Alonsa Guevara
Verónica's Offering, 2016
Oil on canvas
36h in

Alyssa Monks
Weather, 2016
Oil on canvas
66h x 56w in

Annie Wildey
Deep Waters III, 2016
Oil on canvas
36h x 108w in

Catherine Howe
Silvered Painting (Luminous Opera no. 4), 2018
Acrylic, aluminum leaf, pigments on canvas
40h x 40w in

Dik Liu
Red Flower, 2016
Oil on panel
12h x 12w in

Esteban Ocampo
Reflejo de Mona, 2018
Oil on canvas
30h x 40w in

Heidi Elbers
Fox Study (Dreamer), 2018
Oil on Paper
11h x 14w in

Hilary McCarthy
Reflection, 2017
Oil on canvas
36h x 24w in

Isaac Mann
Man Under the Table, 2017
Oil on canvas
66h x 62w in

Jaclyn Brown
Love you, love you not, 2019
Acrylic on canvas
36h x 48w in

Jean Paul Arboleda
Palabras de Paz, 2016
Oil on wood
30h x 24w in

Jennifer Presant
Double Vision, 2014
Oil on Linen
28h x 36w in

John Wellington
Saint, 2016
Oil on aluminum panel
48h x 25.50w in

Kiki Carrillo
Leather Dress, 2017
Leather, cardboard, and friendship bracelet string (Donated leather scraps hand-stitched with a structured collar)
21.5 x 21.5 in

Kristy Gordon
Self Portrait on Horse, 2018
Oil and beadwork on canvas
14h x 11w in

Kerry Thompson
Weaver, 2016
Oil on canvas
34h in

Lisa Lebofsky
Pacific Waves, 2017
Oil on Linen
42h x 48w in

Michelle Doll
Arrangement with Black Background 1, 2018
Oil on canvas
13h x 24w in

Melanie Vote
Perfect Mason, 2017
oil on paper on panel
9h x 13w in

Nicolas Sanchez
Picking Peppers I, 2018
Oil on canvas
24h x 30w in

Peter Drake
Lasso, 2018
Acrylic on canvas
53h x 57w in

Patty Horing
The Three Sisters, 2016
Oil on panel
36h x 48w in

Rob Plater
Home, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
12h x 36w in

Shiva Jalayer
My inner child, 2018
Acrylic on canvas
36h x 48w in

Trey Abdella
Burnt Toast, 2018
Acrylic on canvas
40h x 30w in

Wade Schuman
Passages: Rowing Man, 1999
Oil on Linen
66h x 48w in

Representing: Selected Works from Alumni and Faculty of The New York Academy of Art

143 Reade Street, New York, NY 10013

By appointment only

February 8 – March 24, 2019


Representing:  Selected Works from Alumni and Faculty of The New York Academy of Art at Artisan Lofts

JANUARY 26 – APRIL 24, 2019

Artists’ reception: Tuesday, February 5th, 6 to 8 pm.


The New York Academy of Art (NYAA) is a unicorn amongst art schools. Located at 111 Franklin Street, the Academy was founded in the 1980s by a devoted group of artists and patrons, including Andy Warhol, to promote and preserve skills training in drawing, painting, and sculpture. Taking the best of both worlds, it combines this rigorous teaching of foundational and professional skills in figurative art with critical thinking for the development of a strong concept-focused framework.

A pressure cooker of creativity, the Academy produces a level of artistic excellence that can't be beat. The Academy’s teachers, and even the Provost, Peter Drake, are professional, practicing artists that bring a real-world view to the curriculum. Rick Davidman, who long-time TriBeCa residents remember as the owner of DFN Gallery, and Kim Power, art writer, painter and graduate of NYAA (2014), have combined curatorial forces with the assistance of art dealer and advisor Elizabeth Garvey, to provide a sample of just some of the amazing artists that are connected to this prestigious institution. Art works by this selection of 31 artists, both alumni and faculty of the Academy, include a wide range of methodologies: paintings in abstraction, figuration, flora and fauna, and even some sculptural textile pieces. Some are playful and funny, some are mysterious, and some take you to a land of time forgotten and places beyond your imagination. We hope that you enjoy this collection of talent from TriBeCa’s New York Academy of Art and promise there will be more to come!


Participating Artists:

Trey Abdella

Jean-Pierre Arboleda

Dina Brodsky

Jaclyn Brown

Kiki Carrillo

Michelle Doll

Peter Drake

Heidi Elbers

Kristy Gordon

Alonsa Guevara

Patty Horing

Catherine Howe

Caitlin Hurd

John Jacobsmeyer

Shiva Jlayer

Lisa Lebofsky

Dik Liu

Isaac Mann

Hilary Robin McCarthy

Alyssa Monks

Esteban Ocampo

Rob Plater

Kim Power

Jennifer Presant

Nicolas Sanchez

Wade Schuman

Emma Tapley

Kerry Thompson

Melanie Vote

John Wellington

Annie Wildey


Rick Davidman opened DFN Gallery in SoHo in 1996 and moved it to Franklin Street in Tribeca in 2001.  DFN represented and exhibited some of today’s best artists, including many who either received their MFAs or teach at The New York Academy of Art.  Davidman, who is also a financial advisor working with the creative community, closed DFN in 2011, but continues to curate public and private exhibitions on a regular basis.

Kim Power has exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the U.S., France and The Netherlands. Power has written for The Brooklyn Rail, ARTPULSE magazine, Art Aesthetics magazine, ArteFuse and the Quantum Art Review. In May 2018, she co-curated Natural Proclivities for the Shirley Fiterman Art Center of the Borough of Manhattan Community College (NYC, NY). Power’s plein air paintings will be exhibited in 2019 with Abend Gallery (Denver, CO) along with other participating artist in the Artists Off Grid residency program.

Elizabeth K. Garvey is the Co-founder and Director of Garvey|Simon (est. in 2010) - a boutique gallery and art advisory firm. Previously, she was President and Owner of EKG Art Advisory, (1999-2009), and Co-Director of Schmidt-Bingham Gallery (1989-1998). Liz is a member of ArtTable, a distinguished national network of leading women in the visual arts professions, and a founding member of the New York chapter of the Association of Women Art Dealers.


Location: Artisan Lofts, 143 Reade St., New York, NY 10013

The exhibition will be open to the public during the Artists’ reception Tuesday, February 5th, 6 to 8 pm. All appointments for viewing the exhibition, following the opening, can be made by contacting Elizabeth Garvey at or 917-796-2146.


In gratitude to the following galleries: Anna Zorina Gallery, Bernarducci Gallery, Forum Gallery, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Lyons Wier Gallery and Winston Wächter Fine Art.