2006 First-Year MFA Exhibition
April 1–8, 2006
An exhibition of photographs, prints, paintings, sculptures, performance, and videos made by 26 first-year graduate students in the Visual Arts Division of Columbia University's School of the Arts will be on view at Columbia's Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery from April 1–8.
The group of young artists showing new work includes Harry Acland, Elise Adibi, Uri Aran, Felipe Arturo, Kerstin Braetsch, Noah Breuer, Lucas Carlson, Pilar Conde, Jenelle Covino, Jeremy Eilers, Josephine Halvorson, Ann Marie Heel, Iman Issa, Corinne Jones, Taylor Kretschmar, Dominic Mangila, Abby Manock, Yola Monakhov, Elizabeth Neel, Vesna Pavlovic, Davis Rhodes, Aki Sasamoto, Annie Shaw, Gregory Parma Smith, Josh Tonsfeldt, and Daniel Willner.
Jenny Moore, an independent curator working in New York, serves as curator for the exhibition. A former Special Projects Manager at Exit Art, Moore has recently co-organized Down by Law, an exhibition for the 2006 Whitney Biennial. During her work with Exit Art, she also founded and directed wallspace, an alternative exhibition space in lower Manhattan for emerging artists.
The Visual Arts Division of Columbia University's School of the Arts has trained some of today's most intriguing young contemporary artists, including Barnaby Furnas, Banks Violette and Tim Gardner. Under the leadership of its chair, Gareth James, the faculty, including Jon Kessler, Gregory Amenoff, Blake Rayne, and Coco Fusco encourages experimentation and fosters the individual growth of its students.