THE MFTA GALLERY

Experience the Art of Creative REuse

In 2012, Friends of Materials for the Arts funded the creation of the MFTA gallery. This former hallway is now a dynamic exhibition space inspiring guests to see how artists integrate a wide variety of materials into their work and bring Creative Reuse to life.

VISIT the MFTA GALLERY

MFTA hosts a about 5 gallery shows per year.

Free & open to the public: Monday-Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM

Planning a visit to the gallery?  MFTA recommends you contact us ahead of time to ensure there are no program conflicts. Gallery contact email: education@mfta.nyc.gov.

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Fall 2019 Artist-in-Residence
Whitney Oldenburg

Residency: October 2019 – February 2019
Art Exhibition at MFTA: Loose Ends (December 19, 2019 – March 6, 2019)

About Whitney Oldenburg
Whitney Oldenburg is a sculptor born in Jacksonville, Florida, who currently resides in New York City. Her solo exhibition, Loose Ends,  includes works made from a wide variety of materials including rock, clay, rope, string, ventilation tubing, and various home goods including ice trays. Loose Ends examines the the desire to keep things tightly bound or complete, when they so easily can become unraveled.

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MFTA Artist-in-Residence

Seeing Creative REuse in action is an invaluable source of inspiration for the public. The bi-annual MFTA Artist-in-Residence program invites artists who incorporate reusable materials into their practice to share their work with visitors.

Program Overview
The residency lasts for three months and concludes with a solo exhibition at the MFTA Gallery.

Requirements:

  • Resident artist must already incorporate reusable materials or concepts of Creative REuse into their practice.
  • Meet and work with students and visitors several times a month to give tours of the MFTA studio space, lead one art workshop on a Third Thursday.

Benefits include:

    • Private workspace and access to materials at the MFTA warehouse.
    • Stipend

Artists interested in submitting relevant work for the MFTA Gallery are welcome to email a letter of intent and artwork images or website links to education@mfta.nyc.gov.

Please note that MFTA Gallery primarily shows artwork that is created from the transformation of reusable materials. The MFTA Gallery offers Group Shows, monthly artist showcases, performances, as well as our competitive Artist-in-Residence program.

6000

Students Tour the Gallery Each Year

22000

MFTA members see the Gallery each year

2

Artists-in-Residence Per Year

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