The Latest News From The Painting Department

Anne Vieux Featured in Three Exhibitions

Anne Vieux (Painting ’09) recently opened the solo exhibition Mesh at Annka Kultys Gallery in London, and also has work featured in the group exhibitions Post Analog Painting II at The Hole in New York and Highlights in the Silvermine Art Center in Connecticut. 

The Drug Administration: Beverly Fishman talks High Modernism and Big Pharma

Beverly Fishman, Artist-in-Residence and Head of our Painting Department, talks with Artcritical about her work, including her recent exhibition at CUE Foundation for Art in New York City.

Cranbrook Academy of Art Graduate Degree Exhibition Opens at Cranbrook Art Museum on April 23

Exhibition Preview on April 22
OPEN(STUDIOS) Returns on April 30

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., March 21, 2017 –The 2017 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art opens to the public on April 23 and will showcase work from more than 60 graduating Cranbrook Academy of Art students. Featuring pieces that are the culmination of two years of studio work from a diverse group of students, visitors will see firsthand what it takes to become tomorrow’s creative leaders. The exhibition will run from April 23 through May 14, 2017, at Cranbrook Art Museum.

Silverman Named Executive Director of the Riverside Arts Center

Camille Silverman (Painting ’06) is named Executive Director of Riverside Arts Center (RAC) in Riverside, Illinois. Silverman’s immediate goals include the launch of a membership drive leading up to RAC’s 25-year anniversary and an expansion of the educational programs offered by RAC throughout the community.

Smith Named One of the Top Ten Artists to Watch at NADA

Willie Wayne Smith (Painting ’10) was named one of the top ten artists to watch at New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) according to Artspace magazine. The large, multilayered paintings of Smith offer several access points: black line drawings that describe ordinary scenes from the point of view of an anonymous observer, text scribbled with airbrush paint that document the artist’s stream-of-consciousness, and a fragmented picture plane calling to mind a blurry photograph.

MOCAD Fellow Interviews Chalew

MOCAD Curatorial Fellow Scott Campbell visited alumna Hannah Chalew’s (Painting ’16) studio in Highland Park, Michigan. He explored her space and spoke with her about her work where she “aims to shift the viewer’s perspective on the natural world and our role within it.”

Ahmadi Exhibition Opens at Leila Heller Gallery

Painting Alum Shiva Ahmadi (Painting ’05), whose ethereal, evocative use of the aesthetic modality of traditional Persian painting ensnares the viewer in complicit landscapes of violence, producing a potent and poetic critique of contemporary politics both foreign and domestic. Shiva Ahmadi: Ascend opens on March 9 at the Leila Heller Gallery in NYC.

Satlowski Exhibits at Embassy

Lauren Satlowski (Painting ’13) has a solo exhibition at Embassy Gallery called, Night in the Diamond Cut. Satlowski’s new works on paper employ characters that unabashedly celebrate their innate femininity while simultaneously calling the body into crisis. These archetypes —both girlish and aged– materialize and retreat through the staining and crystallization of watercolor and ink.

Fishman Interviewed in Art In America

Painting Artist-in-Residence Beverly Fishman sits down with Art in America magazine for the article “The Drug of Abstraction: An Interview with Beverly Fishman.” In it, she discusses her recent sabbatical in New York, and her continued body of work addressing the technological and pharmaceutical industry. On February 23, she opens a new exhibition of work at CUE Art Foundation in New York City (curated by Nick Cave, Fiber ’89).
Image: Beverly Fishman Untitled (ADHD), 2016, collage on paper, 19 by 24 inches. Photo […]

Cranbrook Academy of Art Presents Distinguished Alumni Award to McArthur Binion

Bloomfield Hills, Mich., February 21, 2017– Cranbrook Academy of Art is pleased to announce that it will confer its 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award on Chicago-based painter McArthur Binion (Painting ’73). Binion will receive the award and participate in a public conversation at Cranbrook Art Museum with Laura Mott, Curator of Contemporary Art and Design, and local writer and educator Michael Stone-Richards, on March 7 at 7pm.

2017 Cranbrook Academy of Art Annual Scholarship Awards and Exhibition at the Detroit Artists Market

The Detroit Artists Market is proud to announce that ten graduate students from Cranbrook Academy of Art were selected as finalists for this year’s John F. Korachis Scholarship Award. These artists will showcase their juried artwork at this year’s exhibition, which will also include works by renowned Cranbrook alumni and faculty.

Beverly Fishman: DOSE Opens at CUE Art Foundation on February 23

Exhibition Curated by Nick Cave (Fiber ’89)
Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Feb. 9, 2017 – Join Beverly Fishman, Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Painting Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art, and Academy alumnus Nick Cave (Fiber ’89), at CUE Art Foundation in New York City on February 23 for the opening of Fishman’s latest solo exhibition, Beverly Fishman: DOSE. The exhibition is curated by Cave, who says the best way to describe Fishman’s new work is “narcotic euphoria.”

Dickinson Exhibits at American University Art Museum

Jessica Dickinson (Painting ’99 ) is part of a new group exhibition, New Ruins at American University Art Museum. The artists work in the show foregrounds the specific temporal, material, and tactile aspects of painting as subject.

Gleisner Interviews Cave About How He Created “Until”

Jacquelyn Gleisner (Painting ’10) interviews Nick Cave (Fiber ’89) about his new exhibition Until at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams (MASS MoCA) for Art21. They talked about how his work stimulates questions about equality in America.

Boggess Featured in Southwest Art

Cranbrook Academy of Art Graduate Lynn Boggess (Painting ’80) was featured in the January issue of Southwest Art magazine. Boggess paints all year long in a variety of locations, the result of which is a body of work with substantially varied subject matter.

“Detroit Art Review” and “Juxtapoz Magazine” Reviews Fishman’s “Pain Management”

Detroit Art Review reviews Library Street Collective Detroit’s exhibition Pain Management, by Painting Artist-in-Residence Beverly Fishman.

Fishman Exhibition To Open at University of Alabama at Birmingham

Selected works from Artist-in-Residence of Painting Beverly Fishman that explore the pharmaceutical industry’s role in modern health care will be on exhibition on January 20 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Cranbrook Alums in Art Basel Miami Beach December 1-4, 2016

On your way to Art Basel Miami Beach? Be sure to see Cranbrook Academy of Art alumni and their work.

Here’s list of alumni who we know will be exhibiting.

Fishman’s “Pain Management” To Open at Library Street Collective

Painting Artist-In-Residence Beverly Fishman’s solo exhibition “Pain Management” is set to open at Library Street Collective in Detroit on December 10.

Thomason Opens at Teen Party

Congratulations to Tracy Thomason (Painting ’08) on the opening of her recent exhibition at Teen Party in Brooklyn. Read about it in Blouin Artinfo.

Kavanaugh Staff Artist at Soul Studio

The Detroit News featured an article about Soul Studio, a space in the West Bloomfield Farber Soul Center, where adults with special needs can express their creativity.

Fishman Is Featured In Group Exhibition at Library Street Collective in Los Angeles

Artist-in-Residence and head of the Painting Department Beverly Fishman is part of the group exhibition PAINTING/OBJECT by Detroit-based Library Street Collective. It is the third in Library Street Collective’s series of Los Angeles-based exhibitions. PAINTING/OBJECT runs from November 17 to December 10.

Shiva Ahmadi and Sonya Clark Named a 2016 Recipient of the “Anonymous Was A Woman” Award

Congratulations to Shiva Ahmadi (Painting ’05) and Sonya Clark (Fiber ’95) for being named one of the 2016 recipients of the Anonymous Was A Woman award. Anonymous Was A Woman is an unrestricted grant of $25,000 that enables women artists, over 40 years of age and at a significant juncture in their lives or careers, to continue to grow and pursue their work. The Award is given in recognition of an artist’s accomplishments, artistic growth, originality and potential.

Abelow Exhibits at Allen & Eldridge and ober gallery

Painting Alum Joshua Abelow (Painting ’08) participated in two exhibitions recently. A solo exhibition,  Drawings at Allen & Eldridge in NYC and a two-person exhibition NEW GODS at ober gallery in Kent, CT.

Chalew Is Part of “Big Sculpture @ The Factory”

The Detroit News features an article about a 59-artist exhibition set in a sprawling Highland Park industrial complex called Big Sculpture @ The Factory. Cranbrook Alumna Hannah Chalew’s (Painting ’16)  work is included in the exhibition that is open through October 22.

Sale of Bill Farmer’s Work Begins

Recently passed bookstore owner Tom Rudloff was a caretaker of his good friend Bill Farmer’s (Painting ’51) eclectic collection. From free-form ink drawings, sculptures and much more, Farmer was a prolific artist who worked in Omaha for much of a career that spanned more than 40 years, the Omaha World-Herald  reported.  The proceeds from the sale of Farmer’s art to galleries, museums or individuals will be donated to causes that were dear to the artist and his wife, Marge.

Beverly Fishman Piece Featured in “Detroit Home”

A Detroit Home Magazine article about a modern home in Huntington Woods, Mich., features the painting one stomach, one anxiety by Artist-in-Residence and Head of Painting at Cranbrook Academy of Art Beverly Fishman.

Ben Schonberger’s Beautiful Pig Opens at River House Arts

River House Arts in conjunction with Contemporary Art Toledo, presents Beautiful Pig, an exhibition of work by artist Ben Schonberger (Photography ’13). The exhibition is centered on a trove of photographs and ephemera collected by a former Detroit police officer during the latter part of the 20th Century and purposefully assembled and augmented by the artist. The show opens with a public reception on Friday, August 12 from 8 – 10 pm and will be on view through September 8, 2016.

Painter John Wood Exhibits at ArtHaus

Featured in Artfix Daily, an article about THE LAKE – a transitional series of new paintings by Bay Area artist and Cranbrook alumnus John Wood (Painting ’74)– is open at ArtHaus in San Francisco.

McArthur Binion Inducted into American Academy of Arts and Letters

McArthur Binion (Painting ’73) was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters on May 18.

Cranbrook Academy of Art Students Receive More Than $200,000 in Awards

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., May 13, 2016 — On the eve of its 2016 commencement ceremonies, Cranbrook Academy of Art celebrated another year of outstanding work by its graduate students at its annual Academy Awards Night on May 12.

Patrick Rock and John Corso Named Visiting Faculty at Cranbrook Academy of Art

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., May 9, 2016 — Patrick Rock and John Corso have been named visiting faculty at Cranbrook Academy of Art for the 2016-2017 academic year. Liz Cohen, Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Photography Department, and Beverly Fishman, Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Painting Department, have each been awarded sabbaticals.

Cranbrook Academy of Art Announces the 2016 Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award Finalists

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., April 21, 2016 – Cranbrook Academy of Art is pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award.

The award is part of Cranbrook’s long-standing partnership with Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and represents the company’s commitment to both the Academy and art and design education worldwide.

Irena Jurek Featured in Huffington Post

Alumna Irena Jurek (Painting ’08) was featured in Huffington Post talking about her exhibition, “Body Talk,” on display at Mass Gallery. The exhibition runs through April 16, 2016.

Beverly Fishman Discusses Painting in DDEAF Magazine

Painting Artist-In-Residence Beverly Fishman discusses painting, pharmaceuticals and her art practice in the Spring issue of DDEAF Magazine.
By Kim Fay
Beverly Fishman
The formality and energy of an exhibition opening is lovely and entertaining. I usually hit it en masse to quickly view the work and catch up with friends. But it’s a studio visit, which unveils an artist’s process, I enjoy the most. Through sketched-out thoughts pinned to walls littered tabletops and floors, I can see ideas forming into a body of work. I also get […]

Cranbrook Academy of Art Named One of the Top Ten Fine Art Schools in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., March 31, 2016 – Cranbrook Academy of Art was recently ranked sixth in the nation among fine art graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report. And of all the schools ranked in the top ten, Cranbrook Academy of Art had some of the most individual program-specific rankings, with seven departments ranked in the top 20 of their program.

Martha Mysko Exhibits at West 10th Window

Martha Mysko’s (Painting ’11) exhibition “Broken Ground” at the West 10th Window explores the multiple possibilities of a window as a place, metaphor, and digital space. The West 10th Street Window is sponsored by the Time Equities Inc. (TEI) Art-in-Buildings Program. The Art-in-Buildings Program brings contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists to non-traditional exhibition spaces in the interest of promoting artists, expanding the audience for art, and creating a more interesting environment for our building occupants, residents, and their guests. […]

Beverly Fishman and Eva Feldman on Art + Science

In anticipation of its annual fundraising event, An Evening of Art + Science, the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan hosted a lecture at Cranbrook Art Museum featuring Cranbrook Academy of Art Artist-in-Residence Beverly Fishman.  The Art+Science project connects the institute’s Taubman Scholars with leading contemporary artists to explore the commonalities in creativity and discovery. The artists then go on to produce works of art inspired by the lifesaving medical research of […]

Rosalind Tallmadge Shows Latest Work at David Klein

David Klein hosted an Artist’s Reception for Rosalind Tallmadge (Painting ’15) in his newest gallery location in downtown Detroit. Tallmadge’s latest series of paintings, “Nocturnes,” will be on display through April 23.

McArthur Binion’s Painting Named One of the Top Six at ADAA

The Observer selected six paintings at this year’s ADAA/The Art Show that stood out among the rest. History: of: Application: One, 1978, in Galerie Lelong by Cranbrook Academy of Art alum McArthur Binion (Painting ’73) was one of the six selected. According to the Observer, “Binion’s History: of: Application: One, 1978, is the best of the best here; a large oil stick and wax on aluminum work that hovers in the booth like an alien form. The interplay of adjacent graphic blobs of […]

Beverly Fishman Shows New Work at Western Project @ JAUS

Painting Artist-in-Residence Beverly Fishman shows new work in a group exhibition at WESTERN PROJECT @ JAUS. The exhibition opens on March 19, 2016.

Tracy Thomason Exhibits at Torrance Art Museum

New York Artist Tracy Thomason (Painting ’08) is part of the Torrance Art Museum exhibition,  Sibling Rivalries, a group exhibition of work by artists based in New York City and Los Angeles. The exhibition comprises the work of fourteen New York artists paired with the work of fourteen Los Angeles artists. The exhibition is open through March 12.

McArthur Binion Exhibits at ADAA: The Art Show 2016

Alumni McArthur Binion (Painting ’73) work will be featured in a solo exhibition during the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA): The Art Show 2016 at Galerie Lelong. The exhibition, Works from the 1970s, will be on display March 2-6.

The L.A. Artist-Run Galleries You Need to Know

Source: The L.A. Artist-Run Galleries You Need to Know
In a building that once served as offices for the Cambodian Embassy, Cranbrook alums Anna Breininger (Painting ’13), Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen (Photography ’14), and Sarah Manuwal each have a studio space and, together, run the gallery EMBASSY – which they’ve dubbed “a platform for provocation.”

Habitat: Kari Cholnoky | ARTnews

Kari Cholnoky photographed in her studio on February 10, 2016.
ARTnews takes a look inside the Brooklyn studio of Cranbrook alum Kari Cholnoky (Painting ’14). Cholnoky, 27, talks about her time at Cranbrook, saying, “I really needed grad school,” she told ARTnews. “It was like a two-year monastery where I read a ton of books, made a ton of work, and asked myself a ton of questions. There’s no way I could have done it in New York City—you’re not able to take risks like you can when nobody’s paying […]

Gyan Shroshbree Is Hosting an Open Studio at Two Coats of Paint

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.

Kari Cholnoky’s New Exhibition Opens at David Klein Gallery

Kari Cholnoky’s (Painting ’14) new exhibition, “Kari Cholnoky: Semi Lucid Steaks” opens at David Klein Gallery on Saturday, February 6.

Shiva Ahmadi Featured in The New York Times

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.

‘O P E N: Samuel Rowlett’ Opens January 31

“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 Gallery at Johnson State College in Johnson, Vermont.

Samantha Fields To Exhibit at The University Art Museum at California State University, Long Beach

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.

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