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sm.ART curating & consulting

sm.ART curating & consulting

Private Gallery
Michele Brody´s Tea House Productions
Michele Brody
Michele Brody
  Michele Brody

would like to invite you

To come and stop by for a Tea Break

During the next instalment of


An Interactive Tea Ceremony set in a Tea House constructed out of

copper pipe and recycled tea bags

taking place

Saturday, March 8, 2008

1:00pm to 4:00pm

@ Brenda Taylor Gallery

511 West 25th Street, #401

New York, NY 10001

By subway: Take the C or E train to West 23rd Street and
continue walking west towards 9th Avenue

Gallery hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-5pm
Phone: 212.463.7166
Fax: 212.463.8083

Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1967, Michele Brody received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in 1989 and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1994. Utilizing her strong background in the liberal arts, she creates site-specific, mixed media installations and works of public art that are generated by the history, culture, environment, and architecture of a wide range of exhibition spaces. While living and working in such places as France, Costa Rica, California, the Midwest, Germany, and her home of New York, her art career has developed into a process of working in collaboration with each new community as a means towards developing an interpretation of the sense of a place as an outsider looking in.

Michele Brody has had one-person shows at Littlejohn Contemporary in NYC, the Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporaneo in San Jose, Costa Rica, at Le Quai de la Batterie, Atelier-galerie d'Art Contemporain in Arras, France, and Dina4 Projekte in Munich, Germany - in collaboration with sm.ART curating.

She has been the recipient of grants from the Pollock/ Krasner Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, and New York State Council on the Arts' Architecture, Planning & Design Program; and, residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, the Headlands Center for the Arts, and at Marywood University.

In the spring of 2006 she completed two major permanent public art installations in The Bronx. They consist of a series of faceted glass windscreens for an elevated train platform with the MTA Arts for Transit program, and a hand painted tile mural for a new school through the Public Art for Public Schools program. She has also installed a uniquely designed manhole cover in the sidewalk of Wall Street in commemoration of the Assay Office that once stood at 30 Wall Street.


End of September last year, Michele had already invited you to visit her tea ceremony inside of a NYC coffee cart during the “11th Annual D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival”: A three day interactive performance, during which festival participants were invited to come in and share a cup of tea with Michele. The tea was brewed from loose tea leaves spooned into special paper bag filters. The conversations during the ceremony were recorded in preparation for being transcribed onto the tea bags after they were set out to dry in the windows of the cart. The tea bags later became a part of a post-production wall mural – please view the attached images!

Michele’s piece installed this weekend will be an actual house in the gallery where the tea bags are being used as shingles for the walls.

Dates are set up in the spring with various cultural institutions in downtown Manhattan to run the Tea Cart outside while they have special events – so watch out for more!

Michele Brody - TEA HOUSE PRODUCTIONS as pdf-File 183 KB
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