Studio Faculty Update
• Professor Phyllis McGibbon sends printmaking far and wide! She exhibited work in the exhibition Contemporary American Prints at Il Bisonte Gallery in Firenze, Italy this past September. See more here!
• Professor Andy Mowbray currently has a piece up in Radius, the inaugural exhibition for the Society of Arts + Craft's new gallery space in the Seaport area of Boston. You can see Professor Mowbray's piece (the Tyvek quilt hanging on the wall) behind Mayor Marty Walsh in the SAC photo here! The show is up through November 5.
• New painting faculty Professor Alexandria Smith was part of the Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter pop-up exhibition at the New Museum in New York on September 1. A New York Times article about the show can be found here.
Molly Eckel '12 appointed Marcia Brady Tucker Fellow at the Yale University Art Gallery
Bunny Harvey Vermont exhibition reviewed
Professor David Teng Olsen's summer shows
Elle Friedberg to show at the 2016 Nebraska National Undergraduate Juried Art Exhibition!
Elle Friedberg '17 has been accepted to the 2016 Nebraska National Undergraduate Juried Art Exhibition! Two of her pieces will be in the show: Figure Study and Molecubes. Both works make creative use of printmaking, taking this typically 2D medium off the wall and out into space.
Undergraduates from 26 states entered a total of 269 pieces in the competition. Jurors Deborah Luster, Nicole Pietrantoni, and Shoko Teruyama selected works for their originality and artistic quality. This is the 5th year of this annual exhibition, which focuses on three different areas of media concentration each cycle. The 2016 competition will feature ceramics, photography, and printmaking.
The exhibition will be open from September 2-23 in the Eisentrager • Howard Gallery at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Julia Marciari-Alexander '89, first female executive director of Walters Art Museum, highlighted by the Wellesley Daily Shot!
Julia Marciari-Alexander, a Wellesley College Art History major in the Class of 1989, spoke to our very own student-run Art History Club this April about her current ground-breaking position, the impact a Wellesley education has had on her life and career, and the general status of women in the arts today.
As museum administration has long been a male-dominated field, Marciari-Alexander's ascendance has been a real testament to her own talents and to the education that Wellesley College was able to provide. The Walters Art Museum first opened as public institution in 1934, and although a number of women were involved in the founding of the museum, it had never had a woman leading its administration until Marciari-Alexander came on board in 2013.
The Wellesley Daily Shot featured Julia Marciari-Alexander on June 27, 2016. A conversation with Marciari-Alexander around the time of her Art History Club visit was published in the Wellesley News back in April. Check out both articles to learn more about the work being done by this alum!
Art Dept. staff member Thomas Willis interviewed by Big, Red & Shiny
Talin Ghazarian, '16, wins Susan Rappaport Knapfel Scholarship!
Talin Ghazarian, an Art History and Middle Eastern Studies major in the Class of 2016, has just won the Susan Rappaport Knapfel '52 Scholarship for Foreign Study, which funds a year of study for a senior who wants to pursue a specific subject that requires contact with foreign scholars, libraries, or other resources.
She will be working toward a master of philosophy degree in Assyriology at the University of Cambridge. Her research will focus on violence, alterity, and the body in neo-Assyrian art.
Congrats Talin, and congratulations to all the other Wellesley scholarship and award winners!
Art History professors featured in Wellesley Magazine!
Interested in what our faculty are up to? Take a look at these articles about our professors, their studies, and what they're doing with their classes in the Winter and Spring '16 issues of Wellesley Magazine.