Andy Warhol: #NOFILTER
August 29- October 15, 2019
From the ’60s to 1987, Andy Warhol carried a camera with him to document intimate and personal events and social engagements, or to create photographs for commercial purposes. A prescient artist infatuated by fame and a compulsive diarist, Warhol understood long before the internet the power of photography to cultivate, massage, and maintain a public persona. The exhibition includes behind-the-scenes black and white photographs of his friends and acquaintances, Polaroid images used for his silk-screen paintings, as well as, a selection of silk-screen prints.
Orly Cogan: Children of Eden
August 29- October 12, 2021
Orly Cogan uses embroidery to transform vintage printed textiles into contemporary explorations of feminine archetypes and stereotypes. Drawing upon historic events, pop culture, fairy tales, and personal experiences, Cogan creates humorous and imaginative hand-stitched narratives that consider themes such as sexuality, feminism, domesticity, and power to portray the evolving role of women in society.
The Odyssey Project: An Old Story for Modern Times
October 24-December 14, 2019
Fifteen women artists, all members of a long-running book group, were inspired to create art in response to Emily Wilson’s remarkable new translation of The Odyssey; the ﬁrst English translation by a woman. The artists explore in diﬀerent styles and media, the characters and topics covered in Homer’s ancient poem: the meaning of home; the near impossibility of returning home; loyalty; families; migrants; war; poverty; identity; transformation. Participating artists include Nancy Berlin, Ruth Fields, Carol Greenwood, Jane Kamine, Colleen Kiely, Marilyn Levin, Jennifer Moses, Karen Moss, Sterling Mulbry, Carla Munsat, Ellen Rich, Judy Riola, Civia Rosenberg, Sandra Stark, and Brenda Star.
Emily Mason: To Another Place
October 24- December 14, 2019
This exhibition traces the artistic arc of a career of a painter who encounters the world as a seamless aesthetic experience. Mason revels in the beauty of the paint itself. She explores and exploits its materiality, pushing technique to the edge. She possesses a remarkable constancy of vision supported by an increasingly nuanced mastery of paint and form. Organized by the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center.
Dan Mills: Human Topographies
January 21- April 4, 2020 (Closed March 16–21)
Human Topographies presents a narrow slice of the artist’s wide-ranging and decades-long interest in history, exploration, and games and wordplay to investigate networks—networks of power, trade, and migration that underpin societies, nationally and globally. Mills makes luminous and layered paintings and collages about our shared human history utilizing maps and data to expose the legacies of imperialism: war, colonialism, and the forced displacement of people.
Amy Stacey Curtis: Transfer and mirror IV
January 21- April 4, 2020
The idea of shared authorship—that visitors complete a work of art through their own understanding—is an organizing principle in Amy Stacey Curtis’ conceptual art practice. Her minimal, yet ambitious, sculptures and installations are activated through audience participation. Visitors to Transfer and mirror IV are invited to touch, perpetuate, and resolve the exhibit’s ﬁve unique works according to a prescribed set of Curtis’ instructions. Supported by the Winthrop L. Carter Gift Fund.
3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth
February 7 –March 29, 2020
Supported by the UNH Arts Initiative Fund in collaboration with 3S Artspace and Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, and sponsored by Pierce Aluminum Company.
Due to COVID19 Postponed until Fall 2020: August 27- October 24, 2020
Celebrating the 2019 recipients of the Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant given by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. this prestigious award recognizes the important contribution of working artists to the cultural life of the region by providing an annual financial award to promote the artistic growth of artists and craftspeople. Features award winner Victoria Elbroch and finalists Shaina Gates and Mary O’Malley.
2020 Senior BA & BFA Thesis Exhibition
May 17- June 25, 2020
Please enjoy the Senior BA & BFA Exhibition online!
Congratulations BFA candidates Kristina Czoschke, Sage Gould, Allison Hoey, Madison Madore, Tejas Moses, and Lansing Ward and BA candidates, Katherine Gleason, Molly Glover, Kaitlyn Grant, Alexa Lopiano, Alexa Ronan, Natalie Smith, Kathryn Stone.
This digital exhibition celebrates the achievements of the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree candidates from the University’s Department of Art and Art History. View the work online from the class of 2020, listen to BFA interviews, YouTube videos, and much more! Thank you and congratulations to the Department of Art & Art History faculty and staff. A special thank you to Otto Luna, visual resource librarian, for creating a website we can all enjoy and celebrate.