Taking In, 2012
The Best of AIB Photography

June 1–July 15, 2012

  • Photo by Samantha George

    Photo by Samantha George

  • Photo by Robert Gallegos

    Photo by Robert Gallegos

Taking In is a student run project featuring a selection of work created by students attending the Art Institute of Boston. The project focuses on the business of promoting art and culminates each year with a juried exhibition, publication and a website all designed to promote selected works of AIB artists. The selected pieces were chosen anonymously by a jury of distinguished members of the Boston art community to represent the best of AIB Photography.


Camilo Alvarez

Camilo Alvarez was born in 1976 in New York City and currently resides in Boston, MA.  He was born to Dominican parents and lived in Santo Domingo for 7 years.  He received a B.A. from Skidmore College and is currently studying to receive a Masters in Museum Studies from Harvard University.

He has worked, among other places, at Exit Art, Socrates Sculpture Park, MIT’s List Visual Art Center and the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture.

He is currently the Owner and Director and Preparator at Samsøn formerly Samson Projects, founded in 2004. Samsøn’s programs and exhibitions have been reviewed by, among others, ArtForum, the Boston Globe and Flash Art.

Mags Harries

Through objects, drawings, photographs, installations, and performances, Mags Harries celebrates and transforms the humble object, the unnoticed, and the left-behind.  Her artwork brings life and humor to even street sweepings. The work asks people to look at something familiar in a new way, creating interaction and engagement between the viewer, the artwork, and life.

Harries has exhibited across New England, the country, and internationally, including at The Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, MA) and Boston Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA), and a retrospective of her work at the Decordova Museum, (Lincoln, MA). She has received a fellowship and residency from The Bogliasco Foundation, (Genoa, Italy) and attended residencies at the Baer Art Center (Hofsos, Iceland) and The American Academy (Rome, Italy).

Awards include the AICA Award, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Sculpture/Installation, a Marshall Cogan Visiting Artist Fellowship, a Massachusetts Governor’s Design Awards, a Design Excellence Award for Public Art in Transportation, The Grand Bostonian, and a Bunting Institute Fellowship at Radcliffe College, Harvard University. Currently, she teaches courses on sculpture, installation, and public art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

James Hull

Gallery Director / Curator

James Hull is an artist, gallery director, critic and an independent curator. He currently teaches in the photo department at AIB at Lesley University, the Fine Arts Department of NESAD/SU and is Gallery Director of the Suffolk University Art Gallery at NESAD. He founded the award winning artist-run, non-profit, Green Street Gallery in a subway station in Boston in 1998 after moving to Boston from Atlanta, Georgia in 1996. Hull has worked as art handler and installer at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, The List Visual Art Center at MIT, The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), the Peabody Essex Museum,  the High Museum of Art and the Corporate Curator’s Office at Fidelity Investments.

He founded and ran the Boston Drawing Project at the Bernard Toale Gallery for over two years featuring works on paper by over 200 artists, which still operates at Carrol and Sons Gallery. Hull has written critical articles and art reviews for Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Art Papers Magazine, ArtsMedia, Art New England and Big Red and Shiny. Hull has taught at Georgia State University, Boston University, The Art Institute of Boston and the Rhode Island School of Design and the New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University. He has lectured at The Museum of Fine Arts, Cranbrook Academy, The ICA, The List Visual Art Center at MIT, The High Museum of Art, MassArt and juried many regional exhibitions.

Photo by Doug Weathersby

Scott Listfield astronautdinosaur.com

Scott Listfield (b. 1976, Boston, MA) is known for his paintings featuring a lone exploratory astronaut lost in a landscape cluttered with pop culture icons, corporate logos, and tongue-in-cheek science fiction references. Scott studied art at Dartmouth College, for which his parents have finally forgiven him. After some time spent abroad, Scott returned to America where, a little bit before the year 2001, he began painting astronauts and, sometimes, dinosaurs.

Scott has been profiled in Wired Magazine, the Boston Globe, and on WBZ-TV Boston. His work has also appeared in New American Paintings and Surface Magazine. In 2010 he was named a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant finalist, and was the official artist of 2011 Boston First Night. He has exhibited his work in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, and a smattering of other nice places.