ARTBASH at native hostel

ARTBASH at native hostel


ARTBASH at native hostel, November 10th, 2017

ARTBASH, Art Alliance Austin’s BIGGEST membership drive and fundraiser of the year, returns in 2017 to Native Hostel in east Austin. This event will kick-off the East Austin Studio Tour on Friday, November 10th and the venue will then remain open to the public for the first weekend of EAST.

Art Alliance Austin teamed up with Big Medium to create an exhibition and lounge at Native Hostel. This will be a unique destination for art enthusiasts, artists, and gallerists. Art Alliance Austin has commissioned seven local artists to create new works that explore the idea of intersection through immersion + mobility. This addresses the experience of being consumed and/or in the action of motion. Each artwork will contribute to the architecture of the space by pushing the boundaries of the viewer experience.  The exhibition will be open to the public the first weekend of EAST and will have additional programs and events, beginning with the ARTBASH Preview Reception, Friday, November 10th.

The Art Alliance Austin at Native Hostel exhibition will be open to the public for free on Saturday, November 11th and Sunday, November 12th from 11 am to 6 pm each day. There will be a happy hour from 4p – 6p each day with artists talks.

ARTBASH is chaired by Bryan Cady of DEN Property Group and Antonio Madrid of ICON Design + Build

ARTBASH Preview Reception

When: Friday, November 10th from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: Native Hostel – 807 E 4th St


When: Friday, November 10th from 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Where: Native Hostel – 807 E 4th St



Olaniyi Rasheed Akindiya (AKIRASH) -Olaniyi’s work focuses on moments of time, fleeting moments that can be easily forgotten or transformed. Reflecting on rural versus urban life, the accelerated pace of development, and social infrastructure, his work explores the personal and the universal, investigating the invisible systems of power that govern everyday existence. He utilizes a multitude of techniques and materials, including re-purposed objects, which may result in mixed media painting, sculpture, installation, video, photography, sound, or performance.

Rachel K Bury -Born in Eureka, CA, lives in Austin, TX. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Humboldt State University, she continued her education with a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate from the School of the Art Institute Chicago and a Master of Fine Art from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has shown work at grayDUCK Gallery in Austin, Lullwood Group in San Antonio, CB1 Gallery in Los Angeles, Galerie Camille in Detroit, Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, MI and Sullivan Galleries in Chicago. Her work has been published in New American Paintings MFA Annual No. 105 in 2013, NAP West No. 126 in 2016 and Peripheral Vision Arts Issue 7 Salon 2017.

Ted Carey -B.1984 – Philadelphia, PA. Carey received his BFA at the University of the Arts and his MFA at University of Pennsylvania. Carey works with the drastic insightfulness of an absurdist poet. His elegantly distressed objects, funny and sad and oddly exquisite, undermine varied sacred cows of culture and commerce. More, they affirm the vitality and importance of the mindful eye and heart in a world that overlooks beauty and numbs the senses.” – Matt Freedman

Ryan Hawk is a research-based video and performance artist whose work explores alternative forms of corporeality and embodiment. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at The Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum, The Museum of Human Achievement, as well as Art League Houston. Group exhibitions Include Grace Exhibition Space; Trestle Projects; Anthony Greaney; Perform Chinatown LA; and Pioneer Works, NY. Awards included a Traveling Fellowship from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to pursue research at the Pitch Lake in Trinidad and Tobago; the Umlauf Prize in sculpture; and the Roy Crane Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts. Hawk received an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin and a BFA in Studio Art from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Ryan Hawk is currently based in Austin, TX.

Alicia Link is a visual artist living and working in Austin, Texas. She is currently an adjunct lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin. Born and raised in a suburb of Philadelphia in South Jersey. Link received her BFA in painting from Boston University and her MFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2016, she was awarded a fellowship at Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. Link has predominantly exhibited her work in Boston and Austin, but looks forward to participating in an upcoming group show in Brooklyn, New York called ATM Cigarettes Flowers Lottery / God Bless Deli 2 at both Wayfarers and Space Heater Gallery. Her paintings and installations feature characters and narratives that invite empathy while serving as proxies for anxiety and personal desire.

Manik Raj Nakra is an artist living in Austin, TX. His paintings, drawings, and installations take on the possibility of addressing the ancient world as his own. Nakra’s work applies a contemporary lens onto post-colonial anachronisms, Indian iconography, artifacts from early civilizations, religious myths and folklore in order to explore themes such as egoism, lust, and self-doubt. These themes, handled with wild colors, stark compositions, and “pop” sensibilities, illuminate the historically rooted, but contemporarily relevant narratives, paranoia, and dreams of his time and place.

Teruko Nimura is a visual artist with a diverse multi-media practice based in Austin. She received her BFA from San Francisco Art Institute and her MFA from The University of Texas. Teruko has exhibited in the U.S. and Mexico, and has completed three temporary public art installations in the last year. She is currently a member of the ICOSA art collective, a participant in the City of Austin’s Launchpad program for public art, and one of three Austin artists featured in the 2017 TX Biennial.

Suzanne Wyss grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota, she received her BFA at the University of MN Duluth and her MFA at Indiana University Bloomington. Her installation, sculpture and performance work has been shown throughout the Midwest and as far away as Osaka, Japan. She is currently working in Austin, TX.

Thank you to our Partners & Sponsors:

This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at

Sponsors interested in supporting ARTBASH and Art Alliance Austin should contact Andrea Hyland, at

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City  of Austin Economic Development Department.