Maryland Art Place (MAP) announces its 2014 speaker series Young Blood Revisited which brings back former participants in MAP's Young Blood exhibition program to speak about their art practice post their Masters of Fine Arts degree.
About Young Blood: Over the summer months, MAP’s Program Advisory Committee (PAC) curates Young Blood, an annual exhibition of works by recent Baltimore-area Masters of Fine Art graduates. The exhibition includes emerging artists from area colleges such as Maryland Institute College of Art and The University of Maryland College Park. Since 2008 this program has continually brought recent graduates together to make new connections and present special selections from their graduate exhibitions. Young Blood has provided a dynamic exhibition experience for over 52 artists since its inception.
In furthering MAP’s commitment to support and encourage artists in Maryland, we have invited participants back to reflect on the direction their artistic practice has gone after receiving their MFA.
Young Blood Revisited will take place on Wednesdays each month at the Windup Space located at 12 North Avenue in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District. April 16 speakers are: Jonathan Latiano and Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann
Jonathan Latiano received his BA in Studio Art from Moravian College in 2006 and his Masters in Fine Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012. As an installation sculptor Jonathan is interested in where elements of his art are physically and metaphorically beginning and ending and site?specificity has become a vital factor in his body of work. The works that he creates contrast abstracted human intuition with the reality of our natural environment. Jonathan has exhibited in Baltimore, Maryland, Washington DC, New York City and London England. In May of 2013, Jonathan was the recipient of the Mary Sawyers Baker Prize. Jonathan currently resides and works in Baltimore, Maryland and teaches at The Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington DC.
Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann received her BA from Brown University and MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is the recipient of a Fulbright grant to Taiwan, the AIR Gallery Fellowship program in Brooklyn, NY, and the So-Hamiltonian Fellowship in Washington, DC, and has attended residencies at the Anderson Ranch Art Center, Bemis Center for the Arts, and Djerassi Resident Artists Program, among others. Some of the venues where Mann has shown her work include the Walters Art Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Rawls Museum, the US consulate in Dubai, UAE, and the US embassy in Yaounde, Cameroon. Mann is currently an instructor at the Maryland Institute College of Art.