Annie Forrest & Molly Bergstrom

Social Distance

April. 17th – May. 17th, 2020

Curated by Ilona Golovina and Jason Clay Lewis

The Royal @ RSOAA is pleased to present, Social Distance a group exhibition curated by Ilona Golovina and Jason Clay Lewis featuring artists Annie Forrest & Molly Disa Bergström, Yuvraj Khanna, Ye Fan, Shannon Finnell & Kristi Cole, Ruofan Chen, Cait McCormack, and schwartzy.

We all find ourselves in a difficult situation, stuck alone in our homes with no physical interaction and connection with family and friends. The work in the exhibition reflects on isolation and the mental hardship of being alone.

Click here to view the exhibition.

Beyond The Instant Closing Brunch

Dear Royal friends,

Please join us on Sunday October 20th from 12 – 3 pm for the closing reception of Beyond The Instant.

This is a last chance to see this group show curated by Ilona Golovina, featuring work by Drew Leventhal, Stephanie CortazzoVera Saldivar de Lira, Jean Marie Casbarian and Maddalena Arcelloni.

There will be mimosas and snacks!

Special thanks to Josh Matthews for providing delicious Dip Me Down hummus for the event!

See you at The Royal!
400 S 2nd st 11211, Brooklyn, NY

I ART New York interviews The Royal Society of American Art

Izabela and Rebecca interview one of its founders, Jason Clay Lewis, and two partner curators, Amelia Biewald, and Janet Rutkowski. Lewis, Biewald, and Rutkowski discuss exhibitions at the RSOAA’s gallery,The Royal, the history of the development of the RSOAA, and their personal artistic and curatorial processes. Additionally, Lewis reveals the RSOAA’s newest endeavor launching this month; a free and open artists’ registry with the aim of creating The Royal List an online platform for artists. The intro track is “1969” by the band American Nomads from their new single and the outro is their track titled “A Revelation’s Gonna Come”.

RG Magazine spotlight on Janet Rutkowski

Janet Rutkowski featured in RG magazine:

Art can be produced in so many various mediums there is no limit to what someone can do. From painting to welding the possibilities are endless. For the general public they rarely equate art outside of painting and drawing. Yet there are those who have been privy to the amazing work of sculpture using all types of materials. Artists like Janet Rutkowski have offered the public a taste of that type of art. Her love of art began in her early 20’s during her years at the High School of Art and Design in NYC. There she studied drawing, painting, fashion illustration, and advertising.”

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Two Pop Ups

The Time it Takes, is the Time We Spend

Sunday, March 31st 6 – 9 PM

This collection of solo performances explores the human body as the subject for a creative practice as well as a change agent for unpacking notions of status, identity, and politics with performances by Doménica GarciaZelene Pineda Suchilt, and Angeli.



Wednesday, April 3rd 6 – 9 PM

The Royal is pleased to present: HIGHLINE, the new sun/optical collection by Russian eyewear brand, FAKOSHIMA. Please join us for the NYC launch and meet with its creator, Konstantin Shiliaev. Photo installation and collaboration with Mark Aghatise Bogdan Shirokov.