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2016–2017 Faculty News

Mark Pease Featured in a Group Exhibition at Current Studio

Utopia Exhibition, Current Studio

Mark Pease, Associate Professor of Digital Media will be featured in UTOPIA, a group exhibition at Current Studio in Oklahoma City opening November 6th and running through December 23rd. UTOPIA is a curated group exhibition incorporating 2D, 3D, installation, and video art encompassing the shifting and changing concept of utopia. Curators Kelsey Karper and Romy Owens have organized the show with 22 artists from 8 states. Current Studio is located at 1218 N Pennsylvania Ave, Oklahoma City. More information about the show is on the gallery’s website currentstudio.org


Rick Smith and Alumni Representing the US in International Exhibition

Rick Smith, Professor in Blacksmithing, along with MFA alumni Pat Quinn, Dan Neville, and Dan Randall have been asked to represent the US in an international exhibition titled Forged to be held at the Ruthin Craft Centre in the U.K. this coming April, 2017.


Jiyong Lee has Exhibition in Paris, France

Jiyong Lee, Associate Professor of Glass, has a solo show titled “MACROCOSME” at the Clara Scremini Gallery in Paris, France.


Travis Janssen has Work Included in the 2016 Screenprint Biennial

Travis Janssen, Assistant Professor of Printmaking, has work included in the 2016 Screenprint Biennial, an international juried exhibition at Collar Works Gallery in Troy, NY running from October 28th to December 23rd. Janssen will also be a panelist for a symposium on screenprinting that coincides with the exhibition. The exhibition will travel to the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, CT in January 2017.


Pattie Chalmers is Part of Two Exhibitions this Fall

Pattie Chalmers is currently part of a two person exhibition with artist Jennifer Anderson, in the Shircliff Gallery of Art at Vincennes University. The exhibition runs from October 4–November 4, 2016. Additionally, Pattie Chalmers will be part of a group exhibition titled “Lability: Amber Ginsburg, Autumn Higgins, Erin Furimsky, Pattie Chalmers, Tyler Lotz, and Sean O’Connell” in the H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art at Carthage College. The group show runs from October 31–December 13, 2016, with an opening reception from 4:30–7:30 p.m. on November 3, 2016.


Xuhong Shang has Project Featured at the CICA Museum in South Korea

Xuhong Shang, Professor of Painting, has his new digital project “FAREWELL” featured in the exhibition “ARTIST STATEMENT” at the CICA Museum in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. The exhibition will be held from October 14 to November 20. 2016, featuring photographs, paintings, sculptures, interactive art, and video art of artists worldwide. The book “Artist Statement #1” will be published as a paperback and eBook. Two pages will be given to each artist (one page for an image and the other page for text). The book series will be available in major bookstores in Korea, and also in the United States and other countries via Amazon.


University of Kentucky in Lexington Hosts Marie Bukowski as Visiting Artist

School of Art and Design Director and Professor Marie Bukowski has been invited to the University of Kentucky in Lexington as a visiting artist. She will give a presentation on her creative work for the School of Art & Visual Studies on Friday 14 October 2016.


Marie Bukowski’s Work is Published in American Art Collector Series

Marie Bukowski, Director and Professor of Printmaking, has had her work published in American Art Collector: Juried Competition of New Work. American Art Collector is published by Alcove Media, which has published books highlighting contemporary artists since 2002. The American Art Collector series has been published annually since 2004. Bukowski is one of 270 artists across the United States selected to be featured in the 2017 journal.


An Essay by Najjar Abdul-Musawwir is Now Required Reading at Cornell College

Najjar Abdul-Musawwir’s essay titled, “Kara Walker: Celebrating 21st Century Primitivism” (New York: Midmarch Art Press, 2009) is one of the required reading at Cornell College, ART 264: African American Art, “Controversy: Fred Wilson and Kara Wilson,” by Associate Professor/Department Chair Christina Penn-Goetsch. Najjar’s essay was also referenced in Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education by New Museum (Routledge, Taylor, and Francis Group, New York and London, 2011).


Jerry Monteith Featured in an Exhibition at Gallery 210

Jerry Monteith, professor in sculpture, is featured in a show at Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri in St. Louis from August 27–December 3, 2016. It’s titled Exposure 10 Years and includes artists selected from exhibits presented at Gallery 210 over the past 10 years.



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