Exhibitions . 2023 Alumni Exhibition
The Cleveland Institute of Art's Reinberger Gallery and Alumni Council proudly present the 2023 Alumni Exhibition, Come, Rest Here by My Side, which will be on view from July 14 to August 11 in Reinberger Gallery. This juried exhibition will showcase work by CIA alums from different graduating years and artistic practices, and it will offer viewers the opportunity to learn more about the college and its influence on the artistic vocabulary of the region.
The 2023 Alumni Exhibition jurors are CIA Printmaking alum Clotilde Jiménez ’13 and illustrator Lee White.
Clotilde Jiménez blends line and collage driven by a focus on materiality as shown through his reuse of everyday materials such as wallpaper, clothing, magazine clippings and Mexican craftpaper. He sources antique, modern, and contemporary art references to explore the limitations placed on the body considering race, gender and sexuality. Whether through ceramic, sculpture, collage, or painting, a superimposition of materiality allows him to tell several stories at the same time and to render his own lived experiences through an expansive archive. His grapheme deployment of line and form compile as linear simplifications of public and private life.
Lee White spends his days breathing life into his imaginary world. He works primarily in watercolor, but likes to include all sorts of media, such as ink, colored pencil and collage. He has illustrated more than 27 children's books, including Love, Santa; Kate, Who Tamed The Wind; and This Pretty Planet. He has also done commercial work for various clients, including Marks & Spencer, Amazon, Laika, United Airlines, Verizon, Disney and National Geographic. When not busy with client projects, he creates his own personal work, which is shown at various galleries and art fairs throughout the year.
The Alumni Council is made up of volunteers who communicate with CIA leaders and pursue a mission to sustain and build a network of alumni with a lifelong connection to the College. The Council is committed to sharing ideas and establishing opportunities for alumni involvement by producing events such as the alumni exhibition. The Council fosters ongoing relationships with students, faculty and staff, and works to build a strong relationship between alumni and CIA.
The 2023 Alumni Exhibition committee members are Cherie Bauer '81, Deborah Pinter '88, Lauren Chaikin '09, Karen Sandstrom '12 and Amani Williams '21.
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Leslye Arian ’76
Deborah Pinter ’88
Lynne Lofton ’97
Teresa Carlisle ’06
Kimberly Chapman ’17
The Cleveland Institute of Art’s mission is to nurture the intellectual, artistic, and professional development of students and community members through rigorous visual arts and design education.
In support of CIA’s mission, the Reinberger Gallery supports the creative work of professional artists by providing quality exhibition opportunities. It also serves CIA students, faculty and the community as an educational resource, and particularly to encourage artistic growth and experimentation through well-presented exhibitions, events and lectures.