Monday, July 1, 2013

STOWE: Best of Northeast Masters of Fine Arts 2013 Exhibition at HDAC

Best of the Northeast Masters of Fine Arts 
2013 Exhibition
June 28 - September 8, 2013
'The North Wind & The Sun', installation, 2013
Cathy McLaurin, School of the Museum of Fine Arts
The Helen Day Art Center invites you to the Best of the Northeast Masters of Fine Arts 2013 Exhibition.  This is the second biennial exhibition offering an introduction show to participants in MFA degree programs in the North East. The Exhibit connects visitors with the strongest emerging artists from New England, Quebec and New York.

Featured Artists:

Nour Bishouty
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nour Bishouty is a Lebanese-Palestinian artist, born in Amman, Jordan. She currently lives in Western Massachusetts and is an MFA candidate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Nour's website.
Daniel Bohman
University of Connecticut

Daniel was born and raised in central Connecticut. After attending Ringling College of Art and Design he finished his degree at Central Connecticut State University. He recently completed his Master of Fine Arts at the University of Connecticut.
Dan's website.

Jennifer Cherniack
Concordia University

Jennifer Cherniack is a Canadian artist presently based in Syracuse, NY. Cherniack has spent much of her professional life working for non-profit art organizations and has taught at Concordia University where she recently completed her Master of Fine Arts in the Open Media. Her recent project The One with Netscape Navigator, the Year 1994, Jordan Catalano, Douglas Coupland, Milton Berle, Pratfalls, Linguists, and Chandler Bing uses the hit sitcom Friends to look at cultural and linguistic trends in the early days of the World Wide Web.
Cherniack has exhibited in a variety of venues; from artist-run centres, to a train car in Northern Canada, to the NY Art Book Fair.

Jennifer's website
Candice Davies
Concordia University

Candice Davies earned a B.F.A Spec Honours in Visual Arts
from York University. She is an MFA candidate in Sculpture at Concordia University, where she was a recipient of The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s Scholarship and The Dale and Nick Tedeschi Studio Fellowship.
Davies has exhibited nationally in Canada at venues including: Parisian Laundry, The Canadian Sculpture Centre, O’Born Contemporary, Katherine Mulherin Gallery.

Candice's website
Canbra Hodsdon
Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Canbra is a Boston based photographer who grew up in Waterville, ME. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and recently graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design with an MFA in Photography.
Canbra's website.
Christina Kolozsvary
Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Christina Kolozsvary was raised in South Florida, and spent several years of her life living in Spain, Hungary, Germany and France.
Her mother, a dancer, had a profound impact on her interest in the allure of the female performer. Always surrounded by older generations, she became fascinated by narratives of the past
and quickly realized that film is an excellent vehicle to teleport a nostalgic mind. Christina received her first video camera when she was eight years old, and she has been using it as a tool for capturing her wistful or delirious performances of lucid dreams.
Christina's website.
Ariel Lavery
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Ariel grew up in foothills and mountains of Colorado. Having experienced childhood in the easy going western culture of the United States, she decided to move east after earning a BFA from the University of Colorado Boulder. She graduated this year with an MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she developed work that reflects some of the baroque domestic aesthetic of New England domestic spaces.
She has exhibited nationally in Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Texas, and Washington, DC. She has also been developing a practice in curation, with a focus on artists that utilize the language of myth in deconstructing western identity.
Ariel's website.
Maria Liebana
Maine College of Art

Maria Y. Liebana earned her Masters of Fine Arts degree at the Maine College of Art and her BFA in Art and Design Education at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn.
She currently is a faculty member at a Reggio Emilia inspired school, (progressive, learning through play and process art approach), in New York City where she resides.

Maria's website.
Cathy McLaurin
School of the Museum of Fine Arts

Cathy McLaurin received an MFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University in 2013. She has received numerous grants, including The Final Berwick Research Award, a Berkshire Taconic Artist Resource Trust Award and twice she has received a Puffin Foundation Grant.
Her work has been shown in numerous venues including: Grace Space, Brooklyn, NY; New Moves New Territories Festival, Glasgow; Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland; and Palach Galerija, Rijeka, Croatia. This summer her work is included in “Drawing Connections”, curated by James Hull at the Boston Center for the Arts

Cathy's website.