Twilight Procession

April 9th – May 2nd, 2021

Curated by Amelia Biewald, Barry Hazard, Katie Hector, Yizhe Huang, and Jason Clay Lewis

The Royal @ RSOAA is pleased to present Twilight Procession, a group exhibition featuring artists Fay Ku, Seren Christine Morey, Nicolas Touron, Jae Won Jung, Ewelina Kołakowska, Megan Vossler, Sandra Lapage, Joy Bush, Melissa Capasso, Rebecca Major, and Yelitza Galan.

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Debbie Raisel

Begin Anew

Feb. 5th – Feb. 28th, 2021

Curated by Jason Clay Lewis

The Royal @ RSOAA is pleased to present, Begin Anew a group exhibition curated by Jason Clay Lewis featuring artists Marc Peckham, Debbie Raisel, Alfred Schwartz, and Patrice Yourdon.

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November 13th – December 13th, 2020

Curated by Amelia Biewald

The Royal @ RSOAA is pleased to present, Refugia an exhibition of works by artists Richard Barlow, Gregory Euclide, Basia Goszczynska, Jude Griebel, Valerie Hegarty, Sophia Heymans, Linda Lauro-Lazin, and Cara Sullivan.


September 4th – September 25th

The Vida Archive is a group exhibition curated by Samantha Sutcliffe which features the work of Vodka Vida, Rachel Wark, Alexey Yurenev, Samantha Sutcliffe and Arthur Arbit.

The Vida Archive invites you to step into the mental state of a thirteen year old Catholic school girl from the suburbs of New Jersey who suffers from borderline personality disorder. The gallery space will mimic Vodka’s teenage bedroom using original pieces from her archive including hand-written poems, posters and pencil drawings of her highschool enemies and unedited writing from her published art books RAGING BULL (2019), YOU NEED DISCIPLINE (2020), YAZ CAR SUICIDE (2020) and SAD SARAH (2020). Shadow box sculptures inspired by church decorations created by Arthur Arbit, an immersive kaleidoscope installation by Rachel Wark and black and white silver gelatin prints of Vodka’s bedroom taken by Samantha Sutcliffe will be displayed on the surrounding walls. Vodka’s favorite photographer Alexey Yurenev will show for the first time his archive of the Night Wolves, a Russian motorcycle club he followed around between 2015 – 2017.

Limited edition books will be for sale the night of the opening all proceeds will go to Open Path Psychotherapy Collective.

I ART NY Interviews Jason Clay Lewis

Listen or read the newest I ART New York episode featuring Jason Clay Lewis from the series “Humanizing role of arts in the wake of the public health crisis”

Part II of a special series in which I ART New York invites three previously interviewed guests to respond to the COVID 19 pandemic. The series brings to fore the inherent resistance and constructive strategies created by artists and curators in the face of difficult and chaotic realities.

Jason Clay Lewis is an artist, curator, and Director of The Royal @ RSOAA (gallery) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. Lewis discusses The Royal gallery's online summer exhibitions, their recently launched online artist-registry, and his artist Interview project begun last year. We also delve into his art practice and discuss his recent paintings as well as his reaction to the Covid-19 lockdown in New York City. Check out The Royal's latest exhibition "REMAKE / REMODEL", co-curated with Amelia Biewald.

This interview was recorded May 30, 2020.

The Royal List :: Interview link