Alumni News

Emiter at James Fuentes

Conor Backman at James Fuentes

James Fuentes gallery presents Emiter by Connor 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 Alumnus Cameron Robinson at Gallery 5, Dollar Tren opens on July 3rd, 2015.

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



Bicycle Fine Art


Bicycle Fine Art, an art advising business founded by Curator Lisa-Thi Beskar, BFA Alumna, will be collaborating with Kitty Clay to showcase the works of Neal Perbix, Michael Gaughan, David Donovan Jensen, Denver Dalley, Chad Fonfara, and Dan Sabau, in July, 2015.

Kitty Clay + Bicycle Fine Art
27 West Main Street,
Southhampton, NY 11968

Opening reception: Friday July 3rd, 6pm – 10pm

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

The Transportation Business Roman Signer
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.



Rummage at Open Source Gallery


Whitney Lynn, BFA Alumna, presents Rummage at Open Source Gallery. Each week of Rummage will feature a new “performative installation” exploring themes of sales, investment, value, marketplace, and unwanted materials. Participants include Christine Wong Yap, Lauren Frances Adams, SeoKyeong Lee Yoon, Wong Kit Yi, and Kai Vierstra, MFA Alumnus.

The show runs from June 6th – 29th, 2015

Open Source Gallery
306 17th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Wed – Sat 2pm – 7pm

Alumna Becky Sellinger participates in the renewal of the Artpark Program in Lewiston, NY


Five schools were chosen to participate in the working artists residence program, installing large scale sculpture in a New York State Park, and renewing one of the most successful public art projects in American history: Tommy Coleman of Yale University, Caroline Doherty of the State University of New York at Buffalo, Becky Sellinger (MFA) of Virginia Commonwealth University, Ryan Pechnick of Ontario College of Art & Design, and Soe Yu Nwe of the Rhode Island School of Design.

VCU Sculpture + Extended Media MFA Exhibition

VCU Sculpture Extended Media MFA Exhibition

Jake Borndal
Tal Gafny & Perrin Turner
Morgan Pearse
Andrew Francis
Omri Zin
Noa Glazer
Shawn Taylor
Becky Star Sellinger
Adam Collignon
Sb Fuller
Roxanne Yamins

June 5-27, 2015

Reception: Friday, June 5, 7-10 pm

93 Forrest St. (@ Central Ave.)
Bushwick, NY


Hidden Driveway at RARE Gallery

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BFA Alumnus Johnston Foster’s 6th solo exhibition at RARE Gallery in New York opens Thursday, May 28, and runs through July 30.

RARE Gallery
547 West 27th Street, No. 514
New York, New York 10001
Tue-Sat, 11-6, & by appointment