Convergence: School of Visual Arts Alumni Exhibition

 

In celebration of the College’s 60th anniversary, SVA showcases 140 alumni working in all media in the School’s first large-scale exhibition at 808 Gallery — October 24 – December 14

Boston, MA – In celebration of the College’s 60th anniversary, the School of Visual Arts at the College of Fine Arts (CFA) at Boston University is proud to present Convergence: School of Visual Arts Alumni Exhibition, the School’s first large-scale exhibition showcasing the excellence and diversity of 140 alumni working in all media and at all stages of career — October 24 – December 14.

Convergence: School of Visual Arts Alumni Exhibition
Dates and Events: Friday, October 24 – Sunday, December 14, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, October 24, 6–8pm
Venue: 808 Gallery (808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston)
Exhibition and Gallery Events are Free and Open to the Public

“As this is SVA’s first large-scale exhibition, we hope to show the broad diversity of alumni that the College has educated over 60 years, and the similarities and differences that span the generations of artists,” says Lynne Cooney, exhibitions manager for the School of Visual Arts at Boston University College of Fine Arts. “The theme ties into CFA’s 2014 Keyword: Intersect. We see ‘Convergence’ as a way of bringing together, or intersecting, the diverse practices of our alumni, exploring trends that may emerge, or discernible radical differences; delving into the convergence of styles, media, and points of view.”

Opening at 808 Gallery on Friday, October 24th, the exhibition is guest curated from an open call by New York–based artist Andrea Champlin.

“SVA wanted to remind everyone how many successful artists have ties to BU,” says James Hull, exhibitions director, ad interim for the School. “Convergence is a way of sharing the School’s long and impressive history, educating some of the most important artists working today.”

“We carefully made the decision not just to include established artists, but alumni working at all stages of career,” continued Hull. “We wanted to show that the School is constantly contributing to the creative environment, the art work, and that means including young, exciting artists, as well as more established ones. It is our hope that the exhibition gives a visual frame of reference to the years of effort put into maintaining a high level of instruction, great facilities, and a strong connection to the community.”

About the Artists
The 140 artists exhibiting hail from Berlin, Israel, China, and across the United States. Media represented include painting, sculpture, printmaking graphic arts, installation, and video. A full roster of artists include CK Aderem (MFA’06), Rachelle Agundes (MFA’06), Elizabeth Albert (CFA’85), Lara Gabriela Amador (CFA’11), Natessa Amin (CFA’10), Kerri Ammirata (MFA’10), Marry Anne Arntzen (CFA’04), Kathryn McDaniel Babcock (MFA’90), Hannah Barrett (MFA’98), W. Perry Barton (CFA’74), Tirtzah Bassel (MFA’10), Nina Bellucci (CFA’09), Aleya Lehmann Bench (CFA’79), Monica Bernier (CFA’73), Tess Bilhartz (MFA’10), Michael K. Bisbee (CFA’78), Laura Blacklow (CFA’67), Resa Blatman (CFA’06), Ryan Boutin (MFA’11), Meghan Brady (MFA’02), Petey Brown (CFA’77), Buddy Bunting (CFA’88), Hillary Burnett (CFA’76), Caren Canier (MFA’76), Lesley Cohen (MFA’74), Hannah Cole (MFA’05), Sue Collier (MFA’82), Kyle Cook (MFA’04), Walter Crump (CFA’90), Ford Curran (MFA’14), Donna Diamond (CFA’72), Christopher Dreger (CFA’86, MFA’88), Sean Downey (MFA’05), Kathleen Driscoll (CFA’79), Grant Drumheller (CFA’76, MFA’78), Emmett Swenson Duggan (CFA’99), Nate Ethier (MFA’04), Laura Evans (MFA’81), Karen Eutemey (CFA’72), Ariel Freiberg (MFA’04), Carla Gannis (MFA’95), Michael Garguilo (MFA’09), Jun Gao (MFA’07), Giovanni Giacoia (CFA’14), Adrienne Ginter (MFA;08), Carly Glovinsky (CFA’03), Liz Gribin (CFA’56), Chirstina Goodwin (CFA’05), Jennifer Gover (MFA’13), Sandra Hadley (CFA’85), Willard Hall (CFA’74), Diana Hampe (CFA’02), Susan Heideman (CFA’72), Annie Heisey (MFA’07), Daniel Herr (MFA’11), Erika Hess (CFA’89), James Hiscott Jr. (CFA’75), Sedrick Huckaby (CFA’97), Jeffrey Hull (MFA’75), Adam Hurwitz (CFA’90), Sidney Hurwitz (MFA’59), Zach Horn (MFA’11), Phaan Howng (CFA’04), Penelope Jencks (CFA’58), Jean Sbarra Jones (MFA’93), Timothy Andrew Kadish (MFA’10), Kurt Kauper (CFA’88), Zachary Keeting (MFA’98), Melissa Plourde Khoury (MFA’02), Karima Klasen (MFA’08), Keith Kitz (MFA’13), Kyle Larson (CFA’12), Jean-Marie Lee (MFA’07), Jacob Leidolf (CFA’11), Jennifer Levatino (CFA’98, MFA’99), Jan Lhormer (CFA’88, MFA’90), Alicia Link (CFA’12), Todd Meier (CFA’14), Michelle Mendez (CFA’83,’90), Elizabeth Menges (CFA’08), Christopher Mir (MFA’97), Kayla Mohammadi (MFA’02), Stacy Mohammed (MFA’10), Maria Molteni (CFA’06), Malcolm Mooney (CFA’79), Michelle Murillo (BFA’03), Lydia Musco (CFA’07), Winslow Myers (CFA’68), Ron Nadarski (CFA’09), Matt Neuman (MFA’11), Jeffrey Nowlin (CFA’10), Jane O’Hara (CFA’78), Margaux Ogden (CFA’12), Margo Ogden (CFA’70), M. June Opper (CFA’70), Yael Ort-Dinoor (MFA’07), Carl Ostendarp (CFA’84), Nicole Pancini (MFA’14), David Papaceno (CFA’98, MFA’02), Gabe Phipps (MFA’00), Robert Phipps (MFA’71), Jenna Pirello (CFA’11), Jessica Pinksy (MFA’09), Stacey Piwinski (CFA’99, MFA’00), Jason Polins (CFA’94), Sara Pringle (MFA’04), Jamie Ribisi-Braley (CFA’00), David Wells Roth (CFA’05), Todd Scalise (MFA’97), Gabe Scelta (CFA’02), Chrissy Scolaro (CFA’10), Peter Schenck (CFA’06), Marc N. Schepens (MFA’12), Peri Schwartz (CFA’73), Necole Schmitz (CFA’03), David Shapleigh (MFA’99), Shaoyuan Sui (MFA’14), Bethany Shorb (CFA’98), Barbara Skelly (MFA’65), Laura Stanley (CFA’91), Jomar Statkun (MFA‘02), Susan Stephenson (MFA’92), Abe Storer (MFA’08), Robert Sweeney (CFA’70, MFA’72), Ilene Sunshine (CFA’79), Adrienne Tarver (CFA’07), Ashley Teamer (CFA’13), Emily Leonard Trenholm (MFA’11), Vadis Turner (CFA’99, MFA’00), J. Marie Valdez (CFA’04), Daphne vom Baur (CFA’68), Joe M. Wardwell (MFA’99), Lindsey Warren (MFA’08), Tuo Wang (MFA’14), Kara Waxman (CFA’06), James Wilson (MFA’72), Ellen Wineberg (CFA’70), Alexi Worth (MFA’93), Kalman Zabarsky (CFA’69), Michael Zansky (CFA’69), and Ying Zhang (MFA’11).

About Andrea Champlin
Convergence: School of Visual Arts Alumni Exhibition is guest curated by New York–based artist Andrea Champlin. Champlin’s work inhabits the landscape between technologically mediated and direct, lived experience. Exploring the psychological tension between these perceptual worlds, her paintings reflect the gaps, overlaps, and collisions in contemporary life. Champlin has had solo shows in Boston, New York, and New London, Connecticut, and has participated in group shows nationally and internationally. http://andreachamplin.com/

About 808 Gallery at Boston University
The 808 Gallery at Boston University is located at 808 Commonwealth Avenue. The gallery is located on the Boston University campus (BU West T stop on the “B” Green Line). Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, 11:00am–5:00pm; Thursday, 11:00am–8:00pm; and Saturday and Sunday, 1:00-5:00pm. For more information, visit bu.edu/cfa.

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