Arcadia Exhibitions announces a call for entries for 2022 “Student Biennial 2022”, opening Feb. 21. This exhibition is the ninth in a series at Arcadia featuring works by current students juried by an esteemed visiting arts professional.
This year’s juror is Kajette Solomon ‘06, Society Equity and Inclusion (SEI) program specialist at the RISD Museum (Rhode Island School of Design, Museum of Art) in Providence, R.I., and the New England regional director on the board of the American Association of Museum Volunteers (AAMV).
New this year: the Biennial will be presented in locations throughout Landman Library, and is open to any Arcadia student registered for classes in Fall 2021. NOTE: you do not have to be an art major or currently enrolled in a studio course to participate.
In addition to submitting existing works executed in or out of studio courses for the juror's consideration, students will also have the option of submitting written proposals for new works created with specific locations within the library in mind. (Students can submit up to 3 existing or proposed works. For more information about submitting a site-specific proposal please contact Matthew Borgen at email@example.com.)
The first Arcadia alum to jury the Student Biennial, Kajette Solomon returns with an impressive resume. In addition to her BA in Art History from Arcadia University Solomon holds an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the State University of New York at Purchase College.
She began her professional career at the Studio Museum in Harlem and is currently RISD Museum's first SEI Program Specialist. In this role, Solomon manages the institution’s efforts to build equitable, diverse, and inclusive educational and exhibition experiences for visitors, and develops and leads programs for staff, volunteers, students, and board members related to anti-racist pedagogy, teaching, research, and interpretation of the museum’s collection.