High School Portfolio Review Workshop - MOCA Westport

High School Portfolio Review Workshop

Join us in the context of our current Hindsight is 2020 High School Student Art Exhibition!

All high school students are invited to participate in a High School Portfolio Review Workshop led by established artists Cat Balco and Josh Dorman. The event will include portfolio review stations and a Q&A session.

The workshop is limited to 25 students. All safety protocols will be explicitly followed. 

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Cat Balco

Cat Balco is a New Haven based artist and writer who has exhibited her work nationally at venues including Rick Wester Fine Art, NYC; Pulse Art Fair, Miami; The Painting Center, NYC; and Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT. Balco received a B.A. and an M.F.A. from Yale University and is an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Hartford. Her essays and art criticism have been published in Art New England. She has served as a visiting artist at institutions including the Maine College of Art, Swarthmore College, Pratt Institute at the Munson Williams Proctor School of Art, and Yale University where she is also an Associate Fellow. Balco has received residencies and awards from organizations including the Berkshire Taconic Foundation, The Weir Farm Trust, the Albers Foundation, and the Connecticut Commission on the Arts. Her work has been collected by institutions including Credit Suisse, Fidelity Bank, and the State of Connecticut. She is currently preparing for a solo show of paintings at Rick Wester Fine Art in NYC which will open in the Fall of 2021.

Josh Dorman

Josh Dorman was born in Baltimore, Maryland, 1966. He lives and works in New York City and in the Catskills Mountains. He received his MFA from Queens College, Flushing, NY and his BA from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY. His work is represented by Ryan Lee Gallery in New York City, Koplin Del Rio in Seattle, and John Martin Gallery in London. He has taught at CUNY, Rider College, Skidmore College Summer program, and for the past 17 years at the Spence School in Manhattan. At Spence, Dorman teaches Upper School Drawing & Painting as well as AP Art, and is the faculty advisor for the Spence Literary Arts magazine. Dorman has been a visiting artist and lecturer at numerous institutions including The Art Academy London, Maryland Institute of Art, the Welch School of Art & Design, and Mass Art. He has been a juror for the Scholastic Art Awards multiple times.