Faculty News

  • The Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY announced that artist and educator Mike Glier is its 2022 Artist-In-Residence. Glier kicked off his residency exploring the work of Charles E. Burchfield through the current exhibition, A Lifetime of Themes, along with a deep dive into the archives. See more here: www.burchfieldpenney.org
  • Ohan Breiding has a two-channel video installation up at A.I.R gallery in NYC, a piece they made in collaboration with dancer and choreographer Taisha Paggett. More information here:  https://www.airgallery.org/exhibitions/currents-2022-identity-politics
  • Sarah Rara has video works in a new joint exhibition, co-organized by Epoch Gallery and LACMA, on view until May 6th, 2022. More information and the virtual exhibition can be found here: epoch.gallery/echoes/
  • Cecilia Aldarondo received the Emerging Documentary Filmmaker Award from the 2021 IDA Documentary Awards which will be issued  Feb 5 2022 at a ceremony in LA. https://www.documentary.org/awards2021/honorees/cecilia-aldarondo https://realscreen.com/2021/11/08/ida-recognizes-roger-ross-williams-ronan-farrow-among-2021-honorees/
  • Mike Glier has two new public installations of paintings, one at the Wachenheim Science Center at Williams and the other at the Ritz Carlton Residences in Miami. He is currently the Artist in Residence at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo New York, where he is pursuing research in the collection and archive in preparation for an exhibition. Mike had two solo exhibitions in 2021. “Bird Songs of the Boston Public Garden” was presented at Krakow Witkin Gallery in Boston and was reviewed by Cate McQuaid in the Boston Globe. Downing Yudain Gallery in North Stamford, CT, exhibited “Mike Glier: An Open Season”, and published an e-catalog with an essay by Valerie Ann Leeds.
  • Catherine Howe started a radio show on WCFM 91.9 (Williams College Radio) called “Think of Your Ears as Eyes” and is dedicated to the art of the album cover.
  • Catherine Howe just published a chapter titled “Bodies Made of Numbers, Numbers Made of Bodies” in Modelwork: The Material Culture of Making and Knowing. It is edited by Martin Bruckner, Sandy Isenstadt, and Sarah Wasserman and is published by the University of Minnesota Press.
  • The exhibition co-curated by Ondine Chavoya, Axis Mundo: Queer Networks in Chicano L.A. is on view at moCa Cleveland until January 2, 2022 https://www.mocacleveland.org/exhibitions/axis-mundo-queer-networks-chicano-la
    This will be the final venue for the exhibition after an extensive tour across eight cities in the United States, including os Angeles, New York, Williamstown, Las Vegas, Houston, Denver, and Gambier, Ohio. Over the summer, co-curators David Evans Frantz and C. Ondine Chavoya participated in an online discussion about the exhibition that can be found here:
  • Sarah Rara “Lavender House” opens at Oregon Contemporary, Portland OR. Produced by Marathon Screenings and curated by Asha Bukojemsky. Opening reception and artist talk October 2, 2021 5-8pm.
  • Sarah Rara’s “Lavender House” (2021) screening as part of Rockaway Film Festival. September 18th. https://rockawayfilmfestival.com
  • Guy Hedreen’s edited volume, Material World: The Intersection of Art, Science, and Nature in Ancient Literature and its Renaissance Reception, was published by Brill in June, 2021.
  • Michelle Apotsos’s second book, The Masjid in Contemporary Islamic Africa was published in August 2021 by Cambridge University Press.
  • July 2021: Audio/video tour of Roy Lichtenstein: Monet’s Garden Goes Pop!,  (14 min 12 sec) written and recorded by Carol Ockman, Curator at Large; introduction by Jennifer Rominiecki, President and CEO. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8Ej_du6paw
  • RED PATIENCE exhibition of work from Johanna Breiding in collaboration with fellow artist Izidora L. LETHE, opens April 17 running through June 5, 2021 at the Bass & Reiner Gallery in San Francisco: https://www.bassandreiner.com/
  • Designer and sound artist A. Frei contributed as well, with the design of a take-away risograph print, which includes a collaborative text by Izidora and Johanna. Those in San Francisco who feel safe and able to venture into the gallery, please make an appointment through the gallery site.
  • Johanna Breiding has been selected to participate in this year’s TBA 21 (Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary) Ocean Space Fellowship Program in Venice Italy. Together with Shoghig Halajian, they will be working on a new film project and with an accompanying photographic body of work, a continuation of Johanna’s last exhibition, Playing Submarine.
    You can read more about TBA 21 Academy and Ocean Space here:
  • Sarah Rara is presenting a new 2 channel video work “Perfect Touch” that will be projected at architectural scale in Downtown LA on the North/South facing facades of 154 South Olive Street on April 9 from 7-10pm.
    link to exhibition website: https://luminexla.com
    In Perfect Touch 2021, a set of hands present string figure games in sequence: giving and receiving, relaying connections, modeling networks, patterns to inhabit, digit upon digit. The two channels, situated on opposite faces, form a digital embrace across a divide, mirroring with difference. String figure games model our interconnectedness, searching for a way to visualize the influence that one body exerts on another. Making use of the physical interval, Perfect Touch explores the in-between spaces and invisible entanglements between us, navigating connection alongside distance and loss.
  • Carol Ockman, Curator at Large, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Pop Goes the Easel: Roy Lichtenstein Does Claude Monet Tuesday, Feb. 16, 12-1 PM https://7082.blackbaudhosting.com/7082/Spring-2021-Lichtenstein-Exhibition-Keynote-Lecture
  • Laylah Ali featured in Art 21’s In the Studio series https://art21.org/read/in-the-studio-laylah-ali/
  • Cecilia Aldarondo featured on the podcast, Temperature Check, discussing how Puerto Ricans are rebuilding post-Hurricane María. https://grist.org/temperature-check/listen-how-puerto-ricans-are-rebuilding-post-hurricane-maria/ 
  • Michael Lewis’s ‘A Triumphant, User-Friendly Addition’ about Steven Holl Architects’ Nancy and Rich Kinder Building at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,  publication in the Wall Street Journal, December 2020: https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-triumphant-user-friendly-addition-11605960002?
  • Johanna Breiding’s Solo Exhibition Summer Fugue at O’ Project Space, October 2020: https://www.oprojectspacela.com/ and they’re art auction, INCOGNITO at ICA LA: https://icalaincognito.org/auctions/incognito-2020
  • The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts awarded a Curatorial Fellowship to Professor C. Ondine Chavoya and curator David Evans Frantz to support preparation of a retrospective of artist Teddy Sandoval (1949–1995) scheduled for 2022–23 at the Williams College Museum of Art and the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College:
    https://artmuseum.williams.edu/news-item/curators-c-ondine-chavoya-and-david-evans-frantz-awarded-warhol-foundation-grant/
  • Cecilia Aldarondo’s film “Memories of a Penitent Heart” is on the list of the most important American Latino films of the past two decades discussed by  Carlos Aguilar in the New York Times on October 1st, 2020: The American Latino Experience: 20 Essential Films Since 2000 https://www.nytimes.com/article/latino-movies.html
  • Johanna Breiding showed a video titled Demonstrative Score, that they made in collaboration with taisha paggett that is a part of ARCHIVE MACHINES exhibition at LAMAG: https://www.lamag.org/portfolio_page/archive-machinesjuly-30-november-1-2020-2/
  • Barbara Takenaga, Mary A. and William Wirt Warren Professor of Art, Emerita, receiving a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2020-21: https://www.barbaratakenaga.com/blog/2020/4/13/barbara-takenaga-is-a-recipient-of-the-2020-john-simon-guggenheim-fellowship
  • “An Archive Of Exchange”: C. Ondine Chavoya On Chicanx And Latinx Art History from In the Foreground: Conversations on Art & Writing by The Clark: https://www.clarkart.edu/research-academic/podcast/c-ondine-chavoya