IDSVA students make substantial contributions to their fields of interest.
IDSVA students 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 in leading publications, been awarded fellowships and promotions, and participated in solo and group exhibitions around the world.
Adams presented a paper called “A (Tiger’s) Leap into the Past” at the Salish Sea Aesthetics Workshop in Vancouver, BC in May 2019. In the Fall of 2017, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at DigiPen Institute of Technology, teaching two sections of Art Appreciation.
In April 2019, Alvarado presented her paper "Can Tragedy be Kitsch?" at the American Society for Aesthetics Eastern Division Annual Conference in Philadelphia.
Araujo co-founded Studio EA, a multi discipline creative firm focusing on architecture, art and collaboration. She was also awarded an Arts4All Teaching Artist Residency in the Collier County Department of Juvenile Justice in Naples, Florida.
Barber was promoted to the Curator of Innovation and Contemporary Culture at the Alaska Humanities Forum in 2017. In 2015, she gave a paper, “In the Mouth of the Woolf: Intersubjective Consciousness in The Waves," at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference in Portland, Oregon.
Along with her colleague, Kristopher Holland, Baxi Sheth will be leading a workshop at the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities 2019 National Conference at the University of Kansas, November 7-9, 2019. Additionally, she is part of multi disciplinary team that received a $10,000 planning grant to establish a Strange Tools Research Lab as part of the University of Cincinnati’s Digital Futures Initiative in 2019.
In August 2017, Christensen Blair was promoted to Full Professor & Chair of the Art & Theatre Departments at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Over the last several years, she has had several solo and group exhibitions and presented papers at numerous conferences.
Bookhart was appointed the Interim Chair of the Department of Humanities at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia. This fall she will chair a panel at the Conference of the Harlem Renaissance.
Bouchette presented her paper, “Line as the Essence of Becoming-Artist” at the 2019 American Society for Aesthetics Salish Sea Workshop at the University of British Columbia. Her poetry was recently published in the Oregon College of Art and Craft literary magazine, and an untitled essay of hers accompanied Richard Hearn’s solo exhibition at Cadogan Contemporary in London in 2018.
Bryan was appointed Chair of the Writing Program and Instructor of Writing and Digital Literacy at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She participated on a panel in the 2019 meeting of the American Association of Colleges and Universities on the art of the interview and using dialogue to facilitate deeper learning in the communities surrounding rust-belt liberal arts colleges.
Coleman is the newly appointed Executive Director at the T.W. Wood Gallery in Burlington, Vermont. She also runs a collective called Art Shape Mammoth that “cultivates radical societal transformation by supporting and performing activities that promote social justice, education, and environmental sustainability.”
Rodríguez Colón’s essay, “The Madonna’s Breast and the Surprise of the Real: From Ideal to Embodied” will be in the upcoming publication: “Breasts Across Motherhood: Lived Experiences and Critical Examinations” due out in March 2020. She was also recently appointed Art History Professor with the Harlem Clemente course in the Humanities with Bard College.
In 2019, Daniels was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from Marla Quilts, Inc. African American Quilt Museum and Textile Academy, and the Male Artist of the Year by the National African American Quilt Convention. He was also the recipient of the UMEZ Engagement Grant for a Fall 2019 multi-venue event.
Over the last several years, Dumont has participated in group exhibitions in New York and Detroit, and has published several exhibition reviews for COOPH and Art+ Culture Magazines. Her paper “Haitian Vodou Aesthetics and Resistance” was presented at the annual College Art Association Conference in Los Angeles in 2018.
In 2018, Dunlop presented her paper “Becoming Rock: How the Rock-Climbing Community Articulates New Forms of Thinking through Body and Geology” at the annual meeting of the Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition (PACT) in Yosemite Valley, California.
Farrington is a Professor of Humanities at Monserrat College of Art. Over the last few years, she presented papers at the Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition Conference (PACT) and College Art Association (CAA).
In October 2019, Fernandez presented her paper: “Voyage through the river in the house of plants,” at the UAAC Conference, in Quebec. Additionally, she recently had a solo exhibition “Pistolas y Rosas” and presented her paper “Hilando Fino, Interaciones (Fine Threadings, Iterations) in her home town of Quito, Ecuador.
Gleason participated in Artist Residencies with MASS MoCA, NARS Foundation, and Vermont Studio Center- where she received a merit award. She has participated in and curated numerous group and solo exhibitions in New York and DC.
Grabiec is a faculty member at Parsons School of Design in New York, NY. She writes reviews and interviews for The Travel Almanac Magazine.
Holmes presented her paper "Time as commodity: Engaging 'I-Gen' by Finding the Artistic Voice" at the Foundation in Art Theory and Education biannual conference, Columbus, College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio in 2019. She also served on the panel "Reinventing Curricular Structures: Merging Student Voice, Studio Pedagogy and Creativity” at the same conference.
In June 2019, Tande was appointed Assistant Professor of Dance at Temple University, Boyer College of Music and Dance, with a focus on Africanist Perspectives in Contemporary Dance Practices. In 2018, he served on the panel Body Maneuvers: Radical Shifts in Caribbean Transnational Identities. Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) in Havana, Cuba.
Kochansky presented his paper: “Kitsch and the Lack of Imagination,” at The Representational Art Conference (TRAC) in Ventura, CA in April 2019. He has had numerous solo exhibitions at Atelier Lucia Gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
In 2018, Lunde presented her paper: “Breaking Fixity: John Cage, Art, and a New Understanding of Time” at Reviewing Black Mountain College 10 Conference, in partnership with University of North Carolina, Asheville. Also, in 2018, Lunde served as the panel chair for “Our Problem with the Concept of Time,” at SECAC, held at the University of Alabama in Birmingham
In 2018, Mazurek was nominated for a Grammy Award for her work on "Liquid Melancholy - Clarinet Music of James M. Stephenson," in the category Best Engineer Classical Recording. She has presented several papers and given lectures at conferences in the last year. Most recently, she began a new adjunct teaching position at DePaul University teaching Sound Recording Technology in the music school.
Melcher is an Associate Professor at the College of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia. She teaches design, engineering, and graphics classes to landscape architecture students. In 2018, She was awarded the CELA Outstanding Paper Award for her paper: “Three Moments in Aesthetic Discourse: From Natural Law to Phenomenal Richness.”
Milchak was appointed as Entertainment & Media Adjuster at Fine Arts Adjusters in Austin, Texas.
In 2018, Mills-Mayrena was appointed a teaching position at the College of Staten Island, in the History of Philosophy and the History of the Caribbean. Her paper, “Minshall’s Mas: (Re) introducing Street Theater in Contemporary Carnival of Trinidad and Tobago” was published in the Caribbean Journal through the University of Puerto. Journal: Sargasso-Reflections on West Indian Literature: Talking About Culture.
Mirshamsi was appointed Adjunct Professor in Multimedia Studies at the New York Institute of Technology in February 2018.
Moore and her husband, Billy Hunter, co-owners of MOSAIC Productions, launched a gallery called OFFICE SPACE. Situated in the heart of Detroit’s New Center, OFFICE SPACE Gallery will center its exhibitions on Detroit’s talented, yet often underserved artists and performers. Moore also is a Part-time Professor in the Liberal Arts department at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.
An artist and educator, Moscovitch is an adjunct professor and Associate Director of Continuing Education at School of the Visual Arts. She is a contributing writer for ARTPULSE, has participated in number exhibitions and presented several papers at conferences all over the country.
O’Connor is the Gallery Director at Feldspar Studio & Gallery in Maryland. She is the recipient of the Duchamp Research Scholarship from Friends of the Schwerin Museum, Germany. The scholarship was awarded based on her master’s thesis in art history entitled “Closing the Infra-Thin Gap Between Marcel Duchamp’s The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelor’s Even and Etant donnes.”
In 2019, Olson-Urtecho presented his paper: “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. Olson-Urtecho works as a fine arts adjuster.
Papi’s book, The Aesthetic of Art - Quiz E-Book was published by Cognella Editors & University Press, in September 2019.
Patton is the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. She recently gave a paper, “Filtering Art, Filtering Self: Through the Lens of the Selfie” at SECAC, University of Alabama, Birmingham.
Perkins worked as the preparator for Eugene Eda's Doors for Malcolm X College, at the Yates Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center. She also served as a moderator for the panel Re-Imagining the Archive, Black Portraiture[s] III: Reinventions at the Strains of Histories and Cultures Conference at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Plowdrey presented her paper: "Neuroaesthetics: The Cognitive and Applied Bridge between Math, Science, and Art" at the Women in Data + Science Conference at Saint Leo University, Florida, in March 2019.
In 2019, Neal was appointed Assistant Visiting Professor for Graphic Design and New Media at SUNY Potsdam. She also presented her paper, "The Simulacrum and the Effects on the Comic Book Hero," at the 10th Annual University of Albany Philosophical Association Graduate Student Conference, Albany, NY, in April 2017.
Reed has presented several papers over the years. His most recent was, “Schelling’s Practice of Pyromenology: The Elemental Imagination of Fire in the Cretan Ceramic Revolution” at the North American Schelling Society (NASS) 6th Annual Meeting, University of Hawaii, Hilo.
Rempfer recently participated in the workshop: “Identifying the novelty in designs: A Design Patent Examiner’s guided exploration of how to better understand the hermeneutics of ‘novelty’ in design patents and utilize patents in the design classroom” at the Thirteenth International Conference on Design Principals and Practices, St. Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
In 2018, Richardson gave a lecture in Lucca, Italy on “The Perceptual Experience of Past and Present Consciousness” at the 8th Euroacademia International Conference Europe Inside-Out: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers.
Rissler was appointed to the College Art Association (CAA) Board of Directors for the 2019-2024 term. She serves as the Dean of Academic Affairs at the San Francisco Art Institute, effective January 2017.
Siemers is an art instructor at Kenai Peninsula College, in Soldontna, Alaska. He recently presented his paper: “The Subversive Event: Overturning Institutionalized Identities” at SECAC, University of Alabama, Birmingham.
Steel is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts and New Media with tenure at Indiana University. His films have been exhibited at GZ-Basel, International Fair of Contemporary Art, Carnival of Venice and the International Video Festival in Istanbul.
Tanner’s photo story alongside Joel Goldberg’s article Headless Goat Polo Is A Top Sport At World Noman Games was recently published on NPR.org.
Thomas is the Director of AW Asia, an organization that promotes the field of Chinese contemporary art through institutional loans and museum acquisitions, curatorial projects, publications, and educational programs. Thomas has given several talks including a recent presentation titled “Asexual Sex: Expanding Visions of Gender in Contemporary Chinese Art” at the “Re-Envisioning Gender in China” annual conference of the China Academic Network on Gender at the Université libre de Bruxelles,
Tinajero recently co-authored an article “Knowledge transfer in ecologically grounded approaches to ubimus: InMesh 1.0” in the Journal of New Music Research, Volum 48, Issue 4. She also participated in Lighthouse's Adventures 2019 in Seoul, Korea, a round table discussion titled Morality and Entrepreneurship.
Tumanian is an internationally exhibited artist with a recent Solo Exhibition at the Gallery Sonia Monti in Paris, and a group show at the gallery Thuillier, Paris.
Wallace was selected as one of five presenters to participate in the 2018 Nasher Prize Graduate Symposium honoring Theaster Gates at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, TX. Additionally, she presented her research at the 2018 James A. Porter Colloquium on African American Art and Art of the African Diaspora at Howard University in April 2018.
Whitlock presented her papers” The Inescapable within a Seemingly Escapist Utopia: How Consumerism is Ingrained within Virtual Reality” at SECAC, University of Alabama, Birmingham, and “The Virtu-Real” at the 2018 Mid-American College Art Association Conference (MACAA) in Lincoln, Nebraska.
In Fall 2018, Williamson was appointed full professorship, University of Memphis, teaching 2D and 3D design. She participated in the group exhibition Art/Race/Violence: A Collaborative Response at Crosstown Arts in Memphis, curated by Richard Lou and Dr. Ernestine Jenkins.