Tuesday, July 17, 2012

40 under 40: Craft Futures - opens this week at Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

La Llorona 2005, hand embroidery on cotton 17" x 25"

After over a year of preparation and anticipation, 40 under 40 : Craft Futures opens to the public this week. I will be in attendance in Washington, DC, along with many of the artists included. The public is encouraged to take this opportunity to meet the artists and discuss their art. Needless to say, I am beyond thrilled to have my work included among so many artists I admire, and become a part of the museum's permanent collection. I have made a gift of my piece La Llorona to the museum in honor of my mother and father.

The exhibition will tour nationally after its close in DC.

 Friday, July 20, 2012 - February 3, 2013

12 - 2:30 at the Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

40 under 40: Craft Futures is is presented in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Renwick Gallery. The exhibition investigates evolving notions of craft within traditional media. The range of disciplines represented illustrates new avenues for the handmade in contemporary culture. The artists included in the exhibition originate from every region of the United States and five countries.
The exhibition will tour nationally after it closes in Washington, D.C. A catalogue will be available at the public opening.  
The museum intends to acquire works by every artist in the exhibition for the permanent collection to mark the anniversary.

Selected Artists:
Vivian Beer, b. 1977
Melanie Bilenker, b. 1978
Jeffrey Clancy, b. 1976
Dave Cole, b. 1975
Cristina Córdova , b. 1976
Gabriel Craig, b. 1983
Jennifer Crupi, b. 1973
Erik Demaine, b. 1981
Joshua DeMonte, b. 1984
Brian Dettmer, b. 1974
Nick Dong, b. 1973
Joseph Foster Ellis, b. 1984
Jeff Garner, b. 1978
Theaster Gates, b. 1975
Sabrina Gschwandtner, b. 1977
Jenny Hart, b. 1972
Sergey Jivetin, b. 1977
Lauren Kalman, b. 1980
Lara Knutson, b. 1974
Stephanie Liner, b. 1978
Marc Maiorana, b. 1978
Sebastian Martorana, b. 1981
Christy Matson, b. 1979
Cat Mazza, b. 1977
Daniel Michalik, b. 1972
Matt Moulthrop, b. 1977
Christy Oates, b. 1980
Olek, b. 1978
Andy Paiko, b. 1977
Mia Pearlman, b. 1974
Lacey Jane Roberts, b. 1980
Laurel Roth, b. 1973
Shawn Smith, b. 1972
Jen Stark, b. 1983
Matthew Szösz, b. 1974
Uhuru (Jason Horvath, b. 1978 and William Hilgendorf, b. 1979)
Jamin Uticone, b. 1975
Anna Von Mertens, b. 1973
Stacey Lee Webber, b. 1982
Bohyun Yoon, b. 1976