About the Exhibition
The University Art Museum presents a major exhibition of the work of UAlbany alumni in the Fall semester 2011. The exhibition will occupy the entire museum space and will include all media: painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation, and works on paper. Based on a long-standing track record of success among its graduates in the visual arts field, the exhibition will highlight the individual accomplishments of working alumni artists. This exhibition is supported by a generous grant from the University at Albany Alumni Association.
Ken Johnson, MA '78 is a freelance critic, who writes regularly for the New York Times. He has been writing art criticism professionally for more than 20 years. He graduated from Brown University in 1976 with a degree in art, followed in 1978 by a master’s degree in studio art with a concentration in painting from UAlbany. In 1983, he started writing art reviews for the Albany Times Union and other capital region publications. In 1987 he began writing articles on contemporary artists for Arts Magazine, and a year later he moved on to Art in America, where he wrote reviews and articles regularly for the next nine years. Since 1997, he has been writing art criticism for the New York Times, where he reviews six to eight current exhibitions each week. He is the author of the recently released book, Are You Experienced? Art and the Psychedelic Revolution, published by Prestel Books.
After School Special: The 2011 Alumni Show
2011, softcover, 92 pages, 9 x 6 inches, 80 color images. Introduction by Janet Riker, essays by Ken Johnson and Danny Goodwin.
Supported by the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Art Department, the Alumni Association through the Grandma Moses Fund, the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation, University Auxiliary Services (UAS), Shirley W. Brand, Marijo Dougherty, Norman Bauman, and H. Patrick Swygert.