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DELVE Networking for Artists

  • CUE Art 137 West 25th Street New York, NY (map)

Kind Aesthetic, in partnership with CUE, invites all artists, creatives and arts professionals for a productive, inspiring night at DELVE Networking. 

We will kick the evening off with presentations by artists Damali Abrams, Steve Lambert, and Shanti Grumbine (bios below). They will be followed by complimentary drinks and networking where you can meet new people, and talk about the things you do best. 

We are interested in creating community, sharing information to help you succeed, and learning about everyone's unique paths in the art world. Join us!

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Shanti Grumbine ( received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and studied at Simon’s Rock College of Bard. Select exhibition venues include A.I.R. Gallery, MagnanMetz Gallery, Planthouse Gallery, the Lower East Side Printshop,The Dorsky Museum, Paul Robeson Gallery at Rutgers University and IPCNY. Residencies and fellowships include the Vermont Studio Center, the Lower East Side Printshop Keyholder Residency, the Millay Colony, the Ucross Foundation and the A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship. She will be attending the Bemis Center For Contemporary Art in 2013. She currently lives and works in New Paltz, NY and New York, NY.


Steve Lambert ( Steve Lambert’s father, a former Franciscan monk, and mother, an ex-Dominican nun, imbued the values of dedication, study, poverty, and service to others – qualities which prepared him for life as an artist.

Lambert made international news after the 2008 US election with The New York Times “Special Edition,” a replica of the “paper of record” announcing the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other good news. In the Summer of 2011 he began a national tour of Capitalism Works For Me! True/False – a 9 x 20ft sign allowing people to vote on whether capitalism worked for them . He has collaborated with groups from the Yes Men to the Graffiti Research Lab and Greenpeace. He is also the founder of the Center for Artistic Activism, the Anti-Advertising Agency, Add-Art (a Firefox add-on that replaces online advertising with art) and SelfControl (which blocks grownups from distracting websites so they can get work done).

Steve’s projects and art works have won awards from Prix Ars Electronica, Rhizome/The New Museum, the Creative Work Fund, Adbusters Media Foundation, the California Arts Council, and others. Lambert’s work has been shown everywhere from museums to protest marches nationally and internationally, featured in over fourteen books, four documentary films, and is in the collections of The Sheldon Museum, the Progressive Insurance Company, and The Library of Congress. Lambert has discussed his work live on NPR, the BBC, and CNN, and been reported on internationally in outlets including Associated Press, the New York Times, the Guardian, Harper’s Magazine, The Believer, Good, Dwell, ARTnews, Punk Planet, and Newsweek.

He was a Senior Fellow at New York’s Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology from 2006-2010, developed and leads workshops for Creative Capital Foundation, and is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Purchase. Steve is a perpetual autodidact with (if it matters) advanced degrees from an reputable art school and respected state university. He dropped out of high school in 1993.


damali abrams ( is a New York City-based artist working primarily in video. She received her BA at New York University and her MFA at Vermont College of Fine Arts. damali was a 2009-10 A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship recipient. Her work has been shown in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Memphis, New Orleans, Denver, and Miami. In New York City, her work has been exhibited at The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA), A.I.R. Gallery, JCAL, Rush Arts Gallery and BRIC Rotunda Gallery, among others. Her work is included in this year's Bienal at El Museo del Barrio. damali is a member of the women's artist collective tART and one of the NYC coordinators for The Feminist Art Project. She is currently working on a performance art documentary, posting one chapter each month online, as part of an offsite residency with the organization Fresh Milk in Barbados. damali will travel to Barbados in Fall 2013 to complete the documentary.

Earlier Event: September 7
Opening reception: Carmen Papalia
Later Event: November 8
SHIFTER Book Launch