ASU School of Art alum releases artist book, holds solo show


December 20, 2017

Ingrid V. Wells, who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and art education from Arizona State University's School of Art in 2010, recently released an artist book and had a solo exhibition at contemporary art gallery Glass Rice in San Francisco.

The limited-edition artist book features Wells’ recent small paintings and is now available by contacting the gallery. The works in the book are the culmination of her "30 paintings in 30 days" project. Wells just showed the series, in addition to eight larger oil paintings, in her solo exhibition, "Spectacle."  Paintings on wall at School of Art alum's exhibition The art exhibition "Spectacle" is a solo show featuring work by School of Art alum Ingrid V. Wells. Download Full Image

In the exhibition, Wells investigates “the idea of the feminist spectacle — a topic the artist is particularly concerned with — bringing to light the sticky-sweet, childish portrayal of female identity in society,” according to the Glass Rice website. "Spectacle" has been covered by New York feminist platform GirlTalk HQ, Los Angeles's 360 Magazine and the U.K.'s Creative Boom

For more information on Wells and her artist book, visit ingridvwells.com. The exhibition is on view on Artsy.

SILC partners with Municipal Credit Union to secure donated computers


December 20, 2017

The School of International Letters and Cultures at Arizona State University, in partnership with the Municipal Credit Union in New York City, was able to provide a group of six students with computers to make their studies easier.

Recognizing that not all students have easy access to technology at home, SILC Business Operations Manager Mark Brantley used his contacts at MNU to secure 10 computers (the extra four computers are available when needed). Brantley is a former board chairman at the institution and its current director. Download Full Image

“The credit union industry philosophy/motto is ‘People Helping People,’” Brantley said, “MCU’s CEO felt this donation was in alignment with that philosophy by assisting students in their educational pursuits.”

SILC Director Nina Berman presented the computers on Nov. 29. When these student complete their education, the computers will be passed on to the next generation that needs them.

The students thanked Berman and Brantley, telling them that the computers provide them increased flexibility, and that at SILC, Brantley “is always welcoming with a smile.”