Saya Irie’s work is inspired from everyday life and its ties to the distant past. Irie modifies objects by means of reduction, working with books, photographs, banknotes, and soaps, amongst others objects. Her practice is based on the idea that life continues to exist in an imperceptible sphere even after its external form disappears.
Residents from Japan
Bundith Phunsombatlert’s recent projects trace the unseen paths of immigrants and their immigration stories through real and imagined landscapes. By merging contemporary technologies with traditional forms of media, the artworks offer a unique definition of new media art defined not simply by the use of technology, but by revealing a fresh new meaning of something old. His work seeks to explore ways that individuals connect with their personal backgrounds and cultural identities to reinvent traditional interpretations of history.
Bundith Phunsombatlert has exhibited work at Auckland Triennial Institution; New Zealand; Guangzhou Triennial, China; and Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Australia, among others. Currently, his projects are on exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Stone Avenue Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, all in New York.
Ground Floor Residents
Carlos Franco’s work is an exercise in cultural cross pollination.
Carlos Franco has exhibited work at Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco; Nikolaj Kunsthallen, Copenhagen; and The Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art (BICA), among others.