Puppies Puppies ‘14 MFA at the 2024 Venice Biennale

Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo) ‘14 MFA is one of 9 Yale alumni artists featured in the 2024 Venice Biennale. Puppies Puppies has two pieces on display at the Biennale. Elena Ketelsen González describes: A Sculpture for Trans Women… (2023) is a life-size bronze sculpture taken from a 3-D scan of the artist’s body. Emblazoned with the word “WOMAN”, the …

Lauren Halsey ’14 MFA at the 2024 Venice Biennale

Lauren Halsey ’14 MFA, one of 9 Yale artists at the 2024 Venice Biennale, has received lots of attention for her contributions to Biennale’s main exhibition. Her “Keepers of the Krown” sculptures are a collection of pillars with hieroglyphs that depict sphinxified portraits of artists and friends from the South Central LA neighborhood from which Halsey hails. Jasmine Sanders with …

Pablo Delano ‘79 MFA Honored at Venice Biennale

In honor of the start of the opening week of the 2024 Venice Biennale, under the theme Foreigners Everywhere, The Yale Alumni Art League, the Yale Alumni Association, the Yale School of Art, and the Yale Center for British Art, hosted Pablo Delano ’79 MFA in conversation with YCBA Deputy Director and Chief Curator Martina Droth. Delano’s exhibition,The Museum of …

April 18: Venice Biennale event with Pablo Delano MFA ’79 and Martina Droth

When: April 18th, 2024 Where: Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal, P.za San Marco, 1332/1238, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy When: 4pm-6pm Join us for an engaging in-person conversation with exhibiting artist, Pablo Delano, MFA and Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Yale Center for British Art, Martina Droth at Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal, Venice, Italy. They will share their insights and experiences in the Biennale …

9 Yale Alumni Artists at the 60th Venice Biennale

The 60th exhibition of the Venice Biennale opens on April 20th. This show’s theme Foreigners Everywhere, takes the term “foreigner,” to refer broadly to all manner of marginalizations from mainstream society. With 331 artists represented in the main exhibition (including 3 Yale alumni artists) and many more in simultaneous national exhibitions around Venice (including 3 more Yale alumni artists), the …

Mickalene Thomas MFA ’02 Designed 2023 Paris Fashion Week Stage for Dior

Mickalene Thomas MFA ’02 created the backdrop stage design for Dior’s 2023 Paris Fashion Week show. ArtNews’ Angelica Villa writes, “Mounted on the walls surrounding the museum’s runway floor were collaged black and white images of 13 Black female performers, Josephine Baker, Diahann Carroll, Marpessa Dawn, Lena Horne, and Nina Simone being among them. Their images, which were overlaid with …

March 23-April 27th: Henry Finkelstein MFA ’83: Paintings

From March 23 to April 27th, 2024, head over to Valley House Gallery in Dallas, Texas to see the work of Henry Finkelstein MFA ’83. Of the exhibition, Finkelstein says, “These are paintings I did mostly in France over the last two years; first in the town of Sainte-Alvère in the Périgord, and more recently in Northern Brittany near Pommerit-le-Vicomte. …

April 5-July 27, 2024 Suzanne Chamlin MFA’89: Studies in Color

From April 5 to July 27th, head over to Fairfield University’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries to see the recent work of Suzanne Chamlin MFA ’89. On April 4th, the exhibit’s opening night, hear a lecture from Chamlin herself. From the exhibit’s website: “In this exhibition of recent work, Chamlin explores ideas about color theory and light through a series of landscape …

Melinda Blauvelt MFA ’73 Photography Featured in Brantville

Recently, Blind Magazine‘s Max Hirschfield wrote a feature on Melinda Blauvelt MFA ’73 and the 2023 Brantville, which includes photos Blauvelt took in Brantville, New Brunswick in the summer of 1972. Blauvelt, the first woman graduate of Yale’s MFA photography program, trained under the renowned rural chronicler Walker Evans, the legacy of which you can see in the photos included …

“Shining Light on Truth” Exhibit Designed by David Jon Walker MFA’23 on Display in New Haven until Sept. 1, 2024

Last week, New Haven Museum’s newest exhibition, “Shining Light on Truth: New Haven, Yale, and Slavery” opened to the public. You may visit for free until September 1, 2024. The exhibition, designed by David Jon Walker MFA ’23, celebrates Black resistance and community. Curators Michael J. Morand with Charles E. Warner, Jr excavated from the archive of New Haven and …