Sam Contis ’08MFA Featured in Financial Times

The Financial Times wrote an article last week highlighting the work of Sam Contis ’08MFA. Contis’ latest work focuses on Deep Springs College, an all-male school in California. For Contis, the school exemplifies much of the Western United States. In her interview she said, “The American West always felt like such a distant place to me — even a fantasy of …

Franny Taft ’48 Passes Away

We are saddened to share the news that Franny Taft ’48 has passed away. Franny taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art for 62 years and received numerous awards for her work. Grafton Nunes, the President of the Cleveland Institute of Art wrote in a statement that Taft was “key to the creation of the college’s Liberal Arts department. She …

Barbara Chase-Riboud ’60MFA at the Frieze

Focusing on her works from the 1960s and 1970s, Barbara Chase-Ribound ’60 MFA will be spotlighted by the Michael Rosenfeld Gallery at the Frieze. The event will be hosted on May 4th from 2:00pm to 6pm. The Michael Rosenfeld Gallery’s press release for the event describes the development of Chase-Ribound’s work, “For over forty years, Barbara Chase-Riboud has created profound sculpture …

Candida Alvarez ’97MFA Opens First Solo Exhibition

From April 29th to August 6th, 2017, the Chicago Cultural Center will be featuring the first solo exhibition of Candida Alvarez ’97MFA. The City of Chicago’s website writes that “based in Chicago since 1998, Alvarez has been involved with both abstraction and representation in her work for more than 30 years. Emerging from a home life that immersed her in …

Endia Beal ’13MFA to Deliver Barton Commencement Speech

On May 13, Endia Beal ’13MFA will be the featured speaker at Barton College’s commencement exercises.  Barton President Douglas N. Searcy said, “We are delighted to welcome Endia Beal as this year’s commencement speaker. Her extensive, significant work has influenced new attitudes and approaches in the art world and beyond. The authenticity of her engagement with audiences, through her creative photography …