Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Triada Samaras at Kentler International Drawing Space Benefit May 2016

I am posting my latest press release below.  Triada


Artist, Triada Samaras
Brooklyn, New York 5/17/2016

Triada Samaras, is pleased to announce her work on paper “The State of Greece #2”  is part of the 14th Annual 100 Works on Paper Benefit at Kentler International Drawing Space this year.

Above: The State of Greece #2 Digital Photo and Pencil 4” x 6” c. Triada Samaras 2016

The auction for this event will take place on May 21, 2016.
Purchase tickets at:  
All proceeds support Kentler's 2016 Exhibitions & Public Programs,The Kentler Flatfiles, and K.I.D.S. Art Education.

Above:  Kentler International Drawing Space 
Detail from the 14th Annual Works on Paper Benefit

Kentler International Drawing Space

353 Van Brunt Street Brooklyn, NY

More About This Work
The State of Greece: Enoikiazetai/Poleitai-For Rent/For Sale was first a digital and socially engaged art project at Vital Space/Nature and Humanity, co-created by the economist and former Greek prime minister, Yanis Varoufakis, and installation artist, Danae Stratou.  It can be found there at  LINKLast year the work was featured in a solo exhibition at Nancy Dryfoos Gallery https://www.triadasamaras.com/greece-for-rent-for-sale.html

About the Artist
     Triada Samaras is a Greek-American artist born in New England with family members on both sides of the Atlantic.  Samaras has lived and worked in Brooklyn, New York for many years. An interdisciplinary artist and activist, Samaras has created works in a wide variety of media over the years including painting, sculpture, drawing, street art, public art, photography, texts, poetry, essays and social media.  As a socially engaged artist, her work has grappled with contentious environmental, geographic, economic and social issues in both New York City and in Greece.  
     Triada Samaras’ artwork has been featured in numerous national and international art exhibitions and venues including: Vital Space/Nature and Humanity, Brooklyn Historical Society; Brooklyn Old Stone House; Kentler International Drawing Center, Brooklyn; A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn; AthensArt International Art Festivals: Odessa/Ukraine, Alexandria/Egypt, and Vienna/Austria; Macy Gallery, Columbia University, New York; Millbank Chapel, Columbia University, New York; Nancy Dryfoos Gallery, Kean University; James Howe Gallery, Kean University; Empire Fulton Ferry State Park, Brooklyn; Governors Island, New York; Long Island Univeristy, Brooklyn; Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
     Samaras’ poems, texts and art activist projects have been highlighted in numerous publications and venues including: Gowanus Lounge, Brooklyn; Vital Space/Nature and Humanity; Erato; Inter-view Bulletin, Columbia University; Carroll Gardens Coalition for Respectful Development Blog, Brooklyn; Athens Journal of Social Sciences, Athens, Greece; Palmografos, Greece; Hellenic Voice, Boston; Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont; The Brooklyn Paper; BCAT/Brooklyn Cable Access Television; Brooklyn Cable News12; Crains NY; MetroNY; Only The Blog Knows Brooklyn; Pardon Me for Asking Blog; Gotham Gazette; New York Post; Brooklyn Daily; Brooklyn Eagle; Brooklyn Courier Life; Daily Gotham, Sierra Club NYC Sierran; Brownstoner; Curbed; the Brooklyn Daily; Brooklyn Heights Blog; Time Out NY; Brooklyn the Borough; the Haverhill Gazette, Haverhill, Massachusetts.
     Triada Samaras is Adjunct Professor of Art at Kean University and Adjunct Professor of Art and Art Education at William Paterson University.  She is a also a co-founder of Carroll Gardens/ Gowanus CORD/Coalition for Respectful Development and the CORD blog creator/co-author.  Samaras serves on the  Gowanus Canal CAG/Community Advisory Group which is made up of members of the community and is designed to serve as the focal point for the exchange of information among the local community and EPA, the State regulatory agency, and other pertinent Federal agencies involved in cleanup of the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, a federally designated Superfund site.

Contact:  Triada Samaras
Cell: 917-558-6157