Where Lies Beauty

The Josephine McMillen and Lois Livingston McMillen Exhibition

This exhibition features five women artists who utilize and contest conventional notions of art-making in works that demonstrate how beauty remains relevant in post-modern art.

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Images shown:

  • Grande Constellation Vessel, 2009 by Susan Madacsi
    After receiving a BFA from Boise State University, Susan Madacsi moved to Texas where she developed her blacksmithing skills. In 2000, Madacsi moved to New England where she teaches and demonstrates her art. She lives and works on a farm in Ledyard, Connecticut.
  • Still Life with Double Double, 2006 by Mia Brownell
    Mia Brownell was born in Chicago, Illinois to a sculptor and biophysicist. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon (BFA) and SUNY/Buffalo (MFA), Brownell is Professor of Art at Southern Connecticut State University. She lives and works in New Rochelle, New York.
  • Recess of a Journey, 2005 by Afarin Rahmanifar
    Born in Iran, Afarin Rahmanifar immigrated to the United States after the Iranian Revolution thirty years ago. She holds an MFA from the University of Connecticut and is a part-time professor of Visual Arts at Eastern Connecticut State University.
  • Brass City, 2010 by Leeah Joo
    Born in Seoul, Korea, Leeah Joo immigrated to the United States when she was eleven. Joo has a MFA in painting from Yale and has received grants and awards from the Pollock Krasner Foundation and the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. She lives in Middlebury, Connecticut.
  • Morning Divinity, 2005 by Eleanore Miller
    Eleanor Miller studied at Connecticut College (BFA), The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, and the School of Visual Arts in New York (MFA). She returned to Connecticut after her studies in New York and is inspired by the farmland that surrounds her Preston home and studio.

Featured video

Scenes from the opening reception of Where Lies Beauty