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Four Vassar alumni artists to discuss “Art After Vassar,” November 29, 2017

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – The Art Department is pleased to present a panel of four young artists who graduated from Vassar to discuss their artwork and individual paths, both creative and practical, on Wednesday, November 29, 5:30 pm in Taylor Hall, Room 203. This event is free and open to the public.

The “Art After Vassar” panel will include:

Corydon Cowansage, a painter who works in New York and Oakland, California. She received an M.F.A. in painting from The Rhode Island School of Design and a B.A. in art from Vassar College. Her work has been exhibited in New York and internationally. She has participated in residencies at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the Yale Norfolk School of Art. In 2013 she was awarded the W.K. Rose Fellowship from Vassar College.

Paloma Jimenez, who is originally from Denver, Colorado. Her work proposes new ways of thinking about the objects and systems in our everyday lives.  She received a B.A. in studio art from Vassar College in 2014 and is currently completing her M.F.A. in Fine Arts at Parsons The New School. She recently won The Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Center.

Peter LaBier, an interdisciplinary artist working in painting, drawing, music, dance and performance. He is the founding member of the New York based band, Psychobuildings, and the art and music collective, The House of Fame. His work has been exhibited in New York, LA, Miami, Houston, and internationally in Berlin and Hamburg. He received his B.A. from Vassar College and his MFA from Columbia University.

Will Wheeler, an artist based in NYC. He earned an M.F.A. in Sculpture from Yale in 2017 and a BA in Philosophy from Vassar College in 2014. His work incorporates objects, performance, and interactive technology. He recently held a solo exhibition of his work at Motel Gallery in Brooklyn.

The panel will be moderated by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art Christina Tenaglia and is supported by the Doubleday fund with assistance from The Agnes Rindge Claflin Fund.

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Posted by Office of Communications Wednesday, November 8, 2017