Artist Talk at The Center for Book Arts

Friday June 13, 2014 6:30-8:30 PM

The Center for Book Arts

28 W 27th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, New York 10001

A talk and reception with the 2013 Workspace Artists-in-Residence: Cecile Chong, Dahlia Elsayed, Swati Khurana, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Jenifer Wightman

From the Center for Book Arts blog:

While is in residence, she made letterpress posters that were used by in a collaborative “Freedom, Safety, Now” protest against violence against women, outside of the Indian consulate. As part of her ongoing “Texting Scrolls” project, she collects strangers’ private text messages, which are transcribed onto paper and tied into scrolls. Messages from this project are posted throughout the space in the form of vinyl wall text. Also on view are book covers made by drawing on fabric and creating embroidered images of private, domestic spaces in collaboration with her grandmother, as well as an accordian book made of handmade Japanese paper with electrostatic prints of drawings on vellum.

1040 Lounge: Celebrating and Promoting the Arts in the Bronx

Join us for drinks in the company of your neighbors to enjoy artist talks and performances. Featuring artist Marthalicia Matarrita and Swati Khurana. Presented by the Bronx Museum Community Advisory Council.

Location: North Wing Lobby

Swati Khurana is a NYC-based visual artist and writer. Her work has been exhibited at and reviewed in the following venues and publications: American Museum of Natural History, Art-in-General, Artists Space, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Chatterjee & Lal (Mumbai), Columbia Review, Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo (Costa Rica), New York Times, Queens Museum, ScalaMata Gallery (53rd Venice Biennial), TimeOutMumbai, and Zacheta National Gallery of Art (Warsaw). She was awarded a BRIO Award from Bronx Council of the Arts in 2012. Her work can be viewed online at

Marthalicia Matarrita graduated from LaGuardia High School of Music & Arts and was a student at SUNY, New Paltz. Her work delicately balances expressions of beauty and decay, savagery and innocence. In 2006, Matarrita formed M-Squared Art Productions with her two brothers. A collective grounded in the four elements of hip-hop, M-Squared integrates art and music into the party landscape of New York City with Marthalicia’s specialty in live painting.

Artist Talk and Tour at the Queen’s Museum

Her Stories: Curator Tour and Artists’ Talk

Saturday September 29th 4-6pm

Queens Museum of Art

New York City Building

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Queens, New York 11368-3398

Join curator Jaishri Abichandani for a walk through of the Her Stories exhibition at the Queen’s Museum of Art’s Project Room. Afterwards, move to QMA’s Unisphere Gallery for a lively conversation and light refreshments with participating artists Samira Abbassy, Marcy Chevali, Ruby Chishti, Chitra Ganesh, Swati Khurana, Sabelo Narasimhan and special guest Dr. Masum Momaya. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to view the show and meet the artists before it closes on October 7th.