Sasha Fishman: Book Launch + Material Stretch Archive

In Conversation with Andrew Woolbright
October 13, 2023

Printed Matter Chelsea
231 11th Avenue

Join us for the launch of Priscilla by artist and researcher Sasha Fishman. Priscilla contains essays, photographs and debris from Fishman’s experience caring for a hagfish, outlining how clear materiality led her to these deep sea creatures, and the ethical dilemmas that arose as she developed a relationship with them. Published by 9vtbackslash5.

Fishman will be joined in conversation by Andrew Woolbright, editor at large at The Brooklyn Rail. Fishman will also showcase material experiments from her studio and discuss how these materials, her experience with marine organisms, and Priscilla relate to the sculptures in her current solo show, Implosion Paradigm Incoming, on view at Below Grand until October 21st.

Sasha Fishman (b. 1995, Baltimore, MD) is a sculptor and researcher based in New York. She is particularly interested in marine biomaterials, toxicology and genetic engineering as points for critical analysis and mechanisms for sculpting. Fishman considers her studio practice to be equal parts research and creative output.

Fishman has exhibited her work nationally and online in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Austin and Baltimore. She has been in residencies at NAHR in Taleggio Valley, Italy, the High Desert Observatory in Yucca Valley, and the Baltimore Jewelry Center in Maryland. She has presented her work, run workshops and given talks at Genspace, Navel LA, UCLA, UDenver, UColorodo Boulder, Kenyon College, MICA, Caltech, and CSULB. Sasha is a Sculpture MFA candidate at Columbia University where she is currently collaborating with labs on projects involving cuttlefish and carbon capture materials.

Andrew Paul Woolbright (American, b. 1986) lives in Brooklyn, NY and is an MFA graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design. Woolbright was previously a resident at the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program and has recently exhibited with Microscope Gallery, New York (2022); Hesse Flatow, New York (2022); The Hole, New York (2021); Galerie Valeria Cetraro, Paris (2021); Zurcher Gallery, New York (2020); and Ada Gallery, Richmond (2020) and is currently preparing work for an exhibit with Rachel Uffner this fall. His work has been reviewed in Artforum, TimeOut New York,ArtViewer, Two Coats of Paint, the Boston Globe, and the Chicago Reader, and his work is currently in the collection of the RISD Museum. In addition to exhibiting, he is Editor-at-Large at the Brooklyn Rail, director of the gallery Below Grand on the Lower East Side. and currently teaches at Pratt Institute and The School of Visual Arts in New York.

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