December 3, 2018

First Fridays at Mason Gross Galleries – Speak Easy

Graduate students in the artists and writing seminar led by Natalie Bookchin, present an evening of readings and performances of new work developed over the semester.

When: Friday, December 7th from 5-7 p.m.
Where: Mason Gross Galleries, 33 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ

Featured artists: Mahsa Biglow, Leonid Hrytsak, Kori Koolman, Josh Minkus, Karina Ruth Cunningham, Young Sun Han, Erik Thurmond, Alex Turgeon, Iris Ward Loughran, Ryan Woodring

On view in the gallery: Just Honey – First Year MFA exhibition.

The First Friday reception will also provide beverages and food.

Free and open to the public. Wheelchair Accessible.


Visiting Artist Lecture – Diamond Stingily


Artist Diamond Stingily will present a lecture in the Visiting Artist series on Wednesday, December 5th beginning at 6:40 p.m.


Diamond Stingily (born 1990) is an American artist and poet. Stingily's art practice explores aspects of identity, iconography and mythology, and childhood. Stingily lives and works in New York City. Stingily has exhibited at numerous galleries and museums, including Ramiken Crucible, Queer Thoughts, The Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain (FIAC) at the Grand Palais, MOCAD Detroit, and at the New Museum during the "Songs for Sabotage" Triennial. Stingily is a published author and holds a podcast-style radio show at Know Wave called, The Diamond Stingily Show.

Where: Rutgers - Mason Gross School of the Arts, Civic Square Building, Room 110.
33 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ.

The Visiting Artist Lecture Series is organized by the Rutgers MFA program and includes weekly lectures, studio visits and critiques by luminaries working across a wide spectrum of mediums.

Free and open to the public.

Wheelchair Accessible; ASL/CART available on request. Contact Cassandra at coliveras@mgsa.rutgers.edu or 848-932-5399 one week prior to event.

November 26, 2018

Visiting Artist Lecture – Sanya Kantarovsky


Artist Sanya Kantarovsky will present a lecture in the Visiting Artist series on Wednesday, November 28th beginning at 6:40 p.m.

Sanya Kantarovsky is known for his work across a variety of mediums, as well as his texts and curatorial projects. His multifaceted approach often results in artworks that seem forced to reckon with their own embarrassment. The dark humor consistent in Kantarovsky’s work pits the sumptuous against the abject and thrusts private space – be it physical or psychological – into public view. Kantarovsky was born in Moscow, Russia in 1982 and currently lives and works in New York (excerpted from Luhring Augustine gallery).

Where: Rutgers - Mason Gross School of the Arts, Civic Square Building, Room 110. 33 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ.

The Visiting Artist Lecture Series is organized by the Rutgers MFA program and includes weekly lectures, studio visits and critiques by luminaries working across a wide spectrum of mediums.

Free and open to the public.

Wheelchair Accessible; ASL/CART available on request. Contact Cassandra at coliveras@mgsa.rutgers.edu or 848-932-5399 one week prior to event.
Image description: a pale figure in profile painted by the artist Sanya Kantarovsky.

November 12, 2018

MFA First Year Exhibition – Just Honey


It's that time!

3 months into graduate school, our 16 MFA First Years will be taking over the Mason Gross Galleries for their First Year Exhibition.

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 15, 6-9pm

with performances by Erik Thurmond, Leonid Hyrtsak, and Keren Shavit

Featuring: Jonathan Adams, Raul Ayala, Michael Caudo, Chloe Crawford, Atisha Fordyce, Christian Hincapie, Leonid Hrytsak, Ruby Jackson, Kori Koolman, Cherilyn Kurtz, Jonathan Santoro, Francesca Strada , Alexander Turgeon , Erik Thurmond, Cesar Valdes, Ryan Woodring 

Exhibition on View: Friday, November 16 - Friday, December 7

The galleries are wheelchair accessible / free and open to the Public.


Visting Artist Lecture – Farah Al Qasimi


Artist Farah Al Qasimi will present a lecture in the Visiting Artist series on Wednesday, November 14th beginning at 6:40 p.m. 


Farah Al Qasimi (b. Abu Dhabi, 1991) is an artist and musician living between New York and Dubai. She received her MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2017 and is currently teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design. She has participated in residencies at the Burren College of Art, the Delfina Foundation, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Recent exhibitions include More Good News at Helena Anrather (NYC), No to the Invasion: Breakdowns and Side Effects (CCS Bard), and Coming Up Roses at The Third Line (Dubai).

Where: Rutgers - Mason Gross School of the Arts, Civic Square Building, Room 110. 33 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ.

The Visiting Artist Lecture Series is organized by the Rutgers MFA program and includes weekly lectures, studio visits and critiques by luminaries working across a wide spectrum of mediums.

Free and open to the public.

Wheelchair Accessible; ASL/CART available on request. Contact Cassandra at coliveras@mgsa.rutgers.edu or 848-932-5399 one week prior to event.

Image description: a woman in floral pattern dress covers her face while laying on a patterned carpet.