Art History Department faculty member Amy Wilson shares more with Pop Art pioneer Andy Warhol than a common set of initials: her work also involves in-depth cultural commentary, which has earned her a residency at Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum. Wilson is presenting Brillo Box Outpost—a site-specific installation of replica Brillo boxes assembled into a small fort, which echoes and comments on Warhol’s iconic Brillo-box pieces—as part of her September 6 – 10 residency at the museum. BFA Computer Art Department faculty member Jeffrey Lerer has also earned recent recognition for his work, having received a film and new media production grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. The grant is for his latest project, Luck Was His Middle Name, which is part of an in-progress 3D novel, Manuscript Fragments Found at the Gilbert Hotel.
Members of SVA’s faculty aren’t the only ones receiving these honors. BFA Computer Art Department front-office manager David Eppley has just been accepted into this year’s Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace program, which awards studio space in architecturally significant spaces to emerging artists.