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Join BGC Library Artists-in-Residence, Harley Ngai Grieco and Jennifer Tobias, for an intimate studio visit! Despite COVID-19, this year’s artists have been in residence with BGC since October. Come see what they have been working on in advance of their virtual exhibition opening in May.

BGC’s Library AIR program invites artists whose work is grounded in research to use the library collection as an incubator for new work, utilizing the library reference staff as thought partners in their process.

Harley Ngai Grieco Studio Tour
Friday, April 16
2–3 pm

Jennifer Tobias Studio Tour
Friday, April 23
2–3 pm

Each tour will air live on BGC’s Instagram profile and will be followed by a Q&A session. Questions will be asked live, but you can pre-submit them here. For instructions on how to access this event, click here.

Meet the Artists!

Harley Ngai Grieco is a Chinese American lens-based artist, born and raised in State College, Pennsylvania. She is fascinated with the historical representation of the natural world, the production of decorative domestic objects, and how these traditions participate in their own decay. She earned a BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art in 2013, receiving the Vincent J. Mielcarek, Jr. Memorial Prize and the Sara Cooper Hewitt Fund Prize. Harley has participated in residencies at Trestle Art Space and The Vermont Studio Center, in addition to completing a fellowship at the Bronx Museum. She has received scholarships and grants to attend workshops at UrbanGlass, the Ox-Bow School of Art, and the Penland School of Crafts. Currently, she is based in Brooklyn, New York.

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Jennifer Tobias is a scholar and illustrator. She holds a PhD in Art History from the City University of New York, an MLS from Rutgers, and a BFA from Cooper Union. She provided reader services at the Museum of Modern Art and Parsons School of Design libraries. Her illustrations are included in Health Design Thinking and Design is Storytelling, both by Ellen Lupton. She and Lupton are currently developing Extra Bold: a Feminist, Inclusive, Subversive, Non-Binary Field Guide for Graphic Design, forthcoming from Princeton Architectural Press.

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