Unless otherwise noted or advertised lectures will take place in the Tyler School of Art auditorium, room B004, and will begin promptly at 6:00, each Wednesday evening.
Lectures are organized by the Department of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture at the Tyler School of Art.
VISITING SPEAKER BIOS
February 6 – Jose Lerma
José Lerma is a Spanish-born, Puerto Rican painter, installation artist and law school dropout. He makes works about painting that combine elements of his own biography with art historical references. His solo exhibitions include the Andrea Rosen Gallery, Xavier Hufkens in Brussels, Belgium, Arario Gallery in Seoul, Loock Gallery in Berlin and CAM Raleigh in NC.
His group exhibitions include the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Lehman Maupin Gallery, Milwaukee Art Museum, Kolnischen Kunstverein, Apex Art, Institute Valecia d’art Modern in Spain, Deste Foundation for Contemporary art, Museo del Barrio, Ex-Teresa in Mexico City, This year he will be participating in “On Painting” at Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno in Spain, “Paper” at the Saatchi Gallery in London and will be having a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Flash Art, Art Forum The New Yorker, Time Out NY and others. He attended the CORE program, Skowhegan and has an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is Represented by Andrea Rosen Gallery.
February 13 – Wendy White
Wendy White is an artist based in New York City. She is known for work that expands the parameters of painting through the use of multiple canvases, sculptural additions, and site-specific installation. She has had solo exhibitions at Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY; Galeria Moriarty, Madrid, Spain; Van Horn, Düsseldorf, Germany; University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; and Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL. Group exhibitions include Hue & Cry, Sotheby's S|2, New York, NY; Idealizing the Imaginary: Invention and Illusion in Contemporary Painting, Oakland University, Rochester, MI; A Painting Show, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY; Third Thoughts, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain; Borderland Abstraction, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE; So Athletic, Kunstverein Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, Berlin, Germany; Quick While Still, Motus Fort, Tokyo, Japan; Platinum Metre, Aschenbach & Hofland, Amsterdam, NL; and Informal Relations, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN. White's work has been reviewed in ArtForum, Art in America, The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, Time Out New York, New York Magazine, BOMB Magazine, and Art Papers. She is included in Phaidon’s anthology Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting with an accompanying essay by Barry Schwabsky.
Wendy White was born in Deep River, CT. She earned a B.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 1993 and a M.F.A. from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2003. In April 2013, White will have a solo exhibition at Maruani & Noirhomme, Brussels, Belgium. She was the recipient of a 2012 Painting Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
February 20 – Ronnie Bas
Ronnie Bass is visual artist and musician living in New York City. He creates narrative-based works utilizing various media including video, sound, sculpture, installation, and performance. Bass has exhibited nationally and internationally at museums and galleries including Anthology Film Archives, MoMA P.S.1, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Performa07; all New York, ICA; Philadelphia, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Henry Art Gallery; Seattle, Transmission Gallery; Glasgow, Contemporary Art Center; Tel Aviv, and The Building; Berlin, among others. Musical compositions include the score for Rirkrit Tiravanija’s Guggenheim prize exhibition, Tomorrow Is Another Fine Day, at the Serpentine Gallery in London.
Bass was born in 1976 in Hurst, Texas. He received a BFA in drawing and painting from the University of North Texas and an MFA in visual art from Columbia University. Bass is a professor of digital art and video art at New York University. He is currently producing a German electronica album with artist Gandalf Gavan under the collective name DAS.
March 6 – Christian Rattemeyer in conversation with Philip Glahn
Christian Rattemeyer is the Harvey S. Shipley Miller Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. At MoMA, Rattemeyer recently curated the exhibitions Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan (2012), Projects 95; Runa Islam (2011), and Compass in Hand. Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection (2009), among others. From 2003 to 2007 Rattemeyer was the curator at Artists Space in New York. His most recent book is Exhibiting the New Art: 'Op Losse Schroeven' and 'When Attitude Becomes Form 1969' (London: Afterall Publishers 2010). Rattemeyer has taught at several art schools and universities, including the MFA Program and the Center for Curatorial Studies, both at Bard College.
Philip Glahn is as Assistant Professor of Critical Studies and Aesthetics, Tyler School of Art
March 20 – Chie Fueki
Chie Fueki (Japanese, b. 1973, Raised Sao Paulo, Brazil) is a painter working in West Chester, PA and Brooklyn, NY. She has had solo shows at the Ringling School of Art and Design, FL, Mary Boone Gallery, NY and Shoshana Wayne Gallery, CA among others. Her work has appeared in group exhibitions at venues such as P.S.1., NY, Fredericks Frasier Gallery, NY, National Academy Museum, National Academy of Design, NY and the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, FL, among others. She received her MFA from Yale University in 1998 and her BFA from Ringling School of Art and Design in 1996. She is represented by Mary Boone Gallery, NY and Shoshana Wayne Gallery, CA.
March 27 – Angela Dufresn
Angela Dufresne (b. 1969, American) received a MFA from Tyler School of Art, PA and a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute, KS. Dufresne’s work has recently been exhibited at American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY; Ogunquit Museum of American Art, ME; Macalester College Art Gallery, MN; Wayne State University, MI; Sarah Lawrence College, NY; CRG Gallery, NY; and Monya Rowe Gallery, NY. Her work has also been the subject of a solo exhibition at The Hammer Museum, CA, and included in group exhibitions at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, CT, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, NY, and The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, MA. In 2010 Dufresne curated the group exhibition titled “FuckHeads: Portraiture for the Silicone Enlightenment” which was exhibited at Kinkead Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA and traveled to SCA Contemporary Art, Albuquerque. Dufresne was recently invited as a Visiting Artist/Lecturer at the University of Berkeley, CA, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA, Suny Purchase,, NY and Montclair State University, NJ. In 2012, she was a Core Critic at Yale University, New Haven, CT, and taught a Summer Course at Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI. Dufresne is currently an Assistant Professor at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
April 3 – William Lamson
William Lamson is a Brooklyn based artist who works in video, photography, performance and sculpture. His work is in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and a number of private collections. Since graduating from the Bard MFA program in 2006, his work has been shown at The Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, P.S.1 MOMA, and the Museum of Contempoary Art Denver, among others. In 2012 he completed two site specific installations for Storm King Art Center.
April 10 – Dana Schutz
Dana Schutz is a painter who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She first came to attention with her debut exhibition Frank from Observation (2002) based on the conceit of Schutz as the last painter, representing the last subject “Frank”. Since then her paintings have to depicted hypothetical situations of characters cannibalizing themselves, responding to subconscious impulses, and performers giving impromptu demonstrations. Her most recent solo exhibition, Piano in the Rain, opened at Petzel Gallery in May of 2012 to critical acclaim. Schutz’ traveling retrospective If the Face Had Wheels opened at the Neuberger Museum in Purchase, New York, in 2011 and has traveled to the Miami Art Museum and Denver Art Museum. A new traveling exhibition is being organized by the Hepworth Wakefield Museum, United Kingdom, for October 2013.
Schutz was born in Livonia, Michigan in 1976. She received her BFA at the Cleveland Institute of Art and her masters from Columbia University in 2002. She has received the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award.
April 17 – James Hyde
Abstract painter James Hyde was born in Philadelphia, and moved to New York City at eighteen years of age to pursue a career as an artist. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn. His work ranges from paintings on photographic prints to large-scale installations, photography, and abstract furniture design. Hyde is the recipient of numerous grants including a Pollock-Krasner Grant, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship and a New York State CAPS Grant. He has lectured as a visiting professor at Yale University, Brooklyn College, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Bard College, and Cooper Union. He is represented by galleries in Paris, and Zurich and Copenhagen—and in New York by Sean Horton Gallery.
April 24 – Marc Handelman
Marc Handelman (1975, Santa Clara, CA), is an artist who works in painting, as well as across media including film/video, installation and book arts. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design with a concentration in Art History, and was a recipient of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship at Yale Norfolk. He received his MFA from Columbia University. He was a recent recipient of the Steeprock Arts Residency and the Awards for Artists from Printed Matter in 2011.
Marc Handelman has exhibited extensively throughout the United States as well as internationally in such venues as PS1 MoMA in Long Island City; The Studio Museum in Harlem; The Dayton Art Institute, OH; The Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL; The Rubin Museum, New York, NY; and the Royal Academy of Art in London, UK. His work has been written about in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, Artforum, Art in America, Tema Celeste, and Flash Art Among others. He is taught in the graduate programs at Yale University, Bard, and the School of Visual Arts among others. He is currently a graduate critic at Columbia University's School of the Arts. Marc Handelman was appointed Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at Mason Gross School of Art in the Fall of 2012. He is represented by Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY; Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA; and RECEPTION, Berlin, Germany.
Christian Tomaszewski, Professor
Mary Ceruti – September 5th
Mary Ceruti is the SculptureCenter's Chief Curator and oversees all aspects of program, planning, and organizational development. Ceruti started her career as a Curatorial Assistant here inPhiladelphia at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She has organized numerous solo and groupexhibitions of contemporary art and curated special projects and commissions by over 50emerging and established artists.
Before joining SculptureCenter in 1999, Ceruti worked as an independent curator and writer and was the Director of Programs at Capp Street Project, an acclaimed international residency program, commissioning installation projects in San Francisco from 1992-98.
Ceruti holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Haverford College and in Art History from Bryn Mawr College. She received her M.A. from the Inter-Arts Center at San Francisco State University after pursuing an in-depth study of community-based public art projects.
Peter Eleey – September 19th
Peter Eleey is the Curator of MoMA PS1, where he most recently organized survey exhibitions of Lara Favaretto, Henry Taylor, and George Kuchar, as well as the first museum shows of Darren Bader and Esther Kläs. Coinciding with the tenth anniversary of 9/11, he curated "September 11," which was composed largely of work created prior to the attacks. From 2007-2010 he was Visual Arts Curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, where he organized shows with Trisha Brown and Goshka Macuga, in addition to the group shows "The Quick and the Dead" and "The Talent Show." Prior to joining the Walker he was Curator & Producer at Creative Time in New York.
Anthony Huberman – October 3rd
Anthony Huberman is a curator and writer based in New York, where he is currently the director of The Artist's Institute and a distinguished lecturer at Hunter College.Huberman was born and raised in Switzerland and studied sociology and art history at Georgetown University.
Since it opened in September 2010, The Artist’s Institute is an exhibition/event/research space operating under the umbrella of Hunter College--CUNY. It dedicates each of its six-month-long seasons to a single artist, and uses that artist's work as a framework to consider a wide range of related other artists and thinkers. The Artist's Institute fifth season, dedicated to Haim Steinbach, runs from August 2012 to January 2013.
Prior to his work at Hunter, he was chief curator of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, curator of the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, and curator of SculptureCenter, New York. Additionally, he has organized a wide variety of independent projects around the world. He also directed the education and public programming at MoMA PS1, New York, where he initiated WPS1, the museum's radio station. He has written for magazines such as Artforum, Afterall, Dot Dot Dot, Flash Art, and Mousse, among others, and is a contributing editor to Bomb magazine.
John Miller – October 10th
John Miller is an artist who uses mixed and diverse media, including painting, sculpture installation and digital work, employing music and collaborative projects. Miller wrote The Price Club: Selected Writings 1977 - 1998 (JRP Ringier & Les Presses du Reel: 2000) and The Ruin of Exchange (JRP Ringier & Les Presses du Reel: 2012). His essays have been published extensively on wide ranging themes, from CD liner notes to postulations in October on the art world’s reaction to the recent Iraq war (“In What Ways Have Artists, Academics, and Cultural
Institutions Responded to the U.S.-Led Invasion and Occupation of Iraq?” October, no. 123, Winter 2008) During his career he has shown in galleries and museums in New York, Los Angeles, London, Switzerland, Germany and Japan, to name a few.
Miller was born in 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio, he lives and works in New York City and Berlin. He attended Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, receiving his BFA in 1977. He is also an alumnus of the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, New York, 1978; as well as receiving his MFA from California Institute of the Arts, in Valencia, California, 1979.
Beatriz Colomina – Tuesday, October 16th
Beatriz Colomina is Professor of Architecture and Founding Director of the Program in Media and Modernity at Princeton University. She is the author of Privacy and Publicity:Modern Architecture as Mass Media (MIT Press, 1994), which was awarded the 1995 International Book Award by the American Institute of Architects and has been published in eight languages, Sexuality and Space (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1992), which was awarded the 1993 International Book Award by the American Institute of Architects, and Domesticity at War
(ACTAR and MIT Press, 2007). Recently she curated with a team of Ph.D. students from Princeton the exhibition “Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X- 197X,” which opened at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York and traveled to the CCA in Montreal, Documenta 12, the Architectural Association in London, Norsk Form in Oslo, the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, the Disseny Hub Barcelona, the Colegio de Arquitectos de Murcia and the NAI Maastricht/Bureau Europe in Maastricht. The catalogue of the exhibition, Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X-197X, co-edited with Craig Buckley, has just been published by ACTAR. Her next research project is "X- Ray Architecture: Illness as Metaphor."
Joan Jonas – October 17th
A pioneer of video and performance art, Jonas belongs to a group of artists whose use of live action and video beginning in the late 1960s and early 1970s gave rise to contemporary genres of video and performance art. Jonas engages viewers in an elusive theatrical portrayal of female identity, employing an idiosyncratic vocabulary of ritualized gesture and symbolic objects that include masks, mirrors, and costuming, she explores the self and the body through layers of meaning.
Joan Jonas was born in New York. She received a B.A. in Art History from Mount Holyoke College, studied sculpture at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and received an M.F.A. in Sculpture from Columbia University. She has received numerous awards, including the American Film Institute's Maya Deren Award. Jonas has received grants the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation. Since 2000 Jonas has taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. Jonas lives in New York.
Jonas has performed and exhibited her work extensively throughout the world. In 2004 she was honored with a retrospective at the Queens Museum of Art in New York, titled Joan Jonas: Five Works, and presented a site-specific, five-channel video installation at Dia:Beacon, New York, titled The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things, which subsequently traveled in 2007 to museums and galleries worldwide.
Christian Rattemeyer – October 31st
Christian Rattemeyer is the Harvey S. Shipley Miller Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. At MoMA, Rattemeyer recently curatedthe exhibitions Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection (2009), Projects 95: Runa Islam (2011), and Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan(2012). From 2003 to 2007 Rattemeyer was the curator at Artists Space in New York. He has contributed regularly to art magazines such as Parkett, Texte zur Kunst, and Artforum and has published widely on contemporary art. His most recent book isExhibiting the New Art. Op Losse Schroeven and When Attitudes Become Form 1969(London: Afterall Publishers 2010). Rattemeyer has taught at several art schools and universities, including the MFA Program and the Center for Curatorial Studies, both at Bard College.
John Hatfield – November 7th
John Hatfield is the newly appointed Executive Director of Socrates Sculpture Park on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. Located on 4.5 acres of reclaimed waterfront property in Long Island City, Queens, Socrates facilitates the production and presentation of outdoor temporary artworks to the public. Socrates is an example of how culture and the arts can lead the way in providing a vision for improving civic life and is an urban planning model that has been replicated throughout the city and country. In addition to the visual arts programming, Socrates hosts international film screenings, educational workshops, events, and horticultural activities related to this urban park. Prior to Socrates Sculpture Park, Hatfield served cumulatively for 17 years at the internationally acclaimed New Museum of Contemporary Art in the Lower East Side of Manhattan where he was most recently Deputy Director. While at the New Museum he worked with hundreds of artists and curators on the successful programming of the museum, oversaw operational aspects of the institution and initiated and launched a groundbreaking digital archive and managed several expansion projects.
In addition to his tenure at the New Museum, Hatfield served as Assistant Vice President for Memorial, Cultural and Civic Programs at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation from 2002 -2003, working on the 9/11 memorial design competition and selection process. Additionally, he has held positions at the World Financial Center and Arts and Events Program, been a consultant on public art projects and architecture, worked for a commercial gallery, been a visiting critic at Yale School of Architecture, served on panels for Percent for Art Program and lectured on cultural development issues.
A resident of New York City for the past twenty-three years, John Hatfield has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Tyler School of Art, Temple University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Illinois Wesleyan University.
RoseLee Goldberg – November 14th
RoseLee Goldberg is an art historian and the author of Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present, first published in 1979 it is still regarded as the leading text for understanding the development and study of performance art. She is also the author of Performance: Live Art Since 1960 (1998) and Laurie Anderson (2000), and is a frequent contributor to Artforum and other publications. Recent awards and grants include two awards from the International Association of Art Critics (2011), the Agnes Gund Curatorial Award from Independent Curators International (2010), Curatorial Research Fellowship from the Warhol Foundation (2008), and Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters from the French Government (2006). She is the founding director and curator of Performa. Founded in 2004 Performa, a non-profit arts organization committed to the research, development, and presentation of performance by visual artists from around the world, is the seminal performance biennial that makes clear the centrality of performance to the history of art and as well as the current moment. Performa’s founding launched New York’s first performance biennial, Performa 05 (2005), followed by Performa 07 (2007), and Performa 09 (2009), and Performa 11 (2011). Her vision in the creation of Performa has set a precedent for performance art that has impacted museum programming across the U.S. and abroad.
Previously she was the director of the Royal College of Art Gallery in London. There she established a program that pioneered an integrated approach to curating exhibitions, performance, and symposia, involving various departments in all aspects of the exhibitions program. Goldberg was also curator at The Kitchen in New York, where she advocated for multi-disciplinary practices to have equal prominence by establishing the exhibition space, a video viewing room, and a performance series. Since 1987, Goldberg has taught at New York University.
Hans Haacke – TBA
During his formative years in Germany, he was a member of Zero (an international group of artist, active ca. 1957-1966). This group was held together with common motivations: the longing to re-harmonize man and nature and to restore art's metaphysical dimension. They sought to organize the pictorial surface without using traditional devices.
Although their methods differed greatly, most of the work was monochromatic, geometric, kinetic, and gestural. But most of all they used nontraditional materials such as industrial materials, fire and water, light, and kinetic effects. The influence of the Zero group and the materials they used is clear in Haacke's early work from his paintings that allude to movement and expression to his early installations that are formally minimal and use earthly elements as materials.
These early installations focused on systems and processes. Condensation Cube (1963–65) embodies a physical occurrence, of the condensation cycle, in real time. Some of the themes in these works from the 1960s include the interactions of physical and biological systems, living animals, plants, and the states of water and the wind. He also made forays into Land Art, but by the end of the 1960s his art had found a more specific focus.
The work was a reaction to the Phillip Morris company's sponsorship of a 1989–90 exhibition about Cubism at the Museum of Modern Art.
Haacke's interest in real-time systems propelled him into his criticism of social and political systems. In most of his work after the late 1960s, Haacke focused on the art world and the system of exchange between museums and corporations and corporate leaders; he often underlines its effects in site-specific ways.
From 1961 to 1962 he studied on a Fulbright grant at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Odili Donald Odita, Professor
February 1, 2012– Robert Hobbs
Art historian Dr. Robert Hobbs has held the Rhoda Thalhimer Endowed Chair at Virginia Commonwealth University since 1991 and has been a visiting professor at Yale University from 2004-2011, and an associate professor at Cornell University. His work joins social history with literary criticism and aesthetics; it also relies on feminist and postcolonial theory. In 1982 he was appointed the U.S. Commissioner for the Venice Biennale for his exhibition “Robert Smithson: Sculpture,” which had previously been shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 1996 he curated “Souls Grown Deep: African-American Vernacular Art of the South” and “Thornton Dial: Remembering the Road” for the Cultural Olympiad, an affiliate of the Atlanta Summer Olympics. In 2002 he served as the U.S. Commissioner for the São Paulo Bienal and curated “Kara Walker: Slavery! Slavery!” His publications include monographs on Milton Avery, Alice Aycock, Edward Hopper, Lee Krasner, and Mark Lombardi. In addition, Hobbs has written on Hernan Bas, Duane Hanson, Keith Haring, Jonathan Lasker, Mark Lindquist, Malcolm Morley, Robert Motherwell, Beverly Pepper, Richard Pousette-Dart, Neo Rauch, Andres Serrano, Yinka Shonibare, James Siena, Meredyth Sparks, Frank Stella, Frank Thiel, Kelley Walker, John Wesley, and Kehinde Wiley, among others. His published research also includes in-depth studies of regional, self-taught, African-American, and American Indian artists, as well as investigations of contemporary craft media.
February 8, 2012– Dike Blair
Dike Blair is a painter and sculptor and since 1980, his work has been shown in many venues, including group exhibitions such as “Vanishing Point”, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; “Let’s Entertain”, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; “Elysian Fields”, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and the “2004 Whitney Biennial”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. In the fall of 2009 a 10-year survey of his work, “Now and Again”, was on view at the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC. His work will be part of the exhibition, Lifelike, which opens at the Walker Art Center in February 2012. He is a Senior Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design, and a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation and the American Academy in Rome.
February 15, 2012– Sarah Oppenheimer
Sarah Oppenheimer’s work exists in the juncture between art and architecture. Notably, Oppenheimer’s “Typology of Holes” begins with the premise that the specificity of site can be extended from the particular to the general. This generality (for us, the inheritors and inhabitants of modern space) is the arrangement of spatial zones that abut and overlap in a mappable way. Holes alter this arrangement, functioning as a catalyst for the transformation of the perceptual experience of the occupant. The hole is an active blurring of the (architectural) distinction between zones. Sarah Oppenheimer’s work has been shown nationally and internationally. Recent and upcoming projects include the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Warhol Museum, Rice Art Gallery, Art Unlimited at Art Basel, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Saint Louis Art Museum, Mattress Factory, Skulpturens Hus (Stockholm), The Drawing Center, and Sculpture Center. She is the recipient of the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award, and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship among others. Oppenheimer is a critic at the Yale School of Art and a visiting artist at Cooper Union.
February 22, 2012– Adelina Vlas
Adelina Vlas is the assistant curator for modern and contemporary art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Vlas has a master’s degree in Art History and a curatorial diploma in Visual Culture from York University, as well as a master of arts in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art in London, where she co-curated the exhibitions Public Smog and Various Small Fires. Previously, Adelina has worked at the National Gallery of Canada, where she concentrated on permanent collection displays and special exhibitions. Since joining the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2007, she has organized the contemporary art exhibitions in the Notations and Live Cinema series, including recent projects with younger-generation artists including Mohamed Bourouissa, Tobias Zielony, Tim Hyde, Carlos Amorales, Martha Colburn, Jennifer Levonian, and Joshua Mosley.
February 29, 2012– Robert Bordo
The paintings of Robert Bordo hover at the edge of abstraction and representation. His paintings could be called landscapes, but only if considered beyond the conventional definition of the word. The combination of silent spaces and named places further narratives – depicting a kind of edge-land, both literal and metaphorical, where there is an unsettling slippage between the external and the internal, illusion and actuality. Bordo lives and works in New York, He is represented by Alexander and Bonin in New York, where he has been the subject of 4 solo shows since 1999. Bordo has collaborated with the choreographer Mark Morris in designing sets and costumes, most notably: “Dido and Aeneas” (performed in 1989 in Brussels and in 1998 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.) Bordo has also exhibited with Rene Blouin, Montreal, Mummery and Schnelle, London and the Rubicon Gallery in Dublin in 2007 for which an accompanying catalogue with an essay by Aidan Dunne was published. He has been a recipient of prestigious awards and fellowships including the Solomon R. Guggenheim, Tesuque, Canada Council, MacDowell Colony and the Ballinglen Foundation. An illustrated conversation between Robert Bordo and Steve di Benedetto was published in the London based painting journal: Turps Banana in 2010. Bordo is on the full-time faculty of the Cooper Union School of Art where he leads the painting program. He has also taught at Bard MFA as a visiting artist during †he summer of 2011. His next one-person show will take place at Alexander and Bonin in 2012.
March 14, 2012– David Humphrey
David Humphrey is a New York artist who has been showing his paintings and sculpture internationally since the 1980’s. Occasionally called a Pop Surrealist, his work hybridizes a variety of depiction schemes and idioms to make works charged with psycho-social content and narrative potential. Blind Handshake, an anthology of his art writing, was published last year and includes a wide variety of reviews, essays and curatorial statements. Humphrey has won the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim fellowship and a variety of grants including an NEA and the New York State Council for the Arts among others. Humphrey has exhibited at the McKee Gallery, and Sikkema Jenkins and co in New York, and is currently represented by Fredericks & Freiser, where he will be having an exhibition in the fall of 2012. He received his BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and a masters degree from NYU.
March 21, 2012– Carlos Vega
Carlos Vega's multi-media work incorporates historic documents, quotidian written fragments and objects that he finds in flea markets from around the world. He collages these materials onto canvas and most recently into intricately engraved lead plates in an attempt to show the commonalities of our human condition. The cross-cultural references present in his work derive from his experiences living in Melilla, a former protectorate of Spain in North Africa where Catholics, Jews, Muslims and Hindus have co-existed for centuries. In 1988 he received a MFA at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, and in 1990 he enrolled at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been exhibited regularly throughout the U.S. and Europe. Jack Shainman Gallery in New York began representing him in 2000. He will have a solo exhibition at the gallery in April 2012.
March 28, 2012– Keltie Ferris
Keltie Ferris' large abstract paintings mirror the aggressive vibrations of New York City in their intensity of spirit, layered surfaces, and angular compositions. Ferris balances the mechanical application of sprayed oil paint with hand-painted grounds, wielding a brush and palette knife to carve forms out of the sprayed haze. In this way, figure and ground wrestle with each other for supremacy and create dynamic labyrinth-like pictures. Ferris received a MFA from Yale University in New Haven, CT and a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD). In addition to Horton Gallery, she has been featured in exhibitions at the Nerman Museum, Overland Park, KS; Deitch Projects and D’Amelio Terras, both New York, NY; David Castillo, Miami; and Pilar Corrias, London, England. Her work has recently been discussed in The New York Times, Modern Painters, Artforum, and Details, among others. She is the recipient of both a Jacob Javits Fellowship and a Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant. Her work was the subject of a solo show at the Kemper Museum, Kansas City, MO, for which a publication is available. Keltie Ferris lives and works in Brooklyn.
April 4, 2012– R.H. Quaytman
R. H. Quaytman is a painter living in New York City. Over the last decade Quaytman’s practice has encompassed various roles, including artist, writer, and curator. Recent projects include the artist book Spine published in 2011, directorship (from 2005 to 2008) of the New York gallery known as Orchard, a collective of artists, filmmakers, and art historians widely admired for its innovative efforts to “put the diversity of its members’ practices into discursive motion.” In November 2009, Quaytman’s first solo museum exhibition was mounted at the ICA Boston, and in November 2010 the artist’s first survey opened at the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, New York and traveled in June 2011 to the Basel Kunsthalle. Quaytman has had solo exhibitions at Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York; Vilma Gold, London; Silberküppe, Berlin; and Daniel Buchholz, Cologne. I Modi, Chapter 22, was included in the most recent Venice Biennial. Quaytman is currently working on Point de Gaze, Chapter 23, an exhibition of paintings planned to open in January 2012 at Barbara Gladstone’s gallery in Brussels. Also planned for the summer of 2012 is an exhibition at Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach, Germany.
April 11, 2012– Wayne Gonzales
Wayne Gonzales is an artist who lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions of his paintings of crowds, buildings, and abstracted light forms include Light to Dark/Dark to Light at the New Orleans Museum of Art, and Wayne Gonzales at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Málaga, Spain. His work is included in the collections of the Whitney and Guggenheim museums in New York, the Hirshhorn Museum and Scupture Garden in Washington, DC, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo, NY, among others. In 2007 Gonzales collaborated with poet Vincent Katz on Judge, a book combining his artworks and Katz's poem of the same name, as a response to the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of John Roberts and more broadly, the political atmosphere of the Bush years. Gonzales was born in New Orleans, LA and received his BA in Fine Arts from the University of New Orleans.
Christian Tomaszewski, Professor
FIONN MEADE (September 7)
Fionn Meade is Curator at SculptureCenter, NY, where recent group exhibitions include Knight’s Move, a survey of new sculpture in New York, and Leopards in the Temple, with Lothar Baumgarten, Das Institut, Patrick Hill, João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva, Lucy Skaer, and Kathrin Sonntag, among others. Recent curatorial projects also include Nachleben, co-organized with Lucy Raven at Goethe Institut, NY, which engaged Aby Warburg's thinking and included works by Matthew Buckingham, Patricia Esquivias, William E. Jones, Harun Farocki, Rachel Harrison, John Miller, Stan VanDerBeek, James Welling, Christopher Wool, and Akram Zaatari, among others, and Entr'acte at Catherine Bastide with Tom Burr, James Coleman, David Noonan, William Pope.L, Catherine Sullivan, and Rosemarie Trockel. His writing appears in Artforum, Bomb, Bidoun, The Fillip Review, Mousse, and Parkett, among other publications, and he received a 2009 Arts Writer Grant from Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation. Recently released catalog writing includes essays on Elad Lassry for the Kunsthalle Zurich (JRP/Ringier), and Mark Morrisroe for the Fotomuseum Winterthur (JRP/Ringier). He holds an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, and and MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University.
P. ADAMS SITNEY (September 14)
P. Adams Sitney is a preeminent film theorist and historian of European and American avant-garde film. Known for his early intellectual and critical support of the New American Cinema movement, he wrote Visionary Film (Oxford University Press, 1974), widely regarded as the first major history of postwar American avant-garde filmmaking. The author of Eyes Upside Down: Visionary Filmmakers and the Heritage of Emerson (Oxford University Press, 2009), Vital Crises in Italian Cinema: Iconography, Stylistics, Politics (University of Texas Press, 1995), and Modernist Montage: The Obscurity of Vision in Cinema and Literature (Columbia University Press, 1992), he has also edited several essay collections on filmography. Sitney was an important figure in the early years of New York University’s doctoral program in Cinema Studies, which was established in 1970. He was a founder of New York’s Anthology Film Archives and has served as a member of its Essential Cinema film selection committee. P. Adams Sitney is currently Professor of Visual Arts at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University.
JAMES VOORHIES (September 21)
James Voorhies is a curator, an art historian, and the director of Bureau for Open Culture. BOC operates through exhibitions, screenings, performances, and informal discussions that happen in and outside of the gallery space. Working with a variety of collaborators, Voorhies has sought to question the role of institutions in the dissemination of various art practices. He has produced numerous exhibitions of international contemporary art and has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute and Parsons The New School for Design. He has served as Director of Exhibitions at Columbus College of Art & Design and as the Deputy Director at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts. He has also worked in curatorial departments at the Brooklyn Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Voorhies has written essays for several exhibition catalogues, edited publications, and made academic contributions to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s online education resource, Timeline of Art History. He is currently a visiting faculty member at Bennington College in Vermont.
WANGECHI MUTU (September 28)
Born in 1972 in Nairobi, Kenya, Wangechi Mutu is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Originally from the Kenyan Kikuyu tribe, she was educated in Nairobi at Loreto Convent Msongari (1978-1989) and later studied at the United World College of the Atlantic, Wales (I.B., 1991). Mutu moved to New York in the 1990s, focusing on Fine Arts and Anthropology at the New School for Social Research and Parsons School of Art and Design. She earned a BFA from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of the Arts and Science in 1996, and then received an MFA from Yale University (2000). Mutu’s work has been exhibited at galleries and museums worldwide including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Miami Art Museum, Tate Modern in London, the Studio Museum in Harlem in New York, Museum Kunst Palast in Düsseldorf, Germany, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Her first solo exhibition at a major North American museum opened at the Art Gallery of Ontario in March 2010. She participated in the 2008 Prospect 1 Biennial in New Orleans and the 2004 Gwangju Biennale in South Korea. Her work has been featured in major exhibitions including Greater New York at the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York and the Barbican Centre in London, and USA Today at The Royal Academy in London. On February 23, 2010, Wangechi Mutu was honored by Deutsche Bank as their first Artist of the Year. The prize included a solo exhibition at the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin. Titled My Dirty Little Heaven, the show traveled in June 2010 to Wiels Center for Contemporary Art in Brussels, Belgium. She is represented by Barbara Gladstone in New York, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects in Los Angeles and Victoria Miro Gallery in London.
HAL FOSTER (October 5)
Hal Foster is Townsend Martin '17 Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University. He teaches lecture and seminar courses in modernist and contemporary art and theory; he also directs the graduate proseminar in methodology. Foster is an associate member of the School of Architecture and the Department of German; he also works with the programs of Media and Modernity and European Cultural Studies. Recent books include Art Since 1900 (2005), a co-authored textbook on 20th-century art; Prosthetic Gods (2004), concerning the relation between modernism and psychoanalysis; and Design and Crime (2002), on problems in contemporary art, architecture, and design. His book, Figment: Painting and Subjectivity in the First Pop Age, is due out in 2011, to be followed by Image Building: Essays on the Art-Architecture Rapport. He is presently at work on a theory of modernism as a way (in the words of Walter Benjamin) “to outive culture, if need be.” A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Foster continues to write regularly for October (which he co-edits), Artforum, and The London Review of Books.
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JENS HOFFMANN (October 19)
Jens Hoffmann is the Director of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. From 2003 to 2007 he was the Director of Exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. He has curated over three dozen exhibitions internationally since the late 1990s. Most recently he was co-curator of the 2nd San Juan Triennial, Puerto Rico, 2009 and in 2010, and co-curated, with Harrell Fletcher, the People's Biennial, held at five US museums, organized by Independent Curators International in New York. In 2009 Hoffmann founded The Exhibitionist: A Journal for Exhibition Making. He was nominated by the Menil Collection in Houston for the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement in 2008. Hoffmann is currently the curator, with Adriano Pedrosa, of the 12th International Istanbul Biennial in 2011. Hoffmann was trained as a theater director and studied Stage Directing, Dramaturgy and Cultural Sociology at the Ernst Busch School for Performing Arts in Berlin. He holds an MA in Theater from DasArts – School for Advanced Research in Theatre and Dance Studies at the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Amsterdam.
JOHN O’CONNOR (October 26)
John J. O'Connor received a Master of Fine Arts and Master of Art History from Pratt Institute in 2000. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in that same year, and has received a New York Foundation for the Arts grant in painting, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. Mr. O’Connor was a resident artist at the Farpath Foundation in Dijon France. He was recently a visiting artist at the RISD, School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Maryland Institute College of Art, and Brigham Young University. Mr. O’Connor has taught art and art history at Princeton University, NYU, and Adelphi University. He currently teaches drawing and painting at Sarah Lawrence College, and graduate painting at Pratt Institute. Mr. O’Connor has had recent solo exhibitions at Pierogi Gallery, in Brooklyn, Martin Asbaek Gallery in Copenhagen, and Fleisher Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia. His work has been reviewed in Bomb Magazine, The New York Times, Artforum, the Village Voice, and Art in America. Mr. O’Connor’s work was recently reproduced in Esopus Magazine, Psychadelic – Optical and Visionary Art from the 1960’s (MIT Press), and MOMA’s catalogue of recently acquired works on paper. He recently presented his work in conversation with Fred Tomaselli at the New Museum, and his work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art , Whitney Museum of American Art, Weatherspoon Museum, Southern Methodist University, and New Museum of Contemporary Art in NYC.
MICHAEL SMITH (November 2)
Michael Smith is a video/performance/installation artist known for his eponymous performance persona named Mike, the central figure in an ongoing series of large-scale narrative based projects. Mike, an innocent who continually falls victim to trends and fashions as he negotiates an imperfect landscape, allows Smith to comment on discrepancies and absurdities in our culture while creating an unsettling mixture of humor and pathos. Smith has shown his work internationally at a variety of venues including museums, galleries, universities, festivals, nightclubs, on television and in the streets. In New York City he has had solo shows and screenings at The Whitney Museum, The New Museum, The Leo Castelli Gallery, The Christine Burgin Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art. Smith’s retrospective exhibition, “Mike’s World: Solo and Collaborative Works by Michael Smith and Joshua White” was exhibited in 2007 at the Blanton Museum in Austin, Texas and the following year at the ICA in Philadelphia. In 2008, Smith was included in the Whitney Biennial and “The Pictures Generation: 1974 – 1984” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 2009, Smith collaborated with Mike Kelley on “Voyage of Growth and Discovery,” a large-scale installation at Sculpture Center in New York. “Voyage” will travel to the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Newcastle, UK in October. Michael Smith received his Bachelor of Arts from The Colorado College and attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. He has taught in the Master of Fine Arts programs at Yale, Cranbrook, UCLA, Art Center, Columbia, CalArts and is currently an associate professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. He has received numerous awards including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation.
DOREEN REMEN (November 9)
Doreen Remen graduated in 1989 from The Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture. She received a Masters degree in Architecture from Columbia University in 1991. In 1995 she started working with Yvonne Force, a friend from their first day of college together, at her art consulting firm. In 2000, the two co-founded Art Production Fund. In 2005 Remen established APF’s Visual Artist Music Program - collaborations between pop performers and visual artists. Completed videos were seen on PBS, BETJ, The Margaret Mead Film Festival and in exhibitions at The Bronx Museum, Fondazion Cartier, and The Film Forum in NYC. Remen lives on the Upper East Side with her husband, Steven Weiner (an attorney) and twin teenage daughters. She and her husband personally support the arts through collecting the work of young and emerging artists. Remen is also a supporter and contributor to Free Arts for Abused Children, Spirituality for Kids, and Women for Women International.
DARA BIRNBAUM (November 16)
Dara Birnbaum was born in 1946 in New York, where she lives and works. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh and a B.F.A. in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute. A retrospective exhibition of her work was organized by S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium (2009) and also traveled to Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal (2010.) In conjunction with the retrospective, a major monograph on Ms. Birnbaum’s work, “The Dark Matter of Media Light,” was published. Her work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2010); the Reina Sofia, Madrid (2010); MACBA, Barcelona, Spain (2010); Kunsthalle and MuMOK, Vienna (2010); The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2009); Modern Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, (2009); The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan (2009); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008); The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2007); the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1999); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1995); Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy (1991); and the Tate Gallery, London (1985.) She has participated in documenta 7, 8, and 9. Most recently, she has been awarded a Creative Artist Residency at the Bellagio Center of the Rockefeller Foundation (2011) as well as a USA Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz Fellow (2010). In addition, she is the recipient of numerous distinguished awards, including a Certificate in Recognition of Service and Contribution to the Arts, Harvard University, 1988; TV Picture Prize, International Festival of Video and Electronic Arts in Locarno, Switzerland (1991); and the American Film Institute's Maya Deren Award for Independent Film and Video Artists (1987) and several National Endowment for the Arts, amongst others.
ALICE AYCOCK (November 30)
Alice Aycock was born on November 20, 1946, in Harrisburg, PA. She is an American sculptor, draughtswoman, installation and environmental artist. She studied liberal arts at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (1964-8), and obtained an MA in studio art at the City University of New York (1968-71), where she worked under Robert Morris and became familiar with systems theory. From the 1960s Aycock developed phenomenologically site-orientated works to include metaphor and simile, referring to machinery and construction sites, archaeological sites, models, children's play areas and funfairs and other public or social settings. For example in a Simple Network of Underground Wells and Tunnels (1975) six concrete wells (1.62 sq. m) with connecting tunnels were sunk into an area of ground c. 6.1*12.2 m at Merriewold West, Far Hills, NJ (destr.). The curious sense of authority within her sophisticated, well-made structures is simultaneously articulated and undermined by a nonsensical, non-functional and fantastical element. Her works are often a synthesis of diverse elements. The imagery of the Game of Flyers (wood, steel, fire, water, birds, 1979-80; Washington, DC, Project A.) derives equally from tantric drawings, the problem of designing and constructing a machine for human flight and thoughts about World War II. By the 1990s Aycock produced both elaborate site-specific and gallery installation works. Examples of her work are housed in the Australian National Gallery, Canberra, the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
HYPNOTIST (TBA) (December 7)
***NOTE: BORIS GROYS lecture, origninally scheduled for September the 28th, has been postponed- more information to follow- please check back often to determine the new date for the lecture and its location***
TYLER SCHOOL OF ART VISITING ARTIST SERIES
All talks will be held in BO4 (The Auditorium in the Basement)
of Tyler School of Art at 11am on Mondays unless further specified
Monday, February 7, 2011
Vera Iliatova’s canvases depict multi figure scenes populated by late adolescent women engaged in enigmatic encounters. The viewer can imagine their way into the circles of girls—guess what makes their gestures languid or ecstatic, their expressions placid or bereft—but like any good clique, they evade us. In the empty landscapes of their imagination, however, we all can meet. Vera Iliatova received a MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Yale University, CT and a BA from Brandeis University, MA. She has also undergone studies at Sorbonne University, Paris, France and completed a residency at Skowhegan School of Art, ME. She recently had a solo exhibition at La Montagne Gallery, Boston, MA and her work has recently been included in group exhibitions at CTRL Gallery, Houston, TX; Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA; and Pace University, New York, NY. Iliatova was a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Nominee in 2009 and completed a studio residency at Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program the same year. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art in America, The Houston Chronicle, The Boston Globe and The Philadelphia Inquirer, among others. Iliatova moved to the U.S. in 1991 at the age of 16 from St. Petersburg, Russia and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Mathew Cerletty’s distinct painting approach touches on topics such as consumerism, desire and art history. Cerletty's paintings and drawings situate him amidst the legacies of post conceptual and post minimal art. Exploring art's potential to make not just a critical but also a poetic analysis of values in society, Cerletty engages in an investigation of the icons of our time. From early depictions of people in familiar but overly stylized environments, Cerletty's visual vocabulary has since developed into more abstract renderings of gestures, words, brand names and logos. Cerletty negotiates the formal concerns and subjectivity of color field painting, incorporating elements of pop and conceptual art. Cerletty was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1980 and graduated from Boston University with a bachelor's degree in fine arts in 2002. Cerletty lives and works in New York City and exhibits in New York, Belgium, and Berlin.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Eddie Martinez expands an ever-widening visual vocabulary, one that does not translate to mere language; they are the stuff of dreams. Here, exclamations of color are object enough; still lifes explode with vibrant flora; a tugboat is distilled to its most elemental, abstract parts; imperious tabletop constructions serve as psychologically charged landscapes or transform into a thought bubble’s torrential rant. All boldly conceived in thick clots of pigment— these hieroglyphs and barely delineated figuration teeter on the edge of decipherability. Martinez’s work was recently seen in “New York Minute” at MACRO, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome and has been included in shows at Blum & Poe, Deitch Projects, Peres Projects, Alexander & Bonin, and the Deste Foundation, among many others. Interview Magazine named Martinez one of 2009’s top fifteen young artists. He exhibits with ZieherSmith Gallery in New York, NY. Martinez was born in 1977 in Groton, Connecticut and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Monday, February 28, 2011 -12noon - *Note the lecture will start at 12noon*
The meticulously researched, like Old Master paintings, by Hilary Harkness, are loaded with minute symbolic details. The subjects reveal Harkness’ inquisitive regard for hierarchical societies, whether a 19th century gold mining camp, a WWII garrison or battleship, or the present-day Christie’s auction house at Rockefeller Center. The societies depicted, however, share a distinctive quirk: exclusively women who are carnal, industrious, cultured, and often sadistic and unclothed populate them. Hilary Harkness was born in Detroit, Michigan, 1971. She received her B.A. in 1993 from University of California, Berkeley, California, and her MFA from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut in 1996. She lives in New York City.
Monday, March 14, 2011
In his videos, photographs, and sculptural installations, Ohad Meromi invokes a utopian modernist spirit, while exploring ideas of collaboration, improvisation, and community. Meromi’s large spatial constructions consist of modular spaces. Each of the sculpture’s rooms signifies different aspects of interaction and communal living, while suggesting that the possibility of being able to physically step inside a model is in and of itself a simulation of a utopian experience. Fabricated entirely by the artist, the work draws upon manifold sources of influence, such as Constructivist set design, the early communities of the Israeli Kibbutzim as well as the austere aesthetics of late modern institutional architecture and public space. Each element of Meromi’s rough-hewn installation possesses a consistent aesthetic with an unfinished quality that reinforces the artist’s interest in creation as an ongoing process. Ohad Meromi has had solo exhibitions at PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York and the Tel Aviv and the Israel Museums. His work was recently included in the Biennale de Lyon, the 1st Herzliya Biennial of Contemporary Art, and is currently on view in the traveling exhibition Uncertain States of America at the Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague. Meromi has been named a recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts 2008 Grants to Artists Award. Ohad Meromi was born in 1967, Kibbutz Mizra, Israel and lives and works in New York. He graduated from Columbia University School of the Arts, New York (MFA, 2004).
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 11:30 AM
Leeza and Anya Meksin
Leeza and Anya Meksin will present “Balka: 3 Stories” (35min) 2010, a documentary film about women, drug use and HIV in Ukraine. Directed & Edited By Anya & Leeza Meksin, and produced by Sophie Pinkham. The fall of the Soviet Union led to a surge in injecting drug use and skyrocketing rates of HIV spread through shared injecting equipment. “BALKA: Three Stories”, chronicles the lives of women struggling with drug use and HIV in Ukraine. Made with the support of the Open Society Institute's International Harm Reduction Development Program, The Soros Foundation, and the Institute of International Education's Fulbright Program.
Creative team Leeza and Anya Meksin were born in Moscow and educated in the United States. Leeza received a BA and MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Chicago before continuing on to an MFA in Painting from the Yale School of Art. Her work has been exhibited in Philadelphia, Chicago, Columbus and New York. She has upcoming site-specific installation projects in St. Louis, MO and New Haven, CT. Leeza Meksin has been teaching at Tyler School of Art since 2007. Anya received a BA in Literature and Film from Yale University and is currently completing her MFA in Filmmaking from Columbia University. Prior to film school, Anya worked for two years as the Public Affairs Associate for Chapin Hall, a public policy think tank in Chicago. Together, Anya and Leeza have collaborated on numerous film projects, including the award-winning short, "Berated Woman," which will air on MTV's Logo Network in 2009. Sophie Pinkham worked at the Open Society Institute from 2005-2008. From 2007-2008 she coordinated and developed IHRD’s CIDA-sponsored program on women and drug use in Ukraine, Russia, and Georgia. In 2008 she received a Fulbright grant to spend 16 months in Ukraine, studying Russian and doing ethnographic research on women’s involvement in Ukraine’s AIDS and harm reduction movements. She holds a BA in English literature from Yale University. She is the author of “Women, Harm Reduction, and HIV,” published by the Open Society Institute and in Reproductive Health Matters.
Thursday, March 24, 2011-*6pm B04 Auditorium
Aunrico Gatson's video sculptures reference puritanical design while exposing the origins of stereotypes in American society. These works appear initially as simple, elegantly crafted black and white structures, yet the maniacal, muffled soundtrack hints at monstrous characters contained within. The viewer is forced to interact with the objects in order to witness the videos, which utilize images such as the blackface minstrel, reversed, as a "given" cultural image. This work tempers an emotive terrain with a simple, formal approach to black and white. As the artist quietly asserts, "I am interested in these colors both formally and symbolically." Aunrico Gatson received an MFA from Yale School of Art and a BA from Bethel College, St. Paul, MN. Following his exhibition at Momenta, Gatson participated in numerous exhibitions, including Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, Hybro Video, Exit Art, NYC, and solo exhibitions at Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY, and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, NYC. He was an Artist in Residence at Franconia Sculpture Park, St. Paul, MN.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Each painting composition by Logan Grider, oil on canvas over panel, contains a hodgepodge of varicolored, overlapping shapes--hard-edged, rounded, or any of a number of hybrid configurations. Grider's palette is full spectrum, his juxtapositions a blend of purpose and extemporaneity. Most paintings inventory an assortment of pictorial strategies. Grider’s reckoning with the legacy of modernist abstraction occurs more on the level of method than it does in the register of imagery. The paintings are intensely wrought, with passages often scraped or rubbed to expose strata underneath, and contours of underlayers are evident even in uninflected planes of color. Such processes literalize a grappling with an art historical from which Grider seems to have emerged, unencumbered, with his own distinct visual syntax. (Text courtesy of Artforum, Jan 2009 by Lisa Turvey) Grider was born in 1981 in Salem, Oregon. Grider received his MFA from Yale University in 2007, and his BFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2003. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2006 and The International School of Art in Italy in 2001.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Yamini Nayar is a Brooklyn-based artist who photographs installations and collages to achieve her final images. Nayar constructs psychologically riveting architectural spaces in miniature that seem to be coming undone while we look on. Dystopian and turbulent, these tableaus seem like sites for rituals gone awry and cultural collision. Yamini Nayar, raised in and around Detroit, MI, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from School of Visual Arts, NY, where she was a recipient of the Aaron Siskin Memorial Scholarship. Recently in 2010, Nayar was invited to give the Light borne Lecture at the Cincinnati Art Museum, as well as held artist residencies at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and the Center for Photography in Woodstock. Nayar's work has been exhibited with Thomas Erben Gallery, NY; NADA, Miami; Art Basel, Switzerland; Saatchi Gallery, UK; Indian Art Summit; Gallery Experimenter, Kolkata; Queens Museum; and the Cincinnati Art Museum. Publications and reviews include the New Yorker, New York Times, Vogue India, Artpulse Magazine, ArtIndia, the Guardian, and recently in Philips de Pury's NOW, Art of the 21st Century by Vince Aletti. Yamini Nayar's work is included in numerous private and public collections, including the Saatchi Collection, Queens Museum, Cincinnati Art Museum and the US Arts in Embassies. Yamini Nayar is represented by Thomas Erben Gallery, NY.
Monday, April 11, 2011
In Marcelino Stuhmer's recent studio work, he focuses on the nexus point where the function and structure of narrative appropriation and allegory coincide with architectural references from the history of cinema. He is fascinated with the way that history is interpreted through painting, film, television, and news media images, and how analyzing these diverse forms as spatial and temporal representations can alter the narratives, which are ultimately read. Stuhmer has done residencies at Skowhegan, and at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam where he received a two-year research fellowship. His work has been exhibited internationally, including solo exhibitions at Optica Center for Contemporary Art in Montreal, Essl Museum of the Present in Vienna and group exhibitions at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, and Art in General in New York City. Solo projects include Little Triggers in the Playstation at Galerie Fons Welters in Amsterdam, Transmission of Conflict at Galerie Kusseneers in Antwerp, and The Recurring Dream at The Chicago Cultural Center. His most recent installation project Get Ready to Shoot Yourself at the Jade Art Gallery in Bergamo, Italy was organized by Sara Mazzocchi, cinema curator from GAMeC in Bergamo. He has won the Royal Prize for Painting in The Netherlands, a Mondrian International Publication and Exhibition Grant, a CAAP Grant from Chicago, a Joan Mitchell award in conjunction with an artist residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, as well as two Faculty Development Awards and a Dean's Faculty Award for Research, both at UW-Milwaukee.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Anthony Campuzano is known for his use of found language in his drawings, taking text from such sources as newspaper headlines, Wikipedia entries, the covers of paperback novels, and song lyrics. He distills this language into succinct phrases that express a particular mood or capture the essence of an important headline. His work has been exhibited widely including solo exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia; and White Columns, New York. Some of his group exhibitions include Broad Shoulders & Brotherly Love, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; Rich Text, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia; Drawing in the World, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia; Update, White Columns, New York; and Chop Logic, Bellwether Gallery, New York. Campuzano received his BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, and is a 2009 recipient of the Pew Fellowship in the Arts.
Monday April 25, 2011
Los Angeles–based Iva Gueorguieva’s large-scale, turbulent paintings seamlessly blend abstraction and figuration into a dizzying blur of coagulating bodies of marks, color streams, and strokes. Born in Bulgaria in 1974, Gueorguieva and her family moved to the United States in her teens. This intense shift from a communist country to the U.S. in language and culture, remains a powerful source for her paintings, which embody the idea of change in their formal structure and chosen subject. Combining strategies of drawing and painting and engaged with both the formal concerns of color and line and the social concerns of power and history, Gueorguieva’s paintings are a compositional maelstrom of painted and collaged elements where nothing is static, dissolute or fully formed, but rather in constant flux. Iva Gueorguieva received an MFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She has participated in residencies at Kaus Australis in Rotterdam and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Recent solo exhibitions at Stichting Outline, Amsterdam, NL, Pomona Museum of Art, Claremont, CA (2008), Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2007) and Stephen Stux Gallery, NY, NY. Her paintings and drawings have been exhibited in group exhibitions in a number of cities in the US as well as in Europe, including Western Exhibitions in Chicago, Samson Projects in Boston, 2x2 Projects in Amsterdam, and the Heriard-Cimino Gallery in New Orleans, LA. In 2003 she was included in the Louisiana Biennial at the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans. In 2006 she received the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Grant. Her work is represented by Angles Gallery in Santa Monica, CA where she had a solo show in early 2009.
New York-based artist Ivan Monforte was born in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. He received a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1996, and an M.F.A. from New York University in 2004. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2004. He has shown at Bronx Museum of the Arts, Longwood Art Gallery, Queens Museum of Art, El Museo del Barrio, Artists Space as part of PERFORMA05, Elizabeth Foundation Gallery, Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, La MaMa Galleria, and Socrates Sculpture Park. He is the recipient of a UCLA Art Council Award, a Lambent Fellowship in the Arts from the Tides Foundation, and an Art Matters grant for research in Samoa. He has participated in residencies at Sidestreet Projects, Lower East Side Print Shop, and Center for Book Arts. And is currently an artist in residence at the Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program.
September 20th Patty Chang
Patty Chang is well known for her performative works, which deal with themes of gender, sexuality, language and empathy. Working predominantly in video Chang initially uses the medium to document her performances, often utilizing the cameras potential to misrepresent. Her works often challenge viewers perceptions of what they see, frequently creating visual sleights of hand that highlight fantastical representations of Asia. More recently she has taken more of an off-screen role, shooting Shangri-La, a 2005 video documenting various attempts to recreate its eponymous subject, in the real life Shangri-La, a town in Chinas Yunnan province renamed in 2002 to attract tourism. Continuing in this vein, her most recent exhibition The Product Love-Die Ware Liebe, explores the real life meeting and interview between Chinese American actress Anna May Wong and German critical theorist Walter Benjamin as the premise for a pornographic film. Her work has been exhibited internationally. In 2008 she was nominated for the Hugo Boss Prize and in 2009 was named the Guna S. Mundheim Fellow of Visual Arts at the American Academy in Berlin.
September 27th Kenji Fujita
Kenji Fujita is a visual artist who makes sculpture and works on paper. He was born in New York City. Education: BA, Bennington College; MFA, Queens College (SUNY); Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program, New York. Selected solo exhibitions: Samson Projects, Boston; Galerie Jean Bernier, Athens; Cable Gallery, New York; Luhring Augustine, New York; Rosenberg Gallery at Hofstra University; Schmidt/Markow Gallery, St. Louis; Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles. Group shows include exhibitions at Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; Brooklyn Museum; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH; Venice Biennale. He is the recipient of grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, Arts Magazine, Flash Art and Bomb Magazine. Fujita is Co-Chair of the Sculpture Department in the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College as well as a Visiting Associate Professor in the Studio Arts program at Bard. He is also an Instructor in the School of Visual Arts' MFA Fine Arts Program in New York. He lives and works in Staatsburg, New York.
October 4th Sigrid Sandström
Sigrid Sandström received her BFA from Academie Minerva in The Netherlands in 1997 and received her MFA from Yale School of Art in 2001. Ms. Sandström attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2000) as well as the Core Residency Program at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas (2001-03). In 2008 Ms. Sandström was a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship as well as the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant. Ms. Sandströms work has been exhibited extensively with one-person exhibitions at Inman Gallery, Houston, Galleri Olsson, Stockholm, Sweden, Edward Thorp Gallery in New York and The Company in Los Angeles. In addition, she has had a major solo exhibition at The Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA (2004), for which a catalogue was published. Ms. Sandströms work has also been exhibited at numerous art institutions including The Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and the National Museum in Stockholm. She is currently having a solo exhibition at the Kajsa & Olle Nyman Cultural Foundation in Saltsjö-Duvnäs, Sweden for which a catalogue is published. Her work is included in collections such as: Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, Borås Konstmuseum, Sweden, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX, USA, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS, USA, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, USA. Sigrid Sandström is currently a Professor of Fine Arts at The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden and has previously taught at Bard College, Massachusetts College of Art, and the Glassell School of Art, Houston.
October 11th Siebren Versteeg
Siebren Versteeg writes computer programs that pull imagery from the Internet based upon subjects or criteria that he specifies. The images then appear on monitors within the gallery space. Although Versteeg determines the types of things that might appear on the monitors, the artworklike the Internet it draws fromis constantly growing and changing. He has noted, As the nature of the images presented by the work is random, the artist assumes both all and no responsibility for their presence and content. This tension between creative control and the endless stream of images is of particular interest to the artist. Siebren Versteeg was born in 1971 in New Haven, Connecticut. He received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine and the School of Visual Arts, New York. He has had solo exhibitions at the Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; Max Protetch Gallery, New York; Bellwether Gallery, New York; Ten in One Gallery, New York; Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; and 1R Gallery, Chicago. His work has been exhibited in group shows at the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC; Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Maryland; Krannert Art Museum, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois; the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; the National Museum of Art, Czech Republic; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Versteeg lives and works in New York.
October 18th Brent Green
Brent Green is a self-taught animated filmmaker and artist who lives and works in Cressona, PA. His films have been shown at the Sundance Film Festival (2006-9), MoMA, the Getty Center, Warhol Museum, IFC Center, the Walker Arts Center, the Kitchen, Hammer Museum, EMPAC and a ton of other museums and festivals around the world. Hes had solo shows at the Andrew Edlin Gallery (NYC), Bellwether Gallery (NYC), the Sculpture Center (Cleveland), CAM St. Louis (St. Louis, MO), Site Santa Fe (Santa Fe, NM), The Berkeley Art Museum, Matrix program, with upcoming solo shows at the ASU Art Museum (Tempe, AZ), DiverseWorks (Houston, TX) and HallWalls (Buffalo, NY). Greens artwork is represented by the Andrew Edlin Gallery, NYC and he is a 2005 Creative Capital grantee. His first feature, Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then, is currently on a screening tour.
October 25th Marc Swanson
Form and content are deftly bridged in Marc Swanson's visual vocabulary, as the artist's carefully considered materials complement the deeply personal narratives that run throughout his work. Swanson was born in Connecticut in 1969 and grew up in rural New Hampshire where his father, a deer hunter and former Marine, attempted to instill in his son the rugged-yet somewhat romanticized- outdoorsman traditions of New England. Elements of East Coast wilderness inform much of Swanson's work, juxtaposed with theatrical flourishes (glitter, rhinestones) and a sense of personal mythology and nostalgia. Swanson has lived in Boston and San Francisco, where he became involved in various facets of gay subculture, experimenting in art, music, fashion, and performance. He studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine in 2000 and received an MFA at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, in 2004. Swanson currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. He has had solo or two-person exhibitions at the Saint Louis Art Museum; Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago; and Bellwether Gallery, New York. He has been included in exhibitions at MoMA P.S.1, The Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, The Seattle Art Museum and The Miami Art Museum. Swanson currently has a solo exhibition on view at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri and has an upcoming solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum Houston in 2011.
November 1st Rick Lowe
Rick Lowe is the founder of Project Row Houses, an arts and cultural organization located in Houstons historically significant and culturally charged Third Ward neighborhood. Developed as an art work that both engages the community and celebrates African-American history and culture, the New York Times has stated PRH may be the most impressive and visionary public art project in the country. Project Row Houses was established in 1993 on a site of 22 abandoned shotgun houses (c. 1930) to connect the work of artists with the revitalization of the community. Ten of the twenty-two row houses are dedicated to art, photography, and literary projects, which are installed on a rotating six-month basis. Located in seven houses adjacent to those dedicated to art, The Young Mothers Residential Program provides transitional housing and services for young mothers and their children, and the after-School Arts Education program works intensely with 55 neighborhood children between the ages of 5 to 13 years old. PRH has since spawned a sister organization, the Row House Community Development Corporation. Together the two organizations are expanding the original campus which now includes 13 units of low-income housing, two of which are long-term artists residencies and two commercial buildings, one of which houses the historic Eldorado Ballroom, an artist-initiated bike co-op, and an artist residency/gallery space. Lowe was the year 2000 recipient of the American Institute of Architecture Keystone Award, and in 2002 he was awarded the Heinz Award in the arts and humanities. Lowe was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University from September 2001-June 2002, and in 2006 received the Brandywine Lifetime Achievement Award.
November 8th Jen DeNike
Jen DeNike places individuals in artificially staged social situations as a means of investigating the myriad ways in which we are socially conditioned. She does not work with professional actors, instead discovering her subjects in everyday locations and situations. Trained as a photographer, DeNikes videos are short continuous loops that focus on a single action or a series of singular actions. DeNike has participated in numerous exhibitions and performances including solo shows at Smith-Stewart Gallery (New York, NY), MoMA, KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin) and 404 Arte Contemporarie (Naples, Italy). She has been included in group exhibitions at Brooklyn Museum, The Company (Los Angeles), Zendai Museum of Modern Art (Shanghai, China) and MoMA PS1. DeNike received her MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College and lives and works in New York, NY.
November 15th Naomi Beckwith
Naomi Beckwith is Associate Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem whose particular concerns focus on conceptual practices in contemporary art. Her master's thesis on Adrian Piper and Carrie Mae Weems earned Distinction from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Prior to joining the Studio Museum, Beckwith was a project coordinator for BAMart at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, a Helena Rubenstein Critical Studies Fellow at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and, most immediately, the Whitney Lauder Curatorial Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania. Beckwith is a recent grant recipient of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and a guest blogger for Art21 at PBS.org. Beckwith sits on the board of the Laundromat Project and she has curated and co-curated several exhibitions at the ICA in Philadelphia and in New York at Cuchifritos, Artists Space and at the Studio Museum where she also manages the Artists-in-Residence program.
November 22nd Joe Havel
Joseph Havel has exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe including solo museum exhibitions at The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead U.K., The Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, The Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, The Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev, The Huntington Beach Art Center, California, The Bard Center for Contemporary Arts, New York, and The Dallas Contemporary. He has had recent gallery exhibitions at Devin Borden Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Galerie Gabrielle Maubrie, Paris, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, and William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis. In November 2011 he will have his first exhibition with Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York. He has been included in numerous group exhibitions including the 2000 Whitney Biennial of American Art. His work is in public collections in the U.S. and abroad including The Whitney Museum, New York, The Modern Museum of Fort Worth, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium, The Ministry of Culture, Paris, The Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, The Menil Collection, Fundacion Rouge, Paris, The Portland Museum of Art, The Dallas Museum of Art and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He is Director of the Glassell School of Art where he has directed the Core Program since 1991.
November 29th Shana Moulton
Shana Moulton was born in Oakhurst in California, and lives and works in New York. B.F.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.F.A. Carnegie Mellon University and De Ateliers in Amsterdam. Solo exhibitions include: Art in General, New York; Broadway 1602, New York; The Wexner Center for the Arts; Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich; Pianissimo, Milan; The Bluecoat, Liverpool; Gimpel Fils Gallery, London; Broadcast Gallery, Dublin; Bielefelder Kunstverein, Bielefeld. Moulton has shown her work in group shows, screenings and performances at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Performa 2009, The Kitchen, Participant INC, Electronic Arts Intermix, The Museum of Contemporary Art Banjaluka, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Onion City Film Festival, Aurora Picture Show, PDX Film Festival, New York Underground Film Festival, Impakt Festival, Rencontres Internationales, European Media Arts Festival, Internationale Kurzfilmtage, Chicago Underground Film Festival and Migrating Forms.
December 6th Rashaad Newsome
Rashaad Newsomes works dismantles power structures one shiny block at a time. Using the equalizing force of sampling, he crafts compositions that frequently surprise in their associative potential and walk the tightrope between identity politics and abstraction. Rashaad Newsome was born in New Orleans, Louisiana where he received a B.A. in Art History at Tulane University before studying Film at Film Video Arts in New York City. Newsome has exhibited nationally and internationally at such creditable institutions and galleries as: The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; PS1MoMA, New York, NY; Glassbox Gallery, Paris, France and ar/ge Kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano, Italy. Recent awards include: 2010 The Urban Artist Initiative individual Artist Grant, UAI, New York, NY; 2009 Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Visual Arts Grant, New York, NY and 2009 BAC Community Arts Regrant, New York, NY.
February 1 – William Cordova
William Cordova was born in Lima, Peru, and raised in Lima and Miami, Florida. He earned his BFA from The Art Institute of Chicago in 1996, and his MFA from Yale University in 2004. Cordova’s solo exhibitions include laberintos, Sikkema Jenkins & Co; and More than Bilingual, Fleming Museum, Burlington, VA (2009); Moby Dick, Artpace, San Antonio, TX (2008); P’alante, Arndt & Partner, Berlin, Germany (2006); Drylongso (Pichqa Suyo), P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (2006); and Project Row House, Houston, TX (2005). Cordova’s work has participated in many group exhibitions including; 1969, Ps1/MOMA, NY; San Juan Triennial, San Juan, Puerto Rico (2009); Neo-HooDoo, Menil Collection, Houston, TX; Whitney Biennial, NY: Prague Triennial, Czech Republic (2008); Street Level, Duke University, Durham, NC (2007): Scratch, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2005) and Utopia Station, 50th Venice Biennale (2003). Cordova has participated in Artist residencies including Artpace, San Antonio, TX; The Core program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Woodstock Center for Photography, NY, The Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA; The Studio Museum in Harlem; NY and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Main. Forthcoming projects include El Espacio Aglutinador, Havana, Cuba (2010), and an exhibition he will be curating at Project Row House, Houston, TX (2010). The artist currently lives and works New York, Miami and Lima.
February 8 – Shinique Smith
Shinique Smith received her BFA (1992) and MFA (2003) from The Maryland Institute College of Art, and attended The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2003. From 1994-99 she was the director of Flava Fest: The Seattle Black Film Festival, where she exhibited works by filmmakers such as Charles Burnett, Ngozi Onwurah and Isaac Julien among others. Selected solo exhibitions include Ten Times Myself at Yvon Lambert New York (2009), Like It Like that at The Studio Museum in Harlem (2009), Torch Songs (2008) at Saltworks Gallery in Atlanta, All Purpose (2007) at Moti Hasson Gallery in New York, and Lost & Found (2007) at Franklin Art Works in Minneapolis. She curated the multi-media group exhibition Elsewhere (2009) at Saltworks and a group exhibition Cotton Candy On A Rainy Day (2006) at The Proposition in New York. Her work has been included in numerous group shows including Freeway Balconies, curated by Collier Schorr, at The Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin; Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century at The New Museum (2007-08); RECOGNIZE! at The National Portrait Gallery/Smithsonian Institution (2008), Altered, Stitched and Gathered at MoMA’s PS1 Contemporary Arts Center (2006); and FULL ON! at The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (2005). Shinique Smith’s work is included in a number of prominent public collections including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Denver Art Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse (Miami), and the Rubell Family Collection (Miami). Shinique Smith lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
February 15 – Tillman Kaiser
Born in Graz and living in Vienna, Austria, Tillman Kaiser pulls from Dada, Surrealism and Constructivism in the development of his work. Kaiser moves with ease between 2D and 3D, using a purposefully understated pallette, architectonic structuring, as well as found and ready-made objects, to create work that is both formalist and conceptually surprising. Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Wilkinson, London and Honor Fraser, Los Angeles. Group exhibitions include, Wallworks at Yerba Beuna, Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Unreal: Altered Perspectives in Painting, the Saatchi Gallery, London; and Jan Koch, Tillman Kaiser, Danielle Tegeder, Klaus-Martin Treder, at Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin.
February 22 – Jutta Koether
Jutta Koether, born in Cologne, is an artist, musician and critic based in New York since the early 1990s. Ms. Koether's work defines painting as defiantly multipurpose; it provides pleasure, incites thought and questions assumptions about taste and technique. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Bern, Bern; at the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne; and at Daniel Buchholz Gallery, Cologne; Reena Spaulings, New York; Thomas Erben Gallery, New York; Pat Hearn Gallery, New York; Monika Sprueth Gallery, Cologne; and at the Generali Foundation in Vienna, Austria. She has been included, among others, in “Zwischen Zwei Toden / Between Two Deaths”, ZKM, Karlsruhe; in “Feminist Legacies and Potentials in Contemporary Art Practice: If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want to be Part of Your Revolution”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium, and De Appel, Amsterdam; in “Music is a Better Noise”, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island; in “Make Your Own Life”, ICA Philadelphia, ICA Boston, and the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; in The Whitney Biennial 2006, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; at the Kunstverein Graz, Austria; at Magasin 3, Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö; at Kunstwerke, Berlin; and at the Secession, Vienna, Austria. She has collaborated with Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon on a number of projects, including, Her Noise at Tate Modern in 2005.
March 1 – Valerie Cassel Oliver
Valerie Cassel Oliver is curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Prior to this, she was director of the Visiting Artist Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and program specialist at the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2000, she cocurated the Biennial for the Whitney Museum of American Art. Cassel Oliver has organized numerous exhibitions including the acclaimed “Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970” in 2005 and most recently, with Dr. Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, “Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image,” in 2008. In addition, Cassel Oliver has organized the first solo museum exhibitions for such artists as Xaviera Simmons, Demetrius Oliver, Robert Pruitt, Su-en Wong and CONTACT _Con-3DC54852116 \c \s \l Ghada Amer. Her forthcoming exhibitions slated for 2010 include a survey exhibition of work by painter, Donald Moffett; a retrospective on Fluxus artist, Benjamin Patterson; and Hand+Made Contemporary: The Performative Impulse in Art and Craft, a group exhibition that chronicles the animation of objects through performance. In 2006, Cassel Oliver received a Getty Curatorial Research Fellowship for research in developing the Benjamin Patterson exhibition, and was among ten fellows selected for the 2009 class for the Center for Curatorial Leadership in New York.
April 5 – Amanda Ross-Ho
Amanda Ross-Ho was born in Chicago, IL in 1975. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1998 and her MFA from the University of Southern California in 2006. Solo exhibitions include Western Exhibitions, Chicago, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, Hoet Bekaert, Belgium, and the 2009 Frieze Fair in London. Forthcoming solo exhibitions include the Pomona Museum of Art, Claremont, CA, Mitchell-Innes and Nash, New York, and Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles. Selected group exhibitions include Artist’s Space, New York, Francesca Pia, Zurich, The Approach, London, Mitchell-Innes and Nash, New York, Guild and Greyshkul, New York, John Connelley Presents, New York, Bellwether, New York, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, The California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the 2008 Whitney Biennial at The Whitney Museum of American Art. Her work has been featured in Artforum, The New York Times, ArtReview, Modern Painters, and The LA Times. Amanda Ross-Ho lives and works in Los Angeles
April 12 – Robert Nickas
Bob Nickas is an independent critic and curator based in New York. He has organized more than seventy exhibitions since 1984, and served as Curatorial Adviser at PS1 Contemporary Art Center in New York from 2004 to 2007. Among his many exhibitions at PS1 are Lee Lozano: Drawn From Life — 1961-1971; William Gedney — Christopher Wool: Into the Night: Stephen Shore: American Surfaces; Wolfgang Tillmans: Freedom From The Known, and The Painted World. He collaborated with Cady Noland on her installation for Documenta IX in 1992; contributed a section to Aperto at the 1993 Venice Biennale, An Essay on Liberation; and served on the curatorial teams which organized the 2003 Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France, and Greater New York 2005, PS1/MoMA. His book, Live Free or Die: Collected Writings 1985-1999, was published in 2000 by les presses du réel. In 2002/03, he bought works of art as a specific project over the course of a year, later documented in Collection Diary (JRP/Ringier, 2004). A new collection of essays and interviews, Theft Is Vision (JRP/Ringier), was published in 2008. His writing has appeared in Afterall, Artforum, and Purple, and he has contributed to many books, monographs, and catalogues — including essays on Peter Hujar, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, On Kawara, Olivier Mosset, Yayoi Kusama, and Jules de Balincourt. His new book, Painting Abstraction, has just been published by Phaidon Press. Nickas's most recent project is a record label, From the Nursery. The first release, a full-length limited edition pressed on white vinyl, with original cover artwork by painter David Ratcliff, is the debut album from Orphan, a grunge metal duo from Brooklyn. The next release, in collaboration with Primary Information, is XXX Maccareña, a trio comprised of Tony Conrad, Jutta Koether, and John Miller.
April 19 – Chitra Ganesh
Chitra Ganesh was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, where she currently lives and works. Her drawing, installation, text-based work, and collaborations seek to excavate and circulate buried narratives typically excluded from official canons of history, literature, and art. Ganesh graduated from Brown University with a BA in Comparative Literature and Art Semiotics in1996. In 2001 she attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and received her MFA from Columbia University in 2002. Her work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions internationally and in the United States at venues including PS1/MOMA, Brooklyn Museum, the Queens Museum of Art, the Asia Society, Bronx Museum of Art, White Columns, Momenta Art, and Apex Art in New York, Fondazione Sandretto, MOCA Shanghai, Montehermoso Center in Spain, ZKM, and the Saatchi Museum in London. Her work has been featured in ArtSlant, ArtKrush, New York Times, Flash Art, Art Asia Pacific, and Time Out New York. She is represented by Thomas Erben Gallery in New York, and Haas & Fischer Gallery in Zurich.
April 26 – Kerry James Marshall
Kerry James Marshall is a painter, photographer, printmaker and installation artist. His work is in major American museums and private collections, including the Art Institute and Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He has been a featured artist in the 1997 Whitney Biennial, Documenta 10, and the 2000 Carnegie International. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York. In 1997, he was a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation award. He has been production designer for several independent films, including Julie Dash’s acclaimed Daughters of the Dust. He lives in Chicago and teaches art at the University of Illinois, where he is a full professor.
May 3 – Rachel Hayes
Rachel Hayes hails from Kansas City and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Rachel earned a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. She uses innocuous and readily available media such as fabric to create spectacular experiences of color and motion in otherwise under-appreciated settings. She has had solo exhibitions and projects with Bravin Lee Programs, NY; Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO; Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge LA; Solvent Space, Richmond VA; LAB Galley, NY, and Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM. Group exhibitions include the Sculpture Center, NY; Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; Grand Arts, and Fakespace, LA. Her awards and residencies include Sculpture Space Residency, Art Omi International Residency, Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship in Sculpture. Most recently she was awarded the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Memorial Fellowship in Sculpture and will have a solo show in 2010 at the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, NH.
Lecture Series -
September 14, 2009
Cherubini was born in Boston in 1970. She received her BFA in Ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA in Visual Arts from New York University, and later attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. She is a recipient of an NEA Travel Grant, a New England Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Sculpture, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, and most recently an Art Matters Grant for travel in Mexico. Her work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions both internationally and in the United States; including the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA; Sculpture Center, New York; La Panadería, Mexico City; PS1/MoMA, New York; The Rose Art Museum, Boston; Samson Projects, Boston; and Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin. Last fall, she had concurrent exhibitions at Smith Stewart Gallery and D’Amelio Terras in New York. Cherubini lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
September 21, 2009
Ester Partegàs was born in La Garriga, Barcelona in 1972. She earned an MFA in Sculpture for the Universitat de Barcelona in 1996 and a Diploma in Visual Arts from the Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin in 1998. She works in a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media, and has exhibited widely nationally and internationally. Selected Solo Shows and Projects include: The Invisible, The Aldrich Museum for Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT; Colapso Cotidiano, Galería Helga de Alvear, Madrid; Saturated Fat, Galería Nogueras Blanchard, Barcelona; what you are, the world is, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica; Invaders, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid. She is the recipient of a Propuestas Grant, Fundación Arte y Derecho, Madrid (2006), The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, New York (2004), a Generación 2004 Award, Caja Madrid, Madrid. Partegàs lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
September 28, 2009
Elaine Reichek lives and works in New York. Reichek is well known for her conceptually and art-historically informed embroideries, which in the past she has always made by hand. Her latest exhibition at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, “Glossed in Translation,” combines these visually sumptuous works with a new venture: a group of embroideries made on a computer-programmed sewing machine. She has exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Columbus, OH, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Belgium, and Tel Aviv Art Museum, Israel.
October 5, 2009
William Lamson is a Brooklyn based artist who works in video, photography, performance and sculpture. Since graduating from the Bard MFA program in 2006, his work has been shown at P.S.1, The Brooklyn Museum, Franklin Art Works in Minneapolis and the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe among others. Currently, he is preparing for a second solo show at Artspace, New Haven.
October 19, 2009
Claire Tancons is a curator, writer and scholar based in New Orleans whose work focuses on Carnival and processions. As a curator for the 7th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2008), she organized SPRING, a procession inspired by political demonstrations and carnival processions, hailed as one of the biennial’s highlights. As a guest curator for, the 2nd Cape Town Biennial, South Africa, Tancons organized A Walk Into the Night procession inspired by the processional and musical traditions of the Cape Town carnival against the background of the forced removals of the 1960’s. Tancons was the Associate Curator for Prospect 1 New Orleans.
November 2, 2009
Taylor Davis, Diploma of Fine Arts, School of the Museum of Fine Arts; BS of Ed., Tufts University; M.F.A., Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. Upcoming and recent exhibitions: MIT List Visual Arts Center, Museum 52 New York, Samson Projects, Exit Art, Triple Candie, Incident Report, and Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Davis was included in the Whitney of American Art Biennial 2004, New York. Grants and awards include Association of International Art Critics Award (2007 and 2002); St Botolph Foundation Grant (2003); Institute of Contemporary Art Artist Prize (2001); Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant (1999). Associate Professor at Massachusetts College of Art since 1999, co-chair of sculpture at Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College since 2003, and visiting faculty at Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, fall 2008.
November 9, 2009
Michael Jones McKean
b. 1976, Truk Island, Micronesia
Michael Jones McKean received his MFA from Alfred University in 2002 and his BFA from Marywood University in 2000. A recipient of numerous awards, Michael has been granted fellowships and residencies at The Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Central Michigan University as the Stephen L. Barstow Fellow and The Archie Bray Foundation. He was recently awarded the Nancy Graves Foundation Award in 2005 and the Artadia Award in 2006. He’s also received The Jeanne C. Thayer Fellowship in the Arts along with four State Arts Commission grants including an Emerging Artist Fellowship. McKean is currently an Assistant Professor in the Sculpture and Extended Media Department at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.
November 23, 2009
American, born 1977, lives New York
Rashid received his MFA in 2005 from the School of the Art Institute, Chicago IL and a BA in 2000 from Columbia College, Chicago, IL. He has been showing extensively since then and some of his most recent solo exhibitions include: 2009; TBD, David Kordansky, Los Angeles, CA; Smoke and Mirrors, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY; The Dead Lecturer Laboratory Dojo and Performance Space, Power House Memphis, TN
2008; I Hope I’m Funny, annarumma 404, Naples, Italy; The New Escapist Promised Land Garden and Recreation Center, moniquemeloche, Chicago; Cosmic Slops, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago; Sharpening My Oyster Knife, Kunstmuseum Magdeburg, Germany; The Dead Lecturer, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NY; and 2007 Dark Matters, James Harris Gallery, Seattle. He has also been included in numerous group shows nationally and internationally.
November 30, 2009
Born 1962 in Philadelphia/ lives and works in Brooklyn.
Lisa Sigal's work lies at the intersection of painting, sculpture and architecture. Her constructions insinuate themselves into the fabric of the built environment.She will take a Sheetrock wall, cut into it, pull back sections, poke a sightline through to a false or a found wall on which she has exposed or composed a painted surface. Sigal's work frames a view which often blurs the distinction between what is found and what is made and ultimately what is real. The core of her work questions the formal and philosophical stability of structure. Recent exhibitions include: "Make Room," Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (2009), "Six Degrees," The New Museum, The Whitney Biennial (2008), "Tent Paintings," Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York (2007), "The Orpheus Selection," P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City (2007), "Make It Now," Sculpture Center, Long Island City, (2005) "A House of Many Mansions," The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, Conneticut (2005). Upcoming solo shows at LAX Art in Los Angelos, CA and Norma Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
December 7, 2009
Gabriel Martinez, a Cuban-American native of Miami, Florida, works largely with photography, performance and installation. His conceptual concerns flow from one project to the next, while the methods and materials he employs constantly vary, and often fuse together. Martinez started out exclusively working in photography and gradually ventured into a more interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary mode and tends to be attracted to the potential & power of performance-oriented, site-specific installation. Although his work has been greatly motivated by the themes of loss, celebration, memorial, and cultural identity for many of his projects, the subject that is usually central to his exploration has been that of masculinity and its various intricacies, contradictions and complexities. Much of Martinez’s artistic career has been devoted to various topics related to maleness and to the further understanding his own queer identity and community, as well as an exploration of male heterosexuality. Martinez’s practice is primarily based in Philadelphia, PA, as well as Miami and New York.
Martinez was a Pew Fellowship in the Arts recipient in 2001 and was a Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship recipient in 2003. He has received two Individual Artists Grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He has also participated in several national artist residencies and artist-in-residence programs including: The Rosenbach Museum and Library, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, both in Philadelphia; Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida; Arcadia Summer Arts Program, Maine; MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire; and Yaddo, New York.
Instructor: Odili Donald Odita
Mondays @ 11:00 AM
Tyler School of Art
Painting, Drawing & Sculpture
2001 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Monday, February 16th, 2009
Joyce Pensato was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Pensato's work
entails a forceful transformation of iconic, Warholian pop muses: Mickey,
Donald, Felix the Cat, Homer, and Stan from South Park. She infuses the
expressive language of abstraction into these popular icons creating animated
hybrids and frankensteins of the original. These various characters are
transformed into psychological states that can be best described by the titles
given: Abdominal Mickey, Evil Stan, and The Donald. Joyce Pensato has
exhibited widely, including exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern
Art and the St. Louis Art Museum. Her work is included in the collections of the
Museum of Modern Art, New York, Dallas Art Museum, and FRAC des Pays de la
Loire, France, among others. Pensato exhibited new drawings in November
2008 at the Friedrich Petzel Gallery in New York. A catalog of her work with an
essay by Gregory Volk was produced in conjunction with this exhibition.
Monday, March 2nd, 2009
HK ZAMANI (HABIB KHERADYAR ZAMANI)
Iranian-born American HK Zamani (Habib Kheradyar Zamani) is a Los Angeles
based artist and curator. His work can be located within the extended field of
painting, ranging from paintings and objects to site specific, multi-media
installations often including performances. His work is guided by multi-cultural
influences ranging from ascetic Islam to psychedelia. He performed in the 2006
Prague Quadrennial and has exhibited at venues such as Kulturzentrum bei den
Minoriten, Austria; Hohenthal und Bergen, Germany; Pierogi, New York; Kampa
Museum, Czech Republic; and Lincart, San Francisco. His work is in the
permanent collections of LA County Museum and Berkeley Museum of Art. He
received a C.O.L.A. Grant in 2004, and a California Foundation Getty Grant in
2005. His work is represented by SolwayJones in Los Angeles. Zamani is the
director of LBCC Art Gallery, and also the founder and director of both POST, a
subversive venue for contemporary art in Los Angeles, (1995-2005), and its
recent renewal as PÃST.
Monday, March 16th, 2009
Radcliffe Bailey was born in 1968 in Bridgeton, NJ. He grew up in Atlanta,
earning a BFA from the Atlanta College of Art in 1991. In 2004, Bailey received
a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. In 2006, he was a visiting faculty member at
Skowheagan School of Painting and Sculpture. This year, in 2008, the artist
created large-scale glass works while participating in the Toledo Museum of
Art's Guest Artist Pavilion Project (GAPP). From 2001 to 2006, Bailey taught at
the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia. His art is represented
in many museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the
Smithsonian, San Francisco Museum of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Museum of
Fine Arts, Houston, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Harvard University Art
Collection, Art Institute of Chicago, Birmingham Museum of Art, Mint Museum
of Art, Norton Museum of Art, and in Atlanta at Hammonds House, MoCA Ga,
and the High Museum of Art. In 1994, his work was included in "The Hale
Woodruff Memorial Exhibition" at The Studio Museum of Harlem. In 1996, Bailey
gained acclaim for his large-scale mural, Saints, commissioned by Atlanta's
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for the summer Olympics. "Radcliffe
Bailey: The Magic City" (2001), presented at the Birmingham Museum of Art,
and Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, is his most notable solo museum
show to date. Other solo exhibitions have been presented at Clark Atlanta
University, Rhodes College, Memphis, Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, and
Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art, Florida. Bailey's work was included in the
traveling exhibition, "Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-
Kuti." Other notable group shows include presentations at Emory University, and
the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. Currently, his large-scale sculptural
work, "Storm at Sea," is part of "NeoHooDoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith," curated
by Franklin Sirmans at the Menil Collection, Houston, 2008.
Monday, March 23rd, 2009
Roald Nasgaard (MA, UBC; PhD, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU), Professor of Art
History, past-Chair of the Art Department at Florida State University, had,
before returning to academia, a long distinguished museum career. From 1975
to 1993 he served successively as Curator of Contemporary Art and Chief
Curator at Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Among the many exhibitions he has
curated are Structures for Behaviour: New Sculptures by Robert Morris, David
Rabinowich, Richard Serra and George Trakas (1978); The Mystic North:
Symbolist Landscape Painting in Northern Europe and North America, 1890-
1940 (1984); Gerhard Richter: Paintings (1988); and Pleasures of Sight and
States of Being: Radical Abstract Painting Since 1990 (2001). His comprehensive
book, Abstract Painting in Canada, was published in 2007. Among his current
projects is the exhibition, The Automatiste Revolution: Montreal 1941-1960,
which will open at the Varley Gallery, Markham, Ontario in October 2009, and at
the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo, NY in March 2010.
Monday, April 6th, 2009
Gary Stephan has been showing his painting and sculpture since the late sixties
in the United States and Europe. He has had solo shows in this country at Bykert
Gallery, Mary Boone, Hirschl and Adler, Margo Leavin, Marlboro, and Daniel
Weinberg Gallery among others. His work is in the collections of The
Guggenheim, The Metropolitan and the Museum of Modern Art in NY, and other
museums nationwide. Stephan has been the recipient of awards from the
National Endowment of the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the American
Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches in the MFA program at School of Visual
Arts in NYC. He is currently represented by Kienzle/Gmeiner in Berlin, which is
organizing a show of early and recent work to tour German Kunsthalles in 2009.
Six of his videos can currently be found on You-Tube.
Monday, April 13th, 2009
Aunrico Gatson was born in Augusta, Georgia in 1966 but raised in Riverside,
California. He attended Bethel College in St. Paul, MN where he received a B.A.
in Sculpture in 1989 and Yale University where he received a M.F.A in 1991. His
work aggressively generates cultural memory through the exploration of
conceptual symbolism culled from the popular collective to create theories that
deal with identity and racial intolerance in mass culture. Working in painting,
sculpture, and video, Gatson employs the tropes of repetition, accumulation,
and wit to shape his social commentary. Through appropriation and the
compression of multi-layered symbols, Gatson untangles the power of these
symbols and illustrates how they function in various public spheres. Gatson's
work has been exhibited at The Studio Museum In Harlem, Exit Art, P.S.1
Contemporary Art Center, the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, the
Brooklyn Museum of Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and MIT List
Visual Arts Center.
Monday, April 20th, 2009
Terry Haggerty was born in London, England and studied at the Cheltenham
School of Art, Gloucestershire. He has exhibited widely at galleries and
museums around the world, including Sikkema Jenkins, New York; Max Hetzler,
Berlin; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Aldrich Museum, Conecticut; and PS1,
Long Island City. Haggerty is the recipient of several awards including the John
Anson Kittredge Award (2003); and the Natwest Art Prize (1999). Haggerty has
participated two artist-in-residency programs at MacDowell (2002), and The
International Studio Program for the Arts in Copenhagen (2003). Commissions
include wall drawings for Munich Re, London, and private collections in the US
and Germany. Terry Haggerty currently lives and works in New York City and
Monday, April 27th, 2009
ANN CRAVEN & AMY GRANAT
Ann Craven is a conceptual painter who works through a process of repetition
that comments on codes of originality and serial process. In the recent past Ann
painted the moon from observation 400 times over the course of a 2 year
period 2005-2006 with each painting identical in size and scale - 14" x 14". In
2006 she re-painted this entire series in her studio, using the original paintings
as source material. These 400 duplicates, copied from the original 400 moon
paintings were shown simultaneously at the Contemporary Art Center in
Cincinnati and at Gasser Grunert Gallery in New York City in the fall of 2006. In
2004 Craven repainted her entire 2002 exhibition and hung the paintings in the
exact same place as the former exhibition, with one single adjustment: tripling
the size of the canvases. Craven has had exhibitions at Marc Selwyn Fine Art,
Los Angeles; Mario Diacono at Ars Libri, Boston; Knoedler & Co., New York;
Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium; and Frac-Champagne-Ardenne,
Reims, France. Craven's work is in the collection of the Museum of
Contemporary Art, Miami; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The
New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York; The FRAC Champagne-
Ardenne, Reims France. Craven has lectured at Columbia University's Visual
Arts Lecture Series, MIT's Center for Advanced Visual Studies, Maryland Art
Institute, Triple Candie / New York, The Chicago Art Institute, New York
University Film Program, and at the Yale University School of the Arts, where she
is currently a Visiting Critic in Painting. Craven lives and works in New York
Amy Granat is a film artist based in New York City. The past year she has
exhibited her films and photographs at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris); Galerie Eva
Presenhuber (Zurich); and particiapted in the last Whitney Museum Biennial (NY).
She also founded Cinema Zero, a nomadic film and performance series of one-
night events. Recent Cinema Zero events have taken place at The Kitchen (New
York); Centre Culturel Suisse (Paris); and UCCA (Beijing). She also teaches Film
As Art: Interdisciplinary Projects at New York University.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Douglas Blau (b. 1955 Los Angeles, lives New York) attended the graduate
program in Cinema Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, after
taking degrees in both Fine Arts and Art History at Washington University, Saint
Louis. Since the 1980s, Douglas Blau has used words and pictures
interchangeably to create a highly regarded and unique body of work. He
emerged as a critic and curator in tandem with the Pictures Generation of
artists. His past exhibitions include: "Fictions: A Selection of Pictures from the
18th, 19th, and 20th Centuries," at Curt Marcus Gallery and Kent Fine Art, New
York, 1987; "The Times, The Chronicle & The Observer," Kent Fine Art, New
York, 1991; "The Naturalist Gathers" at SteinGladstone, New York, and Thomas
Solomon's Garage, Los Angeles, 1992; and "Stills," Museum of Modern Art, New
York, 1994. His writings have appeared in numerous magazines and gallery and
museum publications with titles including: "Solid Air" an essay for the 1992 Vija
Celmins exhibition at ICA, Philadelphia; "Index (from The Naturalist Gathers)" in
Deep Storage, 1997; and "The Studio," a picture essay for the 1997 Whitney
Biennial exhibition catalog. Additionally, Douglas Blau exhibited new works at
the ICA Philadelphia in Fall 2008.
Instructor: Karyn Olivier
Visiting Artist/Critic Bio
Xaviera Simmons, September 10th
Xaviera Simmons completed a Bachelors degree in Photography from Bard College in 2004, after having spent two years of pilgrimage retracing the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade. In 2004-2005, she participated in the studio program of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York while simultaneously completing a 2 years conservatory program in acting with The Maggie Flanigan Studio. Simmons was the 2005-2006 Workspace Artist at The Jamaica Center For Arts and Learning and received the VKP artist/educator award from The New Museum. In 2006, she was commissioned by Art in General to create a site specific, six-month installation and performance project; that year she was also an artist in residence at The Center For Photography At Woodstock. Simmons has participated in numerous exhibitions at The Studio Museum In Harlem, including Frequency. In 2007, she exhibited photographs and created installations at; Zacheta National Art Gallery in Warsaw, Poland, The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum and The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, among others. In 2008 Simmons has participated in artist residencies at Light Work in Syracuse, New York and Art Omi, Ghent, NY. She will also participate in several group exhibitions among which are Street Art, Street Life at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York, Cinema Remixed and Reloaded at The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, T.error, Your Fear Is An External Object at Kunsthalle Budapest, Hungary and 30 Americans at The Rubell Family Collection, Miami. Upcoming for Xaviera is an artist in residence at Platform Garanti in Istanbul, Turkey, an exhibition at Context Gallery in Derry, Ireland and many others group and solo exhibitions. Simmons is the 2008 recipient of The David C Driskell Prize awarded by The High Museum of Art, Atlanta.
Gregory Volk, September 17th
Gregory Volk is a New York-based art critic and freelance curator. He writes regularly for Art in America, and his articles and reviews have also appeared in many other publications, including Parkett and Sculpture. Among his recent contributions to exhibition catalogues are essays on Joan Jonas (Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 2007) and Bruce Nauman (Milwaukee Art Museum, 2006). His essay on Vito Acconci is featured in Vito Acconci: Diary of a Body, 1969-1973, published by Charta in 2007. Together with Sabine Russ, Gregory Volk has curated numerous exhibitions, including Agitation and Repose at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York, Public Notice: Paintings in Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, and Surface Charge at the Anderson Gallery in Richmond, Virginia. Gregory Volk received his B.A. from Colgate University and his M.A. from Columbia University.
Rashawn Griffin, September 24th
Rashawn Griffin was born in Los Angeles and raised in Olathe, Kansas. He studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and received a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from Yale University. His installations, sculptures, and paintings have been in multiple exhibitions, including Frequency at The Studio Museum in Harlem, curated by Thelma Golden and Christine Y. Kim, and the 2008 Whitney Biennial, curated by Henriette Huldisch and Shamim M. Momin. Future group exhibitions include Galerie Arndt & Partner, Zurich, and Freeway Balconies at Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, curated by Collier Schorr. Griffin lives and works in New York.
Mark Allen, October 1st
Mark Allen is the founder and executive director of Machine Project. Machine Project is a non-profit art and event space in L.A. dedicated to exploring the directions, deviations and connections between art, science, technology, music and literature.
Allen, who was raised in Vermont and schooled at California Institute of the Arts (where he majored in art) ran a few galleries in Houston after moving there in 1993 for an artist's residency. The first, called Revolution Summer, had a sort of Marxist theme. "For instance," he explains, "if it took the artist two hours to make the art, then you could buy the art by working for the artist for two hours." His second gallery, LAX, sold the work of L.A.-based artists.
When Allen returned to Southern California in 1997, he immediately integrated himself into the arts community, working at CalArts' campus galleries and with collaborators at the C-Level space in Chinatown. At C-Level, he organized a number of successful installations, most memorably a simulated video cockfight in which participates donned rooster suits and fought their opponents via on-screen avatars.
Allen teaches at CalArts and UC San Diego and freelances as a computer programmer.
Kalup Linzy, October 8th
Kalup Linzy received his MFA from the University of South Florida in 2003, where he also completed his BFA (2000). He cleverly exploits the dramatic television soap opera format for inspiration, creating farcical serials set within the urban environment that are laced with "shrewd home truths about race, class, sex, love, family and stereotyping." By exploiting the campy behavior of his subjects, Linzy's videos incisively deconstruct racial and gender stereotypes, while holding at their core a respect for the truths of his characters. This is possible because Linzy himself either voices or portrays most of the characters. Linzy attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture program in 2002, and received the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant in 2005. His solo exhibitions include All My Churun, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA (2006); Kalup Linzy, P.S. 1 Art Center, Long Island City, New York (2006); Taxter & Spengemann, New York (2006); Kalup Linzy and Charles Nelson, Romo Gallery, Atlanta, GA (2005); and Le Petit Versailles, East Village, NY (2004). Group exhibitions include Masquerade: Representation and the Self in Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia (2006); Do You Think I'm Disco, Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx, NY (2006); Frequency, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (2005); Mommy! I'm! Not! An! Animal!, CapsuleGallery, New York, NY (2004); Faith, Champion Fine Art, Culver City, CA (2004); All Together Now, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY (2003); and Sunday in the Arts, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, Tampa, FL (2002).
Dawit Petros, October 22nd
Dawit L. Petros' photography, video, and site-specific installation uses landscape as a primary subject and metaphor to explore ideas of the post-Colonial, cultural transformation and location. Petros was born in Asmara, Eritrea, and received his MFA in 2007 from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has exhibited his work in group shows throughout Canada and in the United States, including Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Wedge Gallery, Toronto; Jack Shainman Gallery, New York; Photographic Resource Center, Boston; Massachusetts College of Art, Boston; Harbourfront Gallery, Toronto; Observatoire 4, Montreal; Maison de la Culture Frontenac, MontrÃ©al; and Prefix Gallery, Toronto. He has received Fulbright and Bombardier Internationalist fellowships, as well as an Art Matters Foundation grant.
Terry Adkins, October 29th
Terry Adkins has been exhibiting internationally since 1980. He is Associate Professor of Fine Art at the University of Pennsylvania where he recently installed "Darkwater: A Recital in Four Dominions," a tribute to W. E. B. Du Bois at the Arthur Ross Gallery. Adkins has published numerous essays and has completed several significant public commissions. In addition to being a highly respected artist and sought after guest lecturer, Terry's artworks have been placed in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden among other significant museums and collections. Terry received his B.S. from Fisk University and his M.F.A from the University of Kentucky. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, Merele, his son Titus and his daughter Turyia.
Collections: Museum of Modern Art, NY; Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, DC; Metropolitan Museum, NY; Hood Museum, Studio Museum in Harlem. Taught at SUNY, New Paltz; NEA (1986); Artist Exchange Fellowship, BINZ 39 Zurich (1986); PS 1 Residency (1984). Solo Exhibitions include Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (2003); Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA (2003), Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania (2002); Harn Museum of Art, (2001); Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN (2001); John Brown House, Akron, OH (2000); ICA, Philadelphia (1999); PPOW Gallery, NY (2004); Whitney Museum at Philip Morris, NY; Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA; Anderson Gallery, VCU (1991); Galerie Emmerich-Baumann, Zurich (1987). Lone Wolf Recital Corps performances, ICA, London; Rote Fabrik, Zurich; Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam.
Jeanine Oleson, November 5th
Jeanine Oleson is an artist whose practice incorporates interdisciplinary uses of performance, film/video, installation, and photographic work, often collaboratively. She attended the School of the Art institute of Chicago, Rutgers University, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Oleson has exhibited at venues including: L.A.C.E., Los Angeles; Monya Rowe Gallery, NY; Samson Projects, Boston; John Connelly Presents, NY; Bates College Museum of Art, ME; Kansas City Museum of Art, MO; Participant, Inc., NY; PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, NY; Galerie Schedler, Zurich; Pumphouse Gallery, London; Art in General, NY; and White Columns, NY. Her work has been recently published in Performa: New Visual Art Performance, DAP 2007, Documenta Magazine, No. 2, LIFE!, 2007, and LTTR V: Positively Nasty, 2006.
Taylor Davis, November 12th
Taylor Davis, Diploma of Fine Arts, School of the Museum of Fine Arts; BS of Ed., Tufts University; M.F.A., Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. Upcoming and recent exhibitions: MIT List Visual Arts Center, Museum 52 New York, Samson Projects, Exit Art, Triple Candie, Incident Report, and Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Davis was included in the Whitney of American Art Biennial 2004, New York. Grants and awards include Association of International Art Critics Award (2007 and 2002); St Botolph Foundation Grant (2003); Institute of Contemporary Art Artist Prize (2001); Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant (1999). Associate Professor at Massachusetts College of Art since 1999, co-chair of sculpture at Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College since 2003, and visiting faculty at Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, fall 2008.
Daniel Bozhkov, November 19th
Daniel Bozhkov studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria where he was trained in the traditional painting techniques of fresco, egg tempera and oil painting and completed graduate studies in Fine Arts at Hunter College in New York City. For the past several years Daniel Bozhkov has been involved in realizing projects taking various forms from ambitious interventions, media events, to discrete objects, paintings, and photographs. He teaches at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Columbia University, Yale University and Rhode Island School of Design. An award -winning artist, Mr. Bozhkov works and exhibits nationally and internationally.
Daniel Seiple, December 3rd
Daniel Seiple lives and works in Berlin and New York City. He has worked in various collaborations which have produced a body of site-specific installations, performances, and videos. In 2000, he co-founded The E-Team with Hajoe Moderegger and Franziska Lamprecht. The group staged projects at various venues including the Bronx Museum of Art, the World Views Residency in the World Trade Center, and Momenta Art, Brooklyn. From 2001 - 2002, he also worked with Mir2, a multimedia installation which used an international space station as a model for collaboration (Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, Islip Art Museum, NY). However, since 2003 Daniel has worked individually in pursuing new forms of collaborations and strategies for site-specificity. In his latest effort, Thumbs Up, Daniel made an Earth-sized drawing propelled by his search for new collaborations in the form of hitchhikers.
Daniel's work is site and time specific. Each project is a surveying of a space, territory, or situation. The work is often performative in order to achieve dynamic interactions with the environment. This aspect adds a dimension of unpredictability wherein Daniel and the work can explore their relationship to the site, audience, and boundaries of these relationships.
Elaine Reichek, December 10th
Elaine Reichek is a conceptual artist who uses embroidery as a means to examine beliefs and preconceptions about aesthetics and culture. Reichek investigates images, texts and objects seeking out stories that she can retell through her art.
Born in New York, she received a B.F.A. from Yale University and a B.A. from Brooklyn College. She has exhibited extensively in the United States and abroad, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Columbus, OH, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Belgium, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, and Tel Aviv Art Museum, Israel. She lives in New York City.
INSTRUCTOR: PROFESSOR ODILI DONALD
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30TH - GEAN MORENO
Gean Moreno has exhibited his work internationally since the end of the 1990s. Most recently, his work has been presented at The Institute of Visual Arts in Milwaukee and The Haifa Museum. Between 2002-2006, Moreno was Director of Programming at Locust Projects in Miami. Alongside his work as a visual artist, Moreno has organized exhibitions as an independent curator. He is a contributing editor for Art Papers magazine, on the editorial board of ArtUS, and has contributed essays to numerous exhibition catalogues. In 2007, Gean Moreno was awarded The Emilio Sanchez Visual Arts Award given by The Oscar B. Cintas Foundation.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6TH - SHOSHANA DENTZ
Shoshana Dentz's work includes paintings on paper and canvas, as well as site-specific painting projects. Her work has been exhibited at The Drawing Center in New York, The Spertus Museum, in Chicago, The Center for the Arts at Wesleyan University, and The Rose Art Museum in Waltham, MA. She has held solo exhibitions at Angles Gallery in Los Angeles, and Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, Mixed Greens, and White Columns in New York. Recent awards include a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Drawing, and a Special Editions Fellowship with the Lower East Side Printshop in New York. She received her BA in Fine Arts from Brandeis University and her MFA from The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13TH - CARRIE MOYER
Carrie Moyer is a New York-based painter as well as co-founder of the renowned public art project, Dyke Action Machine! Her paintings and agitprop interventions have been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally, including such venues as PS1, The Palm Beach ICA, The Weatherspoon, Cooper-Hewitt and The Tang Museums, Shedhalle (Zurich), Le Magasin (Grenoble) and The Project Centre (Dublin), among others. Moyer has written for Modern Painters, The Brooklyn Rail and Art in America. She is represented by CANADA Gallery in New York City. Moyer is Assistant Professor of Painting at The Rhode Island School of Design.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20TH - CARTER KUSTERA
Carter Kustera is a Canadian born New York-based artist, who has shown nationally and internationally, including two Venice Biennales. His career has spanned 20 years making work addressing issues of identity in a range of mediums and materials from works on paper, paintings, hand made magazines, sculpture, ceramics, installation, performance art and video, to illustration and consumer products. Carter Kustera's recent, poignant and witty "Fabulous Anger" series comprises a provocative body of work that explores the commodification of violence. Kustera takes a critical look at the way violence is presented through the media and questions our threshold for its acceptable presentation.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27TH - CARL POPE
Carl Pope's strongest artistic influence continues to be his high school photography teacher, Donna Hostettler, who endorsed the notion that art is an effective tool for positive change. His multi media investigations of the hidden histories were shown at prestigious venues including The Museum of Modern Art, and The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, and in "Black Male" at The Whitney Museum of American Art in 1994. Pope has received generous grant and support projects from The Guggenheim Foundation, The Lilly Endowment, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Andy Warhol Foundation, The Lannan Foundation and The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. In 1996, Pope expanded his interest in public art to include projects using himself as the main subject. The initial excursions into his internal landscape produced the video/text installation "Palimpsest" commissioned by the Wadsworth Anthnaeum, and also included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial. Pope's installation of letterpress posters, "The Bad Air Smelled of Roses" and his recent public billboard/poster artworks focuses on the mind as the primary space for personal and social change. Pope was an Assistant Professor at SUNY-Stony Brook and The University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently, Pope is a Joint Fellow at The Baker-Nord Center for The Humanities at Case Western Reserve University and The Cleveland Institute of Art.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19TH - THOMAS NOZKOWSKI
Thomas Nozkowski is a painter who has had over sixty one-person shows of his work since 1979. His most recent exhibitions include an installation of new work at la Biennale di Venezia (2007), a career survey at the Ludwig Museum in Koblenz, Germany (2007) and one-person exhibitions at Max Protetch Gallery and BravinLee Projects, New York (2006). The New York Studio School presented a twenty-five year survey of his drawings in January 2003. He is represented in the collections of the Addison Gallery of American Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The High Museum of Art, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art and The Phillips Collection among many others. He is a Guggenheim fellow and has received the American Academy of Arts and Letters Medal of Merit (2006). He is Professor of Painting at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Nozkowski is represented by PaceWildenstein (New York) and Haunch of Venison (London). He lives in the Hudson Valley of New York State.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26TH - LESLIE WAYNE
Leslie Wayne aims to inspire a sensation that's analogous to observing nature, her forms echoing a kind of morphogenesis where the colors and shapes find their vocabulary in an arena of inevitability. In this regard, her paintings are their own form of landscape as visual manifestations of physical forces. Leslie Wayne was born in Germany, grew up in California, and received her BFA in Sculpture from Parsons School of Design in 1984. She is the recipient of a 2006 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting, and has received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, The New York State Council on the Arts, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, The Buhl Foundation, Artist's Space, and Change, Inc. Her work is in the public collections of The Foundation to-Life, Inc., The Birmingham Museum of Art, British Airways, Colleczion Thyssen Bornemisza, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Cartier Foundation, La Coleccion Jumex in Mexico City, Harvard University, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, The Neuberger Museum, The Progressive Corporation, Saks Fifth Avenue and The University of Florida in Gainesville, among others. She exhibits regularly across the country and in Europe, and is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in NYC.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2ND - OLU OGUIBE
Olu Oguibe is Associate Professor of painting and African-American studies at The University of Connecticut, and a senior fellow of The Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, New York and The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. His work has been exhibited in major museums and galleries around the world as well as international biennials and triennials. His curatorial credits include exhibitions for The Tate Gallery of Modern Art, The Museo de la Ciudad, Mexico City, and The Venice Biennial, among others. In addition to two decades of cultural journalism, Oguibe has also published widely on contemporary art and art theory, postcolonial theory, and the sociology of new information technologies. His most recent books include Reading the Contemporary: African Art from Theory to the Marketplace (MIT Press, 2000) and The Culture Game (University of Minnesota Press, 2004).
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9TH - PETER ROSTOVSKY
Peter Rostovsky is a Russian-born artist who lives and works in New York. He works in a variety of disciplines, including sculpture and installation, but primarily considers himself a painter. His work has been shown widely both in the United States and abroad, and has been exhibited at such venues as PS1/MOMA, Artpace, The Santa Monica Museum of Art, The ICA in Philadelphia, The Tacoma Museum of Art, SMAK Museum in Ghent, and a host of private galleries including Elizabeth Dee, Danese, Salon94, and Gio Marconi. He is represented by The Project NY, and currently teaches painting at New York University.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16TH - KURT KAUPER
Kurt Kauper received a B.F.A. from Boston University in 1988 and an M.F.A. in painting from UCLA in 1995. He has had solo shows at ACME Gallery in Los Angeles, and Deitch Projects in New York City. Kauper has been included in numerous group exhibitions both in the United States and Europe, including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, The Pompidou Center in Paris, and the Kunsthalle Vienna. Kauper has received numerous awards, including two Elizabeth Greenshields grants; a Tiffany Foundation Grant in 1999; and two Pollock Krasner Foundation Grants, the first in 2001 and the second in 2006. His work is included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Oakland Museum of Art, The Weatherspoon Museum, and The Yale University Art Gallery. He has taught at Orange Coast College, The Museum School in Boston, Yale University, and Queens College. Kurt Kauper's paintings have, for the past ten years, been images of familiar cultural icons"Opera Divas, Cary Grant, and hockey players"seen in a variety of unfamiliar ways. His most recent one-person exhibition, "Everybody Knew That Canadians Were The Best Hockey Players," was at Deitch Projects in New York City from November 8th 2007 through January 18, 2008.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23RD - (NO PUBLIC SPEAKER SCHEDULED)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30TH - JAMES HYDE
Born in Philadelphia and raised in upstate, New York, James Hyde arrived in New york City in 1977, after studying at Rochester University, and begun appearing in group shows in 1981. From 1986 through 1994, Hyde showed with John Good Gallery, and from 1994 through 1997, with Paolo Baldacci Gallery. Since 1998, James Hyde has been represented by Brent Sikkema and has exhibited widely at museums and galleries, including Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire in Paris, Elisabeth Kaufman in Zurich, and Solvent Space in Richmond, Virginia. Some people see Hyde's work as hybrid - a blend of sculpture and painting. He doesn't. Hyde sees it as something that extends beyond the object: "I've always been interested in what happens in front of the painting, as opposed to what goes on behind it."
Fall 2007 Lecture Series
Instructor: Professor Karyn Oliver
Through video, performance, sculpture, and installation, Dave McKenzie's diverse practice explores notions of public space and cultural exchange in relation to the private self. For his work While Supplies Last (2003) at the Sculpture Center, the artist wore a large head of his own likeness, becoming a caricature of himself. During the exhibition, he gave away "bobble-head" sculptures of himself to visitors, materializing transactions between the body and the social spheres in which it inhabits. For McKenzie, each sculpture is like a handshake that can be accepted or rejected-a moment to say, "Hello, I am here!" and an excuse to interact with other people. This desire to offer himself as an artist continues in his 2004 work It's a Date, in which McKenzie shared dinner with gallery visitors who signed up to meet with him, and his ongoing work for the Whitney Museum of American Art's I.P.O. For this project, McKenzie distributed a pre-printed date book noting his whereabouts for the coming year and offering his audience opportunities to meet him at specified locations, dates, and times.
Born 1977 in Kingston, Jamaica, Dave McKenzie graduated from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and has participated in residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, P.S.1 National Studio Program and the Studio Museum in Harlem. He has presented solo exhibitions at Small A Projects, Portland; Gallery 40000, Chicago; and Savage Art Resources, Portland. His work has also been included in Freestyle, Studio Museum in Harlem; Queens International, Queens Museum of Art; 24/7, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius; and Listening to New Voices, and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York. McKenzie was the recipient of the 2005 William H. Johnson Prize. He lives and works in Brooklyn
Vasco AraÃºjo was born in 1975 in Lisbon, the city where he continues to live and work. He completed his first degree in Sculpture in 1999 at FBAUL (Lisbon University School of Fine Art), and attended the Advanced Course in Visual Arts at Maumaus in Lisbon, from 1999 to 2000. Since then, he has participated in various solo and group exhibitions both in Portugal and abroad, also taking part in residency programmes, such as The University of Arts, Philadelphia (2007); RÃ©collets, Paris (2005); and the Core Program (2003/04), Houston. In 2003, he was awarded the EDP Prize for New Artists.
Amongst his solo exhibitions have been About being Different (2007), BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, U.K.; Pathos (2006), Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca; Dilemma (2005), S.M.A.K., Ghent; L'inceste (2005), Museu do Azulejo, Lisbon; The Girl of the Golden West (2005), The Suburban, Chicago; Dilema (2004), Museu de Serralves, Porto; Sabine/Brunilde (2003), SNBA, Lisbon.
Amongst his group exhibitions, the most important have been his participation in the "Experience of Art", La Biennale di Venezia. 51st International Exhibition of Art, Venice; "Dialectics of Hope", 1st Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art, Moscow, (both in 2005); Solo (For Two Voices), CCS, Bard College (2002), New York; "The World Maybe Fantastic" Sydney Biennial (2002), Sydney; Trans Sexual Express, Barcelona (2001), a Classic for the Third Millennium (2001), Centre d'Art Santa MÃ²nica, Barcelona.
His work has been published in various books and catalogues and is represented in several public and private collections, such as at the Centre Pompidou, MusÃ©e d'Art Moderne (France); FundaÃ§Ã£o Calouste Gulbenkian (Portugal); FundaciÃ³n Centro OrdÃ³Ã±ez-FalcÃ³n de FotografÃa - COFF (Spain); Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Centro de Arte (Spain); FundaÃ§Ã£o de Serralves (Portugal); Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (USA).
Paul Ramirez Jonas
The themes of time, expiration and memory are central to Paul Ramirez Jonas' work. In his projects what looks like invention is but, re-enactment, and what seems exploration is but walking in someone else's footsteps. However, not unlike a musician reading from a score or an actor performing from a play, the pre-existence of a text does not preclude passion, enthusiasm, humor and new meanings. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University. His honors include grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the International Studio Program in Sweden, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts, among others. Ramirez Jonas has upcoming exhibitions in 2007 and 2008 at The Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas; Roger Bjrkholmen Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden; and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut.
Known for her large-scale sculpture and sound installations, Nadine Robinson has situated herself at the crossroads of the white modernist canon and the African American contemporary aesthetic. She works within a sleek and minimal vocabulary, combining appropriated music and sounds, DJ equipment and unconventional materials in a way that challenges our definitions of art ,beauty and social class in post-industrial society.
Born in London, Robinson spent the her early years of her childhood in Jamaica before moving to the Bronx , a borough of New York City. Her creations evolve from specific experiences and life influences, with a nod to illustrative narratives, religion and the theatricality of pop culture, most specifically dance culture.
Nadine Robinson received her M.A. from New York University. Her work has been on view in such prestigious museum shows as "Tempo," at MOMA Queens, "Freestyle" at the Studio Museum in Harlem, "One Planet Under a Groove: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art" at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the Walker Center for the Arts, "Greater New York" at P.S. 1, "Submerge" at the Kunstbunker in Nuremberg, Germany, the ICA at the University of Pennsylvania, The New Museum of Contemporary Art and the Salzburger Kunstverein in Austria. In addition her work has been included in the exhibitions "Open House: Working in Brooklyn" at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, "Great White" at the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, "Lost in Music" in the Neuman Museum of Art and in "African Queen" at the Studio Museum in Harlem at the "Hairstories" exhibition at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Her most recent solo exhibition , "Alles Grau" at The Studio Musuem in Harlem was reviewed favorably in The New York Times.
Nadine Robinson's extensive press coverage includes articles and reviews in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Village Voice, Time Out New York and V Magazine. A large Timothy Greenfield-Sanders portrait of Robinson taken with her work titled "Self-Portrait #1(China Shag)," was prominently featured in The New York Times magazine, she has been interviewed twice on National Public Radio and on European and American television features. Her solo exhibition at Caren Golden Fine Art, NYC has been the subject of reviews in Art in America, Tema Celeste and The New York Times.
Her work can be seen in the book publications Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip Hop, edited by Jeff Chang and in Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity, author Alexander Wehilye.
Nadine Robinson has received numerous grants mostly in the form of residencies and commissions and was also the recipient of the 2003 William H. Johnson Prize for $20.000. She has recently received a production grant from Grand Arts, in Kansas City MO and completed a commission for Radioshack Corporation's headquarters in Texas, which is featured on the cover of the collection's catalogue. Her works are in many other important art collections, including the collection of Agnus Gund, Peter Norton, The New Museum of Contemporary Art and The Studio Museum in Harlem.
Anoka Faruqee is a painter who lives and works in Los
Angeles. She has exhibited her work in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Dhaka, Bangladesh. Group and solo exhibitions include Max Protetch, and
Monya Rowe Galleries (New York), PS1 Museum (Queens),
Albright-Knox Gallery (Buffalo), Angles Gallery (Los Angeles), Chicago Cultural Center, and Hosfelt Gallery (San Francisco). She received her MFA from Tyler School of Art in 1997 and her BA from Yale University in 1994.She attended the Whitney Independent Study Program, the Skowhegan School of Art, and the PS1 National Studio Program. Grants include the Pollock
Krasner Foundation and Artadia. Faruqee currently teaches painting and critical theory at California Institute of the Arts, where she is Co-Director of the Art Program.
Gabriela Rangel is the Director of Visual Arts at the Americas Society in New York City where she
curated the exhibitions "Beyond Geography", "Jump Cuts: Venezuelan Contemporary Arts" and " The Video Trans Americas series with Juan Downey". She has co-edited and contributed to several catalogs and books including Emancipatory Action: Paula Trope And The Meninos, A Principality of its Own: 40 Years of Visual Arts at the Americas Society and the anniversary catalogue for the Bronx Museum. In addition, Rangel is the visual arts editor of the journal Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas. Previously, Rangel was the assistant curator of Latin American Art at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Her film work has included script writing, art direction and producing several feature length films and documentaries. Rangel has given lectures at Yale University, Bard College, Harvard University and the Iberoamerican Institute in Berlin. Rangel holds a graduate degree from The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. Rangel's undergraduate and graduate studies included media and communications studies, film and law.
An art historian and critic, Mary Leclere works with the critical studies residents in the Core Program (Museum of Fine Arts Houston) to develop individual curatorial projects and facilitates critical dialogue between the artists and critics. She also directs the new Core Residency Exhibition Program. Her most recent exhibition was Frances Stark: "Structures That Fit My Opening" and Other Parts Considered in Relation to Their Whole (December 15, 2006 - February 11, 2007).
Leclere is a PhD candidate at the University of Virginia. Recent publications include a catalogue essay on Frances Stark's work; an essay on art criticism published in the journal Afterall; and a catalogue essay for Nothing is Neutral: Andrea Bowers (REDCAT, Los Angeles). She has also contributed essays to exhibition catalogs for Jasper Johns and Richard Serra: Drawings from a New York Collection (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston) and for Sam Durant's work at the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.) in Belgium.
Nancy Shaver is a sculptor who received her B.F.A. at Pratt Institute. She has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions including the Curt Marcus Gallery and Feature, New York; Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles; Galerie Montenay, Paris. Shaver's work is in the collections of Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Douglas S. Cramer Foundation; Chase Manhattan Bank and the Progressive Corporation, Ohio. Her work has been reviewed most recently in New York Times, Art in America, Frieze, New Yorker and Time Out New York. Shaver has received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant and fellowships from Yaddo and MacDowell Colony. She is currently on the faculty of the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College.
Michael Smith is a video/performance/installation artist known for his eponymous performance persona named Mike, the central figure in an ongoing series of large-scale narrative based projects. Mike, an innocent who continually falls victim to trends and fashions as he negotiates an imperfect landscape, allows Smith to comment on discrepancies and absurdities in our culture while creating an unsettling mixture of humor and pathos.
Smith has shown his work extensively around the US, Canada and Europe at a variety of venues including museums, galleries, universities, festivals, night clubs, on television and in the streets. In New York City he has had solo shows and screenings at The Whitney Museum, The New Museum, The Leo Castelli Gallery, The Christine Burgin Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art. In spring of 2007 Regency Arts Press published a book of his drawings entitled Michael Smith Drawings: Simple, Obscure and Obtuse. This fall, Mike's World: Michael Smith and Joshua White (and other collaborators), a retrospective covering a span of 30 years of Smith's work, will be at The Blanton Museum in Austin Texas Art and at the ICA in Philadelphia in Spring 2008.
Michael Smith received his Bachelor of Arts from The Colorado College and attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program. He has taught in the Master of Fine Arts programs at Yale, Cranbrook, UCLA, Art Center, Columbia, CalArts and is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin.
He has received numerous awards including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Clifford Owens' art has appeared in numerous group exhibitions including Performa05, New York, NY; "Freestyle" and "Quid Pro Quo" both at The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; "Greater New York 2005" P.S.1, Queens, New York; "Influence, Anxiety, Gratitude" List Visual Art Center, Cambridge, MA. Clifford studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Mason Gross School of Visual Art Rutgers University, and the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. He was an artist in residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem in 2005-05 and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2004. Clifford was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1971 and he lives and works in Queens, New York.
"Through photography, video and performance, Clifford Owens investigates the myriad ways in which we relate to one another by engaging the pubic and placing himself in certain social situations to emphasize how individuals are interrelated and also how they respond to environmental limitations."
---Amy Smith Stewart, Greater New York Book 2005
"Owens' series of Studio Visits, 2005-2006, offer the most possibility for rethinking sculpture and the mediums with which it overlaps"¦[his] work contains many layers of inter-human relations that upset accepted notions of sculpture, and more broadly, how art itself is defined."
--- Sara Reisman, Art Notes
"Owens shows himself to be the true heir to Dadaism, persisting in his mission of dis-comfort and dis-ruption."
---Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, Quid Pro Quo exhibition brochure
Katrin Sigurdardottir is born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1967. After completing a BA in Classics, she studied at the Icelandic College of Arts and Crafts in Reykjavik and later earned a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute followed by an MFA from Rutgers University in 1995. In the last 10 years, her works have been shown in 15 countries in Europe, North and South America and are included in numerous public and private collections.
Katrin's studio is in New York and she divides her time between Reykjavik and New York. Her most recent solo exhibitions include PS1 Contemporary Art Center, in New York, Fonds RÃ©gional d'Art Contemporain de Bourgogne in France and GallerÃ i8 in ReykjavÃk. Upcoming shows include SMAK Contemporary Art Museum in Ghent in Belgium, Galeria Leme in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and European Art Projects, Berlin.
Katrin has received numerous fellowships and awards, including from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, Rema Hort Mann Foundation and The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, Die Zeit, Vogue, Surface Magazine og L ´Officiel, along with several trade magazines, such as Modern Painters, Contemporary Magazine, ArtNews, Flash Art and Kunstforum International.
In her work, Katrin examines distance and memory and their embodiments in and through architecture, urbanism and cartography. Sometimes there is a mnemonic aspect to the work, i.e. making the work is a process of spatial recall. The places created are frequently based on real places, points of departure, arrival or passage, places as minute at their spatial and temporal distance as the models she make of them.
Wangechi Mutu, a Kenyan-born artist based in New York, makes luscious yet unsettling pictures of female figures. Her painted and collaged works on Mylar function as potent social critique while simultaneously exploring more poetic strains of mythology and allegory as well as the sensuousness of form, color, and pattern. Particularly interested in myths about gender and ethnicity that have long circulated in Africa and the West, Mutu has adopted the medium of collage " which by its nature evokes rupture and collision " to depict the monstrous, the exotic, and the feminine.
Mutu's work has exhibited internationally at galleries and museums including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Miami Art Museum, Tate Modern in London, the Studio Museum in Harlem in New York, Kunstpalast Dusseldorf in Germany, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Her work has been featured in several major exhibitions including Greater New York at the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, Black President at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Barbican in London, and USA Today at The Royal Academy in London.
She is represented by Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in New York and Susanne Vielmetter in Los Angeles.
Instructor: Professor Odili Donald Odita
Thursday, January 25th
Special time- 6:15 PM
Carlos Basualdo - Curator, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Basualdo is Curator of Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the UniversitÃ , IUAV in Venice. Basualdo has organized and contributed to many exhibitions around the world over the past decade; he is the curator of Tropicalia: Revolution in Brazilian Culture (1967-1972) currently at the Bronx Museum in New York (until January 28th); he served as curator for The Structure of Survival, as part of the 50th Venice Biennial in 2003; and was one of the co-curators of Documenta11 in Kassel, Germany, in 2002.
Wednesday, January 31st
Paul Pagk - Painter
Paul Pagk has lived and worked in New York since 1988. In 1987 Pagk has had solo exhibitions with Galerie Jean Fournier, Paris; in 1991 and 1993 at the Thread Waxing Space, New York; In 1993 and 1995 at CRG Gallery, NYC. In 2003, Pagk was in the two person exhibition, "Battle Pagk," curated by Adrian Dannatt at the Thomas Erben Gallery. Pagk will have a solo show with 2007 at Moti Hasson Gallery NYC. Mr. Pagk's work has been written on by numerous critics such as Donald Kuspit, ArtForum; Holland Cotter, The New York Times; Franklin Sirmans, Flash Art; Raphael Rubinstein, Art in America; and Adrian Dannatt, Flash Art.
Wednesday, February 7th
Richmond Burton - Painter
Richmond Burton is very much invested in the tradition of modernist painting, citing influences on his work as diverse as Kasimir Malevich (1878-1935), and Frank Stella. With a background and training in architecture, many of Burton's
paintings stress visual order. Hard-edged geometrical forms dominated his early canvases, but later a more organic patterning, such as that seen in "Eyes in the Heat", emerged. Devoted to his craft with what has been called a "monastic" fervor, the freedom and control afforded by painting are of
great importance to Burton, for as he says, "painting is the only artistic activity without compromise." His paintings and drawings hang in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. His work has been featured on numerous occasions in such prestigious publications as the New York Times, the New Yorker, ArtForum, and Art in America.
Thursday March 1st
John Tremblay - Painter
John Tremblay is interested in bringing the history of modern abstraction into dialogue with more recent developments in contemporary culture. His paintings, while firmly inscribed in the Pop/Op tradition, also often allude to graphic design, as well as to urban planning, technological warfare, film and
other aspects of consumer culture. His work was included in Minimalism and After, an exhibition of the Daimler/Chrysler Collection, as well as Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity, at PS1, New York. Tremblay's works are in the collections of the Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, France; the Fogg Art
Museum, Cambridge, Mass.; and the Cabinet des Estampes, Geneva. Tremblay is represented by Paula Cooper Gallery, New York; Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam; and Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern, Switzerland.
Wednesday, March 7th - SPRING BREAK
Wednesday, March 14th - ADVISING DAY
Wednesday, March 21st
Amy Kao - Sculptor, Installation Artist
With a background in philosophy and visual art, Amy Kao makes sculptural installations that explore elements in contemporary landscape as markers of historical and cultural memory. Ms. Kao's work has been exhibited in various public institutions, including the Busan Biennale (South Korea), the Brooklyn
Museum of Art, PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, the Asian American Art Centre and APEX ART in New York. Reviews of Amy Kao's work have appeared in publications such as the New York Times, the Village Voice and Artnet. Ms. Kao recently completed residency fellowships at the MacDowell Colony in
Peterborough, NH, Art Omi International Artists Residency in Ghent, NY, and the Emerge Program at the Aljira Contemporary Art Center in Newark, NJ, in addition to serving as a visiting artist at Sarah Lawrence College. Ms. Kao will publish a suite of prints upcoming as a recipient of the Special Editions Fellowship at the Lower East Side Printshop in New York.
Wednesday, March 28th
Polly Apfelbaum - Painter, Installation Artist
Polly Apfelbaum has lived and worked in NYC since 1978. Her first one-person show was in 1986. Polly Apfelbaum creates what she calls "fallen Paintings", hybrid works that exist in a contentious, ambivalent space between painting, sculpture, installation and drawing. "I am interested not so much in
attempting to invent new categories but in operating promiscuously and improperly-poaching within fields seemly already defined". Apfelbaum is a graduate of Tyler School of Art. She recently had a traveling mid-career survey organized by the ICA, Philadelphia. She has participated in the Lyon,
Sydney, Lodz and Valencia Biennales. Her work is in many permanent Museum collections including, MOMA, the Whitney Museum, LACMA, and the Dallas Museum of Art. She has received a Guggenheim fellowship, a Joan Mitchell Grant, and an Anonymous was a Women grant. Her work has been featured and reviewed in many prestigious publications including, Art in
America, Art on Paper, Artforum, and Modern Painters. She is represented by Angles gallery, Santa Monica; Frith Street Gallery, London; and Galerie Nacht St. Stephen, Vienna.
Wednesday, April 4th
Magda Campos-Pons - Sculptor, Installation and Multi-media Artist
Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, an artist of Cuban descent has worked for the past 20 years as a painter, sculptor, video and installation artist. The work of Campos-Pons is an investigation of history and memory, and their roles in the
formation of identity. Her work emphasizes the role of women's discourse, of women's language, and how cultures are preserved and maintained by women in societies where the public sphere is entirely given to men. Campos-Pons is a Professor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Tufts). Her works have been exhibited in the United States, Canada, Japan, Norway, France, Italy, and Cuba. She was represented in the Johannesburg Biennial and has had a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Wednesday, April 11th
Alex Baker - Curator, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Alex Baker is Curator of Contemporary Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, where he has organized projects with artists including Robert Ryman, Phil Frost, Marcel Dzama, Monique van Genderen, and Adam Cvijanovic, among others. He recently curated Ellen Harvey: Mirror, a major site-specific installation by the artist that explored the Victorian Gothic architecture and teaching practices of the Pennsylvania Academy. A former associate curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Baker curated Indelible Market: Barry McGee, Stephen Powers, and Todd James, and East Meets West: "Folk" and Fantasy from the Coasts, among other exhibitions. He has a Ph.D. in Visual Anthropology from Temple University.
Wednesday, April 18th
Franklin Sirmans - Curator, The Menil Collection
Franklin Sirmans is Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Menil Collection, and Curatorial Advisor at P.S.1. MOMA. Sirmans was a former U.S. Editor of Flash Art, and Editor-in-Chief of Art AsiaPacific magazines. Sirmans has written for several journals and newspapers on art and culture, including The New York Times, Newsweek International, Art in America, ArtNews, Grand Street and Essence Magazine. He was cocurator of Basquiat (2005-2006) at the Brooklyn Museum, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum
of Fine Arts, Houston; Make It Now: New Sculpture in New York at Sculpture Center; and One Planet Under A Groove: Contemporary Art and Hip Hop (2001-2003) at the Bronx Museum of Art, Spelman College Art Gallery, Atlanta, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and Villa Stuck, Munich, Germany.
Wednesday, April 25th
Fides Becker - Painter
Fides Becker, born in 1962 in Germany, is living as a painter in Frankfurt. Becker studied at the art schools StÃ¤delschule in Frankfurt, Hochschule der Kunste in Berlin, and Academie voor beeldende kunsten in Rotterdam in the 80s. Becker has received several goverment scholarschips, grants and
residencies in Germany, Holland and the United States. Ms. Becker exhibits regularly in European and in New York.