News and events for alumni + friends of CIA
News and events for alumni + friends of CIA

January 2024

Forest of Memories exhibition in Reinberger Gallery

Photo by Leah Trznadel '19
Forest of Memories is an ambitious, immersive multimedia installation of curated experiences inspired by the wonders of the natural world. Using handmade sculptural elements, more than 40,000 LED lights, projection mapping and interactive sound, Sculpture + Expanded Media students imagine a world being reclaimed by nature and transformed into an extraordinary liminal space of maximalist possibility.

Forest of Memories is on view through February 4 in CIA's Reinberger Gallery.

Share your alumni notes for the next Link magazine

Don't forget to submit your alumni notes for the next issue of Link! Please send updates about exhibitions you've had (or will have), projects you've designed or published, and developments in your career to by February 5. View the most recent edition of Link here. The 2022-23 Annual Report is available here.

Save the date: Spring Career + Graduate School Fair

Career Services is hosting the Spring 2024 Career + Graduate School Fair from 4:30-6:30 pm on Tuesday, February 6 at CIA. Registration information will be available soon. The fair is a great opportunity for you to learn about creative opportunities from participating employers and graduate schools. As always, we encourage you to schedule individual appointments with Career Services by logging onto College Central and clicking the "Appointment" tab.
Are you an alum who is interested in participating as an employer? Register here.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Career Services if you have any questions. We hope to see you at the fair!

Kabot's show on view at Sculpture Center

Collateral, a solo exhibition by Drawing chair Sarah Kabot, exposes the fragility of societal systems by blending photos with paper constructions; her newspaper-based work collapses spatial boundaries, prompting viewers to piece together disjointed images. The show is on view through January 27.

Visit The Silly Show at CIA

The Silly Show, featuring work by CIA Illustration students, is a dedicated celebration of the wacky, goofy and wonderfully silly aspects of art and life. Visit the show in the Ann and Norman Roulet Student + Alumni Gallery through Januray 17. 

Alumni News

Leslye Arian '76 has work in Women's Work: Reshaping the Abstract Narrative, which runs from January 21 through February 25 at Mansfield Art Center's Elizabeth T. Black Gallery in Mansfield, Ohio. 
Allen Hutton '76 won the Best of Show Award in The Richmond Art Museum's 125th Annual Exhibition. The painting was also purchased for the museum's permanent collection.
William Moore '84 has work in Colorful Symphony with Biafarin online through February 20.
John Carter '87 was featured in Essex News Daily
Bob Bruch '94 received the Jeremy McGarvey Purchase Award from the 2023 Strictly Functional Pottery National at the Lancaster Museum of Art in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and the James and Ana Ward Purchase Award from the 47th Mid-States Craft Exhibition at the Evansville Museum of Art in Evansville, Indiana.
Bruno Casiano '96 has a solo show, Traces of Color, at the Trudy Wiesenberger Gallery at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (11100 Euclid Ave., Cleveland) through February 27.
Ryosuke Matsumoto '03 opened Matsumoto & Kane Design, a design studio in New York City. 
Rit Premnath '03 has work in Nothing but Blue: Michal Martychowiec and Sreshta Rit Premnath at Rodríguez Gallery in Poznań, Poland.
Nicholas Moenich '08 released a 2024 calendar, "Joyride."
Davon Brantley '18 has a solo exhibition, Divided Together, opening from 5 to 9pm January 5 at KINK Contemporary (15515 Waterloo Road, Cleveland).
Riley Rist '21 received the Student Award for best student work in the Annual Cup Show 2023 at the Krikorian Gallery in Worcester, Massachusetts. Work will also appear in By Hand - An International Fine Craft Competition at the Blue Line Arts Gallery in Roseville, California in January.
Samantha Schneider '21 has a solo show, Root Beer Float: The Simple Pleasures of Childhood, opening with a reception on January 20 from 5 to 7pm at the Mansfield Art Center. View an article in the winter issue of CAN Journal here

Jobs and Opportunities

  • Apply for the Cleveland Arts Prize's Verge Fellowship. Application details here. Deadline is January 8.
  • The National Portrait Gallery has a call for entry to the 2025 Outiwn Boochever Competition. View entry guidelines here. Deadline is January 26.
  • The Morgan Art of Papermaking 12th Annual Juried Exhibition is accepting artwork submissions that consist of at least 50% paper. Deadline to apply is January 6. Details here.
  • Cuyahoga Valley Art Center has an open call for artists in their juried Winter Exhibition. Deadline to apply is January 20. Details here.
  • The Good Heart Artist Residency in Good Heart, Michigan invites applications for residencies to be scheduled in 2024 and early 2025. The residency aims to nurture artists, writers and composers from various backgrounds and artistic disciplines. Deadline to apply is January 8. Details here.
  • Kaiser Gallery is accepting submissions from the art and technology sectors for the exhibition Future Resonance 2. Deadline to apply is January 10. Details here
  • CIA alumni can check out CIA’s College Central for freelance, internship, and part- and full-time listings. Click on "Sign Up" to get started.

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