Greatest Love of All

19-29 March 2017
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 19, 4-8pm

Open Hours: March 20-29, 12-8pm
Performances, conversations, readings, and film screenings, beginning at 6pm every evening.

The 2017 Whitney Houston Biennial: Greatest Love of All comes as a response to the awakening representation of women artists in major museums and galleries. To highlight female artists in New York this season, curator and artist Christine Finley will host female artists from a varied range of geographic and cultural backgrounds, disciplines, methodologies, and generations. The aim of bringing together so many creative voices is to sing a collective song that celebrates the contributions of pioneer female artists and marks a moment in our communal trajectory.

Featured Artists
Marzena Abrahamik, Nick Alciati, Aurora Andrews, Storm Ascher, Amna Asghar, Karen Azoulay, Ingrid Baars, Isabelle Baldwin, Meegan Barnes, Chloe Bass, Rachelle Beaudoin, Elizabeth Bick, Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Genevieve Bormes, Mitsuko Brooks, Jude Broughan, Lauren Camarata, Maureen Catbagan, Tara L. Cavanaugh, Natalee Cayton, Alana Celii, Sophia Chai, Kiran Chandra, Shahrzad Changalvaee, Jesse Chun, Maxi Cohen, Liz Collins, Daryl Daniels, Desiree Des, Cat Del Buono, Patricia Domínguez, Liz Dosta, Jessie Edelman, Melissa Eder, Ari Elefterin, Zoe Elefterin, Sessa Englund, Deanna Erdmann, Florencia Escudero, Gianna Leo Falcon, Caroline Falby, Gianna Leo Falcon, Adriana Farmiga, Angel Favorite, C. Finley, Daphne Fitzpatrick, Becky Flanders, Britta Fluevog, Lucy Fradkin, Mary Goldthwaite, Daniela Gomez, Christina Graham, Sophie Grant, Kira Nam Greene, Dana Grossmann, Megan Hays, Clarity Haynes, Patrice Helmar, Sarah Heinemann, Haley Hughes, Lorra Jackson, Emily Janowick, Robin Kang, Miatta Kawinzi, Ambre Kelly, Jenny Kemp, Sylbee Kim, Orrie King, Amy Khoshbin, Rya Kleinpeter, Dominika Ksel, Kristina Lee, Phoebe Legere, Mia Legg, Alexandra "Sasha" Lerman, Liz Ligouri, Marissa Long, Tora López, Sandra Mack-Valencia, Nadja Verena Marcin, Nicole Maloof, Rachel Mason, Chanel Matsunami Govreau, Saira McLaren, Glendalys Medina, LuLu Meng, Qiana Mestrich, Tracy Molis, Sharon Molloy, Linda Montano, Sarah Moran, Gala Mukomolova, Jasmine Murrell, Qinza Najm, Amanda Nedham, Alex Nuñez, Alexis O'Hara, Keri Oldham, Nasrah Omar, Francena Ottley, Juliana Paciulli, Megan Pahmier, Valincy-Jean Patelli, Amanda Turner Pohan, Heather Powell, Tamika Rivera, Michelle Rogers, Kate Rubens, Katie Rubright, Doraelia Ruiz, Nomi Ruiz, Victoria Sambunaris, Rachel Schmidhofer, Eddy Segal, Salpy Semerdjian, Talia Shulze, Lauryn Siegel, Susan Silas, Tabitha Soren, Maria Stabio, Tara Strongosky, Maureen St. Vincent, Constanza Alarcon Tennen, Karen Tepaz, Katie Urban, Gabriela Vainsencher, Beka Venezia, Margeaux Walter, Anastasia Warren, Nichole Washington, Lauryn Welch, Saskia Wilson-Brown, Suzanne Wright, Shaina Yang, and more…

About the Curator
New York and Rome based artist C. Finley is known for her elaborate geometric paintings, skillful use of color and her activism through street art. Previous projects include the 2014 Whitney Houston Biennial: I’m Every Woman, and Wallpapered Dumpsters which has been featured in The New York Times, La Repubblica, The Huffington Post, NYLON Magazine, Dazed, and Women’s Wear Daily. Finley has shown internationally with exhibitions at Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna; Superchief Gallery, Los Angeles; Jenn Singer Gallery, New York; Context/Art Miami; Scope Miami and New York; FDA Projects, Rome; High Energy Constructs and Salon Oblique, Los Angeles; and the Dumba Collective, New York. As a member of the artist collective HowDoYouSayYamInAfrican?, she participated in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Finley received her BFA from the Pratt Institute, New York and her MFA from California State University, Long Beach. For more on C. Finley, visit: http://iamfinley.com

For more info on the Biennial, visit: http://whitneyhoustonbiennial.com or contact: iamfinley [at] gmail [dot] com

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Image detail is courtesy of the Whitney Houston Biennial.