• (under)REPRESENT(ed)


    October 14, 2017 - October 29, 2017

    (under)REPRESENT(ed) is an exhibition that features Parsons School of Design alumni of color whose creative practices explore the lived experience of race and aim to dismantle systems of racism.  Initiated and organized by a collective of alumni of color, this exhibition features a range of disciplines which simultaneously address and resist the systemic exclusion that prevails in educational and professional institutions and practices.

    The Parsons alumni featured in the exhibition are:

    Salome Asega, MFA Design and Technology '14 
    Rikki Byrd, MA Fashion Studies '16  
    Raquel de Anda, MS Design and Urban Ecologies '15
    Nelson de Jesus Ubri, BFA Architectural Design '15
    Patricia Encarnación, BFA Communication Design '14
    Noelle Flores Théard, MFA Photography '14
    Scherezade Garcia, BFA Illustration '90
    Alston Green, CGRD Illustration '72 
    Kim Jenkins, MA Fashion Studies '13 
    Leslie Jimenez, BFA Fine Arts '12 
    Sara Jimenez, MFA Fine Arts '13
    Yuni Kim Lang, BFA Communication Design '09 
    Jeana Lindo, BFA Photography '17 
    Robert Liu-Trujillo, BFA Illustration '10 
    Joy McKinney, MFA Photography '14
    Joiri Minaya, BFA Fine Arts '13
    Ron Morrison, MS Design and Urban Ecologies '15
    Inyegumena Nosegbe, BFA Communication Design '16
    Ayodamola Okunseinde, MFA Design and Technology '15 
    Isaac Paris, BFA Communication Design '78
    Kaitlynn Redell, MFA Fine Arts '13
    Jeff Staple, Illustration                                    
    Ken Tanabe, MFA Design and Technology '04
    James Terrell, MFA Painting '02
    Noelle Theard, MFA Photography '14
    Duncan Tonatiuh, BFA Integrated Design Curriculum '08, BA Liberal Arts '08
    Christopher Udemezue, BFA Integrated Design Curriculum '08

    The (under)REPRESENT(ed) driving committee:

    Havanna Fisher, BFA Fashion Design '14, BA The Arts '14 | Scherezade García, BFA Illustration '90 | Joelle Riffle, BFA Communication Design '13  | Yelaine Rodríguez, BFA Fashion Design '13 | Sable Elyse Smith, MFA Design and Technology '13 | Nadia Williams, BFA Fashion Design '01 
    (under)REPRESENT(ed) equity + social justice advisor:  Gail Drakes
    (under)REPRESENT(ed) research assistants: Barbara Byrd & Claudine Brantley

    Related events:

    Parsons Reunion reception for Parsons alumni (with RSVP)
    October 14th, 5:30-7:30 pm
    Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries 

    Public opening reception:
    October 17th, 6-8 pm
    Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries 

    Curatorial Walk Through
    October 18, 2017, 3-4 pm
    Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries
    Open to the public.

    Community Brunch
    October 21, 2017, 11 am-2 pm    
    Wolff Conference Room 1103 at 6 East 16th Street

    Alumni of color and students of color are invited to break bread, reflect and strategize around experiences of race and identity at Parsons and within creative industries. This event is open to current Parsons students only. Please RSVP here.

    Portfolio Review
    October 26, 2017, 6-8 pm  
    Starr Foundation Hall U L102 63 Fifth Avenue

    Students of color are invited to receive critical feedback on work that addresses race and identity from alumni of color. This event is open to current Parsons students only. Please RSVP here.

    Public closing reception with artists talks: 
    October 27th, 6-8 pm 
    Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries