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Its Honor Is Hereby Pledged: Gina Adams at University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Accola Griefen Fine Art is pleased to share that Its Honor Is Hereby Pledged: Gina Adams exhibition will be on view at the University of Colorado Boulder Art Museum through November 2, 2019. It is curated by Sandra Q. Firmin.

In this exhibition, Gina Adams brings together four installations in which Adams addresses the complicated history and present-day relevance of treaties negotiated between the United States government and indigenous peoples. Drawing from her Ojibwa, Lakota and European heritage, she employs historical research, and customary and contemporary craft techniques to promote healing of inherited trauma experienced by indigenous peoples.

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On Championing Feminist Art: an interview with Kristen Accola and Kat Griefen, the Co-founders and Co-Directors of Accola Griefen Fine Art

Friday, August 2nd, 2019

Kristen Accola is Co-founder and Co-Director of Accola Griefen Fine Art (www.accolagriefen.com/, which was established in 2011. The business is focused on established 20th and 21st century American and Native American women artists. She began her profession in the art world in 1978 as the sole Assistant to the Director of Lefebre Gallery(1960-1986) in NYC and then held the position of Coordinator of Special Projects at Gary Snyder Fine Art in Chelsea, NY. In 2008 Kristen opened her first gallery. 

Accompanying this is Kristen’s 15 years as a curator. She was Director of Exhibitions and Curator at the Hunterdon Art Museum in NJ for 10 years, where she conceived, designed and oversaw the implementation of the institution’s exhibition program, moderated panel discussions, lectured and wrote didactic wall and catalogue text. For the remaining 5 years, Kristen was an independent curator for various galleries, colleges and corporations in New York and New Jersey. To date, Kristen has curated over 120 solo and group exhibitions, many of which were reviewed in the New York Times and other art publications.

Owing to her wealth of experience, Kristen has been a juror for the Joan Mitchell Foundation and on the benefit committee for the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is also a member of the leadership organization ArtTable and is a founding member of the New York Chapter of the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD). 

Kat Griefen is Co-founder and Co-Director of Accola Griefen Fine Art, which was established in 2011. The business is focused on established 20th and 21st century American and Native American women artists. Prior to this, she was Director of A.I.R (Artist-In-Residence) Gallery, the first non-profit gallery for women artists in the United States which was established in 1972. Exhibitions organized and curated by Kat have been reviewed in large-scale publications, such as the New York Times, the New Yorker and ArtNews

Kat is a Lecturer of Gallery and Museum Studies at Queensborough Community College in New York, which prides itself in the accessibility of its education programs and has lectured widely at institutions and conferences such as The College Art Association, New York University and The Brooklyn Museum. She was Co-chair and Co-organizer of the 11th Feminist Art Project Day of Panels in 2017, which was dedicated to the visual culture and Native Feminisms of North America. Kat is a National Committee Member for the Feminist Art Project, a founding member of the New York Chapter of the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD), a member of the Council for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum and was appointed a seat on ArtTable’s National Board of Directors in 2018. 

Accola Griefen Fine Art was founded by Kristen Accola and Kat Griefen in 2011 and works with women artists in both the primary and secondary market. The two women boast over a combined fifty years of experience in commercial services, curation and academia. In addition to expertise in contemporary American art, Kristen specializes in the works of the European CoBrA movement and Kat in the realm of Feminist Art, among other areas. Accola Griefen’s exhibitions have been well-received in major publications such as ArtNews, The New York Times, and Sculpture Magazine. The gallery also exhibits at major international fairs in the United States. 

In recent years, works represented by the business have entered the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, multiple university museums and the Library of Congress: brilliant testaments to the duo’s keen abilities to discern remarkable pieces. 

Services offered include: advisory to established and emerging collectors, as well as those who wish to consign works from their collections. 

The business stages multiple exhibition programs in New York City and helps facilitate their artists’ exhibitions across the country. 

Stephanie Yeap spoke with Kat (KG) and Kristen (KA) via video call between London and New York City…

1. Describe your business in 5 words:

Feminism, integrity, partnerships, knowledge, and equity.

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Accola Griefen Fine Art present AT HOME

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

Accola Griefen Fine Art is pleased to present, in their new viewing space near the Brooklyn Museum, the exhibition At Home. This selection of work by American women artists of the 20th and 21st century includes Carol Cole, Merritt Johnson, Pat Lasch, Alice Neel, Judy Pfaff, Hilla Rebay, Janet Sobel, Renée Stout and Rhonda Wall. At Home is a response to the changing landscape of the art world as well as to the particular and complex demands on working women. The selection of works is inspired by the ways in which women negotiate and contest the boundaries between private and public space and private and public lives.

It is on view through June 30, 2019.

Special Reception with Judy Pfaff & Carol Cole on Thursday, June 20th  
RSVP Required
Contact us via email to RSVP & receive more details or to schedule visit on another date

The gallery can also be accessed via Instagram @accolagriefen

Where to find AWAD Member Galleries During Armory Arts Week

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

The Association of Women Art Dealers members are a resilient and flexible lot. Those who were scheduled to show with VOLTA have each successfully landed at an alternative venue after the sudden cancellation of the art fair.

Susan Eley of Susan Eley Fine Art will be at Art on Paper. She had this to say about the experience:

“While I was incredibly disappointed, I do understand why MMPI made the choice to cancel VOLTA in order to keep ARMORY in tact. And in response, VOLTA has acted as well as they could have, professionally and with integrity. We were happy to secure a booth at Art on Paper. We participated there two years ago, so had the relationships in place and felt comfortable approaching them. It’s not essential to our gallery that we exhibit during ARMORY week. There has to be a fit for us. And luckily this has worked out.” Visit Susie at Booth Number 803.

Another gallery who found safe harbor at Art on Paper is Accola Griefen Fine Art. They are pleased that they were able to –

“Reroute to the Art on Paper fair where we will be featuring Renée Stout, with her drawings, prints and paintings and palm fiber sculptures, drawings and paintings by Merritt Johnson. Due to the change of venue we are also pleased to be able to offer new collage work by Gina Adams that relate to her Broken Treaty Quilt Series and recent works on paper by Judy Pfaff.” Visit them at Booth 907 on the Mezzanine Level.

Abigail Ogilvy Gallery was also displaced and found themselves a literal plan b. Abigail Ogilvy shared this about the experience –

“Entering our inaugural year at VOLTA we were incredibly disappointed to hear of the postponement, especially in regard to the hard work put in by both our artist and the Abigail Ogilvy team. When we received the email from Peter Hort in regard to a Plan B occurring at the Chelsea Galleries we jumped at the chance to join, and are thrilled to be among the 30 galleries participating at at VOLTA Plan B at 525 W 19th Street!”

Markel Fine Arts is also participating at Art on Paper.  They will be at Booth 116 showing Ky Anderson
Josettte Urso, Katie DeGroot, Joanne Freeman and Marilla Palner.

Two AWAD member galleries will participate in the Spring/Break Art Show. The theme this year is FACT AND FICTION’. In keeping with theme the fair is inhabiting an entire floor of 866 UN Plaza at 48th Street and 1st Avenue.

ODETTA Gallery will be in Suite #11, in the former Finnish Consulate offices presenting Facts: Alternate. Three activist artists David Borawski, Margaret Roleke, Rita Valley create works that push back against the lies and misrepresentations presented by the Trump administration further amplified by social media. 

  Abigail Ogilvy Gallery  will also be at this fair featuring the work of Lavaughan Jenkins in a solo booth.

 

 

Blanket Statements: Works by Gina Adams, Maria Hupfield & Marie Watt presented by Accola Griefen Fine Art and MINUS SPACE

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

Accola Griefen Fine Art and MINUS SPACE are pleased to present the three-woman exhibition Blanket Statements: Works by Gina Adams, Maria Hupfield & Marie Watt. This is the first collaborative project by the galleries and it will take place at MINUS SPACE’s location in Dumbo, Brooklyn. The show closes

Artists Gina Adams, Maria Hupfield, and Marie Watt are of indigenous decent and fabric plays a significant role in their respective practices. No other blanket statements can be made, however, about the work of these three individuals. Each has a unique approach to her materials, as well as the confluence of tradition and innovation. Adams, Hupfield, and Watt make work that resists simplified interpretation. Gina Adams draws upon cultural practices passed down from her ancestors, as well as a family history of forced assimilation. Her Broken Treaty Quilt Series consists of restructured antique quilts sewn with words from broken treaties between Native American tribes and the United States government. Similarly, Marie Watt’s work stems from history, biography, Iroquois proto-feminism, and indigenous principles. Her large format works are commonly made in sewing circles, public events in which fellowship and storytelling can be as important as the resulting object. Felt is a favored material of Maria Hupfield, “a maker, a mover, a connector, an Anishinaabe-kwe and a member of Wasauksing First Nation.” (Art in AmericaOctober 2017). Hupfield’s performance-based photographic works are disrupted by felt collages and address the issue of self-definition. The applied fabric acts as both as a shield and a screen, repelling consumption of the body and of nation, and resisting specificity and oversimplification.

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