Aya Tarek, an Egyptian graffiti artist and muralist, completed a mural at USFCAM during a residency at USF. In an interview with Aya, I was able to discuss the influences she drew from while making her work. Aya explained her interest in architecture and the experience of connecting to what’s around her. When it came to […]Read more "The Invisible Man in a Fluorescent Suit"
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, I was invited to curate an exhibition at the 501 Gallery at Blake High School. Amanda Preuss, a recent graduate of the USF Art History Master’s program, is the new director of the Gallery, and she thought of me because I specialize in Latin American and Caribbean Art at the […]Read more "Quince Artistas/Fifteen Artists: Blog Post by Curator Noel Smith"
Jacolby Satterwhite’s works are currently featured in the USFCAM exhibition A Family Affair. His works combine 3D animation, objects, performance and drawing, and explore themes including transformation and world building. Within the varied virtual environments that he constructs, Satterwhite uses his body as an avatar and expresses himself through dance club “vogueing” and freestyle movement. […]Read more "Jacolby Satterwhite: Virtual World Building"
USFCAM is currently featuring works from artist Renee Cox as part of the exhibition titled A Family Affair. The exhibition features seven artists, including LaToya Ruby Frazier, Hank Willis Thomas, Deborah Willis, Jacolby Satterwhite, Kalup Linzy and Corine Vermeulen, whose works will be displayed August 24 through December 12, 2015. Cox’s works address issues of […]Read more "Renee Cox’s New History"
USFCAM will feature works from prominent artists and mother-son duo Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas in its fall exhibition, A Family Affair. Although generations apart, both Willis and Thomas have achieved acclaim for their individual work. At the center of their art is the concern for African American identity and image. Deborah Willis. Hank […]Read more "Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas: Two Generations of Photographers"
Kalup Linzy as Taiwan, 2015. Image by Will Lytch. USFCAM will feature video and performance artist Kalup Linzy in its next exhibition, A Family Affair, opening August 24. Linzy pays homage to the genre of soap operas in his intentionally low-budget videos, which range from episodic shorts to a feature film. These videos explore his […]Read more "The Many Characters of Kalup Linzy"
Header image: Corine Vermeulen, still from 2009 Kresge Arts in Detroit Artist Fellow award video From September through November 2015, Dutch-born, Detroit-based photographer Corine Vermeulen will be in residence at USFCAM and will work with the University Area Community Development Corporation (UACDC) on her newest project, Picturing Families in the University Area Community. Vermeulen’s work focuses […]Read more "Photographer Corine Vermeulen Focuses on Community Stories In Detroit and Tampa"