05/14/20 Sara Greenberger Rafferty – [DIAP] MFA artist talk – online

Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Brooklyn studio summer 2019

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Please join us for a online talk by the artist  Sara Greenberger Rafferty

Location: The [DIAP] Zoom Room

Thursday May 14th

Time 10:30AM – 11:30AM

The presentation is free and open to the public.

To attend and receive login information please RSVP to diap@ccny.cuny.edu

Sara Greenberger Rafferty has exhibited widely since 2001, including solo exhibitions at MoMA PS1, New York; The Kitchen, New York; Eli Marsh Gallery at Amherst College, Massachusetts; Fine Arts Center Gallery at University of Arkansas; and a commissioned sculpture for the Public Art Fund. Gloves Off, the first traveling survey of her work with accompanying fully illustrated catalogue published by SUNY Press, completed a three-venue tour at the end of 2017.

The artist was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial and the 2014 Hammer Biennial, as part of Public Fiction’s programming, in addition to group shows at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Oregon; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California; and The Jewish Museum, New York, among many others. Rafferty is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Photography at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Brooklyn studio summer 2019

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05/07/20 Daniel Howe – [DIAP] MFA artist talk – online

Daniel Howe announcement

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Please join us for a online talk by the artist  Daniel Howe

Location: The [DIAP] Zoom Room

Thursday May 7th

Time 9:30AM – 11:00AM

The presentation is free and open to the public.

To attend and receive login information please RSVP to diap@ccny.cuny.edu

Daniel C. Howe is an artist and hacker whose work addresses the impact of networked, computational technologies on core human values such as diversity, privacy and freedom. He has been an open-source advocate and contributor to dozens of socially-engaged software projects over the past two decades. His outputs include software interventions, art installations, procedurally-augmented text and sound, and tools for artists. He divides his time between New York and Hong Kong, where he teaches at the School of Creative Media.

Daniel Howe announcement

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04/30/20 Sydney Shen – [DIAP] MFA artist talk – online

Sydney Chen

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Please join us for a online talk by the artist Sydney Shen

Location: The [DIAP] Zoom Room

Thursday April 30th

Time 10:30AM – 11:30AM

The presentation is free and open to the public.

To attend and receive login information please RSVP to diap@ccny.cuny.edu

Sydney Shen’s (b. 1989, New Jersey) sculptures probe contradictions such as fear and wonder, pain and pleasure, sacred and profane. She destabilizes motifs of the macabre, especially those which test the limits of the body, to evoke ambivalent states. Her work is informed by a range of arcane to everyday sources: like Chinese opera, Medieval literature, and video games. The forms her work takes are as eclectic; she frankensteins found and fabricated materials to create abject, droll, and ludicrously poetic arrangements.
Recent solo exhibitions include Onion Master, New Museum, New York; Every Good Boy Does Fine, Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna. Shen is a 2019-2020 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace resident. Shen received the 2019 Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship, Queens Museum, New York; and the 2018 New Works Grant, Queens Art Fund, New York. She graduated from The Cooper Union in 2011. Sydney Chen

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04/23/20 Anne Spalter – [DIAP] MFA artist talk – online

Anne Spalter - artist

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Please join us for a online talk by the artist Anne Spalter

Location: The [DIAP] Zoom Room

Thursday April 23rd

Time 10:30AM – 11:30AM

The presentation is free and open to the public.

To attend and receive login information please RSVP to diap@ccny.cuny.edu

Digital mixed-media artist Anne Spalter is an academic pioneer who founded the original digital fine arts programs at Brown University and The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in the 1990s. With a decades-long goal of integrating art and technology, Spalter has authored over a dozen academic papers and the seminal, internationally taught textbook, The Computer in the Visual Arts (Addison-Wesley, 1999). Alongside her studio practice, Spalter continues to lecture on digital art practice and theory. She is on the Digital Art Acquisitions Committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Spalter’s work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK); the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY); the Rhode Island School of Design Museum (Providence, RI); and others. Her artistic process employs a hybrid arsenal of traditional mark-making methods and innovative digital tools. A new body of work, further developed at a Winter 2019 residency at MASS MoCA, combines artificial intelligence image algorithms with oil paint and pastels.

Having studied mathematics as a Brown undergraduate prior to her Painting MFA from RISD—and with additional cross-disciplinary masteries including a 2010 black belt and 2011 Sensei designation in Kenpo Karate—Spalter’s eclectic influences in the studio are as diverse as Buddhist art, Jungian archetypes, Surrealism, and pure mathematics. Spalter’s classical arts education combined with her foundational command of digital art theory suited her well when she transitioned from academia to a full-time studio practice in 2009.

For the digital art component of her mixed media practice, Spalter uses custom software and algorithms to transform both still and video source footage—which she captures in high resolution during multisensory experiences such as riding the Coney Island Cyclone; walking through an open-air flower market in Bangkok; and gazing down from a helicopter over downtown Dubai—into psychedelic, vibrantly rendered “Modern Landscapes.”

Spalter is also noted for her large-scale public projects. MTA Arts commissioned Spalter to create a 52-screen digital art installation, New York Dreaming, which remained on view in one of its most crowded commuter hubs (Fulton Center) for just under a year. Spalter’s 2019 large-scale projects included a 47,000 square foot LED video work on the Hong Kong harbor.Anne Spalter - artist

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Joshua Citarella – [DIAP] MFA artist talk

poster for artist talk by Joshua Citarella

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[DIAP] MFA artist lecture by Joshua Citarella
Tuesday, March 17 at 2pm in the [DIAP] Studio, Shepard Hall room 408, 259 Convent Ave, NY 10031
The talk is free and open to the public.
Joshua Citarella is an artist, writer and researcher based in New York. He is the author of Politigram & the Post-left and 20 Interviews.
 
This lecture will discuss the evolution of the political compass meme: from the youth search for political identity to threat-casting future scenarios. It is an in depth exploration of young political spaces online and an attempt to answer “What comes after the end of history?”
poster for artist talk by Joshua Citarella
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Joshua Citarella
Choose Your Future, 2020, C-prints, Dibond, 65-3/4" x 57-5/8"

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