October 2 – January 7, 2024
Reception for the Artists – Friday, October 6th, 2023 at 6pm, Lafayette City Center Passageway
Artists’ Talk – Thursday, November 2nd, 2023, at 7pm on Zoom
We are pleased to welcome the MFA students at Boston University’s department of Print Media & Photography to the Griffin’s satellite gallery at Lafayette City Center Passageway. These five students are the first cohort of the program, and we are thrilled to see their culminating work in this exhibition. On view from October 2, 2023 through January 7, 2024, “Rendering Experiences” combines five artists’ perspectives on how stories of the self are formed, shaped, interpreted, and valued in our world.
About the Artists
Sofia Barroso is an artist from Mexico. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Print Media and Photography from Boston University College of Fine Arts. In her work, Barroso explores the themes of self-discovery and present-moment awareness through an ongoing conversation between the fields of painting, photography, and printmaking. Barroso has presented her work both nationally and internationally including Paris Contemporary Art Fair and Art Basel Miami. Her work will be shown in an upcoming exhibition at the Griffin Museum in Boston and will be an artist-in-residency at the Fans Masereel Center in Belgium. Along with her artistic practice, Barroso holds an editorial photography business. She maintains studios in Boston, Massachusetts, and in Mexico City.
Sofia Barroso, Glare Instant, 2023
Julianne Dao completed her BFA with a concentration in Printmaking at University of North Texas and is currently earning her MFA in Printmedia and Photography at Boston University. Raised in suburban Dallas, Texas, she has consistently sought out the extraordinary in mundane environments. Drawing inspiration from nature and daily life experiences, she creates abstract works using printmaking and photography.
Dao has exhibited in juried exhibitions nationally and internationally, including the IMC Sumi-Fusion International Exhibition. Along with exhibiting and curating, she has taught printmaking workshops and will be an artist-in-resident at the Fans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium. She resides and maintains a studio in Boston, MA.
Julianne Dao, Walking Shadows, 2023
Delaney C. Burns is a printmaker and bookmaker from Maine. She graduated with a BFA in Studio Art and a BS in Business Marketing from the University of Maine and is currently pursuing her MFA in Print Media and Photography from Boston University.
Burns has exhibited work at various locations, including Zillman Art Museum, the Lunder Gallery at Lesley University, and Piano Craft Gallery. She received a McGillicuddy Humanities Center Fellowship and a Charlie Slavin Research Grant. Burns has an upcoming show at the Griffin Museum at Lafayette City Center in Boston and a residency at the Frans Masereel Center in Belgium. She currently maintains her studio in Boston, Massachusetts.
Delaney C. Burns, One in Four, 2023
Emily Taylor Rice is an artist and an educator with a BS and MA in Art Education. She is a 2024 MFA candidate in Print Media + Photography at Boston University College of Fine Arts. Her teaching experience includes K-12 art education both nationally and internationally.
Rice has exhibited her work at Boston University, VanDernoot Gallery, Roberts Gallery, Ramp Collective, Piano Craft Gallery, and Griffin Museum at Lafayette City Center (Fall 2023), Boston, MA; the American International School of Kuwait; Indiana New Growth Arts Festival, Kipp Gallery, Indiana, PA; and the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, DC. Rice has curated exhibitions in Boston, MA, and juried art competitions such as the YCIS Puxi Community Photography Competition in Shanghai, China. Her artist residencies include Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO, and the Frans Masereel Center in Kasterlee, Belgium. Rice has garnered a variety of awards and honors for her scholarship and is a United States National Art Award Winner. She maintains a studio in Boston, Massachusetts.
Emily T. Rice, Something Must Give, 2023
Xinyan Kong is a Boston-based Chinese-born photographer who earned her BFA degree from California College of the Arts and is currently pursuing an MFA degree at Boston University. Her work has been exhibited in several galleries across the United States, including The Contemporary at Northern Waters Resort Art Gallery in Michigan and Las Laguna Art Gallery in California. Xinyan’s art explores the intersection between the natural world and man-made objects, using her images to depict the intricacy and subtlety of human emotions and feelings. Her artistic vision is inspired by a deep interest in both Eastern and Western aesthetics, and she is driven by a desire to capture the essence of sentimental moments through the lens. Examples of Xinyan’s work can be found on her website: www.xinyankong.com
Xinyan Kong, Snow Has Fallen for Months, 2023