October 27 – November 27, 2012
Reception: Wednesday, November 14, 6 – 8pm
School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents “RE:,” an exhibition of prints, video, computer
animation and interactive installations by MFA Computer Art Department students,
alumni and faculty. Curated by Charley Lewis and Hsiang Chin Moe, the exhibition is on
view October 27 – November 27 at the Westside Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street in
Exhibiting students Harsha Biswajit, Ga Hyun Kim, Kamil Nawratil, Jose Vargas and
Zhongyuan Zhang show works ranging from experimental video and motion graphics to
large-format printing and interactive installations.
Exhibiting alumni include Rachel Fujita (MFA 2007 Computer Art), Dustin Grella
(MFA 2009 Computer Art), Valerie Hallier (MFA 1994 Computer Art), Hwayong Jung
(MFA 2011 Computer Art), Hyung Gyu Kim (MFA 2012 Computer Art) and Charley
Lewis (MFA 2012 Computer Art). Grella is an animator and documentary filmmaker
whose work finds drama in the seemingly mundane. His work has been screened at
the Cannes Film Festival, Margaret Mead Film Festival, and the Ottawa International
Animation Festival, where it earned the Walt Disney Award. His film Prayers for Peace
has been screened at over 150 festivals worldwide, winning over 40 awards.
Faculty participants include Robert Bowen, Kurt Ralske and Bruce Wands. Bowen
has actively exhibited throughout the United States, particularly California. Ralske’s
work has been exhibited internationally, including at the 2009 Venice Biennale, the
Guggenheim Bilbao, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. Wands,
author of Art of the Digital Age (Thames and Hudson, 2007), has exhibited his work
domestically and abroad, including Asia and Europe.
The Westside Gallery, located at 133/141 West 21st Street in Manhattan, is open
Monday through Friday, 9am to 7pm; Saturday, 10am to 6pm; closed on Sundays and
public holidays. The gallery is wheelchair accessible. For more information, please call
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 MFA program, which has distinguished itself with six Student Academy
Awards and four Regional Finalists in 2012. For more information, visit mfaca.sva.edu.
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.