11am - 5pm
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) is thrilled to present the 4th installment of the biennial exhibition Gathered IV: Georgia Artists Selecting Georgia Artists. Esteemed jurors Kevin Cole, Mario Petrirena, and Lisa Tuttle are committed to offering not only the breadth of talent across the state of Georgia, but also the depth. The exhibition has steadily evolved over the last thirteen years from its original incarnation: Within State Lines, which took place in 2006 and 2009, to Georgia Artists Selecting Georgia Artists, 2013 and 2015, and finally, to Gathered: Georgia Artists Selecting Georgia Artists. The MOCA GA mission is fully realized within this project as artists are involved in all phases of the exhibition, including selection and review.
About the Jurors
Kevin E. Cole received a BS from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, an MA in Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana, and an MFA from Northern Illinois University. He has earned 27 Grants and Fellowships, 75 Awards in Art, 57 Teaching awards and over 45 public art commissions. His artwork can be found in Over 3600 public, private, and corporate collections including: The Brooks Museum, Memphis, TN; High Museum of Art, Atlanta GA; The National African American Museum of History and Culture at the Smithsonian, Washington DC; William Jefferson Library, Little Rock AR; Yale University Museum, New Haven CT; Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA; The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock Arkansas; The Georgia Museum, Athens GA; IBM, New York, NY; Bank of America, Charlotte, NC; King & Spaulding Law Firm Atlanta, GA; Atlanta Gas Light, Atlanta, GA; The Coca Cola Co, Atlanta, GA; Bank of America, Charlotte NC; Michael Jordan, Chicago, IL; Monica Pearson, Atlanta, GA; and Terry McMillan, La Jolla, CA. Kevin is represented by Hearne Fine Arts, Little Rock, AR and Marta Hewitt Gallery in Cincinnati, OH. Kevin Cole lives and works in Atlanta, GA and his work has been exhibited in over 475 exhibitions in United States and Abroad (artistkcole.com).
Mario Petrirena is a Cuban-born American artist living and working in Atlanta. Petrirena attended the University of Florida receiving his BA in Fine Art in 1977. He attended graduate school at Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Craftsman. He has been a visual artist for over 20 years, working in a variety of mediums including collage and clay. Petrirena is the recipient of several awards including an NEA individual artist grant and the Pollock-Krasner award. He has exhibited widely; locally, nationally as well as internationally. His work is included in several museum collections including: The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA; The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA; and in numerous corporate and private collections. He is represented by Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
Lisa Tuttle is an artist, curator and arts administrator based in Atlanta. She has worked as part of a team of administrators with the Fulton County Public Art Program since 2003. The Fulton County Public Art program has commissioned more than 54 artists to create original works of art for 35 county facilities since inception. She is currently assisting the program to shape the community selection process for the renovated Marcel Breuer-designed Central Library, scheduled to re-open in 2020. Before Fulton County, she worked with the Arts Festival of Atlanta overseeing a vigorous and adventurous site work program, and was the Gallery Director for the Atlanta College of Art and for Nexus Contemporary Art Center (now known as Atlanta Contemporary). As an artist, she has completed several public art projects, including Harriet Rising, in collaboration with Alice Lovelace, commissioned by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program and Underground Atlanta, which received an Americans for the Arts Public Art Network 2012 Year-in-Review award as one of the top 50 public art projects in the country. Her work is represented by Poem88 in Atlanta, and she has a studio at The ArtsXchange in East Point.