Spring 2018 Advanced Practice: Painting Expanded – Carrie Yamaoka

Painting Expanded

Carrie Yamaoka

Tuesdays 9 – 11:40 AM

CRN: 7488

Works in progress in the studio, summer 2017. Photo by Carrie Yamaoka

In this course we will explore what it means to be working in the expanded field of painting. We will be thinking about materiality, time, metaphor, fluidity, fixity and flux. We will look at and discuss a wide range of ideas underlying contemporary painting practice. As this is a studio-based course, there will be a number of studio assignments over the course of the semester, through which students will delve into the process-based, the temporal, the performative and the sculptural possibilities of painting. The use of both traditional and non-traditional painting media will be encouraged. Students working in an interdisciplinary mode are welcome, in addition to those primarily working in painting.

Carrie Yamaoka is a New York-based visual artist working in the expanded field of painting. Exhibiting widely in the US and Europe since the 1980s, Yamaoka’s work has been featured in Greater New York 2015 at MoMA/PS1, and in exhibitions at the Mannheimer Kunstverein, CAN Neuchatel, MMKA, the Wexner Center, the Albright-Knox, MassMOCA and Artists Space among other venues. Roberta Smith of the New York Times has written: “her efforts intimate a rejuvenation of Minimalism, spurred by new materials, more refined techniques and fresh ideas.” Ken Johnson, also in the New York Times, called her work “ a seductive marriage of voluptuous materialism and rigorous formalism.” She is a founding member of the queer art collective fierce pussy.

Registration: MFA Fine Arts Students. Grad students by permission. Please write the MFA FA Program Director Simone Douglas douglass@newschool.edu