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School of Visual Arts

Alumni and Friends

10/2018

Christine Ballengee Morris

Congratulations to Christine Ballengee Morris (’95 Ph.D. Art Ed), the School of Visual Arts 2018 recipient of the College of Arts and Architecture Alumni Award. Ballengee Morris is a professor in the Department of Arts Administration, Education...

01/2018

Schulte Co-Edits Communities of Practice: Art, Play, and Aesthetics in Early Childhood

Assistant Professor Christopher Schulte is co-editor with Professor Emerita, Christine Marmé Thompson, of Communities of Practice: Art, Play, and Aesthetics in Early Childhood (Springer, 2018). Reflecting contemporary theory and research in early...

Brian Alffred: Enclaves of the Future

Penn State School of Visual Arts Assistant Professor and alumnus Brian Alfred will have a solo exhibition, Future Shock, at Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, New York, February 1–March 10. A public reception for the artist will be held on...

12/2017

Sidney Mullis

When virtual correspondents and Uber drivers prepare to meet artist Sidney Mullis (’16 M.F.A. Sculpture) and ask whether to expect a man or a woman, she feels the relevancy of making art about gender. Mullis, the program coordinator for the Penn...

Michael Fratangelo Trademark

I started down the path to be a painter in the fall of 2000, in John Bowman’s Beginning Oil painting class. I had no intentions of pursuing art as a career, but lightning struck in his class. Professors pulled me aside, asking, "Is that what you...

Shimoyama, Long on the Top, Short on the Sides

Devan Shimoyama (’11 B.F.A.) will present a solo exhibition of artworks at the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, October 2018. His current solo exhibition, Sweet, is on display at the De Buck Gallery in New York, through...

09/2017

Get Bodied

Penn State School of Visual Arts' Edwin W. Zoller Gallery is pleased to announce Get Bodied, a collaborative exhibition featuring Art Education Ph.D. students Ciara Newton, Alvaro Jordan, Xalli Zuniga, and Kristina Davis. The four...

Leslie Sotomayor, Cuba

Over the summer, Leslie C. Sotomayor, SoVA alumna and Ph.D. candidate in Art Education, had  a solo exhibition, Hilos Rojos, a site-specific installation, at the Servando Cabrera Moreno Galeria in Havana, Cuba. Sotomayor has been...

DNae Harrison

Penn State School of Visual Arts alumna and Southwest Philadelphia artist D’nae Harrison (’14 B....

08/2017

SEEP at Woskob Gallery

"SEEP," a group exhibition presenting 11 contemporary artists from across the country whose work engages with water, will be on display Aug. 24 to Sept. 30 in the Woskob Family Gallery in State College. 

Curated by gallery director Ann...

Sidney Mullis Borland Project Space

Preservation of Forgetting, a solo exhibition by SoVA Alumna and Anderson Lecture Series coordinator, Sidney Mullis, will be on display at Galleri Urbane in Dallas, Texas, September 9 – October 7. In her new body of work, Mullis labors...

Miranda Holmes

“The diverse courses I took at Penn State helped me prepare for this upcoming experience,” said...

2015 Sculpture BFA Crit

Penn State alumna Christina Dietz (‘17 B.F.A. Sculpture) was one of only ten graduating seniors...

05/2017

Miranda Holmes Art Alley, HUB

"Getting My Way and Whining About It," an exhibition of paintings by Miranda Holmes ('17 B.F.A.),...

Jason Walker Red Tail

Jason Walker (’99 M.F.A.) is an invited artist in "Story Telling: About Life" at the 9th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale (GICB) 2017 in Korea, presented by the Korea Ceramic Foundation (KOCEF), from April 22 to May 28 at Icheon World...

Lauren Luloff

The Arts and Architecture Alumni Award recognizes the career achievements of alumni in the arts and design disciplines. The Arts and Architecture Alumni Society is proud to be a partner with the College’s academic units in sponsoring this...

PSU SoVA Graduation SP2017

Penn State’s recent weekend of graduation celebrations saw many SoVA students blooming alongside spring as they stepped into a new phase in their artful lives.

This year’s College of Arts...

04/2017

NCECA 2017

Penn State School of Visual Arts ceramics students are known for going on to do great things, so it’s no surprise that three alumni were among the six recipients of the 2017 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Emerging...

02/2017

Photo courtesy of Jeremy Dennis

Penn State School of Visual Arts alumnus Jeremy Dennis (’16 M.F.A) is a recent recipient of a Harpo Foundation Grant, which covered expenses associated with his residency at the Vermont Studio Center, as well as provided a stipend for the...

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