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Roberta Allen at Minus Space
10/30/2017


Roberta Allen, Tree of Life 2017 Grantee, will have a solo exhibition, Some Facts About Fear, at Minus Space from November 4 to December 23, 2017. 
 
Minus Space
16 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY  11201
 
Image: City of Dying Dreams (detail), wood, 47 x 36 x 32 in. overall, 2017

Alyce Simon: Atomic Art at LASM
7/14/2017


Tree of Life co-founder Alyce Simon is the subject of a solo exhibition at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum in Baton Rouge. Curated by Elizabeth Weinstein, the exhibition features seventeen sculptures from Simon's Tree of Life series and four paintings from her Spatial Painting series. Alyce Simon: Atomic Art will be on view from July 1, 2017 to February 18, 2018.

2017 Grantees
6/29/2017


Tree of Life is pleased to announce the five artists who were selected to receive the Tree of Life Individual Artist Grant. The Grantees are:
 
Roberta Allen, New York, NY
Judith Braun, New York, NY
Carl Hazlewood, Brooklyn, NY
Judith Simonian, New York, NY
Victoria Wulff, New York, NY
 
Additional information about the artists and their projects will be posted to the website in July. 
 
Image: Judy Simonian, Ferry Boat, acrylic on canvas, 58 x 72 in., 2017

Gelah Penn on Vasari 21
6/5/2017


Gelah Penn, Tree of Life 2016 Grantee, was featured on Vasari 21 website in an interview by Ann Landi.

2017 Grant Program
1/24/2017


Tree of Life is pleased to announce that our Grant Program is now open for application. Please visit the Grant Program link on our website to download the Grant Application Guidelines and the Grant Application Form for the Individual Artist Grant. We also suggest that you visit our Contact page to join our mailing list (if you haven’t already) in order to receive updates regarding our Grant Program, and to ask any questions that are not answered in our downloadable materials. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2017.

John Mendelsohn at 57W57Arts and 490 Atlantic
1/5/2017


John Mendelsohn, Tree of Life 2014 grantee, will have a solo exhibition, Dream Garden, at 57W57ARTS from January 6-February 17, 2017. He will also participate in a three-person exhibition at 490 Atlantic from January 14 - March 5, 2017.

57W57ARTS
57 West 57 St. #1206
New York, NY 

490 Atlantic
490 Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

Image: Dream Garden 5, colored sand, acrylic and latex enamel on terry cloth over canvas, 24 x 18 in., 2016
 


Pat Oleszko at Brandeis University
12/14/2016



Fool for Thought

Tree of Life 2016 grantee Pat Oleszko makes a spectacle of herself—and doesn’t mind if you laugh. With elaborate handmade costumes and props, she utilizes the body as armature for ideas in an array of lampoons that call her audience to action. From the personal to the political, her performances and installations ceremoniously exorcize through humor. Hoisting an enormous burning bra on the exterior of the Women’s Studies Research Center, the exhibition Fool for Thought highlights costumes and performances from a wild variety of events including Hello Folly: The Floes & Cons of Arctic Drilling, Oldilocks and the Bewares, Stalking Walking Topiary and The Pat and the Hats. Oleszko, self-identified as the Fool in question and the questioning Fool, fans the flames with rousing absurdity and maintains that she who laughs, lasts.

November 21, 2016 - March 3, 2017

Artist's Lecture and Reception: January 25, 2017

Kniznick Gallery
Women's Studies Research Center 
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA


2016 Grantees
6/13/2016


Tree of Life is pleased to announce the five artists who were selected to receive the Tree of Life Individual Artist Grant. The Grantees are:
 
Ann McCoy, Brooklyn, NY
Pat Oleszko, New York, NY
Gelah Penn, Brooklyn, NY
Linda Carmella Sibio, Joshua Tree, CA
Nancy Youdelman, Clovis, CA
 
Additional information about the artists and their projects will be posted to the website in July. 
 
Above Image: Pat Oleszko, Darwin’s Nightmare Pa’t Two: The Half-AstroNuts Dilemma, cardboard, wood, tyvek, plastics, tape, fabric, 12 x 10 x 16 feet, 2013

Jane Terry at UFVA
6/13/2016



Tree of Life 2015 grantee Jane Terry's short film, Stations, will be screened at the 2016 University Film and Video Association Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UFVA is an international organization of professors, scholars, and film and video makers. The theme of this year's conference is Content Creation in the 21st Century. The film is supported in part by a grant from the Tree of Life Foundation.

Jane Terry at New York City Independent Film Festival
4/17/2016


Tree of Life 2015 grantee Jane Terry's short film, Stations, was named an official selection of the New York City Independent Film Festival to be held April 27 -May 1, 2016.

The film is supported in part by a grant from the Tree of Life Foundation.

Kathy Rose at Epos Film Art Festival
3/8/2016


Kathy Rose, 2015 Tree of Life Grantee, will present a program of videos at the Epos Film Art Festival in the Tel Aviv Museum on March 17, 2016.

The videos will include: City of Lost Moons, Rapture of the Petals, Ritual of the Fall, Opera of the Interior, Cubano Bas, The Metaphysical Paintings, No More Worry—No More Blue, She and early animation work.

Image: digital still from Cubano Bas


2016 Grant Program
1/19/2016


Tree of Life is pleased to announce that our Grant Program is now open for application. Please visit the Grant Program link on our website to download the Grant Application Guidelines and the Grant Application Form for the Individual Artist Grant. We also suggest that you visit our Contact page to join our mailing list (if you haven’t already) in order to receive updates regarding our Grant Program, and to ask any questions that are not answered in our downloadable materials. The postmark deadline for applications is April 1, 2016.

Alyce Simon Featured in Apollo, The International Art Magazine
1/13/2016


Tree of Life founder, Alyce Simon, is featured in an article published by London-based Apollo: The International Art Magazine, in their January 2016 issue. Written by James Purdon, Atomic Matter explores ways in which post-war and contemporary artists have represented nuclear energy. 

To read Atomic Matter, please click the above image.