Month: June 2017

Paolo Pedercini

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 »

Golan Levin

Golan Levin is an artist, engineer, researcher and educator interested in new intersections of machine code, visual culture, and critical making. His work combines equal measures of the whimsical, the provocative, and the sublime in an eclectic variety of online, installation and performance media. Through responsive artifacts, virtual environments, and media provocations, Levin applies creative… Read more »

Imin Yeh

Imin Yeh is an interdisciplinary and project-based artist working in sculpture, installation, and participatory events. Her projects use Print Media as a technical tool for realizing the ambition of large-scaled work and Print as a conceptual strategy for exploring free, exchange, and craft based economies. The projects utilize repetitive handcraft and mimicry as a strategy… Read more »

Susanne Slavick

Susanne Slavick

Susanne Slavick is an artist and curator whose work pursues empathic unsettlement through images that remind us of what we stand to lose after what we have lost already. Her traveling curatorial projects include Marx@200 (2018); Unloaded (2015) that examines gun violence in our culture; and Out of Rubble (Charta, 2011) featuring international artists who respond to the aftermath of war.

Devan Shimoyama

Devan Shimoyama

Devan Shimoyama is a painter and photographer whose work reimagines black queer masculinity as both desirous and desirable through the use of narrative and self-portraiture. He is the recipient of the 2016 PULSE prize and he will have a solo exhibition at The Andy Warhol Museum this fall.

Clayton Merrell

Clayton Merrell grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, and Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. He studied painting and printmaking at the Yale School of Art, where he earned an MFA in 1995. He was awarded a Fulbright Grant for research and creative work in Oaxaca, Mexico in 1996-97. His work is exhibited widely, with recent exhibitions at: Slow… Read more »

Kristen Letts Kovak

Kristen Kovak Portrait

Kristen Letts Kovak is the Senior Associate Dean for Academics and an Assistant Teaching Professor in the College of Fine Arts. She teaches undergraduate courses on drawing, painting, and aesthetic philosophy, including the intra-collegiate seminar, “Passport to the Arts.” She studied painting, drawing, and theory at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she received… Read more »

Joy Poulard Cruz

Joy Poulard Cruz’s lived experiences as an adoptee with complex family constellations, situates her within the gray area between racial identifiers. Using art to subvert social taboos with the aim of generating cross-cultural dialogue, her work takes the form of sculpture, installation, video, photography, painting and performance.

Erin Mallea

Erin Mallea collapses natural and national history to examine larger taxonomies and systems of producing knowledge and memory within the American landscape. Contextual, processual, and often public in nature, Erin’s work implicates herself as an individual navigating local organizations, bureaucratic systems, archives, and institutions of memory.

Shohei Katayama

Shohei Katayama uses art as a catalyst for environmental conversations. His work includes line drawings, sculpture, and conceptual installation art that examine the underlying patterns and forces of nature by showcasing unseen relationships in ecology. His work illustrates the disruption that occurs in ecological systems when one component is manipulated.