The Sessions x Mary A. Valverde | Print Release | Preview Opening

 Untitled Diagram (Black and Gold), 2016

Untitled Diagram (Black and Gold), 2016

Please join The Academy of Realness and it's new program The Sessions this Saturday November 12th for our inaugural artist event featuring NYC conceptual installation artist Mary A. Valverde.  

We will be selling Valverde's print Untitled Diagram (Black and Gold), 2016 first come first serve along with other affordably priced works from her personal collection.  

Browse through some of the works on display and meet the artist and other like minded folks.

Specially designed cocktails by NYC Mixologist Crisha Shahzad and fancy southern style delicacies from Brooklyn based Bourbon Springs will be served.

This event has been initiated to introduce the artist to new art collectors and raise money for upcoming projects and endeavors. 

Mary Valverde (born 1975) is a Queens-born Latina artist who lives, works, and teaches in New York. She is a cultural practitioner who is invested in ritual, the quotidian, and syncretic relationships rooted in a basis of research and socially implicit trans-physics. Valverde has served on the Public Design Commission of the City of New York since 2015.

 The limited edition Artist Book has been published by the Academy of Realness to mark the occasion.  Pick one up on the night of the even only or contact us to order one for your personal library.

The limited edition Artist Book has been published by the Academy of Realness to mark the occasion.  Pick one up on the night of the even only or contact us to order one for your personal library.

The Sessions Project's mission is to create platforms for artists to be celebrated and recognized for their achievements & introduced to a broader community of supporters. THE SESSIONS organized through THE ACADEMY OF REALNESS, seeks hosts to sponsor events and the production of unique series of limited edition prints. The prints are offered to guests in exchange for their direct support of a selected artist for that session. All funds go directly to artists and gives them and hosts access to a new collectors circle. Events are designed to begin a serious investment in the archiving, production and visibility of artists at a vital juncture in their career.   

Through THE SESSIONS projects, THE ACADEMY OF REALNESS is dedicated to organizing forums to recognize the work of artists and aspiring philanthropists by celebrating their achievements with opportunities to establish, broaden, and secure a network of supporters including collectors, historians, and peers, in order to build a community of colleagues that can directly influence their ability to sustain themselves through the continued production of important art works

Rafael Melendez