Young Artists: One

Presented with OpenArt

July 7 – September 9, 2020

Closing Reception

Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 6–9 pm

Live performances by Four (electronics) and Renaissance (vocals) at the top of every hour. Please RSVP to attend. 

Please contact us to inquire about a work and/or make an appointment to see the exhibition in person.

+1 (646) 345-9831

Young Artists: One highlights the voices of a diverse group of modern and contemporary artists with a focus on their practices, aesthetics, and conceptual questions.

Navigate to works in the show by clicking on an artist's name below. Move the cursor over a caption to read more about the artist, and click on the image to zoom in.   


Born in New York City, Lucia Hierro explores the body as a collection of fragmented signifiers that includes language, taste, and culture across a broad platform of techniques such as digital media, collage, and felt constructions.

Lucia Hierro 

BYOB: Retrato de la Artista Primavera 2020


Raw canvas, foam, digital print on brushed suede

43" h x 33" w x 3" d

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Nate Lewis explores history through patterns, textures, and rhythm. Formally trained as a critical-care nurse, Lewis creates a visual language reminiscent of medical diagnostics.  His works explore the granularity of the photographic image while addressing the current political landscape. 

Nate Lewis

Probing the Land 2 and 2.1


Hand-sculpted inkjet print

26" h x 60" w

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Born to a French father and American mother, Jerome Lagarrigue moved to the United States in 1992 and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1996. He has received several awards, including the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award and the Ezra Jack Keats Award (2002). 

Jerome Lagarrigue



Oil on linen

72" h x 96" w

More works by Jerome Lagarrigue

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Owusu-Ankomah (born 1956, Sekondi-Takoradi) is a contemporary Ghanaian Artist. His work addresses themes of identity and the body using his trademark motif of Adinkra symbolism.

Owusu Ankomah

Movement No. 23


Acrylic on canvas

39.5" h x 35.5" w


"Despite the commonly held myth of meritocracy in art, a deeply entrenched system of power and privilege exists, which values the creativity of some, while minimizing that of others."


Based in Baltimore, Amani Lewis works toward shifting the dominant narrative of the people in their city. Lewis begins each work with a photograph of a person, distorting and saturating the image to model an aesthetic akin to a topographical map or heat map.

Amani Lewis



Acrylic, pastel, glitter and digital collage on canvas

56" h x 58" w

Original photo by Michael Evan Reilly.

Listen to Amani Lewis speak about their work in the exhibition


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Ana Benaroya_The Show Must Go

Born in New York City, Ana Benaroya graduated from the Yale School of Art with an MFA in Painting in 2019. Benaroya’s work employs vivid colors and satirical imagery to examine gender dynamics and representation. 

Ana Benaroya

The Show Must Go On


Spray paint, acrylic and oil paint on canvas

40" h x 48" w 

Blitz Bazawule_A Moment in Time_ Diner_2

Blitz Bazawule is an artist, filmmaker, and musician born in Ghana and based in New York.

Blitz Bazawule



Acrylic on canvas

30" h x 40" w 

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Blitz Bazawule_A Moment in Time_Laundrom

More works by Blitz Bazawule


Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice tends to the in-between, and those that know the trouble and pleasure there. She spent her most formative years in a constantly shifting landscape, thereby tethering her work to interests in multiplicity, belief systems, and bewilderment.

Amaryllis de Jesus Moleski



Watercolor, color pencil, graphite, gouache and airbrush on paper

30" h x 22.5" w

Amaryllis de Jesus Moleski_Glisteninglis
Gustavo Montoya_Nina a la Matraca_1955.j

Gustavo Montoya was a Mexican artist considered to be a late adherent to the Mexican School of Painting, most often associated with Mexican muralism. His best-selling work was that of children in regional traditional Mexican clothing. 

Gustavo Montoya

Niña a la matraca


Oil on canvas

22" h x 17.5" w

Listen to curator James Bartlett speak about this work 


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More works by Gustavo Montoya


Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Sanié Bokhari graduated with an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2018. Bokhari’s paintings interrogate gendered assumptions and create a platform for cultural dialogue.

Sanié Bokhari

6 Bunkers


Acrylic on canvas

48" h x 36" w

Listen to Sanié Bokhari speak about her work in the exhibition


More works by Sanié Bokhari

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Sanie Bokhari_clairvoyant_2019.jpg
Sanie Bokhari_Nominal Nabob_2019.jpg
Sanie Bokhari_Prelude_2020.jpg
Sanie Bokhari_6 Bunkers_2020.jpg
Debra Cartwright_Lillie_s Old Room_2019.

Debra Cartwright paints the interior lives of black women from a voyeuristic perspective. Her work examines the threshold between personal and political circumstances and considers the possibilities of using rest as a means of rebellion against capitalistic racism, challenging traditional representations of black womanhood. 

Debra Cartwright

Lillie's Old Room


Oil on canvas

60" h x 48" w

Listen to Debra Cartwright speak about her work in the exhibition


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More works by Debra Cartwright