The New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University is proud to present the eighth annual Stephen D. Paine scholarship exhibit, featuring some of Boston’s best student artists. The exhibit will run from Jan. 17 through Feb. 9, 2008.

A reception with the artists will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at the gallery.

The scholarship recipients and their winning works are, from the Massachusetts College of Art:

  • Kaitlyn Emerson, large-format photography portraying a cross-section of her house in an exploration of personal space
  • Kristin Kyper, showcasing skills in metal sculpture, installation, and performance with a series of wearable devices
  • Daniel Murphy, video work drawing on an interest in film noir and fairytales

Receiving honorable mention are:

  • Rachel Akiba, MassArt, photography and prints exploring moods and emotions that help communicate ideas of learning and development
  • Brian Duffy, MassArt, a series of poetic and humorous hand-drawn animation shorts
  • Conor Maguire, MassArt, industrial design concepts for products both useful and imaginative.
  • Patrick Short of the visual arts program at Boston University, wall-size monochromatic abstract paintings that completely immerse the viewer.

The judges were Anne Hawley, director of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Pieranna Cavalchini, curator of contemporary art at the Gardner Museum.

“The Stephen D. Paine scholarship and the accompanying exhibition bring together many different sections of the Boston arts community and give much-needed and valuable exposure to these talented artists,” said James Manning, interim director of the gallery. “Since this scholarship was established, many of the award recipients have gone on to make an impact in the art world.”

About the gallery

Gallery at the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University
75 Arlington St., Boston
Hours: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday; noon - 5 p.m. Sunday
Enter from 10 Saint James Street after 7 p.m. and on weekends
Free and open to the publi.