HAWLEY HUSSEY
Curatorial Statement 2008
Curatorial Statement 2009
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Bio Update 2009
Hawley Hussey is a writer, performer, visual artist and the Director 
of BRIC Contemporary Art Education in Brooklyn. Her work with 
artist’s and public schools is gaining tremendous reputation city 
and state wide for it's innovative partnership vision, it's site specific 
residency model and the pursuit of inspirational community building 
through an art centered curriculum. 

Hawley is a well-known Coney Island personality who is respected by 
Winter bathers up and down the boardwalk for her bravado and ability 
to BEAR UP in the freezing temps! She was featured on Fox News 
describing the last snow storm swim of the season as “feeling like 
icy razors…and then it’s cool”.  She flatly stated: “I don’t know what’s 
wrong with me!” Hawley has performed her WORLD FAMOUS CONEY 
ISLAND BREAK-UP LETTERS at such infamous locations as The 
Coney Island Museum, The KGB Bar, The NUYORICAN Poets cafe 
and the Bowery Poetry Club.  Her letters were produced on a CD 
of NY Poets: Beauty Keeps Laying It's Sharp Knife Against Me.  Her 
artist books and paintings are collected internationally. Hawley was 
included in the recently released film "Bohemia: The Life of A New 
York Poet".

2008

Hawley Hussey is a writer, performer, visual artist and the Director 
of Education at BRIC Rotunda Gallery in Brooklyn. Her work with 
contemporary artists and public schools is gaining tremendous 
reputation city and state wide for it's innovative partnership vision, 
it's site specific residency model and the pursuit of inspirational 
planning and assessment of the whole process. Hawley has performed 
her WORLD FAMOUS CONEY ISLAND BREAK-UP LETTERS at such 
infamous locations as The Coney Island Museum, The KGB Bar, The 
NUYORICAN Poets cafe and the Bowery Poetry Club.  Her letters 
were recently produced on a CD of NY Poets: Beauty Keeps Laying 
It's Sharp Knife Aginst Me.  Her artist books and paintings are collected 
internationally.  Most recently her wood-cut book THE DEVIL and ME 
was collected by the Smithsonian.

2005
Hawley Hussey is a Brooklyn artist with California plates.  
For nostalgic reasons she just won't let these plates go 
although she insists her watch is now set those sad three 
hours ahead of the coast.  For many years Hawley has brought 
people and distances together with collaboration and her 1985 
Honda Civic DX with the dashboard alter (230,000 miles and 
counting).  

Distance Made Good will travel to the Fading Ad Gallery
in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY in 2005 and include a a gathering 
of writers and performers and a small press publication.  
More long weekends in LA will be required to secure Prague, 
Oslo and that double wide trailer in Sky Valley.