Association of Independent College of Art & Design places Mount Royal alumn Julia (Cheeny) Celebrado-Royer ('16) at Pratt Institute
Luke Ikard (class of 2017), Giulia Piera Livi (class of 2017), Yael Sloma (class of 2018) are selected by Lu Zhang to exhibit in the Grad Ex Juried Group Show.
WAVE AND PARTICLE- A Group Exhibition featuring sculptural light explorations by Tommy Bobo (class of 2014), Katie Duffy (class of 2014), Jenn Figg & Matthew McCormack, Karen Lemmert, Scott Pennington, and Rachel Schmidt (class of 2007).
The exact nature of visible light is a subject that has perplexed humans for hundreds of years. Some have envisioned light as wave-like, producing energy that traverses through space in a manner similar to ripples spreading across the surface of a still pond after being disturbed by a dropped rock. The opposing view holds that light is composed of a steady stream of particles, much like tiny droplets of water sprayed from the nozzle of a garden hose. During the past few centuries, consensus of opinion has wavered with one view prevailing for a period of time, only to be overturned by evidence for the other. It is now understood that light can be, at different times, both particle-like and wave-like, and that this complementary, or dual role for the behavior of light can be employed to describe known characteristics such as refraction, reflection, interference, and diffraction.
Engaging in a multitude of experiments utilizing such characteristics, the artists of WAVE AND PARTICLE harness light’s properties and behaviors through the use of LED screens and projection, materials such as glass, plexiglass, vinyl, and steel, as well as programmed motion, and human interaction. In doing so they continue the centuries-old tradition of asking questions—of both themselves and their viewers—regarding the nature of light.
WAVE AND PARTICLE will run concurrently with Light City 2017.
Giulia Piera Livi (class of 2017) selected for group show, "SEEP" at Arlington Arts Center.
For Velazquez by Rachel Borgman (class of 2015)
January 12 - March 19, 2017
Amber Eve Anderson (class of 2016) and Rachel Borgman (class of 2015) selected for Platform Gallery's 3rd annual juried exhibition.
Platform Gallery is pleased to present THE LENGTH OF OUR SHADOW, on view at 116 W Mulberry Street. THE LENGTH OF OUR SHADOW, juried by Zoë Charlton, Paul Rucker, and José Ruiz includes work from a selected group of eight diverse artists. This exhibition gave an opportunity for artists from any range of experience to participate and have their work considered. THE LENGTH OF OUR SHADOW focuses not only the curated exhibition, but also the conversation created between each applicant, the jurors, and Platform Gallery.
THE LENGTH OF OUR SHADOW is the third of Platform’s annual juried exhibitions. We are proud to include the works of the following artists:
AMBER EVE ANDERSON
COURTNEY WYNN COOPER
ZOË CHARLTON (Baltimore, MD) creates drawings that explore the ironies of contemporary social and cultural stereotypes. She depicts her subject’s relationship with their world by combining images of culturally loaded objects and landscapes with undressed bodies. She received her MFA degree from the University of Texas at Austin and participated in residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting (Skowhegan, ME, 2001), Creative Alliance (Baltimore, MD, 2003), and Art342 (Fort Collins, CO, 2010). Her exhibitions include ConnerSmith. (Washington, DC, 2013), The Delaware Contemporary (Wilmington, DE, 2009), and Wendy Cooper Gallery (Chicago, IL, 2006). Her work has been included in national and international exhibitions including the Harvey B. Gantt Center (Charlotte, NC, 2015), Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, AR, 2014), Studio Museum of Harlem (NYC, NY, 2012), Contemporary Art Museum (Houston, TX, 2000), the Zacheta National Gallery of Art (Warsaw, Poland 2006), and Haas & Fischer Gallery (Zurich, Switzerland, 2006). She is a recipient of a Pollock-Krasner grant (2012) and Rubys grant (2014), and was a finalist for the 2015 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize. She received nominations in 2014 for both the Anonymous Was a Woman and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award. Charlton is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Art at American University in Washington, DC.
PAUL RUCKER is a visual artist, composer, and musician who often combines media, integrating live performance, sound, original compositions, and visual art. His work is the product of a rich interactive process, through which he investigates community impacts, human rights issues, historical research, and basic human emotions surrounding particular subject matter. Much of his current work focuses on the Prison Industrial Complex and the many issues accompanying incarceration in its relationship to slavery. He has presented performances and visual art exhibitions across the country and has collaborated with educational institutions to address the issue of mass incarceration. Exhibitions of his work include opportunities for community interaction and dialogue around these issues, via workshops, artist talks, and community dinners with facilitated conversation.
JOSÉ RUIZ is a Peruvian-born curator and creative laborer who lives and works between DC, Baltimore, and New York. He received an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BA in Painting and Latin American Studies from the University of Maryland. His projects have been exhibited in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and internationally in countries including Egypt, Ireland, Mexico, Japan, Slovakia, Germany, Hungary, South Africa, South Korea, and the Netherlands. Ruiz has recently curated exhibitions for the Queens Museum, Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo de Arte de El Salvador and the Incheon Biennial. His practice has been the subject of various publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, ARTnews, Arte Al Día, Artnet, and The Washington Post. Ruiz is the founder of FURTHERMORE, a post-studio research, design and production company in DC and New York. He is also the co-founder, co-director, and co-curator of Present Company—a Brooklyn-based gallery and curatorial collective. Starting this fall, Ruiz will serve as the Director of the Curatorial Practice MFA program at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Katie Duffy (class of 2014) featured in Satellite Art Fair with Terrault Gallery (link).
Mount Royal artists featured at the Peale Museum for the 2016 Transmodern Festival (link).
Cola Aaliyah-Yejide Anderson (class of 2015), Stephanie Barber (Mount Royal Artist in Residence), Cheeny Celebrado-Royer (class of 2016), Xin Ni (class of 2017), Yael Sloma (class of 2018) and Danni Tsuboi (class of 2016),
Markele Cullins/Suldao Abdiruhman, Isa Leal, LabBodies, Selina Doroshenko (class of 2016), Laure Drogoul, Valeska Populoh, Alicia Pulglionosi, SLee Triolo and Parade Collective.
Cold Open Verse is a collaborative project Blonde Art Books and Poet Transmit (Victoria Keddie and Cat Tyc) for Knockdown Center, Queens, and Printed Matter’s 2016 New York Art Book Fair at MOMA/PS1 (link).
Josh Sender (class of 2016) contributed work in the preview reel curated by Blonde Art Books.
During the 2016-2017 school year, MICA welcomes new full-time faculty members to the College's community (link). Individually contributing their unique experiences as artists, designers and educators, MICA's new faculty includes Mount Royal Alumni:
Kyle Kogut, Lydia Lee, Rea Martin, and Josh Sender (class of 2016) featured in an online exhibition at Connersmith.
In collaboration with the Maryland Institute College of Art, GradEx presents Do You Remember?, a solo exhibition of Bryan Funk (Mount Royal '17).
Jae Kuem Ko (Mount Royal '98) debuted a site-specific installation entitled flow 流, the latest addition to her series "Forces of Nature," at the Contemporary Art Museum Houston (CAMH). Flow 流 is on display at CAMH now, until Sept. 18. Locally, you can see some of her work at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC.