In the March issue of Art in America magazine, MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department Chair David Levi Strauss addresses claims of racism and sexism in the writing of New York Times art critic Ken Johnson.
Breadwinners, a new series based on an animated short of the same name by Gary Doodles, a.k.a. Gary DiRaffaele (BFA 2005 Animation), has been picked up by Nickelodeon for 20 episodes. Created by Doodles and Steve Borst, Breadwinners tells the adventures of two zany ducks who operate a bread delivery service from their jet-fueled rocket van.
A new body of work by BFA Photography student Michael Anthony Schmidt is attracting international attention, thanks to a recent CNN story. Schmidt, a reservist in the U.S. Coast Guard who is stationed on Staten Island and takes the ferry on his commute to SVA, recently started taking pictures of the other passengers.