Achievements

Student and Alumni Achievements

IDSVA students and alumni are making substantial contributions to their fields of interest. Since enrolling at IDSVA, students have led panel discussions and presented papers at prominent conferences, published papers and articles, been awarded fellowships and promotions, and participated in solo and group exhibitions around the world.

Jason Hoelscher

Forthcoming Book Publication: Art as Information Ecology: Artworks, Artworlds, and Complex Systems Aesthetics by Duke University Press.

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Michael R. Smith

Forthcoming Book Publication: Wittgenstein and the Problem of Metaphysics: Aesthetics, Ethics and Subjectivity by Bloomsbury Press.

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Rikiesha Metzger

Was selected to co-chair the panel ""Mothering as a Work of Art" at the 2021 SECAC Conference.

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Hazel Antaramian-Hofman

Solo Exhibition: "Imaginary Letters to Vasily Grossman, Post-WWII Repatriation to Soviet Armenia" at the Festival TransCaucases (INALCO) Paris, France

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Samantha Jones

Solo Exhibition: "Vital Traces" at the University of Maine at Farmington. September 14, 2021

https://bangordailynews.com/2021/09/17/bdn-maine/umf-art-gallerys-fall-2021-season-opens-with-vital-traces-exhibit-by-sculptor-samantha-jones/


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Jessica Rodríguez Colón

Presented “The Gaze of Anarchy: from the imaginary to its rehearsal" at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition (PACT).

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Jacqueline Moulton

Presented “Mourning as True Anarchy—Philosophical Thinking Reimagined as a Grieving-With Shared Ecologies Upon an Earth in Trouble" at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition (PACT).

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Jeffery Siemers

Presented "Motility of Being: How Otherness Emerges Through Art and Anarchic Play” at the12th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition (PACT).

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Gabriel Reed

Presented “Celebrating Bachelard’s Pyromenon Through the Practice of Good Fire, an Anarchic Ceramic Experience” along with Tim Freeman at the12th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition (PACT).

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Louise Carrie Wales

Forthcoming Book Publication: Politics and Heidegger’s Concept of Thinking in Contemporary Art. Routledge. September 2021

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Susan Archer

Published "The Subject and Object in Knowledge and Understanding" (Article 3488) in the online journal Academia Letters.

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Stanley Bermudez

Appointed: Instructor of Art at Clovis Community College, New Mexico

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Amy Keely

Conference Presentation: “The First Female Engineer at General Motor’s Descent into Alzheimer’s with Sundowners: A Daughter’s Scholarly Research and Case Study as Caregiver” at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC).

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Rachael M Rollson

Presented lecture entitled: "Bread Philosophy: Forgotten Justices in Situating Scott Nearing" as part of the 2021 Speaker Series at the Good Life Center in Harborside, ME.

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Carrie Kellerby

Conference Presentation: "Georgia O’Keeffe and Martin Heidegger: On the way to Dwelling in the Threshold" at the American Society for Aesthetics Rocky Mountain Division Conference.

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yonTande Whitney V. Hunter

Co-Curator: "Futuring the Past: Contemporary Explorations of Traditional Performance Practices in Technology" at the The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) 2021 National Conference

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Nandita Baxi Sheth

Symposium Co-organizer and Presenter at the Midwest Biodesign Hub Launch.

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Jill O'Connor

Publication: "The Clock in Profile: How Marcel Duchamp Challenged Time to Become an Artist-Philosopher" in Marcel Duchamp: inventing the Present.

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Alaina Plowdrey

Appointed: Department Head of Visual Arts at Pensacola State College.

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Hector Garza

Cover artwork and illustrations are published Helen Najera Reyes book, Grandpa Lee's Stories, New Mexico to California. The book has also been nominated to the Latino International Book awards, under the young adult category.

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Carolyn Jean Martin

Presented "Andrea Brustolon and Kerry James Marshall: Visualization of Blackness" at CAA

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Kimberly Aimeé Alvarado

Presented "Hair Straightening in the Hispanic Caribbean: Race, Commodification, Neurosis, and Passing Mestizidad" at CAA

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Kathryn A. McFadden

Named "Adjunct of Year" for Rowand College of South Jersey

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Theodore Davis

Awarded the 2021 California Arts Council Administrator of Color Fellowship

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Mary Mazurek

Appointed the Chairperson for the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for AES (Audio Engineering Society).

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Keren Moscovitch

Publication: “BEAVER: The Exhibition” in "An Otherness Both Repellant and Repelled, a Deep Well of Memory That is Unapproachable and Intimate" (a series of images produced in dialogue with Julia Kristeva's Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection)signed by Naomi Elena Ramirez.

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Michelle Perkins

Presented “The Conjuring Visual Intermediaries: African-Derived Spiritual Practices In Visual Art” at Kosanba: The Scholarly Association for the Study of Haitian Vodou Colloquium

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Kathe Hicks Albrect

Book Publication: Machine Anxieties of Steampunk: Contemporary Philosophy, Neo-Victorian Aesthetics, and the Future by Bloomsbury Press

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Nicole Crawford

Publication: Chapted titled "Stealing Culture: The Internationalization of Critical Race Theory Through the Intersection of Criminal Law and Museum Studies" in the book Critical Race Theory in the Academy, Information Age Publishing

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Kalia Brooks Nelson

Job Appointment: Mellon Project Director in the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department (AAADS) at Columbia University

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Jason Hoelscher

Forthcoming Book Publication: Art as Information Ecology: Artworks, Artworlds, and Complex Systems Aesthetics by Duke University Press.

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Michael R. Smith

Forthcoming Book Publication: Wittgenstein and the Problem of Metaphysics: Aesthetics, Ethics and Subjectivity by Bloomsbury Press.

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Rikiesha Metzger

Was selected to co-chair the panel ""Mothering as a Work of Art" at the 2021 SECAC Conference.

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Hazel Antaramian-Hofman

Solo Exhibition: "Imaginary Letters to Vasily Grossman, Post-WWII Repatriation to Soviet Armenia" at the Festival TransCaucases (INALCO) Paris, France

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Samantha Jones

Solo Exhibition: "Vital Traces" at the University of Maine at Farmington. September 14, 2021

https://bangordailynews.com/2021/09/17/bdn-maine/umf-art-gallerys-fall-2021-season-opens-with-vital-traces-exhibit-by-sculptor-samantha-jones/


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Jessica Rodríguez Colón

Presented “The Gaze of Anarchy: from the imaginary to its rehearsal" at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition (PACT).

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Jacqueline Moulton

Presented “Mourning as True Anarchy—Philosophical Thinking Reimagined as a Grieving-With Shared Ecologies Upon an Earth in Trouble" at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition (PACT).

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Jeffery Siemers

Presented "Motility of Being: How Otherness Emerges Through Art and Anarchic Play” at the12th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition (PACT).

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Gabriel Reed

Presented “Celebrating Bachelard’s Pyromenon Through the Practice of Good Fire, an Anarchic Ceramic Experience” along with Tim Freeman at the12th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition (PACT).

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Louise Carrie Wales

Forthcoming Book Publication: Politics and Heidegger’s Concept of Thinking in Contemporary Art. Routledge. September 2021

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Susan Archer

Published "The Subject and Object in Knowledge and Understanding" (Article 3488) in the online journal Academia Letters.

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Stanley Bermudez

Appointed: Instructor of Art at Clovis Community College, New Mexico

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Amy Keely

Conference Presentation: “The First Female Engineer at General Motor’s Descent into Alzheimer’s with Sundowners: A Daughter’s Scholarly Research and Case Study as Caregiver” at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC).

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Rachael M Rollson

Presented lecture entitled: "Bread Philosophy: Forgotten Justices in Situating Scott Nearing" as part of the 2021 Speaker Series at the Good Life Center in Harborside, ME.

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Carrie Kellerby

Conference Presentation: "Georgia O’Keeffe and Martin Heidegger: On the way to Dwelling in the Threshold" at the American Society for Aesthetics Rocky Mountain Division Conference.

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yonTande Whitney V. Hunter

Co-Curator: "Futuring the Past: Contemporary Explorations of Traditional Performance Practices in Technology" at the The Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) 2021 National Conference

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Nandita Baxi Sheth

Symposium Co-organizer and Presenter at the Midwest Biodesign Hub Launch.

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Jill O'Connor

Publication: "The Clock in Profile: How Marcel Duchamp Challenged Time to Become an Artist-Philosopher" in Marcel Duchamp: inventing the Present.

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Alaina Plowdrey

Appointed: Department Head of Visual Arts at Pensacola State College.

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Hector Garza

Cover artwork and illustrations are published Helen Najera Reyes book, Grandpa Lee's Stories, New Mexico to California. The book has also been nominated to the Latino International Book awards, under the young adult category.

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Carolyn Jean Martin

Presented "Andrea Brustolon and Kerry James Marshall: Visualization of Blackness" at CAA

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Kimberly Aimeé Alvarado

Presented "Hair Straightening in the Hispanic Caribbean: Race, Commodification, Neurosis, and Passing Mestizidad" at CAA

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Kathryn A. McFadden

Named "Adjunct of Year" for Rowand College of South Jersey

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Theodore Davis

Awarded the 2021 California Arts Council Administrator of Color Fellowship

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Mary Mazurek

Appointed the Chairperson for the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for AES (Audio Engineering Society).

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Keren Moscovitch

Publication: “BEAVER: The Exhibition” in "An Otherness Both Repellant and Repelled, a Deep Well of Memory That is Unapproachable and Intimate" (a series of images produced in dialogue with Julia Kristeva's Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection)signed by Naomi Elena Ramirez.

Learn more

Michelle Perkins

Presented “The Conjuring Visual Intermediaries: African-Derived Spiritual Practices In Visual Art” at Kosanba: The Scholarly Association for the Study of Haitian Vodou Colloquium

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Kathe Hicks Albrect

Book Publication: Machine Anxieties of Steampunk: Contemporary Philosophy, Neo-Victorian Aesthetics, and the Future by Bloomsbury Press

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Nicole Crawford

Publication: Chapted titled "Stealing Culture: The Internationalization of Critical Race Theory Through the Intersection of Criminal Law and Museum Studies" in the book Critical Race Theory in the Academy, Information Age Publishing

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Kalia Brooks Nelson

Job Appointment: Mellon Project Director in the African American and African Diaspora Studies Department (AAADS) at Columbia University

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Rowynn Dumont

Publication: "Rowynn Dumont & Wet-Plate Collodions" in SOVO // Magazine

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Sheila Rae Neal

Appointed Assistant Professor, Art Department, Graphic Design & New Media at SUNY Potsdam

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Truly A. Bennett

Presented "Black Anime Fans: A Discussion on Afrofuturism and Ascension" at Performing Black Futures: Performance Studies Focus Group Post-Conference

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Angela Mosley

Host of the 2nd Annual Hip-Hop Summit (on the importance of diversity and inclusion in Hip-Hop music)

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Jane Griffo

Presented "Humanity: Reflecting upon Belonging Beyond Boundaries" at the Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC)

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Jean Bundy

Solo Exhibition: Pleiades Gallery, NY

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Jonathan Morgan

Presented "Performative Knowledge: Overcoming Static Epistemologies on Human Nature" at the Ryerson Philosophy Graduate Student Conference: Disagreement and Philosophy

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Cj Stephens

Publication: A Psychological Journey into Otherness an essay in the book "Between Mobility Control and Social Transformation: Art/Interdisciplinary project Risk Change"

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Xenia Hodza

Participated in Exhibition "Washington Art Association Faculty Show" Washington Depot, CT

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Mary Anne Davis

Organized a traveling exhibition of her Women and Power series to show at independent bookstores and libraries nationally.

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Jeffery Siemers

Appointed as a Visiting Researcher at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain

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Paige Lunde

Participated in the Poster Session "Resituating Art in Education by Disrupting the Modern Conception of Time" at CAA

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Mike Adams

Teaching Introduction to Philosophy Spring 2020 at DigiPen Institute of Technology

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Jason Hoelscher

Awarded tenure, and promotion from assistant to associate professor in the Interdisciplinary Art Department

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Ana Fernandez Miranda Texidor

Publication: "Medicinal Garden, reflections on two essays by Martin Heidegger" in INDEX Contemporary Art Magazine

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Katherine Melcher

Publication: "Valuing the discipline: refrains and riffs" in Landscape Review

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Angela Whitlock

Appointed to Head of Merchandising and Administrator at the Museum of the Grand Prairie

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Taliesin Thomas

Publication: Review of “Inka Essenhigh,” Miles McEnery Gallery, NY | ARTPULSE magazine, No. 32, Vol. 9

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Emily Lauren Putnam

Appointed: Lecturer Below the Bar at National University of Ireland, Galway.

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Deborah Bouchette

Published: (Untitled), in the monograph Richard Hearns: Journey, to accompany Hearns' solo exhibition at Cadogan Contemporary

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Nancy Wellington Bookhart

Appointed: Chair, Department of Humanities, Paine College, Augusta, GA.

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Liza Renia Papi

Publication: The Aesthetic of Art a Quiz E-Book by Cognella Editors & University Press

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Heather E. Dunn

Publication: “Street Art, Political Activism, and Surveillance” in The Revolution Will Be Live! Social Practice Art in Turbulent Times, edited by Kristina Olson & Eric Schruers (Routledge Press)

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Toni-Lee Sangastiano

Appointed Full-time Assistant Professor of the Practice and Digital Media Specialist, Georgetown University.

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Sara Christensen Blair

Appointed to Professor and Chair of Department of Art & Design at the University of Southern Indiana

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yonTande Whitney V. Hunter

Appointed as the Assistant Professor of Dance at Temple University, Boyer College of Music and Dance, with a focus on Africanist Perspectives in Contemporary Dance Practices

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Brooke Bryan

Attended residency Oral History in Liberal Arts Institutes at Antioch College and the American University of Bulgaria

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Allen Olson-Urtecho

Presented "Spacetime and Virtual Reality: temporal recalibration for neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia, ADHD, and autism by using movement contingent time flow in virtual reality" at the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens, Greece

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Leonie Bradbury

Named the Foster Chair in Contemporary Art Theory and Practice and Distinguished Curator-in-Residence at Emerson College

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Margaret Coleman

Appointed: Executive Director of T.W. Wood Gallery in Burlington, VT

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