Community News from Painting + Printmaking: November + December 2021

Professor Monsieur Zohore’s installation, “MZ.19 (Patronus: For Mothers Who’ve Lost Their Sons & Sons That Lost Their Mothers)” was reviewed in Hyperallergic. Zohore exhibited with de boer gallery at NADA Miami. Zohore’s performance piece exhibited at NADA was reviewed in BmoreArt.

Professor Noah Simblist’s interview with Beiruit-based artist Haig Aivizian was published in Liquid Architecture.

Mónica Palma’s (MFA ’08) Linea Alba, a solo exhibition, installation, and series of performances, opened at Soloway Gallery in Brooklyn.

Torkwase Dyson (BFA, ’99) is now represented by Gray, in addition to Pace Gallery. Gray’s first solo exhibition with Dyson will take place in Chicago in the fall of 2023. Additionally Liquid A Place, a live recording of Dyson’s performance at her London installation, via Pace Gallery, is now available on vinyl. The album features her sound piece remixed by DJ and producer Ron Trent.

Cait Porter (MFA ’19) was featured by Marinaro at Art Basel Miami

Grace Weaver (MFA ’15) exhibited 11 Women, an exhibition of new work, at the 52 Walker Street location of James Cohan Gallery in New York.

Veronika Pausova (MFA ’13) showed at Art Basel Miami with Simone Subal Gallery.

Chloé Harmon (BFA ’21) curated an auction show at Quirk Gallery in Richmond, “I’m a Priest to my Pet and a Layman to the w.w.w.eb”. The show highlighted the work of many recent Painting + Printmaking and other VCUarts alumni. An auction preview event was held at the Quirk Hotel on Dec 2.

Current MFA student Ekaterina Muromtseva is showing in Diversity United at the New Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow from Nov 23 – Mar 13, 2022. The show was reviewed by The Guardian and The New York Times.

Andy Meerow (MFA ’12) showed at Bodega in New York alongside artist Rose Marcus.

Marisa Stratton (BFA Minor ’21) is showing at Made In Virginia, the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art’s annual group exhibition highlighting artists living and working in Virginia, up through March 2022. Additionally Stratton was interviewed by the Commonwealth Times about her her viral painting “Zoom Class” which led to a solo show at Shockoe Artspace, commissions for Zoom employees, and other professional opportunities.

BFA major Samantha Rae Carlson received Undergraduate Juried Exhibition Distinction Award for the Painting + Printmaking department from the Anderson.

Chino Amobi (BFA ’09) participated in “R5 of Art for Black Lives” via Art for Black Lives, an artist collective raising money for the Black Trans community.

Ayanah Moor (BFA ’95) was featured in an article in the Commonwealth Times about Moor’s career as an artist, connections forged at VCU, and her recent work featured in the blockbuster 2021 film, Candyman.

Doing Language : Word Work, a multi-part curatorial project at the ICA at VCU that commissioned five artists including Bryan Castro (MFA ’20) and Malcolm Peacock (BFA ’16) to generate new work in the form of editions and new media.

Current MFA student Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo was featured in “Remote Intimacies,” Issue 69 of The Archive, the Leslie Lohman Museum of Art’s print publication.

Veronika Pausova (MFA ’13) had a solo show at Bradley Ertaskiran from Nov 11 – Dec 18 in Montreal.