The Stamps School’s annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, a showcase of the best work produced by Stamps undergraduate students, is on view from November 30, 2018-January 6, 2019 at Stamps Gallery.
A highly anticipated Stamps School tradition, the Undergraduate Juried Exhibition provides an opportunity for the school to support students whose creative work is recognized as exceptional by invited jurors, with thousands of dollars in awards announced at the exhibition reception: Friday, November 30 from 6 – 8 pm.
On Saturday, December 1 from 2 – 4pm, join exhibition jurors and students for an exhibition walk-through. In this public discussion, jurors will share how and why they selected the award winning artworks and students will offer more insight into their work.
Carolyn Gennari is an interdisciplinary artist working across video, performance, photography, and sculpture. Using the archive as source material, her creative practice is heavily research based and explores how performance and media can generate news ways of thinking about the past. Gennari received her MFA from the Stamps School of Art & Design in 2017, and her MA certificate in Museum Studies in 2018 from the University of Michigan. She has exhibited in the US and abroad including shows at the RISD Museum in Providence, RI, The Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn, NY, and the EL Balcón, Central de Abastos in Oaxaca, Mexico. Carolyn was awarded artist residencies at Andrea Zittel’s A‑Z West: Institute of Investigative Living (Joshua Tree, CA), the Providence Athenaeum, and the Providence Public Library. She lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island.
Ian Klipa is a designer based in Detroit, MI. He graduated from the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design with a BFA in 2015. Since graduating, Ian has worked creatively in a variety of fields including videography, exhibition design, metal fabrication, and furniture design. Most notably contributing to a number exhibitions with Detroit — based art collective, Ape Technology, and designing multiple art exhibitions for mid-century textile designer, Ruth Adler Schnee. He is now primarily focused on growing his own design + build studio, Donut Shop, with a fellow Stamps alum. Donut Shop specializes in the design of custom furnishings, both residential and commercial, and has been featured in Detroit Home Magazine and at the Detroit Design Festival.
Wes Taylor is a Detroit based graphic designer, fine artist, musician, and curator. His collective, Complex Movements, creates immersive interactive performances deeply rooted in social justice and movement building. He is co-founder of Emergence Media. He is co-founder of Talking Dolls Studio, an interdisciplinary space on the East side of Detroit. He co-runs Big Models, an exhibition space in Los Angeles along with Aaron Jones. He teaches at Virginia Commonwealth University.