Past Exhibitions

  1. In the Windows: Finding the Sunny Side

    June 25, 2021 to August 30, 2021

    This photography showcase highlights five young refugee clients from InterFaith Works. InterFaith Works asked these girls what they wanted the community to see through their eyes. Each girl came back with a different story. Please join us and see our community through their eyes. Thank…

  2. Leslie Feinberg: SCREENED IN, LOOKING OUT: A Disabilities Photo Exhibit

    May 13, 2021 to July 11, 2021

    MAKE IN-PERSON RESERVATIONS HERE VIEW OUR VIRTUAL EXHBITION READ CARL MELLOR’S REVIEW HERE Leslie Feinberg (1949-2014) was a renowned trans activist, historian, writer and the author of the groundbreaking gender- nonconforming 1993 novel ‘Stone Butch Blues.’ Feinberg made this photographic series between summer 2009 and…

  3. In the Windows: The Power of the Ordinary: Masked Portraits by Katie Mulligan

    May 1, 2021 to June 14, 2021

    Katie Mulligan is a Syracuse based, freelance illustrator and animator. This series of masked portraits drawn in ink, celebrates the efforts of ordinary people in fighting COVID-19 and captures the moment we are currently living in. The choice to wear a mask for the collective…

  4. DEADLOCKED AND LOADED: Disarming America

    February 11, 2021 to April 18, 2021

    View the Virtual Exhibition HERE. Share on facebook. Share on Instagram. PRESS LINKS. Read all about itThe Indypendent WAERBridge StreetThe Daily OrangeNewhouse Communications Center NCC News and NCC VideoUrban CNY Mellor ABOUT THE EXHIBIT: Curated by Karen M. Gutfreund. The Pandemic was top-of-mind for…


    November 5, 2020 to January 17, 2021

    ArtRage Gallery se complace en anunciar que nuestra exposición actual, “Esperando a la normalidad: Cuba y los Estados Unidos” ya está disponible en español, tanto en la galería como en línea con nuestra exposición virtual. Puede hacer clic aquí para reservar una fecha para ver la exposición en la galería Haga clic aquí para ver la exposición  virtual. Hay una…

  6. JOE GUERRIERO: WAITING FOR NORMAL- Cuba and the United States

    October 22, 2020 to January 17, 2021

    CLICK HERE to reserve your time to see the exhibit. CLICK HERE to read a review by Carl Mellor. CLICK HERE to see the exhibition virtually. CLICK HERE to review our visitor safety guidelines. CLICK HERE to watch the Zoom Artist Talk recorded on November 12, 2020….

  7. TIM ATSEFF: THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS – A Trump Dystopian Heptology

    September 3, 2020 to October 4, 2020

      CLICK HERE to review our visitor safety guidelines. CLICK HERE to read a Review by Carl Mellor. Tim Atseff has been painting since 1970. He spent his professional career in journalism including several years as an editorial cartoonist exposing hypocrisy and corruption with the…


    July 16, 2020 to August 23, 2020

    Four Syracuse photographers capture the current movement for racial justice and police accountability; featuring the work of Ciara Feltham, Dennis Fernando, Maranie Rae Staab and Julio Urrutia. CLICK HERE TO VIEW EXHIBITION We at ArtRage stand in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter and join those in our…

  9. ArtRage Past & Present: A Virtual Group Exhibition

    May 26, 2020 to July 15, 2020

    ArtRage has been closed to the public for over two months and we are deeply missing our friends, volunteers and supporters along with the social interactions at gallery openings, lectures, films and other events here at ArtRage. This tumultuous period of social distancing, isolation, quarantine,…

  10. (In)dispensable: Who is essential in America?: The Photographs of Maranie Rae Staab

    May 8, 2020 to May 25, 2020

    ArtRage Gallery is pleased to announce our first ever “virtual” exhibition. (In)dispensable: Who is essential in America?: The Photographs of Maranie Rae Staab. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EXHIBITION Maranie Rae Staab is an award-winning photographer and recent graduate of Newhouse School of Public Communications…

  11. CARRYING THE WEIGHT: Fire & Ice. The Art of Zaria Forman and Stuart Palley

    February 1, 2020 to March 14, 2020

    Climate Change is the greatest threat facing our world. In this powerful exhibition, two highly acclaimed artists document our earth, in two distinctly different ways, to bring attention to our fragile planet. Brooklyn, New York based Zaria Forman creates large-scale pastel drawings of glaciers, icebergs…


    November 9, 2019 to January 11, 2020

    OPENING RECEPTION – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9th from 6-8pm. Jerome Witkin, who after studying art in both the U.S. and Europe, became a professor of art at Syracuse University in 1971. Jerome Witkin is one of the most important figurative painters alive today. John Handley, Director…

  13. RECREATING HOME: Photographs of the Refugee Experience

    September 14, 2019 to October 26, 2019

    OPENING RECEPTION – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th from 6-8pm Nearly 15,000 refugees have resettled in Syracuse over the course of the past 15 years. The majority of these families and many of those who continue to arrive ultimately call the Northside neighborhood home. Most families have…

  14. The New York Civil Liberties Union and Shane Lavalette present – A Shadow Cast: Interstate 81

    August 18, 2019 to August 24, 2019

    The New York Civil Liberties Union and Shane Lavalette present A Shadow Cast: Interstate 81   Opening Reception – Sunday, August 18, 2-5pm Related events: Film Screening on Tuesday, August 20, 5:30-8pm (screening begins at 6pm) Panel Discussion on Thursday, August 22, 5:30-8pm (panel begins at 6pm) Closing…

  15. ABOUT-FACE: 50 years after Stonewall. The Paintings of Joe Radoccia

    June 1, 2019 to July 12, 2019

    OPENING RECEPTION – SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019 from 6-8pm Hudson Valley artist, Joe Radoccia’s painted portraits pay homage to LGBTQ elders. The oversized portraits in this exhibition represent our hard won freedom to be present, to be as out and visible and large as we…

  16. In the Windows: Local LGBTQ+ History

    June 1, 2019 to July 12, 2019

      In connection with our current exhibition, ABOUT-FACE: 50 years after Stonewall. The Paintings of Joe Radoccia,  ArtRage Gallery researched the past 50 years of LGBTQ+ activism in Syracuse. On display in the gallery windows and inside the gallery are some of our findings. This…

  17. FROM GODS TO SOCIAL JUSTICE: Indian Folk Artists Challenging Traditions

    April 6, 2019 to May 18, 2019

    OPENING RECEPTION – SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019 from 6-8pm Representing two painting styles of eastern India, this exhibition includes a male tradition of scrolls from Bengal and a female tradition of wall paintings, now done on paper, from the Mithila region of northern Bihar. Both…

  18. KOKOM LENA of the First Nation Algonquin. The Photographs of Michael Greenlar

    February 2, 2019 to March 23, 2019

    OPENING RECEPTION AT ArtRage – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2019 from 7-9pm OPENING RECEPTION AT Skä•noñh  – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2019 from 3-5pm Syracuse photographer Michael Greenlar documented four generations of Algonquins in the bush of Quebec, Canada for almost 20 years. The work focuses on the…

  19. STITCHING STORIES: Thread, Needle, Narrative. The Quilts of Ellen M. Blalock

    November 10, 2018 to January 12, 2019

    OPENING RECEPTION, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2018 from 7-9pm. Syracuse artist, Ellen M. Blalock is an accomplished multi-disciplinary artist who is known for her photography, video and fiber art. Ellen connects with the rich history of fiber arts found throughout the African Diaspora and her work…

  20. INVISIBLE PEOPLE: Portraits of the Homeless by Neil Shigley

    September 8, 2018 to October 27, 2018

    San Diego based artist Neil Shigley’s work explores the subject of homelessness by giving visibility to homeless individuals through large-scale portraits. “I have focused my art on capturing the incredible character that life on the streets has given these individuals, many of whom are from…

  21. IN THE WINDOWS: Building Hope and Changing Lives – In My Father’s Kitchen

    September 8, 2018 to October 27, 2018

    In connection with the current exhibition in the gallery, Invisible People: Portraits of the Homeless by Neil Shigley, ArtRage has asked In My Father’s Kitchen to share their story. The display in the gallery windows are from the last seven years of In My Father’s…

  22. DISCORD & DISSENT: Commentary on Contemporary Politics by Jim Ridlon

    June 2, 2018 to July 13, 2018

    “Budget Cutters” by Jim Ridlon This collection of assemblages by Cazenovia, New York artist Jim Ridlon represents visual puns reflecting on the inadequacies and inconsistencies of our political systems. The work focuses on points of contention that establish party lines and inhibit the political process….

  23. WITHIN OUR GATES: Site and Memory in the American Landscape. The Paintings of Keith Morris Washington

    April 7, 2018 to May 19, 2018

    Opening Reception – Saturday, April 7 from 7-9pm KOKOMO, Miss., Jun. 28 — A black teenager who was found hanging from a tree in his front yard in what investigators ruled a suicide may instead have been lynched for dating two white girls, the Rev….

  24. WE ALL FALL DOWN: The Art of Donalee Peden Wesley

    February 3, 2018 to March 24, 2018

      The mixed-media drawings in this exhibition focused on the human/animal relationship. They are a testament to the plight of animals when forced to interact with humans. Encroachment, factory farming, medical research, military experiments, fur industry, trophy hunters, puppy mills and extinction are a few…

  25. STILL THE ONE: Douglas Lloyd Makes Portraits of Women Making Change the Old-fashioned Way

    November 4, 2017 to January 19, 2018

    For this exhibition, ArtRage sought out local elder women activists; all are 80 years or older. Still the One addresses urgent questions: what exactly is “activism” and where do we find it? What and who have we lost sight of? What endures? What will get…

  26. SEEN AND HEARD: Embracing Our Past, Empowering Our Future

    September 9, 2017 to October 21, 2017

    This fall marked the 100th anniversary of New York State signing women’s suffrage into law. As we mark the historic milestone of our ancestors’ activism we recognize that the struggle for gender equality is far from over; and today’s women know it. In January 2017…


    June 10, 2017 to July 7, 2017

    Fifteen artists of diverse immigrant backgrounds were invited to create large-scale woodcuts depicting images and messages inspired by their experiences as documented or undocumented citizens. The themes explored deportation, justice, worker’s rights, the immigrant’s contributions to society and the freedom to move across borders. Artists…

  28. AT ALL COSTS: Photographs of American Workers by Earl Dotter

    April 8, 2017 to May 20, 2017

    Earl Dotter has been photographing American workers on the job for over forty years. Beginning in the Appalachian coalfields in the early 1970’s and continuing to the present, he has put a human face on those who labor, often in dangerous and unhealthy conditions. In…

  29. UNWRAPPING VANESSA: Fiber Memory Art by Vanessa Johnson

    February 11, 2017 to March 25, 2017

      Unwrapping Vanessa, by Syracuse fiber artist and storyteller Vanessa Johnson, highlighted a new body of work that honors the voices of women and girls who continue to influence the artist’s life, and speaks to her own transnational experience through the women who inspire her….

  30. IN GOD’S HOUSE: The Photographs of Robert Knight

    November 19, 2016 to January 21, 2017

    In God’s House examined religious diversity as a reflection of the contemporary immigration crisis and demographic shifts facing Europe. Knight’s photographs of religious services juxtaposed historic Christian churches with contemporary mosques in cities across Europe, and revealed both similarities and differences between faiths. The resulting…

  31. FINDING YOUR POWER: Paintings by Robert Shetterly

    September 10, 2016 to November 12, 2016

    “My work offers a link between the community of people who struggled for justice in our past and the community of people who are doing it now. To participate in that struggle can be very hard, but it is also a place to find deep…

  32. IN POOR TASTE: The Genetically Modified Foods Kitchen

    June 4, 2016 to July 16, 2016

    Created by Christine Chin, The Genetically Modified Foods Kitchen explored the controversial technology that allows us to transfer genes between species. Part human and part vegetable, Chin’s Vegetable Human Hybrids made visible the usually invisible process of genetic modification.  In the familiar context of a…

  33. PEOPLE WHO CAME TO MY HOUSE: Portraits by Syracuse Area Photographers

    April 9, 2016 to May 21, 2016

    Photographers usually venture out into the world to find their subjects. This time, a group of Syracuse area photographers allowed the world to come to them. Their portraits of service providers, delivery people, and sales people, along with brief biographical details, peer inside the intricate…

  34. BLACKOUT: Through the Veiled Eyes of Others

    February 6, 2016 to March 19, 2016

    Racist Memorabilia from the Collection of William Berry, Jr. Berry’s collection highlights how ordinary household artifacts have distorted how generations of Americans view people of African descent as somehow less than human. Mainstream media may refer to a post-racial 21st century America, but stereotypes and…

  35. BORDERLINES: The Art of Consuelo Jimenez Underwood

    November 14, 2015 to January 16, 2016

    This solo exhibition was, in part, the result of Consuelo Underwood creating a site-specific mixed media installation on an ArtRage gallery wall. It also included a selection of her fiber and woven art from the past thirty years. Underwood says her work “is a reflection of…

  36. THE GLOBAL CITIZEN: Graphic Art of Marlena Buczek Smith

    September 12, 2015 to October 24, 2015

    “As long as we are, we can use our images, text and other tools to build Campaigns of Awareness in defense of human rights and the environment. The voice of the image becomes the open passage for the viewer, only if the viewer is willing…

  37. IMPRESSIONS: South Sudan – The Photographs of Michelle Gabel and Bruce Strong

    June 6, 2015 to July 18, 2015

    Impressions: South Sudan featured photographs by Michelle Gabel, a former photojournalist with the Syracuse Media Group and graduate student at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, and Bruce Strong, a multimedia storyteller and Newhouse School professor. Maureen Sieh’s commentary provided a background for the…

  38. CAPILLARY REACTION: Hydrofracking and Irrevocable Loss – The Paintings of Ron Throop

    April 11, 2015 to May 23, 2015

    Hailing from Oswego, New York, Ron Throop is a prolific expressionist painter. This exhibition was selected from his Fracking Series. Throop began painting on the subject in 2009, concerned that the process of hydraulic fracturing of the Marcellus Shale for natural gas had the potential of…

  39. SELMA to MONTGOMERY MARCH AT 50: Civil Rights Photographs by Matt Herron

    February 7, 2015 to March 28, 2015

    The 1965 Selma marches were pivotal events in the Civil Rights Movement, bringing international attention to the brutality of racist segregation and amplifying Alabama’s denial of voting rights to African Americans. Herron’s powerful photographs conveyed not just the political but the personal impact of this…

  40. TRANS*CENDING GENDER: The Work of Gavin Laurence Rouille and Rhys Harper

    November 8, 2014 to January 17, 2015

    Minneapolis-based Rouille’s conceptual art posed questions about masculinity and femininity, traditional gender norms, and what shapes identity. Be it erroneous assumptions, the hurdles of transitioning, or violence (including murder), Rouille’s art lay bare the challenges that transgender and gender-nonconforming people face daily. But people are…