“SUMMER OPEN CALL” group exhibition

Exhibition runs from July 13th - August 17th, 2024



Court Tree Collective’s annual Summer group exhibition is quickly approaching. This year we are looking for a few new artists to join the roster of the exhibition. With all mediums welcome, this is a great opportunity for artists to showcase their talents and connect with a wider audience. Our annual Summer group exhibition is a time for celebration of creativity and artistic expression. This adds an exciting element of anticipation for the exhibition. Past exhibitions represented both emerging and established artists from around the world.

Our gallery is curated by artists for artists, which fosters a dynamic and supportive environment where creative visionaries can thrive. With firsthand understanding of the artistic process, the curators can showcase works that resonate deeply with both artists and audiences. This curated space celebrates diversity, innovation, and experimentation; it provides a platform for emerging and established artists to connect, collaborate, and showcase their talents. By upholding a community-driven approach to curation, the gallery becomes a vibrant hub for inspiration, dialogue, and artistic exchange.

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“DEFENDER” May 3rd - June 8th, 2024
by Isolina Minjeong and Keya Tama


Court Tree Collective proudly presents “Defender” , a duo exhibition by Isolina Minjeong and Keya Tama. These two young artists work by blending the old with the new and by infusing their cultural heritage into their creations. This new body of work breathes fresh life into traditional art forms. Their work is a vibrant reflection of their identity and experiences, enriching the viewer with diverse perspectives and narratives. The title “Defender” is for upholding traditions in a modern world. The exhibition features folklore history through ceramics, paintings, and tapestries. Combining traditional art forms, while incorporating elements of pop culture brings to light the protection of the past. Exacting the moment of when history becomes relevant in both the past and future.

Playing off each other’s strengths has unified the work as something special. Not only as two artists in pursuit of creating together, but in working in the present to bring a unique perspective on art history. 

“Defender” is an exhibition of their collaborative language. Through tapestries, paintings, muralism, and ceramic sculptures, Keya and Isolina protect each other’s hearts. This is their first duo exhibition in New York.



Isolina Minjeong (b. 1997, Chicago, IL) lives and works inBrooklyn, NY. Isolina’s practice redefines pop culture through craft. Fueled by the ancient lineage of Korean and Peruvian stone carving, her ceramic figures interweave the past with manga imagery and lore. Shameless in scale and response, her surreal world juxtaposes history through honoring past and future makers.

Keya Tama (b. 1997, South Africa) is a South African artist based in New York. Inspired by pastel color palettes, patterns, and symbolism, Keya's practice contrasts ancient and contemporary iconographies with themes of family, community, mono-myths, and minimalism.

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We kicked off the New Year with a new mural by ISOLINA MINJEONG AND KEYA TAMA.

Come check it out! We are also pleased to announce their first duo exhibition opening this May. 

Thank you COLLISION PROJECT!! 

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Court Tree Collective was established in 2013 by a group of artists and creatives with the primary purpose of representing and supporting the work of emerging and established contemporary artists. Since its opening Court Tree Collective has been a staple to south Brooklyn’s emerging art scene and in a short time has exhibited a number of important exhibitions. In addition they have curated a number of exhibitions at satellite locations throughout the states and abroad.

We are a family-run art gallery specializing in emerging artists to offer a unique and intimate experience for art enthusiasts. Court Tree Collective showcases outsider art, which often defies traditional artistic conventions, alongside works by up-and-coming artists to add depth and diversity to the gallery's offerings. Visitors can expect to encounter raw, authentic expressions of creativity that challenge perceptions and ignite curiosity. By nurturing rising talent and championing unconventional voices, the gallery plays a vital role in fostering a vibrant and inclusive art community.

Our gallery is curated by artists for artists, which fosters a dynamic and supportive environment where creative visionaries can thrive. With firsthand understanding of the artistic process, the curators can showcase works that resonate deeply with both artists and audiences. This curated space celebrates diversity, innovation, and experimentation; it provides a platform for emerging and established artists to connect, collaborate, and showcase their talents. By upholding a community-driven approach to curation, the gallery becomes a vibrant hub for inspiration, dialogue, and artistic exchange.︎

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Location

Industry City
51 35th Street,
BLD #5
2nd FL, Suite B236
Brooklyn, NY 11232


Mailing Address

Court Tree Collective
728 41st Street #1F
Brooklyn, NY 11232


Contact info@courttree.com

917.225.9253








Gallery Hours

Thurs - Sat 12 - 6pm
Sun 12 - 5pm
*and by appointment



The 36 St subway station {D, N, R, trains} is the nearest one to Industry City in Brooklyn



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