For Art Basel Miami Beach Online, Shulamit Nazarian is pleased to present new works by New York-based artists Bridget Mullen, Naama Tsabar, and Wendy White.
Bridget Mullen’s paintings combine decisive mark-making with intuition and experimentation to conjure psychedelic compositions that oscillate between abstraction and figuration. Instead of sketching or initiating a painting with a concrete idea in mind, Mullen begins each piece with abstract marks, undulating lines, and a layering of color. Languid eyes, unfurling hair, and flexed arms emerge from these formal developments. Sculptural dimensionality and flatness, abstraction and representation, and solidity and fluidity are not oppositions within Mullen’s practice, but rather complementary halves of an enigmatic whole.
Mullen (b. 1976, Winona, MN) holds an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and a BAE from Drake University. She has been awarded residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, MacDowell, The Jan Van Eyck Academie, The Lighthouse Works, Roswell Artist-In-Residence Program, The Fine Arts Work Center, VCCA, and Yaddo. Her recent solo exhibitions include Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA; Helena Anrather, New York, NY; and Annet Gelink, Amsterdam, Netherlands; and recent group exhibitions include Anne Barrault, Paris, France; Bosse & Baum, London, UK; Nathalie Karg, New York, NY; Wild Palms, Düsseldorf, Germany; DC Moore, New York, NY; Fahrenheit Madrid, Madrid, Spain; and L21, Mallorca, Spain. She is the recipient of the 2021 New York Foundation for the Arts Painting Fellowship, the 2017–2018 recipient of a studio from the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, and the 2018–2019 participant in the Shandaken Paint School.
Mullen’s work has been featured in Juxtapoz, Maake Magazine, Hyperallergic, and ArtMaze. Her work is in the collections of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Netherlands, the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art in Roswell, NM, and the Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum, Long Beach, CA.
Naama Tsabar’s practice fuses elements from sculpture, music, performance, and architecture. Her interactive works expose hidden spaces and systems, reconsider gendered narratives, and shift the viewing experience to one of active participation. Tsabar draws attention to the muted and unseen by propagating sound through space and sculptural form. Between sculpture and instrument, form and sound, Tsabar’s work lingers on the intimate, sensual and corporeal potentials within this transitional state. Collaborating with local communities of female identifying and gender non-conforming performers, Tsabar writes a new feminist and queer history of mastery.
Tsabar (b. 1982, Israel) lives and works in NYC and received her MFA from Columbia University in 2010. Solo exhibitions and performances of Tsabar have been presented at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), Museum of Art and Design (New York), The High Line (New York), Nasher Museum (Durham, NC), Kunsthaus Baselland (Switzerland), Palais De Tokyo (Paris), Prospect New Orleans, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, The Herziliya Museum for Contemporary Art in Israel, MARTE-C (El Salvador), CCA Tel Aviv (Israel), Faena Buenos Aires, Frieze Projects New York, Kasmin Gallery (New York), Paramo Gallery (Guadalajara), Dvir Gallery (Israel and Brussels), Spinello Projects (Miami) Shulamit Nazarian (Los Angeles). Selected group exhibitions featuring Tsabar’s work include, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Jewish Museum of Belgium, Ballroom Marfa, Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, Elevation 1049 Gstaad (Switzerland), TM Triennale, Hasselt Genk, Belgium, ‘Greater New York’ 2010 at MoMA PS1, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (Belgium), The Bucharest Biennale for Young Artists, Hessel Museum of Art at CCS Bard, Casino Luxembourg (Luxembourg), ExtraCity in Antwerp (Belgium).
Tsabar’s work has been featured in publications including ArtForum, Art In America, ArtReview, ARTnews, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Frieze, Bomb Magazine, Art Asia Pacific, Wire, and Whitewall, among others. Tsabar is a two-time recipient of an Artis Grant, 2014 and 2010; a two-time recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Grant, 2009 and 2005; the 2009-2010 recipient of the Joan Sovern Award from Columbia University, 2012 Grantee of The Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award, and held residency in 2012 at The Fountainhead Residency in Miami.
Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Seattle Art Museum, Pérez Art Museum Miami, The Bass Museum, Kadist Collection, Jimenez-Colón Collection, Tel Aviv Museum, Israel Museum, and Coleccion Dieresis. Tsabar lives and works in New York.
The paintings and sculptures of Wendy White employ language and aesthetics often related to male-dominated areas, from professional sports and muscle car culture to Abstract Expressionism. The artist uses iconic branding, gestural mark making, and materials such as denim; she highlights topics of masculinity while producing metaphors that address our current social and political moment.
White (b. 1971, Deep River, CT) received her MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2003, and her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in 1993. She has had solo exhibitions at Museum Goch, Germany; Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA; Kaikai Kiki, Tokyo, Japan; SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA; David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL; VAN HORN, Düsseldorf, Germany; Eric Firestone Loft, New York, NY; Galerie Jérôme Pauchant, Paris, France; and Sherrick & Paul, Nashville, TN. White’s works have been featured in group exhibitions at The Perez Art Museum Miami, Florida; M Woods, Beijing; The Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu, Japan; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art; Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts; and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.
The artist's work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Modern Painters, Art Papers, Artforum, Art in America, and New York Magazine.
Her work is held in the permanent collections of Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, AL; Taguchi Art Collection, Japan; Progressive Art Collection, USA; UBS Art Collection, Zurich; Savannah College of Art & Design, USA; ARCO Foundation, Madrid; Tulip Collection, UK; Saks Fifth Avenue, USA; Red Bull North America Jimenez-Colon Collection, Puerto Rico; Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, KY; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Detroit Institute of the Arts and Shinola Hotel in Detroit.