CCAD Graduate Studies Talks

Each semester, Beeler Gallery hosts CCAD’s Graduate Studies Talks, which are free and open to the public. Here is the fall 2017 schedule:

 

Nate Ricciuto
Friday, Sept. 15, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Canzani Center Screening Room

 

Nate Ricciuto is an artist living and working in Columbus, Ohio. His imaginative sculptures often utilize optical phenomena in seeking ways to navigate the relationship between craft, technology, and intuition. Ricciuto earned an MFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and has taught as a Visiting Lecturer at both Temple University and Ohio State University. His work has been included in national and international exhibitions and featured in the Corning Museum of Glass’s New Glass Review. In 2016, Ricciuto was the recipient of a WheatonArts Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship and was selected to be an Emerging Artist in Residence at Pilchuck Glass School.

 

Ricciuto will discuss his work on Friday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Canzani Center at Columbus College of Art & Design (60 Cleveland Ave. | Columbus, OH 43215 | entrance on E. Gay Street). For more information, click here.

 

Rodrigo Valenzuela
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Canzani Center Screening Room 

 

Born in Santiago, Chile, Rodrigo Valenzuela is a Los Angeles-based artist working in photography, video, painting, and installation. Using autobiographical threads to inform larger universal fields of experience, his work constructs narratives, scenes, and stories that point to the tensions found between the individual and communities. Much of Valenzuela’s work deals with the experience of undocumented immigrants and laborers. This fall, he will assume the position of assistant professor of art at University of California, Los Angeles.

 

Valenzuela studied art history and photography at University of Chile (2004), received a BA in Philosophy from The Evergreen State College in 2010, and an MFA from the University of Washington in 2012. Recent residencies include the Core Fellowship at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Texas); Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (Maine); MacDowell Colony (New Hampshire); Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (Nebraska); Lightwork (Syracuse); and the Center for Photography at Woodstock (New York). Recent solo exhibitions include Lisa Kandlhofer Galerie, Vienna, Austria (2016); Ulrich Museum, Kansas (2016); University of Memphis Museum, Tennessee (2016); Klowdenmann Gallery, LA (2016); David Shelton Gallery, Houston (2016); the Frye Art Museum, Seattle (2015); Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago (2015); envoy enterprises, New York (2015); and Upfor Gallery, Portland, Oregon (2015). Valenzuela is currently a fellow at The Drawing Center open session program.

 

Valenzuela will discuss his work Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Canzani Center at Columbus College of Art & Design (60 Cleveland Ave. | Columbus, OH 43215 | entrance on E. Gay Street). For more information, click here.

 

Sarah Rose Sharp
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Canzani Center Screening Room

 

Sarah Rose Sharp is a Detroit-based writer, activist, photographer and multimedia artist. She writes about art and culture, online and in print, for Art in America, Hyperallergic, The Believer, Sculpture Magazine, Flash Art, ArtSlant, and others. She was named a 2015 Kresge Literary Arts Fellow for Arts Criticism and was selected as a participant in the 2015 Art Writing Workshop facilitated by AICA/USA and the Art Writers Grant Program. She has shown work in New York, Seattle, and Detroit — including participation in the 2014 Ofrenda group show at the Detroit Institute of Arts — with solo shows at Public Pool in November 2016, and another at Simone DeSousa Gallery in January 2017. She is primarily concerned with artist and viewer experiences of making and engaging with art, and conducts ongoing research in the state of contemporary art in redeveloping cities, including a process blog called “Breakfast with the Artist.”

 

Sharp will discuss her work Thursday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Canzani Center at Columbus College of Art & Design (60 Cleveland Ave. | Columbus, OH 43215 | entrance on E. Gay Street). For more information, click here.

 

Malcolm Cochran
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Canzani Center Screening Room

 

In conjunction with the International Sculpture Center, The Ohio State University, and CCAD’s MFA program, Beeler Gallery presents an evening with Malcolm Cochran.

 

Cochran, Distinguished Visiting Artist at Columbus College of Art & Design and Professor Emeritus, Department of Art, The Ohio State University, is the recipient of the prestigious International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Educator Award for 2017.

 

Works such as Field of Corn (with Osage Orange Trees) in Dublin, the Goodale Park Fountain, and In Principle & in Practice at the Ohio Judicial Center have gained Cochran a well-deserved reputation as a sculptor to know in central Ohio and beyond.

 

Cochran will receive the International Sculpture Center’s 2017 Outstanding Educator Award and then discuss his work Friday, Nov. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Canzani Center at Columbus College of Art & Design (60 Cleveland Ave. | Columbus, OH 43215 | entrance on E. Gay Street). For more information, click here.

 

Cara Benedetto
Friday, Dec. 1, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Canzani Center Screening Room

 

Cara Benedetto is an artist and writer. Her text and performance-based works use language to confound communication and subvert power structures. Often, she will take up vernacular and structures from romance novels, fundraisers, and advertisements. She then shifts, mutates, and destabilizes these forms. Benedetto is an Assistant Professor in Print Media at Virginia Commonwealth University.

 

Her work has been shown at Metro Pictures, MOCA Cleveland, MOMA Warsaw, and Art in General. Her writing has been published with Qui Parle, The Third Rail, C Magazine, and Badlands Inc. She is the editor of the Contemporary Print Handbook, published with Halmos. She is represented by Chapter NY, and Night Gallery in Los Angeles.

 

Benedetto will discuss her work Friday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Canzani Center at Columbus College of Art & Design (60 Cleveland Ave. | Columbus, OH 43215 | entrance on E. Gay Street). For more information, click here.