Padma Rajendran
Opening September 9, 2017

Ortega y Gasset Projects is very happy to announce Padma Rajendran's solo exhibition; the result of OyG's 2017 Summer Residency + Solo Show open call. 

Padma Rajendran was born in Klang, Malaysia in 1985. She received her BA from Bryn Mawr College in 2007 and received her MFA in Printmaking at Rhode Island School of Design in 2015. She currently lives and works in New York, NY and teaches printmaking at SUNY Purchase. She has taught print workshops and classes at Byrdcliffe Artist Colony, Textile Arts Center, the Neuberger Museum, and Rhode Island School of Design.

Padma’s work comes from an interior place of living two cultural lives and manifests from digging through the past of personal monuments and archived histories. Gathering personal symbols authenticates the forgotten and resurrects it to be experienced again. It is a path to observe an alternate unfolding of events and offers a new ontology. Her imagery is talking to the ritualistic narratives specific to the house and home, such as preparing food and the textile fragments that make up her shell and shelter. Recollecting these souvenirs and artifacts, she embraces the idea of the woven to create images that instigate psychological elasticity yet are still bound by opposing threads.

She has exhibited at the International Print Center New York, Kleinert James Center for the Arts in Woodstock NY, the Strohl Art Center in Chautauqua, NY, the Warwick Museum of Art in Rhode Island, and recently at Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta.

She has attended residencies at Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild receiving a residency fellowship in 2016 and 2015 and created an upcoming project for Habitat for Artists. She has also received the Ruth Katzman Scholarship in 2015 for the League Residency at Vytlacil in the Hudson Valley, as well as scholarship for the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution.


Upcoming - The Skirt 

Jihyun Hong
Opening September 9, 2017


Born in Seoul, Korea in 1985, Jihyun Hong presently lives and works in New York City. She received a BFA from School of Visual Arts and an MFA from the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her works had been in various solo and group exhibitions and Hyperallergic and ARTFCITY had reviewed her works. She was an artist-in-residence at Yaddo residency and The Wassaic Project in 2016 and her new site-specific installation will be showing at Ortega y Gasset Projects in Brooklyn this summer.