ACADEMY 2011

Annual MFA / BFA Invitational

2011

WOOJIN CHANG_EMILY BIOND_LINLING LU_ACADEMY 2011_Conner Contemporary Art

WOOJIN CHANG, EMILY BIONDO and LINLING LU
ACADEMY 2011
Installation view: Conner Contemporary Art.

WOOJIN CHANG_-scape_ACADEMY 2011_Conner Contemporary Art

WOOJIN CHANG
-scape (detail)
2010-2011, digital print, 103 x 348 inches. Installation view: ACADEMY 2011, Conner Contemporary Art.

CAMILO SANIN_ACADEMY 2011_Conner Contemporary Art

CAMILO SANIN
ACADEMY 2011
Installation view: Conner Contemporary Art.

SIERRA SURIS_LIBBY LANDAUER_GINNY HUO_ACADEMY 2011_Conner Contemporary Art

SIERRA SURIS, LIBBY LANDAUER and GINNY HUO
ACADEMY 2011
Installation view: Conner Contemporary Art.

CAROLINE COVINGTON_Beatings: Baltimore_ACADEMY 2011_Conner Contemporary Art

CAROLINE COVINGTON
Beatings: Baltimore
2011, performance and installation with cast plaster, video, dirt, 84 x 120 x 36 inches. Installation view: ACADEMY 2011, Conner Contemporary Art.

ADAM JUNIOR_The Possibility of Connection_ACADEMY 2011_Conner Contemporary Art

ADAM JUNIOR
The Possibility of Connection
2011, steel, 96 x 288 x 96 inches. Installation view: ACADEMY 2011, Conner Contemporary Art.

SAMUEL SCHARF_You Fucked. Fuck You_ACADEMY 2011_Conner Contemporary Art

SAMUEL SCHARF
You Fucked. Fuck You
2011, found vanity cabinet, various electronics, looped audio, 35 x 14 x 4 inches. Installation view: ACADEMY 2011, Conner Contemporary Art.

MELISSA PRENTKI_ELLE PEREZ_ACADEMY 2011_Conner Contemporary Art

MELISSA PRENTKI and ELLE PEREZ
ACADEMY 2011
Installation view: Conner Contemporary Art.

SARAH ALLISON_Photosynthetic Sea Slugs_ACADEMY 2011_Conner Contemporary Art

SARAH ALLISON
Photosynthetic Sea Slugs (detail)
2011, aquarium, sea slugs, dimensions variable. Installation view: ACADEMY 2011, Conner Contemporary Art.

MICHAEL DOTSO_VIRGINIA WAGNER_ACADEMY 2011_Conner Contemporary Art

MICHAEL DOTSON and VIRGINIA WAGNER
ACADEMY 2011
Installation view: Conner Contemporary Art.

JON MALIS_ACADEMY 2011_Conner Contemporary Art

JON MALIS
ACADEMY 2011
Installation view: Conner Contemporary Art.

JONATHAN MONAGHAN_Dauphin 007_ACADEMY 2011_Conner Contemporary Art

JONATHAN MONAGHAN
Dauphin 007
2011, 3D animation HD film, run time: 3:11. Installation view: ACADEMY 2011, Conner Contemporary Art.

DAN GIOIA_Sphere_ACADEMY 2011_Conner Contemporary Art

DAN GIOIA
Sphere
2011, sod and steel, 84 x 84 x 60 inches. Installation view: 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.