Opened in December of 2011 by Julian Tepper and Jenna Gribbon, the Oracle Club is a workspace for artists and writers and an arts club.
We host unqiue events at the Oracle Club involving all mediums of the arts, as well as offer classes. (See events and classes pages on this site).
Author and New York native Julian Tepper's debut novel, Balls, will be published by A Barnacle Book, July 17th. More information on the novel (and any media queries) please visit http://ballsthenovel.com. As the bass player for the indie rock band The Natural History, Julian co-wrote Spoon's hit "Don't You Evah". The band recorded two studio albums, Beatbeatheartbeat and the People That I Meet.
Jenna Gribbon (http://jennagribbon.com/) was born in Knoxville, TN. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Priska C. Juschka Fine Art in New York, and at Shoshana Wayne Gallery in Los Angeles, and of numerous group exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. Some of these include shows at Babel Kunst in Trondheim, Norway; the Georgia Museum of Contemporary Art in Atlanta, GA; the National Academy Museum & School of Fine Arts in New York, NY; and the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, Finland. In 2010 she was included in Realism-The Adventure of Reality a large-scale exhibition which traveled to two museums in Germany; first to Kunsthalle Emden in Emden, and subsequently to Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung in Munich. Gustave Courbet, Gerhard Richter, and Philip-Lorca diCorcia were among the other artists in the exhibition. Gribbon is also an accomplished portrait painter and was commissioned to paint all of the period portraits in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette.
Photo David Rosenzweig
Matthew Gribbon is an artist and book collector who serves as the librarian of the Oracle Club. Matthew lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.