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News & Events Spring 2020
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Conceptual Media Artist Walid Raad Lectures Tonight

Informed by his upbringing in Lebanon during the civil war, Walid Raad’s work examines the role of photographic and video documentation in the representation of collective traumatic events and their use in the construction of memory and narrative. He will speak at 6:30pm in Kresge Theatre. read more


Opening Mar 5, 7-9pm, The Frame Gallery

Katie Tender and Sophia Cao present a new exhibition that asks “When the time comes, will your suffering end?” read more

America’s Next Top Performance Art Superstar
Mar 6, 1-4:30pm, STUDIO for Creative Inquiry

Students in Performance Art (In The Expanded Field) will be “competing” for the title of America’s Next Performance Art Superstar 2020. read more

Lecture Series: Renée Stout
Mar 17, 6:30pm, Kresge Theatre

School of Art alumna Renée Stout’s work blends spiritual roots in the African Diaspora with elements of contemporary life to create works that encourage self-examination, self-empowerment, and self-healing. read more

Faculty Activities

Scott Andrew

Adjunct Professor of Art

Prof Andrew and Jesse Factor present “I Am A Haunted House” at Kelly Strayhorn Theater’s Alloy Studios on Mar 6. They will also give a workshop on Mar 7. read more

James Duesing

Professor of Art,
Director, Center for the Arts in Society

Prof Duesing’s animation “Maxwell’s Demon” is included in a screening program at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco on Mar 12. read more

James Duesing

Professor of Art,
Director, Center for the Arts in Society

Prof Duesing showed work at Artist Image Resource in Pittsburgh in the event “Keep this Coupon” on Feb 29. read more

Elaine King

Professor Emerita, History of Art, Criticism & Museum Studies

Prof King published a review of the Mattress Factory’s “Factory Installed 2019” exhibition in Artes Magazineread more

Student Activities

Jackson Bridgers BFA '20 directed the new music video for Phoebe Bridgers’ single “Garden Song.” read more

For Sleek Magazine, Lena Chen MFA ‘22 spoke with artist Xandra Ibarra and curators Suzy González and Michael Menchaca following the removal of Ibarra’s work by San Antonio city officials from the exhibition “XicanX: New Visions” at Centro de Artes. read more

Liza Goncharova BHA '20 has a solo exhibition at Arriviste Coffee Bar in Pittsburgh, opening Mar 6, 6-8pm.

Jackson McKeehan MFA '21 premieres his short film “Blue Diane” at the Midwest Weird Festival in Eau Claire, WI, Mar 6-8. read more

Alumni Activities

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Chloe Desaulles’ BHA ‘19 film “Dedications I-V,” which she premiered in the 2019 senior exhibition, was selected to screen at the New York City Independent Film Festival. read more

Elvira Loreski Peake BFA ‘51 passed away on Feb 15. An award-winning ceramic artist, she ran The Clay Place, an art store, gallery, and studio in Pittsburgh, for more than 30 years. read more

More alumni news from David Halsell MFA '07, Merritt Johnson BFA '03, Juliacks BHA '08, Eunhee Kang BFA '13, Keith Lafuentes BFA '14, Erin Mallea MFA '19, Esther Michaels BHA '13, Adam Milner MFA '17, Nick Sardo BFA '16, Jeffrey Augustine Songco BFA '05, Shephaly Soni BSA '15, and Fereshteh Toosi MFA '04 in our Weekly Alumni News Update.

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