The work in the following exhibitions displays a breadth of media and techniques, including video, animation, sound, 3D computer animation, virtual reality, physical objects, and installation, with styles ranging from documentary to abstract and experimental.
Round I – March 16-21, 2022 at The Anderson, featuring work by Phil Archer, Callen Copilevitz, Jasmine Gladney, Justin Hartwell, Tobias Hong, Max McDaniel-Neff, Mary Pugsley, Baotran Vo, and Alice Yeh.
Round II – March 25-30, 2022 at The Anderson, featuring work by Mia Cifuentes, Taylor Colimore, Adam Dabbs, Noren Gelberg-Hagmaier, Amir McGregor, and Baillie Whittington.
Opening Reception: March 25, 5-8pm
Poster designed by Laila Errazzouki
Phil Archer is a mixed-media animator from Yorktown, Virginia; he currently resides in Richmond, VA. He will receive a BFA in Kinetic Imaging with a minor in Art History in May of 2022. His animation features material and technical exploration with emotionally-charged themes; his mixed-media approach incorporates his love of fiber art and sculpture. Archer will pursue a career in stop-motion animation where these skills can flourish. You can find more of his work on his Vimeo page, or on Instagram: @philarcher_art
Mia Cifuentes, born in 2000, is a multimedia artist from Hampton, Virginia who is currently residing in Richmond, Virginia. With a focus on animation, sound and video, Mia will be receiving her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in the Fall of 2022. Her work mainly consists of short video clips, animations and soundscapes conceptually exploring the relationship between her thoughts, memories, and current experiences in her life. Advancing forward Mia hopes to expand upon her concepts and explore the relationships of the distortion of memories and thoughts and the effects on oneself.
Taylor Colimore, born in 2000, is a multimedia artist from Towson, Maryland. After receiving her BFA in Kinetic Imaging this May, she plans to continue making work in Richmond, Virginia. During her time as an undergraduate, Colimore has explored her interests in her identity and self-expression through video, animation, performance, and collage. Almost exclusively using herself as the subject matter of her work, Colimore experiments with the performance of self in front of the camera and on social media. While at VCU, her work has been featured at The Anderson Gallery and Grace Street Theater, she has performed with Professor Dr. Kate Sicchio in the 2021 International Conference of Live Coding, and has received an Award of Excellence in Kinetic Imaging. Taylor Colimore’s work can be found on her Instagram page @taylorcolimore
Callen Copilevitz was born late 1999 right outside of Dallas, Texas and grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. This May, he will receive his BFA in Kinetic Imaging. His work explores topics of personal grief and growth; and the ever-growing cycle they form. This year, he will create a three fold project, ranging from small installations, performance art, to digital mixed media. He enjoys learning and investigating how science and art are shaping our future. Callen currently lives and works in Richmond, Virginia. You can see his work on both Instagram at @callenvitz and also Twitter at @callenvitz
Adam Dabbs (b. 1999) is a multimedia artist that lives and works in Richmond, Virginia. Dabbs is currently pursuing a BFA in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University. Primarily using digital tools, he works in new media to create escapist fantasies exploring psychological dependence on technology. You can find Dabbs’s work at adamdabbs.com
Noren Gelberg- Hagmaier (b. 1999) is an interdisciplinary artist from Tucson, Arizona, and Harrisonburg, Virginia. In May they will receive their BFA in Kinetic Imaging with minors in Art History and Sculpture. Noren’s current practice is centered around hand-drawn animations, fibers, and interactivity. Their work focuses on concepts of identity and belonging, often using abstraction to express feelings that are hard to grasp and define. You can find Noren’s work at norengh.com
Jasmine Gladney was born in 2000 in Lawton, Oklahoma. In 2022, she will receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University. Jasmine is a multimedia artist currently based in Richmond VA. Her work consists of exploring and bringing political issues within the African American community to the surface, food, glitter, installations and performance. She has participated in many collaborations and shows. Jasmine aspires to open her own non-profit art program where she will be teaching k-12 students a variety of artistic skills after school and in the summer, in hopes of providing a stepping stone in creativity for young individuals. Gladney currently lives and works in Richmond, Virginia.
Justin Hartwell (b. 1999) is a multimedia artist from Yorktown, Virginia. He grew up frequently moving around as part of a military family and had the opportunity to experience life abroad. As an undergraduate, his work focused on new media art practices that rely on tech-heavy elements, such as Biodata Sonification of plants and generative video art. The conceptual basis of his work features themes of intentional mood evocation and simple, visual intrigue as a way to communicate his own emotions with others. He will receive his BFA in Kinetic Imaging from VCU this coming May of 2022. Justin’s art can be found on his instagram account @hartwell_art
Tobias Hong is a multimedia artist based currently in Richmond, Virginia. He hopefully will be receiving a BFA in Kinetic Imaging from VCU May of 2022. When not making work on clouds he focuses on filtering lots of existentialism through small (hopefully) aesthetically pleasing tangents. A few times Hong got on the dean’s list and at some point received an excellent student award. His work has been featured in basement and alley shows all over Northern Virginia and is currently curated in his mother’s basement. You can find more Hong on his website and on instagram at @marbellsoda and also twitter @marbellsoda
Max McDaniel-Neff is a multimedia artist from Richmond, Virginia. His work primarily consists of semi-abstract short videos and experimental animations with a conceptual focus on topics such as overcoming addiction, physical embodiment, and personal growth. McDaniel-Neff was born in 1999 and grew up in Fauquier County, Virginia. He will be graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University in May of 2022 with a major in Kinetic Imaging and a minor in Philosophy. McDaniel-Neff has had work shown at screenings such as the Mask exhibition at Greensboro Project Space, NC. Moving forward, he hopes to further explore the relationship between representation and abstraction as he continues to experiment with new themes and mediums. McDaniel-Neff’s work can be found on his Instagram: @max.l.mn
Amir McGregor (b.2000) Raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Amir is a multimedia artist that specializes in 3D animation and visual effects. Amir is currently pursuing his degree in kinetic imaging and his minor in VFX. He grew up surrounded and inspired by his mother’s culture growing up as a first generation student whose family roots are tied to jamaica. Especially the plant life and the natural scenery which has heavily influenced his work. His work is often environments that are meant to grab you and make you feel apart of the work
Born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia. She currently resides in Richmond, Virginia. In 2022, she will receive her BFA in Kinetic Imaging at Virginia Commonwealth University. Mary is a multimedia artist who creates a variety of work in forms ranging from painting, ceramics, sewing, video and animation. More of her work can be found on instagram: @mary.pugs.
Baotran Vo is a multi-media landscape artist from Vietnam. She will receive her BFA in Kinetic Imaging and a minor in Painting and Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University in May 2022. Vo is working across the disciplines of animation, video, virtual reality, sound, coding, painting, and is interested in finding relationships among places interwoven with her memories and current life. Her artworks connect traditional art and emerging technology to enhance the beauty of traditional art in a technology era as well as convey metaphor messages in them. You can find her work at baotranvo.com
Baillie Whittington is an abstract video and sound artist from Warrenton, Virginia. She will be graduating in May 2022 with a BFA in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University. Baillie’s work exists at the intersection of several mediums including video, sound, animation and 16mm film. Her work has been featured in the MOWNA (Museum of Weird and Newfangled Art). Post-graduation, Baillie plans to move out west and find work in video editing and motion graphics. She hopes to one day become a full time freelance music video artist. You can find her work at @artbybaillie on Instagram and on my website www.baillieportfolio.wixsite.com/portfolio
Alice Yeh is a multimedia artist based in Richmond, VA. She will be receiving BFAs in double majors of Kinetic Imaging and Photo and Film (concentration in Filmmaking), and a minor in Art History from Virginia Commonwealth University in May of 2022. Her main mediums are video art and interactive installations that aim to create an outlet to transform and express thoughts, memory, and emotions stemming from personal experiences into something tangible that others can experience. Her current research focuses on different forms of projections on sculptures to create immersive environments circling around the topic of memory loss and fragmentation, and hopes to continue her research in graduate school. You can view her portfolio on: https://yehac9.wixsite.com/portfolio