Join us on Wednesday, October 19 at 8:00 pm for an artist talk at Espresso 77 cafe at 35-57 77th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372. We invite you to arrive around 7 pm, settle in with a drink and/or food, and grab a seat. Espresso 77 is pleased to offer a happy hour until 8 pm for our event.
The evening will begin with JHAT veteran Eleen Lin sharing images of her recent paintings.
Eleen will be followed by Firoz Mahmud who will give a 30-40 minute talk about his multi-disciplinary work.
An informal Q&A will follow.
The event is free, but the purchase of a beverage or food item is strongly encouraged in support of our venue partner Espresso 77.
Event will also be live streamed via our FB page.
Born in Bangladesh, artist Firoz Mahmud lives and works between New York and Dhaka. He has been making large scale artworks and ongoing art series through various mediums such as Layapa painting, drawing, installation and community-engaging drawing and photographic projects that engage with his cultural and political heritage. Among his large scale and extensive art projects are an exploration of 21st century socio-political issues, war and conflict and legacies of Bengal region, and the cherished dream of immigrant families in new lands. Mahmud was the first Bangladeshi fellow artist at Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, and has a PhD from the Tokyo University of Arts, 2nd MFA from Tama Art University and a MFA and BFA from Dhaka University.
Eleen Lin was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. She holds an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University School of Art, and a BA from Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK. Lin’s work repositions classical literature into contemporized cross-cultural narratives. The multivalent reimagination explores the inadequacies of translation and representation within different cultures and eras, while also expresses ideas of diaspora, memory, and sexuality. Her work has been exhibited in museums such as Queens Museum of Art, NY; Bronx Museum of Art, NY; Chazen Museum of Art, WI; Guangdong Museum of Art, China and Gwangju Museum of Art, Korea. She had several solo exhibitions and group exhibitions throughout Taiwan, Austria, Germany, United Kingdom, Thailand, and the United States. Lin has been awarded the Elizabeth Canfield Hicks Award, Queens Arts Fund, Sanyu Scholarships from the Andrea Frank Foundation, and has participated with NYFA Immigrant Artist Projects Fountainhead residency, Rancho Linda Vista residency, as well as the AIM program from the Bronx Museum of Art. Lin currently lives and works in New York.