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 »
Month: June 2017
John Peña is a multidisciplinary artist who makes art as a way of exploring the natural world and his daily interactions. A few of John’s projects include: racing with clouds, making a drawing about his life every day for the last nine years, and creating life-sized plaster word balloons that are precariously balance on two-by-fours…. Read more »
Melissa Ragona’s critical and creative work focuses on sound design, film theory, and new media practice and reception. By forging approaches from the disciplines of film studies, art history, and new media technologies, her work seeks to present a more complex aesthetic, theoretical, and historical foundation for the analysis of contemporary time-based arts.
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.
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 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 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 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 »
Richard Pell works at the intersections of science, engineering, and culture. He has worked in a variety of electronic media from documentary video to robotics to bioart to museum exhibition. He is the founder and director of the Center for PostNatural History (CPNH), an organization dedicated to the collection and exposition of life-forms that have… Read more »
Paolo Pedercini is a game developer, artist and educator. At CMU he teaches experimental game design, creative coding, and animation. He was born in Italy and migrated to the United States in 2007 to study integrated media arts at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Paolo’s artistic practice deals with the relationship between electronic entertainment and ideology…. Read more »