Month: June 2017

Maria Elena Versari

Maria Elena Versari is Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History and Theory at Carnegie Mellon University. She studied at the Scuola Normale Superiore, where she received a PhD in Art History with a doctoral dissertation devoted to the international relations of Futurism in the 1920s. She held the positions of Assistant Professor of 19th- and… Read more »

John Peña

John Peña is a multidisciplinary artist from the desert of Washington State. He makes art as a way of exploring the natural world and his daily interactions. A few of John’s projects include: racing with clouds, sending a letter to the Pacific Ocean every day for the last twelve years, making daily drawings about his… Read more »

Danny Ferrell

Danny Ferrell was born in Flint, Michigan, and spent his formative years in rural Pennsylvania. Deeply conservative, most placed religion above all other virtues, and anyone deviating from religious law was treated as a herald of immorality. Ferrell’s love for other men violated the cultural norms, forcing him to conceal his identity from those in… Read more »

Melissa Ragona

Ragona teaches a range of courses including MFA Academic Seminar, sophomore required surveys in both Modern and Contemporary Visual Culture, as well as various intermediate and upper level seminars in art history, film, sound, aesthetics, and critical theory. Ragona’s critical and creative work focuses on sound design, film theory and new media practice and reception…. Read more »

Jon Rubin

Jon Rubin is an interdisciplinary artist who creates interventions into public life that reimagine individual, group, and institutional behavior. His recent project with Lenka Clayton, …circle through New York, was commissioned as part of the Guggenheim Social Practice initiative.

Ali Momeni

Momeni was born in Isfahan, Iran and emigrated to the United States at the age of twelve. He studied physics and music at Swarthmore College and completed his doctoral degree in music composition, improvisation and performance with computers from the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies in UC Berkeley. He spent three years in Paris where he collaborated… Read more »

Joe Mannino

Joseph Mannino was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1950. He received his B.A. degree from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois and his M.F.A. from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Mr. Mannino’s solo exhibitions include the Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, Virginia; Montpelier Cultural Art Center, Laurel, MD; BACA/Brooklyn Arts Council, NY, NY; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento,… Read more »

Carol Kumata

Carol teaches sculpture courses including 3D media-metals in the sophomore year. She also teaches advanced classes in sculpture and various Concept Studios including Concept 2 and Senior Project. Carol works in a variety of media including metal, glass, found objects and ephemeral media such as plant matter and ice. Her sculptures and installations have been… Read more »

Angela Washko

Angela Washko is an artist, writer, and facilitator devoted to creating new forums for discussions of feminism in spaces frequently hostile toward it. Her most recent project, The Game: The Game, is a video game presenting the practices of several prominent seduction coaches (aka pick-up artists) through the format of a dating simulator.

Suzie Silver

Suzie Silver has been creating queer performance and video art for more than two decades. A true tomboy and thrill-seeker from day one, her youth was spent dirt-biking through deserts and canyons, attending punk shows and dancing in the queer bars of San Diego. Her well known early videos, Freebird and A Spy emerged from… Read more »