Art Department Lectures
Sponsored by the Lecture Committee [unless otherwise noted]
2008 - 2009
Alex BagVideo Artist
- Alex Bag has had solo exhibitions at the Zaal de Unie, Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; and 303 Gallery, New York, among others. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Centre d'art contemporain Saint-Geneve, Geneva; and Pitti Immagine, Florence, Italy.
Kelly PajekDeputy Directory
Percent for Art
- Percent for Art projects are site-specific and engage a variety of media—painting, mosaic, glass, textiles, sculpture, and works that are integrated into infrastructure, or architecture. The Program commissions artists of all races and backgrounds that reflect the diversity of New York City. These projects demonstrate how art that is integrated into its site enhances civic architecture and a wide range of public spaces.
- The Flomenhaft Gallery was founded in 2004. It shows paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints and photography by a roster of nationally and internationally renowned contemporary artists.
& Graphic Designer
- Arnold Schwartzman is an Academy Award® winning filmmaker and noted graphic designer. He moved to Hollywood in 1978 to become the Design Director for Saul Bass and Associates. Schwartzman was the Director of Design for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Since 1996, he has designed many of the key elements for the Annual Academy Awards® ("Oscar®"). Schwartzman has won awards for his television commercials for Coca-Cola and Philips Electrical.
2006 - 2007
- Harrell Fletcher has worked collaboratively and individually on a variety of socially engaged, interdisciplinary projects for over a decade. His work has been shown at SF MoMA, the de Young Museum, The Berkeley Art Museum, and Yerba Buena Center For The Arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, The Drawing Center, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Sculpture Center, and Smackmellon in NYC. Fletcher is a Professor of Art at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.
- Rico Gatson is an artist who bears an agile kinship with the freestyle spirit, wittily manipulating materials and meanings in his installation art, creating humorous works that nonetheless belie a legacy of racism and (mis) representation in popular culture.
- Founded in 2001 by independent curator Edward Winkleman and artist Joshua Stern, the gallery was launched as Plus Ultra Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The inaugural exhibition received a rave review in The New York Times. Subsequent gallery exhibitions have been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, The New Yorker, Time Out New York, Art on Paper and many other art publications.
- Judi Werthein was born in Buenos Aires and received her Masters of Architecture from the University of Buenos Aires (1993). She was selected for solo exhibitions at the Chinati Foundation; Bronx Museum of Art; Kent Galleryamong others. She has been included in exhibitions at El Museo del Barrio, Apex Art, The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard; and the 2000 Havana Biennial. Her work has been reviewed in Art News, New York Magazine, New York Times, ArtForum, Village Voice, Art Nexus, and Flash Art.
- Karin Sander’s work reveals form present but unseen—exposing, with exquisite subtlety, the sculpture inherent in her extant subjects. Pieces such as highly polished eggs or painted walls, and machine-made precision miniature replicas of people (both are part of the MoMA’s permanent collection ), invite us to question the way we see things, both inside and outside the gallery setting.
- Matt Keegan graduated from Columbia University’s MFA program in 2004. His work has been included in recent group exhibitions at China Art Objects, Los Angeles, Sculpture Center, Long Island City and D’Amelio Terras, New York. His annual publication North Drive Press, co-edited by Sara Greenberger-Rafferty, will be released in June.
- Graduate Art Society Lectures
- Lesley’s Dill’s images and constructions explore the nature of the body and its clothing. In particular, her work uses metaphoric imagery to explore the role of language in cloaking or revealing the human soul.
- Since 2001, Gonzales has been known for his politically charged paintings based on photographs and documentsculled from the archives of American history and popular culture.