Contemporary Crossroads III

About this Event Join Yale alumni and friends for an engaging afternoon with world class alumni and specialists in the Arts as we get an in-depth look into the contemporary arts scene during the internationally acclaimed Art Miami. Whether you are a seasoned collector, avid art enthusiast, practitioner, or just beginning your artistic journey, this event is for you. The …

Hrvoje Slovenc MFA’10 releases DIS/Inheritance: New Croatian Photography

Hrvoje Slovenc MFA’10, along with Don Mengay and Linda Mateljan, released DIS/Inheritance: New Croatian Photography, a collection of contemporary photography from nine Croatian photographers, including Slovenc himself. The photography comes from a variety of backgrounds, from academic to professional, all united under a Croatian heritage. The book features some photography which “emphasize[s] formal, aesthetic concerns related to framing, light, and …

Jessica Wynne ’99 Featured in NYT

Jessica Wynne ’99 was featured in a NYT article, “Where Theory Meets Chalk, Dust Flies,” a photography showcase of mathematicians’ work on blackboards. “I am attracted to the timeless beauty and physicality of the mathematicians’ chalkboard, and to their higher aspiration to uncover the truth and solve a problem,” Ms. Wynne said in an email. “Their imagination guides them and …

Photographs by Ronghui Chen MFA’21 featured in NYT Magazine

In the article, “Where Does Affirmative Action Leave Asian-Americans,” in the New York Times Magazine, Ronghui Chen’s MFA’21 photography was featured. Throughout the long-form article, Chen’s photography illuminated the students whose lives’ were being discussed in visual form. The article is a very fascinating read, and the photos humanize those who are interviewed and discussed. Read the article here.

Martin Puryear MFA ’71 HON ’94 Represents US at Venice Biennale

Martin Puryear MFA ’71 HON ’94 will represent the United States at the 58th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia — otherwise referred to as the Venice Biennale. This biennial event features artists from around the world, each representing an artistic piece from their respective nations. This year, Puryear’s Liberty will be featured in the United States’ pavilion. According …

Wangechi Mutu MFA’02 Selected for Met Façade

Recently, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has announced its plans for Wangechi Mutu MFA’02 to be featured in a new temporary façade of the building. Her sculptures will be the first to be displayed externally at the Met since 1902. It is planned to be the first of many annual external displays for the Met over …

William T. Williams Receives the 2018 Pratt Institute Legends Award

William T. Williams MFA’68 was nominated and won the 2018 Pratt Institute Legends Award. Williams graduated from the Pratt Institute in 1966 and soon continued his educational journey at Yale for the next two years. Williams, as an influential figurative painter, said he received inspiration from Richard Bove and that solidified his philosophical perspective as seen in his works: a …

Martin Puryear MFA’71 to Represent the US at the 2019 Venice Biennale

Martin Puryear MFA’71 will represent the US at the 2019 Venice Biennale. The acclaimed sculptor will construct a new site-specific work for the pavilion, opening next spring. The exhibition will also include outreach to under-served youth, overseen by New York’s Studio in a School and the Istituto Santa Maria Della Pietà in Venice, according to the New York Times. Puryear is the second African American …

Marcela Florido MFA’15 Featured in Interview

Marcela Florido MFA’15 was featured in an interview by The Global Research Center. The interview was conducted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of Pan-African News Wire. According to Florido herself, “[During the interview,] We talked about issues of identity and intercultural dynamics in art and how the influence of racially polarized societies such as Brazil and the U.S can impose on the ability …

PRECOG Magazine Issue 3 Launches

PRECOG Magazine, an annual publication that explores the intersection of art and technology/science, launches its third issue on May 25th at 6-8 PM at Printed Matter in NYC. This edition will feature multiple Yale alumni: Blinn & Lambert (pseudonym of Nicholas Steindorf MFA’14 and Kyle Williams MFA’15) and Julia Bland MFA’12. For more information and to purchase the publication visit PRECOG …