Artist Talk: Wednesday, July 18 at 7pm
Hamiltonian welcomes Rives Wiley and Ellen Xu for an artist talk on the work, concepts and process that inform their current exhibitions at Hamiltonian Gallery. For press information on the exhibitions, click here.
Rives Wiley (b. 1990, Alexandria, VA) holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design (2013). Wiley’s work has been featured in publications including The Washington Post, Vice: The Creator’s Project, The Huffington Post, Washington City Paper, Dirt DMV, ARte Fuse and Bmore Art. Her work has been exhibited in several group and solo presentations including “Testpattern”, School 33 ArtCenter, Baltimore, MD (2018); “Failed Evolution”, SPRING/BREAK Art Fair, New York, NY (2017); Satellite Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL (2016); Dinner Party Download, Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC (2016) and Inter/Mission, The Pataphysical Society, Portland, OR (2016). Wiley is a recipient of a 2017 DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities Grant and completed the Vermont Studio Center Residency in 2016. Wiley is a 2016 Hamiltonian Fellow, and she lives and works in Washington, DC.
Ellen Xu (b. 1987, Inner Mongolia, China) holds a BA in Sculpture and Law from Xiamen University in Xiamen, China, and an MFA in Photomedia from the University of Washington in Seattle. A 2017 Hamiltonian Fellow, her work has been written about in The Seattle Globalist, The Seattle Times, The Jake Journal at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, and Vanguard Seattle. Her work has been exhibited in several group and solo presentations including VSC/VCFA Alumnx Exhibition, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT (2018); Governors Island Art Fair, NY (2017); BRIC Media Arts Fellows Screening Exhibition, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY (2017); Nasty Women, Knockdown Center, NY (2017) and Et Tu, Art Brute, Andrew Edlin Gallery, NY (2017). Xu was the winner of the Best Student Experimental Short in the Roselle Park Loves Shorts International Film Festival (2016) and completed the BRIC Media Arts Fellowship with the BRIC Program in 2017. She plans to participate in a residency at the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts in Ithaca, NY in 2018.
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