With the threat of imminent cuts to federal arts programs and funding, FREEMAN Gallery presents the work of two New York artists who attended public arts high schools - Cheyenne Julien, graduate of Art and Design High School Class of 2012, and Kevin Evans, graduate of Edward R. Murrow High School Class of 2008. Both were born and raised in New York City.
FREEMAN Gallery seeks to provide a safe space to advocate for and examine the role of artists of color in this day and age. The gallery will operate as a program focused space with the goal to excavate and challenge. FREEMAN Gallery will open in September 2017, with fundraising and public programming throughout the summer.
Cheyenne Julien (b. 1994, Bronx, NY) is an artist who lives and works in The Bronx. Cheyenne received her BFA in Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she was a recipient of the Florence Leif Award. She has participated in residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the OxBow School of Art.
Kevin Evans (b.1990, Brooklyn, NY) received his BFA from Cooper Union in 2013. He has participated in residences at The OxBow School of Art and Bruce High Quality Foundation University.