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Meet the Artists: Jill Cohen-Nuñez and Max Benjamin Sarmiento

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Glyndor Gallery

Join us on the final day of the Sunroom Project Space exhibitions—Por El Amor al Circo (For the Love of the Circus) and wait in the garden—for a conversation between exhibiting artists Max Benjamin Sarmiento and Jill Cohen-Nuñez and Curator of Visual Arts, Rachel Raphaela Gugelberger. Their conversation will center on each artist’s research and exhibition development, how the energy of Wave Hill informed their site-responsive exhibitions and their shared and disparate themes and materials. Cohen-Nuñez will activate their sound garden and Sarmiento will perform with figurines, the central characters of his story about a family circus. Jill Cohen-Nuñez and Max Benjamin Sarmiento are 2023 New York Community Trust Van Lier Fellows at Wave Hill.

Meet the Artist is an ongoing series of conversations between exhibiting artists and curatorial team members at Wave Hill. The program provides an opportunity for Wave Hill visitors, the artist’s community and others to learn more about an artist’s creative process and the themes that shape their work.

Registration encouraged but not required, online or by calling 718.549.3200 x251.

Questions? Please email us at information@wavehill.org or call the telephone number and extension above.

Glyndor Gallery is wheelchair-accessible. There is an accessible, ground-level entrance at the front of the building with an elevator that provides access to the gallery level. The Sunroom Project Space can be accessed with an ADA-compliant ramp. The restroom on the gallery level is all-gender and ADA-compliant.

Max Sarmiento El Circo 2023 Acrylic and wc on paper 5 x 8 in Courtesy the artist
Max Sarmiento, “El Circo,” 2023, Acrylic and wc on paper, Courtesy the artist.
Jill Cohen Nunez Mask Exhibition Card
Jill Cohen-Nuñez, “Mask,” 2023, Raku ceramic. Photo: Stephanie Ayala. Courtesy the artist.
  • Max Benjamin Sarmiento

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    Max Benjamin Sarmiento

    Mixed-media artist Max Benjamin Sarmiento creates dioramas that capture the quotidian. Using three-dimensional painting, sculpture and drawing, he merges scenes of the pastoral, urban, magical and lived experience into tableaux informed by Ecuador, where he was raised, and Queens, NY, where he currently resides. Before becoming an artist, he pursued a career in architecture, where he picked up skills that would later translate into his practice. Sarmiento’s work has been exhibited in New York at NYC Culture Club, Dinner Gallery, Independent Art Fair, Chashama, SVA Chelsea Gallery and La Bodega Gallery. He lives and works in Queens.

    Learn more about the artist at www.srmto.com

  • Jill Cohen-Nuñez

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    Jill Cohen-Nuñez

    Jill Cohen-Nuñez is a Dominican-American artist from the Bronx. They received a BA in Studio Art from CUNY City College in 2020, and have received grants and scholarships from Haverford College, Connor Merit Awards and a NYFA City Artist Corps Grant. Cohen-Nuñez has participated in residencies at The Newark Print Shop, Manhattan Graphics Center, MASS MoCA, Chashama and Modern Art Foundry. They have exhibited at the National Sculpture Society, BronxArtSpace, Center for Performance Research, Fordham University, BAAD! Bronx Academy of Art and Dance, The New York Botanical Garden and the Jane Hartsook Gallery at the Greenwich House.

    Learn more about the artist on Instagram @mosslands_.

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