Past Exhibitions

November 3 - December 12, 2014

Opening reception: Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00pm

Donald Furst, Afterglow, 2013, Mezzotint, 16 x 12 inches, Courtesy of the artist

Court Gallery

Ink, Press, Repeat: National Juried Printmaking and Book Art Exhibition

Juried by Susan Tallman, art historian and Editor-in-Chief of Art in Print, this exhibition presents a selection of contemporary prints and artists’ books.

Ben Anderson, Miguel Aragon, Steven Arnerich, Cynthia Back, Janet Best Badger, Diana Behl, James Boychuk-Hunter, Veronica Ceci, Edwige Charlot, Brian Cohen, Michael Dal Cerro, Robert Darabos, Raymond DeCicco, Alyssa Delly, Aubrey DiDonato, James Dormer, Holly Downing, Amze Emmons, Cathleen Ficht, Kim W. Fink, Jenny Freestone, Donald Furst, Robin Gibson, Marsha Goldberg, Brett Groves, Mario Laplante, Anthony Lazorko, Christina Massey, Anna Mavromatis, Amy Pirkle, Michelle Ray, Red Butte Press, Celeste Regal, Carrie Scanga, Ayumi Shibata, Charlee Swanson, and Josh Winkler.

Press Release

Exhibition Catalogue

Images of Artwork

Juror's Talk

Monday, November 10, 2014, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Juror Susan Tallman discusses contemporary printmaking and her selections for Ink, Press, Repeat: A National Juried Printmaking and Book Art Exhibition.

 

November 3 - December 12, 2014

Opening reception: Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00pm

Yuji Hiratsuka, Permian Utopia, 2014, Intaglio, 36 x 24 inches, Courtesy of the artist

East Gallery

Tall Tales: Recent Work by Yuji Hiratsuka

A showcase of prints, drawings, and artists’ books by the grand prize recipient of the 2013 Ink, Press, Repeat: A National Juried Printmaking and Book Art Exhibition.

 

September 8 - December 12, 2014

Opening reception: Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00pm

Thomas Edison, Replica of First Incandescent Lamp, 1929, Glass, wood, brass, carbon filament, 7 x 4 x 4 inches, Collection of the National Park Service, Thomas Edison National Historical Park; Photo courtesy of the National Park Service, Thomas Edison National Historical Park

South Gallery

35 in 350: The Story of New Jersey

As part of statewide celebrations of New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary, this exhibition highlights everyday people living and working in New Jersey. Individuals and organizations from varying parts of the state have selected an object, place, or event that reflects their experience of New Jersey. The exhibition displays thirty-five objects ranging from audio recordings to paintings, photographs, and personal belongings.

Press Release

Exhibition Catalogue

Images of Artwork

Panel Discussion: A Place We Call Home

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 2:00 – 3:15 pm

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition, 35 in 350: The Story of New Jersey, panelists share historical, cultural and political perspectives on the "Garden State."


September 8 - October 17, 2014 
 
Opening reception: Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00pm

 

Lauren Razzore, Robot and Holofernes, 2014, Digital print,12 x 15 inches, Courtesy of the artist

Court and East Galleries

Faculty Exhibition

This exhibition showcases recent innovative artwork in varied media by the faculty of William Paterson University’s Art Department.
 

Artists: Miriam Bisceglia, James Blasi, Kevin Brownie, Giovanna Cecchetti, Kyle Coniglio, Angela DeLaura, Ming Fay, Eileen Foti, Andrea Geller, David Horton, Alan Lazarus, Elaine Lorenz, Charles Magistro, Leslie Nobler, Lily Prince, Lauren Razzore, Michael Rees, Robin Schwartz, Steve Rittler, William Truran, Tom Uhlein, Michael Wolf, David Zavracky 

Press release

Images of artwork

 Faculty Exhibition Panel Discussion

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 11:00 am – 12:30pm

A conversation with WPU Art Department faculty about their diverse artistic practices. The panelists include the following Professors of Art: Andrea Gellar, Lauren Razzore, Steve Rittler, and David Zavracky.


March 31 - May 30, 2014
 
Opening reception: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00pm
 
(Snow date: Sunday, April 6, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00pm)
 
Yamini Nayar, Ahket, 2013, C-print, 50 x 40 inches
 

South and East Galleries

Doublebind: Art of the South Asian Diaspora

Organized in conjunction with the 2014 Cross-Cultural Arts Festival, and curated by Kristen Evangelista, this exhibition is inspired by the writing of South Asian theorist Ranajit Guha. He describes the "doublebind" or the predicament of the migrant who straddles opposing realms such as native land and adopted home, and past and present. The artists in this exhibition grapple with issues of connection and detachment, belonging and non-belonging. Using new media, photography, sculpture, and video, they explore a contested relationship to space, territory, and geography. Artists include: Jaishri Abichandani, Hasan Elahi, Naeem Mohaiemen, Yamini Nayar, and Jaret Vadera.
 
 

Related Events

Panel Discussion

Monday, April 7, 2014, 2:00 - 3:30pm

Hasan Elahi Artist Talk

Thursday, April 10, 2014, 2:00 - 3:30pm


 
 
March 31 - May 30, 2014
 
 
Michael Calabro, Dear MH370, We did not meet but I miss you so..., 2014
Mixed media on paper on canvas
 
Court Gallery

Profiles of the Future: Annual Student Art Association Exhibition
 

Award Ceremony: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:30 - 2:00pm


January 21 - March 14, 2014

 
Opening reception: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 12:30 - 2:00pm

Asher Jay, Dolphin Drip Disaster, 2010, Digital print

Court and South Galleries

Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age

Curated by Elizabeth Resnick, Mass College of Art and Design

PRESS RELEASE

Funding for this exhibition has been made possible by the Puffin Foundation.

Related Events

Advocacy Fair

Tuesday, February 25, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Learn about WP student clubs and local organizations and their causes. Get informed, inspired, and involved!

Panel Discussion

Thursday, March 6, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Panelists: Artists Alice Drueding and Joe Scorsone (Tyler School of Art) • Dean Daryl Moore (William Paterson University, College of Arts and Communication) • Moderator: William Paterson Professor Tom Uhlein

 

January 21 - March 14, 2014

Opening reception: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 12:30 - 2:00pm

Gerald S. Upsham, [Student activist David Shapiro sitting behind University
President Kirk's desk smoking an appropriated cigar during six-day campus
uprising and protest at Columbia University, New York], May 1968

East Gallery

David Shapiro: Cardboard and Gold

A celebration of artist, art historian, and poet David Shapiro, a WP professor for more than 30 years.

PRESS RELEASE

Related Events

Poetry Reading: David Shapiro

Thursday, January 23, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

 


September 9 - December 13, 2013

Opening reception: Sunday, September 22, 2013, 2:00 - 4:00pm 

South Gallery

Without Adornment: Photographs by George Tice
 
George Tice, Lincoln Motel & Abe's Disco, Newark, NJ, 1981

Coinciding with exhibitions at the Newark Museum and the Naliya Alexander Gallery in NYC, this exhibition will present gelatin silver prints from the renown New Jersey photographer’s "Paterson" series, as well as a selection of platinum/palladium prints.

PRESS RELEASE

Related Events

Guest Speaker

Wednesday, October 2, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Photographer Mark Hillringhouse discusses the work of George Tice.

Film Screening

Monday, November 4, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Location: Film Screening Room, Hobart Hall)

George Tice: Seeing Beyond the Moment, 2013 documentary film by Peter Bosco, Bruce Wodder, and Douglas Underdahl

Panel Discussion

Sunday, November 10, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

A dialogue on George Tice's photography. Co-organized by the Friends of the Library.

 


November 4 - December 13, 2013

Opening reception: Sunday, November 3, 2013, 2:00 - 4:00pm 

Court Gallery

Dahlia Elsayed: Navigations in the Present Tense

Newark-based artist Dahlia Elsayed presents a new series of paintings that utilize both language and image. Elsayed synthesizes an internal and external experience of place, connecting the topographical with the psychological.

PRESS RELEASE

exhibition catalogue

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE

Related Event

Artist Talk

Tuesday, November 19, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Dahlia Elsayed will discuss her recent work and the site-specific installation at the University Galleries.

November 4 - December 13, 2013

Opening reception: Sunday, November 3, 2013, 2:00 - 4:00pm

East Gallery

Nineteenth Century Paintings from the Permanent Collection

Guest curated by MA candidate 
Kelly Claudette Ruffel

Edwin Lord Weeks, Arab Scene, 19th century
Oil on canvas, 24 x 29 inches, 34 x 38 inches (framed)

A showcase of nineteenth century paintings donated by Jeanne and S. Paul Boochever. This exhibition includes rarely displayed works by artists such as Willard Leroy Metcalf and Edwin Lord Weeks.

PRESS RELEASE

Related Event

Master of Arts Thesis Presentation: Kelly Claudette Ruffel

Collecting the Past: New Jersey Industrialists and Landscape Painting

Thursday, December 10, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. 

In lieu of the thesis presentation, which was cancelled due to bad weather and road conditions, Kelly Claudette Ruffel will be giving a tour of the "Nineteenth Century Paintings from the Permanent Collection" exhibition on Thursday, December 12th at 2pm in the East Gallery. We hope you will plan to join us!

Co-sponsored by the Department of History Graduate Program



 
September 9 - October 18, 2013

Opening reception: Sunday, September 22, 2013, 2:00 - 4:00pm

 
East Gallery

Energy Lattice: Benjamin Phelan

 Benjamin Phelan

Benjamin Phelan, Exo Spectral Vector Grating, 2013

Brooklyn-based artist Benjamin Phelan presents sculptures created during the Spring 2013 WPU Artist in Residency program that explore the relationship between digital information, physical objects, and visual perception. The exhibition catalogue is made possible with a grant from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.

PRESS RELEASE

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE

Related Event

Artist Talk

Wednesday, September 25, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

WP Artist-in-Residence Benjamin Phelan discusses his newly created sculptures. Co-organized by the WP Art Department and the University Galleries.

 

Court Gallery

Faculty Exhibition


Elaine Lorenz, Segmented, 2012

This exhibition provides an introduction to the diverse artistic practices of the faculty of William Paterson University’s Art Department.

Artists: Miriam Bisceglia, James Blasi, Kevin Brownie, Giovanna Cecchetti, Zhiyuan Cong, Kyle Coniglio, Angela DeLaura, Ming Fay, Eileen Foti, Andrea Geller, David Horton, Carl Jablonski, Alan Lazarus, Elaine Lorenz, Charles Magistro, Gina Miccinilli, Leslie Nobler, Lily Prince, Lauren Razzore, Michael Rees, Steve Rittler, Robin Schwartz, William Truran, Tom Uhlein, Harry Weil, and David Zavracky

PRESS RELEASE

Related Event

Panel Discussion

Tuesday, October 8, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

A conversation about the artistic practices of WP Art Department faculty


August 19 - September 29, 2013

Closing Reception during Homecoming Weekend: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 2:00 - 4:00pm 

Power Arts Building, 25 Power Avenue

William Paterson University Alumni Art Exhibition

Artists: Jennifer Baum, Evertt Beidler, Miriam Bisceglia, Virginia Schaffer Block, Giovanna Cecchetti, Ellen Denuto, Alphonso Dunn, Wendy Erickson, Andrea Geller, Juan Giraldo, Mehdi Hashemi, Lisa Hirkaler, Lazaro Juan, Constance Kocur-Stephens, Paul Moench, Angélica Muñoz Castaño, Diane Neglio, Adam Nowicki, Sharon Pflug-Moench, Diana Jean Puglisi, Tara Raye Russo, Jennifer Ueda, Daniel Valentin, Lydia Viscardi, Kali Wallace, Michael Wolf, Karla Wong, and Tami Crupi Zeman

PRESS RELEASE


April 22 – June 6, 2013

Court and South Galleries

Profiles of the Future – Student Art Association Exhibition

My Best Friend

Kelly Bogucz, My Best Friend, 2011, Acrylic on canvas, 28 x 38 inches


In collaboration with the WPU Art Department, this exhibition presents undergraduate student artwork in media ranging from graphic design to photography, printmaking, painting, and sculpture.

Artists:

Rachel Ambrogio, Alysha Bartunek, Kelly Bogucz, Brian Burak, Michael Calabro, Elizabeth Cannizzaro, Jahmar Chance, Daniel Chu, Sean Cowie, Kayla Dailey, Keri Davis, Melanie Davis, Glangel DeLaHoz, Christina Dellosso, Jesse Dougherty, Kathleen Gallagher, Lindsay Gotthold, B. Curtis Grayson III, Jennifer Hastings, James Knepper, Mitsuhiro Kono, Hongrui Li, Robert Madson, Kimberly Pertuz, John Prehart, Yasmeen Rasheed, Casandra Rodriguez, Nicole Schuitema, Kathleen Sciame, Richard Serrano, Tony Shenderovich, Katherine Sikorski, Mary Skretkowicz, Allison Sosinsky, Salvatore Spaltro, Jessica Talos, Christian Tandazo, Patt Tanner, Crista Terrizzi, Sean Tulner, Kali Wallace, Donna Weber, and William Wiggins.

Click here for a complete list of award winners from the SAA exhibition.


April 22 – June 6, 2013


East Gallery

The Indignant Eye: Prints of Social Protest

John L. Risseeuw, La Explosión, 2003, Mixed media on handmade paper

Curated by Alejandro Anreus, William Paterson professor of art, this exhibition is drawn from the Special Collection of the Newark Public Library and showcases politically oriented graphics from the eighteenth century to the present-day.  The exhibition is organized in conjunction with the 100th Anniversary of 1913 Paterson Silk Strike, a pivotal event in American Labor History.


 

March 4 – April 12, 2013

Court Gallery

Play Ink - Ink Play: Chinese Opera Painting

 

Ling Guan, Farewell My Concubine, 1970s, Chinese ink painting

Organized by Shanghai Liu Haisu Art Museum, China, this exhibition is presented in conjunction with the 2013 Cross Cultural Arts Festival, which is focused on North Asia. Through dynamic brushwork, the artists in this exhibition give visual form to the performers, instruments, and music of Chinese Opera.

PRESS RELEASE

 

South and East Galleries

A Woman's View: New Chinese Art

Tao Aimin, View

Tao Aimin, Vein, 2006, Three-channel video installation

Curated by Zhang-He, William Paterson associate professor of art, and Kristen Evangelista, director of University Galleries, this exhibition examines the work of contemporary Chinese women artists. The artists in the exhibition probe psychological and spiritual life to reflect on their personal identities and the relationship between the individual and society. Artists include: Cui Xiuwen, Huang Ying, Lin Tianmiao, and Tao Aimin.

PRESS RELEASE




January 22 – February 15, 2013

 

Court Gallery

Katie Murken:  The Forest for the Trees

Katie Murken, Continua, Installation of dyed phone books, 2011


Katie Murken is the grand prize recipient of the 2012 American Impressions exhibition. Trained as a printmaker and book artist, Murken experiments with repeated forms and color to create site-specific installations of her hand-made objects, books, and drawings.  

PRESS RELEASE

South and East Galleries

Ink, Press, Repeat 2013
National Juried Printmaking and Book Arts Exhibition

Yuji Hiratsuka, Beet Meets Meat, 2012, Intaglio

Juried by Jacob Lewis, Director of Pace Prints, Chelsea, this exhibition explores the way in which contemporary printmaking and artists’ books incorporate new technology with the traditional forms of printmaking, such as etching, relief, lithography, and papermaking. This unique selection features the work of 32 artists hailing from 21 states.

Artists: David Avery, Douglas Barrett, Lori Biwer-Stewart, Marc Blumthal, Noah Breuer, Kristen Catlett, Kunyoung Chang, Tyrus Clutter, Diane Fine, Jenny Freestone, Paula Frisch, Jonathon Goebel, Kate Higley, Yuji Hiratsuka, Sueme Jeon, Robin Koss, Ahni Kruger, Alan Larkin, Anthony Lazorko, Val Lucas, Stephen Magsig, Moira Mosley-Duffy, Alice O’Neill, Howard Paine, Sheila Pitt, Kasey Ramirez, Michelle Ray, Meredith Setser, Ellen Singer, Micah Snyder, Joyce Ellen Weinstein, and Linda Whitney

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE


November 11 – December 14, 2012

Court Gallery

Mexicanisimo Through Artists' Eyes

Margarita Cabrera, Pico (Pick), 2008, Ceramic

Mexican folk art, craft, and popular culture are a familiar visual vocabulary, and the artists in this exhibition reclaim traditional symbols and artisanal techniques to advance a deeper understanding of Mexican culture, identity, and history. This exhibition was initially organized by Kristen Evangelista for the San Jose Museum of Art and modified for William Paterson University.

Artists:Natalia Anciso, Margarita Cabrera, Enrique Chagoya, Colectivo “La Malagua,” Jamex and Einar de la Torre, Máximo González, Gabriel Kuri, Franco Mondini-Ruiz, and Betsabée Romero.

PRESS RELEASE

South Gallery

Emma Wilcox: Where It Falls


Emma Wilcox, “Eminent Domain No. 3,” 2006

Organized by The Print Center, this exhibition showcases Emma Wilcox’s haunting, enigmatic silver prints, taken primarily within a 5-mile radius of Newark, New Jersey that hint at crime, destruction, and violence.

PRESS RELEASE

 
Promesas (Promises)

This selection of historical and contemporary works investigates the same themes as Wilcox’s photographs, revealing the idealism and harsh realities of urban planning. Organized by Emma Wilcox and The Print Center.

Including works by Scott Andresen, Bulletspace, John Fekner, Rosamond S. King, and Sarah McCann.

 
 
East Gallery

Unbound: Artists’ Books from the Permanent Collection 

Clarissa Sligh, “What’s Happening with Momma?,“ 1988

Drawn from the Artists’ Book Collection, this selection of pop-up, foldout, and flipbooks reflects contemporary innovations in paper engineering. These bookmakers transform flat images and planes into multidimensional forms, contributing to the seven-hundred year history of moveable books.


September 10 – October 19, 2012

Court Gallery

Faculty Exhibition


Elaine Lorenz, Beyond Bounds, 2012

This exhibition provides an introduction to the diverse artistic practices of the faculty of William Paterson University’s Art Department.

Artists: Miriam Bisceglia, Giovanna Cecchetti, Kyle Coniglio, Angela DeLaura, Leslie Nobler, Barbara Friedman, Andrea Geller, David Horton, Carl Jablonski, Pamela Lawton, Alan Lazarus, Elaine Lorenz, Charles Magistro, Gina Miccinilli, Lily Prince, Lauren Razzore, Michael Rees, Robin Schwartz, David Shapiro, Gerald Slota, Jill Sluka, William Truran, and Tom Uhlein.


PRESS RELEASE

 
 
South and East Galleries

Whose World Is This? Jane Dickson and Charlie Ahearn

Jane Dickson, LV75 (Wheel of Fortune 2), 2012

Curated by WPU Adjunct Professor Deborah Frizzell, this exhibition explores the “call and response” artistic dialogue between painter Jane Dickson and filmmaker Charlie Ahearn. The renowned artist couple was integral to Colab (or Collaborative Projects), a radical artists’ collective that defied artistic categories in New York City from 1978-1986.


EXHIBITION ESSAY

PRESS RELEASE


April 30 – June 2012, 2012

South Gallery

Profiles of the Future 2012: Student Art Association Exhibition


March 26 – April 27, 2012

Court Gallery

Con los santos no se juega /  Don’t Mess with the Saints

Organized in conjunction with the University’s Cross-Cultural Arts Festival, this exhibition explores the role of spirituality in contemporary Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean art.

Working in mixed media, photography, installation, and performance, the artists in this exhibition reinterpret religious symbols from varied sources such as pre-Columbian cultures, Catholicism, and Santeria. By looking to the spiritual realm, these artists gain a deeper understanding of life and death and the meaning of our existence.


March 26 – April 20, 2012

South and East Galleries:

ViewPoints 2012:  Studio Montclair's 15th Annual Open Juried Exhibition

Sponsored by Studio Montclair Inc., this international annual juried exhibition presents a diverse range of work by 43 contemporary artists. The juror is Alexandra Schwartz, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Montclair Art Museum, NJ. Studio Montclair Inc. is a non-profit organization of exhibiting professional and emerging artists and others interested in the visual arts. The mission of the organization is to promote culture and education in the visual arts.


January 30 – March 9, 2012

Court Gallery

Cerebral Spirits: Stalking the Self   

Curated by Suzanne Anker

Artists: Suzanne Anker, Phil Buehler, Richard Dupont, Thomas Eller, Frank Gillette, Michael Rees, Katy Schimert, and Jeanne Silverthorne.

This exhibition explores the ways in which concepts in neuroscience research have been incorporated into visual art practice and contemporary culture. From mental illusions to hallucinations to representations of mood, these work address the intersections of body experience and mental affect through pictorial metaphor.

Cerebral Spirits is organized in conjunction with the Center for Computer Art and Animation. Panel discussion is co-sponsored by the Center for Computer Art and Animation.

 

South Gallery

American Impressions 2012: National Juried Printmaking and Book Art Exhibition

An insightful selection of contemporary prints and artists’ books from across the U.S. juried by Elizabeth F. Spungen, Executive Director of The Print Center in Philadelphia, PA. Spungen has been on the curatorial staff at the Institute of Contemporary Art, The Fabric Workshop and Museum and Bryn Mawr College, and was President of the Chester Springs Studio and the Arcadia University Art Gallery. During her tenure at The Print Center, her curatorial efforts have included Black Pulse: Doug + Mike Starn (2007); Nakazora: space between sky and earth: Masao Yamamoto (2008); and Robert Asman: Silver Mine (2011).

Artists: Jennifer Anderson, Diana Behl, Frol Boundin, Sarah Bryant, Randy Clark, Donna Diamond, Nicholas Dowgwillo, Julia Elsas, Eduardo Fausti, Diane Fine and Maurio Laplante, Caroline Furr, Veronica Hanssens, Mary Hood, Cat Jensen, Andrew Kozlowski, Anthony Lazorko, Anna Mavromatis, Jonathan McFadden, Katie Murken, Alice O'Neill, Ryan Parker, Amy Pirkle, Nicolette Ross, Sara Sanders, Donna Savastio, Cynthia Thompson, and Josh Winkler

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE

East Gallery

Karla Hackenmiller: Liminal Spaces

Karla Hackenmiller is the recipient of the 2011 American Impressions Award, selected by Anne Coffin. Her recent etchings, collages, and monoprints investigate linear patterns and give visual form to the limitless and constantly evolving thought processes of the brain. Hackenmiller regularly exhibits her work nationally and internationally and she is currently an Associate Professor at Ohio University, Athens. Her work is included in numerous public collections including the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, Los Angeles, CA; the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris; and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City.


Exhibitions are made possible in part by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State.


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