MFA Computer Art 30th Anniversary Exhibition and Celebration

Saturday, October 22 – Wednesday, November 30

Reception: Friday, October 28, 6:00 – 8:00pm

School of Visual Arts presents “MFA Computer Art 30th Anniversary Exhibition and Celebration,” an exhibition of work by department alumni. The exhibition is on view Saturday, October 22, through Friday, November 30, at the SVA Flatiron Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, New York City.

Founded in 1986 to encourage creative self-expression using computers and emerging technologies, MFA Computer Art graduates continue to invent new forms of artistic expression and contemporary art. Early explorations in digital art, animation and programming have expanded to include the fields of motion graphics, interactive media, digital sculpture and virtual reality.

With more than 1,000 MFA Computer Art graduates, the exhibition celebrates the accomplishments of just a small fraction of its alumni. Select projects include the evolving Every Icon by John F. Simon, Jr. (1989), an animated LED light sculpture by Erwin Redl (1995), digital paintings by Alicia Martin (2013) and an Arctic-inspired digital sculpture installation by José Carlos Casado (2001). There will also be screenings of eight Student Academy Award-winning films and other notable animation shorts created by MFA Computer Art alumni, as well as screenings of thesis projects and a sneak peek of a documentary about the department on Friday, October 28th.


Participating Exhibition Artists:
Anney Bonney (Class of 2008) – Little Quanset Syphers and Cycles between Stillness, 2016
José Carlos Casado (Class of 2001) – Trade.v03, 2015-2016
Dustin Grella (Class of 2009) – Animation Hotline Phone Booth, 2016
Alicia Martin (Class of 2013) – Unborns, 2014-2016
Kamil Nawratil (Class of 2013) – Tension Fibers, 2016
Erwin Redl (Class of 1995) – Dial white-red, white-blue, 2015
John F. Simon Jr. (Class of 1989) – Every Icon, 1996-Ongoing
Zyia Zhang (Class of 2013) – NEXT NATURE: Fluid Skin, 2016


Check out the trailer for our upcoming documentary!


Video of our 30th Anniversary Exhibition:

Filmed by Ninaad Kulkarni and Darren Santa Maria

Edited by Darren Santa Maria

Music by Wengu Hu