Upcoming Exhibitions

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  • Photo of work by Amy Pleasant

    The Windgate Artists in Residence Inaugural Exhibition

    June 4 – July 30, 2022   

    Mortin Gallery

    Curated by Cynthia Nourse Thompson

    The School of Art and Design at Kennesaw State University in association with the Zuckerman Museum of Art, is pleased to host a series of artist residencies. Funding awarded by the Windgate Charitable Foundation, allows for one artist in residence every fall and spring semester through spring of 2024. Many thanks to the Windgate Charitable Foundation for their generosity and support. 
    This unique experience offers an artist the opportunity to develop and create new artwork while additionally interacting with students in the classroom arena. The Wingate Artist in Residence [AIR] will work with students of specifically designated courses over a period of four weeks, guiding them in a project-based assignment and discussion in critique-based forums to support their conceptual and technical development. Nationally and internationally recognized artists of all disciplines are considered for this opportunity. At the conclusion of the four-week residency, the AIR will donate one artwork which will become part of the Zuckerman Museum of Art permanent collection and will be utilized as a teaching tool to further learning engagement and cultural enrichment opportunities across the KSU campus. Fall and Spring artists in residence will be featured in an exhibition at the Zuckerman Museum of Art each summer. Summer 2022 will feature an exhibition with works by fall 2021 AIR, Amy Pleasant and Spring 2022 AIR, Anthony Goicolea. While in residence, the AIR will also provide a public presentation on their work and artistic methodologies at the ZMA. This programming is free and open to the public.


    • Amy Pleasant received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1994) and an MFA from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University (1999).

      She has held solo exhibitions at Geary Contemporary (NYC/Millerton, NY), Laney Contemporary (Savannah, GA), Institute 193 (Lexington, KY), Jeff Bailey Gallery (Hudson/NYC), whitespace gallery (Atlanta, GA), Augusta University (Columbus, GA), Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (IN), Birmingham Museum of Art (AL), Atlanta Contemporary (GA), Auburn University’s School of Liberal Arts (AL), Rhodes College (Memphis, TN),  Candyland (Stockholm, Sweden), and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (AL) among others.

      Group shows include Brackett Creek Exhibitions (Bozeman, MT), Hesse Flatow (NYC), SEPTEMBER (Hudson, NY), Mindy Solomon Gallery (Miami, FL), Tif Sigfrids (Athens, GA),  Hemphill Fine Arts (Washington, D.C.), Adams and Ollman (Portland, OR), Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts (AL), Cuevas Tilleard Projects (NYC), The Dodd Galleries (Athens, GA), Zuckerman Museum of Art (GA), Knoxville Museum of Art (TN), Weatherspoon Museum of Art (NC), Hunter Museum of American Art (Chattanooga, TN), Columbus Museum of Art (GA), National Museum of Women in the Arts (D.C.), The Mobile Museum of Art (AL), and the U.S. Embassy, Prague, Czech Republic.

      Her work has been reviewed in publications such as World Sculpture News, Sculpture, The Brooklyn Rail, Art in America, Artforum, Art Papers, Bad at Sports and BURNAWAY.

      Awards include a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2018), South Arts Prize for the State of Alabama (2018), Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Award (2015), Mary Hambidge Distinguished Artist Award (2015), Cultural Alliance of Birmingham Individual Artist Fellowship (2008), and Alabama State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship (2019/2003).

      Her first monograph, The Messenger’s Mouth Was Heavy, was released in 2019, co-published by Institute 193 and Frank. 

      Pleasant also co-founded the curatorial initiative The Fuel And Lumber Company with artist Pete Schulte in 2013.

      Her work has been reviewed in many publications including Art in America, Art Papers, Artforum, The Brooklyn Rail and Sculpture.

    • Photo of artist Anthony GoicoleaAnthony Goicolea is a first-generation Cuban American artist who was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Anthony utilizes a variety of media- including painting, photography, sculpture and video installation- in the creation of his compelling and many times foreboding visual narratives. Goicolea will discuss his work in these varied mediums and the principal ideas and explorations addressed in his work which include personal history, heritage, identity and cultural tradition. These are reflective of his own personal familial experiences— his extended family fled Cuba, not long after Castro came to power, and immigrated to the US. His works are also powerful and engaging contemplations on displacement and alienation. 



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