Artist Registry

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Carmelle Safdie is a New York City based artist and musician. She has participated in three biennial exhibitions at the Queens Museum, where she exhibited a commissioned installation in 2012. Major works have also been shown at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in NYC, Franklin Street Works in Stamford, CT, and Palazzo Cavour in Turin, Italy. For over a decade Safdie has collaborated with numerous bands and musicians, touring and releasing records internationally. In 2010 her band Beachniks performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In addition to her studio-based work, Safdie is director of the Irwin Rubin Archive, where she’s in the process of researching, cataloging, and writing about the artist’s works and teachings.  

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.


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