Heather Ramsdale (MFA '10) in Group Show at the University of Delaware Gallery in the Crane Arts Building

Heather Ramsdale has three new pieces in the show titled Decadence, which opened this week at the Crane Arts Building.  Decadence was curated by Anthony Vega, a Philadelphia based painter, and consists of eight artists in total:  Timothy Belknap, Bob Bickey, Sherman Fleming, C. Pazia Mannella,   Matthew Alden Price, Heather Ramsdale, Jody Sweitzer, Andrew Wapinski. 

For more information about Decadence and about Heather Ramsdale, please visit

On View: December 8th, 2011- January 29th, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 8th, 6-9PM
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Saturday, 12-5PM

Crane Arts LLC
1400 N American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122-3803


Jessica Vaughn (MFA '11) Presents "Working," an Installation and Performance, to Take Place at Art On Armitage, Chicago

During the month of December, ART ON ARMITAGE will present an installation and performance by Jessica Vaughn (MFA '11), exploring the intersections of class and values.  Working is an installation made of over 500 mop heads cut and framed to create a synthetic backdrop for contracted laborers to clean and monitor from 9am to 5pm on December 3rd.   As the contractors clean the backdrop during the 8 hour performance they will collect cotton and fibers from the cotton mops. The performance will take place in the storefront gallery at 4125 W. Armitage Ave, Chicago. 

For more information about Jessica Vaughn and about Art on Armitage, please visit

Jessica Vaughn: Working
On View: December 2- 31, 2011
The public is invited to a performance on Saturday December 3rd from 9am-5pm.

4125 W. Armitage Ave, Chicago 60639


Sean Riley (MFA '04) in Group Show at REDUX Contemporary Artist Center in Charleston, South Carolina

 Redux Contemporary Art Center  is proud to present Home Again, Home Again, featuring works by Allison Reimus, Sean Riley (MFA '04) and Carmela Laganse. This exhibition brings together three artists who embrace domestic objects and the decorative in their artistic practices. In their own respective media and intentions, each artist uses these elements to push the content and concepts of their artwork. Throughout the work in the exhibition there is a visual cross-referencing to domestic objects, decoration, pattern, fabric, craft work, and the human body.   

For more info about Sean Riley and REDUX, please visit

Home Again, Home Again
Opening Reception: Thurs Dec 8, 6-9pm
Exhibition on view: Dec 8, 2011 - Jan 14, 2012  

Redux Contemporary Art Center
136 St. Philip Street 
Charleston, SC 29403


Siyoung Lee (MFA ' 04) in Solo Exhibition at BONGSAN Cultural Center, Daegu, South Korea

Siyoung Lee (MFA ' 04) is exhibiting a new series of sculpture and animations in his solo exhibition Becoming Birds. The Exhibition is on view until December 11th.

For more information about the show and about Siyoung's Work, please view



On ViewNovember 4 - December 11, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 10, 6 PM

BONGSAN Cultural Center
700-823 Daegu, South Korea


Caitlin Lennon (MFA '12) and Yoorim Park (MFA '12) Exhibiting in Group Show/Juried Competition, "Other Possible Titles," at Grizzly Grizzly

Caitlin Lennon and Yoorim Park are two of thirty-five artists selected to participate in Grizzly Grizzly's November Exhibition, Other Possible Titles.  Each artist represented will have one work on display, and throughout the duration of the show, visitors are encouraged to vote on which work of art they think is the best.  The overall winner will be granted a solo show, to take place in 2012.  Please come and vote for Caitlin and Yoorim!

For more information about Other Possible Titles, as well as Caitlin Lennon and Yoormin Park's work, please visit




Other Possible Titles
On View: November 4th-26th, 2011
Opening Reception: First Friday, November 4th, 6-10 PM

Grizzly Grizzly
319 N 11th Street
2nd Floor
Philadelphia PA

Stephanie Cheng, Mark Dilks, Tara Fadenrecht, Alex Nguyen, Ceaphas Stubbs, and Sarah Tortora, all First Year MFA Candidates (MFA '13), Exhibiting in the Physical Lab November 4th -21st

Stephanie Cheng, Mark Dilks, Tara Fadenrecht, Alex Nguyen, Ceaphas Stubbs, and Sarah Tortora 
will be presenting their exhibition Siddartha - After Herman Hesse, based on their reading of Herman Hesse's novel Siddartha, in Terry Adkin's class, Figures of Thought.  The exhibition will open today, Friday, November 4th, in the Physical Lab of the Morgan Fine Arts Building.  

For more information about the exhibition, as well as other Penn Design events, please visit

Siddartha - After Herman Hesse
On View: November 4th - 21st, 2011
Opening Reception:  Friday, November 4th, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Physical Lab, Morgan Building
University of Pennsylvania
205 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 

Leigh Van Duzer (MFA '10) in Group Show at the Spéos Gallery in Paris

Leigh Van Duzer will have a piece in a group exhibition at the Spéos Gallery, Paris, opening November 8th.  The exhibition coincides with Paris Photo and Lensculture Photofest, which takes place November 10th-13th.  

For more information about Leigh Van Duzer's work, please visit


Tra Bouscaren (MFA '12) Exhibiting in "Naked Factory," a Group Show at the Kunsthalle M3, Berlin

Naked Factory
10 Jahre Kunsthalle M3

On View: 5.11. - 27.11
Opening Reception: 5.11, 6 PM

Performance by Yurie Ido: 5.11, 8 PM

Kunsthalle M3
Atelierhaus Mengerzeile
Mengerzeile 1-3
12435 Berlin-Treptow-Nord

Naked Factory was written up in Tip, Berlin's equivalent of Time Out.  Below is an image of the press:

Jamal Cyrus's (MFA '08) "Alpha's Bet Is Not Over Yet," to Take Place at the New Museum, November 10, 2011

In conjunction with the exhibition “Museum as Hub: Steffani Jemison and Jamal Cyrus: Alpha’s Bet Is Not Over Yet,” Jemison and Cyrus have invited guests to read and interpret their favorite selections from the periodicals on display. These public readings will take place in the 5th floor Museum as Hub gallery space and are free and open to the public.

For more information about Jamal Cyrus and Alpha's Bet Is Not Over Yet, please visit

Alpha's Bet Is Not Over Yet

Thursday Nov 10, 2011, 7 PM

New Museum
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
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Heather Ramsdale (MFA '10) and Leigh Van Duzer (MFA '10) Exhibitng at the Fowler Arts Collective, Brooklyn, NY

Heather Ramsdale and Leigh Van Duzer are exhibiting with two other artists, Gabriela Salazar and Sara Schenckloth, in a show titled The Build Up, at the Fowler Arts Collective in Brooklyn, NY.  The common thread between each of these artists' work is the investigation of infrastructure and the transformation of visible structures.  The artists will be expressing the themes through a variety of media, including sculpture, photography, site-sensitive installation, and drawing.

For more information about The Build Up, please visit
The Build Up
On View:  Nov. 5th to Dec. 4th, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 5th from 6 to 9pm
Fowler will have open gallery hours on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-6 pm (closed November 26th and 27th). During other times, the exhibition can be viewed by appointment.

Fowler is located in the historic Greenpoint Terminal building on the East River waterfront at
67 West Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222.

Deb Hoy (MFA '08) Exhibiting at The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral

For more information about Michael and Mary, please visit



Tra Bouscaren (MFA '12) Commissioned by Prius and Flavorpill to Create an Interpretation of the New Prius Plug-In Model

 Artists Wanted's Art Takes Miami 2010 finalist Tra Bouscaren has been commissioned by Prius and Flavorpill to create an exciting interpretation of the all-new Prius Plug-In model. Check out Tra's vibrant and dynamic execution and if you like what you see, vote for his art and you could win a VIP trip for two to this year's Art Basel Miami (or one of 25 signed prints from the artist himself)!

For More Information, please visit




Mikey Winsor (MFA '12) Exhibiting at the Physical Lab

Mikey Winsor (MFA '12) is exhibiting in a solo show titled Liquid on Pane, at the Physical Lab, located in the Morgan Building, at the University of Pennsylvania.  His wife, Yoko, will be holding a piano performance at Fisher-Bennett Hall, previous to the opening, on October 21st.

For more information about Mikey Winsor's work, or about Liquid on Pane, please visit

Liquid on Pane
On View: October 20th – 25th, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, October 21st
4:20pm – piano performance by Yoko, Fisher-Bennett Hall, room 407
5:00 – 7:00pm – gallery viewing, Morgan Physical Lab 

Morgan Physical Lab
205 South 34th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104


Andrew Prayzner (MFA '05) Participating in a Group Exhibition at the University of Delaware

Andrew Prayzner (MFA '05) is participating in a show titled, The Unsettled, which just opened this week at the University of Delaware. The Unsettled is a group exhibition comprised of fifteen artists: Susan Camp, Erica Eyres, Alex Fogt,  Brandon Jones, Patrick Koziol, Michael Merry, Cindy Stockton Moore, Josh Nobiling, Andrew Prayzner,  Elaine Quave, Troy Richards, Terri Saulin, Jacob Smiley, Adam Parker Smith, Lindsay Wraga.  The Unsettled was co-curated by Michael Merry and Patrick Koziol, two current MFA Candidates at the University of Delaware. 

For more information about the show and about Andrew Prayzner's work, please visit


The Unsettled
On View: October 13 – November 27, 2011
2nd Thursday Receptions: October 13th & November 10th from 6-9pm
University of Delaware Gallery

1400 N American Street
Suite 105
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
Hours: Wednesday, 12-4, and Thursday thru Sunday 12 to 6


Amy Archambault (MFA '11) Exhibiting in Group Show at the Worcester State University Gallery

Amy Archambault (MFA '11) will be exhibiting one of her drawings in the show titled, The Global Perspective: Understanding the Past, Looking to the Future,  curated by Catherine Wilcox-Titus, Professor of Art History at Worcester State University.  The Global Perspective  is comprised of 22 artists.  The jurors,  Kristina Durocher (Director of the University of New Hampshire Gallery), Anne LaPrade Seuthe (Director of the Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst), and Lexi Lee Sullivan (Assistant Curator for the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park), selected artists working within a multitude of mediums, but with similar thematic content.  The Global Perspective is the Gallery’s response to Worcester State University’s themed semester: Worcester and the World.  The artists chosen have explored the tensions, challenges, and opportunities inherent in our present time and space.  

For more information about The Global Perspective: Understanding the Past, Looking to the Future, please contact:

Catherine Wilcox-Titus, Director of the Gallery at Worcester State University 

The Global Perspective: Understanding the Past, Looking to the Future

On View: 
Oct. 20- Dec. 1, 2011

Opening Reception: 
Thursday, Oct. 20, 6-8 PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 1-4 pm. 

The Gallery is situated on the first floor of the Ghosh Science and Technology building, which faces onto Chandler Street on the Worcester State University campus at 486 Chandler Street, Worcester MA 01602.

Alexi Worth (Senior Critic) Exhibiting at DC Moore Gallery, Chelsea, NYC

DC Moore Gallery is pleased to present Alexi Worth's most recent paintings in our project space. Show of Hands is a group of nearly monochromatic up-close images that revisit the artist's earlier themes in a new, distinctively reinvented pictorial language. Abandoning oil paint in favor of sprayed pigment, Worth has created an idiom of stenciled, layered shapes where the effects of frontal lighting are exaggerated and transformed. Reminiscent at times of photo-collage, 3-D animation, and cartooning, the new images are literally drawn from everyday life: people smoking, drinking, stacking fruit or crushing paper. From these modest situations, Worth makes images that are at once graphic and intricate, antipainterly but insistently handmade

For more information about the show, please visit

Show of Hands
On ViewOctober 13 - November 12, 2011
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 13, 6 - 8 PM

DC Moore Gallery
535 West 22nd Street, 2nd floor,
212-247-2111  Chelsea


Mary A. Valverde (MFA '12) Exhibiting Video, "Bound," at Underline Gallery, as Part of AIOP Festival NYC 2011

Mary A. Valverde (MFA '12) will be exhibiting her video titled Bound, at Underline Gallery this week, as part of the AIOP  (Art in Odd Places) Festival in NYC.  A special screening and reception will take place on Saturday, October 8th  from 7-8 pm.

For more information on AIOP, Underline Gallery and Mary A. Valverde, please visit

AIOP Festival NYC 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 8th, 2011, 7-8pm

Underline Gallery
238 West 14th Street
NYC 10011


Kurt Freyer (MFA '09), Elizabeth Hoy (MFA '09) and Emilie Selden (MFA '09) are Exhibiting Together at Fowler Arts Collective, Brooklyn, NY

Kurt Freyer (MFA '09), Elizabeth Hoy (MFA '09) and Emilie Selden (MFA '09) have a show titled, The Pinch, which opens Friday October 14th, at the Fowler Arts Collective.  Freyer, Hoy and Selden will each be contributing new works that grapple with the consequnces of making art in a time of economic harsdship. 

For more information about The Pinch, please visit


The Pinch
On view:  Oct. 14-30, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 14, 6-9pm

Fowler Arts Collective
67 West Street, #216
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Zenas Hutchinson (MFA '13) Interviewed by 34th Street Magazine

Zenas Hutchinson (MFA '13) was recently interviewed by 34th Street Magazine.  This is the first in a series of interviews that the publication intends to conduct with Penn Design MFA candidates over the course of this semester.  To view the interview with Zenas Hutchinson, please visit:


Martha Rich (MFA '11) is Hosting a Studio Open House TODAY, Friday, September 30th

Chris Lawrence (MFA '10) Exhibiting at the Appendix Project Space, Portland, OR

    OPENS THIS WEEK:                             
   Chris Lawrence     

   Appendix Project Space      

    Thur, Sept 29  /  7:00 - 11:30PM                

    South alley between 26th & 27th Aves  /  off NE Alberta St  /  Portland, Oregon              




Kelsey Halliday Johnson (MFA '12) to Present at the Cumulus Denver Conference: From Understanding to Design and Back Again

Kelsey Halliday Johnson (MFA '12) will present her paper "Annals of the Present World: Contemporary Art as a Local and Global Document" at the Cumulus Denver Conference: From Understanding to Design and Back Again. Cumulus is the International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art and Design founded by The University of Art and Design in Helsinki and the Royal College of Art in London in 1990. Their biannual conference is being held in Denver from 9/29-10/2 with a focus on sustainability in art and design. Johnson's paper examines different approaches of contemporary artist-activists and their methodologies as they deal with topics of sustainability and globalization from both a local and global perspective. 

For more information about the festival, please visit, 


Kathy Rose, Previously a Visiting Artist at Penn Design, Exhibiting at the Performance Garage

Kathy Rose will be participating in the 10th Annual Motion Pictures Festival, put on by Philadelphia Dance Projects.  The event will feature experimental film and video, innovative shorts, documentaries and animations.  
Rose's contribution will be a Special Video Installation, titled “Vortex,”  which will be presented during intermission each night.  "Vortex" is intended as a dimensionally magical illusion, in which mesmerizing miniature world of the interior,  of thought, and meditation, integrating video with veils on a small “canvas” on which figures flow and drip in a universe of their own.

For more information about the festival, please visit, 

Kathy Rose’s new video “The Metaphysical Paintings“ can be seen at:

On View: Wednesday, October 5th, 2011 at 6:30PM and 8:30PM and Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 6:30PM and 8PM
Location: The Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine Street, Phila PA 19130
Admission is $10

Woohyun Shim (MFA '12) in Group Exhibition ay Modern Arts Midtown, Omaha, NE

Featuring distinctive fine art from local and regional contemporary artists, Modern Arts Midtown (MAM) is an extension of Modern Arts Midwest in Lincoln, Nebraska. This brand new gallery will provide the same high quality art and service that the first location was built on. Both galleries boast of an extensive collection of abstract and traditional art, painting, sculpture, photography, and textile.  Woohyun Shim (MFA '12) will be participating in a group show in this new space.
For more information on M A M and the show, please contact, info@modernartsmidwest.com or 402.502.8737 
Grand Opening: Friday, Sept. 16th, 6–10 p.m. 
Modern Arts Midtown   

3615 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE
Gallery hours Tue.–Th. 11–6 • Fri.–Sat. 11–8 or by app.


"Call it," second year MFA Exhibition to open tonight, Friday, September 16th

call it is an exhibition of the current second year MFA class.  It is both a reflection of the work that the thirteen students have produced over the last year, as well as a preview of what may come, as all thirteen proceed down their diverse and distinct paths towards thesis in May.  

The participating students include:

Sarah Anderson, Tra Bouscaren, Sarah Goffstein, Kelsey Halliday Johnson, Caitlin Lennon, Saori Morizumi, Yoorim Park, Erik Reinholdz, Chloe Isadora Reison, Meredith Sellers, Woohyun Shim, Mary Valverde and Mikey Winsor


call it
On View: September 16th-October 11th, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, September 16th, 5:30-7:30pm

Charles Addams Gallery
University of Pennsylvania
200 S 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phillip Adams (MFA '06) in Solo Exhibition at Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia

Phillip Adams (MFA '06) is exhibiting a new series of paintings and drawings in his solo exhibition "Love at the Matterhorn," opening next Saturday, the 24th.  The Exhibition is on view until October 23rd.  

For more information about "Love at the Matterhorn" and about Phillip Adam's work, please visit,

 Love at the Matterhorn
On View: September 24th-October 23rd, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 24th, 6-8pm 
Seraphin Gallery
1108 Pine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107



Jane Irish (Admin Fine Arts) is Exhibiting Ten Works in Group Show at Center for the Arts Asian Arts Gallery, Towson University, Maryland

Jane Irish is exhibiting ten of her pieces, a collection of vases and paintings, in a show titled THE ASIAN CONNECTION: ART IN A GLOBAL AGE.  The guest curator for this show is Professor J. Susan Isaacs, who willl be giving a talk on Saturday, September tenth, in conjunction with the opening recpetion.

For more information about the show and about Jane Irish's work, please visit


On View: September 8 – October 22
Opening RECEPTION AND CURATOR'S TALK: Saturday, September 10, 2011, 2:00—4:00 pm

Center for the Arts Asian Arts Gallery
Towson University
8000 York Road /Towson, Maryland
GALLERY HOURS Monday—Friday, 11 am to 4 pm; Saturday, 1 to 4 pm
Information: 410-704-2807 · www.towson.edu/asianarts

Admission is free and open to the public.