34" x 11” (86.36 x 27.94 cm) rice paper, thread, fire
"With a gesture, drawing out, and layering, material and process, revelatory of each other; making is part of the content. Drawn to the potential of tools and materials beyond their original function, my practice is inspired by chance, control, and uncertainty. I like to mess with things, am interested in the raw and refined, in the relationship between substance and fragility. I love paper, it is so forgiving. I am influenced by skin, the tactile connection between the interior and exterior. I think about the human condition, its motion, beauty, and edge. Everything we touch leaves a change. For me, a concept has to engage a visceral element. Using unconventional tools like thread, blades, and fire, I follow the urge to intuitively alter, advance, conceal or reveal, developing a language. I am engaged with morphing, re-metabolizing, and transformation." - Ula Einstein
Artist is influenced by Eva Hesse, Ana Mendieta, Ann Hamilton, El Anatsui
A Swiss-born, NYC-based multi-disciplinary fine artist, Üla’s work is internationally exhibited in galleries, museums, and non-profit art spaces, and included among numerous collectors. In an expanded art practice, she is exploring material culture, material abstraction, surface tension and a dichotomy of absence/presence, rupture/repair, shadow/light, substance/fragility. Her site-specific installations which consist of parts created in her studio which make up a whole are created site-specific, according to space they are exhibited.
2017 / 2016 Exhibition and Award
Text/ure - Shirley Fiterman Art Center at BMCC, NYC 2017
Two Artists - Lakefront Gallery, Robert Wood Johnson University, NJ 2017
AWARD - Studio Fellowship Residency - ESKFF / MANA Contemporary, September - November, Jersey City, NJ 2016
Chewing Tar – Industrial Materials in the Service of Art, Lichtundfire Gallery, 175 Rivington St, NYC 2016
2015 Included exhibiting in The 21st Century Artist is a Nomad – the inaugural FLUX Art Fair, NYC. All/Together/Different at the Manny Cantor Center, NYC included her work among selected downtown NYC artists. In 2014 Einstein's work was included in No Longer Empty's If You Build It, invited by Art in Flux. “The Object as a Living Thing” a 3-artist exhibition at DeKalb Gallery, Pratt Institute, NY. Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues including The Delaware Center for The Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE; Everhart Museum of Art and Science in Scranton, PA, L’Adodart – Paris, France, Goya Girl Contemporary Art, MD, La Maison d'Art, NYC, Garrison Art Center, Hudson Valley, NY Heidi Cho Gallery, NYC, Safe-T-Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, The Griffin Museum, Winchester, MA, Maloney Art Gallery, NJ; Towson University Art, Gallery, MD, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield CT; the London Biennale; the Oakland Museum of CA, Oakland, CA; the Tryon Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC; the McAllen International Art Museum, McAllen TX; the Museum of Vancouver,BC; the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles,CA; and the Zentralbibliothek, Zürich, Switzerland. Deakin University Gallery, Victoria, Australia. She has presented work and participated in the panel on Towards Anarchitecture at the New York Center for Architecture.
Einstein's work has been featured in several publications, radio, and online magazines including The New York Times, the Village Voice, Hyperallergic, and both the Easthampton and Southampton Press. She is a featured artist in the White Hall Productions film Artists in Conversation, and interviewed in-depth by ArtBookGuy for 'hottest artists to watch in 2014' . She is a featured artist in the Spring 2014 issue of The Artist Catalogue, in print and online. She was interviewed for LaBiennaleTV. Her photographs from The Unwinding Destiny Project are included in the book Infinite Instances, Studies and Images of Time, currently in 6 languages, Mark Batty Publisher. Libro Arte/Abierto”, which can be roughly translated as “Open Book Art”, publication of the book is coordinated by Dr. Hortensia Minguez, professor of art at University of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Media includes some of or all: drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, Tyvek - an industrial housing material, parchment, thread, cut, burn, drawing, straddling a space between painting / sculpture, vegetable parchment, works on canvas. works on paper, vegetable parchment, works on canvas
ARTIST PROFILE ON OUR BLOG: ULA EINSTEIN