BFA alum, Chris Hood, has a piece in a current exhibition at London’s Saatchi Gallery. The exhibition, titled “Known Unknowns,” features seventeen emerging artists, predominantly painters. These artists, while well known in their own right and circles of influence, received a great deal of notoriety through the inclusion in a show of this caliber.
ATLANTA—The College of the Arts at Georgia State University is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Joseph Peragine as the new director of the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, effective July 1, 2018.
“We are excited to have Professor Peragine serve in this leadership role and look forward to working with… more »
Tonight, the evening of May 31, the Swan Coach House Gallery will open a new exhibition––the first since our alumna, Michelle Laxalt (MFA 2016) joined the team as Gallery Manager. Laxalt is one of our distinguished, former Welch Fellows, a graduate with a concentration in ceramics who makes sculptural works that references anatomical textures… more »
“With “Inhuman,” his first solo show at Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta-based artist William Downs expands upon the evocative visual language he previously developed in ink-wash works on paper, reimagining iconic figurative depictions from Western art history, such as Cézanne’s Bathers, in a muddled, dreamlike style. Created using a technique derived from traditional Japanese calligraphy, the array of… more »
The Atlanta publication, whose mission it is to cover and interview the leading creatives in the city, interviewed our alumna, Inkyoung Chun on their site.
ArtsATL.com published a story about the historic Atlanta publication the Great Speckled Bird. Did you know that Georgia State University is the keeper of that digital archive? Here’s a link for access––enjoy!
Art Papers recently featured an animation by new director of the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, Joseph Peragine. The animation premiered with their summer issue, memorializing the oddity and spectacle is the now-expired boardwalk amusement park, Funtown, which is close to where the artist grew up. The animation also gives credit to… more »
“Person’s artwork has an understated boldness that has always struck me as refreshing. As an artist, she has a really unique understanding and approach to line. Her work simultaneously exudes an intuitive approach and the utmost of intentionality. “There’s ritual that goes into each work. I love doing research about a topic before I tackle… more »
Textiles faculty Jess Jones has a solo exhibition at Plough Gallery (founded by Welch MFA Mark Errol), titled “Multiple Routes.” The exhibition showcases three series Graffiti Quilts, TopoQuilts, and The Urban Fabric. She uses the tradition of quilting to explore notions of place and memory.
“Susan Cofer’s drawings may first appear to be shades of colors. But the Atlanta-based artist’s work invites the viewer to look much closer. An exhibit of her work, titled simply “Drawings,” is on view now at Poem 88.Her drawings begin before she even picks up a pencil. Cofer starts… more »