Alumni on View: Lauren Mabry and Chris Biddy at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

Alumni on View is a new posting you will see regularly of alumni exhibitions I had the chance to see before they close!

When I was a KCAI student my transportation was limited to a bike, so it was very difficult to make it to all of the alumni exhibitions around town. Career Services hopes to bring students to these alumni exhibitions for future Access Alumni Events.

Theresa Bembnister and I visited the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition featuring alumni Lauren Mabry (’07 ceramics) and Chris Biddy (’09 painting).

Chris is now living in New York. He has exhibited in NYC at alumnus Bill Brady’s ATM gallery, a connection made when Chris was selected to have a critique with Bill for the visiting artist program for graduating seniors through the H & R Block Artspace.

Lauren Mabry’s exhibition: Cylinders

I was a sophomore in ceramics when Lauren was a graduating senior. Her work has certainly changed since undergrad. Her simple forms act as dimensional canvases for beautiful and expressive glazes. Lauren has a piece in another Nerman exhibition: Abstract Kansas City, also featuring many alumni. Being able to walk around and peek inside Lauren’s vessels offers more for the eyes than some of the paintings in the gallery.  Lauren will receive her MFA from University of Nebraska, Lincoln this spring. She was chosen to be a resident at the prestigious Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Art this summer. As part of this opportunity Lauren will be exhibiting in a “Resident Artist Exhibition” from June 21 through July 28, 2012.

Kids and Cylinders are on view April 13-July 15 at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at the Johnson County Community College.

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