January 18 March 30, 2019

93rd ANNUAL International Competition Solo Exhibitions

Three artists were selected from the 10 Finalists of the 93rd ANNUAL to receive solo exhibitions.


Jason Urban & Leslie Mutchler: Long Lost Friend


Chinn Wang: Soaking Up Local Color

THURSDAY, January 17
—Gallery Talk by the Artists 5:30pm
—Opening Reception 6:00 - 7:30pm



Artist Lecture with Rafael Soldi
Wednesday, January 23, 6:00pm

Don't miss the opportunity to hear Soldi talk about his practice and career when he joins us from Seattle!


Conversation with Chinn Wang
Wednesday, February 6, 6:00pm

Wang will engage in a discussion about symbology, women in the arts and the question of artists' responsibility to engage with political/social issues.


Conversation with Jason Urban & Leslie Mutchler
Date to be determined

The collaborative team of Jason Urban and Leslie Mutchler (JULM Studios) will talk about their research-intensive projects which examine the purpose and functionality of the printed form and the use of handcraft.

Rafael Soldi, Imagined Futures (detail), 2018












Jason Urban & Leslie Mutchler, Long Lost Friend (detail), 2018

Chinn Wang, The Hermit & The Magician, 2018

Rafael Soldi (b. 1987, Lima, Peru) is a Seattle-based artist and curator. He holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore. His recent practice has focused on the visceral qualities that drive transcendental experience and his search to define his identity as a queer Latino man. He has exhibited at ClampArt, NY; Frye Art Museum, Greg Kucera Gallery and PCNW, all Seattle; American University Museum, Washington, DC; Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA; and Vértice Galería, Lima, among others. He has received a Magenta Foundation Award, a Puffin Foundation grant and residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, PICTURE BERLIN and Oxbow Space. His work is held in the permanent collections of the Maryland Institute College of Art; Frye Art Museum and King County Public Art Collection, both Seattle; and Tacoma Art Museum, WA. He has been published in PDN, Dwell, Metropolis and LUXE and reviewed in The Seattle Times, The Boston Globe, Pittsburgh Tribune and PDN.

To learn more about Rafael Soldi click here



Jason Urban and Leslie Mutchler are based in Brooklyn, NY. They create research-intensive projects that examine the purpose and functionality of the printed form. Trained as printmakers, Urban and Mutchler define print expansively and utilize an interdisciplinary approach. Together they have exhibited in galleries across the U.S. including Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia; Artist Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA; and SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME. Internationally, they have exhibited at numerous venues including the Center for Fine Print Research, University of West England, Bristol; Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork, Ireland; and Atelier Circulaire, Montreal, Canada. Awarded residencies include Edition/Basel, Switzerland; Frans Masereel Centrum, Belgium; and Cork Printmakers, Ireland.

Urban holds a BFA from Kutztown University, PA and an MA/MFA from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. He is the recipient of a Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant and a Curatorial Stipend from the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NY. Urban co-founded Printeresting.org and regularly writes for the journal Art in Print.

Mutchler holds a BFA from Kent State University, OH and an MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia. Mutchler is Chair of the Foundation Department, Pratt Institute, NY.

To learn more about Jason Urban click here & Leslie Mutchler click here



Chinn Wang (b. 1981, Columbus, OH) has a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, CO; Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI; John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI; Korean Cultural Center, Beijing, China; and Neurotitan, Berlin, Germany. She has been a resident artist at RedLine and Failure Lab at the Museum of Contemporary Art, both Denver and received a Santo Foundation Award. She is Teaching Associate Professor and Foundations Coordinator in the School of Art & Art History at the University of Denver and lives in Boulder, CO.

To learn more about Chinn Wang click here