Organized every three years by the Boise Art Museum, the Idaho Triennial is a juried exhibition bringing together exemplary works of art created by a broad selection of Idaho artists. For the last 80 years, BAM has celebrated the creativity of artists living and working in Idaho, and the Museum’s series of biennial and triennial exhibitions has become a respected and treasured tradition.
The juror for the 2017 Idaho Triennial is John D. Spiak, who has been the Director and Chief Curator of California State University Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center (GCAC) in Santa Ana since September of 2011. His curatorial emphasis is on contemporary art and society, with a focus on works in social practice and video. From 917 exceptional entries submitted by 180 artists from around the state, Spiak selected 41 works by 24 artists for the 2017 Idaho Triennial.
2017 SELECTED ARTISTS
Boise : Jill Annie Margaret, Brooke Burton, Ashley Carlson, Braxton Duncan, Caroline Earley, Goran Fazil, Thomas Finnegan, John Francis, Geoffrey Krueger, Pete Kutchins, Rachel Lambert, Lily Martina Lee, John McMahon, Troy Passey, Jessie Proksa, and Reba E. Robinson
Meridian: Inna Raw and Rena Vandewater
Moscow J. Casey Doyle and Lianne Wappett
Nampa: Bryan Anthony Moore and Lawrence Manning
Twin Falls: Milica Popović and Chad Seelig
In collaboration with the artists, BAM will produce a cell phone audio guide for the exhibition, encouraging viewers to access information about the artists and artworks on their cell phones. All exhibiting artists will record segments, providing an added link between the artists and BAM visitors.