January 21, 2013

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January / February 2013

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In loving memory of talented artist, associate, and alumni Beatriz de Costa, who passed away on December 27, 2012, from cancer. She came to Carnegie Mellon School of Art as Senior exchange student from France in 1999 and stayed on, graduating with an MFA in 2001. She became an Associate Researcher at the Studio for Creative Inquiry, working with Faith Wilding and Steve Kurtz, before moving to Buffalo, and then to UC Irvine. Her website, and obituary.

Congratulations to Ali Momeni (Assistant Professor of Art) and alumni Shana Moulton (MFA ’04, with Nick Halett) and Elaine Tin Nyo (BFA ’84) have been awarded 2013 Creative Capital Grants in Emerging Fields and Performing Arts, respectively. Creative Capital is a national nonprofit organization that provides integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects. Momeni’s and Tin Nyo’s projects are among 46 of those funded by 66 artists in Emerging Fields, Literature and Performing Arts. The…

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December 4, 2012

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The School of Art’s 2012 OPEN STUDIO DAY: human relations takes place December 7, from 5-9pm on the 3rd + 4th floors of the College of Fine Arts building. This annual event gives the public a behinds-the-scenes look into student’s studios and work in progress, plus a Holiday Art Sale, video screenings, performances and more.

Visiting artists in the School of Art’s 2013 Spring Lecture Series include: Shana Moulton (February 5), Charles Atlas (February 12), Tehching Hsieh (February 19), Diana Al-Hadid (February 26), Otto Piene (March 5), Carrie Mae Weems (March 26), Pyuupiru (April 2), and Allan Sekula (April 9). Related talks include: Golan Levin (February 2) co-presented by CMU School of Design Lecture Series “Design the Future” and School of Architecture’s special symposium “[En]Coding Architecture”, and the Guerilla Girls at the Carnegie Museum of Art (March 20). More information will be posted in January at http://www.cmu.edu.art/lectures

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Elaine A. King (Professor of Art History, Theory,…

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November 1, 2012

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As part of a UK drawing exchange with University of the Arts London/Wimbledon, visiting artist Sarah Woodfine, DP3 (Drawing, Painting, Photo, Print Media) uses the School of Art’s Ellis Gallery as a studio for new work created between October 22 – November 1, with a reception November 1 at 5pm. During her visit Sarah will meet and workshop with students, staff, and faculty across the school. Woodfine’s work centers on drawing, but often takes the form of three-dimensional constructions in cases and glass or liquid-filled domes. Strongly influenced by half remembered memories from childhood, she employs a wide variety of visual imagery exploring themes surrounding darkness and magic and “delves into the dark side of our collective unconscious, exploring dreamlike imagery that is rooted in childhood yet easily causes tremor among adults”.

The School of Art Fall Lecture Series rounds out with talks from writer/photographer Moyra Davey on November 6, and acclaimed performance/multi-media artist Kimsooja on November 13. Renown…

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September 30, 2012

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The Fall 2012 School of Art Lecture Series features artists/writers Camille Utterback (Kraus Visiting Professor of Art), Nicholas Van Woert, Julie Heffernan, Graham Harman, Charles Atlas, Moyra Davey, and Kimsooja. More visiting artists such as Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst will be coming through in conjunction with the course Trans-Q. Check our calendar for the most up-to-date event listings.

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Professors Patricia Bellan-Gillen, Andrew Ellis Johnson and Susanne Slavick exhibit with Josh Bienko in “Flora: Figuring and Fathoming” at the Kipp Gallery at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, October 4 – November 15. Slavick will conduct graduate critiques and lecture on the show at 5pm, October 4.

John Carson (Head of the School of Art) performs with his band “Johnny and the Wags” at the first Pittsburgh Pet-Tastic, October 14 at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

Elaine A. King (Professor of Art History, Theory & Museum Studies) was a guest speaker in…

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September 10, 2012

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Welcome back to school! We have lots of events in store for you this semester. The Fall 2012 School of Art Lecture Series features artists/writers Camille Utterback (Kraus Visiting Professor of Art), Nicholas Van Woert, Julie Heffernan, Graham Harman, Charles Atlas, Moyra Davey, and Kimsooja.More visiitng artists such as Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst will be coming through in conjunction with the course Trans-Q. Check our calendar for the most up-to-date event listings.

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Patricia Bellan-Gillen (Dorothy L. Stubnitz Professor of Art and MFA ’79) presents “re(Collection): memory and narrative,” curated by Cheryl Kramer at Handwerker Gallery/Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, August 29 – October 14.

Roger Dannenberg, professor of computer science, art and music, was recently named chief science officer for Music Prodigy. Music Prodigy is a music education technology company that released the award-winning application, Rock Prodigy. Dannenberg is the co-inventor of Music Prodigy’s patent-pending music teaching system that allows…

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June 27, 2011

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Kim Beck (Associate Prof. of Art) and Dee Briggs (Adjunct Faculty/Pre-College Coordinator) exhibit in “SculptureX“, a show presenting 6 sculptors from Ohio and Western Pennsylvania at The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH, June 17 – August 20. “SculptureX” will also be on view at the Erie Art Museum, July 9 – September 25, with an opening reception August 26 from 7-10pm. Also, in NYC, the second section of the High Line just opened, featuring Beck’s work.

The “Toronto Manifesto”, a ten-year process between UNESCO in Paris and the World Bank, on which Lowry Burgess‘ (Prof. of Art) has worked and lectured, announces the following official memorandum of understanding:: “By joining forces, UNESCO and the World Bank can provide very positive input for the improvement of aid effectiveness, and make the most of culture as a motor for social development and poverty alleviation,through employment and job creation. We believe also we can give impetus and…

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May 20, 2011

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The 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial is co-presented/curated by Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Carnegie Museum of Art and The Andy Warhol Museum, June 10 – October 23, 2011. Artists incl: Elizabeth Mooney (Adjunct Faculty), Natalie Settles (Adjunct Faculty), Jacob Ciocci (MFA ’05), Jennifer Gooch (MFA ’09), Gregory Witt (MFA ’09, Adjunct Faculty), Chris Kardambikis (BFA ’05) William Kofmehl III (BFA ’03) and Luke Loeffler (MFA ’13), JustSeeds – including Mary Tremonte (BFA ’00), Lize Mogel (BFA ’92), SubRosa – including Hyla Willis (MFA ’99) , Temporary Services – including Marc Fischer (BFA ’93), Jamie Gruszka (Adjunct Faculty), Zak Prekop (BFA ’01), Lilith Bailey Kroll (MFA ’06), Patricia Bellan-Gillen (Prof. of Art), Kim Beck (Associate Prof. of Art), Cara Erskine (former Adjunct Faculty, Miller Gallery Exhibition Coordinator), Dara Birnbaum (A’69), T. Foley (SFCI Fellow), Amisha Gadani (BFA ’07), Jill Miller (Visiting Faculty), Ayanah Moor

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April 15, 2011

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Congrats to the following students selected for the 2011 School of Art Billboards in partnership with Lamar Outdoor Advertising: Felipe Castelblanco (MFA ’13), Riley Harmon (MFA ’12), Agnes Bolt (MFA ’12), Rigel Richardson (BFA ’12), Michael Royce (BFA ’11), Julia Cahill (BFA ’12), Alexis Roberto (BFA ’12). An 8th billboard honors Jee-Hoon Choi (BFA ’11) who was tragically killed in a c ar accident on may 25, 2011. This year’s School of Art billboard project is coordinated by Ayanah Moor (Associate Prof. of Art).

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Kim Beck (Associate Prof. of Art), gave a visiting artist lecture on April 1 at Concordia University Fine Arts in Montréal, Quebec, with upcoming visits this month to Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, Boston University School of Visual Arts, and the Department of Art at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Patricia Bellan-Gillen‘s (Dorothy L. Subnitz Prof. of Art), work is the focus of a solo exhibition “Stealing Stories/New Work…

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September 8, 2011

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Felipe Castelblanco (MFA ’13), Daniel Luchman (MFA ’11), Scott Andrew (MFA ’13), Wade Kramm (Adjunct F’11), Michael McParlane (BFA ’08), Kim Beck (Associate Professor of Art) were featured in “The Year in Art” on September 14 at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. This event reviewed exhibitions and projects from artists (Tough Art, Fine Arts Residency, etc) in the museum’s 2010-11 residencies.

The Pittsburgh Biennial continues through the fall, featuring work by many School of Art alumni at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Carnegie Museum of Art, The Andy Warhol Museum, and Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University. The Miller Gallery’s opening night on September 16 features JustSeeds Artists Cooperative (incl. Mary Tremonte (BFA ’00)),Lize Mogel (BFA ’92), SubRosa (incl. Hyla Willis (MFA ’99) and Faith Wilding, former professor), and Temporary Services (incl. Marc Fischer (BFA ’93)). Jill Miller’s (Adjunct Faculty) “Milk Truck” will…

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November 1, 2011

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MFA DAYS for prospective graduate students occur November 10, December 8, and February 9, starting at 12noon at the School of Art Office, CFA 300. Spread the word! Those interested in applying to the School of Art’s MFA Program at Carnegie Mellon University can sign up now for tours and info sessions by emailing Keni Jefferson, kjefferson@cmu.edu, or calling 412.268.8001. Application Deadline is January 28, 2012.

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Kim Beck (Associate Professor of Art’s) solo exhibition, “Under Development”, recently opened at Mixed Greens, NYC. Using drawing, sculpture, photography and site-specific installation, Beck explores the relationship between desire, stability, and economic security in this show of new work. The exhibition runs through November 12th. Additionally, her skywriting project, “The Sky Is the Limit (NYC)”, was presented by The Friends of The High Line in New York. In November she will be a visiting artist at Purdue University and in the Lecture Series at Hunter College MFA Program.

Lowry Burgess

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December 7, 2011

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On December 9 from 5-9pm the School of Art presents IDK SRY: 2011 OPEN STUDIO DAY, a pre-apocalyptic themed event featuring over 40 senior artist studios with works in progress spanning sculpture, video, painting, drawing, electronic and mixed media, plus a school-wide Holiday Art Sale with everything from DIY fashion, paintings and prints to performances and predictions for mankind in 2012. A reception at 7pm features WRCT 88.3FM DJs, food, drink and entertainment. For more information, call the School of Art at 412-268-2409, email artscool@andrew.cmu.edu, or follow us on Twitter.

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Three art faculty presented papers at the Southeastern College Art Association Annual Meeting in Savannah, Georgia this November. Andrew Ellis Johnson’s paper was “The Cessation of the Caesarian Urge” on the Collage panel. Joseph Mannino presented ” Move lt: Concept and Process” on “The Teaching of Sculpture: Media, Methodology, Concept” panel. Susanne Slavick presented “A Borrower and a Lender Be…” on the “Eclecticism, Appropriation, and…

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January 23, 2012

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The School of Art announces its Spring 2012 Lecture Series featuring artists Wafaa Bilal (Jan 24), Katrin Sigurdardottir (Feb 7), Robert Lepper Lecturer in Creative Inquiry Maya Lin (Feb 10), Ali Momeni (Feb 14), Orville M. Winsand Lecturer Stuart Comer (Mar 6), Lisa Sanditz (Mar 20), Brody Condon (Mar 27) Wangechi Mutu (Apr 17) Shary Boyle (Apr 23). Other guest speakers/visiting artists this semester include James Elkins (Jan 23), Sean Lynch (Jan 26),Adam Chodzko (Feb 16), London-Pgh drawing exchange leader Kelly Chorpening (Feb 27 – Mar 8), Rob Kesseler (Mar 5) and 2009 Kraus Visiting Professor of Art Pat Oleszko(Apr 2-19).

Alumni and faculty open solo show at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts on Friday, February 10, 5:30-8pm. Stephanie Armbruster (BFA ’06) presents “Hungry Ghosts”; Christopher Beauregard (MFA ’08) presents “Long Play in the Video Isles”; Ryan Woodring (BFA ’09) presents…

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March 2, 2012

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The 2012 MFA Thesis exhibition “The You Inside of Me” opens at the Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, March 23, from 6-8pm featuring the work of Jonathan Armistead, Agnes Bolt, Sung Rok Choi, Jesse England, Riley Harmon, Oscar Peters, and Nina Sarnelle. The exhibition will be on view through April 22, with artist talks on March 29 and April 12 from 6:30-9:30pm. All events are free and open to the public.

The 2012 1st & 2nd MFA Exhibition “Extra Fancy” opens in conjunction with Future Tenant Gallery’s 10th Year Anniversary Fundraiser, March 30, from 7pm-12am at Bakery Square. Featuring new work by Scott Andrew, Carl Bajandas, Elizabeth Buschmann, Felipe Castelblanco, Oreen Cohen, Craig Fahner, Steve Gurysh, YunMi Her, Luke Loeffler, Holli McEntegart, Dan Wilcox, and Erin Womack. Opening Reception/Fundraiser tickets are $15 students/ $25 public. Gallery hours, free and open to the public, will be Tues/Thurs 5pm-9pm and weekends 2pm-9pm. Critiques and open discussion…

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April 10, 2012

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The 2012 MFA Thesis exhibition “The You Inside of Me” continues at the Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, through April 22 featuring the work of Jonathan Armistead, Agnes Bolt, Sung Rok Choi, Jesse England, Riley Harmon, Oscar Peters, and Nina Sarnelle. Final Artist talks take place in the gallery on April 12 from 6:30-9:30pm, free and open to the public.

The 1st & 2nd MFA Exhibition “Extra Fancy” is currently on view through April 13 at Bakery Square with artist talks April 5 from 6:30-9:30pm, performance night April 7 from 7-9pm and closing party April 13. Free and open to the public, gallery hours and more info HERE. Featuring new work by Scott Andrew, Carl Bajandas, Elizabeth Buschmann, Felipe Castelblanco, Oreen Cohen, Craig Fahner, Steve Gurysh, YunMi Her, Luke Loeffler, Holli McEntegart, Dan Wilcox, and Erin Womack. Check out pictures from the opening reception.

The Anti-Gravity Art on a Roll Derby

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May 1, 2012

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“Terms & Conditions” the 2012 Carnegie Mellon Senior Art Exhibition opens May 4 from 6-8pm at the Miller Gallery, CMU. Featuring work by 43 seniors graduating with Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Computer Science & Art, Bachelor of Humanities & Art, and Bachelor of Science & Art degrees, “Terms & Conditions” at CMU’s Miller Gallery, opening . Artist talks will be held on May 10 from 6:30-9:30pm, and the exhibition runs through May 19. All events are free and open to the public.

Congrats to the Class of 2012! Commencement takes place Sunday, May 20. BXA DIPLOMA CEREMONY (Humanities/Science/Computer Science & Arts) Ceremony: 8:30am, Kresge Theater, CFA and Reception: 9:30am, Alumni Concert Hall, CFA. BFA SCHOOL OF ART DIPLOMA CEREMONY Reception: 12:30pm, Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Purnell Center and Ceremony: 2:30pm, Philip Chosky Theater, Purnell Center Purnell Center. BFA/BXA Class of 2012: Ashley Baker, Madeleine Barnes, Christina Baxter, Mahsa Borhani, Caitlin

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June 11, 2012

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The School of Art welcomes back to campus alumna Joyce Kozloff (BFA ’64), who will be an artist-in-residence in the The Digital Arts Studio (DAS) through July 1. A major figure in both the Pattern, Decoration and Feminist art movements of the 1970s, Kozloff shifted her focus to public art in 1979 and, thus, expanded the accessibility of her art to a wider audience. Her work adorns a number of highly visible public spaces nationally and internationally. Since the early 1990s, Kozloff has used mapping as a device for consolidating her enduring interest in history, culture, and the decorative and popular arts. Her work in the DAS will focus on collaging a series of French maps used to educate children in the 1950s. Working with Fran Flaherty (DAS Manager), Kozloff will employ the use of cartographic images on the original maps to reveal what has been omitted in the teaching of geography and history. Zena Ruiz (BFA…

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