Every year, the art department honors our strongest artists in foundational classes (observational drawing, figure drawing, and three-dimensional design) with a show in the Charlyn Gallery. Then, we choose three particularly successful students to award with scholarships. This year, congratulations goes to Julia Kidwell, Audrey Allison, and Natalie Gruber!
Former Truman Student Reina Koyano is making waves with her beautiful illustrations that combine pin up models with sneakers. See her interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPrG-nvYaa4
Art Professor Laura Bigger has an upcoming solo exhibition at the Banana Factory Arts Center in Bethlehem, PA entitled Celestial Bodies. It will be on view from late August through late October, 2019. The exhibition features prints from a few different bodies of work that are visually connected through their integration of celestial bodies such as clouds and space.
Truman is excited to announce that Professor Priya Kambli’s series, “Buttons for Eyes” is one of the two winning bodies of work for the “Story Category” for the Female in Focus award, “a new award from 1854 Media, running for the first time in 2019. The aim of the award is to highlight the exceptional quality of work by female photographers around the world.”
At 1854’s core is British Journal of Photography, the world’s longest running photography title, which has been showcasing pioneers of the art form since 1854.
The winning series will be part of the Female in Focus exhibition, taking place at United Photo Industries in Brooklyn, NYC for a month in Oct /Nov 2019 – with the opening being on Oct 22, 2019.
Professor Kambli’s series, “Buttons for Eyes” has also been selected as one of 10 Finalist in The Print Center’s 94th ANNUAL International Competition from the 512 international artists that applied.
From the 10 finalists, they will select three solo exhibitions winners. Those exhibitions will open at The Print Center in January 2020. Winners will also will be eligible for additional awards – including cash, acquisition and material prizes – granted in spring 2020. The full list of Finalists and Semifinalists will be publicly announced in an email newsletter later in October.
“The Print Center, a nonprofit gallery located in Philadelphia’s historic Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, encourages the growth and understanding of photography and printmaking as vital contemporary arts through exhibitions, publications and educational programs. The Print Center is an international voice in print; our global outlook coincides with a strong sense of local purpose. Recognized as a locally significant and internationally respected gallery, an art education provider and an artists’ advocate, The Print Center is known for supporting emerging and established artists; developing unusual and intriguing programs that attract a diverse audience; and making art accessible to all members of the community.”