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Academy Alumni Panel

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Academy Alumni Panel

  ALI BANISADR Neither fully abstract nor definitively figurative, Ali Banisadr’s richly allusive paintings are as arresting as they are disconcerting. In their conflation of multiple temporalities and narrative dimensions, the paintings might be better understood as “world landscapes” (to borrow a phrase from early Netherlandish scholarship) than as landscapes or abstract compositions. Rather, they reprise art-historical conventions to subtly… Read More

In Conversation with Independent Curators

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In Conversation with Independent Curators

A talk with Independent Curators: who are they and how we do we have access? Sharon Louden talks with Bartholomew Ryan, Claire Schneider and Mitra Khorasheh.   BARTHOLOMEW RYAN is an independent curator based in Minneapolis. He served briefly as Milton Fine Curator at the Andy Warhol Museum. Previously he was Assistant Curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis,… Read More

Eileen Cooper of the Royal Academy

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Eileen Cooper of the Royal Academy

EILEEN COOPER was born 1953 in Glossop, in the Derbyshire Peak District. She studied at Goldsmiths College from 1971-1974 being in the cohort of students who were selected by Jon Thompson. Senior members of staff at that time included Bert Irvin RA, Basil Beattie RA and Michael Craig Martin RA. She went on to study Painting at the Royal College… Read More

Artist Talk: Jerome Witkin

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Artist Talk: Jerome Witkin

Jerome Witkin is recognized as one of the most formidable contemporary figurative painters. Critically, Jerome Witkin generates notable praise, as exampled by the L.A. Times citing his work to be “a break-through in post-Cold-War art.” The San Francisco Chronicle’s Kenneth Baker cites that “Witkin’s only peer is Lucian Freud…. Witkin is one of the finest realist painters working today…he stages… Read More

2017 Chubb Fellows Exhibition

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2017 Chubb Fellows Exhibition

  Featuring work by painters Benjamin Craig and Sophia Kayafas and draughtswoman Valérie Gilbert, this exhibition marks the beginning of each artist’s promising career and the culmination of their year-long fellowships. Each year, the Academy selects three outstanding graduates of its MFA program as Chubb Fellows. The fellowship, sponsored by Chubb, is the highest honor the Academy bestows, and is given… Read More

Sharon Louden in Conversation with Hunter O’Hanian

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Sharon Louden in Conversation with Hunter O’Hanian

Hunter O’Hanian joined College Art Association in July 2016 as the organization’s Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining CAA, Hunter was the director of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art.  Previously, he served as Vice President of Institutional Advancement and executive director of the Foundation for Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the president of… Read More

Artist Talk: Joan Semmel

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Artist Talk: Joan Semmel

Joan Semmel (b. New York, 1932) is a painter who has centered her practice around issues of the body, from desire to aging, as well as those of identity and cultural imprinting. She studied at the Cooper Union, Pratt Institute and the Art Student’s League of New York. In the 1960s, Semmel began her painting career in Spain and South… Read More

Artist Talk: Linden Frederick

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Artist Talk: Linden Frederick

Linden Frederick grew up in Perth, New York and studied at Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto and Academia de Belle Arte in Florence, Italy. Frederick paints in oils on linen, creating realistic, sensitive and almost narrative landscape and still life paintings. His paintings are nocturnal visions of rural and small-town America, and imbued with a rich sense… Read More

A Conversation with the Critics: Sharon Louden talks with Yasmeen Siddiqui, Jessica Lynne, Stephanie Cash and Jason Stopa

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A Conversation with the Critics: Sharon Louden talks with Yasmeen Siddiqui, Jessica Lynne, Stephanie Cash and Jason Stopa

October 4, 2017 marks the launch of Minerva Projects. Yasmeen Siddiqui the Denver, Colorado based, founding director is developing this not-for-profit in order to support artists, writers and curators, through residency, exhibitions, and publications programs. Fiercely independent, this curator, essayist and lecturer, is committed to voicing unorthodox stories that traverse and toy with prevailing political and art historical categories. Her subjects… Read More