“By the Rivers of Babylon”: a solo exhibition by Jacqueline Bishop (’16) at SRO Gallery, Brooklyn

From March 30 through April 22, 2018, SRO Gallery will host “By the Rivers of Babylon”, an exhibition of paintings by Jacqueline Bishop with selections from three separate but overlapping series: “Dudus”; “Landscapes: Jamaica,” and “Babylon & Zion.”

In these three bodies of work, Bishop navigates to find meaning in the conflicted experiences of her birth-land. Bishop states: “As someone who has lived longer outside of my birthplace of Jamaica than I have lived on the island, I am acutely aware of what it means to be simultaneously an insider and an outsider.”

SRO Gallery is located at 1144 Dean St., Brooklyn, NY 11216. An opening reception will take place on Friday, March 30 from 6 – 9 pm.

For more information and the full press release, click here.


Tobin Rothlein’s (‘13) “Lightlines” to be exhibited at the 21st Biennale of Sydney

“Lightlines”, a performance, intervention and HD video piece, was created in 2011 in Phnom Penh Cambodia by Tobin Rothlein in conjunction with Sa Sa Art Projects. Sa Sa Art Projects is a is a not-for-profit organization started by the Cambodian arts collective Stiev Selapak.

Rothlein says:

For “Lightlines” I created an installation of found mirrors in Phnom Penh’s “white building”. For this work I directed a group of residents to slowly manipulate handheld mirrors from their own homes, reflecting sunlight inward from open stairwells at the ends of a perpetually dark hallway. The event, lasting about 4 hours, invited all residents to “draw” with reflected natural light, resulting in a space momentarily activated and transformed.

Sa Sa Art Projects is taking part in the 21st Biennale of Sydney, from March 16 to June 11, 2018, and have chosen “Lightlines” among the works they will display in the Biennale at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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Brett Wallace’s (’19) “AMAZING INDUSTRIES” at Spring/Break Art Show in New York

From March 6 – 12, 2018, Brett Wallace’s AMAZING INDUSTRIES takes form as an
immersive installation at the Spring/Break Art Show in New York.

Wallace’s ongoing research into new forms of labor, such as the hidden human workforce that powers machine intelligence, uncovers the alienation and inequality of late capitalism.

Click here to read Joel Kuennen’s interview with Wallace for ARTslant.


Liz Miller’s (MFAST ’20) “You Are Hair” installation at Creative York Project Space in York, PA

“Hair is a part of all of us. It is anchored in our skin. We live within it. African American hair styles and designs have enjoyed a rich, multi-hemispheric tradition spanning centuries that are both the product of and a response to the systemic racism and atrocities which African-Americans and their ancestors are all too well acquainted.” – Liz Miller

This exhibition is on view through April 21, 2018 at Creative York Project Space, 10 N. Beaver St., in York, PA.



“Draw it OUT!”: a series of drawing related events organized by MFAST faculty member Renee van der Stelt taking place at MICA from February 25 to March 8, 2018.

Organized by MFAST faculty member Renee van der Stelt with MICA’s Director of
Exhibitions, Gerald Ross, Draw it OUT! presents lectures, by Claire Gilman of the
Drawing Center and Kelly Montana from the Menil Drawing Institute, 11 workshops,
and 2 panels that explore the many questions and interdisciplinary approaches
prevalent in contemporary practices. The conceptually based workshops invite
educators, students, and the public to draw in unusual ways. These take place in
the Meyerhoff Gallery on MICA’s campus. At its core, Draw it Out! seems to be
asking, “What is drawing?”; and “What is its significance today?”. Furthermore, and
perhaps most important, “What can it become?”
The exhibition emerges from a series of daily drawing workshops that take place in
MICA’s Meyerhoff Gallery from February 25 – March 8, 2018. A closing reception
will take place on March 8 from 5-7 pm.
The following MFAST students and alumni are participating as workshop leaders
and panelists: Leah Cooper (’09), Chas Foster (’12), Natalia Gonzalez (’11), Phil
Hessler (’10), Nicole Lenzi (’07), Bart O’Reilly (’12), Jassie Rios (’11), Rebecca Rivas-
Rogers (’18), and Andrea Sisson (’20).

For more information and a complete schedule of events, click here.


Exhibition by MFAST faculty member, Renee van der Stelt, at Elon University

Renee van der Stelt’s “Neck of the Woods: Marrow” is now on view at Gallery 406, Arts West at Elon University through March 9, 2018. The gallery is located at 806 W. Haggard Ave in Elon, North Carolina.

Graphite drawings and objects approach the often hidden pith of rural landscapes in the United States. The exhibition presents a portrait of the subtle ways in which territories are protected and perpetuate tight borders of control through culturally inherited forms of shame and fear. Van der Stelt’s drawings and objects reveal a complex relationship to the rural landscape as it relates to legal control, trust, and deeds. The artist uses images of her body to explore a direct relationship to the land, and looks for new ways to engage with openness and flexibility. Politics of space and an interest in maps informs the art works in this exhibition.

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Annie Waldrop (MFAST ‘03) solo exhibition in Roanoke, Virginia

Annie Waldrop’s “The Gestation Series” is on view at Alexander/Heath Contemporary through February 24, 2018.

Waldrop’s paintings and mixed media works focus on the idea that we are “all seeds of potential”.

Alexander/Heath Contemporary is located at 425 Campbell Avenue SW in Roanoke, Virginia.