artists across the eastern seaboard. Promised Land, taking place at the 5th Avenue Pavilion of the historic Asbury Park, NJ boardwalk, features artists selected by Victoria Reis, Transformer’s Co-Founder, Executive & Artistic Director and Promised Land curator, via nominations from curators at peer arts organizations based throughout the US Northeast. Transformer just wrapped up the five-day residency where artists explored, questioned and discussed their next creative endeavor for the show.

Opening August first on the boardwalk, Promised Land will feature the work of Jane Carver (NY), Kevin Darmanie (Newark, NJ), Dahlia Elsayed (Newark, NJ), Alison Kuo (NY), Mike Richison (Asbury Park, NJ), Raul Romero (Philadelphia, PA), Jessica Segall (NY), Crystal Stokowski (Philadelphia, PA), Scott Szegeski (Asbury Park, NJ), Lisa Marie Thalhammer (Washington, DC), Tang (Washington, DC), and John Vigg (Asbury Park, NJ).




Elizabeth Carberry
Authored by: Elizabeth Carberry

Elizabeth Carberry is the founder and creative operations director of ArtSee, an arts management agency. Inspired by art in all its forms, Elizabeth’s passion for art and culture began as a child living in Milan, Italy, surrounded by the works of the great artists and has thrived in the Washington, DC community​. Elizabeth’s vision of ArtSee incorporates her three great loves: communications, curating, and art. Through ArtSee, artists and art enthusiasts will find an advocate and ally in its founder. Visit www.artseedc.com for more information..