Installation view of The Natural World: Part II (March 9-April 13, 2022), Alexander Berggruen, NY. Photo: Dario Lasagni

About the Artists in The Natural World: Part II

March 9-April 13, 2022

Diana Al-Hadid (b. 1981, Aleppo, Syria) received a BFA in sculpture and a BA in art history from Kent State University, as well as an MFA in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. She also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2007. Al-Hadid has exhibited work at the The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University, Providence, RI; NYU Abu Dhabi University Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE; the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC; the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX; the Centro de Arte Contemporánea, La Conservera, ES; the Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA. Her work is included in collections such as the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, among others. She is a recipient of the 2020 Arts and Letters Awards in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Madeleine Bialke (b. 1991, Elmira, NY) received her BFA in studio art from the Plattsburgh State University of New York, Plattsburgh, NY and an MFA in painting from Boston University, Boston, MA. Her work has been exhibited at Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Huxley-Parlour Gallery, London, UK; Taymour Grahne Projects, London, UK; Visions West Contemporary, Denver, CO; Davis Originals, Taos, AZ; Deanna Evans Projects, New York, NY; Harper’s Books, Easthampton, NY; Dinner Gallery, New York, NY; Newchild Gallery, Antwerp, BE; Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; OLYMPIA, New York, NY; Greene House Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York, NY; Able Baker Contemporary, Portland, ME; and Nolia’s Gallery, London, UK. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Sholto Blissett (b. 1996, Salisbury, United Kingdom) received a BA in geography from Durham University in Durham, UK, as well as an MFA from the Royal College of Art London, UK. His work has been exhibited at Alexander Berggruen, New York, NY; Peres Projects, Berlin, DE; Hannah Barry Gallery, London, UK; Nicola Vassell Gallery, New York, NY; Unit London, UK; White Cube, London, UK; Saatchi Gallery, London, UK; Piccadilly Circus, London, UK; Unit 1 Gallery, London, UK; Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK; FOLD Gallery, London, UK; and No20 Arts, London, UK. Blisset lives and works in London, UK.

Mauro Bonacina (b. 1977, Milan, Italy) completed his BA at Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, UK, and went on to graduate with an MA in fine arts from Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK. His solo and group exhibitions include shows at Edel Assanti, London, UK; Maria Stenfors, London, UK; Charles Bank Gallery, New York, NY; Lucie Fontaine, Milan, IT; Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg, DE; Tate Modern, London, UK; Berlin Kreuzberg Biennale, Berlin, DE; and the Prague Biennale, Prague, CZ. Bonacina lives and works in London, UK.

Damien H. Ding (Singaporean b. 1992, Nanping, China) received his BA at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA and his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts. Ding’s work has been exhibited internationally at Afternoon Projects, Vancouver, CA; Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL; Denny Dinim Gallery, Hong Kong; Backyard Ghost Projects, Brooklyn, NY; Spazio Amanita, New York, NY; The Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA; Z/H Projects, Brooklyn, NY; Fox Garden, Richmond, VA, and List Gallery, Swarthmore, PA. The artist lives and works in New York, NY.

Freya Douglas-Morris (b. 1980, London, United Kingdom) received her BA in fine arts from Brighton University, Brighton, UK, and an MA in painting from the Royal College of Art in London. Her work has been featured at galleries and museums such as Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh, UK; FreshStart, Los Angeles, CA; Candida Stevens Gallery, UK; HDM Gallery, Shenzhen, CN; Shortlisted, London UK; Messums Wiltshire, Salisbury, UK; The Manchester Contemporary, Manchester UK; Saatchi Gallery, London UK; Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall, UK; CS Hospiz Rennweg, Vienna, AT; Arcade Fine Arts, London UK; Bosse & Baum, London UK; Block 336, London UK; Studiolo Project, Milan, IT; Yellow Gallery & Transition Gallery, Varese, IT; Dallas Contemporary Museum, Dallas, TX; and Art London, London, UK. The artist lives and works in London, UK.

Nicasio Fernandez (b. 1993, Yonkers, New York) received his BFA in fine arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. His work has been shown at Harper’s, East Hampton, NY; Ross + Kramer Gallery, East Hampton, NY; Kustera Projects, Brooklyn, NY; Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; Over the Influence, HK, CN, London, UK, and Seoul, KOR; Mindy Solomon Gallery, Seattle, WA; Martha’s Contemporary, Austin, TX; Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY; Martha’s Contemporary, Austin, TX; 0-0 LA, Los Angeles, CA; Ortega y Gasset, Brooklyn, NY; Allouce Gallery, New York, NY; Kustera Projects, Brooklyn, NY; Stella Elkins Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Field Projects Gallery, New York, NY; and Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY. His work is included in the collections of the Hall Art Foundation, North Adams, MA; and the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection (The Bunker), West Palm Beach, FL. Fernandez lives and works in Mahopac, NY.

Caleb Hahne Quintana (b. 1993, Denver, Colorado) received his BFA from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 2014. His work has been exhibited at 1969 Gallery, New York, NY; HOUSE PARTÉ, Palm Springs, CA; Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles, CA; KUNSTRAUM POTSDAM, Berlin, DE; PM/AM, London, UK; The Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY; The Cabin, Los Angeles, CA; ATM Gallery, New York, NY; NewChild, Antwerp, BE; Understudy, Denver, CO; Pt. 2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; JuiceBox, Denver, CO; Gildar Gallery, Denver, CO; Pt. 2 Gallery, Oakland, CA; RedLine, Denver, CO; Black Cube Nomadic Museum, Denver, CO; Athen B. Gallery, Oakland, CA; Leisure Gallery, Denver, CO; RULE Gallery, Marfa, TX; Stephanie Chefas Projects, Portland, OR; New Museum, New York, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO; Athen B. Gallery, Oakland, CA; and Good Mother Gallery, Oakland, CA, among others. Hahne Quintana has also held residencies at 1969 Gallery, New York, NY; La Brea Studio Residency, Los Angeles, CA; RedLine, Denver, CO; and ShowPen, Denver, CO. His work is included in the collection of the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, Miami, FL. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. NY.

Greg Ito (b. 1987, Los Angeles, California) received a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, in 2008. This artist’s work has been exhibited at Arsenal Contemporary, New York, NY; Division Gallery, Montreal, QC; Penske Projects, Los Angeles, CA; No Place Gallery, Columbus, OH; The Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON; Smart Objects, Los Angeles, CA; ArtCubed, Los Angeles, CA; Club Pro, Los Angeles, CA; Public Lands, Sacramento, CA; Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL; Steve Turner, Los Angeles, CA; Et al., San Francisco, CA; S-A-D-E, Los Angeles, CA; Mission Comics, San Francisco, CA; City Limits, Oakland, CA; The Hills Esthetic Center, Chicago, IL; The Popular Workshop, San Francisco, CA; and Truesilver Gallery, San Francisco, CA. He was a recipient of the 2013 LOOP Arts Award, Oakland, CA and is a SECA Honorary Committee Member, San Francisco, CA. Ito lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Scott Kahn (b. 1946, Springfield, Massachusetts) received his BA from University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. His work has been shown at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, NY; Ober Gallery, Kent, CT; University of Connecticut, Groton, CT; Diane Birdsall Gallery, Old Lyme, CT; Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.; Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, NY; Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY; Wright Gallery, Northport, MI; Sullivan Goss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA; Franklin Riehlman Gallery, New York, NY; Milavec Hakimi Gallery, New York, NY; Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT; Sullivan Goss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA; Galleries Maurice Sternberg, Chicago, IL; Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme CT; Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY; Rona Gallery, London, UK; and American Embassy, Moscow, RU; among others. His work is included in public collections at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Dulles International Airport, Washington, D.C.; and The Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, Miami, FL. Khan currently lives and works in New Rochelle, NY.

Sanam Khatibi (b. 1979) lives and works in Brussels, Belgium. She is self-taught and has been featured in exhibitions around the world, including group exhibitions in Paris, Florence, Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York, Marseille, Vienna, and Warsaw, among others. Khatibi’s work has been included in Kortrijk Triennial, Kortrijk, Belgium; The Seventh Continent, the 16th edition of the Istanbul Biennial curated by Nicolas Bourriaud (Turkey); De ta salive qui mord, BPS22 (Belgium); Mademoiselle at the Regional Centre of Contemporary Art of Occitan (France); Quel Amour!? at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Marseille (France); and The Biennial of Painting at the Museum of Deinze (Belgium). Her work is included in the public collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, CA and the Belfius Art Collection, Brussels, BE, among others.

Installation view of The Natural World: Part II (March 9-April 13, 2022), Alexander Berggruen, NY. Photo: Dario Lasagni

Che Lovelace (b. 1969, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tabago) studied at Queen’s Royal College, Port of Spain, TT and at L’Ecole Régionale des Beaux-Arts de la Martinique in Fort-de-France, MQ. Lovelace’s work has been exhibited at the Trinidad and Tobago Art Society, TT; The National Museum & Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago, TT; Caribbean Contemporary Arts, Port of Spain, TT; Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia, Valencia, SP; Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo Domingo, DR; Museo de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, ARG; El Museo de Arte Contempoaneo de Puerto Rico, PR; and Museo Carillo Gil, MX, among others. His work is represented in public collections such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; the Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, Miami, FL; X Museum, Beijing, CN, and the Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, LEBN. He lives and works in Port of Spain, TT.

Vicente Matte (b. 1987, Chile) received his BA from Universidad Finis Terrae, Santiago, CL and studied at Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg, Hamburg, DE. Matte’s work has been exhibited at Centro Cultural Gabriela Mistral GAM, Santiago, CL; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, CL; Feria de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago, CL; Fort Gansevoort, New York, NY; Centro Cultural Matta, Buenos Aires, ARG; Beers London Gallery, London, UK; Fundación Cultural de Providencia, Santiago, CL; and Gallerie Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, DK. He lives and works in Santiago, CL.

Cara Nahaul (b. 1987, UK) received a BA from Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK and an MFA from Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY. Her work has been exhibited at Taymour Grahne Projects, London, UK; Trade Gallery, Nottingham, UK; Christine Park Gallery, London, UK; The Nunnery, London, UK; Pineapple Black Gallery, Middlesbrough, UK; Bowery Gallery, Leeds, UK; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK; Pump House Gallery, London, UK; Gallery North, Newcastle, UK; 25 East Gallery, Parsons The New School For Design, New York, NY; Aronson Galleries, New York, NY; Jerwood Gallery, London, UK; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK; Red Gate Gallery, London, UK; Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK; YiYuan Tang Museum, Shanghai, CN; St. Marylebone Crypt, London, UK; National Assembly and Seojung Art Center, Seoul, KOR; The Stables Gallery Richmond Museum, London, UK; Westminster Reference Library, London, UK; Gate Theatre, London, UK; The New School University Centre, New York, NY; The Kitchen, New York, NY; Artworks Project Space, London, UK; Florence Trust, London, UK; and Enclave Projects, London, UK. Nahaul currently lives and works in London, UK.

Rebecca Ness (b. 1992, Salem, MA) received a BFA from Boston University, Boston, MA and an MFA from the Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT. Ness has exhibited at 1969 Gallery, New York, NY; Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY; Yale Slifka Center for Jewish Life, New Haven, CT; New Release Gallery, New York, NY; Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Gildar Gallery, Denver, CO; Danese/Corey Gallery New York, NY; Agency Gallery, New York, NY; Readywipe Gallery, Holyoke, MA; 808 Gallery at Boston University, Boston, MA; Brilliant Champions Gallery, New York, NY; and the Cooper Union, New York, NY. She has participated in artist residencies at Salon Nino Mier, Cologne, DE; the New York Studio School Drawing Marathon with Graham Nickson, and The Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY, among others. Ness has been awarded the Jane Chermayeff Scholarship from The New York Studio School, the Karin and Melvin Johnson Scholarship from The Chautauqua Institution, the Constantin Alajalov Scholarship from Boston University, and the Wilhelmina Denning Jackson Scholarship for the Arts and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship, to name a few. Ness lives and works in New Haven, CT.

Madeline Peckenpaugh (b. 1991, Milwaukee, WI) received an MFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI and a BFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA. Peckenpaugh’s work has been exhibited at Alexander Berggruen, New York, NY; 1969 Gallery, New York, NY; the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI; Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston, MA; Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, PA; and Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, among others. Her work is included in the public collections of the Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Ghent House, Columbia County, NY; Brown University, Providence, RI; and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA. Peckenpaugh lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Ross Taylor (b. 1982, Northumberland, England) received a BA (Hons) in fine art at University of Newcastle Upon, Tyne, UK and also studied at Academie De Bildenden Kunste in Munich, GE. Taylor has been a finalist for Sovereign Asian Art Prize, Lyn Mccrea Drawing Prize, Perimeter Book Prize, Paul Guest Prize, and Sunshine Coast Prize, among other accolades. He has held residencies at What’s Missing? Initiatives, Globe Gallery, North Shields, England and Art Space Tetra, Fukuoka, Japan. His work has been exhibited internationally including at: Latrobe Art Institute, Bendigo, Australia; Institute of New Media, Frankfurt, GE; Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne, AU; Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, AU; SADE Los Angeles, CA; Aga Khan, London, UK; and Caloundra Regional Gallery, Queensland, AU. Taylor’s work will be shown in a forthcoming solo exhibition at Beers London, UK. The artist lives and works in Melbourne, AU.

Anna Valdez (b. 1985) received a BA in Anthropology and studio art from University of California, Davis, CA and an MFA in painting from Boston University. Her work has been exhibited across the U.S. at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT; Cañada College, Redwood City, CA; Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA and New York, NY; David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO; 1969 Gallery, New York, NY; and Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY. Valdez’s work is included in public collections such as the Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL and the Phyllis & Ross Escalette Permanent Collection of Art at Chapman University, Orange, CA. Valdez’s artist residencies include: Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA; and Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Avla, OK. The artist lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA.

Emma Webster (b. 1989, Encinitas, CA) received a BA in Art Practice at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA and an MFA in Painting at Yale University, New Haven, CT. The British-American artist has been an artist-in-residence at Anderson Ranch Painting Residency, Snowmass, CO; Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson, VT; and Ox-Bow Artist Residency, Saugatuck, MI. Webster has received the Raina Giese Award in Creative Painting and the Academy of Art University Award for Best Figure Drawing. Recent exhibitions include: Stems Gallery, Ixelles, BE; Carl Kostyál, London, UK; Diane Rosenstein, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Art & History, Lancaster, CA; Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ; Woskob Gallery, Penn State, Centre County, PA; and Spinnerei (Pilotenkueche), Leipzig, DE. She has been featured in publications including: The New Yorker, Artforum International, New American Painting, Los Angeles Times, and Artsy. Webster lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Brittney Leeanne Williams (b. 1990, Pasadena, CA) is a Chicago-based artist, originally from Los Angeles. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami (Untitled Art Fair), London, Venice, Italy (Venice Biennale), Antwerp, Copenhagen, and Hong Kong, as well as in Chicago and throughout the Midwest. Williams attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2008-09). She is a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant recipient and a Luminarts Fellow. Williams’s artist residencies include Arts + Public Life (University of Chicago) and McColl Center for Art + Innovation, among others. Her work is included in the public collections of the Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA; the Domus Collection, Beijing, CN; Fundacion Medianoche0, Granada, ES; the MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL; and X Museum, Beijing, CN.

Guy Yanai (b. 1977, Haifa, Israel) has attended Parsons School of Design, New York, NY; The New York Studio School, New York, NY; Pont-Aven School of Art, Pont-Aven, FR; and Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. His work has been shown at Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles, CA; Niels Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf, DE; SOCO Gallery, Charlotte, NC; Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France; Yohe Gallery, New York, NY; Flatland Gallery, Amsterdam, NL; Galerie Derouillon, Paris, FR; Rod Barton Gallery, Brussels, BE; and Appartement, Paris, FR, among others. Yanai lives and works in Tel Aviv, IL and Marseille, FR.

Installation view of The Natural World: Part II (March 9-April 13, 2022), Alexander Berggruen, NY. Photo: Dario Lasagni
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