Student Accomplishments for January – March 2008
Photography graduate students Brianna Burnett (3rd year from Levelland), Angelica Munoz (2nd year from Pereira, Colombia), and Chisum Pierce had photographs exhibited at Sam Houston State University’s SOFA Gallery. The exhibition, titled High Plains Drama, featured three photographs by Chisum, three by Brianna and four by Angelica from January 21 to February 7.
ANDREA MOON, (2nd year MFA candidate in ceramics from Toledo, OH) has received a fellowship to do a summer sculpture residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson. She recently became the MFA Graduate Student Coordinator for spring 2008 and fall 2008.
ROLANDO SHAW (3rd year MFA candidate in ceramics from Rockwall) is one of 43 clay artists nationwide selected into the Clay on the Wall:: 2007 Clay National by juror, Matthew Kangas in an exhibition which runs through February 2008. An excerpt from Kangas’ essay for the exhibition was published in the February issue of Ceramics Monthly and included a color reproduction of his piece in the exhibition.
DRYDEN WELLS (3rd year MFA candidate in ceramics from St. Louis) is one of 43 clay artistsnationwide selected into the Clay on the Wall:: 2007 Clay National by Matthew Kangas in an exhibition in the Landmark Gallery which runs through February. An excerpt from Kangas’ essay for the exhibition was published in the February issue of Ceramics Monthly and included a color reproduction of Dryden’s piece in the exhibition. He will have artwork in a 3-person exhibition entitled After China at the Las Cruces Art Museum in New Mexico in February. Three of his artworks have been selected for inclusion in 2010 China-China, Series 1, Porcelain in Contemporary Discourse presented by the Shanghai International Ceramic Expo in China beginning in March. (Dryden attended the opening of the exhibition in Shanghai, in late February, as a guest of the Shanghai Ceramics Art Association.) Three of his works will be included in Clay & The Transferred Image II in the Westby Gallery, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, March 3-April 5, Curator: Paul Andrew Wandless. During NCECA in late March, Dryden will be in a six-artist exhibition entitled After China: The Politics of Fabrication at the Ellis Armory, Pittsburgh, PA, Curator: Ian F. Thomas.
LAUREN BOLDON (senior in sculpture from Sugarland) is an artist included in Wish Auction Exhibition at the Dallas Contemporary in February. Her work will be included in the live auction along with works by nationally and regionally recognized artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Charles Mary Kubricht, and Chuck Ramirez. Lauren has 3 works selected into Ink & Clay 34 presented at the Kellogg University Art Gallery of California State Polytechnic, Pomona beginning in March.