Spring 2015 MFA Public Critiques with Shannon Stratton


The final Spring 2015 UIUC MFA Studio Critiques and Critic Lectures w/ Shannon Stratton!

Public Lecture: Thursday, April 23, 5:30pm A+D107
Public Critiques: Friday, April 24, 9-5pm, Krannert Art Museum and South Studios


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Spring 2015 MFA Public Critiques with JOSÉ LERMA


The Spring 2015 MFA Public Critiques at UIUC start April 3rd with guest artist and critic José Lerma. He will give a lecture on Thursday April 2nd at 5:30pm in Art and Design room #107 and the critiques will be held Friday April 3rd at South Studios Building #5 from 9:00am-5:00pm.

José Lerma was born in 1971 in Seville Spain and grew up in Puerto Rico. His solo exhibitions include Andrea Rosen Gallery, Galeria Roberto Paradise, Galerie Xavier Hufkens,  Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Green Gallery, Gallery Loock, Galeria Marta Cervera, Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh, NC, Arario Gallery in Seoul and Galleria Il Capricorno in Venice, Italy.   He has taken part in group exhibitions at  Lehman Maupin Gallery, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Institute Valecia d’art Modern in Spain, Innova, Museo de arte de Ponce, Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Deste Fountation for Contemporary art, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Museum of Contemporary art Detroit , Museo del Barrio, Josh Lilley Gallery, ZiherSmith Gallery in NYC, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Ex-Teresa in  Mexico City, and Loyal in Stockholm,.His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Art Forum, Time Out NY, The L Magazine,  Die Welt, ABC and Flash Art.  He attended the CORE program in Houston, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and has an MFA from the University of Wisconsin Madison (2002) and a BA from Tulane University. He is currently teaches at the School of the  Art Institute of Chicago

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Fall 2014 MFA Public Critiques w/ Lauren Fensterstock


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MFA Fall Open Studios Event


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Deadweight Exhibition (Oct 17- Nov 29) Opening Reception October 17th @ Figure One 116 N. Walnut Champaign, IL

Deadweight_ImageFigure One will be featuring MFA candidate Daniella Pavlić’s Deadweight in the Figure One project space. The exhibition examines the power dynamics of indigenous cultures in relation to national identity and transnationalism. Informed by the Guatemalan Civil War (1960-90s), the works displayed within the exhibition function as points of reference to guide viewers through the multiple narratives of displacement and violence imposed on Mayan communities.

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Recent Works by Laura Wennstrom


Laura Wennstrom, a 3rd year MFA candidate in the studio art program at UIUC will be showing new works at Indi Go Artist Co-op in downtown Champaign, October 3-14.  There will be an opening reception on October 4 from 5:00 to 8:00pm.  To see more of her work, please visit www.laurawennstrom.com.

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Rhizome of Ixil Launch Party, July 19th 12:00 – 2:00pm, @ UCIMC

Rhizome of Ixil

Rhizome of Ixil: Video Game Launch Party

When: Saturday, July 19th 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Where: Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center 202 S. Broadway, Urbana IL 61820

Admission: Free

We are pleased to announce the launch of Rhizome of Ixil, a non-profit video game created by artist Daniella Pavlic. A launch party will be held on July 19th, 2014 at the Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center. Sponsored by the UC-IMC and Urbana Arts Grant, this launch party is free to the public and the whole community is invited to participate.

This event will showcase the video game and provide a chance for dialog around the current Latin American politics, specifically the Maya Ixil Community. There will be a short screening of ‘How to Nail a Dictator’ followed up by a demo of Rhizome of Ixil. A panel discussion will be held for questions regarding the game design and history of the Ixil community. The last portion of the launch will be open to the public for play-testing the game and giving feedback. Beverages and snacks will also be available.

For more information visit: www.pavlicdani.wix.com/rhizomeofixil

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