Art and Art Professions

Faculty News

Lyle Ashton HarrisFaculty is featured in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, where he is presenting Once (Now) Again, on view through June 11, 2017. This site-specific multimedia installation that features a three-channel video work comprised of images taken from Harris's Ektachrome Archive (photographed 1986-2000) as well as three new video works using archival footage. Harris has been appointed as a 2016 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, which he was awarded to expand his Ektachrome Archive project. Acknowledgement of his appointment has been published in the New York Times. In his solo exhibition, he displays a series of photomontages alongside chromogenic prints selected from his Ektachrome Archive series. Recently, Harris has been featured in several publications. The New York Times's photograph, video, and visual journalism blog, Lens, features an article about Harris's work entitled, "Reclaiming the Photographic Narrative of African-Americans" by James Estrin. His photography has been included in Aperture Magazine's Spring 2016 issue, Vision & Justice with an introduction by Vince Aletti, and on the cover of the March 20, 2016 issue of The New York Times MagazineHolland Cotter also gave a shout out to Harris's Billie #21 in his review of the Whitney Museum's exhibition, Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney's Collectionfor the New York Times. Lyle is also featured in this Artnet article on the Whitney Biennial. Here is Lyle featured in The Art Newspaper. 

Roselee Goldberg, Faculty, and Performa are featured in an article on Artnet, "Why Performance Has Become the Essential Art Medium of the 21st Century."

Melissa Rachleff- Burtt,
 Faculty curated an exhibition at the Grey Art Gallery at NYU. Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City 1952-1965 that was on view January 10 through April 1, 2017. The exhibition focused on works from fourteen galleries, grouping them into five themes: Leaving Midtown, City as Muse, Space and Time, Politics as Practice, and Defining Downtown. New York Times Profile on exhibition. Rachelff- Burtt was awarded a prestigious Faculty Fellowship at the Humanities Initiative for 2013-2014 in support of the research she did for the exhibition. 

Sandra Lang, Faculty is giving two talks in China. The first is "Visual Arts Administration in the United States," April 20, 2017 at Central Academy of Fine Art. It is about visual arts administration in the U.S. and clarifies NYU's Visual Arts Administration to Chinese applicants. The second is "From Soho to the Highline, the history and development of NYC cultural districts" as part of CAFA's 2nd Art Industrial Parks Development forum on April 21, 2017. 

Lonnie Woods, Faculty curated an exhibition in the Rosenberg Gallery jux·ta·po·si·tion:an exhibition highlighting the works of african-american faculty, staff, alumni and current students within NYU Steinhardt's Department of Art and Art Professions. An article was published about it in Washington Square News. 

Nancy Deihl
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Faculty/Director of Costume Studies is featured in the Slate article, "Why Is Futuristic Fashion Still Retro?" discussing the intersection of fashion and technology. Deihl has also co-written a book with Daniel James Cole entitled The History of Modern Fashionwhich covers fashion history from 1850 through to 2010 discussing each decade of fashion and its relation to the culture of the twentieth century. Both Deihl and James are featured in an interview discussing their book with the New York Post entitled, "Answers to all the fashion questions you were afraid to ask." Additionally, Deihl has been quoted in the New York Times article, "The Corset Stays the Course." Nancy has also been quoted in this Broadly article on corsets and the history of the female silhouette. 

Marlene McCarty, Faculty talks with Time Magazine about the impact of Therese Frare's photo of David Kirby. 

Judith Scwartz, Faculty will be participating in Rewind: 60 Years at CACa comprehensive exhibit that chronicles Clay Art Center from 1957 to present. The group exhibition exhibits artists who have created work at the center and who have helped establish the studios as a place for professional development. Judith worked at the clay center from 1964-1967. 

Jonathan Berger, Faculty has been selected as a finalist for his proposal of work to be displayed on a permanent plinth that will be coming to the High Line. The Plinth is to be a landmark destination for major public art commissions, and will be the space on the High Line dedicated specifically to art. Berger's proposal is Bell Machine, a structure that functions both as a piece and an instrument. The structure houses a large metal drum whose rotation activates a series of small hammers that ring the 183 bells which are suspended above it. Berger has also been featured in a Rolling Stone article on his collaboration with MIchael Stipe, a photobook they are releasing. 

Jessica Hamlin, Faculty wrote an essay for e_flux, Neoliberalism and EducationAn earlier version of this piece was originally presented at "State of Emergency: Politics, Aesthetics, Trumpism, a public forum that took place at NYU in December. 

John Torreano, Faculty is featured in an exhibition on view in the 3rd floor reception area of Barney building. Dark Matters Without Time is an installation that honors his 25 year collaboration with NYU and the Department of Art and Art Professions. The exhibition is curated by Hugh O'Rourke. 

Peter Campus, emeritus Faculty is featured in a solo exhibition at Jeu de Paume in Paris, France, titled video ergo sum, on view through May 28, 2017. 

Ross Blecker, 
Faculty will be exhibiting at Dallas Contemporary, on view January 15 through March 12, 2017. The exhibition's title, Find a peaceful place where you can make plans for the future, takes its title from a fortune cookie, and will feature paintings of landscapes, crowds, flowers, architecture, and birds, all from the last two years. Together they function as memento mori - a meditation on memory and loss. He was featured in the Artnet News article, "80s Art World 'It' Boy Ross Bleckner Is Having a New York Moment." In the article, the author discusses the expanse of Bleckner's career as an artist from the 1970s through to today and his recent bounty of shows. 

Tommy Hartung, Faculty has been selected to particiapte in the 2017 Whitney Biennial as part of a participating group of artists who are looking for their place in an unstable society. 

Maureen Gallace, Faculty is featured in a New York Times article about her retrospective at MoMA PS1, on view through September 10, 2017. The show is also listed in the New Yorker "Goings About Town". 

Erika Ranee, Faculty is featured in an interview in the Hyperallergic article, "Beer with a Painter: Erika Ranee." Erika is also featured in a group exhibition, #PUSSYPOWER,  curated by Jennifer Samet and Michael David, which references the history of feminist art from the 70s to today. A percentage of the proceeds from sales will be donated to Planned Parenthood. The exhibition will be on view through January 15, 2017. 
 
Alex McQuilkin, Faculty/MFA was featured in the group exhibition, I Prefer Life, on view from May 20 through to November 26, 2016 at the Weserburg | Museum of Modern Art in Bremen, Germany. I Prefer Life has been organized to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Weserburg. Alex was also featured in a group show at 99¢ Plus Gallery called Televisionwhich was on view through December 18, 2016. 

Jesse Bransford, Faculty will have an opening reception for his solo exhibition, Nomina Magica, on Saturday, September 24 from 5-8pm at The Seligmann Center in Chester, New York. The exhibit will be on view through to January 9, 2017. Bransford's work to date represents an ever-sharpening focus on Art's relationship to Magic, and how this relationship represents a space for contemporary reconsideration of what it is to be Human. Chronogram, a culture magazine for the Hudson Valley, has published an article on Nomina Magica. 

Noel Anderson, Faculty is featured in the ongoing group exhibition, Art of the Now, on view at the Hearst Collection in New York City.

Judith Schwartz, Faculty was recently profiled by Standard Ceramic Supply Company. The online article delves into clay's resurgence as a medium and also highlights Judith's scholarly approach to the material.

Martha Schwendener, Faculty was awarded the grant for short-form writing from the Arts Writers Grant Program.

Marygrace Berberian, Faculty is quoted in several articles discussing the adult coloring book craze and its theraputic benefits. Her comments appear in The New York Times, "Coloring Your Way Through Grief," Huffington Post, "5 Reasons Why Adult Coloring Is Good For You,"TED, "Why grown-ups love coloring books too," CNN, "Art Therapy, Adult Coloring Books and Your Mental Health," Daily Burn, "This Is Why Adult Coloring Books Are So Popular," and Attn:, "Why Adult Coloring Books Are Good for Your Health." The Art Therapy program is also featured in Art Therapy Today.  

Andrew Weiner, Faculty wrote an essay for Hyperallergic, A Showing of Art World Solidarity on Inauguration Day. Weiner also had an essay published he originally presented at State of Emergency: Politics, Aesthetics, Trumpism, a public forum that took place at New York University on December 10, 2016 titled "Trumpism and/as Violence".  Weiner also wrote a review of Jorg Immendorff's "LIDL Works and PErformances from the 60s" at Michael WernerCarlo Lamagna, Faculty has spearheaded a new global initiative:  The International Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management (ILPVAM)  - an exciting and unparalleled advanced art and business program offered with specialities in visual arts, global markets, and business. The program is an immersive experience delivered inthree different locationsover a seven-month period.

ILPVAM's unique leadership program in visual arts management is a collaboration between Deusto Business School, The University of Deusto, Spain, the Visual Arts Administration MA Program, New York University, USA, and The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain.  ILPVAM is aimed at professionals either in thevisual arts or related arts disciplines, who wishto become international leaders in management of the visual arts. This innovative certificate program is accredited by both the University of Deusto and New York University and is taught by program faculty and experts in the field.

Sandra Lang, Faculty was invited to speak at the International Forum to the Tenth Anniversary of the Establishment of the Arts Administration Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing on Wednesday Nov. 27th 2013 in Beijing, China. She spoke on "Integrating Arts Issues into the Arts Management Curriculum." Read about the Forum and its speakers here.