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Past Exhibitions

Ravenous Eye: Andrea Carlson

Ink Babel, 2014
Ink and oil on paper
Courtesy of the artist and the Bockley Gallery

Opening DayArtists’s Talk: Wednesday, November 1, 4:00-5:00pm in the Art Gallery

Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 1, 5:00-7:00pm in the Art Gallery

Ravenous Eye features works on paper and videos by Chicago-based artist Andrea Carlson. In her mixed-media drawings, Carlson layers images of the remains of nature and culture – 70s supercomputers, cameras, skulls, indigenous figures, scorpions, cult horror movies, to name just a few – in vividly realized, filmic landscapes. Through complicated, conflicted, and conflicting images, Carlson indulges her appetite for stories, and unmasks the cannibalistic nature of cultural consumption and appropriation.

Carlson’s Anishinaabe (Ojibwe), French and Scandinavian heritage provides a rich foundation for her investigations of cultural consumption, history and identity, and the intrinsic power of storytelling. Carlson received her MFA in Visual Studies from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 2005 and a BA in Studio Arts and American Indian Studies from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis in 2003. Carlson has been the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships including those awarded by the Carolyn Foundation, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the McKnight Foundation.

In addition to her one-person shows at Bockley Gallery (2008, 2011, and 2014), Carlson’s work has been the subject of solo shows at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (2016) and La Centrale at the Powerhouse, Montreal QC (2016); the Plug In Institute for Contemporary Art in Winnipeg MB (2014); the Plains Art Museum, Fargo ND (2010); The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, New York NY (2009); and Soo Visual Art Center, Minneapolis MN (2006), among others. Since 1997 her work has been featured in numerous group shows across the US and Canada, as well as in Venice, Italy and London, England. In addition to the many reviews and articles on her work, Carlson has worked as a writer and curator, and she is an accomplished lecturer.

Carlson’s work is found in private, public and corporate collections, including those of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis MN; the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; the Plains Art Museum, Fargo ND; the Tweed Art Museum, Duluth MN; The British Museum, London, England; the Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis MN.

Apocalypse Domani, 2010
Oil, acrylic, ink, color pencil, and graphite on paper
Courtesy of Todd Bockley

TCNJ Art Gallery ARTJam!

Join us on Wednesday October 4, 5:00-7:00pm in the Art Gallery in the AIMM Building for the opening of the student galleries exhibitions and our Pop-Up Art night, where you can make buttons featuring your favorite work from the Community and Practice: Biennial TCNJ Faculty Exhibition! There will be a tour of the exhibitions at… Continue Reading

Community and Practice: TCNJ Biennial Faculty Exhibition

Community and Practice: TCNJ Biennial Faculty Exhibition September 6 – October 15, 2017 Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 6, 5:00-7:00pm Opening Day Panel Discussion: Wednesday, September 6, 4:00-5:00pm Participating artists: : Anita Allyn, Chung Chak, Belinda Haikes, Kenneth Kaplowitz, Kyle LoPinto, Elizabeth Mackie, Liselot van der Heijden, Marchelo Vera, and Eddie Villanueva. The Art Gallery at The… Continue Reading

2017 Senior BFA Thesis Shows

Please join us on Saturday, April 29th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. for the opening reception of The College of New Jersey’s 2017 Senior BFA Thesis Shows, “That on Which We are Standing” and “1,460 Days.” Continue Reading

2017 Cuba Art Show March 22 to April 12

2017 Cuba Art Show March 22 to April 12

The students of the College of New Jersey, in conjunction with the Department of Art and Art History and the School of Arts and Communication invite you to the 2017 Cuba Art Show. This exhibition features painting, photography, videos, audio, and poetry created by nine TCNJ students from across academic disciplines who spent two weeks in January studying in Cuba, AAH262 Landmarks: The Art and… Continue Reading

Current Exhibition: Jessica Rath: A Better Nectar

Current Exhibition: Jessica Rath: A Better Nectar

The TCNJ Art Gallery just opened an exciting new exhibition, Jessica Rath: A Better Nectar, a multisensory installation based on the artist’s extensive research into co-evolutionary communication between flowering plants and their pollinators. The exhibition opens to the public on February 1 and is on view until April 9, 2017. The free public opening reception… Continue Reading

TCNJ Art Gallery Presents New Spring Student Galleries Exhibitions

TCNJ Art Gallery Presents New Spring Student Galleries Exhibitions

January 26- February 12 Duality Kappa Pi Member Exhibition Gallery 119   Kappa Pi’s exhibition, “Duality” in the Spring 2017 semester features the work that Kappa Pi members created through The College of New Jersey’s Visual Arts department. The exhibit will highlight the diversity within Kappa Pi, as well as represent the entire art department… Continue Reading

Stay: A Survey of Horses Think Press Opens September 7

Stay: A Survey of Horses Think Press Opens September 7

TCNJ Art Gallery Presents Stay: A Survey of Horses Think Press The Art Gallery at The College of New Jersey is pleased to present Stay: A Survey of Horses Think Press on view from September 7th through December 11th, 2016. This exhibition is a comprehensive installation of the Brooklyn based publishing project Horses Think Press… Continue Reading

PUSHING EDGES: 2016 BFA Fine Arts Senior Exhibition Opens May 4

PUSHING EDGES: 2016 BFA Fine Arts Senior Exhibition Opens May 4

From May 4 through May 20, the 2016 senior BFA thesis class presents the exhibition Pushing Edges, an exhibition created by seven women artists investigating notions of identity, politics, and conceptions of art. The totality of work challenges boundaries set from traditional artistic mediums.  While some pieces whisper with intimacy, others shout with a raging scream,… Continue Reading

Image Tech: Making Pictures in a Post-Digital Age opens March 9th

Image Tech: Making Pictures in a Post-Digital Age opens March 9th

The Art Gallery at The College of New Jersey is pleased to present Image Tech: Making Pictures in a Post-Digital Age. On view from March 9 through April 24, 2016, the exhibition features artworks by Trudy Benson, Lucas Blalock, Wade Guyton, Guyton/Walker, Tom Holmes, Sean Paul, Rob Pruitt, Amy Sillman and Wolfgang Tillmans. The exhibition… Continue Reading

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