Shivani Patel (Painting ’17). Photo by Sarah Blanchette (Photography ’17).
2016-17 Painting Department Newsletter
Visiting Artists and Critics
This fall we welcomed Chicago-based artist, writer, editor, and teacher Dushko Petrovich, who visited our students’ studio and delivered a public lecture.
We also welcomed artist and educator Michiko Itatani, who also visited our studio spaces and participated in critique.
Last spring, we welcomed Shinique Smith, Dawn Clements, and James Franklin Evans.
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Current Student Exhibitions and Projects
And our current Painting Department students started a new figure drawing club this semester, which is open to all Academy students.
Alumni Projects and Exhibitions
Kari Cholnoky at David Klein Gallery
McArthur Binion, MAB: 1947: D, 2016
Work by Iranian artist Shiva Ahmadi (Painting ’05) was recently featured in The New York Times. Ahmadi was also a 2016 recipient of an Anonymous Was A Woman award, which gives an unrestricted grant of $25,000 to enable 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.
Rosalind Tallmadge (Painting ’15) also opened a solo exhibition, Nocturnes at David Klein Gallery this spring.
John Wood’s (Painting ’74) work was featured in an exhibition at ArtHaus in San Francisco.
McArthur Binion (Painting ’73) was recently awarded the Purchase Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters which seeks to place the work of talented, living American artists in museums across the country. Binioin also recently hosted the solo exhibition Seasons at Kavi Gupta in Chicago.
Hannah Chalew (Painting ’16) was one of 59 artists to create a large installation for the exhibition Big Sculpture@The Factory, set in a sprawling Highland Park industrial complex in Detroit. Read about the project in The Detroit News.
Joshua Abelow’s (Painting ’08) Drawings at Allen & Eldridge in New York was recently reviewed in Contemporary Art Daily. He also opened the solo exhibition Freddy at James Fuentes in New York, and his first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, Motion Pictures at Tif Sigrids.
Trygve Faste’s (Painting ’04) work was recently featured on cFile.
Last spring, students visited the studios of Angela Dufresne, Brian Belott, Kathy Bradford, Jamian Juliano-Vilani, and Katherine Burnhardt.
This fall, the department took a group trip to Toronto, where they visited the studios of Anouk Deslouges and Veronika Pausova.
Our students also went to the Art Gallery of Ontario to see Theaster Gates’ show How To Build A House Museum, and went to see Yto Barrada’s exhibition, Faux Guide, at The Power Plant.
John Corso critiquing work by Tanya Long
Beverly Fishman “Untitled (anxiety)”
While on sabbatical, Fishman was still busy in her studio, and last month participated in the group exhibition PAINTING/OBJECT in Los Angeles, produced by Detroit-based Library Street Collective.
Fishman is also part of Sensuous/Pensive: At Odds And Overlapping, a group exhibition curated by Donald Kuspit at Booth Gallery in New York City (open until January 14). A catalog accompanies the exhibition.
This month, Fishman opened the solo exhibition Pain Management at the Library Street Collective gallery in Detroit. It remains open until January 28.
This past spring, Fishman spoke with DDEAF magazine about her work and practice. Read the article here.
In February of 2017, Fishman will present a new body of work at the Cue Foundation in New York City titled Off Label Use. A catalog will accompany
the solo exhibition, and is curated by Nick Cave.
In 2017, Fishman will also debut the exhibition Another Day in Paradise at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts at the University of Alabama.