Professor Tom Baker's two 3D modeled, laser cut, Silkscreen prints—“Winter Time” and “Crown House”—will be included in the "2016 Screenprint Biennial," a traveling show that starts at The Arts Center of the Capital Region Troy NY in the fall of 2016 and will travel to the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk CT in January 2017. Professor Baker is one of 35 artists that have been selected from a pool of 220 applicants with submissions coming from 7 different countries, representing a diverse cross section of artists. Curator: Nathan Meltz, Lecturer in the Department of the Arts at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Professor Mark Ludak photographic project “ With Our Eyes Closed” was selected from a national pool of candidates for funding from the Puffin Foundation. His project do date encompasses daily life in Mississippi, coverage of the Ku Klux Klan, and the mass shooting in South Carolina. The Puffin Foundation awards grants to artists, performers, and advocacy groups that are involved in social activism. These awards have gone on to support The Nation Magazine, “Democracy Now!’, Doctors Without Borders, and other individuals and groups that advocate for social justice.
In February of 2016, Dr. Corey Dzenko will present her paper "Dirtying Suburban Space: Gregory Crewdson’s Twilight and Beneath the Roses" at the College Art Association conference in Washington, D.C. In April, she is presenting her newer work about contemporary art in Brazil with the paper "Mixing Fiction and Reality and Believing in Lies, Making Them Come True: Dora Longo Bahia Archives History in 'Do Campo a Cidade' (2010)." She has been accepted to deliver this second paper at the Association of Art Historians conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Professor Wobbe Koning's animation "Scatter Brain Matter, or the Evolution of Mankind" was accepted into “A Curious Reality,” a National Juried Exhibit at Union Street Gallery. Exhibition Dates: Feb 24- Mar 26, 2016 The gallery is located in Chicago Heights, IL.
Professor Tom Baker's work “Springtime”—a 3D modeled, laser cut, silkscreen and relief print—was included in 5th 12 x12: A National Exhibit of Small-Scale Works of Art in the Todd Art Gallery at Middle Tennessee State University in January–February, 2016.
Curator: Armon A. Means, Assistant Professor of Photography, Coastal Carolina University.
In January 2016, Dr. Andrew Cohen won the Third Place of the "Places of worship" photo contest on Photocrowd (Expert category).
Photographs from Prof. Ludak’s series dealing with racial and ethnic hatred was selected for inclusion in the national exhibition “Evidence + Advocacy” at the Photographic Resource Center of Boston University. The exhibition theme was on photography’s role in affecting social change and was on view from November 5, 2015-January 10, 2016 as part of the Society for Photographic Education’s Northeast Regional Conference. Prof. Ludak’s photograph “ Guns Down” was chosen to promote the exhibit. Jurors : Maria Madalena Campos-Pons, Bruce Myren, Camilo Ramiez.
In August 2015, Professor Zhou presented her project paper "Living Mandala: The Cosmic of Being" at ISEA, the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art, in Vancouver, Canada. Prier to this conference, Jing interactive artwork "Life Is a Verb: The Book of Spoken Wisdom" was exhibited at Siggraph, the 42nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This juried group exhibition "Altered Books – Digital Interventions" was organized by ACM Siggraph Digital Art Community.
Photography major student, Cody Cutter, received an ‘honorable mention’ in the Photographers Forum College Photography contest for 2014. Cody’s photograph was selected out of 17,000 and placed in the top 100 photographs and is a finalist for one of the top 4 photographs of the year.
Front Row from left: Brittany Mackason – Emily Meissner – Joseph Seminerio
Back Row from left: Tara Welsh – Amanda Stojanov – Olivia Greco – Jasmine Haugh – Laura Toffolo
Dan Bacchetta (BFA Graphic Design alumnus) is an Interactive Designer for Nickelodeon's digital team in New York where they just received an Emmy for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media — User Experience and Visual Design. Their Nick app for iPad provides free video viewing, offering a moveable grid layout with original videos, polls, games, and interactive content, as well as full episodes of Nickelodeon programs and specials. Dan and his team helped design the final look of the app, including all promotional pieces of content. Dan joined Nickelodeon in 2010, starting as a freelancer and gaining full staff employment in 2011. He is one of many designers who manages the website, designing the site's promotional and original pieces of content.
Senior graphic design student Carolyn Walker's portfolio Web site won the 43th Creativity International Media & Interactive Awards (student category) in 2013.
Animation student Joseph Seminerio recently learned that one of his 3-D models is going to be included in the video game Wasteland 2. He has also included his 3-D model on the Unity 3D Game Asset Store. Both can be viewed at the following links:
The following students majoring in BFA Graphic Design recently received either "Best of Category" or "Awards of Distinction" for their entries in the national design competition "American Graphic Design and Advertising Awards 28."
Carolyn Walker • NEDA Ad FINALIST Best of Category • Student Work • Advertising (Print)
Olivia Greco • Cultio Specialty Organic Meat Co. Student Work • Business Cards
Amanda Stojanov • Unicef Ad Student Work • Advertising (Print)
Joe Curcio • Road Signage Student Work • Environmental Graphics & Signage
Alison Abate • Photomontage Student Work • Photography
Amanda Stojanov • Photomontage Student Work • Photography
Michael Seminerio • Photomontage Student Work • Photography