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Exhibit Guide. Exhibit open September 15, 2022 - January 13, 2023

ref-u-gee exhibit September 15, 2022 - January 15, 2023

The Audrey Frank Anastasi Exhibit is located at Brooklyn College Library, first floor gallery, open from September 15, 2022 - January 13, 2023. Viewing the exhibition is FREE of charge. Please be advised that you will need to show proof of vaccination when entering the Brooklyn campus and need to fill in the form below. Thank you for your understanding.

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ref-u-gee Exhibit September 15, 2022 - January 13, 2023

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About Audrey Frank Anastasi

Audrey Frank Anastasi is a prolific and tireless visual artist, working primarily in 2-dimensional mediums: painting, drawing, collage, mixed media, and print. At the core of her studio practice is the belief that the universal human truths expressed in art transcend the particulars of time and place, and therefore, illuminate our shared humanity. Many of Ms. Anastasi’s works focus on the human subject, with boldly painted faces and figures, expressing an inner life beyond exterior representation.

She has an extensive history of 20 solo and over 200 group exhibitions. The original ref-u-gee series of forced-migration–themed artwork was first exhibited publicly by the Valentine Museum of Art (VMoA), Brooklyn.

Ms. Anastasi’s work is in private and public collections, including the Valentine Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY; Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil; Pfizer, NY; Avon; St. Vincent’s Hospital Collection, NYC; and the Museum of Modern Art Photography Archives (for drawings which were included in the original limited edition photography book, Sirius Studies, in collaboration with Thomas Roma).

Among her public art installations on permanent display are a portrait of Jo Davidson for the Trailside Museum and Zoo, Bear Mountain State Park, NY, and the Stations of the Cross in the new auditorium of Our Lady of Angels Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn, NY.

In addition to her artistic practice, Ms. Anastasi is a curator, gallery owner/director, educator and arts advocate. In 2005, she and her husband, Joseph Anastasi, founded Tabla Rasa Gallery in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. She continues to serve on the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Arts Council and Hook Arts Media, formerly Dance Theatre Etcetera. She is a President Emeritus of Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition.