Visiting Artists

Summer 2022 Visiting Artists


Mónica Palma was born and raised in Mexico City, and lives and works in New-York City. She studied visual art at the Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa, Veracruz. In 2008 she received her MFA in Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University. Drawing has always been the core of her artistic activity; and it continues to inform all aspects of her practice, including recent forays into performance. Drawing is for Monica, the optimal vehicle for the articulation of her ideas; she sees it as the most immediate form of contact between idea and object. Her work has been shown at TSA (NYC), 245 Varet Street (NYC), Ortega y Gasset Projects (NYC), the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City), Soloway Gallery (NYC), Underdonk Gallery (NYC), and Essex Flowers (NYC). From 2020 to 2022 was a lecturer at SUNY Purchase in the department of Painting and Drawing.


Alejandra Seeber was born in Argentina in 1968, and lives and works in New York, and Buenos Aires. She studied at Prilidiano Pueyrreón School of Fine Arts in Argentina, and participated in the Beca Kuitca Studio Program in Buenos Aires as well as the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture program in Maine. The complex and multilayered work of Alejandra Seeber focuses on the reinterpretation of everyday subjects through spontaneous painterly gestures that oscillate between abstraction and figuration. Seeber conceptualizes painting, not from historical references or social conventions but from a visual culture crossed by alternative rock, theatrical stage designs, musical shows and the city’s underground. She is interested in spaces, architecture, decoration and small details that she blurs to diffuse the relationship between the inside and the outside world, an expression described by the artist as reminiscent of the 90’s Argentinian art’s fascination with everydayness. She had solo exhibitions, among other galleries, at Fundación Proa in Buenos Aires, Sperone Westwater in New York, Brox Museum, Hausler Contemporary in Munich and Zurich, and, most recently, at Barro in Buenos Aires. Her work was featured in the 7th Bienal do Mercosul (2009) in Porto Alegre and in S-files (2003) at El Museo del Barrio in New York. Her work was also part of numerous group exhibitions at venues like the Kunst Museum of Saint Gallen in Switzerland, the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, Museo Thyssen Bortemiza in Madrid, as well as the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA).


Ilana Harris-Babou was born in New-York, where she lives and works. Babou’s work is interdisciplinary; spanning sculpture and installation, and grounded in video. She speaks the aspirational language of consumer culture and uses humor as a means to digest painful realities. Her work confronts the contradictions of the American Dream: the ever unreliable notion that hard work will lead to upward mobility and economic freedom. She has exhibited throughout the US and Europe, with solo exhibitions at The Museum of Arts & Design and HESSE FLATOW. Other venues include Abrons Art Center, the Jewish Museum, SculptureCenter, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the De Young Museum, and was a participant in the 2019 Whitney Museum of American Art. Harris-Babou has received awards from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, The New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellowship Program, the Yale University Art Gallery and the Siragusa Family Foundation. Harris-Babou has been reviewed in the New Yorker, Artforum, and Art in America, among others. She holds an MFA in Visual Art from Columbia University, and a BA in Art from Yale University.


Victoria-Idongesit Udondian was born in Nigeria, and lives and works in Lagos and New York. Udondian creates work that questions notions of cultural identity and post-colonial positions in relation to her experiences growing up in Nigeria, a country flooded with cast off from the West. Her work is driven by her interest in textiles and the potential for clothing to shape identity, informed by the histories and tacit meanings embedded in everyday materials. She engages with repurposed material to investigate how fundamental changes in fabric can affect one’s perception of identity. Udondian’s works have been exhibited internationally in Lagos, Venice, New York, UK etc. this include, The Inaugural Nigerian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennial-An Excerpt, Fisher Landau Center for the Arts, New York; The Children Museum of Manhattan, New York; National Museum, Lagos and Lokoja; Whitworth Gallery in Manchester etc. Some of her Artist Residencies include, Instituto Sacatar, Bahia, Brazil; Mass Moca, Massachusetts, USA; Fine Arts Work Center (FAWC), Provincetown; USA; Fondazione di Venezia, Venice and Bag Factory Studios, Johannesburg. Udondian received an MFA in Sculpture and New Genres from Columbia University, New York, attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and a BA in painting from the University of Uyo, Nigeria.


Maria Dumlao was born in the Philippines, and lives and works in Philadelphia. Dumlao works with combined media, including film, video, animation, sound, photography, embroidery and installation. Her work explores individual and collective history as mediated experience. Her work, History in RGB, combines images of history, popular culture, mythic folklore, landscapes, and creatures to propose alternatives to the systemic representations ordered by colonial narratives. Maria received a BA in Studio Art & Art History from Rutgers College and a MFA in Studio Art at Hunter College-CUNY. Maria's work has been exhibited, screened and performed in the US and internationally. Most recently she completed a commissioned installation for Auckland Museum and Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center in Aotearoa New Zealand and was awarded the Center for Emerging Visual Artist Fellowship and the Leeway Transformation Award.


Mary Mattingly was born in 1978 in Rockville, Connecticut, and lives and works in New York. Mattingly’s work explores issues of sustainability, climate change and displacement. Mattingly combines photography, performance, portable architecture and sculptural ecosystems into poetic visions of adaptation and survival. Through her work, Mary Mattingly aspires to do more than issue a warning about environmental neglect and its aftermath. She offers specific solutions and architectural prototypes that we can build upon in our pursuit of a better life. She inspires hope that we can prepare for a changing world through innovative design and a restorative relationship with nature. Mattingly received a BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Parsons School of Design and a Yale School of Art Fellowship in 2002. She was a resident at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center from 2011-2012. Her work has been shown at: the International Center of Photography, New York; the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; the Centre Culturel Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris; the Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY; the New York Public Library; and in exhibitions in Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Italy, and Dubai. She has had solo exhibitions at: Robert Mann Gallery,[28] New York; White Box, New York; Galerie Adler, Frankfurt, Germany, The New School, New York, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, Nebraska, and other exhibition spaces.