Symposium on Place

Ayad Rahmani, Associate Professor in the School of Design + Construction at WSU, and I, organized an interdisciplinary symposium on the theme of ‘Place’, at WSU in the fall of 2016. This successful night of presentations and discussions was attended by faculty and students from across the university. Topics focused on poetics, data, socio-political issues, travel and time, and the local. Presenters included: Linda Russo, Judy Theodorson, Andrew Cassey, Mona Ghandi, Michael Myers, Raihan Sharif and John Streamas, Kim Castelin and Colleen Taugher, Ayad Rahmani, Kayla Wakulich, and Kristin Becker, with introductions by Alex Wolf, Jared Boorn, Vlanka Catalan, and Marianeth Becerrill.


From the introduction: 

“The places in which we live, work, commute and spend our leisure time, effect us in myriad ways, both tangible and intangible.

They can shape our reactions and emotions, our sense of health and safety, our ability to participate in society, and the people we can become. Issues related to place reach across a full range of disciplines including cultural studies, geographic and environmental issues, architecture and psychology, to name only a few. These presentations are centered around the topic of how place has determined, shaped or affected research projects, to provide deeper insight into our understanding of place collectively. ”

You can download the program here.



Recent & Upcoming Exhibits

Pull at Weems Gallery
Meredith College Raleigh, NC
January 28 – March 27
Artists Included: Lynne Allen, Randy Bolton, Lisa Bulawsky,  Sean Caulfield, Andy Farkas, Bill Fick, Lari Gibbons, Beth Grabowski, Kevin Haas, Melissa Harshman, Yashua Klos, Michael Krueger, Phyllis McGibbon, Althea Murphy-Price, Yoonmi Nam, Roy Nydorf, Jennifer Price, Minna Resnick, Aaron Wilson, Koichi Yamamoto, Jennifer Yorke.

Print Related at Spokane Art School Gallery
Curated by Scott Kolbo
December 4 – January 15
Reception: December 4, 5-8 PM
809 W Garland Ave Spokane, WA

New Prints 2015/Autumn at IPCNY
Selected by Thomas Vu
November 19 – January 2016
Reception: November 19, 6-8PM
508 West 26th Street, New York, NY

Interstate: Where I-90 meets I-82 at Sarah Spurgeon Gallery
Central Washington University
November 5–December 6, 2015
Opening Events, Thursday, November 5:
4:00 p.m., Juror’s Talk by Jennifer Navva Milliken (Curator of Craft, Bellevue Arts Museum)
5:00-7:00 p.m., Reception in the Gallery

Within/Without at UnSmoke Systems ArtSpace
Braddock, PA
September 12–30, 2015
Amze Emmons, Sean P. Morrissey, Nick Ruth, Lenore Thomas, Kevin Haas
Many thanks to Jeb Feldman.



Contemporary American Print Makers

I am honoured to be included in Contemporary American Print Makers by E. Ashley Rooney and Stephanie Standish. So many wonderful artists and studios are to be found within the pages of this book. Its like a printmaker’s answer to Phaidon’s Vitamin D and Vitamin P series of books! 


Beyond Printmaking 4

Every two years, Texas Tech University organizes the exhibition Beyond Printmaking. I was honoured to be selected as the juror and curator for this fourth iteration of this exhibition. It is a wonderful and diverse display of work that utilizes a wide range of printmaking methods, with strong themes of text and language and experimental forms connecting the work. Joe Arredondo and his team at TTU did an exceptional job at the installation of the exhibition and many thanks go to them for making this such an engaging exhibit to experience.

Invited artists included Nicole Pietrantoni, Jeremy Lundquist, Jon Swindler & Nick Satinover. The selected artists were Libby Clarke, Andrew DeCaen, Galen Gibson-Cornell, Daniel Greenberg, Brett Groves, Matthew Gualco, Sarah Hulsey, Joeseph Lupo, Kathryn Maxwell, David Medina, Michelle Murillo, Clifton Riley, Kimberly Ritchie, Barbara Ryan Gartin, Tonja Torgerson, Summer Ventis, Margi Weir, and David Wolske.

The short essay I wrote for the exhibit can be found here:
Beyond Printmaking 4 Juror’s Statement

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