Part five of the 5-part Workspace ’19­ exhibition series, featuring new work by residents of AAI’s LES Studio Program

Nat Ward’s photographs and writing focus on the psychological implications of escapism and alienation in the American Landscape while variously exploring the subtleties of defeat, resignation, and themes of socio-political self-preservation. His work has recently been exhibited at the Ford Foundation Live Gallery, New York, NY 2017-18, Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York, NY 2017, in two exhibitions organized by Phong Bui & Rail Curatorial Projects, Jersey City, NJ 2017-18 and Brooklyn 2013-14, and at The Jewish Museum, New York, NY 2015. Recent residencies and fellowships include The Sharpe-Wallentas Studio Program 2015-16 and the Wagon Station Encampment at AZ West 2012. Ward received an M.F.A. from Columbia University School of the Arts.

Artists Alliance Inc. is 501c3 not for profit organization located on the Lower East Side of New York City within the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center. Cuchifritos Gallery and the LES Studio Program are supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Cuchifritos Gallery programming is made possible by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. We thank the New York City Economic Development Corporation and individual supporters of Artists Alliance Inc for their continued support. Special thanks go to our team of dedicated volunteers and interns, without whom this program would not be possible.