For the past two years, the Hilma’s Ghost has conducted experimental pedagogy, transcultural dialogue, and collectivity through the lens of feminism and spirituality to build community and reckon with patriarchal art histories that have excluded women, trans, and nonbinary practitioners. Hilma’s Ghost collaborated artistically on ABSTRACT FUTURES TAROT, consisting of 5 paintings, 78 drawings, and an original limited-edition tarot deck that was exhibited at The Armory Show 2021. The exhibition was shortlisted as one of the exhibitions to see by Will Heinrich at The
New York Times. In January 2022, the duo curated Cosmic Geometries, a group exhibition of 25 artists at EFA Project Space, which Jillian Steinhauer of The New York Times called “a knockout exhibition.” CHROMAGICK, a series of new collaborative drawings using color magic and crystals was recently exhibited at Expo Chicago 2022. Hilma’s Ghost projects have been positively reviewed in The New York Times, Hyperallergic, and Artnet.
Over the past 2 years, the collective has worked to create a growing online community of 6K individuals through exhibitions, curating, and online programming which connects artists with professional healers through workshops. To date, they have run a dozen such online programs on subjects ranging from automatic drawing to sigil-making. Forthcoming in 2022, Hilma’s Ghost has solo exhibitions at The Hill-stead Museum in Connecticut and Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago and a printmaking residency at The Wassaic Project.
1 Dannielle Tegeder
Born in Peekskill, NY, Tegeder currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Since receiving her MFA in 1997 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, her work has been presented in over 100 gallery exhibitions, both nationally and internationally in Paris, Houston, Los Angeles, Berlin, Chicago, and New York. She has participated in numerous institution exhibitions including PS1/MOMA, The New Museum, The Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, and Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Several of her drawings have recently been purchased as part of the Contemporary Drawing Collection at the Museum of Modern Art, and her work is in the permanent collections of The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and The Weatherspoon Museum of Art in Greensboro, NC. Tegeder is the recipient of several residencies and grants amongst which include The Yaddo Foudation (2012, 2009, and 2007), The Triangle Foundation Residency and Workshop (2012), Elizabeth Foundation in New York (2012-2006), The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Studio Residency at Governor’s Island (2012), Smack Mellon Studios and Artist Stipend (2008), Banff Centre for the Arts, Artist Residency in Banff, Canada (2007), and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation (2005).
2 Sharmistha Ray is an artist, art critic, and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. For two decades, their work has explored subjective experience through the lens of queerness, language, and memory. Ray's core practice consists of drawing, but also includes painting, sculpture, video installation, and photography. They have exhibited their work in solo exhibitions in Mumbai, New York, and Singapore, and shown in group exhibitions and art fairs in the U.S. and abroad. They are the recipient of a Joan Mitchell MFA Grant, and received their MFA in Painting from Pratt Institute. Currently, they teach in the MFA programs at Parsons School of Design and School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University.