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National Wet Paint Exhibition 2011

Curated by Sergio Gomez for the Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago

 

The National Wet Paint Exhibition is an outlook and an overview of emerging contemporary artists across the United States currently working in the medium of painting. Wet Paint refers to the idea that this is a fresh group of artists. They are MFA (Masters of Fine Arts) candidates and recent MFA recipients working primarily in the medium of painting.

Under the watchful eye of a technology driven society, online social networking and cyber interaction communities, emerging artists have been evolving and redefining one of the oldest mediums of art, painting. Wet Paint poses the following questions: How is the next generation of artists redefining one of the oldest art mediums? How are new technologies impacting their painting materials, methods, techniques, processes and ideas? How are graduate programs in America reshaping painting? What does painting mean to a new generation? Wet Paint highlights and gives a forum to a new generation of artists working from traditional to experimental painting media.

The National Wet Paint Exhibition consists of 45 paintings by artists selected from a national call which resulted in 288 submissions. The exhibition takes place in the 6000 sq/ft main gallery of the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood. The Zhou B Art Center is a private, non-government funded art center designed to facilitate the exchange of contemporary art between Chicago and the international art community. The 87,000 square feet art center offers innumerable possibilities for exploring the arts in a charismatic location and collectively form an extravagant art center fusing culture and creativity. — Sergio Gomez, MFA


adam_bock
Adam Bock
Northern Illinois University

adrian_cox
Adrian Cox
Washington University in St. Louis
amanda_kay_wallace
Amanda Wallace
Goddard College
anna_k_lemnitzer
Anna K. Lemnitzer
University of Montana
benjamin_grant
Benjamin Grant
University of Wisconsin-Madison
brandon_dean
Brandon Dean,
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
clare_rosean
Clare Rosean,
The University of Chicago
corey_n_crum
Corey N. Crum
Northern Illinois University
c_matthew_luther
C. Matthew Luther
University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
david_knobel
David Knobel
University of Maryland
david_maddy
David Maddy
Indiana University
ernesto_a_trujillo
Ernesto A. Trujillo
University of Arizona
e_thurston_belmer
E. Thurston Belmer
Washington University in St. Louis
hatidza_mulic
Hatidza Mulic
The University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School
ian_reynold
Ian Reynold
San Francisco Art Institute
injung_oh
InJung Oh
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
jackson_zorn
Jackson Zorn
University of Notre Dame
jake_johnsonJake Johnson
University of Missouri
jake_wells
Jake Wells
Southern Illinois University
jason_seeley

Jason Seeley
University of Buffalo-SUNY
jave_yoshimoto
Jave Yoshimoto
Syracuse University
jen_keshka
Jen Keshka
Montclair State University
jieun_beth_kim_
Jieun Beth Kim
University of Texas at Austin
jim_graham
Jim Graham
University of Illinois
kang_joo_lee
Kang Joo Lee
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
katherine_perryman
Kate Perryman
Southern Illinois University
latoya_m_hobbs
LaToya M. Hobbs
Purdue University
lauren_whearty
Lauren Whearty
The Ohio State University
linda_king_fergusonLinda King Ferguson
Vermont College of Fine Arts
lisa_ficarelli-halpern
Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern
New Jersey City University
maria_lux
Maria Lux
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
mary_beth_koszut
Mary Beth Koszut
Bradley University
michael_pfleghaar
Michael Pfleghaar
The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley
lisa_caplan
Lisa Caplan,
Art Center College of Design
nannette_cherry
Nannette Cherry
University of Central Florida
philmore_peterson_v
Philmore Peterson V
The Ohio State University
rachel_wolfson
Rachel Wolfson
Indiana University
rebecca_weed
Rebecca G. Weed
The University of Montana
sean_smith_
Sean Smith
University of Miami
sijia_chen
Sijia Chen
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
sioban_lombardi
Sioban Lombardi
Pratt Institute
steven_vinson

Steven Vinson
Kendall College of Art and Design
suqin_lin
Suqin Lin
University of Missouri-Columbia
tanya_gadbaw
Tanya Gadbaw
Southern Illinois University
timothy_kranz
Timothy Kranz
Kendall College of Art and Design

 

 

 

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