Alumni News



The first issue of V̶E̶N̶T̶R̶I̶L̶O̶Q̶U̶I̶S̶T̶, published by Whitney Lynn, BFA alumna, is hot off the press! The first issue focuses on performance and features contributions from Brian Conley (founder of Cabinet Magazine), Tony Labat, Hans Winkler, Wong Kit Yi, and Ana Teresa Fernandez, among many more.

The next issue will be a Coloring Book and features Linda Montano, Annie Sprinkle, Alicia McCarthy, Alexandre Arrechea, Amir H. Fallah, Lester Van Winkle, Professor Emeritus, and Virginia Samsel.



Ross Iannatti, BFA alumnus, & Ryan Conrad Sawyer


28.05.2015 to 11.07.2015
Opening May 28th, 6-9pm

at ribordy contemporary

Tara Donovan featured in Jupiter Artland’s 2015 programme



Jupiter Artland announces its 2015 programme featuring new work by leading international artists and supporting emerging talent. Founded by Robert and Nicky Wilson, Jupiter Artland is a collection of contemporary outdoor sculpture located across 100 acres of woodland and meadows just outside Edinburgh. For the first time since opening, the collection will be open to the public every day throughout July and August.

Tara Donovan, MFA alumna, at Jupiter Artland May 16th through September 27th.


EH27 8BB, UK
01506 889900

Sounds Like at Dimensions Variable



Dimensions Variable presents Sounds Like, a group exhibition including the work of Mike Calway-Fagen, Nicholas des Cognets, Janelle Iglesias, MFA alumni, and Tom Scicluna. The exhibition will run from May 8 – July, 20, 2015. Please join us for the reception on Friday, May, 8, 7 – 11 pm.

There is value in not knowing, in being unsure.

When you can’t name something, can you still know what it looks like, what it smells like, feels like, sounds like?

With this question in mind the exhibition’s four artists deploy objects, videos, and discrete noises that act as mediums of experience outside the structure of language but beyond the bounds of the merely visual. Their varied interests lie not in things that have soundtracks; that work as an accompaniment to a purely visual experience, but situations where sound is integral to the structure and composition of the piece. These things could not exist without sound and can’t help but make some auditory discharge. The sound element of this work resists quick categorization and allows things to remain mysterious a few moments longer.

There is value in not knowing and it’s ok to not be certain just what that value is.

May 8 – July, 20, 2015
Reception, Friday, May 8, 7 – 11 pm

Dimensions Variable
100 NE 11th St, Miami, Florida 33132

Josephine Durkin at Erin Cluley Gallery

Erin Cluley Gallery

Josephine Durkin, BFA alumna

Solo show at Erin Cluley Gallery
414 Fabrication Street, Dallas Texas 75212
May 9th – June 6th, 2015


Selections from Sport Closet at NADA


Saturday, May 16th, 2015

1pm and 5pm: Regina Rex presents Selection from Sports Closet, a performance by Alina Tenser, MFA alumna.

In Selections From Sports Closet, a set consisting of a folding-screen shifts, collapses, and forms to Tenser’s movements.  The screen is a nod to the artists video work in which she choreographs herself with made and found objects, essentially animating form with human breath and step. InSelections From Sports Closet, Tenser will move around the screen performing repetitive actions, or reps, with a series of objects that are reminiscent of fitness and domestic utility. The structure of the screen steers the actions within and around moments of privacy.  Presented in collaboration with Regina Rex.

Regina Rex at NADA, NY 
Pier 36 | Basketball City
299 South Street
New York, NY 10002


Geysers, Pelts and Mudpots
















Ella Watson, BFA alumna

May 8 – June 26, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, May 8 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Jessie Wilber Gallery
Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture
111 South Grand Avenue
Bozeman, MT

Freezer Burn

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Derek Coté, MFA alumnus

May 8 – June 15, 2015
Opening reception Friday, May 8

Kansas City’s Artist Coalition
201 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, MO

Paintings/ Props/ Intermediaries


Bruce Wilhelm, BFA alumnus

opening May 1, 2015 (6-9pm)

ADA Gallery
228 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA

Recently highlighted by ART INFO : “What to See (& Buy) at The Dallas Art Fair!” Bruce has exhibited with ADA since his undergrad days at VCU in 2005. In that time, We’ve exhibited together at art fairs in London, Basel (Switzerland), Miami, Dallas and New York. He’s appeared in New American Paintings and The Oxford American. He helped start Grizzly Grizzly in Philadelphia. And lots of other good stuff.

RVA walls and beyond – the meteoric rise of muralist Earl Mack

Earl Mack (BFA alumnus) is a designer, illustrator, and muralist quickly making a name for himself in RVA.

That name isn’t actually his real name (you may also know him as Zack Morris, though he was never on Saved By The Bell), but it’s a tough name to forget once you see the artwork he’s been producing.From his mural inside High Point Gallery (below) to his work as creative director for up-and-coming clothing brand Chilalay, Earl Mack has a lot going on right now, and if his plans come to fruition, 2015 will be the year that everyone in RVA (and beyond) gets familiar with his work.

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