Indecipherable Messages
May 20 to June 18, 2017
Artists: Teresa Waterman, Esther Rosa, Michelle Bratsafolis, and Kathryn Cameron
Reception with artists: Saturday, May 20, 2017, 6 pm – 8 pm
View the exhibition catalog here.
Miranda Arts Project Space is pleased to present Indecipherable Messages, a group exhibition curated by Nadia Martinez, featuring works by Teresa Waterman, Esther Rosa, Michelle Bratsafolis, and Kathryn Cameron. They are working across medium including paintings, mixed media, sculptures, and installations.
Every artwork in this exhibition is a form of expression that reflects a rotation of ideas, beliefs, concerns or exchanges among all those things within an artist’s mind. At first, the viewer might not be able to find meaning behind the marks or gestures that comprise an artwork or understand the circumstances that gave rise to its creation.  The artist’s hand does not necessarily reveal a particular structure or order; however, a combination of intention and instinct often result in balance, a harmony of contrast, and rhythm within each piece.  This process, unique to each artist, is a like a hidden language or code of expression; Indecipherable Messages whose meanings can be revealed only by their creators.

Gallery hours by appointment only until June 18th, 2017.
For additional information regarding Indecipherable Messages or to make an appointment, please contact Nadia Martinez at 917-727-1430 or e-mail at website

Teresa Waterman received her BA in Fine Arts from Skidmore College and Masters Degree from Pratt Institute in Interior Architecture. She began a professional career in architecture at Gensler and Associates.  Waterman was also a studio assistant in the Lanzrein Studio.  She has been a teaching fellow in the Skidmore College's Summer Six Program, and has taught art history with the Learning to Look Programs.  She is an art educator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has also been a portfolio reviewer for New York State Council of the Arts Grants Awards.  She is currently a full-time practicing artist with a studio in Port Chester, NY.

Esther Rosa was born in Madrid, Spain. She is psychologist specialized in Human Resources working in the Media sector for almost 15 years.  Esther discovered her passion for fine arts when she and her family moved to New York in 2006.  She started her studies in Fine Arts at the “National Academy School of Fine Arts” in Manhattan, NY.  Once there, she discovered an ability and passion she didn’t know she had. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in solo, group exhibitions and Art Fairs. Art on Paper Art Fair, NY: Affordable Art Fair, NY; Aqua Art Fair, Art Basel week, Miami, Florida; Sohotel Artspace Gallery, NY; Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, NY; National Academy Museum, NY; Kreisler Gallery, Madrid, Spain among others.  She lives and works in New York.

Kathryn Cameron is an American artist.  Kathryn creates Installations, sculptures, drawings, paintings formed by materials with rich textures that echo natural elements of the Earth.   She works with paper and metal, materials that are ephemeral in nature and are subject to the effects of the passage of time.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Video Production and has studied sculpture at the National Academy School of Fine Arts, The New York Academy of Arts and the School of Visual Arts in New York.  Kathryn Cameron has largely exhibited in United States of America, Europe, and New Zealand, through solo and group exhibitions.  Her work is in private and public collections, and it is the subject of several articles and essays. Kathryn Cameron lives and works in New York.

Michelle Bratsafolis is an interdisciplinary artist who received her B.A. in American Studies from Brandeis University and her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law. She pursued her interests in painting, alternative photographic processes and other mediums during three years of full-time study at the National Academy School of Fine Arts in New York City, where she completed the Studio Intensive Program. She has also studied at the International Center of Photography and the 92nd Street Y in New York City, and at the Art New England Summer Program sponsored by the Massachusetts College of Art and Design at Bennington College in Vermont. Ms. Bratsafolis has exhibited her work both in the United States and abroad, and her work is in several private collections. She is an active member of the Brandeis University Arts Council, which annually reviews faculty proposals seeking funding for special art, music and theater programs to benefit university students and the community at large. She lives and works in New York City. 
Curated by Nadia Martinez. Ms. Martinez is an artist and an emerging curator who has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in individual and group exhibitions at Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich; National Academy Museum, New York; ArtLima, Lima, Peru; Pinta Art Fair, New York; 4uattro Pareti Galleria, Napoli, Italy among others.  Ms. Martinez is currently on the faculty of the National Academy School where she teaches sculpture.