December 2, 2011
- Joel Carriero (B.F.A. ’71) has had several recent shows. His Seeing Things exhibition traveled to Fairfield University, the University of Tennessee–Knoxville, and Muhlenberg College in the fall. He also had a show at the Jamaica Center for the Arts in Queens called Children of the Grid, and a solo exhibition titled Portal at Lasell College in Newton, Massachusetts, in November and December.
- Hansen Clarke (B.F.A. ’84), United States Congressman from District 13 (Detroit), Michigan, was named one of the 2011 Men of Excellence. Clarke was also profiled in an article in the Traverse City Record-Eagle, titled “Hansen Clarke’s Style,” in August.
- Famous Failures, by Joey Green (B.F.A. ’81), was the subject of an editorial, titled “Failure: Don’t Take it Personal,” written by Jim Davidson. The piece appeared in the Sturgis Journal, the Port Arthur News, and in several online posts.
- Work by Anthony Graves’s (M.F.A. ’09) group Camel Collective will be included in an exhibition titled The Workers at Mass MoCA. The exhibit will be on display until March 2012.
- Contemporary prints by Japanese-American artist Kumiko Korf (M.F.A. ’77) were on display last summer in the Durango Arts Center in Colorado. The exhibit included seven diptychs, an eight-section grid titled Wild, Wild Flowers, four small intaglio prints, and two structural artist’s books.
- The members of Art Encounter, a group dedicated to educating and empowering people of diverse ages and backgrounds through interactive exploration of visual art in public and private settings, toured Shee Highland Musée in Highland Park in June. The tour was led by the organization’s artistic director and cofounder, Joanna Pinsky (B.F.A. ’64).
- Joseph Podlesnik (M.F.A. ’92) has a drawing titled Seated Figure, 2009 published in the forthcoming textbook, Foundations of Design (2012). Jeff Davis, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Foundations department program director, is the author of the book.
- Claudia Sbrissa (M.F.A. ’02) participated in two group shows in Brooklyn in June and July; Text, curated by Susan Fleminger, at the 440 Gallery; and Marked Differences, curated by Roberta Waddell, at the Kentler International Drawing Space.