DANIELLE DE JESUS
The inaugural resident for Spring/Summer 2022 is Danielle De Jesus. Danielle is an artist whose paintings tell the story of her life growing up in Bushwick Brooklyn. Juxtaposing her experience as a Puerto Rican in the diaspora with the gentrification of her home neighborhood, she tells the story of displacement through various mediums including U.S currency. Danielle’s background is in photography and she utilizes her images of the people native to Bushwick as a reference to tell the story of Bushwick’s displaced residents. As someone who has personally experienced the effects of gentrification, Danielle aims to highlight the relationships and intimacy of the people effected by gentrification which consist primarily of people of color and low-income homes. Danielle also paints images depicting the story and history of the Puerto Rican people both in Puerto Rico and in the diaspora. Danielle paints on dollar bills to emphasize the effect that capitalism has on the colonial status of Puerto Rico throughout history. Danielle received her MFA from Yale University School of Art in 2021 and lives and works in New Haven, CT. Her work is included in a number of distinguished collections, including the Peréz Art Museum Miami (PAMM) in Miami, FL. Danielle has numerous upcoming projects including a group show at the Whitney Museum in New York and a show with Francois Ghebaly in Los Angeles. Danielle is represented by Calderón in New York.
Khushna Sulaman-Butt, born in 1995 in Blackburn, UK, completed her BFA in Fine Art at Oxford University in 2016 and her MFA at the Slade School of Fine Art in 2021. Khushna creates large scale figurative works, whose subjects are rooted in her British-Pakistani background as well as in the exploration of aesthetics of the female body, the subversive exchange of power latent in gender, societal expectation and stereotype. The Artist creates her art working from original photography, allowing the viewer to gain a position of either dominance or submission, questioning our perceptions of identity and culture.
Khushna’s work has most recently been exhibited at Stems Gallery, Paris and Lindon&Co Gallery, London, where she was featured alongside Lubaina Himid (2022). Recent exhibitions include Portrait Artist of the Year: The Exhibition, Compton Verney, Warwickshire. Previous exhibitions include the Saatchi Graduate Show Grads Now, London (2021 & 2020); Tomorrow: London, White Cube, London (2020) and RCA/SLADE School Graduation Show, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2020). She was shortlisted for the 2017 BP Portrait Award, for which her painting Society was toured nationally, including at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland, The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, The Royal Albert Memorial Museum Exeter and The National Portrait Gallery London. She’s a graduate of The Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford University, and undertook her Masters at The Slade School of Fine Art, University of London.
Adrian Geller (b. 1997) is a Swiss artist based in Paris. Adrian Geller’s paintings trace back to the contemplation of the Goethean heroes, gypsies or oriental artisans, travelling to unearth their own peace and serenity trough wild and dramatic landscapes, and in the process uncovering reality’s detachment from nature thus becoming unnatural. The relevance and accuracy of Geller’s recreated world resides in his questioning and re-imagining of a symbiotic bond between humans and nature. At a time when environmental and sociological crises have unpredictable impacts on our collective experience, and life in general, Adrian Geller unveils our very own condition and leaves us gazing at the world in disbelief. Adrian Geller studied illustration at the atelier Angoulême, France, and he is currently enrolled in his fourth year at the Beaux-Arts de Paris.
Born in 1992 in Toronto, Keiran Brennan Hinton received his BFA from Pratt Institute in 2014 and his MFA from Yale University in 2016. Brennan Hinton’s artistic practice primarily focuses on observation, intimacy found within the home and interiority. Starting with a limited colour palette, the artist employs a mixture of colours that exist in his daily life, delicately adjusting the temperature of the light or the saturation of the shadows. Finding beauty in the mundane, Brennan Hinton chooses to capture seemingly private and personal moments rooted in specific art historical references.
Brennan Hinton’s recent solo exhibitions include Ordinary Light, MAKI Gallery (Tokyo, 2022), Between the Woods and Frozen Lake, Nicolas Robert Gallery (Toronto, 2022); Day Breaks, Night Falls, Galerie Thomas Fuchs (Stuttgart, Germany, 2021); Towards Sentimentality, Charles Moffett (New York, 2021); and Una Finestra sul Cortile, Galleria Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea (Palermo, Italy, 2019). Furthermore, he has actively shown at institutional exhibitions, most recently; I am Here, Home Movies and Everyday Masterpieces, at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON. His work has appeared in publications such as House and Home Magazine, Macleans Magazine, Forbes, Sharp Magazine and was listed as Artnet’s "5 Artists to Watch," in 2021. In 2016, he created a public mural in Chappaqua, New York, commissioned by The Katonah Museum of Art
Born in 1988 in Montreal, Liza has exhibited at Magenta Plains, New York, NY (2022, 2021); Albertussstrasse, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, DE (2022); Zweigstelle, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Rome, IT (2022); Midnight Projects, New Jersey, NJ (2021); Peana, Monterrey, MX (2018); M23, New York, NY (2018); AC Repair, Toronto, CA (2016); and Popps Packing, Hamtramck, MI (2015). Her work will be included in Zweigstelle Capitain III alongside Isabella Ducrot and Jacqueline Humphries at Galerie Gisela Capitain, Naples, IT (2023).
Julia Jo (b. 1991, Seoul, South Korea; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. MFA Parsons School of Design 2019, BFA Smith College, 2016). Jo’s practice encompasses a distinctive style of oil painting that incorporates a vibrant color palette to render compositions that oscillate between the figurative and the abstract. While born in Seoul, Jo spent her childhood and adolescence moving between South Korea and states across the U.S.; and she draws upon a deep, personal well of moments lost in translation, social miscues and interpersonal distance to inspire her practice. Her paintings are grounded in the self-doubt, conflict, and misunderstanding that can subsume any relationship, with human forms and familiar objects dynamically rendered through careful line, color, and shadow to simultaneously reveal and conceal. In the last year, Jo has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Charles Moffett, New York, NY and James Fuentes, Los Angeles, CA. Her work is in the permanent collection of ICA Miami.