Faculty Presentation: Andrew Mockler, Melissa Wilkinson, and John Murillo

Wednesday, July 31, 2024
5-7 PM

Join us for summer faculty artists talks and a reading with artists Andrew Mockler, and Melissa Wilkinson, and writer John Murillo.

If you can’t join us in person, you can view the livestream here.

About Our Speakers



Andrew Mockler is a painter and master printer living in Brooklyn, NY. At his printmaking workshop, Jungle Press Editions, Mockler collaborates with artists in lithography, etching, woodcut, and monoprint. He has taught at Yale School of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, and Columbia University. He has lectured at Cornell University, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Christie’s New York, and The Baltimore Museum of Art. Mockler’s works in painting and printmaking have been exhibited in galleries and museums including The Addison Gallery of American Art, The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, George Billis Gallery (New York and Los Angeles), and Metaphor Gallery (Brooklyn).



Melissa Wilkinson has been an academic for over two decades, having earned her BFA in painting from Western Illinois University in 2002 and her MFA from Southern Illinois University in 2006. Her artwork has been showcased in publications like New American Paintings and The Manifest Drawing Annual. She’s exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including in South Korea, Canada, India, and Art Basel Miami, winning multiple awards, fellowships, and grants, such as the Arkansas Arts Council Fellowship in Painting in 2012. She’s represented by OnCenter Gallery in Provincetown, and her art graces private collections worldwide. She currently teaches art at The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, splitting her time between Massachusetts and the Hudson Valley in New York. Besides her artistic endeavors, Wilkinson enjoys hiking, crafting homemade pasta, and perfecting her coffee-making skills.



John Murillo is the author of the poetry collections Up Jump the Boogie (Four Way Books 2020; Cypher 2010), finalist for both the Kate Tufts Discovery Award and the Pen Open Book Award, and Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry (Four Way 2020), winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the Poetry Society of Virginia’s North American Book Award, and finalist for the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry and the NAACP Image Award. His many honors include the Four Quartets Prize from the T.S. Eliot Foundation and the Poetry Society of America, two Larry Neal Writers Awards, a pair of Pushcart Prizes, the J Howard and Barbara MJ Wood Prize from the Poetry Foundation, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Fine Arts Work Center, Cave Canem, and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. Recently, his poems appeared in American Poetry Review, Poetry, and Best American Poetry 2017, 2019, and 2020. He is an Associate Professor of English at Wesleyan University.

All readings and artist talks are held in the Stanley Kunitz Common Room, unless otherwise noted. Our annual summer exhibition, Edge Condition, is on view June 6 through August 22, 2024 in our Hudson D. Walker Gallery. Both venues are located at 24 Pearl Street in Provincetown.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 12 PM-5 PM
The gallery is also open by appointment and during all public events

Parking is restricted to students and faculty staying on site

The Stanley Kunitz Common Room and the Hudson D. Walker Gallery are accessible facilities in compliance with ADA guidelines.

If  you require assistance to access these venues, please call the Fine Arts Work Center at 508-487-9960 ext.101 in advance of your visit.

24 Pearl Street
Provincetown, MA 02657

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