Visiting Artist-Faculty 2012-13

Studio Art (MFA) - Department of Art and Design

Schedules: Fall 2012  l  Spring 2013

 


Fall 2012 Schedule


 

Jennie C. Jones

www.jenniecjones.com
Tuesday, September 18, 10:00 am
Finley Hall

“… visual arts, sound art, art history, music history and African American history. Jones explores the absence of an African American influence in the modernist aesthetic. Through tracing a connection to avant-garde jazz, Jones navigates and sculpts collective memory to illuminate a culturally inclusive look at modernism.” (Priscilla Frank, Huffington Post.)

Jennie C. Jones received a MFA degree from Rutgers University and a BFA degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has shown at major art institutions including The Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, TX, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Current exhibitions include “Silence” at The Menil Collection in Houston and a solo exhibition slated to open at The Hirshhorn in 2013. She has participated in numerous prestigious artists residency and fellowship programs including: Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1996), The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Residency at the World Trade Center (1999), Cité Internationale des Arts-Paris, France (2002-2003), and in 2008 was a fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Study Center as well as a Visiting Artist at The American Academy in Rome, Italy.

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Almond Zigmund

www.almondzigmund.com
Tuesday, September 25, 10:00 am
Finley Hall

Almond Zigmund’s work strives to sharpen our perceptions of space while exploring the nature of opposition. Combining crisp geometry, vivid color, and intricate patterns, her drawings, sculptures, and installations often suggest walls, barricades, enclosures, and other aspects of the built environment. Originally from Brooklyn, Zigmund received her BFA from Parsons School of Design, studying in both New York and Paris. She later earned her MFA in art theory and criticism from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Zigmund's work has been exhibited internationally. Her work has been selected for shows curated by Dave Hickey, Robert Storr, David Pagel, David Adamo, Jessica Frost, Rolf Staub and Steven Criqui, among others. In 2007 the Parrish Art Museum mounted a solo exhibition of her work, titled “Remembering The Future”.

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James O. Clark

www.jamesoclark.com
Tuesday, October 2, 10:00 am
Finley Hall

Jim Clark is on a sculptural search with the use of light. In his creative adventure, he is interested in the way light illuminates space, how light responds, reflects, refracts, bends, and its endless continuum. Jim is a sculptor/installation artist based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In a recent installation he incorporated mechanical devices, lights, inflatable containers, found objects, fiber-optic cable and water, among other things. His work appeals to the viewer's senses of sight, hearing, touch and smell. Recent exhibitions of his work include participation in group show at the Neuberger Museum of Art and a solo show at Nicholas Davies Gallery, NYC. He has received awards from the Pollack Krasner Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, The American Academy of Arts and Letters and the New York State Council for the Arts. He has recently taught at Princeton University, Brandeis University, University of Conn. and the Vermont Studio School.

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Steve Mumford

http://www.postmastersart.com/artists/steve_mumford/mumford.html
Tuesday, October 9, 10:00 am
Finley Hall

"I've been trying to paint or depict scenes that show some sort of dramatic narratives involving human emotions… In a sense, war is the ultimate dramatic human narrative ..." [Steve] Mumford is part of a great tradition. Every country that has gone to war -- including Britain, France, Russia and Canada -- has had combat artists. Mumford says he was influenced by Winslow Homer, an artist who rose to fame during the Civil War. (Peter Jennings, ABC News.) Steve Mumford will show images done on site in war zones, as well as paintings done in his NYC studio based on his war zone experiences. Steve Mumford earned his Master’s at the School for Visual Arts; he also spent 2 years at the University of California as an anthropology major, but dropped out to travel and draw in the Amazon for a year. Later he earned his BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He is currently represented by Postmasters Gallery in NYC.

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William Carroll

www.eharrisgallery.com/carroll.html
Tuesday, October 23, 10:00 am
Finley Hall

Bill Carroll was the Director of the Charles Cowles Gallery for nine years; and the Elizabeth Harris Gallery in Chelsea for eight years. Bill also worked in non-profit at the Dia Art Foundation, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Nancy Graves Foundation, and is presently the Director of the Studio Program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. As a curator of numerous exhibitions he has worked with artists including Donald Baechler, Mary Heilmann, Alex Katz, Jonathan Lasker, Elizabeth Murray, Thomas Nozkowski, and Sue Williams, among many others. Bill has taught at both Parsons School of Design and Pratt. He has had three solo exhibitions of his paintings at the Elizabeth Harris Gallery in Chelsea.

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Spring 2013 Schedule


 Tim Maul artwork

Tim Maul

Tuesday, January 22, 10:00 am
Finley Hall

Photographer and critic Tim Maul emerged from the 1970’s when an absence of a dominant art movement allowed for a permissive attitude toward media among younger artists. In the upwardly mobile 80’s photography was revived by ‘Picture Generation’ post-modernists; artists who worked with cameras but swore no allegiance to photography. Influenced by performance, video, conceptual and narrative tendencies, Maul produced images outside fine art photography’s confines, addressing his fascination with orientation, biography, and tangential impulse. Tim Maul lives in New York City. He is a member of the faculty of the School of Visual Arts, contributes criticism to numerous publications, including Art in America, Flash Art and Afterimage, and exhibits through Leslie Tonkonow Artworks & Projects (New York) and Camera Artists (Paris). Maul has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally.

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 Carlo McCormick portriat

Carlo McCormick

Tuesday, January 12, 10:00 am
Finley Hall

Carlo McCormick is a leading NY art critic and curator. He has written numerous books, monographs, and catalogues and has lectured and taught extensively at universities and colleges around the country. His publications have appeared in such publications as Aperture, Art in America, Art News, Artforum, Camera Austria, High Times, Spin, Tokion, Vice and was the Senior Editor of PAPER magazine. He has curated shows for the Bronx Museum of Art, New York University, the Queens Museum of Art, and the Woodstock Center for Photography. He was also co-author for the collaborative book Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art which features graffiti and urban art from four generations of famous visionary outlaws.

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Saya Woolfalk artwork

Saya Woolfalk

www.sayawoolfalkcom/artists
Tuesday, February 5, 10:00 am
Finley Hall

Saya Woolfalk (b. Japan, 1979) is a New York artist who uses science fiction and fantasy to re-imagine the world in multiple dimensions (sculpture, installation, painting, performance and video). She has exhibited at MoMA PS1; Deitch Projects; Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Studio Museum in Harlem; the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville; Momenta Art; and Performa 09; and has been written about in Sculpture Magazine and on Art21’s blog. With funding from the NEA, her solo exhibition, The Institute of Empathy, ran at Real Art Ways from Fall 2010 to Spring 2011. Her first solo museum show The Empathics was on view at the Montclair Art Museum in Fall of 2012. Some of her upcoming projects are a solo show for Third Streaming as well as inclusion in group exhibitions at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the MCA San Diego. She will be an artist in residence at the Simon Center for Physics and Geometry at SUNY Stonybrook in the Spring of 2013.

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 Steve DiBenedetto artwork

Steve DiBenedetto

www.davidnolangallery.com/artists/steve-dibenedetto
Tuesday, February 26, 10:00 am
Finley Hall

Steve DeBenedetto was born in the Bronx and raised in suburban NY in the 60s and 70s, a time period that continues to inform his work. The work can be tangled, roiling, gnarly, encrusted visionary paintings that are sometimes hopefuly and sometimes paranoid collisions of id and ego; psychic battle zones where marks and meaning accumulate. DeBenedetto is represented by the David Nolan Gallery (NYC). He has taught at the School of Visual Arts, Columbia University, Cooper Union, and Rutgers. He has shown his work since 1984 in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally. Steve DeBenedetto was given the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation award. This talk will trace the origin and significance of recurring imagery in his paintings since the mid-90s, such as helicopters, octopi and ferris wheels. He will also discuss more recent preoccupations such as the movie Easy Rider and problematic quasi sculptural architecture and its relationship to the evolution of language. Thematic notions such as these will be discussed in relation to the need for formal corruption and freedom through failure in painting, as well as an utter disregard for the distinction between abstraction and representation.

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Adam Putnam

Tuesday, March 26, 10:00 am
Finley Hall

Photographer and critic Tim Maul emerged from the 1970’s when an absence of a dominant art movement allowed for a permissive attitude toward media among younger artists. In the upwardly mobile 80’s photography was revived by ‘Picture Generation’ post-modernists; artists who worked with cameras but swore no allegiance to photography. Influenced by performance, video, conceptual and narrative tendencies, Maul produced images outside fine art photography’s confines, addressing his fascination with orientation, biography, and tangential impulse. Tim Maul lives in New York City. He is a member of the faculty of the School of Visual Arts, contributes criticism to numerous publications, including Art in America, Flash Art and Afterimage, and exhibits through Leslie Tonkonow Artworks & Projects (New York) and Camera Artists (Paris). Maul has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally.

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Anke Becker - Anonymous Drawings (Berlin)
Anke Becker

www.anke-becker.de/en
Tuesday, May 7, 10:00 am
Finley Hall

Anke Becker is a draftswoman and a collage-artist who was born in and lives in Germany. She works with colored pencils, newspapers, magazines, words, scissors, and with other people’s drawings. Her aim is to find new and unexpected relationships between things, patterns, words and numbers. Since 2006 she has collaborated with other artists creating large collaborative drawing installations. Anke Becker initiated the exhibition-project Anonymous Drawings with an international open call to participates. She will discuss her project Anonymous Drawings in her lecture as well as discuss the importance of artistic collaborations.

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