Joshua Abelow, Kristin Baker, Trudy Benson, Todd Bienvenu, Maureen Cavanaugh, Holly Coulis, Inka Essenhigh, Clare Grill, Halsey Hathaway, Loie Hollowell, Eamon Ore-Giron, Veronika Pausova, Ezra Tessler and Anke Weyer.

March 11th, 2016 – may 15th, 2016


The premise of PainmtersNYC is to look at the general shifts and styles currently found in New York Based paintings while also referencing and examining its historical roots. The painters in this exhibition are a newer generation of established and emerging artists and in many ways are parte of a larger community of artists based in New York often related with issues of space, politics and culture. 

The exhibition will also feature a series of historical interviews with Lee Krasner, Alice Neel, Robert Rauschenberg, Romaire Bearden, Alex Katz, Betty Parsons and Cleve Grey. Our great thanks to the Barabara-lee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Collection and to David M. Rubestein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University. 

The exhibition was organized by Páramo Director, Meaghan Kent, and artist Maureen Cavanaugh. Maureen Cavanough, a Nebraska native and Brooklyn based artist, studied painting in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Exhibitions include: Sister Garage Project, Los Angeles California; “Dead in August on the LILAC” Site95; “Everything Must Go,” Casey Kaplan, New York; “Talk Show”, Edward Thorp and “contemporary Painting”, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine (curated by Alex Katz). Her work is part of the permanent collections at the Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, la Jolla, California.

Special thanks to Luis Hampshire and all the team of MUPO, to the galleries James Fuentes LLC, Life on Mars Gallery, Zieher Smith and Horton, Rawson Projects, Canada Gallery, Lisa Cooley Gallery and to all team members in each of the artists’ studios, for their collaboration and assistance in this exhibition, as well as to the collections: Colección Fundación Black Coffee, Colección Gaia, Colección García Torres, Col- ección Diéresis and Colección Juncal.