Drawing upon experience and memory, Gail Biederman uses tactile materials such as yarn and felt to create both expansive installations and intimate works on paper. Through mapping, she examines the connections between body, identity, and place, reconstructing locations and events to restore them as new experiences. Often beginning with ordinary maps, Biederman manipulates their structure and design and infuses them with personal information and history.

This year Biederman will have solo exhibitions at Real Art Ways (Hartford, CT) and Wave Hill (Bronx, NY). Previous solo exhibitions include Artspace (New Haven, CT) and Westchester Community College (Valhalla, NY). Her work has also been shown at the Bronx Museum of Art, the Katonah Museum of Art, Islip Art Museum’s Carriage House, Smack Mellon, Cuchifritos, and Exit Art. She was recently chosen for Smack Mellon’s Hot Picks. Biederman participated in several artist residencies including AIM at the Bronx Museum of Art, the Special Editions Residency at the Lower East Side Printshop, and most recently, the Artists Alliance Rotating Studio Program.

During her Swing Space residency at Governors Island, Biederman will chart her time and experiences on Governor’s Island, creating psychogeographic maps made out of layers of felt, fabric, and yarn.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist