MFA Computer Art 2012 Thesis Presentations

Friday, May 4, 7-10pm
Saturday, May 5, 2-7pm
SVA Theatre
333 West 23rd Street, north side between 8 th and 9 th Aves.
New York, NY

The School of Visual Arts (SVA) and the MFA Computer Art Department host the
MFA Computer Art 2012 Thesis Presentations. The event will be held over two days at the SVA Theatre and will include the work of graduating students.

The presentations showcase our graduates’ approaches to different themes and modes of creative self-expression in the digital arts. Over 45 thesis projects incorporate a variety of media, materials and cutting-edge technologies to address a range of topics, including the loss of innocence and the role of creativity in the process of becoming an adult by motion graphic artist, Yiu-Chen Yang, an exploration of kinetic video sculpture by digital fine artist, Jonathan Brainin, an installation where one experiences seeing sounds and hearing colors by digital fine artist, Hyun Gyu Kim, how conventional standards of happiness differ from person to person and the search for personal identity within an urban environment by 3D artist, Gyu Hyun Kim. The presenting artists also make use of different programming languages, digital fabrication methods, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, computer vision and human-computer interaction – as well as traditional art production methods to realize their creations. Linear video works include single and multi-channel installations exploring both narrative and abstract expression through 3D animation, motion graphics and stop motion animation. Department chair Bruce Wands comments that, “We place a strong emphasis on creativity and personal vision. This is essential in the development of an artist. As a multidisciplinary department, our students have a broad palette of courses and a state of the art facility within which any idea in the digital realm can be realized.”

The SVA Theatre is located at 333 W 23rd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. The theater’s new design is the work of world-renowned designer Milton Glaser and features what may be the city’s largest kinetic sculpture atop the theater’s marquee. The theater is wheelchair accessible. For more information, please call 212-592-2980.