MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTIST PROJECTS
2018 â€œMargaret Fuller Rome Project,â€ American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist,
researched and developed a multidisciplinary installation of art and archival
material on Margaret Fullerâ€™s last year in Rome (1850)
â€œCarnival of Connectivityâ€, Expo Gowanus 2018, Brooklyn, NY, Conceptualized
and implemented a collaborative, multidisciplinary street carnival engaging
community with their history and environment through hands-on art projects.
Inspired by Childrenâ€™s Art Carnivals (1942 â€“ 1969) created by forgotten
Museum of Modern Art education visionary, Victor Dâ€™Amico. 2018 Brooklyn Arts
Council grant recipient.
2017 â€œCarnival of Connectivityâ€, Expo Gowanus 2017, Brooklyn, NY.
2016 â€œDâ€™Amico Gowanus Laboratoryâ€, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ,
Conceptualized and lead a multidisciplinary workshop and presentation on
forgotten early 20th century Progressive art history and practice.
2005 â€“ 2015 â€œProteus Gowanusâ€, Brooklyn, NY, Conceptualized , implemented and lead a
ten-year collaborative, multidisciplinary project and event space. Developed
interactive installations of art and archival material and related
programs revolving around yearlong themes. Andy Warhol Foundation grant
2014-2015 â€œDâ€™Amico Gowanus Laboratoryâ€, Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY,
Conceptualized and implemented a research-based laboratory of artists and
scholars to activate archival material on the forgotten Museum of Modern Art
education visionary Victor Dâ€™Amico (1904 â€“ 1987) through multidisciplinary
installations, hands-on art workshops and demonstrations, and presentations by
2015 â€œUseful Objectsâ€, bkbx[Brooklyn Box] Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. â€œDâ€™Amico Gowanus
Laboratoryâ€ collaborative installation of art and archival material focused on
activating forgotten Progressive art history at MoMA, in particular the 1930/40s
â€œUseful Objects Under $5â€ exhibitions.
2014 â€œBattle Passâ€, Museum of Modern Art, NY, conceptualized, implemented and
lead a collaborative, multidisciplinary project on conflict and memory, exploring
forgotten Revolutionary War history through a pedagogical presentation, hands-
on art workshops, and an interactive performance.
TEDxGowanus, Brooklyn, NY, TED talk and installation of art and archival
material on the â€œBattle Passâ€ project and the â€œProteus Gowanusâ€ creative
2013 â€œA Way of Thinkingâ€, Museum of Modern Art, NY, conceptualized and
implemented a collaborative, multidisciplinary demonstration of the â€œProteus
Gowanus â€œ creative process through an interactive presentation and hands-on
workshop incorporating art and archival material from the MoMA collection.
â€œBattle Pass â€“ Revolution Vâ€, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY.
Implemented research-based, hands-on art workshop exploring conflict and
memory through forgotten Revolutionary War history.
2012 â€œBerlin Tunnel Projectâ€, Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY. Conceptualized and
implemented a collaborative, multidisciplinary installation activating forgotten
Cold War history.
2005-2011 â€œMuseum of Matchesâ€, Project-in-Residence, Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY.
Conceptualized and implemented a seven-year, interactive â€œone-room Cold War
museumâ€ of art and archival material focused on forgotten Cold War history,
and a related website.
2005 â€The Match Gameâ€, Cabinet Magazine Issue 18, Artist Project. Excerpts of text
and reproductions of mixed-media art and archival material revolving around
forgotten Cold War history.
PUBLIC ART PROJECTS
2012-present â€œBattle Pass â€“ Revolution IIâ€, Brooklyn, NY. Art installation commission, New
York City Department of Transportation Urban Art Program (Arterventions)
The installation explores conflict and memory through forgotten Revolutionary
Battle of Brooklyn history, including text from Walt Whitmanâ€™s poem about
SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2017 â€œExcavationsâ€, Gowanus Souvenir, Two-person exhibition of mixed-media
paintings and assemblages.
2013 â€œDispatches and Disappearancesâ€, bkbx [Brooklyn Box] Gallery, Brooklyn, NY,
Two-person exhibition, mixed-media painting.
2012 â€œClothing for the Revolutionâ€, Artestarium, Georgian National Parliamentary
Library, Tbilisi, Georgia, Solo installation of mixed-media art and archival
â€œMuseum of Matchesâ€, Georgian Museum of Literature, Tbilisi, Georgia,
Solo installation of mixed-media art and archival material.
2005 â€œMatchworkâ€, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY. Solo
exhibition, mixed-media work on paper.
2004 â€œGoldworkâ€, Dart Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Solo exhibition, mixed-media paintings.
2000 â€œCrewel Workâ€, Bangs Street Gallery, Provincetown, MA. Solo exhibition, mixed-
media paintings and drawings.
1996 -1999 â€œAmerican Artists Abroadâ€, U.S. Art-in-Embassies program, U.S. Embassy, Tbilisi
Georgia, three-year solo exhibition of mixed-media paintings.
1994 â€œFamily Seriesâ€, Luise Ross Gallery, NYC, Two-person show, mixed-media
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 â€œThe Bedroom 2â€, Holland Tunnel, Brooklyn, NY.
â€œSelf Storage USAâ€, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY.
â€œCentennial: SHEâ€, Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill, NY
â€œThe Bedroom 1â€, Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham, NY.
2015 â€œCommon Grounds Gowanusâ€, Old Stone House Museum, Brooklyn, NY.
2014 â€œInternational Cold War Monument Exhibitionâ€, 41 Cooper Gallery, The Cooper
Union, NY, finalists, International Cold War Monument competition.
â€œBattle Passâ€, Old Stone House Museum, Brooklyn, NY.
2011 â€œBattle Pass â€“ Revolution Iâ€, GRIDSPACE, Brooklyn, NY.
2009 â€œYour Documents Pleaseâ€, traveling exhibition: Japan, Slovenia, Berlin, Mexico.
2006 Radiantâ€, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Archival installation from the â€œMuseum of Matchesâ€ project. â€œ
2003 DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA.
1996 â€œWomen Role Models: Heroes and Antiheroesâ€, BAC Downtown Gallery, Brooklyn.
1995 Pleiades Gallery, NYC. Curated by Charlotta Kotik, Curator of Contemporary Art,
â€œAngry Needlesâ€, Trustman Art Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, MA.
1993, 1991 â€œCollectorâ€™s Choiceâ€, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR. Curated by Townsend
Wolf, Director, Arkansas Art Center.
1991 â€œJuried Exhibitionâ€, New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ. Curated
by Art Critic Donald Kuspit.
â€œNew Jersey Painting Todayâ€, Phyllis Rothman Gallery, Madison, NJ.
1988 â€œAll on Paperâ€, AAO Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Curated by Barbara Haskell, Curator,
Whitney Museum of Art.
1987 â€œHome Showâ€, Goddard Riverside Center, NYC. Curated by artist Faith
1986 â€œEmerging Women Artists Seriesâ€, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, mixed-media drawings
PUBLICATIONS (Authored books, essays, artist projects)
2011 â€œMuseum of Matchesâ€, book published by Proteotypes, Collection,
2007 NYFA Current online magazine, â€œGame, Set, Matchâ€, excerpt of text/images
from â€œMuseum of Matchesâ€ project commissioned by New York Foundation
for the Arts.
2006 Bomb magazine, â€œMatchworkâ€, excerpt of text/image from â€œMuseum of
â€œPlay book, Nabokovâ€™s Matches or Another Trickâ€, Proteotypes, artist project
from the â€œMuseum of Matchesâ€ project.
2018 American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist
Brooklyn Arts Council 2018 grant, â€œCarnival of Connectivityâ€ project.
2013 International Cold War Monument competition, Finalist.
2012 GeoAir, Tbilisi, Georgia, Artist Residency.
Creative Capital, â€œOn Our Radarâ€, database for projects advanced to the final round.
2006 Rotunda Gallery/BCAT Multimedia Residency, Brooklyn, NY.
1991 New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Judges Award, First Place Painting, judged by art critic Donald Kuspit.
1989 Cummington Community for the Arts, Cummington, MA, Artist Residency.
1988 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA. Artist Residency.
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY (Artist Profiles and Reviews)
BRIC TV, BK Stories, â€œCarnival of Connectivityâ€ project, 2017
Hyperallergic, â€œYour Concise Guide to Gowanusâ€, 2017
New York Times, â€œAn Ever-Changing Brooklyn Gallery Says Goodbye to Gowanus, 2015
The New York Times, â€œTen Galleries to Visit in Brooklyn and Queensâ€, 2015
Wall Street Journal, â€œThe King of Micro-Librariesâ€, 2011
Huffington Post, â€œTen Cabinets of Curiosities From Around the Worldâ€, 2010
The New Yorker, â€œBorough Haulâ€, 2010
The New York Times, â€œCold War Memories Burning Brightâ€, 2006
Wall Street Journal, Arts and Entertainment, â€œHow Russia and U.S. Have Changed Since the End of the Cold Warâ€, 2006
The Village Voice, â€œThe Best Proof that the Gowanus Art District May Not Be a Real Estate Fictionâ€, 2006
The Brooklyn Arts Council Newsletter, â€œSasha Chavchavadze, Featured Artistâ€, 2007
The Birch, Columbia University, â€œ â€œCold War Memories, Sasha Chavchavadzeâ€™s Museum of Matchesâ€, 2007
Novoye Russkoye Slovo (The Russian Daily), â€œSasha and the Matchesâ€, 2007
Russian ITV, â€œSasha Chavchavadze, Museum of Matchesâ€, 2006
2016 A Blade of Grass, The Aesthetics of Doing: Tangible Utopias, panelist.
2012, 2011 Apex Art Gallery, NY, Apex Art Franchise Program, juror.
2012 Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ , â€œDangerous Toysâ€, curator.
Tbilisi Academy of Fine Arts, Tbilisi, Georgia, Lecture/Artistâ€™s Talk.
2011 Coney Island Museum, Brooklyn, NY, â€œCongress of Curious Peoples,â€
Wellfleet Public Library, Wellfleet, MA. Reading/Artistâ€™s talk, â€œMuseum
2005 Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY. Reading/Artists Talk,
â€œMuseum of Matchesâ€ project.
1981 â€“ 1983 School of Visual Arts
1977 BA University of Vermont
1973 â€“ 74 University of Pennsylvania
2006 â€“ 2012 Saint Annâ€™s School, Brooklyn, NY, Art Teacher
2003 Castle Hill Center for the Arts, Truro, MA, Art Instructor
1995 NYC Public School System, Art instructor
1994 Denver Public School System, Art Instructor
1991 â€“ 1993 Hospital Audiences, Inc., NYC, Art Instructor