To celebrate the launch of the new Lego Disney Castle and Disney’s 100th anniversary, MassArt alumna Kristin Texeira, '10 BFA Painting, worked with Lakwena Maciver and Amy Jones to create four giant castle window murals. The murals are made of Lego brick and are inspired by storytelling. The first of four murals was revealed at Tower Bridge, in London, UK and is over 4.5m high and constructed of over 220,000 LEGO bricks.
So much flows between self and other, painter and subject, and even individual and collective in “Between You and Me” at LaMontagne Gallery.
The show features work by Boston-area portraitists Isabelle Higgins, a self-portraitist, and Barbara Ishikura, who depicts friends and family. Their portraits share high-keyed palettes; graphic depictions that echo the punch and pathos of Alice Neel; and patterns and accents that make scenes hustle and jump, à la Henri Matisse.
Congratulations to MassArt alum and honorary degree recipient Steve Locke (BFA '97, MFA '01) for his acceptance to the National Gallery of Art! The piece, titled "Homage to the Auction Block #65, overlook" can be found in the East Building in Gallery 214C. To read more about this piece, visit the link
Colombian artist Felipe Ortiz focuses on the practice of painting, from traditional easel painting to murals and public installations. In 2009, he earned a Bachelor in Fine Arts in 2D Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Alex Sewell (born 1989, Salem, Massachusetts) completed his BFA at MassArt in Boston, Massachusetts, and joined the studios of artists Jeff Koons and Bjarne Melgaard as an assistant sculptor/painter. Sewell’s work is characterized by his use of symbols borrowed from popular, consumer and gaming cultures and his mastery of oil technique.
At the United Nations’ annual ceremony to mark the Nazi horrors, Karen Frostig, '70 BFA Painting described her work to commemorate a concentration camp where thousands of Jews, including her grandparents, were murdered.
"When Karen Frostig made her way to the podium of a packed United Nations General Assembly on Friday, the projections of grainy passport photos of her grandparents, Moses and Beile Samuely Frostig, towered above her.
Jenkins, raised in Pensacola, Florida, is a painter, printmaker and sculptor and holds a BFA from the Massachusetts College Of Art And Design. He has recently shown at Kabinet Gallery, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery and the Fitchburg art museum. Jenkins is a recipient of the 2015 Blanche E. Colman Award and the Rob Moore Grant in Painting, and most recently, the 2018 James and Audrey Foster Prize. In 2016, he became the Emerging Artist at Kingston Gallery in Boston.