- Academy Award-nominated director and alumnus Carlos Saldanha (MFA 1993 Computer Art) was recently interviewed by Comic Riffs, a blog of The Washington Post, about the release of his latest film Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. Saldanha discusses the challenges of shooting an animated film in 3D as well how he got his start working at Blue Sky Studios while a student at SVA. Saldanha and former SVA faculty member Chris Wedge co-directed 2002’s Ice Age.
- The Daily Mail reported on the findings of Lillian Schwartz, currently a visiting scholar in the MFA Computer Art Department at SVA, regarding the face on the Shroud of Turin. The relic is believed have an image of the face of Jesus, but Schwartz believes that it is actually a self-portrait of Leonardo DaVinci created using a crude photographic technique. Click here to read the article.
- Katie Armstrong, current student in the BFA Visual and Critical Studies Department, recently wrote an article for The Storque, the blog for Etsy.com. The article discusses challenges for students graduating from art schools. Armstrong cites advice from several successful artists, including BFA Fine Arts Department faculty member and alumnus Amy Wilson (BFA 1995 Fine Arts).
July 6, 2009