Two Coats of Paint artist-in-residence Gyan Shrosbree (Painting ’98) is hosting an open studio on February 11 at 5pm. The residency program’s at Two Coats provides a short-term space where artists based outside the NYC area can hang work and have studio visits with curators, other artists, and gallerists. Currently, Shroshbree is an assistant professor of painting and drawing at Maharishi University in Fairfield, Iowa.
Learn more about Ray and Charles Eames in Palm Springs Life. They formed one of the most dynamic design teams in modern design history and met at Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Kari Cholnoky’s (Painting ’14) new exhibition, “Kari Cholnoky: Semi Lucid Steaks” opens at David Klein Gallery on Saturday, February 6.
Shiva Ahmadi (Painting ’05) is featured as one of six artists from Iran currently showing at Grey Art Gallery at New York University. Read about the exhibition in The New York Times.
Sheida Soleimani (Photography ’15) was recently interviewed by VICE Magazine, talking about her important work highlighting the women of Iran.
“Landscape Painting in the Expanded Field,” is an exhibition by the Landmark College assistant professor Samuel Rowlett (Painting ’08). O P E N is an experimental series in which art is meant to be a public and pedestrian sensorial experience, featuring explorations in light, sound, movement and technology. The exhibition will be in the Julian Scott Memorial […]
Black Cube, a nomadic contemporary art museum, announced its 2016 class of artist fellows which includes Jon P. Geiger (Ceramics ’14). Black Cube’s fellowship program is a unique fellowship program for contemporary artists which focuses on producing a site-specific exhibition, Art Objects for its museum shop, as well as broadly supporting the artist’s professional practice through individualized career support catered to each artist’s goals […]
The University Art Museum (UAM) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) to present Dreams of Another Time featuring narrative paintings, drawings, sculptures, and ephemera of two Los Angeles-based artists Rebecca Campbell and Samantha Fields (Painting ’98). The exhibition opens on January 30.
Chris Ulrich (Painting ’10) is part of Artopia 2016. The Saturday, February 20 event is a night of art, culture and fashion at City Hall in Denver, Colorado.
Extreme painter Joey Cocciardi (Painting ’12) gets lost in the wilderness on purpose. His work embodies the most exuberant traits of extreme sports: physical grit, a compulsion to conquer the organic obstacles of nature, and some personal danger. Cocciardi’s works are at the Gildar Gallery through Feb. 20.
Ginger Krieg Dosier (Architecture ’05) company BioMason is featured in an article in Inc. Founded in 2012 by Dosier and her husband, Michael, the building-materials company grows bricks and masonry from scratch without the need for any heat. See more about the startup here.
Susan York (Ceramics ’95) will open an exhibition at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum on January 21. Susan York’s installation, Carbon, creates a dialogue between O’Keeffe’s and contemporary art. York, a Santa Fe based artist, works primarily in graphite.
The Knight Foundation featured an article about The Cranbrook Salon’s Bluestockings Crew. The Bluestockings Crew is comprised of a compelling cross section of luminary women from Detroit’s art and cultural scene: Maia Asshaq, founder of DittoDitto; Samantha ‘Banks’ Schefman, co-founder of Playground Detroit; Cranbrook Alums Meaghan Barry (2D’12) and Lilian Crum (2D’12), designers at Unsold Studio; artist Ingrid LaFleur, founder of Afrotopia; […]
Cartoonist Barbara Dale (Ceramics ’78) is successful cartoonist,writer and greeting card designer, and winner of the 2015 Jack Davis Lifetime Achievement in Cartooning award from the southeast chapter of the National Cartoonists Society in October. Her profile was featured in the Baltimore Sun.
Brittany Nelson (Photography ’11) first solo show to open at Morgan Lehman Gallery. Brittany Nelson: The Year I Make Contact is a methodological critique of photographic material practice. The exhibition is open through February 20.
Alum Chanel Von Habsburg Lothringen Artist-Run Show Named One of “The Best of 25 Shows of 2015” by Art F Cities
Chanel Von Habsburg Lothringen (Photography ’14) artist-run show at Boyfriends was named part of Art F Cities “The Best of 25 Shows of 2015.”
Quynh Vantu (Architecture ’09) was recently shortlisted for the Harvard University Graduate School of Design Wheelwright Prize.
Nick Cave’s (Fiber ’89) exhibition”Nick Cave: Here Hear” was named one of Hyperallergic’s Best of 2015: Our Top 10 Exhibitions Across the United States. According to Hyperallergic “The events, much like the Soundsuits themselves, carried profound social critique beneath their appealing and colorful exteriors. An awing spectacle with a resounding message.”
In his LVL3 Spotlight, artist Doug Johnston (Architecture ’07) discusses his work, living in Brooklyn and his upcoming exhibitions.
“More than a set of formative experiences, the Cranbrook Academy of Art was a way of thinking, providing collaborations and contests that unleashed the creativity and skill of design pioneers.” Read Curbed’s extensive look at Cranbrook Academy of Art’s history as a “prewar petri dish for American modernism.” The article discusses Ray and Charles Eames, Florence Schust Knoll, Harry Bertoia, Ralph Rapson, Jack Lenor Larsen, Maija Grotell, Carl Milles, Marianne Strengell, Eliel and Eero Saarinen, and many more.
Josh Clark (Ceramics ’15) has won the gold prize at the 2016 Taiwan Ceramics Biennale set to open in July 2016. The award includes a cash prize of $15,000 and a solo show at Yingge Ceramics Museum. Clark will also produce a catalog of his work. The Taiwan Ceramics Biennale is one of the largest showcases of its kind in the world.
Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Nov. 11, 2015 – Academy alumni Jonathan Muecke (3D ’10) and Anne Wilson (Fiber ’72) were both named 2015 United States Artists Fellows. Representing nine creative disciplines, each USA Fellow receives an unrestricted $50,000 award and recognition as one of America’s most accomplished and innovative artists. There were 36 Fellows selected this year working in the fields of Architecture & Design, Crafts, Dance, Literature, Media, Music, Theater & Performance, Traditional Arts and Visual Arts.
Alum Kate Daughdrill (Print Media ’11) recently received a $100,000 matching grant from the Knight Foundation for her Burnside Farm Detroit project. Read about the project in the Huffington Post.
It is with heavy hearts that we announce John Stephenson (Ceramics ’58) recently passed away on October 20. Stephenson was professor emeritus and interim dean of the University of Michigan School of Art and Design. Born and raised in Waterloo, Iowa, he received a BA in education at the University of Northern Iowa. After graduation he enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War where he served in the Air Force for four years as a cartographer, before coming to Cranbrook, where he received his MFA in Ceramics 1958. A celebration of John’s life will be held at the University of Michigan League Ballroom on December 5 at 11am. Click here for the full obituary.
Cranbrook Alum and Detroit native Shannon Goff (Ceramics ’03) recreates her grandfather’s 1979 Lincoln Continental in cardboard on view at Susanne Hilberry Gallery until November 14.
Current Print Media Student Cassie Shaver is in the recent issue of Dialogist Quarterly Poetry & Art. She discusses the notes of social insecurity that are the deeper meanings and conceptual influences layer into her work.
Cranbrook Alum Sonya Clark (Fiber ’95) will take part in speak at Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series of the University of Michigan’s Stamps School of Art & Design at 5 p.m on October 22. Her talk is titled “Hair to There: Weaving Tales with Textiles.” Afterward, the exhibition “Sonya Clark” will open at 6 p.m. Thursday at the U-M Institute for […]
“Seduced and Abandoned” is the first solo show of artist Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen (Photography ’14) at Boyfriends Chicago. Von Habsburg-Lothringen has created a series of images using layered photographs: “stock images,” she calls them, shot in her studio against a brightly lit, almost clinical backdrop. The exhibition closes on October 18.
Featured in The Guardian, The husband-and-wife design duo may be famous for their moulded plywood furniture and plastic chairs but, as a new exhibition reveals, film was fundamental to their shared vision of the universe. The World of Charles and Ray Eames is at the Barbican, London EC2, from 21 October.
According to Art F City, “It didn’t take much to get a bunch of strangers at a press meet up to come to Chanel Von Habsburg Lothringen’s opening last weekend. One look at her invite for Seduced and Abandoned at Boyfriends (in Chicago), which leads with a photograph of a couple wearing lingerie and a creepy, featureless mask, and pretty much everyone wanted to get the story. […]
Cranbrook Academy of Art Graduate and Kresge Eminent Artist Ruth Adler Schnee Opens First Exhibition in Detroit
Ruth Adler Schnee, 92-year-old Kresge Eminent Artist and Cranbrook Academy of Art graduate opens a major exhibition at downtown Carr Center in Detroit. The exhibition, “Ruth Adler Schnee: A Passion for Color,” covers her remarkable 75-year career. The exhibition, Schnee’s first in Detroit, was organized in conjunction with her Kresge prize and runs through Oct. 24.
Cranbrook Alum Abigail Murray (Ceramics ’05) and Steven Mankouche are deconstructing the house and reuse the foundation to build a semi subterranean passive geothermal greenhouse called AFTERHOUSE that will serve as a model prototype for other abandoned houses throughout Detroit and beyond. Over the next two months Cranbrook Academy of Art students we will be helping the project by glazing and firing bricks that will absorb and retain the […]
“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.