2013 Wheaton Biennial: Drawing Out of Bounds

February 27, 2013–April 13, 2013
Beard & Weil Galleries, Watson Fine Arts

Wheaton’s inaugural Biennial will showcase the work of 54 artists from 19 states and one foreign country whose work explores the boundaries of drawing and pushes it into new territories. The work–including sculpture, video, printmaking, fiber arts, photography, installation, and traditional drawing using nontraditional materials–was selected by juror Judith Tannenbaum, curator of contemporary art at the RISD Museum of Art. The Wheaton Biennial is an example of Wheaton’s open spirit of inquiry and a curriculum that emphasizes connections across disciplinary boundaries.

Participating Artists:

Megan Abajian (Indiana)
Aparna Agrawal (Massachusetts)
Luis Alonso (New York)
Amber Anderson (Washington, DC)
Christopher Arabadjis (New York)
Rachelle Beaudoin (New Hampshire)
Janine Biunno (New York)
Ryan Blackwell (Massachusetts)
Resa Blatman (Massachusetts)
Linda Bond (Massachusetts)
Xiaowei Chen (Massachusetts)
David Curcio (Massachusetts)
Adrienne Der Marderosian (Massachusetts)
Maria DiFranco (Rhode Island)
Alphonso Dunn (New Jersey)
Chloë Feldman Emison (New Hampshire)
Anthony Fisher (Massachusetts)
Elizabeth Gargas (Massachusetts)
Francine Gintoff (Connecticut)
Kira Greene (New York)
Cynthia Greig (Michigan)
Aaliyah Gupta (Washington)
Jan Johnson (Massachusetts)
Masako Kamiya (Massachusetts)
Elizabeth Keithline (Massachusetts)
Justin Kim (Massachusetts)
Matt Lane (Illinois)
Stacy Latt Savage (Massachusetts)
Matthew Litteken (Ohio)
Alex Lukas (Pennsylvania)
Anna Maddocks (Colorado)
Major Minuit (France)
Naomi Marine (Utah)
China Marks (New York)
Armin Muhsam (Missouri)
Lydia Kann Nettler (Massachusetts)
Kathleen O’Hara (Massachusetts)
Brian O’Malley (Rhode Island)
Dane Patterson (New York)
Margaret Rack (Massachusetts)
Ruth Rosner (Massachusetts)
Michael Ryan (New York)
Eszter Sapi (Illinois)
Carrie Scanga (Maine)
Sally Schluter Tardella (Michigan)
David Shapleigh (Massachusetts)
Jen Simms (Massachusetts)
Garric  Simonsen (Washington)
Kirsten Rae Simonsen (Hawaii)
Christopher Troutman (Illinois)
Michael Yefko (Rhode Island)
Michael Zachary (Massachusetts)
Melissa Zexter (New York)
Angie Zielinski (Arizona)


Gallery Opening & Reception
February 27 from 5-8 p.m.

Drawing Outside the Lines:
A gallery talk by Judith Tannenbaum
March 20, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Curator and juror Judith Tannenbaum shares insights on whether there are limits to what can be called drawing today

Transplanting What the Eye Sees
March 27, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
An original performance by dancer Susan Dibble, with Nicole Pierce, Michael Hammond, and Cam Willard

Swoop: Collaborative Drawing Project
February 27 – April 13, 2013
Artist Debra Weisberg collaborates with Wheaton students on a large-scale, site-specific wall drawing made from paper tape that spans the front of the galleries

All events will take place in the galleries and are free and open to the public.

2013 Wheaton Biennial: Drawing Out of Bounds

2013 biennial (mailer, front)

2013 biennial (mailer, back)