Low-Residency MFA Exhibition is the culminating presentation of 29 MFA candidates in SAIC’s class of 2023 and an opportunity for them to present new and ambitious work to the public in SAIC Galleries.
This year, participating artists include Ashley Dawn Addair, Reina Teresa Apraez, Émeri Aria, Abby Bill, Kari Stieglitz Black, sarah bricke, Elizabeth Burden, Sandra Cassayre, Jazmine Catasús, Dina Cline, Lizz Denneau, bianca gabrielle goyette, John Gueltzau, Alexandra Gutierrez, Miguel Gutierrez, Theresa Henson, Allison Hornak, Kazumi Hoshino, Katherine Clarke Langlands, Jen Lobo, Autumn Lyn, Emilia Mello, Eia Radosavljevic, Joy Ray, Christina Ridolfi, Victoria Smits, Lauren Endicott Steffens, james teitelbaum, and John Venditti.
Visiting SAIC Galleries
SAIC Galleries welcomes the SAIC community and members of the public to visit the galleries in person. Admission is free. Appointments are encouraged. Please schedule your visit here.
*All visitors to SAIC Galleries must show a state-issued picture ID.
33 E. Washington St.
Gallery Hours: Monday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
*SAIC Galleries will also be open on Sunday, July 30, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Low-Residency MFA Exhibition Team
Trevor Martin — Executive Director of Exhibitions
J. Gibran Villalobos – Independent Curator
Kelly F. Kaczynski — Assistant Director and Graduate Coordinator, Low-Residency MFA Program
Clayton Kennedy — Graduate Curatorial Assistant
Lucas Gómez-Doyle — Graduate Curatorial Assistant
Monday, July 24, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
33 E. Washington St.
Ashley Dawn Addair, Reina Teresa Apraez, sarah bricke, bianca gabrielle goyette, John Gueltzau, Miguel Gutierrez, Katherine Clarke Langlands, Eia Radosavljevic, Victoria Smits, and Lauren Endicott Steffens.
Information, images, data, currency, news, and patterns are all subject to being artificially created. Although many of these advances have been made towards expanding our realms of possibility, they also invite a sense of doubt–a lack of trust. The last few years have oriented artists to find more grounded ways of communicating, whether it be through digital content created during the pandemic or through social interactions, there is a growing urgency to bridge geographic and social distance.
Artists observe the world and then report out. At times, their report may be in the form of a courthouse drawing, documentation of animals and their landscapes, or casting objects from their natural state. Nonetheless, artists give an account of the perceived world. It is in their reporting that we are given an opportunity to reassess our own sense of the world–a more informed renegotiation of what, and how, we choose to trust what we see and what we experience.
This class of Low Residency MFA students are among the first to graduate through the hybrid nature of the contemporary world. In this exhibition, artists give us their account, their stories, their tools, and their new creations as a way for us to reflect and hopefully make sense of our external (and internal) worlds. This exhibition is a brief report of what is happening in our times and in other parts of the globe. I encourage you to listen to the artists in this exhibition, see through their lenses, and momentarily partake in the world they are reconfiguring. Understand that what they report on is not definitive, official, nor absolute; instead, think of it as footnotes and footsteps, or a bona fide set of suggestions of how to orient us through the limitless and amorphous world.
J. Gibran Villalobos