Nook Gallery

Oakland, US

Since it’s birth in Fall 2015, Nook Gallery based on Ohlone Land [Oakland, CA] has given 81 queer, womxn, and artists of color - an  inclusive, accessible and intimate site for visual art, lectures, workshops, critical dialogues, film screenings, meals and performances. The seating nook transformed into gallery in our kitchen, gives the artist(s) a clear and unique space to work with, and present work within. Thinking about the importance of gathering around a table, what does it mean to come together for a meal or to cook together, for art, for critical discussion, for storytelling? Bringing community together is what we strive to do as artists, culture makers, curators, writers and performers in the world. The Nook Gallery offers a possibility for supporting and nurturing this gathering, telling and being together. Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo (they/she) is the Lead Curator and Director of Programming. Nook Gallery currently exists beyond Oakland, CA & is on the move....coming to a kitchen near you!