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PHIL JUNG FEATURED IN THE NEW YORKER

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PHIL JUNG’s Windscreen project is featured on The New Yorker.

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COMING SOON : JACQUELINE RUSH LEE

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The department is happy to announce that JACQUELINE RUSH LEE has accepted our invitation to create a site-specific installation amidst the bamboo grove near our art galleries. Entitled Whorl, the new work is loosely based on her recent series Elemental whereupon she inserts books into tree branches and stumps, then leaves them in the environment to decay.

Artist Talk
Thursday, September 1 at 330-430pm
ART Building, room 101

On-Site Installation
September 6 to 9

Artist Reception
Sunday, October 9 at 3-5pm
ART Breezeway

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Originally from Northern Ireland Jacqueline is based in Hawai‘i. She creates conceptual objects that often question and re-contextualize their original materials and conventional use, often blurring the line between genres, or seeking to push the technical boundaries and expectations of a particular medium. Jacqueline has worked primarily with the book form for eighteen years. She received her MFA from UHM in 2000.

Select group exhibitions include: Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection (Yale University Art Gallery), Boundless:The Book Transformed in Contemporary Art (Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum), The Book Borrowers: Contemporary Artists Transforming the Book (Bellevue Arts Museum), Unhinged: Book Art on the Cutting Edge (Whatcom Museum), Metamorphosis: The Art of Altered Books (Fuller Craft Museum), and NextNewPaper (San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art). Jacqueline is working on a solo exhibition in the Fall of 2017 at the Honolulu Museum of Art.

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ZOE LIU’S BFA PROJECT SHOWING IN PORTLAND

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BFA alum ZOE LIU‘s BFA project “Let ’em Eat Buns” is currently on view at GALLERY 114 in Portland, Oregon in an exhibition entitled “It’s Political!”. Her piece shows up around 1:51 on this video documentation of the exhibition. :)

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ANNE BUSH WINS GLOBAL DESIGN AWARD

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On June 11, Professor ANNE BUSH was one of eleven designers worldwide to win a 2016 Global Design Award in the Honors category from the Society of Experiential Designers (SEGD), Washington, D.C.

Selected from 371 entries from seventeen countries, Anne’s project — Contro Spazio: Punti in Aria — was a public installation mounted in Venice, Italy in 2015. Notably, international jury members commended the project not only for its visual appeal, but also for engaging the public through an economy of means. Jurors praised the design for “using accessible mediums to encourage civic action and understanding” and for creating “a graphically delightful and “sophisticated interactive intervention.”

“Since 1987, SEGD’s Global Design Awards have honored design that connects people to place by providing direction, content, and compelling experiences… ‘The world is wide open for designers, who are leading the charge to create true user-centered experiences. They are also guided by Design Thinking and solid principles of design for user experiences.,.’ says Stephen Minning, founder and managing director of BrandCulture (Sydney) and chair of the 2016 SEGD Global Design Awards. ‘These principles are represented in the winning work.’

Anne’s project was honored alongside winning projects for the Whitney Museum of American Art (NYC), Parc Olympique Lyonnais, WalkNYC, and the Moscow Subway, among others.

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MAYA PORTNER – AIR IN PORTUGAL

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MFA alum MAYA PORTNER has been awarded a month-long residency at Hangar Centro de Investigaçao Artistica, in Lisbon Portugal. In the above photo Maya is experimenting with 3-d paper cutting and stop-motion animation.

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ALUM DIMITRI DAMIEL KIM / BROOKLYN EXHIBITION

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XMANIFOLD A.D.R.L. is a design and research practice co-founded by alum DIMITRI DAMIEL KIM.

Columbia University is presenting an exhibition by XMANIFOLD A.D.R.L., entitled Too Dark Light at Brooklyn’s Hollows Gallery.
June 15 – Aug 28, 2016
Opening and Reception
Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 6PM

Too Dark Light is a simple representation of one of the oldest and most recognized duality, ‘Light and Darkness’. The installation, consisting of wall panels are made up of digitally created pixels that reacts to light and shadow; white pixels reflects light and dark pixels absorbs shadow at both macro and micro scale (up close and from distance), but only the light pixels are able to spread through the dark pixels, animating and amplifying the light source and, thus illuminating the ‘image’ and the room (installation space).

Combining digital process with traditional method of additive color (Seurat, Van Gogh, etc), this installation will demonstrate the studio’s long research in augmented environments through graphics and materiality. The eventual product (public beta) will be the specially designed wallpaper that can be installed to different environments to augment light and shadow with potential to produce custom wallpaper and art panels for each particular use and function.

Hollows Gallery
151 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn NY 11211

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PREEMINENT CRAFT SCHOLAR GLENN ADAMSON IS COMING IN THE FALL!

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SAVE THE DATE FOLKS! [INTERSECTIONS] presents
GLENN ADAMSON
Public Lecture: Thursday, December 1 / 3:00-4:15 pm
Room 101, ART Building
book signing to follow lecture

Glenn Adamson is a curator and theorist who works across the fields of design, craft and contemporary art. He was until March 2016 the Director of the Museum of Arts and Design, New York. He has previously been Head of Research at the V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum – UK), and Curator at the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee. His publications include Art in the Making (2016, co-authored with Julia Bryan Wilson); Invention of Craft (2013); Postmodernism: Style and Subversion (2011); The Craft Reader (2010); and Thinking Through Craft (2007).

more about Adamson and the lecture HERE.

sponsored by GalleryHNL

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KYLE JABLONSKI NEWS

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Congratulations to MFA alum KYLE JABLONSKI, who will be showing his recent work alongside New York-based artist Michael Levin at Torrance Shipman Gallery in Gowanus, Brooklyn.

Opening Monday, June 13, 6-9pm

Torrance Shipman Gallery
4th Floor
219 36th Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11232
(Directions: D, N, or R trains to 36th St. in Brooklyn)

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ALUM SPOTLIGHT : DIANA EICHER

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Since 2006, DIANA EICHER (MFA 1994) has been the Printshop and Paper Studio Coordinator and teaching as adjunct faculty at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She has also taught at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts, the Bloomington Art Center, the Textile Center of Minnesota, and the Ox-Bow School of Art.

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She has recently become involved in Bee Arts, a new collaborative model involving scientists and artists, together solving problems that engages communities. Read more about Diana’s MCAD Bee project here.

Finally, a couple of exhibition views of a related project.

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NEWLY MINTED BFA AMBER O’BRIEN WINS UROP AWARD

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Congratulations are in order! Newly minted BFA student AMBER O’BRIEN was awarded a UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program) grant to attend the 45th Glass Art Society Annual Conference at the Corning Museum of Glass this Summer.

Amber is a leader in the Glass Area by having served as Chair of the Glass Art Family for a year. Her goal in the awarded project, entitled Energy Efficiency: The Future of Glass Making, is to create a comprehensive database of resources and contacts that will aid in the formulation of potential ways to decrease environmental impacts of glass making and lower the cost of operating a university level glass studio.

Follow Amber’s example!! Art students are encouraged to apply for UROP offered once a year. It’s never too early to plan. For more info go HERE.

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