“Fruitful Labors,” Curated by Alumna, featuring Alumni Reviewed in ArtsATL

“Like Sisyphus’ great rock, a weight looms heavy over Fruitful Labors. The exhibition is, in part, a tribute to former Zuckerman director Justin Rabideau, who died a year ago. The show eschews direct depictions of mortality and grief. It offers no conclusions. Instead, it wisely suggests myriad ways of grappling with profound issues through art.… more »

ArtsATL Q&A with Michelle Laxalt

“I’m definitely thinking about anxieties about the body’s mysteriousness, that you are who you are but are not who you are at the same time. I go back to my own experiences with caregiving. I worked in day care at the same time my parents took care of their parents. It was this parallel where… more »

Pam Longobardi Awarded Regents’ Professorship

The College of the Arts at Georgia State University congratulates Pam Longobardi on her appointment as Regents’ Professor, an honor reserved for truly distinguished faculty whose creative and scholarly achievements are recognized nationally and internationally as innovative and renowned. Awarded by the University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents for her sustained and outstanding record… more »

Hathaway Gallery Exhibition Curated by Craig Drennen Reviewed in AJC

Posted On July 12, 2019

“The jumping off point for the group show that Atlanta artist and Georgia State University instructor Craig Drennen has curated at Westside’s Hathaway Gallery is a strange 1978 footnote in American musical history.”

“In black-and-white footage on a small television on the Hathaway gallery floor, the seminal punk band, the Cramps, performs for an audience… more »

MFA Jessica Caldas in ArtsATL for Work with Living Melody Collective

“Living Melody Collective includes five female-identifying Atlanta artists — Angela Bortone, Jessica Caldas, Danielle Deadwyler, Haylee Anne and Angela Davis Johnson. Four are artist-mothers; one is an artist cat-mom. They bring their kids to work when they can so the kids can see mom being creative.”

“The collective uses photography, dance, printmaking, painting, music and… more »

Alumna Maryam Palizgir Commissioned to do Set & Textile Work at 7 Stages

Posted On February 9, 2019

Recent textiles MFA alumna, Maryam Palizgir was invited to collaborate with a production at 7 Stages for the American Premiere theater of “My Own Secret Bubble: A Prison.” The show was originally performed at Taffelhalle Theater in Nuremberg, Germany and is about a group of young individuals who plan to seek residence on another planet,… more »

Alumnus Wihro Kim interviewed in BURNAWAY

“Wihro’s dulcet dreamscapes are fanciful in the way the best wandering thoughts are—close to reality, but warmer, softer, gentler, better. His paintings hover between vague reflection and a complete image capture: move your eyes away too fast, and the person in the painting disappears from view, or fades, or newly appears, an outline shimmering against… more »