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Visiting Artist Lecture: Dr. Wendy Gers

Join the Queens College Art Department for their QC MFA Artists Lecture Series:

Nov. 17 Tuesday 3pm, Zoom meeting.

Dr. Wendy Gers has delivered over 60 public lectures in 26 countries, taught internationally, and was Academic Director of the post-graduate research laboratory, La Céramique Comme Experience (CCE) at ENSA Limoges (2015-2018).
Gers is the recipient of a PhD from the University of Sunderland; MA in History of Art (cum laude); Advanced University Diploma in Information Studies and BA from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
She is a member of the NCECA Green Task Force, the Board of Directors of The Studio Potter (USA), and a Council Member of the International Academy of Ceramics.

MFA Group Exhibition: “Virtual Topologies”

You are invited to the virtual opening reception of this semester’s MFA group show! The exhibition features works by:  Cristina Ferrigno, Brianna Harlan, Cecilia Judge, Adam Nadel, Kseniya Ostrovska, Deja Patterson, Julia Sinelnikova, Cody Umans, Ryan Wilde, Alex Wong, Xiaoting Wu

Drawing out the boundaries of imagined social, political, and sexual cartographies, the unique voices of Queens college MFA students are blended in their first online exhibition: Virtual Topologies. See the exhibition on the Field Projects Website!

Social Practice Queens (SPQ) Green Lab

Social Practice Queens (SPQ) Green Lab is a one-day art event featuring experimental projects and workshops by CUNY students, alumni, and faculty, rooted in their ongoing research-based creative practices. Hosted in the new Lab at the Urban Farm, these site-specific projects address our multifaceted and often troubled relationship to the environment. They consider our use of land over time: from the colonial past to the future of climate change, from microorganisms in the soil to our own bodies in the landscape, from local conditions to the global community. For a full list of projects and events, visit the SPQ website.

DATE: Saturday October 5, 2019

LOCATION: Governors Island, The Lab at the Urban Farm (See full map and directions here)

TIME: 11:30AM–5:30PM

RSVP on Facebook; free and open to the public

2019 Art Department Graduation Reception

The Art department would like to invite students and their families to an awards ceremony and reception to celebrate our graduating art students in the Godwin-Ternbach Museum after the commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 30th. We hope to see you there!

College Night at the Met: Notes on Fashion

Students are invited to the Met after hours for a night of dancing, fashion, and art making in celebration of student fashion designers and The Costume Institute exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion, on Thursday, May 23rd, 6:30-9:30pm.

In March, undergraduate and graduate student fashion designers submitted preliminary designs inspired by images from the exhibition Camp: Notes on Fashion. From among many excellent entries, Met curators chose ten finalists to fabricate their designs. During this event, curators and special guests judge the finished garments and select two winners (one undergraduate student and one graduate student) and two runners-up. Students can vote for one overall fan favorite.

This event is open to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students only. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

View more event details and register online here!

MFA Thesis Show: Naomi Kuo, “Partitioned Dreams”

Queens College invites you to the exhibition and reception for graduating MFA candidate Cody Ann Herrmann! The show will be up in the Klapper Student Gallery from Tuesday, April 30th to Saturday, May 4th. Gallery reception events will take place on April 30th, 7-9pm and May 4th, 11am-1pm.

MFA Group Show: “The Thing Seen”

Queens College CUNY announces their annual MFA Group Exhibition: The Thing Seen, curated by Stamatina Gregory. This show displays a diverse body of artworks by students enrolled in the CUNY Queens College Masters in Fine Arts program (QCMFA).

Their works reflect an array of contemporary personal and professional experiences, expressed through a variety of media including but not limited to painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, performance, and social practice. Gregory writes:

“Through explorations of identity, place, ecology, social equality, mental health, media, communication, and global politics The Thing Seen demonstrates a set of pertinent questions, often challenging mainstream perceptions of intimacy and community, asked throughout the emerging artists’ work.”

Featured artists include Cody Herrmann, Naomi Kuo, Marlon Lainez, Melissa Misla, Ash Morgan, Adam Nadel, Deja Patterson, Kathryn Sullivan, Ryan Wilde, Alex Wong, and Xiaoting Wu.

In her catalogue essay for the show, Gregory expresses a central theme for academic art programs, noting:

“Visibility, at any given moment, in any given space, is made so by ‘forms of luminosity which are created by the light itself.’ In the light of neoliberal capitalism and digital culture, certain objects are seen, and others unseen; some bodies visible, others overlooked; some ideas amplified, others dismissed. Working within a contemporary culture focused around the capitalization of attention— an economy of clicks and likes—artists have the formidable and critical task of shifting what and how we see.”

The Thing Seen introduces the new visual culture produced by this intimate, interdisciplinary MFA program, sharing new work that questions our society, the place of the academy, and the role of the emerging artist.

Join the artists for refreshments at the opening reception of The Thing Seen on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 6 – 8 PM. The show will remain on view through April 28th, 2019.

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