Eight MMC Art Graduates Exhibit Worldwide
Oğulcan Kuş ’16 is hosting a one-person show in Istanbul where he now lives.
Oğulcan moved to New York to study at MMC and graduated with a major in Art in 2016. Kuş’s works vary in medium from acrylic, encaustic, sculpture, and film, combining postmodernist aesthetics with a bold awareness of his Turkish identity and American pop-culture.
Oğulcan paints to keep track of his experiences in the most simple and colorful way. He is drawn to patterns, vibrant colors, and mysterious images that rise from the subconscious.
Ben Paljor Chatag ’15 curated an exhibition on display at Tibet House US Gallery in New York City called Transforming Minds: Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche and Friends, Photographs by Allen Ginsberg 1989-1997. Ben was inspired to curate the show because Rimpoche was his grandfather and he wanted to show pictures of people transforming their minds and society through love and compassion.
For more information, check out this interview with Ben on his exhibition and recent work as a career artist.
Seth Becker ’14, who graduated with a double major in Art and Art History, is exhibiting in Landscape and Memory at Pamela Salisbury Gallery in Hudson, NY from October 9 to November 7, 2021. The exhibition features landscape paintings by contemporary artists and modern masters.
For more information, check out Seth’s website.
Heui Tae Yoon ’11 graduated with a major in Art and has an active career as a painter in both New York and his native Seoul, Korea where he currently lives with his family. His solo exhibition, Run! City Boy Run! at Baiksong Gallery features large-scale acrylic paintings where he casts his witty eye on contemporary culture.
For more information and to view the whole exhibit, check out Heui Tae Yoon’s website.
Maggie Fischer Brown ’09 is exhibiting her work in a group show Little Things which will showcase art in different media from New Jersey-based artists. All of the art is under 16” in size.
According to Maggie, her process begins with scavenging and gathering objects with interesting textures to create the foundations of paintings. Using items such as windowpane fixtures, cheesecloth, yarn, plaster, articles of clothing, and more as a canvas, Maggie paints compositions reflecting the organic forms of nature and landscape.
Visit Maggie’s website to view more of her artwork and for more information.
K Haskell ’05, a graduate of MMC’s Graphic Design program, will be showing their work during Gowanus Open Studios 2021.
K Haskell is an interdisciplinary visual artist, draftsperson, and illustrator who has shown in a variety of venues throughout New York, including The Gershwin Hotel, Midoma Gallery, The Governors Island Art Fair, The Old Stone House, and Trestle Gallery. Haskell recently was a resident at Chashama North Art Residency (Summer 2021) and an art handling apprentice in the Crozier Fine Art Apprenticeship Program.
For more information, check out K’s website.
Ellie Ga ’98 exhibits her work Gyres at Galeria Zé dos Bois in Lisbon, Portugal from September to November 26, 2021.
A video installation, Gyres features connected narratives about diverse objects that wash ashore. Narrated by Ga’s own voice, the video displays transparent photographs on a light table that are swiped towards one another, creating an effect reminiscent of items being washed ashore and subsequently dragged away by waves.
Roleke’s work explores sensationalism, consumerism, and the crazy contradictions and relationships that develop when popular culture mixes with war and religion. For the last several years Margaret Roleke has been dedicated to gun control and donated a percentage of her sales to this cause while creating works that bring this issue into play.
For more information, check out Margaret’s website and portfolio.
Congratulations to all our amazing artists and curators!