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National Wet Paint MFA Biennial 2016



A painting exhibition of MFA candidates and recent MFA recipients


Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago

Curated by Sergio Gomez, MFA

 

 

January 15 to February 13, 2016
Opening Reception: January 15, 2016 • 7 - 10 pm

 


Artist Exhibition

WELCOME

The National Wet Paint MFA Biennial Exhibition 2016 is an outlook and an overview of top MFA painting programs in the United States. Wet Paint refers to the idea that this is a fresh group of artists. They are MFA (Masters of Fine Arts) candidates and recent MFA recipients working primarily in the medium of painting. Now on its fourth edition this growing and highly competitive juried exhibition will bring to Chicago some of the most talented emerging artists in the country. Wet Paint 2016 is fully funded by the Zhou B. Art Center which makes it possible for graduate students to submit works for consideration at no cost. The National Wet Paint MFA Biennial 2016 takes place from January 15 to February 13 in the spacious second floor gallery of the Zhou B Art Center. Wet Paint is juried by the Zhou B Art Center's selection team and curated by Sergio Gomez, MFA.

 

The National Wet Paint MFA Biennial 2016 seeks to highlight traditional and experimental ways contemporary artists incorporate and embrace painting as their primary medium.

 

2016 Selected Artist


Marisa Andropolis, University of Mississippi

Yael Ben-Simon, School of the Art Institute Chicago

Justin Bryant, Louisiana State University

Allie Billmeyer, Bowling Green State University

Matt Allyn Chapman, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Aj Cooke, Kendall College of Art & Design of Ferris State University

Eliseo Casiano, Louisiana State University 

Erica Elan Ciganek, University of Washington

Gillians Collins, Towson State University

David Cuatlacuatl, The Pennsylvania State University

Shannon Czaja, Kendall College of Art and Design

Johny DeFeo, University of Colorado Boulder

Stephen D'Onofrio, School of the Art Institute of Chicago 

Erica Field, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 

Joshua Hale, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Jesse Hazel, Bowling Green State University

Chakila L. Hoskins, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University

Samantha Haring, Northern Illinois University

Hoijin Jung, Purdue University

Karla Kantorovich, University of Miami

Leah Lewman, University of Arizona

Candice Licalzi, Long Island University

Steven Lockwood, Northern Illinois University

Elias Lytton, University of Florida

Kassandra Mattia, University of Iowa

Elizabeth McClellan, University of Texas at Austin

Gil Arnaud Ngole, Memphis College of art

Joelle Provost, Brooklyn College (CUNY)

Travis Rice, Arizona State University

Dustin Rogers, Kendall College of Art and Design

Juan Pablo Ruiz, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Sima Schloss, Lehman College

Nicole Shaver, University of Iowa

Kendra Stenger, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale 
Katie Darby Slater, Rhode Island School of Design 

Orkideh Torabi, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Jordan Walker, Long Island University

Xin Wang, Maine College of Art

Madeline Winter, Indiana University-Bloomington

Hyeonkyeong Yeo, School of Visual Arts

Zhou B Spirit Award selected by the Zhou Brothers in recognition of outstanding talent.

 

Jesse Hazel
Bowling Green State University
Title: Just Scared of The Future
Medium: Polychromos Pencil, Acrylic Paint, Collage
Size: 48x96, Year: 2014

 

Travis Rice
Arizona State University
Title: Break Down
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Size: 88x66, Year: 2015

 

 

Award of Excellence given by Artwork Archive and
Art NXT Level

 

Erica Elan Ciganek
University of Washington
Title: Miguel II
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 48x60, Year: 2015


Award of Excellence given by Artwork Archive

 

Elias Lytton
University of Florida
Title: No Title (Penance)
Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 20x24x2, Year: 2015