Pop-up Tattoo Parlor: New Museum Store x Ace Hotel Brooklyn

The New Museum is teaming up with Ace Hotel New York and Ace Hotel Brooklyn for an eight-part series that animates our shared interests in discovery and commitment to artistic pursuits. The yearlong lineup activates the hotels with co-curated pop-ups, artist conversations, screenings, and more!

This May, the New Museum Store and Ace Hotel Brooklyn are proud to present a special pop-up tattoo parlor and panel discussion at Ace Hotel Brooklyn featuring renowned artists Jess Chen, Frances Segismundo, and Amanda Wachob.

Artist Panel

Attend a discussion with the artists at Ace Hotel Brooklyn on Friday, May 13 at 7 p.m. For this event, the creative team at Ace Hotel Brooklyn has invited Brooklyn-based tattoo artist Emma Anderson to guide a panel conversation with the three artists participating in the pop-up tattoo parlor. Together, they will explore their experiences working in the tattoo industry and how tattooing fits into each of their art practices. Learn more and get tickets from Ace Hotel Brooklyn at the link below.

Tattoo Sessions

All tattoo sessions have been booked. Please join the artists for the panel discussion on Friday, May 13.

The artists have designed special flash artworks for this project. Each artist will hold three tattoo sessions at Ace Hotel Brooklyn for one day from May 12 to 15. Sessions will be approximately one to one and a half hours and are sold and booked through the New Museum Store for $900 each. This is your opportunity to get an artwork from these rarely available artists! Proceeds benefit the artists and the New Museum and its programming.

Friday May 13: Frances Segismundo
Saturday May 14: Jess Chen
Sunday May 15: Amanda Wachob

About the Artists

Jess Chen is a multidisciplinary artist with a background in fine arts and graphic design, whose work focuses primarily on her relationship with the natural world. Pushing her work in different directions is an integral aspect of her practice, as she is now exploring her new media, including ceramics, textiles, jewelry, and tattooing.

Frances Segismundo is an interdisciplinary tattoo artist whose work reimagines the boundaries between fine art and tattoo craftsmanship. She explores conceptual ideas of our relationship with ourselves through the experience of getting tattooed. Frances works at Yarrow, an artist-run private studio based in Brooklyn. She has had shows with Brooklyn Arts Fellowship, Site: Brooklyn, and Two Thirty-One Projects, and has presented in galleries across London, the Philippines, and Hong Kong.

Amanda Wachob is an interdisciplinary artist who is known for her innovative and conceptual work in the tattoo medium. Her canvases include fruit, leather, linen, and skin. She has done projects with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New Museum, Museum of Arts and Design, Clyfford Still Museum, Rubin Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and Whitney Museum of American Art. Pioneering the watercolor tattoo movement and actively bridging the gap between tattooing and fine art, Wachob has exhibited her work in galleries and museums worldwide.

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