JUNE 23 – JULY 23, 2016


MULHERIN NEW YORK is pleased to present Practice Makes Practice, an exhibition featuring works by Kristine Moran, Nathan Randall Green, Mauricio Cortes Ortega, Hazel Meyer, Sarah Sands Phillips, C.J. Chueca, Alyse Ronayne, and E.E. Ikeler

put it all in one room and frame it
the thing that ties it all together

but you can't
bet you can't

i know you
i love what you do
gathered in this little house

this summer could be the last
let's fill it up with practice

(im)perfect makes practice

we can always start again

Born in Montreal, Kristine Moran earned a BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 2004 and went on to earn an MFA from Hunter College, NYC in 2008. She has exhibited at Monica DeCardenas Gallery, Milan; Western Exhibitions, Chicago, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery in New York City, the Daniel Faria Gallery in Toronto and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary. Her work has been reviewed in Artforum's Critics' picks, FlashArt and, as well as in NYArts Magazine, Canadian Art Magazine, Art Papers, Elle Magazine and Harper's. Moran's work is featured in the painting anthology by Phaidon, Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting. Her work is included in the collection of the Saatchi Gallery, Tishman Speyer, Glenbow Museum and the University of Toronto, among other private collections. 

Nathan Randall Green was born in 1980 in Houston, TX and received his BFA in 2004 from the University of Texas at Austin. He helped co-direct Camp Fig Gallery from 2004 until it's closing in 2006 and is a founding member and partner of Okay Mountain. Nathan has most recently shown his work at Hus Gallery in London, UK, Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas, TX, Art Palace Gallery in Houston, the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Austin Museum of Art, the Texas Biennial, and LVL3 in Chicago. Nathan has also participated in Artist-In-Residence programs in Connecticut, New York, Vermont, Michigan, Illinois, and Dallas. As a founding member of the Okay Mountain Collective, Nathan has recently presented new works at Freight & Volume, New York; Prospect 1.5 New Orleans, University of Houston's Blaffer Museum, the McNay Museum in San Antonio, Pulse Miami in both 2009 and 2010, Cress Gallery in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Mark Moore Gallery in Los Angeles, California. Nathan lives a nd works in New York, New York. 

Mauricio Cortes Ortega is an artist living and working New York City. Born in 1990 in northern Mexico, he moved to the United States in 1999. In 2012, he received his B.F.A. from The Cooper Union and his M.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University School of Art in 2016. Cortes's work explores and questions the intricacies of the moment of crossing that can describe what came before and define what is to come. This conception stands as both a literal sense of crossing a border, but also as a metaphor for the emotional interaction that occurs in the experience of viewing the work. The emerging presence of a figure rises to the surface as the work attempts to separate the condition of the physical body and push to augment the psychological implications of absence. Cortes is the recipient of the Schell Center for international Human Rights Travel fellowship Yale Law School (2015), the Benjamin Menschel Travel Fellowship, the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Painting Fell owship (both 2011), and the Jóvenes Creadores Mexican National Council for Culture and Arts painting fellowship (2013). 

Hazel Meyer is an interdisciplinary artist who works with installation, performance, and textiles to investigate the relationships between sport, sexuality, feminism, and material culture. Her work aims to recover the queer aesthetics, politics, and bodies often effaced within histories of sports and recreation. Drawing on archival research, she designs immersive installations that bring various troublemakers—lesbians-feminists, gender outlaws, leather-dykes—into the performative spaces of athletics. Recent projects include a solo exhibition at MacLaren Art Centre (Barrie) and a public art commission for Cambridge Gallery's Idea Exchange. In 2015 she was Scrap Metal Gallery's (Toronto) inaugural artist in residence, where she produced a large-scale installation and public performance based on her ongoing project Muscle Panic (2014– ). She is currently at work on an iteration of Muscle Panic for the CAG in Vancouver. As part of her ongoing collaboration with Cait McKinney on the history of tools within queer social movements, she is developing Tape Condition: degraded, an exhibition and series of public programs at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (2016, Toronto). Hazel holds an MFA from OCAD University (Toronto) and a BFA from Concordia University (Montréal). 

Sarah Sands Phillips (b. 1984, Toronto, Canada) has a multidisciplinary practice, which includes painting, sculpture, photography and experimental film. She received a BFA from Queen's University, Kingston, ON, with majors in studio art and art history. Investigating themes of beauty, decay, and revival, she works through the inherent restrictions and limitations of found objects to unveil renewed forms. In many ways the physical processes involved address the shifting and fading quality of memory, as well as its connection to the body. She has been awarded multiple grants from the Toronto and Ontario Arts Councils, and has had recent exhibitions at Gallery 44: Centre for Contemporary Photography, Videofag, General Hardware Contemporary (Toronto, ON), and DNA Artspace (London, ON). She has forthcoming exhibitions at The Dayroom (St. Johns, NL) and will be publishing her first book of poetry with Swimmer's Group in summer 2016. Sands Phillips is represented by General H ardware Contemporary in Toronto, ON. She currently lives and works in Toronto. 

In her work C.J. Chueca (b. 1977, Lima, Peru) seems intent on bringing to light the hidden places in between, underneath or unseen. Her subjects include elements from the natural world like the place between light and dark, between sky and sea while also exposing similar discrepancies in the world of human interactions. Whether working in sculpture, painting or photography Chueca utilizes the transformative processes of art production, display and reception to reexamine the meaning and aesthetics of the objects, people and places that are normally marginalized or ignored. Chueca lives in New York and Lima. 

Alyse Ronayne (b. 1986 Detroit, MI) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008 and an MFA from Bard College in 2015, where she was awarded the Elaine DeKooning Fellowship in Painting and a Sculpture Teaching Fellowship. In 2016 she has solo exhibitions with Jeff Bailey Gallery in Hudson, NY and Culture Room in Brooklyn, NY, following two person exhibitions with Greenpoint Terminal Gallery and Underdonk in Brooklyn, NY, and group exhibitions with Mulherin Gallery, Spring/Break Art Show, the Ace Hotel Gallery, and the Leslie Lohman Museum, all in Manhattan, NY. In 2015 Ronayne participated in a two person exhibition with HumanNYC in Brooklyn, NY, a group exhibition at Zolla/Lieberman Gallery in Chicago, IL, and the Seven Below Residency through Burlington City Arts in Vermont. 

E.E. Ikeler was born in 1986 in Arizona and currently lives in New Haven, Connecticut. She holds a BFA from Cooper Union and received an MFA from Yale University, where she was awarded the Helen W. Winternitz award in 2016 and a Research Fellowship at Yale's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 2015. She is also the recipient of the Leroy Neiman Foundation Summer Fellowship at Ox¬Bow School of Art. She has upcoming shows at Jeff Bailey Gallery in Hudson, NY (September, 2016), and Kent Place Gallery in Summit, NJ (January, 2017). 

Please direct all inquiries to Katharine Mulherin at
347.406.3690 (USA)