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 …

The Art of Amsterdam with John Walsh ’61

The Yale University Art Gallery Luxury Travel Program is planning a trip from May 21-27, 2017 entitled The Art of Amsterdam with John Walsh. According to the program description, “John Walsh has treated the Yale University Art Gallery audiences to lectures and talks on Dutch paintings of the Golden Age. He has now agreed to take a seminar-sized group to Amsterdam …

Sarah Sze ’91 Timekeeper Exhibition in Copenhagen

From March 10 – September 3, 2017, the Copenhagen Contemporary is featuring Timekeeper by Sarah Sze ’91. In this exhibition, Sze explores how time is perceived in individual memories and experiences, rather analyzing time in a linear sense. The museum describes Timekeeper as “a complex and immersive installation encompassing projection, light, objects, and sound. In the centre of a darkened room is a …

Ali Van ’08 Opens New Exhibition

On Thursday, February 23rd Weather Trust / Between Stars: Offer Balancing Scenarios by Ali Van ’08 will open at the Thomas Erben Gallery in New York City. The opening reception will take place from 6:00 – 8:30 PM. Van‘s work will remain on display until March 18th, 2017. The gallery explains how the exhibition involves visitors, “At the center of the show is an installation …

Yale World Fellow Saleh Barakat’s Gallery at Art Dubai

Saleh Barakat, a Yale World Fellow, will have his gallery featured at this year’s Art Dubai. Barakat founded the Agial Art Gallery in Beirut in 1990. The Art Dubai website‘s description calls the Agial Gallery “one of the leading destinations for modern and contemporary art from Lebanon and the Arab world. As a pioneering platform, Agial is showcasing a broad …

Dawoud Bey ’93MFA Exhibition at AAMP

Dawoud Bey ’93MFA currently has an exhibition called Dawoud Bey: Harlem, U.S.A at the African American Museum of Philadelphia (AAMP). Raised in Queens, Bey was inspired to create this collection by his family’s roots in Harlem. According to the museum’s website, “All these photographs are sensitively composed and radiate an emphasis on the calm and dignity that would become hallmarks of …

Abelardo Morell ’81MFA Featured on CBS Sunday Morning News

On Sunday, January 22nd, Abelardo Morell ’81MFA was featured on the CBS Sunday Morning News. According to his website, Morell was born in Cuba and immigrated to the United States in 1962 with his family. His photography has been displayed in museums across the nation. The segment examines Morell’s technique of “camera obscura” which was frequently used during the Renaissance. In the interview …