Today was the opening of the 2015 Faculty Exhibition at The American Academy of Art. The exhibition is in the Bill L. Parks Gallery, overlooking Millenium Park. The opening was intimate and reflected the tight-knit community of the AAA.
I've been proud to be juried into competitive exhibitions, or excited when shows print catalogues or receive good press, but this is special for an entirely different reason. Just as my MFA Exhibition signaled an accomplishment beyond the work I showed, I am excited about my first faculty exhibition because it means another new step with new challenges and rewards. I am so thankful to be teaching design, and seeing my work up among so many talented artists and dedicated educators was very inspiring. The bar is high and I am grateful for the support and motivation of my colleagues and peers.
Enough sentimental musing - I'll be documenting the work for this website as soon as the show is taken down. It is part of a new body of work that I am very excited about, and marks the first robust line of inquiry I have pursued since graduating in May.