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Friday, March 8th 2024

Opening: Marvin Touré, Isla Hansen, Catalina Schliebener Muñoz

Join Mattress Factory for the opening of three new exhibitions at 1414 Monterey from artists Isla Hansen, Marvin Touré, and Catalina Schliebener Muñoz. This free opening reception is from 6 PM - 8 PM Friday, March 8, 2024. This exhibition was selected for exhibition by Guest Curator, Monique Long, a New York City-based contemporary art curator and writer through Mattress Factory's annual Regional Open Call. This program is an ongoing effort to amplify the voices and profiles of artists from in and around Pittsburgh by connecting creatives in our community with curators, artists, institutions, and scholars throughout the world.

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About Isla Hansen:

Isla Hansen is a Pittsburgh-based artist making objects, tools, toys, sculptures, performances, systems, interactive installations, animations, workshops, and videos that address the ways in which bodies connect to technologies in the world around us. Isla’s work sets in motion new and sometimes crude means of image-making in order to break down processes of technological mediation and draw attention to the soft or clunky reality of our human bodies. She combines soft and hard materials, digital fabrication, real time media, and techniques from online DIY culture to blur consumer-producer boundaries and challenge the way in which industrial forms of production displace visible forms of human labor.

Isla’s solo and collaborative work has been exhibited at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, the Akron Art Museum, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Lightwell Gallery at the University of Oklahoma, the Moss Art Center at Virginia Tech, MoCA Cleveland, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Public Pool Gallery in Los Angeles, the Parrish Art Museum in Watermill, NY, the Gallery at Industry City in Brooklyn, Three Four Three Four in Brooklyn, and Guild Hall Center for Visual and Performing Arts in East Hampton, NY. Isla has been the recipient of a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Residency, the Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Arts Fellowship, Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art at the Frontier grants from The Studio for Creative Inquiry, and a three year fellowship from the Center for the Arts in Society. Isla grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Lewiston, Maine. She currently teaches sculpture in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University.

About Marvin Touré:

Marvin Touré is an Ivorian-American interdisciplinary artist who uses fictional narratives and the objects of innocence as a vehicle to interrogate themes of love, loss, and memory. In 2014 he received a B.A. in New Media Arts with a minor in Architecture from Southern Polytechnic State University (now Kennesaw State University) in Marietta, Georgia. In 2016 he received an M.F.A. in Fine Arts from The School of Visual Arts in New York City. Marvin has also completed residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2016), the Franconia Sculpture Park (2018), and SVA MFA Fine Arts’s Life on an Island on Governors Island, New York (2019). His work has been featured in solo exhibitions at The AC Institute in New York City (2018), and Haul gallery in Brooklyn, New York (2019 & 2021). In 2020 he was awarded both a Black Artist Fund grant and the Peter S. Reed Foundation grant for Mixed Media/Sculpture. Marvin was also awarded one of two 20th anniversary commissions for the I-Park Foundation’s 2021 Site-Responsive Art Biennale(East Haddam, CT) and was named the inaugural artist-in-residence at Alma|Lewis located in Pittsburgh, PA. Marvin joined Protohaven (Wilkinsburg, PA) and the University of Pittsburgh's Architectural Studies program in the fall of 2022 as a Teaching Fellow and Architecture Instructor, respectively.

About Catalina Schliebener Muñoz:

Catalina Schliebener Muñoz is a Sudamerican, Chilean-born visual artist who works primarily with collage, installation, and murals. Their work draws on images, objects, and narratives associated with childhood and explores gender, sexuality, and class. Their work has been exhibited in Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Santiago, Chile), Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art (New York, NY), Bronx Museum of the Arts (New York, NY), Children’s Museum of Manhattan (New York, NY), Boston Center for the Arts (Boston, MA), Centro Cultural de España (Santiago, Chile), Centro Cultural Recoleta (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Center for Books Arts (New York, NY), Catalyst Arts (Belfast, Northern Ireland), Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Brooklyn, NY), Hache Galería (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Galería Jardín Oculto (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Galería Metropolitana (Santiago, Chile), and Bureau of General Services—Queer Division (New York, NY), among others.

A recipient of multiple FONDART Grants (Cultural and Arts Development Fund of the Government of Chile), Schliebener Muñoz also received grants from DIRAC (Board of Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Relations of Chile) and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (New York, NY). They also received a Queer Artist Fellowship from the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art (2017), and an Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) Fellowship from the Bronx Museum of the Arts (2018).

who IT’s For

Free and Open to All

Date & Times

March 8th, 2024
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location

1414 Monterey
Catalina Schliebener Muñoz, Satanic Panic Series, 2020

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