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Curator, Gallery, Non-Profit
If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Conceptual, Digital, Drawing, Event, Film, Installation, Painting, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Video
I am...
Founded in 2002, Transformer is a Washington, DC based 501 (c) 3 non-profit, visual arts organization that connects and promotes emerging artists through exhibitions, programs, and other initiatives designed to help foster their creativity and advance their careers. A catalyst and advocate for emergent expression in the visuals arts, Transformer is building community by developing partnerships and collaborations with artists and organizations locally, nationally, and internationally.

Now in our ninth year of operations, Transformer is recognized as an important contemporary arts cultivator and access point to experience “the contemporary art and artists of tomorrow, defined in unexpected ways today.” Building upon previous successes, Transformer is continually working to better meet the needs of its constituents through innovative exhibitions and the development of educational programs.

Through these efforts, Transformer is building a broad network of support for emerging artists, their ideas and work, and advancing contemporary art dialogue within Washington, DC and beyond.

Transformer accomplishes our mission by:

* Presenting six, five-week long engaging and professional exhibitions, shorter term projects and public programs in our project space, as well as in off-site venues, annually;
* Facilitating collaboration with artists, curators, educators, arts professionals, other art spaces and cultural institutions in the development and presentation of exhibitions and programs;
* Convening informative community panel discussions on topics that further contemporary art dialogue, are relevant to artists’ development, and educate audiences;
* Facilitating meaningful programming designed to build artists professional development, encourage their ideas and craft, gain exposure to the community, and grow their own network of support that will sustain them for the long-term;
* And through our internship program, educational initiatives, artist talks and other forums for dialogue, educating new leaders and professionals in the local community to support artists and become stronger arts advocates.

Transformer’s programs are designed to support artists on many levels: in addition to presenting work through professional and engaging exhibitions, artists participate in community panel discussions, peer critique, portfolio review, and other open forums for dialogue and connection with peers and mentors. Part of a growing network of artist-centered spaces whose missions’ focus on process, partnership, and professionalism in presenting cutting edge visual art, Transformer is continually engaged in national and international forums on best practices within the field designed to assist artists and the organizations that support them.
About my artwork
Artists I like
Artists who wish to submit their artwork and/or exhibition proposals are encouraged to email us at submissions@transformergallery.org with the following:

* an artist statement/short statement about the body of work you are presenting for review. If the proposal is for a site specific installation, describe in one or two paragraphs how you intend to utilize the project space;
* a resume and/or short bio;
* 5 - 10 jpeg images of your artwork/the work being proposed and/or a link to your online portfolio;
* any other relevant materials, such as press coverage.

Along with specific exhibition proposals, artists may submit samples of their work to be considered for inclusion in our FlatFile Program - a growing collection of works on paper in a variety of two-dimensional mediums including photography, painting, drawing and printmaking, approximately 16" x 20" in size and smaller.

For questions about the submission process, contact info@transformergallery.org
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
Rebecca Key: Archetype @ Transformer
through October 15
Centre of the artworld:
another city

Lauren Rice: Heirlooms

Lauren Rice: Heirlooms
February 5 - March 12, 2011

Transformer is proud to present the installation work of Detroit-based artist Lauren Rice in her first DC solo exhibition. Similarto set designs for theatrical events, the landscapes Rice creates inher sculptural work are fantastical - elements appear to collapse,levitate, burst and grow within the gallery space. With Heirlooms, Ricereferences gardens and flowers, while simultaneously vulgarizing theirtraditional preconceptions as feminine and romantic. The organic"flowers" are bulky blobs resting uncomfortably upon their armatures ofwooden dowels, wire, and cement. Each one original, these objectscrafted from window screen, newspaper, phone book pages, spray paint,and glue bear more of a resemblance to kudzu than a tended garden. Themonstrous vegetation entices the viewer while threatening to become ametaphor for disease and decay.

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At 9:53 on September 30, 2010, N.S.VALLUVAN said…
At 9:18 on September 28, 2010, BOIGEOL said…
the art of richard boigeol

At 19:02 on September 27, 2010, Marta Graciela Bressi said…
Dear Transformer,

I´d really appreciate it if you could take the time to look at my work and leave your impressions here or in the guestbook on my homepage- http://www.freewebs.com/miartemartagracielabressi- where there are more samples of my digital art works, engravings and sculptures. The web site´s in Spanish but, if you want to read the texts in English, you can access my Livejournal:


You can also visit the website we created with the Belgian jazz musician Dirk Schreurs to make our recent video art collaboration known to the world:


New Website: http://martagracielabressistudios.webs.com/

News: http://cminejazz.com/show/2010/11/12/minds-of-glass



P.S.: Unfortunately, i' ve got too many contact on the network to add more.File free to add me if you want.


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