October 16, 2012
Communications and Marketing
Will Suglia '11 spent last summer at one of the country's most venerated art schools after receiving the prestigious 2012 Mercedes Matter Summer Painting Scholarship. He returned to his alma mater recently to share the results of his seven-week intensive program at the New York Studio School in Manhattan.
Suglia, with the help of the Department of Fine Arts and members of Lucubrations, hung an exhibit of his work in Comiskey Art Center's gallery. His paintings and drawings reflect his studies with renowned artists on the art school's faculty. The exhibit, "Working From Life," focuses mainly on the human body and includes color paintings and black and white drawings, many of which are nearly wall-size.
Kimberly Kersey Asbury, an assistant professor in the Department of Fine Arts , and Fr. Iain MacLellan, O.S.B., director of the Chapel Art Center, nominated Suglia for the highly competitive scholarship. Receiving the Mercedes Matter Summer Painting scholarship is an honor for Suglia and for the department, according to Kersey Asbury.
"The Studio School is something of a legend in certain circles: highly regarded with an illustrious history, and well-known among artists and art programs focused on the figure or painting and drawing from life," she says.
Suglia's work is on display in the Comiskey Art Center Gallery until November 16.
See the gallery online, visit the Fine Arts Dept. Facebook page.