2017 SENIOR SHOW

April 26 – May 13, 2017
An annual exhibition featuring work created by graduating seniors in Moore’s BFA programs. Including Animation & Game Arts (AGA), Art Education, Curatorial Studies, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, and Photography & Digital Arts (PDA).
 

STUDENT & FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION

March 25 – April 15, 2017
An exhibition featuring work by third-year students competing for highly coveted travel fellowships, as well as work created by first, second and third-year students from all of Moore’s BFA programs.
 

PAPER GIANTS

January 28 – April 15, 2017
Paper Giants is an ongoing project that brings together the works of three New York-based artists: Ky Anderson, Meg Lipke and Vicki Sher. Each work is exactly 72 x 60 inches on heavyweight paper and while all three artists utilize varying colors, mediums and composition, their collaborative rigor is decidedly evident. The exhibition was conceived in 2013 to investigate the ways in which a small group can present individual ideas within a shared space and through similar format, while at the same time maintaining their independent studio practices. This collective presentation includes new works by all three women, alongside recent works that have been previously shown.
 

RAIR: FILTHY RICH – PROJECTS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE WASTE STREAM

January 28 – March 11, 2017
Situated inside the Revolution Recovery construction waste recycling center in Northeast Philadelphia, RAIR (Recycled Artist In Residency) interrupts the waste stream in order to promote and support sustainable practices in the worlds of art & design. RAIR has facilitated over forty artist residencies, special projects and performances since its founding in 2010. Filthy Rich: Projects made possible by the waste stream focuses on twenty-five of those projects reflecting the emergence of two prevailing themes: “site as medium” and “material as medium.” Co-curated with Billy Blaise Dufala, Director of Residencies at RAIR and Lucia Thome, Director of Special Projects at RAIR, the presentation will include sculptural objects, photography, video & performance and process documentation.
 

Artists in the exhibition: Jaime Alvarez, Mariel Capanna, Mary Ellen Carroll, Christina P. Day, The Dufala Brothers, Tim Eads, Jesse Harrod, Gabe Michael Kenney, J. Louise Makary, Martha McDonald, Monument Lab, Theo Mullen, Matt Neff, Ana Peñalba, Francesca Pfister, RAIR, Lauren Ruth, Lucia Thome, Traction Company, Jeff Williams and Bryan Zanisnik.

 

ANA PEÑALBA: PHILLI

January 28 – March 11, 2017
Ana Peñalba’s practice is built upon continuous research that explores architectural systems and theories, ultimately interpreting their cultural significance through collaborations and varying creative disciplines. This exhibition presents Peñalba’s most recent work that was created during her fall 2016 residency at RAIR where she had the opportunity to explore Philadelphia and reproduce some of the city's most iconic architectural landmarks using waste.
 

MARK STOCKTON: INDEPENDENT(S)

January 28 – March 11, 2017
Mark Stockton’s latest work, made specifically for this exhibition, focuses on the radical female voice and the breadth of its interpretation through hand-drawn imagery. Working from photographs of women — including Alice Neel, Gertrude Stein, Georgia O’Keefe, Joan Didion, Kathleen Hanna and Angela Davis — taken exclusively by men, Stockton investigates how the popular is made familiar, rendering intimate portraits in pencil with extraordinary detail. In addition to the introduction of this new series, this presentation will include selections from previous projects that focus on portraiture, male identity, and American individualism.

 

MAPPING THE STAGE: MICAH DANGES AND JAMES JOHNSON

September 17, 2016 – January 7, 2017
Informed in part by the formal and perceptual qualities of Fra Angelico’s fifteenth-century painting, The Healing of Justinian by Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian, Micah Danges and James Johnson’s window-front installation investigates new ways of making work with tangible, non-photographic materials and celebrates the power of inanimate objects. The project expands Danges’ and Johnson’s mutual interest in the pre-photographic representation of temporality in Renaissance painting, the relationship between images and objects – notably, the point at which the physical world ends and the image begins – and the unconventional use of photographic materials, processes and ideas.
 

HAND X MACHINE: SELECTIONS FROM JUMPSTART

November 12, 2016 – January 14, 2017
The annual Jumpstart fashion show challenges Moore's students to create a garment within the first few weeks of the fall semester around a specific theme. This year they found inspiration from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's recent exhibition Manus x Machina which "explores how fashion designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear." The students utilized both handwork and technology to create designs that demonstrate how tradition meets innovation.
 

ALTERED STATES: FACULTY TRIENNIAL

September 17 – December 10, 2016
Showcasing the diversity of work created by the artists and designers that teach at Moore College of Art & Design, the 2016 iteration of this tri-annual presentation includes a curated selection of faculty works in a wide range of media that examine elements of the fantastic, explore transformation and different states of consciousness, are dramatically impacted by their context, and inform and/or initiate social change. Curated by John Caperton, Jensen Bryan Curator at The Print Center Philadelphia, the exhibition is complemented by a series of talks that provide a forum for Moore's faculty to discuss their practice & process and to present their research & expertise.
 

VISIONARY WOMAN: DR. MARY SCHMIDT CAMPBELL

September 10 – December 10, 2016
We are pleased to honor both Visionary Women Awardees Meg Saligman and Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell with presence in The Galleries’ fall exhibition season. Dr. Campbell is an acclaimed art historian whose accomplishments as a writer, editor and scholar are celebrated through essays, catalogues and books on display in The Galleries’ publication space.
 

VISIONARY WOMAN: MEG SALIGMAN

September 10 – October 29, 2016
We are pleased to honor both Visionary Women Awardees Meg Saligman and Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell with presence in The Galleries’ fall exhibition season. Saligman’s Common Ground features a site-specific installation that was presented in Cleveland at the 2016 Republican National Convention and then at the Free Library of Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention here in Philadelphia. Common Ground is a non-partisan "artistic intervention" that explores how civic engagement and politics contribute to the public good. 
 

THING & PLACE: SINÉAD CAHILL AND ANTHONY COLEMAN

June 18 – August 27, 2016
A collaborative, site-specific installation by Philadelphia-based artists Sinéad Cahill and Anthony Coleman that brings together Coleman’s distinctive, colorful portraits of quirky characters and Cahill’s fabric-based sculptural works.
 

MFA IN PROCESS

August 6-27, 2016
This exhibition is the first opportunity for the public to see works by candidates in Moore's MFA in Studio Art program. Having just completed an intensive studio residency, they return to show completed works and works-in-progress for their mid-program review.
 

GRADUATE THESIS EXHIBITION /// II

August 6-27, 2016
Featuring final thesis work by candidates in Moore's graduate programs: MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations and MFA in Interior Design.
 

ANNUAL ALUMNI EXHIBITION

June 4 – August 13, 2016
Featuring recent works by Moore alumni, the selections on view in this year's exhibition were chosen by guest jurors Kelsey Halliday Johnson and Sylvie Patry.
 

GRADUATE THESIS EXHIBITION /// I

July 2 – August 13, 2016
Featuring final thesis work by candidates in Moore's MFA graduate programs: MFA in Studio Art and MFA in Social Engagement.
 

FIVE INTO ONE

June 4 – July 23, 2016
Hosted annually by Moore and organized by Philadelphia Sculptors, 5 Into 1 features work by recent graduates from BFA and MFA programs at five Philadelphia art & design schools. Participating schools include, Moore College of Art & Design, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art, University of Pennsylvania and The University of the Arts.
 

DRAWING ON AND ON

May 22 – June 27, 2016
This exhibition presents works that are the result of a draw-a-thon – a project organized by Joshua Marsh in partnership with the Social & Studio Practices graduate department – that will engage alumni of Moore's MFA in Studio Art graduate program, as well as current and incoming Social & Studio Practices students and faculty. Over the course of nearly four hours, the group will create between five and ten works each on 9 x 12 sheets of paper and then collectively review the drawings, select one from each artist, and ultimately curate a small exhibition of very recent works on paper.
 

SALLY HELLER: ORANGE ALERT

January 23 – June 4, 2016
A site-specific installation by New Orleans-based artist Sally Heller, who creates recognizable yet improbable landscapes constructed from cultural detritus.  A modern-day bricoleur, savvy cultural hacker and urban archaeologist, Heller assembles a litany of mundane materials and cultural castoffs into recognizable yet improbable environments that cleverly fuse macro and micro, architectural and organic, artifice and nature.

2016 SENIOR SHOW

April 26 – May 14, 2016
An annual exhibition featuring work created by graduating seniors in Moore’s BFA programs.
 

STUDENT & FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION

March 26 – April 16, 2016
An exhibition featuring work by third-year students competing for highly coveted travel fellowships, as well as work created by first, second and third-year students from all of Moore’s BFA programs.
 

WALTER ROBINSON: PAINTINGS AND OTHER INDULGENCES

January 23 – March 12, 2016
Walter Robinson: Paintings and Other Indulgences is the first major survey of the work of the prolific New York-based artist Walter Robinson.  Widely recognized for creating some of the most provocative and influential work of the Pictures Generation, as well as his work as a writer and critic, Robinson’s works explore painting’s relationship with mass-culture images of desire and address our indulgences of longing and excess in a media-saturated world.
 

HOLLY ZAUSNER: 10TH AVENUE 10011

January 23 – March 12, 2016
Through an audacious blending of drawing, sculpture, performance and photography, New York and Berlin-based artist Holly Zausner creates mesmerizing visual dialogues between the artist, the city and architecture. 10th Avenue 10011 features a series of six large-scale photographs that explore temporality and permanence, stasis and movement, and demonstrate Zausner’s ability to transform the physicality of performance into a form of drawing.
 

HAWK KRALL: THE NEW PHILADELPHIA

January 23 – March 12, 2016
Featuring recent works by Philadephia-based artist Hawk Krall, this exhibition probes the grittier side of Philadelphia through imaginative street scenes and vaguely futuristic illustrations celebrating the intersection of old and new in an ever-changing city. 
 

SELECTIONS FROM JUMPSTART

November 14, 2015 – January 9, 2016
This year's Jumpstart fashion show challenged students to create a monochromatic garment within the first few weeks of the fall semester; they were charged with finding their design voices through their own inspiration or in combination with that avant-garde designers such as Alexander McQueen and Issey Miyake.
 

STRANGE CURRENCIES: ART & ACTION IN MEXICO CITY, 1990-2000

September 19 - December 12, 2015

Strange Currencies explores the emergence and development of experimental artistic practices and alternative art spaces in Mexico City in the 1990s; a decade defined by a catastrophic economic crisis, enormous social upheaval and poverty, political corruption, a chronic rise in violence, and continuous instability due to the effects of neoliberalism and rapid, rampant globalization.The exhibition will present approximately eighty works by twenty-eight artists in a broad range of media, including sculpture, photography, video, painting, installation, performance and sound.

Major support for Strange Currencies: Art & Action in Mexico City, 1990-2000 has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

VISIONARY WOMAN: ALEXA HAMPTON

September 12 – October 10, 2015

Focusing on the work of Moore's Visionary Woman Award recipients for 2015, this exhibition provides insight into the career of interior designer Alexa Hampton.

 

VISIONARY WOMAN: PAT STEIR

September 12 – November 7, 2015

Focusing on the work of Moore's Visionary Woman Award recipients for 2015, this exhibition features three large-scale works by Pat Steir.

 

MFA SNEAK PEEK

August 13-30, 2015
This exhibition is the first opportunity for the public to see works by candidates in Moore's MFA in Studio Art program. Having just completed an intensive studio residency in Burren, Ireland this summer, they return to show completed works and works-in-progress for their mid-program review.
 

GRADUATE THESIS EXHIBITIONS

August 8-30, 2015
Featuring final thesis work by candidates in Moore's graduate programs: MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations, MFA in Interior Design and MFA in Studio Art.
 

NADIA HIRONAKA & MATTHEW SUIB: ASCENSION (WITH CAT)

June 27 - August 29, 2015
Philadelphia artists Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib explore the gestural possibilities of an abstract expressionist, all-overness within moving images. Ascension (with Cat) utilizes generic stock footage and objects from the artists' studio, including their cat, to create a collage that is simultaneously filmic and animated.

ANNUAL ALUMNI EXHIBITION

May 30 - August 8, 2015
Featuring recent works by Moore alumni spanning all degree programs.
 

FIVE INTO ONE

May 30 - July 25, 2015
Hosted annually by Moore and organized by Philadelphia Sculptors, 5 Into 1 features work by recent graduates from BFA and MFA programs at five Philadelphia art & design schools. Participating schools include, Moore College of Art & Design, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art, University of Pennsylvania and The University of the Arts.
 

DATABODY

May 30 - July 25, 2015
Featuring work by recent graduates of Moore's MFA in Studio Art program. Participating artists: Laura Petrovich-Cheney '11, Dawn Kramlich '13 and Gina Demilio '13.

GIBBS CONNORS: WALL PATTERN NUMBER 2 FOR GLASS (#MYSHRINKINGHEAD)

On view through June 2015 | Window on Race

A site-specific installation on The Galleries' store-front window, this work addresses the overwhelming importance of money, status and social media in today's society and pays homage to the endless appetite for distraction and the perpetual entertainment that is offered by our ever-evolving portable technologies. Drawing inspiration from domestic objects, precious metals, symbols of wealth, and goods sold to tourists, Connors’ work symbolizes the grotesque and often horrifying nature of ego, status, self-involvement, wealth and narcissism as it manifests itself in social media.

We encourage you to visit and take selfies using #myshrinkinghead on Instagram.

 

2015 SENIOR SHOW

April 22 - May 16, 2015
An annual exhibition featuring work created by graduating seniors in Moore’s BFA programs.
 

STUDENT & FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION

March 28 - April 11, 2015
An exhibition featuring work by third-year students competing for highly coveted travel fellowships, as well as work created by first, second and third-year students from all of Moore’s BFA programs.

THE SKY'S GONE OUT

January 24 – March 14, 2015

Taking Freud’s concept of the uncanny as a starting point, The Sky’s Gone Out explores displacement, horror and anxiety in contemporary visual art, literature, popular culture and design.

 

MARK C. MARTINEZ: ARENA

January 24 – March 14, 2015

Informed by the urban vernacular of Northeast Philadelphia, Mark C. Martinez’s installation environment is a metafictional space where the constructs of cultural and personal identity are mined and challenged, and the politics of public and private space are played out.

 

CINDY STOCKTON MOORE: CONSCIOUSNESS AND REVOLT

January 24 – March 14, 2015

A temporary monument to ongoing struggle, Cindy Stockton Moore's large-scale, site-specific wall drawing offers a glimpse into the tenuous relationship between the figure and its environment.

 

SARAH GAMBLE: YOUR LIFE IS HAPPENING NOW

January 24 – March 14, 2015

Your Life is Happening Now is an exhibition of one hundred of Gamble's small ink-on-paper works that explore themes of displacement, anxiety, happiness and introspection.

 

JUMPSTART: RUNWAY OF BROTHERLY LOVE

November 8 - December 13, 2014

The concept for this year's Jumpstart Fashion Show was inspired by the Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love exhibition currently on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Many of Kelly's designs reflect his love of Paris; for this exhibition students were inspired by the city of Philadelphia. 

 

DO IT

September 13 – December 6, 2014
What would happen if an exhibition never stopped? This is precisely what artists Christian Boltanski and Bertrand Lavier, and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, asked themselves in a Paris café in 1993. To test the idea, they invited twelve artists to propose artworks based on written instructions that can be openly interpreted every time they are presented. Since then, hundreds of artists have been invited to submit instructions, and versions of do it have been presented in over fifty venues worldwide, giving new meaning to the concept of the “exhibition in progress.”  
 

For The Galleries’ presentation of do it, over seventy of these artist instructions will be interpreted by Philadelphia-based artists, performers and the public, resulting in installations, objects and performances that range from the sculptural to the performative, the poetic to the absurd. READ MORE >

 

VISIONARY WOMEN: HELEN W. DRUTT ENGLISH, JANET FISH AND NICOLE MILLER

September 9 – November 1, 2014
Focusing on the work of Moore's Visionary Woman Award recipients for 2014, this exhibition provides insight into the careers of curator and collector Helen W. Drutt English, painter Janet Fish and fashion designer Nicole MIller.
 

GRADUATE THESIS EXHIBITION

August 9-30, 2014
Featuring final thesis work by candidates in Moore's graduate programs: MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations, MFA in Interior Design and MFA in Studio Art.
 

MFA SNEAK PEEK

August 9-30, 2014
This exhibition is the first opportunity for the public to see works by candidates in Moore's MFA in Studio Art program. Having just completed an intensive studio residency in Burren, Ireland this summer, they return to show completed works and works-in-progress for their mid-program review.
 

INTERCHANGE

June 14 – August 23, 2014

Art is always an exchange of ideas – between artist and viewer, curator and community, critic and public, past and future – a cycle of call and response. Interchange brings together objects and actions created by artists in an even more direct circle of exchange and includes works that rely on reciprocity, interdependence and communion – as well as conspiracy, codependence and commerce – for their creation and execution.

Participating artists include: Trevor Amery (Detroit), Richard Ankrom (Los Angeles), Sophiel Aurora (UK), Maria Calandra (Brooklyn), Jenelle Covino (Brooklyn), Molly Denisevicz (Philadelphia), Dice Crew (Philadelphia), Casey Droege (Pittsburgh), Yevgeniy Fiks (New York), Matthew Fisher (Brooklyn), Hive76 (Philadelphia), Isauro Huizar (Mexico City), Sarah Koljonen (Philadelphia), Lilly McElroy (Los Angeles), Yelena Popova (UK), Potters for Peace (Bisbee, AZ), Sal Randolph (Brooklyn), James Sham (Washington, DC) and Joanie Turbek (Brooklyn).

Interchange is co-organized by members of the Philadelphia artist-run spaces Grizzly Grizzly and Practice in cooperation with The Galleries at Moore.

 

FIVE INTO ONE

May 31 – July 19, 2014
Hosted annually by Moore and organized by Philadelphia Sculptors, 5 Into 1 features work by recent graduates from BFA and MFA programs at five Philadelphia art & design schools. Participating artists from the following schools include, Moore College of Art & Design: Lucy Heurich, Veronica Perez ; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Eric Clark, Matthew Herzog; Tyler School of Art: Larkin Dugan, Theresa Sterner; University of Pennsylvania:  Anthony Bowers, Theo Mullen; and The University of the Arts: Ryan Berardi, Ashley Carrega. This year's exhibition is curated by former 5 Into 1 exhibiting artists Aimee Gilmore and Sarah Peoples.
 

2014 SENIOR SHOW

April 23 – May 17, 2014
An annual exhibition featuring work created by graduating seniors in Moore’s BFA programs.

ANNUAL FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION & STUDENT SHOW

March 29 – April 12, 2014
An exhibition featuring work by third-year students competing for highly coveted travel fellowships, as well as work created by first, second and third-year students from all of Moore’s BFA programs.
 

PRETTY VACANT: THE GRAPHIC LANGUAGE OF PUNK

January 24 – March 15, 2014
A survey of the extraordinary diversity of punk and post-punk graphic design, Pretty Vacant: The Graphic Language of Punk features several hundred posters, flyers, fanzines, handbills, record sleeves and other graphic ephemera from the collection of Andrew Krivine.
 

JOEL KATZ: AND I SAID NO LORD

January 21 – March 15, 2014
An exhibition of black-and-white photographs taken by Philadelphia-based designer Joel Katz during the ‘Mississippi Summer’ of 1964, at the height of the civil rights movement. 
 

SMALL BUT NOT RESTRICTED: 2014 ALUMNAE EXHIBITION

January 21 – March 15, 2014
An annual juried exhibition featuring recent work created by Moore alumnae.
 

LIMINAL SITES: 2013 FACULTY TRIENNIAL EXHIBITION

October 26 – December 14, 2013
Showcasing the diversity of work being produced by members of Moore's teaching faculty, the 2013 iteration of this tri-annual exhibition will include a curated selection of works in a wide range of media that explore, or are informed by, ideas, processes and concepts related to the concept of liminality.
 

RETULLED: SELECTIONS FROM JUMPSTART

October 19 – December 14, 2013
Presented in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Pennsylvania Ballet, this exhibition features a selection of student-designed tutus created for the 18th edition of Jumpstart, Moore’s annual, themed fashion show.
 

MARLO PASCUAL

September 14 – October 19, 2013
Marlo Pascual creates psychologically charged photo-based sculptures and installations that undermine romantic notions of the photograph and hover in the interstice between image and object.
 

TRA BOUSCAREN: NEW WORKS

September 14 – October 19, 2013
Tra Bouscaren’s large-scale, site-specific installation utilizes video, painting, sound and kinetic sculpture to create an ominous, hallucinatory environment that speaks to the darker side of technology and human nature.
 

VISIONARY WOMEN: KATHY BUTTERLY & ANN KING LAGOS

September 14 – October 19, 2013
Focusing on the work of Moore's Visionary Woman Award recipients for 2013, this exhibition provides insight into the careers of ceramist Kathy Butterly and jewelry designer Ann King Lagos.
 

DITTA BARON HOEBER: PROXIMITY

June 1 – August 31, 2013
Ditta Baron Hoeber’s photographic sequences emphasize the primacy of process, encourage a way of looking that challenges the narrative impulse, and demand and reward sustained, intense observation.
 

GRADUATE THESIS EXHIBITION

August 3 - 31, 2013
Featuring final thesis work by candidates in Moore's graduate programs: MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations, MFA in Interior Design and MFA in Studio Art.
 

SUZANNE SEESMAN: LOST WORLDS ON TELEVISION (THE ARTIFACTS)

June 1 – July 20, 2013
Suzanne Seesman creates sculpture, video, collage, installation and performance works in which Western histories of philosophy, education and radicalism are memorialized, criticized, coveted, and interrogated.
 

FIVE INTO ONE

June 1 – July 20, 2013
Hosted annually by Moore and organized by Philadelphia Sculptors, 5 Into 1 features work by recent graduates from BFA and MFA programs at five Philadelphia art & design schools, including: Moore College of Art & Design; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; Tyler School of Art; University of Pennsylvania; and The University of the Arts. This year's exhibition is curated by Adam Mazur.
 

SENIOR SHOW 2013

April 24 – May 18, 2013
An annual exhibition featuring work created by graduating seniors in Moore’s BFA programs.
 

ANNUAL FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION & STUDENT SHOW

March 27 – April 14, 2013
An exhibition featuring work by third-year students competing for highly coveted travel fellowships, as well as work created by first, second and third-year students from all of Moore’s BFA programs.
 

THOMAS GLASSFORD: AFTERGLOW

January 26 – March 16, 2013
More toxic than tropical, Mexico City-based artist Thomas Glassford’s large-scale installation, Afterglow, is a futuristic pleasure garden of industrial materials emblematic of a future in which the organic can only be simulated.
 

LIVING AS FORM (THE NOMADIC VERSION)

January 26 – March 16, 2013
Living as Form (The Nomadic Version) is an unprecedented, international project exploring over twenty years of cultural works that blur art and everyday life, and emphasize participation, dialogue, and community engagement. Co-organized by Creative Time and Independent Curators International (ICI), and assembled in collaboration with The Galleries at Moore.
 

BEYOND...: ANNUAL ALUMNAE EXHIBITION

January 26 – March 16, 2013
An annual juried exhibition featuring recent work created by Moore alumnae.