Two Columns presents 2002 Drawing Show, curated by Mark Anderson. This is an exhibition of works on paper by alumni from the class of 2002 in the Fine Arts Department at Ringling College of Art + Design. The exhibition is open from December 4, 2013 to January 13, 2014. Please come to the reception January 13, 5-8pm.
"In 1999 when the class of 2002 were freshmen, the Fine Arts department took a bus full of students and went to the Harn Museum for a contemporary art show. Since this was in Gainesville we contacted the college for a talk about graduate school. When the chair of graduate studies first talked with our students, they were told that only one of them would be making art in ten years. I left the room. Of the 22 students from 2002 most are still making art. Many of them have MFA’s also, just not from Florida. Here are a list of the schools I have for MFA’s from the class of 2002, Montclair in New Jersey, San Francisco Art Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Claremont Graduate University, Bard College, University of South Florida, Boston University, Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, University of Texas at San Antonio. Several have taught at the college level.
As seniors, their work was shown in Jacksonville, Florida in The 2nd Annual Regional Graduate Honors Exhibit with graduate students from the University of Georgia and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Jarrod Anderson draws and works for sculptor Jim Hodges and lives in Brooklyn. His drawings were used in Dennis Coopers book of poetry the Weaklings.
Kristal Boyers MFA University of North Carolina, lives ,teaches art and paints in Miami.
Omar Chacon, MFA San Francisco Art Institute, lives in Queens and shows at Margret Thatcher Projects in New York.
Kris Chatterson MFA Claremont paints and shows at Jeff Bailey Gallery in New York.
Chip Collier studied for his MFA at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory in Chicago and lives in Portlandia and works at Laika as a software engineer.
Carol (Hersberger) Ann Miller, lives and paints in Sarasota, Florida.
Dora Hismeh Smyka lives in Tampa, Florida and continues to work at teaching and visual management. Check out Chumaka Designs.
Timothy Jaeger works at the Selby Gallery at Ringling College works tirelessly with art organizations and makes paintings.
Charles Mayton MFA Bard College, lives in New York and shows at Galerie Balice Herling in New York and Paris. He has work at the De la Cruz museum in Miami.
Katherine Newodowski MFA Montclair, makes sculpture and drawings and has shown at Harvard and LittleJohn Contemporary.
Shaun Rigsby lives and works in Louisville, Kentucky. Check out Ovule Art Plot.
Claudia Ryan MFA University of South Florida, lives and works in Bradenton and continues to make paintings and prints along with writing poetry.
Mellisa Melin Hudnall, lives in Iowa and is an owner of a winery.
The Fine Arts class of 2002 has shown work all over the world and is busy creating art everyday. I want to thank them for sending the drawings."