A pair of distinguished SVA alumni have major new shows in New York City museums this season. On view now is a solo exhibition by Yuken Teruya (MFA 2001 Fine Arts) at the Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue. “Free Fish >–:►The Art of Yuken Teruya” is the artist’s first solo museum presentation in New York. The show is part of an ongoing series of exhibitions in which contemporary artists are commissioned to create new works of art using a work of their choice from the Asia Society’s collection as a source of inspiration, in this case a Ming-dynasty Chinese porcelain jar. “Free Fish” is open through Sunday, April 29.
Next, the Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Avenue, is presenting a solo exhibition of work by Lorna Simpson (BFA 1982 Photography). Simpson is best known for her photographic and film works, which often examine racial and gender identity. Running from March 1 – May 6, the show will be Simpson’s first mid-career survey, featuring her image and text works, serigraphs on felt, film installations and a selection of recent work.
Image: Yuken Teruya, You I, You I, 2004; Courtesy of Josee Bienvenu Gallery.