Nohl: Suitcase Export Fund Winter Cycle 2015 Awardees
In the first half of its thirteenth cycle, the Fund made 12 awards, providing assistance with shipping and travel to eleven individual artists and one duo. These artists--two of them Nohl Fellows—work in a range of media and their exhibitions took them to Sonoma, California; New York, New York; Minot, North Dakota; Ashland and Portland, Oregon; and Park City, Utah. Destinations abroad include Scheifling, Austria; North Vancouver, Canada; Kolkata, India; Monte Castello di Vibio, Italy; and London, United Kingdom.
Cynthia Hayes travelled to Kolkata, India, for a solo exhibition of her paintings--which focus on Southeast Asian art history--at the government-run Academy of Fine Arts Central Gallery. She spoke at the opening, met many Indian artists, appeared on national television, and was able to use some of her time in India to do museum research.
Joshua Hunt sent two paintings that "represent misogyny as a historically systemic issue" to STOPJECTIFY, an invitational group exhibition at Gallery Different in London. The show was organized by artist and freelance curator Jess de Wahls to coincide with International Women's Day.
Maeve Jackson and Keith Nelson will both spend time at Hotel Pupik in Scheifling, Austria, participating in residencies that culminate in public exhibitions. Hotel Pupik hosts up to thirty artists each year from around the world; they live and work on the grounds.
Recent MIAD graduate Nicholas Kinsella was invited by a fellow alum to exhibit at Pacific Northwest College of the Arts in Portland, Oregon, as part of a series promoting exchange between PNCA students and emerging artists from around the country. The solo exhibition included film recorded on VHS, sculptures that function as props in the videos, and clothing designed for the characters.
Matthew Konkel (screenwriter/co-producer) and Erin Maddox (producer) attended the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah where their feature-length narrative film, Neptune, was accepted for competition. They were on hand to support the film and seek distribution.
Erik Ljung was invited to screen Mothers for Justice, a short film he completed while a Nohl Fellow, at the Sonoma International Film Festival in Sonoma, California. Ljung, who is making a feature-length film on the same subject, met with distributors, investors, and fellow filmmakers.
Shane McAdams was the sole Wisconsin participant in an exhibition of mostly Oregonian artists at the Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. He co-curated Exploring Reality with Scott Malbaurn, the director of the museum, wrote the catalogue essay, and delivered a talk.
Jessica Meuninck-Ganger is headed to Italy for a solo exhibition at the International Center for the Arts Monte Castello di Vibio. The exhibition is part of a program promoting contemporary applications of traditional intaglio printmaking and handmade papermaking in the region known as the cradle of modern papermaking. The artist will share her research on sourcing native plant materials and fibers for papermaking and pigments and provide a lecture in the local theatre.
Kim Miller took part in Life/Death, a program of experimental documentaries curated by Lana Lin and Cauleen Smith on the Flaherty NYC series at Anthology Film Archives in New York. She was on hand for the screening of her video, Madame Mae Nang Nak, and the Q&A that followed.
Greg Schoeneck will bring work to the one-day Art World Expo in North Vancouver, Canada, and make a live painting at the charity auction. Two works will remain on exhibit at MAB Studios through the end of June.
Tori Tasch exhibited "Tokyo"--an accordion-fold sculptural book made following a Suitcase Fund-supported trip to that city in 2013--in Paperworks 2016, a national exhibition at the Northwest Art Center in Minot, North Dakota. Attending the exhibition helped Tasch to plan the 2017 Wisconsin Visual Artists exhibition, which is devoted to paper.