Welcoming Our New Faculty

Oxford Campus

The Department of Art would like to welcome seven new full-time faculty members that will be starting with us in fall 2015. We are fortunate to have these talented, dedicated, and progressive individuals join our community.

Visit this page to see their biographies.

 

The College of Creative Arts

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Fall Exhibition Schedule

Hiestand Galleries
Hours: Monday-Friday
9:00a.m.–4:30p.m.
Other hours available by appointment

Galleries closed:
During exhibition installations, and September 7, October 9, November 25–27, December 18–31

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NORTH GALLERY

Sep 3 – Oct 9
Miami University Young Sculptors Competition for the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award
Juror: Anne Barlow, Art In General, New York, New York
Reception for the Artists: Friday, September 25, 2015, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Juror Lecture: Thursday, September 24, 2015, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m., Art 100
Through the generous gift from William (MU1936) and Dorothy Yeck of Dayton, Ohio, Miami University has a unique opportunity to provide students and the community at large to develop a critical understanding of sculpture in the 21st century. The competition winner will be awarded the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award and the sculpture will become part of Miami University’s permanent collection. This year’s competition focuses on non-representational sculpture.

Oct 15 – Nov 10
Light Play: Variations in Light Producing Objects by Gary Justis
Reception for the Artist: Thursday, October 22, 2015 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Artist lecture: 5:30 – 6:45 p.m., ART 100
Light Play features a series of works investigating visual representations of fire, water, structure and atmosphere. In the image, Sun Cell’s, Gary Justis investigates the sun’s cycles throughout a day; with a gradual process of change within Sun Cell’s illuminated projections. The projected images course towards a promise of narrative and conclusion, but, in turn, deny the viewer the safe haven of a beginning, middle and end. The turbulent processes evident in this work celebrate the expansion of nature, with its distortions and restorative processes, over and again positioning memory over experience. www.garyjustis.org

Nov 13 – 24
B.F.A. Capstone Exhibition
Reception for the Artists: Thursday, November 19, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
An exhibition by Department of Art senior studio majors featuring their recent artworks.

Dec 14, 2015 – Feb 10, 2016
2015 Miami University Young Painters Competition for the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award
Juror: Gracie Mansion, Curator and Gallerist, New York, New York
Reception: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Friday, January 29
Award Ceremony: 5:15 p.m.
Through the generous gift from William (MU1936) and Dorothy Yeck of Dayton, Ohio, Miami University has a unique opportunity to provide students and the community at large to develop a critical understanding of painting in the 21st century. The competition winner will be awarded the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award and the painting will become part of Miami University’s permanent collection. This year’s competition focuses on non-representational painting.

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ROBERT E. AND MARTHA HULL LEE GALLERY                                                       

Sep 3 – 26
Yvonne Petkus
Searching for Meaning
Thursday, September 10
Reception for the Artist: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Lecture: 5:30 – 6:45 p.m., ART 100
In an exhibition of paintings and monotypes, Yvonne Petkus explores the residues of struggle and the search for meaning through a shifting female figure and the relationship between that figure and her environment. Searching for Meaning will take the form of a series of square, self-contained paintings and an associated, site-specific installation of works on fragmented layers of plastic banding the walls in a longer stream of ideas and their tangents. www.yvonnepetkus.com

Oct 13 - Nov 12
Marius Valdes
The Secret Species Project
Thursday, October 15
Reception for the Artist: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Lecture: 5:30 – 6:45 p.m., ART 100
The Secret Species Project is an ongoing exploration of how character design, illustration, and visual narrative engage with an audience and serves as a teaching tool for social issues. I create characters that educate, inform, and entertain. In previous components of The Secret Species Project the message was to encourage the audience to consider the importance of creativity and imagination in their lives. This exhibition will use the Secret Species characters to address the social issue of materialism. As a creative professional and fine artist, I am exploring the boundaries between graphic design, commercial illustration, and fine art. mariusvaldes.com

Dec 16, 2015 – Feb 3, 2016
Dorielle Caimi
Criticism In Time Of Creation
Thursday, January 28, 2016, Lecture, 5:30-6:45 p.m., ART 100

Friday, January 29, Reception for the Artist: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Dorielle Caimi, the 2015 winner of the William and Dorothy Yeck Young Painters Competition shares her latest studio works in the exhibition, Criticism in Times of Creation. “In my work, I seek to illustrate an urgent state of mind. My current paintings explore the relationship between grace and angst that both plague and glorify the private worlds of young women. I am learning how these truths affect both our public perception and self-identity in a modern world.” dorielle.com

Fall Speakers Series

Our Thursday evening spring speaker series (Art281 Contemporary Art Forum) begins on September 10 and goes through the end of the semester.
Join us at 6:00pm in Room 100 Art Building. See this page for more information.

September 10: Yvonne Petkus
Title: Searching for Meaning

September 17: Alice Pixley Young
Title: Work/Place: Landscape, Memory and the Studio Practice

September 24: Ann Barlow
Title: 2015 Young Sculptors Juror

October 1: Matt Morris
Title: Attachments and Intimacies

October 8: Ryan Kalus and Cate Geiger
Title: (Cate Geiger) Everything I Learned in Art Class I Feared I'd Never Use
Title: (Ryan Kalus) What you don’t know your skills can do in the big scary ad agency world

October 15: Marius Valdes
Title: The Secret Species

October 22: Gary Justis
Title: Light Play: Variations in Light Producing Objects by Gary Justis

November 5: Dennis Angel
Title: Echoes from the Past: An Ongoing Dialogue with Art History

November 12: Rod Northcutt
Title: Why sculpture can no longer be what you think it is

November 19: Intermedio
Title: In-between Spaces