PNCA Celebrates Alumni and Faculty in Portland 2016 Biennial

July 01, 2016

July 1, 2016
Lisa Radon

PNCA Celebrates Alumni and Faculty in Portland 2016 Biennial

July 1, 2016—Portland, Oregon—Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to congratulate the many alumni and faculty members who have been selected by Michelle Grabner for the 2016 Portland Biennial organized by Disjecta. Grabner, who was co-curator of the 2014 Whitney Biennial, is a nationally recognized artist, curator, and educator. Disjecta notes that these artists are “defining and advancing the state’s contemporary arts landscape.”

PNCA alumni and faculty members who were selected include:

Pat Boas ‘98
Cherry & Lucic (John Knight MFA ’13, Kyle Raquipiso ’11, and Eleanor Ford)
David Eckard, Faculty Lead, Sculpture
Jack Featherly ‘90
Midori Hirose ‘04
Ellen McFadden ‘49
Brenna Murphy ‘09
Rebecca Peel ‘13
Heidi Schwegler, Chair, MFA in Applied Craft + Design
Weird Fiction (alumni and faculty)

These artists are among the 35 chosen for solo exhibitions to be mounted at 25 partner venues in 11 communities across the state. Many more PNCA alumni and faculty are included in the Salon exhibition at Disjecta that reflects Grabner’s many studio visits throughout the state.

“It is fantastic to see PNCA’s inspiring faculty and alumni get this well-deserved recognition. This series of exhibitions gives Portland an opportunity to see the great work that comes out of this college,” says Interim President Casey Mills. “Congratulations to everyone who was selected.”

The 2016 Portland Biennial opens July 9 with a reception at Disjecta from 6-10pm. For a complete list of venues and their scheduled openings, please visit the biennial website at

About Pacific Northwest College of Art
As Oregon’s premier college of art and design since 1909, PNCA has helped shape the region’s visual arts landscape for more than a century. Today PNCA is a dynamic platform for 21st century art and design education at its new campus in the heart of downtown Portland. PNCA offers four BFA programs with 10 concentrations, six graduate programs within the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies, and a Post-Baccalaureate program. For more information: