Material Archive




MARCH 28, – APRIL 1ST, 2016


Curated by Adriana Pauly

in collaboration with Nicole Mouriño and The Chimney NYC


Faculty Sponsor: Chloë Bass


Queens College

Klapper Hall Gallery

65-30 Kissena Blvd #601,

Flushing, NY 11367


Opening Reception: Monday, March 28th 6-8pm


Women hold a precarious role in art history. Only a handful of outstanding female artists have been admitted into the Western Canon. In recent years we have seen an increase of art exhibits dedicated solely to women, highlighting the talent that is still vastly untapped. Although half of the recent MFA graduates in the Tristate Area are women, the percentage of women represented by New York galleries remains only 30%.


MATERIAL ARCHIVE takes a closer look at the women that are current candidates or recent alumnae of the Queens College MFA program. The exhibition presents works that function as artifacts, loaded with personal or historical meaning. Crossing generational and international borders, each work serves as an archive of personal relationships and historic events. The media used include video, sculpture, ceramic, photography, and painting.


Participating Artists:

Setare Arashloo

Alix Camacho

Rosanne Ebner

Floor Grootenhuis

Gina Minelli

Nicole Mouriño

Nushin Nazari

Lauren Nickou

Erin Turner

Carolin Wood

Mirana Zuger


For more information please contact Curator Adriana Pauly at