Art on Paper 2021: The 46th Exhibition

Jul 24, 2021
- Nov 27, 2021
2nd Floor: The Bob & Lissa Shelley McDowell Gallery

Julia Rooney, paper (orange), 2018–19. Newspaper, tempera, acrylic, ink, and adhesives, 65 1/2 x 56 1/2 in. Courtesy of the artist. © Julia Rooney

The Weatherspoon is pleased to announce the 46th presentation of Art on Paper. A time-honored museum tradition, the exhibition features the work of artists who demonstrate the breadth of ways in which one can deploy the humble media of paper to extraordinary ends. From quiet observations amid quarantine, to surreal reflections on hybrid identities, to probing inquiries into the historical roots of racism, the artworks in this year’s installation offer us not only compelling images but creative entry points into urgent conversations.

Art on Paper 2021 features work by the following artists: Eleanor Annand (Asheville, NC); Ivana Milojevic Beck, MFA ‘16 (Raleigh, NC); Terry Berkowitz (New York, NY); Julie Buffalohead (St. Paul, MN); Benjamin Degen (New York, NY); Al Denyer (Salt Lake City, UT); Gonzalo Fuenmayor (Miami, FL); Harrison Haynes (Chapel Hill, NC); Eric Hibit (Ridgewood, NY); Ellen Lesperance (Portland, OR); Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski (New York, NY); Nate Lewis (New York, NY); Chieko Murasugi (Chapel Hill, NC); Carmen Neely, MFA ‘16 (Chicago, IL); Robyn O’Neil (Washington State); Sherrill Roland, MFA ‘17 (Durham, NC); Julia Rooney (New York, NY); Leah Sobsey (Chapel Hill, NC); May Tveit (Lawrence, KS); Louis Watts (Burlington, KS).

Organized by Dr. Emily Stamey, Curator of Exhibitions.


Curator Talk with Emily Stamey • Wednesday, Jul 28 @ 12-12:30pm, virtual event

A Conversation with Nate Lewis • Tuesday, Aug 31 @ 4-5pm, virtual event

How Do I Look: Looking at Art on Paper • Thursday, Sept 9 @ 4-4:45pm, virtual event

Panel Discussion with UNCG Alumni • Tuesday, Oct 5 @ 4-5pm, virtual event