PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] —The David Winton Bell Gallery and Brown’s Department of Visual Art will present the work of 40 artists in the University’s 37th annual student exhibition, on view at the Bell Gallery from Feb. 18 to March 5. A reception will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the List Art Center lobby. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
The juried exhibition is open to all Brown University students, regardless of concentration, and encourages artists to submit work in a variety of media.
This year, for the first time, submissions to the exhibition were accepted via an online process. Bell Gallery Curator Ian Alden Russell said that the exhibit’s organizers hoped the online submission process would widen the field of student artists submitting for the exhibition, and that they were not disappointed.
“We received 50 percent more submissions and had 50 percent more student artists submit work this year,” Russell said. "The other wonderful result is that we have many students who are not formally involved in visual arts included in the exhibition. This speaks to the truly creative spirit and interdisciplinarity of the open curriculum.”
The exhibit’s jurors, Leonie Bradbury and Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez, reviewed all submissions online through a blind process and selected the works of 40 artists — 10 more than were included in the 2016 exhibition — from submissions in a broad range of media.
Bradbury is the director of art and creative initiatives for HUBweek, a Boston-based festival that celebrates art, science and technology. She also served as the director and curator at Montserrat College of Art Galleries in Beverly, Mass., for 14 years and is a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy and art theory at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in Visual Art.
Rodríguez is an independent curator, artist and organizer based in Providence, Boston and San Juan. She is currently curator at Leica Gallery Boston, program coordinator at Expansion Arts Rhode Island and assistant programmer at MassArt Film Society.
The 40 artists represented in the exhibition are: Isabel Andrews, Camila Arbelaez, Jennifer Avery, Cesar Bernal, Felipe Brugues, Kwang Choi, Nicole Cochary, Noah Ezer, Tia Forsman, Elodie Freymann, Felege Gebru, Alexandra Hanesworth, Tia Heywood, JoVaun Holmes, Margaret Hu, Amy Huang, Jillian Hojsak, Kyle Kingston, Jenna Laycraft, Emma Margulies, Corey Marsh, Kearney McDonnell, Pia Mileaf-Patel, Teri Minogue, Naomy Pedroza, Elena Renken, Mia Rollins, Katie Rowe, Riley Ryan-Wood, Kimberly Saltz, David Schurman, Yoo Jin Shin, Chloe So, Nicole Spring, Emily Sun, Lynn Tachihara, Caitlin Takeda, Aimee Vue, Ashley Waldron and Xinzhu Yang.
The David Winton Bell Galley is located on the first floor of List Art Center, 64 College St. The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 401-863-2932.