Alumni Successes Visiting Artists Studio


3 Questions with ​Rachel Adams just went live on UNTITLED, and will soon post to PNCA.edu. Many thanks to Jodie and Mario for their planning and help, to Jennifer for the photography, and to Rachel for her thoughtful answers.

From the article:

I look at art everyday, whether that is in a gallery or museum, online, at a studio visit or in publications. Images flood my life! This definitely keeps me motivated, but I also know when its time to take a break and go out for a run or go for a walk with the dog to clear my head. I constantly am juggling show ideas in my head and trying to put together folders of artists and images, but it does get overwhelming and you need to know when to take a break.

You can read the whole piece here: http://untitled.pnca.edu/articles/show/7194

Enjoy!

DANIEL GLENDENING

"Ghost." 
Sunday October 12, 1pm. 
The Phreak Show.
Weird Shift. 
201 N. Alberta.

Design Week!

One of our current MFA in Visual Studies candidates, Micah Schmelzer, is presenting work with Pure Surface for Design Week. Hope you can check it out at 2:30pm today! Read more info below.

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When:
Monday, October 06 // 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Where:
Event Dome at HQ Pioneer Courthouse Square Portland, Oregon

Pure Surface is a new performance series where movement, text, and film happen together in the spirit of improvised collaboration. How do the things that move us move with each other? How do we activate and encourage cross-disciplinary practice and performance?

Pure Surface takes its name from a chapter in Lisa Robertson’s book, Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office for Soft Architecture. Pure Surface carves out a space for play and a room for experimentation that brings dance, writing, and film communities together.

For Design Week Portland, Pure Surface presents work from poets John Beer, Tyler Brewington, and Stacey Tran; dancers Ruth Nelson, Tere Mathern, Kayleigh Nelson; film artists Lisa Ward, Roland Dahwen Wu, and Micah Schmelzer.

The series happens on Sundays at Valentine’s. Curated by Stacey Tran and Danielle Ross.

PNCA Alumni at New York Art Book Fair

Expect to see works by a number of alumni, especially those from the MFA in Visual Studies, at Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair.

Aluma, Leif Lee, and current MFA VS candidate Micah Schmelzer performed at TBA this year for Jennifer West’s piece at the works!

leifjlee:

Here is a video of a performance by Jennifer West that I participated in at TBA:14

Serpentine Dance Flashlight Filmstrip Projections by Jennifer West LIVE PERFORMANCE DOCUMENT, 2014 for PICA TBA Fest

(Source: vimeo.com)

First year MFA VS Critique Seminar.
First year MFA VS Critique Seminar.
First year MFA VS Critique Seminar.

First year MFA VS Critique Seminar.

CINEMA PROJECT:

Celebrating the Start of Another Season!

This Wednesday, September 24th, we’re throwing a party at Holocene (1001 SE Morrison St) to celebrate and raise support for the start of another season of programming! We’ve got a fun evening of projector performances and live music in store, which features the talents of Matt CarlsonStephen Slappe (MFA in Visual Studies faculty member)Mia Ferm and DJ DNA (of XRAY.fm and Splash). And in addition to the music and performances we’ll be bringing along a selection of Cinema Project’s signature letter-pressed program posters, pulled from the archive and made available for you to purchase and take home. The cost is $8 and proceeds go toward supporting the films, videos and artists featured this season. Doors open at 8:30pm and performances and music will kick off a little after 9pm

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Delaney Allen (MFA VS alumnus):

From the series “Getting Lost” on view next month at Nationale in Portland, OR.

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What: CARNAGE // Craig Wheat (MFA VS alumnus) + Dominic De Venuta (BFA alumnus)

Where: Upper Playground (23 NW 5th Ave, 23 NW 5th Ave, Portland, OR 97209)

Opens: October 2nd 

First year MFA VS student Alex Godbold’s performance.

Jesse Sugarmann is an interdisciplinary artist working in video, performance, and sculpture.  His work engages the automotive industry as a manufacturer of human identity, accessing automotive history as an index of both cultural progress and social development. Jesse has exhibited work both nationally and internationally in venues such as the Getty Institute, Los Angeles; el Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Oregon; the Banff Center, Canada; Filmbase, Ireland; Human Resources, Los Angeles; Michael Strogoff, Marfa; el Museo de Arte Moderno de Santander, Spain; Drift Station, Omaha; Spirit Abuse, Albuquerque; Fugitive Projects, Nashville; the 21c Museum, Louisville; the Knockdown Center, New York, High Desert Test Sites 2013, Joshua Tree; and is planning an upcoming solo exhibition at MOCA Indianapolis. Jesse’s work has been written about in publications including ArtForum, Art Papers, ART LTD, Art Cards, Art Fag City, Art Car Nation, Frieze Magazine and The New York Times. Jesse’s current project, a series of conceptually managed Pontiac dealerships titled We Build Excitement, will be a featured component of PICA’s 2014 TBA festival.  Jesse lives and works in Bakersfield, CA.

MFA in Visual Studies Visiting Artists Lecture Series 2014 FALL SEMESTER

Pacific Northwest College of Art + Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies

Jesse Sugarmann | Thursday, September 18th at 12:30pm

Jesse Sugarmann is an interdisciplinary artist working in video, performance, and sculpture.  His work engages the automotive industry as a manufacturer of human identity, accessing automotive history as an index of both cultural progress and social development. Jesse has exhibited work both nationally and internationally in venues such as the Getty Institute, Los Angeles; el Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Oregon; the Banff Center, Canada; Filmbase, Ireland; Human Resources, Los Angeles; Michael Strogoff, Marfa; el Museo de Arte Moderno de Santander, Spain; Drift Station, Omaha; Spirit Abuse, Albuquerque; Fugitive Projects, Nashville; the 21c Museum, Louisville; the Knockdown Center, New York, High Desert Test Sites 2013, Joshua Tree; and is planning an upcoming solo exhibition at MOCA Indianapolis. Jesse’s work has been written about in publications including ArtForum, Art Papers, ART LTD, Art Cards, Art Fag City, Art Car Nation, Frieze Magazine and The New York Times. Jesse’s current project, a series of conceptually managed Pontiac dealerships titled We Build Excitement, will be a featured component of PICA’s 2014 TBA festival.  Jesse lives and works in Bakersfield, CA.

Rachel Adams | Wednesday, October 1st at 6:30pm

Rachel Adams is an independent curator and writer living in Austin, Texas. Adams is currently the 2014-15 Curator-In-Residence at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center of Portland. Her most recent projects include a solo commission by Richard T. Walker at The Contemporary Austin, a group exhibition in New York titled Interstice and a solo exhibition including catalogue by artist Justin Cooper at testsite in Austin. Adams joined Arthouse at the Jones Center in June 2010 as the Curator of Public Programs, After the merger of Arthouse with the Austin Museum of Art, Adams became the Associate Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs.  Upcoming projects include an outdoor commission by Seattle-based John Grade at The Contemporary Austin. She recently wrote for the Prospect.3 Biennial catalog and is also a contributing writer for Artforum.com, Arts + Culture Texas, Art Papers, Modern Painters, and Texas Architect. 

MFA in Visual Studies + Caldera Report | Friday, November 7th at 12:30pm Room 101

MFA in Visual Studies candidates who participated in the MFA VS Caldera residency, along with visiting artist, Arnold J. Kemp, and guest faculty member Emily Ginsburg present the experiences and work completed during the 10-day residency. PNCA Caldera Laboratories is a collaborative effort between Caldera Artist Residency and Pacific Northwest College of Art, who have joined forces to construct a program where visiting artists, scholars, curators, and critics come together with PNCA faculty and MFA in Visual Studies students to engage in art making, research, and visual and written investigations in a laboratory setting.

Arnold J. Kemp | Friday, November 7th at 6:30pm 

Arnold J. Kemp is an Associate Professor and the Chair of Painting & Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University. His work can be found in the collections of institutions such as The Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; The Tacoma Art Museum; The University of California-Berkeley Art Museum; and others. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants such as the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship, and the Pollock Krasner Foundation Fellowship. Arnold J. Kemp formerly held the position of Assistant Professor and Chair of the MFA in Visual Studies Program at PNCA. He is represented by PDX Contemporary in Portland, Oregon. 

Alyssa Taylor Wendt | Thursday, November 20th at 6:30pm 

Alyssa Taylor Wendt works as a multimedia artist in Austin, Texas. After earning a BA degree with an emphasis in photography from NYU, she moved to the West coast and performed on records, in many awarded independent films, on stage and with collaborative art projects. Wendt received an MFA degree from the International Center of Photography and Bard College. From 2008 to the present, Wendt has performed at the Numu Art Space, Location One, St. Cecilia’s, envoy gallery, Colab Projects, the Fusebox Festival in Austin and The Museum of Art and Design in New York City. Wendt’s current projects involve developing the ability to translate the visceral sense of her inner self into objects, photographic evidence and the moving image. Her installation work revolves around this animism: non-linear videos with layered sound shown with assemblage sculpture, large format production stills and participatory performances that have a transformative social aspect. 

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Lectures held in Swigert Commons at Pacific Northwest College of Art unless indicated otherwise.

PNCA 1241 NW Johnson Street. Portland, OR 97209

Looking forward to Jack Ferver’s visit!

divine: Jack and Marc’s Times Review

Congrats to alumna, Samantha Wall, finalist for the 2015 CONTEMPORARY NORTHWEST ART AWARDS