PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — The David Winton Bell Gallery and Brown’s Department of Visual Art will present the work of 30 artists in the University’s 36th annual student exhibition, on view at the Bell Gallery from April 13 to 24. A reception will be held Friday, April 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
Organized by undergraduates Ivy Brenneman, Leadz Dorce and Mia Rollins, the juried exhibition considers submissions from any Brown University student, regardless of major, and encourages artists to submit work in a variety of media. The extensive survey of the visual arts at Brown highlights the dynamic ways in which students are engaging and redefining the arts today, the exhibition’s organizers say.
“The open call for submissions is consistent with the best intentions of the open curriculum at Brown,” said Ian Alden Russell, curator of the David Winton Bell Gallery. “In facilitating the annual student exhibition, we see a tremendous diversity of approaches to artistic practice in the students’ work. As with previous years, the 2016 exhibition is a wonderful representation of what our students make possible through Brown’s commitment to liberal learning and multidisciplinary education.”
Jan Howard and Clara Lieu are this year’s jurors. Howard is chief curator and Houghton P. Metcalf Jr. Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum.
Lieu is a professor, writer and visual artist, currently teaching in the Illustration Department at RISD; she also writes an advice column for visual artists called “Ask the Art Professor,” which is featured in the Huffington Post.
The 30 Brown University artists represented in the exhibition are: Karen Alfred, Jacqueline Anton, Jennifer Avery, Kiki Barnes, Elizabeth Basso, Cory Broad, Sarah Cheung, Kwang Choi, Camille Coy, Leadz Dorce, Layla Ehsan, Dylan Everett, Elodie Freymann, Raffaele Gans-Pfister, E. Givens, Erick Guzman, Tia Heywood, Pierie Korostoff, Yutong Liao, Emma Maier, Kearney McDonnell, Jamie Packs, Mia Rollins, Adele Ruppert, Sophie Schwartz, Alex Servam-Scheiber, Marcus Sudac, Grace Sun, Jane Tracy and Victoria Yin.