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Eight MMC Art Graduates Exhibit Worldwide

The Department of Art and Art History is proud to promote the work of eight Art major graduates exhibiting nationally and internationally. From Istanbul and Lisbon to Governor’s Island and Brooklyn, MMC alumni are making waves in the world of art. Check out their work below!

Oğulcan Kuş ’16 is hosting a one-person show in Istanbul where he now lives.

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.

From Ben Paljor Chatag's ongoing Melong Series,Watercolor on paper, 2021 From Ben Paljor Chatag's ongoing Melong Series,
Watercolor on paper, 2021
Ben Paljor Chatag ’15
curated an exhibition on display 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, is exhibiting in Landscape and Memory at Pamela Salisbury Gallery in Hudson, NY from October 9 to November 7, 2021. The exhibition features 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! at Baiksong Gallery features large-scale acrylic paintings where he casts his witty eye on contemporary culture.

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

Maggie Fischer Brown ’09 is exhibiting her work in a group show Little Things which will showcase art in different media from New Jersey-based artists. All of the art is 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, will be showing their work during Gowanus Open Studios 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.

Credit: zedosbois.org

Ellie Ga ’98 exhibits her work Gyres at Galeria Zé dos Bois in Lisbon, Portugal from September to November 26, 2021.

A video installation, Gyres features connected narratives about diverse objects that wash ashore. Narrated by Ga’s own voice, the video displays 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 currently 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!