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 …

Eva O’Leary MFA’16 Wins the Hyères Festival Photographie Grand Prix

Eva O’Leary MFA’16 was announced to be the winner of the 2018 Hyères Festival Photographie Grand Prix this April. From New York, O’Leary’s winning work was named Spitting Image, and depicted young American girls, aged 11 to 14, and their discomfort looking into the lens while looking at a mirror. Her work was comprised of both video and photos and analyzed how …

Kehinde Wiley MFA’01 to Speak at SFAI Commencement

Kehinde Wiley MFA’01 is set to speak at the San Francisco Art Institute’s 2018 Commencement ceremony. SFAI’s President, Gordon Knox, said, in regards to Wiley being chosen as the speaker: ““Kehinde Wiley’s work reflects the core values of a San Francisco Art Institute education—exquisite technique delivering a complex human story. His paintings re-shape how we see and understand power and …

Hasabie Kidanu MFA’17 Named a Jan van Eyck Academie Resident

Hasabie Kidanu, MFA’17, was named a 2018 Jan van Eyck Academie Resident this past week. As a resident, Kidanu will spend up to a year at the van Eyck Academie in the Netherlands, a post-academic institute for artistic growth and development. This year, she was chosen as one of thirty-four to receive this honor out of over 650 applicants from …

Danna Singer MFA’17 Featured in Museé

On March 9th, Danna Singer MFA’17 was featured in Museé for her work in photography. Singer explores the ideas of mortality and coming to terms with eventual death in her photos. She primarily photographs her children and her household, and she explains she and her child would take photos on the weekends. In the video, Singer states that her child …

Lisa Kereszi MFA’00 Interviewed in Lenscratch

Lisa Kereszi MFA’00 was featured in Lenscratch. She was interviewed in terms of her contribution to The States Project. Read the interview at Lenscratch. Kereszi is not only a graduate of the School of Art. She has also been a lecturer at Yale since 2004, and she became the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Art in 2013.

Edward Cooke ’77 Receives Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award

Edward Cooke ’77, the Charles F. Montgomery Professor of American Decorative Arts at Yale, won the 2018 Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award from the College Arts Association. Since teaching at Yale in 1992, Cooke believed in “learning by looking.” By actually bringing students into Yale’s collections to gain first-hand knowledge, he managed to engage and impact hundreds of students. Read …

Sarah McKenzie ’93 | “Artist Panel: Painting/Non Painting” | Clyfford Still Museum

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Thursday, March 8, 2018 6:30-8PM | Sarah McKenzie ’93 YC is part of the “Artist Panel: Painting/Non Painting” at the Clyfford Still Museum. Join artists Stephen Batura, Terry Maker, and Sarah McKenzie to see how the act of painting (and near-painting) continues to be redefined in the present day. This panel will also consider if and how the intentions of …