Department of Art and Art History Studio Art

Four favorites from Assistant Professor Nicole Awai

Thu. October 15, 2015

image of a large sandwich with tomatoes and sprouts
Image of a Shark & Bake sandwich

Nicole Awai joined the Department of Art and Art History as an assistant professor in Studio Art this year. She shared four of her favorite things over email:

#1 Pelau, Shark & Bake and Doubles
I love food in general, and I am an adventurous eater. Every so often I crave my Trinidadian dishes such as Pelau, Shark & Bake and Doubles.

#2 Spoonbill & Sugartown
When I am in New York City I have to go to my favorite independent bookstore, Spoonbill & Sugartown in Williamsburg. They sell art, architecture and design books, journals, and magazines. The store has yet to be compromised by the insane gentrification of that area. Good Lord, I have spent so much money there! Even when I don't have money, I still manage to buy stuff there!

#3 Cricket
In my teens and twenties I seriously followed Cricket. I grew up in the era when the West Indies 11 Cricket Team dominated world cricket! The West Indies (11 Anglophone Caribbean nations including Guyana on the South American mainland) play internationally as one team. It was so much fun! I really want to follow it again.

#4 The Young & The Restless
It is not an obsession, but I do check in regularly (at least three or four times a month) on The Young & The Restless. Maybe it has to do with its generational appeal and continuity. If I have not seen it for a long time and I am completely lost I text a well-known performance artist friend of mine and he catches me up.

Gracelee Lawrence presents solo exhibition at The Mom Gallery

Sat. October 17, 2015

image of cantalope with text on orange background
Image courtesy of the artist.

Gracelee Lawrence presents a solo exhibition, "Cantaloupe," at The Mom Gallery. The exhibition will be on view October 17, 2015 (7–11 p.m.).

Essay by Nicole Awai featured on Art Matters

Mon. October 12, 2015

colorful design drawing on white paper
Image courtesy of the artist.

An essay by Nicole Awai is featured on Art Matters in recognition of her 2013 award.

Michael Smith featured in MOMUS

Mon. October 5, 2015

 Cartoonish drawing of people
Image courtesy of the artist.

Professor Michael Smith was featured in MOMUS in response to his exhibition, Excuse me!?!…I’m looking for the “Fountain of Youth."

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