LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting (MFA)

Fall 2016 Hoffberger Visiting Artists

Alison Hall

Alison Hall (b.1980, Martinsville, Virginia) lives and works as full-time artist in Brooklyn, NY. Her studio practice is influenced by her experience of growing up in a small rural Virginia town where ritual and repetition were core components of the factory workers and farmers in her family. Hall spends part of every year in central Italy absorbing the ritualistic rhythms of the small Umbrian hill town of Todi. Searching for patterns in tile floors, 13th-century paintings and looking at the ancient world through the lens of a contemporary artist. Over the past year, Hall has had a solo exhibition at Clement and Schneider in Bonn, Germany, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects in NYC, Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, VA and Philip Slein Gallery in St Louis, MO. Other exhibitions include Kate Werble Gallery, NYC, McKenzie Fine Art, NYC, John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY, the Taubman Museum of Art, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and The William King Museum. In 2011 she was the recipient of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship in Drawing and the Bethesda Painting Award. Her work is represented by Clement and Schneider in Bonn Germany and Reynolds Gallery in Richmond, VA.

Elena Sisto

Elena Sisto (b. 1952) lives and works in New York. She received her BA in Art and Art History from Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design and studied at the New York Studio School. The artist has been included in numerous museum exhibitions including those at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Katonah Museum of Art, and most recently, a traveling exhibition that started at Miami Dade Museum of Art + Design and traveled to the University of Florida, Gainesville. In addition, she was included in the 43rd Biennial of Contemporary American Painting at The Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC. She is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the Inglis Griswold Nelson Prize from the National Academy Museum and School, and the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist's Fellowship. She was inducted into the National Academy Museum in 2015. The artist lives and works in New York.

Gary Stephan

Gary Stephan was born in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Pratt Institute, NYC and received his MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. Stephan has been showing his paintings, drawings, and sculpture since the late sixties in the United States and Europe. He has had solo shows at Bykert Gallery, Mary Boone, Hirschl and Adler, Margo Leavin, Marlborough, Susan Inglett Gallery and Daniel Weinberg among others. His work is included in the collections of The Guggenheim, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art as well as museums nationwide. He is a recipient of awards from the National Endowment of the Arts, Guggenheim Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters and most recently a Joan Mitchell Foundation Award. Stephan teaches in the MFA program at School of Visual Arts in NYC.

Sue McNally

Sue McNally is a painter living in Newport, RI, and working in both Rhode Island and southeast Utah. She makes large-scale landscape paintings, small abstract paintings, and self-portraits with a focus on formal aspects of painting and drawing, balanced between traditional and contemporary languages. Sue has been traveling the United States by car two months of each year, since 1990, developing a direct and personal relationship with the American landscape. She is currently working on This Land Is My Land, 50 large-scale paintings, each representing one of the 50 United States. Sue holds an M.F.A. from The Savannah College of Art and Design and has been a resident artist for Two Coats of Paint, Ucross Foundation, Yaddo, and the Vermont Studio Center. Collections include The Worcester Art Museum, The RISD Museum of Art, The Newport Art Museum, Fidelity Investment Corporate Collection and Wellington Management Corporate Collection. www.suemcnally.com

Clarity Haynes

Clarity Haynes lives and works in New York City. Her large-scale paintings explore the torso as a site for portraiture and reveal themes of trauma, healing, and self-determination. Her work can currently be seen in The Outwin 2016: American Portraiture Today, at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, through early January 2017. Recent exhibitions include Clarity Haynes: Accession, Stout Projects, Brooklyn, NY; A Collective Body, New Bedford Art Museum, MA; and Body Utopia, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Haynes’ work has been reviewed in The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Two Coats of Paint, Hyperallergic, Juxtapoz Magazine, and Beautiful/Decay Magazine. She is represented in the Brooklyn Museum’s Feminist Art Base, and she has written for numerous publications, including The Brooklyn Rail and Hyperallergic. She teaches drawing and painting at Brooklyn College.

Lydia Dona

Lydia Dona is an American artist, born in Romania, who lives and works in New York City. She received her BFA from Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem, and the School of Visual Arts, New York City, BFA, in 1982 and her MFA from Hunter College in 1984.

She has shown extensively nationally and internationally and her work appears in significant public and private collections; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, N. Y., as well as Winnipeg Art Gallery, Canada, S.M.A.K. Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium and Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich.

Lydia Dona’s work has been critically covered in major publications including the Phaidon publication of Painting Today, by Tony Godfrey. As well as the reconstructed Sidney Janis Show, Conceptual Abstraction, by Pepe Karmel and Joachim Pissarro at Hunter College/ Times Square Gallery.

Recent exhibitions include large-scale work in Dynamic Pictorial Models at 101/EXHIBIT in Los Angeles. A collaborative four-person show with Pedro Barbeito, Franklin Evans, and Fabian Marcaccio accompanied by a catalog essay by Raphael Rubinstein.

A recorded interview appears on gorkysgranddaughter.com.

Lydia Dona is affiliated with Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona and Laroche/Joncas Gallery, Montreal.

Jonathan Lyndon Chase

Jonathan Lyndon Chase is a Philadelphia Pennsylvania resident and native. Chase creates figurative paintings that mine psychological and emotional experience. Jonathan received his BFA from the University of the Arts in 2013 and his MFA at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2016. The figures in his paintings are black queer vessels through which Chase explores the crossroads of race and sexuality, the erotic and tenderness, and human connectedness. Chases paintings and drawings explore dream and nightmare, pain and pleasure, and the insertion of the queer black body in art historical, safe, and day to day arenas. Solo exhibitions in 2016 include Sweet and Hard at Theirry Goldberg Gallery, NY, and Rosebud, at Lord Ludd in Philadelphia which was reviewed in Hyperallergic: Dissections of Desire: Jonathan Lyndon Chase’s ‘Rosebud’. In 2016 he was selected for the artcritical.com prize at PAFA and was also a recipient of the Fine Arts Venture Fund. His work is included in the Wedge Collection, Toronto, Canada, the Woodmere Museum of Art (purchase prize), Philadelphia, and through the Judith McGregor Caldwell Purchase Prize entered the permanent collection of The Pennsylvania Academy Of Fine Arts.

Anoka Faruqee

Anoka Faruqee (b. 1972, Ann Arbor) earned her M.F.A. from the Tyler School of Art in 1997 and her B.A., Painting from Yale University in 1994. Faruqee is an alumna of the Whitney Independent Study Program and residencies at the Skowhegan School of Art and the PS1 National Studio Program. Her grants include the Pollock Krasner Foundation and Artadia. Currently, Faruqee is director of graduate studies in painting/printmaking at Yale School of Art and has previously held positions at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Cal Arts, where she was Co-Director of the art program. Faruqee’s work has been exhibited in the US and abroad at venues including MoMA/PS1, Queens, NY; Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; the Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR; and Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, among others. Faruqee recently curated the major exhibition Search Versus Re-Search: Josef Albers, Artist, and Educator, and directed a short film about Albers’ art and teaching, for the Yale School of Art 32 Edgewood Gallery. She is represented by Koenig & Clinton gallery in New York and Hosfelt Gallery in San Francisco. Faruqee lives and works in New Haven, CT.