Brett Wallace (MFAST ’19) named member of NEW INC, The New Museum’s Cultural Incubator

Brett Wallace (MFAST ’19) was named a Member of the New Museum’s fourth annual NEW INC Class for the September 2017 to August 2018 program cycle. NEW INC is comprised of over eighty Members working at the intersection of art, design, and technology whose projects prioritize social impact, addressing issues of surveillance, climate change, discrimination, disability, and access, among other pressing humanitarian concerns.

During his residency, Wallace will continue to explore the labor model and territories within accelerated capitalism through video, narrative storytelling, and installation.

To read the official press release, click here.

To learn more about NEW INC, click here.


Howard el-Yasin (MFAST ’16) featured in a solo exhibition at Campbellsville University

“Residue is what remains after a thing is discarded. The unwanted remnants of someone’s life gleaned from city streets or embedded in dryer lint, might become forensic evidence; yet, a banana skin blackens toward disintegration…”

Howard El-Yasin’s “Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?” on view at the Pence-Chowning Art Gallery at Campbellsville University through November 17, 2017. This exhibition was organized by Azucena Trejo Williams, MFAST ’16. An artist talk was held on October 30 at 3:00pm at the Pence-Chowning Art Gallery. The exhibition runs through November 16, 2017.
El-Yasin’s art practice investigates everyday perceptions and ways of encountering the world we live in, and ways of knowing that question dominant meanings of valuation and marginality. Working in installation and sculptural forms Howard collects and employs mundane and sometimes abject fragments of detritus to heighten their materiality.

For more information, contact Campbellsville University Art & Design Department at 270-789-5268.

Howard el-Yasin lives and works in New Haven, CT where he is Assistant Director of the Teaching Fellow Program at the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at Yale University.


Pop-Up Exhibition “Windy Ridge: A Collaboration Series I” featuring new work by MFAST faculty and alumni

On Saturday, November 4, 2017 the first of an annual fall weekend pop-up event called “Windy Ridge: A Collaboration Series I” will take place at the studio of Matthew McConville and MFAST faculty member Renee van der Stelt.

This one-day event will include recent paintings, drawings, poetry and installations by Matthew McConville, Bart O’Reilly (MFAST ‘12), Jassie Rios (MFAST ‘11) and Renee van der Stelt.

Please email Anna Skarbek at for more details.

“Oversight”: a solo exhibition by Kate Hooray Osmond (MFAST ’19) in Charleston, NC

An exhibition of new paintings by Kate Hooray Osmond titled “Oversight” will be on view from November 3-29, 2017 at Miller Gallery with an opening reception from 6-8pm on November 3. Miller Gallery is located at 149 ½ East Bay Street in Charleston, South Carolina.

“From a 1,000ft. view, the surface of the Earth is expansive and delicate. Rivers become highways. Towns are islands. Forests mirror buildings in an image that appears in an instance and vanishes the next: golds, silvers, burning rivers, a racing sky, and glistening houses and factories. The stillness created by the distance of flying high in a helicopter over my world betrays the energy and the powerful potential of the systems below. I capture a moment in the air and translate it onto my canvas: bold colors, lines of glowing energy, and careful moments of pause. I paint places as I understand them rather than how I see them, in order to process how our world outside reflects our world within. I cannot see all that we do with my feet on the ground. A new perspective helps.”

– Kate Hooray Osmond

Artist talk and exhibition by MFAST faculty member, Renee van der Stelt, at Washington College

On Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 4pm, Renee van der Stelt will give an artist talk at the Larabee Studio Art Center at Washington College in Chestertown, MD. This event is part of the 2017-18 Visiting Artist Lecture Series sponsored by the Art + Art History Department.

New drawings and objects for an exhibition entitled “What Lies Beneath” will be shown at China Hutch Projects immediately after the artist talk at 5:30pm. This is a one-day exhibition.

Larabee Studio Art Center is located at 100 Gibson Ave. on the campus of Washington College. China Hutch Projects is located at 211 Philosophers Terrace in Chestertown, MD. For more information please contact Julie Wills:

Brett Wallace (MFAST ’19) on panel “The Artist as Culture Producer” at Georgetown University

Editor Sharon Louden will conduct a panel with artist-contributors Zoe Charlton & Chris Doud, Brett Wallace (MFAST ’19), Jayme McLellan, and B.G. Muhn centered around issues and models that come from Louden’s latest book The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, a collection of essays by 45 visual artists.

All of these contributors have impactful, artistic activities as change agents in their communities. Their first-hand stories show the general public how contemporary artists of the 21st century add to creative economies through their out-of-the-box thinking while also generously contributing to the well-being of others.

This event will take place on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 3:00pm at Georgetown University, Copley Hall, 3700 O St NW, Washington DC 20057.

For more info, click here.