Project Description

PNCA MFA Visual Studies First Year Exhibition

Curator: Libby Werbel
July 7th, 2015 – July 23rd, 2015

Pacific Northwest College of Art is pleased to announce the MFA in Visual Studies Class of 2016 first year exhibition, PNCA MFA in Visual Studies First Year Exhibition.

PNCA MFA in Visual Studies First Year Exhibition is comprised of seventeen MFA candidates who work in an array of multi-disciplinary mediums such as sculpture, painting, drawing, textiles, film, video, writing and comedy. These candidates have moved to Portland, OR, from all ends of the country. This multi-faceted exhibition highlights the growth of each candidate’s art practices throughout their first year of attending graduate school.

Exhibiting artists are: Amory Abbott, Sean Barnes, Jason Berlin, Rebecca Mackay Rosen Carlisle, Maggie-Rose Condit, E.M. Fuller, Alex Godbold, Anastasia Greer, Tessa Heck, Aaron Christopher Johnson, Caitlin Rooney, BriAnna Rosen, Tait Simonson, Dylan Schietinger, Lauren Stumpf, Rachel Brown Smith and Nikki Vene.

As the curator of PNCA MFA in Visual Studies First Year Exhibition, Libby Werbel sought to exemplify the strengths of each student’s processes. Werbel notes, “I hope that the cohesive thread that is established in a show of such varied mediums and practice is the unique collaboration between the students and me.”

Werbel founded PMOMA in 2012. In 2014, Werbel was the awardee of the Precipice Grant, a funding initiative of The Andy Warhol Foundation distributed through PICA for projects being developed on the edge of new practice.

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