ACADEMY 2011

Annual MFA / BFA Invitational

2011

GINNY HUO_Mothers Table_ACADEMY 2011
LINGLING LU_One Hundred Melodies of Solitude Installation II - Lighthouse_ACADEMY 2011
CAROLINE COVINGTON_Extraction_ACADEMY 2011
JONATHAN MONAGHAN_Dauphin 007_ACADEMY 2011
ADAM JUNIOR_The Possibility Of Connection_ACADEMY 2011
VIRGINIA WAGNER_"Honey I'm home," she said. The wind turned its mouth up at the corners._ACADEMY 2011
SAMUEL SCHARF_You Fucked. Fuck You_ACADEMY 2011
MELISSA PRENTKI_Untitled (Purest Form series)_ACADEMY 2011
MICHAEL DOTSON_Target_ACADEMY 2011
DAN GIOIA_Sphere_ACADEMY 2011
CAMILO SANIN_Estructura Subyacente 208_ACADEMY 2011
SIERRA SURIS_Missed Connections: Portrait #4_ACADEMY 2011
WOOJIN CHANG_-scape_ACADEMY 2011
JON MALIS_Brain 4042, Slide 30_ACADEMY 2011
EMILY BIONDO_Shrouded_ACADEMY 2011
FORREST ALLREAD_Boris & Betty (Video Quilt)_ACADEMY 2011
SARAH ALLISON_Photosynthetic Sea Slugs_ACADEMY 2011
ELLE PEREZ_Untitled (Conversation 1)_ACADEMY 2011
LIBBY LANDAUER_Money Talks_ACADEMY 2011
WOOJIN CHANG_EMILY BIOND_LINLING LU_ACADEMY 2011_Conner Contemporary Art
WOOJIN CHANG_-scape_ACADEMY 2011_Conner Contemporary Art
CAMILO SANIN_ACADEMY 2011_Conner Contemporary Art
SIERRA SURIS_LIBBY LANDAUER_GINNY HUO_ACADEMY 2011_Conner Contemporary Art
CAROLINE COVINGTON_Beatings: Baltimore_ACADEMY 2011_Conner Contemporary Art
ADAM JUNIOR_The Possibility of Connection_ACADEMY 2011_Conner Contemporary Art
SAMUEL SCHARF_You Fucked. Fuck You_ACADEMY 2011_Conner Contemporary Art
MELISSA PRENTKI_ELLE PEREZ_ACADEMY 2011_Conner Contemporary Art
SARAH ALLISON_Photosynthetic Sea Slugs_ACADEMY 2011_Conner Contemporary Art
MICHAEL DOTSO_VIRGINIA WAGNER_ACADEMY 2011_Conner Contemporary Art
JON MALIS_ACADEMY 2011_Conner Contemporary Art
JONATHAN MONAGHAN_Dauphin 007_ACADEMY 2011_Conner Contemporary Art
DAN GIOIA_Sphere_ACADEMY 2011_Conner Contemporary Art

ACADEMY 2011

 

July 9 - August 22, 2011 
opening reception: Saturday, July 9th: 6 to 8pm.

 

Conner Contemporary Art is pleased to announce ACADEMY 2011, our 11th annual invitational survey of outstanding work by MFA/BFA students in the Washington/Baltimore area.

 

Exhibition founder and curator, Jamie Smith, Ph.D. invited the following artists to participate:

 

> Artists: Sarah Allison, Forest Allread, Emily Biondo, Woojin Chang, Caroline Covington, Michael Dotson, Dan Gioia, Ginny Huo, Adam Junior, Libby Landauer, Linling Lu, Jon Malis, Jonathan Monaghan, Elle Perez, Melissa Prentki, Camilo Sanin, Samuel Scharf, Sierra Suris, Virginia Wagner.

 

> Representing institutions: American University, Corcoran College of Art and Design, George Washington University, Maryland Institute College of Art, and University of Maryland.

 

Additionally, we are thrilled to announce the following initiatives in conjunction with the Academy 2011 exhibition:

 

>  (e)merge art fair - panel discussion and party 
Saturday, July 9th - panel @ 5pm; party 6 to 8pm.

 

Conner Contemporary Art and (e)merge art fair will host a panel discussion: Collecting and Emerging Art. Panelists include: Robert Shapiro, collector, Henry Thaggert, collector, Melissa Ichiuji, artist, Alberto Gaitan, artist,Victoria Reis, Director, Transformer Gallery. Moderated by Helen Allen, co-director (e)merge art fair. 

 

(e)merge panel discussion begins at 5pm; directly followed by (e)merge art fair party and Academy 2011 opening. Hang out with your community, with DJ, food and drink. (e)merge is generously sponsored by Marvin Restaurant and Pink Line Project. 

 

> (e)merge prize – winner announced Saturday, July 9th during the opening.

(e)merge art fair will award one artist exhibition space in the (e)merge art fair, September 22-25, 2011 at the Capitol Skyline Hotel, Washington, DC. Jurors include: Dr. Fred Ognibene, Veronica Jackson and Philippa Hughes.

 

> PULSE Presents Award – winner announced Saturday, July 9th during the opening.

PULSE Contemporary Art Fair will award one ACADEMY 2011 exhibiting artist an exhibition space at PULSE Miami 2011. The winner will be selected by PULSE Director Cornell DeWitt. PULSE is committed to creativity and innovation which furthers the influence of contemporary art in all corners of society. PULSE Presents is a collaboration between PULSE Contemporary Art Fair and organizations, institutions, artists and individuals dedicated to the visual arts and contemporary culture.

 

We also are pleased to welcome Untitled, an MFA invitational exhibition organized and curated by University of Virginia graduate students Michael Maizels and Brittany Strupp, Hosted by Industry Gallery, the opening is concurrent with ACADEMY 2011 Saturday, July 9, 6-8pm.

 

For further information: 202 588 8750 / info@connercontemporary.com.