March 8, 2019

Rutgers MFA 2019 presents a fundraising Limited Edition Print Portfolio



The MFA Class of 2019 is thrilled to debut a collaborative Limited Edition Print Portfolio, featuring original artwork by every member of our graduating class!

Limited to an available Edition of 15, every sale will go towards the student graduate fund for producing our Rutgers in NY Exhibition at 21 Ludlow Street in April 2019.

The portfolio is priced at $250. Limit one sale per person until the edition runs out.
Cash, check, or PayPal accepted. Each portfolio is housed in a sturdy print box and comes with a free navy or gold
"I ❤ NEW WORK" screen-printed canvas tote bag, making it easy to carry home.

Video preview of Editions. 

Please note that the price does not include shipping and handling. Once payment has been collected, someone will reach out to you to calculate these costs. Pick-up can also be arranged at the Visual Arts Office of Mason Gross School of the Arts at 33 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ.




Mason Gross School of the Arts MFA Class of 2019 Print Portfolio – Details:

Contents:
Signed Print Documentation sheet
Title page
15 prints
Colophon page
Acid-free interleaving between each sheet

Artists:

Mahsa Biglow, Mariangela Ciccarello, Karina Cunningham, Enrique Figueredo, Nick Grasso, Young Sun Han, Iris Ward Loughran, Luis Maldonado, Josh Minkus, Jeanette Mundt, Malcolm Peacock, Henderson Peternell, Will Robinson, Valerie Suter, Hiroka Yamashita

Technique: Screen prints and one acetone photo transfer
Dimensions: 11 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches
Paper: Arches BFK Rives
Edition Record: Edition of 15 signed and arabic numbered impressions

Edition of 15 Artist's Copies
Edition of 5 Artist's Proofs
Edition of 1 BAT (Bon á Tirer), 1 HC (Hors Commerce)

Special thanks to all production leads, printers, and advisors: Enrique Figueredo, Young Sun Han, Iris Ward Loughran, Mahsa Biglow, Karina Cunningham, Mariangela Ciccarello, Jonathan Adams, Francesca Strada, Julie Langsam, and Randy Hemminghaus. Handwritten tote bag designed by Henderson Peternell.

Visiting Artist Lecture – B. Wurtz


Artist B. Wurtz will present a lecture in the Visiting Artist series on Wednesday, March 13th beginning at 6:40 p.m.

B. Wurtz was born in 1948 in Pasadena, California, and lives and works in New York. He opened a major solo exhibition This Has No Name at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in 2018 while simultaneously presenting his first public commission, Kitchen Trees, through the New York City Public Art Fund. In 2015 he was the subject of a retrospective exhibition at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom. In 2016 the exhibition traveled to La Casa Encendida, Madrid. He has had additional solo exhibitions at Kunstverein Freiburg; White Flag Projects, St. Louis; and Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago. His work has been included in group exhibitions at MoMA PS1, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and Musée d’Art Contemporain de Lyon.

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.

February 28, 2019

Visiting Artist Lecture – Curtis Talwst Santiago



Artist Curtis Talwst Santiago will present a lecture in the Visiting Artist series on Monday, March 4th beginning at 6:40 p.m.

Curtis Talwst Santiago (b. 1979, Edmonton, Alberta) studied as an apprentice of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. Santiago has exhibited internationally at venues such as The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY; The New Museum, New York, NY; The Eli and Edythe Broad Museum at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; the Institute of Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada; The Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; and the SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA; among others. The artist is currently included in the SITE Santa Fe SITELines.2018 Biennial, Casa Tomada, in Santa Fe, NM and was featured in the 2018 Biennale de Dakar in Dakar, Senegal. His work is in the permanent collection of the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY. Santiago lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal.

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.

February 18, 2019

LONG STORY SHORT – Film Screening & Discussion on Homelessness



As part of the Windows of Understanding 2019 programming, on Monday, February 25 from 6-8pm we will be hosting a very special event at Mason Gross/Bloustein featuring a film by Rutgers Art & Design Faculty member Natalie Bookchin, on the topic of homelessness followed by a panel discussion also featuring representatives from SHILO, a local organization working to serve the homeless in New Brunswick and Highland Park. One of our goals for the Windows project is to highlight voices that are not typically heard, and this program is meant to illuminate perspectives around homelessness from both the West coast and our own backyard.

FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION on Homelessness:

"Long Story Short"
hosted by the Windows of Understanding project
Monday, February 25 from 6 - 8pm

In the moving and immersive film LONG STORY SHORT, over 100 people at homeless shelters, food banks, adult literacy programs, and job training centers in Los Angeles and the Bay Area in Northern California discuss their experiences of poverty: why they are poor, how it feels, and what they think should be done about American poverty and homelessness today. Numerous interviews are stitched together to form a polyphonic account of American poverty told from the inside.

MacArthur Grantee and Mason Gross Faculty Member Natalie Bookchin, an artist whose work has been shown at the Pompidou Centre, the Whitney Museum and the Tate, uses the film to amplify the voices of the displaced and dispossessed. While individuals whom Bookchin filmed in separate spaces appear onscreen in their own visual spaces, mirroring the isolation of their experiences, words flow between them like a musical ensemble. Together in the film for the first time, Americans who are rarely acknowledged or listened to form a virtual collective.

Discussion to follow featuring Natalie Bookchin and guest speakers from SHILO (Supporting Homeless and Innovatively Loving Others). This event is FREE and open to the public.

Civic Square Building, James J. Florio Forum / Rutgers University

33 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ

Wheelchair accessible.

https://www.windowsofunderstanding.org/

Visiting Artist Lecture – ruby onyinyechi amanze


Arist ruby onyinyechi amanze will present a lecture in the Visiting Artist series on Wednesday, February 20th beginning at 6:40 p.m.

ruby onyinyechi amanze is a visual artist whose practice is primarily centered around drawing and works on paper. In a non-linear and open narrative, her drawings explore space as a malleable construct, the freedom to play as an of revolution, and cultural hybridity or 'post-colonial non-nationalism' as a mundane norm. Design, architecture, rollerskating and the movement language of Gaga are a few aspects of her current research and artistic practice. 

amanze was born in Nigeria in 1982. She immediately relocated to the U.K. where she spent the next thirteen years, prior to moving to the U.S. [Philadelphia, PA]. In 2004, amanze earned her B.F.A., Summa Cum Laude, from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, and her M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in 2006. In 2012-2013, amanze was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholars Award in Drawing to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

amanze has exhibited her work nationally and internationally including, New York, Johannesburg, Miami, Paris, London and Lagos. She is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the Queens Museum and also an Open Sessions 2015-2017 participant, at the Drawing Center, both in New York.

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.