Meet the newest alums of UConn’s graduate studio art program, whose cross-disciplinary practices include painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video, printmaking, installation, and performance.
Kelsey Miller has been in several exhibitions, including Layers Beneath the Moment, Southern Graphics Council International; Monotype Guild of New England Fifth National Monotype/Monoprint Juried Exhibition; and Re: Acclimating, Kirkland Arts Center Gallery, WA. Kelsey is traveling to Cortona, Italy to teach in the University of Georgia study abroad program in January.
Jelena Prljevic is the co-founder of HEKLER, an interdisciplinary collaborative platform in NYC that fosters collective critical examination of hospitality and conflict. Her animation Sisterhood is part of a group show entitled artists and allies at Signs and Symbols, in NYC’s LES. Her exhibitions and film festivals include The Red Chair, Dixon Place, NYC; SEE a Paris 2018; ProFiFest, 7th International Movie Festival, Serbia; and Athens AnimFest, Greece.
Kaleigh Rusgrove is the recipient of a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to study in Austalia as well as a recipient of a Critical Mass Photolucida MFA Student Scholarship. Her work recently has been exhibited in The Surreal Show at Specto Art Space in Harrisonburg, Virginia and Close Third Person at the LMAK Gallery in NYC.
Erin K. Smith has been in several exhibitions, including Dream Logic at the Branford House in Groton, CT; Just Under 100: New Print; International Print Center, New York; and the solo exhibition Rue for Me at the Contemporary Art Galleries, Storrs, CT. Erin is teaching Drawing at UConn this year.
Claire Stankus has been included in 95th Annual All Media, Ann Arbor Art Center; In the AiR, Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY ; 30 Under 30, Viridian Artists, New York; JuxtaPositions, The Painting Center, NYC; and Emerging Artists Exhibition, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA. Claire is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Roanoke College, Sale, VA.
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