Drawing Dialogues: Mel Chin and Shellyne Rodriguez

5 Dec 2023

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12:00 – 18:00

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December 5, 2023
National Academy of Design, 519 West 26th Street, 2nd floor, New York City
6:30pm - 8:00pm


Drawing Dialogues invites selected artists featured in the exhibition Drawing as Practice to talk about their work, with a particular emphasis on the role of drawing in their practice. To foster dynamic conversations among participants in the exhibition, each evening will feature a pair of artists presenting. The pairings will celebrate the vitality of technique and approaches to contemporary drawing and create opportunities for interesting discussions among artists and audiences.

Admission is free but reservations are required. To make a reservation for this program, click here.

This venue is fully accessible to wheelchairs. To request a free ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation or CART (Communication Access Real-Time Translation) captioning service, email your request at least two weeks in advance of the event to

Artist Bios
Mel Chin
Mel Chin was born in Houston, Texas, and is known for the broad range of approaches in his art, including works that require multi-disciplinary, collaborative teamwork and works that enlist science as an aesthetic component to developing complex ideas. In 2018 he presented Unmoored and Wake in Times Square, New York City, creating a visual portal into a future of rising waters and concurrently he had a 40-year-survey exhibition at the Queens Museum, NYC, that Hyperallergic, the online arts magazine, named the best art exhibition of 2018. He is the recipient of many awards, grants, and honorary degrees, including the MacArthur Fellowship, 2019. Chin was elected to the National Academy of Design in 2018.

Shellyne Rodriguez
Shellyne Rodriguez (b. 1977) is a Bronx-based artist, educator, insurgent, and writer. Rodriguez works with drawing, painting, collage, and sculpture to depict spaces and subjects engaged in strategies of survival against erasure and subjugation. Her work documents the ways in which the diverse social fabric of a place is rewoven as people and cultures struggle to coexist. Third World Mixtapes: The Infrastructure of Feeling, Rodriguez’s first solo exhibition premiered at PPOW gallery Spring 2023.

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Shellyne Rodriguez

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