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MMC Art Graduates Exhibit Worldwide

From Istanbul and Lisbon to Governor’s Island and Brooklyn, MMC alumni are making waves in the world of art. The Department of Art and Art History is proud to promote their recent exhibitions.

Oğulcan Kuş ’16 hosted a one-person show in Istanbul, where he now lives, in 2021.

Oğulcan moved to New York to study at MMC and graduated with a major in Art in 2016. Kuş’s works vary in medium from acrylic, encaustic, sculpture, and film, combining postmodernist aesthetics with a bold awareness of his Turkish identity and American pop-culture.

Oğulcan paints to keep track of his experiences in the most simple and colorful way. He is drawn to patterns, vibrant colors, and mysterious images that rise from the subconscious.

For more information, check out Oğulcan’s bio and view his exhibition via Carre D’Artistes Istanbul.

ISSUE & Harvestworks will be streaming a new collaboration from MMC Art History major E. Jane ’12 and Devin Kenny on February 17, 2022 at 8 p.m. EST. Their new work is titled, “That New New Flesh.” 

E. Jane is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York. Using a wide range of media like photography, appliqué, vintage vinyl records and recording equipment, E. Jane probes the relationships between a young artist and their favorite pop idols including the one they created for themself.

In January, they exhibited “the altar and the flesh” at OCDChinatown.

From Ben Paljor Chatag's ongoing Melong Series,Watercolor on paper, 2021 From Ben Paljor Chatag's ongoing Melong Series,
Watercolor on paper, 2021
In 2021, Ben Paljor Chatag ’15 curated an exhibition at Tibet House US Gallery in New York City called Transforming Minds: Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche and Friends, Photographs by Allen Ginsberg 1989-1997.

Ben was inspired to curate the show because Rimpoche was his grandfather and he wanted to show pictures of people transforming their minds and society through love and compassion.

For more information, check out this interview with Ben on his exhibition and recent work as a career artist.

Seth Becker ’14, who graduated with a double major in Art and Art History, exhibited in Landscape and Memory at Pamela Salisbury Gallery in Hudson, NY in 2021. The exhibition featured landscape paintings by contemporary artists and modern masters.

For more information, check out Seth’s website.

Photo from Baiksong Gallery Photo from Baiksong GalleryHeui Tae Yoon ’11 graduated with a major in Art and has an active career as a painter in both New York and his native Seoul, Korea where he currently lives with his family. His solo exhibition, Run! City Boy Run! was recently displayed at Baiksong Gallery. It featured large-scale acrylic paintings where he casts his witty eye on contemporary culture.rec

For more information and to view the whole exhibit, check out Heui Tae Yoon’s website.

Maggie Fischer Brown ’09 recently exhibited her work in a group show Little Things which showcased art in different media from New Jersey-based artists. All of the art was under 16” in size.

According to Maggie, her process begins with scavenging and gathering objects with interesting textures to create the foundations of paintings. Using items such as windowpane fixtures, cheesecloth, yarn, plaster, articles of clothing, and more as a canvas, Maggie paints compositions reflecting the organic forms of nature and landscape.

Visit Maggie’s website to view more of her artwork and for more information.

K Haskell ’05, a graduate of MMC’s Graphic Design program, showed their work during Gowanus Open Studios in 2021.

K Haskell is an interdisciplinary visual artist, draftsperson, and illustrator who has shown in a variety of venues throughout New York, including The Gershwin Hotel, Midoma Gallery, The Governors Island Art Fair, The Old Stone House, and Trestle Gallery. Haskell recently was a resident at Chashama North Art Residency (Summer 2021) and an art handling apprentice in the Crozier Fine Art Apprenticeship Program. 

For more information, check out K’s website.


Ellie Ga ’98 exhibited her work Gyres at Galeria Zé dos Bois in Lisbon, Portugal in 2021.

A video installation, Gyres featured connected narratives about diverse objects that wash ashore. Narrated by Ga’s own voice, the video displayed transparent photographs on a light table that are swiped towards one another, creating an effect reminiscent of items being washed ashore and subsequently dragged away by waves.

For more information, check out Elle’s website and view Gyres at Galeria Zé dos Bois.

SHOTGUN HOME 2021 in Governor's Island, NYC SHOTGUN HOME 2021 in Governor's Island, NYCMargaret Roleke ’84 is exhibiting multiple outdoor sculptures: one in Avery Point Groton, CT, one at ARTPORT Kingston in Kingston, NY, and one on Governors Island, NYC where she is currently an artist-in-residence with 4heads

Roleke’s work explores sensationalism, consumerism, and the crazy contradictions and relationships that develop when popular culture mixes with war and religion. For the last several years Margaret Roleke has been dedicated to gun control and donated a percentage of her sales to this cause while creating works that bring this issue into play. 

For more information, check out Margaret’s website and portfolio.

Congratulations to all our amazing artists and curators!

Published: October 26, 2021