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Alumni News – June 2023

Submitted on June 23, 2023 - 3:45am
The Protectors Lament by Erin Elyse Burns
The Protectors Lament, Erin Elyse Burns, archival pigment print, 2023

A compilation of alumni news sourced from social media, newsletters, emails, RSS feeds, and more. You can send your news to


Yongqi Tang’s Lullaby at Jupiter Contemporary is reviewed in an insightful article by Clare Gemima on Whitehot Magazine.

Eason Yang’s project Not Entirely Dead receives Art & Design honorable mention in the Fast Company’s 2023 World Changing Ideas Awards.

Arely Morales is selected to participate at the National Museum of Women in the Arts' Women to Watch 2024 exhibition in Washington DC in April 2024. Featured in KTRE 9 article.

Max Cleary self publishes his first monograph The Complex Number Zero. Made over a span of nine years the book documents a search for a familial origin and is currently in presale.

VCD Chair and Professor Kristine Matthew's Studio Matthews receives a Communication Arts Award for their exhibition design in Designing Motherhood at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center.

Photographer and director Lauren Crew talks about how her expansive practice uses varied modalities of photography in a CommArts column, The Viewfinder as Canvas.

Rio Wrenn releases her first book The Spirituality of Rust on June 8. There is a book release event at Nook and Cranny Books on July 15 starting at 6:30pm.

Events & Exhibitions

Nate Clark exhibits (In)form at MadArt from June 27 - July 29. Opening on Saturday, June 24.

Cheryll Leo-Gwin (MFA, 1977 and BFA, 1975) share her latest work-in-progress in an artist talk Larger-than-life on June 13, 6:30pm at Stroum Jewish Community Center. Jack Straw Cultural Center will host a solo show of this work in July.

HABITABLE ZONES is Bogosi Sekhukhuni’s new exhibit at Veronica showing from June 10 - July 22, 2023. Opening Saturday, June 10, 4-6 p.m.

Die Wende (the turning point) is a two person collaborative exhibition by Berlin-based artist Samantha Albert and Seattle-based artist Erin Elyse Burns showing at SOIL Gallery from June 1 to July 1, 2023.

Lauren Grossman's new exhibit Pillar Of Salt; A Glance Back shows from June 1 to July 1 at Traver Gallery. Opening Reception on Thursday, June 1 from 5-8pm. 

Send Flowers features Says Moriyasu at Forest Through the Trees at RailSpur! Opening on Thursday, June 1 from 5-9 PM.

Artist Megan Prince in conversation about her exhibition Red Ratchet Strap Remnant Relationship with Kascha Semonovitch on Tuesday June 27 at METHOD Gallery.