Hiestand Galleries

People mingle at a show in Hiestand Galleries

Considered visual laboratories, the programs of Hiestand Galleries exhibit artworks that highlight timely, enlightening, and challenging exhibitions that consider the ever-changing world of contemporary visual expression. With over twenty exhibitions per year, the galleries feature artworks by national and international artists and designers, as well as work by undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Art. Two national competitions in painting and sculpture bring the latest trends in the 21st century to the forefront. A vital Visiting Artist and Scholars program aligns with the exhibition programs, and connects students to the professional artist and critics in this capacities, including studio visits, lectures, and off-campus events. Exhibition opportunities are available in three galleries in Hiestand Hall and in the Art Building Lobby.

Location: Hiestand Hall, off main lobby.

Ann Taulbee, Director
taulbeae@miamioh.edu
513-529-1883

Gallery Hours

Monday-Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Other hours available by appointment (513-529-1883)

Galleries Closed

During exhibition installation and January 1-5, Jan 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, & 25; March 25 - 29;
May 15 – Aug 30.

Receptions and Lectures

All receptions are in the lobby of Hiestand Galleries, Hiestand Hall, 401 Maple Street, Oxford, Ohio.
All lectures are in ART 100, unless noted otherwise

2019 Spring Season

North Gallery


Young Painters installation, 2018

2018 Young Painters Installation

January 19–February 28
2019 Miami University Young Painters Competition for the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Award

Thursday, Feb. 7 | Juror Lecture, 5:50-6:40 p.m., ART 100
Friday, Feb. 8 | Reception: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Award Ceremony: 5:00 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 representational realism painting.

2019 Juror: Barry Schwabsky, art critic for The Nation and co-editor of international reviews for Artforum.

2019 Finalists: Erin Anderson, Riegelsville, Pennsylvania; Katelyn Chapman, Irmo, South Carolina; Alex Heilbron, Los Angeles, California; Cristina Marquez, Chicago, Illinois; Elmi L. Ventura Mata, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Lisa McCleary, New York, New York; Cameron Meade, Brooklyn, New York; Cait Porter, Richmond, Virginia; Amanda Smith, Omaha, Nebraska and William Wasserman, Los Angeles, California.


Piece by Matthew Roberts, winner of the 2017 Young Sculptors Competition

March 6–April 3
Selections From The Miami University Yeck Young Painters and Young Sculptors Collections

Since 1999, Miami University has developed collections from the yearly Young Painters Competition and the Young Sculptors Biennial. This exhibition will feature works by past winners of the $10,000 William and Dorothy Yeck Purchase Award.


Erick Anderson Bandaid 2018 acrylic on canvas, 46x38 inches

Untitled, 2018, acrylic on canvas
46 x 38 in.

March 6–April 3
Erick Anderson, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Painting

Practice Getting Lost

Saturday, Apr. 13 | Reception for the Artist, Time TBD

For Erick Anderson, “painting is a process of getting lost.” In his exhibition, Practice Getting Lost, Anderson states: “My paintings are about inhabiting a carefully structured space full of light, movement, and heterogeneous objects that confound rational sense-making. Using a process of digital collage to generate form and a paired down language of simple, flat color shapes to apply it to canvas, I arrive at complex compositions which map ambiguous spaces and atmospheres. Though they allude to recognizable imagery, my paintings remain fundamentally enigmatic, directed at confounding certainty and creating regions of fluid association. I aim to trap the viewer in these intricate zones of feeling.”

http://www.erickanderson.info/


2018 Capstone exhibition in gallery

2018 Capstone Installation

April 29–May 14
B.F.A. Capstone Exhibition

Thursday, May 2 | Reception for the Artists, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Department of Art senior studio majors participating in the semester long Capstone course feature their latest visual investigations in the areas of ceramics, metals, painting, printmaking, photography, and sculpture.

Robert E. + Martha Hull Lee Gallery


Chamber by Jeanne Cohen

Chamber, 2018, oil on canvas, 48 x 60 in.

January 28–February 28
Jeane Cohen

Organon II

Thursday, Feb. 7 | Lecture, 5:50-6:40 pm.m, ART 100
Friday, Feb. 8 | Reception for the Artist, 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Jeane Cohen is the 2018 winner of the $10,000 Yeck Purchase Award as part of the Miami University Young Painters Competition. In Organon II, Cohen exhibits a body of paintings presenting a range of approaches to imaging organizational frameworks in nature. During the process of painting, a predominant agenda and direction emerges and the painting takes on a life of its own. The work incorporates approaches from different artistic and historic schools of thought, but aligns itself with no one method. This way the paintings are individuated from each other as well as within a given painting, such that the body of work develops into a pictorial ecosystem.

jeanecohen.com/


Joomi Chung painting

Milieu, 2017, mixed media, 48 x 75 in.

March 11–April 4
Joomi Chung

Recent Works

Tuesday, Mar. 12 | Reception for the Artist, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Joomi Chung’s recent project explores memory-space as a container of real/fictional, visceral/material, and narrative/abstract realities. Images from symbolic dreams, interpretations, and personal/public events are combined together through animation, mixed media collage, assemblage, drawing, and painting processes.

joomichung.net/


Hannah Ayers painting

Avenue, 2018, oil on canvas, 8 x 6 in.

April 11–21
Hannah Ayers, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Painting

After Before

Saturday, Apr. 13 | Reception for the Artist: Time TBD

Hannah Ayers' work comes from a desire to bear witness to oneself. Interested in how sensory experiences may be preserved and examined, the work chronicles an emotional reaction to place without conveying specific information about that particular place. Ayers states, “my paintings are a metaphor for memory. I am interested in what we choose to remember and what we naturally forget. We are unsettled by details that are unspecified or lost, but through a cumulation of transitory experiences and moments perhaps a sense of wholeness or connection can be achieved.”

hannah-ayers.weebly.com/


2018 Capstone exhibition in gallery

2018 Capstone Installation

April 29–May 14
B.F.A. Capstone Exhibition

Tuesday, May 8 | Reception for the Artists, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Department of Art senior studio majors participating in the semester long Capstone course feature their latest visual investigations in the areas of ceramics, metals, painting, printmaking, photography, and sculpture.