The web-based projects will launch on this site on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 with a live stream performance that evening. The web projects display a breadth of media and techniques, including, video, animation, sound, web comic, single user game, performance, etc., with styles ranging from documentary to abstract and experimental.
Senior Capstone Web Exhibition – launching April 20, 2021, featuring work by Sabrina Carrier, Theresa Castellucci, Cate Duckwall, Emily Hall, Esther Levine, Hannah Meyer, Amanda Miller, Nadia Peppler, and Madi Thompson
Dysphonia, Livestream Performance – April 20, 2021 at 7pm, featuring Madi Thompson
Sabrina Carrier is an experimental artist from New Jersey. Her work revolves around innovation and pushing the boundaries of what multimedia art can be. Her fascination with music at an early age is what inspires her techniques in experimental sound. More specifically, she deconstructs music and composes it into something entirely different and abstract. She plans on working in the sound design and audio engineering field once she graduates in May 2021 with a BFA in Kinetic Imaging.
Theresa Castellucci is an animator and illustrator, born, raised, and currently working in Richmond, Virginia. She will receive a BFA in Kinetic Imaging from VCU Arts in spring 2021. Her work revolves around interpersonal relationships, and how our sense of self is heavily influenced by how and why we maintain relationships with others. In the past year, she has created animations for Adult Swim, Cisco Systems, Be With Media, and Richmond-based companies, Miracle Seltzer and U.L.D.I Editions. After graduation, she plans to continue freelancing and to further her practice. www.theresacastellucci.com
Cate Duckwall (b. 2000) captures the essence of moments that tend to go unnoticed and attempts to give them a platform among the chaos that is constantly occurring in the world. Born in Roanoke, Virginia, she has integrated her photography skills and unique design practices to create strong imagery while maintaining a balance between aesthetics and functionality. Her work is generally experimental in which she combines different mediums in distinct ways to support her interest in video, animation, and other emerging media. Cate is set to graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts with a BFA in Kinetic Imaging in December of 2021.
Emily Hall currently lives in the suburbs of Richmond, Virginia. She has a passion for animation and illustration, and hopes to work for an animation studio after college. Her work deals with themes of femininity, religious imagery, and mental health. Her work can be found on her Instagram page, @carpet.witch.
Esther LeVine is an illustrative artist who was born in Manassas, Virginia, grew up in Clifton, Virginia, and now resides in Richmond, Virginia. Esther will graduate with a BFA in Kinetic Imagining in May 2021. Esther’s work revolves around the human psyche and is a mixture of darker imagery and humor to speak about overarching mental and internal struggles.
Hannah Meyer is a multimedia animator and videographer with a passion for storytelling. Born in Johnson City, Tennessee in 1999, and raised in rural Virginia, her love of weaving compelling narratives and characters began at a very young age and continues to this day. Her recent work has been influenced heavily by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as well as themes of forgotten history, the environment, and the self. Hannah will be graduating in May 2021 with a BFA in Kinetic Imaging and a minor in Art History.
Amanda Miller was born in 1999 and raised in Springfield, Virginia. She is set to graduate in May of 2021 with a BFA in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts with a focus in 3D modeling/animation and game design. She uses her skills in worldbuilding to create simulated environments that inspire introspection and appreciation for both virtual and real life. She plans on working as an independent or freelance game developer after graduation.
Nadia Peppler is an experimental multimedia artist born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She will be graduating with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts in Kinetic Imaging from Virginia Commonwealth University in May of 2021. Her current body of work revolves around her obsession with bicycles and long-distance backcountry traveling. Her work is often personal as it relates to the emotional response to her own trauma, experiences, and relationships. Her work can be seen on her website www.nadiapeppler.com.