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Aug 6 - Sept 18 2011

Saturday, Aug 6


Megan Berk
Ben Butler
Alexander Cheves
Michael Rosch
Richard Serra
Richard Tuttle
Nico Yektai
Kevin Zucker


Silas Marder Gallery
120 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton

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May 21 - June 22

Saturday, May 21

53 artists were commissioned to make their 8x10" paintings for this exhibition

Silas Marder Gallery
120 Snake Hollow Road, Bridgehampton

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Last weekend at the Irrational Exuberance artist welcome party, Recession Art unveiled their new on-line store. A special feature of this store is “Recession Art Selects”: each month a different artist will feature an exclusive, limited edition artwork and will design a limited edition piece of Recession Art merchandise. First up is Megan Berk, a Recession Art alum, with her print “Heaven.”

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open studiosOPEN STUDIOS

Saturday, April 30 & Sunday, May 1
noon to 6pm

Screwball Spaces
183 Lorraine St
Red Hook, Brooklyn

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Bowman Bloom GalleryBowman Bloom Gallery, NYC

September 30 - October 30

Megan Berk
Linda Bernal
Lisa Bowman
Jennie Jieun Lee
Hector Madera-Gonzalez

Opening Reception:
Thursday September 30

Bowman Bloom Gallery
95 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10009
Downstairs (between 1st Avenue and Avenue A)

Curated by
Lisa Bowman & Sally Webster

I'm very pleased to have work on view at Bowman Bloom Gallery in the East Village. Hours at the gallery are limited, but you can make an appointment through their website.

Bowman Bloom GallerySummer Selections

Bowman Bloom Gallery, NYC

August 7 - September 6, 2010

The Big Show 5The Big Show 5

Silas Marder Gallery,
Bridgehampton, NY

August 7 - September 6, 2010

The Big Show is an annual gathering of small work by emerging and established artists, curated by Silas Marder in his beautiful converted-barn gallery in Bridgehampton.

This year’s exhibition will feature works by Mary Heilmann, Robert Olsen, Judith Linhares, Elisa Rossi, as well as myself and others. The show will run through September 6, 2010.

For more information, contact the gallery at
631/702-2306 or email:

Recession ArtRecession Art


April 24 to May 2, 2010

The Invisible Dog in Cobble Hill

Works Progress will exhibit 12 artists who are working with little money, but great talent. There will be an opening reception Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 6 pm to Midnight, at the Invisible Dog Gallery in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. Each piece has a $500 price limit and includes everything from paintings to installation sculpture to interactive art. The Invisible Dog Gallery is located on the third floor of 51 Bergen Street between Smith and Court Streets accessible through the Bergen F/G stops. Gallery hours will be noon to 8 pm Sunday through Thursday, and noon to midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Saturday April 24th, Noon
VIP Opening Reception:

Press and Patrons are invited to meet and toast the Artists.
Champagne and snacks will be served. For your invitation, please contact

Sunday April 25th, Noon to 4pm
Bake Sale Brunch:

Stop by Works Progress on your lazy Sunday and enjoy a cupcake while you browse the affordable art.

Tuesday April 27th, 8pm
Hot Movie Night:

Recession Art screens an eclectic mix of short films from emerging filmmakers, curated by Jesse Wakeman. From provocative shorts and dark comedy to documentary and experimental sound pieces, Recession Art’s first-ever Movie Night has it all.

Friday April 30th, 8pm
Workshop’s 7th Annual Kentucky Derby Party:

Recession Art is a proud sponsor of Workshop’s 7th Annual Kentucky Derby Party. We’ll be serving up mint juleps, beer, southern-style snacks, a hat contest, games, and of course the best place in town to watch the Derby. Contest winners will get gift certificates to purchase art from WORKS PROGRESS. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Get yours today!

Screwball Spaces Open Studios

Studio Sale and Roof Party Saturday, May 1 and Sunday May 2, 2010

12–6 pm

Screwball Spaces
183 Lorraine St
Red Hook, Brooklyn
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Screwball Spaces, Gowanus Canal’s newest addition of artists’ studios in Red Hook, Brooklyn, opens its doors to the public for a rare glimpse into the work spaces of New York’s contemporary artists.

With over 40 studios open everyone is sure to see something that piques interest, provokes responses and enlightens. Paintings, drawings, photography, sculpture and all kinds of mixed media work that defies categorization will be on view. Visitors can engage in lively conversations with the artists and get an insider's look at artists in their working environments.

Wide Open - national juried art show

Studio Sale and Roof Party March 13 – 28
weekends only 1-6pm


Opening Day March 13

Meet the Artists Reception 1-6PM

Awards Ceremony 3PM


499 Van Brunt St, Red Hook
Red Hook, Brooklyn
718 596-2506
Studio Sale and Roof Party

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60+ Pieces on Affordable Art Wall under $500 each

147 pieces selected from 1,583 submissions by three prestigious jurors:

  • Anne Strauss
    Assoc. Curator of 19th Century and Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Mark Hughes
    Director, Galerie LeLong
  • Chelsea Bill Murphy
    Professor and Gallery Director, Wagner College

CA Modern Magazine - Feature on File

Megan Berk in studio11/09
By Adam Martin

Taking a break in her Brooklyn studio, Berk gestures to a black-and-green portrait of the front of a mid-century modern home. The yard and driveway are clearly defined, as is the shape of the house, but the entrance is shrouded in darkness.

"You have to work your way in there imaginatively. The straightforward, aesthetic pleasures of the front of the house are kind of right there, but I used shadows a lot to kind of suggest the unknown lairs of the life that's lived within," Berk says.

Read the entire aticle at »

New Paintings

February 18-28

Megan Berk, new paintings

Studio Sale and Roof Party

Studio Sale and Roof Party Saturday August 8
6-10pm Studio #93

183 Lorraine Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn





Red Hook/Carroll Gardens Open Studios

Open Studio TourMay 30-31

Screwball Spaces
183 Lorraine Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn

Studio #93

Come check out my new work and amazing new creative neighbors! I'm at Screwball Spaces, 183 Lorraine Street in fabulous Red Hook, Brooklyn. Studio #93.

Best, megan

for more info:

Download the 2009 Tour Map (PDF 3MB)

Screwball Spaces Summer "Show Off Show"

Open Studio TourJune 5th
7-9 p.m.

Screwball Spaces
183 Lorraine Street between Court and Clinton
Off the Smith/9th st. F & G Subway Stop or B77 bus (Lorraine and Court St. Stop)

This is the first showing of the Spaces' Gallery, Studios and Roof Deck. Come enjoy a summer breeze, glass of wine, and great art!

Best, megan

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Global Identity: Through Our Eyes

pratt open studiosMarch 12-April 8 2009
9-5pm Monday -Friday

Opening Reception/ Vernissage
March 12-April 8 2009
Exhibited pieces for sale
Suggested donation of $5
Entry with pre-registration only

German House
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY
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Hey all-

I'm in a show this month at the German House in NY.  The opening is Wednesday night, but if you wish to attend you MUST RSVP asap to either or

"Global Identity" runs through April 8th and is presented by Friends of Freie Universitat Berlin.

see attached info (PDF 3503KB)

Best, megan

Last Days of a Landscape

thanks to everyone for all their help and support in mounting my thesis show in December. it was a damn good time and a great success. -megan

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Last Days of a Landscape

December 8th- 12th, 2008
Mondays 6-9pm
Tuesday-Fri 12-5pm
and by appointment

closing reception:

December 12th, 2008
6 - 9pm

Pratt Institute
Steuben South Gallery

200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

FINALLY! My thesis show at Pratt. The moment we've all been waiting for!

I'm showing with two fantastic photographers, Nick Hamilton and Ben Hider, so it ought to be a wonderful and well-rounded experience entirely.

pratt open studiosPratt Open Studios

November 14th, 2008
studio ELJ 509

Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
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Pratt Open Studios is (are?) November 14th, from 6 till 10. My studio is ELJ 509 - I've moved since last time.

InflatingRefinement at Aswoon Gallery


Nov 3rd- 17th, 2008

closing reception:

Dec 4th, 2008
6 - 9pm

Aswoon Gallery
14 Jay Streett, New York City

I'm in a group show in Dumbo from November 20 through December 5. Aswoon Gallery is at 14 Jay Street.

There will be a closing reception for the show -called 'Refinement'- on December 4th from 6 to 9. Please come down if you have a chance.

AAFThe Affordable Art Fair

June 12th-15th, 2008

Metropolitan Pavilion
The Altman Building/The Metropolitan Pavilion
135 West 18th Street, New York City
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I'll have some work up this week at The Affordable Art Fair NYC, from the 12th through the 15th at the Metropolitan Pavilion on 18th Street. Over 70 galleries will be exhibiting work.

Find me at booth A-306, which was curated by Dan Halm and is entitled 'Figuration: Emblem or Allegory'. I'll be hanging around Thursday and Friday between noon and 4. Should be fun.

28th Annual Graduate Fine Arts Symposium

Fine Arts SymposiumMarch 25th, 2008 @ 12:30

Student Union
Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
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As part of Pratt Institute's 28th Annual Graduate Symposium, I have been chosen to do a presentation on my work. It takes place on March 25th at 12:30. Four other graduate students will be presenting that day, and distinguished critics will be discussing our work every Tuesday in April at the same time.

Catastrophic DebrisCatastrophic Debris

March 12th — 16th, 2008
Curated by Megan Berk
Sponsored by Pratt Artists League

Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 13th, 6 - 9pm

Lucky Gallery
176 Richards Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn
Gallery Hours 12-5 wed-sun
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Featured Artists

Elisa Bauer
David Baumflek
Matt Conradt
Mary Cook
Nicholas Hamilton
Monica Johnson
Ali Sahmel

Perspicuous: Work on Space and Image

September 17th — 28th, 2007
at Pratt Institute, East Hall Gallery

Opening Reception & Artists' Talk:
Monday, September 17th, 6 - 8:30pm

Closing Reception & Student Presentations
Thursday, September 27th, 5 - 8pm

Perspicuous: Work on Space and Image emerged from a series of conversations Micheal Eng organized and led as the Academic Initiatives Committee Chair during the 2006-2007 academic year. Proffessor Eng invited faculty members, staff, and students to articulate what concepts such as "communication", "space", "interdiscipliarity", "critical thinking", and "image" mean, specifically, in their various feilds and disciplines. By rendering these concepts in detail, Institute members could potentially see the ways in which their work links with and distinguishes itself from the practices and discourses of other departments. Perspicuous: work on space and image furthers and develops these conversations by revealing that Pratt students are doing much more than working with these concepts, and are actually working on "space" and "image", and the forms of their appearance.
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Common Denominator at Supreme Trading

January 20th — February 12th, 2006

gallery exterior A Collection of 8 emeging artists- Megan Berk, Benjamin Hill, Brian Lorossa, Michael Loughlin, Jeremy Olson, Mirko Pohle, Melissa Staiger.

Opening Reception
Jan. 20, 2006 from 6-11PM
Exhibition runs through Feb. 12, 2006
Supreme Trading
213 North Eighth Street
Brooklyn, NYC