Port Chester, NY

MAPSpace and The Crit Lab are artist-owned and artist-driven orgs for curatorial exploration, exhibition, collaboration, and the gathering of ideas across discipline, philosophy, and art form.

The Crit Lab offers rigorous, critical, supportive feedback in graduate-level seminars in small ongoing artist groups. Asking ethical and aesthetic questions, we situate artworks in a social context, engage materials in their own language, and preserve the inchoate nature of the creative process.

The Crit Lab is a supportive forum for exploration and discussion of new, vulnerable, in progress, and experimental works and ideas. The connection and community transcend the Lab. The ongoing, intensive, safe space of the meetings encourages work to flourish and grow in critical depth and perception. 

MAPSpace exhibits painting, sculpture, prints, video, installation, performance, and engages in a dialogue with the fields of social practice, DIY, circuit bending and Maker movements, and collaborative projects. MAPSace is committed to bringing critical contemporary art and discourse beyond the centers where art is expected into communities beyond.

MAPSpace Collaborative Workspace Residency Project, implemented 2012-2016, is a workspace residency offering space and time for artists to create collaborative new work- as exhibition, installation, performance, action, or other creative endeavor we haven’t imagined yet.

MAPSpace - miranda arts project space, formerly Miranda Fine Arts, was founded in 1991 and re-founded in 2012 as a project space by artist, curator, and educator Patricia Miranda.

Patricia Miranda, founder and director of MAPSpace and the Crit Lab, is an artist, educator and curator, using interdisciplinary projects to make connections between art, science, history and culture. She also curates exhibitions in other spaces, and is always looking for collaborations especially with artist-run spaces.