About the project


Angelo Filomeno at the Clinton Middle School for Artists and Writers

The workshop was done in collaboration with students and parents of the Clinton Middle School for Artists and Writers, a Chelsea public school.

The workshop started with a tour of the Lelong Gallery which was, at the tine, showing the works of artist Angelo Filomeno. The students had a chance to ask questions to the director of the gallery about the artist, the gallery itself and the management of a gallery in general.

Afterwards, the workshop moved to Angelo Filomeno’s studio. In addition to a detailed tour of the studio, the students were led by the artist to create their own work of art – a fabric origami.


Angelo Filomeno was born in Ostuni, Italy. He learned to sew as a child in southern Italy, taught first by his mother and then as an apprentice to a local tailor. Filomeno practices in mixed-media textiles, drawing, and sculpture and work often consists of beautiful machine-sewn embroidery on pieces of silk stretched over canvas. He earned is MA from The Academy of Fine Arts, Lecce, Italy and is currently based in New York, New York.

To learn more, visit: Galerie Lelong


Galerie Lelong opened in New York in 1985, and in 2001, the gallery moved to its present ground floor location in Chelsea. The gallery’s focus is the primary representation of important contemporary artists from the United States, Europe, and Latin America who work in sculpture, painting, photography and new media.