Rachel Sydlowski, Parlor in the Wilderness, 2019, mixed media, site-specific installation. Courtesy of the artist.
The Sunroom Project Space supports Wave Hill’s dedication to nurturing creativity and experimentation—both in the gardens and in the gallery. It was initiated in 2007 to offer New York-area emerging artists the unique opportunity to develop new work as solo exhibitions. Artists create projects in a distinctive context that connects the visitor to our landscape, gardens and history.
Each year, 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, providing an engaging setting for artists to contemplate, explore and ultimately transform the gallery using various materials and techniques.
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.
Over the years, dozens of artists have transformed the Sunroom Space, and undergone a transformation of their own. We regularly reach out to them, documenting what inspired their Sunroom work, and how the Sunroom Project shaped them as artists.
These artists represent a variety of approaches, including projects that relate to Wave Hill’s history and architecture; engage with our community by working with participants in our public education programs; and investigate the history of horticulture and botany in unique ways. Each artist participates in a Meet the Artist public program, an artist talk moderated by a guest curator or arts professional.
Support for the Visual Arts Program is provided by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; 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.