This class is intended to be a place where serious-minded students can work in a creative and communal, but challenging, environment. The class promotes an “anything goes” approach regarding both the technical process of art making and also subject matter. Students must bring their own ideas and artistic interpretations. This is not an assignment- oriented class. Experimentation with materials is encouraged. Attention will be given to technical and constructional concerns, conceptual ideas, composition, intent and theory. Personalized attention is given to each student’s individual process of art-making. Together we will bring forward the clearest realization of the work possible. When necessary, group critiques, discussions, and demonstrations may be conducted.
Originally from Denver, Colorado, Augustine Boyce Cummings is an artist living and working in New York City. He is a recipient of The Rome Prize and has been a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome since 2006. Cummings has exhibited nationally and abroad, including at the New American Talent 19 at ArtHouse Texas / The Jones Center. Mr. Cummings’ undergraduate studies were at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was a Merit Scholar. He earned an M.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Cummings has received grants from ARTISTSPACE in NYC and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and was the recipient of the Stacey S. Sussman Traveling Fellowship from the School of Visual Arts. His work is in several prominent collections, including the collection of Agnes Gund, president emeritus of MOMA, among many others. In the fall of 2017 he took residence as a Fellow of the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbertide province of Perugia, Italy.