John Carson is an artist who has wittily and provocatively explored the interface between high and low culture and who has sought to widen the audience for contemporary art practice. From 2006 to 2016, he served as the Head of the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University. He is teaching Contextual Practice for the Program.
Month: June 2017
Bingham received a BA in Art from Montana State University, Bozeman and a MFA from University of California, Davis. He is currently a professor of the School of Art and a Distinguished Fellow in the STUDIO For Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University. His work has been acknowledged with awards and grants including: NEA, PA… Read more »
James Duesing has worked in many forms of animation, from traditional hand drawn and early digital work to 3D and motion capture projects. He has explored animation individually and collaboratively in film and digital forms along with its integration into installation, web eBook and print. In his book HYPERANIMATION DIGITAL IMAGES AND VIRTUAL WORLDS, animation… Read more »
Andrew Ellis Johnson was born in Cortland NY to a jazz guitarist, civil war historian father and science major mother who, together, won many bowling tournaments. He made his first life-size faux bronze sculpture of Baron Manfred Von Richtoven at age 13, miniature marzipan figurines of Fats Waller at 11 and his first film cycle… Read more »
Jamie Gruzska currently teaches photography and is the administrator for the college’s interdisciplinary photo program but works in painting and printmaking, autographic forms that have deeply influenced his thinking about photography. Increasingly committed to the huge currency of the “picture on a wall,” he has practiced un-discipline in his work, convinced that simultaneity will invite… Read more »
Kim Beck is an artist whose work includes drawing, print, installation and sculpture. She grew up in Colorado and now lives in Pittsburgh where she is an Associate Professor in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University. Her work has been shown widely, including at the Walker Art Center, Carnegie Museum of Art, Smack… Read more »
Charlie White, who succeeds John Carson as Head of the School of Art, is an artist and academic whose work pushes the boundaries of representation in varied genres. His career has encompassed photography, film, animation, public events, popular entertainment and documentary archives. White has more than 20 years of experience as an internationally exhibiting artist,… Read more »
There are chapters on individual Professors Kim Beck, John Carson, Jamie Gruzska, Kristen Letts Kovak, Lenka Clayton, Caroline Record. In addition, the book includes artworks by professors James Duesing, Clayton Merrell, Jon Rubin, Susanne Slavick, Scott Andrew, Peter Mandradjieff, and Christopher McGinnis.