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  • Jeremy Boyle
    Feb. 19th, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
    Smith Hall 130
    Jeremy Boyle Lecture: Tues, February 19 5:30 p.m. Smith Hall Room 130 Artist/musician Jeremy Boyle received his BFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and MFA from The Ohio State University. He is a founding and current member of the Chicago group Joan of Arc who recently toured Europe, Japan and the US in support of “He’s Got the Whole This Land is Your Land in His Hands”, their new record on Joyful Noise Recordings. He has exhibited artwork, most of which is sound and technology based, in major cities across the U.S. and has an upcoming exhibition with collaborator Mark Franchino at Hallwalls in Buffalo NY. He is currently lecturer and director of fabrication studios in the studio arts department at University of Pittsburgh. 
  • The Darkroom in the Digital Age
    Jan. 28th, 12:00 AM to Feb. 22nd, 11:59 PM
    Recitation Hall
    Monday, January 28, 2019 to Friday, February 22, 2019 @Recitation Hall Gallery : The Darkroom in the Digital Age features local contemporary artists whose works engage with historic photographic processes. Through their diverse projects, Justyna Badach, Andrew S. Bale, Jon Cox, Martha Madigan, and Joshua Meier each adapt historic techniques that resonate with their choice of subject matter. There will be a reception on Tuesday, February 12 from 6:30–8:00 pm, preceded by an Artist Talk by Justyna Badach at 5:30 pm in Smith Hall, Room 130. This program and exhibition are sponsored by the Departments of Art & Design and Art History. Additional funding for the exhibition is generously provided by the Department of Art Conservation and the Center for Material Culture Studies. Image: Andrew S. Bale, Tambopata River, Peru, 2014, Varnished Platinum/Palladium Print on Vellum over Palladium Leaf. 
  • Piotr Szyhalski
    Mar. 12th, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
    Smith Hall Room 130
    Piotr Szyhalski Lecture: Tues, March 12 5:30 p.m. Smith Hall Room 130 Polish-born, US-based multimedia artist Piotr Szyhalski has in the past decade established the Labor Camp—an ongoing art project that includes interactive components (digital and physical), original music, performances, videos, printed ephemera, texts, a blog, and an archive of online resources. Moving between fine arts (painting, photography, drawing, installation), sound, media art, and design, Szyhalski’s multilayered works often explore communication and exchange, extreme historical phenomena, and relationships between the individual and society/history/time. 
  • Surya Gied: Seeking Clarity in the Midst of Density
    Feb. 26th, 8:00 AM to Mar. 15th, 8:00 AM
    Recitation Hall Gallery
    Reception: Tues, February 26, 6:30 p.m. Recitation Hall Gallery On view from Feb 26 to March 15, 2019, Surya Gied´s paintings and site-specific installations focus on the process of personal fragmentation and the abstraction of identity. After completing her MFA at the University of the Arts Berlin in 2008 Gied received a stipend from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for Seoul, South-Korea and invited to be a guest-artist at the Seoul National University. Her work has been awarded with grants from the German Academic Exchange Service, the Goethe Institute Seoul and the Bosch Foundation Alumni Association. In 2016 Gied was nominated for the Schering Stiftung Art Award and in 2017 for the Villa Romana Prize. Recent work has been shown at the Hillyer Art Space, Washington DC; Pyeong Chang Biennale, South Korea; Savvy Contemporary, Berlin and Galerie Wedding, Berlin. Surya Gied lives and works in Berlin, Germany. 
  • The MFA Welcome Exhibition: The Dangerous Perhaps
    Feb. 11th, 10:00 AM to Mar. 29th, 5:00 PM
    Taylor Hall Gallery
    Reception: Tues, February 26, 6:30 p.m., performance begins at 7:00 p.m. Taylor Hall Gallery On view through March 29, 2019, University of Delaware’s First Year MFA Candidates are pleased to present a multimedia exhibition which highlights their practice, research and commitment to advancement of the arts. Inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche’s “Beyond Good and Evil,” this group seeks to chart their own voyage, while incanting a collective voice. A new generational wave questioning the duality of yes and no; inserting a dangerous “Perhaps...” into every conversation. Please join us in welcoming the 2020 class of MFA’s as they present “The Dangerous Perhaps.” 
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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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