Jane Irish Exhibits at Locks Gallery, Philly

Jane Irish, Sông Hương, 2013
Jane Irish will exhibit new work at Locks Gallery.  Sông Hương: Withdrawing Room will be on view from 04.05.13 -- 05.10.13. An opening reception will be held 04.05 from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Locks Gallery
600 Washington Square South

Please visit locksgallery for more info.

Martha Rich (MFA '11) Exhibits at Space 1026, Philly

Martha Rich
Martha Rich (MFA '11) will present new work with Keith Warren Greiman in Nothing is Rather Do.  Since receiving her MFA, Rich has been eavesdropping and collecting words and using them in her paintings. “My art is about what cracks me up and what disturbs me or what is absurd or what is at hand. Social acceptance? No. Self-acceptance? Yes. It’s a lesson in the ridiculous.”

Rich work uses collaged People magazine parts, paints on rejected CMYK screen prints of a rejected painting done years ago, includes silhouettes of friends and strangers and many of the eavesdropped conversations she has collected over the years to create an absurd narrative of life in the modern city.

Nothing is Rather Do opens 04.05.13. 

 Space 1026
1026 Arch Street 2nd Floor

Please visit space1026.com for more info.


Penn MFA Lightning Lectures at the ICA

Join the Penn Fine Arts MFA candidates for an evening of five-minute lectures. First year students will share topics of interest from their artistic research and outside elective courses in the University. Graduating students will present the key works of their thesis.

Lightning Lecture #1 will feature Joshua Zerangue, Tara White, Cristina Tufino Palmer, Gordon Stillman, Scout Segotta, Paz Ortuzar, Dan O'Neill, Alex Nguyen, Evan Nabrit, Theo Mullen, Christina Kerns, Laine Godsey, Tara Fadenrecht, Mark Dilks, Orlando de la Garza, and Caroline Claflin. 
Penn MFA Lightning Lecture #1 will begin at 6:30 pm on 03.28.12.  

Lightning Lecture #2 will be held 04.04.13 at 6:30 pm and features Toisha Tucker, Sarah Tortora, Ceaphas Stubbs, Minmin Shi, Jacob Rivkin, Daniel Oliva, Mohammadreza Mirzaei, Scotty Menesini, Sam Mapp, Zenas Hutcheson, Elisa Gabor, Stephanie Cheng, Anthony Bowers, Claire Bidwell, Laura Bernstein and Marie Alarcon.


Group Show: Things Change

Things Change features collaborative work initiated in Senior Lecturer Matt Freedman's Graduate Drawing Seminar. The exhibition is on view from 03.29 -- 04.12.13. An opening reception will be held Friday, 03.29 from 6-8 pm and a closing reception 04.11 from 5:30-7 pm.


Jamie Treadwell (MFA '03) Featured Artist of Juxtapoz Magazine

Jamie Treadwell (MFA '03) has been selected as a featured artist of the April issue of Juxtapoz Magazine.  The article can be viewed here.

Mohammadreza Mirzaei (MFA '14) Exhibits At W.E.B Du Bois College House, Philly

Mohammadreza Mirzaei, 2012
Photographs from Lugoland Residency 2012
Amistad Gallery is pleased to present What I Don't Have, a series of photographs by Mohammadreza Mirzaei (MFA '14) created during his residency in Lugo, Italy in December 2012.

What I Don't Have will be on view from 03.15.13 -- 10.15.13. 

3900 Walnut Street

For more info, please visit W.E.B. Du Bois

Jacob Rivkin (MFA '13) Exhibits at Breadboard's Esther Klein Gallery

Jacob Rivkin, Bread study #11
Coinciding with the Philadelphia Science Festival, Jacob Rivkin (MFA '13) will be exhibiting work in the group show Cellular/Molecular at Breadboard's Esther Klein Gallery.  Through different media and abstraction, the Cellular/Molecular exhibition includes artworks inspired by biology and chemistry, works that define the terms, and works that demonstrate our accidental and natural inclination to create cellular and molecular forms. The exhibition runs from 04.16 – 06.09.13, with an opening reception Thursday, 04.25.13, 5-8 pm.

The gallery is located on the ground floor of 3600 Market Street, Science Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Hours are Monday–Saturday 10:00am–5:00pm.

More information available at:


Julia Barbosa Landois (MFA '07) Exhibits at Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, TX

Julia Barbosa Landois, Star-Crossed II, video still, 2013
Julia Barbosa Landois (MFA '07) Exhibits at Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, TX

A video by Julia Barbosa Landois (MFA '07) will be featured in bite like a kitty, an exhibition curated by Bill Arning, Executive Director of the Contemporary Art Museum Houston.  The exhibition will also feature works by Saintlorraine (Britt Lorraine and Kristy Perez), Joey Fuerso, and Sarah Sudhoff. 

From Arning's curatorial statement: "Julia Barbosa Landois reframes the hyper-romantic language of an anti-love song of betrayal to transform it into an indictment of religiously supported sexism, describing what the artist terms her “break up from Jesus.” The melody creates one irresistible reality as her textual revisions refuse the romantic readings."

bite like a kitty is on view from 03.15.13 - 03.31.13.  Opening reception 03.15.13, 6-9 pm.

Guadalupe Gallery
723 S. Brazos
San Antonio, TX 78207

For more information, visit www.guadalupeculturalarts.org and www.julialandois.com


Jason Musson (MFA '11) and Jacolby Satterwhite (MFA '10) Featured in HuffPost's Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Art Makers Under 40 You Should Know

Jason Musson, Nutmeg, 2012
The Huffington Post recently picked 30 young black artists who are contributing to the ongoing conversation of race and representation in contemporary art. Included in the list are Jason Musson (MFA'11) and Jacolby Satterwhite (MFA '10). Whether through sculpture, photography, video or performance, each selected artist illuminates the complexity of the self with a unique and bold vision.

To view the article, please visit HuffPost.

Sublime Porte: Art and Contemporary Turkey Featuring UPenn Assistant Professor Orkan Telhan and Michael Marfione (MFA '11)

St. John's University is honored to present Sublime Porte: Art and Contemporary Turkey, an exhibition which features a broad range of contemporary works by a select group of emerging and internationally acclaimed artists whose works respond to Turkey's rich cultural diversity. The exhibition addresses issues of race, gender, sexuality, religion and politics as well as broader arguments concerning art, culture and globalization.

A group exhibition featuring works by: Osman Akan, Burak Arikan, Kezban Batibeki, Nezaket Ekici, Paul Fabozzi, Murat Germen, Peter Hristoff, Gözde İlkin, Michael Marfione, Alex Morel, Arzu Ozkal, Murat Pulat, Gulay Semercioglu, Orkan Telhan and Elif Uras. 

Sublime Porte: Art and Contemporary Turkey is on view from 03.14.13 -- 05.02.13 at:

Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery/Sun Yat Sen Hall 
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY

An artist's reception will be held Friday, March 15, from 4:30 - 6:30 pm.

For more info, please visit www.stjohns.edu/yehgallery