Saturday, June 09, 2018

My Art work in the exhibition DRAWN (OVER): Contemporary Drawing from LeRoy Neiman Until Today in the Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Dunavska 37, Novi Sad, Serbia




Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Dunavska 37, Novi Sad, Serbia 
The exhibition DRAWN (OVER): Contemporary Drawing from LeRoy Neiman Until Today is a part of an international project DRAW that was launched by the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies at Columbia University in New York. 
In cooperation with the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina in Novi Sad, Serbia, The exhibition DRAWN (OVER) brings together the private sketches and drawings of seventy artists from around the world in an exhibition that provides a rare, revealing look into the drawing process and artists’ innermost thoughts. The participating artists are: 
Yasi Alipour         
David Altmejd       
Natalie Birinyi 
Cecily Brown 
Phong Bui 
Ernesto Caivano 
Nathan Catlin 
Saint Clair Cemin 
Aurélien Couput 
Predrag Dimitrijević 
Jelena Djurić 
Rafael Domenech 
Riaki Enyama 
Ghada Amer and 
Reza Farkhondeh 
Fab Five Freddy 
Ivan Forde 
Barnaby Furnas 
Gandalf Gavan 
Eric Guerrero 
Ben Hagari 
Valerie Hammond 
Suzanne Herrera 
Duy Hoàng 
Cary Hulbert 
Jasper Johns 
Goran Jureša 
Kurt Kemp 
William Kentridge 
Hedya Klein 
Susanna Koetter 
Nataša Kokić 
Fred H.C. Liang 
Kate Liebman 
Nicola López 
Tijana Luković 
Marko Marković 
Nikola Marković 
Bryan McGovern Wilson 
Nora Mesaroš 
Dante Migone-Ojeda 
Johana Moscoso 
LeRoy Neiman 
Brian Novatny 
Jennifer Nuss 
Norman Paris 
Mark Perlman 
Eva Petrič 
Kristin Plucar 
Nemanja i 
Vladimir Radusinović 
Jessica Segall 
Monika Sigeti 
Shahzia Sikander 
Luis Silva 
Dana Sherwood 
Dasha Shishkin 
Kiki Smith 
Dragana B. Stevanović 
Emma Sulkowicz 
Sarah Sze 
TARWUK 
Rirkrit Tiravanija 
Tomas Vu 
John Walker 
Kara Walker 
Heimo Wallner 
Tommy White 
Peter Wayne Lewis 
Yuan Zuo

The exhibition seeks to unearth a raw form of creative energy channeling the essential truth of an artist no pasteurized for public consumption. Unlike artwork created for public or commercial use, the diverse array of works included in DRAWN (OVER) will reveal an authenticity that exists in intimate spaces hidden from the public eye such as an artist’s sketchbook or studio. By focusing on the medium of drawing, the purpose of this exhibition is to showcase not the finished, polished products of traditional art exhibitions but rather the authentic, unfiltered beginning of something recorded through drawing. 
The concept of the Draw project began with the discovery of several sketchbooks that no one knew existed excavated from the New York studio of the late LeRoy Neiman after the artist’s passing. The stark difference between the drawings covering the pages of a sketchbook from 1949–52 compared to the characteristically jocular and proud imagery of Neiman’s “Americana” is shocking, if not jarring. Neiman himself has publicly asserted that he does not attempt to delve much beyond the surface in his work. “When I paint, I seriously consider the public presence of a person–the surface facade,” he wrote in Art and Life Style. “I am less concerned with how people look when they wake up or how they act at home. A person’s public presence reflects his own efforts at image development.” In these sketchbooks, however, gone are the prismatic and impressionistic illustrations of famous people and places. Instead, we find the murky depths of the realm of demons, mutated monsters and mythical beasts to reveal a completely diverging, hidden side of the famed artist. This discovery begs the question: how many more of these kinds of artist sketchbooks are out there? And, where does the artist go in the absence of outside pressures, expectations and interpretation? 
To begin to answer this question about the artists’ internal dialogue, artists including Jasper Johns, Kiki Smith, Cecily Brown, William Kentridge, Sarah Sze, and Kara Walker will have their drawings displayed unconventionally as one might find them in a private studio. Works will hang from floor to ceiling in multiple groupings. Though traditional exhibitions have included sketches and studies as secondary accessories of an artist’s work, Draw engages these works as the forefront of the show. In doing so, the exhibition DRAWN (OVER) offers a glimpse into the maker’s process, a microcosm of the artist’s creative mind. 
In addition to works hanging on the walls, this exhibition will include an interactive, live-action mural titled Demonstration Drawings by Rirkrit Tiravanija that will reflect some of the most pressing political topics of our time. Reconsidering the relevance of past resistance in light of today’s political climate, Tiravanija will invite local artists and volunteers to draw onto the walls of the exhibition using photographs collected over the course of many years that depict public protests and mass demonstrations from across the globe. This live drawing will provide a perspectival view of collective action and popular sovereignty movements worldwide—turning ephemeral images of strife and social conflict into documents of political aspiration. In participating in Rirkrit’s work, volunteers become implicated in the concept of activism. 


Friday, June 08, 2018

Interview in Telemundo noticias / Entrevista en Telemundo noticias




Muchas gracias a la talentosa Joycelyn Pruna por entrevistarme en Telemundo Noticias. Estoy muy agradecida también a Edra Soto curadora de la exhibición Expansive Threads y Jacobo Lovo director de la galería Latino Arts.
Thank you very much to the talented Joycelyn Pruna for her interview in Telemundo Noticias. I am also very thankful to Edra Soto curator of Expansive Threads show, and Jacobo Lovo Managing Artistic Director of Latino Arts gallery.
#latinoArtsInc #LatinoArtMKE #johanamoscoso

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Arts/Industry Resident in the Kohler Pottery Facilities Fall 2017



During the Fall 2017 I was an artist-in-residence in the Kohler Co. Pottery factory. I am in the video library sharing my Arts/Industry experience. This is the video made by them.
Thank you John Michael Kohler Arts Center.

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Expansive Threads Exhibition in Latino Arts INC Gallery Milwaukee, WI



My work  Lohs see-Eh-teh coh-LOH-rehs is in this exhibition. 

This exhibition features a group of contemporary Latina American artists who incorporate the language of fiber arts into their practice. Through materials or concepts, the formal models denoted as fiber arts are being challenged by incorporating non-traditional materials, forms of display, or discourses. Similar to fiber arts, this group of artists creates work that emphasizes the aesthetic and conceptual value of the work over its utility.

Featured Artists:
Denise Treizman, Victoria Martinez, Johana Moscoso, Melissa Leandro, Dianna Frid, Diana Gabriel, Maria Gaspar, Nora Maite Nieves, Nayda Collazo Llorens, Brianna Lynn Hernandez Baurichter, and Valerie Moreno

For info click here

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Review of My Work Round and Round in Arteria (Colombian Art News Paper)


It is an honor to have my piece Round and Round feature in " the main information in visual arts in Colombia" periódico Arteria. Thank you so much to Vidal Romero, journalist for writing this article.

www.periodicoarteria.com/los-sufrimientos-de-las-inmigrantes-4953

Es un honor que el Periódico ARTERIA, "el principal medio de información en artes plásticas y visuales en Colombia", haya escrito acerca de mi obra Round Round. Muchas gracias al periodista Vidal Romero por este artículo.

Monday, March 06, 2017

Round and Round Solo Show at the Dole Mansion at Lakeside Arts Park


DOLE GALLERY:  Round and Round

  • Name: Johana Moscoso
  • Year: 2016
  • Medium: Performative Installation
  • Dimensions: Variable
  • Photographer: Nancy Valladares
Round and Round is a performance and fiber art installation by artist Johana Moscoso. This solo exhibition celebrates her family’s migrations to the United States of America, and reflects on gender and labor. It involves a collaboration with Latinas seamstresses who are immigrants or first-generation Americans living in Chicago. This exhibition is partially supported by the Individual Artist Program Grant of the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency through which federal funds are provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
BIO: Johana Moscoso is an artist who explores co-narratives of South American and North American cultures. She incorporates a variety of mediums into installations that express her interest in gender roles, culture, and migration.
In her fiber work she utilizes stitch and embroidery to create tapestries that reference the migratory journeys of her family. These tapestries become abstract maps made that trace the time, labor, and nostalgia of these journeys. In her performance work she strives to evoke intimate feelings that cannot be described in words but are better expressed through movement. By using traditional Latino and caribbean dances (such as salsa, merengue, and soka) in her performances Moscoso questions gender roles in Hispanic culture. Engaging these fragile human states is the pivotal endeavor in her performance work.
Ultimately, her application of fiber, textiles and performance with physical environments has enabled her to create performative installations that empower the feminine presence and celebrate culture and migration.

  • Sage: Arts in Action – Lakeside Arts Park Resident Artists


    1st Friday Art Show At The Dole –Every month people living in and near McHenry County, and all of the Chicagoland area, will have the opportunity to enjoy an artistic evening with wonderful featured art, the chance to meet and mingle with artists, and possibility purchase an original piece of work. The next 1st Friday Art Show is Friday, April 7th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm,Lakeside Arts Park in Crystal Lake, is proud to welcome the community to our 1st Friday Art Show at Lakeside Arts Park.
    $5 Suggested Donation- Your financial contribution supports the historic preservation of the Dole Mansion and Lakeside Programs.