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  • Visiting Speaker: Meg Onli
    Feb. 28th, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
    Smith Hall, Room 130
    Meg Onli is this year's guest curator for the Art & Design Department's Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition. A curator and writer, Onli​ was​ the Program Coordinator at the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts​ before ​joining ​the ​Institute of Contemporary Ar​t (ICA) in Philadelphia​. While at the Graham Foundation she worked on the exhibitions "Architecture of Independence: African Modernism" and "Barbara Kasten: Stages." In 2010 she created the website Black Visual Archive for which she was awarded a 2012 Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. In 2014 she was the recipient of a research grant from the Graham Foundation for the collaborative project "Remaking the Black Metropolis: Contemporary Art, Urbanity, and Blackness in America" with curator Jamilee Polson Lacy. Onli holds a Master’s degree in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Her writing has appeared in the publications "Art21blog," "Daily Serving," and "Art Papers." She is currently working on the group exhibition "Speech/Acts," which will open in the fall of 2017. 
  • The Systems We Have Loved: Lindsay Buchman, Marianne Dages, Kayla Romberger, and Tamsen Wojtanowski
    Feb. 7th, 12:00 PM to Mar. 3rd, 5:00 PM
    Recitation Gallery
    Borrowing its title from a recent publication by the scholar Eve Meltzer, "The Systems We Have Loved" presents four Philadelphia artists whose work explores the seeming impersonality of the systems that structure modern experience with a frank subjectivity, and, variously, a sense of humor, affection, magic, and fear. With image-based practices that engage the mediums of photography and printmaking, Lindsay Buchman, Marianne Dages, Kayla Romberger, and Tamsen Wojtanowski interrogate how the systems in which we live, and which we often love – the systems of language, vision, memory, and even personal narrative – govern the limits and potentialities of our experience and knowledge. By approaching their work from an often autobiographical or subjective standpoint, the work of these four female artists bridges the gap between conceptual practice and personal expression, and allows us to contemplate the affective experiences that lie within the perceived boundaries of the systems in our own world. Though not necessarily intended, their work takes on a particular poignancy in the context of the current political climate, as the worldview of many Americans, and especially women, have been turned upside down in the wake of the recent presidential election and the subsequent revelation of the invisible systems that guide our nation.

    Curated by Anne Cross, PhD Candidate, Art History. 
  • First Tuesdays!
    Mar. 7th, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Recitation Gallery
    Join us Tuesday for the opening reception of "Parallel Fields" featuring the work of Philadelphia-based artists Julianna Foster and Maria Dumlao. 
  • Parallel Fields: Julianna Foster and Maria Dumlao
    Mar. 7th, 12:00 PM to Apr. 3rd, 5:00 PM
    Recitation Gallery
    In this two-person exhibition, Philadelphia-based artists Julianna Foster and Maria Dumlao use photography and video to probe the interstitial space between the usual and the supernatural. By using indexical media that reference what we perceive, the artists are able to emphasize the unseen and the unforeseen. Maria Dumlao works in a variety of media—photography, artist books, installation, performance and video—to highlight shadows and background sounds and bring marginalized content to the foreground. Through photography, video and artist books, Julianna Foster’s work represents distinct narratives, which are informed by her interest in cinema and storytelling and its relationship to photography. 
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  • Cristian Vitale

    ​My life experiences in Italy and the USA, horrible and beautiful as they might be, influence and fuel my practice. I explore ways of making new spaces that detach from the realities in which we live. These alternative spaces attempt to start a conversation about human emotions and experiences. After moving to the USA from a rural farm in Italy, I realized the important role that physical labor plays in my creative process. Physical labor is often evident through use of multiples in the work. This use of multiples liberates and infuses energy into the spaces and environments I create.

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  • Carrie Mae Smith
    Artist and Visiting Assistant Professor, Indiana University

    Sculptor and installation artist, Carrie Mae Smith was just awarded a competitive exhibition with “Artship Olympia” in Philadelphia, PA. You can see her work from June 25th to September 25th, 2016. This summer Philadelphia Sculptors in collaboration with the Independence Seaport Museum will launch “Artship Olympia,” an exhibition of site specific installations on the historic Cruiser Olympia, moored in the boat basin at Penn’s Landing. Artists will creatively reinterpret Olympia, giving voice and vision to its history, stories, and culture. Artworks will be bold, subtle, loud, calming, invigorating, and disruptive. What they won’t be is predictable. Visitors will have access to the exhibition during Olympia’s normal visiting hours with additional special events to be scheduled.

    Carrie states, "My proposal for the Artship Olympia is to highlight the historically overlooked, yet vital aspect of the lives of the sailors— their diet.”  For more information on Carrie Mae Smith visit

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  • Kyle Hackett
    Artist and Adjunct Professor

    ​Hackett earned his MFA in Painting from the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting at Maryland Institute College of Art. His residencies include: The League Residency at VYT, NY as recipient of the Ruth Katzman Scholarship, Contemporary Artists Center, NY and Vermont Studio Center, where he was the recipient of the Civil Society Institute Fellowship. Hackett will attend A.I.R. Studio, Paducah, KY and will be visiting critic at Saint Mary's College, MD in 2017.

    Hackett's numerous honors and awards include Best in Show at the 2014 Bethesda Painting Awards Exhibition, making him the youngest winner in the contest's history. His work has been featured and written about in the Washington Post and included in the Huffington Post's "Ten Memorable Paintings of 2014." Additionally, his work is featured in the African American Museum and Library’s STQRY collection in Oakland, CA. Hackett’s work gained international recognition as part of Dave Bown Projects 11th Semiannual Competition.

    Hackett’s work is notably supported and collected by Ethan Cohen New York, Wangechi Mutu and University of Delaware’s Museum of African American Art. Hackett has exhibited work in Maryland, Delaware, Massachusetts, Miami Art Fair, Washington, D.C. and New York.

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  • Karl Lieberman
    Creative Leader, Wieden+Kennedy

    Things have been great in Portland. I loved my bosses, my partner, our team, our clients and my home. And as someone who has been a creative in advertising for a pretty long time, that feeling of contentment made me nervous and I knew it was time for a change. I am in awe of the NY office’s talent, their client roster and their work. I’m assuming this promotion is a clerical error, but I’m just going to go with it.​​

    Additional Honors & Awards

    Grand Prix Cannes Integrated Lion, Bronze Cannes Film Lions, Cannes Film Merit, One Show Interactive Integrated Campaign Gold, One Show Integrated Campaign Gold, Art Director’s Club Integrated Campaign Merit, AICP Next Integrated Campaign, Clios Content and Contact Gold, D&AD Integrated Campaign Yellow Pencil, Silver Cannes Cyber Lion, Bronze Titanium Lion, Gold Effie, One Show Interactive Bronze, One Show Bronze, One Show Merits, Adweek Best Spots, London International Awards Bronze, Creativity Picks of the Day, AICP Best Agency Art Direction (I was a CW/AD at the time) and Time Magazine Top 10 commercials 2007.

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  • Phillip Scarpone
    Artist; Adjunct Faculty, Univ of the Arts, Philadelphia; Sculpture Technician/Artist in Residence UD; Fabricator

    ​Phillip Scarpone received his MFA with distinction from The University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of Art and BFA from the University of Delaware. He has exhibited throughout the United States including Washington, DC; New York, NY; Austin, TX; Philadelphia, PA; Atlanta, GA; Richmond, VA; Jacksonville, FL; Fort Collins, CO; St.Louis, MO and Baltimore, MD. 

    He is a recipient of an NEA Established Professional Fellowship in Sculpture through the Delaware Division of the Arts, in 2013 was selected for the Miami University Young Sculptors Competition juried by John Hatfield, Director of Socrates Sculpture Park and in 2014 was a finalist for the Dave Bown Projects 9th International Competition. Phillip is currently represented by Serpahin Gallery (Philadelphia, PA) and adjunct faculty at The University of the Arts (Philadelphia,PA).​

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  • Megan Fortman
    Coordinator; Out-of-School Time Initiatives at Art with a Heart

    ​At UD: 

    Honors College, General Honors Award
    Student Liaison to the Board of Trustees
    Academic Year Scholar for Arts Project, Received a grant to 3-D print sculptures

    Overseas Studies: 

    Winter semester in Tanzania studying Documentary Photography, 3 Weeks in Thailand, Received the Honors Enrichment Award to participate in Art Outreach Volunteer Program in Thailand

    University Summer Scholars Program: 

    Independent Research Grant Project titled "Art Therapy and the Artist: Documenting a Creative Process Based on Art Therapy Theories and Practices".

    Activities and Societies: Gamma Sigma Sigma, National Service Sorority Art Ambassador
    UD Yoga Club Instructor

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  • Susana Cortez
    Outreach & Programs Assistant, Root Division, San Francisco

    ​Susa Cortez was born in 1989 in La Loma a rural town of Moroleon, Guanajuato,Mexico. She migrated with her family to Delaware in 2002. She works in a diverse range of mediums, including installations and actions.​

    ​Her work has been written and/or featured in San Francisco Magazine and Feminine Moments: Queer Feminist Art Worldwide. Additionally, her work has been showcase is venues such as Yerba Buena Center for The Arts, The Queens Museum, Syracuse University, Galeria de la Raza among others.

    Currently, Susa is an artist and educator living and working is San Francisco, CA. She is the Outreach & Programs Assistant at Root Division, an art nonprofit organization serving artists in the Bay Area. She is also the cofounder of Aguas Migrantes, a collective that created an Art Summer Residency Program in Guanajuato, Mexico.​

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  • Sarah Langsam
    Art Teacher, Monmouth County, NJ

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