Rudy Shepherd Bio

Rudy Shepherd is a New York City-based artist who was represented by Mixed Greens Gallery for fourteen years until their closure in 2016. In addition to an upcoming solo exhibition at Goodyear Gallery (Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA), his work has been included in numerous solo and group exhibitions at Mixed Greens Gallery, Smack Mellon (Brooklyn, … Continue reading Rudy Shepherd Bio

Rajiv Mohabir Creative Process Statement

These days poems come to me through image first. I notice small things: on the road a flattened bird flaps its wings as a car drives by, on the lake two herons trumpet and tangle their necks, a dog coughs up worms. For me this has been the hardest part, I mean the hardest part, … Continue reading Rajiv Mohabir Creative Process Statement

Rajiv Mohabir Poetry

Forced Conversion   beti linepath school jaye, kheti kaun kari beta christianwa bhaye, pani kaun charai   Not by the sword’s nose, but with books and cash, to make an army in the colony with one aim,   the English decreed: “Those wanting to letter their tongues must fetter their hearts by drinking blood and … Continue reading Rajiv Mohabir Poetry

Rajiv Mohabir Interview

Mistake House: Much of your writing is imbued with images of migration—images of displacement and replacement, origin and refuge. What is home to you?   Rajiv Mohabir: I think home is a series of dislocations—I’ve learned that to claim a physical place in the United States or the Western Hemisphere as home is to participate … Continue reading Rajiv Mohabir Interview

Rajiv Mohabir Bio

Rajiv Mohabir is the author of The Cowherd’s Son (Tupelo Press 2017, winner of the 2015 Kundiman Prize) and The Taxidermist’s Cut (Four Way Books 2016, winner of the Four Way Books Intro to Poetry Prize, Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry in 2017). In 2015 he was a winner of the … Continue reading Rajiv Mohabir Bio

Rudy Shepherd Creative Process Statement

Over the past 10 years I have been making work that explores the nature of evil through the mediums of painting and sculpture. This exploration involves investigations into the lives of criminals and victims of crime. I am exploring the complexity of these stories and the grey areas between innocence and guilt in a series … Continue reading Rudy Shepherd Creative Process Statement

Rudy Shepherd Interview

Mistake House: You titled your recent exhibition at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn Everything in the Universe is my Brother after the title of a poem by Sun Ra, an American writer and jazz musician who embodied the Afrofuturist movement in his work. You also captured his likeness in your series, The Healers. How does Sun Ra’s “otherworldliness” inspire your work and how do you engage with the movement of Afrofuturism in your practice?   Rudy Shepherd: … Continue reading Rudy Shepherd Interview

Rudy Shepherd Image Gallery

In the Summer 2017 issue of Art Papers Magazine, painter and critic Paul Ryan wrote: Recent tragic events and individuals on both sides concerning racial profiling and police brutality—such as Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, Darren Wilson, the Ferguson riot, Eric Garner—are common subjects for Shepherd…[He] works from a conscious position of neutrality and places his … Continue reading Rudy Shepherd Image Gallery