21-16 40th Ave - Studio# 4
Priscilla Stadler is a visual artist who works both with installation and human interaction. Since 2011 she has developed Fragile City, an ongoing series of dyed cheesecloth buildings, for sites that range from street corners to galleries to a 19th century barn. She has twice received grants from the NY City Council through the Queens Council on the Arts for her projects. Stadler???s site-specific installations have been commissioned for the Brooklyn Children???s Museum and by Valerie Green???s Dance Entropy. Stadler has exhibited in the Queens Museum, the Fiterman Art Center, Queens College, Space Gallery, Mess Hall (Chicago), Contemporary Artists Center (Troy, NY) among other venues.
Almost Home/Casi Llegando a Casa (2017), a six-month collaborative storytelling, art, and video project to promote community listening, creativity, and organizing against displacement due to unaffordable rents in Jackson Heights, Corona, and Elmhurst. Stadler co-founded and is co-facilitating Almost Home, made possible through the generous support of MoreArt. She was a Fellow with MoreArt???s Housing Justice Residency (2016) and with the Laundromat Project (2014). Stadler often collaborates with the public, artists, and organizers to develop dialogue and connection, and to use art as a tool for creative social justice.
Welcome to Fragile City
As residents of the city, we are vulnerable. Many of us are unable to afford to live in the communities we grew up in or feel connected with. As high-end developments grow ??? and often sit empty ??? our options shrink.
How can we address this distressing situation in creative, meaningful, and effective ways? I???m not sure. Maybe we can figure it out together. If you are interested, get in touch.
All images and text copyright Priscilla Stadler