Alumni News

Alex Podesta – Undergraduate 2004(ish)

Ian McMahon – MFA 2010

“It is my pleasure to inform you that VCU graduate Ian McMahon received a Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) in Crafts/Sculpture… Only 2% of the applicants receive this award, so it is quite an honor…”

Mark Rossier

Deputy Director
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
20 Jay Street
Suite 740
Brooklyn, New York 11201
And if anyone missed Suzanne Beal’s article on Ian in the Jan/Feb issue of Sculpture Magazine, check it out!

Patrick Storey – BFA 1996

Hi there, this is the show I was juried into at VA MOCA.
It opens on 30 January. My first showing in the US since expatriating in 2007!

Tom Chenoweth – MFA 1976 / Morgan Herrin – BFA 2002 / Matt King – Acting Chair / Matt Lively – BFA 1993 / Chris Mahonski – MFA 2009 / Matt Spahr – MFA 2006 / Robert Walz – BFA 2005

1708 Gallery’s Annual Art Auction




John B. Ravenal
Executive Director of deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Former Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2015, 7 TO 10 P.M.
1708 GALLERY, 319 W. BROAD ST.

black tie or artful dress

Join us for an evening of food, drink, and enthusiastic bidding!
Proceeds support 1708 Gallery’s 36th year of presenting exceptional new art.

CABIN FEVER will include Live and Silent Art Auctions with works by an outstanding group of artists and will feature a special selection of works by LA-based artist Kristin Calabrese. In addition 1708 will offer a limited edition Cabin Fever letterpress print designed by Nashville’s legendary Hatch Show Print Shop. Auction artwork will be on view at 1708 Gallery from Friday, February 13 through Saturday, February 21. Please visit for more information.



Pam Anderson Sutherland Nicole Andreoni Katie Baines Andras Bality Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas Tenley Beazley Brad Birchett Karen Blair Genesis Chapman Tom Chenoweth Suzanna Fields Bill Fisher Travis Fullerton Ed Gross Harrison Haynes Kathryn Henry-Choisser Morgan Herrin Brooke Inman Susan Jamison Rosemary Jesionowski Matt King Aaron Koehn Andrew Kozlowski Michael Lease Matt Lively Sharon Madanes Christopher Mahonski Anthony Meloro Sarah Rebekah Byrd Mizer Brittany Nelson Amie Oliver Michael Birch-Pierce Justin James Reed Charlotte Rodenberg Eleanor Rufty Paul Ryan Alyssa Salomon Mary Scurlock Jon Sheridan Ben Sloat Matt Spahr Gordon Stettinius Georgianne Stinnett Leigh Suggs Javier Tapia Randy Toy Ed Trask Kendra Wadsworth Robert Walz Erin Willett Willie Anne Wright Sarah Yoder

ADA Gallery Presents: “You Can’t Go Home Again”

ADA Gallery Presents: George Terry–BFA 2006 (Featuring George Ferrandi–BFA 1994 and Katrina Fimmel–BFA 1994): “You Can’t Go Home” and/ Sarah Bednarek–MFA 2005–”Symmetryyrtemmys”

Opening Feb. 6 from 7-9pm and runs through March 7th.

I am very excited to announce the exhibition of “You Can’t Go Home”. An interview project, with artists in their homes, in fog. The video installation speaks about home and where/how it exists for artists living in New York City.
Threads of subject matter oscillate between murky-grey areas of discussion in a similar manner to the way the word “home” itself transforms meaning.
“Home” can time travel in a single paragraph, often referring to a place that existed in the past when we look back to a point of origin, the present when we think of where we currently “hang our hat,” and to the future when we dream of the home we one day hope to inhabit. The word connotes geography, architecture, people, and an accumulation of experiences.
New York City seems to magnify a conflict of “home.” Home tends to shift, change and vanish at times anywhere one lives, but in New York it can happen with a harsh frequency. Artists in this city come from vastly different backgrounds and locations, and home can manifest in a vaporous, paradoxical way.

Artists interviewed include:
Kendel Bennett
Tudy Benson
Brent Blalock
Justin Cooper
Esteban Del Valle
Dan Estabrook
George Ferrandi
Katrina Fimmel

Gabriela Galvan
Gigi Gatewood
Rebecca Heller
JR Larson
Shaun Leonardo
Esperanza Mayobre
Sunita Prassad
Andrew Ross
Gabriela Salazar
Adam Parker Smith
Bryan Zanisnik

Thank you to John Pollard and ADA Gallery in Richmond, Virginia.

*On view in conjunction with Kirsten Kindler & Sarah Bednarek:
opens Friday Feb. 6, 2015 (7-9pm)

My very best,
George Terry

Community Room, “This One’s For You”


BFA students:
Ginna Shea and Theresa Ramirez

BFA alumnae:
Rachel Ludwig
Noelle Choy
and Mallie Sanford
Caroline Dahlberg

Janelle Iglesias – MFA 2006

Hello friends,
I’ve been working on a new installation for SculptureCenter’s arched corridor as part of their upcoming In Practice exhibition. If you are in the neighborhood, please join me this Saturday, January 24th, from 5-7pm. See below for details.

In Practice is SculptureCenter’s annual open-call exhibition for emerging artists with a focus on production of new work. Curated by SculptureCenter 2014-15 curatorial fellow Jess WilcoxUnder Foundations will feature new commissions by Rosa Aiello, Mary Walling Blackburn, Nanna Debois Buhl, Catherine Czacki, Ben Hagari, Sol Hashemi, Madeline Hollander and Alexandra Lerman, Janelle Iglesias, Ryan Johnson, and Xu Wang.



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You are sincerely welcomed to our opening of the show -

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The show is constituted by a group of artists who have to navigate between cultures. Through multiple media, including but not limited to, sculptures, paintings, videos and performances, they are presenting their relationships with their various nationalities/ethnicities/heritages, the sense of belonging, and cultural imprints on their identity and arts…

The show features:

Linglin Ku (BFA student)
Lucia Liu (BFA student in Painting & Printmaking)
Kotone Deguchi (BFA student)
Pegah Vaezi (BFA student)
Sang Rok Lee (BFA student)
Silu Lei (BFA student)
Tobi Nguyen (BFA student)
Zhuxin Wang (BFA student)
Noelle Choy (BFA alumna)

Please join our opening reception on Wednesday 1/21/2015, 6pm-9pm
@1000 W Broad St, the Fine Arts Building lobby and Crit Room 1.
This show will be on until 1/28/2015.

Bring your friends, enjoy the international food that will be provided at the opening, and watch, listen, feel, talk, hug, stay, think, have fun.

6:15pm – Pegah Vaezi
7:30pm – Silu Lei
Ongoing throughout the week – Sang Rok Lee

For more information about the show, please go to our FB event page:


Derek Coté’s (MFA) mini installation Liminal Observation System 1.0, which is part of a larger series of works based on recent Arctic research, will be accompanied by the work of four other artists from the U.S. and beyond. Themes of alchemy and magic, science fiction and new age spiritualism play across the works of all 5 artists. The objects and actions act as talismans against contemporary anxieties creating a code that transmits a message both uncanny and foreboding.

The opening reception will be on January 9, 5-9 pm, and the exhibition will be on view through February 7, 2015. An artist talk is scheduled for Thursday, February 5, at 5:30pm.

1708 Gallery, 319 West Broad Street, Rich.



No Entrance, No Exit

Artists Anna K.E., Alina Tenser (MFA), and Viola Yeşiltaç have personal relationships with performance, which possesses varying degrees of presence within—and relevance to—their respective practices. The works created for No entrance, no exit gesture toward an in-between space shared by art with audiences, one which is freed from the designations of beginning and end, instead suspending an implied or inherent performance in time, and collapsing the physical states of objects, bodies, and surfaces onto a single plane.

Curated by Lumi Tan.

Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 13, 6pm-8pm

January 13—February 21

No entrance, no exit is made possible with support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and David Lewis Gallery, and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


512 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011