January 25, 2012 – Tamara Maletic and Dan Michaelson of Linked by Air (Graphic Design Visiting Artist)
Linked by Air is the graphic design partnership of Tamara Maletic and Dan Michaelson. Their approach is practical, hands-on and collaborative. They are experienced in several media, including print, online, and installations in the environment. Linked by Air specializes in the design and production of public space both physical and online. They often do programming in-house so that design and technology are intertwined inventive processes.
February 1, 2012 – Beth Ann Harrington (Wingate Artist-in-Residence)
The daughter, granddaughter, and sister of carpenters, BA Harrington took the family woodworking legacy to a different level when she enrolled in the traditional cabinet and furnituremaking program at the North Bennet Street School in Boston. After a decade of building custom furniture, Harrington returned to academia and her studio art background. She graduated with a MFA in 3D/Wood from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007. Continuing as a graduate student in the UW Department of Art History, she earned a Master’s degree in Material Culture in 2010. Her current practice merges three distinct disciplines of furniture study into an intense investigation of feminized early American forms. The resulting sculptural installations explore metaphors inherent in the physical structure and cultural relevance of historical furniture that, for the most part, now stands empty in museums.
February 8, 2012 – Brock Enright (Sculpture Visiting Artist)
Artwork by Brock Enright often imbues traditional materials or images with modern, unsettling qualities. His influences range from video game violence to horror films to 16th century allegorical paintings. He is probably best known for the “designer kidnapping” service called VIDEOGAMES Adventure Services he created in 2002. This official business staged false abductions for paying clients. He is the subject of a 2009 documentary titled Good Times Will Never Be The Same.
February 22, 2012 – Eve Sussman (MFA Visiting Artist)
Eve Sussman is an artist whose work incorporates film, video, installation, sculpture and photography. In 2003 she began working under the rubric Rufus Corporation. Rufus has evolved into a 'think tank' of performers, artists, musicians, writers and programmers who have collaborated on films and art works. Under the direction of Sussman, the company has created 89 seconds at Alcázar, The Rape of the Sabine Women, Yuri's Office and whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir, an experimental film noir. Eve Sussman/RufusCorporation's projects have been supported by Haupstadtkulturfonds, Berlin; Creative Capital; New York State Council on the Arts; The Trust for Mutual Understanding and The Guggenheim Foundation among others. Her work has shown internationally, including exhibitions at The Reina Sofia in Madrid, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, The Louisiana Museum in Denmark and The National Gallery in London.
February 29, 2012 – Alexi Worth (Painting & Drawing Visiting Artist)
Alexi Belsey Worth was born and raised in New York City. He attended Yale College (BA 1986) and Boston University (MFA 1993). He has exhibited with, among others, the Elizabeth Harris, Bill Maynes; and DC Moore galleries; received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Tiffany Foundation and the New England Foundation for the Arts; and is currently represented by DC Moore (www.dcmooregallery.com)
In addition to his painting, Worth has written about art for The New Yorker, Artforum, T magazine, Art in America, ARTnews, Slate, and other magazines. He is currently a Senior Critic at the University of Pennsylvania 's Graduate Program in Fine Art.
March 7, 2012 – Elisabeth Subrin (MFA Visiting Artist)
Elisabeth Subrin creates conceptually driven projects in film, video, photography and installation, seeking intersections between history and subjectivity. Her award-winning work has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions and screenings, including The Whitney Biennial, PS1/MoMA Greater New York, the Vienna Int’l Film Festival, and VOLTA 2011 and a retrospective at Sue Scott Gallery, NY. Based in New York, Subrin has received grants from the Rockefeller, Guggenheim, Annenberg, and Creative Capital Foundations, and The Sundance Institute.
March 28, 2012 – David Hilliard (Photography Visiting Artist)
David Hilliard (born 1964, Lowell, Massachusetts) is a fine arts photographer that mainly works with panoramic photographs. He draws from his personal life and those around him for his subjects and records events through his work. His vibrant color photographs, usually triptychs or larger compositions, present elaborate narratives exploring a range of themes and situations, from the awkwardness of adolescence to masculinity disarmed.
April 18, 2012 – Michelle Lopez (MFA Visiting Artist)
Lopez is a New York based artist and has exhibited nationally and Lopez is a New York based artist and has exhibited nationally and internationally and has had solo exhibitions at Simon Preston, New York; LA>< ART, Los Angeles; Deitch Projects, New York, Feature Inc.,NY; and Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan, Italy. In 2000 she was included in Greater New York, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY; Public Art Fund, Metrotech Center, and the California Biennial, Orange County, CA in 2004 (OCMA). In 2011, Lopez was awarded a NYFA artist fellowship grant in the category of sculpture.
May 2, 2012 – Alfredo Jaar (Art+Design Visiting Artist)
Alfredo Jaar is an artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives and works in New York. He was born in Santiago de Chile in 1956. His work has been shown extensively around the world. He has participated in the Biennales of Venice (1986, 2007), São Paulo (1987, 1989), Sydney (1990), Istanbul (1995), Kwangju (1995, 2000), Johannesburg (1997), and Seville (2006), as well as the Documenta exhibitions (1987, 2002) in Kassel. Important individual exhibitions include the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (1992); Whitechapel, London (1992); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1992); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (1994); Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome (2005); Fundación Telefónica, Santiago (2006); Musée des Beaux Arts, Lausanne (2007); and Hangar Bicocca and Spazio Oberdan, Milan (2008). He has created more than fifty Public Interventions around the world. More than thirty-six monographic publications have been published about his work. He became a Guggenheim Fellow in 1985 and a MacArthur Fellow in 2000. In 2006 he received Spain’s Premio Extremadura a la Creación.