Now on view in the PNCA 157 Gallery: Better Than Nothing, the work of Krista Anara Cibis
Her exhibition, “Better Than Nothing” features works developed during her year long artist residence at Textile Hive. Textile Hive, located in Portland, is the worlds largest private textile archive. There are over 40,000 textiles collected by fashion designer, Andrea Aranow. During the residency, Krista was also able to work with Andrea in New York, giving the opportunity to study antique Peruvian Fiesta textile materials and construction in detail. This exhibition carries several lines of inquiry and represent only a portion of the works and themes developed during her residency.
Krista Anara Cibis is an artist/scholar based in Portland, Oregon. Her work is centered on observation and of communication and culture. Materials and techniques are important aspects of the works. The materials range from textile, organic, synthetic, or found objects, most recently that means, fencing masks, bees and cannula (oxygen hoses.) The medium and technique are integral to the meaning in her work.
The Pacific Northwest College of Art is now accepting graduate applications for Fall 2020! Applications are available online and the priority deadline is February 1, 2020 for all of our programs. You can find applications requirements on our website, and begin your application today.
We would love to meet you in person and chat about your future in The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies. You can find us at one of our graduate school events or visit us at Graduate National Portfolio Days this year in San Francisco, Boston, New York, Chicago and Paris. We enjoy having visitors to our beautiful campus in Portland, OR, so schedule a campus tour online(link to campus tour scheduler) or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall 2020 Priority Deadline – Saturday, February 1, 2020
By applying before February 1st, you have the opportunity to secure your admittance early, and access our Merit Scholarship funding. 100% of accepted graduate program applicants receive some level of Merit Scholarship - this institutional aid awards demonstrated outstanding creative abilities and academic achievement. No additional application is necessary for consideration.
Michael Stone-Richards guest scholar in the Critical Studies Program will be teaching a Graduate Seminar Fall term.
Michael Stone-Richards is Professor of Critical Theory and Visual Studies at the College for Creative Studies, Detroit. He is most recently the recipient of a Warhol Foundation Grant for his book in progress, "Care of the City: Ruination, Abandonment, and Hospitality in Contemporary Practice" (forthcoming Sternberg Press). This is part of Michael's work as Chair of the Committee on Critical Studies at CCS seeking the terms of a pedagogy for the twenty-first century Art / Design School. Michael has published in French and English and lectured widely in critical theory, art writing, and cultural history, with essays forthcoming on McArthur Binion, black labor and the avant-garde, biopolitics, and the problem of attention in cultural conflict. He is also at work on a translation of the hermetic poems of Andre Breton. With artist Addie Langford he curates the open conversation series the Alexandrine Street Seminars. With Addie Langford he is also the co-founder of Detroit Research (which won a Knight Foundation Grant) of which he is the also the founding editor - volume 3, guest-edited by Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller aka ADULT., "On Sound," with featured artist Kevin Beasley, is due out in Fall 2019. In Fall 2019, Michael will a Visiting Scholar in the Program in Critical Studies at Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Wednesday, November 6:30pm in the Mediatheque
The MA in Critical Studies program in collaboration with the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art is excited to welcome Emi Koyama to present a public lecture on her work and research as part of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Lecture Series.
Emi Koyama is a multi-issue social justice activist, writer, and rogue intellectual. Emi often writes and speaks out about feminism, sexual and domestic violence, sex work/trade and trafficking, queer and trans liberation, intersex and disability issues, among others.
Free and open to the public.
Dr. Sami Schalk will be a visiting scholar in the Critical Studies program for the upcoming Fall 2019 semester
Macarena Gómez-Barris to keynote PNCA's 2019 Graduate Symposium
Her lecture is Friday, November 22, from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Mediatheque
Recent Critical Studies alum, Sean Yeager, just presented their research on Assata Shakur's autobiography at the 2019 International Conference on Narrative in Pamplona, Spain.
Many congratulations to the first graduating class of the MA in Critical Studies program! Having completed their thesis projects, the members of our graduating cohort are stepping out into the world.
This week, the first year MA candidates and dual MA/MFA students in the Critical Studies program proposed their thesis topics. We are very excited to have a cohort which will be covering such a wide variety of topics.
Class of '19 Critical Studies MA Candidate, Ellena Basada, has been selected for a Fulbright award to Germany
Follow Ellena on Twitter: @vaginihilism
Call for Proposals: Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies 2019 Graduate Symposium on Art and Environmental Justice
The documentary short film A Normal Girl produced by Shawna Lipton is a Finalist in The American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival
Kate Baker Williams, Ashley Couch, and Laura Nash led the round table discussion Concerning Care in Institutions.
PNCA’s Critical Studies and Creative Writing Programs Sponsor AWP Conference in Portland, March 28-30
PNCA’s MA in Critical Studies, BFA and Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing programs are Patron Sponsors of this year’s Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) annual conference being held at the Oregon Convention Center from Thursday, March 28 to Saturday, March 30th.
Opening Borders, Tearing Down Walls, With Alex Sager Chair of the Philosophy Department at PSU
Thursday April 4 11am-12:30pm, Room 413
Chair Shawna Lipton's write-up of Chris Kraus's visit to the Critical Studies Program on Oregon Arts Watch
You can read Lipton's article and watch the lecture video here:
Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Mediatheque
Mohanad Elshieky is a stand up comedian based in Portland, Oregon. Originally from Libya, Mohanad brings a unique perspective to the comedy scene, not afraid to say what on his mind, he discusses politics, racial issues and has an opinion on everything
Thursday, Feb. 14 from 11:00-12:30, Hammer
Jasmine Johnson will address and validate triggers, by offering coping mechanisms for sexual trauma; as well as for family, friends, and community allies wanting to provide support.
From The Spirituals to Hip-Hop, Friday, February 15th, 6:30-8:00pm in the Mediatheque
This presentation is a multimedia musical journey through the history of Black art, Black culture, and the Black experience in America led by renowned hip hop artist and community organizer Hasan Salaam.
Thursday, January 24, 6:30pm in the Mediatheque
Co-Presented with the MFA in Visual Studies Program
Author, publisher, and critic Chris Kraus joins the MA in Critical Studies program to talk about her new collection, Social Practices, which is described as “essays on and around art and art practices” published by Semiotext(e), the legendary radical imprint where Chris has been a driving force since the 1990s.
Chris Kraus (b. 1955) is a Los Angeles–based writer, art critic, and editor whose novels include I Love Dick (1997), Torpor (2006), and Summer of Hate (2012). Her writing navigates and mediates seamlessly between autobiography, fiction, philosophy, and art criticism. She teaches creative writing and art writing at The European Graduate School / EGS and has been a visiting professor at the Art Center College of Design, the University of California at San Diego, New York University, the San Francisco Art Institute, and the Los Angeles Contemporary Archives. Along with Sylvère Lotringer and Hedi El Kholti, Kraus is co-editor of the influential publishing house Semiotext(e), which has introduced much of contemporary French theory to an American audience, and published writers such as: Abdellah Taia, Veronica Gonzalez Pena, Mark Von Schlegell, Robert Gluck, Natasha Stagg, and Dodie Bellamy.
The second year Critical Studies cohort visits Caldera in Sisters, Oregon.
Mohanad Elshieky, Where is the joke in that? Lecture/Stand Up Comedy Workshop
Mediatheque, Date: October 10, Start Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
In this workshop will be exploring the art of looking within yourself for comedy. You might not think your life is interesting, but if you dig deep enough, the joke is somewhere there. We will be discussing joke structure, punchlines, but more importantly, how to have fun and be you.