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Hypermobility Selections (rotating)
March/April (Florence, Italy)

Palazzo degli Alessandri / Solo Show
Throughout March and April, works in progress from the Hypermobility series will be displayed in public spaces at Palazzo degli Alessandri, an early-Renaissance-style palace located on Borgo degli Albizzi in Florence. Watch the Hypermobility series develop at

Il Palmerino Artists-in-Residence Exhibition: In Progress
28 March 2016 (Florence, Italy)

Associazione Culturale Il Palmerino / Group Show
MANDEM is an artist in residence at the Associazione Culturale Il Palmerino in Florence, Italy. This group exhibit will showcase the work of all of the visual artists currently in residence at Il Palmerino. More information is available via

Hypermobility Preview + Student Exhibition (curated by Mandem)
10 April 2016 (Florence, Italy)

Miro / Solo + Curated Exhibits
Maize is currently teaching fine art in Florence through FSU's International Program. This exhibit, curated by MANDEM, features the best selections of work from the students in this program. In the second gallery space, MANDEM will be previewing the Hypermobility series, which will be premiering in full at Il Palmerino on April 20th. Watch the Hypermobility series develop at

Hypermobility Exhibit + Artist Talk
20 April 2016 (Florence, Italy)

Associazione Culturale Il Palmerino / Solo Show
The blurb: "American artist MANDEM is raising international awareness for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) with painting series Hypermobility, which recenters this disability as a form of beauty in the classical realist tradition of figure painting. See the exhibition and artist talk on April 20 (18:30) at via Del Palmerino 10 ( Learn more about "Hypermobility" at"

6-14 May 2016 (Morecambe, England)

Cotton On / Solo Exhibit
Hypermobility is exhibiting at a fantastic venue called Cotton On, located in a beautiful historical promenade along the bay. The artist reception is on May 14th at 6:00pm. Visit the Facebook Event Page for more information. Watch the Hypermobility series develop at

Artist-in-Residence Exhibit
28 May 2016 (Cleveland, OH)

Negative Space Gallery / Solo Exhibit and Residency
Hypermobility and other works by MANDEM will premiere at Negative Space Gallery to celebrate the start of our artist residency at this fantastic gallery! We will be in residence in their newly refurbished "Studio 2" space for three months (May - August, 2016). We'll be exhibiting work throughout our residency. More details to come!

Waterloo Arts Fest Juried Exhibition
3 June - 22 July 2016 (Cleveland, OH)

Negative Space Gallery / Juried Exhibit
Our work was selected by juror Rob Lehr (Canton Art Museum / Summit Artspace Gallery) for this national juried exhibition that is taking place alongside the Waterloo Arts Fest. Join us for the artist reception and awards ceremony on Friday, June 3 at 6pm. More information is available on the Facebook Event Page.

Free _____ Poems About _____
18 June 2016 (Pittsburgh, PA)

Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery / Invitational Exhibit
Free _____ Poems About _____ is a recurring literary anthology/poetry reading/art event in Pittsburgh, and we're really excited about being invited to show artwork (and read poetry) at this year's event!

CSA(rt) Harvest Pickup Party
9 August 2016 (Dayton, OH)

Dayton Visual Arts Center / Juried Exhibit
MANDEM was a recipient of the Community Support Art Grant from the Dayton Visual Arts Center. In August, art investors will pick up their special edition works from the artists involved in this project, and this will be combined with an exhibition for the community. More details will be posted about this special event.

(Learn about past shows here.)



MANDEM (MFA, Studio Art) - Painting, Assemblage/Collage, Film, Sculpture, Book-Making. With an academic background in mythology, critical theory, and gender/queer studies, MANDEM works across media and materials, intentionally destabilizing genre in terms of content and media. MANDEM's work has been widely exhibited and published. As Maize Arendsee, MANDEM can be found teaching university-level art classes and presenting original art historical research at academic conferences.