Category: People

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 develops artifacts and events which explore supple new modes of reactive expression. His work focuses on the design of systems for the creation, manipulation and performance of simultaneous image and sound, as part of a more general inquiry into the formal language of interactivity, and of nonverbal communications protocols in cybernetic systems. Through… 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 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. In 2015, she premiered Unloaded, a multimedia group show that explores historical and social issues surrounding the availability, use, and impact of guns in our culture, which traveled to 10 venues.

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 his work is included in The Studio Museum in Harlem’s survey Fictions.

Martin Prekop

Martin Prekop came to Carnegie Mellon from the Art Institute of Chicago where he had been a member of the faculty since 1967 and then Dean since 1987. Prekop served as Dean of the College of Fine Arts for 12 years from September 1993-2005 and has since held the position of Professor of Art, teaching… Read more »

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 Letts Kovak is the Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Assistant Teaching Professor for 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 earned her undergraduate art degrees from Mercyhurst University before completing her MFA in Studio Art… Read more »

Lee Webster

Lee Webster works with and against the conventions of documentary and narrative filmmaking to examine the complex yet mutable stuff by which we weave the stories that become our personal and social mythologies. She resituates filmic structures as installation, looped video, and live performance to ask the viewer to look between frames for the mortar that holds a story together.

Joseph Gray Swartzel

Gray Swartzel is a multimedia artist who investigates his biological and constructed familial matrilineage through the lenses of gender construction and sexuality fabrication through public and personal masquerade. He works to blur the lines between masculinity/femininity, man/woman, and son/mother through concepts of bio-politics and psychoanalysis, such as Lacan’s objet petit a.