Christina Quarles MFA ’16: “The Queer Artist of Color Exploding Those Very Labels”

Recently The Cut‘s Art and Soul writer Anna Furman interviewed Christina Quarles MFA ’16 about “becoming a mother, measuring success in the art market, and traveling around Europe with her unconventional queer family.” Quarles, best known for her fantastical and prismatic paintings with impossibly contortioning racially ambiguous characters, has quickly risen to fame after debuting at the 2022 Venice Biennale …

Howardena Pindell ’67 MFA among Artists Honored at MOMA Exhibition Through February 18 2023

Howardena Pindell ’67 MFA is among the artists featured in the MOMA’s exhibition, Just Above Midtown: Changing Spaces, which runs through February 18, 2023. As New York Times reporter,  Aruna D’Souza notes that the exhibition honors JAM, a gallery space “founded by the artist and social activist Linda Goode Bryant in 1974 at 50 West 57th Street. Over the next 12 years …

Best of 2022: 3 Yale MFAs Included in Artsy’s 10 MFAs on the Rise

YAAL would like to kick off the new year honoring 3 Yale MFAs included in Artsy‘s “10 MFA Grads on the Rise in 2022.” Rachael Anderson MFA ’22, Bhasha Chakrabarti MFA ’22, and athena quispe MFA ’22. Read more at the Artsy article here. Photo Credit: Portrait of Bhasha Chakrabarti by Merik Goma. Courtesy of Bhasha Chakrabarti.

Do Ho Suh MFA ’97 Conserves Texture of Everyday with Fabric Sculpture

Recently, Lucy Ives profiled Do Ho Suh MFA ’97, whose fabric sculptures conserve the texture of everyday life. Ives writes: “Suh’s art is often described as a response to globalization… Suh was born in Seoul in 1962 and came to the US to study at the Rhode Island School of Design, where his work in fabric architecture was a way …

Danielle De Jesus MFA ’21 Is 2022 Beecher Residency Inaugural Resident

Danielle De Jesus MFA ’21 was the 2022 Beecher Residency Inaugural resident at Stillman House in Litchfield, Connecticut. She spoke with ArtNet about her experience. Read more at this ArtNet article! Photo Credits: Danielle De Jesus at the Beecher Residency. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Chiffon Thomas MFA ’20 Exhibition at PPOW Gallery in NYC

From September 9 to October 28, 2022, you can view Chiffon Thomas MFA ’20 on display at the PPOW gallery in New York City. Thomas’s exhibition, Staircase to the Rose Window, was reviewed in the New Yorker by Johanna Fateman, who described the multidisciplinary artist’s work as “breathtaking”: “Thomas’s alchemical, history-laden work stands, in part, as a metaphor for trans …

Shikeith MFA ’18 at Yossi Milo Gallery Summer 2022

“Grace is the condition of being blessed. It also describes a certain effortless movement: it is meant to come to us with ease. But for his debut exhibition at Yossi Milo Gallery, multidisciplinary artist Shikeith MFA’ 18 warns us via the show’s title that for Black queer people, “grace comes violently.” The gentle yet tense photographs, sculptures, and five-channel video-cum-sculpture …

Lauren Halsey MFA ’14 Interviewed by NYT Magazine

Recently, Lauren Halsey MFA ’14 was interviewed by The New York Times Magazine‘s Adam Bradley for the magazine’s “Artist’s Questionnaire” column. The article, “Lauren Halsey Sees the Future,” explores how Halsey’s work “looks at the storied past and present of the deeply misunderstood community of South Central Los Angeles” while creating new possibilities. Read more at this New York Times …

52 Artists: a Feminist Milestone at Aldrich Museum Includes 15 Yale Women

52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone will run at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum from June 6, 2022 TO January 8, 2023. The exhibition includes works from 15 Yale affiliated female-identifying or nonbinary artists. 52 Artists celebrates the fifty-first anniversary of the historic exhibition Twenty Six Contemporary Women Artists, curated by Lucy R. Lippard and presented at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in …

“Lipstick Ascending” Sculptor Claes Oldenburg BA ’50 Dies at 93

Claes Oldenburg BA ’50, the Swedish-born American Pop artist known for his monumental sculptures of everyday objects, died on Monday at his home and studio in the SoHo section of Manhattan. He was 93. In the Yale Community, Oldenburg is perhaps best known for the “mysterious” appearance of his anti-war sculpture “Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks,” which was placed in …