Chuck Close ’64MFA Featured in U.K. National Portrait Gallery

A huge portrait of the former director of the National Portrait Gallery, Sandy Nairne, is to be the first important work by American artist Chuck Close ’64MFA to enter a public collection in Britain. Close is one of America’s most influential portrait artists, known for his gigantic mosaic-patterned works, which he paints from photographs. But his subjects are mostly American, …

New Design Podcast Highlights Yale Alumni

Scratching the Surface, a new design podcast hosted by Jarrett Fuller, has highlighted numerous Yale alumni over the past two months. For the weekly podcasts, Fuller “interviews designers, writers, critics, educators and those that operate between these fields about how writing, criticism, and theory informs individual practice and the graphic design profession at large.” The podcast has highlighted Rob Giampietro ’01, Alexandra …

Kellie Jones ’99 Named 2016 MacArthur Fellow

Kellie Jones ’99 has been named a 2016 MacArthur Foundation Fellow. This year the honor, commonly referred to as a “Genius Grant”, was bestowed on a select 23 individuals, each exceptional in their respective field. Jones is an art historian and curator deepening our understanding of contemporary art of the African Diaspora and securing its place in the canons of …

Byron Kim ’83 Opens New Solo Exhibition

James Cohan is pleased to present Mud Root Ochre Leaf Star, Byron Kim’s second solo exhibition with the gallery. Featuring a selection of stain paintings, the exhibition will open at the gallery’s Lower East Side location on Friday, December 9, with a reception from 6-8 PM and will be on view through January 22, 2017. Byron Kim fills his works …

Tyler Rollins ’91 Fine Art Debuts Sopheap Pich Exhibition

SOPHEAP PICH RANG PHNOM FLOWER DECEMBER 8, 2016 – FEBRUARY 4, 2017 OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, FROM 6 – 8 PM Sopheap Pich: Rang Phnom Flower will mark the debut of Tyler Rollins Fine Art’s newly expanded gallery space and will feature Sopheap Pich’s large scale Rang Phnom Flowersculpture. Around 25 feet (7.5 meters) in length and extremely complex …

Nathan Carter ’99MFA Solo Exhibit at Denver MCA

Nathan Carter

Nathan Carter ’99 MFA has a solo exhibition at Denver’s Museum of Contemporary Art. The show is on view from September 24, 2016 – January 29, 2017 at MCA Denver. “Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet the Dramastics” presents sculpture, drawings, installations, and miniature stage sets that were used in the production his film, The Dramatics are Loud AF. “With the combination …

Joe Wheelwright ’70, Sculptor | 1948-2016

Joe Wheelwright

Joe Wheelwright ’70 died of cancer on September 28th in his Dorchester Massachusetts. Joe is known for his sculptures of large heads carved from immense stones. He also made large human figure from pine trees that had grown into two trunks; he inverted them to display a human form. After a brief stint in Vietnam in the early 70’s working for …

American Museum of Fly Fishing to honor James Prosek with Izaak Walton Award

American Museum of Fly Fishing to honor James Prosek with Izaak Walton Award   The American Museum of Fly Fishing will be honoring Yalie James Prosek ’97 with the 2016 Izaak Walton Award. Prosek is recognized for being a influential wildlife artist and author.  An awards celebration will be held in October in New York City for more info click here. …

YASC in Yamoransa | John Boak ’70 Paints Murals

John Boak '70

Image Above: John Boak ’70 with painter Clementina and her twin sisters   The Yale Alumni Service Corps (YASC) returned to their adopted village of Yamoransa, Ghana for their fourth trip. John Boak ’70 went along this time charged with a mission to paint murals in two of the rooms of the building (the Information Communications & Technology Center) that YASC …