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Federico Cuatlacuatl, Tiemperos Del Antropoceno: Tolchikaualistli, 2020. Photograph. Courtesy of the artist.

Made in VA

For over 25 years, we have maintained a strong tradition of celebrating regional artists through our annual juried exhibition, New Waves. Our story finds its roots in a concerned and connected artist community. Virginia MOCA has never lost the goal of keeping ties with the talented artists who live close to our doors.

As our community evolves, so will the museum and its traditions. This year, New Waves has become Made in VA. The new title reasserts our commitment to Virginia artists. We will continue to bring together jurors who are at the top of their field with the talented contemporary artists found in the Commonwealth. With the new name come changes intended to strengthen our award program and provide opportunities for the growth and professional development of the selected artists.

NOVEMBER 27, 2021 - MARCH 6, 2022

Install image of Pattie Chalmers, Every Day I Think of You, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.

Shaping Memories: Expressions in Clay

MAIN GALLERY

The power of memory is immeasurable. Individual recollections are the building blocks of our sense of self, while collective memories help define our culture. In this exhibition, six artists use clay to explore formative moments in their lives as well as stories passed down through generations, inviting viewers to consider both the uniqueness of every individual and our shared identities.

NOVEMBER 27, 2021 - MARCH 6, 2022

Agnes Grochulska, Archetypes 3, 2021. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.

Agnes Grochulska: Archetypes

COMMUNITY GALLERY

What does a face say about one's character? Artist Agnes Grochulska considers this in her new series entitled Archetypes. According to famed psychologist Carl Jung, humans have a universal character, or archetype, within them. There are twelve primary types, and each one has its own set of values, meanings, and personality traits. They are the Sage, Innocent, Explorer, Ruler, Creator, Caregiver, Magician, Hero, Outlaw, Lover, Jester, and Everyman. Grochulska explores the relationship between her perceptions of these traits and those of her viewers. The artist painted a portrait, interpreting how each character type appears in her own imagination. She challenges the viewer to navigate the portraits to see if their own ideas match those of the artist.

NOVEMBER 27, 2021 - MARCH 6, 2022

Lydia Seefeldt, Metamorphosis, 2021. Acrylic.

Emergence: Teen Juried Exhibition

SATELLITE GALLERY

The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (Virginia MOCA) presents its first teen juried exhibition in conjunction with the Summer of Women suite of exhibitions, which provide a platform for the exploration of the rich and complex lives of women of all ages.

This juried exhibition was open to young women ages 13-19. The entries were reviewed by a committee of their peers, who worked closely with Virginia MOCA staff to curate a selection of artworks that displayed creativity and vision.

Works from this exhibition are on display at the Satellite Gallery at Towne Pavilion II.

We would like to thank each of the participating artists, the jurors Aubrie Cook, Chloe Quiambao, and Nadia Msalek, and The Runnymede Corporation for their help in realizing this exhibition.

AUGUST 12, 2021 - JANUARY 23, 2022

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Maya Lin headshot. © Jesse Frohman.

Maya Lin: A STUDY OF WATER

Virginia MOCA is pleased to present Maya Lin: A Study of Water, a solo exhibition that brings together a selection of the internationally acclaimed artist’s sculptural interpretations of water spanning several decades.

APRIL 16, 2022 - SEPTEMBER 4, 2022

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