The David Winton Bell Gallery and the Department of Visual Art present the work of forty-five artists in Brown’s 34rd annual Student Exhibition, on view at the Bell Gallery from Tuesday, January 21st to Sunday, February 2, 2014. A closing reception will be held Saturday, February 1, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. The exhibition and closing reception are free and open to the public.
Organized by students Anna Muselmann and Todd Stong, the juried exhibition is open to all Brown University students, regardless of major, and encourages artists to submit work in a variety of media. This year the exhibition includes installation, video, kinetic sculpture, drawing, painting, photography, prints, and artist’s books. The work addresses a range of critical themes from current political upheavals across the globe to technological innovations and personal explorations. This extensive survey of the visual arts at Brown highlights the dynamic ways in which students are engaging and redefining the arts today.
The forty-five artists represented in the exhibition are: Jennifer Avery, Gianna Badiali, Nicolas Baird, Travis Bals, Jordan Bell, Amber Bledsoe, Pia Brar, Ivy Brenneman, Francesca Capone, Eunice Cho, Brittany Comunale, Vicky Ding, Anna Gaissert, Pilar Garcia-Brown, Erick Guzman, Griffin Hartmann, Brad Herzlich, Elissa Johnson, Sally G. Kim, Zachary Korol-Gold and Adeline Mitchell, Sophia Elizabeth Krugman, Leigh Holmes, Sam Lessing, Yutong Liao, Arisa Lohmeier, Cindy Ma, Rory Macfarlane, Maya Mason, Anna Muselmann, JD Nathanson, Claudia Norton, Vitor Oliveira, Lena Parker-Duncan, Nina Ruelle, Daniel Sobor, Anna Stacy, Andrew Stearns, Todd Stong, Emily Toomey, Onyebuchi Udozorh, Elizabeth Weber, Rebecca Wojciechowicz, Tala Worrell, Diane Zhou.
Susan Lichtman and Kelli Rae Adams were invited to serve as this year’s jurors. Lichtman is an accomplished painter who has exhibited extensively across the United States and abroad. A Brown alumna (1978), she received an MFA from Yale (1980). Lichtman currently teaches painting at Brandies University in the Department of Fine Arts.
Adams is a sculptor and master ceramicist whose work explores questions of meditation. After graduating from Duke University (1999), she went on to pursue an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2009), where she currently teaches courses in ceramics. Adams was recently the subject of a solo exhibition organized by the David Winton Bell Gallery in the summer of 2013.