Arizona Biennial 2018
at the Tucson Museum of Art

James J. and Louise R. Glasser Galleries,
Chann Gallery, and Green Gallery
July 6 – September 16, 2018

Exhibition Dates:
July 6 – September 16, 2018

The oldest running state-wide juried exhibition featuring exclusively Arizona artists, Arizona Biennial 2018 will be on view at the Tucson Museum of Art July 6 – September 16, 2018. The work juried into the exhibition was selected by guest juror Rebecca R. Hart, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Denver Art Museum.

homepage image: Olivier Dubois-Cherrier, “Esthetic of Decay #11,” 2017-2018, found saguaro cactus skeleton, foam, wood, chicken wire, concrete, 34.5 x 118 x 49”.

The Arizona Biennial 2018 features work from the following artists:

Sama Alshaibi

Jack Balas

Malena Barnhart

Laura Spalding Best

Willie Bonner

Kate Breakey

Wade Carter

Barrett Cooney

Joe Cornett

Jeff DaCosta

Bill Dambrova

Swapna Das

Cam DeCaussin

Tomas DeMoss

Kathleen Dreier

Olivier Dubois-Cherrier

Karlito Miller Espinosa

Kareem Ferreira

Conor Elliott Fitzgerald

Samantha Frésquez w/ Merryn Alaka

Jill Friedberg

Daniel Friedman

Hilary L. Garin

Brooke Grucella

Jim Hall

Claire Harlan

Maya Holzman

Christopher Jagmin

Alan Bur Johnson

Marlowe Katoney

YeRin Kim

Kimberly Lyle

Dominique Martinez

Kathryn Maxwell

Ellen McMahon

James Mokler

Katherine Monaghan

Martin Mongan

Nathanael Myers

Jessica Palomo

Yana Payusova

George C. Peñaloza

Anthony Pessler

Elizabeth Z. Pineda

Mark Pomilio

Don Porcella

Jordan Putt

Robert Renfrow

Emily E. Ritter

Elliott Robbins

Lisa M. Robinson

Luis Salazar

Kathleen Scott

Carrie Seid

Gary Setzer

Jessie Shinn

Kendra Sollars

Papay Solomon

Mike Stack

Alison Sweet

Hirotsune Tashima

The Paradise Boys
(Krista Davis and Lily Reeves)

Richard Trible

John Tuomisto-Bell

Rhonda Thomas Urdang

Beth Weinstein

Denise Yaghmourian

Xinyu Zhang

Angie Zielinski

Rebecca R. Hart joined the Denver Art Museum as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art in Fall 2015. Since arriving in Denver she has organized Audacious: Contemporary Artists Speak Out; Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place; and Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford. Previously, she was the associate curator and department head of contemporary art at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA, 2005-2015). At the DIA, she was the organizing curator for Shirin Neshat’s mid-career retrospective Detroit (2013) and Seoul, Korea (2014). Hart facilitated Matthew Barney’s Detroit-based performances SEKHU and KHU (2009-10), which became Act 2 of Barney’s RIVER OF FUNDAMENT film. She was the organizing co-curator for Julie Mehretu: City Sitings (2007-08) and more than twenty other exhibitions.

Hart graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history from Williams College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fibers from Kansas City Art Institute. She earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Fibers from the Cranbrook Academy of Arts, and a Master of Arts in art history from Wayne State University. Her work has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Association of Art Museum Curators, the Joyce Foundation, the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, and the Metropolitan Life Foundation.

Presentation of this exhibition at TMA is made possible through the generous support of the BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona

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