Thurs Sept. 5, 5:00 - 7:00, Boyden Gallery
Opening Reception for Object Lessons
Weds Sept. 11, 4:30 - 6:00, Boyden Gallery
Meet and Greet Art Majors/ Minors
Thurs Sept. 19, 4:30- 5:45, Boyden Gallery
Mina Cheon: Artist Talk
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Associate Professor of Art
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Alumni Where are they now?
Matthew Fishel (studio art, 2001) completed an MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010. Originally interested in painting, Matthew has expanded his practice to include animation, video, installation, and digital imaging. He is a frequent contributor to RedStarKGB, an ongoing collaboration of filmmakers in Baltimore. His own film, "A Short Film Regarding Possibilities", was selected by the Maryland Film Festival in 2006. See his work at http://www.matthewfishel.com
Brett Baker is an abstract painter who lives and works in New York City and Worcester, NY. He earned a BA in Fine Arts from the College of William and Mary, a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Painting from Brandeis University and an MFA in Painting (1999) from Boston University where he studied with John Walker, John Moore, and Alfred Leslie. His work has won numerous awards including a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Painting (2002) and a Juror's Prize from the eminent art historian and painter Andrew Forge (1999). From 1999-2001 he was Visiting Lecturer of Drawing at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Brett has exhibited work in group shows nationally, including Sideshow Gallery (Brooklyn), The Painting Center (NY), Sherman Gallery (Boston), New Bedford Art Museum (MA), Erector Square Gallery (CT), and Bowery Gallery (NY). Upcoming exhibitions include a Two Person exhibition at The Painting Center, NY (January 2008).
In conjunction with his Artist House residency, Brett will exhibit new work at the Boyden Gallery (June 4 -22, 2007) and teach an Introduction to Drawing course at St. Mary's. For more information about Brett's work visit www.brettbakerpaintings.com.
Matthew Deleget is an abstract painter, curator, and writer. He holds an MFA in Painting and an MS in Theory, Criticism and History of Art, Design and Architecture from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Matthew has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, including solo and group exhibitions in Europe, Asia, and Australia. He is a member of American Abstract Artists, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation’s Artist Advisory Committee, and the board of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. Matthew has received awards from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, Brooklyn Arts Council, and The Golden Rule Foundation, and his work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Flash Art, Artnet Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Basler Zeitung, among others. In 2003, Matthew founded MINUS SPACE (www.minusspace.com), a platform for reductive art on the international based in Brooklyn, NY. MINUS SPACE’s web site is used by more than 800 people daily from 150 countries worldwide. Matthew has also organized more than two dozen solo and group exhibitions at both MINUS SPACE’s project space in the Gowanus, Brooklyn, as well as other collaborating venues on the national and international levels. MINUS SPACE exhibitions have been reviewed in Artnet Magazine, ArtNews, The Brooklyn Rail, Houston Public Radio, Huffington Post, New York Magazine, NYFA Current, New York Sun, and Village Voice, among others. For more information on the artist, visit: www.matthewdeleget.com.
Born in Beijing, China, painter Ying Li studied at Anhui Teachers University and earned an MFA from Parsons School of Design, NY. She is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the Fine Arts Department, Haverford College. She has been on the summer faculty of the International School of Art, Montecastello di Vibio, Umbria, Italy, since 1999. She has been a visiting artist and critic at the MFA program, University of Pennsylvania; the MFA program, Brooklyn College; the MFA program, Syracuse University; Maryland Institute College of Art; Swarthmore College; Dartmouth college; Bates College; and Western Carolina University, among others.
Her one-person exhibitions include The Painting Center, NY; Elisabeth Harris Gallery, NY; the ISA Gallery, Italy; Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College; Marie Salant Neuberger Campus Center Gallery, Bryn Mawr College; Bowery Gallery, NY; and Enterprise House, Ireland. Group exhibitions include the Museum of National Academy, NY; Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NY; Lori Bookstein Fine Arts, NY; Chris Naptune Fine Arts, NY; Korous Gallery, NY; Denise Bibro Gallery; The Westbeth Gallery, NY; Museum of Rochefort-en-Terre, Brittany, France; Pennsylvania Academy of Art; List Gallery, Swarthmore College; Hermitage Foundation Museum, VA. Ying Li is the recipient of the Edwin Palmer Memorial Prize for painting in 2004 from the National Academy Museum, New York; two Vermont Studio Center Fellowships; Art Colony Fellowship, Enterprise House, Ireland; a French Government Art Grant, Rochefort-en-Terre; an Aspen Institute Scholarship; and a Lindback Faculty Research Grant. Her work has been reviewed in New York Times, The New Yorker, Art Forum, Art in America, The New York Sun, Art Cricital.com, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Ying Li works in the zone where abstraction and representation shade off into each other, using bold colors, earthy textures, and calligraphic lines. Her training in Chinese painting and calligraphy helps her to form a brushwork that is both free and disciplined. Color is the core of her painting. She uses it to convey mood and memory and to express particular feelings and a sense of place and time. Ying Li's work has been summarized by the New York art critic and curator David Cohen: "She has a touch to die for in terms of bravura painthandling and innate good taste. In her best works, she manages to endow brushstroke with the power of metaphor. Different brushes and their tips sometimes converge in a single canvas in a Dionysian orgy of painterliness...Ms. Li's best paintings pulsate with emotional and pictorial complexity." For more information about Ying Li' work, visit: http://yinglistudio.com/
Justine Reyes lives and works in New York. She receiver her BFA from Syracuse University in 2000 and her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2004. Reyes's work revolves around current issues of war, terrorism and identity (both national and individual) and utilizes a range of mediums including photography, installation and video. Reyes has shown her work both nationally and internationally. She participated in Proyecto Circo at the 8th Havana Bienal in Havana, Cuba and the exhibition Fragments of Contemporary Urban Experience, which traveled from San Francisco City Hall to the Michaelis Gallery in South Africa. In 2006, Reyes participated in Surveillance, an exhibition at the Jersey City Museum, which included her recent body of work The Usual Suspects. For more information about Justin's work, visit: http://justinereyes.blogspot.com/
Susie Nielsen is an artist, graphic designer and educator whose work explores the undefined spaces between people and their environments. Originally from New York, she received her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design before relocating to the Pacific Northwest. She was an adjunct professor at Oregon State University, Lewis and Clark College, and Western Oregon University, where she was also director of the Cannon Gallery of Art. Collaboration has always been an vital part of her artistic process. She is the co-founder of the multi-disciplined design collaborative:farm. Currently her studio is based in Boston, Massachusetts. For more information about Susie's work, visit: www.farmisfarm.com/
Born in Colombia, Carvajal-Hufschmid studied at the Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia and attended SUNY at Purchase, where she pursued independent studies with Antonio Frasconi (‘85-'87). She also attended the School of the Museum of fine Arts in Boston. Amparo Carvajal-Hufschmid works primarily as a printmaker. She is currently a visiting Lecturer in Studio Art at Dartmouth College. For more information on the artist's work, visit:
Self taught in photography while attending the U. of Salamanca, Spain (1972), he returns to NY to study architecture at Pratt Institute (1977). Working with the platinum process for the past 12 years, he has recently begun to explore hand papermaking in combination with traditional printmaking as well as digital imagery. Recent exhibitions include: (2006) Museo de Arte Moderno, Bucaramanga, Colombia, Kossevitzky Gallery, Pittsfield, MA, Brandeis University, Dritzer Gallery, Waltham, MA.; (2005) St, Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH.
Rachael Wren is a Brooklyn based painter whose atmospheric abstractions have their source in both landscape and memory. She received a BA in fine arts from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998 and an MFA in painting from the University of Washington in 2002. She has exhibited her work in numerous group shows throughout the US, and has had solo exhibitions at the University of Massachusetts and Providence College. Rachael was awarded the Julius Hallgarten Prize in 2006 from the National Academy Museum and an Aljira Fellowship in 2007. She has attended residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, the Byrdcliffe Art Colony, and Wilson College. In addition to her own studio work, Rachael currently teaches painting and drawing at the college level.