The Chazan Gallery is presenting Drawing Matters, an exhibition of work by Luis Alonso, Leslie Bostrom, Dennis Congdon, Wendy Edwards, Nancy Friese, Bunny Harvey, Tayo Heuser, David Kinsey, Susan Lichtman, Jack Massey, Jerry Mischak, Jacqueline Ott, Gwen Strahle, Dan Talbot, Roger Tibbetts and Michael Yefko from March 7 to April 3, 2013. There will be an opening reception for the artists on Thursday, March 7 from 5 – 7 p.m. The public is invited. Chazan Gallery will also be open during Gallery Night Providence on Thursday, March 21, 2013.
Luis Alonso is on the faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design. He received an MFA in Painting from Rutgers University and a BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. His work has been exhibited throughout New York and Rhode Island, and he has been awarded the Cintas Foundation Fellowship from the Institute of International Education, New York.
Leslie Bostrom received a BA from the University of Maine and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is currently a Professor of Visual Art at Brown University. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the US, including recent exhibitions at Brenda Taylor Gallery, New York, NY. Bostrom's work is held in the collections of the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, the Newport Art Museum and the Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University.
Dennis Congdon has taught painting at Rhode Island School of Design since 1984, and has been the Department Head since 2008. He received a BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Yale University School of Art. Congdon has been awarded a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship and the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome.
Wendy Edwards received a BFA in Painting from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and an MA in Painting from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. She has been a professor at Brown University since 1980. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US and abroad, including recent shows in Paris, France, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Nancy Friese earned an MFA in printmaking from Yale University School of Art and studied in the graduate painting program at the University of California, Berkeley. She earned a B.S. from the University of North Dakota. Among numerous awards and residencies, Friese has received three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. Her work has been exhibited in 30 solo shows and 170 group shows nationally and internationally.
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Bunny Harvey has taught art at Wellesley College since 1976. In addition to numerous group exhibitions, she has held solo retrospective shows at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, the Fuller Museum in Brockton, MA, and the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH. She has received the Pell Award for excellence in the Arts, an Individual Artist Grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and faculty awards from Wellesley College, among others.
Tayo Heuser received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI and an MA from Vermont College. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US, including the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, the Elvehejem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI, Margarete Roeder Gallery, and Josee Bienvenue Gallery in New York, NY. Heuser's work is held in public and corporate collections including the Phillips Collection in Washington DC and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.
David Kinsey is an assistant professor of Visual and Performing Arts at Stonehill College. He previously taught painting and drawings at Ringling College of Art and Design, where he received a BFA in Painting. Kinsey earned his MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University. His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions in New York, Connecticut, Missouri and Florida.
Susan Lichtman has taught at Brandeis University, in Waltham, Massachusetts, since 1980. She received a BA from Brown University and an MFA from the Yale University School of Art. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the northeast, including numerous solo exhibitions at Lenore Gray Gallery in RI.
Jack Massey is on the faculty of Rhode Island School of Design, where he helped to establish the European Honors Program. He studied at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, at the Albert C. Barnes Foundation, and at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He was a Prix de Rome recipient, spending three years at the American Academy in Rome. Massey's work is in the collections of the Carnegie Institute, MIT, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and many other public and private collections.
Jerry Mischak received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has exhibited his work at the Palmer Museum, Penn State University, Cypress College Art Gallery, Cypress, CA, Islip Art Museum, Lehman College Art Gallery, NY. Mischak is a recipient of the Howard Foundation Fellowship and Rhode Island State Council of the Arts Fellowship.
Jacqueline Ott earned an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA from Philadelphia College of Art. She has exhibited widely throughout the Northeast, including shows at the Danforth Museum of Art, Danforth, MA, and Carroll and Sons, Boston, MA, among others. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the RI State Council for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Gwen Strahle has served as a Senior Critic at Rhode Island School of Design since 1984. She received a BA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Yale University School of Art.. Strahle has been awarded an Ingram Merrill Foundation Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship among others.
Dan Talbot received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2007. He has earned awards and residencies from the Ucross Foundation, Ucross, WY, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA and the Macdowell Residency Program, Peterborough, NH. He has exhibited in galleries throughout Rhode Island and the Northeast.
Roger Tibbetts earned a Diploma in Art from Wolverhampton College of Art and a Higher Diploma in Art from Chelsea School of Art in the U.K. He received an MFA from Yale University School of Art. He has exhibited his work at Bernard Toale Gallery and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among others. His work is held in the collections of the MFA, Boston, and the Fogg Museum, Harvard, among others. He has twice been awarded NEA Individual Artist Grants, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant and a Guggenheim Fdn. Grant.
Michael Yefko is currently on the faculty at the University of Rhode Island, where he teaches Drawing, Two-Dimensional Design and Sculpture. He received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an Associates Degree in Art Education from Holyoke Community College. His work has been exhibited extensively throughout the Northeast, and he is an artist member of Hera Gallery in Wakefield, RI.