Painting - Individual Investigations

Kent Blossom Art Intensives in Painting

May 26 - June 8, 2019

Resident Faculty – Shawn Powell

Visiting Artists – Holly Coulis and Patrick Berran

Individual Investigations in Painting 

Patrick Berran, Untitled, 2018

During this two-week intensive, participants will explore formal and conceptual painting and drawing related topics, helping to cultivate personal sensibility in close consultation with the resident instructor and renowned visiting artists.  Participants will receive invaluable knowledge from experienced, well-established artists with sensibilities in both abstraction and representation.  This intensive is designed to help develop personal ideas and concepts, while receiving expert instruction on the formal properties of painting and drawing.

Holly Coulis

Holly Coulis was born in Toronto, Canada in 1968. She received her BFA from the Ontario College or Art and Design and her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 1998. Recent shows include Simon Lee’s Viewing Room in London, Cooper Cole in Toronto, Klaus von Nichtssagend in New York and Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles. Her work has been written about in the New York Times, Artforum, Hyperallergic, and The Brooklyn Rail. Two years ago, she moved to Athens, GA after 17 years in Brooklyn, NY. She is enjoying the quiet.

Patrick Berran

Patrick Berran’s work plays upon the transformation of visual material through processes of painting, printing and transfer. His paintings on panel vibrate with a sense of controlled chaos: static held in the confines of careful construction.  Pulled from loose, life sketches or photocopy-collage, Berran builds up the surface of his densely concentrated compositions through a series of layered ‘screens’ or visual masks.  The result yields the potential of process to re-inscribe visual data as both dynamic and unwieldy, records of infinite flux.  Patrick Berran lives and works in New York, NY.  He received his MFA from Hunter College, New York in 2006.  He has had solo exhibitions at HUNTER / WHITFIELD, London; White Columns, New York; and Chapter NY. His work has been included in group shows at Rod Bianco, Oslo; M+B Gallery, Los Angeles; Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis; and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York. 


Non-credit Tuition Option - $1,100

College Credit Tuition - Tuition costs for each workshop are $1368 for 3 resident undergraduate credits, and $2100 for 4 resident graduate credits ($2454.00 non-resident undergraduate and $3916.00 non-resident graduate). 

Application deadline is April 30, 2019.


Images: Header image: Holly Coulis, Grapefruit Halves and Water, 32 x 38”, oil on linen, 2018

Right: Patrick Berran, Untitled, 2018 ink, acrylic, toner on panel, 12 x 9 inches