The Louisiana Biennial is the School of Design’s fourth national juried exhibition. This is a multi-media show for two and three-dimensional works, as well as video and installation, works exploring any theme. Through a nationally advertised call for entries, The School of Design received over 175 artist submissions and a total of over 800 artworks from across the United States. The overwhelming response reflects a continued commitment and passion for the arts in our communities. We hope that the exhibition not only highlights regional artists, but also exposes all of us to contemporary works created around the country.
Statement from Juror Rachel Cook:
“It was a great pleasure to participate in the juror process. It is always such a stimulating experience to see what various artists are working on across the country. I have a great admiration for artists continuing to produce and expand their creative and adventurous ideas. I selected a series of works to be included in the exhibition that I felt were provocative either in their use of materials–through experimentation with different mediums– or the ideas behind the work–some of which dealt with the artist’s exploration of their own background through frankness and humor. I am looking forward to seeing all the works together in the gallery space, as well as visiting with the faculty and students at Louisiana Tech University. ”
Participating artists: Deirdre Argyle, Leticia Bajuyo, Win Bruhl, Elizabeth Claffey, Jonathan Clayton, Aaron Collier, Anita Cooke, Kerstin Dale, Nick Davis, William DePauw, Craig Dongoski, Annie Donovan, AnnieLaurie Erickson, Ashley Feagin, Sherman Finch, Shawna Gibbs, Meghan Grubb, Leslie Greusbeck, Garrett Hansen, Camden Hardy, Shana Hoehn, Chris Ireland, Kevin Jones, Tressa Jones, Kevin Kennedy, Jasper Lee, Andy Mattern, Geoffrey Miller, Sean Morrissey, Joseph Mougel, Lake Newton, Kristin Powers-Nowlin, Stephanie Palazeke, Vesna Pavlovic, Jeffrey Rinehart, Judith Row, Yoshie Sakai, Vitus Shell, Fazilat Soukhakian, Jeremy Speed Schwartz, Adrianna Speer, Morgan Stephenson, Diana Synatzske, Chris Taylor, Kristine Thompson, Amelia Toelke, Samatha VanDeman, Emily Verkamp, Thomas Whitworth, Michael Yankowski