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Aug 01, 2013, 9:00 AM

New Schools

This is a transformative year for the UIC School of Art and Design as we emerge from a 3-year strategic planning effort and take unprecedented steps toward an innovative vision for our future.

In August 2013, we become two schools— two of the four academic units that comprise the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts. Our degree programs have been be reorganized into a School of Design and a School of Art and Art History. Our students will experience enhanced curriculum—revised to align with current and emerging forms of art and design practice—and they will continue to be mentored by our faculty of award-winning professional artists and designers.

The new websites for the School of Art & Art History and for the School of Design are under construction. Please visit the Art History website (http://arthistory.aa.uic.edu ) for more information about the UIC Art History undergraduate and graduate programs.

School of Design
Director, Marcia Lausen

BDes Graphic Design
BDes Industrial Design

MDes Graphic Design
MDes Industrial Design
MFA Graphic Design (delivered in Basel, Switzerland)


School of Art and Art History
Director, Lisa Lee

BFA Art
MFA New Media Arts
MFA Moving Image
MFA Photography
MFA Studio Arts

BA Art History
MA Art History
PhD Art History
MA Museum & Exhibition Studies

Our new structure strengthens the College and Schools, facilitates partnerships among disciplines, and foregrounds our unique identity.

Please watch for our new school websites to launch in August 2013.





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May 10, 2013, 6:00 PM
Fulton Street Collective

UIC MFA Design Show

Masters Projects in Graphic Design

Jawaan Burge_Design by Discipline
Nicolas Côté_In Flux
Doozey Feng_Typo
Vivi Lin_Not Type Design
Lauren Meranda_Forward, Together Forward
Hoora Monifar_Poethesis
Jennifer Wandro_Directing Light

Masters Projects in Industrial Design

Deepa Butoliya_Uncomfortable Design
Chris Schroeck_Save Our Seas
Zhen Zhang_Chromatic Nutrition
Weixi Zheng_Therapeutic Wheeling



May 10, 2013, 5:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

UIC BFA Design Show
Graphic Design :: Industrial Design

Please join us for a exhibition and celebration of the UIC Design class of 2013.

University of Illinois at Chicago
School of Art and Design
BFA Design Exhibition: Graphic Design :: Industrial Design

UIC Innovation Center
1240 W. Harrison Street (just west of Racine)

Friday, May 10
5:00-8:00pm



Apr 08, 2013, 6:00 PM
Art + Architecture Building :: A+A 1100

Mischa Leiner
School of Architecture Lecture Series

Mischa Leiner is owner for CoDe., Communication and Design, New York and Zurich and a member of the faculty in the Visual Communication Institute of Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst (FHNW HGK) where the UIC MFA in Graphic Design is delivered at the Basel School of Design.


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Mar 19, 2013, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

TJ O'Keefe
Industrial Design :: Public Lecture




Mar 18, 2013, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Jun Li
Graphic Design :: Public Lecture




Mar 15, 2013, 9:00 AM
UIC Innovation Center

Amir Berbic
Graphic Design :: Public Lecture




Mar 14, 2013, 6:00 PM
Art + Architecture Building :: A+A 1100

Jack Henrie Fisher
Graphic Design :: Public Lecture




Mar 12, 2013, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Claudio Ribeiro
Industrial Design :: Public Lecture




Mar 11, 2013, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Cheryl Towler Weese
Graphic Design :: Public Lecture




Mar 07, 2013, 6:00 PM
Art + Architecture Building :: A+A 1100

Morris Koo
Industrial Design :: Public Lecture




Mar 06, 2013, 6:00 PM
Art + Architecture Building :: A+A 1100

Kimberlee Wilkens
Industrial Design :: Public Lecture




Mar 04, 2013, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Sung Jang
Industrial Design :: Public Lecture




Mar 03, 2013, 6:00 PM
Art + Architecture Building :: A+A 1100

Jessica Westbrook
Graphic Design :: Public Lecture




Mar 01, 2013, 9:00 AM
UIC Innovation Center

Matthew Wizinsky
Graphic Design :: Public Lecture




Jan 29, 2013, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

UIC Design :: Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series
Jason Ackley, Renee Benz, Kyra Jacobs Foster

Morningstar is a design-centric global financial data firm headquartered in Chicago. Former UIC students, now in leadership positions, will share their stories of bringing typographic excellence and award-winning design to the presentation of financial data and the Morningstar brand.

Jason Ackley oversees a staff of designers responsible for brand initiatives, corporate communications, and Morningstar's Advisor Magazine. Renee Benz manages Morningstar's international design operations. Kyra Jacobs Foster manages the design development of Morningstar's forthcoming professional software platform.

Image: Morningstar logo (detail) designed by Paul Rand, 1990.



Jan 16, 2013, 2:00 PM

MFA Information Session

If you are interested in graduate study in the UIC School of Art and Design and want to learn more, please join professor Dianna Frid, Director of Graduate Studies for an information session and tour of the studios of our graduate programs in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, New Media Arts, Graphic Design, and Industrial Design.

Please note: this is the last information session prior to the February 1st application deadline.



Nov 28, 2012, 2:00 PM

MFA Information Session

If you are interested in graduate study in the UIC School of Art and Design and wish to learn more, please join professor Dianna Frid, Director of Graduate Studies, for an information session and tour of the studios of our graduate programs in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, New Media Arts, Graphic Design, and Industrial Design.

Please note the priority MFA application deadline, for consideration in the first round of Graduate College Fellowships, is December 15, 2012. Final deadline is February 1, 2013.



Nov 28, 2012, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

UIC Design :: Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series
Amir Berbic

Amir Berbic received a BFA in Graphic Design from UIC and an MFA in Visual Communication from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Currently an Associate Professor of Design at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, Amir teaches visual communication studio, history of design, and design foundations. His research interests are in place branding, dimensional typography, and design pedagogy. His design and writing have been featured in academic and professional publications, conferences and exhibitions including Hyperlinks: Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago, curated by Joseph Rosa and Zoe Ryan in 2010.

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Nov 26, 2012, 5:30 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Rich Brilliant Willing
UIC IDSA Lecture

Rich Brilliant Willing was founded in 2007 by fellow RISD graduates Theo Richardson, Charles Brill, and Alexander Williams. That same year RBW was named among the "Top 40" designers by I.D. magazine. Recent honors include the 2011 International Contemporary Furniture Fair 'Best New Designer' award and Forbes Magazine’s "30 under 30" working in Art & Design.

Rich Brilliant Willing is a contemporary lighting and furniture design manufacturer. From their Manhattan studio workshop, RBW’s creative team oversees every aspect of their unique process from design to assembly to distribution. The results are intelligent and iconic; simple yet expressive products that bring out the very best in new living and work environments.

RSVP
IDSA members will have preference for open spots, sign up by emailing
uicidsa@gmail.com

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Nov 14, 2012, 2:00 PM

MFA Information Session

If you are interested in graduate study in the UIC School of Art and Design and wish to learn more, please join professor Dianna Frid, Director of Graduate Studies, for an information session and tour of the studios of our graduate programs in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, New Media Arts, Graphic Design, and Industrial Design.

Please note the priority MFA application deadline, for consideration in the first round of Graduate College Fellowships, is December 15, 2012. Final deadline is February 1, 2013.



Nov 06, 2012, 6:00 AM

Election Day 2012

Vote! logo design by UIC BFA Graphic Design class of 2001.


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Nov 02, 2012, 10:00 AM
UIC Innovation Center

Mobile Processing :: 2012 Conference

Mobile Processing brings together internationally recognized innovators from the open source software community, students, educators, and scholars from areas such as Art and Design, Computer Science, and Information Sciences. Presenters include: Casey Reas, Jer Thorp, Andrea Colubri, Lauren McCarthy, Hannah Higgins, Daniel Sauter, Jesus Duran, and JD Pirtle.

The 3rd edition of the conference features a series of lectures, workshops, and presentations, free and open to the public (workshops require prior registration).

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Nov 02, 2012, 10:00 AM
UIC Innovation Center

Mobile Processing 2013 Conference: Hannah Higgins
The Ghosts in the Machine: The Secret Lives of Experimental Artists in the Mainframe Era

What do IBM, Bell Labs, the Jet Propulsion Lab and National Security have in common with dust, dead chickens, the Czech avant-garde and Vietnam protest? This talk will present the secret lives of experimental, performance and protest artists on the mainframe computers of the 1960s. Through a series of seemingly unlikely friendships, an international constellation of engineers and artists collaborated in the emergence of the digital arts.

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Oct 30, 2012, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Storytelling with Chuck Harrison
IDSA Chicago

The UIC IDSA Student Chapter will host the second in a series of events designed for informal exchange between an advanced career designer and student/professional members of IDSA.

Designer, Author, Educator, and Smithsonian National Design Awards Lifetime Achievement recipient, Chuck Harrison, will share his work and life stories and answer your questions about "A Life's Design" in the intimate setting of the UIC Innovation Center.

Storytelling with Chuck Harrison is co-sponsored event between the UIC IDSA Student Chapter and the professional IDSA Chicago Chapter at the Innovation Center.

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Oct 29, 2012, 7:00 PM
Gallery 400

UIC MFA Open Studios
And Forum 400 Receptoin

Visit UIC Art and Design Hall to see what the ART MFA candidates are up to at UIC.

Monday, October 29
7pm
University of Illinois at Chicago
Art and Design Hall
400 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL



Oct 24, 2012, 2:00 PM
Office of the School of Art and Design

MFA Information Session

If you are interested in graduate study in the UIC School of Art and Design and wish to learn more, please join professor Dianna Frid, Director of Graduate Studies, for an information session and tour of the studios of our graduate programs in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, New Media Arts, Graphic Design, and Industrial Design.

Please note the priority MFA application deadline, for consideration in the first round of Graduate College Fellowships, is December 15, 2012.



Oct 23, 2012, 12:00 PM
UIC School of Art + Design: GBU, 5th Floor, Art and Design Hall

Bodies
BFA Art Student Exhibition

Through the collection of seemingly separate entities, bodies create an interconnected system. Materials,matter, and thoughts collide and construct a framework of order. The GBU Committee presents the show Bodies, a study of how physical forms relate and arrange themselves.

Opening Tuesday 23 October 23 12-2p
through November 11

Image: "Limbs” 2011 Emily Racine



Oct 11, 2012, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

UIC Design :: Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series
Michael Seum

Michael Seum received a BFA in Industrial Design from UIC in 1998 and is currently working as Creative Director for Scott Wilson and his design studio MNML where he leads product development activities for the LUNATIK Brand. Michael has recently returned to Chicago after five years in Varese, Italy, at Whirlpool Europe’s Global Consumer Design Center where he led Advanced Design across multiple regions and brands. Michael’s product design work for Whirlpool, Kohler, Sterling, and Procter and Gamble, has ranged from small domestic appliances to advanced concepts and has been recognized at the highest level including, most recently, the 2011 Silver and the 2012 GOLD IF Design awards.

UIC IDSA Student Chapter / UIC AIGA Student Chapter



Oct 05, 2012, 2:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Rebecca Waldermeir
Lead designer, Chevrolet Spark

Rebecca Waldermeir, lead designer of the popular new Chevrolet Spark mini-car, will be hosted at the UIC Innovation Center as guest lecturer, and will give our design students a brief walk-around of the actual automobile.

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Oct 03, 2012, 2:00 PM
Office of the School of Art and Design

MFA Information Session

If you are interested in graduate study in the UIC School of Art and Design and wish to learn more, please join professor Dianna Frid, Director of Graduate Studies, for an information session and tour of the studios of our graduate programs in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, New Media Arts, Graphic Design, and Industrial Design.

Please note the priority MFA application deadline, for consideration in the first round of Graduate College Fellowships, is December 15, 2012.



Aug 29, 2012, 12:00 PM

Art MFA Welcome + Orientation session

All graduate students and faculty of our Art programs (Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image) will meet at noon on Wednesday, August 29, in the GREAT SPACE of Art and Design Hall: 400 S. Peoria, 5th floor

Bring a lunch.

We look forward to seeing everyone for a great new semester!



Aug 27, 2012, 9:00 AM

Fall 2012 Instruction Begins
Welcome Back!




May 04, 2012, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

UIC BFA Design Show :: Graphic Design :: Industrial Design

Please join us for a exhibition and celebration of the UIC Design class of 2012.

University of Illinois at Chicago
School of Art and Design
BFA Design Exhibition: Graphic Design: Industrial Design
UIC Innovation Center
1240 W. Harrison Street (just west of Racine)
6:00-9:00pm



May 03, 2012, 5:30 PM
1501 West Madison Street

UIC MFA Design Show 2012

Reception: Thursday, May 3, 5:30-9pm
UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Graphic Design and Industrial Design:

Cong Li (Christy)
Raúl Peña Gómez
Weijia (VJ) Wang
Chantrell Farley Williams
Matthew Wizinsky




Apr 23, 2012, 6:00 PM
Gallery 400

Jalal Toufic
Artist Talk




Apr 16, 2012, 6:00 PM
Gallery 400

Andreas Fischer
Artist's Talk




Apr 13, 2012, 6:00 PM
UIC Art and Design Hall

UIC Art BFA Exhibition
LIFE’S A BFA

April 13th, 6pm to 9pm
April 14th, 11am to 4pm
April 16th – 18th, 10am to 5pm

Special Screening April 16th, 7pm The Nightingale Theater 1084 North Milwaukee Avenue.

The BFA Senior Thesis is a a year-long course which culminates in a thesis exhibition and screening. In Spring 2012, the course has been led by a team of instructors: Dianna Frid, Beate Geissler and Deborah Stratman, along with graduate assistant Andrew Reinke. Students spend the year working in their studios, producing a body of work from which they will draw from for the exhibition.

This spring, the students and faculty have decided to produce a Thesis Book, to accompany and document their show (Life’s a BFA!). Melissa Rosa, a graduating UIC Design major, has been our lead designer in this process and has helped facilitated the book (link below).

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Apr 13, 2012, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

2012 UIC MFA Thesis Exhibition
Chaz Evans, Nina Barnett, Kasia Houlihan, Mark Kent, Brendan Meara

The final in a series of four UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, and New Media Arts.

10-143-7, 2012
Reception: Friday, April 13, 5-8pm

Chaz Evans is an artist, media art historian, and the artistic director of Parker, a performance collective based in Chicago. His work investigates the points at which software and performance intersect, using methods that apply historical forms of critique to emerging disciplines of media and technology. He has exhibited at such venues as Eastern Expansion Gallery, Chicago; Chopin Theatre, Chicago; the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; and the Evanston Art Center. Evans received a BA from North Park University in Theatre and Performance and an MA in Art History from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Nina Barnett’s practice addresses transition, distance, and exploration, both horizontal and vertical. Her current investigations concern aspects of holes, tunnelling (mining), and depth through drawing, video, and sculpture. Barnett hails from Johannesburg, South Africa, where she received a BA at the University of Witwatersrand.

Kasia Houlihan works in a variety of media in an effort to get at the experience of relating. With photography, drawing, video, performance, audio, sculpture, she chips away at such concepts as closeness and distance, thresholds, and control. She has exhibited at venues such as Comfort Station, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; and the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Miami. Houlihan received a BA from the University of Chicago.

Mark Kent originally hails from Ireland and has been leading a nomadic existence around Europe for the last 10 years, creating films resulting from his experiences. Kent has exhibited work at Buro Leeuwarden, the Netherlands; SKAM e.V, Hamburg; Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf; and Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS, Amsterdam.

Brendan Meara is a media artist whose work addresses themes of identity, moral value, greed, freedom, obsession, existence, reason, faith, suicide, and humor. His work has been exhibited at the University of the Americas, Puebla, Mexico; Review Studios, Kansas City; Roots and Culture, Chicago; and Alderman Exhibitions, Chicago. Meara will have a forthcoming 'Artist Edition 10" LP' on Positive Beat Recordings, Chicago. He received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2004.



Apr 10, 2012, 6:00 PM
Gallery 400

Beatriz Santiago Muñoz
Artist's Talk




Apr 06, 2012, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

2012 UIC MFA Thesis Exhibition
Jeremy Bolen, , Paul Cowan, Marianna Milhorat, Neal Vandenbergh

The third in a series of four UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, and New Media Arts.

April 3-7, 2012
Reception: Friday, April 8, 5-8pm

Jeremy Bolen grew up moving throughout America, living in seven different states before turning 18. A recent recipient of the Provost Award for Graduate Research, Bolen will be using the award to travel to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, in Geneva, Switzerland, continuing his collaborations with experimental high energy particle physics. Bolen’s work was recently exhibited at Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago and Roots and Culture, Chicago. Bolen will be exhibiting his work at Co-Prosperity Sphere and Andrew Rafacz Gallery, both Chicago.

Paul Cowan is a painter whose work has been exhibited at venues including Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago; West Street, New York; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Michael Jon, Miami; Young Art, Los Angeles; and Jancar Jones, San Francisco. His work will be included in upcoming exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Clifton Benevento, New York; and Important Projects, Oakland. Cowan received a BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2007.

Working in film and video, Marianna Milhorat utilizes landscape and duration to disrupt and transform notions of space and perspective. Milhorat’s work has screened at festivals including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the Chicago Underground Film Festival, and the Images Festival, Toronto. She received a BFA from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinéma at Concordia University in 2007.

Neal Vandenbergh is a Chicago-based artist working in sculpture, drawing, and video both in and outside of traditional exhibition spaces. His work was recently included in exhibitions at Eelspace, Chicago, IL, and Heavybrow Gallery, Bloomington, IL.




Apr 05, 2012, 6:00 PM
Gallery 400

Laylah Ali
Artist's Talk




Apr 02, 2012, 6:00 PM
Gallery 400

Mike Cloud
Artist's Talk




Mar 30, 2012, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

2012 UIC MFA Thesis Exhibition
Mark Aguhar, Sebastian Aguirre, Jon Chambers, and Andrew Mausert-Mooney

The second in a series of four UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, and New Media Arts.

March 27-31, 2012
Reception: Friday, March 30, 5-8pm

Mark Aguhar is interested in the themes of glamour, ugliness, and divas, working mainly through performance to explore intersecting issues in race, gender, sexuality, queerness, and presentation. Aguhar works with the body and the way it negotiates cultural space to disguise, reform, transform, and express.

Sebastian Aguirre lived in El Paso, Texas for 24 years before moving to Chicago in 2005. His recent work in photography deals with photographic processes as well as with issues stemming from the borderland area between Mexico and the U.S. He received a BA from the University of Texas at El Paso and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Jon Chambers creates work that comments on the new lexicons and relationships between individuals and objects in a technologically saturated world, using humor to show the potential contradictions within these interactions. Chambers has a Research Assistantship at UIC’s Electronic Visualization Laboratory, where he develops new relationships with technology. He has a BFA in sculpture from Grand Valley State University.

Andrew Mausert-Mooney is an artist working with 16mm film, video, and installation. Mausert-Mooney’s work has been featured in festivals including the American Film Institute Festival, CineVegas, the Virginia Film Festival, and Other Cinema.



Mar 29, 2012, 6:00 PM
Gallery 400

Matthew Metzger
Artist's Talk




Mar 26, 2012, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

IDSA Merit Award
Student Presentations

The UIC IDSA Merit Award Competition is held annually each Spring to recognize and honor a deserving senior industrial design student for the body of work they have put together during their time at the academy. Seniors are nominated by faculty to participate and compete in this nationally sanctioned event. The jurors are all area professionals who will select the the Merit Award Recipient to represent UIC at the IDSA Midwest District Conference.

Image: Canal Chair, Erica Michie, UIC IDSA 2011 Merit Award Recipient



Mar 16, 2012, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

2012 UIC MFA Thesis Exhibition
Gwen Zabicki, Anthony Koerner, Nick Rummler, Tiffany Funk, and Mary Helena Clark

The first in a series of four UIC MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, and New Media Arts.

March 13-17, 2012
Reception: Friday, March 16 5-8pm

Mary Helena Clark is a filmmaker whose work explores narrative tropes, the materiality of film, and the pleasure of tromp l'oeil. She has exhibited at the Wexner Center for the Arts and the National Gallery of Art and her films have been screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and the New York Film Festival 2010: Views from the Avant-Garde.

Tiffany Funk makes use of diverse technological mediums in order to explore how we invent, mobilize, and navigate the troubled symbiotic relationships we share with our technological tools. Her forthcoming dissertation, The Prosthetic Aesthetic, constitutes a historical re-imagining of technologies through the lens of the modern and contemporary artist. Funk received a BA in Film from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an MA in Art History from the University of Chicago.

Anthony Koerner grew up in Chicago riding bikes and exploring as much as he could with every opportunity. An avid cyclist, an activity in which machine upkeep is a constant, he is occupied by tactics of building and formulating acts of maintenance—that is, the relations of materials to performance. Koerner received a BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.

Nicholas Rummler grew up in Wisconsin, where he worked in factory and construction before attending art school. Working primarily with plaster, wood, and concrete, he creates fragmented human figures. Rummler studied at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota, where he received a degree in painting.

Gwendolyn Zabicki is a painter from Chicago. In 2011, her work was featured in a two-person show titled The Exceptional Ordinary at Robert Bills Contemporary in Chicago. This summer, she will be an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center. Zabicki earned a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005.



Mar 08, 2012, 3:15 PM
Gallery 400

Eric Anderson
Public Lecture

Displaying Design, Designing Culture: Objects and Exhibitions in Ringstrasse Vienna



Mar 07, 2012, 6:00 PM
Gallery 400

Jim Finn
Artist's Talk




Mar 06, 2012, 3:15 PM
Gallery 400

Freyja Hartzell
Public Lecture

Delight in *Sachlichkeit*: The ‘Thingly’ Things of Richard Riemerschmid



Mar 05, 2012, 3:15 PM
Gallery 400

Jonathan Mekinda
Public Lecture

Constructing “The House of Man”: Franco Albini and the Place of Neorealism in Italian Design at Mid-Century



Mar 01, 2012, 3:15 PM
Gallery 400

Hannah Carlson
Public Lecture

Objects at Hand: Pockets and Modern Dress



Jan 16, 2012, 2:00 PM

MFA Information Session

If you are interested in graduate study in the UIC School of Art and Design and want to learn more, please join professor Dianna Frid, Director of Graduate Studies for an information session and tour of the studios of our graduate programs in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, New Media Arts, Graphic Design, and Industrial Design.

Please note: this is the last information session prior to the February 1st application deadline.



Jan 11, 2012, 2:00 PM
Office of the School of Art and Design

MFA Information Session

If you are interested in graduate study in the UIC School of Art and Design and want to learn more, please join professor Jennifer Reeder, Director of Graduate Studies, and Erin Brady, Graduate Advisor, for an information session and tour of the studios of our graduate programs in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, New Media Arts, Graphic Design, and Industrial Design.

Please note: this is the last information session prior to the February 1st application deadline.



Dec 02, 2011, 6:00 PM
UIC Art and Design Hall

BFA Art :: Open Studios
* winter fantasy *

UIC School of Art and Design invites you to visit and view the work of thirty BFA Seniors in Moving Image, Photography and Studio Arts.

Who : BFA Art Senior Thesis students :

Moving Image:
Yesenia Bueno, Ben Chwe, Devon Colwell, Tyler Fanning, David Frederiksen, Alex Leytman, John Sano, David Seitz, Anya Solotaire, Sarah Stevens, Dee Williams.

Photography:
Sidoni Gonzalez, Steph Lynn, Amanda Mauser, Steven Olson, Elsa Portillo-Girotti, Arielle Somberg, Krista Weber.

Studio Arts:
William Cordero, Dennis Drueck, Jackson Elliot, Andrea Estrada, Katharine Gonda, Sean Gregory, Alejandro Jimenez, Erik Norwich, Emma Roetzer, Liz Rugg, Tom Spera, Nathan Thomas.

Faculty : Julia Fish, Jesse McLean, Gary Minnix



Nov 30, 2011, 2:00 PM

MFA Information Session

If you are interested in graduate study in the UIC School of Art and Design and want to learn more, please join professor Jennifer Reeder, Director of Graduate Studies, and Erin Brady, Graduate Advisor, for an information session and tour of the studios of our graduate programs in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, New Media Arts, Graphic Design, and Industrial Design.

Please note the priority MFA application deadline, for consideration in the first round of Graduate College Fellowships, is December 15, 2011.


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Nov 13, 2011, 3:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Mobile Processing 2011
Andres Colubri: From 2D points to 3D forms in Processing 2.0

This talk will provide a brief introduction to the 3D functionality in Processing, and will describe how the new P3D renderer provides a bridge between learning to code simple three dimensional forms and creating projects that require interactive real-time graphics with complex geometries, post-processing effects, etc.

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Nov 13, 2011, 2:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Mobile Processing 2011
John Pobojewski: Thirst



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Nov 13, 2011, 11:45 AM
UIC Innovation Center

Mobile Processing 2011
Steve Jones and Rich Wolf: Mobile Media, Location and Ethics: Learning From Teaching

The presentation describes the experience of teaching a mobile media course in a communication department that focused on creating an app. The goal of the course was to give students a view "under the hood" of the devices and apps they study as communication technologies. Of greatest interest to the students was the wide variety of radios, cameras, and sensors embedded in devices. The presentation discusses student and campus reactions to the app and the ethical issues implicit in mobile devices’ “knowing” about users’ location and activities in relation to the techniques by which sensors’ data is collected and implemented.

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Nov 13, 2011, 3:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Mobile Processing 2011
Stefan Draht: Mode Project



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Nov 12, 2011, 10:00 AM
UIC Innovation Center

Mobile Processing 2011
David Humphrey and Jon Buckley: Processing.js: Processing for the (mobile) web

Processing.js makes Processing a first-class citizen on the web, and in so doing, brings Processing to every device with a web browser. This talk will explore how Processing.js works, diving deep into its HTML5 and JavaScript roots. Numerous examples of how Processing.js has been used to date will be shown, as well as a discussion of ways that Processing can be used on the web, whether desktop or mobile.

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Nov 12, 2011, 2:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Mobile Processing 2011
Daniel Sauter and Jesus Duran: Networking: Peer-to-peer and Near Field

Always-on networking is the defining affordance of fourth generation mobile devices. This workshop explores wireless peer to peer networking with the Ketai library for Processing. The workshop will also address NFC (Near Field Communication) with tags and NFC-enabled devices.

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Nov 12, 2011, 5:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Mobile Processing 2011
Andres Colubri: Interacting with real 3D using mobile devices

Smartphones and tablets provide several affordances unique to mobile computing devices. The availability of real-time spatial measuring via accelerometers, gyroscopes and other sensors, together with the rapidly increasing graphical processing capabilities of these devices, opens the door for new exciting creative applications that connect the screen with our surrounding physical spaces.

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Nov 12, 2011, 11:45 AM
UIC Innovation Center

Mobile Processing 2011
Jakob Eriksson : Localization, tracking and some transportation applications

In this talk, Jakob Eriksson will briefly describe the operation and characteristics of several popular localization technologies, including the GPS, WiFi, and cellular methods available in current smartphones. He will also discuss a few less common methods, such as RFID, bluetooth and WiFi-based tracking, and inertial navigation. Finally, he will give an overview of several ongoing transportation-related research projects in his group.

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Nov 12, 2011, 2:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Mobile Processing 2011
Daniel Sauter and Jesus Duran: Networking: Peer-to-peer and Near Field

Always-on networking is the defining affordance of fourth generation mobile devices. This workshop explores wireless peer to peer networking with the Ketai library for Processing. The workshop will also address NFC (Near Field Communication) with tags and NFC-enabled devices.

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Nov 11, 2011, 10:30 AM
UIC Innovation Center

Mobile Processing Conference 2011
Keynote Speaker: Ben Fry

Mobile Processing brings together internationally recognized innovators from the open source software community, startup companies, students, and scholars, from areas such as Art and Design, Computer Science, Communication, and Information Sciences. The 2nd edition features a series of lectures, workshops, and presentations, all free an open to the public (workshops require prior registration). A new addition to the conference is the Chicago Processing Forum, featuring Chicago-based projects and companies using the open source Processing environment (please send presentation proposals to 2011@mobileProcessing.org for consideration).

Keynote speaker Ben Fry, winner of the 2011 National Cooper-Hewitt Design Award, will present the first release of Processing 2.0, and its new modes now targeting Android devices and JavaScript-powered web apps. The award-winning language is used by tens of thousands of students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists for learning, prototyping, and production. Currently, more than 70,000 individuals use Processing on a regular basis. Processing is free to download, open source and cross-platform.

Speakers include: Ben Fry, Adriana de Souza, Jakob Eriksson, Andres Colubri, David Humphrey and John Buckley, Steve Jones and Rick Wolf.

The conference is free and open to the public. Please register for workshops at http://ketai.aa.uic.edu/mobileprocessing/

The UIC Innovation Center is a collaboration space embedded in a leading research university, initiating programs and activities that bridge research and education with industry.



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Nov 11, 2011, 11:45 AM
UIC Innovation Center

Mobile Processing 2011
Ben Fry: Processing 2.0 + Android

Since 2001, Casey Reas and Ben Fry have developed Processing, an open source programming environment created for the visual arts. Ben Fry will be talking about the past, present, and future of the project as it nears a 2.0 release. In particular, the presentation will focus on features supporting Android, and some recent work developed for Android-powered phones and tablets.

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Nov 11, 2011, 5:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Mobile Processing 2011
Daniel Sauter and Jesus Duran: Universal Remote Everything

The workshop introduces the Ketai library for processing, designed to capture device sensors, analyze movement, and interact with the device cameras. The workshop will also lead up to the use of the Ketai library for Android Accessory Development Kit development, interacting with Adruino base ADK boards (see Networking workshop on Sat.).

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Nov 11, 2011, 10:00 AM
UIC Innovation Center

Mobile Processing 2011
Adriana de Souza e Silva: Net Locality: Mobile interfaces in hybrid spaces

In this talk, Adriana de Souza e Silva explores the social implications of using location-aware mobile technologies in urban spaces. Specifically, she investigates how their use challenges our current notions of privacy, urban sociability, and how they support new ways of filtering and “controlling” spaces around us. Souza e Silva frames the development of these technologies within the context of Net Locality, which denotes a shift in the way we experience both the Internet and public spaces, in which location becomes the organizing logic of social interactions.

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Nov 09, 2011, 2:00 PM

MFA Information Session

If you are interested in graduate study in the UIC School of Art and Design and want to learn more, please join professor Jennifer Reeder, Director of Graduate Studies, and Erin Brady, Graduate Advisor, for an information session and tour of the studios of our graduate programs in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, New Media Arts, Graphic Design, and Industrial Design.

Please note the priority MFA application deadline, for consideration in the first round of Graduate College Fellowships, is December 15, 2011.



Nov 04, 2011, 6:00 PM
Gallery 400

UIC MFA Open Studios

Get down with what the MFA Studio Arts, Moving Image and New Media Arts candidates are up to at UIC. MFA Open Studios coincides with the Gallery 400 "Archival Impulse" opening, all the more reason to drop by 400 S Peoria.

Friday, November 4
6-10pm
University of Illinois at Chicago
Art and Design Hall
400 South Peoria Street
Chicago, IL

Including works by: Mark Aguhar - Sebastian Aguirre - Joshua Albers - Lauren Anderson - Nina Barnett - George Benedict Murray III - Daniel Bennett - Jeremy Bolen - Gwendolyn Zabicki - Jon Chambers - Mary Helena Clark - Paul Cowan - Ian Curry - Lauren Edwards - Chaz Evans - Cameron Gibson - Kasia Houlihan - Ben Keddy - Mark Kent - Anthony Koerner - Kera Mackenzie - Marianna Milhorat - Andrew Mausert-Mooney - Courtney Prokopas - Alex Rauch - Andrew Reinke - Macon Reed - Daniel Shea - Tina Tahir - Daniel Tucker - Neal Vandenbergh - Tiffany Funk

If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Erin Brady at ebrady@uic.edu



Oct 26, 2011, 2:00 PM

MFA Information Session

If you are interested in graduate study in the UIC School of Art and Design and want to learn more, please join professor Jennifer Reeder, Director of Graduate Studies, and Erin Brady, Graduate Advisor, for an information session and tour of the studios of our graduate programs in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, New Media Arts, Graphic Design, and Industrial Design.

Please note the priority MFA application deadline, for consideration in the first round of Graduate College Fellowships, is December 15, 2011.



Oct 12, 2011, 2:00 PM

MFA Information Session

If you are interested in graduate study in the UIC School of Art and Design and want to learn more, please join professor Jennifer Reeder, Director of Graduate Studies, and Erin Brady, Graduate Advisor, for an information session and tour of the studios of our graduate programs in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, New Media Arts, Graphic Design, and Industrial Design.

Please note the priority MFA application deadline, for consideration in the first round of Graduate College Fellowships, is December 15, 2011.



Sep 28, 2011, 2:00 PM

MFA Information Session

If you are interested in graduate study in the UIC School of Art and Design and want to learn more, please join professor Jennifer Reeder, Director of Graduate Studies, and Erin Brady, Graduate Advisor, for an information session and tour of the studios of our graduate programs in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, New Media Arts, Graphic Design, and Industrial Design.

Please note the priority MFA application deadline, for consideration in the first round of Graduate College Fellowships, is December 15, 2011.



May 06, 2011, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

UIC Design BFA Exhibition
Graphic Design :: Industrial Design :: New Media Arts

Students graduating from our BFA programs in Graphic Design, Industrial Design, and New Media Arts will hold their year-end exhibitions from 6:00-9:00 on Friday, May 6 at the UIC Innovation Center :: 1240 W. Harrison Street.

Please join us to celebrate the talented class of 2011.



May 06, 2011, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

UIC Design MFA Thesis Exhibition
Allyson Gibbs :: Tom Heinz :: Audra Hubbell :: Matt Hunter :: Daniel McManus :: Jill Preston :: Tim Stedman

Students graduating from the UIC Graduate Programs in Graphic Design and Industrial Design will exhibit their thesis projects on Friday, May 6th from 6-9p at the UIC Innovation Center, 1240 West Harrison Street Chicago.



Apr 29, 2011, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

2011 UIC MFA Thesis Exhibition
Claire Arctander, Tim Nickodemus, JD Pirtle, Stephanie Tisza, Michael Radziewicz

Exhibition: April 26-30. Opening reception: April 29, 5-8 pm.

Claire Arctander gets into exquisitely rough things.

Tim Nickodemus paints fragmented images from the body which lie between
the visual and the tactile.

JD Pirtle works equally as an artist, programmer, and creative technologist to focus on visualizations and sonifications that bridge the void between convention and technological horizon.

Stephanie Tisza makes videos that depict the poetics of place, character and mood.

Michael Radziewicz makes sculpture and photography and lives by C.R.E.A.M.




Apr 22, 2011, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

2011 UIC MFA Thesis Exhibition
Rebecca Beachy, Mike Gibisser, Chris Meerdo, Joe Pankowski

Exhibition. April 19-23. Opening reception April 22, 5-8pm.

Christopher Meerdo's work is located in the space between the absence and revealing of memory, its authenticity confirmed or denied through the use of photography, sculpture, and moving images.

Rebecca Beachy explores human processing, material intimacy and traumatic affect in the context of an ambivalent relationship with nature through sculpture and installation.

Mike Gibisser uses the poetics of the moving image while drawing on scientific and cultural phenomena to investigate the nuance and instability of time, memory, and affect.

Joe Pankowski has developed an ever-expanding daydream in countless drawings, and has brought these to life using stop-motion animation and out-dated technology to emphasize the mechanical absurdness found in his sketchbooks.



Apr 15, 2011, 6:00 PM
Great Space

UIC Art BFA Exhibition :: En Masse
Studio Arts :: Moving Image :: Photography

Students graduating from our BFA programs in Studio Arts, Moving Image, and Photography will hold a year-end exhibition in the Great Space on the 5th Floor of Art and Design Hall (400 S. Peoria)

Exhibition: April 11 through April 15.
Closing Reception:Friday, April 15th 6-9pm.



Apr 15, 2011, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

2011 UIC MFA Thesis Exhibition
Jesus Duran, Raquel Ladensack, Paul Nelson, Min Song, Latham Zearfoss

Exhibition: April 12-16. Opening Reception April 15, 5-8 pm.

Jesus Duran creates while meditating on the effects technology has on social constructs, behaviours, physical actions and the sense of self.

Raquel Ladensack creates photographs and 16mm films that explore absence, shifting perspectives, and temporal frequencies.

Paul Nelson makes a lot of certain things.

Min Song makes two- and three-dimensional work that deals with space and surface.

Latham Zearfoss's work often centers on reclaiming historical and mythological texts, revising them to incorporate radical notions of love and sex, possibility and probability.




Apr 08, 2011, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

2011 UIC MFA Thesis Exhibition
Melina Ausikaitis, Daniel Baird, Aay Preston-Myint, Brittany Ransom

Exhibition April 5-9. Opening reception: Friday, April 8, 5-8 pm

Aay Preston-Myint reconfigures and disrupts familiar objects and sites to depict a critically queer space: a proposition about bodies and relationships in our present and future, in which new iterations of violence and hierarchy compete with new iterations of expression and identity.

Melina Ausikaitis surrounds her audience with the interior of her head through performance, singing, and drawing. Moments of ecstatic aloneness are presented to the open air in all their shrinking and earnest uncomfortableness.

Daniel Baird creates work that is invested in the interplay between technological advancement, preservation and time.

Brittany Ransom makes work that probes the lines between human, animal, and environmental relations. Her work explores our society's dependence on emergent technologies and its conflicted relationship to nature, calling for a paradoxical co-evolution between the two.



Apr 07, 2011, 6:00 PM
Gallery 400

The Bruce High Quality Foundation
Teach 4 Amerika

Teach 4 Amerika is a five-week, 11-city, coast-to-coast road trip that crosses state lines and institutional boundaries to inspire and enable local art students to define the future of their own educational experience. Traveling the byways of America in a limousine painted as a school bus, BHQF will bring together concerned educators, artists, arts administrators, and—most importantly—students to brainstorm on the future of art schools.

The project calls for a national rethinking of the current art education system, and will provide an opportunity to discuss issues facing artists seeking an education, as well as catalyze discussions with students. The Teach 4 Amerika tour is a rallying effort to begin this conversation on a national scale and to encourage a new generation of students, artists, and educators to imagine what is possible for art education in America.

Teach 4 Amerika will combine the spectacle and energy of a political rally with the substantive dialog of a conversation series, featuring a multimedia presentation, balloons, t-shirts, and music. In addition, on April 6 at Roots and Culture, BHQF will also organize an intimate conversation between students and a group of arts professionals to transform the ideas and optimism of the rallies into real change (RSVP to that event is required, send to abigail@three-walls.org).

Special Location: Lecture Center Room A-1
821 South Morgan Street
Presented by Creative Time and hosted by Gallery 400

“Teach 4 Amerika aims to empower artists to create the education they need and not beholden them to a system that professionalizes them out of their own specificity,” - Bruce High Quality Foundation.

The tour has already hit the road. Read about the Teach 4 Amerika kickoff event in Artforum.

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Mar 24, 2011, 6:00 PM
Hyde Park Art Center

Screenology
UIC New Media Arts Exhibition

Working with professor Daniel Sauter, HPCA presents a group show of new work by UIC art graduate students that utilizes the affordances of the only large-scale digital projection in the country dedicated to contemporary art.

The title SCREENOLOGY references the current trend in research into digital media screens and public art and is also the subject of the seminar led by Sauter in the Electronic Visualization Laboratory’s Cyber-Commons facility at the University of Illinois at Chicago (http:nma.aa.uic.edu).

Each of the seven artists’ work will be shown for a week. The schedule is as follows:

March 23-31: Host by Brittany Ransom
April 1-7: Artificial Horizons by Jon Chambers
April 8-14: Drawings on a Telephone Wire by Joe Pankowski
April 15-21: Visual Ramblings by Jesus Duran
April 22-28: Behold, the Oikoborg! by Chaz Evans
April 29-May 5: Oekologie by Tiffany Funk
May 6-13: Sudden Loss by JD Pirtle

Exhibition Reception
Thursday, March 24 , 6-8 pm

Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615
773-324-5520

The Jackman Goldwasser Catwalk Gallery Viewing Hours:
Outside:
Everyday: 3 – 10 pm
Inside:
Monday – Thursday: 3 – 8 pm, Friday – Saturday: 3 – 5pm, Sunday: 3 – 5pm

Daniel Sauter is a digital media artist and Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator for New Media Arts at UIC. His artwork has been previously exhibited at the Hyde Park Art Center, including Emergence Project, created with Mark Hereld and exhibited on the Jackman Goldwasser Catwalk Gallery in 2008.

Image: Jon Champers, Artificial Horizons (still).

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Jan 28, 2011, 7:00 PM
UIC School of Art + Design: GBU, 5th Floor, Art and Design Hall

The Personal Image
Closing Reception

400 South Peoria, 5th Floor, GBU Gallery
Free food + Live music



Jan 10, 2011, 12:00 PM

Happy New Year
Classes begin January 10

Image: Close-up of the 2010 holiday wreaths designed by UIC professors Bruce and Stephanie Munson Tharp for The Art Institute of Chicago lions (see news).



Oct 29, 2010, 6:00 PM
UIC Art and Design Hall

MFA Open Studios

Graduate students in the Art Programs in the UIC School of Art and Design invite you to an Open Studio event for the Fall 2010 semester. UIC Art MFA students will present works within their personal studios as well as screen video, film and media based work. Artists will be on hand to speak with visitors.

This is a rare opportunity for the public to engage with UIC Art MFA students in their studios and to view work from some of Chicagoʼs most exciting emerging artists.

The UIC MFA Open Studios event is free and open to the public.

Friday, October 29, 2010
6:00–9:00pm
UIC School of Art and Design Art and Design Hall
400 South Peoria Street

Participating UIC Art MFA students:

Mark Aguhar
Sebastian Aguirre
Claire Arctander
Melina Ausikaitis
Daniel Baird
Nina Barnett
Rebecca Beachy
Jeremy Bolen
Jon Chambers P
Paul Cowan
Jesus Duran
Chaz Evans
Tiffany Funk
Michael Gibisser
Mary Helena Clark
Kasia Houlihan
Mark Kent
Tony Koerner
Raquel Ladensack
Andrew Mausert-Mooney
Brendan Meara
Marianna Milhorat
Paul Nelson
Tim Nickodemus
Christopher Meerdo
Joe Pankowski
JD Pirtle
Aay Preston-Myint
Michael Radziewicz
Brittany Ransom
Nicholas Rummler
Min Song
Stephanie Tisza
Neal Vandenbergh
Latham Zearfoss
Gwendolyn Zabicki


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Oct 13, 2010, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

Bruce Tharp
Research + theory + making

A free public lecture by ID faculty member Bruce Tharp will be held in Gallery 400 on Wednesday at 5:00p.

We are proud to welcome Bruce Tharp to the UIC faculty as an Associate Professor of Industrial Design. He joins us most recently from the Designed Objects program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has also taught design at Pratt Institute. Tharp received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University, a MID (Masters of Industrial Design) from Pratt Institute, and a PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology, University of Chicago.

Tharp is a principal of Materious, a professional practice that creates and licenses furniture, furnishings and other self-initiated designed objects “for the domestic sphere.” Materious works have been exhibited at the Milan Furniture Fair, International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF New York), Cologne Furniture Fair, Maison et Object (Paris), Brussels Furniture Fair, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, Design Within Reach, and HauteGreen (New York); and featured in Chicago Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, L'Arca Magazine (Italy), RES Magazine, Chicago Tribune, and TenbyTen.

In addition to undergraduate instruction in the UIC design programs and the UIC Innovation Center, Tharp will lead our growing graduate program in Industrial Design.


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Oct 03, 2010, 11:00 AM
UIC Innovation Center

Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Jer Thorp: Processing: From Mac to Mobile

In this wide-ranging presentation, Jer will show a variety of work built in Processing. These projects, built over the last two years, cover a strange terrain - from evolutionary computing to text analysis to interactive toys. He’ll also sneak-peak some new data visualization work from the New York Times R&D Lab, and will discuss the challenges and opportunities that arise from building for a mobile environment with Processing for Android.

Jer Thorp is an artist and educator from Vancouver, Canada. A former geneticist, his digital art practice explores the many-folded boundaries between science and art. Recently, his work has been featured by The New York Times, The Guardian, BusinessWeek and the CBC. Jer is a contributing editor for Wired UK, and a frequent lecturer at the conferences and universities around the world. He is currently Data Artist in Residence at the New York Times.

Related Workshop: Jer Thorp: Processing.Android for Beginners

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Oct 03, 2010, 10:00 AM
UIC Innovation Center

Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Sjoukje van der Meulen: A Plea for a Critical Approach toward (new) Media in the US

This presentation will discuss the work of the Czech media theorist Vilém Flusser (1920–91). While hardly known in the United States, Flusser's work is of crucial importance for all critical theory - and practice - of media. Flusser both continues the Marxist tradition of German media theory (Walter Benjamin and others) and upgrades that legacy to contemporary media conditions in the footsteps of a Marshall McLuhan. This talk is based on the essay, "Between Benjamin and McLuhan: Vilém Flusser's Media Theory," recently published in the New German Critique (Summer 2010).

Sjoukje van der Meulen is an art historian, theorist and critic. She received her Ph.D in modern architectural history and theory from Columbia University (Fall 2009) after the defense of her dissertation "The Problem of Media in Contemporary Art Theory (1960-1990)." Van der Meulen is currently a Visiting Assisting Professor of Modern Art History and Theory in the Department of Art History at UIC.

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Oct 03, 2010, 1:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Andres Colubri: Fast 3D graphics in Processing for Android [Workshop]

The goal of this workshop is to introduce the new 3D renderer of Processing for Android, A3D. This renderer provides all the basic functionality required for three-dimensional graphics (camera, lights, texturing, etc.), following the API found in earlier versions of Processing. A3D also offers many advanced drawing capabilities on Android devices supporting OpenGL ES 1.1, such as offscreen rendering, Vertex Buffer Objects (VBOs), and 3D text. Level: intermediate to advanced. BYOA is highly recomended.

Andres Colubri is a programmer, researcher, and artist. His interests range from algorithmic modeling of complex systems to creative use of computer code for subjective expression and experimentation. He originally studied mathematics in Argentina, then did research in the area of computational biology at the University of Chicago, and recently obtained an MFA degree in Design|Media Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is involved in several open source projects focused in the use of real-time graphics and video, among them the ongoing OpenGL integration in Processing. Currently a professor at Jeju National University in South Korea, and visiting lecturer at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Related Presentation: Andres Colubri: The Future of OpenGL in Processing

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Oct 03, 2010, 3:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Julio Obelleiro + Jorge Cano + Shawn Roske: Introducing Cing: Simplifying Advanced Capabilities for Creative Coders [Workshop]

This workshop will introduce the first steps to creating Cing applications. Cing is an open source library for creative programming which bridges the elegant and intuitive syntax of Processing with the power and flexibility of C++. The workshop will showcase how Cing facilitates the use of advanced capabilities through cutting-edge libraries such as: 3D & 2D graphics, Physics Simulation, Computer Vision, Advanced Interactivity, 3D worlds & animations, MIDI and 3D Sound, among others

Julio Obelleiro is an artist and engineer focused on the creation of interactive installations and large-scale projections that address the alteration of the viewer’s perception. His interdisciplinary work has been exhibited in festivals and venues such as Ars Electronica (Austria), File (Brazil), 10YearsAfter Festival (Seoul), The White Night (Madrid), Looptopia (Chicago), Urban Art Festival (Bucharest), etc. He has been recipient of the grants Fulbright and Torres Quevedo and has contributed to the publication AI Game Programming Wisdom (Charles River Media). Obelleiro currently teaches in the New Media Arts program at UIC and in the Art and Technology Studies at SAIC. In 2007 he co-founded the open source tool Cing with Jorge Cano.
Jorge Cano is a designer and digital artist who is currently working in human computer interaction and data visualization. In recent years, his body of work has been focused on researching the use of new media, mainly interactive video and audio systems, in order to study new ways of communicating with the viewers. In 2007 he co-founded the open source tool Cing with Julio Obelleiro.
Shawn Roske is an interaction designer and software engineer that recently joined the Cing team. For the past 12 years he has created web experiences, mobile applications and permanent interactive installations for company and clients. His current interests are focused on developing and exploring the capabilities of all the major mobile device platforms.

Related Presentation: Julio Obelleiro + Jorge Cano + Shawn Roske: Cing, Creative coding bridging Processing and C++

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Oct 03, 2010, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Processing.Android: Open Source for Mobile Innovation
Round Table Discussion, moderated by Susan M. Fullman and Daniel Sauter

Participants: Susan M. Fullman, Daniel Sauter, Leon Chism, Ben Fry, Casey Reas, Jer Thorp, Andres Colubri, Julio Obelleiro, Jorge Cano, Tiffany Funk, JD Pirtle, Chaz Evans, Jeremy Tubbs, Cameron Brand

This round table discussion investigates whether a public university, such as UIC, with a mission that encompasses teaching, research, service and economic development should capitalize on open source platforms as a means to increase cooperation and collaboration with its surrounding community.

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Oct 02, 2010, 10:00 AM
UIC Innovation Center

Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Casey Reas: Coding with Processing as a Design Practice

Projects created with Processing, an open-source programming environment for visual designers and artists, are used to show the potential of writing custom software as a design methodology. Examples range from dynamic information visualization to art installations to object fabrication.

Casey Reas is a professor in the Department of Design Media Arts at UCLA and a graduate of the MIT Media Laboratory. Reas’ software has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries in the United
Projects created with Processing, an open-source programming environment for visual designers and artists, are used to show the potential of writing custom software as a design methodology. Examples range from dynamic information visualization to art installations to object fabrication.

Related Presentation: Casey Reas: Introduction to Processing for Programmers

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Oct 02, 2010, 1:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Introduction to Processing for Programmers [Workshop]

This workshop for intermediate-level programmers (and up) is a brief introduction to using the Processing graphics library and environment. We'll cover how to code 2D and 3D interactive graphics and how to use libraries to extend the base software into other domains. This workshop covers the basics of Processing and assumes the participant understands programming fundamentals from variables to object-oriented techniques.

Casey Reas is a professor in the Department of Design Media Arts at UCLA and a graduate of the MIT Media Laboratory. Reas’ software has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries in the United
Projects created with Processing, an open-source programming environment for visual designers and artists, are used to show the potential of writing custom software as a design methodology. Examples range from dynamic information visualization to art installations to object fabrication.

Related Presentation: Casey Reas: Coding with Processing as a Design Practice

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Oct 02, 2010, 11:00 AM
UIC Innovation Center

Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Daniel Sauter + Jesus Duran: Ketai in Motion

The variety of sensors built in 4th generation mobile devices offer new ways to interact with applications and services. Focusing on motion detection and image processing, Ketai in Motion is a research project that aims at capturing, processing, and interpreting multiple streams or sensory data. The presentation will feature the first release of the Ketai library for processing, and outline future development.

Daniel Sauter is an artist who creates interactive installations and site-specific interventions dealing with the cultural and social implications of emergent technologies. His work spans a variety of disciplines, Electronic art, Performance art, Robotic art, Sound art, Interactive Sculpture, and Software art. While technology plays an important role in his work, it is not foregrounded. He uses technology as artistic material, embedded in larger social and cultural contexts. Sauter is currently an Assistant Professor of New Media Arts and Program Coordinator at the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Art and Design.

Jesus Duran is an artist and technologist currently pursuing a Master’s of Fine Art in the New Media Arts program at UIC. His primary interests lie in exploring the impact that technology has on relationships between individuals, media and the sense of self. These themes often manifest themselves as Software Art, Interactive Installations, various media and anonymous releases.

Related Workshop: Daniel Sauter + Jesus Duran: Mobile Devices as Universal Sensors

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Oct 02, 2010, 3:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Daniel Sauter + Jesus Duran: Mobile Devices as Universal Sensors [Workshop]

This workshop focuses on using the Ketai library for processing, allowing to register the native sensors supported by the Android platform. The workshop covers data capture, processing and export via Ketai Motion, and introduces image capture via Ketai Vision. Bring or share your Android device to take full advantage of your mobile phone as universal sensor.

Daniel Sauter is an artist who creates interactive installations and site-specific interventions dealing with the cultural and social implications of emergent technologies. His work spans a variety of disciplines, Electronic art, Performance art, Robotic art, Sound art, Interactive Sculpture, and Software art. While technology plays an important role in his work, it is not foregrounded. He uses technology as artistic material, embedded in larger social and cultural contexts. Sauter is currently an Assistant Professor of New Media Arts and Program Coordinator at the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Art and Design.

Jesus Duran is an artist and technologist currently pursuing a Master’s of Fine Art in the New Media Arts program at UIC. His primary interests lie in exploring the impact that technology has on relationships between individuals, media and the sense of self. These themes often manifest themselves as Software Art, Interactive Installations, various media and anonymous releases.

Related Presentation: Daniel Sauter + Jesus Duran: Ketai in Motion

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Oct 02, 2010, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Julio Obelleiro + Jorge Cano + Shawn Roske: Cing, Creative coding bridging Processing and C++

This presentation will introduce Cing, an open source library for creative programming which bridges the elegant and intuitive syntax of Processing with the power and flexibility of C++. Cing allows innovative and accessible experimentation with advanced capabilities such as 3D, Physics or Computer Vision. Cing is being developed for use on desktop platforms and it is currently on its first steps towards mobile platforms like the iPhone. Cing is developed by Julio Obelleiro, Jorge Cano and Shawn Roske.

Julio Obelleiro is an artist and engineer focused on the creation of interactive installations and large-scale projections that address the alteration of the viewer’s perception. His interdisciplinary work has been exhibited in festivals and venues such as Ars Electronica (Austria), File (Brazil), 10YearsAfter Festival (Seoul), The White Night (Madrid), Looptopia (Chicago), Urban Art Festival (Bucharest), etc. He has been recipient of the grants Fulbright and Torres Quevedo and has contributed to the publication AI Game Programming Wisdom (Charles River Media). Obelleiro currently teaches in the New Media Arts program at UIC and in the Art and Technology Studies at SAIC. In 2007 he co-founded the open source tool Cing with Jorge Cano.
Jorge Cano is a designer and digital artist who is currently working in human computer interaction and data visualization. In recent years, his body of work has been focused on researching the use of new media, mainly interactive video and audio systems, in order to study new ways of communicating with the viewers. In 2007 he co-founded the open source tool Cing with Julio Obelleiro.
Shawn Roske is an interaction designer and software engineer that recently joined the Cing team. For the past 12 years he has created web experiences, mobile applications and permanent interactive installations for company and clients. His current interests are focused on developing and exploring the capabilities of all the major mobile device platforms.

Related Workshop: Julio Obelleiro + Jorge Cano + Shawn Roske:
Introducing Cing: Simplifying Advanced Capabilities for Creative Coders


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Oct 01, 2010, 10:00 AM
UIC Innovation Center

Processing.Android
Open-Source for Mobile Innovation

The symposium brings together internationally recognized innovators from the open source software community, Chicago based startup companies, and students and academics from the areas of Art and Design, Computer Science, and Information Sciences. Keynote speakers Ben Fry and Casey Reas present the latest edition of Processing targeting Android devices, designed to simplify and streamline prototyping and development for mobile platforms. Processing is used by tens of thousands of students, artists, designers, researchers, and hobbyists for learning, prototyping, and production. Join us for the first public summit to hold Processing.Android workshops, presentations, and panel discussions. The event is free and open to the public. Workshops require prior registration.

PRESENTATIONS

Casey Reas: Coding with Processing as a Design Practice
Ben Fry: Introduction to Processing for Android

Malcolm McCullough: Situated Technologies Too
Daniel Sauter + Jesus Duran: Ketai in Motion
Sjoukje van der Meulen: A Plea for a Critical Approach toward (new) Media in the US
Jer Thorp: Processing: From Mac to Mobile
Andres Colubri: The Future of OpenGL in Processing
Julio Obelleiro + Shawn Roske: Cing, Creative coding bridging Processing and C++

WORKSHOPS
Ben Fry: Introduction to Processing for Android
Casey Reas: Introduction to Processing for Programmers
Daniel Sauter + Jesus Duran: Ketain in Motion
Jer Thorp: Processing.Android for Beginners
Andres Colubri: Fast 3D graphics in Processing for Android
Julio Obelleiro + Jorge Cano + Shawn Roske:
Introducing Cing: Simplifying Advanced Capabilities for Creative Coders
Panel, moderated by Susan M. Fullman, and Daniel Sauter

Organizer:
Daniel Sauter

Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator 

New Media Arts



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Oct 01, 2010, 1:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Jer Thorp: Processing.Android for Beginners

One of the key selling points for Processing for Android is ease-of-use. In this workshop, we’ll learn how to quickly produce applications for Android devices. We’ll walk through the basics of setting up Processing to develop for Android, and will create our own interactive sketches to run on devices. BYOA (Bring your own Android).

Jer Thorp is an artist and educator from Vancouver, Canada. A former geneticist, his digital art practice explores the many-folded boundaries between science and art. Recently, his work has been featured by The New York Times, The Guardian, BusinessWeek and the CBC. Jer is a contributing editor for Wired UK, and a frequent lecturer at the conferences and universities around the world. He is currently Data Artist in Residence at the New York Times.

Related Presentation: Jer Thorp: Processing: From Mac to Mobile

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Oct 01, 2010, 3:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Ben Fry: Introduction to Processing for Android

This workshop is for people who are familiar with Processing and want to write programs for Android devices with the new Processing for Android. Bring your Android device to get up and running during the workshop. The differences between standard Processing and Processing for Android will be discussed as well as the future of project.

With Casey Reas, Ben Fry started the Processing project in 2001, which seeks to ruin the careers of talented designers by tempting them away from their usual tools and into the world of programming and computation. Similarly, the project is designed to turn engineers and computer scientists to less gainful employment as artists and designers. Ben is principal of Fathom, a design firm based in Boston that focuses on understanding complex data through information graphics and interactive tools, delivered via the web, software-based installation works, mobile devices, or in print.

Related Presentation: Ben Fry: Introduction to Processing for Android

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Oct 01, 2010, 11:00 AM
UIC Innovation Center

Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Ben Fry: Introduction to Processing for Android

The latest edition of the Processing project targets Android devices. Like the desktop version, it's designed for rapid iteration and to streamline how you develop and prototype. In addition, it provides a simple platform for building applications that make use of the affordances of mobile devices — touch input, location and tilt sensors, always-on network access, and portable, high-resolution screens.

With Casey Reas, Ben Fry started the Processing project in 2001, which seeks to ruin the careers of talented designers by tempting them away from their usual tools and into the world of programming and computation. Similarly, the project is designed to turn engineers and computer scientists to less gainful employment as artists and designers. Ben is principal of Fathom, a design firm based in Boston that focuses on understanding complex data through information graphics and interactive tools, delivered via the web, software-based installation works, mobile devices, or in print.

Related Workshop: Ben Fry: Introduction to Processing for Android

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Oct 01, 2010, 10:00 AM
UIC Innovation Center

Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Malcolm McCullough: Situated Technologies Too

Mobile communication applications can increase participation in locales. In the what is now called “augmented city,” the dynamics of socially-produced cultural tagging need not be reduced to wayshowing. Fixed accumulations of information often complement mobile technology in this regard. Locative media often increase the importance of others but sometimes make it ambiguous who is a user. At a cognitive level, the workings of attention suggest much more technological emphasis on context. This talk thus invites a broad perspective on embodiment, architecture and the city as complementary counterparts to the fascinations of the personal handheld device.

Malcolm McCullough studies tacit knowledge in media environments. His books Abstracting Craft (1996) and Digital Ground (2004) both became standards on human-centered design practices. McCullough teaches architecture and information design at the University of Michigan, and has previously served on the faculty at Harvard and Carnegie Mellon. Thirty years ago he was a pioneer in digital media at Autodesk. In the last decade he has given invited talks in a dozen countries. Currently he is writing a book about ambient information.

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Oct 01, 2010, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Processing.Android: Open-Source for Mobile Innovation
Andres Colubri: The Future of OpenGL in Processing

OpenGL is a fundamental technology in the generation of real-time graphics. Recent developments in OpenGL (vertex buffer objects, shading programming, OpenCL) are bringing exciting possibilities such as manipulation of massively complex geometries, interactive non-photorealistic rendering and real-time HD image/video processing. Many of these features are currently being integrated into Processing, both on the Android and PC/Mac platforms. These ongoing developments will be discussed during the presentation.

Andres Colubri is a programmer, researcher, and artist. His interests range from algorithmic modeling of complex systems to creative use of computer code for subjective expression and experimentation. He originally studied mathematics in Argentina, then did research in the area of computational biology at the University of Chicago, and recently obtained an MFA degree in Design|Media Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is involved in several open source projects focused in the use of real-time graphics and video, among them the ongoing OpenGL integration in Processing. Currently a professor at Jeju National University in South Korea, and visiting lecturer at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Related Workshop: Andres Colubri: Fast 3D graphics in Processing for Android

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Jul 07, 2010, 10:00 AM
Pritzker Park

Unveiling: Tony Tasset, EYE

Please join us in celebrating the unveiling of EYE, a new public art installation by Tony Tasset, Professor of Studio Arts and Associate Director of the School of Art and Design.

Sponsored by the Chicago Loop Alliance, EYE is a 30 ft. replica of the artist's eye. In Tasset's words: "the image of an eye is one of the most utilized symbols found throughout history and across cultures. It sometimes means a higher power or a portal to an inner conciseness, as in the eyes are the windows to the soul. The sculpture will undoubtedly be interpreted in many different ways, but for me the eye is a basic image of humanity and all that it entails, be it physically, emotionally or spiritually. EYE is meant to be experiential, funny and democratic."





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May 07, 2010, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

UIC Design MFA Show

Students graduating from the UIC Graduate Programs in Graphic Design and Industrial Design will exhibit their thesis projects on Friday, May 7th from 6-9p at the UIC Innovation Center, 1240 West Harrison Street Chicago.



May 07, 2010, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

UIC Design BFA Show
Graphic Design :: Industrial Design :: Electronic Visualization

Students graduating from our BFA programs in Graphic Design, Industrial Design, and Electronic Visualization will hold their year-end exhibitions from 7:00-9:00 on Friday, May 8th at the UIC Innovation Center :: 1240 W. Harrison Street.

Please join us to celebrate the talented class of 2010



Apr 14, 2010, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

MFA Art Program Thesis Exhibition
Opening Reception

Rebecca Grady, Nick Harvey, Erik Peterson, Benjamin Thorp



Apr 07, 2010, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

MFA Art Program Thesis Exhibition
Opening Reception

Olivia Ciummo, Julio Obelleiro, Nicholas Wylie, Allison Yasukawa



Apr 07, 2010, 5:00 PM
Great Space

MFA Art Program Thesis Exhibition
Opening Reception

Joe Baldwin, Heejoo Kim, Tesia Kosmalski, Andrew Oleksiuk, Arunan Rabindran,



Mar 31, 2010, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

MFA Art Program Thesis Exhibition
Opening Reception

Alejandro Borsani, Maria Jonsson, Orson Panetti, Raychael Stine


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Mar 30, 2010, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

Stephanie Syjuco: Artist Lecture

Stephanie Syjuco’s recent work uses the tactics of bootlegging, reappropriation, and fictional fabrications to address issues of cultural biography, labor, and economic globalization. Working primarily in sculpture and installation, her objects mistranslate and misappropriate iconic symbols, creating frictions between high ideals and everyday materials. This has included re-creating several 1950s Modernist furniture pieces by French designer Charlotte Perriand using cast-off material and rubbish in Beijing, China; starting a global collaborative project with crochet crafters to counterfeit high-end consumer goods; and searching for fragments of the Berlin Wall in her immediate surroundings in an attempt to revisit the moment of capitalism's supposed global triumph.

Born in the Philippines, Syjuco currently lives and works in San Francisco. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art; The New Museum; SFMOMA; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu; The San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art; and the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, among others. Throughout 2007 she led counterfeiting workshops at art venues in Istanbul, Turkey; Beijing, China; and Manila, Philippines. In October 2009 she presented a parasitic art counterfeiting event, "COPYSTAND: An Autonomous Manufacturing Zone" in Frieze Projects, London; and contributed proxy sculptures for P.S.1/MoMA's joint exhibition, "1969." She is a recipient of numerous awards, including a 2009 Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Award.



Mar 17, 2010, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

MFA Art Program Thesis Exhibition
Opening Reception

Erin Leland, Michael Morris, Michael Sirianni,
Jeremy Tubbs



Mar 09, 2010, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

Hannah Feldman: art historian
'In Plain Sight'

Organized by the Lectures and Events Committee (Art History Department, UIC)

This lecture focuses on a series of clandestine photographs taken by photojournalists during the violent police suppression of an Algerian march that took place in Paris near the end of the Algerian War of Independence. Known now by the date of 17 October 1961, this manifestation and its repression have come to assume a central place in the history of both French police culture and the Algerian advance to national sovereignty. Little attention, however, has been paid to the mechanics of how the Algerians' claims to representability were articulated visually, either by those who organized the march or those who marched. Attending to the manifestation through these specific visual traces enables us to theorize a counter-politics of picturing in a period now understood, at least in art historical terms, as assimilated into the hegemonic ascendance of spectacle. Against this characterization, the photographic documents produced on the night of 17 October 1961 demonstrate how models of appropriative imagistic practice engineered a public sphere organized "in plain sight,” which is to say around the refusal of invisibility and in view of a subject dislocated from the false strictures of a singular national subjectivity.

Hannah Feldman is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Northwestern University. Having received her PhD in 2004 from Columbia University, she is currently completing a book about decolonization and the aesthetic underpinnings of representational practices in France during the 1950s and 1960s. In 2008-2009 she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Getty Research Institute and in 2006 the lead investigator for a Fulbright Fellowship involving collaboration and exchange with the Islamic World. Her essay on the French-Algerian artist Kader Attia is forthcoming in nka, and an essay about décollage will soon appear in conjunction with a major exhibition on the art of the 1960s at the Museu Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofîa in Madrid. Other writings about art and war in both France and Lebanon have appeared in journals including Third Text, October, and Art Journal, where she is also Chair of the Editorial Board. Feldman is also an active art critic and contributor to Artforum and Frieze.

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Mar 02, 2010, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

John Miller- Artist, Writer
Voices Lecture

John Miller is an artist, writer and musician based in New York and Berlin. Among other things, his work considers questions of production, reception, and value as it relates to the making and circulation of art. Using deadpan humor, in combination with everyday debris, fake gold leaf, brown paint, and genre tableau, Miller creates sculpture, photography, painting, and writing that confound the distinctions in the spectacular, the exploitative, the everyday, and the value of craftsmanship. As a critic he is keenly interested in the role of aesthetics within mass culture. Miller exhibits his work internationally and is an Associate Professor in Barnard College’s Art History Department. A collection of his essays was published in 2000, The Price Club: Selected Writings, 1977 – 1996. Other recent publications include Shooting Log, a book focused on Miller’s ongoing photo project, “The Middle of the Day” and XXX Macarena a 33-1/3 LP of Miller performing with Tony Conrad and Jutta Koether. A survey exhibition of his art was organized by the Kunsthalle Zurich, in 2009. A catalog is forthcoming.

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Feb 15, 2010, 6:00 PM
Gallery 400

Nicolas Lampert
Organize! What the Artists’ Union & the American Artists’ Congress Can Teach Us Today

Lampert (Justseeds Artists' Cooperative) will provide an overview of the Artists' Union and the American Artists' Congress, two leading voices for radical artists during the 1930s. Both organizations responded to the Great Depression and the rise of fascism with collective action, purposefully aligning themselves with working class labor movements. The lecture will segue into an open discussion about how artists are addressing the present-day economic crisis.

Presented in conjunction with Art Work: A National Conversation About Art, Labor and Economics by Temporary Services and collaborators, on view at Gallery 400 until March 6.



Feb 11, 2010, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

CAA Reception + MFA Open Studios

The UIC School of Art & Design, Department of Art History, and College of Architecture + the Arts invite you to a reception at Gallery 400 in conjunction with the upcoming College Art Association Conference.

Enjoy refreshments; tour studios of the MFA students in Studio Arts, Photography and Moving Image throughout Art & Design Hall; meet faculty; and visit Gallery 400’s current exhibitions.



Jan 30, 2010, 6:00 PM
Gallery 400

Art Work introduction & discussion by Temporary Services

Temporary Services (Brett Bloom, Salem Collo-Julin and Marc Fischer) discuss the process and impetus behind Art Work: A National Conversation About Art, Labor and Economics a newspaper and website (artandwork.us) that consists of writings and images from artists, activists, writers, critics, and others on the topic of working within depressed economies and how that impacts artistic process, compensation and artistic property.

Art Work: A National Conversation About Art, Labor and Economics is on view at Gallery 400 until March 6.

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Jan 20, 2010, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

Gallery 400 Information Session
Free Pizza Night

Gallery 400 will be hosting a Free Pizza Night on Wednesday, January 20th at 5pm for students, TAs, and Faculty of the School of Art and Design and the department of Art History.

Please join us to learn more about Gallery 400's programs including:

-Exhibitions: Like the upcoming Free Store where you can give or take away items.
- Voices Lecture Series: Talks by established and emerging artists, art historians and art critics.
- Hot Media Series: Organized by students. Learn how you can participate.

As with all Gallery 400 events, the Pizza Night is FREE and open to everyone.

Gallery 400
College of Architecture and the Arts
University of Illinois at Chicago
400 South Peoria Street (MC 034)
Chicago, IL 60607

312-996-6114


TAs and Faculty, please encourage your students to attend! The event to open to everyone especially undergraduate and graduate students.

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Dec 14, 2009, 12:00 PM

Winter Break

The faculty, staff, and students of the UIC School of Art and Design wish you a happy holiday season. Winter break begins on December 14. Spring semester instruction begins on January 11, 2010.

Pictured is Adieu, 2009, ceramic gas-fireplace ‘logs’ for the ardent modernist by Associate Professor of Industrial Design, Stephanie Munson Tharp with Bruce Tharp and Greg Bethel.



Dec 04, 2009, 6:00 PM
Plaines Project

Aspect Ratio
Exhibition of works by UIC MFA students

During the fall 2009 semester of AD502, a graduate interdisciplinary seminar taught by Professor Silvia Malagrino, students wrestled with the questions of narrative, time and space in the context of readings, screenings and discussions in physics, anthropology, sociology, literary criticism and art theory to name a few. Armed with courage and inspiration an exhibition was created.

Aspect Ratio.
Non linear narratives -- the geography of time on the screen and beyond.

Plaines Project
1822 S. Desplaines Street
Chicago, IL
Opening Reception: Friday December 4th 6 -9 PM



Dec 02, 2009, 2:00 PM
Office of the School of Art and Design

MFA Information Session and School Tour

If you are interested in graduate study in the UIC School of Art and Design and want to learn more, please join professor Jennifer Reeder, Director of Graduate Studies, and Erin Brady, Graduate Advisor, for an information session and tour of the studios of our graduate programs in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, and Electronic Visualization.

Please note the priority MFA application deadline (for consideration in the first round of Graduate College Fellowships) is December 15, 2009.



Nov 19, 2009, 7:00 PM
UIC Art and Design Hall

UIC Art MFA Open Studio

Graduate students in the Art Programs in the UIC School of Art and Design invite you to an Open Studio event for the Fall 2009 semester. UIC Art MFA students will present works within their personal studios as well as screen video, film and media based work. Artists will be on hand to speak with visitors.

This is a rare opportunity for the public to engage with UIC Art MFA students in their studios and to view work from some of Chicago’s most exciting emerging artists.

The UIC MFA Open Studios event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 19, 2009
7:00–9:30pm
UIC School of Art and Design
Art and Design Hall
400 South Peoria Street

Participating UIC Art MFA students:

Claire Arctander
Melina Ausikaitis
Daniel Baird
Rebecca Beachy
Olivia Ciummo
Michael Gibisser
Rebecca Grady
Nick Harvey
Maria Jonsson
Raquel Ladensack
Erin Leland
Mike Morris
Paul Nelson
Tim Nickodemus
Orson Panetti
Erik Peterson
Christopher Meerdo
Aay Preston-Myint
Michael Radziewicz
Michael Sirianni
Min Song
Raychael Stine
Stephanie Tisza
Kristen VanDeventer
Nicholas Wylie
Allison Yasukawa
Latham Zearfoss



Nov 18, 2009, 2:00 PM
Office of the School of Art and Design

MFA Information Session and School Tour

If you are interested in graduate study in the UIC School of Art and Design and want to learn more, please join professor Jennifer Reeder, Director of Graduate Studies, and Erin Brady, Graduate Advisor, for an information session and tour of the studios of our graduate programs in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, and Electronic Visualization.

An additional sessions will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, at 2pm. Please note the priority MFA application deadline (for consideration in the first round of Graduate College Fellowships) is December 15, 2009.



Nov 18, 2009, 7:00 PM
Gallery 400

The Hydroacoustic Show
Film and video works curated by Ben Russell

At 20,000 leagues below the sea everyone can hear you scream – that’s the nature of sound and water after all, and (maybe) that’s why we call all those vibrations dazzling our skulls by the oceanic descriptor WAVEFORMS. Just ask Alex Halstead – she was born into water, under water, knows wet and sound better than all of us combined. For the last month in Gallery 400 she’s been humoring our earth-ears with her rhythmic pulses, and now it’s time to return the favor. And so, submitted for her approval: an aqua-opera in 8 stanzas, a capital-SEA-composition in as many verses. From that silent surface (Hutton) to the scratch and curl of the fevered deep (Gatten); betwixt a siren-spongebob-song (Best) and a flicker score for the Red Sea (Holthuis); with whale chorus (Clark), octo-electronica (Painleve), and gurgling pop tune (Rist) – this is a kino-song* for the best Nigerian Elephant-nosed Fish we’ll ever know. Here’s To You, Alex.

FEATURING: Study of A River by Peter Hutton (16:00, 16mm, 1996-97), What the Water Said Nos 4-7 by David Gatten (17:00, 16mm, 2007), Crank Dat Soulja Boy Spongebob by Masta Best (3:46, video, 2007), Amours de la pieuvre (Love Life of the Octopus) by Jean Painleve (14:00, 16mm on video, 1965), I'm a Victim of This Song by Pipilotti Rist (5:06, video, 1995), Marsa Abu Galawa by Gerard Holthuis (15:00, 35mm on video, 2004), Sound Over Water by Mary Helena Clark (6:00, 16mm, 2009)



Nov 11, 2009, 6:00 PM
Great Space

Bogen Cafe

Please plan to join a free presentation (with food!) on digital photography in the Great Space, 5th floor, of Art and Design Hall at 6pm on Wednesday, November 11.

On the next day, Thursday, November 12, Bogen staff members will join us in A+A for a portfolio review by Will Crockett and a demo of equipment that will be gifted to the Photography program of the School of Art and Design.

Thank you Bogen!



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Nov 10, 2009, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

Talking Cure
Artists, designers and architects working inside or outside institutions, what’s the difference?

Please come out to the second edition of Talking Cure, a new series initiated this fall by Tony Tasset, sculptor and UIC faculty member, along with Lorelei Stewart, director of Gallery 400, and Anthony Elms, assistant director, and now joined by UIC graduate student Tim Nickodemus. Four times this year, Talking Cure brings together UIC individuals as well as guests and friends from the city for informal discussions on topics in visual art, be they current issues, stereotypes, archetypes, common misconceptions, hard facts, or all of the above.

Following on the heels of the October discussion on artists and anguish, we tackle working with institutions, or not. While the discussion will surely hit upon the politics of institutional engagement and the histories of institutional critique, it will also lay out the practical and strategic methods of working within or circumventing myriad institutions. We hope, too, that more general conceptions of public and private and autonomy will be shared and examined.

Please come and contribute your thoughts to the conversation.



Nov 04, 2009, 2:00 PM
Office of the School of Art and Design

MFA Information Session and School Tour

If you are interested in graduate study in the UIC School of Art and Design and want to learn more, please join professor Jennifer Reeder, Director of Graduate Studies, and Erin Brady, Graduate Advisor, for an information session and tour of the studios of our graduate programs in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, and Electronic Visualization.

Additional sessions will be held on the following Wednesdays at 2pm

November 18
December 2

Please note the priority MFA application deadline (for consideration in the first round of Graduate College Fellowships) is December 15, 2009.



Oct 31, 2009, 12:00 PM

Happy Halloween




Oct 21, 2009, 6:00 PM
Gallery 400

M.C. Schmidt, Alex Halsted and David More
Music Performance



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Oct 20, 2009, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

M.C. Schmidt
Voices Lecture Series

M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel form the experimental electronic music duo Matmos. Using samplers, analogue keyboards, field recordings and guitars, Matmos make atmospheric, idiosyncratic electronica. In addition to incorporating chance operations into their sequencing environment, many songs are based upon a working methodology of “conceptual restriction”- songs are built entirely out of samples from a single sound source: field recordings, contact microphones on hair, even the sound of an amplified synapse from crayfish nerve tissue.

In 1998, Matmos remixed the Björk single “Alarm Call”. Subsequently, Matmos worked with Björk on her albums Vespertine (2001) and Medúlla (2004), as well as her Vespertine and Greatest Hits tours. In November 2004, Matmos spent 97 hours in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as artists in residence, performing music with friends, musical guests and onlookers. Matmos recently composed the music for Daria Martin’s Minotaur, currently on view at the MCA, Chicago.

Schmidt has been making experimental electronic music for many years, as the leader of avant-garde drone outfit X/I and industrial occultists Iaocore, in which he did time with current members of Amber Asylum and Tipsy. He has also served as a professor In the New Genres Department at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Schmidt will be lecturing on Musique Concrete.



Oct 20, 2009, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

M.C. Schmidt
Voices Lecture Series

M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel form the experimental electronic music duo Matmos. Using samplers, analogue keyboards, field recordings and guitars, Matmos make atmospheric, idiosyncratic electronica. In addition to incorporating chance operations into their sequencing environment, many songs are based upon a working methodology of “conceptual restriction”- songs are built entirely out of samples from a single sound source: field recordings, contact microphones on hair, even the sound of an amplified synapse from crayfish nerve tissue.

In 1998, Matmos remixed the Björk single “Alarm Call”. Subsequently, Matmos worked with Björk on her albums Vespertine (2001) and Medúlla (2004), as well as her Vespertine and Greatest Hits tours. In November 2004, Matmos spent 97 hours in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as artists in residence, performing music with friends, musical guests and onlookers. Matmos recently composed the music for Daria Martin’s Minotaur, currently on view at the MCA, Chicago.

Schmidt has been making experimental electronic music for many years, as the leader of avant-garde drone outfit X/I and industrial occultists Iaocore, in which he did time with current members of Amber Asylum and Tipsy. He has also served as a professor In the New Genres Department at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Schmidt will be lecturing on Musique Concrete.


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Oct 19, 2009, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

Caroll Dunham
Voices Lecture / Manilow Visiting Artist

Ranging from cartoonish and grotesque to tight-lipped and brooding, Carroll Dunham’s paintings and prints express the extremes of a frank psychological subjectivity. Drawing on abstraction, figuration, graffiti, pop, graphic arts, and surrealism, Dunham combines the smooth flatness of graphic arts with unexpected textures, comic book colors and painterly gestures. His works often include biomorphic figures, dream-like psychosexual themes, and an aggressive, often violent masculinity.

Dunham has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions internationally including the Whitney Biennial (1995, 1991), Examining Pictures, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1999) and Urgent Painting, ARC, Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris (2002). Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at Metro Pictures, NY; White Cube, London; Daniel Weinberg Gallery, LA; and Gladstone Gallery, NY. His 2002 mid-career retrospective at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY was one of the most highly regarded shows of that year. Dunham writes often for Artforum.



Oct 15, 2009, 7:00 PM
Gallery 400

Alex Halsted and David More
Gnathonemus Petersii

Related events:

Thursday, October 15, 7 pm
Performance by Halsted, Moré, composer/performer Joe Grimm, and Berlin-based group Ige*Timer (Simon Berz - electronics, and Klaus Janek - double bass)

Tuesday, November 03, 6 pm
Performance and demonstration by Alex Halsted with Electronic Voice Phenomena specialist Michael Esposito

Wednesday, November 18, 7 pm
Film and video works curated by Ben Russell



Oct 14, 2009, 2:00 PM
Office of the School of Art and Design

MFA Information Session and School Tour

If you are interested in graduate study in the UIC School of Art and Design and want to learn more, please join professor Jennifer Reeder, Director of Graduate Studies, and Erin Brady, Graduate Advisor, for an information session and tour of the studios of our graduate programs in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, and Electronic Visualization.

Additional sessions will be held on the following Wednesdays at 2pm

November 4
November 18
December 2

Please note the priority MFA application deadline (for consideration in the first round of Graduate College Fellowships) is December 15, 2009.


Oct 01, 2009, 11:30 AM
UIC Innovation Center

UIC Design Forum

Please plan to join this informal gathering open to all School of Art and Design faculty, staff and students. We will meet in the UIC Innovation Center from 11:30a-12:30p today to share information and provide opportunity for discussion on the school's design programs.



Sep 23, 2009, 2:00 PM
Office of the School of Art and Design

MFA Information Session and School Tour

If you are interested in graduate study in the UIC School of Art and Design and want to learn more, please join professor Jennifer Reeder, Director of Graduate Studies, and Erin Brady, Graduate Advisor, for an information session and tour of the studios of our graduate programs in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, and Electronic Visualization.

Additional sessions will be held on the following Wednesdays at 2pm

October 14
November 4
November 18
December 2

Please note the priority MFA application deadline (for consideration in the first round of Graduate College Fellowships) is December 15, 2009.





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Sep 22, 2009, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

Voices Lecture Series
Michael Hall: The Disinterested Spectator

Michael Hall is currently an independent curator based in Vienna, Austria. Hall was founder of Chicago Project Room in 1996, and Co-director (with Daniel Hug) from 1998-2000 in Chicago, and also Codirector of Chicagoprojectroom in Los Angeles from 2000-2002.

Recent exhibitions curated by Hall include “Waiting for the Ice Age” (2002) at Georg Kargl, Vienna; “Brutal Ornamental” (2005) at Kosak Hall GmbH, Vienna; “Autonomous Acts” (2008-2009) KÖR (Art in Public Space), Vienna; and “Miete Strom Gas oder Brasilien Wax” (2009) at INSTITUT im Museumsquartier, Vienna. Hall received his M.F.A. in Photographic Theory from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Detroit, MI. He has had articles published in Camera Austria and Tema Celeste, and edited a publication for the De Appel Museum, Amsterdamn, NL.


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Sep 15, 2009, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

Voices Lecture Series
Brian Ulrich, Photographer

Brian Ulrich's photographs examine the complexities of theconsumer-dominated culture of the United States. His ongoing project Copia, begun 2002 and currently encompassing sections titled Retail, Thrift, Fair and Dark Stores, captures the everyday activities of shopping, as well as the economic, cultural, social, and political implications of commercialism and the position of the individual in a landscape of marketing and advertising.

Ulrich is a Chicago-based artist whose photographs have been collected by major museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago; the Cleveland Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts Houston; and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. Ulrich has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; the Julie Saul Gallery; and the Robert Koch Gallery among others. In 2009 he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship.



Sep 11, 2009, 10:00 AM
Meeting Room, AAB #2410

UIC School of Art + Design
Faculty and Staff Meeting

We will hold our first faculty and staff meeting of the 2009/10 academic year on Friday, September 11, in the graphic design area on the 2nd floor of the Art + Architecture building. All full-time faculty and staff are required to attend. Adjunct and Visiting Faculty are additionally invited.



Sep 10, 2009, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

Hot Media
Session 1: Consumerism and Entropy

Hot Media at Gallery 400 is an experiment in collective curation. It is also a forum to stimulate interdisciplinary dialogue on art/media topics relevant to many across the UIC campus and beyond. Thirdly, we aim to extend themes of Gallery 400 exhibitions beyond the gallery doors. We curate and present programs consisting of moving image works, interactive arts, visual arts, music, performance, scholarly talks and you name what else. It will be an informal yet engaging opportunity to hear, see, and discuss with like-minded culture enthusiasts.

For our first session of the new school year we will screen moving image works, curated by the Hot Media Series Committee, and host guest speakers who will all tackle the overarching theme of "Consumerism and Entropy", to correspond with Michael Ruglio-Misurell's new installation Project #12 at Gallery 400.

Talks:
Maria Johnsson, Artist, UIC
Maureen Ryan, Screen Cultures, Northwestern University

Screening works:
Waverly Films, Major Lazer, Studio Ekran, Das Racist, and more!




Aug 29, 2009, 2:00 PM
Gallery 400

Mishael Ruglio-Misurell
Artist Talk

In Project #12 Ruglio-Misurell transforms UIC's Gallery 400 into a total environment evocative of a shopping mall food court that has endured an undetermined event, possibly a disaster, abandonment or human havoc. Built from found, painted and handmade objects, Project #12 fluctuates between disorder and artifice. Evidence of human activity, from pieces of used clothing to burrows within piles to gloryholes is scattered within the installation. In a conflation of the public and private, Ruglio-Misurell builds parts of the public food court from shower doors and transplants urinals into the eating area.

Michael Ruglio-Misurell is an installation artist who has created and shown works in Chicago, Boston and New Jersey. He is a recipient of a 2009-10 Fulbright award to create a series of sculptural projects that explore monuments and ruins through the architecture of Berlin. He received an MFA in 2008 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Project #12 is supported in part by Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center and Recycling Systems Incorporated.



Aug 26, 2009, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

Reflection: A video program
Phyllis Baldino, Patricia Esquivias, Alex Hubbard, Glenn Ligon, and Andrea Zittel

In Reflection video works by five artists are linked by their varying approaches to artistic agency. How do artists conceive of the work they do? How do they picture themselves? Is the proposition of artistic agency a proposition for individual agency, as well? In video works by Phyllis Baldino, Patricia Esquivias, Alex Hubbard, Glenn Ligon, and Andrea Zittel featuring the artist’s voice, activity, and milieu, the question of individual responsibility is variously addressed.

Structure of the Exhibition:
Exhibited as a recurrent weeklong program, the selected works are shown one artist per day. Each work is scheduled for a specific day of the week: Phyllis Baldino’s Gray Area is shown on Tuesday, Screens for Recalling the Black Out by Alex Hubbard on Wednesday, Glenn Ligon’s The Orange and Blue Feelings on Thursday, Andrea Zittel’s Small Liberties on Friday and Patricia Esquivias on Saturday. In structuring the program this way, visitors will have opportunity to see each body of work in full.


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Aug 26, 2009, 5:00 PM

Kay Rosen

Rosen’s works concentrate on the slippery play between language’s visual and verbal structures and how that oscillation affects meaning. Evolving over three months, the exhibition includes selected collages, a video and a wall painting. The exhibition begins in August with a selection of collages and a rarely screened video. In October, a wall painting and accompanying essay will be added to the exhibition. The Rosen works in this exhibition have been selected as accompaniment to, and material for “Rebus,” a fall drawing class investigating the play between text and image taught in the School of Art and Design by painter and UIC faculty member Julia Fish.

Rosen lives in Gary, IN and has a forthcoming monograph from Regency Arts Press and a solo exhibition in November at Galerie Klosterfelde, Berlin.


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Aug 26, 2009, 11:30 AM
Great Space

MFA Welcome

Please join us in the Great Space of Art and Design Hall for an informal welcome for new and continuing MFA students, faculty, and staff. Wednesday, August 26, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.



Aug 26, 2009, 5:00 PM

Opening Reception
Kay Rosen

Rosen’s works concentrate on the slippery play between language’s visual and verbal structures and how that oscillation affects meaning. Evolving over three months, the Gallery 400 exhibition includes selected collages, a video and a wall painting. The exhibition begins in August with a selection of collages and a rarely screened video. In October, a wall painting will be added to the exhibition. The Rosen works in this exhibition have been selected as accompaniment to, and material for “Rebus,” a fall drawing class investigating the play between text and image taught in the School of Art and Design by painter and UIC faculty member Julia Fish.

Rosen lives in Gary, IN and has a forthcoming monograph from Regency Arts Press and a solo exhibition in November at Galerie Klosterfelde, Berlin.



Aug 26, 2009, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

Opening Reception
Glen Ligon

In Reflection video works by five artists are linked by their varying approaches to artistic agency. How do artists conceive of the work they do? How do they picture themselves? Is the proposition of artistic agency a proposition for individual agency, as well? In video works by Phyllis Baldino, Patricia Esquivias, Alex Hubbard, Glenn Ligon, and Andrea Zittel featuring the artist’s voice, activity, and milieu, the question of individual responsibility is variously addressed.

Structure of the Exhibition:

Exhibited as a recurrent weeklong program, the selected works are shown one artist per day. Each work is scheduled for a specific day of the week: Phyllis Baldino’s Gray Area is shown on Tuesday, Screens for Recalling the Black Out by Alex Hubbard on Wednesday, Glenn Ligon’s The Orange and Blue Feelings on Thursday, Andrea Zittel’s Small Liberties on Friday and Patricia Esquivias on Saturday. In structuring the program this way, visitors will have opportunity to see each body of work in full.

Pictured is a video still from "The orange and Blue Feelings", 2003, Glenn Ligon.



Aug 25, 2009, 5:00 PM

Opening Reception
Michael Ruglio-Misurell : Project #12

In Project #12 Ruglio-Misurell transforms UIC's Gallery 400 into a total environment evocative of a shopping mall food court that has endured an undetermined event, possibly a disaster, abandonment or human havoc. Built from found, painted and handmade objects, Project #12 fluctuates between disorder and artifice. Evidence of human activity, from pieces of used clothing to burrows within piles to gloryholes is scattered within the installation. In a conflation of the public and private, Ruglio-Misurell builds parts of the public food court from shower doors and transplants urinals into the eating area.

Michael Ruglio-Misurell is an installation artist who has created and shown works in Chicago, Boston and New Jersey. He is a recipient of a 2009-10 Fulbright award to create a series of sculptural projects that explore monuments and ruins through the architecture of Berlin. He received an MFA in 2008 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Project #12 is supported in part by Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center and Recycling Systems Incorporated

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Aug 24, 2009, 9:00 AM
HGK Basel: Visual Communication Institute

HGK Basel : MFA in Graphic Design
Thesis Presentations

The first class of UIC MFA students studying in Basel, Switzerland, will present their final thesis projects to faculty on Monday, August 24. Participating faculty from Chicago include Philip Burton, Dean Kirshner, Director Lausen, and Joerg Becker; and from Basel include Michael Renner, Head of the Visual Communication Institute of the Basel School of Design, Gregory Vines, and Nicolaj van der Meulen.

Presenting will be the UIC | HGK Basel MFA class of 2009:

Pouya Ahmadi
Jinsu Ahn
Mano Ahn
Zeynep Basay
Ted Davis
Gökhan Numanoglu
Duru Gum
Thomas Hibbard
Luke Ragno
Stephanie Smith






Jun 19, 2009, 8:00 PM
Millennium Park

Opening of UNStudio Burnham Pavilion in Millennium Park

Experience the lighting program developed by Daniel Sauter, Assistant Professor of Electronic Visualization, at the public opening of UNStudio's Burnham Pavilion in Millennium Park.

The Burnham pavilions, designed by Ben van Berkel (UNStudio, Amsterdam) and Zaha Hadid (London) represent the centerpieces of the Burnham Plan Centennial, installed from June 19 until October 31 2009 on the South Chase Promenade (next to the bridge leading into the Modern Wing of the Art Institute).

"At night, UNStudio’s pavilion becomes a responsive architecture with LED lights that change color and pattern. These lights will be in constant flux as the number of visitors to the pavilion changes. Programmatically the pavilion invites people to gather, walk around and through the space—to explore and observe." Find more info at the Burnham Centennial website

The Grant Park Symphony and Chorus will premier a new work composed by Michael Torke called Plans at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, beginning at 6:30p.
Join Pavilion architects for a symposium from 2:00 - 3:30 pm at the Art Institute (free admission, limited seating)

Designing Architects:
UNStudio of Amsterdam
(Ben van Berkel, Caroline Bos with Christian Veddeler, Wouter de Jonge and Hans-Peter Nuenning, Iona Sulea)

Architect of Record: Garofalo Arcitects, Inc.
Fabricator: Third Coast Construction
Interactive Lighting Concept: Daniel Sauter
School of Architecture: University of Illinois at Chicago
Structural Engineer: Rockey Structures



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May 08, 2009, 6:30 PM
UIC Innovation Center

UIC Design BFA Show
Graphic Design :: Industrial Design :: Electronic Visualization

Students graduating from our BFA programs in Graphic Design, Industrial Design, and Electronic Visualization will hold their year-end exhibitions from 6:30-9:00 on Friday, May 8th at the UIC Innovation Center :: 1240 W. Harrison Street.

Please join us to celebrate the talented class of 2009.



Apr 25, 2009, 5:00 PM
The Post Family Gallery

UIC Graphic Design MFA Thesis Show

Banan Al-Ansari

Jungjin Kim

Susannah Kim

Anna Leithauser



Students graduating from the UIC Graduate Program in Graphic Design will exhibit their thesis projects on Saturday, April 25th from 5-8p at the Post Family Gallery, 1821 W. Hubbard Street, Chicago.

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Apr 21, 2009, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

UIC Design Lecture Series :: Paul Hatch
Naked Design 2.0: Understanding the visual perception of objects

Paul Hatch, director at TEAMS Design in Chicago, has a particular interest in visual brand language, design for international target markets and increasing value/perception ratios. He will discuss understanding the visual perception of objects and how this relates to the act of designing.

TEAMS Design is an international industrial design firm with innovative product design processes that take concepts from research through development, into manufacture.



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Apr 21, 2009, 9:00 AM

IBHE Site Review

UIC is honored to welcome five professors-representing several of the country's leading schools of art and design-who will be reviewing our programs on behalf of the UIC Office of Programs and Academic Assessment and the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE).

Eric Anderson
Associate Professor of Industrial Design
School of Design
Carnegie Mellon University
www.design.cmu.edu

Oscar Fernandez
Associate Professor of Graphic Design
School of Design
University of Cincinnati
www.daap.uc.edu

Amy Hauft
Professor and Chair of Sculpture Department
School of the Arts
Virginia Commonwealth University
www.vcu.edu/arts

David Raskin, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
www.saic.edu

Christopher Vice
Chair, Department of Visual Communications
Herron School of Art and Design
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
www.herron.iupui.edu



Apr 17, 2009, 5:00 PM
Great Space

UIC Art BFA Show
Studio Arts :: Moving Image :: Photography

Students graduating from our BFA programs in Studio Arts, Moving Image, and Photography will hold their year-end exhibitions in the Great Space on the 5th Floor of Art and Design Hall (400 S. Peoria) from April 17 through April 22.

The Opening Reception will be held from 5-8p on Friday, April 17th.



Apr 17, 2009, 1:00 PM
CVRA, A&A #3304

Fabian Winkler
Graduate Workshop: Light Modulators

Light's exceptional opportunities for artistic expression lie in its potential to create new, artificial realities and to transform objects and environments visually and ideologically. This workshop is a laboratory for the experimental exploration of light and shadows. We will build light modulators, simple structures that modulate (i.e. reflect, absorb and diffuse) rays of light and observe their changing appearance in different light situations. The laboratory features two configurable lighting environments: one with an orbiting light source, the other one with additive color mixing possibilities. Furthermore, the workshop briefly introduces strategies for interactive lighting control using Max/MSP software and the DMX communication protocol.

Fabian Winkler is an Assistant Professor of Visual and Performing Arts at Purdue University. In his interactive installations and video works he explores the aesthetic potential and the cultural implications of seemingly well-known artifacts through the use of new technologies. Winkler's art practice is transdisciplinary, located at the intersections of the moving image, spatial structures and robotics.

The workshop is open to graduate students from all areas within the School of Art + Design. Due to the limited amount of participants, please RSVP to Alejandro Borsani at aborsa2@uic.edu

The workshop is hosted by the Electronic Visualization program.

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Apr 16, 2009, 3:00 PM
Reserve Reading Room: Richard J. Daley Library

The Image of Research
Awards Ceremony & Exhibition Opening Reception

The Image of Research, an exhibit organized by the Graduate College and the University Library to showcase the breadth and diversity of graduate research at UIC, will open with an awards ceremony to honor competition winners.

Winners and finalists from the School of Art and Design are MFA students Banan Al-Ansari (Graphic Design), Ted Davis (GD Basel), Adam Farcus (Studio Arts), Heejoo Kim (EV), Julio Obelleiro (EV), Zhen Xie (ID).

Pictured is the 2nd place entry, Typographic Cities, by Banan Al-Ansari.

Typographic Cities, relates to Al-Ansari's thesis research which explores the combination of Arabic and Latin typography. Her work seeks to define methods that visually harmonize and increase the communication efficiency of radically different typographic systems.



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Apr 15, 2009, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

MFA Thesis Exhibitions
April 14-18

Charlie Deets

Maria Gaspar

Chris Tourre

John-Paul Wolforth


Reception on WED April 15 from 5-8pm at Gallery 400



Pictured (installation view)

Rick Gribenas: Take Me In. MFA Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 400,
November - December 2006


We celebrate the brilliant life and achievement of our colleague Rick Gribenas, who died on March 17, 2009, after a long illness.
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09079/956969-122.stm




Apr 08, 2009, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

MFA Thesis Exhibitions
April 7-11

Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford

Jesse McLean

Ryan Murray


Reception on Wednesday, April 8, from 5-8pm at Gallery 400


Pictured (installation view)

Rick Gribenas: Take Me In. MFA Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 400,
November - December 2006


We celebrate the brilliant life and achievement of our colleague Rick Gribenas, who died on March 17, 2009, after a long illness.
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09079/956969-122.stm




Apr 01, 2009, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

MFA Thesis Exhibitions
March 31-April 4

Adam Farcus

Nicholas Kashian

Erica Moore

Jose Velazco


Reception on WED April 1 from 5-8pm at Gallery 400


Pictured (installation view)

Rick Gribenas: Take Me In. MFA Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 400,
November - December 2006


We celebrate the brilliant life and achievement of our colleague Rick Gribenas, who died on March 17, 2009, after a long illness.
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09079/956969-122.stm



Apr 01, 2009, 9:00 AM
UIC Innovation Center

Eyebeam Workshops

Eyebeam is an art and technology center that provides a fertile context and state-of-the-art tools for digital research and experimentation. It is a lively incubator of creativity and thought, where artists and technologists actively engage with culture, addressing the issues and concerns of our time. Eyebeam challenges convention, celebrates the hack, educates the next generation, encourages collaboration, freely offers its contributions to the community, and invites the public to share in a spirit of openness: open source, open content and open distribution.

The Eyebeam Roadshow is a collaboration between UIC Electronic Visualization and Columbia College.

Introduction to Open Frameworks
Wednesday, April 1st :: UIC Innovation Center
9a-1p

OpenFrameworks is a C++ library for creative coding created by Eyebeam R and D fellow, Zachary Lieberman and Theo Watson. It has been used by artists such as Golan Levin, the Graffiti Research Lab, and Jonathan Harris, and is excellent for everything from sound synthesis to computer vision to 3D to physical computing projects. It has a very active and growing community of users and contributors and is quickly moving towards a 1.0 release. For more information about the library, check out http://www.openframeworks.cc/ and http://www.openframeworks.cc/documentation Instructors: Jeff Crouse and Friedrich Kirschner. Prerequisites: some knowledge of C++, Java, or Processing.

Making Something Super
Wednesday, April 1st :: UIC Innovation Center
9a-1p

How do you create an art piece using technology? What's an arduino, why are infrared sensors used, how do you make something move? Ayah Bdeir will be leading a workshop where we take participants' ideas and develop them from idea to sketch to design to buying parts to reality. We will be looking at projects from wearable computing, interactive art, kinetic sculptures, robotic furniture, and discuss how they were made, and how to learn from them. Participants will then propose ideas for projects, and we will critique them and discussing old and new tools, machines and technologies that will help the participants making their projects happen. Instructor: Ayah Bdeir Prerequisites: participants are encouraged to bring project ideas to the workshop.

iPhone Apps
Wednesday, April 1st :: UIC Innovation Center
1:30-5p

The Apple iPhone scooped up 11.6% of the smartphone market since it's introduction --that's 2.3 million US mobile subscribers. In the first 60 days of the App Store, 100 million apps were sold. It would just be ridiculous not to get in on this frighteningly high adoption rate, right? In this workshop, we will learn how to make iPhone apps using MobileFrameworks, an openFrameworks-based starter kit for iPhone. We will learn how to access the accelerometer and draw and animate on the screen. If we are lucky, we will even get a chance to transfer one of our creations to an actual iPhone. Instructor: Jeff Crouse. Prerequisites: some knowledge of C++, Java, or Processing.


Urban Exploration and Prospecting
Wednesday, April 1st :: UIC Innovation Center
1:30-5p

Learn how to navigate through wild urban spaces, abandoned buildings, and how to get rich off industrial waste and pollution. In the process we'll redefine wilderness, and get your nature on. Led by an Alaskan wilderness guide and urban skeptic. Instructor: Jon Cors.

Dirt Style
Wednesday, April 1st :: UIC Innovation Center
1:30-5p

Steve Lambert and Jeff Crouse will teach you to eschew flashy modern design tools in favor of a rougher, simpler aesthetic sensibility known as Dirt Style. Hands-on activities will include 1) making kick-ass animated GIFs; 2) re-learning HTML tags you thought were dead and buried; 3) exploring the myriad uses of explosions in video editing, web design, presentations, and just about anything else you can think of. Instructors: Jeff Crouse, Requirements: Laptop with Adobe Creative Suite.





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Mar 18, 2009, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

MFA Thesis Exhibitions
March 17-21

Adam Grossi

Faheem Majeed

Mary Robnett

Steve Zieverink



Reception on WED March 18 from 5-8pm at Gallery 400



Mar 17, 2009, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Public Lecture
Charlie Cannon

Charlie Cannon received a Masters of Architecture (MArch I) from
Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts
in Anthropology from Wesleyan University.

As a Senior Design Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design,
Cannon currently holds a joint appointment in Industrial Design and
Landscape Architecture where he has taught in RISD’s Innovation
Studio series since its founding in 1999.
Responsible for curriculum development and outreach, Cannon’s
interdisciplinary studio was established to examine large-scale
environmental and infrastructure problems. Open to students
throughout the university, the program seeks to shift
the attention of the design disciplines to present day concerns and
to engage with a larger public. The Innovation Studio model involves
projects that must first be defined in order to be solved.

Before joining the RISD faculty, Cannon taught at Columbia
University, Roger Williams University, and Boston Architectural
Center. In 2008, he participated as Design Critic in the Harvard
University Department of Landscape Architecture. Cannon’s research
and practice activities center on energy, water, conservation,
education, and economic development.



Mar 12, 2009, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Linda Pulik
Public Lecture

Linda Pulik received a Master of Design in Human-Centered Product
Design from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Institute of
Design; and a Bachelor of Science in Cellular, Molecular & Microbial
Biology from the University of Calgary.

With an interest in social impact work, Pulik founded Bao Design Lab,
a nonprofit organization focused on designing affordable medical
devices for clinics & hospitals in the developing world. Her
activities in social impact work include design studies in Malawi,
Uganda, and South Africa; a workshop with First Data/Western Union,
Humana & Whirlpool Corporation that produced 39 new design concepts
for emerging Mexican markets; and work with Ntl Progressive Health
Network, Johannesburg, to develop health education material on HIC/
AIDs for people with limited English.

Pulik has worked as a Design Consultant to Honeywell in Bangalore,
India, and as Research Lead at PDT in Chicago. She currently teaches
product design courses at the Institute of Design and she has
presented research papers at Sustainable Design to Save the Earth,
Bangkok; CII-NID Design Summit, Bangalore; MX Design, Mexico City;
and About, With, and For, IIT ID, Chicago.



Mar 07, 2009, 8:00 AM
Hotel InterContinental Chicago

Future History 3
AIGA International Design Education Conference

A project of AIGA, sponsored by Adobe Systems, and hosted by the UIC School of Art and Design, FH3 will explore global curricular challenges and innovations, and their relationship to traditional frameworks of design education. Conference chair: Associate Professor Linda Bracamontes Roeger, Programming Co-Chairs: Assistant Professor Joerg Becker and Assistant Professor Sharon Oiga.

FutureHistory begins with a keynote address by WJT Mitchell, scholar and theorist of media, visual art, and literature and Professor of English and Art History at the University of Chicago. Mitchell is associated with the emergent fields of visual culture and iconology and editor of the interdisciplinary journal, Critical Inquiry, a quarterly devoted to critical theory in the arts and human sciences.

Featured speakers include: Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, graphic designer, artist and educator and Director of the Yale Graduate Program in Graphic Design. Kenya Hara, representative to the Nippon Design Center Inc., Professor at Musashino Art University, author of Designing Design, and consultant to the Nagano Winter Olympic Games and Muji; Gerard Hadders, co-founder of the magazine and design group Hard Werken, and founder with Jan van Toorn of the design department of the Jan van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht, The Netherlands; Ewan Lentjes, Associate Professor of Art, Culture & Economy, a shared initiative of the Municipality of Arnhem, HAN University of Applied Sciences, and the ArtEZ Institute of Arts; and Meredith Davis, Professor and Director of the Master of Graphic Design Program at North Carolina State University.

Authors of papers selected for presentation on the subject of Design Research: Sean Bolan, University of Washington; Heidi Cies, Syracuse University; Kelly Costello, Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology; Stephanie Cunningham, Florida Atlantic University; Michael R. Gibson, University of North Texas; Michael Renner, The Basel School of Design; and Stacie Rohrbach, Carnegie Mellon University.

Authors of projects selected for presentation on the subject of MFA Thesis: Karen Kwan, York University, Toronto; Valentina Miosuro, North Carolina State University; and Leilah Rampa, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Authors of papers selected for presentation on the subject of Undergraduate Curriculum: Leslie Becker, California College of Arts; Michael Eppelheimer, Kansas City Art Institute; Lee Vander Kooi, Indiana University Herron School; John Luttropp and Anthony Inciong, Montclair State University; Ben Meyer and Renee Seward, University of Cincinnati; Terry Morris and William Rainey, Harper College; Angela Rodgers, St. Edward's University; Martha Scotford, North Carolina State University.




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Mar 05, 2009, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Alex Lobos
Public Lecture

Alex Lobos received his MFA in Industrial Design from the University
of Notre Dame and his Bachelor of Industrial Design from Universidad
Rafael Landivar in Guatemala City. He has worked as an Industrial
Designer for General Electric in Louisville, Kentucky, where he
worked in the Home Appliances division and in academic collaboration
with Carnegie Mellon University. As a Design Advisor for the
Instituto de Investigacion de Diseno in Guatemala City, Lobos formed
a connection between the design community and the Guatemmalan Prison
System whereby designers and inmates worked together in the
developing and selling furniture products.

Lobos is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at UIUC where he
teaches at all levels in the industrial design program. He also
taught for 7 years at the Universidad Rafael Landivar where he was
named professor of the Year in 2001. In 2002, Lobos was awarded a
Fullbright Scholarship. He says of his academic research: "My current
design research addresses a vartiation of user-centered design that
focuses on the multiple contexts that users experience in their daily
lives. I like to call this research context-adaptive design."


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Feb 24, 2009, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

Design Lecture Series
Jonathan Shaun and Elizabeth Redmond

Speaking on Design, Business and Sustainability, Jonathan Shaun of 3.Zero, and Elizabeth Redmond, independent sustainability consultant, discuss the goals and challenges of creating a sustainable Chicago.

Shaun is one of Chicago's foremost designers and retailers of cutting edge, sustainable apparel, accessories, and furniture. His most recent project is Contact, a retail showroom and conscious event space in Wicker Park. Redmond, since spring 2007, has worked with a start-up company called Ecolect that helps professionals in design-influenced fields learn about and source sustainable materials.

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Feb 17, 2009, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

Voices Lecture Series
C.E.B. Reas

Media artist Reas makes both conceptually and perceptually driven works that explore process and abstraction. His installations, photographs, video and interactive works are informed by systems theory, biology, artificial life, and information patterns. In 2001, Reas and designer Ben Fry initiated Processing.org, an open source programming language and environment for creating images, animation, and interaction. This ongoing project is documented in Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists (MIT Press).

Reas has exhibited and screened his work internationally in galleries and museums including P.S.1, New York; Institute for Contemporary Art, London; Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston; Laboral, Gijon, Spain; Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York; the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; and the National Museum for Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo. He is associate professor and chair of Design | Media Arts at UCLA. His lecture is presented in collaboration with Interactive Arts & Media at Columbia College.

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Feb 03, 2009, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

Design Lecture Series
Paul M. Murray

'The Power of One: How You Can Embrace and Communicate the Environmental Ethic'

Paul M. Murray is the Director of Environmental Safety and Sustainability at Herman Miller, Inc., a leading voice for increasing corporate environmental responsibility. Herman Miller, Inc. exemplifies how good business and environmental stewardship can go hand-in-hand. Murray lectures nationwide, communicating the message of corporate environmental responsibility to business and academic audiences.



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Jan 28, 2009, 2:00 PM
Office of the School of Art and Design

MFA Information Session and School Tour

If you are interested in graduate study in the UIC School of Art and Design and want to learn more, please join professor Jennifer Reeder, Director of Graduate Studies, and Erin Brady, Graduate Advisor, for an information session and tour of the studios of our graduate programs in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, and Electronic Visualization.

Please meet at the Office of the School of Art an Design located at:
929 West Harrison Street
in room 106 Jefferson Hall
Chicago IL, 60607



Jan 16, 2009, 9:00 AM

Erik Peterson: Project Snow Machine

Project Snow Machine is an urban intervention that borrows from the typology of municipal forms (signposts, signpost anchors, and parking meters) and recodes them to build a new public space. Divorced from the bonds of bureaucratic functionality, however, the Snow Machines designate a slightly subversive space for play, or quite possibly, battle.

Erik Peterson is a current graduate student at the School of Art and Design.

Snow Machine locations:
-UIC, one block east, and half-block north of Art and Design Hall (400 S. Peoria)
-Wicker Park, on the corner of Haddon and Hermitage
-Experimental Station, near the elementary school's playground



Jan 15, 2009, 9:00 AM

Erik Peterson: Project Snow Machine

Project Snow Machine is an urban intervention that borrows from the typology of municipal forms (signposts, signpost anchors, and parking meters) and recodes them to build a new public space. Divorced from the bonds of bureaucratic functionality, however, the Snow Machines designate a slightly subversive space for play, or quite possibly, battle.

Erik Peterson is a current graduate student at the School of Art and Design.

Snow Machine locations:
-UIC, one block east, and half-block north of Art and Design Hall (400 S. Peoria)
-Wicker Park, on the corner of Haddon and Hermitage
-Experimental Station, near the elementary school's playground



Dec 12, 2008, 6:00 PM
UIC Art and Design Hall

Jim Zimpel : Range
BFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts

My installations and sculptures function in the blurred realm of the seemingly authentic, the regulated imaginary and the mundane grandiose. Range aims to tap into the realm of Manifest Destiny and the historical and lasting psychological impacts of western expansion. The work will reference carnival shooting galleries, desolate western landscapes, Hollywood westerns, American landscape painting devices and the remnants and romanticism of American frontier gun culture. As in Niagara, completed in spring of 2008, I wish to continue utilizing mixed scale, vantage point, perspective, controlled positioning of a viewer, dioramas, and mechanical facsimile to replicate the grandeur of familiar natural phenomena. Ultimately, it is my intent to present an elaborately staged, yet ultimately pathetic, realization of an experience.

December 11 - 13, 2008

Reception: Friday, December 12, 6 - 10 pm
4th Floor Sculpture Space
Art + Design Hall, 400 South Peoria at Van Buren




Dec 12, 2008, 10:00 AM
Art + Architecture Building Main Entrance

MFA Final Critiques
Electronic Visualization

Final graduate critiques for students in Electronic Visualization will be held in the Center for Virtual Reality in the Arts room 3304, in the Art and Architecture Building from 10:00-6:00 on Friday, December 12th.

Guest critics: Paul Catanese and Paul Klein



Dec 12, 2008, 5:00 PM
Great Space

MFA Open Studios

MFA students in Moving Image, Photography, and Studio Arts will host informal Open Studios on Friday, December 12th from 5-7p in the Great Space of Art Design Hall. Please join us to celebrate the accomplishments of the Fall 2008 semester.


Dec 12, 2008, 6:00 PM
Strand Design

Industrial Design Fall Semester Opening

Please join us for an evening of fun... featuring select work from UIC's sophomore and junior Industrial Design classes.

Friday, December 12, 6 - 10 pm
Strand Design
1008 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607




Dec 09, 2008, 9:00 AM
Art + Architecture Building Main Entrance

MFA Final Critiques
Graphic Design

Final graduate critiques for students in Graphic Design will be held in room 2410 of the Art and Architecture Building, from 9:00-2:00 on Tuesday, December 9th, and Thursday, December 11th.




Dec 09, 2008, 9:00 AM
Great Space

MFA Final Critiques
Studio Arts, Moving Image, Photography

Final graduate critiques for students in Studio Arts, Moving Image and Photography will be held in the Art and Design Hall, 400 S Peoria, in Great Space 5th Floor, from 9:00-3:30 from Tuesday, December 9th through Friday, December 12th.

Guest critics: Tuesday, Ben Nicholson; Wednesday, Kathryn Hixson; Thursday, Tom Gunning; Friday, Theaster Gates.



Dec 09, 2008, 9:00 AM
Art + Architecture Building Main Entrance

MFA Final Critiques
Industrial Design

Final graduate critiques for students in Industrial Design will be held in the Center for Virtual Reality in the Arts room 3304, in the Art and Architecture Building from 9:00-11:30 on Tuesday, December 9th.




Dec 05, 2008, 6:00 PM
UIC Art and Design Hall

BFA Open Studios

The School of Art & Design invites you to visit the work of senior undergraduates in Studio Arts, Photography, and the Moving Image. Students will be there with their work to answer your questions, as will a host of other members of the UIC community. Upon arrival at 400 South Peoria, you will be guided to the appropriate locations in the building. Refreshments will be served!

NOTE: We welcome your participation in our canned-food drive to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository: please contribute at least one item of nonperishable canned or packaged food for the holidays!



Dec 05, 2008, 6:00 PM
UIC Art and Design Hall

Sabrina Barnes : Boundaries
BFA Thesis Exhibition in Photography

My recent photographs appear as abstracted compositions of geographical maps. These places exist in an altered state -- they are the combination of the imaginary and interpretations of the physical world. Layers of scanned textures and gradients are used to create these images. The texture, the composition and how they interact spatially within the frame may lead a viewer to believe that they are familiar. The use of traditional darkroom techniques in combination with filters offered in my digital imaging program leads to the tension within these images. The resulting maps, in part, record what cannot be seen and hold a distant relationship to the physical world.

December 1 - 5, 2008

Reception: Friday, December 5, 6 - 9 pm
GBU Gallery - 5th Floor
Art + Design Hall, 400 South Peoria at Van Buren



Dec 05, 2008, 6:00 PM
UIC Art and Design Hall

Kristin Cavanaugh : Urochromatic
BFA Thesis Exhibition in Studio Arts

In my most recent work, Urochromatic, an individual palette of oil colors has been determined, according to the sole positive results, from a dipstick urinalysis test, to then create a painted portrait. The litmus paper yields differing color values specified to the percentage or presence of such substances such as protein, blood, or glucose. Focusing on urine, a taboo in society, will address its own social construction. Medium and portraiture is important and specific to Urochromatic; the physical action of painting a physical appearance marks and projects the bodily makeup of a person onto the outer surface, reflecting what is found within, revealing factual truth.

December 1 - 5, 2008

Reception: Friday, December 5, 6 - 9 pm
GBU Gallery - 5th Floor
Art + Design Hall, 400 South Peoria at Van Buren



Dec 03, 2008, 2:00 PM
Office of the School of Art and Design

MFA Information Session and School Tour

If you are interested in graduate study in the UIC School of Art and Design and want to learn more, please join professor Jennifer Reeder, Director of Graduate Studies, and Erin Brady, Graduate Advisor, for an information session and tour of the studios of our graduate programs in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, and Electronic Visualization.

An additional session will be held on Wednesday, January 28th.



Nov 27, 2008, 9:00 AM

Thanksgiving Break

In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the School of Art and Design will be closed on Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th. Pictured is the Jeff Koon's balloon in last year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade (Getty Images).



Nov 22, 2008, 11:00 AM
Great Space

Spiral Workshop Show & Community Reception
recent work by Chicago teen artists

Each fall 100 teen artists from throughout the Chicago area gather on Saturday mornings at Art and Design Hall at the University of Illinois at Chicago to work with student teachers from the UIC Art Education Program to explore contemporary art and to develop artmaking and critical thinking skills. The Workshop is divided into groups organized around themes and techniques. This gives students the opportunity for in-depth investigation of media and themes.

Every year the Spiral Workshops culminates in a show and community reception. Typically hundreds of people attend the show--teens, community adults, families, area art teachers and other educators as well as university students and faculty. Spiral student artists don’t just create exercises. They aren’t just practicing to create "real art." Spiral students and faculty work together to make individual art projects and collaborative installations that investigate vital issues for the youth artists and their many communities.

Work will also be on view from 9 to 5 on Monday, November 24 and Tuesday, November 25. For additional information contact: Olivia Gude at gude@uic.edu or Jessica Poser at jposer1@uic.edu

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Nov 19, 2008, 2:00 PM
Office of the School of Art and Design

MFA Information Session and School Tour

If you are interested in graduate study in the UIC School of Art and Design and want to learn more, please join professor Jennifer Reeder, Director of Graduate Studies, and Erin Brady, Graduate Advisor, for an information session and tour of the studios of our graduate programs in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, and Electronic Visualization.



Nov 12, 2008, 12:00 PM
Design Visualization Lab

Patrick Lichty - Lecture/Presentation

Patrick Lichty is a technologically-based conceptual/performance artist, writer, and independent curator. For much of the past ten years, Patrick Lichty's performance has involved issues including presence/anonymity and critical personae, collaborating with Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Fluxus, Annie Sprinkle, and RTMark. Lichty is the co-founder of Second Front, the rst performance art company in Second Life. He is a collaborator and animator in the activist group, The Yes Men. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Intelligent Agent Magazine in NYC, in partnership with Whitney Museum of American Art digital arts curator, Christiane Paul. Venues in which Lichty has been involved with solo and collaborative works include the Whitney Biennial, the Venice Bienniale, as well as the International Symposium on the Electronic Arts (ISEA). Further curatorial of note include (re)distributions: Mobile Device and PDA Art and
his role as Microcinema International's Mobile Exposure cellphone video festival. His art work has most recently featured in the exhibition, Dreaming of a More Better Future, at the Cleveland Institute of Art with Kevin and Jennifer McCoy and Vito Acconci. Patrick Lichty is currently Professor of interactive Arts and Media at Columbia College Chicago.

For this lecture/presentation, Lichty will present the origins, necessities, and benefits ts of collaborative practices in New Media. Art groups such as RTMark, the Yes Men and Second Front will serve as both models and examples. The emergence of the New Media 'Collectives' and its relationship with the distributed nature of contemporary culture will be discussed. Lichty will also show a selection of his recent works, performances, and exhibitions (both independent and collaborative).

The Design Visualization Laboratory (DVL) a high-tech computational studio
shared by the Electronic Visualization and Industrial Design programs of the UIC School of Art and Design.



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Nov 05, 2008, 2:00 PM
Office of the School of Art and Design

MFA Information Session and School Tour

If you are interested in graduate study in the UIC School of Art and Design and want to learn more, please join professor Jennifer Reeder, Director of Graduate Studies, and Erin Brady, Graduate Advisor, for an information session and tour of the studios of our graduate programs in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, and Electronic Visualization.

An additional sessions will be held at 2p on November 19.



Oct 29, 2008, 2:00 PM
Office of the School of Art and Design

MFA Information Session and School Tour

If you are interested in graduate study in the UIC School of Art and Design and want to learn more, please join professor Jennifer Reeder, Director of Graduate Studies, and Erin Brady, Graduate Advisor, for an information session and tour of the studios of our graduate programs in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, and Electronic Visualization.

Additional sessions will be held at 2p on November 5 and November 19.



Oct 22, 2008, 6:30 PM
Design Visualization Lab

Arduino Workshop
Design Visualization Laboratory Workshop Series, Session 6

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on exible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

The Arduino workshop will be held from 6:30-9:30p on Wednesday, October 22nd. Participants are shown and experiment with the Arduino's capabilities and learn the basics of common microcontroller interfacing.

Workshops are open to students, faculty, and staff. Class seats are limited, so RSVP to Alejandro Borsani (aborsa2@uic.edu) by October 21th.

A laptop with the Arduino Software and drivers installed is required. Please visit
http://arduino.cc/en/Guide/HomePage for instructions.

The instructor, Alex Killough, received his MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts with a concentration in Media Arts. He has taught Physical Computing and Interactive Arts at San Francisco State University, The School of the Art Institute Chicago, and UIC. His personal work in generative video, audio, installation, and simulation has been exhibited at various institutions here and abroad.

The Design Visualization Laboratory (DVL) is a shared high-tech computational studio operating under the Electronic Visualization and Industrial Design programs.

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Oct 15, 2008, 2:00 PM
Office of the School of Art and Design

MFA Information Session and School Tour

If you are interested in graduate study in the UIC School of Art and Design and want to learn more, please join professor Jennifer Reeder, Director of Graduate Studies, and Erin Brady, Graduate Advisor, for an information session and tour of the studios of our graduate programs in Studio Arts, Photography, Moving Image, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, and Electronic Visualization.

Additional sessions will be held at 2p on October 29, November 5, and November 19.



Oct 07, 2008, 6:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

UIC Innovation Center: Sustainability Lecture Series
How did we get here?

John Paul Kusz of the Illinois Institute of Technology will speak about pioneers in the area of sustainability and the relevance of "green design". He will also address a recent history of problematic actions, which continue to occur.

John Paul Kusz teaches in IIT's Stuart School of Business and he heads JPKusz Ltd., which develops technologies and strategies aimed at mitigating the negative environmental affects of commerce. Formerly, he directed the product development and product stewardship groups at Safety-Kleen Corporation, an environmental services company. He has authored over 25 articles and presented at national and international conferences, speaking principally on environmental problem-solving through the product design process and organizational change. He served on the U.S. EPA Peer Review Group's Product Life Cycle Assessment Project, on technical committees at the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and authored a study for the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment on the correlation of corporate, economic, and environmental trends in the household chemical products industry. He holds 10 U.S. and foreign patents.



Sep 23, 2008, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

Casey Caplowe
Creative Director and Co-founder of Good magazine

Los Angeles-based Caplowe is the creative director and co-founder of GOOD, a company focused on bringing together people, businesses and organizations pushing the world forward. GOOD launched with its magazine in fall of 2006. The magazine was named one of the hottest magazine launches of 2006 by Media Industry Newsletter and Mr. Magazine. GOOD was also nominated for two national magazine awards this year, including one for Overall Design. Now, GOOD is building on the successes of the magazine to expand the company and community through the platforms of web, video, and live events.

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Aug 27, 2008, 11:00 AM
Great Space

MFA Welcome

Please join us in the Great Space of Art and Design Hall for an informal welcome for new and continuing MFA students, faculty, and staff. Wednesday, August 27, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.



Aug 14, 2008, 5:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Saki Mafundikwa
Afrikan Development by Design: Zimbabwe

In the industrialized countries, design and development are Siamese twins – the two are intrinsically linked. In the developing world in general, but Afrika in particular, we still have a long way to go. Most Afrikan Governments do not consider design a national priority. The spread of technology and the new media, however, are chipping away at this attitude and there seems to be growing awareness of the importance of design as a tool for development among some of Afrika’s leadership. Design education is the answer as Saki Mafundikwa will illustrate in his hour-long lecture, which will be made available by Podcast.

RSVP: uicmoto.innovation@gmail.com

Presented by UIC School of Art and Design: Design Anthropology, Motorola, and AIGA Chicago.

Saki Mafundikawa is the founder and director of the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts (ZIVA) a design and new media training college in Harare. He was educated in the USA with a BA in Telecommunications and Fine Arts from Indiana University and an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University. He worked for a dozen years in New York City as a graphic designer, art director, and design teacher before returning home in 1998. He is the author of the book, “Afrikan Alphabets: the Story of Writing in Africa.”





Jun 16, 2008, 9:00 AM

Summer session begins

Pictured: Yellow Interior, fabric installation in UIC's Art and Design Hall, by Philip Matesic: MFA Studio Arts 2008.



May 14, 2008, 7:00 PM
Chopin Theatre

MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography & Moving Image
Film + Video Screening: Malic Amalya, Clare Britt, Dana Carter, Eric Fleischauer, Marivi Ortiz, Luis Sanchez Ramirez, Todd Simeone



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May 10, 2008, 7:00 PM

UIC College of Architecture and the Arts
Commencement Ceremonies

Congratulations to the UIC School of Art and Design BFA and MFA class of 2008!

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May 09, 2008, 6:00 PM
Art + Architecture Building Main Entrance

BFA Year End Shows
Graphic Design :: Industrial Design :: Electronic Visualization :: Photography

Students graduating from our BFA programs in A+A will hold their year-end exhibitions from 6:00-9:00 on Friday, May 9th. Please join us to celebrate the talented class of 2008.



Apr 28, 2008, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

Georg Elben on Video Art

Georg Elben studied art history, political science and literature in Bonn, Milan and Karlsruhe. Since 1993 he has worked as an art advisor for the German national KfW banking group in Bonn and Berlin building a collection of young German art (catalogue 1998).

Since 1995 Elben has published many essays of contemporary art and contributions for catalogues. As a freelance curator he has designed thematically structured exhibitions as well as monographic ones, i.e. solo shows with Christian Jankowski (“Oops!... I did it again”) and Thomas Steffl (“Wer hat Bambi getötet” – “Who killed Bambi?”) at Kunstmuseum Bonn.

Elben works as curator for “Edition Bewegte Bilder” at the Sammlung Rheingold in producing video works by David Zink Yi, Corinna Schnitt and Jeanne Faust (Jonathan Horowitz and Erik van Lieshout are upcoming next). They all are presented with a solo show at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne.

Since 2004 Georg Elben is the director of Videonale in Bonn and was responsible for "Videonale 10" in 2005 and „Videonale 11 – Festival for Contemporary Video Art “ in 2007 which took place in a specially designed exhibition architecture at Kunstmuseum Bonn and was accompanied by a symposium.



Apr 18, 2008, 5:00 PM
Great Space

Year of the Rat
Opening Reception

UIC BFA students graduating from our programs in Photography, Moving Image, and Studio Arts will exhibit their works on the 5th floor of Art and Design Hall, 400 S. Peoria Street, on Friday April 18th from 5-8pm with viewing hours April 18-23 from 11am to 5pm.




Great Space

STUDIO ARTS
Information Meeting

You Are Invited to Attend An Informational Meeting


Apr 08, 2008, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography & Moving Image
Nicole Northway, Matt Davis, Philip Matesic, Todd Simeone, Malic Amalya

Opening Reception Wednesday April 9



Apr 07, 2008, 5:00 PM
Hyde Park Art Center

'Tesseraction'
by Hubert Wayne Weldon

'Tesseraction' is a visualization of time expressed as space. Of the four dimensions which control our existence, time is the only one which we cannot perceive with our senses. In this work HPAC has been converted into a a sequence of tesseractic translations deconstructing time and space into it's most basic forms.

'Tesseraction' is part of Drive-By, an exhibition featuring video works by MFA students at the University of Illinois Chicago's School of Art and Design. This exhibition is a collaboration between the HPAC and UIC, and is the culmination of a 2007 seminar course that explored media projection and technology, recent developments in public art, and the relationship between art and location. Led by professor and artist Daniel Sauter, the students created digital works specifically for the Art Center's Jackman Goldwasser Catwalk Gallery.

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Apr 07, 2008, 6:00 PM

Graphic Design MFA Thesis Show

Sara Bassick
Jeremiah Chiu
Dan Elliot
Joyce Epolito
Renata Graw
Christopher Kalis
Leilah Rampa
Michael Ruberto
Jonathan Sangster
Gretchen Schulfer

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Apr 04, 2008, 5:00 PM
Great Space

Electronic Visualization MFA Thesis Show
Stephen Cady

Chiasmus is a responsive and dynamically reflective, volumetric projection surface that addresses phenomenological issues of perception, formation of images, and screen dynamics.

Opening Reception - Friday April 4 5-9 PM
Saturday 12-3



Apr 02, 2008, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography & Moving Image
Dana Carter, Vincent Dermody, Eric Fleischauer, Marivi Ortiz

APRIL 1-5
Dana Carter
Vincent Dermody
Eric Fleischauer
Marivi Ortiz

Reception on WED April 2 from 5 - 8pm at Gallery 400



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Apr 01, 2008, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography & Moving Image
Dana Carter, Eric Fleischauer, Marivi Ortiz, Vincent Dermody

Opening Reception Wednesday April 2



Mar 24, 2008, 5:00 PM
Hyde Park Art Center

'Phase Pattern'
by Philip Matesic, Stephen Zieverink

'Phase Pattern' is a site-specific, architectural composition for the Hyde Park Art Center. The work references and juxtaposes classical ideologies of spirituality and space with modern aesthetics and composition in a projection for the HPAC facade. Utilizing cutting edge technology, the project creates a slowed down, contemplative space for an aural and visual experience both on the interior and exterior of the Hyde Park Art Center.

'Phase Pattern' is part of Drive-By, an exhibition featuring video works by MFA students at the University of Illinois Chicago's School of Art and Design. This exhibition is a collaboration between the HPAC and UIC, and is the culmination of a 2007 seminar course that explored media projection and technology, recent developments in public art, and the relationship between art and location. Led by professor and artist Daniel Sauter, the students created digital works specifically for the Art Center's Jackman Goldwasser Catwalk Gallery.

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Mar 24, 2008, 9:00 AM

Spring Break : March 24-28

This week is spring break at UIC.
Instruction resumes on Monday, March 31st.

Pictured is a site specific work by Professor Tony Tasset. Installed in 2006, “Magnolias for Pittsburgh" consists of two sculptures of a flowering magnolia tree. Measuring 22' high by 24' wide, cast in bronze from one hand-sculpted replica and realistically hand-painted in urethane enamel, each tree contains approximately 800 flowers.

The bronze trees are located in a setting with five real magnolia trees at Seventh Street and Penn Avenue Parklet in Pittsburgh where—for a few days each spring—they look exactly like their real counterparts.


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Mar 18, 2008, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography & Moving Image
Heather Mekkelson, Matthew Jinks, Clare Britt, Luis Sanchez

Opening Reception Wednesday March 19



Mar 17, 2008, 6:00 PM

Michael Rock : 2x4
UIC School of Architecture Lecture

Michael Rock is a founding partner and creative director at 2x4 and Professor of Design at the Yale University School of Art. At 2x4, he leads a wide range of projects including strategy for Prada and Condé Nast in collaboration with AMO/Rem Koolhaas. He leads environmental graphics and media design for the Prada New York Epicenter Store and was principal-in-charge of the IIT McCormick Tribune environmental graphics program and the Vitra Branding/New York Headquarters. Previously he was co-founder of Information Incorporated, in Boston. From 1984-91 he was Adjunct Professor of Graphic Design at the Rhode Island School of Design. In addition, he was a fellow at the Jan Van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht, The Netherlands, and a contributing editor and graphic design journalist at I.D. Magazine in New York. His writing on design has appeared in a variety of publications in addition to I.D. including Print, AIGA Journal and the British journal Eye. He holds a B.A. in Humanities from Union College and a M.F.A from the Rhode Island School of Design. He is the recipient of the 1999/2000 Rome Prize in Design from the American Academy in Rome.

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Mar 12, 2008, 4:00 PM
UIC Innovation Center

Innovators Lecture with Aaron Marcus
Cross-Cultural Issues and Trends in Mobile User Interface Design

Aaron Marcus has published, lectured, tutored, and consulted internationally for more than 30 years and has been an invited keynote/plenary speaker at conferences of ACM/SIGCHI, ACMSIGGRAPH, Usability Professionals Association (UPA), and the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society, as well as conferences internationally. He is a visionary thinker, designer, and writer, well-respected in international professional communities associated with Web, user interface, human factors, graphic design, publishing, and desktop software application development. The UIC Innovation Center is a strategic alliance between the UIC colleges of Art and Architecture, Business Administration, and Engineering and corporate sponsors. Space is limited to only 120 people, so RSVP your attendance before March 5th to:
uicmoto.innovation@gmail.com

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Mar 11, 2008, 9:00 AM

Design faculty and students deliver final designs
Cook County Bureau of Health Services’

School of Art & Design faculty, Dori Tunstall and Sharon Oiga, and students Leilah Rampa, Sara Bassick, Marisa Bueno, and Pang Siu, with assistance of Banan Al-Ansari deliver the final designs for the Cook County Bureau of Health Services’ (CCBHS) Patient Billing and Payment Policy Information System.

Sponsored by a Sappi: Ideas that Matter Grant, the complex information design system consists of:

1 Patient Billing and Payment information sign in trilingual English, Spanish, and Polish, 3 Common Hospital Rates signs in trilingual English, Spanish, and Polish,
4 Financial Assistance Programs brochures in bilingual English/Spanish, English/Polish, English/Mandarin Chinese, and English/Arabic)
5 Self-Pay Payment Plan brochures in English, Spanish, Polish, Mandarin Chinese, and Arabic,
1 Limit of Liability application form
1 Limit of Liability ID card
3 Financial Screening Appointment Cards in English, Spanish, and Polish, and
3 Financial Eligibility Screening Questionnaires in English, Spanish, and Polish.

Grounded in a patient-centered research process, the team conducted several sets of clinic and hospital site observations, two sets of stakeholder interviews, interview/concept testing with 15 CCBHS patients (including English and Spanish speakers), and usability evaluation testing with 10 CCBHS patients (including English, Spanish, and Polish speakers). Following Tuesday’s presentation to Bureau administrators, the team will assist in training CCBHS staff on the information system and evaluating the impact of the information on patient service satisfaction.



Mar 10, 2008, 5:00 PM
Hyde Park Art Center

'Newsworthy'
by Sara Bassick, Renata Graw, Michael Ruberto, Gretchen Schulfer

'Newsworthy' is an attempt to transform the official news monologue into a community dialogue. Contemporary society is experiencing an information overload from official news sources. Interactive media provide numerous ways for people to express their opinions, but what if that commentary could be expanded on an enormous scale, making everyone really see the voices of the people around them, in real time? Newsworthy gives members of the Hyde Park community, visitors to the Hyde Park Art Center and the general public the chance to have a visual voice and express, in a unique way, what's on their minds.

'Newsworthy' is part of Drive-By, an exhibition featuring video works by MFA students at the University of Illinois Chicago's School of Art and Design. This exhibition is a collaboration between the HPAC and UIC, and is the culmination of a 2007 seminar course that explored media projection and technology, recent developments in public art, and the relationship between art and location. Led by professor and artist Daniel Sauter, the students created digital works specifically for the Art Center's Jackman Goldwasser Catwalk Gallery.

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Mar 10, 2008, 6:00 PM
CVRA, A&A #3304

Design Visualization Laboratory Workshop Series Presents: Session 5
Computer Vision (with Julio Obelleiro)

This workshop will introduce how computer vision techniques can be used to create interactive artistic installations. It will cover different interactive techniques with artificial vision using video cameras, motion detection, and position tracking. Attendees will use processing to develop sound and image examples that include real-time manipulation.

Workshops are open to students, faculty, and staff. Class seats are limited, so please RSVP to Tesia (tkosma2@uic.edu) by March 8th.

Please bring a laptop and, if possible, a video camera. Any type of programming experience is also beneficial.

The instructor, Julio Obelleiro, is pursuing a Ph.D. in the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at UIC. He is currently researching new means of interaction based on computer vision and has been working for the last three years as an artificial intelligence programmer. His works have been exhibited in venues such as the Ars Electronica Festival (Austria), 10Years_After (Korea) and La Noche en Blanco (Spain).

The Design Visualization Laboratory (DVL) is a shared high-tech computational studio
operating under the Electronic Visualization and Industrial Design programs.

The 2007/08 DVL Workshop series is organized by Tesia Kosmalski (MFA candidate, EV).

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Feb 25, 2008, 6:00 PM
CVRA, A&A #3304

Design Visualization Laboratory Workshop Series: Session 4
Circuit Bending Workshop (w. Michael Una), 6-9pm

This workshop will review the art of both circuit bending and building to create and manipulate electronic sounds and interactive installations. A hands-on introduction to the hacking of existing hardware circuits will be provided. New circuits will also be built to integrate both sound and light sensor inputs.

Workshops are open to students, faculty, and staff. Class seats are limited, so please RSVP to Tesia (tkosma2@uic.edu) by February 23th.

The instructor, Michael Una, is a Chicago-based artist that integrates traditional musical instruments, handbuilt analog electronics, video processes, digital synthesis, and repurposed objects to build harmonic wave patterns. His work investigates the creation of audiophysical experiences through the relationship of energy, human consciousness and physical space.

The Design Visualization Laboratory (DVL) is a shared high-tech computational studio operating under the Electronic Visualization and Industrial Design programs.

The 2007/08 DVL Workshop series is organized by Tesia Kosmalski (MFA candidate, EV).

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Feb 25, 2008, 5:00 PM
Hyde Park Art Center

'D R I F T'
by Eric Fleischauer, Jesse McLean

'D R I F T' mixes unique and exciting visuals with historically relevant information. Wireless video cameras attached to weather balloons were employed to transmit an expanding view of significant Hyde Park locations, acknowledging the rich, diverse and sometimes hidden history embedded within this neighborhood.

'D R I F T' is part of Drive-By, an exhibition featuring video works by MFA students at the University of Illinois Chicago's School of Art and Design. This exhibition is a collaboration between the HPAC and UIC, and is the culmination of a 2007 seminar course that explored media projection and technology, recent developments in public art, and the relationship between art and location. Led by professor and artist Daniel Sauter, the students created digital works specifically for the Art Center's Jackman Goldwasser Catwalk Gallery.

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Feb 11, 2008, 5:00 PM
Hyde Park Art Center

'You Can be Famous on the Internet'
by Adam Trowbridge, Jessica Westbrook

'You Can be Famous on the Internet' features Internet videos pulled from the Web and submitted by ordinary and extraordinary people. The piece considers several perspectives: the concepts of famous, infamous or popular in the Internet realm; how Internet video relates to home movies, home video and snapshots; and how some Internet videos function as folk or outsider art. The phrase "famous on the Internet" denotes the possibility of being famous to a relatively small group while, at the same time, pointing out how ridiculous it is to be "famous" in a medium so filled with absurd channels of communication.

'You Can be Famous on the Internet' is part of Drive-By, an exhibition featuring video works by MFA students at the University of Illinois Chicago's School of Art and Design. This exhibition is a collaboration between the HPAC and UIC, and is the culmination of a 2007 seminar course that explored media projection and technology, recent developments in public art, and the relationship between art and location. Led by professor and artist Daniel Sauter, the students created digital works specifically for the Art Center's Jackman Goldwasser Catwalk Gallery.

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Feb 11, 2008, 6:00 PM
CVRA, A&A #3304

Design Visualization Laboratory Workshop Series, Session 3
A Max/MSP Workshop (w. Benjamin Thorp)

This workshop will summarize how to integrate multiple audio, visual and circuit based inputs into final compositions and real-time performances. Attendees will be exposed to Max's visual programming environment and create works with both computer-based and externally produced audio data.

Workshops are open to students, faculty, and staff. Class seats are limited, so RSVP to Tesia Kosmalski (tkosma2@uic.edu) by February 9th. A laptop with a free promotional copy of Max/MSP is required (see http://cycling74.com).

The instructor, Benjamin Thorp, is pursuing his MFA in Electronic Visualization at UIC. His background includes working with generative systems, creating interactive and responsive sound installations and scoring experimental videos.

The Design Visualization Laboratory (DVL) is a shared high-tech computational studio operating under the Electronic Visualization and Industrial Design programs.

The 2007/08 DVL Workshop series is organized by Tesia Kosmalski (MFA candidate, EV).

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Feb 03, 2008, 3:00 PM
Hyde Park Art Center

Drive-By Joint Opening Reception
3-5 pm

Join us for a reception for Hyde Park Art Center's current exhibitions: Drive-By, Kariann Fuqua: On Unstable Ground, Soft Life, Chuck Walker: Through a Glass Darkly. Meet the artists and explore the shows.

Drive-By is a collaboration between the HPAC and UIC, and is the culmination of a 2007 seminar course that explored media projection and technology, recent developments in public art, and the relationship between art and location. Led by professor and artist Daniel Sauter, the students created digital works specifically for the Art Center's Jackman Goldwasser Catwalk Gallery. The works selected are by Jeremiah Chiu, Christopher Kalis, Jonathan Sangster, Adam Trowbridge, Jessica Westbrook, Eric Fleischauer, Jesse McLean, Gretchen Schulfer, Sara Bassick, Renata Graw, Michael Ruberto , Steve Zieverink, Philip Matesic, and H. Weldon.

Admission to the Art Center is free and open to the public.

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Jan 28, 2008, 5:00 PM
Hyde Park Art Center

'In Motion'
by Jeremiah Chiu, Christopher Kalis, Jonathan Sangster

Chicago's train lines all lead to the same destination, the Loop. With all the trains heading to the same destination, most of its passengers only experience one view of Chicago from their particular train line. "In Motion" is a video installation on a public building that re-directs attention back to the buildings and people that make up Chicago. By juxtaposing views from five of the different train lines, a moving portrait of the city is created; offering the viewer a unique view of the city.

'In Motion' is part of Drive-By, an exhibition featuring video works by MFA students at the University of Illinois Chicago's School of Art and Design. This exhibition is a collaboration between the HPAC and UIC, and is the culmination of a 2007 seminar course that explored media projection and technology, recent developments in public art, and the relationship between art and location. Led by professor and artist Daniel Sauter, the students created digital works specifically for the Art Center's Jackman Goldwasser Catwalk Gallery.

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Jan 25, 2008, 5:00 PM
Hyde Park Art Center

Drive-By Opening Reception

Join us for the opening reception for Drive By, an exhibition featuring video works by MFA students at the University of Illinois Chicago's School of Art and Design. This exhibition is a collaboration between the HPAC and UIC, and is the culmination of a 2007 seminar course that explored media projection and technology, recent developments in public art, and the relationship between art and location. Led by professor and artist Daniel Sauter, the students created digital works specifically for the Art Center's Jackman Goldwasser Catwalk Gallery. The works selected are by Jeremiah Chiu, Christopher Kalis, Jonathan Sangster, Adam Trowbridge, Jessica Westbrook, Eric Fleischauer, Jesse McLean, Gretchen Schulfer, Sara Bassick, Renata Graw, Michael Ruberto , Steve Zieverink, Philip Matesic, and H. Weldon.
Admission to the Art Center is free and open to the public.

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Jan 18, 2008, 11:00 AM
Meeting Room, AAB #2410

School of Art and Design
Faculty + Staff Meeting



Jan 17, 2008, 5:00 PM
Great Space

College of Architecture and the Arts
New Year Celebration




Dec 17, 2007, 9:00 AM

Happy Holidays

The faculty, staff, and students of the UIC School of Art and Design wish you a happy holiday season. Our semester break begins on Monday December, 17th and continues through January 11th. Instruction begins again on Monday, January, 14th 2008. Snowflake greeting by Cliff Krapfl, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Industrial Design, and Tara Kennedy, UIC BFA in Graphic Design, 1999.



Dec 13, 2007, 9:00 AM
Great Space

MFA Final Critiques
Studio Arts, Moving Image, Photography

Final graduate critiques for students in Studio Arts, Moving Image and Photography will be held in the Art and Design Hall, 400 S Peoria, from 9:00-4:30 from Tuesday, December 11th through Friday, December 14th. Guest critics: Tuesday, painter Anne Harris; Wednesday, art historian, Lori Waxman; Thursday, curator Nicholas Frank; Friday, video artist Steve Reinke.



Dec 12, 2007, 9:00 AM

MFA Final Critiques
Graphic Design

Final graduate critiques for students in Graphic Design will be held in room 2410 of the Art and Architecture Building from 9:00-5:00 on Tuesday, December 12th, and Wednesday, December 13th.



Dec 11, 2007, 9:00 AM
Great Space

MFA Final Critiques
Studio Arts, Moving Image, Photography

Final graduate critiques for students in Studio Arts, Moving Image and Photography will be held in the Art and Design Hall, 400 S Peoria, from 9:00-4:30 from Tuesday, December 11th through Friday, December 14th. Guest critics: Tuesday, painter Anne Harris; Wednesday, art historian, Lori Waxman; Thursday, curator Nicholas Frank; Friday, video artist Steve Reinke.



Dec 10, 2007, 9:30 AM

MFA Final Critiques
EV + ID

Final graduate critiques for students in Electronic Visualization and Industrial Design will be held in the Center for Virtual Reality in the Arts, in the Art and Architecture Building from 9:30-6:15 on Monday, December 10th.


Nov 30, 2007, 10:00 AM
Art + Architecture Building Main Entrance

UIC Art + Design Preview Day

The School of Art and Design is hosting information days and tours for prospective undergraduate applicants. This is an opportunity to learn about the BFA degrees, tour the studios, computer labs and workshops and ask questions about the majors. No reservation is necessary.



Nov 30, 2007, 2:30 PM
CVRA, A&A #3304

Robotics : Legos : An Introduction
A workshop hosted by the Design Visualization Lab

This workshop will introduce basic robotic concepts using legos as the instrument of instruction. It will provide an understanding of how these mechanics can be used in artistic contexts.

Workshops are open to students, faculty, and staff. But class size is limited, so RSVP to Tesia (tkosma2@uic.edu) to let us know you're coming. Workshop supplies will be provided and attendance is free of charge.

The instructor, Kevin O'Neill, is a student at UIC who has an extensive background in artificial intelligence and computer science. He currently teaches robotics at After School Matters (ASM) which is a project of Chicago Public Schools (CPS).

The Design Visualization Laboratory (DVL) is a shared high-tech computational studio operating under the Electronic Visualization and Industrial Design programs.

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NetWorking A Performance by artists Anni Holm
A Performance by artists Anni Holm

NetWorking (http://knittingnetworking.blogspot.com/) is an ongoing
knitting installation/performance art piece originally created by
Nyok-Mei Wong & Anni Holm in 2006.
The NetWorking project is an attempt to physically demonstrate how a
network is constructed and constantly changing. The viewers are
invited to sit down and knit with the artist, and through dialogue
develop their own networks beyond the boundaries of the piece.



Nov 13, 2007, 5:30 PM

Blitz 3D Workshop

This workshop will review general engine design concepts with a simple yet powerful product, Blitz 3D. You will learn how independent games are developed and view other examples of gaming engines like Source Engine, Unreal 2003 and Torque.

The workshop is limited to 10 people, so please RSVP to Tesia Kosmalski (tkosma2@uic.com) by November 10th to secure your spot. Attendees should also download the demo before class. Attendance is also free.


More about Lindsay Grace: He is a full-time professor in Information Technology disciplines. He teaches at the Digital Media Production, Web Design, Game Design, and Information Technology at the Illinois Institute of Art in Chicago IL. He has also taught at ITT Technical schools and completed course design for American Intercontinental University online.

The Design Visualization Laboratory (DVL) is a shared high-tech computational studio operating under the
Electronic Visualization and Industrial Design programs.

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P.A.D*
a Performance by artist Chris Roberts

Performance Artist and author Chris Roberts
(www.manuallabor.org/chrisroberts.html) will be signing his new book,
P.A.D. Professional Artist Development, at GBU gallery on the UIC
campus. Please join him for the first stop on his book signing tour,
followed by a brief Q & A. A limited number of complimentary copies
will be available.
Chris Roberts is a Chicago artist whose work includes performance,
text, and conceptual art theories and practices.

*This project is supported by a Community Arts Assistance Program
grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and
Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.


Nov 08, 2007, 6:30 PM

GBU: On-Site and Nomadic
Reception for on-site project

About the show:
Participants collaborate in five small teams to create wall and floor
drawings in the space. These five on-site drawings are created within a
given area along a floor/wall perimeter of the GBU space. Using only lines
and/or silhouettes, each team creates a separate thematic/material
composition that incorporates the interstitial space of one group's work
and the next. The project is nomadic in nature: knowing where we start
(space) and what we start with (materials and themes), without knowing
precisely where we will arrive.
Please come to see the final stages of this experimental work before it
comes down on Thursday, November 8, at night.


Oct 26, 2007, 10:00 AM
Art + Architecture Building Main Entrance

UIC Art + Design Preview Day

The School of Art and Design is hosting information days and tours for prospective undergraduate applicants. This is an opportunity to learn about the BFA degrees, tour the studios, computer labs and workshops and ask questions about the majors. No reservation is necessary.



Oct 24, 2007, 5:00 PM

UIC MFA Open Studio

If you are considering graduate study in art and design, are a friend or graduate of the UIC School of Art and Design, or are simply interested in seeing the work of our programs, please join us for a gathering of alumni, students, faculty and staff at our annual MFA Open Studio.

Tour the facilities and meet the faculty and students of our MFA programs in electronic visualization, graphic design, industrial design, moving image, photography, and studio arts.

Wed., October 24th from 5:00-10pm

Art + Design Hall is located at 400 S Peoria Street
Just north of the Halsted/UIC CTA stop.

The A+A Building is located at 845 W. Harrison Street
Just south of the Halsted/UIC CTA stop.

Parking is available in UIC Lot 9 at the corner of Harrison and Morgan streets.



Oct 22, 2007, 12:00 AM

Exquisite Corpse Suite
GBU Exhibition

Opening reception: Wednesday October 24 from 4 to 7pm.

For this exhibition the members of the GBU's committee are creating a gallery large Exquisite Corpse that will be reveled in full to the public and the members themselves during the opening reception.



Sep 27, 2007, 7:00 PM
UIC School of Art + Design: GBU, 5th Floor, Art and Design Hall

Worst

Join us to celebrate the "worst" of our undergraduate art programs: any media is accepted. Nothing is too bad!



Sep 07, 2007, 9:00 AM
Meeting Room, AAB #2410

School of Art and Design Faculty Meeting

All faculty and staff are invited to attend. Coffee and camaraderie at 9:00. Meeting starts promtly at 9:30. Please join us to meet new colleagues, share accomplishments, discuss pertinent issues, etc.



Aug 29, 2007, 11:30 AM
Great Space

MFA Welcome

Please join us in the Great Space of Art and Design Hall for an informal welcome for new and continuing MFA students, faculty, and staff. Wednesday, August 29, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Refreshments will be served.



Jul 19, 2007, 6:00 PM

2007 Scholarship Benefit
UIC College of Architecture and the Arts

The UIC College of Architecture and the Arts invites you to celebrate and support our talented student architects, artists, designers, performers and scholars. All Benefit funds are dedicated solely to student
scholarships and fellowships.

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May 11, 2007, 6:00 PM

BFA Year End Shows
Graphic Design :: Industrial Design :: Electronic Visualization :: Photography

Students graduating from our BFA programs in A+A will hold their year-end exhibitions from 6:00-9:00 on Friday, May 11th. Please join us to celebrate the talented class of 2007!


May 04, 2007, 1:00 PM

Art and design students to present government policies

As part of the AD502 Design and Governmentality course, art and design students were exposed to the role of designing in public policy formation and implementation for everyday people. Students have now created government policies based on their areas of interest and the role of design. City officials, professors in policy at UIC, and members of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs have been invited. To attend RSVP by by April 27th to etunst (at) uic.edu.




Apr 30, 2007, 6:00 PM
CVRA, A&A #3304

Craig Stehle
Lecture by Industrial Design Faculty Search Finalist

Craig S. Stehle received his Masters of Industrial Design from North Carolina State University and his BFA in Communication Arts from East Carolina University. His current practice, Stehle Research and Design, consults on the development of products and services for consumer products, medical devices, and rehabilitation and assistive technology. He has also worked as a designer for Gravity Tank in Chicago, Center for Universal Design in Raleigh and Signal Design in Durham North Carolina.

Stehle is currently an adjunct faculty member and professional affiliate of the Institute for Design Engineering and Applications (IDEA) of Northwestern University. His role within the engineering-based IDEA program has been to infuse the curriculum with methods used in industrial design. He developed the first industrial design course offered by Northwestern. He says of his teaching: “My teaching philosophies and materials reflect my diverse experience as a design professional [particularly as it relates] to interdisciplinary projects and human-centered product development.”



Apr 26, 2007, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

Sumakshi Singh
Lecture by Sculpture Faculty Search Finalist (new time: 5pm)

Sumakshi Singh has written of her interest in “art that arrives quietly in unexpected places, that nags at you because of its refusal to reveal immediately, that makes you re-investigate territories taken for granted; ...Using the history and physicality of spaces as a springboard, my work involves interventions that I find or create in and around architectural elements. ...to navigate the lines of tension created between the idea of a space set aside for witnessing cultural activity and its material reality.”

Singh’s sculpture and site-specific projects have been presented in solo and curated group gallery and museum exhibitions in New York, Chicago, and Charleston, Texas, Illinois, and Connecticut. She was awarded a Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award and held a Curatorial Internship in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago. Singh received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from Maharaja Sayajiro University, Baroda, India. She has taught in SAIC’s First Year BFA Program, and the Early College Program; she has also taught at Harold Washington College, Chicago.



Apr 25, 2007, 6:00 PM
Gallery 400

Dianna Frid
Lecture by Sculpture Faculty Search Finalist

Dianna Frid has written that her works in sculpture, installation, collages and artist-books, “are material responses to existing images, shapes, and things in the world. In making objects, I stress the relationship of two-dimensional representation to the concreteness of sculpture and hybrid things. I explore this concreteness through a physicality that relies on process as a means to expand and hone a technique, and that fuses the hand-made with formal and thematic concerns.”

Frid’s work has been presented in solo and curated group gallery and museum exhibitions in New York, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Washington, DC and Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, BC, São Paolo, Ghent, Turin, and Mexico City. She has received an Artadia Award, as well as grants from The Canada Council, The Banff Centre for the Arts, The City of Chicago, and the State of Illinois Arts in Education Program. Frid completed MFA and BFA Degrees at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, following undergraduate course work at Hampshire College. She taught previously at the University of Chicago, and currently holds an appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design, UIC.



Apr 23, 2007, 6:00 PM
Gallery 400

Beate Geissler
Lecture by Photography Faculty Search Finalist

Beate Geissler works as a photographer as well as producing performances, installations and video in collaboration with Oliver Sann as “Geissler & Sann.” She has written that her work “is formed by reflections on simulation and representation of this world. The transition from pictorial reality to mise-en-scene has characterized my approach to photography from the very beginning.” Her interests are to be found in “the border between what has happened and what could have happened in order to understand pictures. ...I’m not interested in manipulating pictures; all of the imagery is completely rooted in the visible world.”

Geissler is the recipient of the Gunther-Schroff-Stipendium from Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe. Her work has been presented in solo and group gallery and museum exhibitions, in partnership with Oliver Sann, in Munich, Cologne, Dortmund, Berlin, Winterthur, Graz, Basel, London, and Taipei, among other venues. She has taught photography at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung , Karsruhe where she also completed the Degree in photography, following study at the Staatliche Fachakadmie für Fotodesign in Munich.



Apr 19, 2007, 6:00 PM

Ed Osborn
Lecture by Sculpture Faculty Search Finalist

Ed Osborn works primarily in sound installation, and has also worked with video, performance and developed works for on-line access. He writes that his work “falls between established genres”… “the sound installations usually include a combination of motion and sound that appears organic in nature and has a tangible physical presence.” In in several projects “the sculptural objects generate sound concurrently, their actions driven by a system of internal logic.”

Osborn’s work has been presented in solo and curated group exhibitions and performances in the U.S, Canada, Austria, Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Israel, England, South Africa, and New Zealand. He also works with electronic and improvised music, as a soloist and in collaboration with other artists and music ensembles. As a writer, his essays and projects have been included in critical journals, internationally. Grants and awards include: Guggenheim Foundation, Lannan Foundation, Creative Work Fund, and research grants from University of California, Santa Cruz; he held the DAAD Artist-in-Residence, Berlin in 2000. He received an MFA from Mills College, CA and a BA from Wesleyan University, Middleton, CT. He is currently Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz, and has taught as Guest Lecturer /Visiting Artist at California College of the Arts, University of California, Davis, and Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig, Germany.



Apr 18, 2007, 6:00 AM
Gallery 400

Pamela Fraser
Lecture by Painting Faculty Search Finalist

“The subject of my current work in painting is color itself; especially color as a linguistic vehicle for social exchange,” writes Pamela Fraser. “My new paintings utilize color interaction or relationships to underscore the legibility and logic of color systems with their various associations, themes, and rules of use. These works initially developed from my ongoing interest in comparative color theory and in particular from Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Remarks on Color.”


Fraser’s paintings and works on paper have been presented in solo and curated group gallery and museum exhibitions nationally—New York, Buffalo, Chicago, Los Angeles—as well as internationally in Cologne, Venice, London, Oslo, Berlin, Stuttgart, Munster, among others. She is the recipient of a Louis Comfort Tiffany Award. Fraser received an MFA in New Genres from UCLA and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York. She currently holds an appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design, UIC, and taught previously at Ohio State University and Northwestern University.


Apr 17, 2007, 12:00 AM

painting, everyday life, and material culture
Pamela Fraser's AD 332 classs thesis Show

Closing party on Thursday, April 19 from 4:00 - 6:00pm



Apr 16, 2007, 6:00 PM

Kevin Henry
Lecture by Industrial Design Faculty Search Finalist

Kevin Henry writes on the role of theory in industrial design: “Theory… guides decision making in complex situations and is based on one’s ability to grasp, digest, and internalize ideas into a structured and synchronous belief system. While the public is quick to recognize and celebrate the haptic side of the industrial design profession (sketching, rendering, form giving) as the ultimate sign of creativity, they often fail to realize that it remains subservient to critical thinking. And while the fruits of those hard skills may be most noticeable in the final product, without the soft skills, the product or service would be a shallow exercise in styling.”

Kevin Henry is currently a member of the full-time faculty and coordinator of the product design program at Columbia College in Chicago. He has been teaching either as adjunct or full time faculty for over 18 years and presented at IDSA National Educators Conference in 2005. He holds an MFA in Industrial Design from UIC, and an MFA in Sculpture and Time Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is the winner of the Born Digital Competition sponsored by the Institute for the Future of the Book.


Apr 13, 2007, 5:00 PM

BFA Thesis Exhibition
Opening Reception

UIC BFA students graduating from our programs in Photography, Moving Image, and Studio Arts will exhibit their works in the Great Space and GBU Galleries on the 5th floor of Art and Design Hall, 400 S. Peoria Street, on Friday April 13th from 5-9pm with viewing hours on Saturday, April 14th from noon to 6pm.



Apr 12, 2007, 6:00 PM

Kevin Wolff
Lecture by Painting Faculty Search Finalist

Kevin Wolff references the figure in his work as a painter; he writes that he is “compelled to employ the processes of realism—looking, translating, and transforming—in an attempt to locate and manipulate the line between the figurative and the abstract.” Using both photography and sculpture in his process, Wolff writes that “a system of abstraction is revealed through the digestion of the representational—forming a dialogue between the photographic memory of an instant and the accumulative processes and structures of sculpture, painting, and drawing.”

Wolff’s paintings and works on paper have been presented in solo and group curated gallery and museum exhibitions in Chicago, New York, Saratoga Springs, Buffalo, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Los Angeles; and in Cologne, Frankfurt, Ghent, Rotterdam, and Montreal. He has received grants and awards from the Illinois Arts Council, Penny McCall Foundation, Art Matters, NY, and the McDowell Colony /residency. Wolff received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the SAIC, and previously taught at Herron School of Art, and as Visiting Artist at Tyler School of Art and Northwestern University.



Apr 11, 2007, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography & Moving Image
Shannon Benine, Kirsten Leenars, Marie Martino, and Justin Witte

April 10-14
Reception: Wednesday, April 11, 5-8 pm

In photography and video installation Shannon Benine negotiates the politics of mediation and the private domestic life of people caught in the geographies of war.

Kirsten Leenars’ video installation reflects on the frailty of human bonds, the feeling of insecurity that frailty inspires and the desire to be loved.

Turning the camera on herself and the gaps, collisions, and complications of her immediate relations, Marie M. Martino explores love, neuroses, and queer identity in a ruminative single-channel video diptych.

Straddling abstraction and representation Justin Witte's paintings depict a world where color, surface and pattern serve as visual barriers to hidden narratives.

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Apr 11, 2007, 6:00 PM

Cecil McDonald
Lecture by Photography Faculty Search Finalist

With regard to his recent project, Domestic Observations and Occurrences, Cecil McDonald has written: “The images in this body of work represent an extended look at the moments and relationships that occur within the domestic environment. ...I’ve constructed the photographs as tableau vivant in order to re-examine the embodiment of the everyday moment. ...This method relocates the reading of the photograph, linking an objective document to an autobiographically infused performance, a staged retelling, privileged by a patriarchal analysis and sensibility.”

McDonald’s photographic work has been included in curated group exhibitions in Chicago, New York and Philadelphia, and will be exhibited in the Netherlands this year. He received an Artadia Award in 2006, and was selected for the Joyce Foundation “Midwest Voices & Visions” residency, 2007. He received an MFA from Columbia College Chicago. McDonald currently teaches at Trinity Christian College and is also a Teaching Artist through the Arts Integration Mentorship in partnership with the Center for Community Arts Program, Chicago.



Apr 10, 2007, 6:00 PM

Kevin Reeder
Lecture by Industrial Design Faculty Search Finalist

Currently an Associate Professor of Industrial Design at Georgia Institute of Technology, Kevin Reeder has taught Industrial Design at the college level for more than 15 years. He has taught at Columbus College of Art and Design, Ohio State University, Stanford University, and California College of the Arts. He was bestowed with the Outstanding Teacher Award of 2005 at Georgia Institute of Technology. He holds a Master of Arts from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from Ohio State University.

Reeder has been a design consultant since 1987 working with clients such as Apple Computer, Discovery Toys, Lunar Design, Raychem Corporation, Wedge Innovations, and Zephyr Design. He writes of the relationship of design education and practice: “My varied experiences as a practitioner dictate my approach to the classroom. As a practitioner, I have to understand the importance of the user, the development of the budget, the social interactions of the members of the design team, and the physical and emotional demands of the users. Consequently, in the classroom, I construct projects with and overview of reality…discussing with the students the need to understand how products are actually developed and how students need to be self-motivated and willing to communicate their ideas to clients, engineers, and, ultimately the user.”



Apr 09, 2007, 6:00 PM
Gallery 400

Conor McGrady
Lecture by Painting Faculty Search Finalist

In describing his work in painting and drawing, Conor McGrady writes: “All of the work that I produce relates to social issues, in particular the nature of power and its impact on the individual and on urban and domestic space. ...The impetus for my practice as a whole is based on situations of violence and military control, largely drawing on, but not confined to, my experience growing up in Northern Ireland.”

McGrady’s paintings and works on paper have been presented in solo and group curated gallery and museum exhibitions in Atlanta, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York and internationally in the UK, Italy, Australia, and Ireland. McGrady has received funded support for residencies at Ragdale Foundation and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. He is a writer and currently serves on the Editorial Collective of Radical History Review, published by Duke University Press. McGrady received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BA from the University of Northumbria, UK. He has held Visiting Artist and Instructor appointments at Northwestern University, School of Visual Arts, NY, California College of the Arts, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.



Apr 07, 2007, 8:00 PM
Chicago Filmmakers

MFA Film and Video Screening
at Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N. Clark Street, 2nd Floor

UIC School of Art and Design
MFA Film and Video Screening
at Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N. Clark Street, 2nd Floor

Supervillian, Dennis Hodges, 7min, mini-dv, 2006
Appropriated video that creates an unstable narrative of guilt and condemnation, that repeats and collapses in its portrayal of a nameless perpetrator.

Bedouins, Basma Al-Sharif , 11min, mini-dv, 2007
A structuralist video that narrates the story of two girls who disappear off an unnamed shore to find themselves in a kind of pre-apocalyptic village.

The Magic Lie, Irena Knezevic, 1min, mini-dv, 2006
A simple spell in the theatre of occult gymnastics: a shadow attempts flight for the first time.

Strip, Marie Martino, 15min, mini-dv, 2007
When routine choreographies fail, one must improvise. Disconnect, collision, and entanglement abound in queer and familial love.

The Phonological Loop and the Visuospatial Sketchpad, Brandon Alvendia,
5 seconds, mini-dv, 2007
A brief exploration of memory.

Coronach, Irena Knezevic, 15 min, mini-dv, 2007
An endless mesmeric seafaring dirge. Last call for all who embark to the Underground Forest where all you know is true and music has no mercy.

Interlude, Kirsten Leenaars, 5min, 16mm color with optical sound, 2004
An intimate portrait of the artist’s ninety two year old grandmother who is slowly beginning to loose her grip on time, drifting from one world into another.

Moth, Shannon Benine, 2min, HD video, 2006
A negotiation of the politics of mediation and the private domestic life of people caught in the geographies of war.

Light is Waiting, Michael Robinson, 11min, mini-dv, 2007
A special episode of television’s Full House devours itself from the inside out, excavating a hypnotic nightmare of a culture lost at sea.


With additional works by Isak Berbic, Kenyatta Forbes, Trevor Gainer, and Selina Trepp.

Running time: approximately 100min



Apr 06, 2007, 7:00 PM

MFA Graphic Design Thesis Exhibition

Please join us this Friday evening, April 6th, at 7pm in the Art +
Architecture building, Room 1100 for the MFA Graphic Design Thesis
Exhibition.

The thesis candidates and their topics will be:

Laura Ferrario
Enough of Saudade

Dave C. Pabellon
Immersing into "the Avenue"

Jessica Schnepf
The German Influence in Chicago

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Apr 05, 2007, 6:00 PM

Claire Sherman
Lecture by Painting Faculty Search Finalist

Claire Sherman writes of her work: “With interests ranging from Edmund Burke’s writings on the sublime, to B-horror movie sets, such as Children of the Corn, I use landscape as a vehicle for painting. Image beckons entrance into the world of landscape; paint is used to seduce. Mark serves to exaggerate; color, to attract and entice. At the same time, these fundamentals are executed with a flaw. Image is disrupted by paint.”

Sherman’s work has been presented in solo and group gallery exhibitions in Chicago and London. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, after completing the BA, Summa Cum Laude, at the University of Pennsylvania. Sherman is currently Assistant Professor at Knox College in Galesburg.



Apr 04, 2007, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography & Moving Image
Trevor Gainer, Irena Knezevic, Harold Mendez, and Michael Robinson

April 3-7
Reception: Wednesday, April 4, 5-8 pm

Through elaborate and arcane sculptural procedures, Trevor Gainer explores the problematics of breaching private and public territories.

Using narratives of enchantment, Irena Knezevic's installation evokes a seafaring expedition in which the esoteric and the precise serve as sole navigation tools.

In wall drawings and sculptural installations that focus on a melancholy of place, as well as a desire for legibility and distance, Harold Mendez looks for nowhere... as far as he can see.

In Michael Robinson’s short new experimental film, futurism and failure consort on the grounds of past World’s Fairs.

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Apr 04, 2007, 6:00 PM
Gallery 400

Hasan Elahi
Lecture by Sculpture Faculty Search Finalist

Hasan M. Elahi’s current work “engages questions of surveillance, privacy and ownership.” He writes, “the focus of my creative practice has been at the intersection of art and information technology, integrating image databases and other forms of electronic information. I juxtapose the tangible aspects of traditional art practice with the electronic elements of current and developing technologies in order to blur the distinctions between the two realms.”

Elahi’s work has been included in solo and curated group exhibitions in New York, Germany, England, and Russia. He has received funding and grant support from The Ford Foundation /Philip Morris, Creative Capital Foundation, DuPont Industries, the West Virginia Cultural Center and the Asociación Artetik Berrikuntzara in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain. Elahi is currently Assistant Professor at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, and previously taught at the University of South Florida, West Virginia University, and Wanganui School of Design, New Zealand.

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Apr 01, 2007, 4:30 AM

work in progress / open studio 263, 236

julia fish
aaron pilat
sarah zwerling

American Academy in Rome
Via Angelo Masina 5
00153 Roma ITALIA



Mar 23, 2007, 9:00 AM
CVRA, A&A #3304

Design Colloquium Lecture: Fabian Winkler
(im)possible worlds

This lecture proposes new practices for looking at familiar objects and spaces around us and suggests critical, surprising and sometimes humorous ways to reinterpret and transform them. I will show examples of my own art practice including interactive systems, robotics and site-specific installation. In these works I’ll address issues of audience participation, poly-sensorial immersion, technology’s impact on society and the excavation of forgotten media utopias.

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Mar 22, 2007, 6:00 PM
Gallery 400

Melanie Schiff
Lecture by Photography Faculty Search Finalist

Melanie Schiff has written that her work is "simultaneously an analytical and contemplative reconsideration of the history of still life and self-portraiture in photography" and that "the moments these works address are quiet and waver on the edge of a constructed poetic narrative and an instant found by chance."

Schiff's work in photography has been presented in solo exhibitions in Chicago and Germany and in group shows in Chicago, New York, Miami, Germany and Switzerland. In 2006, she received an Artadia Jury award and was a Resident Fellow at the Atlantic Center the Arts. Schiff received her MFA from UIC in 2002 and her BFA from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts in 1999 and is currently teaching as an Adjunct faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Northwestern University.



Mar 21, 2007, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography & Moving Image
Basma Al-Sharif, Isak Berbic, Hugo Hernandez, and Dennis Hodges

March 20-24
Reception: Wednesday, March 21, 5-8 pm

Through image and text, Basma Al-Sharif's work recontextualizes political
documents to explore the sustainability of the right of return.

In Isak Berbic’s textual, photographic and video works, sardonic gestures interrogate the artifice of national collective memory that poses as meaningful history.

Hugo Michel Hernandez's text-based painting, drawings, and installation work alludes to issues of personal history, displacement, language, fantasy, and erasure.

Built on strategies of repetition and exhaustion, Dennis Hodges’ sculpture and video work interrogates the formal devices used to construct meaning and impel belief.

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Mar 20, 2007, 2:00 PM
CVRA, A&A #3304

Graduate Workshop: Fabian Winkler
Light Modulators

Graduate Workshop
Tuesday, March 20, 2-5:30 pm +
Wed, March 21, 2-5:30 pm

Light’s exceptional opportunities for artistic expression lie in its potential to create new, artificial realities and to transform objects and environments visually and ideologically. This workshop is a laboratory for the experimental exploration of light and shadows. We will build light modulators, simple structures that modulate (i.e. reflect, absorb and diffuse) rays of light and observe their changing appearance in different light situations. The laboratory features two configurable lighting environments: one with an orbiting light source, the other one with additive color mixing possibilities. Furthermore, the workshop briefly introduces strategies for interactive lighting control using Max/MSP software and the DMX communication protocol.

The workshop is open to graduate students from all areas within the School of Art + Design. Due to the limited amount of participants, please RSVP to Daniel Sauter, dsauter7@uic.edu

Tuesday, March 20, 2 pm
CVRA, A+A 3304
Graduate Seminar Lecture:
“Light as Inter-Medium”

We still do not know what exactly light is. It appears immaterial to the human eye, yet it renders our world visible. This lecture investigates the highly ambiguous nature of electric light in different fields: fine art, design, architecture, theater, performance and film. Rather than looking at the use of light in each of the above-mentioned areas separately, I will focus on the mix of practices across different disciplines toward an understanding of light as "inter-medium". Select examples of creative work are used to illustrate some of light’s basic properties and strategies for lighting control, which we will explore experimentally in the following workshop.

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Mar 19, 2007, 6:00 PM
Gallery 400

Joel Wellington Fisher
Lecture by Photography Faculty Search Finalist

Fisher’s work “aims to investigate individuals versus context; I have been intrigued by the idea of historical tradition as context, especially the notion of identification through individual and societal legacy.” A recent series has traced the locations in and around those sites where the Washington D.C. snipers, John Allen Muhammad and Lee Malvo, committed their crimes. As Fisher writes, “In these often seemingly empty, banal, and ubiquitous spaces, consisting mostly of strip malls and gas stations, a sense of dislocation and alienation is pervasive. Instead of making images merely documenting the sites where the shootings occurred, the work attempts to deconstruct the space consisting of elements left out and existing on the periphery.”

Joel Fisher received an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a Teaching Certification from Brown University in 2006. He earned a BA with double majors in English and Psychology from the University of New Hampshire in 1997. He is currently completing work and research in Germany, supported by a 2006 Fulbright Fellowship. His photographic work has been exhibited in group shows in Chicago, Boston, and Providence.



Mar 14, 2007, 5:00 PM
Gallery 400

MFA Thesis Exhibitions in Studio Arts, Photography & Moving Image
Brandon Alvendia, Derek Chan, Kenyatta Forbes, and Selina Trepp

March 13-17, 2007
Reception: Wednesday, March 14, 5-8 pm

Brandon Alvendia's installation of modified salvaged living room furniture
extracted from an interaction with a cable television production team
explores notions of displacement, authorship and functionality.

Derek Chan‚s ephemeral and fluid paintings challenge conventions of
representation and abstraction while investigating constructs of place as
tied to the self.

In an effort to bridge a gap between the past and the future, Kenyatta
Forbes explores issues of race and gender in performative video works
destabilize social archetypes.

Resulting from a collaborative process that yields serendipitous effects,
Selina Trepp‚s video installation explores absorption and desire.

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Mar 09, 2007, 6:00 PM

Guest Lecture: Dan Buchner, Vice President Design & Innovation

Lecture Title: Design Stories - Making a difference in a country, an industry, and a community.
3 examples of using design to drive development in emerging economies.
Friday, March 9th 6:00pm UIC A+A Rm. 1100




Dianna Frid
Public Lecture

Dianna Frid
Public Lecture, Department of Fiber and Material Studies, SAIC
Wednesday February 28, 2007
Noon
Room 903, Sharp Building, 37 South Wabash


Feb 22, 2007, 6:30 PM

SolidWorks Workshops

Co-sponsored by UIC, IDSA, and CATI (Computer Aided Technology, Inc.), and hosted by UIC, Prof. Melamed has arranged to have Ed Honda, Senior Engineer and Technical Advisor for CATI to conduct three workshops for hands-on training on this robust 3D CAD solid modeling tool.
Workshop #1: Introduction to the tool Thursday, February 22nd
Workshop #2: Intermediate problems Thursday, March 8th
Workshop #3: Complex geometry Thursday, March 22nd
All workshops will be held in A+A, Industrial Design Dept., Room 3320, 6:30 - 8:00pm.



Feb 21, 2007, 6:00 PM
Gallery 400

Patho-geographies (or, other people’s baggage)
Feeltank

An investigation of the emotional temperature of the body politic through screenings, public interventions, lectures and on-site creation of works in the gallery.

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Feb 21, 2007, 6:00 PM

Guest Lecture: Stephen Melamed

Stephen Melamed will be giving a guest lecture entitled The Power of Design at the University of Chicago, College of Business, Wed. Feb. 21st


Feb 15, 2007, 12:00 AM

Phyllis Bramson Group Exhibition
"What F Word?"

546 W. 29th Street
NYC



Feb 07, 2007, 7:00 PM
Gallery 400

Screening: The Captivity Show
Film and video program curated by Ben Russell

Featuring: Three Legged by John Wood & John Harrison
Dipping Sauce by Luther Price
Hillbilly Hoose-Gow feat by Tom Emerson
The Magic Kingdom by Jim Trainor
Trauma Victim by Rob Todd
Everyday Bad Dream by Fred Worden
Blick by Emily Richardson
Mexican Jail Footage by Gordon Ball
Exercise #3 by Eva Dransholt
Admission is Free.

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Feb 05, 2007, 5:00 PM

Silvia Malagrino: Burnt Oranges
Northwestern University, McCormick Tribune Center

Burnt Oranges is an experimental documentary, 90 minutes long, about the long-term effects and repercussions, personal and social, of Argentina's 1970's state terrorism. The film is timely. It establishes links between the struggles of the Argentine people, to recover social principles and communal ties, with today's necessity to defend human rights, preserve human dignity, and democratic values. For more information: Lauren Trinker <mailto:lacs@northwestern.edu> (847-491-4793)

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Feb 02, 2007, 12:00 AM

Meet the New You

Meet the New You
Des Moines Art Center
February 2 – May 2, 2007
Organized by Laura Burkhalter, assistant curator

How will our everyday lives be different in 10, 20, or 50 years? The
four artists in Meet the New You offer challenging meditations on
this question, each presenting his or her unique version of a brave
new world. Some works refer to specific scientific advances, while
others deal more abstractly with the concepts of progress and
perfection. Society’s constant struggle for perfection, for better or
worse, is a major theme of the show.

Runaway body parts, perfect athletes struggling against unseen
forces, and the abstract notion of “paradise” can all be found in
Magnus Wallin’s dynamic and disconcerting videos. Photographer Ruud
van Empel uses cutting-edge photography and computer technology to
populate strangely flawless landscapes with even more strangely
flawless children. Another photographer, Sabrina Raaf, creates a
world almost exactly like ours—if it weren’t for those changes in
gravity. Finally, sculptor Bryan Crockett makes works of haunting
beauty that reference classical sculpture as well as scientific
advancements.

Artists: Bryan Crockett, Ruud van Empel, Sabrina Raaf, and Magnus Wallin



Jan 28, 2007, 5:00 PM

Melanie Schiff
through Jan. 28

Since her solo debut at this gallery, photographer Melanie Schiff (UIC MFA 2002) has moved out of the studio and into the world, trading fussily arranged, evenly lit still lifes for more casual, serendipitous compositions of everyday objects. These photos are hymns to natural light, and the presence of rainbows, beer cans, and a Neil Young LP cover tempts one to characterize her gaze as a stoner’s glassy-eyed fixation.

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Jan 27, 2007, 6:00 PM

Closing Reception, Fraction Workspace

Fraction Workspace, a small non profit public arts space noted in NewCity as one of the top five alternative art spaces to see in 2007, is directed by UIC MFA student Clare Britt. The closing reception for Chris Walla "Ha Ha" will be held on January 27th.

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Jan 16, 2007, 5:00 AM
Gallery 400

Captive Audience
Curated by Marc Fisher

Artists, Participants, and Exhibition Materials:
Angelo
Chicago County Fair
David F.
Stephanie Diamond
Friends Beyond the Wall
Lucky Pierre
Mary Patten
Phonograph records recorded by inmates and/or in prisons
Prison Blues®
Prison products designed for inmate use
LJ Reynolds
Risk-Takers Ltd.
S.O. Work Group
Stop Prisoner Rape
Robert Stroud (“The Birdman of Alcatraz”)

An exhibition of artwork, cultural products and industrial design created by, for, about, or in collaboration with people who are imprisoned. From music and spoken word records, drawings, video projects, photographs, posters, written correspondence, movies and stills, to mass produced toothbrushes, jumpsuits, sneakers, and mattresses designed for prisoners, Captive Audience allows visitors to the exhibition to experience the material conditions of prisoners’ lives and review artwork made in, for or about prison life.



Jan 13, 2007, 8:00 PM

Paul Dickinson: Music for Worms and Compost
Opening Reception

Paul Dickenson, Moving Image Teaching Associate, will be exhibiting at Hallworks Contemporary Art Center, Buffalo, New York from February 13th-17th.

Three small wooden crates, fitted with visible air vents, sit in the gallery alongside a transformer and stereo speakers. Within each crate are hundreds of red worms wallowing in compost. The interior of each crate is fitted with microphones and infrared cameras, broadcasting visual and audio information to the “outside world.”

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Jan 11, 2007, 6:00 AM

Tony Tasset
Recent Works

Tony Tasset: Recent Works
Price Auditorium, The Art Institute of Chicago
(free to students with a valid i.d.)



Jan 11, 2007, 6:00 PM

Tony Tasset
Recent Works

The Society for Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago features the very best in international contemporary art in dialogue withthe museum's rich and varied art-historical legacies. The SCA promotes a better understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through a series of lectures and meetings each year.

This lecture by Tony Tasset, UIC Professor of Studio Arts, will provide a thrilling look at his most recent projects.

Pictured here is Tasset's sculpture Paul, a larger than life recreation of Paul Bunyan, recently unveiled at the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Garden at Governors State University.



Jan 11, 2007, 6:00 PM

Pamela Fraser Solo Exhibition

Pamela Fraser, Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Arts, has a solo
exhibition featuring a new series of gouache and acrylic works opening
in New York on January 11th continuing through February 10th.

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Jan 01, 2007, 12:00 PM

Happy Holidays
from the UIC School of Art and Design

The faculty staff and students of the UIC School of Art and Design wish you a happy holiday season. Our winter break begins on Monday December, 17th. Instruction begins again on Monday, January, 14th 2008. Snowlake greeting by Cliff Krapfl, Adjucnt Assistant Professor in Graphic Design, and Tara Kennedy, UIC BFA 1999.


Dec 29, 2006, 12:00 PM

The Yin Yang of Design and Anthropology

On Wednesday, December 29, 2006, Dori Tunstall will give a guest lecture, “The Yin Yang of Design and Anthropology” at Wayne State University and the College of Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. The lecture is part of Wayne State’s effort to create a concentration in Design Anthropology within its Business Anthropology curriculum. Dori is a member of the advisory board for the concentration.


Dec 14, 2006, 12:00 PM

Dan Peterman: Round Trip

In the suite of projects presented, Peterman launches a speculative ecological dialogue that links a diverse set of materials, processes and references. For example, a wood framed recreation of a Han dynasty funerary object entitled Pigsty/Latrine explores a 2,000 year old model of sanitation and nutrient conservation while simultaneously
referencing the contemporary marketing of western wood frame housing to China’s growing middle class.



Dec 01, 2006, 6:00 AM
Great Space

UnderOver
UIC School of Art and Design BFA Thesis Show

The Great Space
Art and Design Hall, 400 N Peoria, 5th floor

Please plan to attend what promises to be an excellent and varied show celebrating the work of our new interdisciplinary BFA art curriculum.



Nov 30, 2006, 12:00 PM

"The so-called progress of love (even after)"

Phyllis Bramson
"The so-called progress of love (even after)" Exhibition continuing through December 31
Carl Hammer Gallery
740 North Wells Street


Nov 29, 2006, 6:00 AM
Great Space

Paper View

Thursday November 9th 6-8p
GBU Callery: 400 S. Preoria 5th Floor

Exhibited works by School of Art and Design BFA students: Kirby
Salvador, Greta Bach, Laura Boban, Raphael Barontini, Tazim Salik,
Frank Van Duerm, Kimberly Montiel, Christina Gowrylow, Kathryn Ziemba,
Carissa Zill, and Derek Dietrich-Miller.


Nov 09, 2006, 6:00 AM
Great Space

PAPER VIEW

Thursday November 9th 6-8p
GBU Callery: 400 S. Preoria 5th Floor

Exhibited works by School of Art and Design BFA students: Kirby
Salvador, Greta Bach, Laura Boban, Raphael Barontini, Tazim Salik,
Frank Van Duerm, Kimberly Montiel, Christina Gowrylow, Kathryn Ziemba,
Carissa Zill, and Derek Dietrich-Miller.


   
 

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