Alumni News Update 09.15 – 09.21.20

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Adriana Garcia BFA ’99 with Ana Laura Hernández and Rudy Herrera painted “Entre todas las mujeres,” a mural to honor Vanessa Guillen and her family, in San Antonio, TX. (image 3)

Cy Gavin BFA ’07 is included in David Zwirner Gallery’s online exhibition “At Sea.” The gallery also published an essay by Gavin on the J.M.W. Turner on the occasion of the exhibition.

Ian Ingram MFA ’10 with Theun Karelse were commissioned by Ars Electronica to create a video on their collaborative project “DeepSteward.”

Merritt Johnson BFA ’03 is included in the exhibition “Talisman: Magickal Objects for Revolution” at Patel Brown in Toronto, Canada, through Sept 26. (image 2)

The Brooklyn Museum acquired Deborah Kass’ BFA ’74 “OY/YO” for its permanent collection.

Alex Lukas MFA ’18 was named an awardee of Black Cube’s “Impossible Sites.”

Claire McConaughy BFA ’81 exhibits at Salon Zürcher in New York City, through Sept 20.

Rob Rogers MFA ’84 won a Golden Quill Award for a cartoon in his “Brewed On Grant” series that ran in the Pittsburgh Current.

Ann Rosenthal MFA ’99 received the Woman of Environmental Arts Award from Penn Future.

Laurie Shapiro BFA ’12 exhibits in the online exhibition “Simbio” organized by Coastline College, through Sept 30.

Jeffrey Augustine Songco’s BFA ’05 public work “Tropical Realness” is on view in Grand Rapids on the Monroe Center social zone for the month of September. (image 1)

Rob Southard MFA ’11 completed a summer virtual residency with the Maine Farmland Trust. (image 4)

Ruth Stanford MFA ’05 in collaboration with Mary Stuart Hall and Matthew Maher installed the public artwork “#saytheirnames” in Atlanta.

The Phillips Collection posted an online story about Renée Stout BFA ’80 and her work’s connection to the Blues.

Jina Valentine BFA ’01 was named one of Chicago’s top 50 artists by Newcity Art.