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We thank Ro Lohin for a great fall semester!


Ro Lohin, Red Wheelbarrow III, 2015, oil on canvas, 14 x 11″

Thank you Gina for a great lecture and visit!

Shown here: Gina critiquing with seniors Adrianna Enoch and Alex Smith.

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Congratulations Seniors on your BFA Thesis Shows!


Tuesday, April 5th at 4:30 in Binns-Merrill Hall, Room C


 Jutta Haeckel, will present a lecture on her work and discuss the significance of painting in Düsseldorf, Germany. She will be joined at the end of her lecture by Kevin Wixted and Stephanie McMahon to give a brief overview of the new Alfred/Düsseldorf MFA in Painting scheduled to begin in fall 2017!

Jutta Haeckel lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany. She served as the International Randal Chair in Painting at Alfred University in 2012. Born in Hanover, Germany, she studied at Hochschule fur Kunste in Bremen, Germany and Goldsmiths College in London. She has exhibited widely in Germany, including recent exhibitions at the Kunsthalle in Recklinghausen and at Schloss Detmold. Haeckel is represented by Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco.


Congratulations Kevin!

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. was established in 1985 for the sole purpose of providing financial assistance to individual visual artists of established ability through the generosity of the late Lee Krasner, one of the leading abstract expressionist painters and the widow of Jackson Pollock. The Foundation’s mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as professional artists over a significant period of time.

Wixted, who earned bachelor of art and master of art degrees from Bloomsburg (PA) University, has also been granted a studio residency by the Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation (ESKFF) at Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ. ESKFF, founded in 2009, is an alternative channel for connecting artists, curators, collectors, galleries, cultural institutions, and the public through exhibitions and programming based on private contemporary art collections.

Last year, Wixted was awarded an AU International Fellowship for Faculty Development.


Van Hanos will lecture on his work Wednesday, October 28th at 5pm in Holmes Auditorium

Van Hanos (b. 1979) lives and works in New York City. His work has been exhibited widely in New York, including Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, PPOW Gallery, Harris Lieberman and Mitchell Innes & Nash, as well as internationally at Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin, Galleria Pianissimo, Milan and Gallery Poulsen, Copenhagen. Hanos has had solo exhibitions at West Street Gallery, New York and Retrospective, Hudson. His work has been written about in The New York Times, Flash Art and Artforum, among other publications. He teaches painting at Columbia University.

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Hanos‘ approach to painting is valued on difference; one work may be hyperreal – a historical rendition of painting tradition – while another may be an amalgamation of styles stretching from pre-Raphaelite to the editing techniques of Photoshop. Placed in direct dialogue with each other, neither is privileged and neither is employed ironically or in parody. Hanos‘ range of approaches is held to the same principles that Hanos values not only in painting, but also in his view of life and the images that fill it.” – Tanya Leighton Gallery. Van Hanos, Not The Way [Press Release]. (2014). 



The Age of Reptiles, 70″ x 47″, Oil, spray paint and dye on Canvas, 2015

Melissa Brown’s work takes a variety of forms: currency inspired woodcuts, stop motion animation, predictive card decks and visionary stencil paintings.  She has mounted solo exhibitions at Essex Flowers, Kansas, Bellwether, CANADA, Winkleman in New York City and internationally at Kenny Schacter, ROVE in London and Roberto Paradise in Puerto Rico.  Her work has been shown at Mass MOCA, Zieher Smith, P.P.O.W, Socrates Sculpture Park, High Dessert Test Sites, Art in General, Sue Scott Gallery and Bronx River Art Center, to name a few.   Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, Art Forum and Art on Paper. Her performances were included in Performa 07 and the Nuit Blanche in Toronto 2009.  She was awarded the Joan Mitchell Grant for painting in 2012.


Paper Fortune Teller, 84″ x 84″, woodcut on hand dyed paper with silver leaf, 2009


Emily Barrera’14 and Nicole Mekker ’14 at Emily’s BFA thesis show






The students were fortunate to meet some great visiting artists this year including painter Trudy Benson!

JDB_Untitled_78x87inches_2013Visiting Artist Jules de Balincourt

Student Critique with visiting artist Jules de Balincourt