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Accola Griefen Fine Art presents Kin

Friday, October 18th, 2019

Accola Griefen Fine Art presents Kin Part I through November 22, 2019. The exhibition features artists Gina Adams, Caroline Burton, Nancy Cohen, Mary Beth Edelson, Jee Hwang and Patsy Norvell.

 ABOUT THE EXHIBIT:

“Let us speak of the beings of Earth as the “kin” they are,” writes biologist, Indigenous knowledge keeper and author of Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer. This exhibit is inspired by Kimmerer’s writing and by the concept of kinship and community between all life on the planet. The artists in KIN address our relationships with water, land, animals and with each other. Highlights of the first installation opening in September include early altered Polaroids by Feminist Artist, Mary Beth Edelson; new works in glass, paper and reclaimed materials by Nancy Cohen; “hairquilts” from the 1970’s by A.I.R. Gallery founder, Patsy Norvell; and recently completed porcelain Ancestor Medallions by Gina Adams.

Gina Adams, Ancestor Medallions, 2019, porcelain

Accola Griefen Fine Art at Art and Social Activism Festival

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

Accola Griefen Fine Arts is pleased to announce that the gallery will be at the Art and Social Activism Festival in New York City. The featured artists are Gina Adams, Renee Stout and Merritt Johnson. The festival theme is Dignity: Care for Each Other and Our Planet. For the festival self-represented artists, small, and nomadic galleries were selected following an “Open Call” and thoughtful review process by the curatorial committee. Selected works explore themes of identity, inequality, immigration, forced separation, and environmental degradation. The exhibition aims to inspire reflection, dialogue, and action.

The festival is ongoing through October 20th.

 

Renée Stout, Rearranging My Molecules to Deal with the Bullshit, 2016,
acrylic pain, spray paint and mixed media on wood, 20″ x 16″

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  
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