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Irving Marcus at Wake Forest University Art Collection

Irving Marcus at Wake Forest University Art Collection
Tree of Life has gifted twenty oil pastels from 2008-2009 Grantee, Irving Marcus, to the Wake Forest University Art Collection.

Marcus is currently represented by Sam Parker Gallery of Los Angeles, CA (

Image: Not Subject To Approval (1989)

2020 Grantees

2020 Grantees
Tree of Life is pleased to announce the four artists who were selected to receive the Tree of Life Individual Artist Grant.

The Grantees are:

Melquiades Rosario Sastre, Hato Rey, PR

Lydia Rubio, Hudson, NY

Kevin Sampson, Newark, NJ 

Robert Witz, New York, NY

Additional information about the artists and their projects is posted to the website under Grantees.

Image: Kevin Sampson, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 2017

Kathy Rose at University of the Arts

Kathy Rose at University of the Arts
Tree of Life Grantee (2015) Kathy Rose is having a 50-Year Retrospective, A Rose is a Rose, at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia from January 21-February 28, 2020. "Rose (Film '71) is considered one of the world’s leading animation, video and performance artists. Her work has evolved from early drawn animated films of the 1970s, through her unique, pioneering performance work combining dance with film in the 1980-90s, to her current surreal performance video spectacles, installations and videos, with influence from symbolist art and Japanese Noh theater."

University of the Arts
Terra Hall Room 1201A-Gallery
Philadelphia, PA

Image: Opera of the Interior,

Gelah Penn at Undercurrent

Gelah Penn at Undercurrent
Tree Of Life Grantee (2016) Gelah Penn is having a solo exhibition, Uneasy Terms, at Undercurrent from February 13 through March 14, 2020.

70 John Street
Brooklyn, NY

Image: ‚ÄčNotes on Clarissa (Volume 1): I/XLIII (2019)

Carl Hazlewood at June Kelly Gallery

Carl Hazlewood at June Kelly Gallery
Tree of Life Grantee (2017) Carl Hazlewood is having a solo exhibition of recent drawings and collages at June Kelly Gallery from January 17 - March 3, 2020.

June Kelly Gallery
166 Mercer Street
New York, NY

Image: BlackPac Eats Modernism (2016), cut papers, graphite, pastel mesh on archival papers