When 22 Oct 2012 - 1 Nov 2012
Where Westside Gallery
133/141 West 21st Street
New York, NY
United States

October 22 2012 to November 1 2012

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 1 2o12, 6-8pm

Press Release:
School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents “RE:” an exhibition of prints, digital video, computer animation and interactive installations by students, alumni and faculty in the MFA Computer Art Department. Curated by Charley Lewis and Hsiang Chin Moe, the exhibition will be on view October 27–November 27 at the Westside Gallery, 133/141 West 21st Street, New York City.

The exhibiting students are Harsha Biswajit, Ga Hyun Kim, Kamil Nawratil, Jose Vargas and Zhongyuan Zhang. Their works range in medium from experimental video and motion graphics to large format printing and interactive installations.

Exhibiting alumni include Rachel Fujita (MFA 2007, Computer Art), Dustin Grella (MFA 2009, Computer Art), Valerie Hallier (MFA 1994, Computer Art), Hwayong Jung (MFA 2011, Computer Art), Hyung Gyu Kim (MFA 2012, Computer Art) and Charley Lewis (MFA 2012, Computer Art). Grella is an animator and documentary filmmaker whose work attempts to glean glimpses of colorful insight into the seemingly mundane. His work has screened at the Cannes Film Festival, Margaret Mead Film Festival, and won the Walt Disney Award at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. His film Prayers for Peace screened at almost two hundred festivals worldwide and won over forty awards.

Faculty participants include Robert Bowen and Kurt Ralske. Ralske’s work has been exhibited internationally, including at the 2009 Venice Biennale, the Guggenheim Bilbao, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. Kurt is the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation Media Arts Fellowship, and received First Prize at the Transmediale International Media Art Festival in Berlin in 2003.

The Westside Gallery, located at 133/141 West 21st Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 7pm, and Saturday, 10am to 6pm; closed on Sundays and public holidays. The gallery is accessible by wheelchair. For more information, please call 212 592 2145.

The MFA Computer Art Department emphasizes creative experimentation and a multidisciplinary approach to making art with computers and emerging technologies. Dedicated to producing digital artists of the highest caliber, the department guides each student in the development of a personal artistic style in a course of study that is individually tailored to meet his or her needs. Students come from around the world to study in this two-year, 60-credit MFA degree program, which has distinguished itself with multiple Student Academy Awards.

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

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