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Amanda Valdez, MFASO Lecture
Hunter MFA Studios, Second Floor Flex Space
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY
February 13, 7pm


Art History Internship Forum
Open to Art History and Studio Art majors and graduate students
Hunter North, 11th Floor Crit Room
February 19, 1-3pm


Suzanne Lacy, Zabar Visiting Artist Lecture
Roosevelt House
47-49 East 65th Street
New York, NY
February 26, 7pm


Tom Lane, In Response to History
Thomas Hunter Project Space
930 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
Through February 28


Lisa McCleary, Borderless
Gallery Cubed presents NEA: Network of Extraordinary Artists
Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue and 119th Street 
New York, NY
Through February 29


The Extraordinary
Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue and 119th Street 
New York, NY
Through February 29


Photography and Archival Narratives: FSA and Ebony
Laura Wexler, Yale University and LeRonn Brooks, Getty Research Institute
Hunter North, Room 1527
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY
March 6, 4-7pm 


Symposium: Illustration and Its Histories:
New Resources, New Voices, New Directions

Hunter College
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY
March 27, 9am - 5pm


FACULTY & STAFF ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lynda Klich presenting
Uneasy Bedfellows: The Colonial in the Modern Mural
part of Assembling a Mexican Past
College Art Association Annual Conference
Hilton Chicago, Lower Level, Salon C-1
February 13, 2-3:30pm


Christina Freeman presenting at
New Media Caucus Showcase at CAA

Bar Louie - Printers Row
47 West Polk Street
Chicago, IL
February 13, 8pm


Christina Freeman in  REGRESS
Curated by Jenn Dierdorf and Robert Goldkind
ABC No Rio in Exile at Bullet Space/292 Gallery
292 East 3rd Street, New York, NY
Performances: Saturday February 15 at 6:30pm


Peter Dudek in Unrelated
Park Place Gallery
661 Park Place, #3
Brooklyn, NY
Through February 16
Closing Reception: February 16, 5-7pm


Susan Crile in Theatre of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991-2011
MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, Queens
Through March 1


Joel Carreiro, Picassoid
Westchester Community College Fine Arts Gallery
Valhalla, NY
Through March 6


ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

Open Call: New Media Residency at The Museum of the Moving Image, Deadline: February 15

ArtPort Residency at La Guardia Airport, Deadline: March 1

The Immigrant Artist Biennial Open Call, Deadline: March 3

2020: Gender, Race, Suffrage, and Citizenship Conference, March 6 + 7

Experiential Music Hackathon: Call for Proposals

Metropolitan Museum Group Visits

Attention researchers! Trophy is free, open-source software that allows you to
organize and describe photographs of research material.  


Work Study Position Available in the Office of the Arts

Work Study Positions Available in the Digital Lab


Amanda Valdez, MFASO Lecture

Hunter MFA Studios, Second Floor Flex Space
205 Hudson Street
New York, NY

February 13, 7pm

Amanda Valdez uses fabric, embroidery, paint, and a sewing machine to make her paintings. Oscillating between abstraction and representation her shapes poke at everything human. She examines how painting can represent the physical experiences and stories of the body, using different modes of making to give a larger sense of time on a historic scale.

Amanda is based in New York City. She received her MFA from Hunter College in New York City and BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been the recipient of Artist-in-Residency awards from Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and the Joan Mitchell Center to name a few. She was awarded the 2011 College Art Association MFA Professional-Development Fellowship. Recent solo exhibitions include First Might, Denny Gallery New York, Rotherwas Project 1: Amanda Valdez. Ladies’ Night, Mead Art Museum, Amherst University, The Mysteries, Koki Fine Arts, Tokyo, and Hot Bed, DotFiftyOne, Miami. She is included in the collections of The Davis Museum at Wellesley College and The Mead Art Museum at Amherst University, along with private collections.
 

Art History Internship Forum

Open to Art History and Studio Art majors and graduate students
Hunter North, 11th Floor Crit Room
February 19, 1-3pm

With guest speakers Cristin Tierney, Cristin Tierney Gallery and Sarah Humphreville, Whitney Museum of Art.
 

Suzanne Lacy, Zabar Visiting Artist Lecture

Roosevelt House
47-49 East 65th Street
New York, NY

February 26, 7pm

Los Angeles-based artist Suzanne Lacy is internationally renowned as a pioneer in the field of socially engaged and public art. Her installations, videos, and performances have dealt with issues of sexual violence, rural and urban poverty, incarceration, gender identity, labor, and aging. Working collaboratively within traditions of fine art performance and community organizing, Lacy has realized large-scale projects in London, Brooklyn, Medellin, Los Angeles, Quito, Northwest England, Madrid and, most recently, along the Irish Border, exploring local reactions to Brexit. In 2019 she had a career retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and at Yerba Buena Art Center.

Her work has been reviewed in The Village Voice, Frieze Magazine, Artforum, L.A. Times, New York Times, Art in America, and The Guardian, and in numerous books and periodicals. She has exhibited at Tate Modern in London, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum, the New Museum and P.S. 1 in New York, and the Bilbao Museum in Spain. She has received fellowships from the Rockefeller Bellagio residency program, the Guggenheim Foundation, The Henry Moore Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts and most recently the James H. Zumberge Faculty Research and Innovation Fund from the University of Southern California.

Also known for her writing and academic career, Lacy edited Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art and is author of Leaving Art: Writings on Performance, Politics, and Publics, 1974-2007. She holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts and a PhD from Robert Gordon University in Scotland. She is currently a professor at the Roski School of Art and Design at the University of Southern California and is a resident artist at 18th Street Arts Center.
 

Tom Lane, In Response to History

Thomas Hunter Project Space
930 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

Through February 28
Opening Reception: February 7, 6:30-9pm

The role of Art has always been to respond to Art History or World History. Tom Lane’s porcelain vessels and sculpture examine many tragic and important issues of our day. The artistic voice is at times somber and other times humorous.
 
“I see my work in two groups: SERVICE and PLAY. Service includes the tribute vessels, about lives lost; these are works that felt like they needed to be done. Play includes The Pretenders (above), pieces that construct a fictional narrative that looks at the authority and responsibility of national leaders. Humor, like sorrow, puts the viewer in an emotional space that may open them to new ways of thinking.”   
 
“The tribute vessels may be the most important work I do. I believe the United States and specifically, New York City, has been suffering from PTSD since 9/11. I believe art has a transcendental value that has the power to heal.  The vessel is an understood form to hold this important content. The intellect does not get in the way; the message goes straight to the heart.”
 
Images of Tom Lane’s 9/11 Urn and Iraq Memorial Vase can be seen on Instagram: tom_lane_ceramics

Visitors will need to get a "guest pass" from the main entrance at Hunter College on the corner of 68th St. and Lexington Ave. You may then use any entrance to reach the Thomas Hunter Project Space, located in the basement of the Thomas Hunter Building (930 Lexington Ave.)
 

Lisa McCleary, Borderless

Gallery Cubed presents NEA: Network of Extraordinary Artists

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue and 119th Street 
New York, NY

Through February 29

Through painting, sculpture, and tapestry Lisa McCleary addresses the sensation of touch. In her work, McCleary creates a space in which desire, tactility, the body, and digital representation come together. Through her work, McCleary examines mediated corporeality, rendering the body into an abject and sensuous landscape and filtering the human form through many screens. Interested in the pleasure of flesh and the way that pleasure translates into our desire for tools of communication, McCleary’s work explores our tactile relationship to industrial materials. Using paint, she explores the erotic quality of the oozing landscapes, wet folds of metaphorical flesh, sexual arousal, and “otherness.”

Lisa McCleary is an Irish-Australian artist currently living in New York. In 2015, she received her BFA from UNSW Art & Design in Sydney, and in 2018 she completed her MFA at Parsons, The New School, in New York. She has exhibited internationally, and recently had a solo exhibition, “Edging”, at Gallery MC (New York). In 2018, she was chosen as a winner of the RE: ARTISTE, Show Your World, International Juried Art Competition at Gallery MC, and, in 2019, she was selected as a finalist for the William and Dorothy Yeck Young Painters Competition at Miami University and was awarded the Presidential Scholarship from the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado. She has been an artist-in-resident at Trestle Artist Residency (Brooklyn), the Summer Painting Residency at the School of Visual Arts (Manhattan), and the Vermont Studio Residency (Johnson, VT).
 

The Extraordinary

Hunter East Harlem Gallery
2180 3rd Avenue and 119th Street 
New York, NY

Through February 29

Featuring: Sarah Mihara Creagen, Canada | Woomin Kim, South Korea | Firoz Mahmud, Bangladesh | Yue Nakayama, Japan | Anna Parisi, Brazil | Shimpei Shirafuji, Japan | Catalina Tuca, Chile | Ramyar Vala, Iran

The Extraordinary is group show of eight artists who have or are seeking an O-1 Non-immigration Visa: Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement. Qualification for an O-1 Visa is based on subjective and complicated set of criteria: that individuals be “renowned” and have “distinction” in their field. The exhibition aims to bring attention and transparency to the immigration process while also critiquing this very system. The Extraordinary is an exhibition that visa-seeking artists can list on their CVs as part of the visa-qualifying process. The exhibition checklist was generated from an open call that received 123 applications from artists from 40 different countries. The eight artists included here were selected by a prestigious jury made of immigrant arts workers.
 

Photography and Archival Narratives: FSA and Ebony

Panel discussion
Laura Wexler, Yale University and
LeRonn Brooks, Getty Research Institute


Hunter North, Room 1527
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY

March 6, 4-7pm 

Photo: Gordon Parks, Anacostia, D.C. Frederick Douglass housing project. Mother and her daughter, July 1942 (Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA/OWI Collection LC-USF346-013378)

*Visitors will need to get a guest pass from the main entrance at Hunter College on the corner of 68th St. and Lexington Ave. 
 

Symposium: Illustration and Its Histories:
New Resources, New Voices, New Directions


Hunter College
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY

March 27, 9am - 5pm

Organized by the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies at the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and the Department of Art and Art History at Hunter College, New York City, this one-day interdisciplinary symposium brings together scholars, curators, and artists who are exploring new approaches to the study of illustration within historical and contemporary frameworks.

As a set of practices and a cultural force, illustration emerged in the 19th century as a new and distinctly modern phenomenon. A vital component of the visual languages of advertising, design, publishing, and entertainment, illustration is omnipresent in modern culture, yet its historical, contextual, and theoretical specifics have remained relatively unexamined. This symposium aims to bring together scholars, researchers, and practitioners across multiple fields who are interested in the history, practice, and subjects of illustration, and who want to contribute to the emerging field of illustration studies. It is meant to build on and amplify the important work done at a multi-day symposium on illustration at Washington University in St. Louis in the spring of 2019, also co-sponsored by the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies.
 

Lynda Klich presenting
Uneasy Bedfellows: The Colonial in the Modern Mural


part of Assembling a Mexican Past

College Art Association Annual Conference
Hilton Chicago, Lower Level, Salon C-1

February 13, 2-3:30pm

 

Christina Freeman presenting at New Media Caucus Annual Showcase at CAA

Bar Louie - Printers Row
47 West Polk Street
Chicago, IL

February 13, 8pm

The New Media Caucus showcase is a curated series of rapid-fire presentations about new media art by 10 NMC members. It has proven to be an excellent forum to get to know the work of a fellow members in a lively atmosphere and is the signature offsite event of the New Media Caucus.
 

Christina Freeman in  REGRESS
Curated by Jenn Dierdorf and Robert Goldkind

Feb 6 - Feb 23, 2020

ABC No Rio in Exile at Bullet Space/292 Gallery
292 East 3rd Street, New York, NY
abcnorio.org

Yasmeen Abdallah, Rebecca Bird, Kelsey Brewer,
Courtney Childress, Jenn Dierdorf, Christina Freeman,
Robert Goldkind, Kamryn Harmeling, Ianthe Jackson,
Will Kaplan, Mark Power, Sarah Schrift, Ashley Yang-Thompson

Saturday February 15 at 6:30pm
Performance + Storytelling with Edward Arrocha,
Fly, Kamryn Harmeling, Ashley Yang-Thompson

 

Peter Dudek in Unrelated

Park Place Gallery
661 Park Place, #3
Brooklyn, NY

Through February 16
Closing Reception: February 16, 5-7pm

With works by Jimbo Blachly, Peter Dudek, Emily Feinstein and Monika Sosnowski.
 
Curated by Peter Dudek.
 
This exhibition is part of a series of curatorial projects formed under the umbrella term “unrelated”. Shared content, formal relationships or conceptual connectivity of any sort were not contributing factors in bringing together art works by these
artists. Differences mattered.
 

Joel Carreiro, Picassoid

Westchester Community College Fine Arts Gallery
Valhalla, NY

Through March 6

New York City-based artist Joel Carreiro has built an extensive body of work inspired by art history. Using Pablo Picasso’s art reproductions from textbooks and magazines as his source material, he copies, enlarges, and cuts the images into smaller pieces, then assembles them into mosaic-like collages that transform the familiar into something new.
 

Open Call: New Media Residency at The Museum of the Moving Image, Deadline: February 15

Museum of the Moving Image invites proposals for a site-specific commission of a new media artwork to be completed during a three week residency at the Museum, from emerging artists who are first or second generation immigrants, currently residing in the United States. In Spring 2020, the Museum will choose one proposal to be completed during the residency, with help from a panel of experts. The Museum will hold a public information session about this open call on January 31, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., in the Digital Learning Suite (RSVP required as space is limited). The deadline to submit an application is February 15, at 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, and the winning proposal will be announced on March 15. For more information, please view the application here. Free to apply.

This project is made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Image and design courtesy of artist Ahmed El Shaer, who participated in a new media residency at the Museum in 2019.

The final selection of the 2020 New Media Artist in Residence at the Museum of the Moving Image will be made by a panel of esteemed judges, including:
Laura Marks, Joseph De Lappe, Ahmed El Shaer, Eddo Stern, Pancho López, Prerana Reddy, Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga
 

ArtPort Residency at La Guardia Airport, Deadline: March 1

The Queens Council on the Arts is pleased to announce the launch of the 2020 ArtPort Residency, in collaboration with the Port Authority New York and New Jersey, LaGuardia Airport.  The Residency offers a unique opportunity to a Queens artist to interact with the thousands of visitors that come through the region daily within the airport, and bring an engaging cultural experience to the space.

More information here

The Immigrant Artist Biennial Open Call, Deadline: March 3

Open Call: Mother Tongue/Language invites immigrant artists who explore the use of language in isolation, belonging, and becoming to submit work. Topics might include: how language is used to build or erase communities; the multilingual experience; digital languages, and/or how cultures and traditions are shared or lost across generations.

The Immigrant Artist Biennial (TIAB) is a multi-site artist-run project, presenting work by U.S based immigrant artists from around the world. Established and Curated by Founding Director, Katya Grokhovsky, TIAB sets out to form an international dialogue through exhibition of ambitious projects and events with an aim to facilitate a diverse and experimental discourse as well as build a globally connected and united community in the times of extreme anti-immigrant sentiment, unrest, discrimination and exclusion.
 

2020: Gender, Race, Suffrage, and Citizenship Conference

Roosevelt House
47-49 East 65th Street
New York, NY

March 6, 6-9pm and March 7, 9am-4pm
 
The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, in collaboration with the Women and Gender Studies department at Hunter College, invites you to save-the-date for a two-day conference marking the centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States. 2020: Gender, Race, Suffrage and Citizenship will celebrate the movement that led to women gaining the right to vote and the gains brought about by the ratification of the 19th amendment. The discussions will interrogate the tensions between gender and racial equality that have underpinned the suffrage movement from its inception and linger today in our political landscape. The conference will not just be a celebration of the suffrage movement, but will also offer an important forum to analyze these tensions and to reflect on current local and global politics.
 
Opening Keynote Address:
Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago

Confirmed Conference Speakers Include:
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney
Beverley Guy-Sheftall, Spelman College
Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Graduate Center of the City University of New York
D’Weston L. Haywood, Hunter College
Rachel Herzing, Center for Political Education
Carol Jenkins, Co-President and CEO of the ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women's Equality
Erica Meiners, Northeastern Illinois University
Alison M. Parker, University of Delaware
Kimberly Peeler-Allen, Rutgers University
 
 
Metropolitan Museum Group Visits

The Metropolitan Museum welcomes all university groups and invites instructors to request either a guided visit led by trained Museum educators and volunteers or a self-guided visit, which allows you to lead your own group through the Museum.

More information here
 

Work Study Positions Available in the Digital Lab

Title: Digital Lab Monitor

Location: 205 Hudson, MFA Campus or 68th Street

Qualifications: Must be proficient with Mac computer. Experience with Adobe programs and printing a plus.
Compensation: $15.00 per hour for undergrad / $17 for graduate students, 10-20 hours a week, flexible hours

You must be eligible for WORK-STUDY (Sorry, no international students) and you need to have filled out your FAFSA.

Please check with the financial aid office if you are unsure of your
status: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/onestop/finances/financial-aid

For other questions or if you are interested, please contact: huntercmphoto@gmail.com
 
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