RISD XYZ Winter 2017

Page 74

Lawrence Quigley 89 PT For his Salesman series, the Brooklyn-based artist painted portraits of individuals who work as regional sales managers onto nickels, a material he values for its archival properties. Lawrence showed paintings from the series at the Governor’s Island [NY] Art Fair, which ran on weekends throughout the month of September.

As the September 2016 Artist of the Month at the Edward Hopper House Art Center in Nyack, NY, Trine Giaever IL exhibited 13 paintings at the gallery throughout the month. She lives in Piermont, NY.

Alison Berger 87 GL above: In October Skira Rizzoli released Alison Berger: Glass and Light, a 240-page hardcover focused on Alison’s handblown glass sculptures, functional objects and lighting from the past 20 years. With more than 300 images, the book includes a foreword by Holly Hunt, an essay by Matilda McQuaid of the Cooper Hewitt and a conversation between the Los Angeles-based artist and Town & Country magazine’s architecture and design editor, Pilar Viladas.

1986 continued


Last May Nader Tehrani BArch, dean of the Cooper Union Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture in NYC, presented selected work from MoMA’s Architecture and Design collection as part of the museum’s From the Vault lecture series. He also leads NADAAA, which was named one of the top three architectural firms for design for the fourth consecutive year in Architect magazine’s annual rankings. After co-designing the Fleet Library at RISD a decade ago, Nader is also consulting with RISD again on new Campus Master Plan initiatives.

30th Reunion October 6 – 8, 2017

Robin Roraback 88 IL left: Robin completed work on two children’s books released in 2016: Fun Days (Norwood House Press), a collection of short poems for early readers by Margaret Hillert, and A Library for Nellie Grace, a book celebrating the 125th anniversary of the David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village, CT, near where she lives in Salisbury, CT. 72

// undergraduate class notes

During the month of October, Eileen Ferara IL participated in JCAST, a citywide art event and studio tour of Jersey City, NJ, where she lives.

Tehranscape, a photo series by Farsad Labbauf BID (see also back cover), was published in Studio magazine’s June 2016 issue, which focused on the “hidden” forces at play in the evolution of cities. Based in Jersey City, NJ, Farsad often makes work focused on Iran, including this series on the

Liz Deschenes 88 PH A mid-career survey of Liz’s work was on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston from late June through mid October. The show featured photography, sculptural installations and photograms by the NYC-based artist — a “quiet giant” in photography, according to The New York Times.