The Fifth Alumni Art Exhibition is around the corner!

The 5th Alumni Art Exchange is TOMORROW and here is a highlight of the featured Alumni! Be sure to check them and others out, and don’t miss the Collabrative Art Project by our own Mark Dixon from  9am to 12pm on the second floor of Hege-Cox!

Charlotte Fitz Daniels ‘91 

Charlotte Fitz Daniels is the Executive Director and Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Greenville Museum of Art. In addition to her studies at Guilford College, she has a BFA in Ceramic Design and a Masters in Arts in Teaching from East Carolina University. She also attended the Southeastern Museum Conference Jekyll Island Management Institute. She has worked as a journeyman potter and educator. Charlotte currently lives in Greenville, NC but is a native of southeastern Kentucky.

Molly Sawyer ‘95 

Still hanging in there as a full-time sculptor. Doing some commission work as well as exhibiting in group shows. In the fall of 2013, I completed an permanent outdoor sculpture at the Givens Estate in Asheville. Just ready to deliver a commissioned life-sized nude to clients in New Orleans and looking forward to a solo exhibit at Mason Murer Fine Art (Atlanta, GA) in September 2014. I’ve also just had a lovely article printed about myself and my work in the April issue of VERVE Magazine of Western NC.

Alex Gingrow ‘01 B.A. in Art with a minor in English; Post Bac. Cert., School of MFA, Boston, MA; MFA, SCAD Sav., GA 

Born in Knoxville, TN, Alex Gingrow has lived and studied in cities as various as Boston, MA, Savannah, GA and the small village of Dorf Tirol, in northern Italy. In addition to her own artistic practice, she has participated in numerous panel discussions, fundraisers, and speaking engagements. Her first solo show was held at Mike Weiss Gallery in NYC in 2012 and was followed by residency appointments at the Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, GA and at Fountainhead Residency in Miami, FL. Gingrow has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally and has received critical reviews from publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Modern Painters, and Frieze Magazine.

Aliene Howell ’04 

Howell lives and works in Queens, NY. Her time at Guilford was integral to formulating and piecing together the concepts and ideas behind her work. She also studied in London, Rome and New York while at Guilford.  She went on to complete her MFA at the New York Academy of Art, which was followed by a year-long fellowship award and residencies in Germany and Ireland. Howell has also worked painting murals and teaching in Philadelphia. She is currently working on an exhibition of marine- and jungle-based life inspired by her recent residency in Tulum, Mexico.

Matt Shelton ‘04  BFA

Matt Shelton is an artist, writer and teacher from Danbury, NC. He received an MFA in Painting & Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BFA from Guilford College. In August 2012, Shelton participated in a weeklong collaboration with Trinidadian artist Nikolai Noel at the ICA at Maine College of Art. From 2012–2014, Matt served as Gallery Coordinator at 1708 Gallery, a non-profit contemporary art space in Richmond, VA. Matt’s 2012 photo essay, The Revenant, was published in Southern Cultures, the journal of UNC’s Center for the Study of the American South. He lives in Richmond, where he is an adjunct professor in VCU’s Art Foundations and Painting & Printmaking departments.

Jessica Brooke Anderson ’07 (B.A. Painting with Concentrations in Women’s Studies and Religious Studies)

Jessica is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Illinois College where she teaches Sculpture, Ceramics, and Art History. She received her MFA from the University of Tennessee and served as a Teaching Associate in the Sculpture and Foundations Departments as well as the Director of the University exhibition space, Gallery 1010. Jessica has attended art residencies in Canada and Finland and has exhibited her work both locally and internationally, including a recent installation on the border of Finland and Sweden for the Magneetti Culture Association.

Julia Hood ’06 B.A. Sculpture

I am presently the Coordinator of Education at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem, NC, where I coordinate and facilitate tours of the museum and art making in the studio for groups with accessibility needs or other accommodations for optimal museum experience. I plan and facilitate youth and family art programs including monthly Family First workshops and summer Writing Adventures camps, and serve as registrar of all youth and family programs. Additionally, I supervise undergraduate interns, serve as co-facilitator of the American Arts Discovery course for adults, and am co-coordinating curator of an exhibition traveling to the museum, “The Art of Seating.” I create art-related content for the website, intended for families and teachers and have curated two online galleries.I earned an M.A. in the History of Decorative Arts from The Corcoran College of Art + Design and The Smithsonian Associates, Washington, DC.

Gracelee Lawrence ‘11 

Gracelee is currently pursuing her MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media at UT Austin. She has taken part in exhibitions across the country. She was a recipient of the 2011-12 Emerging Artist grant from the Durham Arts Council and the NC Arts Council. In 2012 had several solo exhibitions in central North Carolina and in December 2013 she completed a permanent installation at the Rancho Paradiso artist residency in California. In 2013 she had three solo exhibitions in North Carolina and Minnesota and in 2014 has an exhibition planned for greyDUCK Gallery in Austin, TX as well as several residencies. She is a contributing writer for the International Sculpture Center blog and Catapult Magazine.

Jack Arthur Wood ’12 B.A. Printmaking
In December 2013, Arthur finished a year-long residency at Tiger Lilly Press, Cincinnati’s oldest printmaking cooperative. Additionally, he has organized, fundraised, and participated in his own large-format print exchange. When finished, the project will be an eclectic collation of nearly thirty artists from across the United States and France. His first solo show opened in August 2014 at Clay Street Press, and in September, he attended the Mid-America Print Council annual conference in Detroit, MI. He will be pursuing an MFA in printmaking at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi in January. In the meantime, he is an Art Handler at Everything But The House, LLC, in Cincinnati, OH. Wood is an associate member of both Tiger Lilly Press, and Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.

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