Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies
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(Portland, OR) The Center for Contemporary Art and Culture and the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at PNCA are pleased to present Time In-Between: Temporal Matter(s), a group exhibition of new and recent works by all First Year MFA Graduate Candidates and Post-Bacc students.
On view February 21st - March 9th, 2022 -- Gallery Hours: M-F 9am - 4pm
Join the Low Residency MFA in Visual Studies on January 13 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm for a Visiting Faculty Lecture with Am Johal.
Spatial Power: A Screening on the Queer Modernist Legacy of Eileen Gray with conversation with Emmanuela Soria Ruiz
Sunday, January 9
Interview with PNCA Faculty Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas: Podcast and Broadcast Friday December 3 at 4pm PST on KAOS 89.3, Olympia, WA.
One hour interview with Low Residency MFA in Visual Studies Chair Aeron Bergman and PNCA Assistant Professor Alejandra Salinas about their early sound works available as an online podcast and also to be aired on Friday December 3 at 4pm PST on KAOS 89.3, Olympia, WA. Listen here to the interview and sound works.
On December 3rd, from 4pm - 6pm in PNCA’s Design Corridor, Jay Ponteri will exhibit and read excerpts of his new book Someone Told Me, published by Widow+Orphan Books this fall.
On November 13, 2021 PNCA Low-Residency Creative Writing will be at the Portland Book Festival.
Fuller Rosen Gallery and guest curator Laurel V. McLaughlin are pleased to present The Longest Leg, a solo exhibition of new and recent work by Emmanuela Soria Ruiz on view November 11, 2021 - January 09, 2022. Opening reception November 13 from 6-8pm.
Visual Studies MFA alum Mo Murshed’s show, “Patterns Do Furnish a Life,” at SATOR Projects, co-curated by Critical Studies MA alumna Kyle Cohlmia, on view through Nov. 21st
SpeculativeFutures // Public Spaces for Mental Health : Collaboratively re-imagining communal urban spaces
On Nov. 18, this workshop, we will take time to collectively imagine communal urban spaces that support us in our mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. Led by Maddy Silberger-Franek, MFA Candidate in Collaborative Design.
Student-led discussion in conjunction with the 2021 Graduate Symposium, Speculative Futures: Art, AI and Digital Worldmaking. Science Fiction is a realm of possibility where we playtest our hopes, fears, and aspirations against an epic backdrop.
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Student-led discussion in conjunction with the 2021 Graduate Symposium, Speculative Futures: Art, AI and Digital Worldmaking. Discussion led by michelle brehmer & vasilios niphoratos. Join them on Nov. 9 from 12:30 -1:30pm, as they discuss the emancipatory potentials of caregiving - one that is relationship-based, emotionally attuned, and institutionally critical.
The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies and Make+Think+Code are thrilled to present a screening of the documentary Coded Bias, followed by a discussion led by Megan McKissack, Assistant Director of Make+Think+Code, on November 4th, from 6:00pm - 7:30pm.
This event is part of programming for the 2021 Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Symposium, Speculative Futures: Art, AI and Digital Worldmaking.
The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies is thrilled to welcome humanitarian designer, architect, theorist, activist and artist Nashin Mahtani!
December 1, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at PNCA is thrilled to welcome Christian Viveros-Fauné to present a public talk, as part of The Ford Family Foundation Visual Arts Program’s Critical Conversations series, hosted by Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) at Willamette University.
November 8, 2021
6:30pm - 8:00pm
This Nov.19-20, the symposium will consider how contemporary artists render algorithmic harms visible, and imagine speculative futures optimized for just outcomes. The two-day event will facilitate conversations with the featuring work of Amelia Winger-Bearskin, and Mashinka Firunts Hakopian, on the ethical, environmental, political, social, and economic impacts of artificial intelligence and machine learning for artists, designers, makers, writers, researchers, and cultural workers.
PNCA Faculty Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas exhibit public art, publish an essay and documentary audio.
(Public Domain Photos of Public Domain Seeds)
Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas
The Luminary, St Louis, MO
October 7 - November 1
Curated by Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz
“New Ownership” Portland’s first exhibition of physical artwork verified by NFTs, curated by alumna Hannah Bakken, was written up in Oregon Arts Watch and Ceramics Now.
On Nov. 20, from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies presents a lecture with keynote speaker, Mashinka Firunts Hakopian, the annual Graduate Symposium SPECULATIVE FUTURES November 19 + 20.
On Nov. 19, from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies presents a lecture with keynote speaker, Amelia Winger-Bearskin, the annual Graduate Symposium SPECULATIVE FUTURES November 19 + 20.
On Nov. 3, from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies is thrilled to welcome novelist Janice Lee. The author will read from her most recent novel, Imagine a Death, as part of the Graduate Lecture Series. Presented by the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing and the MA in Critical Studies.
On Oct. 27, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies presents a Conversation between artists Jovencio de la Paz and Sonya Dahl. Presented by the MFA in Applied Craft + Design, in collaboration with Portland Textile Month.
On Oct. 6, from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM, the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies is thrilled to welcome artist and printmaker, Oliver Jackson. Oliver will discuss his work and practice in conversation with Paul Mullowney, founder of Mullowney Printing and Matthew Letzelter, Chair of the MFA in Print Media at PNCA.
Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies’ 2020 Symposium Showcases Portland’s Creativity and Resilience
The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at PNCA will host a two-day online symposium on November 20-21, 2020, that explores the intersections of art, design, technology, critical race theory, disability studies, and activism through collaboration and creative practice.
Leading up to the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies annual two-day symposium on November 20-21, graduate students from the MA in Critical Studies program will host a series of conversations that are open to all who want to participate. This year discussions on November 12, 16, and 18 will focus on the symposium theme, “Forms of Care: Building the Worlds We Need.”
An update from the Director of Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies, MK Guth, on how PNCA is moving forward for Fall 2020!