Alumni News

DIRTY WORK DIRT DOGS at RARE Gallery + Gallery5

ARMDETAILsmallSeptember 3 – 26, 2015

RARE Gallery, New York and Gallery5 are pleased to present “DIRTY WORK DIRT DOGS,” the first-ever exhibition pairing playful contemporary artists, Jimmy Joe Roche and Johnston Foster, BFA Alumnus. The exhibit launches the fall art season at Gallery5, with a preview on Thursday, September 3, at 6pm, followed by a First Friday opening from 6pm to 12am on Friday, September 4.  The show continues until September 26.

200 W. Marshall St.
Richmond, Virginia 23220


Interface at Fjord Gallery


Interface, organised by George Berkeley at Fjord Gallery, includes the work of Alina Tenser, MFA AlumnaAnalisa Teachworth, Ilana Harris-Babou, Sam Cockrell, and Shawn Taylor, MFA alumnus.

Fjord Gallery
2419 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA


Ice Melts Only in Winter at Roomservice Gallery


Ice Melts Only In Winter, a solo show by BFA Alumnus Myeongsoo Kim opens at Roomservice Gallery on July 31st, 2015. The show will run from July 31st till August 15th, 2015.
Roomservice Gallery
485 Lorimer St.
Brooklyn, NY
Opening: Friday July 31, 7-9 pm
Closing and Summer Party: Friday August 14, 2015 (7 pm – open)

Todd Knopke: BrightAirBrilliantFire




Jeff Bailey Gallery is please to present Todd Knopke: BrightAirBrilliantFire, an exhibition of new work.

BFA alumnus, Todd Knopke combines the American tradition of quilting and the European tradition of tapestry making into wall-based works that reference both collage and painting.

Using friends’ and family’s used clothing, sheets, towels, totes or duffels, Knopke breaks them apart and reassembles them through sewing. Each piece of fabric has its own history and physical characteristics. A shirt collar may be joined with lace, fringe, terrycloth or nylon. New patterns are created, textures subtly shift, threads dangle. Small rocks or shells may be included. Night skies, dense landscapes and bodies of water are suggested. There is radiance and energy to each work, whether large or small.

127 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534
Friday-Sunday, 12 – 6, and by appointment


I Know What You Did Last Summer


David Armacost
Al Freeman
Nikholis Planck
Alina Tenser, MFA alumna

June 14–July 11, 2015

348 South 4th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201



Gerard & Kelly, Scott Nedrelow, Nathalie Provosty, and Alina Tenser, MFA alumna 

The representation of time comes in many forms: image, movement, language. The retelling of time creates stories and narratives to be told, displayed, retold and replayed. The works in this exhibition question the physical and temporal location of narrative. They address time and story by working between the material and immaterial, revealing the failure of chronology and history to evenly measure time and memory in a linear, even pattern. Instead, they propose an associative relationship mediated through a reinterpretation of subject.

As part of the closing Alina Tenser will be restaging *Selections From Sports Closet* a performance that she recently did at NADA.  The closing is Friday, July 10th and the performance will take place at 7pm.

MAY 29 – JULY 10, 2015

Kate Werble Gallery
83 Vandam Street
New York, NY 10013




Edge Thin is a solo exhibition of works by MFA alumna Alina Tenser, curated by A.I.R’s first Curatorial Fellow Amber Esseiva.

Tenser is a Ukrainian-born multi-media artist living and working in New York. Edge Thin expands on Tenser’s exploration of the body and its physical relationship to utilitarian objects and surfaces. Like a stone skipping across water, Tenser’s video and sculpture explore the body’s intimate relationship to its surfaces and surroundings. The works have a distinct relationship to the artist, yet they are also recognizable in a quotidian way. Shallow vessels, which she often refers to as “trays, resemble ironing boards and washing basins and carry with them the strength of feminine domesticity.

July 1 – 26, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 9, 2015 from 6-8pm

A.I.R. Gallery
155 Plymouth St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201



Friday, July 10th at 7pm* featuring ‘MERIKAN MERKINTILE, the touring collaboration of MFA alumna Leslie Rogers and Nelly Kate.

Taking the form of a rogue variety show, Merikan Merkintile’s program
differs from site to site and may include shiny flags, awkward situations
with police, music, spaghetti, cheese puffs, and questionable nudity.
Wesley Wodgers, Camera Cop will be making an appearance, having just
returned from La Biennale,
and there will be a musical set by Nelly Kate.

The hour-long performance will take place on the jetty behind the building,
spilling out from Rogers’ retrofitted minivan. Please join us; it’s going
to be an awesome evening on the Sunset Park waterfront.

Friday, July 10th 7pm
13 42nd ST (rear lot)
Sunset Park, Brooklyn


Emiter at James Fuentes

Conor Backman at James Fuentes

James Fuentes gallery presents Emiter by Conor Backman, BFA alumnus. The show opens Friday, July 10, and runs from July 7 – July 24, 2015.

James Fuentes
55 Delancey Street
New York, NY 10002

Opening reception: Friday, July 10 6-8pm

Dollar Tren at Gallery 5

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New works and curated pieces by Charles Peele and BFA alumna Cameron Robinson at Gallery 5, Dollar Tren opens on July 3rd, 2015.

Gallery 5
200 W. Marshall St.
Richmond, Virginia 23220