Elissa Buchalter (Painting ‘18)
2017-18 Painting Department Newsletter
Visiting Artists and Critics
At the Academy, students set their own course of study. Our studio-based, graduate-only program means we don’t have a standard curriculum or classes. Instead, we provide students with the resources to allow for individual exploration and growth in an intimate environment with their peers and Artist-in-Residence.
Our workshops and visiting artist program allow students to hear from a variety of voices in the world of art and design, and often establish connections that extend well beyond the two years of graduate school.
This fall we welcomed artist, writer, curator and educator Jason Stopa, who visted with our students in their studios, delivered a public lecture and conducted a seminar exploring the history of abstraction. We also welcomed painter Angela Dufresne.
We will soon welcome Aliza Nisenbaum, EJ Hauser, Odili Donald Odita, Meleko Mokgosi and Jose Lerma.
And last spring, we were fortunate enough to welcome Brian Belott, Michael Goodson, Sangram Majumdar and Emanuel Aguilar.
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Alumni Projects and Exhibitions
Britton Tolliver, Seek Magic II, 2016
McArthur Binion (Painting ’73), one of the first African-American graduates of the Academy, is enjoying widespread acclaim this year, with solo exhibitions at the Venice Biennial, Galerie Lelong & Co in New York, and Massimo De Carlo in London. He has also participated in group exhibitions at the New Orleans Museum of Art, the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., and our ownCranbrook Art Museum.
Britton Tolliver (Painting ’06) opened a solo exhibition at Powdered Toast in Los Angeles (read a review here). He also participated in group exhibitions at Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Chicken Coop Contemporary in Portland, Oregon, Green Gallery in Milwaukee, and many more. Visit hiswebsite for a full list.
Kari Cholnoky (Painting ’14) opened the exhibition Esurient Eyes at Regina Rex in New York, and will open a solo exhibition at Safe Gallery in Brooklyn in February of 2018. Cholnoky also will be a visiting professor at Darmouth College this spring. Read the profile on Cholnoky in Maake Magzine.
Anne Vieux (Painting ’12) recently hosted a solo exhibition atAnnka Kultys Gallery in London, and group exhibtion at theNewcomb Art Museum at Tulane University, Providence College, Johannes Vogt Gallery, The Hole Gallery and Brooklyn Academy of Music. She was also part of a new exhibition of women artists premiering at Brand New Gallery in Milan. Read an interview with Anne in ATP Diary and visit her website.
Rosalind Tallmadge (Painting ’15) also opened a solo exhibition at David Klein Gallery this spring, and participated in an exhibition at Dave and Schweitzer in New York. She’ll host a show at Real Estate Gallery in New York in Februrary.
James Benjamin Franklin (Painting ’17) hosted an exhibition atReyes Projects in Birmingham.
Martha Mysko (Painting ’11) hosted a solo exhibition atWasserman Projects in Detroit.
Sam Moyer at Sean Kelly Gallery in NYC
Katherine Bradford Studio Visit
Each year the Painting Department takes a trip to New York City to explore the studios of working artists.
This fall, students visited the studios of Charline Von Heyl, Katherine Bradford, Ginny Casey, Samantha Bittman, Sam Moyer, EJ Hauser, and Meleko Mokgoi.
Last spring, our students visited the studios of Ross Bleckner, Gina Beavers, Jordan Kasey, Chris Martin, Keltie Ferris, and Loie Hollowell.
The small size of our departments and our flexible schedule allows us to give students these opportunites to visit with artists in their studio spaces and have one-on-one conversations about how to make the transition from student to full-time studio artist.
Beverly Fishman, DOSE, 2017, curated by Nick Cave, CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY.
Beverly Fishman, Pain Management, 2016-17
Beverly Fishman, Artist-in-Residence and Head of our Painting Department, opened the solo showsT.N.N. at Kravets Wehby Gallery in New York,DOSE curated by Nick Cave (Fiber ’89) at CUE Art Foundation (catalogue available here), andAnother Day in Paradise at Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.
Art in America recently sat down with Fishman to discuss her work and practice. Read the article here.
Fishman was also recently profiled in Curator, where she spoke about her work with Nick Cave and recent projects.
Recent group exhibitions include Paper at Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago, A Dazzling Decade at Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, Kansas, and The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness at Jack Shainmen Gallery in New York (read the ArtNews review here).
Fishman will host a solo exhibition at Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago in 2018.