Author Archives: Julie Fracker

Kim Faler Awarded Robert Rauschenberg Artist Residency

In addition to opening exhibitions at Art Basel Miami and Green Mountain College in Vermont, Kim Faler (Sculpture ’08) was recently awarded the Robert Rauschenberg Artist Residence, where she will spend January/February 2015 working on a new body of work for an upcoming solo exhibition at LaMontagne Gallery, South Boston in early 2015. For more information about Kim, visit her website.

Complex Names The “Best Artists From Detroit”

Complex lists the “Best Artists From Detroit” – and we’re proud to say that four are CAA alumni: Aaron Blendowski (3D ’06), Jason Carter (Painting ’11), Bethany Shorb (Sculpture ’01) and Corrie Baldauf (Fiber ’09). Also included is Marie Hermann, wife of Ceramics Artist-in-Residence, Anders Ruhwald.

Bethany Shorb’s Menswear Line Featured in HOUR Detroit

Bethany Shorb’s (Sculpture ’01) new Cyberoptix’s menswear line featuring model Matthew Lambert (Metalsmithing ’14) hits newsstands in HOUR Detroit this month.

Jessica Harvey’s “Mother Road” Opens at Hardesty Art Center in Tulsa

“Mother Road,” is the multimedia exhibit Jessica Harvey (Photography ’09) has created as the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa’s latest artist in residence. The exhibit will feature a variety of photographs Harvey made during a monthlong trek from Chicago to Los Angeles and back to Tulsa along Route 66, including black-and-white and color prints, as well as slide images that will be projected on gallery walls, along with objects she collected along the way, from daily newspapers to pieces of petrified wood. Harvey will talk about her exhibit and her […]

Liz Cohen Featured in Racial Imaginary at Pitzer College

Racial Imaginary is an interdisciplinary exhibition that looks at the intersection of poetry, prose and contemporary art. It is a further iteration of the book and will feature the visual artists who have struggled alongside their literary counterparts in constructing a creative discourse that focuses on its subjects not as objects, of individual outlines discernable apart from the overwhelming contrast of their landscape. The creative imagination is framed by its palpable confines; the history of women is primarily written in relationship to men, of Blacks (and others) in relation to […]

Ben Schonberger in Culturehall

Ben Schonberger (Photography ’14) was selected by Culturehall as one of four artists whose work stood out for “their multivalent poetic and material qualities” at this year’s edition of The Artist Platform at the (e)merge art fair in Washington, D.C.

Cranbrook Academy of Art Graduates and Artist-in-Residence Awarded Tiffany Foundation Grants Each winner receives an unrestricted $20,000 prize

Cranbrook Academy of Art is pleased to announce that two graduates and an Artist-in-Residence have each been awarded an unrestricted $20,000 grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation.  Established in 1918, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation remains one of the largest single sources of unrestricted monetary awards to artists in the United States.
The 2013 Biennial Competition recognizes 30 winners, selected by a jury from a pool of 137 nominees proposed by the Foundation’s trustees, artists, critics, and museum professionals throughout the United States. The grants have been awarded to artists working in painting, […]

Cranbrook Art Museum and Anders Ruhwald Announced as Finalists for Knight Arts Challenge Detroit Grants

Cranbrook Art Museum and Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Ceramics Department, Anders Ruhwald, were recently announced as finalists in the Detroit Knight Arts Challenge, which looks to award millions to local organizations focused on expanding the arts in the city of Detroit.
This is the second year of the challenge. Last year, the first of three for the Detroit Knight Arts Challenge, the contest awarded $2.1 million to 56 ideas – including four projects involving Academy alumni with awards totaling $200,000.
This year, the Knight Foundation received close to 1,000 applications which they were able […]

Liz Cohen’s Trabantimino Takes On Bridgehampton

Artist-in-Residence and Head of Photography Liz Cohen took her Trabantimino on the road this summer, showcasing the work at the Bridge, an exclusive golf club on 520 acres here founded by former AIG trader Robert Rubin. The story was covered by the Wall Street Journal.
“I’ve always been a car nut,” said Mr. Rubin last week. He has filled the Bridge’s actual clubhouse, designed by the architect Roger Ferris, with car-related art from Kristin Baker, Peter Cain, Lucien Smith, Tom […]

Elliott Earls Finds “Comic Relief” at Wasserman Projects

2D Designer-in-Residence used computer programming and technology to explore woodwork and painting in his latest project at Wasserman Projects. Using graphic design principles, his pieces reflect issues of design, technology and media. Read the full story here.

Wrong’s What I Do Best Featuring Liz Cohen

Wrong’s What I Do Best takes its name from the George Jones song, gathering “the self-searing impulses of artists and musicians playing the role of one’s self as someone else.