April 14, 2014
Guillermo Gomez-Peña Shakes Up Neddy at Cornish Delivering a performance-based talk on “imaginary activism,” iconic artist Guillermo Gomez-Peña attacked barriers at the Frye. Imaginary activism — that’s what Guillermo Gomez-Peña was doing when he lifted the big plastic megaphone to…
April 14, 2014
April 04, 2014
EXPO Profile: Visual Artist Reilly Sinanan Senior Reilly Sinanan is an artist searching for a language as he prepares for his part of EXPO’s BFA exhibition. It doesn’t seem possible that Reilly Sinanan (AR ‘14) has not yet graduated.…
March 22, 2014
iET+i presents Timothy Weaver at the Playhouse Studio Timothy Weaver, a former life scientist, creates immersive, hypnotic work around disappearing habitat and species; iET+I brings him to Cornish to show his most recent projects. Timothy Weaver’s recent interactive installation, live cinema,…
March 13, 2014
Merit Scholars Exhibit Work Merit Awards and Exhibition 2014: The Art Department’s top students vied for annual Merit Award scholarships; those selected recently exhibited their work in Cornish’s |_ Gallery. To have a chance at having your…
February 27, 2014
Art Students Interview Art Students Tag, you’re it: plans, triumphs, worries and work on display in art students’ serial interviews, The Relay Series. The subject of one interview becomes the interviewer in the next: it’s an Art Department…
February 24, 2014
Robert C. Jones Retrospective Open at Cornish CLOSING SOON: With works of “passion, pure vision and immersive color,” Robert C. Jones lights up the Cornish Main Gallery. UPDATE: Don’t miss this important retrospective of a major NW artist closing March…
February 13, 2014
Gabriela Ayala Stalks Miró A recent Cornish grad, Gabriela Ayala’s internship with SAM has led her to Spain in the footsteps of Joan Miró. It’s what we call “entrepreneurial.” Barely through the door of the Seattle Art…
February 11, 2014
Darrow Presents Paper on Diderot, Chardin Lovers of art history currently in Chicago: Cornish’s Elizabeth Darrow will be presenting a paper on Diderot and Chardin. Jacque Barzun has said that one can be considered well read without having turned…
February 06, 2014
Taylor-Iida Collaboration Opens at Wheelhouse Apparent odd couple Lauren Iida and Bradley Taylor prove their new collaboration makes perfect sense, shining a new light on Cambodia. After a look at their separate work, it seems odd that Lauren…
February 05, 2014
Cable Griffith’s Quest Open at G Gibson Quest, the new exhibition of Cable Griffith’s work, is now open; artist reception on February 6 Maybe you’re familiar with the following sensation. You’ve just watched an intense movie and now you’re leaving…
February 04, 2014
Now Open: 2014 Neddy at Cornish Call for Applications The call for applications is now open for the Neddy at Cornish, the annual artist award program founded in memory of Robert E. (“Ned”) Behnke. This year, two area artists will each be…
February 03, 2014
iET+I Brings Matreyek to Cornish iET+I treats Seattle audiences to the transcendent shadow art of Miwa Matreyek with Myth and Infrastructure, a live performance with projected animation. From the flickering of ancient campfires to the philosophical analogies of…
January 28, 2014
INCITE•INSIGHT presents Katinka Bock at Henry INCITE•INSIGHT, the Cornish-Henry Gallery partnership, presents German sculptor Katinka Bock the Henry. Katinka Bock, exhibiting artist at the Henry, will speak and meet patrons at INCITE•INSIGHT, Thursday, January 30 at the Henry Galler.…
January 08, 2014
Cornish Presents National Portfolio Day Mark January 11 on your calendar if you’re a high school student in art and design: it’s the perfect time to meet with art colleges from around the country at National Portfolio Day…
December 28, 2013
Blick Scholars’ Art on Display Through January 20: the work of six Cornish art students awarded Blick Scholarships is now on display at the Blick Art Materials store on Capitol Hill. Blick Art Materials is a favorite source…
December 10, 2013
Wearable Art on Display at Core Collection Runway Show High concept meets high fashion in Cornish class project runway show, Core Collection. The Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center is the new site for what has become a tradition, the art department’s Core…
December 06, 2013
Cornish Playhouse Invaded by Artists for PlāHaüs Where’s your sense of adventure? It can be found FREE at the Cornish Playhouse on December 8, where the keys have been handed over to students for PlāHaüs. What’s going to happen at…
November 13, 2013
Alum Ryan Mitchell a “Provocateur to Watch” Theater alum Ryan Mitchell, artistic director of Saint Genet, makes Marina Abramovic’s “10 young provocateurs to watch” in Harper’s Bazaar. If you make Marina Abramovic’s list of up-and-coming performance artists, you’re red-hot: she…
November 01, 2013
Final Days: Go Now October and November have a LOT going on, and some opportunities may have eluded your gaze; take note of some sweet last-chance ops. Blink and they’re gone: from the Cornish student-curated show Trick…
October 30, 2013
INCITE•INSIGHT: Lucía Sanromán, the video Our new partnership between Cornish College of the Arts and the Henry Art Gallery continued with Lucía Sanromán on Oct. 24. Her lecture is available in this video. We’ll see you in 2014…
October 23, 2013
INCITE•INSIGHT: Harry Dodge, the video Our new partnership between Cornish College of the Arts and the Henry Art Gallery launched Friday, September 27, 2013. The first lecture, with Harriet “Harry” Dodge, is available in this video. Put the…
October 23, 2013
Lucía Sanromán at INCITE•INSIGHT INCITE·INSIGHT: Contemporary Art After the Studio presents a lecture with Lucía Sanromán, Thursday, October 24. Lucía Sanromán is an independent curator and writer. From 2006 to 2011, she served as Associate Curator at…
October 21, 2013
Laurie Anderson at Cornish in November Headlining Cornish Celebrates an Evening of the Arts will be Laurie Anderson, one of America’s most renowned and daring creative pioneers. Every year Cornish’s annual gala, Cornish Celebrates an Evening of the Arts,…
September 24, 2013
H&S Classes Take Part in Park(ing) Day Students from three Cornish Humanities & Sciences classes create temporary parks on Seattle streets running through campus. On Friday, September 20, for six glorious hours, four brand-new parks appeared in Seattle, based in…
September 06, 2013
Lindsay Joins Cornish as VP Late of the Columbus College of Art & Design and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Jonathan Lindsay takes the reins as VP of Enrollment Management. As Cornish approaches its centennial…
August 19, 2013
Award Nominations Galore Cornish and the Cornish community figure heavily on the awards front with multiple nominations for Gregory Awards and Teenys. In the past few weeks, nominations for the Gregory Awards and the Teeny Awards…
August 13, 2013
A Toast to the Provost A few more things you should know about Cornish’s new provost, Moira Scott Payne Moira Scott Payne brings a resume with some real heft to her new position as provost and vice president…
August 12, 2013
Recipients of 2013 Neddy At Cornish Awards Announced The Neddy at Cornish is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Neddy at Cornish art awards: Matthew Offenbacher (Painting) and Victoria Haven (Open Medium). Both artists will receive an unrestricted grant…
June 28, 2013
Sundsten Work at Grover-Thurston Gallery Starting July 11, Creatures opens at the Grover/Thurston Gallery, a showing of the remarkable paintings of Francesca Sundsten. When people talk about an artist’s imagination, they are talking about work like Cornish faculty…
May 31, 2013
Finalists Named For 2013 “Neddy At Cornish” The Neddy at Cornish is an annual artist award program supported by the Behnke Foundation and housed at Cornish College of the Arts in memory of Robert E. (“Ned”) Behnke and in celebration…
May 14, 2013
GiveBig: Meet Fritz Rodriguez. GiveBig Today. Fritz, an art department freshman, represents the compelling blend of intelligence, curiosity and fearlessness that makes Cornish students a great reason to GiveBig.
May 08, 2013
EXPO Profile: Miles Toland Inspired by the Hindu deity Shiva, Miles Toland wants to put you inside his work, to lull you with low-frequency sound waves and frame you in light.
May 02, 2013
EXPO Profile: Ross Jimmicum Coming to Cornish steered Makah tribal member Ross Jimmicum (AR ’13) onto a path between two cultures; stories hold it all together and chart a direction.
April 23, 2013
Cornish Class Takes it to the Street InterArt class takes lessons out into the world to produce a public, site-specific project utilizing crosswalks to explore the body’s perception of disintegrating time.
April 22, 2013
Three Win Awards for Writing in Art History The Written Word at Cornish: awards for writing in art history go to Reilly Sinanan (AR ’14), Rachel Levens (TH ’13) and Juan Franco (AR ’14).
April 19, 2013
EXPO Profile: JD Banke JD’s world, and welcome to it: for EXPO 13, Cornish senior JD Banke is assembling an installation that will offer viewers the experience of walking into the world of his paintings.
April 16, 2013
Core Sample, Freshmen Exhibition, Opens Cornish looks to the future: Core Sample, an exhibition of first year student work, opens, reception Thursday April 18.
April 15, 2013
EXPO Profile: senior Sydney Brown Warm yet mysterious, Syd Brown’s (AR ‘13) compelling works take you deep into the realm of dreams and consciousness. Her work can be seen in Cornish’s EXPO 13.
April 09, 2013
John Cage Scholarship Awarded on Roll of a Die In the spirit of maverick composer John Cage, the scholarship instituted in his name hinges on the roll of a die; chance favored Reilly Sinanan.
April 05, 2013
Griffith at Frye & Kittredge As Cornish gallery and exhibitions curator, Cable Griffith has overseen the hanging of a lots of artists’ work; his own art has been getting a lot of attention.
April 04, 2013
Campbell Works in Digital Exhibition Works from Cornish Professor Robert Campbell included in BAC’s The Gallery exhibition Digital Art: A New Generation.
April 02, 2013
Saint Genet to Premiere New Work at Donaufestival Cornish-Connected at every level, performance group Saint Genet premieres its new creation, Paradisiacal Rites, on the international stage at the Donaufestival in Austria.
March 29, 2013
Ruth Marie Tomlinson Installation Opens at Jack Straw With her installation Lost Long: a landscape, Cornish art prof Ruth Marie Tomlinson creates the memory we all should have of the wide landscapes of Montana.
March 27, 2013
EXPO Gets Graphic Boost from Alum Hamlet Along with a new name and mission, Cornish Expo, the popular B.F.A. student exhibition busts out an exciting graphic presentation by Drew Hamlet [DE ’10].
March 22, 2013
Cornish College of the Arts Names Moira Scott Payne Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Updated June 21, 2013: Ms. Scott Payne will join Cornish College of the Arts on July 15, 2013. President Nancy J. Uscher announced today the appointment of Moira Scott Payne as Provost and…
March 22, 2013
Stinson Among 50 Most Influential Seattlites Curator Sierra Stinson [AR ’08] finds herself listed among the “50 Most Influential People in Seattle Right Now” by Seattle Met magazine.
March 21, 2013
Expo: Popular BFA Show Rebrands, Refocuses Cornish’s annual B.F.A. exhibtion becomes “Expo” with a broad new agenda; but it will continue to introduce the public to talented young artists — like Natalie Friedman.
March 19, 2013
Wadley, Mack & Madsen Earn Sabbaticals Superior performance and engaging proposals earn Peter Mack, Wade Madsen and Preston Wadley sabbaticals from Cornish to pursue their professional work.
March 15, 2013
Yamashita Finalist for National Portrait Award Kumi Yamashita [AR ’94] creates works of breathtaking solubility and delicacy, but there’s something truly solid about being a finalist in the OBPC Exhibition.
March 06, 2013
From Fine Art to Historical Preservation Cornish graduates use the skills and knowledge they learn here in many ways; for Crystal Medler [AR ’08], a passion for art led her to preservation work.
February 20, 2013
Casey Curran’s Kinetic Art on Display - TV UPDATE! Now on TV: complex, mechanistic, animated … mesmerizing … the multi-media works of Casey Curran [AR ‘06] are on display in Seattle and New York .
February 01, 2013
Student-Curated Show Opens Open Call, the open show for Cornish art students, used to be a free-for-all refereed by faculty; this year it’s curated — by the students.
January 25, 2013
Art & Design Students Show Portfolios at Cornish for NPD National Portfolio Day brought in art schools from all over the country to Seattle to meet students; hometown host Cornish drew a lot of interest.
January 23, 2013
Chapin Paintings get NYC Show Aleah Chapin [AR ‘08] won this year’s BP Portrait Award at London’s National Portrait Gallery, so it’s only right she get a NYC show; it’s at Flowers on January 17.
January 02, 2013
Dickson Paintings on Display Painter Cathy Dickson, at Cornish 1991-92, explores her roots with Track 5 Adele, a showing of her most recent canvases in Bellevue.
January 01, 2013
National Portfolio Day at Cornish Jan 12 Seattle National Portfolio Day will be at Cornish: local high school artists and designers can offer their portfolios to art schools from around the nation.
December 28, 2012
Ubben Film Selected for Dance Cinema Cornish senior Jenisa Ubben’s [AR’13] film Branches In the Clouds, a collaboration with dancer Sarah Butler [DA ’12], was featured at Velocity’s “Next Dance Cinema.”
December 17, 2012
Registration Opens for Summer at Cornish Cornish invites students to spend the summer honing audition and portfolio pieces, making new strides in dance, learning from renowned musicians and diving into theater.
December 11, 2012
Insight 2012 Magazine Now Online It only happens once a year and now it’s online: Cornish’s magazine, Insight, offers an annual guide to the college that’s both comprehensive and easy-to-use.
December 05, 2012
Nawalinski Work in “Infinite Possibilities” Cynthia Nawalinski’s [AR ‘83] piece Ten Seconds of Rain included in 23 Sandy Gallery show, “Infinite Possibilities: Math, Science, Book Arts” through December 29.
November 27, 2012
Cooley Collection on Window Display The Mary Alice Cooley Collection achieves maximum accessibility thanks to Equity Residential in Downtown Seattle; Cornish student and alumni work shown in storefront window displays.
November 20, 2012
Dan Webb Sculptures Mark Sealth Trail New landmark for the Chief Sealth Trail: dual Dan Webb [AR ’91] sculptures, Cloud Rider, commissioned by the Seattle Department of Transportation.
November 15, 2012
Artists to Talk at Cornish Cornish is hosting two talks: Jeffry Mitchell on his work and a panel discussing women artists and the influence of John Berger and Laura Mulvey.
November 06, 2012
Erik Geschke Enjoys Busy Season This autumn has seen Erik Geschke [AR ’93] lecturing on his art, having pieces on exhibit and even donating a work to be auctioned.
November 01, 2012
Cornish Prominent in Artist Trust Grants Artist Trust, the well known arts support organization, has announced its 2012 GAP grants; several members of the Cornish community are on the list.
October 22, 2012
Art Faculty Dawn Cerny - Artist on the Go Dawn Cerny will be found all over the Seattle area this fall, beginning with “The rug pulled out from underneath; you lie on the floor” at the Hedreen Gallery in the Lee Center…
October 15, 2012
Bridget Nowlin and “Collection in Focus: Early Photographic Processes” Join Cornish Curator of Visual Resources Bridget Nowlin and Seattle photographer Laurel Schultz for an exploration of early photography in the Henry Art Gallery’s collection. Collection in Focus: Early Photographic Processes is a…
October 12, 2012
“Swamp Land” in The Closet Gallery Check out “Swamp Land” by Derek Vander Griend (DE ) in The Closet Gallery on the sixth floor of the Main Campus Center, now through October 19. The Closet Gallery is a student…
October 11, 2012
Heather Dew Oaksen Premieres New Documentary Join director Heather Dew Oaksen (AR faculty), producer Caroline Cumming, and the cast of the feature documentary for the premiere of Minor Differences tonight, Thursday, Oct 11 at 7:30pm at the Northwest African…
September 26, 2012
Art School Janitors We all know that Cornish teems with creativity and artistry among our students and faculty. That same exuberant talent can be found among the staff, as well. Through the middle of October, you’ve…
September 21, 2012
Mark Velasquez (AR ‘00) & Jazz-Minh Moore (AR ‘00) Cornish Art Department Alumni are making news in the local, national, and international communities. Please join us on Thursday, September 27 from 6:30 to 8 pm for a presentation by two of our…
September 19, 2012
Cornish and The Stranger’s Genius Awards Cornish College of the Arts is very proud to be so well represented in The Stranger’s annual Genius Awards. Nominees include Ellen Forney (DE faculty) in Literature, Dan Webb (AR ’91) and Sarah…
September 10, 2012
Remembering Melvin Strauss, Cornish President 1975-85 Cornish College of the Arts honors the passing of Melvin Strauss, who served as the College’s President from 1975 to 1985. During his tenure, Cornish received accreditation as a college. Mr. Strauss was…
September 07, 2012
Cornish Selected to Move Forward on Seattle Center Playhouse Lease Negotiations The Seattle Center announced today that a subcommittee of the Seattle Center Advisory Commission has recommended that Seattle Center move forward in negotiations with Cornish College of the Arts to manage the Seattle…
September 07, 2012
Art Alum Diem Chau Goes Global Art alum Diem Chau is all over the world this fall, from Fashion’s Night Out in New York, to Milan, to Taiwan. She’s also featured in our newest viewbook. On September 6, she…
September 05, 2012
Floating World Comics Hosts Alum Exhibition & Book Release Party Portland’s Floating World Comics hosts World Within The World, an art exhibit and book release party in September with one of their favorite local artists, Julia Gfrörer (AR ’04). The month-long art exhibit…
August 30, 2012
Cornish and Bumbershoot 2012 In addition to Katie Finn (MU ‘09), AKA Katie Kate, Cornish is represented at Bumbershoot this year by LG Cabaret – JUST Dance by Live Girls! Theater, founded by Meghan Arnette (TH ’97);…
August 28, 2012
Cornish Presents “Our Creative Society: Beyond Art. Creative Thinking in Contemporary Culture” SEATTLE, WA – On October 5 and 6, 2012, Cornish College of the Arts will present Our Creative Society, the first of an annual program centered on a theme that reflects the cultural…
August 28, 2012
New Exhibition for Alum at Greg Kucera Gallery Dan Webb (AR ’91) has a new exhibition, Destroyer, at Greg Kucera Gallery, Inc. with a “First Thursday” opening reception scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 6 from 6 to 8 pm. In addition to…
August 27, 2012
New Student Orientation We’re looking forward to welcoming our new class, beginning August 29. New students will have numerous opportunities to experience and explore Cornish campus life and the surrounding Seattle area. More information, including the…
August 17, 2012
Arts as a Career: President Uscher on KUOW Cornish President Nancy Uscher was the guest today on KUOW’s The Conversation with Ross Reynolds. Listen to the interview, along with calls from Cornish alums, here.
June 05, 2012
Cornish Featured in Arts School Networks “Spotlights” The June issue of Arts Schools Network’s e-newsletter features Cornish College of the Arts in the “School Spotlight.”
June 01, 2012
Opening June 6: The Neddy at Cornish Exhibition Please join us for the opening reception of the Neddy at Cornish Exhibition on Wednesday, June 6, from 5 to 9 pm in our Main Gallery, 1000 Lenora Street, Floor 1. This show…
May 11, 2012
Art + Design BFA Show 2012 The Cornish BFA Exhibition is the crowning achievement for graduating seniors from Art and Design, announcing their introduction to the community as emerging artists and designers. This much-anticipated exhibit showcases the work of…
May 07, 2012
“The World, Exposed” with Chris Csikszentmihályi World’s fairs and expositions were once a fantastic venue for industry and governments to assert their visions of the future, but in hindsight they revealed far more about their present. Each Fair was…
April 18, 2012
Interventions@ Clark Lake Park, Site Specific Art Project Cornish students are using Clark Lake Park, a passive use park in the city of Kent, as their inspiration and research laboratory.
April 16, 2012
An Alum Making it Big – You Can GiveBig In her final year at the New York Academy of Art, Aleah Chapin (AR ’08) has just been named one of four finalists for the prestigious BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait…
April 10, 2012
2012 Cornball The Resident Assistants sought to bring the larger Cornish Community together for a formal dance in a safe environment, with great music, food, and people. Raisbeck Theater was decorated with a mystical summer…
March 28, 2012
INK ON PAPER: The Mary Alice Cooley Print Collection Join us on First Thursday, April 5 from 5 to 8 pm, at Paper Hammer, 1400 Second Ave. (Second and Union) to celebrate the publication of this major catalog. The publication reflects the…
March 26, 2012
WORD Symposium: Writing in Art History The Art Department at Cornish College of Art presents WORD, the inaugural undergraduate writing symposium in Art History. This event honors and rewards students who successfully express their unique critical and intellectual perspectives…
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- Guillermo Gomez-Peña Shakes Up Neddy at Cornish Delivering a performance-based talk on “imaginary activism,” iconic artist Guillermo Gomez-Peña attacked…
- EXPO Profile: Visual Artist Reilly Sinanan Senior Reilly Sinanan is an artist searching for a language as he…
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