Personal Selection Selection 1971-2021: A Solo Exhibiton by James Bohary

The Department of Art and Design and the The Elsie B. Rosefsky Memorial Art Gallery will host Professor Emeritus James Bohary on Friday November 4th. Bohary will be presenting an Artist talk at 4:30pm which will kick-off the reception until 6:00pm. 

The exhibition is on view from November 4th through December 2nd, 2022.

This event is free and open to the public. 

An expert from his artist statement: "Understanding the roots of painting since the first person made a mark on the wall of a cave has always been of interest to me.  I think of the power contained in these images for people who had no written means of communication.  They developed a visual language that was in direct harmony with the environment in which it was created."

Born in NYC; BS, Art Education, New York University – studied with Philip Guston at the New York Studio School; represented by the Elizabeth Harris Gallery, NYC since 1994, having had seven solo exhibitions at that gallery and twenty-three other solo exhibitions at major national and international venues.  His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions since 1971 in the United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, Denmark, and Taiwan.

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6th annual "Closed Studio Night" 

The Binghamton University department of Art and Design welcomes our staff, students and wider community of friends and family to our first ever Online Open Studio Night.

Every May, the department of Art and Design hosts an annual Open Studio Night that is free and open to the public. Through studio tours, demos, and exhibitions of student artwork we celebrate the work of the exceptionally talented students that are at the heart of our department. This year, though our building is physically closed, we are struck more than ever by the creativity and sheer resourcefulness of our students and want to celebrate them through our first ever Closed Studio Night. Our instructors and technicians have been working to create a website which will be launching this Friday May 15, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

The celebration will feature remarks by President Harvey Stenger, the awarding of student prizes by Department Chair Natalija Mijatovic, the opening of the online BFA Exhibition and Senior Show, as well as the launch of the Closed Studio website.
Thank you so much for your continued support and we hope to see you there!

The Closed Studio Website 

 atif atkin

Atif Akin

“Mutant Space”

The Rosefsky Gallery's first exhibition of the semester opens this Thursday with a gallery talk at 4:30pm. Hope to see you there!

Exhibition on view:  January 30 - March 5
Artist Talk: Thursday, January 30th, 4:30
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 30th, 4:30 - 6:00

Elsie B. Rosefsky Memorial Art Gallery

Fine Arts 259
All events are free and open to the public. 

“Mutant Space” is a long-term, techno-scientifically critical, research-driven art project on nuclear mobility, radiation, geology, and archaeology. Integrating technology as both subject and means of expression, Akin’s work explores issues that are considered sensitive in the public discourse, unlocking them from the rigid political categories in which they reside. Atif Akin Akin studied science and design at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey and worked in Istanbul as an artist and educator before moving to New York in 2011. He is currently Associate Professor of Art & Design at Rutgers University.

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5th Annual Drawing Marathon


Co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Design, United Health Services, Broome OB/GYN and the Binghamton University Fleishman Career Center, the Drawing Marathon offers Binghamton University students, alumni and community artists (18 and over) a unique opportunity to compete
for 24 hours to produce a finished figure drawing in the museum. It is a chance to discover one’s artistic second wind, when powerful creative energy is released at the very time physical energy diminishes. This second wind reinvigorates both mind and body, and can result in a rewarding, even spectacular artistic creation.


Friday, February 28, 10:00 am–Saturday, February 29, 10:00 am (24 hours with regular breaks).


Artists should send one pdf file with up to 10 samples of their best figure drawings, along with the following contact information: name, address, phone number and email. Please provide answers to the following questions:
~ Are you comfortable with media (video and photography) documenting you and your artwork if selected?
~ Do you have interesting a story, a personal challenge you’ve overcome, or anything special we should be aware of?
Send your application to: drawing@binghamton. edu. There is no fee. The jury will select the strongest 10-12 competitors among the applicants. Only 10-12 artists will be selected and invited to compete. The competition is open to all students, alumni and community artists (aged 18 and over). The deadline for submitting an application is February 10. No applications will be accepted after this date.


A clothed, live model, basic charcoal drawing materials, paper (72” x 48”), and easel will be provided. Light refreshments will be provided. Participating artists are responsible for all other expenses incurred, e.g., transportation, special foods. Artists are urged to consider the mental and physical aspects of this endeavor and must feel that they can safely participate. Dressing in layers of comfortable clothing is recommended. The event is held in a public setting so that visitors may observe artists at work throughout the 24- hour marathon period. Participants are expected to spend most of the 24 hours in the museum drawing and taking frequent scheduled breaks.


Blazo Kovacevic, Associate Professor of Art and Design, Binghamton University
Christina Boyd, Vice President, Community Relations, United Health Services

Diane Butler, Director of the Binghamton University Art Museum


Two cash prizes will be awarded on the morning of Saturday, February 29: the jury prize of $1000 (sponsored by United Health Services) and the people’s prize of $500 (sponsored by Broome OB/ GYN). The people’s prize will be awarded on the basis of qualitative comments received by visitors to the marathon as well as statements posted on the Binghamton University Art Museum Facebook page. In addition to these prizes the Binghamton University Fine Art Society (BUFAS) will give a basket of art supplies to one artist demonstrating the most creative or innovative approach to drawing.


The competition will commence Friday, February 28 at 10:00 am. At the end of every hour there will be 15-minute break for the model and participants. Every four hours there will be a 30-minute break. An award ceremony will follow shortly after the competition concludes on Saturday, February 29 at 10:00 am. The drawings will remain on view in the museum through Tuesday, March 3. Participants must retrieve their finished drawings by Wednesday, March 4.


Binghamton University Art Museum Binghamton University
4400 Vestal Parkway East Binghamton, NY 13902 607-777-2968

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bundy 2019

Site-Specific Installation at the Bundy

Exhibition on view: December 6th - December 5 - January 31st 2020
Opening Reception: Friday December 6th at 6 PM – 9 PM

Working in partnership with staff at the Bundy Museum, students in the Site-Specific Installation class created artworks which respond to the museum’s architecture, history, and collection. Through these projects, students considered ideas around historical traces, collective memory, and archives, while exploring the Bundy family and business’ specific technological, architectural and domestic legacy. Projects designed by students ranged from sound and video installation, photography, sculpture and printmaking.

Artists included in this exhibition are:

Anna Chiles
Teja Clayman (Imaged above)
Chenlu Cui
Xinyi Fang
Songfon Guo
Daniella Jacobson
Miranda Messinger
Taylor Parks
Yiqing Wang
Lucky Wei
Bonan Yuan

Mara Baldwin exhibition


work by Mara Baldwin

Exhibition on view: November 7 - December 5
Artist Talk: Thursday, November 7, 4:30
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 7, 4:30 - 6:00

Elsie B. Rosefsky Memorial Art Gallery
Fine Arts Building, Room 259

Come ‘Round Right questions the post-utopian landscape and legacy left behind by the Shakers, exploring the persistence of a disappearing community by examining what remains. This work does not provide a historical recreation or celebration of Shaker traditions, but rather considers their labor and devotion and its inherent contradictions as a departure point for imagining new utopian futures.

Mara Baldwin received her MFA from the California College of the Arts (2010) and her BFA from Wesleyan University (2006). Her accolades include the Murphy Cadogan Award, an SFMoMA SECA nomination, and residencies with the Millay Colony, Ucross Foundation, Saltonstall Foundation, and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program. She lives and works in Ithaca, New York.

All events are free and open to the public


morgan craig 

Morgan Craig

"Bring On The Clowns: Specters of Capital"

Exhibition on view: October 3rd - October 31st
Artist Talk: Thursday, October 3, 4:30pm, FA 258
Opening Reception: October 3rd from 4:30-6pm

The Department of Art and Design hosts an exhibition by Philadelphia-based painter Morgan Craig in the Rosefsky Gallery, October 3 - 31. An opening reception with a talk by the artist will take place on Thursday, October 3 at 4:30pm.

Craig’s architectural structures act as both repositories and as vehicles for memory and provide a tangible framework through which facets of a society can be expressed. Craig has exhibited throughout the U.S.A. Canada, Europe, and Australia and is a two-time recipient of a Pollock Krasner Foundation grant. 

All events are free and open to the public 


Kate Fauvell

"A Love Letter to My City"

Exhibition on view: August 29 - September 19
Artist Talk:
September 19 at 4:30pm
Closing Reception: September 19 from 4:30-6pm

The Department of Art and Design presents an exhibition of obsessive, large-scale photo collages of urban spaces by alumnus Kate Fauvell from Thursday, Aug. 29 through Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Elsie B. Rosefsky Memorial Art Gallery, FA-259.

Fauvell is a 2018 Pollock Krasner Grant recipient and has received grants from the Rauschenberg Foundation, the U.S. Swiss Embassy and multiple other foundations. "A Love Letter to My City" serves as an archive of place and time, a visual story of New York City.

A closing reception will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. All events are free and open to the public

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