The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) is thrilled to present the 6th installment of the biennial exhibition
. Esteemed jurors Betsy Cain, Joseph Peragine, and Bojana Ginn 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 seventeen years from its original incarnation: Gathered VI: Georgia Artists Selecting Georgia Artists 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.
In the 2021 incarnation of
Gathered, jurors Krista Clark, Gregor Turk, and Lucha Rodriguez selected a diverse spectrum of artwork including sculpture, painting, photography, textiles and new media. The result was a rich group exhibition celebrating 46 Georgia artists. We anticipate this year’s selections to rival past exhibitions, extoling the breadth and talent encompassed within the state of Georgia’s visual arts community. the jurors
Dr. Bojana Ginn is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist, former Medical Doctor and scientist, SciArt curator, writer, and public speaker. Merging art, science, and technology, she creates multimedia installations, sculptures, and photography. Her abstract art deals with body and landscape in the time of unprecedented proliferation of digital and biotechnologies. Ginn’s current work Science of Happiness harnesses the newest medical research on specific frequencies of light, sound, and rhythm, resulting in the creation of physical and virtual spaces that enhance mental wellness and promote longevity. Recipient of the prestigious national Ellsworth Kelly Award, granted by the Foundation for Contemporary Art in New York, Ginn exhibits in Atlanta, nationally, and internationally. Most notably her work was shown at Venice Architectural Biennale, Museum of Art and Design in New York, IMMENSIVA Art and Technology center in Barcelona, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, David J. Sencer CDC Museum in Atlanta, Cyber Center in Augusta, GA, and many others. Her interest in the intersection of science, art, and technology extends to curating, writing, mentoring, teaching, and public speaking. Nominated for The World Technology Award in Art 2015, and a fellow of The World Technology Network, Ginn has curated SciArt content and wrote an Art & Science column for BURNAWAY Magazine. Ginn delivered Keynote speeches for BEINGS 2015 International Conference of Ethics in Bioengineering, alongside Margaret Atwood and respective scientists, and for International Art and Mathematics Conferences in Atlanta and Baltimore. Alongside her work as an instructor at Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design, Ginn holds a successful private mentoring practice. She often collaborates with scientific institutions in Atlanta, most notably the Georgia Institute of Technology Department of Astrophysics, and Emory University.
New Jersey born Joseph Peragine completed his undergraduate work in fine art at the University of Georgia, and in 1995 received his MFA in painting from Georgia State University followed by a prestigious five-year studio residency at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Joseph Peragine's work has been presented in galleries, contemporary art spaces, and museums both nationally and internationally. The scope of Peragine's multi-disciplinary practice encompasses exhibitions, public art projects and commissions, including exhibitions at Art in General in New York City; Islip Museum of Art, West Islip, NY; Sunken Garden Park, Atlanta; and Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, as well as an international symposium on art and science in Beijing, China, hosted by Tsing Hua University and the National Museum of Fine Art of China. Peragine's animations have been exhibited at the Palm Beach ICA, Florida; the Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN; MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA; Diverse Works, Houston, TX; and the Arizona State University Art Museum Short Film and Video Festival, among others. His paintings, drawings and sculpture have been exhibited in galleries including Solomon Projects, Atlanta; Atlelie397, Sao Paulo, Brazil; David J. Spencer Museum at the CDC, Atlanta; Agnes Scott College, Dalton Gallery, Decatur, GA; Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL; Kress Gallery, Tucson, AZ; and the Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA among others. Peragine is currently the Director of the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia in Athens GA.
Betsy Cain has maintained a roving independent studio for over 40 years in Savannah, Georgia, and her discipline includes paintings, cut-outs, mixed media works on paper and photography. In her work, she explores the dissolving line between abstraction and the figurative…internal and external landscapes with imagery infused from the visually powerful and textural “low country,” and the language of the body.
Earning her MFA (and BFA) from The University of Alabama, with associated studies at Auburn University and Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Cain has been engaged in the Savannah arts community for decades, co-founding and participating in several collaborative and performative artist groups, curating exhibitions, and sponsoring art forums and lecture series. Among her many awards are The Macon Museum’s Bowen Award 2018 for Artistic Excellence; Georgia Women in the Visual Arts, Governor’s Award; and Southern Expressions Regional Purchase Award, High Museum of Art. Betsy’s most recent exhibitions include both solo and group shows at Laney Contemporary and at the Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA, and her work is included in the corporate collections of Google, Coca-Cola USA, King and Spaulding, Alston Bird, Price Waterhouse and Cooper, and Chemical Bank, NYC as well as the Macon Museum of Arts & Sciences, Telfair Museum, High Museum of Art, and Roswell Museum & Art Center, just to name a few.