May 30, 2019 – July 14th, 2019
Gallery Hours: Friday–Sunday 1pm-8pm
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 30th, 2019 from 6pm–8pm
SFA Projects is proud to present SPRING HAIKU, a group exhibition featuring four artists from our FLATFILE online exhibition program: Tara de la Garza, Jeffrey Morabito, Nina Meledandri, and Tawan Wattuya. The exhibition is a celebration of springtime as envisioned through works depicting flora and fauna.
FLATFILE® is an online exhibition of available small artworks from our favorite artists, updated regularly, with new collections released quarterly. (FLATFILE.gallery)
Tara de la Garza is an Irish/Australian artist who has exhibited nationally and internationally with The Lodge Gallery NYC, San Diego Art Institute, No Longer Empty, Chashama, David & Schweitzer NYC, Figment, MassMOCA, and Aggregate Space Gallery SF. Her work is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Watson Library. She currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area where she is a Cubberley artist in resident. Tara studied a BA/Fine Art at Curtin University, Australia.
Born in Bronxville, half Hong Kong-ese and half Italian, Jeffrey Morabito spent his early years traveling between New York and Hong Kong. He returned to Asia in 2006, to apprentice with a calligraphy master in Seoul, South. Korea. He then spent six years in Beijing, beginning with a Red Gate Gallery Residency, in 2009, teaching at Capital Normal University. Morabito returned to New York in 2016 to pursue an MFA at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture, while also founding JMN Artists, a curatorial collective, which has already produced three shows in New York. Morabito has exhibited in “Art Beijing;” International Art Fair and Matthius Kupper Gallery, Beijing, China; N-Space and Jay Gallery Seoul, South Korea; Rosenfeld Gallery
Nina Meledandri is a painter and a photographer living in Crown Heights, Brooklyn NY. As a painter she has shown extensively throughout the NY area and was represented by the David Findlay Gallery in NY where she had 2 solo shows. As a photographer she has been published by the NY Times Magazine, Architectural Digest, New York Magazine and the Village Voice among others. The cornerstone of Meledandri’s process both as a painter and a photographer is daily practice. As a painter it takes the form of daily watercolors that she has been making with since 1996. As a photographer she has posted to a minimum of 3 blogs each day for the past 15 years. Recently, she has been developing a body of work that combines her abstract paintings and photographs and has also resumed a long held interest in mixed media work. She shows regularly in the New York area.
Tawan Wattuya was born in 1973 in Bangkok, Thailand, where he currently lives and works. He is known primarily for his vibrantly colorful and expressive paintings in watercolor and ink, and for choosing often politically relevant, sometimes controversial subject matter. His international exhibition record of solo shows, group shows and art fairs is extensive, and his paintings are held in many collections.
FLATFILE® is an online project that highlights artwork by emerging and mid-career artists. FLATFILE®is a registered trademark of Schweitzer Fine Art, the parent company of FLATFILE® and SFA Projects.