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Alumna Yanique Norman on Black Fungibility

“This installment of Mood Ring features a condensed version of “Wasting My Beautiful Mind: Understanding the Poetics of Black Fungibility,” a lecture given by artist Yanique Norman at Atlanta Contemporary in October 2019, presented by the experimental art education platform Discrit. Norman’s original lecture text has been edited for publication and is presented here… more »

Gallery Exhibitions Calendar Update

Posted On March 18, 2020
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From all of us at the Welch School of Art & Design, we hope you are staying safe and well. For the past couple weeks, we have been assessing our programming, exhibitions, and community engagement to decide what a transition to online might look like.

The safety of our community is our highest priority at… more »

Alumna Sheila Pree Bright in Birmingham Museum Exhibition Reimagining Barbie for 2020

Posted On January 13, 2020
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“Barbie has always been lauded, derided, admired and disregarded in discussions about femininity, femaleness, the feminine. Her measurements, accents, and hairstyles loom large in the collective feminine imagination. Attainable or not, her affluence and easy path through whatever career and situation she found herself in is an alluring fantasy.”

“But it’s 2019—Ken Carson, Barbie’s forever… more »

Faculty Jiha Moon Reviewed in Hyperallergic

Posted On January 13, 2020
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Whether it is a mask or a vessel, Moon’s works contains multitudes of different overlapping allusions and evocations. However, I always feel she knows exactly when to stop and how much negative space to leave for the viewer to perceive all the juxtapositions and make distinctions. She is not interested in overwhelming the viewer with… more »

Sculpting a Future in the Arts—BFA Amina Daugherty Featured as COTA Panther Preview

Posted On December 15, 2019
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Upon entering Art & Design’s administrative offices, an eclectic mix of artwork and student assistants greet guests with a friendly “Hello, how may I help you?” posture. One such work-study student is senior Amina Daugherty, who graduates this week with a B.F.A. degree in sculpture.

Focused and passionately creative, Amina is a first-generation college student… more »

Alumna Sonya Yong James Wins 2019 Artadia Award

Posted On November 18, 2019
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Artadia is a national non-profit organization that identifies innovative visual artists and supports them with unrestricted financial awards and connections to a network of opportunities. Since 1999, Artadia has awarded over $5 million in unrestricted funds to over 333 artists in 7 cities. For the 2019 year, Artadia selected artists Sonya Young James and Danielle Deadwyler.