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Etty Yaniv
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Bushwick

ARTIST STATEMENT: In my installation work I form abstracted landscapes made of discarded materials, drawing upon patterns from nature, such as air turbulence, ocean currents, turbid water and sediments. Taken from my studio practice and from every-day life, the materials include found objects like torn plastic bags or throw-away synthetic gloves I used for painting, scraps of my drawings, and fragments of photos depicting life from my day-to-day experiences in the city. The accumulated fragments are like coded messages or layered memories. Each layer documents a particular moment in time and only up-close it is possible to discover the hidden content underneath. Together, the textured layers evoke the feeling of found-objects or trash filled with suggested narratives.

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One & Two Person Exhibitions

Space 776, Brooklyn, Perpetual Roads
Salena Gallery, LIU, Brooklyn, Transient Presence

Las Vegas City Hall Art Gallery, Las Vegas, site specific installation
Illinois Central College Art Gallery, Peoria, site specific installation

SPECTRE Arts, Durham, NC, On the Horizon
Garrison Art Center, NY, Rising Under Currents
Tbilisi State Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia, Curios

Jersey City University, Lemmerman Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, Detached from the Celestial Sphere
Musée Héritage Museum, Art Gallery of St. Albert (AGSA), Alberta, Canada, Parallel Topographies
Long Island University Humanities gallery, Brooklyn, NYC, Sirens
Richard Stockton art gallery, Stockton University, NJ, Urban Sediments

Purdue University art gallery, Lafayette, Indiana, Urban Sediments
UConn Stamford art gallery, University of Connecticut, Stamford, CT, Urban Sediments

Montserrat College of Art Galleries, Frame 301, Beverly, MA, At that Moment All Spaces Change
Western Illinois University Gallery, Illinois, Variable States of Suspension
AYZART, NYC, The Third Landscape

Millersville University, Sykes Gallery, Millersville, PA, Parallel Topographies

Monmouth Museum, Brookdale College, Lincroft, NJ, Etty Yaniv: Pen and Collage

Selected Group Exhibitions:

Arcadia project for the Environment, site specific installation, NYC
St. Paul Church, NYC, The Lovely Wild, curated by Jenn Cacciola and Frank Sabatté
Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, curated by William Norton (September)
Project Artspace, NYC, Particulate Matter

Istituto Marangoni, Miami, Re-Think, site specific installation, curated by Arcadia Earth
The Clemente Center, NYC, , Trill Matrix, curated by Elizabeth Riley
Governor’s Island Art Fair, 4Heads, September
National Museum of Romanian Literature in Bucharest, the Bibliophile Book and Object Book Biennial
Centoto, Brooklyn, Unborderings, curated by Paul D’Agostino
Cigar Factory, curated by Krista Saunders Scenna and Carolina Peñafiel
The Green Room Gallery, Brooklyn, curated by Elisa Jensen

David & Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, Yellow Chair, curated by Keith Schweitzer
University of Bridgeport, Schelfhaudt Gallery, Arnold Bernhard Center, CT, curated by Peter Konsterlie
DAVID&SCHWEITZER Contemporary, Brooklyn, True Believers, curated by Daniel Gadd
Cahshama, 470 Vanderbilt Ave, Bigger, Bolder, Better
Salena gallery, LIU, Brooklyn, RECLAIMED

Visual Arts Gallery, NJCU, Jersey City, Reclaimed, curated by Michal Gavish and Etty Yaniv
Art Connects, NYC, permanent exhibition, curated by Peter Gynd
ATrium, Morristown, NJ, curated by Dr. Lynn L. Siebert
Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, Foreign Bodies, curated by Jill Benson and Krista Saunders Scenna
Monmouth Museum of Art, Brookdale College, Lincroft, NJ, Artists Emerged: New Works, invitational
Purdue University gallery, Lafayette, Indiana, On or About: Rockwell Kent, curated by Craig Martin
Torrance Art Museum, LA, CA, Sibling Rivalries, curated by Ashley Garrett and Max Presneill
Space 776, Brooklyn, New Morning, curated by Dasha Bazanova
Life on Mars, Brooklyn, Sideshow, curated by Michael David

Schema Projects, Brooklyn, Volume 2, curated by Mary Judge and Enrico Gomez
Sheen Cultural Center, NYC, Art Walk, curated by Benjamin Williams
Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT, Fractured: Works on Paper, curated by Rachel Moore
RJampol Projects, NYC, Crossing Your Own Line, curated by Rebecca Jampol
Haifa Museum of Art, Israel, Out of Sight, curated by Lola Vilenkin
Life on Mars, Brooklyn, NYC, Seeking Space, curated by Michael David
The Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ, Paper Constructions, curated by Anne Trauben

Life on Mars, Brooklyn, Never mind the Bollocks, curated by Fran O’neill
Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ, Ready or Not, curated by Shlomit Dror
The Gateway Project, Newark, NJ, Emerald City, curated by Jasmine Wahi and Rebecca Jampol
Ten Eyck Storefront gallery, Inhabiting Ten Eyck, Brooklyn, NYC, curated by Karin Bravin
Falchi building, Long Island City, NYC, In My Borough, Site specific collaborative public art
Life On Mars, Brooklyn, The Indexical Mark, curated by Michael David

ORT/PLACE, Mestrovicev Pavilijon-HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia, curated by Candace Goodrich
Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NYC
Tac Eindhoven, Temporary art center, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Galerie Delikatessenhaus, Leipzig, Germany
Institut Für Alles Mögliche, Berlin, Germany
Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, One Sided Story, Leipzig, Germany

Westpol A.I.R. Space, Westwerk, Kunst ist Kapital, Leipzig, Germany
San Francisco, CA, Zero1 Biennial, invitational collaborative project
Delta College, LH Horton Gallery, Stockton, CA
AIR gallery, Brooklyn, NYC, Righteous Perpetrators, curated by Jennifer Wroblewski
Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NYC
The Nilson gallery, Monmouth Museum, NJ

Die Novo Projekt, Berlin, Germany
White Box Gallery, NYC, thesis show
Dolly Maass Gallery, SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY, Thesis Two person Exhibition
Austin State University, Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, Texas
Selected Recent Publications / Media

Settlers+Nomads, Etty Yaniv, On the Horizon, byy D.K. Sole, Jan 2019
ANTE Magazine, Sustainable Art Sweeps Miami Art Week, by Audra Lambert, Dec 2018
Gothamist, Photos: Old Governos Island Houses Now Filled with strange Creations for 11th Annual Art Fair, by Scott Lynch, Sep 2018
Arte Fuse, Independent Artists Reign at Governor’s Island Art Fair, by Audra Lambert, Sep 2018
Hyperallergic, Immerse Yourself in the Ghoulish art on Governors Island, by Zachary Small, Aug 2018
Professional Women Photographers, Sources and Choices: Etty Yaniv, by Catherine Kirkpatrick, Sep, 2017
Bedford + Bowery, Skin-Like sculptures, by Cassidy Dawn Graves, Dec, 2016
Arts in Bushwick, Precarious Constructs, A Dance with the Maelstrom, by JenJoy Roybal, Dec, 2016
Art New England, Fractured: Works on Paper, by Meg Brazill, Dec 2015
The Exponent, New gallery exhibits explore History and Reimagined Experience, by Emma Flick, Oct, 2015
Lafayette Journal & Courier, Exhibits Explore Isolation and Motion, by Domenica Bongiovanni, Nov, 2015
Norte Maar, Navigating BOS15, May, 2015
Hyperallergic, A Concise Guide to BOS, by Benjamin Sutton, June, 2015
Stamford Advocate, Urban Sediments Set for Stamford Gallery, by Joe Meyers, May, 2015
Arts in Bushwick, Arts and Crafts of Paper, by Willow Goldstein, May, 2015
Sustainability 101, Sustainable Hotels are Identified, Artworks Awarded, by Magdalene Sim, Nov, 2014
Public Radio, TSPR, Brooklyn Artist Showing at WIU, radio Interview and article, by Jonathan Ahl, Aug, 2014
Hyperallergic, Adventures in Styrofoam, Maximalism, and Photogrphay, by Alex Heimbach, June, 2014

Selected Curatorial Projects

LIU Humanities Gallery, Fauna of Mirrors, LIU, Brooklyn group show
Project ARTspace, NYC, Particulate Matter, group show, curated with Nancy Baker

In Case Art Projects, Brooklyn, Line of Vision, group show, curated with Jaynie Crimmins

In Case Art Projects, Brooklyn, Mapping Bushwick, group show, curated with Jaynie Crimmins
Chashama, Brooklyn, Bigger, Bolder, Better, group show, curated with Jaynie Crimmins and Christina Massey
Salena gallery, LIU, Brooklyn, RECONSTRUCT, group show, curated with Michal Gavish
John Doe, Brooklyn, Nothing Twice, group show
Venus Knitting Art Space, Brooklyn, Precarious Constructs, group show, curated with Levan Mindiashvili

Jersey City University Visual Arts Gallery, Reclaimed, co-curator Michal Gavish, group show
Venus Knitting Art Space, Brooklyn, Bushwick Tales, group show

Selected Art writing

Kolaj Magazine #26, Immersive Materiality

In 2018 I established Art Spiel, online publication
Kolaj Magazine #23, Unbounded
Kolaj Magazine #22, Acts of Revival

Kolaj Magazine #21, Unintended Archeology of (un)Place
Kolaj Magazine #21, The Art of Letting Go: Elisabeth Wild
Kolaj Magazine #19, Brooklyn Collage Collective
Kolaj Magazine #19 Rhonda Wall’s Performance Landscape
Kolaj Magazine #18, Collage at London Frieze Art Fair
Kolaj magazine #17, Moholy-Nagy: Future Present

Artefuse, Rattle & Hammmm at ODETTA
Artefuse, Arboreal Anxieties at Chashama 266 by Mary Ivy Martin
Artefuse, Til Death Do Us Part at Lorimoto, a Marriage of Art
Artefuse, Life or Something Like It at Molly Krom
Bushwick Daily, Artist who was under FBI Surveillance for many years shows at Bushwick

Art Residencies

2017, Artist in residence and exhibition at the State Silk Museum in Tbilisi, Georgia
2012-13, Leipziger Baumwollspinnerei, One Sided Story, Leipzig, Germany
2011, Vermont Studio Center
2008, School of Visual Arts, NYC

Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy Program, Dumbo, 2018

MFA, SUNY Purchase, NY, 2011
BFA, Parsons School of Design, NYC, 1991

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