She's Got a System
Emily Belshaw, Thomas McArdle
Hannah Mitsu Shimabukuro
June 23 - July 30, 2017
Reception: June 23, 6-10pm
First Friday Reception: July 7, 6-10pm
Tiger Strikes Asteroid is pleased to announce Emily Belshaw, Thomas McArdle, and Hannah Mitsu Shimabukuro as the winners of TSA's 2017 Open Call for a Three-Person Exhibition. The three independent artists were chosen out of nearly 350 applicants, emerging as a dynamic trio of witty, layered voices. The resulting exhibition, titled "She's Got a System" (after a work by Belshaw), will open at TSA Philadelphia on June 23, 2017, and runs through July 30. The opening reception will be Friday, June 23 from 6-9 pm.
Emily Belshaw is an interdisciplinary artist based in Philadelphia. Her work examines the relationship between spaces and bodies with a focus on how each reshapes and reforms the other. She received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016.
Thomas McArdle (b. 1994) is an artist living and working in Chicago, IL. Most recently his work has been included in STACK, a group show curated by Deborah Zlotsky at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2016.
Hannah Mitsu Shimabukuro (b.1991) earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from Yale University in 2013. Upon completion of her undergraduate degree she worked as the printmaking studio technician for the University of Tennessee School of Art in Knoxville from 2014-2017. Shimabukuro has shown nationally and internationally, with her most recent show at the CICA Museum in Gimpo-si, Korea, and has an upcoming residency sponsored by the Women’s Studio Workshop in Malmö, Sweden at the KKV Grafik Studio and Sculpture Workshop Monumental. She was born and raised in Hawaii and is currently relocating to Asheville, NC to study weaving.