43rd Annual Student Juried Exhibition

Brown Arts Institute

The 43rd Annual Student Juried Exhibition will be on view at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts from March 18 through April 16, 2023. This year’s exhibition is juried by Lani Asunción and Xander Marro.

Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, March 23, 6–8pm!

About the jurors:

Lani Asunción (they/she) is an interdisciplinary multimedia artist creating socially engaged art in both private and public spaces, independently and collaboratively. Weaving a visual language guided by historical research, community engagement, and experimental performance connected to their identity as a queer multiracial Filipinx-American. Asunción is based in Boston at Midway Artist Studios and is a member of the BCA Studio Resident Program at Boston Center for the Arts (2022-25). They have performed live at Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Little Berlin in Philadelphia, Somerville Museum, and the Aurora Picture Show in Houston, TX. Asunción has facilitated community and public art projects at Brookline Arts Center, Boston Cyberarts, Urbano Project, and Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia. They have been awarded artist residencies at the Studios at MASS MoCA, Vermont Studio Center, Santa Fe Art Institute, I-Park, Elsewhere, The Wedding Cake House, Queer.Archive.Work, Caldera Arts Center, and BigCi in Australia. Asunción is an awardee of the Live Arts Boston Grant (2020), City of Boston’s Transformative Public Art grant (2020), Dame Joan Sutherland Fund from the Australian American Association (2017), and the KALA Fellowship Award (2023) from Kala Art Institute. Their project Revolutionary AYAT was awarded the Public Art for Spatial Justice Grant (2022) from New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA). They received their MFA (2011) from the UConn School of Fine Arts with a focus in video and performance. https://laniasuncion.com | @lani.asuncion

Xander Marro has been living the good life in the feminist sub-underground for too many years to count on her long bony fingers. She draws pictures (usually narrative), makes movies (usually not narrative), produces plays with elaborate sets and costumes (usually narrative, but confusing), and then makes stuff like posters, quilts and dioramas (probably narrative?). Her work is often about spiritual relationships to the material stuff of this world. Co-founder of the Dirt Palace in 2000 (feminist cupcake encrusted netherworld located along the dioxin filled banks of the Woonasquatucket river, which is to say in Providence, RI USA). Her studio (and heart) is there still. She cut her teeth in arts management on the jagged edges of spreadsheets at AS220 while working as the Managing Director. She currently serves as Co-Director of Dirt Palace Public Projects which manages facilities in Olneyville Square and in the Wedding Cake House on Broadway. She’s been involved with issues around affordable housing, and equity within the changing landscape of urban America for nearly two decades. She currently serves as the President of the board of ONE Neighborhood Builders, a Providence community development corporation, and was formerly chair of Providence’s Art and City Life Commission.

First Prize
Alaina Cherry, With You All the Time, 2022

Second Prize
Eiden Spilker, Interference, 2022

Third Prize
Jazzmin Imani, Beauty Supply, 2023

Honorable Mentions
Hi’ileinani Dikilato, Hi’iakaikapoliopele, 2022
Onaje Grant-Simmonds, Armagae, 2022
Alana White, Forward Motion, 2022

Granoff Center hours:
Monday–Friday 9am–10pm
Saturday 12pm–6pm
Sunday 12pm–8pm