Photography + Film Community News – November 2022

MFA alum Evie Metz was a finalist for The Trawick Prize in Bethesda, MD. She won the Young Artist Award and exhibited along with the other finalists from September 8th, 2022-October 2nd, 2022. Metz is an art-educator and interdisciplinary artist centered in sculpture, photography, and puppet stop-motion animation. Her work explores empowerment of otherness and the relationship between humans, animals, and nature.

MFA alum Hannah Altman had a solo exhibition at gallery 263 in Cambridge, MA. The name of Altman’s exhibition was titled With Rifts and Collapses, and displayed small and medium-scale images that consider Jewish storytelling and image making. The exhibition was on view from June 9th, 2022-July 9th, 2022. Altman was also named the 2022-2023 Blanksteen Artist in Residence at the Silfka Center at Yale University. Hannah Altman is a Jewish-American artist from New Jersey. Her photographs interpret relationships between gestures, the body, lineage, and interior space.

MFA alum Johannes Barfield was named a postdoctoral scholar at the University of New Mexico. He also recently traveled to Lisbon, Portugal for the 2022 Web Summit, where he gave a talk about a video game he is currently developing, titled Ancestral Plane. Barfield describes himself as a “sample-based visual artist,” who explores topics and ideas such as childhood memories, joy, and objecthood.

BFA Alum Kevin Gallagher landed full time faculty position in the VCU Cinema department. Gallagher is a photographer and filmmaker who has worked as a lighting and camera technician for feature films, television, and commercial work. He is currently working on a long form documentary project about wilderness, wildness, and how people interact with the environment in Northern Maine.

BFA alum Nadiya Nacorda had a solo show at Candela Gallery in Richmond, Virginia titled All The Orchids Are Fine. The show ran from September 15th, 2022-October 22nd, 2022. Nacorda was also named a Pre-Faculty Fellow of the Honors College at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. In her work, Nadiya explores the nuances and entanglements of inheritance(s) while considering themes of magic, affection, identity, and mothering; along with Blasian feminine interiority and subjectivity.

MFA alum Elizabeth McGrady had a two-person exhibition titled Other Lands with Michelle Summers at Headstone Gallery in Kingston, NY. The exhibition opened on October 1st. McGrady’s artistic practice is centered around the reach for entities just outside of the human grasp.

BFA Alum Amarise Carreras has an upcoming museum exhibition that will be their first solo show. The show will be at El Museo Del Barrio in New York City. Carreras is a photo-based performance artist, utilizing photography for both documenting and observing while engaging in performative conversations.

MFA alum Greyory Blake currently has a show titled HUD at The Mudroom in Lawrenceville, NJ. Blake is a filmmaker, artist, and educator working with video, coding, performance, and photography.

MFA alum William Glaser Wilson is a part of a group show titled NOT EVEN HOME WILL BE WITH YOU FOREVER at the Field Projects art gallery in New York City. William’s practice utilizes photography, sculpture, painting, and installation to portray our collective struggles and pleasures through constructed environments.

Current undergraduate student Jack Fox and BFA alum Grade Solomon had an exhibition at local gallery The Material Room titled Lifelong Ember, the exhibition opened in August.

MFA Candidate Katherine Thompson is in a group show at Mason Exhibitions Arlington at George Mason University. The show is titled Cast/Recast and runs October 14th, 2022-December 3rd, 2022. Kat’s practice investigates the constant state of in between-ness from both spectrums, Afro-Jamaican American and American, to confront what constitutes the shared transnational identity of those who are second-generation in immigrant spaces.

MFA Candidate Fanxi Sun and her film Lucid Dreams was accepted into the 2022 Los Angeles Asian Film Awards. Working with film, sound, and performance, Fanxi explores the concepts of time and space through experimental narratives, and investigate the idea of subjective metaphoric realities with bodily movements and interactions.

MFA Candidate Manavi Singh recently curated The Anderson’s 2022 open call for video and time-based media works. The works screened outside of The Anderson on November 4th, 2022 and November 5th, 2022. Manavi’s work explores feelings of not belonging, displacement of home, the self and identity, and the cultural issues of South Asia.