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Alumni News

Phillip Andrew Lewis, MFA 2000, Studio Arts, has been awarded a 2012 Creative Capital Grant in Visual Arts. Phillip was one of 56 artists selected from the 3,247 submissions from artists from all 50 states and will receive up to $50,000 in direct project funding, plus advisory services, for his Synonym project. Phillip is the recipient of numerous grants, including a 2008 Public Art Grant from the UrbanArt Commission and a 2011 MakeWork Grant. He currently teaches and is Head of the Photography and Media Program at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. Click here for more information about the project.

Alumni Spotlight
BFA 2005, Drawing

Brian Truesby, BFA 2011, Illustration, has recently completed illustration of the new book Grandma's Big Vote, available exclusively at The Booksellers at Laurelwood. The book tells the story of a grandmother who voted for the first time in 2008 at the age of 106. Read more about it here.

Congratulations to Siphne Silve, BFA 2010, Illustration, and Samilia (Mary) Colar, BFA 2005, Graphic Design, selected this year by the Memphis Flyer as two of the "twenty young Memphians who are shaping the city's future." Click here for the article.

Congratulations, also, to Jill Exley, BFA 2011, Digital Media, new Video Editor/Production Assistant in the Digital Media Operations Department of NBA Entertainment in New Jersey. Jill is busy editing promos and clips for NBA TV and NBA's YouTube channel, broadcasting live games to NBA TV International and going on the road as Production Assistant to help shoot game footage.

And, congratulations to Eszter Augustine-Sziksz, MFA 2010, Studio Arts, a finalist for the Emmett O’Ryan Award for Artistic Inspiration presented by Metropolitan Bank.

Ongoing and Upcoming Exhibitions

Flights, featuring works by Erin Morrison, BFA 2006, Painting, opens in the Alumni Gallery on February 17 and will remain on view through April 1, 2012. The Opening Reception is Friday, February 17 from 5-7 pm.

Image left: Flights, Part II of a traveling solo exhibition


Whole Cloth, featuring new works by Lisa Tribo, BFA 2009, Drawing, continues on view in the Alumni Gallery through February 12, 2012.

Image left: Grand Poobah, 18x24"


New works by Cetin Oguz, MFA 2003, Studio Arts, are part of a two-man exhibition entitled Worlds Apart, on view in McIlroy Gallery at Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Northwest Florida State College, 100 College Boulevard, Niceville, FL through February 17, 2012.

Image left: Secondary Thoughts #2, acrylic and sanded wood on panel


New works by Greg Gustafson, BFA 1993, Painting, are part of the group exhibition currently view at David Perry Smith Gallery, 703 New York, Memphis. The Opening Reception is Friday, February 3 from 5-7 pm.

Image left: Early Fall at Shelby Farms, oil on canvas, 19"x19"


Metamorphosis, New Paintings by Amy Hutcheson, BFA 2004, Illustration, will continue on view at The Law Offices of J. Vincent Perryman, 6000 Poplar Avenue, Suite 210, Memphis through mid-February.

Image left: My Mother's Quilt, oil on board, 48"x48"


Kevin Greeland, MFA 2007, Studio Arts, is the featured artist of the San Diego Art Department 2012 Enrollment Fair. Kevin's work will continue on view at the San Diego Art Department located at 3830 Ray Street, San Diego, CA through February 11, 2012.

Image left: Laughing Man - Office Politics...Ouch, 2011, acrylic paint and glaze on wood panel, 36"x24"


Three 2011 BFA photography alumni, Anna Hollis, Jordan Hood and Tommy Kha are featured in This Must be the Place: Contemporary Photography in Memphis, the current exhibit in the Mallory and Wurtzburger Galleries at Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 4339 Park Avenue in Memphis, on view through March 4, 2012.

Image left: Hood, Covered Grass


Turn on Delight, featuring new works by Adam Farmer, BFA 2011, Painting, continues on view at Material, 2553 Broad Avenue in Memphis through February 5, 2012.


Light in the Wetlands, a solo exhibition featuring recent paintings by Pam Hassler, BFA 1971, Metal Arts, opens at L Ross Gallery, 5040 Sanderlin Avenue, Suite 104, Memphis on March 2 and will remain on view through March 31, 2012. The Opening Reception is Friday, March 2 from 6-8 pm.

Image left: Wetlands Passage II, oil on canvas, 48"x48"


Header artwork by: Carl Moore, BFA 1987, Graphic Design (left), Stoughton Outlan, BFA 1985, Sculpture (center), and Freida Hamm, BFA 1984, Painting (right). Different alumni artwork will be featured throughout the year. If you are interested in showcasing your work in the newsletter, forward your images to alumni@mca.edu.

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