"The pack is spread out. Three jaunty, gold-rimmed cards are selected at random, chosen by intuition more than anything else. Turning them over reveals images of colourful geometric abstraction, interspersed with a few easily identified objects: a crescent moon, receptacles of liquids, floating cones, and meteoric craters."
-Sophia Satchell-Baeza, Ahead of the Pack: Why is Tarot Suddenly Such a Big Deal?, July, 21 2022
"It’s exhilarating to see a knockout exhibition that celebrates abstraction’s spiritual searching. These works are rooted in culture and form, but reminders, too, that when it comes to art, we’re often seeking something deeper."
-Jillian Steinhauer, Art We Saw this Winter, Jan. 13, 2022
"Working as a collective called Hilma’s Ghost, in consultation with the “professional witch” Sarah Potter, the artists Dannielle Tegeder and Sharmistha Ray recently put together a gorgeous new tarot deck of geometric abstractions. The original 72 drawings — along with a few related paintings — are on display here"
-Will Heinrich, Art Fairs come Blazing Back, Precarious but Defiant, Sept. 9, 2021
"Hilma’s Ghost, a feminist artist collective cofounded by Brooklyn-based artists Sharmistha Ray and Dannielle Tegeder in 2020, used ritual divination — and an invocation of the spirit of the organization’s departed namesake, the Swedish Theosophist artist Hilma af Klint — to curate Cosmic Geometries. Work by a diverse group of 25 creators, including Carrie Moyer, Yevgeniya Baras, and Laleh Khorramian, unites around a shared affinity for the spiritual, the mystical, and the occult in abstraction."
January 31, 2022
“It’s inspired by Hilma af Klint—it’s about the rise of spiritualism and witchcraft and the feminist undertones of that,” Tegeder told Artnet News. “We used processes of spiritualism and divination, and called upon the spirits of women artists who are not alive to activate the work and work through us.”
– Sarah Cascone, You Can Get Your Tarot Cards Read by an Art Witch Channeling the Ghost of Hilma af Klint at the Armory Show, Sept. 9, 2021
"For EXPO CHICAGO—where a gorgeous entry to the Carrie Secrist booth was created by enlarging a beautiful, floral garland collage by Stephen Eichhorn—Hilma's Ghost invited tarot reader Sarah Potter to give visitors readings in a partitioned section amid a new suite of paintings, with pigments infused with crushed gemstones.r own text and edit me. It's easy."
2022: Artist Highlights
"Hilma’s Ghost, a feminist artist collective founded by Brooklyn artists Dannielle Tegeder and Sharmistha Ray in 2020, debuted their spiritually inspired work, which channels the great Hilma af Klint, at last year’s Armory Show in New York. Now, the duo has curated at group show, “Cosmic Geometries” (through February 26), featuring abstract and geometric works with a transcendental bent."
-Sara Cascone, Editors Picks, January 24, 2022
"Hilma’s Ghost posits alternative creative and spiritual practices as tools for individual and collective transformation by celebrating the esoteric and the unquantifiable."
-Adriana Furlong, Hilmas Ghost, Sept. 2022