Art Forum -- Spring 2013 Schedule

Department of Art & Design
Art Forum Coordinator: Patricia Lay
TUESDAYS 2:30 - 4:20 p.m.
Location: Montclair State University; Calcia Hall, CA135
Open to the Public; Admission is free

January 29
Cyrilla Mozenter:
Multimedia Artist.
Cyrilla Mozenter’s installations, sculptures and drawings are constructed from felt, handmade paper and found objects. Select solo exhibitions include the Adam Baumgold Gallery (NY, 2010), the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (CT, 2005-06), the Dieu Donné Papermill (NY, 2002), and the Drawing Center (NY, 2000). Mozenter has been awarded the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and an Artist Grant from Artists Space. She has taught at The Cooper Union School of Art, Parson’s School of Design, and is currently teaching at Pratt Institute.

February 5
Win Knowlton: Sculptor.
Win Knowlton is a sculptor who lives and works in New York City. He received his BFA from Parsons School of Design and a degree in ornamental horticulture (from SUNY Farmingdale). He received the New York Foundation for the Arts Grant in 1999, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1991. Knowlton’s work has been shown in PS1 and recent exhibitions include solo shows in Paris, France and Vienna, Austria. Sculptures of Win Knowlton’s can be found in several public collections including Brooklyn Museum, MoMA (NY), National Gallery, Fogg Museum, Hirshhorn Museum, and the Whitney Museum. In his lecture he will present work done over the past 10-20 years with anecdotal information related to methods and thoughts.

February 12
Jimmy Margulies:
Jimmy Margulies is currently the nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist for The Record (NJ), and has worked for The Houston Post and Journal Newspapers of Maryland and Virginia prior. He has a BFA in graphic design from Carnegie Mellon University. Margulies’ cartoons appear in The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Time,, Newsweek, Business Week, among many others. He won the 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011 Clarion Award for editorial cartoons from The Association for Women in Communications, as well as the 2005 Berryman Award for editorial cartoons from The National Press Foundation of Washington, DC. In the 2010 Berryman Award, he won Honorable Mention, and in 1993 won Second Prize in the Berryman. In 2003 and 2004, he placed third in the National Headliner Award. He received third place in the 2001 Ranan Lurie Political Cartoon Contest sponsored by the United Nations Foreign Correspondents Association. In 1996 he won both the National Headliner Award for editorial cartoons and The Fischetti Editorial Cartoon Competition.

February 19
Marc Leuthold:
Clay Sculptor.
Marc Leuthold creates objects and mixed media installations that create a dialogue between cultures, history, and the senses.  Leuthold has work in major museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Brooklyn Museum, The Smithsonian Museum of American Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Houston.  Leuthold has been invited to create art in numerous locations throughout the world.  Leuthold has taught art at Princeton University, Parsons School of Design in New York City and is currently Professor of Art at the State University of New York.  Leuthold is an elected lifetime member of the International Academy of Ceramics since 1999, Geneva, Switzerland.

February 26
Jane Kent:
Jane Kent makes prints, paintings, drawings and artists’ books. She is known most for her printmaking and collaborations at some of the nations leading fine art presses. Her work has most recently been shown at CG Boerner Gallery, NY, the Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS., the International Print Center of New York and in the exhibition “Lyrical Color”, Pocket Utopia Gallery, NY. She has also had solo exhibitions including Montclair Art Museum and Princeton University Graphic Arts Collection, as well as group shows at National Museum of Women in the Arts (Washington DC) and the Brooklyn Museum.


March 5
Carol Salmanson:
Light Sculpture / Installations.
Carol Salmanson creates large installations and unique objects with light as both medium and subject. Originally from Rhode Island, Salmanson is based in Brooklyn. She received a BS from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. She subsequently attended the Arts Students League, the School of Visual Arts as a Public Art Resident, and the National Academy of Fine Arts as an Abbey Mural Workshop Fellow. Her work has been seen nationally and internationally; her most recent solo exhibition was held in 2012 at StorefrontBushwick, and her window installation Park Lights was seen in Manhattan in 2011. "Hercules Lite" is on view through January in Space Invaders, an exhibition of site-specific installations curated by Karin Bravin at Lehman College. Her next solo exhibition will be at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey in 2013. Carol Salmanson will speak about her work with light and reflective materials.

March 19
Pedro Barbeito:
Painter / Digital Artist.
Pedro Barbeito lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received his MFA from the Yale School of Painting and Sculpture in 1996. Barbeito has exhibited his work internationally for the past fourteen years. Solo exhibition venues include Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Basilico Fine Arts and Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York, Parra-Romero Gallery in Madrid, Charest-Weinberg Gallery in Miami, and Galerie Richard in Paris. He has participated in museum exhibits at the Rose Art Museum in Massachusetts; the Museum of Modern Art inArnhem, The Netherlands; The Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art in Florida; and the Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City, among others. In his presentation Barbeito will discuss the various series of paintings he has been working on since 1996. 

March 26
Rachel Youens:
 Painter / Critic.
Painter Rachel Youens’ will speak on the unabashedly naturalistic method of observation that undergirds her current series of panoramic paintings. Working with casually disordered yet carefully considered table-scapes overflowing with flowers and cloth, wood and metal fragments, breads and ceramics. Rachel Youens was a Guggenheim Fellow in painting (2008 –09), recipient of a Pollack Krasner grant (2005), and has exhibited at Sideshow Gallery and elsewhere. She also wrote for The Brooklyn Rail’s artscene section for several years. She currently teaches at the Parsons School of Design and at LaGuardia Community College. Youens also has exhibited in Holland, Turkey, and Spain.