cinders

Cinders Gallery is an artist-run non-profit organization based in Brooklyn, NY founded by Sto Len and Kelie Bowman. Since 2004, Cinders has curated over 100 exhibitions, installations, and performances in New York and abroad, including exhibitions in Japan, Australia, and Germany. Working with a loose-knit community of artists that share aesthetic sensibilities and a DIY ethic, Cinders has maintained its focus on providing a more accessible environment for art to be shown. Cinders existed in a physical space in Williamsburg for close to 7 years before leaving due to a rent increase and becoming more project-based with pop-up exhibitions in the Lower East Side, the South St Seaport, Clinton Hill and Bushwick.

www.cindersgallery.com

Teachers, 2012

Teachers, 2012

Maya Hayuk, Heavy Light, 2011

Maya Hayuk, Heavy Light, 2011

Pattern:Chaos, 2015

Pattern:Chaos, 2015

Monica Canilao, We Are Dust, 2011

Monica Canilao, We Are Dust, 2011

Third Leg: Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Logan McDonald, Onya Hogan Finlay, 2005

Third Leg: Ginger Brooks Takahashi, Logan McDonald, Onya Hogan Finlay, 2005

Porch Show, 2007

Porch Show, 2007

Temple of Bloom:  John Orth, Hisham Bharoocha, Jessie Rose Vala, Kelie Bowman, 2010

Temple of Bloom: John Orth, Hisham Bharoocha, Jessie Rose Vala, Kelie Bowman, 2010

Sto, Everything Went Slanted, 2006

Sto, Everything Went Slanted, 2006

Richard Colman, 2011

Richard Colman, 2011

Space 1026, 2009

Space 1026, 2009

NY Art Book Fair, 2009

NY Art Book Fair, 2009

Luke Fishbeck, Lucky Dragons, 2005

Luke Fishbeck, Lucky Dragons, 2005

Selected Exhibitions
New Radicles, Brilliant Champions, Brooklyn, NY, May 2016
Pattern : Chaos, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, September 2015
Last Daze, Space Gallery, Portland, Maine, July 2015
Maya Hayuk, Light Heavy, NY, NY, November 2014
Decade of Decadunce, South Street Seaport, July 2014
Dirty Fingers, In:Surgo, Berlin, Germany, July 2013
Dirty Fingers, See / Me Gallery, NY, NY , June 2013
Limitless Range, Space Gallery, Portland, MN, October 2012
Maya Hayuk, Heavy Light, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY November 2010
Alternative Histories, September 2010, Exit Art, NY, NY
Brian Chippendale, Fruiting Bodies, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, July 2010
DRAW, June 2010, Museo de la Cuidad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
Monica Canilao, We Are Dust, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY May 2010
Ric Ocasek, Teahead Scraps, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY March 2010
Temple of Booom, March 2010, Okay Mountain, Austin, TX
Spirit Assembly, November 2009, Waiting Room Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Cutters, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY October 2009
Spacing Out, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA, February 2008
Allyson Mellberg, Do Little, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY October 2008

Art Fairs
NY Art Book Fair at PS1 MOMA, 2006-present
LA Art Book Fair at Geffen Musuem, 2014 – 2016
Scope Art Fair, New York, 2011
Next Art Fair, Chicago, IL 2010
Aqua Art Fair, Miami, 2007, 2008

Collections and Awards
Brooklyn Arts Council Community Grant
Metropolitan Museum of Book Arts Archive, NY, NY
Museum Of Modern Art Book Archive, NY, NY
Tyler School of Art Library, Philadelphia, PA
West Collection, Oaks, PA 

University of Connecticut Book Archive

San Diego State University Library Collection

Press
Friendly Spaces”, Acclaim Magazine, 2011
“Cinders Gallery Gets Kicked Out of Their Space Again!”, L Magazine, 2011
“Brooklyn On The Bay”, NY Press, 2011
Maya Hayuk: Sexy Gazebo, Juxtapoz Magazine, February 2009
Closed Caption Comics, The Daily Cross Hatch, February 2009
Adolescent Rage, Greenpoint Gazette, January 2009
B-MORE Creative, Village Voice, January 2009
Art Lovers New York Post on Do Little by Allyson Mellberg, October 2008
Bloody Nose, Art Moco Blog, Post on Suzanne Sattler, September 2008
Portraits of Innovation, Black Book Magazine, August 2008
Punks and Pirates, NY Times, Urban Eye on Tod Seelie, July 2008
I Shot That, Village Voice, Choices picks Tod Seelie Show, July 2008
Slowdancing to Slayer, The Art Collectors, July 2008
Review of Crooked Smiles Group Show, Art Slant, June 2008
Interview with Kelie Bowman and Sto, Chief Magazine #12, April 2008
Philly Attacks by Angela Ashman, Village Voice, March 28th, 2008
Spacing Out at Space 1026, Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof’s Art Blog, March 23rd, 2008
50 Emerging Galleries From Around the World, Brooklyn: Cinders by Priya Bhatnagar, Contemporary Magazine, 2007
Early Worm Gets the Bird Review by Julie Fishkin, Art Cal, Nov 2007
I, Me, Mine: The New Avant Garde in Williamsburg by Julia Morton, NY PRESS, Sept 2007
In Search of the New, The Economist, Aug 2007
“Galleries Galore” by Matt Hampton, review of “Dirty Hands,” Block Magazine, Feb 2007
“Objects for the Queer in All of Us” review by Jane Harris, Time Out NY, March 2-8, 2006
“Billyburg Queer Interiors” by Rachel Liberman, Gay City News, Feb 23- Mar 1st 2006
Family Values by William Pym, Art Forum website, Jan 2006
Gallery Profile, The Drama magazine, Issue # 6, Fall 2005
“In Lieu of Flowers” review by Holland Cotter, NY Times, Sept. 2005
“Add the Fireflies and It’s a Summer Idyll” By Holland Cotter, NY Times, July 2005
“Underneath the Roof We Built from the Trees We Run Between” Review by Marco Antonini, NY Arts Magazine, Mar/Apr 2005
“Coffee now, Grad School Later” by Allen Frame, Village Voice, March 16th, 2005
“Just Opened” by Kelly McMasters, Time Out NY, Sept. 2005