Join us on July 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with artist Chris Bogia who was one of the co-founders for the Fire Island Artist Residency - the only artist residency in the world dedicated exclusively to LGBTQ visual artists and writers.
Chris, who has served as the Executive Director of FIAR for more than ten years will be in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O'Hanian. They will talk about Chris's artistic practice and the need for a queer space for LGBTQ artists. Additionally, they will be talking about need-to-know information for those who are interested in applying for FIAR and other artist residency programs.
The event, free and open to the public.
About the artist:
Chris Bogia received his BFA at New York University and MFA from Yale University, and currently lives and works in Queens, NY. In addition to he work with FIAR, he is an instructor of sculpture at New York University.
Bogia is the recipient of a 2018 grant from the Pollack-Krasner Foundation, a 2018 Queens Council for the Arts grant, the 2017 Rema Hort Mann Foundation’s Artist Community Engagement Grant, the 2015 Tiffany Foundation grant, and was an artist-in-resident at the Queens Museum Studio Program from 2016-2018., Recent exhibitions include a solo presentation at Mrs. Gallery 2019, 2018 Spring Break Art Show, group exhibitions at Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, Bric, Brooklyn, Mrs. Gallery. His work has appeared Juxtapoz, Hyperallergic, Maake Magazine, The Queens Chronicle, The New York Times, and Artforum.