School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents “TECHTONIC SHIFT” an exhibition of prints, video, and interactive installations by alumni and faculty of the MFA Computer Art Department. Curated by Milan DelVecchio, project coordinator and Angelica Vergel, administrative assistant, the exhibition will be on view from October 24 – November 25 at the SVA Flatiron Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, between 6th and 7th Ave., New York City.
In preparation for the department’s 30th anniversary next year, curators DelVecchio and Vergel wanted to take the opportunity to exhibit the department’s outstanding fine art alumni and faculty. These artists have incorporated a variety of analog and digital media, experimenting with layers both technically and conceptually. Mel Hsieh’s video combines 35mm film footage with digital effects and 3D modeling; Federico Muelas Romero’ compressed charcoal mural on paper symbolizes the morphological accidents created from environmental tension; and Kamil Nawratil & Zyia Zhang’s CNC-milled acrylic light sculpture studies the patterns and adaptive properties of organic life within a digitally fabricated environment.
Benton C. Bainbridge, faculty
José Carlos Casado, (MFA 2001 Computer Art)
Carola Cintrón Moscoso, (MFA 2004 Computer Art)
Terry Dame, faculty
Andy Deck, (MFA 1993 Computer Art), faculty
Mel Hsieh, (MFA 2015 Computer Art)
Charley Lewis, (MFA 2012 Computer Art)
Min Liu, (MFA 2013 Computer Art)
Daniel McKernan, (MFA 2005 Computer Art)
Federico Muelas Romero, (MFA 2002 Computer Art), faculty
Kamil Nawratil, (MFA 2013 Computer Art)
Donald Poynter, (MFA 2012 Computer Art)
Kurt Ralske, former faculty
Zyia Zhang (MFA 2013 Computer Art)
The MFA Computer Art Department emphasizes creative experimentation and a multidisciplinary approach to making art with computers and emerging technologies. Dedicated to producing digital artists of the highest caliber, the department guides each student in the development of a personal artistic style in a course of study that is individually tailored to meet his or her needs. Students come from around the world to study in this two-year, 60-credit MFA degree program, which has distinguished itself with eight Student Academy Awards. Please visit mfaca.sva.edu.
The SVA Flatiron Gallery is located at 133/141 West 21st Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues, and is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 7pm, and Saturday, 10am to 6pm; closed on Sundays and public holidays. The gallery is wheelchair accessible. For more information, please call 212.592.2145.
School of Visual Arts (SVA) has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for more than six decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, a dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For information about the College’s 32 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, visit sva.edu.
EXHIBITION DATES: OCTOBER 24 to NOVEMBER 25, 2015
Exhibition Reception: Thursday October 29, 6-8pm
Artist: Mel Hsieh