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Alumni News – June 2017

Submitted on July 5, 2017 - 10:45am

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

Did you know? Leo Saul Berk (MFA 1999) has a public artwork in the Shoreline City Hall lobby?

To The Ocean by Lydia Bassis (BFA/BA 2003) opens @ZINCcontempo tonight for #FirstThursday

Opening tonight @GalleryIMA is an exhibition of work by Bill Baber (BFA 1989) #FirstThursday

#WeekendSuggestion walk through of "Color & Pattern" at Pivot Art + Culture by Jamie Walker (our Director + BFA 1981) on Sat, 6/3, 2pm:

#WeekendSuggestion 2: Don't miss Strange Coupling on Sat night! Plus read @seattleweekly
@uwsoa: Saturday night is the Strange Coupling exhibition! [Participating alums may be found in this news post:]

#WeekendSuggestion 3, 6/3 only: Listen: It's a Sound Show! involves 3 alums, 1 staff — Katherine Groesbeck (MFA 2015), Rodrigo Valenzuela (MFA 2012), Leena Joshi (staff), and Emily Pothast (MFA 2005) as co-curator; see &

ICYMI: watch interview with Division of Design alum Luke Woods (MFA 2008); he's Head of Design at @facebook

Q&A with Kathy Liao (BA 2006, BFA 2008) in @HuffPost related to her current @PrographicaDraw show: @UWalum

SAM Gallery presents "Structural Configuration," opening Thu, 6/8; includes Barbara Robertson (MFA 1979) @iheartSAM

ICYMI (we did): Paul Komada (BFA 2000) @4Culture showing "Monument in Memory: Abstract Alaskan Way" thru 6/29

Read interview with Design alum Steve Kaneko of Microsoft Design, "Learning by Doing and Other Design Lessons,"

Victoria Jang (BFA 2010) has received @AICArtDesign 2017-18 Post-Graduate Teaching Fellowship @mica @artandeducation

Read about Erin Murphy (BDes 2013) & her work @NASAJPL @UWalum @UWArtSci

Opening Saturday (6/10) @Interstitial_T is "make boring" by Ellen Xu (MFA 2016); up through Aug 5

Another article about "Kathy Liao: Lingering Presence" @PrographicaDraw thru July 1: @iExaminer

In Portland? Tonight (6/10) is Take / Cover at OV Project Space by Serrah Russell (BFA 2009):

We were saddened to learn that Kent Lovelace (MFA 1979) passed away a month ago; he was far too young

We see several alums & former faculty in the 25th Annual Art Auction catalog for @MuseumNWArt Event is 6/17

Alum Kalina Chung (BFA 2016) debuts Passing By, Delridge Playfield, 6/17; part of @SeattleArts in Parks &

At least 4 of the artists in the  Party in the Park on 6/24 are alums — Celeste Cooning (MFA 2007), Sol Hashemi (BFA 2009), Cathy McClure (MFA 1997), Nicholas Nyland (BFA 1999) —

Ellen Lesperance (BFA 1995) has work in the current & next show @AdamsandOllman in Portland

Join us Thu evening (6/22) in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery for potluck reception + discussion of archaic social media! [Includes Alum in Residence Anne Focke.]

Barbara Johns (PhD 2014) published another book; The Hope of Another Spring is about artist Takuichi Fujii @UWAPress

Serrah Russell (BFA 2009) shows "The evening and the evening out" @ Feast Arts Center, Tacoma; reception Sat, 6/24

Whiting Tennis (BFA 1984) has a solo show opening @MuseumNWArt this Saturday, July 1; artist talk at 1pm:

Kirk Lang (MFA 2007) is the featured artist at Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle through July 3:

Read about the @SeattleArts Downtown Tree Trek with Susan Robb (MFA 1995):

Read "Walking Into Infinity at Seattle Art Museum" by alum Emily Pothast (MFA 2005) for background on Yayoi Kusama @iheartSAM

The @4Culture exhibit by alum Paul Komada closes tomorrow (6/29); see reviews, video link & other info here:

Did you miss "In Support of Artists: The Evolution of Seattle Exhibition Spaces" in May? Watch @artisttrust video [Hosted by Greg Kucera (BFA 1980) and included Robert Yoder (MFA 1987).]

Interesting @City_Arts photo essay on Sherry Markovitz (MFA 1975) & husband artist Peter Millett @UWalum

Watch @facebook AIR video about Seattle office installation by Katy Stone (MFA 1994):

Lumen by Jenny Sabin Studio now open @MoMAPS1 Read article linked below
@archpaper: First look at Jenny Sabin Studio’s immersive @MoMAPS1 installation:

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