Newport Art Museum, Newport, Rhode Island

Violet Nocturne 2, 2019

Newport Biennial 2022
January 8, 2022 – May 29, 2022

Opening Reception 
The art and artists of the Newport Biennial will be celebrated at an opening reception on Friday, February 11 from 5-7pm.

The juried exhibition is one of the Newport Art Museum’s longest standing traditions. For over 30 years, it has included an array of works of art in all media. Now called “The Newport Biennial,” this exhibition features the work of New England artists and showcases the fresh approaches to art making in the region. After the events of 2020 and 2021, we hope that this is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate the resilience and creativity of today’s artists.

This year’s juror is Dr. Kimberli Gant, the McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum. She has held curatorial positions at the Newark Museum, The Contemporary Austin, and the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art. She has curated numerous exhibitions including Brendan Fernandes: Bodily Forms, Multiple Modernisms, Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam through Time & Place, and De-Luxe. Kimberli holds Art History degrees from the University of Texas Austin, Columbia University, and Pitzer College.

installation view of Violet Nocturne 2
photo by Michael Rose

Read Michael Rose’s complete review here.