This is a collection of gallery essays. Some are used in Press Releases, Catalogues, and parallel texts that accompany exhibitions. These essays allow me to write about an artist or artists in a candid way not as a review, but rather offering contemporary and historical context to the exhibition. Click the green link/s to read the entire text.

2024

In her first solo show postmortem, Tripoli Gallery presents the artwork of prolific painter Connie Fox. Fox was based on the East End of Long Island since 1979, and a dear friend of Elaine de Kooning. Her work teetered between abstraction, representation, and Surrealism, and she made hundreds of paintings during her lifetime. Essay by Katy Diamond Hamer

2024

Katy Diamond Hamer wrote the introductory exhibition text for artist William Monk’s solo exhibition at the Long Museum (West Bund), China. This essay was commissioned by Pace Gallery.

2024

The gallery introduced Mamoun Nukunamu as their 2024-2025 Artist in Residence and will host artwork outside as well as the artist who will make his paintings and nature based sculptures in the gallery studio space. I wrote an introductory text.

2024

Press Release Essay for a collaborative exhibition featuring work by Resch Willeit. The artists have been based in Berlin and are relocating to thei home country of Italy. The essay offers a look into their complex way of thinking about painting, technology, and forms.



2023

Lauren West was an Artist-in-Residence at Tripoli Gallery in Spring 2023. She made a new body of work that is opening September 29, titled Down Here. The artist makes paintings that are representational and also surreal. They capture situations and scenes that may or may not have happened outside of the artist's mind and that is the joy of the conundrum for the viewer who is left to decide for themselves.

2023

Press Release Essay: Monumental exhibition essay announcing a group show with artists Alice Aycock, April Gornik, Sally Egbert, Connie Fox, Mary Heilmann, Esther Ruiz, Sally Saul, and Mary Carlson. The gallery sought to create an all female exhibition shining a light on the historical artworks of artists who have been and still are a major part of a contemporary dialogue. The goal was to express the gallerists' interest in this subject which he feels extremely connected to, without ever identifying upfront that all of the artists are female identifying.

2023

Press Release Essay: Solo exhibition featuring work by Australian artist Laith McGregor in a show titled Pace and Space. An iteration of this show will also be on view at The Surf Lodge in Montauk.

2023

Press Release Essay: Lauren West is the fourth artist-in-residence at Tripoli Gallery and has a forthcoming exhibition titled "Down Here" opening September 23 and on view through October 23, 2023.

2023

Press Release Essay for Jenny Brosinski and Cristina De Miquel, Almine Rech, New York. A first for the gallery in showing Cristina De Miquel, the two artists had a show in Europe together before venturing to New York for this two-person exhibition.

2023

Press Release Essay for Tripoli Gallery's first exhibition in Byron Bay, Australia featuring artists, Marty Baptist, Jonathan Beer, Mark Cora-Mooroom Bungaree, Otis Hope Carey, Lottie Consalvo, Justin Crawford, Sally Egbert, Sabra Moon Elliot, Connie Fox, Félix Bonilla Gerena, Judith Hudson, Yung Jake, Benjamin Keating, Laith McGregor, Angelbert Metoyer, Miles Partington, Matisse Patterson, José Luis Vargas, Lauren West, Lucy Winton, and Ozzy Wrong

2022-2023

Press Release Essay: The annual Thanksgiving Collective at Tripoli Gallery featuring Lottie Consalvo, Sally Egbert, Sabra Moon Elliot, Ryan Estep, Connie Fox, Félix Bonilla Gerena, Jack Goldstein, Kurt Gumaer, Mary Heilmann, Alice Hope, Judith Hudson, Yung Jake, Benjamin Keating, Melanie Luna, Laith McGregor, Angelbert Metoyer, MEAR ONE, Miles Partington, Tomas Ritchie, Alexis Rockman, Keith Sonnier, José Luis Vargas, Lauren West, Lucy Winton, and Thomas Woodruff. 

2022

Press Release Essay: Sabra Moon Elliot, Enter Through the Desert at Tripoli Gallery. The solo exhibition featured a series of new mixed. media works from painting to ceramics.

2023

Press Release Essay: Jonathan Beer: Pictures of the Floating World exhibition of paintings at Tripoli Gallery.

2022

Press Release Essay: Félix Bonilla Gerena, Los Delirios en la Pintura, and Artist-in-Residence at Tripoli Gallery, March 22-April 22, 2022 an exhibition of paintings by the artist with conceptual references to his home island, Puerto Rico.

2022

Press Release Essay: Angelbert Metoyer solo exhibition titled "Golden Horns" at Tripoli Gallery, Wainscott.

2022

Press Release Essay for "Weird Tales" by José Luis Vargas at Tripoli Gallery

2022

Press Release Essay for Miles Partington, Tam Lin which was on view at Tripoli Gallery from May 28-June 29, 2022.