Community News from Sculpture + Extended Media: June 2022 update

Featured image: MFA student Tendai Mupita installing work at the Sculpture + Extended Media MFA Candidacy Show; Photo by Kendall Buster, April 2022

Prof. Lily Cox-Richard’s exhibition Weep Holes opened at MASS MoCA March 12.

Prof. Massa Lemu was interviewed for a feature by Creative Knowledge Resources.

Nick Fagan (BFA ’14) showed at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA in conjunction with a 2021-2022 Visual Arts Fellowship with the Center.

MFA student Aida Lizalde is the recipient of a VMFA graduate fellowship.

Elizabeth King, professor emerita of Sculpture + Extended Media and Stephen Vitiello, Chair of Kinetic Imaging, recently joined the Exquisite Corpse podcast for a conversation about their exhibition at PS-122 Gallery.

Raul De Lara (MFA ’19) exhibited with Ethan Cohen Gallery at the Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary Art Fair.

effie bowen (MFA ’23) is the recipient of the 2022 Anderson Publishing Grant.

Sandy Williams IV (MFA ’19) presented the exhibition Yesterday is Melting at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington. The exhibition also included works in response by Kate Turner (MFA ’20) and Mariana Parisca (MFA ’20).

Kyle Maurer (Art History/Sculpture double major) presented a paper on Eva Hesse at the SUNY New Paltz Undergraduate Art History Symposium in April.

Umico Niwa (MFA ’20) presented the solo exhibition Neighbourly Pest at Tilling in Montreal.

Prof. Lily Cox-Richard’s work was featured in Hirschl & Adler Galleries booth at Expo Chicago.

Nicole Levaque (MFA ’19) presented the solo exhibition Companion Planting at The Front in New Orleans from April 9-May 8.

Ling-lin Ku (BFA ’16) will be joining Carnegie Mellon School of Art as Assistant Professor of sculpture this fall.

Umico Niwa (MFA ’20) was highlighted in

MFA student Aida Lizalde‘s work was featured in the exhibition Water Bodies at The Material Room in Richmond.

Wormhole, a collaborative exhibition between Sculpture BFA student N. Jambois and Kinetic Imaging BFA student Adam Dabbs, 2020-21 Undergraduate Research Grant recipients, opened April 23 in the VCUarts DePillars Gallery. 

Samuel Richardson (BFA ’20) showed work at 68 Home in Richmond.

Joe Seipel, Professor and Dean Emeritus, presented the exhibition Altered Visions at Reynolds Gallery in addition to a sculpture installation at his studio.

Prof. Lily Cox-Richard’s solo exhibition Soft Fists Insist is on view at Hirschl & Adler Modern through June 24.

Umico Niwa (MFA ’20) presented the solo exhibition The Quantified Elf (and how it came to love itself) at Someday Gallery.

Sandy Williams IV (MFA ’19) presented the live skywriting performance 40 ACRES: Chimborazo Park on May 21 in Richmond.

Eyes of the Skin, a group exhibition curated by Teresita Fernández (MFA ’92), opened June 9 at Lehmann Maupin. Francheska Alcantara (MFA ’19) is among the featured artists.

Raul De Lara (MFA ’19) is showing new works this summer with Ethan Cohen Gallery at Volta Art Fair in Switzerland and in a group show in NY. De Lara has also been selected for a 2022 Haystack Open Studio Residency.

Sandy Williams IV’s (MFA ’19) work is featured in Subversive Media: Materiality & Power at Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville.

Ana Esteve Llorens’ (MFA ’11) sculpture Measuring Device opened June 4 at Women & Their Work in Austin.

Matt Lively (BFA ’93) was profiled by VCU News, highlighting his recent practice of painting Richmond Symphony rehearsals.

Nikki Leone (BFA ’08) was recently commissioned by Pusha T to create an intricate photo backdrop.

Saar Shemesh (MFA ’22) and Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik (MFA ’18) will have work featured in Flotsam, Jetsam, Lagan & Derelict opening June 24 at Art Lot in Brooklyn.

Hien Nguyen (BFA ’22) is the recipient of a Windgate-Lamar Fellowship for 2022 from the Center for Craft. Nguyen has also been selected for artist residencies at the Visual Arts Center of Richmond and Anderson Ranch Arts Center from 2022-2023.