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 …

Tschabalala Self ’15MFA Wins Red Bull House of Art Fellowship

Started in 2012, the Red Bull House of Art Fellowship has traditionally honored Detroit-area artists. This year, however, the fellowship was granted to a diverse groups of three tremendously talented artists from across the nation, including Tschabalala Self ’15MFA. The Detroit News writes, “The black women in Tschabalala Self’s painted and stitched collages look out at the world with cool, sometimes …

Dana Loberg ’03 Launches Platform for Emoji Artists

Dana Loberg ’03 has co-founded MojiLaLa with Sahin Boydas. MojiLaLa is designed to be a platform for artists to share emojis, similar to Netflix’s model for television shows. Started in 2016, the platform already has over 20,000 emojis and 2,000 contributing emoji artists. For a monthly subscription of $1.99, consumers can access this trove of emojis for access on their …

Professor Jennifer Allen to Lead Berlin Art Week Trip

History Professor Jennifer Allen will be leading A Yale Week in Berlin: Art & Culture in the New Germany. The program will run from October 18 to October 25th, 2018. The program description reads, “In the nearly three decades since the fall of the Wall, no other European city has undergone a greater transformation than Berlin. Bold designs by some …

The New York Times Features Awol Erizku ’14MFA

The New York Times profiled Awol Erizku ’14MFA in an April 10 story about his career and latest projects. The article includes Erizku’s perspective on his high-profile role as the photographer of Beyoncé’s pregnancy announcement, his anti-Trump exhibition soon to open in London, and the formative experiences that shape his art. The Times describes the fixtures of Erizku’s work, “There are …

Byron Kim ’83 Wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Out of nearly 3,000 applicants, Byron Kim ’83, senior critic at the Yale School of Art, has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. YaleNews outlines his career, “Kim received a B.A. in English from Yale College in 1983 and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1986. His work balances abstraction and representation, and conceptualism and pure painting.  He …