Join William Virgil and Majeda Alhinai of Brash Collective in Intentionally Opaque at the SCI-Arc Gallery. The opening reception is on July 29 at 6 pm. Intentionally Opaque is a sculptural piece that promotes mindfulness, imagination, and self-reflection through an externalist perspective. Click the link to learn more about the opening reception and 2 month exhibition.
William Virgil (M.Arch 2, '16) is currently Acting Undergraduate Co-Chair, Making+Meaning Coordinator, and Design Studio and Visual Studies faculty at SCI-Arc, as well as an an artist, educator, Army veteran, and cofounder of Brash Collective and Design Studio. Virgil holds a Master of Architecture from SCI-Arc, a Master of Human Resources, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Florida International University. Virgil has acted as a guest critic at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture (RPI), Syracuse, and Kent State Universities. Before returning to teach at SCI-Arc, he lectured at RPI. While studying at SCI-Arc, Virgil both taught as an assistant to Frank Gehry in a studio examining Prisons of the Future and collaborated with Gehry Partners. He has also taught studios and seminars in SCI-Arc's Design of Cities postgraduate program. Virgil's work has been exhibited domestically and internationally at Hauser & Wirth, A+D Museum, LACI LA Kretz Innovation Campus, SCI-Arc Gallery, One Night Stand LA with Familiar Primitives design team, Kent CAED, Armstrong Gallery in Ohio, and Arsenal Gallery in Poland.
Majeda Alhinai (M.Arch ’16, MS Design Theory and Pedagogy ’17) is a designer, artist, educator, and the co-founder of Brash Collective; an interdisciplinary design collaborative working at multiple scales and mediums. Her work is an amalgamation of her experience in architecture, art, and design; while incorporating her identity as a product of ‘third culture.’ She has written for Alserkal Arts Foundation and Sekka Magazine, and exhibited at various avenues in the MENA Region, United States and Europe.
In 2017 she was appointed as the first Schidlowski Emerging Faculty Fellow at Kent State CAED; where she taught architecture studios and produced research within a yearlong residency culminating in a gallery show.
Alhinai holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Nottingham (UK) and a Master of Science in Design Theory and Pedagogy as well as a Master of Architecture from SCI-Arc, where she received the Graduate Thesis Award for her study of surface depth and digital fabrication applications. She has worked with architecture and design studios in Austria, Los Angeles, and Oman. Currently, she teaches masterclasses and workshops at design and art institutes globally, while exhibiting and working on her art practice.
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