Exhibitor listing
Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, Georgia State University
Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, Georgia State University
PO Box 4107
Atlanta, GA GA 30302-4107
United States
T  +1 404.413.5225
F  +1 404.513.5261
Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, Georgia State University
10 Peachtree Center Avenue
Suite 117
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
United States
T  404-413-5225
E-mail address : jkuntz@gsu.edu
Website : http://artdesign.gsu.edu
The Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at Georgia State University offers undergraduate art degrees such as B.A., B.F.A., or advanced degrees such as an M.A., M.F.A. and MAE.

Other Artists represented by the Gallery:

  • Amelia Carley

    Amelia Carley

    Biography : Amelia Carley was born and raised in Colorado where she grew up visiting expansive Western landscapes and geological formations of the American Southwest. Carley spent a year studying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago before attending the University of Colorado at Boulder where she graduated with honors, receiving a BFA in Painting and Drawing along with BA in both Psychology and Italian. She has participated in several Artist-in-Residence programs including Vermont Studio Center and Atlantic Center for the Arts. Carley has exhibited at such venues as: SOMArts in San Francisco, CA; Hyperlink Gallery in Chicago, IL; Colorado Photographic Arts Center in Denver, CO; DATELINE Gallery in Denver, CO; Curfman Gallery at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO; Galleries of Contemporary Art at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO; SOUP Experimental in Tallahassee, FL; Hathaway Gallery in Atlanta, GA; and Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Boulder, CO, amongst others. She is currently a Masters of Fine Arts candidate at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University where she is a Dean’s Fellow and recipient of the Andrew M. West Memorial Scholarship. Carley currently lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. http://www.ameliacarley.com

  • Tyler Cieplowski

    Tyler Cieplowski

    Biography : Tyler Cieplowski received his undergraduate degree from The University of South Carolina, Beaufort in fine art. Tyler began his MFA program in 2015 at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the recipient of the Winnie Chandler Scholarship from the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design at GSU. His exhibition record includes: “Trifecta 2.0,” (Welch Galleries, Atlanta, GA), “Home Exhibition” (Arts Exchange, Atlanta, GA), Art Student Union’s “Cagespace” student show (Atlanta GA), “Bearing Witness” (Statesboro, GA), and Salt Gallery (Beaufort, SC). http://www.tscieplowski.com

  • Kelli Couch

    Kelli Couch

    Biography : Kelli Shea Couch is a current MFA Candidate in Photography at Georgia State University. She received her BFA in Photographic Design from the University of West Georgia. Couch’s work has been featured in the Atlanta Photography Group’s Student Prize Show. She participated in “Continuum” at the Lamar Dodd Art Center in Athens, GA and “Creature of What You Are” at Day and Night Studios in Atlanta. Her work also was included in “Tough Times” at Soup Experimental in Tallahassee, Florida. She is the recipient of The Welch Photography Award for Graduate Summer research in 2017 at Georgia State University. http://www.kellisheacouch.com

  • Nuni Lee

    Nuni Lee

    Biography : South Korean in ethnicity, born in Bogota, Colombia, and raised in Atlanta, Georgia most of her life, Nuni Lee is a visual artist who truly embodies complexity. Nuni immigrated to the United States from Seoul, Korea with her family when she was ten years old. She lived in Alpharetta, Georgia throughout middle school and high school and later received a BFA in Painting from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She is currently a candidate in the MFA program and a drawing instructor at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University. Inspired by dreams and fantasies, her work explores a wide range of emotions and sentiments through an infantile character who frequently appears in her paintings. She utilizes various mediums and approaches in her artistic practice, including narrative poetry, animation, and sound. Nuni is the recipient of the 2017 Joseph Perrin Award and the Chandler Award at the Welch School of Art & Design. She has exhibited her work throughout New York and Georgia. www.nunimonalee.com

  • Yours Truly MF

    Yours Truly MF

    Biography : Prior to pursuing a career in fine art Yours Truly MF worked professionally as a graphic designer, a bicycle courier, and a bicycle mechanic. Graduating cum laude with a BFA in Craft/Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond, Virginia, the artist’s work is predominately ceramic. The work integrates function and humor to explore art and the absurd within the modern commercial ideal. After completing a one-year Fine Art & Craft fellowship at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina, the artist received a Scholar of Distinction Fellowship to attend the MFA program at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Anticipated graduation date is May, 2018.

  • Maryam Palizgir

    Maryam Palizgir

    Biography : Maryam Palizgir was born in Iran. She received her B.A in graphic design from the Alzahra Art University of Tehran and is currently pursuing her MFA in studio art, Textiles, at Georgia State University. She is an Atlanta-based, interdisciplinary visual artist. Her diverse range of material and techniques gives her the opportunity to think outside the box and experiment with a wide range of embodiment both in process and concept. She works in a variety of different mediums and her process involves deconstructing and reconstructing an image, object, or matter through mixed media and material manipulation. She explores the notion of identity, humanitarian principles, environmental issues caused by humans, time, and culture clashes. Palizgir has exhibited and presented her work in group shows nationally and internationally in the United States, Iran, UK, France, Russia, and Germany. She has been a member of the Iranian Graphic Designers Society (IGDS) since 2004 and the institute for Promotion of Contemporary Visual Art since 2012 in Iran. She was an artist in residence at the Cornelius Art Foundation in Lagamas, France in 2014 and received a grant from Triangle Network in London, UK for her Residency at The Cornelius Foundation in 2014. She won a three-year Welch fellowship (2015-2017) from the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design in Atlanta, GA. In 2016 her work was awarded an honorable mention in the Fifth Annual Dean’s Art Award in the College of Arts & Sciences. She currently lives and works in Atlanta. www.maryampalizgir.ir

  • Judy Parady

    Judy Parady

    Biography : Living and working as an artist in Atlanta, Parady has grown to understand and appreciate the peculiarly Gothic aspects of Southern traditions. Her sculptural work resonates with the complex tragedies of heartbreak, and the dark decay of moist day-old mushrooms––a damaged psyche glazed with a sweetly stoned smile. She is a jeweler by trade, and frequently incorporates both the vocabulary and materials of that craft into her paintings and sculpture. Parady’s work is widely exhibited in the region and she is an active curator. Most recently she designed an exhibit for the Marcia Wood Gallery (Obsessed, June/ July 2016) featuring artists who create fine art and wearable jewelry. Her contribution included collaboration with the Zoetic Dance troupe which performed in the gallery space using props she made that referenced the dissolution of a relationship. Her current work visualizes flood mythologies as they relate to climate change and rising seas. She seeks to create a contemporary guide for transitioning, treacherous waters.

  • Aaron Putt

    Aaron Putt

    Biography : Aaron Kagan Putt was raised in the dry heat and saguaro-speckled landscape of Tucson, Arizona, not far from the Mexican border. He ventured often into these divided territories, developing an intense interest in travel and cultural hybridity. His current art practice is centered around his considerable experiences of extended and immersive travel. Combining and amplifying the illusionistic elements of both sculpture and painting, his work seeks to evoke the incongruous and exhilarating sensations related to these experiences—excitement, confusion, anxiety, exuberance, curiosity…—and examines the commodification of culture. The mishmash of forms, imagery, and materials in the sculptural paintings describe a destabilized symbolic order, at once thrilling, bewildering, and sometimes terrifying. http://www.aaronputt.com

  • Kirstie Tepper

    Kirstie Tepper

    Biography : Kirstie Tepper is an Australian expatriate who currently lives and works in East Point, Georgia. Her curatorial and studio practices focus on ideas of domestic place, time, and land. She is also a member of the Selvage Collective with Teresa Bramlette Reeves and Julia Brock, and is an MFA candidate in textiles at Georgia State University. In 2016, Tepper was curator for Transitions, a National Endowment for the Arts grant awarded exhibition, at the Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art.

  • Vanessa Yvonne

    Vanessa Yvonne

    Biography : Vanessa Yvonne is an Atlanta-based visual artist whose interdisciplinary practices explore concepts within her own sense of displaced identity. In 2014 she received her BFA in Studio Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and is currently an MFA candidate at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, in the Sculpture Program at Georgia State University. Her use of performance and sculpture create physical experiences that nurture an exchange of energies. The work is captured by means of digital photography and video, to act through representation. The perceptual spaces between each work represent a space of discomfort and unfamiliarity similar to what she feels inside herself and observes in the world. Her work has been shown nationally in both juried and invitational exhibitions. https://www.vanessayvonneart.com
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Craig Drennen    Graduate Director, Assoc. Professor
Michael White    Director
William Downs    Exhibition Handler, Lecturer
Jac Kuntz    Public Relations Coordinator
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