Figureworks - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Figureworks. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Jacquelyn Schiffman Exhibition

    Jacquelyn Schiffman Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2017-09-09 - 2017-10-29

    Figureworks presents a new series of Lutradur-based sculpture and paintings on plastic by Jacquelyn Schiffman. For many years, Schiffman has worked with Lutradur, a strong, lightweight polyester-based...More »

  • poster for Meridith McNeal “Inside/Outside Windowphilia”

    Meridith McNeal “Inside/Outside Windowphilia”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2017-06-09 - 2017-07-30

    Figureworks presents Meridith McNeal’s latest series Inside/Outside: Windowphilia. This fascinating work explores hidden and complex layers connected with daily reflections. Created with the fluidity...More »

  • poster for William Gropper “Political Unrest Revisited”

    William Gropper “Political Unrest Revisited”

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2017-04-22 - 2017-06-04

    In this current period of such great political unrest, it serves the public well to reflect on previous administrations and how our historic playbook seems to be so painfully repetitious. Fortunately,...More »

  • poster for Arlene Morris “Stitched Up”

    Arlene Morris “Stitched Up”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Installation
    • 2017-03-03 - 2017-04-16

    Figureworks has been on the move - one flight down to the ground floor space. It is with great pleasure to re-open the gallery with new works on paper by Arlene Morris. Arlene Morris was one of the...More »

  • poster for Gilbert Hancox “Hidden Personality”

    Gilbert Hancox “Hidden Personality”

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2016-11-05 - 2016-12-18

    Figureworks presents the work of Gilbert Hancox. Gilbert Hancox was born just outside of London, England in 1908. He moved to New York when he 18 and studied at the Art Students League. With this...More »

  • poster for “Making Music” Exhibition

    “Making Music” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2016-09-09 - 2016-10-30

    Figureworks presents “Art and Music”. For this exhibition, a number of artists were asked to take the theme of music and create a figure-based work of art. For some, it was a challenge to take audio...More »

  • poster for Jessica Hargreaves “AS IT EVER WAS”

    Jessica Hargreaves “AS IT EVER WAS”

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    • Media: Painting - Installation
    • 2016-07-02 - 2016-07-31

    Figureworks presents Jessica Hargreaves’ first solo exhibition in New York. This show highlights her current series of paintings with installations of her decorative wallpaper, pillows and wearable accessories....More »

  • poster for Willy Hartland “New York City Sketchbook”

    Willy Hartland “New York City Sketchbook”

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    • Media: Drawing - Film
    • 2016-06-10 - 2016-06-26

    Figureworks presents Willy Hartland’s original drawings and the trailer from his soon-to-be-released animated short film New York City Sketchbook. Willy has been working diligently on this complex film...More »

  • poster for Michael Sorgatz Exhibition

    Michael Sorgatz Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-04-29 - 2016-06-05

    Figureworks presents a new series of paintings by Michael Sorgatz. This is Michael’s second solo show with the gallery and it is striking new body of work. This work features a collection of new paintings...More »

  • poster for Ellen Rand Exhibition

    Ellen Rand Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-03-04 - 2016-04-24

    Figureworks presents Ellen Rand’s latest oil paintings. In 2012, Figureworks hosted a striking two-person exhibition with Ellen and her grandmother, a highly successful portrait painter from the turn...More »

  • poster for Warrington Colescott Exhibition

    Warrington Colescott Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2016-01-08 - 2016-02-28

    Wisconsin artist Warrington Colescott is an esteemed printmaker with a prolific body of work. Born in 1921, he has seen great changes in the world and has produced a significant body of etchings with...More »

  • poster for “Life Drawings” Exhibition

    “Life Drawings” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2015-11-20 - 2015-12-20

    Figureworks is very pleased to highlight various artist’s drawings from the galleries weekly life drawing sessions. Many of artists have been regularly attending these Saturday morning sessions for over...More »

  • poster for “Burdened Women” Exhibition

    “Burdened Women” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-10-17 - 2015-11-15

    Figureworks presents “ Burdened Women” - three artists who have created a body of work around unconventional beauty. Painters Donna Festa and Audrey Rhoda address the aging process, while sculptor Janice...More »

  • poster for Royal Young “LUSH DOOM”

    Royal Young “LUSH DOOM”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-09-12 - 2015-10-11

    Figureworks presents Royal Young in his premier exhibition. Young was introduced to the gallery through artist Cathrine Westergaard, one of Figureworks earliest Williamsburg artists. Sadly this year, we...More »

  • poster for Mary Westring “Mass Transit”

    Mary Westring “Mass Transit”

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2015-05-08 - 2015-06-07

    Figureworks presents Mass Transit, Mary Westring’s recent paintings and sculpture addressing our subway system. Westring has been exploring this subject for many years but this latest body of work reflects...More »

  • poster for “Crystal” Exhibition

    “Crystal” Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2015-03-27 - 2015-05-03

    Figureworks turns 15 this April and since a traditional anniversary gift is crystal, I selected four notable gallery artists (Ingrid Capozzoli Flinn, Maho Kino, Meridith McNeal, Susan Newmark) to create...More »

  • poster for “WITHOUT/COLOR. Part II” Exhibition

    “WITHOUT/COLOR. Part II” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-02-13 - 2015-03-15

    Without/Color is a two-part exhibition featuring six artists. Three artists, Meridith McNeal, Alexander Ney, and Joanne Scott, have executed work void of color. Three artists, Howard Eisman, Fred Hatt,...More »

  • poster for “Without/Color” Exhibition (Part 1)

    “Without/Color” Exhibition (Part 1)

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2015-01-09 - 2015-02-08

    Without/Color is a two-part exhibition featuring six artists. Three artists, Meridith McNeal, Alexander Ney, and Joanne Scott, have executed work void of color. Three artists, Howard Eisman, Fred Hatt,...More »

  • poster for “My Sister’s Doll: Artists Respond to a Christmas Saga” Exhibition

    “My Sister’s Doll: Artists Respond to a Christmas Saga” Exhibition

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    • Media: Other - Other
    • 2014-11-19 - 2014-12-21

    One Christmas in the mid 1960’s, my older sister, Jane, unwrapped a very special present. It was a large, beautiful doll in a special edition box – the perfect gift to steal the heart of a ten-year-old...More »

  • poster for “And the winner is…” Exhibition

    “And the winner is…” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-09-06 - 2014-10-05

    “And the winner is….” features work from George Spencer’s Boxing series. Spencer is a Brooklyn artist whose paintings are about the contenders, the bloodied yet unbowed. Using a monochromatic pallet,...More »

  • poster for “Summer Selections” Exhibition

    “Summer Selections” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-06-21 - 2014-07-27

    With only a few weeks before Figureworks takes a summer break for the month of August, it seems a great time to celebrate the diversity of its many talented artists. When various exhibitions close and...More »

  • poster for “Liar, Liar” Exhibition

    “Liar, Liar” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2014-03-08 - 2014-05-04

    Lies are tricky things. Merriam Webster Dictionary tells us that lie is an intransitive verb meaning 1: To make an untrue statement with intent to deceive; 2: To create a false or misleading impression....More »

  • poster for “It’s in the Details” Exhibition

    “It’s in the Details” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-01-04 - 2014-03-02

    Each of these detailed series have manifested from outside forces and internal struggles. Producing this type of work involves hours of personal focus, insight and decision-making and the results carry...More »

  • poster for Susan Newmark “Layered Narratives”

    Susan Newmark “Layered Narratives”

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    • Media: Drawing - Other
    • 2013-11-08 - 2013-12-15

    Susan Newmark is a mixed media artist focused on socially charged collage works. Her working process includes cutting, tearing, layering and sanding with added drawing and color parallels. She is fascinated...More »

  • poster for Alexander Calder “Etchings”

    Alexander Calder “Etchings”

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2013-09-12 - 2013-11-03

    One set of etchings in this exhibtion is based on the 1943 one-act play “Santa Claus” by American poet, essayist, and playwright E. E. Cummings. The allegorical Christmas fantasy recounts the tale of Santa...More »

  • “Dwarfs & Giants New York City in the Early 1900’s” Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Other
    • 2013-04-27 - 2013-06-09

    New York City has always been the great cultural melting pot and in 1905, for the first time in American history, more than one million immigrants arrived in the United States, primarily through Ellis...More »

  • poster for Yuliya Lanina "Honky-tonk Belles"

    Yuliya Lanina "Honky-tonk Belles"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-03-09 - 2013-04-21

    Yuliya Lanina is a Russian-born American multimedia artist who splits her time between New York City and Austin, Texas. Having shown at Figureworks for many years, this solo exhibition highlights her most...More »

  • poster for "Faces of Figureworks" Exhibition

    "Faces of Figureworks" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-01-05 - 2013-03-03

    Artists create self portraits for various reasons but frequently it is done as a reflective point in their career. Securing that moment in time when they feel the need to record their presence. Similar...More »

  • poster for "Lead the Way" Exhibition

    "Lead the Way" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-11-09 - 2012-12-16

    Lead the Way focuses on two like-minded artists from very different backgrounds and generations. Contemporary artist Cecile Chong was born in 1964 in Ecuador to Chinese parents. Her childhood was divided...More »

  • poster for Michael Sorgatz "Streetwise"

    Michael Sorgatz "Streetwise"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-09-08 - 2012-11-04

    Michael's paintings are immediately captivating by their vibrancy and playful abstraction. They keep one's interest by discovering that they hold a whole world within them which is familiar to those living...More »

  • poster for "Life Drawing" Exhibition

    "Life Drawing" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2012-06-08 - 2012-07-29

    Since 2000, Figureworks has hosted a weekly life drawing session every Saturday morning before the gallery opens. Over the years we have showcased the drawings from those artists who have faithfully supported...More »

  • poster for Mary Westring "Children of Conflict - 10 Years Later"

    Mary Westring "Children of Conflict - 10 Years Later"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-04-28 - 2012-06-03

    In 2002, Mary Westring traveled to Uganda to confront the ongoing abduction of children who were taken by the Lord's Resistance Army and used as porters, child soldiers and "wives". She documented these...More »

  • poster for "Nightmares & Fantasies" Exhibition

    "Nightmares & Fantasies" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-03-10 - 2012-04-22

    This work, from various artists of different generations and countries, explore fantastical dreamlike qualities, whether pleasant or disturbing. There is a vibrant emotional connection to the pieces that...More »

  • poster for Ellen Emmet Rand and Ellen Emmet Rand Exhibition

    Ellen Emmet Rand and Ellen Emmet Rand Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2012-01-13 - 2012-03-04

    The work in this show will combine Ellen Emmet Rand’s portrait paintings and drawings from the turn of the century with Ellen Emmet Rand's new abstract collage paintings, which have been inspired from...More »

  • poster for "Bonnie Faulkner, Paul Wunderlich, Balinese" Exhibition

    "Bonnie Faulkner, Paul Wunderlich, Balinese" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Other
    • 2011-11-11 - 2011-12-18

    Bonnie Faulkner, a Maine-based artist, has been working with glass for over 20 years. Highly accomplished in many glass mediums, her work ranges from full window and wall installations for residential...More »

  • poster for "20th Century Figurative Sculpture" Exhibition

    "20th Century Figurative Sculpture" Exhibition

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2011-09-09 - 2011-11-06

    This new season welcomes more progressive changes and new directions for Figureworks. As noted in last season, there is a greater focus on exhibitions that couple 20th century and contemporary artwork....More »

  • poster for "Political Unrest" Exhibition

    "Political Unrest" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-05-13 - 2011-07-31

    This past January, Figureworks presented She Works Hard for the Money, an exhibition that showcased sex and prostitution in Amsterdam's De Wallen district. Following in March, Missionary Fantasy opened...More »

  • poster for "Missionary Fantasy" Exhibition

    "Missionary Fantasy" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-03-11 - 2011-05-08

    Having just closed She Works Hard for the Money, an exhibition that showcased prostitution in Amsterdam's De Wallen district, it seems appropriate to continue the dialogue with another taboo subject for...More »

  • poster for Claudia Butz "She Works Hard for the Money"

    Claudia Butz "She Works Hard for the Money"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-01-14 - 2011-03-07

    After a trip to the Netherlands in 2008, Claudia Butz began working on a series of paintings from the vibrant window displays found in Amsterdam's red light district (De Wallen). It seems appropriate that...More »

  • poster for "Exploring 100 Years of Figurative Art" Exhibition

    "Exploring 100 Years of Figurative Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2010-09-10 - 2010-12-19

    This four month series combines contemporary and 20th century artwork dating from 1910 to 2010. Inspiration for Part I of this series came from Edith Halpert, Director of the Downtown Gallery, who established...More »

  • poster for "Influences" Exhibition

    "Influences" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2010-06-11 - 2010-08-01

    Randall Harris is the founder and director of Figureworks. He opened the gallery in 2000 with a solo exhibition of his works on paper and has rarely exhibited in the gallery since then. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for "10 Years of Figureworks" Exhibition

    "10 Years of Figureworks" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2010-04-09 - 2010-06-06

    These artists exemplify the diverse potential in realizing our mission to represent fine art of the human form. The pieces on view embody a celebratory tone fitting with this festive time in our gallery’s...More »

  • poster for Susan Newmark  "Cut & Color: The Janes"

    Susan Newmark "Cut & Color: The Janes"

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    • Media: Drawing - Other
    • 2010-02-26 - 2010-04-04

    CUT & COLOR is a series of mixed media collages and artists books based on the persona of Jane Russell, one of the first “bad girl” movie stars whose sensual omnipotent persona was a harbinger of today’s...More »

  • poster for Meridith McNeal "In the Footsteps of the Starry Messenger"

    Meridith McNeal "In the Footsteps of the Starry Messenger"

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Other
    • 2010-01-08 - 2010-02-21

    Figureworks presents In The Footsteps of the Starry Messenger by artist Meridith McNeal. The exhibition includes over 40 nib pen and ink drawings painted in watercolor, ranging from 7 inches to 7 feet,...More »

  • poster for "Michael Jackson's Chapel" Exhibition

    "Michael Jackson's Chapel" Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2009-09-11 - 2009-10-31

    THE CULT OF MICHAEL JACKSON (www.cultofmichaeljackson.org) announces the opening of its first chapel praising the life and teachings of Michael Jackson in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Although originally planned...More »

  • poster for Adolf Dehn "Home and Abroad: Domestic, Foreign, and Other-worldly Figures"

    Adolf Dehn "Home and Abroad: Domestic, Foreign, and Other-worldly Figures"

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2009-06-12 - 2009-07-26

    Figureworks showcases Adolph Dehn's provocative and sensual watercolors, ink sketches and lithographs from his worldly travels covering forty years (1920 – 1960). Included in this exhibition are works...More »

  • A.J. Nadel and Stephen Lomonaco Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2009-05-08 - 2009-06-07
  • "Promethean Images: The human figure in fired glass-on-metal" Exhibition

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    • Media: Ceramics
    • 2009-04-10 - 2009-05-03

    Each of the twelve artists bring to this exhibit their own unique method for executing fused glass on metal. Diverse works range from Ruth Altman, who incorporates vivid enameling into her stained glass...More »

  • "WPA/Federal Arts Project Artists" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-03-13 - 2009-04-05

    Figureworks honors WPA artists Gerrit Hondius and Benjamin Kopman with a selection of rarely viewed paintings. Born in Kampen, Holland in 1891, Gerrit Hondius studied at the Royal Academy in The Hague....More »

  • New York Academy of Art 2nd Biennial Alumni Association Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Sculpture
    • 2009-01-09 - 2009-03-08

    Figureworks, through juried selection with the New York Academy of Art Alumni Association, presents this second biennial exhibition. Twelve accomplished alumni were selected. Graduates range from 1993...More »

  • poster for "New York City Supways Series" Exhibition

    "New York City Supways Series" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2008-10-24 - 2008-12-21

    Figureworks is pleased to welcome back Mary Westring and Barbara Zanelli with an exhibition showcasing commuters on the New York City Subway. More »

  • poster for Joachim Marx "Samasati"

    Joachim Marx "Samasati"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-09-05 - 2008-10-19

    Joachim Marx believes that there are still timeless human themes that ask for a contemporary image. He paints floating, falling or suspended figures in an undefined space. These are figures that are thrown...More »

  • poster for Bob Stanley Exhibition

    Bob Stanley Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-06-06 - 2008-07-27

    Figureworks presents the erotic work of pop-artist Bob Stanley from a series he executed in the late 1960's. This exhibition includes Bianchini Gallery's complete 1966 silkscreen portfolio. Original ink...More »

  • poster for Ingrid Capozzoli Flinn "Painting From the Female Form"

    Ingrid Capozzoli Flinn "Painting From the Female Form"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-04-11 - 2008-06-01

    [Image: Ingrid Capozzoli Flinn "Nude with Double V" (2005) Oil on canvas 12 x 12 in.]More »

  • poster for McWillie Chambers "Painting From the Male Form"

    McWillie Chambers "Painting From the Male Form"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-04-11 - 2008-06-01

    [Image: McWillie Chambers "Collins12" (2007) Oil on canvas 24 x 24 in.] More »

  • poster for Michael Massen "Quiet Paintings", Jacquelyn Schiffman "Figments"

    Michael Massen "Quiet Paintings", Jacquelyn Schiffman "Figments"

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2008-02-22 - 2008-04-06

    Michael Massen exhibited his bronze sculptures at Figureworks in 2002. Recently completing his MFA in Painting at the New York Academy of Art, he is now showcasing his latest oils on canvas entitled "Quiet...More »

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