Exploring Deaf Geographies Artist Reception

February 25, 2022 @ 6:00PM — 8:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

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There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


Join us for our upcoming artist reception for Exploring Deaf Geographies! The curator and several artists will be attending.


Masks are required to enter Pyramid Atlantic.
Hand sanitizer is available as are our bathrooms, so keep your hands clean!
If you feel sick, STAY HOME.
Your time in the gallery will be limited to your ticketed slot to maintain appropriate social distancing.


Curated by Tabitha Jacques

Works by Deaf artists are featured in this exhibition exploring Deaf geographies. Deaf geographies are at once both physical and abstract spaces, ranging from Deaf community hubs such as Washington, DC, and Rochester, NY, to conversations, impressions, and memories shared by Deaf people expressing their identities. Works will feature prints, papercutting, collage, paintings, and papermaking. Artists represented are current residents of either the Rochester or Greater Washington areas. This one-of-a-kind exhibition will provide visitors a glimpse of what it means to create a Deaf geography and how the artists’ multiple identities form that space.


Laural Hartman is a Los Angeles-born artist and printer based in Rochester. Laural currently divides her time as a faculty at NTID where she teaches Drawing and Design courses and as a printer for dirtybeardpress, a boutique studio she founded in San Francisco.

Youmee Lee, a Korean American woman artist, explores materials and weaves narrative illustrations into her art. She studied visual arts in New York City, Seoul, and Amsterdam. She is currently pursuing an MFA in Film and Animation.

Melissa Malzkuhn is a Maryland-based academic, artist, and advocate with a love for language play, interactive experiences, and community-based change. She founded and leads creative research and development at Motion Light Lab, at Gallaudet University and can frequently be seen printing in Pyramid’s studios.

Aaron Swindle hails from Camarillo, California and is currently based in Rochester NY. He has a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from New York Studio School.

Yiqiao Wang is a Chinese-born artist and illustrator who came from Beijing to study at Gallaudet and currently lives in Virginia. She has a BA in Digital Media from Gallaudet and an MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work includes illustrating storybook apps as well as creating mural designs many of which can be seen in the DC area.

This exhibition is made possible in part through support from the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County.

Founded in 1981, Pyramid Atlantic is a nonprofit contemporary art center fostering the creative disciplines of papermaking, printmaking, and book arts within a collaborative community. We equip, educate, and exhibit in our historic Hyattsville home. Our vision is to create an artistic hub in Hyattsville that inspires and enables local, national, and international artists to create and innovate in our core disciplines; elevates the local arts and small business scene; and enhances the quality of life for artists and neighbors. We value artistic excellence, infrastructure for artists, hands-on experiences, and collaboration.

For questions about the event, email create@pyramid-atlantic.org or call 301-608-9101.