The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.
Carmelle Safdie lives and works in Queens, NY. She has shown her work and performed internationally. In New York City she has exhibited and presented projects at Sikkema Jenkins and Co., The Queens Museum, Soloway Gallery, Momenta Art, Printed Matter, MoMA PS1, Recess, Cabinet, and La MaMa La Galleria. Safdie is also an active musician and has collaborated with numerous bands and performers for over a decade. Her most recent project The Shape connects her visual art and music, and was presented to the public in 2015 through a residency and event series at Downstairs 87.
Safdie has been awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, The Shandaken Project, Art Farm, and Andrea Zittel’s Wagon Station Encampment. Features and reviews include The New York Times, Artoforum, Art News, The New Yorker, The Village Voice, The New York Observer, and The Wall Street Journal. She holds a BFA from Cooper Union and an MFA in Painting from Bard College.