MFA in Visual Art announces winter 2018 residency exhibitions and events

ShiferawThe MFA in Visual Art program would like to invite the community to join us for presentations with our Visiting Artists as well as student exhibitions throughout the week.  

Graduating Student Exhibition – VCFA Gallery

  • Monday, January 29 - Thursday, February 1. Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Gallery may be closed for critiques and reviews as determined by the program. 
  • Opening reception: Sunday, January 28 - 7:30 p.m.

New and Returning Student Exhibitions – Alumni Hall

  • Monday, January 29 – Thursday, February 1. Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Gallery may be closed for critiques and reviews as determined by the program. 
  • Opening reception: Friday, January 26 - 7 p.m. 

Artist-in-Residence Exhibition and Lecture: Tariku Shiferaw

Tariku Shiferaw’s practice explores mark-making in order to address the physical and metaphysical spaces of painting and societal structures.  Recent exhibitions include the 2017 Whitney Biennial as a part of Occupy Museums’ Debtfair, and a solo exhibition, One of These Black Boys, at Anthony Philip Fine Art in Brooklyn. Shiferaw currently lives and works in New York.

Lecture: One Of These Black Boys

  • Thursday, January 25. 7:30 p.m. College Hall Chapel

Exhibition: College Hall Vault

  • Sunday, January 28 - Thursday, February 1. Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, January 27 - 8:30 p.m. 

Visiting Artists presentations

  • Alteronce Gumby
  • Tuesday, January 30, 7:30 p.m., College Hall Chapel

Gumby’s practice ranges from painting and ceramics to installation, exploring color as a compositional linkage between space and ideas.  His work has been exhibited at galleries such as Hammond Harkins Galleries (Columbus, OH), Rental Gallery (East Hampton, NY) and Camden Arts Centre (London, UK) and Long Gallery (Harlem, NY) and has been featured in publications such as New American Painting and BOMB magazine.  Gumby graduated with an MFA in Painting from the Yale School of Art.

  • Rachel Steinberg
  • Wednesday, January 31, 9 a.m., College Hall Chapel

Steinberg is a curator, organizer, and arts administrator based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work focuses on digital and time based media, science fiction, collaborative practices, and examining the role of alternative art spaces and artistic agency. She holds a BFA from Pratt Institute, and is currently the Director at SOHO20 Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She is currently a Co-Coordinator of The Feminist Art Project (TFAP)’s NYC chapter, and was a Co-Organizer of Trade School New York from 2012-2014.  She is the co-founder of Custom Program, an irradiant project space for radically scaled, site specific work in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. As an independent curator, she has curated exhibitions both locally and internationally.

  • Roundtable Discussion with Tariku Shiferaw, Alteronce Gumby, and Rachel Steinberg
  • Wednesday, January 31, 1 p.m., College Hall Chapel