- BFA Fine Arts Department Chair Suzanne Anker‘s pioneering work in the field of bio-art is featured in the journal Social Text: Interspecies (Duke University Press, 2011). In “Specimens as Spectacles: Reframing Fetal Remains,” Anker is interviewed by feminist science studies scholar Sarah Franklin about the visual culture of specimen display and its significance to both art and social theory. In addition, Anker’s artwork appears on the volume’s cover.
- Now available for download at the iTunes store, the BFA Advertising and Graphic Design Department has a dynamic new iPhone and iPad app featuring work by 2011 graduates. This free app features a whopping 130 portfolios, which are updated via Flickr and Vimeo, and links to student Web sites for even more work. The brainchild of motion graphics instructor Ori Kleiner, the app was developed by Red Foundry and built by student Allan Wong (BFA 2011 Graphic Design) to provide the kind of “immediate gratification” more and more employers and recruiters are looking for, says Kleiner. With more than 1,000 downloads so far, the app seems to have gotten it right. To download, click here.
- Alumnus Marc McAndrews (BFA 1998 Photography) has a new book out dealing with one of America’s oldest taboos. Nevada Rose (Umbrage Editions, 2011) illustrates Nevada’s prostitution industry through intimate portraits of brothels, from their owners, managers and the women in their employ to bartenders, cashiers and kitchen staff. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly says the book “reveals a wide cross-section of humanity, Americana, and femininity while eschewing a sensational perspective on sex work.” The book is available now from Amazon.com and retailers.
Image: Cover of Social Text: Interspecies (Duke University Press, 2011) featuring Suzanne Anker, Golden Boy (Stem Cells), digital prints on watercolor paper, 2004-2006.