Art in Isolation

Curated by HC Huỳnh

Teachers College Columbia University

Macy Gallery online

View the exhibition in 3D

Part of the The Art School Pedagogy 2.0 Zoomposium

sponsored by The Art and Art Education Program, Teachers College, Columbia University and the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

As artists and educators, we spend much of our time exploring and negotiating shared social and aesthetic experiences. Over the past year, many of us have felt isolated or compelled to use our time in isolation to make work that specifically addresses the challenges, possibilities, and contradictions of the inverse: solitary experience in the current cultural moment. We invite artists to submit work for an open call, virtual gallery exhibition, “Art in Isolation”.

Beatrice Carey, Jack Cheetham, Jonas Criscoe, Bradley Dever Treadway, Ronald Gonzalez
Jeremy Jones, Clare Khambu, Wansoo Kim, Lise Kjaer, Wes Kline & Janelle Rebel, Thomas Lail, Evan Larson-Voltz, Patricia Miranda, Julie Ann Nagle, Phil Scorza, Audrey Shakespear

The global COVID-19 pandemic has led to a widespread shift to online learning and a renewed appreciation for the value of education. In this crucial moment, studio art teachers have had to do what many previously thought was close to impossible: teach studio art online. 

Art School Pedagogy 2.0 seeks to address the pedagogical challenges of studio art teaching pre- and post-pandemic through a sequence of online panels and collaborative workshops.

Organized into three sections, “Teaching Studio Online”, “Art School Cultures”, and “Pedagogy as Mentorship”, the symposium-style course focuses on a diversity of learning environments including K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and community art spaces. An online exhibition, “Art in Isolation” accompanies the symposium.