BabsonARTS Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Get immersed in the visual arts and design made available through BabsonARTS. Engage with both the artists and the art on display with exhibits showcased throughout the year. Babson, Olin, and Wellesley students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to take advantage of regularly offered workshops in ceramics, painting, and drawing and members of the Babson community are able to enjoy free or discounted access to exhibits and museums in the Greater Boston area.​​​​​

Fall 2021 Art Exhibit

Three Lenses: Taline Karozichian ‘20, Chao Zheng Li ‘20, and Joseph Nash ‘20
ARTIST TALK AND RECEPTION: Friday, October 1, 5:00 P.M.
EXHIBIT ON VIEW September 9 – October 22, M-F 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (EST)

Hollister Gallery

Registration for Artist Talk and Reception is required HERE
FREE and open to the public.  

Babson is limiting event attendance to current Babson, Olin, and Wellesley students/faculty/staff approved to be on campus through 9/17. Masks are required indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

While using the same medium, each of these three artists share a distinct view of the world around them and the stories they choose to tell.  All alums from the class of 2020, we celebrate the unique eye each has developed from a young age, through their time at Babson College, and beyond.  Through vivid images, Karozichian shares an intimate moment of connection to the natural world that most of us missed, while Nash reaches deeply into the beautiful vistas encountered on his travels to uncover the humanity and individuality of the locales he has visited.  The striking but natural detail of Li’s work allows the viewer to sit in a suspended instant but also conceive of the environment as if being there.

Taline Karozichian
The first camera Taline owned was a point and shoot Nikon Coolpix. Her parents had gifted it to her on her 13th birthday in hopes that the act of taking photos would force her to slow down on family outings, and ultimately prevent her from wandering off to explore. Fast forward 10 years, and Taline is still wandering through forests and mountains, and always her has camera by her side. To Taline, being in a forest or on a river is a full transformation of being connected to the natural world. Hiking, kayaking, camping, backpacking - sign her up. And, every now and then the equipment that she’s carrying comes in handy so that a small piece of the world can be shared with those who couldn't come along. Now that's nature photography. www.talinekarozichian.wordpress.com 

Chao Zheng Li

With her grandfather’s hands cupped around hers, Chao Zheng Li took her first photo at the age of two. Her photographic style is much influenced by her roots in photojournalism, the art of being prepared to capture the unexpected, and classical drawing, a slow and steady test of patience and accuracy since the age of seven. Her technical skills were solidified after countless hours in the darkroom developing film photographs, although most of her work today is digital. Regardless of the medium, Li’s work embodies her perspective of candid observations. These photographs are narratives of fleeting moments that express the splendor of creation, whether it’s the human condition through portraits and events photography, architecture, or nature. The sense of wonder, observation, and empathy her grandfather instilled in her continues to define her lifelong goal of capturing beauty and contributing to humanity whenever she can. Li enjoys turning comments about art into meaningful conversations. You can reach her or view more of her work via the QR code. www.chaozhengli.com Instagram @chaozli

 
Chao Zheng Li QR

Joe Nash
Joe Nash is a recent graduate of Babson College.  He is currently working as a Restructuring and Turnaround Analyst for Alvarez and Marsal, a global professional services firm.  As a kid, Joe spent most of his free time drawing and painting, but his favorite form is photography.   He first started taking photos at age 12, when his grandmother gifted him a point-and-shoot during a family vacation. While landscapes and nature have been his predominant subjects, Joe really enjoys shooting portraits as well. His photos aim to tell others’ stories and give voice to individuals that do not have a platform.  And one day he hopes to turn that passion into his full-time career  Joe’s passion for photography evolved during his first out-of-country experience during his sophomore year of college traveling to Thailand and Laos for a Social Responsibility class. That experience led to Joe’s decision to choose Singapore for a four-month abroad program in 2019. While there, he had the privilege of traveling to many Southeast Asian countries. “There are so many stories to tell out there in this big wide world, and I am going to do my best to show you a glimpse of what I was able to capture.” Facebook @joenashphotography, Instagram @joenash_photography

 

 Olivia Baldwin

A Future of Plants: Recent Works by Olivia Baldwin 
ARTIST TALK AND RECEPTION Thursday, November 4, 5:00 P.M.
EXHIBIT ON VIEW November 4 – January 14 (2022), M-F 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (EST)

Hollister Gallery

Registration for Artist Talk and Reception is required HERE
FREE and open to the public.  

A Future of Plants presents recent paintings by Olivia Baldwin.  Executed during the pandemic, Baldwin’s abstract paintings interweave remnants of past work with dense pigment and shadow drawings to investigate ways of marking time.  Baldwin is a Providence-based visual artist whose practice spans painting, drawing, and sculpture.  Her work has been exhibited in venues throughout the United States, including Zürcher Gallery, A.I.R. Gallery, Boston University, and Miami University.  Baldwin teaches painting in Babson College’s Division of Arts and Humanities. www.livbaldwin.com

Olivia Baldwin: Adjunct Faculty at Babson College in the Division of Arts & Humanities, Visual Arts
Olivia Baldwin is a Providence-based visual artist whose practice spans painting, drawing, and sculpture. She earned a BFA in painting and BA in English/Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Connecticut. Her work has been exhibited in venues throughout the United States, including Zürcher Gallery, A.I.R. Gallery, Boston University, and Miami University. She has attended residencies and programs at Ox-Bow, Vermont Studio Center, and Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, with support from the Wood/Raith Living Trust and Assets for Artists (MASS MoCA). Baldwin teaches painting in Babson College’s Arts and Humanities Division. Instagram @oliviaebaldwin