Brook Becoming; a collection of evocative art work by five graduates from the world-renowned Cranbrook Academy of Art will be on exhibit from Friday, February 22 to March 30, 2019 at AtomArt Gallery.
This group of freshly minted Cranbrook Academy MFA graduates have come together from all over the world to present specially chosen works of art in 3D design, 2D design, ceramics, print making and fiber. Contributing artists from the class of 2018 include; ZhiweiYun, Matt Boyd, Ozzy Abaddon, Nicole Pyles and Jose Arenivar-Gomez.
Join us for the opening reception on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 6 PM to 10 PM, music sponsored and brought by On the Town Riddles. Closing reception takes place on Friday, March 29 2019 from 6 PM to 10 PM.
Zhiwei Yun is a Shanghai-born designer. She studied at the Birmingham City University in England, where she received a BA in Product Design. Zhiwei has received her MFA in 3D Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art. When she is not studying, she enjoys exploring the world as a traveler as well as volunteering her time in various countries. She believes she can make the world a little better with her own little powers.
Matt Loy Boyd is transdisciplinary artist born and raised in Northwest Arkansas that combines elements of painting, printmaking, sculpture, and installation. With a BA in Studio Art from Lyon College, and having recently receiving a MFA in Print Media from Cranbrook Academy of Art, his work focuses on the limitations of language and systems, especially those of a spiritual nature, as they complicate to the world around us. He recently moved to Lansing Michigan where he continues his artistic practice while also working at the Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University.
Ozzy Abaddon is a product designer, who currently works for Ben and Aja Blanc in Providence, RI. She is a recent graduate from the 3D design department from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has worked for the Michigan Thanksgiving parade company and display group in Detroit. Medium: Animals parts (cow, lamb) / Wood / Fabric
Nicole Pyles is a Fiber artist currently living and working in Detroit, Michigan. Pyles graduated with her MFA in Fiber Art from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2018, and received her BFA from California College of the Arts in 2014. She has exhibited her work across the United States, including Worth Ryder Gallery in Berkeley, California and The American Tapestry Alliance. Her studio practice focuses on the intimacy of handmade objects and visualizing the experience of living in chronic pain. Pyles uses handspun yarn and handwoven cloth to create figurative representations of the body.
Jose Arenivar-Gomez is a Mexican ceramics artist based in the Metro Detroit Area. He received his BFA in Drawing from New Mexico State University in 2015 and his MFA in Ceramics from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2018. His work has been shown in venues like Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, David Salkin Creative and Cranbrook Art Museum.