Painting - Individual Investigations

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Resident Faculty – Shawn Powell

Visiting Artists – Angela Heisch and Sarah Slappey

During this two-week intensive, participants will explore formal and conceptual painting- and drawing-related topics in close consultation with the resident instructor and 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 and further self-driven ideas and concepts, while also receiving expert instruction on the formal properties of painting and drawing.

Non-credit Tuition Option - $1,100

Undergraduate and Graduate Credit: Undergraduate (3 credits); Graduate (3-4 credits). Standard tuition rates apply. More info available on admissions page (link below).

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Faculty and Visiting Artists

Shawn Powell

Shawn Powell

Bio: While living and working in Brooklyn, New York, for over a decade, Shawn Powell presented solo exhibitions at 106 Green in Brooklyn; Chapter in New York; and Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri. He has been included in group exhibitions at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo New York; and La Esquina, Kansas City, Missouri, among many others. His work has been featured online in Brooklyn Magazine, Bedford and Bowery, Art F City, Hyperallergic and Forma to name a select few. He received his BFA in painting and art history from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA in painting from Hunter College in New York, where he was presented with a Tony Smith Award Grant.  Powell’s practice primarily consists of painting, and he has taught classes in painting, drawing, 2D design and foundations.

Website: www.shawnkpowell.com

Angela Heisch

Angela Heisch

Bio: Angela Heisch is a painter born in 1989 in Auckland, New Zealand, currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Heisch uses repetitive motifs to evoke strange but associative imagery. Her paintings employ an architectural and anthropomorphic abstract language, often interlocking or obstructing one another within an intimate space. Her work intends to confront the viewer with feelings of playfulness, uncertainty and intrigue. Angela received her MFA from SUNY Albany in 2014. She was awarded the Dedalus Foundation Fellowship in 2014, and has been a resident at Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Guttenberg Arts. She has had recent solo shows with Davidson Gallery, Gallery 106 Green, One River School and No Place Gallery. Some recent group shows include Artual Gallery, DC Moore Gallery, Transmitter Gallery, Crush Curatorial, Part 2 Gallery, Angell Gallery, Mother Gallery, Ortega y Gasset, Park Place Gallery, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Harpy Gallery and Taymour Grahne Gallery. Her work has been featured in New American Paintings, Art Maze Magazine, ARTnews, Art Forum, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail and Maake Magazine.

Website: www.angelaheisch.com

Sarah Slappey

Sarah Slappey

Bio: Sarah Slappey lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She received her MFA from Hunter College in 2016 and B.A. from Wake Forest University in 2006. Her paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Italy, London, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland. Slappey has exhibited at Sargent’s Daughters, New York, New York; Maria Bernheim, Zurich, Switzerland; Carl Kostyal Gallery, London, England; Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, California; Andrew Edlin, New York, New York; Crush Curatorial, New York, New York; and START Gallery, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Her work has appeared in such publications as The New Yorker, Flash Art, The Art Newspaper, Maake Magazine, Two Coats of Paint, Artspace Magazine, Art Maze Magazine, Social Life, Long Island Pulse and Hamptons Art Hub. 

Website: www.sarahslappey.com