2022 Exhibitions

Gladys Triana: A Path to Enlightenment 1971-2021
From the Female to the Infinite

September 23 – December 17, 2022

Gladys Triana is a Cuban-born, New York-based, multi-disciplinary artist whose work rebels against authoritarian rule and the oppression of hegemonies. For decades her immersive installations, sculptures, drawings, and paintings reflected two axes around which her life turned and her art was nourished: her condition of having lived since 1969 in exile from her native island, and her stubborn, continuous exploration of the ontology of women. Her more recent videos and photographs reveal her discovery of an abstract language for transcendence. This exhibition in two venues, running simultaneously at the Art Museum, University of Saint Joseph, and at the Fairfield University Art Museum, includes works from the 1970s to the present.

From the Female to the Infinite, the Art Museum, USJ part of the exhibition, features works in diverse media which trace the Cuban-born artist’s transition from a focus on the ontology of women to abstract works of spiritual transcendence. At Fairfield University Art Museum, Beyond Exile focuses on her early years in New York, and her sense of exile and feelings of isolation. 

Curated by Aluna Curatorial Collective (Adriana Herrera and Willy Castellanos), a non-profit organization created to promote a wide range of dialogues among artistic practices through a continuous and open invitation for artists to engage in its projects.

Both venues of the exhibition are supported in part by Benjamin Ortiz and Victor Torchia, Jr. At the Art Museum, USJ, partial support is provided by the Karen L. Chase ’97 Fund.

A fully illustrated, bi-lingual, exhibition catalogue will be available for sale at both venues.

Feminine Mysteries: Four Works by Ann McCoy

March 25 – May 28

An exhibition that reflects the artist’s longstanding use of alchemical symbolism and Jungian psychology to address universal themes, such as self-knowledge and spiritual transformation.

Embracing our Environment

March 25 – May 28

This exhibition explores human interactions with nature and is part of campus-wide programming inspired by the bicentennial of Frederick Law Olmsted’s birth.

Liliana Porter: Actualidades/Breaking News

January 12 – March 12, 2022

For more than half a century, Argentina-born artist Liliana Porter (b. 1941) has made conceptual art in a wide variety of media, among them printmaking, photography, video, and installation. This exhibitions centers around her video work Actualidades/Breaking News (2016), which presents a sequence of vignettes organized as newspaper sections (e.g., “Fashion and Style”) or articles (e.g., “Benefit Concert”). Also on view are selected works on paper by Porter on loan from the collection of Bejamin Ortiz and Victor Torchia, Jr.