Nina Chanel Abney for NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst
Nina Chanel Abney for NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst
Nina Chanel Abney for NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst
Nina Chanel Abney for NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst
Nina Chanel Abney for NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst
Nina Chanel Abney for NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst

RxART is proud to have worked with Nina Chanel Abney on a project for the Pediatric Ambulatory Clinic at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst. Abney has created vibrant designs that will provide a positive distraction for patients and their families as they wait to receive critical care. RxART worked with Ralph Appelbaum Associates (RAA) to morph Abney’s joyful imagery into wall coverings and vinyl are installed in the waiting areas, windows, and hallways of the clinic. 

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst provides services for approximately 15,000 pediatric and adolescent patients annually. Founded in 1832, the hospital is located in the most ethnically diverse community in the world (Elmhurst, Queens) with immigrants from 112 different countries.  It is designated as a “Baby-Friendly” Hospital by Baby-Friendly USA, an initiative of the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund. Over 2,200 babies are delivered at the hospital each year. The hospital has 44 maternity beds, 30 neonatal beds, and 22 Pediatric beds.

Read the full Press Release: RxART Nina Chanel Abney NYCH+H Elmhurst Press Release. RxART produces every project at no cost to the hospital and provides each commissioned artist with an honorarium. RxART is deeply grateful to Glori Cohen and Agnes Gund for their generous support of this project. Our heartfelt thanks to HKS, our pro-bono Architecture Partner, for helping us measure precisely, and to our incredible design team at Ralph Appelbaum Associates for helping us to realize Nina’s vision. For more information on supporting RxART’s projects, please contact Megan Skidmore: megan_skidmore@rxart.net or visit our Donate Page.

Image: Nina Chanel Abney, “Fun #1” 2022, Installation for NYC Health + Hospitals/elmhurst. Photos: Nicholas Knight