New Visions 2021
January 8 – February 20, 2021
The New Visions exhibition series provides students across all disciplines of the School of Art and Design the ability to showcase their talent and skill. The newly revitalized series continues
to offer students an annual juried exhibition opportunity as originated by the Visions
Registered Student Organization, the first arts organization at KSU, when the College
of the Arts was founded. The ZMA is excited to continue expanding this longstanding
tradition by featuring a prominent artist, critic, or curator to serve as both juror
and visiting lecturer. These additional associations serve each respective discipline
with visibility, exposing students to diverse points-of-view, practices, and techniques.
Moreover, this approach acknowledges the internal and external associations of advanced
learning through relevant engagements and dialogues among leading artists, curators,
and critics. The New Visions 2021 exhibition provided viewers with a significant opportunity to witness a variety of
Featured artists: Tatiana Bell, Kaitlyn Blade, Audra Chang, Brittany Cox, Graciella Elaine, Jane Erwin,
Katie Geisler, Izabella Herrera, Marjorie Hsu, Joe Huynh, Nicole Kadom, Sierra Kazin,
Demi Kiker, Matthew Lamneck, Deona Lizette, Charity McLeod, Michael Miele, Marc Mills,
Wendy Mitchell, Virginia Moore, Chandler Morris, Julie Mullenix, Tracy Okai, Nikki
Raitz, Nikita Leigh Raper, Shelly Reece, Tiffany Sanchez, Jocelyn Scherer, Tre Scott,
Sydney Szabo, Camden Thomas, Barbara Travis, Margo Trousdale, Bailey Volk, Kristina
Walker, Livie Wang, and Frances Ziemian.
- 1st Place, Juror's Choice Award Winner: Deonna Lizette for the work, Framed, 2020, oil on canvas.
- 2nd Place, Jurors Choice Award Winner: Jane Erwin for the work, Blue Moves, 2020, soda-fired ceramics.
- 3rd Place, Juror Choice Award Winner: Kristina Walker for the work, Sunday Girl, 2020, ink on paper.
- Director's Choice Award Winner: Sierra Kazin for the work, City Escape, 2020, mixed media.
Meet Anthony Goicolea, New Visions 2021 Juror and Guest Lecturer
The juror and guest lecturer for New Visions 2021 will be Anthony Goicolea. Born in 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia, Anthony Goicolea is a first-generation Cuban American
artist now living and working in Brooklyn, New York. His extended family immigrated
to the United States in 1961, fleeing Cuba soon after Castro came to power—a fact
that underpins many of the artist’s works. Employing a variety of media, Goicolea
explores themes ranging from personal history and identity, to cultural tradition
and heritage, to alienation and displacement. His diverse oeuvre encompasses digitally
manipulated self-portraits, landscapes, and narrative tableaux executed in a variety
of media, including black-and-white and color photography, sculpture and video installations,
and multi-layered drawings on Mylar. Best known for his powerful, and often unsettling,
staged photographic and video works, Goicolea made his artistic debut in the late
1990s with a series of provocative multiple self-portrait images.
The artist has exhibited widely in group and solo exhibitions throughout the United
States, Canada, Europe, and Asia—notably at the Museum of Contemporary Photography,
Chicago, Illinois; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the International
Center of Photography, New York; Postmasters Gallery, New York; Haunch of Venison
Gallery, London, United Kingdom; Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Berlin, Germany; the Groninger
Museum, the Netherlands; and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid,
Spain. Alter Ego: A Decade of Work by Anthony Goicolea is the first major traveling
museum exhibition devoted solely to his work. Goicolea’s art is held in many public
collections, including those of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R.
Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York; as well as the Yale University
Art Collection, New Haven, Connecticut; the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh;
and Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia. To date, Goicolea’s work has been the subject
of four books. It has been featured in ARTnews, Art in America, Art Forum, the New
Yorker, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the
Chicago Tribune, among many others. The artist’s grants and awards include a Cintas
Fellowship (2006) and the BMW Photo Paris Award (2005) and the Joan Mitchell Fellowship
Foundation. Goicolea holds a B.A. in art history, with a minor in romance languages,
and a B.F.A. in drawing and painting—both earned at the University of Georgia, Athens,
in 1992 and 1994, respectively. He received an M.F.A. in sculpture and photography,
from Pratt Institute of Art, New York, in 1997.