School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents the MFA Computer Art Thesis Exhibition 2010, bringing together creative projects from graduating students. Curated by Charley Lewis, the exhibition will be on view from May 21 through June 5 at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, between 11th and 12th Avenues, 15th floor, New York City.
“Our annual thesis exhibition showcases graduating students’ work that pushes the boundaries of digital art. Viewed more as contemporary art, the artists express their personal vision and current world view through digital media,” says Charley Lewis, curator.
According to department chair Bruce Wands, “This exhibition includes a wide range works: 3D animation/motion graphics, experimental video, networked media, interactive/video/audio installation, digital fine art, and prints. What makes it unique is the multidisciplinary artistic approach of our graduates. There will also be a ‘Meet the Artists’ event at 6 pm on June 3rd, where attendees can interact with the artists and their work.”
The exhibition will feature work by Rebecca Adorno-Davilla, Anis Haron, Jungyeob Kim, Justin Miller, along with many other graduating artists. Rebecca Adorno-Davila is a new media artist who explores the deconstruction of linear narratives and the invasion of privacy. The work focuses on human relations and their social context by means of sound structures and interactivity.
Actively involved with music, multimedia, computer systems and programming, Anis Haron’s work examines the applications and boundaries of indeterminately produced audio in contemporary sound-based performance and installation art. Jungyeob Kim explores the possibilities of different types of relationships between technology and human beings. Expanding his creative repertoire into the realm of 3D computer animation, Justin Miller uses the computer as a way of synthesizing aspects of traditional static art forms into a single mode of expression.
The MFA Computer Art Department emphasizes creative experimentation and a multidisciplinary approach. Dedicated to producing digital artists of the highest caliber, the department guides each student in the development of a personal artistic style and a course of study that is individually tailored to meet his/her needs.
The program also offers concentrations in animation, digital video/motion graphics, installation, and digital fine art, interactive media, sound art and performance.
School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.