“This is not in an effort to create a creature from fantasy or nightmares, but rather to confront the viewer with mankind’s innate connection with the animal kingdom by evoking empathy, curiosity, and, sometimes, discomfort,” said Kate Clark (Sculpture ’01) in a National Geographic video. Clark discussed how she uses taxidermy in her work.
SADIE HALIE PROJECTS exhibits Consider My Tongue Swallowed from Brooklyn-based and Cranbrook Alum artist Willie Wayne Smith (Painting ’10). A grouping of paintings and objects, the show utilizes the Sadie Halie space in a unique way by integrating with the established architecture to produce a landscape that reveals slowly over time.
Mengli Qi, “Dear Leslie” (2015). Acrylic on paper plus (one) acrylic on canvas (wall). Book Kiosk with the books Dear Leslie, 2015; Sister Known, 2015; and Pussy Water, 2015.
Guest editor Matthew Biro poses the question “Can Art Still Be Critical?” to alumni Sheida Soleimani (Photography ’15) and Mengli Qi (Painting ’15). Read the full story in The Brooklyn Rail here.
Samantha Fields: Eat the Horizon, 2015; Acrylic on canvas; 36 x 36″
Traywick Contemporary is pleased to announce Inherent Nature, a group exhibition featuring five West Coast artists including Painting alum Samantha Fields (Painting ’98) who respond to and engage with the physical world through distinct practices. Each artist constructs meaning in their work directly from the societal, cultural and environmental issues that shape our time, and their work comments on the push […]
Harmony Murphy Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Erica Mahinay (Painting ’13) and Kathryn O’Halloran (Ceramics “13). For both artists, Saline Communion reflects their relationship as friends, collaborators, and confidants. The exhibition is open through June 27.
Willie Wayne Smith (Painting ’10) and Martha Mysko (Painting ’11) are featured in Re/Post, a group exhibition at STOREFRONT TEN EYCK. The exhibition is a response to the notion that there is an ‘always there’ there to the practice of painting and runs until June 28.
The International Textile Market Association (ITMA) has selected designer Wesley Mancini (Fiber ’77) as the recipient of its form ITMA Lifetime Achievement Award, which has been established in conjunction with the organization’s 50 th edition of the biannual Showtime fair in High Point, N.C.
Cranbrook Academy of Art is pleased to announce that the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award is Ruth Adler Schnee. She was presented with the award at the Academy’s May 8 commencement ceremony.
The Distinguished Alumni Award is one of the highest honors bestowed by the Academy and recognizes graduates who have demonstrated creativity, innovation, leadership, and vision through their contributions to the practices of architecture, art, and design, as well as to Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Academy alumnus Jack Lenor Larsen (Fiber ’51) and National Advisory Council member John Underkoffler were each awarded a Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards!
“Empty Void” by Jayoung Yoon is part of the Asian-American artists of the Hudson Valley exhibit at Beacon’s Howland Cultural Center.
An exhibition featuring the work of eight Asian-American artists of the Hudson Valley will be featured at Beacon’s Howland Cultural Center during the month of May to celebrate national Asian-American […]
Nylon Magazine asked five questions of Martha Mysko (Fiber ’11) in the “Meet The Artist” feature of their March 2015 print edition.
The Jack H. Skirball Campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Los Angeles newest interactive installation, “Culture Lab // Margin” included Cranbrook Alum Josh Friedman (Ceramics ’02). Culture Lab, which opened on April 30, is an interdisciplinary arts program designed to foster new work and provoke a community-wide conversation about arts and culture that is grounded in Jewish tradition.
Wesley Mancini (Fiber ’77), an internationally renowned textile fabric designer, arts patron and human rights advocate, has been named the inaugural recipient of the International Textile Market Association (ITMA) Lifetime Achievement Award in Casual Living magazine.
Lynn Boggess 2 January 2015 Oil on canvas, 54 x 46 in.
Fine Art Connoisseur magazine discusses the solo exhibition of landscape painter and Cranbrook alum Lynn Boggess (Painting ’80) at Principle Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia.
The Chronicle of Higher Education has once again ranked Cranbrook Academy of Art as a top producer of U.S. Fulbright students. With three grants received last year, Academy students have now received a total 25 grants over the past 11 years.
Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 360,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Over 1,800 U.S. students, artists and young professionals in more than 100 different fields of study […]
Keegan Kuvach (Sculpture ’14) joins a distinguished list of contemporary artists contributing work to the exhibition Love: The First of the 7 Virtues, opening at Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. The exhibition will run from February 14 through December 6, 2015. It will include two pieces by Kuvach. For more details, and to view the exhibition catalog, click here
Academy graduate James Surls (Sculpture ’69) recently had new work installed at the Lone Star College-Kingwood campus. “Her Universe Apart” is a chiseled black granite table with a drawing of the universe etched onto its surface. Surls’s sculptures have been displayed on Kirby Drive in Houston, in the Guggenheim, the Smithsonian, and along the islands in the middle of Manhattan’s Park Avenue.
Painting graduate Britton Tolliver (Painting ’06) will open the solo exhibition Weird Attic at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York City. The exhibition will run from February 19 to March 21, 2015. Click here for more information.
An interesting profile on how China’s fog weighs heavily on the shoulders of its premier architect, Wu Liangyong, a former Academy Architecture student.
John Acorn (Sculpture ’61), longtime chair of Clemson University’s art department, hosts a solo exhibition at Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. Read about his practice and career here.
Lance Winn (Painting ’96) received a 2015 Individual Artist Fellowship from the state Division of the Arts in recognition of the high quality of his work. He was honored in the “established professional” category, which provides each recipient with a $6,000 award. Read more about the award here.
“American Rehab: Detroit” featuring Academy alums Christopher Lee (Photography ’08) and Amy Feigley-Lee (Sculpture ’07) began its run on January 29, 2015 on the DIY cable network.
Congratulations to Academy alum Ruth Adler Schnee (1946) on her Eminent Artist Award from The Kresge Foundation.
Lake Superior State University (LSSU) art professor and Academy alum Lloyd Eddy (Painting ’01) will debut a solo show at LSSU Arts Center gallery.
Congratulations to Matt Shlian (Print Media ’06), whose work was featured in the February/March 2015 issue of American Craft magazine.
Congratulations to Yunjung Kang (Fiber ’14) – her work is now part of the permanent collection at the Cobo Center in Detroit!
A look inside the studio of Laura Foster Nicholson (Fiber ’82) by Evansville Living Magazine. Nicholson has a collection of rural landscape tapestries showing at By Hand Gallery in Bloomington, Indiana through March 30, 2015.
Photo by Heather Gray
An interesting look at why more and more of our graduates are staying in the city of Detroit from Vulture. Of the nine artists profiled in the article, Christopher Schanck (3D Design ’11), Corine Vermeulen (Photography ’04), and Addie Langford (Ceramics ’06) are Academy graduates. The article also features Adam Lee Miller, who is part of the current exhibition “Theater of the Mind” at Cranbrook Art Museum.
A look at the “Year in Emojis” by The Creators Project, who were dazzled by Tré Reising’s (Sculpture ’12) glittering emoji sculptures, which were “valiantly installed in the Indianapolis airport after his #Belieb installation was censored.”
Tré Reising, Live, Love, Laugh, Laugh Until You Cry. Image courtesy of the artist.
Samantha Fields (Painting ’98), Matthew Penkala (Painting ’02), and Student Joshua Bolin Exhibit at Western Project
Samantha Fields (Painting ’98), Matthew Penkala (Painting ’02), and Student Joshua Bolin are exhibiting in Los Angeles at the Western Project Gallery’s 11th Year Anniversary Exhibition. The show is December 6 to December 23, 2014.
The work of “modern occult artist” Andrew Schmidt (Sculpture ’14) is featured on Young Space. Read the full article here.
Britton Tolliver (Painting ’06) is part of an exibition called Blessed Oblivion at GAVLAK Palm Beach. The exhibition of Los Angeles-based artists is open from November 25, 2014 to January 5, 2015.
Best of luck to our Artists-in-Residence and alumni who will be exhibiting next week in Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami.
This year, you can see the work of Liz Cohen at the David Klein Gallery (Booth A5). See the online catalogue for the exhibition here.
Fresh off a successful opening of her show Bend at Cranbrook Art Museum (open now through Jan. 25, 2015), Iris Eichenberg […]
Alumni and Chairwoman of the Department of Craft/Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts Sonya Clark (Fiber’95) is featured in The Washington Post about her ArtPrize 2014 win for “The Hair Craft Project.”
Alum Erica Mahinay (Painting ’13) opens at LOUDHAILER on November 8 in Los Angeles. Her exhibition Erica Mahinay: At the Tip of the Tonque features pieces in two and three-dimensional form through painting and sculputure. For more information click here.
The exhibition features a collection of images from Heyman’s ongoing project, The Photographer’s Wife. Jessica Posner, Light Work Communications Coordinator, interviews Heyman about her work, process, subjectivity, humor, and more.
Corina Reynolds (Fiber ’11) exhibition at Open Source Gallery was featured in HYPERALLERGIC. In the article, Roynolds’s Northwestern Expansion describes how she transformed the entire gallery space — a small garage in south Park Slope — into a replica of a waiting room on the 31st floor of the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building in Lower Manhattan. Learn more about the exhibition here.
Director Chris Scoates recently talked with Metropolis Magazine about “Why Design Education Matters.” In the article, Scoates notes that, “The critical and public definition of what constitutes art and design practice has changed dramatically over the past 25 years. So it’s imperative that design education address the new cultural space of the twenty-first century.” Read the full story here.
Dean Ruck (Sculpture ’87) and his partner Dan Havel (together they make up Havel Ruck Projects) have been named the 2014 Texas Artists of the Year by the Art League Houston.
Each year, Art League Houston honors those whose work or patronage has had a significant and positive impact on contemporary visual art in Texas.
“Art League Houston is thrilled to be honoring Havel Ruck Projects as the 2014 Texas Artists […]
Lauren Semivan (Photography ’06) has been selected to exhibit her work at Paris Photo in 2014. She is represented by Benrubi Gallery in New York, one of 169 exhibitors at the show. Paris Photo will run from November 13-16, 2014 in the historical Grand Palais in Paris. For more information, click here.
Sonya Clark (Fiber ’95 and past Distinguished Alumni Award winner) was the co-winner of the ArtPrize 2014 Juried Grand Prize for her work, “The Hair Craft Project,” which looks at the design and skill of African American hairdressers and celebrates hairdressing as the primordial textile art form as well as a ritual of grooming. Clark will split the $200,000 Grand Prize with Anila Quayyum Agha, who won for her project, “Intersections.” Clark was also the winner of the ArtPrize 2014 Juried Award for Best Two-Dimensional work, one of eight $20,000 category prizes announced Friday. For […]
Keeping a Close Eye on the Wind by Joshua Abelow (Painting ’08) at Freddy in Baltimore and Bodega in New York
Keeping a Close Eye on the Wind, a two-part exhibition by Joshua Abelow (Painting ’08) and Gene Beery is at Freddy in Baltimore and Bodega in New York. Both exhibitions have developed from an ongoing correspondence between the two artists over the past two years and bring to life the nature of the artists’ predominantly online relationship.