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ZACH NADER Featured in 2020 Armory Show

Zach Nader
Above: Zach Nader, “candy coated measurements”, 2019, UV print and acrylic on hand-carved wood panel, 40 x 56 inches, 101.6 x 142.2 cm.

ZACH NADER (2011 MFA, Photography, currently living in Brooklyn) has a solo online exhibition of new works at Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn through August 22nd. Titled "something familiar," the exhibition includes works in mixed-media, sculpture and video. According to Microscope, Nader's work is subtly subversive, creating new narratives and aesthetics from disposable imagery to draw attention to a world in which every surface is a potential site for pictures.

Nader's exhibition will be Microscope Gallery's presentation during this year's The Armory Show in Manhattan from September 9-12.

[Posted: 2020 July 28]

ALEXIS McGRIGG: Maker in Her Space

Alexis McGrigg

The Mississippi Museum of Art introduced their newest Museum program, Makers in Their Spaces, with their first featured maker, ALEXIS McGRIGG (2017 MFA Painting) and followed up with an Instagram Live conversation with McGrigg in May. Click on the image above to view the video, or click here.

A follow-up video can be viewed by clicking here.

Makers in Their Spaces is an online program of the Mississippi Museum of Art in which the Museum features a maker to learn more about their practice and how they are drawing inspiration from their space.

McGrigg currently serves as Manager of the Arts Center of Mississippi in Jackson.

[Posted 2020 May 20]

Robin Germany Connects with Alumni at SPE

Alumni at SPE
Above: From left to right with Robin Germany in the center: Zach Nader, Lauren Lopez, Amy Kim, Kalee Appleton, Mona Borzogi, Tom Turner, Carol Cunningham, and Rebecca Hopp at the upper right.

Robin Germany, Professor of Art, had an opportunity to meet-up with School of Art alumni in early March at the Society of Photographic Educations Conference in Houston, just before the COVID lockdown happened.  "What a sweet group." commented Germany. "It was great to have a drink with all of them during our down time."

Zach Nader (2011 MFA Photography) is an artist and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. He is represented by Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn.

Lauren Lopez (2019 MFA Photography) is an artist living and working in Dallas, Texas.

Amy Kim (2019 MFA Photography) is Gallery Director of the Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery and lecturer at the University of Texas Permian Basin in Odessa.

Kalee Appleton (2005 BFA Photography, with an MFA from Texas Women's University, Denton) is a photography-based artist and assistant professor of photography at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. She is represented by Erin Cluley Gallery in Dallas, TX

Mona Borzogi is currently a doctoral student in the Fine Arts PhD - Art program at School of Art.

Tom Turner (2013 MFA Photography) is an art teacher living in Eagle River, Alaska.

Carol Cunningham Turner (2014 MFA Painting) is an art teacher also living in Eagle River, Alaska.

Rebecca Hopp (2013 MFA Photography) lives in San Antonio with here husband and daughter.