Animalania
Group Show Curated by Aliya Naumoff
Exhibition: February 18 through March 14, 2009

Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 18th, 7 to 10 pm

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New York curator and photographer Aliya Naumoff has brought together a group of artists working in a
range of disciplines from photography to sculpture with one common bond – a love of animals. Twenty-
100% of the proceeds will go to benefit the ASPCA to help treat and care for animals in need.

Participating artists:
Andy Kehoe, Ricky Powell, Dennis Mcnett, Nick Zinner, Kenzo Minami, Danielle Levitt, Tim Barber,
Adam Wallacavage, Jeaneen Lund, Gordon Hull, AJ Fosik, Kenneth Cappello, Spike Jonze, Meryl Smith,
Kristen Schaal, Hisham Bharoocha, Benjamin Bertocci, Scott Campbell, Derek Watson, Karen O, Robin
Schwartz, and Ryan McGinley.

Aliya Naumoff was raised working in her mother's art gallery in Pittsburgh with artists such as Donald
Warhola (Warhol's nephew). This experience led her to pursue photography at The University of The Arts
in Philadelphia where she won major awards, including the Epson/Mamiya Award. Aliya moved to New
York to work as a lighting and camera assistant for David LaChapelle.

Her personal photography has been published in a book entitled "Overkill", with an opening held in New
York at The New Museum. She has shot for clients such as Index, Rolling Stone, Interview, Fader, I-D,
Levi's, and more. Aliya has now turned her passion for photography and art to curating shows at The
Toronto Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, A boutique gallery in Tokyo, and a large “Dark Carnival-
themed” show at NYC’s Puck Building for GenArt. She currently lives in New York with Kira, the little
black dog with a spinehawk.

“Animalania,” group show curated by Aliya Naumoff runs February 18 through March 14, 2009, at Fuse
Gallery, 93 2nd Ave (between 5th & 6th Sts, 2nd Ave stop on the F), NYC, NY. The opening reception, on
Wednesday, Febraury 18th, from 7 to 10 pm, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact
Fuse Gallery at 212.777.7988 or fusegall@fusegallerynyc.com.