Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Carmelle Safdie

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2015

Carmelle Safdie is an artist, musician, and archivist living in New York City. She has participated in three biennial exhibitions at the Queens Museum, where she exhibited a commissioned installation in 2012. Major works have also been shown at Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY, Franklin Street Works in Stamford, CT, and Palazzo Cavour in Turin, Italy. For over a decade Safdie has collaborated with numerous bands and musicians, touring and releasing records internationally. In 2010 her band Beachniks performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Safdie has been awarded residencies at The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, The Corporation of Yaddo, The Shandaken Project, Art Farm, and Andrea Zittel's Wagon Station Encampment . She holds an MFA in painting from Bard College and a BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art. In addition to her studio-based work, Safdie is director of the Irwin Rubin Archive — where she’s in the process of researching, cataloging, and writing about the artist’s works and teachings.


Eastman (formerly Shop)

Carmelle Safdie worked in the Eastman (formerly Shop) studio.

Thanks to the generous support of MacDowell Fellow and board member Louise Eastman, a century-old farm building has been reinvented as a modern, energy efficient live and workspace for visual artists. Originally built to provide storage when the residency program was expanding, this small barn was simply converted for studio use in the mid-1950s with the…

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