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RU Open Studio: Nadra Jacob

Nadra Jacob, "Materializing Time", 2022. Hand made embroidery on linen, 19.6 X 15.7 in, Photo: Hadasa Castro

Open Studio
Tuesday April 26, 5-8pm

Artist Alliance Studios #410
107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002

We have the pleasure of inviting you to the open studio of the Chilean born artist Nadra Jacob. Nadra will present new works realized over the course of her three month residency at RU in partnership with Artists Alliance Inc Studio programs. Rendered in oil, paper and embroidery, these compositions move between abstraction and figuration. Their layered imagery is expressive of Jacob’s life long interest in the power of numbers as a foundation of everything that exists in the Universe and incessant experimentation that she applies in her works — most recently introducing cyanotype on canvas and paper and perfecting her embroidery and encaustic skills.

Click the image below to see images from the open studio.

RU Open Studio: Nadra Jacob

Following the open studio, the artist engaged in a discussion about her practice with RU guest curator Luciana Solano. Click below to listen to the conversation.


Based in Santiago, Chile, Nadra Jacob grew up in a family company engaged in textile which had an impact on her artistic practice, fostering a distinct taste in her aesthetics, designs and color choices. Whereas Jacob specializes in painting, she is always experimenting different mediums including Chinese ink and pastel, and more recently integrating encaustic and cyanotype in her work. Represented by Gabriel Fine Arts gallery (London) and the virtual platform MSB Art Curators, she has participated in various group exhibitions and art fairs internationally. In 2022, her works where exhibited at the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in Chelsea, New York.

Luciana Solano is an independent curator and art consultant based in Brooklyn, New York. Her multidisciplinary projects focus on the intersection between art, science and language in contemporary environments. Solano is particularly interested in developing site-specific art exhibitions that reconfigure physical and spatial relationships with the viewer. She brings a unique perspective to her curatorial platform after working in the field of Computer and Biological Sciences, for which she holds undergraduate and graduate degrees. She serves on the advisory board for New York Artists Equity Association since 2020.

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