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Fanoon Center For Printmedia Research:
Highlights 2012-2019

From September 11 to October 26, 2019

Exhibit Opening

September 11, 2019 at 6pm

Curator(s)

Fleming Jeffries, Rhys Himsworth and Zachary Stensen

Artist(s)

Bryan Graf, Bryan Jabs, Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau, Diyan Achjadi, Fares Cachoux, Jenny Schmid, John D. Freyer, Katie Vida, Koichi Yamamoto, Las Hermanas Iglesias, Mary Laube, Michael Perrone, Ranjani Shettar, Sean Kuhnke, Shahzia Sikander, Shaurya Kumar, Sonya Clark, Susan Chrysler White and Trenton Doyle Hancock

Location

The Gallery at VCUarts Qatar

In collaboration with

The Painting and Printmaking department at VCUarts Qatar
Image caption: Fanoon ©SeanKuhnke

Fanoon Center For Printmedia Research was launched in 2012 by the Painting and Printmaking Department at VCUarts Qatar, making it the first print publishing program of its kind in the Middle East.

The program collaborates with local, regional, and international artists to explore the role of print in contemporary culture. It aims to expand the possibilities of print in the 21st century by selecting artists who can engage with printmaking from a variety of perspectives, disciplines, and approaches. Each artist’s visit takes place within a learning environment where students assist the artists and Fanoon staff in the production of the work, and artists are able to engage with the university community through lectures, class visits, and student critiques.

The Highlights 2012-2019 exhibition is the first retrospective of Fanoon’s growing collection of international and regional artists. It includes a robust program of workshops, panel discussions, and events as well as a catalog of the full collection.

©Zach Stensen, VCUarts Qatar

Director's Forward

By Rhys Himsworth, Director, Painting and Printmaking, VCUarts Qatar, 2011–2018

The formation of the Department of Painting and Printmaking at VCUarts Qatar in 2010, under the support and leadership of the Qatar Foundation, came as part of a wider strategic goal to create an artistic and cultural hub in Doha, with VCUarts Qatar acting as the major catalyst for that creation. It is no coincidence that in the same year that the Painting and Printmaking Department first began admitting students, Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art officially opened as an institution that would showcase Modernism from an Arab perspective and give contemporary Arab and Middle Eastern artists a voice within an increasingly international art world. In the wider cultural arena of Qatar, a number of other institutions quickly developed, such as Qatar Museums Gallery Al Riwaq, Katara Cultural Village, Fire Station Artist in Residence and Garage Gallery, and soon to be opened, Qatar National Museum. These institutions represent a resolve to forge a new cultural heritage and to preserve the legacy of this heritage through Qatar’s cultural institutions.

It was with an eye on creating a legacy through a permanent collection of works that Fanoon: Center for Printmedia Research was formed. With the development of the first fine art studio program in Qatar came the desire to create a collection of contemporary works that could serve the school, Qatar Foundation, and the wider community of Qatar for years to come. The medium of print, with its ability to produce a record and archive of its times, whilst simultaneously being an arena for artistic discourse, seemed an appropriate way to begin to build such an archive and, perhaps more importantly being located within an academic department of a university, had the potential to become a center for learning and research that could inspire the next generation of artists from this region. It is with these aspirations in mind that Fanoon: Center for Printmedia Research was formed in 2012.

Rhys Himsworth in studio with artist Koichi Yamamoto, 2012, ©Zach Stensen, VCUarts Qatar

As well as acting as a living examples for the variety of ways in which artists approach their work, the projects at Fanoon take advantage of the collaborative and process-oriented aspect of print.

- Rhys Himsworth
Ranjani Shettar, 'Untitled (in progress)', ©Zach Stensen, VCUarts Qatar
Ranjani Shettar, 'Untitled (in progress)', ©Zach Stensen, VCUarts Qatar
Ranjani Shettar, 'Untitled (in progress)', ©Zach Stensen, VCUarts Qatar
Ranjani Shettar, 'Untitled (in progress)', ©Zach Stensen, VCUarts Qatar
Mary Laube, Print, ©Zach Stensen, VCUarts Qatar

Biographies – Curators

Fleming Jeffries

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Fleming Jeffries is a visual artist who explores the intertidal zone between humans and the natural world. Her work relies on printmaking, paper/dye arts, installation, and heavy processes as a means to slow down the mind’s eye and distill metaphor.

Originally from Washington, DC, she is currently based in Doha, Qatar, where sharply built and unbuilt environments swim together in constant flux.

Jeffries has shown in the US and internationally with work in private and public collections, including the RISD Museum and the Corcoran Museum of Art. She has been awarded the Winter Fellowship at the Fine Art Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the Keyholder Residency at Pyramid Atlantic in Maryland and has participated in various art residencies in Iceland, Turkey, and China. She completed the Printer Training Program at Tamarind Institute of Lithography in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and worked on the team to rewrite The Tamarind Book of Lithography.

She received a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design and has taught at American University, George Mason University, and, since 2013, at VCUarts Qatar.

Rhys Himsworth and Las Hermanas

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Rhys Himsworth received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2003 and his Master of Arts in Printmaking from the Royal College of Art in 2009.

From 2011–2018 he served as the Director of Painting and Printmaking at VCUarts Qatar, where he headed up the first fine art program in the country’s history and, together with his colleagues, founded Fanoon: Center For Printmedia Research. He also oversaw and coordinated the university’s artist-in-residence program.

Himsworth has been a visiting lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK, the University of São Paulo, Brazil and the School of The Art Institute of Chicago in the U.S.

He has exhibited extensively in Europe, North America and the Middle East, including solo shows at Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, Virginia, Entropy in Doha, Qatar, and Monoliths at CICA Museum, Seoul, South Korea. He also took part in the biennial ‘Locws International’ in Swansea, UK, 2011, and the India Art Fair in New Delhi in 2015.

Zach Stensen

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Zachary Stensen has been an Assistant Professor at VCUarts Qatar since 2011. He has served as Master Printer and Program Coordinator for Fanoon: Center for Printmedia Research since the program’s inception and works closely with the artists and student assistants during all production phases of the editioned projects.

Stensen holds a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking and a Book Arts Certificate from the University of Iowa. His practice encompasses drawing, print media, and artist books and seeks to explore the grey area that exists between personal history and self-mythology.

He has shown in over 50 national and international exhibitions, including installation projects with his artist collective, The Four-Footed Fellows Correspondence Club.

Zach Stensen’ work is in over 20 collections, including the University of Minnesota Libraries, Special Collections and Rare Books; the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kohler Art Library Artists’ Book Collection; and Kyoto University, Japan.

Biographies – Artists

Artist Bryan Graf in Doha

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Bryan Graf received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University in 2008 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Art Institute of Boston in 2005.

His works have been exhibited at the George Eastman House Museum, Rochester, New York; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, Maine; and DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Graf was a 2016 recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Graf’s works have appeared in numerous publications, including Blind Spot, Details, Harpers, and The New York Times among others. His monographs and artist books include Wildlife Analysis (Conveyor, 2013); Moving Across the Interior (ICA@MECA, 2014); Prismatic Tracks (Conveyor, 2014) and Debris of the Days (Conveyor, 2017). His photographs and books are held in the public collections of the Portland Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art Library, Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the International Center of Photography and the Tokyo Institute of Photography.

Graf is represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York City and Halsey Mckay in East Hampton, New York.

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Bryan Jabs was born in 1987 in Bermuda. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from VCU, Richmond, in 2010 and his Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University in New York in 2016. Bryan currently lives and works in Philadelphia.

Artist Yannick Desranleau in Doha

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Chloë Lum and Yannick Desranleau are multidisciplinary visual artists and are based in Montreal, Canada. Their works focus on theatricality and choreography in their performances, but also in their interest in staging tableau while working with ephemeral materials that can be said to perform through redeployment and decay.

The duo’s recent works investigate the agency of objects, the material condition of the body, and the transformative potential that bodies and objects exert upon each other. They have exhibited widely, notably at the Center for Books and Paper Arts at Columbia College in Chicago; at the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal; at Kunsthalle Wien; at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead; at the Whitechapel Project Space in London; at the University of Texas, Austin; at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown; at the Blackwood Gallery at the University of Toronto; and at the Darling Foundry in Montreal.

Lum and Desranleau are also known on the international music scene as the co-founders of the avant-rock group AIDS Wolf, for which they also produced award-winning concert posters under the name “Séripop”.

Their works are in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, and the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.

Artist Diyan Achjadi, 2014

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Diyan Achjadi received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Cooper Union School of Art, New York (1993) and a Master of Fine Arts from Concordia University, Montreal (2002).

Born in Jakarta, Indonesia, she lives and works in Vancouver, Canada, where she is an Associate Professor at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Achjadi works in printmaking, drawing, and animation and has exhibited widely. Recent exhibitions include the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina, Canada Carleton University Art Gallery in Ottawa, Canada at the Façade Festival at the Vancouver Art Gallery in British Columbia, Canada at Open Studio in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and at Richmond Art Gallery in Richmond, British Columbia.

She is currently working on a printmaking-based year-long Artist Initiated Public Art Commission for the City of Vancouver.

Artist Farès Cachoux in Doha

@fares_cachoux
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Fares Cachoux was born in Homs, Syria, and studied computer engineering at the University of Aleppo, before finishing his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in digital art and visual communication in Paris.

The Syrian-French artist commemorates moments that convey the struggle in his homeland. With a minimalistic yet strong style, using striking colors and simple silhouettes, his work depicts the people’s struggle for freedom and dignity.

He held his first solo exhibition in Paris in 2015, after being invited by Banksy to participate in his Dismaland show in the UK in 2015. His work is taught in France as an example of political posters and is regularly published in French magazines and newspapers.

Artist Jenny Schmid in Doha

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Jenny Schmid lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota where she runs Bikini press international and is a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Minnesota’s Department of Art.

She is represented by Davidson Galleries in Seattle, and her prints have been purchased for collections including the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, the Spencer Art Museum the University of Kansas, and the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.

She received a Fulbright Fellowship to Slovakia, McKnight Artist Fellowship, Bush Artists Grant, a Jerome Film and Video Grant, and two Minnesota State Arts Board grants.

Recent projects include a live animation performance at the Vertice Festival in Mexico City with Ali Momeni, a residency at Frans Masereel Center in Belgium, and solo exhibitions at both the National Gallery and Gradska Galerija in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

She recently published a comic with Uncivilized Books and has a forthcoming solo exhibit of her prints at Davidson Galleries as well as a live animation project commission for the Nobel Peace Prize Forum.

Artist John D. Freyer in Doha

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John D. Freyer is an artist, author, and educator based in Richmond, Virginia. His projects include All My Life for Sale, Big Boy, Live IKEA, Free Ice Water, Free Hot Coffee and Free Hot Supper. When he’s not buying, selling or giving his work away, Freyer is an Assistant Professor of Cross-Disciplinary Media at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Freyer’s practice engages accidental audiences in galleries, museums, and public spaces. He explores the role of everyday, personal objects in our lives – as commodities, fetishes, and totems and investigates how the circulation of objects and stories enrich social ties between individuals and groups.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College and a Master of Arts Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa.

His works have been reviewed in The New Yorker, The Sunday Times, Artforum, Print Magazine, and NBC’s The Today Show. Freyer is a Fulbright Scholar, a MacDowell Colony Fellow, and was an Artist in Residence at Light Work in New York.

Freyer has brought his social practice projects – Free Ice Water, Free Hot Coffee, and Free Hot Supper to the TEDx stage, has exhibited at Mixed Greens Gallery in New York, the Liverpool Biennial Fringe in Liverpool, UK and was a Tate Exchange Associate at the Tate Modern in London.

Artist Katie Vida in Doha

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Katie Vida, from Brooklyn, New York is an interdisciplinary artist.

She has been the recipient of fellowships at the MacDowell Colony, the Shandaken Project, Yaddo, the Millay Colony, Budapest Puppet Theater, and Yale Norfolk among others.

Vida has presented her works at venues including the Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery at the State University of New York at Purchase, ALLGOLD at MoMA PS1 in New York, Creative Time in New York; For Your Art in Los Angeles; Yale University Art Gallery; and The Luggage Store in San Francisco.

She has served as a guest artist and lecturer at institutions including the Pratt Institute in New York, University of HawaiiManoa, and VCUarts Qatar.

Vida holds a Master of Fine Arts from Yale School of Art and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design.

Artist Koichi Yamamoto in Doha, 2012

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Koichi Yamamoto is an artist who merges traditional and contemporary techniques to develop unique and innovative approaches to the language of printmaking. His prints explore issues of the sublime, memory, and atmosphere. Yamamoto has worked at many scales, from small and meticulously engraved copper plates to large monotypes.

He completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, and then moved to Krakow, Poland. He later studied engraving at the Bratislava Academy of Fine Arts in the Slovak Republic. Koichi also studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland, and completed a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Alberta, Canada. In addition, he has worked as a textile designer in Fredericia, Denmark.

Yamamoto has exhibited internationally. He has taught at Utah State University and the University of Delaware and is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Artists Las Hermanas in Doha

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‘Las Hermanas Iglesias’ is the project-based collaboration of Janelle and Lisa Iglesias. The sisters also pursue distinct individual practices grounded in sculpture and drawing.

Janelle received a Master of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University and recently relocated to Southern California. Lisa earned her degree from the University of Florida where she is now an Assistant Professor.

The sisters’ individual and collaborative works have been exhibited in New York at El Museo del Barrio, the Queens Museum, and Abrons Art Center, among others. As a team, they’ve been artists in residence at Stoneleaf Retreat in New York and Cité Internationale des Arts through Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Paris residency program.

Their work has been supported by the Queens Council for the Arts, the New York Film Academy, the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures in Texas, the Joan Mitchell Foundation in New York, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in New York.

The moniker ‘Las Hermanas’ speaks to the collective’s identity as woven into the histories and philosophies of feminism and collaboration. As the children of Norwegian and Dominican immigrants who grew up in Queens, the sisters’ project-based, transdisciplinary work explores issues of hybridity, social participation, and cultural fusion. By employing playful structures that respond to the community and geographical context of each project, Las Hermanas create artworks that disrupt borders, engage absurdity, and promote the benefits of working together.

Individually, Lisa’s work is engaged with the expansive history and potential of drawing and takes into consideration the translation of patterns, images, and gestures across time and material. Janelle’s work is concerned with the metaphors found in objects and their physical language in space, using sculpture to access other ways of knowing.

Artist Mary Laube in Doha, 2015

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Mary Laube was born in Seoul, South Korea. She received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa in 2012.

Her paintings have been shown nationally with recent exhibitions at the Spring Break Art Show in New York, the Field Projects in New York, the Coop Gallery in Nashville, and Whitdel Arts in Detroit.

Her work has been supported by several artist residencies including the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Stiwdeo Maelor in Wales.

Laube is the co-founder of the Warp Whistle Project, a collaborative duo with composer Paul Schuette. Commissioned by the Network for New Music in Philadelphia, their latest concert work, The Navigator, was recently premiered at the Caplan Studio Theater in Philadelphia.

Laube is an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Artist Michael Perrone in Doha

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Michael Perrone is an American painter who graduated from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, with a degree in Russian Studies and Political Science. He went on to study art and art education at the School of The Museum of Fine Arts – Boston and received a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004.

From 2004–2010, Perrone was an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Iowa. He has mounted two solo exhibitions with Michael Steinberg Fine Art New York City and has participated in numerous group exhibitions internationally.

Perrone’s work has appeared in: The New Yorker, Elle Decor, O at home, and Time Out New York.

Since 2012, he has been an Assistant Professor of Painting at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts. He is currently a member of the Painting and Printmaking faculty at VCUarts Qatar. Perrone, with his wife, the painter Mariah Dekkenga, recently founded an artist residency program in Randolph, Vermont, USA. They sponsored their first artist during the winter months of 2017/18.

Artist Ranjani Shettar in Doha


Ranjani Shettar was born in Bangalore, India. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bangalore.

Shettar’s work is in the permanent collections of many renowned institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), New York, Museum of Modern Art, (MoMA), New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and the Guggenheim Museum, New York.

She has been featured in numerous group exhibitions worldwide, such as the 15th Sydney Biennale, 8th Sharjah Biennale, 55th Carnegie International, 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, and 9th Lyon Biennale. Her solo exhibitions include The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston; Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, SFMOMA, and National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne, Australia.

Shettar has been represented by the Talwar Gallery since 2004 and currently lives and works in India.

Artist Sean Kuhnke in Doha

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Sean Ervan Kuhnke is an independent graphic designer and printmaker who previously worked in New York.

His work is driven by continued experimentation in various printing methods, developed through experiences ranging from printing wallpaper by hand to digital prepress work producing separations for offset printing.

He has completed residencies at VCUarts Qatar, the Ventriloquist Press Oslo, and the Jan van Eyck Academie in the Netherlands. He has also been selected for fellowships by the Center for Urban Pedagogy in New York, and furniture company Herman Miller.

He received his Master of Fine Arts from Yale University (2014) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from VCU, Richmond. (2009).

Artist Shahzia Sikander in Doha

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Born in Lahore, Pakistan, in 1969, Shahzia Sikander earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1991 from the National College of Arts (NCA) in Lahore, where she received rigorous training from master miniaturist Bashir Ahmad.

She became the first woman to teach in the Miniature Painting Department at NCA, alongside Ahmad, and was the first artist from the department to challenge the medium’s technical and aesthetic framework.

Sikander’s breakthrough work, The Scroll, 1989–90, received national critical acclaim in Pakistan, winning the prestigious Shakir Ali Award, the NCA’s highest merit award, and the Haji Sharif award for excellence in miniature painting, subsequently launching the medium into the forefront of NCA’s program, which brought international recognition to this medium within contemporary art practices.

The artist moved to the United States to pursue a Master of Fine Arts at the Rhode Island School of Design from 1993 to 1995 and from 1995 to 1997, she participated in the CORE Program of the Glassell School of Art at The Museum of Fine Arts, in Houston.

Sikander’s pioneering practice takes classical Indo-Persian miniature painting as its point of departure and challenges the strict formal tropes of the genre by experimenting with scale and various forms of new media. Informed by South Asian, American, Feminist, and Muslim perspectives, Sikander has developed a unique, critically charged approach to this time-honored medium––employing its continuous capacity for reinvention to interrogate ideas of language, trade and empire, and migration. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship (2006) and the State Department Medal of Arts (2012), Sikander has been the subject of many major international exhibitions, recently including MAXXI | Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome (2016–17); Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Hong Kong (2016); and the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao (2015).

Artist Shaurya Kumar in Doha

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A native of Delhi, India, where he studied printmaking and painting at Delhi University, College of Art, Shaurya Kumar graduated with his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2007.

Since 2001, Kumar has been involved in numerous prestigious research projects, like The Paintings of India (a series of 26 documentary films on the painting tradition of India), Handmade in India (an encyclopedia on the handicraft traditions of India), and digital restorations of 6th century Buddhist mural paintings from the caves of Ajanta.

Kumar’s work has been exhibited widely across the US and in countries including India, Taiwan, China, Poland, South Korea, Thailand, Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, the U.K., Norway, France, Australia, and Finland among many others.

His works have been installed at venues including the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum (formerly Victoria & Albert Museum, Mumbai); Gallery Odyssey, Mumbai; UNM Art Museum, Albuquerque; SCA Contemporary, Albuquerque; Queens Museum, New York; Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul; Lakeeren Gallery, Mumbai; Artifact Gallery, New York; the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Georgia; the Schneider Museum of Art, Oregon; Charleston Heights Art Center, Las Vegas; the TamTam Gallery, Taiwan; the Guanlan Printmaking Base, China; NIU Art Museum, Illinois and Kriti Gallery, Varanasi among many others.

Kumar’s work has also been featured in international art fairs including India Art Fair, Dubai Art Fair, and Poznan Art Week.

Kumar currently lives and works in Chicago, and is an Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Artist Sonya Clark in Doha

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Sonya Clark served as Chair of the Craft and Material Studies Department at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, from 2006 to 2017. In 2017, she was given the Commonwealth Professorship, one of the highest honors the university bestows. In 2016, she was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award in Scholarship from the University. Formerly, she was Baldwin-Bascom Professor of Creative Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

She holds a Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art and was awarded her first Mid-Career Distinguished Alumni Award. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2015, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Amherst College where she received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

Clark has exhibited at over 350 museums and galleries worldwide. Her work is in permanent collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Art.

Critics have favorably reviewed her work in several publications including The New York Times, Mother Jones, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Hyperallergic, and The Huffington Post.

She is the recipient of awards including a Pollock-Krasner Grant, the Grand Jurors’ Award at Art Prize for the Hair Craft Project, a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, an 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art, an Anonymous Was a Woman Award and a United States Artist Fellowship.

Clark and her musician husband, Darryl Harper, returned to their alma mater as Visiting Professors at Amherst College in 2017–18.

Artist Susan Chrysler White

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Susan Chrysler White is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in Painting and Sculpture and the National Endowment for the Arts in painting. She also received two international awards for the Project Milagro Del Dia. AMACUP Award (Mexican Association for Arts and Popular Culture): most creative new project, Mexico City (1998), as well as a Greenwich World Hunger Association Grant for Milagro del Día Project (1999), a two-year project helping Chichimeca Indian women in rural central Mexico build artistic cooperatives for sustaining communities.

Chrysler White has exhibited her work in 35 solo shows and over 100 group exhibitions nationally and internationally.

She has also completed 10 large scale public commissions in the past seven years. Her work is collected by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Wooster Museum of Art, Rutgers University, American Embassy in Algeria, Hewlett-Packard Corporation, California, the Prudential Insurance Company of America, New York, among others.

Her work has been reviewed in over 80 periodicals including The New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Arts Magazine, Art News, New York Magazine, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune, New Art Examiner, Review magazine, and over 50 other publications.

Artist Trenton Doyle Hancock in Doha

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Trenton Doyle Hancock was brought up in Paris, Texas, and studied at East Texas State University (Bachelor of Fine Arts) and Tyler School of Art at Temple Philadelphia (Master of Fine Arts). Hancock lives and works in Houston, Texas.

His works were featured in the 2000 and 2002 Whitney Biennial exhibitions, making him one of the youngest artists in history to participate in this prestigious survey.

His works have been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including the Weatherspoon Museum, Greensboro (2010); Institute for Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania (2008); the Olympic Sculpture Park at the Seattle Art Museum (2010); The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2007); Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2007); the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2001); the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (2003). Hancock’s public works include site-specific installations at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park, and Houston’s Hermann Park.

2008 saw the premiere of Cult of Color: Call to Color, an original ballet commissioned by Ballet Austin and based entirely on the narrative and characters developed by Hancock.

Hancock’s works are in the permanent collections of several prestigious museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; il Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Trento, Italy, among others. He is currently preparing for a forthcoming retrospective at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Massachusetts.

VanessaDonosoLopez at the Color Lab exhibition at VCUarts Qatar

Sonya Clark served as Chair of the Craft and Material Studies Department at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, from 2006 to 2017. In 2017, she was given the Commonwealth Professorship, one of the highest honors the university bestows. In 2016, she was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award in Scholarship from the University. Formerly, she was Baldwin-Bascom Professor of Creative Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

She holds a Master of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art and was awarded her first Mid-Career Distinguished Alumni Award. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2015, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Amherst College where she received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology.

Clark has exhibited at over 350 museums and galleries worldwide. Her work is in permanent collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Art.

Critics have favorably reviewed her work in several publications including The New York Times, Mother Jones, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Hyperallergic, and The Huffington Post.

She is the recipient of awards including a Pollock-Krasner Grant, the Grand Jurors’ Award at Art Prize for the Hair Craft Project, a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship, an 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art, an Anonymous Was a Woman Award and a United States Artist Fellowship.

Clark and her musician husband, Darryl Harper, returned to their alma mater as Visiting Professors at Amherst College in 2017–18.

VanessaDonosoLopez at the Color Lab exhibition at VCUarts Qatar

Susan Chrysler White is a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in Painting and Sculpture and the National Endowment for the Arts in painting. She also received two international awards for the Project Milagro Del Dia. AMACUP Award (Mexican Association for Arts and Popular Culture): most creative new project, Mexico City (1998), as well as a Greenwich World Hunger Association Grant for Milagro del Día Project (1999), a two-year project helping Chichimeca Indian women in rural central Mexico build artistic cooperatives for sustaining communities.

Chrysler White has exhibited her work in 35 solo shows and over 100 group exhibitions nationally and internationally.

She has also completed 10 large scale public commissions in the past seven years. Her work is collected by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Wooster Museum of Art, Rutgers University, American Embassy in Algeria, Hewlett-Packard Corporation, California, the Prudential Insurance Company of America, New York, among others.

Her work has been reviewed in over 80 periodicals including The New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Arts Magazine, Art News, New York Magazine, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune, New Art Examiner, Review magazine, and over 50 other publications.

Public Programming

Sept. 9, 2019 ― 12:30 to 2 PM

Artist talk by Diyan Achjadi at the Painting and Printmaking department

Sept. 11, 2019 ― 6 to 7 PM

Panel discussion moderated by Rhys Himsworth with Bouthayna Al-Muftah and Diyan Achjadi

Sept. 11, 2019 ― 7 to 8 PM

Opening reception

Sept. 12, 2019 ―
9:30 to 11 AM / 3:30 to 5 PM

Workshop with Diyan Achjadi: Drawing Class (PAPR Sophomore only)

Sept. 12, 2019 ― 12:30 to 1:30 PM

Qatar Foundation Art Trail: Guided tour with artist Diyan Achjadi and curator Fleming Jeffries

Sept. 17, 2019 ― 12 to 2 PM

Printathon I - Screenprint by PAPR and Graphic Design students

Sept. 24, 2019 ― 12 to 2 PM

Exquisite Corpse Club, Round I by PAPR students

Oct. 1, 2019 ― 12 to 2 PM

Printathon II - Relief and Letterpress by PAPR and Graphic Design students

Oct. 5, 2019 ― 10:00 to 11:30 AM

Qatar Foundation Art Trail: Family workshop with PAPR Artist-in-Residence

Oct. 8, 2019 ― 12 to 2 PM

Exquisite Corpse Club, Round II by PAPR students

Oct. 22, 2019 ― 12:30 to 2 PM

Koichi Yamamoto: Crossing Boundaries Lecture at VCUarts Qatar's Atrium

Oct. 22-24, 2019

Making kite workshops with Koichi Yamamoto and field trip in the desert

Oct. 26, 2019 ― 12:30 to 2 PM

Koichi Yamamoto: Crossing Boundaries Lecture at VCUarts Qatar National Library

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Opening reception at The Gallery, 2019

The painting and printmaking installation at VCUarts Qatar, 2013

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