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(under)REPRESENT(ed) - exhibition

Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center 66 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10003

(under)REPRESENT(ed) is an exhibition that features Parsons School of Design alumni of color whose creative practices explore the lived experience of race and aim to dismantle systems of racism.  Initiated and organized by a collective of alumni of color, this exhibition features a range of disciplines which simultaneously address and resist the systemic exclusion that prevails in educational and professional institutions and practices.

The Parsons alumni featured in the exhibition are:

Salome Asega, MFA Design and Technology '14  
Rikki Byrd, MA Fashion Studies '16   
Raquel de Anda, MS Design and Urban Ecologies '15 
Nelson de Jesus Ubri, BFA Architectural Design '15 
Patricia Encarnación, BFA Communication Design '14 
Noelle Flores Théard, MFA Photography '14 
Scherezade Garcia, BFA Illustration '90 
Alston Green, CGRD Illustration '72  
Kim Jenkins, MA Fashion Studies '13  
Leslie Jimenez, BFA Fine Arts '12  
Sara Jimenez, MFA Fine Arts '13 
Yuni Kim Lang, BFA Communication Design '09  
Jeana Lindo, BFA Photography '17  
Robert Liu-Trujillo, BFA Illustration '10  
Joy McKinney, MFA Photography '14 
Joiri Minaya, BFA Fine Arts '13 
Ron Morrison, MS Design and Urban Ecologies '15 
Inyegumena Nosegbe, BFA Communication Design '16 
Ayodamola Okunseinde, MFA Design and Technology '15  
Isaac Paris, BFA Communication Design '78 
Kaitlynn Redell, MFA Fine Arts '13 
Jeff Staple, Illustration                                     
Ken Tanabe, MFA Design and Technology '04 
James Terrell, MFA Painting '02 
Noelle Theard, MFA Photography '14 
Duncan Tonatiuh, BFA Integrated Design Curriculum '08, BA Liberal Arts '08 
Christopher Udemezue, BFA Integrated Design Curriculum '08

The (under)REPRESENT(ed) driving committee:

Havanna Fisher, BFA Fashion Design '14, BA The Arts '14 | Scherezade García, BFA Illustration '90 | Joelle Riffle, BFA Communication Design '13  | Yelaine Rodríguez, BFA Fashion Design '13 | Sable Elyse Smith, MFA Design and Technology '13 | Nadia Williams, BFA Fashion Design '01  
(under)REPRESENT(ed) equity + social justice advisor:  Gail Drakes 
(under)REPRESENT(ed) research assistants: Barbara Byrd & Claudine Brantley

Related events:

Parsons Reunion reception for Parsons alumni (with RSVP)
October 14th, 5:30-7:30 pm 
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries 

Public opening reception: 
October 17th, 6-8 pm 
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries 

Curatorial Walk Through 
October 18, 2017, 3-4 pm 
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries 
Open to the public.

Community Brunch 
October 21, 2017, 11 am-2 pm    
Wolff Conference Room 1103 at 6 East 16th Street

Alumni of color and students of color are invited to break bread, reflect and strategize around experiences of race and identity at Parsons and within creative industries. This event is open to current Parsons students only. Please RSVP here.

Portfolio Review 
October 26, 2017, 6-8 pm   
Starr Foundation Hall U L102 63 Fifth Avenue

Students of color are invited to receive critical feedback on work that addresses race and identity from alumni of color. This event is open to current Parsons students only. Please RSVP here.

Closing Reception
October 27, 2017 6-8pm
Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries 
Exhibiting artists reflect on their work.

Open to the public.


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