Katzen Art Center | MFA invitational Exhibition Holding Hands, Holding Space

By Editorial Team on January 29, 2024

Sat, February 3 2024 — Sun, March 3 2024

“Covered in Prayers” by Sanah Brown-Bowers. Courtesy of the artist.
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 3 from 12-2pm

The American University MFA program is pleased to present “Holding Hands, Holding Space” a group exhibition curated by Taylor Sizemore and Marie B Gauthiez in the Rotunda of the Katzen Arts Center.

Holding Hands, Holding Space brings together 16 artists; 8 MFA candidates from American University’s Studio Art program and 8 MFA candidates from other local universities MFA programs: University of Maryland, Maryland Institute College of Art, George Washington University. Artists participating are: Phaedra Askarinam, Sanah Brown-bowers, Pooja Campbell, Maren Casana, Connor Gagne, Marie B Gauthiez, Trisha Gupta, Jeffrey Warren Hampshire, Lindsay Mueller, Patricia Edwine-Poku, Julia Reising, Taylor Sizemore, Jill McCarthy Stauffer, Jeehee Yoo, Margaret Connon Walker, Julia Zhang

Through this joint exhibition, the curators aim to generate artistic dialogue and foster long-term fruitful relationships between artists and across programs. The exhibition is shedding light on the necessity for emerging artists to create more opportunities for one another, to acknowledge interconnectedness and to nurture curiosity towards one other’s practices.

Artists worked in pairs, engaging in conversations through in-person and virtual meetings ahead of the exhibition. Artists may share similar ideas, approaches, media, techniques, sensibilities, aesthetics.

Katzen Art Center, In the Rotunda
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW