Fountain House Gallery

Representing artists living with mental illness.

Fountain House Gallery Presents “Compulsive Genius: New Work from Fountain House Studio Residents”

On view: May 30 – July 24, 2024/Reception: May 30, 6-8pm

Curated by Karen Gormandy and Rachel Weisman

Fountain House Gallery – the premier venue in New York City representing artists living with mental illness – announces the exhibition Compulsive Genius: New Work from Fountain House Studio Residents. The show, an annual event, will open with a Reception at Fountain House Gallery on May 30, 2024, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, and will remain on view through July 24, 2024. Fountain House Gallery is located at 702 Ninth Avenue in Manhattan. Compulsive Genius is curated by Fountain House Studio Director Karen Gormandy and by Fountain House Gallery Director Rachel Weisman.

In a joint statement, Gormandy and Weisman said, “We are proud to present the culmination of the dedication, hard work, and brilliance of our artists. For this year’s Compulsive Genius, the featured artists are our resident Studio artists in Long Island City along with artists who participated in our Governors Island program last year. Our artists continue to be focused and prolific. Compulsive Genius is a celebration of a complexity of textures and patterns – canvas, glass, things stitched down, painted, intertwined and glued. From tranquil to combustible, the work is evocative and inspiring.”

The Compulsive Genius artists are: Christine Albane, Nancy Caton, Bernadette Corcoran, Lauren Covey, Guiomar Giraldo-Baron, Roger Jones, Suzette Lehrer, Ambar Martinez, Tanya Nickolan, Angela Rogers, Alyson Vega, and Vermillion.

This program is funded, in part, by generous support from the Renate, Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust, and the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.

About Fountain House Gallery and Studio: Fountain House Gallery and Studio supports the careers and creative visions of contemporary artists living with mental illness. Founded by Fountain House in 2000, the Manhattan-based Gallery sells original artworks and collaborates with a wide network of artists, curators and cultural institutions. The Studio, located in Long Island City, is a collaborative workspace that furthers the professional practice of our artists. Embracing artists who are emerging or established, trained or self-taught, Fountain House Gallery cultivates artistic growth, makes a vital contribution to the New York arts community, and challenges the stigma surrounding mental illness.

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Images courtesy of Fountain House Gallery. Left to right: Suzette Lehrer, Christine Albane, Ambar Martinez, Nancy Caton.