upcoming exhibitions:


Attending to Particulars

New paintings by Jen Mazza – February 20 – March 29, 2020

detail from “a form the tyrant” after Notley

Opening: 6-8pm on February 20th

Tibor de Nagy Gallery
11 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002
212 262 5050 |

Gallery hours
Wednesday to Saturday: 10-6, Sunday: 12- 6
Tuesday: by appointment


past exhibitions:


“Disobedience is Not Careless”

Join us for the exhibition reception of “Disobedience is Not Careless” by Jen Mazza in the James Gallery on Thursday, September 20, 2018, from 6-8pm with a special poetry reading by Jess Laser.

What does painting specifically “do?” Painting has been a mode of public expression throughout many systems of culture and politics, and as Theodor Adorno noted, painting contains sedimented time. It is a slow medium, unfolding as it works on and with the viewer. The material of paint is itself a language, that because of its specific materiality, proportion, and location, creates friction. In the contemporary moment when all images seem recognizable, painting stands aside from the digital realm. Painting is a site where viewers may experiment with piecing together constellations of meaning from fragments. In today’s visual culture, such a practice of precise looking and questioning is “disobedient,” in the words of Robert Duncan’s poem The Law. Examining a painting offers a valuable slice of time to wrestle with what we assume we know about visual language and to question what we take for granted in making meaning. 

The exhibition and related programs “Disobedience is Not Careless” is a project with painter Jen Mazza that explores language and quotation through painting, philosophy and poetry, curated by Katherine Carl. The exhibition and series of programs is open from September 12 to December 15, 2018.


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724 5th Ave, (12th Floor, located between 56th and 57th Streets)
New York, NY 10019  Tel 212 262 5050
Feb 27 –April 5, 2014

“Upstairs and Behind Doors, Creative Passion”, by Roberta Smith, The New York Times, April 3, 2014

Take Note

Hugo Lugo / Jen Mazza / Brad Nelson


53 Stanton Street :: New York, NY 10002 :: 646.820.9068
July 11 –August 17, 2013
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, Noon – 6



July 18 – August 24, 2013
OPENING: Thursday, July 18 from 6-9pm
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Airan Kang / Alexander Rodriguez / Andre Saraiva / Andrew Kuo / Brad Phillips / Brian Belott / Brian Dettmer / Clare Rojas / David Shrigley / Devin Troy Strother / Dustin Yellin / Garreth Long / Geoff McFetridge / Harland Miller / Hollie Chastain / Holton Rower / Jacqueline Rush Lee / Jen Mazza / Jen Stark / Jesse Edwards / John Copeland / Kembra Pfahler / Leo Fitzpatrick / Long Bin Chen / Matthew Higgs / Matthew Stone / Michael Dumontier / Miranda July /Neil Farber / Paul Bright / Peter Funch / Scott Reeder / Sean Landers / Shane Bradford / Simon Evans / Taylor McKimens / Toilet Paper / Troels Carlsen

The Hole is open from Tuesday – Saturday, 12-7PM
312 Bowery NYC NY 10012

All F@*#ing Summer

May 25 – August 1, 2013

Gavlak Gallery
249B Worth Avenue,
Palm Beach, FL 33480
T:+1 561.833.0583
F:+1 561.214.4526


The Words – a solo exhibition at Stephan Stoyanov Gallery
29 Orchard Street, New York

Opening: September 5th ( 6-9 pm)
The exhibition will run through October 14th

“if I combined the words cleverly, the subject was floundering in the signs.” Jean-Paul Sartre

Stephan Stoyanov Gallery is pleased to present The Words by Jen Mazza, her first solo exhibition in New York. The exhibition offers a selection of exquisite small-scale oil paintings of books, each text chosen for its personal and conceptual resonances; a sort of “object biography” playing with the idea of narrative on many levels. For Mazza, the book is the place where the world of ideas and the physical world of objects merge. She comments, As in painting where form becomes the vehicle for content, the book serves as the support for the text: both visible and invisible, it mediates the experience of reading. An certainly, reading her work is a possibility in the paintings of books opened to reveal minutely painted text or illustrations, while her other book paintings must be judged simply by their covers. The subtle, muted colors echo those in Morandi’s oeuvre; the compositions are emblematic — are these paintings meditations on the text or perhaps a eulogy for the book as object?

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Stephan Stoyanov Gallery | 29 Orchard St | New York | NY | 10002 | T: +1(212)343-4240
Directions: F,J,M,Z to Delancey/Essex, B,D to Grand Street (between Hester and Canal Streets)

Stephan Stoyanov Gallery presents:

Group Show “Flowers For You” and Alex Spaulding’s Solo Exhibition “White Nights”

From June 27, 2012–August 12, 2012, Opening: Wednesday, June 27 6-8

“Flowers For You”

The artists within this new exhibit dig deep and bundle up flowers that perplex and frighten, soothe and engage, invigorate and astonish. Stoyanov’s bouquet is no empty beauty. We can glimpse the fullest bloom of experience, replete with thorns; death, love, sex, vulnerability, irony, kitsch, – it is all here. “Flowers For You” is a challenge and a celebration by way of eccentric garlands set about our feet.

Exhibiting Artists :

Jen Mazza, Jane Freilicher, Heather Bennett, Greg Goldberg, Diana Shpungin, Diana Thater, Liora Manne, Karen Gunderson, Thomas Wrede, James Brendan Williams, Michelle Handelman, Samuel Botero, Hannah Barrett, Laura Beard, Gerben Mulder, Mitsuko Brooks, Anna Souvorov, Sarah Berney, Anna Ortiz, Elisa Garcia de la Huerta, Egill Kalevi Karlson, Janet Brosious, Jim Coverley, Martin D’Orgeval, Helena Kauppila, Kate Shaw, Debra Dexler, Laura Sharp Wilson, George Carr, Lucia Oceguera, P. Seth Thompson

Stephan Stoyanov Gallery | 29 Orchard St | New York | NY | 10002



(group exhibition)

Opening 15 Sept. 2011, 7 pm

open through October 15th, 2011

Galerie Edgar Frei /Project Madonna-Fust

Weststrasse 16

Bern, Switzerland


Location: York College Art Gallery

94 – 20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11451

Exhibition Dates: October 6th – December 7th, 2011

Reception Date: Thursday, October 6th, 5 to 8 pm

Hugo Bastidas, Nina Buxenbaum, Michelle Doll, Peter Drake, William Holten, John Jacobsmeyer, Ben La Rocco, Lisa Lebofsky, Jennifer Mazza, Craig Olson, Rafael Perez, Leslie Roberts, Elisa Soliven, Rachel Wren, Susan Ziegler.


Gallery Aferro

September 10 – October 23, 2011

Opening Reception September 10, 7-10 PM

Closing Reception October 21, 7-10 PM

as part of the 10th annual Newark Open Doors Studio Tour

Location: 73 Market Street

Newark, NJ 07102


Hours and Directions

Personal Effects is a sprawling exhibition presenting the idiosyncratic, street art based collection of photographer Eric Wolfe, and featuring works by more than 65 international artists including: Armsrock, Kenseth Armstead, Banksy, Bast, becca, Kelsey Brookes, Kate Bingaman Burt, Borf, Kelsey Brookes, Liz Brown, C215, Mary Ellen Carroll, Peter Coffin, Christo, Dain, Elboe-Toe, Camilla d’Errico, Faile, Shepard Fairey, Mia Feuer, Jacques Fleichmueller, Ian Francis, Gaia, Anna Gaskell, Graham Gilmore, Rodrigo Gonzalez, GoreB, Mark Grotjahn, Hera, Imminent Disaster, Paul Insect, Jane Hammond, Know Hope, Jeff Koons, Melora Kuhn, Robert Lazzarini, Miyeon Lee, Anthony Lister, Tessar Lo, Jen Mazza, Mirf, Irvin Morazan, Aiko Nakagawa, Aakasha Nihalani, Claes Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, Paper Monster,Peripheral Media Projects, Peru Ana Ana Peru, Sesper, Laureen Simonetti, Lorna Simpson, Chris Stain, Stickman, Do-Ho Suh, SWOON, Concha Vidal, Kara Walker, Susan Weil, Lawrence Weiner, Pae White & Brian E