DOPPELGÄNGER

PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS BY ANTHONY YOUNG AND SHEP

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A R E A is currently hosting the work of Anthony Young, featured in the Globe as one of the most relevant emerging artists of 2016 in Boston, and SHEP, winner of the 2016 Springborn Fellowship, the most prestigious undergraduate award at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. 

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In Doppelgänger, both Anthony Young and SHEP use W.E.B. Du Bois’s term ‘double consciousness’ as a starting point for a series of collaborative drawings and paintings. Du Bois describes it as the sense of looking as one’s self through the eyes of others, an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose strong-willed strength alone keeps it from being ripped apart. Coming from two different viewpoints, through age, sexuality, and upbrings, both artists meet in a collective ground to discuss ideas and thoughts of blackness and masculinity

 

SHEP

Born in Maui, Hawaii.

Lives and works in Martha’s Vineyard and Boston, MA.

Solo and Group Exhibitions

2016 Featherstone Center for the Arts, Oak Bluffs, MA.

Graduate and Awards Show, Grossman Gallery SMFA, Boston, MA.

20 by Ten, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA.

2014 Violence Transformed, MA State House, Boston, MA.

 Awards

 2016 Springborn Fellowship winner.


Anthony Young

Born in Charleston, WV.

He is a MFA graduate of Tufts University. His work explores race, gender, and identity through drawing, painting, paper, and printmaking.

Education

2016 MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts/ Tufts University, Boston, MA

2014 BA, West Virginia State University, Fine Art, Institute, WV

Group Exhibitions

2017 Resuscitation. Industry Lab, Cambridge, MA.

Coded, Lesley University, VanDernoot Gallery, Cambridge, MA.

2016 Stark Naked, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA.

Medal Award Gala, honoring Mona Hatoum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

Graduating Students & Award Recipients Exhibition, SMFA, Boston MA.

The Cyclorama Show: MFA Thesis Exhibition, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA.

She Comes in Rags Painting Biennial, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Katherine Lane Weems Center, Boston, MA.

Drawing Connections, Museum of Fine Arts, Courtyard Gallery, Boston MA.

6th National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial 2015-16, Morgan Conservatory Cleveland, OH, Corcoran School of the Arts and Design, Washington, DC

Hung Out to Dry, Danielle Abrams

Re Entry, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, The Katherine Lane Weems Center, Boston, MA.

Medal Award Gala, honoring John Baldessari, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Paper & Print Juried Exhibition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, The BAG Gallery, Boston, MA.

Juneteenth, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.

Self Reflections, Clay Center for the Arts, Charleston, WV.

First Year Exhibition, Piano Craft Gallery, Boston, MA.

2014 Senior Exhibition, Della Brown Taylor Art Gallery West Virginia State University, Institute, WV.

Sorrow & Rapture Art Exhibit, WVSU Art Department Gallery, Charleston, WV, Juror Arif Khan, Curator Clay Center for the Arts.

Drawn Together, Taylor Books, Charleston, WV.

2013 Holiday Show, Taylor Books, Charleston, WV.

Beyond the Margin, Good New Garage, Charleston, WV.

Pride Arts 2013: Art of the Real, Unitarian Universalist Congregation Church, Charleston, WV.

2012 Juried Student Art Exhibition, WVSU Art Department Gallery, West Virginia State University, Charleston, WV.

2011 Juried Student Art Exhibition, Della Brown Taylor Art Gallery, West Virginia State University, Institute, WV, Juror, Staci Leech-Cornell, CLC Manager, Clay Center for the Arts 

Second Cousins, Gallery 842, Huntington, WV.

2010 Art Institute @ Institute, Juried Exhibit, The Art Store FestivAll, Charleston, WV 

Juried Student Art Exhibition, Della Brown Taylor Art Gallery, West Virginia State University, Institute, WV, Juror, Peter Massing, Professor of Art, Marshall University.

2009 Juried Student Art Exhibition, Della Brown Taylor Art Gallery, West Virginia State University, Institute, WV, Juror, Barbara Racker, Curator, Clay Center for the Arts.

2008 Drive Thru Art Show, Juried Exhibit, West Virginia State University FestivAll, Charleston, WV.

Allied Artist Juried 66th Exhibition, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV, Juror, Andrew Jonson, Associate Professor of Art, Carnegie Mellon.

Awards/ Grants

2016 President’s Research Award, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA.

2014- 2016 School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Merit Scholarship, Boston, MA.

Redesign, Recycled Design Internship, Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha & Putnam Restore, West Virginia State University Charleston, WV.

Second Place Sorrow & Rupture Art Exhibit, WVSU Art Department Gallery, Charleston, WV, Juror Arif Khan, Curator, Clay Center for the Art.

2011- 2014 Pell Grant, West Virginia State University

2011 First Place Juried Student Art Exhibition, Della Brown Taylor Art Gallery, West Virginia State University, Institute, WV, Juror, Staci Leech-Cornell, Best of Show (First Place)

2010-13 Higher Education Grant, West Virginia State University

2010 First and Second Place Juried Student Art Exhibition, Della Brown Taylor Art Gallery, West Virginia State University, Institute, WV, Juror, Peter Massing, Best of Show.

2009 First Place Juried Student Art Exhibition, Della Brown Taylor Art Gallery, West Virginia State University, Institute, WV, Best of Show

2008 Honorable Mention Allied Artist Juried 66th Exhibition, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV, Juror, Andrew Jonson.

Collections

Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, Charleston, WV

Publications

2017 Evergreen Review, Urgently Visible Why Black Lives Matter, Winter 2017.

2016 Boston Globe, Introducing this year’s class of emerging artists, April 21, 2016.

2010 Yellow Jacket, WVSU Newspaper, Vol. 68 Number 9, March 2010.

2009 Yellow Jacket, WVSU Newspaper, Vol. 67, Number 13, April 2009.

Professional Experience

2016-17 Museum of Fine Arts, Teaching Assistant/ Teacher, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts.

2015 Students Curate Students In, De, Re-Form, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts.

2014 Hung Liu, Self-Portraits and Selfies Workshop, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia.

2013 Ray Turner, Painting/ Drawing Workshop, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia.

Commissions

2016 Portrait of Bessie Coleman, Pencil on Paper(11.5 X 14), Mike Mandel.

2013 M.O.N.A. Portrait Raffle, oil on canvas (20x 24), West Virginia State University, Student Organizations.

2012 Portrait of Dr. Tererai Trent, pencil on paper (11.5 x 14), West Virginia State University, Communications Department.

Portrait of Dr. Hazo W. Carter, pencil on paper (11.5 x 14), West Virginia State University, Communications Departent.

2010 Portrait of Maestro Grant Cooper of West Virginia Symphony, pencil on paper (11.5 x 14), West Virginia State University, Communications Department.

12 Angry Men illustration, Kanawha Players Theater Company, Kanawha Players Theater, Charleston, WV.

A Raisin in the Sun illustration, Kanawha Players Theater Company, Kanawha Players Theater, Charleston, WV.

2009 African Company illustration, pencil on paper (11.5 x 14), West Virginia State University, Communications Department.

Employment

2016 School Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Teaching Assistant Properties of Pulp, preparing pulp, media set up, classroom setup, Graduate and undergraduate students, Fall 2015- Spring 2016.

Museum of Fine Arts Boston Teaching Assistant, Helping with classroom setup and cleanup, guiding students through the museum, helping the students with the instructor’s lesson, prepping materials for class. Ages 7-12.

2015 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Teaching Assistant, Social Engagement: Practice and Theory, setting up classroom, engage in class discussions, media set, visit student sites with professor. Graduate and undergraduate students, Spring 2015.

Creative Arts at Park, Brookline, MA, Counselor/ Teacher, teaching children from age 6-15, taking attendance, setting up class rooms and materials, planning assignments for classes, Summer 2015.

2014 Habitat for Humanity Restore, Charleston, WV, Art Intern, Full Time, 5/21/2014 – 7/23/2014