Thursday, March 4, 2010
We are auctioning off a Unique Edition Rimer Cardillo print the artist has donated for the cause.
Titled "Robin", this print is from his Cupi series, a portion of which was exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2002.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Veronica O’Keefe ‘09 (Philosophy, Printmaking) has received the graduation gift of a lifetime when she was awarded a U.S. Student Fulbright grant to work on a photography project in northeast China.
“It gives me the opportunity to work on a project that I know I have the capacity to complete, but that I would never have been able to do on my own,” said O’Keefe. “I feel so fortunate to receive this award.”
Beginning in December, O’Keefe will photograph farms throughout the nation over the course of 10 months in order to compose a portrait of China’s farmers. Affiliated with Dalian University of Technology, she will use a medium-format film camera to capture the images.
“Veronica O’Keefe is one of the most outstanding students in the printmaking studio,” said Rimer Cardillo (Printmaking). “She freely moves from one media to another. She is a gifted artist, who is always very professional in completing art works from the original ideas to the end of the project. I know that she will do an excellent job in China.”
He added that there are plans for O’Keefe to display her Fulbright project in our school.
O’Keefe began learning Chinese in the college’s Asian Studies program with where she earned a minor. She is looking to increase her fluency in the language and has applied for a Critical Language Enhancement Award from the Fulbright Program. If she receives the award, she will be leaving for China in August.
O’Keefe, who has a background in documentary photography, said she spent about a year looking into and applying for the grant. She met with former Fulbright scholars, including Jonathan Schwartz (Political Science and International Relations) on campus, and worked with the Center for International Programs and the Institute for International Exchange in New York City.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program allows for individually designed study/research or an English Teaching Assistantship operates in more than 140 countries.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
We are very proud to announce that the Printmaking Program at SUNY New Paltz was recently selected to represent the contemporary field of printmaking at Hong Ik University in Seoul, Korea. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of its printmaking program, the Hong Ik Art Department has selected five cutting edge universities from five countries (United States, Australia, China, Japan, and Korea) for an exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul. This exhibition will feature schools that were influential in the development of their program. SUNY New Paltz participants included faculty and recent alumni whose works demonstrate contemporary views in printmaking. Our program was chosen for its combined emphasis on cross-disciplinary research, technical proficiency and conceptual subject matter. Participants have been represented both nationally and internationally for their innovative approaches towards art making.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
SUNY Printmaker at Dorsky Curatorial Program Alumni Exhibition
Dorsky Curatorial Programs will host an exhibition of SUNY New Paltz alumni Lauren Fensterstock, Dylan McManus and Justin Novak. Fensterstock, McManus and Novak are alumni of graduate programs at the State University of New York at New Paltz. The exhibition is organized by Assistant Professor Anat Shiftan on behalf of the Studio Art Department at the SUNY New Paltz. The three artists exhibiting were selected to represent the college’s programs in Metal, Ceramics and Printmaking. Each draws from the historical context and forms of their field to create messages for a contemporary world, expanding conventional notions of their media.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Victoria Verlichak presents Fotografía Plástic: The Uses of Photography in Latin America
“Photography is just another means of expression for artists of every disciplince, underlining the progressive disappearance of the frontiers which marked out the autonomy of photography.”
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
American printmaker Carson Fox originates from the small Southern hometown of William Faulkner, and was named for novelist Carson McCullers. Her work is produced from a heritage of American Southern gothic tradition that relies heavily on the imprint that individual experience has on the artist. Fox received her MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and her BFA from University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Working across media, Carson produces prints, installation, and sculpture.
She is represented by Claire Oliver gallery in New York, Linda Warren gallery in Chicago, and has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, with her work being found in the permanent collections of many major museums. Fox has received grants from the New Jersey Council on the Arts, the Barbara Deming Memorial Foundation, the Mid Atlantic Art Foundation, a Willem Emil Cresson Award, and a New Jersey Print and Paper Fellowship at the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper.
Carson Fox works and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her teaching experience includes Harvard University, New York University, Rutgers University, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts before joining the faculty at Adelphi University. Carson Fox has lectured widely on printmaking and sculpture across the United States and abroad.
In an artist statement, Fox writes the following excerpt of her work. “By nature, printmaking lends itself well to the investment of labor, and my current prints support this edict, while stylistically referring to Victorian wood engravings. By scanning original images and extensively retooling them in Photoshop, I create bucolic landscapes of birds, butterflies, and flowers using the tropes of beauty, yet expressing an undercurrent of anxiety in the excesses and the crowding of the compositions. To compound this feeling, I have manipulated a number of these images by piercing them with thousands of holes, suggesting invisible routes made visible, a tangible history of my own industry, while transforming the paper into a lacy map. Other intaglio, screen print, and lithographic prints employ multiple layers of color printing, and were originally inspired in their use of straightforward, declarative text by illustration captions in the moralistic, “Royal Path of Life,” published in 1881.”