Community News from Painting + Printmaking: June 2022 update

Featured image: Painting + Printmaking 1st year MFA candidacy exhibition at Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA, April 2022

Paolo Arao (BFA ’99) showed in a group exhibition, Walk The Line, at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, January 29 – May 8.

Prof. Brooke Inman (MFA ’08) showed in a group exhibition, Well-Fed, in conjunction with the Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) conference at UW Madison.

Isa Gagarin (MFA ‘18) is showing in a group exhibition, The Regional at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, on view Dec 10 – Mar 20. From there the show heads to the Kemper Museum in Kansas City, June 3 – September 11.

BFA alum Nastassja Swift (2015 – PAPR and CMS) is the recipient of a VMFA professional fellowship.

Recent BFA alum Shayne Herrera (BFA ‘22) is the recipient of a VMFA professional fellowship.

BFA student Alexander J. Sausen is the recipient of a VMFA undergraduate fellowship.

Michael Royce’s (MFA ’18) solo exhibition Suddenly the Crow Cries a Premonition opened at ada gallery in March 2022.

Be Oakley (MFA ’18) is the recipient of a 2022 Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Grant for their publishing platform GenderFail.

Prof. Cara Benedetto’s solo show Love You opened at Night Gallery on April 2.

Bryan Castro (MFA ’20) showed in the group exhibition Codes of Silence at Slash Arts in San Francisco.

Grace Weaver (MFA ’15) showed in the group exhibition They Shut Me Up In Prose at Nassima Landau in Tel Aviv.

BFA major Nathan Hosmer had a paper on African Art & Architecture accepted to the SUNY New Paltz Undergraduate Art History Symposium in April.

Luis Vasquez La Roche (MFA ’20) showed his short film, Canchas de Algodon de Azucar via the Film Lime series at the Acme Warton House in London.

Michael Kennedy Costa (MFA ’11) showed in the group exhibition XX Perfect Souls at Bad Water Gallery in Knoxville run by Kelsie Conley (BFA ’14).

Prof. Noah Simblist wrote a review for Art Agenda of Wilson Diaz’s survey exhibition at the Museo La Tertulia.

Prof. Monsieur Zohore showed in the group exhibition Yesterday is Melting at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington in Bowmanville, Ontario.

Johanna Robinson (MFA ’18) showed for the month of April on Platform, a digital gallery platform presented by Melanie Flood Projects.

Kelley-Ann Lindo (MFA ’21) was awarded a MASS MoCA Residency/VCU MFA Fellowship for 2022 Summer/Fall.

Chino Amobi (BFA ’10) presented the solo exhibition Sextant at Fitzpatrick Gallery in Paris.

Prof. Monsieur Zohore was featured in a write up in ARTnews about his performance at Expo Chicago.

Kelley-Ann Lindo’s (MFA ’21) work is featured in Wassaic Project’s A Tournament of Lies 2022 summer exhibition.

Johanna Robinson‘s (MFA ’18) solo exhibition Wish Fulfillment opened at HESSE FLATOW on May 12.

MFA student Natalia Mejia Murillo’s work was featured in the exhibition Water Bodies at The Material Room in Richmond.

Commonwealth the book was released via Publication Studio Hudson. The book is based on the collaborative project of Prof. Noah Simblist with the ICA at VCU, Beta Local, and Philadelphia Contemporary.

Lauren Clay (MFA ’07) was featured in the Cris Worley booth at Dallas Art Fair 2022.

BFA major Sally Wells is the recipient of a VCU Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Summer Fellowship. Mentored by Prof. Brooke Inman, Sally will conduct a literature review and field research into Exploring The Relationship between Food Culture and LGBTQ+ Social Identity Through The Lens of Print Media.

Jules Buck Jones‘ (BFA ’05) solo exhibition Circles and Cycles opened at grayDUCK Gallery on May 14.

Leah Beeferman (MFA ’10) is showing new work in the group exhibition Heaven Neither Burning Farther, which opened May 12 at The Crypt Gallery in London.

Prof. Caitlin Cherry’s work is featured in Hello Trouble which opened May 19 at Petzel Gallery.

Annie Albagli‘s (MFA ’15) work is featured in the group exhibition Between Lands which opened May 14 at Southern Exposure.

BFA major Amiri Richardson-Keys was recently interviewed by VCU News about his time as a student in Painting + Printmaking, plus his plans after graduation which include an arts community center that he co-founded.

MFA student Natalia Mejia Murillo showed work in 1K Art Show at Tove Gallery, NYC, May 19-20.

Torkwase Dyson (BFA ’99) will have work featured in Set It Off at Parrish Art Museum May 22-July 24.

“Tania Bruguera: The Francis Effect”, edited by Prof. Noah Simblist, is available via Deep Vellum Publishing on June 21, 2022.

LaRissa Rogers (BFA ’19) and Luis Vasquez La Roche (MFA ’20) have work featured in Subversive Media: Materiality & Power at Second Street Gallery, which opened June 3.

Prof. Monsieur Zohore‘s work commissioned for In Practice: Literally means collapse is on view at SculptureCenter through August 1.

Prof. Noah Simblist wrote a piece for Hyperallergic on Kevin Beasley’s exhibition at Regen Projects.

Connor Marie Stankard‘s (MFA ’21) exhibition Ava, Chloe, Blair, Nicole is on view at Lubov NYC through July 17.

Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo‘s (MFA ’22) exhibition Living together and on top of each other opens June 11 at Roll Up Project.