Alumni News

Hoss Haley: Yield


Amanda Dalla Villa Adams (BFA Alum) is the exhibition manager and wrote the catalog essay.

The Visual Arts Center of Richmond it pleased to present Hoss Haley: YIELD. For the exhibition, Hoss Haley will create room-sized installations: The Drawing Machine (2010), selections from The White Series (begun 2012), and Glacier (2015). Hoss Haley: YIELDopens with a public reception for the artist on September 4, 2015, and will be on view in the True F. Luck Gallery through October 31, 2015. Haley will give an artist talk on Thursday, October 29 at 7:00.

Making Chances


Making Chances
An exhibition in the citywide program Platforms: 10 Years of Chances Dances

Gallery 400
September 11-October 24, 2015

Macon Reed is a BFA alum.

Making Chances is an exhibition of the identity, history, and community of Chances Dances, the radically inclusive queer dance party that builds safer spaces and supports local artists and activists. The exhibition is presented as part of the citywide program Platforms: 10 Years of Chances Dances, a multi¬-venue series of events and exhibitions featuring artwork, ephemera, herstory, performances, texts, and music by artists who have been supported by the Chances Dances granting program, past and present Chances organizers, and the greater Chances community. Gallery 400’s Making Chances, the central exhibition of the Platforms program, will illuminate how the multifaceted Chances Dances collective—with their radically inclusive ethos, non¬hierarchical organizational structure, broadly welcoming and safe spaces at their parties, and yearly micro grants—functions as a community catalyst. – See more at:

Eulogy for the Dyke Bar


Wayfarers is proud to present the culminating project by our 2015 Summer Artist in Residence for her first solo exhibition in New York. Macon Reed is a BFA alumna.

Macon Reed’s Eulogy For The Dyke Bar revisits the legacy and physical spaces of dyke and lesbian bars, an increasingly rare component of the gay and queer cultural landscape. Reed’s installation, made of cardboard and simple materials that unapologetically reveal her hand in their making, offers a full bar, pool table, neon signs and hand-painted ’70s-era wood paneling.

Exhibition will be open during regular gallery hours in September (Sundays, 1-5) beginning September 6th.

Reception: Friday, September 25th
Happy hour: 5 – 7:30
Performances: 7:30 – 9:30ish
Dance party to follow

1109 Dekalb Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221
open Sundays 1–5 pm, or by appointment.

Desiring Skins at Songs for Presidents

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Songs for Presidents presents Desiring Skins, by Michael Stablein, Jr., curated by Madeleine Zimmerman, BFA Alumna. The show opens on Friday, August 14th, 2015,  7 to 9pm.

Songs for Presidents
1673 Gates Avenue (lower level)
Ridgewood, NY

August 14, 2015 to August 29, 2015

Reagan Babies at Ms Barbers


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Reagan Babies, a group show at Ms Barbers gallery will feature work by Brian Taylor, MFA Alumnus. The show open on Saturday, August 1st, 2015, 6 – 10 PM.

Ms Barbers
5370 West Adams Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90016


Conor Backman

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BFA Alumnus, Conor Backman will be having a solo exhibition at Retrospective in Hudson, New York. The show opens on Saturday, August 15th, 2015, 6 – 8 PM.

Retrospective Gallery
711 Warren St.
Hudson NY 12534

The show will be on view Saturdays and Sundays noon-6pm and by appointment through September 20th.

DIRTY WORK DIRT DOGS at RARE Gallery + Gallery5

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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


Community Room presents “Dog Days”

Community Room Dog Days

Community Room presents “Dog Days”, a week of music, videos, performances, and more at 1708 Gallery as a part of their 10×10 summer programming.

July 14th-July 18th, 2015

1708 Gallery
319 W Broad St
Richmond, VA

Each night will bring a new set of performances and live works to the gallery. Videos, ongoing works, and performance sets can be viewed during regular gallery hours.

Gallery hours: M-F 11a-5p, Sa 11a-4p

Evening events: Doors at 5:30 pm; Performances start at 6:00 pm

Tuesday 7/14: Cecilia (Brandon Hurtado & Dana Ollestad) ft. Rex Kennedy

Wednesday 7/15: Cosima Storz, Steven Hernandez, Malcolm Peacock (simultaneous acts)

Thursday 7/16: Malcolm Peacock, Grace Mae Huddleston, and Caroline Joy Dahlberg, BFA alumna

Friday 7/17: BCKWARDS HAUS presents- MNLV, Jake Barkley, chï, Alfred & more

Saturday 7/18: Zach Duer and Gemtone (solo music project by Rachel Ludwig, BFA alumna)

Ongoing and rotating video works by Molly Roberts, Malcolm Peacock, and Pallavi Sen, MFA student

Other ongoing live or interactive works by Malcolm Peacock and Melody Milleker

*Stay tuned for detailed daily descriptions of each night’s events

FREE to attend

The Transportation Business

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Roman Signer, Bürostuhl (Office Chair), 2006. Video. Videoprint: Tomasz Rogowiec. © Roman Signer 2006.


Curator: Gregory Volk, Associate Professor

Sebastiaan Bremer (The Netherlands/US), chameckilerner (Brazil/US), Mónica de la Torre (Mexico/US), Klara Hobza (Czech Republic/Germany), Matt King, Associate Professor and Department Chair (US), Ashley Lyon, MFA alumna (US), Ati Maier (Germany/US), Ander Mikalson (US), Bruce Pearson (US), Ragna Róbertsdóttir (Iceland), Roman Signer (Switzerland), Skawennati (Canada), Tavares Strachan (Bahamas/US), Fred Tomaselli (US), Sarah Walker (US), Holly Zausner (US)
July 1–August 14, 2015

Opening: Wednesday, July 1, 6–8pm

Jane Lombard Gallery
518 West 19th St
New York, NY 10011



Opening Reception: SWELLS


Saturday June 27 from 4-8pm.
@ 624 Myrtle Ave. Brooklyn. NY 11205.

Featuring Artists:

Rachael Starbuck (BFA Alumna),
Gracelee Lawrence,
Anne Rogers,
& Gabrielle Roth


SWELLS continues the exploration of Treasure Town as both gallery and domicile, taking advantage of the opportunity to show artists in collaboration with this unique space. Works reference the domestic, though a domestic in which formal and material interests supersede utility and function. Like the highly personalized renovation that took place in conjunction with TT’s inaugural exhibition, the works on display are artifacts of their making. If not directly figurative, these objects imply the presence of a figure.
Lawrence, Rogers, Roth, and Starbuck exhibit a command of material, as well as a desire to allow their materials to act independently, emphasizing the contrast between control and chance. Surfaces are highly considered, yet imperfect.

Sculpture, video, and 2D works will be installed throughout the basement rooms, as well as in the garden.

Swells will run from June 27 to July 25, with gallery hours every Saturday from 12-6, or by appointment.