The Alien with Extraordinary Abilities in the Arts
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    This illustration is a celebration of my visa status in the US; my working visa states that I am an "O-1B Alien with Extraordinary Abilities in t… Read More
    This illustration is a celebration of my visa status in the US; my working visa states that I am an "O-1B Alien with Extraordinary Abilities in the Arts". This work recently won Best in Show at the Greenpoint Gallery in Brooklyn. I received $200 and my own solo exhibition back at the gallery in October. Read Less
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I created this piece over the 6 months or so that I was awaiting confirmation on my US visa. It is a satirical celebration of my legal status here in New York: "An O-1b Alien with Extraordinary Abilities in the Arts".
This was a period of immense personal frustration, as I was unable to work or travel and for several months I did not think I would ever get the chance to live and work in NY.

This work recently won Best in Show at Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn. I received $200 and the opportunity for my own solo exhibition, which I am happy to announce will be taking place in October 2014.
 
 
Final Artwork
 
 
 
Work in Progress
 
 
Canvas: 40" x 30"
 
 
Original Artwork, framed: 12" x 9"
 
 
Proudly accepting Best in Show award at Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn on Friday May 3rd 2014
 
 I am happy to announce that this piece will be on display at my solo exhibition this Fall.
I am currently working on several projects for the event and can so far confirm that it will take place in late October 2014, in Brooklyn, NY. Stay posted for invites coming in the next couple months.
 
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