On View

Alexander A. Goldfarb Juried Student Exhibition

March 3 – March 29, 2015

The Joseloff Gallery is proud to announce the annual Alexander A. Goldfarb Student Exhibition, beginning on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, and officially opening with a public reception and awards presentation on Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 4-6 p.m. The exhibition will continue through March 29, 2015.

The Goldfarb Student Exhibition is an annual event held in the Joseloff Gallery. All students of the University of Hartford are invited to submit up to two works of art to be considered for the exhibition by an invited guest juror. Of the works chosen for the show, two undergraduate students are chosen to receive purchase prizes in the amount of $1,000 each. The winning students’ artwork becomes a part of the Goldfarb Memorial Collection, to be owned by the Hartford Art School and proudly displayed throughout the University, in offices and public spaces.

It has been an historic year for the Goldfarb Student Exhibition, with more works than ever submitted for consideration.  279 individual works of art were presented by 155 students.  Submissions came in from part-time, undergrad, and graduate students in all studio art majors, as well as architecture, audio engineering, art history, and music composition.  Of those pieces, 69 were selected for the final exhibition, and two from that group were chosen to receive the $1,000 purchase prizes.

The year’s guest juror is Denise Markonish, curator at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA.  Some of her recent exhibitions include: Mark Dion: The Octagon RoomOh, Canada the largest survey of contemporary Canadian art (accompanied by a 400-page catalog co-published with MIT Press); Sanford Biggers: The Cartographer’s ConundrumNari Ward: Sub Mirage Lignum; and Petah Coyne: Everything That Rises Must Converge. Markonish also co-edited with Susan Cross the book Sol LeWitt: 100 Views (Yale University Press). In addition to her curatorial work Markonish has taught at University of New Haven, Stonehill College and the Rhode Island School of Design. Markonish is currently working on a new project with Nick Cave for 2016.


Awards Reception
Thursday, March 5, 5-7 p.m., Joseloff Gallery

Award Winners

On the evening of March 5, the dean of the Hartford Art School, Nancy Stuart, read a statement from our guest juror and presented the purchase prizes to our two winners.  The statement from Denise Markonish read:

“I was pleased to jury this year’s Hartford Art School student exhibition. Before starting work at MASS MoCA, I lived for five years in New Haven and was always impressed with the great output and successful alumni coming out of the Hartford Art School program.

There is a great attention to making there and the submissions to this exhibition were no exception. I looked at 279 artworks and chose a final show of 69, ranging in all media from painting and ceramics to video and graphic design. I hope that you will all be as pleased with the results as I am.

I would like to make a special nod to this year’s two purchase prize-winners: Audrey Ryan and Nicole Molinari. Ryan’s work shows a sophistication of sculptural form and Molinari’s work an accomplished approach to figurative painting.

Congratulations to all involved and I look forward to seeing your work again in the future.”


Audrey Ryan


Nicole Molinari