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Art  Colloquia for Critical Inquiry, 2010 Fall

Dan Steinhilber, Untitled, 2009

Dan Steinhilber, Untitled, 2009

Dan Steinhilber

October 12

AU alumnus Dan Steinhilber moved to Washington in 2000 to study in the MFA program at American University, where he turned his attention to the urban landscape, using mass-produced consumer items as his primary materials. His work has most recently been featured in the following group exhibitions: "CENSUS 03: New Art from DC" at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington (2003); "Model Home" at Artscape in Baltimore (2003); "Fission/Fusion" at the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington (2003); and "Artpoint" at Art Basel in Miami Beach (2002).


Gary Stephan, The Price of Good News, 2009

Gary Stephan, The Price of Good News, 2009

Gary Stephan

November 2

The work of former and current American University visiting artist in residence Gary Stephan can be found in the public collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Smithsonian American Art Museum in D.C.; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki; and many other locations. He has exhibited in dozens of major galleries internationally, and his work has been written about in all the major visual arts publications.


Robert Storr

Photo: Herbert Lotz

Robert Storr

November 4

Robert Storr is dean of the Yale School of Art and consulting curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Storr received a BA from Swarthmore College in 1972 and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1978. He was curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from 1990 to 2002, where he organized exhibitions on Elizabeth Murray, Gerhard Richter, Max Beckmann, Tony Smith, and Robert Ryman, in addition to coordinating the Projects series from 1990 to 2000. In 2002 he was named the first Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of the Fine Arts, New York University. Storr has also taught at the CUNY graduate center and the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies as well as the Rhode Island School of Design, Tyler School of Art, New York Studio School, and Harvard University, and has been a frequent lecturer in this country and abroad.


Susanna Coffey, Transport, 2008

Susanna Coffey, Transport, 2008

Susanna Coffey

November 30

The work of former and current American University visiting artist in residence Susanna Coffey can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Seville, Spain; Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Art Institute of Chicago; Minneapolis Museum of Art; and the National Academy of Design, New York, among many other institutions. Iconic figurative paintings of heads have also been exhibited in solo shows including Tibor De Nagy, the New York Studio School, and the Painting Center in New York City; Jaffe, Friede & Strauss Galleries at Dartmouth College; Maya Polsky and Lyons Weir Galleries in Chicago; Isabel Ignacio Gallery in Seville, Spain; and the Weatherspoon Art Gallery at the University of North Carolina. Coffey's work has been discussed in ABC Sevilla, Art New England, the Boston Globe, the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, ARTnews, and Art in America. She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and NEA and Tiffany Foundation awards, and she is a member of the National Academy of Art and Design.


Dorothy Frey, Spree

Dorothy Frey, Spree

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Dorothy Frey is currently chair of fine arts and instructor in the fine arts and foundation departments at the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design. She received her MFA from American University and her BFA from Millersville University in Pennsylvania. Frey has been a visiting instructor at the Chautauqua Institution, and her most recent exhibitions include Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia (Four Ring Circus, July 2009) and Isadore Gallery in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (The Inhabited Morphology, October 2008). 


Alison Hall received her MFA from American University in 2004. She currently teaches at Hollins University, where for the past five years she has served as an art professor and thesis advisor in the master of arts and liberal studies program. Hall is also currently director and professor of summer study abroad in the Hollins University art program in Todi, Italy, which she established shortly after her experience in the AU Italy program. Since graduating from American University six years ago, Hall has exhibited her work at Anonymous Gallery, New York; Dialogue Gallery in Roanoke, Virginia; Herrit Gallery in Twin Falls, Idaho; Strohl Art Center Galleries in Chautauqua, New York; Fowler Kellogg Galleries in Chautauqua, New York; Demo Gallery in Todi, Italy; Sala Degli Archi in Corciano, Italy; and other locations.


Jeremy Long, Delivery

Jeremy Long, Delivery, 2009

Jeremy Long is represented by Linda Warren Gallery in Chicago and has shown his work at Streeterville Gallery, Chicago; Sweldon Swope Museum of Art, Terre Haute Indiana; the Albrecht-Kemper Museum, St. Joseph, Missouri; American Academy of Art, Chicago; Bowery Gallery, New York City; and many other locations. Before graduating from American University in 2001, he exhibited his work in Art Romp 10 at Studio 7 Project Space; Watkins Gallery, American University, Washington, D.C.; Art-o-Matic, Washington, D.C.; Logan Gallery, Chautauqua, New York; Commune di Corciano, Corciano, Italy; and Kemper Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. He is currently assistant professor of art at Ithaca College, and he has also taught at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, the American Academy of Art in Chicago, and Knox College in Illinois.


Amber Scoon, Autoimmune/Iron

Amber Scoon, Autoimmune / Iron

Since graduating from AU in 2004, Amber Scoon has exhibited performance, video, and installations at Contini Sculpture Park, Florence, Italy; World Earth Day/ Video Exhibition, Scope Basel Biennale; Floating and Falling, in Sintra, Portugal; L'ambasciata Di Marte, Florence, Italy; Artemesia Galleria in Perugia, Italy; and at Galereya Arta, Sevastopol, Ukraine; and she has performed "The Souls of Dead Boats" in Sevastopol, Ukraine; Piramide Gallery and Gallery Il Labirinto, both in Rome, Italy; and the Commune di Corciano, Corciano, Italy. She is currently teaching at Syracuse University and has also been a professor and chair of the art department at Bristol Community College in Fall River, Massachusetts; art department coordinator and King Gallery curator at the College of Southern Idaho, in Twin Falls, Idaho; adjunct professor of drawing and painting and co-program director in American University's Studio Art Abroad program in Italy. She is currently a PhD candidate at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. Her thesis, titled "Creation and Destruction," incorporates painting, mixed-media, performance, and video. 

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