July 8. Malado Baldwin

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Malado Baldwin / Sarah Granett / Mitsuko Brooks 




Malado Baldwin (b. Malado Francine Baldwin-Tejeda) is an artist, writer, and curator raised in West Africa in a diplomatic family. Her work in multiple media examines the intersection of culture and identity through the re-telling of personal narratives. She has a BA from Swarthmore College in comparative literature and an MFA in painting from the New York Studio School. Recent work includes film screenings at the Everywoman Biennial in New York and Fair Play Miami, a co-publication and reading for 7x7LA at the Torrance Art Museum, a solo show of sculptures and film at Winslow Garage and the Philosophical Research Society in LA. Upcoming residencies in 2019 include Pioche Projects in Biarritz, France and Grrl Haus Cinema in Berlin. Her early film work was acquired as a part of Miranda July's film archive at Bard College and the Getty Research Institute. In 2018 she curated an inaugural exhibition of all female-identifying artists called “X Marks the Spot” at the New York Studio School. Her article on the topic of all-women’s art shows was published on Hyperallergic.com

Mitsuko Brooks (b. Misawa AFB) is a Shin-Issei artist working in mail art and assemblage. She has a BFA from Cooper Union and an MFA from UCLA. She completed artist residencies with Queens Museum’s Set on Freedom, The Wassaic Project and The Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. Brooks was awarded Common Field’s Field Grant, The Sally Van Der Lier Fellowship and the Artists’ Fellowship, Inc. Her work emerged within the riot grrrl zine scene in the late 1990s, and was most recently shown at Steve Turner, Makeroom, Smack Mellon and SOMArts. Brooks' work is in permanent collections at Smithsonian's Archive of American Art, Artexte Information Centre, Barnard College's Library, Otis College Library, and LACA. 



Sarah Granett is a visual artist. Her work investigates painting and its structures through psycho-materially engaged abstraction. Granett earned an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts. She also studied at Bard College (BA), the New York Studio School, and CSU Sacramento. She attended Red Gate Residency, Beijing, participated in Bronx AIM program, received a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Funds grant , and attended Vermont Studio Center . Granett’s work has been exhibited at:  Winslow Garage Project (Los Angeles, CA), New York Studio School (New York, NY),  Festival of New American Music (Sacramento, CA), Haydarpaşa (Istanbul, TR), Bronx Museum (Bronx, NY), Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (Summit, NJ), Index Art Center (Newark, NJ), Afferro Gallery (Newark, NJ), The Dirty Dirty (Brooklyn, NY), Blue Line Gallery (Sacramento, CA), Big Medium (Austin TX). Some artist projects she’s been involved with: NIMBY Lifestyles, Dime and Honey, TSTS (the stevens and the sarahs), the SK Orchestra, and collaborations with musician Roozbeh Nafisi.

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