CURRENT MFA CANDIDATES

John Hulsey

Todd McQuade

Brannon Rockwell-Charland

Shevaun Wright

Jae Hwan Lim

Hailey Loman

 

JOHN HULSEY, Anticipated 2018 MFA
Website: https://jhulsey.net

John Hulsey's public projects, installation, video and writing engage the crisis of land and place in North America. Working across disciplines, in collaboration with activist collectives and tenants-rights groups, and participating in social movements, his work aims to intervene on sites of power, poetically reimagine our relationship to land and property, and facilitate encounters with the histories of displacement. He is a member of City Life/Vida Urbana and School of Echoes Los Angeles. Individual and collaborative projects have been presented in the U.S. Pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennial, The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Open Engagement, Angels Gate Cultural Center, The New York Art Book Fair at MOMA/PS1, and in conjunction with Pacific Standard Time’s LA/LA. Works and writings have appeared in the New York Times, Creative Time Reports, and e-flux conversations. In addition to his studies at UCLA, he is a Ph.D. candidate in Film and Visual Studies and Critical Media Practice in the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, where he is affiliated with the Sensory Ethnography Lab and The Film Study Center.


John Hulsey in collaboration with Armin Fardis, The Land Under Iron, 2017, WVT3 Three-
Line Message Sign, Angels Gate Cultural Center, Fort MacArthur, San Pedro California.

 

TODD MCQUADE, Anticipated 2018 MFA
Website: www.toddmcquade.net

Todd McQuade is an artist whose work records and assists in a poetics of the body. Via the moving image and product design, he celebrates corporealities. From 2004 to 2015, he worked as a dancer with choreographers Trisha Brown, Gerard & Kelly and Sasha Waltz. His art practice has developed through constructions of scenographies and performance. His research into design has been supported through coursework in the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies at UCLA and at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He earned a BA in Art History from UCLA in 2003.


 

BRANNON ROCKWELL-CHARLAND, Anticipated 2019 MFA
Website: http://brannonrockwellcharland.com

Brannon Rockwell-Charland is a multimedia artist and musician raised in the midwest. Her most recent work sits at the crossroads of a digital vernacular and deals with language, race politics, memory, and mythology. She holds a BA in Africana Studies and Visual Art from Oberlin College.


Brannon Rockwell-Charland, 48th Response to "Quadroons Are Hot," 2017, digital
photographic print on matte paper, paper bags.

 

SHEVAUN WRIGHT, Anticipated 2020 MFA
Website: https://www.shevaunwright.com

Shevaun Wright is a lawyer and artist whose interdisciplinary practice explores gender, domestic violence, Indigenous rights and the 'social contract.' She utilizes the contract and recontextualized dialogues as mediums for engaging in institutional, legal, and artistic critique. Informed by her aboriginal heritage, she works to extrapolate on feminist and post-colonial critiques of the law and art while revealing similarities in their discursive practices She received a BA and BL from Mcquarie University in Sydney, Australia; a JD from The University of Melbourne; and a MFA from the University of New South Wales. She was a Fellow in the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York and the Art & Law Program, New York; and the winner of the 2015 Parliament of New South Wales Aboriginal Art Prize. She is currently the Australian Cultural John Monash Scholar and has just completed the Banff Research in Culture Residency. 


Shevaun Wright, 'The Rape Contract' (Page 1), 2016, black and UV ink on paper, mounted
in box frames.


JAE HWAN LIM, Anticipated 2019 MFA
Website: www.jaehwanlim.com

Jae Hwan Lim is a politically-driven artist-activist focusing on human rights and the struggles for democracy in South and North Korea. His social practice projects, installations, and performances examine violence in society and politics. He is the founder and director of Humans in North Korea (HNK), an organization that advocates for North Korean defectors in the United States and for global citizenship. He served as a Delegate at the Northwestern University Conference for Human Rights and received the Art-Uni-On fellowship sponsored by Hyundai Motors and Seoul National University. His work has been shown at the Global Network for Rights and Development in Stavanger, Norway; the Total Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, South Korea; the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies in Chicago, IL; and the University of Helsinki, Finland. He received a BFA in Studio from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Jae Hwan Lim, Humans in North Korea symposium, Beyond Missiles, March 2017,
The LeRoy Neiman Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Image courtesy of
The Korea Times.


HAILEY LOMAN, Anticipated 2019 MFA
Website:http://www.haileyloman.com

Hailey Loman is a multi-disciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation and performance. Her research attempts to expose memories and systems of cataloging the past as they intersect with political forces, resulting in complex levels of distortion and mythology. She is the Co-Founder and Director of Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LACA), an artist-run archive and non-circulating library in which contemporary creative processes are recorded and preserved. Her work has been shown at the Fowler Museum, Los Angeles; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles; Human Resources Gallery, Los Angeles; and Queen's Nails Annex, San Francisco. She received a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute.


Hailey Loman, Installing Douglas Huebler Deinstalling, 2016, durational performance at
MetroPCS Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 

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