Artists at University of Alabama, Birmingham, including alum and
UAB instructor Ryan Meyer (MFA ‘18), give their perspective
on the pandemic in the group show “Work from Home.” Faculty and
staff in UAB’s Department of Art and Art History are
exhibiting work created during and about COVID 19 at UAB’s
Sustainablity’s Solar House from March 1-May 30.
Artsy recently launched First Look, a timed sale of new-to-market
works by women artists that its Curatorial team considers “ones
to watch.” Artsy’s curators include alum Anna Valdez (BA
‘09) in this group of exceptional talent with rising
critical appreciation, and growing collector interest –
artists breaking new ground and poised to reach new audiences in
It’s Women’s History Month – a time to reflect on progress
and battles left undone. It’s also perfect timing for
Julia Couzens’ exhibition “Stitch ‘n Bitch.” Alum Julia
Couzens (MFA ‘90) is an uncompromising artist and writer of
discerning insight. Drawing upon over thirty years steeped in the
vernacular of modernist and contemporary art history, Couzens
focuses her critical lens on gender disparity in the visual arts
in her new show ”Stitch ‘n Bitch” which opens at the
Patricia Sweetow Gallery on Saturday, April 3.
The Verge Center for the Arts is re-opening
and presenting its first exhibition in a year on site.
2020″ showcases the work of the 2020 Ali Youssefi Project
(AYP) artists in residence, including alum Brooklyn Johnson (MFA
‘19), Vincent Pacheco (MFA ‘17), and Muzi Li Rowe (MFA
Alum Amy Lincoln’s (BA, 2003) solo show “Seascapes” has
opened at the Taymour Grahn Projects in London. The
online exhibition will be on display from March 5 to March
26, 2021. An interview with Lincoln is available through the
online exhibiton as well.
Alum Sofia Lacin (BA ‘08), who along with Hennessy Christophel
form the group Studio Tutto, recently
installed a sculpture and mural at the entrance of a new
life science research campus in Torrey Pines, San Diego.
“Flock” is a collection of 150 mirror
polished-stainless steel birds that visually merge with the
landscape to give the illusion of abstracted
birds lifting off of the sloped hill.
Alum Joshua Pelletier’s (MFA ‘10) solo show at Burb Contemporary
goes live January 22 at 6 pm PST. “Something
Rancid About You” showcases Pelletier’s latest ink drawings
that vent ”his frustration towards the inequities in our
society that the covid-19 pandemic has helped to lay bare.”
For inquiries regarding the works in “Something Rancid About
You,” please email the artist directly at email@example.com
The work of alum Maryann Steinert-Foley (BA ‘11) will be featured
in the exhibition “Equine Therapy II” at b. sakata
garo in Sacramento. The show runs from January 5 to January
30, 2021. There will be an artist reception on January 9 from 6-8
Visitors are required to wear a mask or face covering for
the duration of their stay.
Alum Caz Azevedo’s (MFA ‘20) Community Art Center is hosting
Saturday Art Talk featuring fellow alum Orang Hutan (MFA ‘20)
this coming January 7, 2021 at 6 pm. Orang Hutan will discuss her
close relationship with her choice medium of fire.
These events are free and open to the public in efforts to help
provide art education to the community.
The Chazen Museum of
Art at the University of Wisconsin–Madison recently
added a print by alum Darcy Padilla (MFA ‘18) to its collection.
Padilla has been an associate professor in the Art
Department at UW-Madison since 2018.
Alum Caz Azevedo (MFA ‘20) ’s Community Art
Center will be hosting contemporary artists to talk about
their work and art practice. This coming December 12 at 12 pm,
Caz will talk to fellow alum Zeina Baltagi (MFA ‘20), whose work
explores and exposes the tensions within identity and social
politics. Caz will host a live online conversation about her
project surrounding surveillance as Artist in Residence at the