Artists in Conversation: This December @WSS


Wednesday, December 2, 5:30-7 pm EST: David Ibata and Trevor Young

Tuesday, December 8, 5:30-7 pm EST: Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann and Reem Bassous


These programs have now passed. To watch recordings of both of these exceptional conversations, visit Washington Studio School's Vimeo or IGTV channel.

CONVERSATIONS ABOUT VIBRANT LIGHT: DAVID IBATA AND TREVOR YOUNG

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 5:30-7 PM EST


WSS Is thrilled to bring two DC-area artists and WSS faculty together for a dynamic conversation covering painterly topics about their process and practice, teaching, staying focused, and how this area and access to the National Gallery of Art has influenced their work. Questions from the audience will be welcome throughout this informal conversation.


Registration is free but required in order to access the link to join the conversation. To register visit: https://bit.ly/AConversationAboutVibrantLight.


ABOUT THE ARTISTS



DAVID IBATA

David Ibata is an American painter from the Washington DC metropolitan area. He received his education from the Corcoran College of Art & Design (BFA, 2008) followed by the New York Academy of Art (MFA, 2010). Ibata has been a copyist at the National Gallery of Art since 2012 where he is also a teaching artist for Art Around The Corner elementary school art education program. His work focuses on narrative painting and portraiture and takes inspiration from contemporary cinema, philosophy and life. Recent exhibitions include a solo show 'I See A Darkness' at Transformer Gallery, DC and 'Somewhere near the Inside' at Washington Studio School which he curated. David also serves on the WSS Board of Directors. To learn more about David visit, http://www.davidribata.com/.


TREVOR YOUNG

Educated at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, Trevor Young is represented by Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC; David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI; and George Billis Gallery, NY. His work has been exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally, including the Armory Show, NY; Art Miami, FL; and La Biennale di Venezia (Luciano Benetton Collection), among others. Numerous publications have reviewed his work such as The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, Artsy, and OpenLab Magazine. He was profiled for Home&Design (September/October 2015) magazine and works featured on the second season of Showtime’s Billions as well as on the “Full Frame” segment of CCTV America (October 2015). His work is included in several private and public collections, including the Washington DC Convention Center, and on the cover of Neil LaBute’s book, "How to Fight Loneliness" (2017). Young recently had his third solo exhibition with Addison/Ripley Fine Art in Washington, DC and his first solo exhibition with George Billis Gallery, NY. To learn more about Trevor visit, trevoryoung.net.


KATHERINE TZU-LAN MANN AND REEM BASSOUS

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8 5:30-7 PM EST


Join us for the second in this series of artists in conversation on December 8 when DC-area artist Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann and Hawaii-based artist Reem Bassous come together live via Zoom. The artists will talk about their process and practice, inspiration and what informs their work. Questions from the audience will be welcome toward the end of this informal conversation.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

KATHERINE TZU-LAN MANN

Originally trained in Sumi ink painting, Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann creates paintings and installations that merge traditional Chinese and Japanese ink painting techniques with an approach rooted in Western abstractionism. She holds BA from Brown University and an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including a Fulbright to Taiwan and a recent residency at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. Her work has been exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions across North America, Europe, and Asia. To learn more about Katherine visit, katherinemann.net/.

REEM BASSOUS

Reem Bassous is a painter, educator, humanitarian and curator whose work speaks to the trauma of war, memory, injustice, and the call for action. Her research and resulting work draw on history, psychology, philosophy, poetry, current events, and her childhood experiences in war-ravaged Beirut. She received her BA from the Lebanese American University in Beirut and her MFA from the George Washington University. She is an instructor at Leeward Community College and was a lecturer at the University of Hawaii at Manoa for 9 years. Her paintings and drawing installations have been featured in numerous solo and group international and national exhibitions, including the Honolulu Museum of Art. She is a recipient of numerous awards including the Glassman Award, the Langenkamp Award in Abstract Painting, and the John Young award, and was the winner of the 2013 Kafiye Project Competition at Kaflab, New York City. To learn more about Reem visit, reembassous.studio/.


Registration is free but required in order to access the link to join the conversation. To register visit: https://bit.ly/ArtistsinConversationatWSS

These programs are supported in part by the Joan Burgess Shorey Legacy Fund.

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