- Lynda Benglis (faculty member, BFA Fine Arts Department) is the subject of two feature articles in the December issue of Art in America, which also has her work on the cover. One of the articles, “Shape Shifter,” focuses on her 40-year traveling retrospective exhibition currently at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and her influence on young artists today. Benglis’ work is included in the exhibition “Octet: Codes and Contexts in Recent Art,” currently on view at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26 Street, 15th floor.
- Recent graduate Sean Hannon (BFA 2009 Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects) was featured in Arts & Leisure. After working as an actor for many years, Hannon enrolled at SVA in his early 50s to study animation. He was also one of the student speakers at the College’s Commencement exercises this past May, and he currently works as a freelance 3D animator and modeler.
- The 2010 Arts Abroad program at SVA was just featured in the January issue of surfer magazine. Faculty member and surfer staff photographer Art Brewer will lead an eight-day course on action surf photography in Rincon, Puerto Rico, March 6 – 14, 2010. Click here for more information about the course.
- Robot 6, a blog of Comic Book Resources, recently interviewed alumnus Dash Shaw (BFA 2005 Illustration) about his forthcoming book The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century A.D. (Fantagraphics, 2009). The book is a collection of short stories Shaw did for the quarterly Mome anthology as well as storyboards and drawings for an animation project he created for the Independent Film Channel (IFC).
Image: Art in America, December 2009 issue.