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Summer 2023 Newsletter

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Assistant Professor of Art History Miriam Chusid was awarded the Anne van Biema Fellowship at the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art.

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

Studio Matthews also recently designed the Give Me a Sign: The Language of Symbols exhibition at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City.

Art History PhD Candidate Or Vallah was awarded the Harlan Hahn Endowment Fund in Disability Studies and the Dennis Lang Student Award.

Arely Morales (MFA 2017) was selected to participate at the National Museum of Women in the Arts' Women to Watch 2024 exhibition in Washington DC next April. Also featured in a KTRE 9 article.

Yongqi Tang’s (BA 2019, MFA 2022) exhibition Lullaby at Jupiter Contemporary in Miami was reviewed in an insightful article by Clare Gemima on Whitehot Magazine.

Eason Yang’s (MDes 2022) project Not Entirely Dead received an Art & Design honorable mention in the Fast Company’s 2023 World Changing Ideas Awards.

Two alumni published their first book. Max Cleary (BFA 2014) self published The Complex Number Zero, his first monograph made over a span of nine years. Rio Wrenn (BFA, 2002) released her book The Spirituality of Rust in June 2023 and is hosting a book release event at Nook and Cranny Books on July 15. 

The Viewfinder as Canvas, a CommArts column, features photographer and director Lauren Crew (BA 2004), who talks about how her expansive practice uses varied modalities of photography.

We are saddened by the passing of two alumni earlier this year. Joanna Ngai (VCD 2015) passed away in March (memories and condolences can be shared on her online obituary). Prolific artist Alfredo Arreguin (MFA 1969) passed away in April 2023. We send our condolences to their families. 

Read all alumni news since our last newsletter: AprilMay, and June.


Leo Carmona, Media Relations Specialist,