Craft / Material Studies

Graduate Student Presentations

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27TH |  1:00 PM  |  THE DEPOT, 814 W. BROAD ST.
Craft and Material Studies graduate student presentations.

 

Jeanne Medina

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 |  1:00 PM  |  THE DEPOT, 814 W. BROAD ST.
 

Jeanne Medina is the 2017-18 Fountainhead Fellow in the Department of Craft and Material Studies. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fiber and Material Studies and Post-Baccalaureate in Fashion, Body and Garment from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her Master of Fine Arts in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art where she was awarded the 2013 Toby Devan Lewis Award.

Jeanne uses the process of weaving as a means of textile production and methodology for collaboration. Using this idea of poromechanics, she works fluidly through fiber, performance and fashion to resolve the structural space of the body and the interior space of the psyche through these unfolding forms of production. She pursued research in Antwerp, Belgium on the Royal Academy of Art Fashion Department, the Betet Skara archive at ModeMuseum, and worked with fashion designer, Christian Wijnants. She has also worked at various phases of the commercial fashion system including production and archiving for Stoll Knitwear Technology, and sales and merchandising for Roxy and Quiksilver. Her work is in the permanent collection at Cranbrook Art Museum and she has exhibited at the CAPC musée d’art contemporain in Bordeaux, France, the Babaran Segaragunung Culture House in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and Form and Concept Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.

 

 

Anjali Srinivasan

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5  |  12:45 PM  |  FINE ARTS BUILDING, CRAFT AND MATERIAL STUDIES CRITIQUE ROOM 1 (ROOM 238)

Anjali Srinivasan’s creative practice and research explores socio-economic empowerment through collaboration with traditional craft artisans in India. Her work has been included in several solo exhibitions in India, Sydney College of Arts in Australia, and Heller Gallery in New York. Anjali is the recipient of numerous awards and grants including a grant from The Ruth Chenven Foundation, an Andy Warhol Foundation Grant for Arts Writers, and was most recently awarded a Jutta Cuny-Franz Foundation Memorial Award. Additionally, her work has been exhibited internationally in Denmark, Switzerland, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia.

Anjali holds degrees from Rhode Island School of Design (MFA 2017), Alfred University (BFA 2002), and National Institute of Fashion Technology in New Delhi, India (Accessories Design Diploma 1998) and is currently an Assistant Professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.

 

 

MAGDOLENE DYKSTRA

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8  |  5 – 7 PM  |  OUTSIDE THE FINE ARTS BUILDING (BACK)

Magdolene Dykstra, Graduate Student in The Department of Craft and Material Studies presents her site-specific installation, Grotto.

 

 

ALLAN ROSENBAUM

NEW WORK BY ALLAN ROSENBAUM, KALEIDOSCOPIC INTERCHANGE, FAB GALLERY, AUGUST 19 – SEPTEMBER 8 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8  |  5 – 7 PM | CLOSING RECEPTION  |  FAB GALLERY

The Department of Craft and Material Studies presents new work by Allan Rosenbaum, Kaleidoscopic Interchange. Please join us for a closing reception on Friday, September 8th from 5:00-7:00 pm.
Allan Rosenbaum is a full time studio artist and former Professor of Ceramics in the Department of Craft and Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University.  His grants, fellowships and awards include two Individual Artist Fellowships from the Virginia Commission for the Arts; two research leaves from the School of the Arts at VCU; two VCU faculty resarch grants; a Teaching Excellence Grant from VCU and a Distinguished Service Award from the Visual Art Center of Richmond and three project grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is represented in public collections including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, Arkansas Art Center Decorative Arts Museum; Madison Art Center; Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, the Mobile Museum of Art in Alabama, the City of Richmond Public Art Commission, and the Kamm Teapot Foundation.

 

 

QUIRK HOTEL RECEPTION FOR GRACE KUBILIUS

QUIRK HOTEL RESIDENT ARTIST WELCOME RECEPTION FOR GRACE KUBILIUS

THURSDAY, JUNE 15  |  5 – 8 PM | QUIRK HOTEL  |  201 W BROAD ST

Join us for a special reception as we welcome Quirk Hotel’s newest artist-in-residence, Grace Kubilius. Grace holds an MFA in Craft/Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BFA in Fiber and Experimental Fashion from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work explores themes of “gender, identity, trauma, self-image, ugliness and objectification.” During her residency, Grace will focus on creating pieces for an upcoming exhibition of her work this November. She will also have her wearable objects and jewelry available in Quirk’s shop and in trunk show events this summer.

 

 

Exhibition | 2017 Senior Show

The VCUarts departments of Craft/Material Studies, Kinetic Imaging, Painting & Printmaking, and Sculpture + Extended Media presents  – VCU Arts Senior Show
Craft/Material Studies, Kinetic Imaging, Sculpture + Extended, and Painting & Printmaking: Opens April 28 at 5:00 pm and runs through April 30
Opening Reception: Friday, April 28 from 5 – 8PM
Virginia Commonwealth University
Fine Arts Building
1000 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23284
Opens April 28 at 5:00 pm and runs through April 30
VCU’s departments of Craft/Material Studies, Kinetic Imaging, Painting & Printmaking, and Sculpture + Extended Media open their annual Senior Show this year on , showcasing the very best of 2017 graduates. The Senior Show is a varied sampling of the latest in fine art and an inspiring event not to be missed.

 

 

Queer Threads | Event Series

Queer Threads: Making and Talking,
Fiber and Fashion Event Series

April 10-14, 2017

Queer Threads: Making and Talking, Fiber and Fashion” is a week-long event series funded by the VCUarts Inclusion Infusion Initiative, from April 10-14 at VCU’s Depot and satellite community locations. Please join us for a series of lectures, interactive community-inclusive art projects, and a speaker panel bringing all four guests (Cindy Baker, John Chaich, Ramekon O’Arwisters, and Jeanne Vaccaro) together to discuss the intersections of queerness, body image, fashion, textiles and community.

John Chaich’s book, “Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community”, is now available for purchase at VCU Barnes & Noble Bookstore!

Panel Discussion with Cindy Baker, John Chaich, Ramekon O’Arwisters, and Jeanne Vaccaro – 4/12 – Depot 6-8pm

The panel will discuss topics relative to these artists and scholars’ work: gender, race, sexuality, body size, difference, shame, celebration, community, fiber-based hand making and design.

 

Ramekon O’Arwisters:
Artist Lecture
 4/10  VCU Depot 3:30-4:30pm
Crochet Jam  4/10  VCU Depot 5-8:00pm
Crochet Jam  4/11  Diversity Richmond (1407 Sherwood Ave) 12-6pm

Ramekon O’Arwisters is a San Francisco-based social-practice artist who creates collaborative, community-based art projects infused with folk-art traditions. During his Crochet Jams, participants become physically connected with one another through the processes of making yarn from used clothing and crocheting a giant textile. Click here for more details on our upcoming Crochet Jams


John Chaich  – Curator Lecture  4/11  VCU Depot 5-6pm

John Chaich presents a lecture on the evolution of his book, Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, it’s exhibition precedent, and his experiences as a graphic designer, AIDS activist and queer art curator.

 

 

Jeanne Vaccaro – Curator Lecture  4/13 Oliver Hall, Rm. 1024 at 11am (1001 W. Main St., Physical Science Wing)

Jeanne Vaccaro is a postdoctoral fellow in Gender Studies at Indiana University. Vaccaro is currently working on the book, “Handmade: Feelings and Textures of Transgender,” which looks at the haptic and ‘felt’ labor of identity.

 

 

Cindy Baker:
Fashion Plate Workshop – 
4/12 (9-12), 4/13 (1-6)4/14 (9-12pm) – VCU Depot (814 W. Broad St)

Fashion Plate Performance Event – 4/14 6-9pm – Black Iris Gallery (321 W. Broad St)

Cindy Baker is a Canadian artist whose performance work addresses gender culture, queer theory, art theory and the implications of fat-shame. Cindy will host her Fashion Plate project, inviting student designers and garment makers to produce garments for Cindy to showcase in a fashion catwalk show that confronts the design industry’s disregard for fat and deviant bodies. Click here for more details on our Fashion Plate Events