Congratulations to Associate Professor in the Department of Kinetic Imaging, Stephen Vitiello, who recently had two installations My Blue Sky, and Fear of High Places and Natural Things unanimously and enthusiastically approved for acquisition by the Committee on Media and Performance Art at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Professor in the Department of Painting + Printmaking, Richard Roth began his career in the late 60′s when Minimalism and Conceptual Art predominated in the art world. His work from this time, “Untitled (Yellow Corner)” was recently acquired by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The work nods to the essential modernist form while subjecting it to rotation, misalignment, and high-keyed color.
Image: Untitled (yellow corner), 1971,enamel paint on glass, 72 x 72 in
We are very proud to announce that Communication Arts Program Coordinator, Deborah Van Buren has won the Dorris Douglas Budd Award “in recognition for the exceptional standards she has practiced in her profession.” Nominations included staff from the entire University – including MCV Campus. Congratulations, Deborah!
UrbanGlass is hosting a 2-day symposium entitled “Issues in Glass Pedagogy” this December. Educators and students will gather for paper presentations and panel discussions around the changes happening in higher-education of art, particularly the medium of glass. UrbanGlass has chosen Craft/Material Studies professor Jack Wax to deliver the keynote address titled, “Loud, Hyperbolic, and Self-Branding: How glass departments can redefine + reposition themselves in university art curriculums.”
Associate Professor in the Department of Fashion Design, Kristin Caskey, is one of the five finalists in the Second American Batik Design Competition. The three winners of the first prize will win $7,000 and a two week trip to Indonesia to participate in and see Batik in five different locations.
Kristin’s Batik design, entitled Dawn to Dusk, illustrates an urban and rural landscape in night (silhouette) and day (full color). The goal of Dawn to Dusk is to create a beautiful and complex illustration of disparate ways in which Americans live. Symbols and pictograms are utilized to create a universal visual language. Because of its vast scale and economic breadth, people in the United States live very different lifestyles in vastly differing geographic landscapes. The largest populations in the US are in cities. As city life becomes crowded, expensive and full of stress, and pollution, many people dream of moving back to the land. The country life, of growing your own food, raising animals and working on the land is idealized in our culture where few people farm.