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2011 - 2013

David Skora Sculpture  purchased and will be a permanent installation in the newly created sculpture park in New Buffalo, Michigan for 2011-2013
May 1 - Oct 27

David Boyiajian - Exhibiting sculpture titled the "Dancing Milkweed," as part of the celebration of the Ossining, NY Bicentennial (1813-2013)
Monday, September 9, 2013

MFA Lecture Series: Fall 2013

Lectures will take place at 11:00 a.m. in Viewing Room 2

Ying Li: Painter, works in the zone where abstraction and representation meet.  Her training in Chinese painting and calligraphy has developed a brushwork both free and disciplined.  New York art critic and curator David Cohen wrote: “She has a touch to die for in terms of bravura paint handling and innate good taste.”   

Born in Beijing, China, Ying Li immigrated to the U.S. in 1983 and received her MFA from Parsons School of Design. She is currently Associate Professor at Haverford College where she was Chair of the Fine Arts Department from 2003-2007.  Represented by Lohin Geduld Gallery in NY, she has had numerous exhibitions, with reviews in the New York Times, Art Forum, and Art in America, among others.  In 2004, she was awarded the Edwin Palmer Memorial Prize for painting from the National Academy in NY.  

One year ago, a solo show of Ying Li’s work was held at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College, accompanied by a 36-page catalogue.  No Middle Way, the title of the show, “reflects her working attitude, in which she enters full-force into unfamiliar territory, literal and artistic, employing observations, memories, art historical knowledge, and pure instinct . . . ” (Franklin Einspruch)


Thursday, September 26, 2013

MFA Lecture Series: Fall 2013

Lectures will take place at 11:00 a.m. in Viewing Room 2

Scott Bakal: Illustrator has been creating art for print and exhibition since 1993 when he graduated from the School of Visual Arts in NYC.  He received his MA from Syracuse University and his MFA from Hartford Art School, where he was the recipient of the highest honor given to masters’ students, the Hartford Art School Regent’s Honor Award. 

His other awards have been equally significant and numerous.  In 2010 he received the Dean Cornwall Achievement Award from the Society of Illustrators for “conceiving and implementing a customized website portal for the Society, changing the method in which all competitions are judged”.  He has also been honored by Altweekly Awards, Association of Education Publishers, American Illustration, Creative Quarterly, and many others.   

Bakal’s client list includes the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Businessweek, The New Republic, Runner’s World, Discover Magazine, to list a few.  His work has been exhibited in many group shows since 2004, and in solo shows at Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, and at New Britain Museum of American Art.  In 2012 he curated the exhibition “Pixelated: The Art of Digital Illustration” at the New Britain Museum. 


Monday, October 7, 2013

MFA Lecture Series: Fall 2013

Lectures will take place at 11:00 a.m. in Viewing Room 2

Robert Berlind: Painter was educated at Yale University where he received a BFA and MFA in painting, as well as Columbia University where he received a BA in art history.  He has been actively exhibiting an abstraction based, painterly realism for over 30 years, with solo and group shows at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NY, David Findlay Jr. Gallery, NY, the American Academy of Art and Letters, the National Academy of Design, the Neuberger Museum, the Ringling Museum of Art, among many others. 

Roberta Smith in the New York Times commented, “The drama of his art emanates increasingly from the paint itself and from the play between depicted and real light, and between depicted and real fluidity.  The sense of the artist’s hand, mind and eyes increases, evoking oddly both Willem de Kooning and John Singer Sargent.  But Mr. Berlind anchors his increasingly bravura style in reality, where it is leavened by a palpable sense of nature’s power and inevitability.” 

Mr. Berlind is the recipient of an award in painting from the American Academy of Art and Letters, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.  He is a frequent contributor to Art in America and has published other writings on art and artists.   

Monday, October 21, 2013

MFA Lecture Series: Fall 2013

Lectures will take place at 11:00 a.m. in Viewing Room 2

Ed Tuttle: Illustrator has worked as an illustrator and designer since 1979.  Starting as a mechanical artist in a communications firm in San Diego, he developed his advertising design and illustration skills to later work for Tom Fowler, Inc (now TFI Envision).   

For sixteen years, Tuttle served as Senior Designer for Union Carbide Corporation, overseeing the creation of corporate identity, capabilities brochures, trade shows, and virtually every other form of corporate communications.  The acquisition of Union Carbide by Dow Chemical in 2001 provided him the opportunity to launch his own design studio eklektos.  

Since the beginning of his career, Tuttle was given opportunities to learn from very talented mentors.  As a result, he is consistently motivated to pass on his experience to others.  In 2010, he received his MFA in Illustration at Hartford Art School.  Teaching, he believes, is far more than just conveying information to people.  It is empowering students to master the information themselves.    

Monday, November 4, 2013

MFA Lecture Series: Fall 2013

Lectures will take place at 11:00 a.m. in Viewing Room 2

Vincent Arcilesi: Painter solo exhibit this year in NYC, entitled Arcilesi in Rome, Part II, was reviewed by Ed McCormack with glowing praise: “The central drama of Arcilesi’s artistic mission is the heroic reconfiguration of a unified world vision.  To this end, Arcilesi mingles modern life with myth, transforming young women into angels and goddesses, strolling nude. . . among clothed tourists in public plazas or pastoral landscapes.  . .Few contemporary artists are so steeped as he in the great art of the past.”  

Arcilesi is professor of painting at the School of Art and Design at FIT.  In 2009, he was awarded a sabbatical grant and traveled to Rome, which inspired his recent work.  He has had many exhibitions since 1976 when he was first shown at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and the Fogg Art Museum in Boston.  Since then, his work has been seen in NYC at Homberg Fine Art, Lori Bookstein, Broome Street Gallery, Allen Frumkin Gallery, the Whitney Museum, and the American Academy & Institute of Arts & Letters.   

Arcilesi’s works are in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC, Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. 

Monday, November 18, 2013

MFA Lecture Series: Fall 2013

Lectures will take place at 11:00 a.m. in Viewing Room 2

Jim Peters': Painter  work speaks of the complexities of human nature.  He ponders the intricacies of desire and longing, culling moments from the everyday. “My work is a search for a domestic space and a domestic sensuality”, he writes.  “The work is in constant revision, changing and honing images until fantasy and reality meet.  I love constructing, building, creating space both illusionary and real.  I want the work to be both an object and an illusion. . .like passion”.  

Peters’ first exhibition took place in a 1985 group show “New Horizons in American Art” at the Guggenheim Museum.  Since then he has been in numerous shows with reviews in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Art in America, Artnews, and other publications.  His work is in the Guggenheim Museum, the Flint Institute of Art, and the William Benton Museum at UCONN.   

Peters is a graduate of the US Naval Academy and earned an MS degree in nuclear engineering at MIT.  While serving on the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy, he began painting.  Using the GI bill, he graduated with an MFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art.  His awards include fellowships at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts Artists Grants, and an Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Fellowship.   

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