A public garden & cultural center

Exhibits at Wave Hill

  • Bahar Behbahani: All water has a perfect memory.

    Bahar Behbahani: All water has a perfect memory.

    On the Grounds | September 15 - December 01, 2019

    Iranian-born, Brooklyn-based artist Bahar Behbahani takes a poetic approach to using water and garden imagery to help us connect to “invisible stories—the physical or spiritual traces and patterns on nature which our ancestors left us.” The installation—All water has a perfect memory.—explores Wave Hill’s Herbert and Hyonja Abrons Woodland, an eight-acre wooded slope with a half-mile trail ambling through it.

  •  Ngoc Minh Ngo: Wave Hill Florilegium

    Ngoc Minh Ngo: Wave Hill Florilegium

    Wave Hill House | September 15 - December 31, 2019

    Acclaimed photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo captures the gardens and grounds of Wave Hill in four seasons with dreamy, intimate photographs. Ngo finds inspiration in the depth of color and variety of mood in water, sky and verdurous landscape.

  • Figuring the Floral

    Figuring the Floral

    July 21 - December 01, 2019

    A flower’s life cycle of budding, blooming and pollinating, as well as its process of decay, strongly echoes the human condition. The exhibition Figuring the Floral features artists who apply this symbolism to their work—touching on race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, aging and other facets of identity.

  • Christina Yuna Ko: Downloading Place

    Christina Yuna Ko: Downloading Place

    Wave Hill House | May 25 - August 25, 2019

    Queens-based artist Christina Yuna Ko reclaims and reasserts cute, feminine icons of East Asian culture as legitimate, artful, empowering subjects of Korean American identity. Painting in bright, pastel acrylic on hand-cut wooden panels, Ko arranges sushi rolls, floral boutonnieres, and frosted desserts with surrealist waterscapes, starry skies and digital motifs sourced from Tumblr and Facebook.

  • Jia Sung: Folkloric Taxonomy

    Jia Sung: Folkloric Taxonomy

    May 25 - August 25, 2019

    Painter and illustrator Jia Sung exhibits works on paper and canvas depicting astrological animals, tarot card creatures, Buddhist iconography and Chinese mythology. The Singaporean Chinese, Brooklyn-based artist reinvents folklore and cultural codes of higher powers through a queer and zoological lens.

  • Here We Land

    Here We Land

    Glyndor Gallery | April 14 - July 14, 2019

    Artists Camille Hoffman, Maria Hupfield and Sara Jimenez, former participants in Wave Hill’s artist-in-residence program, Winter Workspace, make an exuberant return to Wave Hill this spring to present compelling works that demonstrate deepened practices.

  • Sunroom Project Space 2019

    Sunroom Project Space 2019

    Glyndor Gallery | April 14 - October 27, 2019

    Wave Hill commissions a diverse group of emerging New York-area artists to create a new body of work or site-specific project for a solo exhibition in the Sunroom Project Space. This year’s Sunroom artists are, consecutively, Rachel Sydlowski, Amir Hariri, Geoffrey Owen Miller, Kate Bae, Riad Miah, and two New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellows, Duy Hoàng and Emily Oliveira.

  • Shelley Haven: The Architecture of Nature

    Shelley Haven: The Architecture of Nature

    Wave Hill House | January 20 - May 12, 2019

    Bronx artist Shelley Haven presents an exhibition of works in ink, graphite, gouache and oil. Selected from Haven’s series Travel Drawings and Boulders, these expressive, linear renderings of rock and cliff formations sighted during her travels resonate with the grandeur and rugged texture of the Hudson River Palisades, visible from Wave Hill’s Pergola and elsewhere on the grounds.

  • KangHee Kim: DREAMERscapes

    KangHee Kim: DREAMERscapes

    January 20 - May 12, 2019

    New York-based artist KangHee Kim creates digitally collaged photographs to juxtapose mundane scenes in New York City and natural settings at various locations in the US. Originally from South Korea and now living in the US as a DACA recipient, Kim faces numerous visa restrictions. Her surrealist, imagined landscapes serve as a means of liberation and travel.

  • Winter Workspace 2019

    Winter Workspace 2019

    Glyndor Gallery | January 02 - March 31, 2019

    This winter, Wave Hill has invited a diverse cohort of emerging and mid-career, New York-based visual artists to create new work onsite. During two, six-week sessions in January, February and March, selected artists work in a wide range of mediums and an array of artistic modes, using Glyndor Gallery as studio space. While participating in the residency, the artists explore the grounds, study the garden’s living collection and experiment with new creative possibilities influenced by their time at Wave Hill.

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Michael J. Shannon; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Pollock-Krasner Foundation; The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.