PNCA Alumn, Iris Williamson, Appointed Director of Exhibitions at Maine College of Art & Design
January 30, 2023
We're excited to report that one of PNCA's very own, Iris Williamson, was appointed as the new Director of Exhibitions at Maine College of Art & Design. At PNCA, Iris studied Critical Theory + Creative Research. She went on to teach, curate, and direct in various places and even started her own company that holds exhibitions, "by emerging and established visual artists across disciplines."
Through a national search, Iris stood out for her, "deep experience in arts administration, business, non-profits, and education combined with her art practice and deep understanding of art history and museum studies." (Maine College of Art & Design)
"In her new role, Williamson will be responsible for overseeing exhibitions across Maine College of Art & Design while also managing the exhibitions and other programming at the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art & Design (ICA)." (Maine College of Art & Design)
We're always thrilled to see our alumni succeed while spreading critical art practices throughout academic spaces. Congrats, Iris!
PNCA Alum Ashley Hollan has been hired at Elon University as a visiting assistant professor.
Join us for the latest lecture series event! Hear from writer and curator, Allison Glenn!
Talk Available via Zoom, Wednesday - August 2nd at 6pm
Presented by PNCA's Low Residency MFA in Visual Studies.
Wednesday, July 12th, 6:00 pm Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR
Free and Open to the Public
Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies MFA students visited Elizabeth Leach Gallery for Derek Franklin's solo exhibition "Grief is on my Calendar Everyday at 2:00PM" to chat about Franklin's thoughts on theatre, grief, and bread people.