Reclamation: Artwork by Julia Simoniello

Reclamation is a series of drawings and paintings by Julia Simoniello that documents the artist’s experience as a queer, femme artist living in a changing suburban landscape in a dying world.

The art will confront sexuality, femininity, death, loss, and life on Staten Island through an exploration of psychological portraiture. The art on display aims to undermine the prototypical figure as mother or object of beauty.

On display October 19 – Dec 29, 2019 in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C & G)

$5 Gallery Admission | $4 Students/Seniors/Members | Free for students grades 6-12 with student ID

Opening Reception: October 19 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM | Free
ArtTalk: Charcoal Workshop with Julia Simoniello | November 7 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM | $10

Julia Simoniello is an artist living in Staten Island, NYC. She has shown work in various group shows in galleries around Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as a few small galleries in her hometown of Staten Island. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts with a degree in Illustration. She is also an award-winning musician, beauty queen, and tomato gardener.

The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art is open Thurs – Fri, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM and Sat – Sun, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Reclamation is made possible by the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This project is made possible in part by a DCA Premier Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding for the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Image credit: Julia Simoniello