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X Gallery of Harlem proudly celebrates Black History Month this February 2018 with a group show; highlighting the talents of our eclectic group of talented artists. The exhibition will remain on view until the end of March.
Inside the beautiful
in the burgeoning neighborhood of Harlem beckons viewers to stop and appreciate the compelling art and photography.(118th Street) The X Gallery window display on Lenox Avenue space multimedia works have been curated by photographer/artist, Lisa DuBois who creates an aura of diverse artistic beauty in the space with Afrocentric sculptures, paintings, and assemblage.  


Otto Neals; a true master of the Arts, is the featured artist of the month.

Otto Neals -ArtistOtto Neals -Artist  
Participating X Gallery Artists

Aleathia Brown
Eduardo Duarte
Ekaterina Abramova
John Brathwaite
Lisa DuBois
Papa Gora Tall
Patricia Talbot
Robert Daniels
Robert Ross
Thaddeus Coates
Wilhelmina Grant


Special Guests
Samuel Kaplan - New York painter 
Kwame Brathwaite - photographer


The gallery is open for viewing on Thursday-Saturday and  Sunday afternoons from 1 to 6 pm.
To arrange for a private showing text Lisa at   718 504 577 1268

for questions please contact us at xgallery.nyc@gmail.com


Aleathia Brown



Wilhelmina Grant


  Thaddeus Coates



Robert Ross Gallery in Harlem

by Robert Ross Saturday, December Please join us for a holiday viewing 
featuring selected Artworks
21st 2017 @ 6 PM work will remain on display until
January 5th
, 2018 - 163 Malcolm X Boulevard. 118th street.  



Other Participating Artists Include 

Ekaterina Abramova

Patricia Talbot

Noel Donaldson

Noel DonaldsonNoel DonaldsonNoel Donaldson:
The tools that Noel Donaldson uses to create art vary from time to time. He is just as comfortable with a graphite pencil as he is with a paintbrush or palette knife.
There is however, a consistent thread that runs through each of his pieces. Noel is a self-taught artist but fully understands the work ethic and commitment involved in artistic growth and excellence. Noel's work consists of acrylic paintings on large canvas, larger mixed media pieces on canvas and recycled, distressed denim doll sculptures, which he refers to as his "Ancestral stitching".
Hugely influenced by the color pallets, structure and societal meaning of the great Mexican Muralist's, Noel is also influenced by the aggressive styles of the New York Neo-Expressionistic art scene in the 1980's. Noel was raised by a Jamaican mother in the South Bronx, in a mainly Latin American community. At a young age, he was exposed to the hieroglyphics of street graffiti. One can see where both the cultural and artistic expression of his neighborhood would play a significant role in his artistic sensibility.
Art collectors and art lovers from all over the world have purchased Noel’s artwork. The artist has cultivated a steady group of collectors, whom not only purchase the artwork, but also champion his artistic voice. He has been working tirelessly over the past 2 years to create a collective body of work that is both cohesive and unique. Although there is a sense of a moral undertone running through each of Noel's art pieces, the self-righteousness and indictment of an opposing opinion, does not override the artistic beauty of the work. "Most people do not want to be preached at or guilt tripped by art. The difficultly for an artist who is attempting to take a stance, lies in the ability to get your point across and elicit a provoking thought, while still maintaining an aesthetic style". The need to represent a voice to those who may go voiceless in our society, appears to be the driving force behind the art pieces.
Noel hopes to achieve his dream of being a well-respected and collected artist. Noel is currently seeking gallery representation and looks forward to working with galleries that have a professional and business oriented approach to the business of selling art.
Most recently, Noel took part in the Blue Door Art Gallery show in Yonkers New York, The Project Brownstone Art gallery show in Harlem and The Pool Art Fair in New York City. In each of these shows he sold several pieces and was asked to join multiple group shows.
Noel's most recent work can be viewed on his Instagram page at
https://www.instagram.com/artinharlem/ This site will allow you to view Noels artwork from a progressive view point of sketches, structure and completed.

Noel can also be contacted via email at noelchucky@yahoo.com

Sheila Blu 

Wilhelmina Obatola Grant 

Wilhelmina GrantWilhelmina GrantWilhelmina Grant is a Harlem-based, self-taught visual artist who creates collages and assemblages using mixed-media and found objects which she repurposes into visual art. Many of the ideas that stimulate the creation of her work reflect her interpretations of contemporary social concerns: urban issues, creative aging, and women’s health matters with a focus on breast cancer awareness.

Wilhelmina has mounted numerous solo exhibitions in Harlem, Texas and Alaska, and has participated in group exhibitions at venues throughout the New York area and the East Coast.
Wilhelmina has been honored with several prestigious awards for art, including The Black Art Makers Award of National Conference of Artists, The Women’s History Month Creative Power of Women Award presented by New York State Senator Bill Perkins, and The Alain Locke Art & Action Award presented by Harlem Arts Alliance, and the Woman of the Year by the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. She was also a Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance 2016 Uptown Arts Stroll Honoree.

As an artist-in-residence, she nurtures the creativity of cancer patients, their families and staff in a hospital setting. She also guides elderly participants through arts projects at senior centers in Harlem, Washington Heights and the Upper East Side.

Wilhelmina is the founder of SISTAAH, Inc. (Survivors Inspiring Sisters Through Art and Advocacy for Health), a non-profit organization which combines art with wellness advocacy. SISTAAH encourages and facilitates access to the early detection of cancer by informing medically underserved people about no-cost screening services.

She has self-published her first book, A Feeling of Fullness: Insights of a Divinely Guided Journey Beyond Breast Cancer (2016, Xlibris Publishing Company) which chronicles the journey from the nearly-missed breast cancer diagnosis at age 37 through her present-day life as an artist/author/health awareness advocate. The book features color photographs of visual art which relates to the topic of early detection, advocacy and cancer survivorship.
Wilhelmina earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language Arts (2006) and Masters of Science in Urban Affairs (2009) from Hunter College.
Willhelminas website

Twitter: @SISTAAHStudio
Facebook: /Wilhelmina.o.grant
Instagram: @SISTAAHStudio



Please join us for an interesting talk,
With special guests Rev. Richard Honeywell   

Art Exhibition

and a rare look at part of the private collection of
Gene Alexander Peters

When:  ONE DAY only special Talk and rare artifacts display and talk on
Thursday, December 14th, 2017 at 6 pm. 

Artwork & Photos will remain after the exhibition

Where:  X Gallery -163 Malcolm X Boulevard

Talk:  by Reverend Richard Honeywell & Gene Alexander Peters

Display:  Rare African American Historic artifacts from the Gene Alexander Peters collection.

Artwork:  by Dudley Vacciana, Robert Daniels, Noel Donaldson, and Ademola Olugebefola  

Sculpture:  Otto Neals  www.ottoneals.com    


Eduardo Duarte   

Isseu Diouf

Lisa DuBois 
Curator - Lisa DuBois


Richard Honeywell

Rev. Richard Honeywell, Associate Minister at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church and founder of African Journeys, will share insights on slavery from various travel experiences including the commonalities of sacred water traditions in our Diaspora

Gene Alexander Peters

Gene Alexander Peters is a cultural historian, educational consultant, and noted collector.

Gene designs and curates exhibitions and historical displays that visually and physically document the history of the African American experience in the Americas. Several of his collection artifacts have been featured at numerous landmark institutions and museums, including the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, NY and the Smithsonian Museum-Anacostia

in Washington, D.C.     



November -December



  Dudley Vacciana 


Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award

Dates: October - November 2017

Dudley VaccianaDudley VaccianaPainting & Hand blown glass

is a painter and jewelry artisan. He specializes in Painting on Hand blown glass. Dudley has exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. Dudley recently received a lifetime achievement award from X gallery.

Dudley Vaccianna Website

contact Dudley at (718) 781-6793 or contact x gallery xgallerynyc@gmail.com

Painting- Dudley Vacciana

from  The Dudley Vaccianna Collection 

recipient of the X Gallery Lifetime Artistic Achievement award - 2017.
Dudley lives and creates art in New York. His works are in major collections around the country and in the collection of the White House in Washington DC. His talents include painting, drawings
, paintings on blown glass. His work, includes Caribbean, Latino and African themes.

Curator - Lisa DuBois




Photojournalist      Lisa DuBoisPhotojournalist Lisa DuBoisPhotography & Art

is a curator and photoartist , her work has been exhibited around the world and she is in the permanent collection of the Sutton gallery in New Orleans.
member of Enfoco
member of Harlem Arts Festival
Curator for X Gallery

Lisa DuBois website

Photo - Lisa DuBois

Title:  Puja, a ritual performed in India that involves invocations, prayers, chanting.



Dates: August 23rd-November 9th, 2017 

 “HOLY WATER - The Spiritual Connection,” This collective of work explores subcultures
hidden among mainstream cultural traditions through photography and art.

Featuring the photography of Lisa DuBois

 Lisa DuBois, photo-artist & curator, brings 3 local photographers-Eduardo Duarte, Burroughs Lamar,
June De Lairre Truesdale to join her in exhibiting images of people in water rituals. 

Patricia Talbot -African Metal sculptures.

For ages, water has been the primary element used in religious rituals all over the world.
In some 
cultures ceremonial water immersion is the vehicle that transports people to
a place where they can communicate directly with God.

“This exhibition takes a closer look at how water rituals connect with Spirituality and community around the world, beginning with the Fire hose Baptism in Harlem to water rituals in Varanasi India.
Now more than ever, the cultural connections present in Harlem are important to
recognize as our community is changing.”

Curator - Lisa DuBois