USM Art Department


Book: Transforming Our Practices

Art Education Faculty, Kelly Hrenko, published chapter entitled "Decolonizing Vacationland"

Art Education Faculty, Kelly Hrenko, recently published the chapter: Decolonizing Vacationland as part of the book: Transforming Our Practices: Indigenous Art, Pedagogies, and Philosophies, edited by Christine Ballengee Morris and Kryssi Staikidis, published by National Art Education Association.
BFA & BA 2017 Exhibition

2017 BFA & BA Senior Exhibition opens at USM Art Gallery in Gorham

The BFA & BA Exhibition is the culminating event of the Art Department's Senior Seminar course, ART 401. Please join us in celebrating exhibits by graduating USM Art students at the USM Art Galery in Gorham, April 12th - April 30th 2017, Opening Reception Thursday, April 13, 6-8 p.m. University of Southern Maine ART 401 Senior Seminar Students obtaining a bachelor of fine art (BFA) or bachelor of art (BA) degree: Melissa Bardsley, Rachel E. Church, K. Scott Davis, Kayla Frost, Richard Hudon, John Allan Nelson Jr., Hans Nielsen, Jill Osgood, Shannon Sockalexis, Isobel Stanton, John S. Wilson.
Student Juried Exhibition awards

Portland Press Herald praises USM’s 'powerful' student art exhibition

Portland Press Herald critic Daniel Kany praised the 'powerful' art work on display at USM’s annual Juried Student Exhibition. “It’s apparent that the program and the students are thriving,” wrote Kany, an art historian who served as a juror in the 2014 exhibition. Selected works are currently on display through May 1 at the AREA Gallery in the Portland Campus' Woodbury Campus Center.
Photo of Marsden Hartley's painting of Mt. Katahdin

Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition co-curated by Art Professor Donna Cassidy reviewed by the New York Times

An exhibition co-curated by USM Professor of Art Donna Cassidy art was recently reviewed by the New York Times. The exhibition she co-curated, "Marsden Hartley's Maine," is on display at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art's Met Breuer.
Kim Grant's book Cover: All About Process

Art History Professor and Department Chair, Kim Grant, has a new book out published by Penn State Univ. Press.

Art History Professor and Department Chair, Kim Grant, has a new book out: All About Process: The Theory and Discourse of Modern Artistic Labor, Penn State University Press, March 14, 2017.
Portrait of Donna Cassidy

USM's Donna Cassidy collaborating on art exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art

Well-known artist Marsden Hartley's images of his native state of Maine debut in a new exhibition in March at one of the world's grandest museums — New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. USM Professor Donna Cassidy is the exhibition's co-curator.
Lin Lisberger's sculpture at Chazan Gallery

Art Department Professor, Lin Lisberger's sculpture exhibited in TRAVERSE/TEXTURE

Art Department Professor, Lin Lisberger's sculpture exhibited in TRAVERSE/TEXTURE
Unity by Clint Fulkerson

Portland artist Clint Fulkerson opens USM Art Department and Galleries’ spring 2017 season with “Fluid Geometry” exhibit, new mural in Portland

Beginning on January 17, the USM Art Department and Galleries will present the exhibition “Fluid Geometry” by prolific Portland-based mixed media artist Clint Fulkerson. Fulkerson is currently creating a new mural on the wall of the USM AREA Gallery in Portland, and will also exhibit 15 paintings based on intricate compositions of repeating geometric shapes.

USM Art Department and Gallery announce exhibitions and programs for winter and spring 2017

The USM Art Department and galleries will present two exhibitions this spring showcasing the work of prolific mixed media artist Clint Fulkerson, as well as the creative work of Maine Art Education Association members, who teach in Maine’s public and private schools and universities. USM student exhibitions will include the Student Juried Exhibition, USM Juried Student Selected Works and BFA and BA exhibits.
Intro. to Ceramics Fall 2016 Final Critique

End of the Fall Semester Critiques

Students share their semester-long work with Faculty and classmates in Final Critiques.