Student Achievements Mo-Z

Jeanne Moore

  • Recently accepted a part-time position in the Liberal Arts department at Detroit’s historic college of art and design, the College for Creative Studies.
  • Jeanne and her husband, Billy Hunter, co-owners of MOSAIC Productions, will launch their new gallery, OFFICE SPACE. Situated in the heart of Detroit’s New Center, just down the block from the Albert Kahn designed Fisher Building, OFFICE SPACE Gallery will center its exhibitions on Detroit’s talented, yet often underserved artists and performers. On September 30, 2017, the gallery will host its inaugural exhibit with the opening of VANITY/DIVINITY: The Bird as Visual Metaphor, featuring artists Gwen Joy, Ed Meese and Robin Ward.
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Jonathan Morgan

  • Presented paper, "Craftspersonhood: The Forging of Selfhood through Making" at CAA 2017, as part of "The Maker Mentality" panel, New York, NY, February, 2017
  • Appointed as adjunct professor of Art at Lone Star College, Texas, 2016
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Keren Moscovitch

  • Paper: "Radical Intimacy and the Poetics of Abjection," at the Annual Meeting of the Kristeva Circle, Pittsburg PA, October 27-28, 2017

  • Paper: "The Poetics of Intimacy: Transgressing the Limits of Sex and Language" to be delivered on a panel alongside and moderated by Chris Yates at the Psychology and the Other Conference, Cambridge MA, October 12-15, 2017

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Jill O'Connor

  • Recipient, Duchamp Research Scholarship from Friends of the Schwerin Museum, Germany. Scholarship was awarded based on 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”. Will present her findings of new research and will be published by the museum as Lecture Notes No. 5., Fall 2017.
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Allen Olson-Urtecho

  • Presented paper "VR Refugee Therapy App: Postmodern Therapy and Immersive Reality" at The 3rd Summer International Masonic Workshop held in Athens, Greece, August 23-27, 2017
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Liza Renia Papi

  • Publication: The Aesthetics of Art: Understanding What We See, Cognella Editors/University Press, November, 2017
  • Curator: Peter Klohen’s exhibition with Yanna Elsa Brugal at the Havana Biennial, Cuba, March 2018
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Neely Patton

  • Promoted to Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design., 2017
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Michelle Perkins

  • Preparator, Eugene Eda's Doors for Malcolm X College, Yates Gallery, Chicago Cultural Center, Jan 21-June 25, 2017

  • Moderator, Re-Imagining the Archive,  Black Portraiture[s] III: Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures Conference, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa


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Sheila Rae Neal

  • Presented 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, April 8, 2017
  • Appointed as adjunct instructor at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY, 2016/17
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Gabriel Reed

  • Presented paper "Impossible Aesthetics: Abstraction and Nothingness in the Ceramic Work of Peter Voulkos", The 12th Annual Meeting of  The Comparative & Continental Philosophy Circle, Arizona State University, March 30-April 1, 2017    
  • Presented paper"Participatory Development, Travel and Community Engagement as an Aesthetic Foundation", Beyond the Core FATE 2017, Kansas City Art Institute, April 6-8th, 2017
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Gale Richardson

  • Lecture on "A Genalogy of the Violent Image and the Image of Violence." Euroacademia: Europe Inside-Out (7th Edition), Porto, Portugal: Europe and Europeanness Exposed to Plural Observers. April 2017

  • Lecture on "Art and Violence: The Phenomena of Consciousness between the Trace of the Reversible." World Phenomenology Institute, Forty-First Annual Cambridge Conference. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, June 2017 

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Jennifer Rissler

  • Appointed to Dean of Academic Affairs at the San Francisco Art Institute, effective January 2017

  • Co-chaired the session "Feminist Pedagogy Through Activist Arts Practices" with Laura Elizabeth Sapelly, for the Committee on Women in the Arts at CAA 2017 in New York, NY, Feb 12-15, 2017. 

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Tania Romero

  • Short Film, "Silla de Ruedas" represented Nicaragua at the ICARO 2015 International Film Festival, Guatemala, November 21- 27, 2015
  • Presented paper, "Media Arts Education as an Open Field of Educational Practices" in the panel: "Art and Indeterminacy: Tactical Ambiguity in the Era of Standardized Testing" at Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), October 21-24, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA
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Jeffrey Siemers

  • Presented paper “Beings Toward Suicide: An Intersubjective Approach to the Artwork of On Kawara” in the panel chaired by Jennifer Rissler at the 2016 SECAC Conference, Roanoke, VA Oct 19-22, 2016
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Gregory Steel

  • Exhibited three videos at GZ-Basel, International Fair of Contemporary Art, June 2014
  • Group exhibition, New York Now! 014 at Factory Art Gallery, May 2014
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Taliesin Thomas

  • Lecture: on Ai Weiwei’s “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads” sculpture series in conjunction with an exhibition of this artwork organized by Denver Arts & Venues, Denver, CO, October 2017
  • Lecture:  “Extreme Reverberations and the Existing Real: The Birth of Contemporary Chinese Art” at the School of Visual Arts Summer Program in New York by invitation from fellow IDSVA student Keren Moscovitch, July 2017

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