Discipline: Visual Art – installation

Anthony Hawley

Discipline: Visual Art – installation
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2012, 2023

Anthony Hawley is a New York City-based multidisciplinary artist whose hybrid practice spans video, sculpture, installation, writing, performance, drawing, audio, and more. With violinist Rebecca Fischer, he forms the duo The Afield, which recently premiered projects at The Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center (2022), Carnegie Hall (2022), and Residency Unlimited in Brooklyn (2020).

His short films and solo exhibitions have been presented by the Guggenheim Museum’s Works & Process series (2020); The Salina Art Center in Kansas (2018); CounterCurrent with The Menil Collection, and Aurora Picture in Texas (2016); Vox Populi Gallery in Pennsylvania (2014); and others.

His poems have been published widely and he is the author of two full-length collections of poetry as well as several chapbooks, and his critical writing appears regularly in Artforum, Art in America, BOMB, Frieze, Hyperallergic, and others.

At MacDowell in 2012, Anthony completed a large-scale installation and series of double-sided drawings called "Rerites" for an upcoming solo exhibition at Dolphin Gallery in Kansas City, MO, in addition to work for a solo exhibition at the Museum of Nebraska Art. "Rerites" takes its title from a line in Lewis and Clark’s journals and deals with issues of erasure, memory, and "reriting" both as artistic process and political agenda.

In residence in 2023, he developed a body of work for a June 2023 solo show at Lubov Gallery in New York. Titled “Geograpologies”, the work brings together mixed media sculptures, text-based graphic scores, and a series of live sound performances. Some of these writings and audio recordings were published by Futurepoem's online journal Futurefeed. His show at Lubov opens May 31 when he will perform with his duo The Afield.



Anthony Hawley worked in the Alexander studio.

Originally designed to be a visual art gallery, this facility was built in memory of the late John White Alexander and funded by Elizabeth Alexander and their son James. John White Alexander is highly regarded as a portrait painter and, in the early part of the 20th century, served on…

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