Founded in 1936, the Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region is among the longest-running regionals in the country and provides a leading benchmark for contemporary art activity in the Upper Hudson Valley and Adirondack regions. The exhibition focuses on contemporary artists living and working within a 100-mile radius of the Capital Region and rotates annually among the University Art Museum, the Albany Institute of History & Art, and The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls. 2018 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region exhibiting artists include Fern T. Apfel, Michael Bach, Justin Baker, Martin Benjamin, Debra Bilow, Rick Briggs, Gabe Brown, Amy Cheng, Monica d. Church, Drew Conrad, Susan Spencer Crowe, Ray Felix, Laura Frare and Mary Kathryn Jablonski, Matt Frieburghaus, Richard Garrison, Kathy Greenwood, Daesha Devón Harris, David Herbert, Susan Hoffer, Sean Hovendick, Beth Humphrey, William Jaeger, Pooh Kaye, KK Kozik, Shari Mendelson, Susan Meyer, Stephen Niccolls, Gina Occhiogrosso, Victoria Palermo, David Ricci, Karin Schaefer, Greg Skochko, Rosary Solimanto, Claire Stankus, Amelia Toelke, Jessica Ann Willis, Gerald Wolfe, and Deborah Zlotsky.
This year’s juror, Jean Shin, has exhibited at more than 150 museums and cultural institutions, including solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC. She recently completed a landmark commission, Elevated, for the New York City’s new Second Avenue Subway. Recognizing the concealed potential of everyday objects, Shin takes forgotten and discarded items and reinvigorates them through deconstruction and reassembly. Generating vast installations that comment on consumerism, hope, and transformation, she often solicits materials from the community in which the work is installed, creating compelling expressions of identity through social exchange.