The concept of Arvia was born out of necessity to preserve tangible context in viewing contemporary art and to offer space to fellow artists to work, think and live.
Arvia is a site of creative production, co-run by Andrew Cortes and Anne Marie Taylor. Growing up, Andrew watched his grandfather work and build in the shed sat the back of the property where his studio is now. The outdoor communal space functions as a resource for friends and artists to work on individual projects, and has organically developed to include exhibitions of a site-specific nature, having been either conceived or built onsite or made specifically for the space.
The main house has been open as an intimate residency for artists, architects and photographers since spring 2016.
Faster,Hammers...We're Almost There! | Aubrey Ingmar-Manson | August-September
Of Play and Pursuit | Aaron Farley | June-July
Untitled (Show #3) | Daniel Gibson, Alfonso Gonzalez Jr.,Katie Kirk, Aryana Minai, Lily Ramirez, Daniel Schubert | August
A Rift in the Landscape | Michael Rollins | July
The Parks | Nicolas Shake | June
Make Yourself at Home | Trina Turturicci | October
Sing Into My Mouth | Liv Aanrud | July
Bearing/Behavior | Anna Wingfield & Michael Hentz | April - May 2019
Los Angeles Metaphysical Library | XIXStudios | January - March 2019
Magick is Afoot: Liv Aanrud, Nadege Monchera Baer, AndrewPhilip Cortes, Catherine Fairbanks, Paul Gillis, Kathryn O’Halloran, TessieSalcido Whitmore, Projected Visions | curated by Andrew Cortes and Liv Aanrud | XIX Studios | December 2018
Neither Here Nor There: Andrew Cortes, Tess Gayhart, Chelsea Mosher, Gabriel Luis Perez, MichaelRollins, Christopher Wormald | The Dojo | May 2016
“Swap Meet #2” ODD ARK LA | May
Christopher Wormald | Residency | May
Maria Skovgaard Olesen & Katherine Sofie Jessen | Residency | December
Catherine Haggerty | Residency | July
Andreas Dobler and Anna Kannai | Work shop for Add A+A to XIX Evergreene Studio | June