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2015–2016 Faculty News

Carey Netherton’s Sculpture Selected for the TACTILE Exhibition in North Carolina

Carey Netherton

Carey Netherton’s (Lecturer in Sculpture) cast aluminum sculpture “Manganese Violet” has been selected to be included in the TACTILE exhibition at the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, North Carolina. This exhibition is largely focused on sensory experience, especially touch. Guided tours to blind visitors will be given and they will be allowed to touch the artworks. VAE is providing large-format print materials, Braille transcribed materials, Audio Described and ASL interpreted tours.


Stacey Sloboda’s Book Receives Praise in Art Bulletin Review

A review of Associate Professor of Art History, Stacey Sloboda’s book Chinoiserie: Commerce and Critical Ornament in Eighteenth-Century Britain was published in the most recent issue of the Art Bulletin. Read the review HERE.


Erin Palmer’s Painting Selected for Artists Choose Artists Exhibition in NYC

Erin Palmer

Erin Palmer, Associate Director and Associate Professor of Drawing and Painting, has one painting included in the exhibition Artists Choose Artists. The exhibition at First Street Gallery in NYC, runs from April 28 through May 21. The gallery is located at 526 West 26th Street, Suite 209, New York, New York 10001. Gallery hours are: 11am–6pm, Tuesday through Saturday. This exhibition includes gallery artists and their invited guests, with work that is small in size, but wide in the range of media and styles. The exhibition includes over 40 participants from across the country.


Tao Huang Recognized for Role in Opening of Innovation and Sustainability Hub

Tao Huang, Assistant Professor of Design, was featured in a Daily Egyptian article about the opening of the new Innovation and Sustainability Hub in the Student Center, which she helped design. 


SIU Sculpture Professors Exhibit at Paducah School of Art and Design Invitational

Jerry MonteithAlex Lopez

Jerry Monteith and Alex Lopez, Professors at SIU’s School of Art and Design’s Sculpture Program were invited to exhibit at the Paducah School of Art and Design’s inaugural National Sculpture Invitational held at the Clemens Fine Art Center in Paducah, Kentucky.

Cody Arnall, PSAD sculptor-in-residence and sculptor instructor curated the exhibition that features contemporary work in the discipline by leading artists from around the country. Exhibiting artists include Cody Arnall (Paducah, KY); Mike Calway-Fagen (Bloomington, IN), Chris Lavery (Murray, KY), Ariel Lavery (Nashville, TN), Alex Lopez (Carbondale, IL), David Marquez (Bowling Gren, KY), Jerry Monteith (Carbondale, IL), Colin Nesbit (Indianapolis, IN). All of the exhibiting artists have academic affiliations and teaching experience.

The exhibition opens on March 3rd and runs through April 7, 2016.


Marie Bukowski’s Work Accepted in Juried Competition at Masur Musem of Art

Marie Bukowski, Director and Professor of Printmaking had her work accepted into the 53rd Annual Juried Competition at the Masur Museum of Art in Louisiana. This annual juried competition showcases contemporary artists throughout the United States of America working in any medium. It was juried by Holly Hughes, the Godin-Spaulding Curator for the Collection, Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Bukowski will have her new work in drawing included in this exhibition. It opens on March 12 at 6pm and is on view until July 5, 2016.


Jerry Monteith is Featured in Book Published by the OK Harris Gallery

OK Harris Gallery recently published a book titled, “45 Years at OK Harris” — a history of the iconic SoHo gallery visualized through its archive of show announcements. Jerry Monteith, professor in sculpture, is featured in the book as one of the exhibitors which shows a photo of his 2013 solo show announcement card.


Marie Bukowski Exhibits a Solo Show at Albion College

Marie Bukowski, Director and Professor of Printmaking, has a solo show, Undercurrents,  that runs from January 23–February 20, 2016 at Albion College in Albion, MI. She will be giving an artist lecture on February 22, 2016.


Najjar Abdul-Musawwir’s Work is Published in Visions of Our 44th President

Najjar Abdul-Musawwir

Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, Associate Professor in the 2D area, has been published in a collector’s edition catalog entitled Visions of Our 44th President.

Visions of Our 44th President is a collective sculptural show created to recognize and celebrate the historical significance of the first African American President of the United States of America, Barack Obama. Forty-four Contemporary African American Artists, renowned and emerging, are participating in the avant-garde art collaboration with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the world’s largest institution dedicated to the African American experience, and Peter Kaplan of Our World, LLC.


Najjar Abdul-Musawwir’s Work in Two St. Louis Exhibits

Najjar Abdul-Musawwir, Associate Professor of Painting, is exhibiting work at the Washington University Center for Diversity and Inclusion in St. Louis, MO with an Artist Reception from 4-6pm on Oct. 27, 2015.

Najjar is also included in an exhibition titled “Good Negroes” at the Gallery of Contemporary Art at St. Louis Community College–Wildwood. The show dates are from Oct. 12-Nov. 6, 2015.


A Book Edited by Barbara Bickel Reviewed by the Canadian Journal of Education

Barbara Bickel, Associate Professor in Art Education, co-edited a book titled Arts-Based and Contemplative Practices in Research and Teaching: Honoring Presence. Read the review of the book by the Canadian Journal of Education.


Marie Bukowski Exhibits in “Art for Art’s Sake” at Cole Pratt Gallery

Marie Bukowski, director, School of Art and Design, has her new work included in the city-wide exhibition “Art for Art’s Sake” at Cole Pratt Gallery in New Orleans. The exhibition opened on October 3 from 5–8pm and will be on view until October 31, 2015.


Haley Farthing Exhibits at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center

Haley Farthing, Lecturer in the 2D area, has a solo exhibition of new works on paper at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. The exhibition is titled “Layered: Decoration on Nature” and is on view through October 30th with an artist’s lecture on October 2nd. The drawings investigate the relationships and conflicts between reality and decoration, nature and humans, depth and flatness, and male and female.


Stacey Sloboda's Essay Published in New Book

Stacey Sloboda, Quin Encounters

Congratulations to Stacey Sloboda, Associate Professor of Art History – her essay, “Surface Contact: Decoration in the Chinese Taste” has recently been published in the book Qing Encounters: Artistic Exchanges between East and West by the Getty Research Institute. 


Jeremy Brooks Exhibits in Trophies and Prey: A Contemporary Bestiary

Jeremy Brooks, Plume Rouge

Visiting Assistant Professor in Ceramics, Jeremy Brooks has been chosen to exhibit in Trophies and Prey: A Contemporary Bestiary at Peters Projects in Santa Fe, New Mexico through October 3, 2015. 

Read a review featuring Jeremy’s work in the exhibit.


Marie Bukowski's Work Published in Volume of Studio Visit

School of Art and Design Director and Professor Marie Bukowski had her work published in the summer volume of Studio Visit, curated by Michael Lash, Independent Curator & Former Director of Public Arts for the City of Chicago.


Xuhong Shang Presents at Shanghai Zhang Ning Culture Art Center

Xuhong Shang Shanghai

Xuhong Shang, Professor of Painting has delivered a lecture titled Walking Between the Meaning and Reality – The Language of Contemporary Art at the Famous Pulpit of the Shanghai Zhang Ning Culture Art Center on July 5th in Shanghai, China. An Invitational Lecture Forum organized by Shanghai Government, Shanghai Social Science Society Association, Zhang Ning Municipal Culture Bureau, and hosted by Shanghai Zhang Ning Culture Art Center. 



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