[DIAP] Full-time Faculty Bios

[DIAP] MFA courses are taught by Digital Media faculty and adjuncts, on a rotating basis. Core Faculty will be responsible for primary advising as well as teaching a range of [DIAP] courses on a rotating basis. Affiliated Faculty in Design and Photography will teach courses in their areas on a rotating basis.

Other Art Department faculty also teach a range of MFA Studio and Art History courses that may be taken as electives. For information on who is scheduled to teach a particular course, consult an advisor.

[DIAP] Core Faculty:

Hajoe Moderegger
Associate Professor DIAP
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Hajoe Moderegger works in collaboration with Franziska Lamprecht as eteam. Their work fuses land ownership, participation and utopian ideas through the use of new media tools and physical presence. They have produced work in many media including video, web, installation and live performance. Their work has been featured at MoMA PS1, New Museum, Eyebeam, Momenta Art, Art in General, MUMOK Vienna, Neues Museum Weimar, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, TIDF Taipei and the 11th Biennial of Moving Images, Geneva. They have been awarded a NYSCA film & media grant, a Marion Ermer Grant, a Creative Capital Grant in emerging fields and a Guggenheim Fellowship and are fellows of Macdowell and Yaddo. More recently they have received a commission for the Whitney Museum’s Artport collection .


Annette Weintraub
Professor

Annette Weintraub is the founder of the Department’s Electronic Design and Multimedia program. She teaches courses in Design for the Web (I and II), BFA Thesis and Electronic Design I. She is a media artist whose work is an investigation of architecture as visual language; her projects explore the dynamics of urban space, the intrusion of media into public space and the symbolism of space. Her projects have been shown at The Whitney Museum of American Art in the first Biennial to include internet art, at ICP [International Center of Photography], International Film Festival/Rotterdam, Thirteen/WNET TV’s Reel New York.Web, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires; FILE in Brazil; 5th Biennial of Media and Architecture in Graz and numerous other national and international venues. Commissions include: The Rushlikon Centre for Global Dialogue, CEPA, and Turbulence. In 2007 she was a panelist in Computer Arts for the New York Foundation for the Arts [NYFA].


Mark Addison Smith
Assistant Professor

Mark Addison Smith’s design specialization is typographic storytelling, allowing illustrative text to convey a visual narrative through printed matter, artist’s books, and site installations. With his on-going, text-based archive, You Look Like The Right Type, he has been illustrating snippets of overheard conversations every day since 2008 and exhibiting them as larger-scale conversations in venues including Brooklyn Artists Gym, A+D Gallery in Chicago, and MAGMA Brand Design’s Slanted Magazine. He has spoken about linguistics and letterforms—specifically as they relate to gender dynamics within bathroom graffiti—at American University and Manchester Metropolitan University, and is included in the permanent collection of the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University and the Special Collections and Archives of the James Branch Cabell Library at Virginia Commonwealth University. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. http://www.youlookliketherighttype.com


Becca Albee
Associate Professor

Becca Albee works primarily in photography often combining her photography with video, sculpture, and installation. Her honors and awards include a residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, two residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, she was a participant in the Artist in the Marketplace Program, and received a College Art Association Professional Development Fellowship. Her work has been featured in exhibitions and screenings at the Bronx Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Whitechapel Gallery, The Hudson River Museum, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, and China Arts Objects Galleries.


Patterson Beckwith
Lecturer

Patterson Beckwith is an artist who works with photography. His editorial work has appeared in Artforum, Purple, Index, Vice, and Tokion. Beckwith was a member of the collaborative group Art Club 2000, which was founded in 1992. The group mounted seven yearly exhibits at American Fine Arts, Co from 1993-1999 and had a retrospective exhibition at Museo Carillo Gil, Mexico City, in 2000, and an exhibition in 2008 in London at Wolfgang Tillman’s Between Bridges gallery. Beckwith’s solo exhibitions include American Fine Arts, Co NYC in 2002 and 2004; Daniel Hug Gallery, in 2006 and Mesler + Hug 2009, Los Angeles. A recent work, Bananas For Moholy-Nagy, is the subject of a monograph published in 2010 by The Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Beckwith’s work has appeared recently at the Tate Modern in London, Renwick Gallery in New York, and Photogalleriet, Oslo, Norway.


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