Alanna Risse MFA LRVS ‘15
Images from Additive Talisman project for David Eckard’s Activated Object sculpture class.
The challenge for the project: “How do you accumulate, use, alter or create material over the course of daily activities? What framework (literal and conceptual) can be fabricated to capture and archive these moments? How can a mundane, repeated action, gesture or movement alter or change an existing form? What metaphors of use, habit, waste, routine or repetition can be spun from this heightened awareness of material engagement?”
Throughout this semester-long project, Alanna has been creating semi-daily small sculptural gestures using materials gleaned from her daily life. You can find the whole project here.
Work by Dana Rudolph (LRVS MFA ‘15) from Summer ‘13 critique.
Photo credit: Liz Randall
Wrapped tree by Danielle Foushee (MFA LRVS ‘15)
More images from today’s #intervention. It lasted 4 hours, then gone!
Three Questions with Kristy Edmonds on Unititled
Executive and Artistic Director at the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA Kristy Edmunds was interviewed in October ‘13 by PNCA’s Untitled Magazine about her views on art and career.
"Embark, refine, and provoke your practice as an artist and works of art will occasionally result. Should you instead focus on refining and honing in on your perception of expected outcomes, a career move, or a product, a brand identity will engulf your art." — Kristy Edmunds
Kristy Edmunds is an artist, curator, and artistic director, specializing in contemporary performance arts. She is a member of PNCA’s Creative Leader’s Council.
Read the full article on PNCA’s Untitled Magazine.
Matthew’s Story bu Jill Sattler (MFA ‘14)
Photos and photo transfers from Trish Brownlee’s (MFA ‘15) Oath Series.
The Low Residency MFA in Visual Studies program will be having an open house this Friday in MFA Gallery Central. Come meet current students and the chair of the program, Tracey Cockrell.
Friday, November 15, 5-8pm
PNCA Main Campus
1241 NW Johnson St, Portland OR
MFA Gallery Central
The MFA Collaborative Design
program at PNCA invites you to visit us in our studios for an Open House. Tsilli Pines will be here to talk about the role collaboration played in the wildly successful event she co-founded, Design Week Portland.
Friday, November 15th
4 - 6
1330 NW Kearney // Portland
Tell your friends!
Stop by Collaborative Design’s Open House before Heading to MFA Gallery Central for ours from 5pm to 8pm.
Opening of Better Luck Next Time at Lodge Gallery
photo credit: Bertrand Morin
The full residency MFA in Visual Studies program has a great show of 1st year student at Allied Works right now.
Unknown Variables - a group show featuring the work of five students of the PNCA Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies program opened during November’s First Thursday on November 7, 2013 on the PNCA main campus in MFA Gallery Central. Works included an animation by Jill Sattler (MFA ‘14), photos by Danielle Foushee (MFA ‘15) and Liz Randall (MFA ‘15), and paintings by Amanda Wilcox (MFA ‘15) and Alanna Risse (MFA ‘15). Judith Hochman (MFA ‘14) will also be joining the show next week with several small works on paper. The show will be up until November 30, 2013. We will also be having a celebration November 15th 5-8pm in conjunction with MFA Open Studios. Several current students and the chair, Tracey Cockrell will be present.
Photos by Jill Sattler (MFA ‘14)
Alanna Risse (MFA Low-Res ‘15) will be taking photos of people posing in her 6’x6’ photo op “I Wanna Be the Ramones” from 6:30 until 7:30 tomorrow Thursday November 7th in MFA Gallery Central near the back of the main PNCA campus at 1242 NW Johnson St. This show, entitled: “Unknown Variables” showcases the works of Jill Sattler (MFA Low-Res ‘14), Amanda Wilcox (MFA Low-Res ‘15), Liz Randall (MFA Low-Res ‘15), Danielle Foushee (MFA Low-Res ‘15), and Alanna Risse (MFA Low-Res ‘15). The event run from 6pm until 8:30pm. Refreshments will be served. Come say hello!
Three Questions with Tracey Cockrell in Untitled Magazine
Be persistent in your passions; nourish and fuel your own curiosity; advocate for yourself…
…This is all fairly pragmatic advice and I set all this along side the importance of knowing what you need/desire from art. A teacher of mine who influenced me a great deal believes that there are only three reasons why anyone would be an artist, that no matter what kind of artist you are you are driven by one of these motives: to make money, to get laid, or because you have to. He furthers this explanation with the thought that if you are making art because you have to then you are damned. I have since had many imaginary arguments with him over this. As you mature into your own creative practice and the voices of your teachers linger, enjoy and make use of the consternation each may have given you.
Read the entire article in PNCA’s Untitled Magazine
Tracey Cockrell is the founding chair of PNCA’s Low Residency MFA in Visual Studies