Portland Oregon

I will be showing in a group show of small works at Hellion Gallery in Portland curated by the wonderful folks at Antler Gallery . 


Collaborative & companion works by: Allison Sommers & Nicomi Nix Turner 
John Casey & Susannah Kelly, Ben Kehoe & Jon MacNair, Frank Gonzales & April Coppini, Julianna Menna & Jason Borders Douglas Miller & Neil M. Perry, Ferris Plock & Kelly Tunstall, 
Syd Bee & Matt Linares, Kathleen Lolley & Julianna Swaney, Masako Miki & Laura Jean Graham

“Unnatural Histories” & “Brink” group shows in miniature: Lisa Ericson • Heiko Müller 
Annie Owens • Josh Keyes • Siolo Thompson • Susannah Kelly • Vanessa Foley • Chris Musina
Neil M. Perry • Brin Levinson • Ashley Mackenzie • Wes Younie





Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture 26

Check out my essay titled "Towards a New Animism" along with images of my work in the newest edition of Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture available as pdf download at antennae.org.uk

pp 5-10 and back cover



This and the previous issue of Antennae have been entirely dedicated to the practice of painting. The aim of this exploration is not that of attempting to draw conclusions on the matter of animal representation through the medium of painting itself, but to focus on the specificities of the medium in order to understand how they can aid, address, envision or suggest new human-animal relations. In the case of painting, both issues do not present a conceptualised selection of contributions but instead aim at maintaining a very open mind about the intricacies that painting animals may unveil. Resisting a thematic curatorial approach, both issues, however provide a departure from classical representational tropes in which the non-human has for centuries been symbolically objectified. How objectification is prevented, exploited, or subverted in panting is something the selected works and texts featured in these installments aim at mapping.

As per usual, this is a very rich issue gathering a number of contributions from established and emerging academics, researchers, curators and artists. Special thanks go to all those who have contributed to the making of this ambitious project.


Giovanni Aloi

Editor in Chief of Antennae Project

Lecturer in Visual Culture:

Queen Mary University of London

Sotheby's Institute of Art

Tate Galleries


Antennae is a quarterly experimental, academic, peer-reviewed publication which broadens the debate on subjects such as animal and environment in Visual Culture. We take an eclectic editorial approach bringing together academic essays, fiction, feature articles, interviews and the use of high quality images. We aim to encourage contributors to engage in creative approaches that may not fit within the requirements of standard academic journals. Antennae has become a point of reference for academics, art connoisseurs, enthusiasts, artists, animal lovers, curators and students.



Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture


Culture & Animals Foundation Grant

I am the proud recipient of a 2013 Culture  & Animals Foundation Grant.


This is a meaningful recognition, as my work deals explicitly in the realm of animal studies, with the purpose of engaging the audience with human/animal relationships as they are expressed (often violently) within human culture.

From the website cultureandanimals.org

Culture & Animals Foundation (CAF) seeks to expand humankind’s understanding and appreciation of other animals, improving the ways in which they are treated in today’s society.

With philosopher Tom Regan at its helm, it was only natural that CAF would look to intellectual and creative pursuits to achieve this goal, fostering dialogue and rigorous exploration of contemporary animal issues.

By appealing to individual intellect, creativity and compassion, CAF believes we can awaken people to the plight and grandeur of kindred animals–and ultimately build a deeper understanding of human-animal relationships and a greater respect for basic animal rights.



Lightning Strikes Twice Dallas TX

June 23rd. Circuit 12 Contemporary Dallas, TX

Circuit12 is currently ramping up for our newest exhibition. The show is titled LIGHTNING STRIKES TWICE and will be held in collaboration with the Mary Tomás Gallery. Mary and Alberto have been kind enough to allow us to apply our curatorial vision to their gallery, for this one of a kind group exhibition running simunlataneously in both galleries. Artists from the Dallas/Ft.Worth area will be showing works alongside artists from all over the US including, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and Milwaukee.

Expect to see a wide range of paintings, works on paper, sculpture and installation based works from artists such as Tom Berenz, John Guthrie, Rory McArthur, Francesco LoCastro, Mark Warren Jacques, Rocky Grimes, Sandra Erbacher, Andrea Myers, Mario Marzan, Chris Musina, Eddie Villanueva, Ryan Browning, Mark Schoening, Jose Mertz and more.


Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant



The Joan Mitchell Foundation Inc. is pleased to announce the

fifteen recipients of the 2012 MFA Grant Program:

Veronique d'Entremont, University of California, Los Angeles

Yukiyo Kawano, Vermont College of Fine Arts

Weston Lambert, Tulane University

Alisha McCurdy, Stony Brook University

Grace Mikell, Tulane University

Chris Musina, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Laini Nemett, Maryland Institute College of Art

Jose Antonio Ojeda, Stony Brook University

Jack Pavlik, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Shaun Roberts, University of Washington

Rowan Smith, California Institute of the Arts

Cynthia Stepp, University of Delaware

Jared Theis, University of California, Davis

Jamal Thorne, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Eddie Villanueva, University of Wisconsin - Madison

The annual MFA Grant Program was created in 1997 to assist painters and sculptors who are receiving their MFA degrees. With these grants the Foundation aims to further the recipients' artistic careers and to aid, upon graduation, in the transition from academic to professional studio work.

Each recipient will receive an MFA Grant in the amount of $15,000. To date the Joan Mitchell Foundation has awarded 192 MFA Grants. These grants are given in recognition of artistic quality to artists chosen from a body of candidates put forth by nominators from the academic art community across the United States.

The nominated candidates' images were viewed for grant consideration through an anonymous process by a jury panel that convened in late April at the facilities of the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

Additional programs undertaken by the Foundation include free art classes for New York City youth, an annual grant to painters and sculptors, and grants to artists and arts communities in need of emergency support after a disaster. The Foundation has established the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, which will be starting an artist in residence and currently offers programming that engages the local community. 

The Joan Mitchell Foundation was established in April 1993 as a not-for-profit corporation following the death of Joan Mitchell in October 1992. The Foundation celebrates the legacy of Joan Mitchell and expands her vision to support the aspirations and development of diverse contemporary artists. We work to broaden the recognition of artists and their essential contributions to communities and society.

For more information on the Foundation, please visit: joanmitchellfoundation.org

Contact:  Allison Hawkins, Grants Director, 212.524.0100