SMU Art Alums in the Field: Quick Hits

Matthew Cusick, World Without End, 2015, Inlaid text, maps, and acrylic on panel, 40 x 64 inches (Via)
Matthew Cusick, World Without End, 2015, Inlaid text, maps, and acrylic on panel, 40 x 64 inches

SMU Meadows checked in with Division of Art alums of the M.F.A. and B.F.A. programs, who have galleries, lectures, and curated galleries out in the field. Both abroad and here in Dallas, Division of Art alums are busy.

Kyle Hobratschk (B.F.A. ʼ11); Diana Antohe (B.F.A. ’14); Megan Ping (B.F.A. ’09): 
Three Meadows art alumni are among the 11 artists selected for the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts’ third annual “Rising Star” exhibition and fundraiser, held recently at the historic Oak Cliff Turner House. Eleven Dallas galleries each nominated one emerging Texas artist to be in the group show. Kyle Hobratschk (B.F.A. ʼ11) was selected by Barry Whistler Gallery; Diana Antohe (B.F.A. ’14) was chosen by JM Gallery; and Megan Ping (B.F.A. ’09) was selected by Mary Tomás Gallery. Read more on SMU Meadows homepage

Bret Slater (M.F.A. ’11): Slater’s first solo show at Louis B. James in New York City opens October 25.

Matthew Cusick (M.F.A. ’13): Recently, Matthew Cusick’s “exhibition of recent collage works and altered book pages,” his first solo show with Holly Johnson Gallery, opened. It runs through November 14.

Olivia Smith (B.F.A.) Smith curated “Drift and Pop” at Orgy Park in Brooklyn, New York.

Deborah Ballard (B.F.A. and M.F.A.): Ballard’s sculpture has entered the collection of the new Texas Sculpture Walk at the HALL Arts mixed-use development in the downtown Dallas Arts District. The Texas Sculpture Walk will officially open in late October.

Ginger Geyer (B.F.A. and M.F.A.):”Ginger Geyer: Ordinary Objects in Ordinary Time” is on view in Washington, D.C. through October 8, at Wesley Theological Seminary, in the Dadian Gallery, which showcases work that fosters conversations between artists and theologians – Ginger Geyer is both.

Lilian Garcia-Roig (B.F.A. ’88): Currently teaches at Florida State University, is part of the exhibition “Back and Forth: Thinking in Paint” through October 25 at The Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida.

Michael O’Keefe (M.F.A.): Gave a presentation titled “Making Light of Art” at the Texas Sculpture Association’s third annual Pecha Kucha at the Nasher Sculpture Center.


By Nick Rallo