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.

Ume Hussain (MFAST ’17) featured in Huffington Post article by Jacqueline Bishop (MFAST ’16)

MFAST alumna Ume Hussain has been featured in a recent article in the Huffington Post in which she shares thoughts about her career and art practice. Shortly after completing her MFA degree in the summer of 2017, Ume moved to Abu Dhabi in order to manage NYU Abu Dhabi’s Interactive Media Lab.

To read the full article, 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