Associate Professor of Art James Mullen has been named 2013-2014 Fellowship Award Winner by the Phoenix Gallery in New York City, in a national competition juried by Guyanese artist Carl E. Hazlewood.
The Phoenix Gallery is a not-for-profit exhibition space that emerged in 1958 as an artist cooperative and has become a community-oriented center for all of the arts.
Mullen’s award included a solo exhibition of works displayed in the gallery from June 19-July 13, 2013, as well as an associate gallery membership that will allow him to participate in exhibitions and events through the end of 2014.
Depicting paintings within paintings and scenes viewed through windows and thresholds, his recent works explore transitional spaces and the relationship between painting and photography. One of Mullen’s goals as an artist is “to direct the viewer’s attention to a more thoughtful engagement with their environment.”
Mullen’s drawings, paintings, and photographs can be viewed on his website.