Alumni Show Announcement! Alma Mater: Methods

CCA Alumni Exhibition June 15 – July 26 2019

My piece for this show is three photographs of the “porn floor,” a collage of my favorite of my own smutty photographs glued to the cement floor of my academic art studio during the 2015-2016 MFA years. It began as an exercise for a book idea, then merged into a performance piece (Exit Piece, 2015, unpublished), then the backdrop for dust sculptures and self portraits (when it was extended to the wall) and eventually was forgotten under my work table: just a normalised part of my work space. When I left the studio, I poured cement grey paint over the entire area and let it spread and dry, allowing the studio to once again “feel” clean and untouched. I consider this piece an “embed” and would have remained there longer had the school not torn down the graduate building for more student housing. The work has likely been recycled and molded into the foundation for the new dorms or destroyed and removed from the area entirely. In conclusion, my grandmother does work like this with plaster and clay – leaves things places and traces the weathering and such – I feel connected to her somehow in this process!

Many of these photographs appear in full in my magazine project, which stemmed from this methodology of approaching my archives with poetic construction in mind.


Official announcement
from https://portal.cca.edu/events-calendar/alma-mater-methods/

For the second iteration of the college’s biennial series of alumni exhibitions programming, CCA Exhibitions and the CCA Alumni Association will partner to highlight the idea of process within the practices of recent alumni from across the college’s four divisions: Fine Arts, Design, Architecture, and Humanities and Sciences. The exhibition will explore shared threads in artistic practices of sketching, note taking, modeling, mapping, drafting, and rendering. These process-based methods expose the pathways creative individuals depend upon to obtain a final product or idea. By celebrating this amorphousness through the form of an exhibition, Alma Mater: Methods will move beyond what is often exhibited within the white cube—finality, succinct expression, monetary value—and will instead prioritize a thinking-through-making approach that is shared among the college’s creative communities and disciplines. It is here where conversations begin, new connections form, and low stakes are valued. 

This exhibition is co-curated by Beth Abrahamson (MFA Design 2015), Sarah Hobstetter (MArch 2010), Mik Gaspay (MFA 2011), and Tanya Gayer (MA Curatorial Practice, Visual and Critical Studies 2016).

Zafer Aksit (MFA 2012) // Nicole Irene Anderson (Painting / Drawing 2017) // Manuel Angeja (Painting / Drawing 2005 & MFA 2014) // Termeh Behbahani (Painting / Drawing 2016) // Jack Bool (Photography 2016) // William Bottini (MFA Design 2017) // Luke Bowlus (Illustration 2016) // John Damian Boychuk (MFA 2016) // Han Boyuan (Painting / Drawing 2018) // Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo (Printmaking 2015) // Maureen Burdock (MFA, MA Visual and Critical Studies 2014) // Ethan Caflisch (Individualized 2015) // Aliena Cameron (Graphic Design 2017) // Katherin Canton (Community Arts 2011) // Natalie Catasús (MFA, MA Writing, Visual and Critical Studies 2015) // Megan Cerminaro (Photography 2013) // Jiajia Chen (Graphic Design 2015) // Troy Chew (MFA 2018) // David Chin (MBA in Design Strategy 2017) // Benjamin Cirgin (MFA 2016) // Erinn Clancy (Media Arts 2010) // Jillian Clark (MFA 2011) // Nicolas Colón (Sculpture 2011) // Francesca Cozzone (MFA 2014) // Haegen Crosby (Industrial Design 2014) // Jessamyn Violet Cuneo (MFA Writing 2011) // Ebony Iman Dallas (MFA 2009) // Marian K. Dilan (Illustration 2010) // D’Sjon Dixon (Architecture 2009) // Eric Dyer (MFA 2013) // Jamie Emerick (MFA 2013) // Lisa Fong (Painting / Drawing 2018) // Kadi Franson (MArch 2012) // Sienna Freeman (MFA, MA Visual Critical Studies 2016) // James Friedberg (Glass 2009) // Garth Fry (MFA 2016) // Marissa Geoffroy (MFA 2017) // Eva Gibeau (Photography 2015) // Zachary Gibson (MFA Design 2011) // T2R/Laura Gillmore (MFA 2018) // Rebekah Goldstein (MFA 2012) // Matthew Gordon (MFA 2009) // Tej Greenhill (Painting / Drawing 2012) // C.A. Greenlee (MFA 2015) // Maria Guzmán Capron (MFA 2015) // Annie Hagar (MFA 2014) // Liz Hernández (MFA 2015) // Michelle Herrera (Individualized 2018) // Graham Holoch (Photography 2014) // Valerie Iosso (Individualized 2017) // Victoria Jang (MFA 2014) // Nayoung Jeong (Ceramics 2011) // Angela Mini Jo (Jewelry / Metal Arts 2012) // Celeste R. Johnson (Fashion Design 2013) // Brianna Kalajian (Photography 2013) // Raquel Kalil (MFA Design 2018) // Wioleta Kaminska (MFA Design 2014) // Vernon Keeve (MFA Writing 2013) // Jim Kettner (MFA Writing 2013) // Sarah Kim (Graphic Design 2015) // Jennifer Klecker (MFA 2015) // Sophie Lourdes Knight (Painting / Drawing 2014) // Maia Kobabe (MFA Comics 2016) // Nami Kurita (Graphic Design 2012) // Patricia Leal (Sculpture 2017) // Sarah Lee (MFA 2016) // Sarah Lesnikoski (Painting / Drawing 2016) // Cara Levine (Sculpture 2012) // Leah Yael Levy (MFA Comics 2017) // Joseph Liatela (Individualized 2017) // Lana Licata (Painting / Drawing 2015) // Anna Ludwig (MFA 2010) // Leora Lutz (MFA, MA Visual and Critical Studies 2014) // Carolina Magis Weinberg (MFA, MA Visual and Critical Studies 2017) // Phillip Maisel (MFA 2013) // Atoosa Maleki (MFA 2016) // Rob Marks (MA Visual and Critical Studies 2011) // Forrest McGarvey (MFA, MA Visual and Critical Studies 2016) // James-David Mericle (MFA 2010) // Mary Mocas (MFA 2016) // Nastaran Mousavi (MArch 2013) // Bonny Nahmias (Sculpture 2016) // Richard-Jonathan Nelson (MFA 2017) // Colin Nitta (Illustration 2010) // Rebecca Ora (MFA 2010) // Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa (MA Visual and Critical Studies 2012) // Zach Ozma (Community Arts 2015) // Adam Park (MFA Writing 2017) // Helena Parriott (Individualized 2010) // Piero Passacantando (MFA 2009) // Nate Petterson (MFA 2015) // Luis Pinto (MFA 2015) // Amanda Quiroz (Painting / Drawing 2010) // Cynthia Randolph (MBA in Design Strategy 2017) // Megan Reed (MFA 2015) // Tracy Ren (Ceramics 2018) // Jordan Reznick (MFA, MA Visual and Critical Studies) // Erich Richter (Sculpture 2010) // Allison Rowe (MFA 2011) // Dorothy Santos (MA Visual and Critical Studies 2014) // Jennifer Schnell (MFA Design 2014) // Zachary Royer Scholz (MFA, MA Visual and Critical Studies 2009) // Aline Schwibbe (MFA 2018) // Courtney Sennish (MFA 2015) // Emmanuel Sevilla (MFA 2015) // Jennifer Shada (MFA 2016) // Wei-Ching Shyu (MFA Comics 2016) // James Sinclair (Photography 2014) // Diana Stapleton (MFA, MA Visual Critical Studies 2015) // Adair Stephens (MFA Textiles 2012) // Amber Stucke (MFA 2011) // Anton Stuebner (MA Visual and Critical Studies 2014) // Lauren Jade Szabo (Illustration 2010) // Amy Tavern (MFA 2017) // Matthew Harrison Tedford (MA Visual and Critical Studies 2011) // Courtney Trouble (MA Visual and Critical Studies 2015 & MFA 2017) // Zoe Tuck (Writing and Literature 2014) // Benjamin Vilmain (MFA 2012) // Jessica Violetta (Illustration 2017) // Brandon Walls Olsen (MFA 2009) // Josh White (MFA Comics 2016) // Micah Wood (MFA 2015) // Zhou Zoe Yuan (Jewelry / Metal Arts 2016) // Jake Ziemann (MFA 2012)

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