Gabriel Barrios is a Venezuelan American painter. He received his BA in Studio Arts in 2015 and hopes to move on to graduate school for fine arts. His multinational identity is reflected in his work, often centered around characters trying to make sense of their spaces. His paintings have been exhibited at various shows and galleries, including the Dartmouth Jaffe Friede Gallery and Barrows Rotunda, SIT Gallery, Castle in the Clouds, ArtXChange, and DAX.
Jordan Craig is Northern Cheyenne from Pleasanton, California. She loves collage, printmaking and painting. Her work focuses on abstraction, topography, family and time. She also enjoys cooking breakfast, making books, traveling and spending time with her family, friends and dogs.
Malika Khurana grew up partly in a suburb of Boston, then moved to Dubai when she was 14 and didn't grow any more. She graduated from Dartmouth with a double major in Engineering and Studio Art, concentrating in Sculpture and Architecture. Malika pursued an Honors Thesis to open windows into ideal worlds of possibility, optimism, and calm. In these worlds, our surroundings are thoughtfully designed, even the everyday is noticed, and we regularly subvert assumptions. This body of work often took the form of precise lines and geometry in tension with raw, unfinished materials. Malika will spend the next year further developing her skills through playful and functional design-art exercises. Website: http://cargocollective.com/malikakhurana
Lindsey Lam was born and raised on Long Island, New York. She dedicated most of her college career to thinking about Anthropology, only to completely switch paths halfway through senior year and give in to her constant compulsion to make stuff through the Studio Art minor. This year she hopes to explore the impossibilities of form, space, light, and material as related to notions of intimacy, accessibility, and narrative. Which in the end is just art-babble for wanting to make big sculptures and books that may or may not ask you please don’t touch.
Brenda Gonzalez was born and raised in East Los Angeles, California. Growing up, she was always interested in drawing but did not take any studio art classes until arriving at Dartmouth. She majored in Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures, with a focus on Japanese, and Studio Art. For her Studio Art major she focused on finding a middle ground between the drawing she always loved and the sculpture she became newly passionate about throughout her time at Dartmouth. Her honors project revolved around sculptures and installations that were three dimensional forms created from two dimensional watercolor drawings.
Sera Boeno '14, graduated from Dartmouth College with degrees in Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Studio Art. As an undergraduate she received several awards and grants, as well as high honors, for her sculpture work. She mainly works with wax, metal, plaster and found objects; her art is concerned with re-placing the personal and the finite, in the perpetual and the globally available. Boeno will be spending the 2014-2015 academic year working as a special instructor in the Dartmouth College Studio Art Department. In the future, she hopes to gain an MFA degree, and teach college-level art.
Sean Hammett '14, was an Engineering and Studio Art double major. Unexpectedly, he took and loved a drawing class during his first term at Dartmouth. As an introduction to making art, it was challenging in a totally new and unexpected way – since then it’s become an essential counter to his engineering work. Finding the balance between purely analytic work and free-form artistic work is a both a key concern and a big reward: his work in each discipline informs his work in the other. Now, as an Intern in the Studio Art Department, he is continuing to think about the relationships between form and function. His recent work explores the balance between chaos and control, the interactions of people with nature, and telling stories with objects.
Ryan Hueston '14, Born Navajo and Irish-German in Montgomery, Alabama and subsequently raised in Southern California, Ryan is a multimedia artist who is strongly inspired by the dualities that constantly challenge and inspire his life. Ryan is absolutely unable to suppress his desire to both grow as an artist, and as an individual — always looking for new directions, new artists, and new people to connect to — which, as a Studio Art Intern, he enjoys daily. Working in painting, collage, installation, sculpture, drawing, and performance, Ryan also enjoys exploring the concepts of entropy, man’s hubris/ relationship to nature, his relationship with his mind, and the exploration of psychological spaces through imaginary architecture and environments.
Matt Storm '14, is a queer photographer raised in New Jersey. He graduated Dartmouth with a double major in Studio Art (photography) and East Asian Studies (Chinese language and Himalayan studies) in 2013. He has since worked with Marpha Foundation in northern Nepal and continues to pursue his practice in portrait and emotional narrative photography. This year, he is enjoying learning more about art education, and taking advantage of the opportunity for long-term, complex projects that the SART intern program provides. Matt plans to apply to graduate programs in photography next year. http://mattstormphoto.weebly.com/
Julian Macmillian '14, www.julianmacmillan.com/about-1/
Lin Bo grew up in Chicago, Illinois and graduated from Dartmouth College as a Studio Art major concentrating in painting. When he paints, Lin deconstructs and re-creates his emotions piece by piece in hope that as an artist he can answer the questions of why something so simple could mean so much: Someone who has never had a sleepless night of heartbreak cannon appreciate the fragile glimmer of the sunrise by the lakeshore. Someone who has never been in love cannot feel the happiness of a box of pink orchids blowing in the sunny, summer wind by a Swiss train station.
Will Bryant grew up in the western suburbs of Atlanta. He received a double major in Geography and Studio Art. His work focuses on chronicling the Black experience in America.
Lexi Campbell was born and raised in San Diego, California. She graduated from Dartmouth in 2013 where she studied as a major in studio art. Although she began her senior year as a painter, Lexi graduated with a greater focus on photography. Specifically she is interested in photography as a mark-making tool by combining multiple photos into one composition. Fascinated by the complexity of human emotion, Lexi attempts to recreate the sense of mental disarray when experiencing a powerful emotion. She hopes to use this next year to develop as a photographer and gain experience in art education. Lexi plans to pursue a MFA and continue to use art as a means of understanding the human psyche.
Luca Molnar was born in Budapest, Hungary, and grew up in Arkansas, North Carolina and New Jersey. She graduated from Dartmouth in 2013 as a Studio Art Major with a concentration in painting and completed an honors thesis entitled "unsignificantly." While her studio practice continues to develop, she spent much of last year trying to understand and visualize the inscriptions we carry in our mental and emotional psyche and how they contribute to personal identity. She seems to continually cycle through ideas about home, mental space, the figure, language, and color. This year, she hopes to push and explore the outer limits of her work, while deciding what role art, the studio, and teaching will play in her life.
Sabrina Yegela was born and raised in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. She graduated from Dartmouth in 2013 with a double major in Economics and Studio Art with a concentration in photography and sculpture. Using an array of materials she creates installations that are subtle visual manifestations of feelings and experiences with Black Identity in America, as seen through the eyes of an African girl who did not grow up Black in Tanzania. She hopes to use this next year to develop a stronger dialogue as an artist, and figure what her next step in life will be.
(This story was originally published in the Dartmouth College Fund’s Fall 2012 issue of “GREEN at Dartmouth.”)
Sabrina Yegela ’13, came to Dartmouth from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, excited to study studio art and economics. She talks to GREEN at Dartmouth about how she uses sculpture to help her explore issues of difference on the Dartmouth campus:
I have been in love with art since I was 2. My parents thought I would outgrow it, but as I grew older I got even more interested. My teachers said, “You are very talented. You should keep it up,” but it’s very complicated. In Tanzania art is not considered the breadwinner. Thank goodness I’m good at two things: art and economics.
I come from an international background. I went to a high school with people from all over the world, so I didn’t really think about color or status or race. The differences between me and my peers just weren’t at the forefront of our conversations. Coming to Dartmouth was an eye-opening experience for me. For the first time in my life I had conversations with people who saw me as “different,” which made me think about my skin color, my hair, my body type, and so on.
Bogyi Banovich was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from Dartmouth in 2012 a major in Studio Art, concentrating in sculpture, with a minor in Earth Sciences. Bogyi's work is constantly evolving, but his recent work concentrates on the forms and ideas of the future in regards to the evolution of life and the planet. He has a fond interest in surrealist art and tries to work his sense of humor into most of his work as well. He looks forward to developing his skills over this coming year as an intern and further exploring the materials he loves to work with: steel, plastic stretch wrap, and silicon. Bogyi plans on pursuing his artistic practice as a career, maybe teaching as well, and will probably end up moving back to the concrete jungle that is NYC, his home.
Stacey Derosier was born in Connecticut and grew up in Queens and Long Island, NY. She graduated from Dartmouth in the year 2012 where she studied as a major in Studio Art with a Film and Media Studies minor. While her work continues to develop, her pieces tend to focus on interactions between expressive, organic forms and absolute, geometric shapes to create provocative compositions. Stacey plans to spend the next year making work in the hopes of understanding her gravitation to these shapes and forms.
Stuart Lantry was born in the San Francisco area, but grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles. He graduated Dartmouth in 2012 with a major in Studio Art, with a focus in painting, while also achieving a minor in German. Stuart's artwork has continuously evolved to reach its current state, where the artist depicts urban walls and textures connecting graffiti, street art and their surfaces to previous art historical movements. Among these artists, Stuart is particularly inspired by the work of Jean-Michelle Basquiat and Robert Rauschenberg. Stuart hopes to use the next year to develop his work, further incorporate 3 dimensions and begin the daunting life of an artist. Ultimately, Stuart plans on moving to NYC in the hopes of immersing himself in his urban subject matter and hopefully supporting himself as an artist.
Malia Reeves grew up in the beautiful artist colony of Taos, New Mexico. She graduated from Dartmouth in 2012 with a focus in Painting and Drawing and a double minor in Art History and Spanish. For her Honors Thesis, Malia made paintings that explored the frenzied energy of reflections and water, acrid vibrancy and staring eyes. They were about tears and womanhood and about a place where dreams and reality meet. Malia is excited to continue her career in art this year and into the future. She would like to someday pursue an MFA and eventually teach art and outdoor education in a lovely mountain town. www.maliareeves.com
Grace Dowd was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She graduated Dartmouth with a Major in Sociology and a Minor in Studio Art. Grace is in the process of exploring as many mediums as possible while broadening her artistic knowledge and execution. She does, however, tend to focus predominantly in photography and sculpture. This summer, she exhibited in the Barrows Rotunda at Dartmouth’s Hopkins Center. Her installation, "This is My World" received both positive and negative feedback but was an excellent debut into the art world. See an article about the exhibition: http://thedartmouth.com/2011/08/09/arts/Dowd
Caroline Moore is from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She graduated from Dartmouth in 2011, majoring in Studio Art with a concentration in Photography and minoring in English. Caroline seems incapable of choosing a single medium, but whether working in painting or photography or printmaking, her texture fixation never wavers. In each piece, she strives to create a tactile experience to bring the viewer closer to the subject. Caroline has very little idea what she wants to do with her life, but looks forward to fleshing out her plans over the next year while indulging her artistic impulses. www.scarolinemoore.com
Max Van Pelt grew up in Boulder, Colorado. He graduated from Dartmouth in 2011 with a Major in Studio Art concentrating in Architecture. During his two-term Senior Seminar, Max enjoyed many blissful days throwing sparks in the metal shop, drawing with imperceptibly small pieces of charcoal, and learning to become “spongelike.” Max pursued an Honors Thesis to study the function of specific moments or details as the unraveling points that yield larger unseen ideas and forms. This body of work emerged in welded steel sculpture with wood and cast concrete elements as well as large explosive drawings that thread between the geometries of architectural space and the artist’s mind freely responding from one element to the next. Over the next year in the oasis, Max will continue flushing out his love for art and for architecture, and is in no hurry to figure out the next step. www.maxvanpelt.com
Natalia Wrobel grew up in San Diego, California. She graduated from Dartmouth with a major in Studio Art, concentrating in Painting, and a minor in Art History. For her Honors Thesis, she explored the manipulation of two-dimensional spaces through the creation and disruption of balance to develop canvases in a constant state of flux. Natalia is now continuing to further her understanding of the purpose of art and its role in her life. www.nataliawrobel.com