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Alumni News – May 2017

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Submitted on June 5, 2017 - 11:06am

This is a listing of alumni news as posted to our social media outlets during the month of May 2017. Most news like this goes onto our Twitter feed; you can receive it in real-time by following us there.

And, one of the artists is an @UWalum: Devon Midori Hale (BFA 2009)
@TheStranger: Just in time for May Day: A bold mural depicting the history of laborers and migrants will be unveiled in Seattle.

Emily Wood (BA 1992) opens "Wandering Down the Road" @HarrisHarveyGal on #FirstThursday

Red May begins! 3 alums (Hami Bahadori, Matt Bell, & Justen Waterhouse, all BFA 2015) among the organizers; read @City_Arts:

Opening #FirstThursday at Zinc Contemporary is solo show "Dirty Laundry" by Layne Kleinart (BFA 1992)

Katie Miller (BFA 2003) opens "Palimpsest" @4Culture Gallery on #FirstThursday:

Juliana Wisdom (BFA 2010) selected by WCCW to work in the art collections @TheHuntington during 2017; read more:

Linda Hodges Gallery has solo show by alum Polina Tereshina (BFA 2013) + alum Hannah O'Gorman (MFA 2012) in BLUR Gallery #FirstThursday

Alyson Shotz (MFA 1991) works in Brooklyn but has a solo show at James Harris Gallery in May/June: #FirstThursday

Kathy Liao (BA 2006, BFA 2008) has a solo show "Lingering Presence" @ Prographica/KDR opening TONIGHT #FirstThursday

Looks like Bill Whipple (BFA 1970) will be missed @pa4culture, but we should be seeing more of his artwork:

We're proud of @UWalum Sarah Lindley (MFA 2001)! She was recently appointed to an endowed professorship @kcollege

Read @City_Arts article about @4Culture exhibit in April that included 2 alums — Max Cleary (BFA 2014) and Alex Boeschenstein (BA 2015) —

ICYMI: 4 alums have done Facebook Artist in Residence projects — Evan Blackwell (MFA 2008), Patrick "Duffy" De Armas (BA 2010) in Electric Coffin, Claire Cowie (MFA 1999), and Katy Stone (MFA 1994); read more & follow links to photo galleries from our news post:

Buy your tix now for May 23 JASSW lecture by Stephen Salel (MA 2006) at Seattle Art Museum @iheartSAM

2 MFA students (Clare Halpine, Alex Kang) + 1 alum (Jacob Foran, MFA 2010) are @City_Arts Art Walk Awards finalist; RSVP for 5/11 event:

Also on May 11: We The People from The Hello Poster Show @ Melrose Market Studios; silkscreened posters for a cause:; included Rebecca Guss (BA 2005), Thomas Ham (BFA Design 2006), Benjamin K. Shown (MFA Design 2010), and Studio Matthews

ICYMI watch video about @DenverArtMuseum & @HistoryColorado collaborative exhibit; includes Jennifer R. Henneman (PhD 2016) :

Proud to see Jonas Wood (MFA 2002) as a "heavy hitter of contemporary art" in an @artnet auction thru 5/16

Holly Ballard Martz (BFA 1988) featured @zincartobject for Edmonds Art Walk on May 18 & thru June 12:

A great, in-depth interview with Industrial Design alum Steve Kaneko of Microsoft Design, "Learning by Doing and Other Design Lessons,"

Rodrigo Valenzuela (MFA 2012) has work in Marginalia @drawingcenter in NYC through June 11:

Wow! Look what happened with the work of Jonas Wood (MFA 2002) @Sothebys in NYC tonight @UWalum
@artdetective: Jonas Wood's moment continues with a flurry of bids at the start of @Sothebys sale #now selling for record $950,000 #artmarket

A very worthwhile discussion this week
@artisttrust: Join us Greg Kucera Gallery 5/25 for a discussion on state of galleries in Seattle. Proceeds benefit #artisttrust! [Kucera received a BFA in 1980.]

In NYC? Go see this show by June 25; Ariana Page Russell our alum (MFA 2005)
@stephenplatform: OPENING TOMORROW @ Invisible-Exports, NYC, "Cheap Suitcase," group show including Ariana Page Russell's photos.

Cool! Hilary Lee got her BA in IVA, 2001
@seattlecenter: #IAmSeattleCenter Hilary Lee, Exhibition Manager at @ChihulyGG. Hilary started working at the Chihuly museum in May 2012, when it opened.

Worthwhile event! Many @UWalum participating including our own Emily Pothast (MFA 2005); more info:
@pechakucha_sea: PKN SEA v71: Interrupting Whiteness @SPLBuzz Th 6/1. Join us for a critically important community conversation @KUOW #InterruptWhiteness

Six of our alums have won Artist Trust Fellowships — Julie Alpert (MFA 2008), Jacob Foran (MFA 2010), Eirik Johnson (BFA 1997), Dave Kennedy (MFA 2013), Anna Mlasowsky (MFA 2016), and Yuki Nakamura (MFA 1997); congrats to them & thank you @artisttrust + their supporters

Lily Martina Lee (BFA 2009) doing Artist Lab May 27-Jul 16 @BoiseArtMuseum ; related to 2017 Idaho Triennial

#WeekendSuggestion Dreamland Sinkhole (art + performance) at Andralamusya on Sat, 5/27, 7:30-10:30pm [includes Keeara Rhoades (MFA 2008) and Hanita Schwartz (MFA 2010)]

Opening #FirstThursday @GKuceraGallery is a group show including alums Roger Shimomura (BA 1961) & Rodrigo Valenzuela (MFA 2012)

Matt Browning (BFA 2007) is completing his MFA @UBCAHVA + he's in the Whitney Biennial

Saturday night is the Strange Coupling exhibition! Included alums are: Ripple Fang (BFA 2014), Dakota Gearhart (MFA 2013), Andrew Hoeppner (MFA 2014), Margie Livingston (MFA 1999), Nicole Ramirez (BFA Design 2011), and Amy Simons (BFA 2014)

Gale Johansen (BFA 1981) is showing at The Gallery at Town Center in Lake Forest Park thru 6/24 @SLFPAC

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