Linnea Paskow (MFA '02) showing at Honey Ramka in Brooklyn, NY

Slippery Wharf, 6"x8", 2013
Linnea Paskow will be exhibiting in a solo show, Bardo, at the project space in Honey Ramka. Honey Ramka is a new artist run gallery in the infamous Bushwick neighborhood. The paintings will be on view through October 6th. 

Opening: Friday, September 6, 6-9
On View: September 6 - October 6

Honey Ramka
56 Bogart St, First Floor
Brooklyn, NY


UPenn Alumnus and Faculty Member, Deirdre Murphy, has an Upcoming Show at Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia

Grand Passage,  11"x36", Acrylic on Panel
In her upcoming show, Murmurations, at the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia, Deirdre Murphy explores the collective intelligence of the flock, drawing on the common energy, pulsing changes, and unconscious cooperations of bird migrations as inspiration. A murmuration is a murmuring sound, but the term can also be used to refer to a flock of starlings which gather in astonishing numbers and form awe-inspiring constellations of fluid moving black masses, accompanied by a constant squawking that combines into a low running sound, a thick murmur. 

Opening: Friday, September 6, 5-7pm
On View: September 6- October 20, 2013
Philadelphia Open Studio Tours: Oct 5 & 6, 12-6pm
 October 4, 5-7pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12-5

Painted Bride Art Center
230 Vine Street, 19106
In conjunction with POST, Philadelphia Open Studio Tour.

Tiger Strikes Astroid, Bushwick presents 'Passage' a collection of paintings by Andrew Prayzner (MFA '05)

Jefferson, oil on canvas, 16"x20".
The paintings in Passage begin with text and gestures that are collected from conversations, notes, choreography and subconscious physical movement such as tapping, shaking, flicking and are drawn with tape into the substrate of the painting. Then, images taken from random photographic sources are painted over the layer. The tape is removed and the images are “interrupted” or “cancelled” by text and gestures, building competing systems of signs that renders different interpretations of the painting. Documenting the process of making modes of representation and abstraction visible to the eye, and referring to the dictionary definition of the word, Passage is a passing of time, an opening through a space, a notation of a text, or in the Cubist sense, a technique to break up spatial relationships in painting.

Opening: September 7, 7-10
On View: September 7 - October 13

TSA, Bushwick location
44 Stewart Ave, #49
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Alexis Granwell (MFA '07) has upcoming shows in Connecticut and Maryland

Narrow Time, 48"x65", Drypoint and Monotype on Kozo Paper, 2012.

Continuing the tradition of printmaking at Penn, Alexis Granwell is pushing the medium by using intaglio techniques to create large, complex, layered mono-prints that connect formally with her background in painting and drawing. Ambitious in both scale and process, there is also a homemade, DIY quality to the work as Alexis makes her own paper for both the large prints and as material in her sculptures. 

Alexis has two shows upcoming, one in Maryland, and a second show in New Haven, Connecticut. If you are in the area, please attend.

Traces of Remains
Towson University, Towson, MD

Opening: September 12th at 6:30pm
Lecture: October 24th at 6:30pm
On View: September 12 - November 2nd
Click here for details.

Trace Maker,  mixed media, 2013.
Ghost Stories
Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT

Opening: October 11th, 5-8
Lecture: October 19th at 2pm
On View: October 11th - November 2nd
Click here for address/gallery information.


Mohammadreza Mirzaei (MFA '14) Lectured at Naghshe Jahan Art Research Center in Tehran, Iran

The poster for this event featuring artwork and Farsi.

Mohammadreza Mirzaei (among colleges simply Reza) gave a lecture this previous Thursday night, August 15th in the Creative Photography Institute in Tehran, Iran. At the event, named, "To Construct Reality," Reza discussed the presence of photography in literature, specifically concerning the works of Italo Calvino, Paul Auster and Reymond Carver, using these examples to address the complexities of reality and perception in contemporary photography. 

The artist and lecturer himself.
Afterwards in the second section, Reza presented some of his own works, concentrating on what the relationship between literature and photography means to him.  

The event was tweeted live from: https://twitter.com/akskhaneh

To Construct Reality: Lecture by Mohammadreza Mirzaei

Naghshe Jahan Art Reseach Center15 August 2013 , 7 pm. Next to Saei Book City, Vali-asr St. Tehran, Iran


Discussion with Rose Aslan and Nsenga Knight (MFA '10) at Artspace in Raleigh, NC on August 15th

Work from Nsenga's show Ritual and Revolution at Artspace.
Following a six month artist-in-residency position that wrapped up in July, Nsenga Knight has put up some recent work on exhibition at Artspace which she will be properly introducing with a short lecture on her work and a discussion with religious studies PHD candidate Rose Aslan. As of this posting, the event will take place tomorrow evening from 6-7:30pm. Event details below.

Nsenga's current exhibition, titled Ritual and Revolution, draws inspiration from pilgrimage rituals and the construction of communal narratives. As an emerging expert in her field, Aslan will augment the discussion of these themes in Nsenga's work by sharing her research on the historical roots and contemporary practices of the Hajj pilgrimage.

Event: Thursday, August 15th from 6-7:30pm

201 E. Davie St. 
Raleigh, NC 27601



Paige Adair(MFA '11) has two upcoming shows in Atlanta at Eyedrum and The Welsh School Galleries

Paige Adair will be exhibiting her latest round of paintings in two upcoming Hotlanta shows. The first of the exhibitions will be held at the mixed-use music and arts space, Eyedrum, with the reception and music taking place on Friday August 9th at 6pm. The second exhibition is a juried alumni show at the Welsh School of Art and Design, with a reception on Thursday, September 5th. 

For those unfamiliar, Paige Adair makes animations and photographs in addition to her paintings, all exploring themes of wealth, privilege, and wacked-out animals using a previsionalist aesthetic, humor, and a dash of kitsch. For more of her work, please visit her new website at www.paigeadairartist.com.

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Opening: Friday August 9th, 6pm
Artist Talk: Sunday August 25th, 2pm
Closing Reception: September, 6th 7pm

Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery
115 MLK Jr. Drive SE
Suite 225
Atlanta, GA 30303

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Opening: Thursday September 5th, 5 - 8pm
On View: August 15th - September 27th, Hours 10-6 M-F

Georgia State University
The Welsh School Galleries
10 Peachtree Center Av. 
Atlanta, GA 30303