The culmination of this year’s VCUarts Summer Studio Program will take place on Saturday, July 25, 7 – 9 p.m., throughout the first floor of the Fine Arts Building. “do we ever really touch” is the result of two months of intense research and work from the Summer Studio Program participants.

This year’s program was lead by Lily Cox Richard, Julie Grosche and Derek G Larson. Featured guest artists included, Dora Budor, Fawn Krieger, Mattew Shelton, Karen Heagle, Jeni Spota, Michael Jones Mckean, Matt King and Arnold J Kemp.

Summer Studio Program participants include:
Priscilla Aleman (Miami, FL)
BFA The Cooper Union

Jacob Broussard (Lafayette, LA)
BFA University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Leah Byrne (New York, NY)
BA New York University

Tyler Chang (Hunan, China)
Preparing BA University of Wisconsin Madison

Cameron Coffman (Austin, TX)
BFA University of Texas at Austin

Braxton Congrove (Richmond, VA)
BFA James Madison University

Ryan Desmond (Spokane, WA)
BFA Eastern Washington University

Erin Grant (New York, NY)
BFA New York University

D’Antre Harris (Fort Valley, GA)
Preparing BFA at Georgia Southern University

Travis Jarrells (Fredericksburg, VA)
Preparing BA University of Mary Washington

Frances Lee (Cleveland, OH)
BA Oberlin College

Kailani Mayer (Taos, NM)
BFA University of New Mexico

Sarah McCormick (Fayetteville, AR)
Preparing BFA University of Arkansas Fayetteville

Sean Morgan (Austin, TX)
BFA University of Texas at Austin

Coleman Pritchard (Los Angeles CA)
BA University of California Santa Cruz

Kate Pruitt, (Oakland CA)
BA Stanford University

Josh Roach (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)
BFA University of Manitoba

Libby Rosa (New York, NY)
BFA University of Wisconsin

Gary Ryan (New York, NY)
MBA, Northwestern University, The Kellogg School, Evanston, IL
BA, Dartmouth College

Elana Schwartz (Albuquerque, NM)
BFA University of New Mexico

Perrin Turner (Richmond, VA)
Preparing BFA Virginia Commonwealth University

David Withers (Richmond, VA)
Preparing BFA Virginia Commonwealth University

The Summer Studio Program at Virginia Commonwealth University is a supportive and rigorous residency/post baccalaureate program with an established track record of inspiring and developing artists. Based on our successful MFA program, this 8-week intensive program combines theory and practice through seminars, studio visits, artist lectures, critiques, professional development and studio time. For nearly a decade, this groundbreaking program has attracted artists globally to help transform and hone their work and ideas.


July 21, 2015