Faculty Accomplishments - Spring 2013

Students in the College study and create with some of the finest artist-teachers in the New York metropolitan area. Our faculty includes working composers, designers, fine artists, actors, musicians, directors, choreographers, conductors, broadcasters and communication specialists, including Fulbright, Guggenheim and Howard award winners.

Read about our faculty's recent achievements:

  • Art and Design Faculty
  • Communication and Media Faculty

  • Department of Art and Design

    Associate Professor JOYCE CATHERINE BEBOUT (Printmaking) presented a solo exhibition, “Joyce Catherine Bebout: Artist Prints,” at the Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery, University of South Carolina Upstate, Spartanburg, SC, November 2-December 8, 2012. She was also in a group exhibition, “Ontologies: Four Visions, at the Eleftherias Park Arts Centre in Athens, Greece, October 1-November 2, 2012. An article about the group exhibition was recently published in Mosaiko, the newsletter of the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece.

    Assistant Professor ANDREW ATKINSON (Photography) was in a group exhibition, “Sideshow Nation,” at Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, January 5-March 3, 2013.

    BEBOUT and ATKINSON curated a works-on-paper show, entitled "Portfolio," in conjunction with Richard Cox, director of the Howard Gardens Gallery, Cardiff School of Art & Design, in Cardiff, Wales. Exhibited from 1/17 through 2/9, the works featured students currently enrolled in the MFA program and their faculty mentors.

    Adjunct Instructor CHRIS BORS (Foundations) was in a group exhibition at BravinLee Gallery, NYC, December 31, 2012-February 9, 2013, as part of a Project Room curated by artist Tom Sanford.

    Adjunct Instructor JAYNE HOLSINGER (Painting) was in a group exhibition, “Sideshow Nation,” at Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, January 5-March 3, 2013.

    Professor NANCY GOLDRING (Drawing) had a solo exhibition, “Punti di Fuga, Altri Paesaggi,” at the Martini & Ronchetti Gallery in Genoa, Italy, October 4-November 15, 2012. She was in a group exhibition, “After Affects,” February 8-24, 2013 in NYC. The exhibition was sponsored through the New York Foundation for the Arts’ (NYFA) Hurricane Sandy Emergency Relief Fund to showcase work in all media that was damaged during the hurricane and subsequently restored, repurposed or redesigned, or work that has been borne out of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. She was also in the group exhibition, “Selections from the Southeast Museum of Photography Collection,” at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL, November 10, 2012-February 9, 2013. Her review of Oblique Drawing: A History of Anti-Perspective by Massimo Scolari was published in Architects Newspaper, October 2, 2012.

    Assistant Professor JOSH JORDAN (Foundations) was in a group exhibition at BravinLee Gallery, NYC, December 31, 2012-February 9, 2013, as part of a Project Room curated by artist Tom Sanford. He also presented his talk, “The Library Project,” at the College Art Association’s (CAA) session, “Short Tales from Foundations Practice,” during the CAA 2013 Annual Conference in NYC, February 2013.

    Adjunct Instructor DAVID KEEFE (Painting) brought the highly acclaimed Combat Paper NJ project to the campus of Montclair State University from September 11-14, 2012. This outreach program provides an avenue of expression for war veterans and a means toward healing trauma through art and poetry. An artist, teacher, and veteran himself, Keefe conducted workshops in which military uniforms were cut up and made into paper. Veterans could then record their personal stories through image and text on this handmade paper. A concurrent exhibition of art created by war veterans, “War Torn,” was presented by Gallery U in Montclair, September 15-21, 2012, as part of the Combat Paper NJ program.

    Adjunct Instructor JAE YONG KIM (Ceramics) had a solo exhibition, “Lust for Donuts,” at Blank Space Art, NYC, September 13-October 6, 2012.

    Professor PAT LAY (Ceramics) was in group exhibitions, “Sideshow Nation,” at Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, January 5-March 3, 2013, and “Electron Salon,” at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, CA, November 8-December 1, 2012.  She also served on the jury panel to select artists for an indoor sculptural tree exhibition, “Nature Illuminated: The Enchanted Garden Revealed,” a project at the Van Vleck House and Gardens in Montclair, which opened on November 14, 2012.

    Adjunct Instructor MICHAEL LEE (Drawing) curated the group exhibition, “This is How My Brain Works,” at Radiator Gallery, Long Island City, NY, September 8-30, 2012; he also had work in the show. He was co-moderator of an artist panel discussion in conjunction with that exhibition, held at Ruth Phaneuf Fine Arts, Long Island City, NY, on September 23, 2012.

    Professor WILLIAM McCREATH (Ceramics) was in a group exhibition, “East & West Clay Works Exhibition,” at the Hunterdon Art Museum, NJ, January 13-March 10, 2013.

    Adjunct Instructor TOM SANFORD (Painting) had a solo exhibition, “100 Little Deaths,” at BravinLee Gallery, NYC, December 31-2012-February 9, 2013.

    Adjunct Instructor MERYL TARADASH (Foundations) was in a group exhibition, “Sideshow Nation,” at Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, January 5-March 3, 2013.

    Professor ELIZABETH VALDEZ del ALAMO (Art History) gave a talk on her book Palace of the Mind: The Cloister of Silos and Spanish Sculpture of the Twelfth Century (published December 2012) at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute, NYC, February 26, 2013.

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    School of Communication and Media

    Prof. CHRISTINE LEMESIANOU, the recipient of the 2012 Montclair State University Distinguished Teaching Award, spokw at the first annual Montclair State University Distinguished Teacher Award Lecture on March 28 in University Hall, Room 1010. Read the full article.

    Prof. ANTHONY PEMBERTON (Filmmaking) was recently featured in Filmmaker magazine here.

    An article by JOEL PENNEY, assistant professor of New Media, and CAROLINE DADAS, assistant professor of English, has been published in New Media & Society, a top-ranked, peer-reviewed, international journal that publishes key research from communication, media and cultural studies. The article – titled “(Re)Tweeting in the service of protest: Digital composition and circulation in the Occupy Wall Street movement” – analyzes how Twitter and social media affected the organization and participation of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

    Former DuMont Television Center Director JEFF FRIEDMAN premiered his Discover Vivaldi's Four Seasons, two one-hour specials produced and directed by Friedman featuring New Jersey Maestro George Marriner Maull and the Discovery Orchestra, on WYBE, MiND TV in Philadelphia, on April 1-2. 

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