2023 UNCP Art Alumni Biennial Juried Exhibition

August 21-September 9, 2023

Reception: Saturday, September 9 from 12 p.m.-2 p.m.

Photo taken by Bethani Paul of UNCP 2023 Art Alumni Biennial Juried Exhibition

Every two years, the Department of Art at UNC Pembroke issues a call for alumni to submit work to be chosen for a juried exhibition in the A.D. Gallery. This year, we invited seventeen of our graduates to participate. The artwork on display through September includes paintings, digital abstractions, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, and drawing. 

This year's participating artists include Allen Dew-Adorno, Joan Blackwell, Daphane Brown, Sabrina Doan, Leeanna Earp, Allison Rebecca Ellis, Iesha Ford, Lilly Fowler, Rachel Kearney, Emmanuel Manolukas, Jay Martinez, Karina McMillan, Daniel Ramirez-Lamos, Melanie Scrudder, Amber Tyler-Elliott, Patrick Wachtler, and Kris Williams.

A photo of Juror: Yun-Dong Nam, Professor of Art, UNC-Chapel Hill


Juror: Yun-Dong Nam, Professor of Art, UNC-Chapel Hill

Yun-Dong Nam was born in Seoul, Korea and received his M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Arts in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Before coming to Chapel Hill in 1995, Yun-Dong held teaching positions at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, California State University at Long Beach, and at Bennington College in Vermont. He also held an artist residency at the Bemis Foundation in Omaha, Nebraska before becoming an Associate Professor of Art at UNC. In 2000, Yun-Dong received the University of North Carolina’s Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. In addition to his acclaimed teaching career, he is an active and widely recognized ceramic sculptor, having exhibited his work in over sixty group exhibitions and ten solo exhibitions. Most recently, Yun-Dong’s pieces appeared in two shows: the Asian American Artist Exhibition at the Kentucky Museum of Arts & Design in Louisville, and 6595 Miles (10614 KM) at the Network Gallery of the Cranbrook Museum of Art in Bloomfield, MI.

In addition to extensive showings in the U.S., Yun-Dong frequently displays his work overseas, including a solo exhibition held at the Tho-Art Space Gallery in Seoul, Korea. Several publications, including the Los Angeles TimesCeramic Art Monthly, and Art & Antique Magazine, have highlighted his extensive body of work. Among many other professional accolades, Yun-Dong’s work received first prize from the Korean Arts Foundation of America in 1992.