Ariel Posh was born in Bethlehem, PA in 1995.  She earned her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, MD in the spring of 2018. Ariel additionally studied at Studio Art College International (SACI) in Florence, Italy, where she focused on art history and art conservation, two interests that overlap with her art practice. Ariel has participated in exhibitions in New York City, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Colorado, D.C., Japan, and Italy. She currently lives and works in Philadelphia, PA.

"I explore how violence exists in our lives, memory, and history, real and percieved, and the many relationships we have with death and the body. I am interested in mortality and materiality, the implications of slow and process based work, and the relationship between threads, process, and the subject matters I am drawn to. Making textile-based paintings allows me the nuance and fluidity of painting while giving me the texture, purity of color, and symbolic connotations that thread and glass beads carry. "

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EDUCATION

 

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) | Baltimore | MD

Graduated 2018 | Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting with Art History Minor, Curatorial Studies Concentration

 

Studio Arts College International (SACI) | Florence | Italy

Fall 2016 | focus on High Renaissance Art History and Art Conservation

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2019

BDDW Employee Show | BDDW Annex Gallery | NYC

- Soft Sinew | Solo Exhibition|  D.C. Arts Center | Washington D.C.

- Common Threads | BananaFactory | Bethlehem | PA

 

2018​

Revel | Curated by Eames Armstrong | RhizomeDC | Washington D.C.

Contemporary Renaissance Women | Jurors: Maryann Riker, Deborah Rabinsky, and Stacie Brennan | BananaFactory | Bethlehem | PA

Artwalk | Fox Galleries | MICA | Baltimore | MD

Celebrating 15 Years! | Lehigh Valley Charter Arts | Bethlehem | PA

- Ogleable | Solo Exhibition | Gateway 2 Gallery | MICA | Baltimore | MD

- Getting Grace Movie Press Conference Exhibition | Lehigh Valley Charter Arts | Bethlehem | PA

 

 

2017

- Undergraduate Juried Exhibition | Jurors: Cara Ober and Kriston Capps | MICA | Baltimore | MD

- Painting In The Expanded Field | Fox 2 Gallery | MICA | Baltimore | MD
- 65th Annual Keisho Exhibition | Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art | Aichi | Japan
- A New Look | Jurors: Professor Angela Fraleigh | Bethlehem House Gallery | Bethlehem | PA

- Compendium | Jurors: Stacie Brennan, Hillary Harper, and Nicole Gencarelli | Banana Factory | Bethlehem | PA

 

2016 

- Painter Open House | Fox 2 Gallery | MICA | Baltimore | MD
- Alumni Art Exhibit | Lehigh Valley Charter Arts | Bethlehem | PA

- MICA | Studio Art College International | Florence | Italy
- Loop(s) { Combining Fiber Art + Technology| MICA | Baltimore | MD

- RobotFest | National Electronics Museum | Baltimore | MD

 

2015

- Alumni Art Exhibit | Lehigh Valley Charter Arts | Bethlehem | PA

- Figure and Contemporary Painting | MICA | Baltimore | MD

- Foundation Exhibition | MICA | Baltimore | MD

 

2013

- Lehigh Valley Charter Arts Senior Show | Ambre Studios | Bethlehem | PA

- Marie Walsh Sharpe | Colorado College | Colorado Springs | CO 

 

 

 

RESIDENCIES/AWARDS


2017

- MICA's Alternate Choice for Yale Norfolk Program

- Juror's Pick, 2nd place, Bethlehem House Gallery

- MICA Achievement Award

- Reba Stewart Memorial Scholarship

 

2016

-Billy M. Hadaway Memorial Scholarship

-Dean's List, MICA

 

2015

-MICA Achievement Award

-Foundation Scholarship


2014

-Creative Vision Award, MICA

-Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundaiton Scholarship

-NAHS Scholarship

-Presidential Scholarship

-Thalheimer Scholarship

 

 

2013

-Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Summer Seminar, Colorado Springs, CO

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS


2018

"Fiber artist Ariel Posh talks craft arts, women’s roles, and the need for equality in arts leadership" | Web Article | Artblog.com | author: Sydney Cox

https://www.theartblog.org/2018/12/fiber-artist-ariel-posh-talks-craft-arts-womens-roles-and-the-need-for-equality-in-arts-leadership/

 

2017

Wunderkind Magazine | Printed Book | Designed and curated by Daliah Ammar | https://wunderkindmag.com