Terra Incognita: The Post & Courier: Review

Tom Mack, with The Post and Courier, wrote a review of my and Greg Stuart's exhibition, Terra Incognito:  “Review: Explore and unknown land in Columbia artists’ ‘Terra Incognita’” 25 May 2022.

"By inviting others to investigate a constructed environment that is both physical and psychological, both artists hope that we will heed the warning sights and sounds they offer around us before it is too late." - Tom Mack

Terra Incognita

MAY 5 - June 12, 2022

701 Contemporary
701 Whaley, 2nd Floor
Columbia, SC 29201

Wednesday - Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

In Terra Incognita, Naomi Falk and Greg Stuart present a landscape of 2x4s and textiles arranged throughout the gallery as a constellation of hills, islands, or indicators. This bellwether landscape is set against a larger and more profoundly unsettling multi-channel audio collage composed of various sonic materials, including meditation tapes, sleep aid recordings, and environmental and electronic sounds. The slowly shifting soundscape creates a sense of underlying movement and undulation throughout the installation.

Terra Incognita places viewers inside a dynamic and curious environment fractured with subtle shifts, signs of life, and whispers of alarm, drifting toward an uncertain future. As such, the work reflects the spatially and temporally dispersed forces of the late-capitalist-driven climate catastrophe, simultaneously ever-present yet often beyond our everyday perceptions.

May 5:

6:30 p.m., Exhibition Opening

7:00 p.m., Naomi Falk & Greg Stuart in Conversation with Michaela Pilar Brown

May 28:

3:00 p.m., Found Sound Workshop with Greg Stuart

Hambidge Residency

Hambidge Residency, May 11 - 23, 2021

SECAC 2020 Award for Teaching Excellence

Naomi J. Falk received the SECAC 2020 Award for Teaching Excellence on Friday, December 11, 2020.

“Professor Falk’s career as an educator has been marked by interdisciplinarity, flexibility, and innovation. Her students are challenged to think about art in unconventional ways, incorporating traditional and new media, with social practice, activism, gender studies, history, and environmental science. The committee was especially impressed by Professor Falk’s extraordinary work, as studio classes have moved over the last nine months from face-to-face to remote modality. This effort is best demonstrated in the website she co-founded with several colleagues and one that attempts to answer the simple question so many of us have asked [from] the beginning of the covid 19 pandemic. That question: “What do we do now?” is a project share platform for reimagining and sharing what’s possible in the expanding universe of higher education in fine arts and design education. Real collaboration and service to her colleagues, as well as to her students, mark Professor Naomi Falk’s career as an educator and the committee is pleased to recognize her excellence in teaching.” - Lawrence Jenkens, SECAC President


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October 16 - 31, 2020

Ransom 2

Wayfarers Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

October 15 - December 31, 2020, 2020


Juror Hannah Israel, Professor of Art and Gallery Director at Columbus State University.

ATHICA’s 2020 juried exhibition features contemporary art in all media that explores or references SPACE, which is found all around us, around our planet, and throughout art, nature, literature, science, society, and language as a concept and a construct with many different connotations. SPACE has become a particular focus in our society with the 2020 pandemic, in which we have become acutely aware of how we function in the world, in our homes, and with each other in terms of space. The 36 works in this competitive exhibition were selected by juror Hannah Israel, Professor of Art and the Gallery Director at Columbus State University. The 28 artists hail from all over the country, including New York, Oregon, Michigan, Wisconsin, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Georgia.

August 15 - September 27, 2020, 2020

Athens Institute for Contemporary Art
Athens, GA

SC Biennial Part II

November 13 - December 22, 2019  |  701 Center for Contemprary Art

701 Whaley St, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC  |

Elon Indigo Community Artwork

Naomi J. Falk led a shibori workshop with over 60 Elon University students and faculty and Elon, NC community members. The dyed panels were displayed as a public artwork Oct-Nov, 2018 in the town of Elon.

October 2 - November 16, 2018, 2018


Solo exhibition | Sculpture/Installation | Elon University | Elon, NC
Sep 3 - Oct 5 2018

The Carrie Furnace National Invitational Exhibition

Curated by Shoji Satake | Sculpture

March 14 - 17, 2018

Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, Carrie Furnaces, Rankin, PA


Solo exhibition | Juried | Sculpture/installation

October 23 - December 1, 2017, 2017

Kipp Gallery | Indiana University of Pennsylvania | Indiana, PA


Two-person exhibition with Lauren Greenwald | Juried | Sculptures, Photographs, and a collaborative installation.

September 7 - 27, 2017

Jacksonville University