Body Marks: Ariel Baron-Robbins, Michael Namkung, and Ellen Mueller

February 4 - March 28



Untitled (Lake Zürich O Shaped Ink), Ariel Baron-Robbins, 2013


Body Marks explores the various ways the body itself is used as a catalyst for artistic production. This exhibition includes works that use the body as a mark-making medium through physical performance and notions of the body in relation to the meaning of home, consumption and safety. All three artists survey the physical manifestation of drawing through non-traditional methods and explore drawing in the digital realm. Body Marks is curated by Carmen Tiffany, OSU Instructor in New Media Communication.


Ariel Baron-Robbins is an Artist and Educator living in Miami, Florida. Her multidisciplinary work is focused on the process of drawing on the landscape using her body. She has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions across the United States including Krowswork Gallery, Oakland, CA, Deffebach Gallery, Hudson, NY and in The Museum of Fine Arts, Tampa, FL. In her career as an artist she has had five solo exhibitions in Tampa, FL, Memphis, TN, Oxford, MS, and Hudson, NY. Originally from Oxford, MS, she received her BFA from the University of Mississippi in 2007. She received her Masters of Fine Art at the University of South Florida, Tampa in 2010.


Michael Namkung is an artist, multiple world champion athlete and transformational coach. He has received awards from the San Francisco Arts Commission, The Center for Cultural Innovation, and the Tanne Foundation for his pioneering work Drawing Gym, a hybrid art form that combines drawing with rigorous physical exercise. He has exhibited and performed his work in galleries, museums, universities and public spaces worldwide, including SFMOMA, Museu de Arte Contemporaneo Niteroi, Stanford University, Locust Projects, and Grace Cathedral San Francisco.


Ellen Mueller has exhibited nationally and internationally as an interdisciplinary artist exploring issues related to the environment, hyperactive news media and corporate management systems. She creates experiences that engage with social and political issues through a variety of media. Recent exhibitions include Body + Camera Festival at Mana Contemporary’s Chicago, Jersey City, and Miami locations; Color of the Year at Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids MI, and Land-Sc(r)aping at Living Arts in Tulsa OK. Artist residencies include Ucross Foundation, Santa Fe Art Institute, Nes Artist Residency in Iceland, Virginia Center for Creative Art where she was a Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Creative Fellow, Ox-Bow, Coast Time, Signal Culture, Playa Fellowship Artist Residency, and Künstlerhaus Lukas in Germany (full scholarship).