News & Events
Julie Perini, Jody Darby and Erin Yanke present SAFE & SOUND?, a documentary project by a collective of artists and community organizers in Portland who are concerned about the Portland Police Bureau's routine use of excessive force and other methods of intimidation. A collection of stories using video, audio and photography.
Place Gallery @ Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW 5th Avenue, Portland, Oregon
Video Installations and Website Launch: May 18-July 6, 2013 www.safesoundvirb.com
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 18, 5-9 pm
Politically and Socially Engaged Art Discussion: Sunday, May 19, 4-6 pm
Holly Andres will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at Willamette University's Hallie Ford Museum of Art, June 1-August 14, 2013, entitled Holly Andres: The Homecoming. Lecture Friday, May 31, 5-6 pm, reception
6-8 pm. http://www.willamette.edu/arts/hfma/exhibitions/index.html
Julie Perini presented "Collaborating with Nature: Films By, Of, For and About Our Environment," a program of experimental films that she co-curated with Caryn Cline (The New School, New York City) at the 8th annual Experiments in Cinema Film Festival in Albuquerque, NM.
SOMETIMES BETWEEN NOTIONS: PSU MFA Studio Exhibition at Ditch Projects, Opening March 8. For more info:
PSU @ U OF O: Sometimes Between Notions
Rita Robillard will be interviewed on Art Focus on KBOO at 11:30 am on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, in conjunction with her current exhibition at Augen Gallery, entitlled And then again.....Riffs on Forest and Time.
Say My Name, Say My Name School of Art + Design Open House, March 6, 2013, 5-7 pm.
Erik Geschke is currently participating in the exhibition "Head, Shoulders, Genes and Toes" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University. Curated by Judith Rushin, this exhibition features artists exploring the intersection of art, human biology and medicine. The exhibition runs from February 8 to March 31, 2013.
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Erik Geschke lectured on his work at the Department of Art, Florida State University. This lecture was part of their 2012/2013 Visiting Artist Lecture Series.
Safe & Sound? is a project directed by Julie Perini, Assistant Professor of Art, working with a collective of artists and community organizers in Portland, Oregon who are concerned about the Portland Police Department's routine use of excessive force and other methods of intimidation. More info about project & call for participation
Erik Geschke currently has a solo exhibition of his work at The Dairy Center for Arts in Boulder, CO. The exhibition, "Erik Geschke, Select Work," runs from January 18 to February 26, 2013. For more information:
Ralph Pugay, MFA 2010, just received a prestigious 2012 Painters & Sculptors Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. www.joanmitchellfoundation.org
Erik Geschke has been selected to receive The Ford Family Foundation Fellowship for Oregon artists at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Woodside, CA. The mission of the Djerassi Resident Artists Program is to support and enhance the creativity of artists by providing uninterrupted time for work, reflection, and collegial interaction in a setting of great natural beauty, and to preserve the land on which the Program is situated. Erik's residency at Djerassi will be in 2013. http://djerassi.org/
Erik Geschke participated in the exhibition, "Selections from Portland2012: A Biennial of Conemporary Art," at the Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon. The exhibition ran from September 2, 2012 to December 8. 2012. http://www.sou.edu/sma/current.html
Rachel Hibbard's work will be in included in Strange Glue (Collage & Installation), a series of three shows exploring collage, at the Thompson Gallery in Weston, MA. http://www.csw.org/podium/default.aspx?t=143096
Julie Perini will perform a new live video projection piece with musicians at High Desert Test Sites in Joshua Tree, California on November 3, 2012.
Rita Robillard will participate in the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology Art Invitational at the World Forestry Center in Portland, November 9-11, 2012. The David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, and the Rhode Island Museum of Art, both in Providence, RI, the North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks, ND, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art have all purchased Rita's work for their collections. In addition, Rita has an upcoming solo exhibition at Augen Gallery in February 2012.
Rita Robillard was an artist in residence at the Kala Institute in Berkeley, California in July, August and September 2012. As part of her residency, she took part in Kalassal, a four day juried, benefit fundraising sale for Kala Institute.
Amber Whiting, undergraduate BFA student, receives 2012 Student Achievement in Contemporary Achievement Award! There will be a 2012 Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award Exhibit at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey on Friday, October 19 - Saturday, November 17, 2012. Opening reception Friday, October 19, 2012, 5-8 pm. http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/
Erik Geschke will deliver a Visiting Artist Lecture at Lewis and Clark College, Department of Art, Monday, November 5, 2012, 5-6:00 pm. http://college.lclark.edu/departments/art/visiting_artists/
Kristan Kennedy of PICA and Vanessa Renwick of the Oregon Department of Kickass brought curated shows of video/film work by Portlanders to France this past April that included work by Julie Perini. The shows were part of Keep Portland Weird, a festival of Pacific Northwest music and art that took place in several locations, including the Centre Pompidou, the Centre Pomidou-Metz (Julie's shows), and the Lieu Unique in Nantes.
Julie Perini is currently in residence at the beautiful Yaddo Artist Colony in Saratoga Springs, NY, editing a new series of videos culled from 16 months of material generated by shooting short video moments each day with a small handheld video camera. Watch the teaser here.
Kendra Larson's paintings will be on display at an Open Studio Party August 11 & 12, 2012, noon to 5 pm, at 707 NE Broadway #204, Portland, OR 97212. Pottery by Shannon Ross, jewelry & accessories by Ashley Larson, and paintings by Kendra Larson. Live musical entertainment by The Eventuals.
Paintings of Tia Factor, Kendra Larson and Eva Speer will be featured in a group show of Portland artists at Swarm Gallery in Oakland, California, July 14 - August 19, 2012. Opening reception on Saturday, July 14, 2012, 6-8pm.
PSU MFA Studio on KBOO Art Focus with Eva Lake
MFA students Evan La Londe and Jessica Hickey were joined by Jeanine Jablonski, owner and director of Fourteen30 Contemporary, and Kristan Kennedy, PICA's Visual Arts Curator and PSU adjunct faculty, to talk about the upcoming one-night-only exhibition, publication release and reception featuring the work of our 2012 MFA Studio graduates and like-minded regional artists at The Cleaners/Ace Hotel, Thursday, June 7, 6pm-10pm.
Eva spoke with the group about the exhibition, the new [STUDIO] publication, the PSU MFA Studio Visiting Artist Lecture Series and PSU's MFA Studio program.
Listen now! http://kboo.fm/node/36283
Department of Art Master of Fine Arts/Studio Practice Graduate Exhibition and Publication Release
Thursday, June 7. 2012, The Cleaners @ the Ace Hotel. MFA Exhibition & Release & Reception
Vicki Wilson has a piece in the Froelick Gallery Juried Exhibit "Undressing Room," June 5-July 21, 2012.
Kate Bingaman-Burt is a featured guest and speaker at the Weapons of Mass Creation Festival in Cleveland, Ohio, June 8-10, 2012. http://wmcfest.com/
Kate Bingaman-Burt was a featured guest and speaker at the Illustratie Biennale in Haarlam, Netherlands. June 2, 2012. http://illustratiebiennale.nl/en/
Pat Boas has been awarded a Pollock Krasner Foundation fellowship for an artist residency at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony in July 2012.
Pat Boas has been awarded a 2012 Ford Family Foundation Golden Spot Artist Residency at Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts. During late August and early September, Boas will work on an edition of prints with Master Printer Frank JJanzen.
Ralph Pugay, Crystal Schenk and Joey Macca, PSU MFA graduates, were reviewed in "Our Next Art Capital: Portland?" The Wall Street Journal, p. D4, May 3, 2012.
Erik Geschke is featured in a profile on the Oregon Arts commission website as one of the recipients of the Oregon Arts Commission's 2012 Individual Artists Fellowship.
Erik Geschke conducted an artist talk at Disjecta in Portland, OR. The talk was in conjunction with the exhibition "Portland2012: A Biennial of Contemporary Art." http://disjecta.org/2012/
Erik Geschke lectured on both his art and professional development at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR.
Sabina Haque Two of Sabina's works were recently selected by the Regional Arts & Culture Council for 2012 Portable Works Collection for the City of Portland. Her work was also published in Studio Visit Magazine Spring 2012, Vol 17, 18. Sabina also conducted an in-service training for art teachers in Karachi, Pakistan, funded by a Faculty Development Grant, and will have her first International Solo Show in Karachi, Pakistan in March 2013.
Pat Boas is recipient of the 2012 Bonnie Bronson fellowship, awarded anually to a working Northwest artist in recognition of artistic excellence and to encourage intellectual and creative growth. Reception Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 6 - 7:30 PM at Reed College, Gray Center Lounge - Kaul Auditorium.
Holly Andres recently shot photos for a story that was featured in the Sunday, March 18, 2012 New York Times Magazine: Rediscovering the Rockaway Bungalow on the Working-Class Riviera. For a preview of some of the images: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/03/18/magazine/far-rockaway.html?ref=magazine
Erik Geschke is participating in the exhibition "Portland 2012: A Biennial of Contemporary Art" at Disjecta in North Portland. Curated by Prudence Roberts, this is a city wide exhibition taking place at multiple venues. The Disjecta exhibition runs from March 11 - April 28, 2012. The opening reception is Saturday, March 10, 2012 from 6-10 PM. http://disjecta.org/2012
Amy Steel will give a talk on arts education with the Right Brain Initiative on Saturday, March 10 at 10 AM at PNCA. She will discuss Arts Integration in our local public schools, as well as sharing some of what she learned at the recent National Art Education Association Convention about arts and social justice education and teaching contemporary art in K12. http://cal.pnca.edu/events/362
Julie Perini's "Big Film" exhibition at Place Gallery was featured in the Vangard's Arts & Culture section on Tuesday, March 6. The piece is entitled "Decaying Identities."
Sara Siestreem's paintings are currently on display in a group exhibition at Augen Gallery. In addition, two of her paintings were recently purchased by the Regional Arts & Culture Council for inclusion in the 2012 Portable Works Collection.
Artwork by Pat Boas Selected by Regional Art & Culture Council for 2012 Portable Works Collection
Over the last 30 years, Multnomah County and the City of Portland have built an impressive collection of artworks that are administered and managed by the Regional Art & Culture Council (RACC). More than 1,000 pieces, representing hundreds of Northwest artists, are regularly rotated throughout publicly accessible spaces in County and City buildings. This highly regarded collection strives to reflect a diversity of populations, artistic disciplines and points of view.
Erik Geschke has been selected as one of thirteen Oregon artists to receive an Individual Artist Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission. http://www.oregonartscommission.org/news (February 3, 2012, Individual Artist Fellowships Announced Including Honorary Joan Shipley Award).
Erik Geschke currently has a solo exhibition of his work at Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA. This exhibition is part of Vox Populi's guest artist exhibition series. The exhibition runs from February 3-26. http://www.voxpopuligallery.org/
Videos by Julie Perini will be included in upcoming exhibitions and film festivals throughout the United States, including the Big Muddy Film Festival in Carbondale, Illinois (http://bigmuddyfilm.com/), the 17 Days exhibition at the Frostic School of Art Gallery in Kalamazoo, Michigan (http://17days.wordpress.com/), the Consider the Alternatives Documentary Series in Buffalo, NY, and Intermittent Motion, a group screening in Oakland, CA.
Julie Perini will present a new installation, "Big Film," at Place Gallery in Portland, Oregon, February 18, 2012 - April 14, 2012. Curated by Portland artist/curator Gabe Flores.
Holly Andres's second solo exhibition, "The Fall of Spring Hill," opened in January at Robert Mann Gallery in Manhattan, NYC, and was subsequently reviewed in The Wall Street Journal.
Disjecta Interdisciplinary Art Center announces twenty-four artists and artist teams selected by curator Prudence F. Roberts for Portland 2012: A Biennial of Contemporary Art. A number of current PSU alumni, adjunct faculty, and faculty were selected: Vanessa Calvert (2009 Alumni), Erik Geschke (Full-Time Faculty), Wendy Red Star (Adjunct Faculty), Ben Rosenberg (2007 Alumni), and Anna Gray and Ryan Wilson Paulsen (2010 Alumni and Adjunct Faculty).
Michael Simmons was recently named Oregon Art Educator of the year for 2011-2012. He was presented with the award by the Oregon Art Education Association at the OAEA state conference in October 2011, and will also be presented with an award at the National Art Education Association Conference in March. Michael has been with the PSU Art Department since 2006, where he draws on his twenty-one years of experience at the Buckman Arts Focus K-5 program in SE Portland to develop curriculum for teaching art methods for elementary school teachers to PSU students.
Here is a link to recent review on the Art 21 blog about a student project and the lecture series: http://blog.art21.org/2012/01/03/bound-art-talk-am-on-the-radio/
Study Art/Art History in Italy Summer 2012!
Julie Perini received two awards from the Regional Arts & Culture Council for 2012: a Project Grant to support her community-based audio/web oral history project, the People's History of Portland Project, and a Professional Development Grant to fund her travel to the Experiments in Cinema Film Festival in Albuquerque, NM in April to present a program of videos.
Rita Robillard received a Ford Foundation Grant for an artist in residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, and has been invited to extend her residency through January 2012.
Erik Geschke presented a solo exhibition of his work at the Pacific Northwest College of Art's Manuel Izquierdo Gallery. The exhibition, "Crocodile Tears," runs from the 3rd to the 23rd of November. Erik also conducted a lecture on his art at Pacific Northwest College of Art earlier in November. Link: http://cal.pnca.edu/events/306
Julie Perini is a selected artist for the Signal Fire artist residency in Eastern Oregon in December 2011.
Signal Fire: http://www.signalfirearts.org/winter-wren-residency/winter-wren-residents
Pat Boas was selected by the Ford Family Foundation and the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts for a studio visit with art critic, curator, art historian and professor of history at UCLA, George Baker, as part of Connective Conversations I Inside Oregon Art, 2011-2012. http://aaa.uoregon.edu/conversations/
Portland State's graphic design program was featured in HOW magazine in an article entitled "Art School Confidential." Lis Charman and Kate Bingaman-Burt are both quoted in the article. http://www.howdesign.com
Una Kim completed an RACC funded project, The Pink Dragon Mural, with the help of 22 students from PSU and PCC . The mural can be viewed at 6112 SE Foster Road, Portland.
Amy Steel's project at Concord Elementary last spring was featured on Oregon Art Beat's special on Right Brain Initiative that aired on Thursday, October 20, 2011. http://www.opb.org/programs/artbeat/segments/view/9
Derek Bourcier, MFA student, receives rave review from John Motley for his piece in Blackfish Gallery's "Recent Graduates" group show. http://www.oregonlive.com/art/index.ssf/2011/07./recent_graduates_review_studen.html
Erik Geschke has been awarded a Career Opportunity Grant from the Oregon Arts Commission.
Erik Geschke has been awarded a Professional Development Grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC).
Jesse Locker co-organized and presented a film screening/lecture at the Portland Art Museum in November 2010, "An Afternoon With Artemisia Gentileschi," with filmmaker Ellen Weissbrod, whose newly released film, A Woman Like That, explores Artemisia's life and work.
Kate Bingaman Burt was interviewed on Design Matters by Debbie Millman in NYC, October 29, 2010. The show is a thought provoking podcast, which profiles industry-leading graphic designers, change agents, artists, writers and educators. In this podcast interview, Kate Bingaman Burt discusses Obsessive Consumption, the designer as reporter, being in debt, feeling useful and making something everyday.
Kate Bingaman Burt has designed several accessory items for the Poketo x Target line. As of October 15, 2010, available in Target stores nationwide.
Sue Taylor was one of four national scholars selected to participate in the first annual symposium, "Grant Wood's World," at the University of Iowa, April 2010.
Sue Taylor was a featured guest speaker at the opening of the retrospective exhibition "Hollis Sigler: Expect the Unexpected," at the Chicago Cultural Center, January 2010. Her lecture was based on her original research and writing on the art and activism of Hollis Sigler, and explored the impact of breast cancer on the work of Sigler and other artists who struggled with the disease.
Ralph Pugay of Portland, OR has been awarded the prestigious International Sculpture Center's Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award for 2010. Ralph is a MFA student at Portland State University. The International Sculpture Center (ISC) established the annual "Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award" program in 1994 to recognize young sculptors and to encourage their continued commitment to the field. It was also designed to draw attention to the sculpture programs of the participating universities, colleges and art schools. The award program's growing publicity resulted in a record number of participating institutions; including over 176 universities, colleges and art school sculpture programs from sixteen countries for a nominated total of 445 students.
FIELD WORK is a collaboration between Portland State University's MFA Contemporary Art and Graphic Design programs that seeks to create a platform for public scholarship, lectures, exhibitions, workshops and other programming. Located in a former downtown storefront space, FIELD WORK allows the creative explorations of students to develop out of a visible site for interaction and collaboration with the public.
1101 SW Jefferson Street
New Graphic Design Lecture Series
The Show & Tell Lecture series is curated and sponsored by Portland State Graphic Design and the Friends of Graphic Design Student Group. Every Thursday at noon we host 45 minute long talks with nationally recognized designers, illustrators and makers in an informal setting. Bring your lunch if you would like! Some of these lectures are in person and some are video chats. All are free.
PUBLIC CLASSROOM AND PROJECT SPACE
This week marked the inaugural use of the Art and Social Practice MFA concentration off site classroom. This downtown storefront space is the home of our classes as well as a public space for lectures, discussions, workshops and exhibitions that will engage the community. The space isalso used as a hub for all students in the MFA Contemporary Art Practice Program at PSU to work directly on a project with a visiting artist that will be made public in that space. This project is connected to an intensive seminar led by that invited artist. This invitational teaching position and public project is an initiative of the Art and Social Practice concentration and is tied to the annual Open Engagement conference. Mark Dion is one of the featured presenters at this years conference and is also the first artist to lead the students in seminar that will result in the creation of an exhibition here at PSU.
THE INCIDENTAL PERSON - Curated by Antony Hudek
The PSU MFA Art and Social Practice concentration has been invited to be a part of an upcoming exhibition at apexart titled The Incidental Person. The show will feature new work by Art and Social Practice students and faculty as well as a series of events that will happen in the apexart space as well as outside of the gallery.
Hudek's curatorial statement
MUSEUM MUSEUM SEMINAR AND MARK DION
Today marks the end of a week long intensive here at PSU with artist Mark Dion. The students spent the quarter leading up to his visit researching the concept of museum. This past week was full of long days, great food, lively discussions, presentations from Mark, field trips to museums, and the planning of the project that the students will create with Mark. The exhibition is scheduled to open on May 14, 2010 as part of the Open Engagement conference in Portland, OR. For more information on the project visit: http://themuseummuseum.tumblr.com/ and http://psumuseummuseum.blogspot.com/