Category Archives: Education

Colette Gaiter

Colette Gaiter, Associate Professor of Visual Communication, Department of Art & Design, University of Delaware.

After working in graphic design for ten years in Pittsburgh, Washington, DC and New York, she became an educator, artist and writer. She has exhibited her work internationally and in galleries, museums and public institutions in the United States such as the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

As a pioneer in new media art since 1982, she presented and exhibited her work at SIGGRAPH, ISEA, and other new international new media venues. Currently her work remains interdisciplinary—from artist books to mixed media sculptural objects and textiles, usually including digital imagery.

Her writing on former Black Panther artist Emory Douglas’s work appears in the monograph Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas, and West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977, among other publications. Since 2004, she continues to write about Douglas’s work including his current international human rights activism. She wrote the introduction to the second edition of his monograph, published in 2011.

An essay on Cuban artists in The African Americas: A Collaborative Project on the African Diaspora in the Cultures of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States reflects her many visits to the island to study art, design and culture.

Putting her interest in socially engaged art into practice, she initiated two community projects in Wilmington, Delaware— Urban Garden Cinema in 2012 and The Beauty Shop Project, currently underway.
Here are more links to writing and information on Emory Douglas online; Black Panther: The Revolutionary Art of Emory Douglas,  West of Center Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965–1977 “The Revolution Will Be Visualized: Black Panther Artist Emory Douglas.” From the Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter, Fifty Years of Activist Art by Emory Douglas. Black Panthers and Black Lives Matter – parallels and progressChicago 1969: When Black Panthers aligned with Confederate-flag-wielding, working-class whites.

Visualizing a Revolution: Emory Douglas and The Black Panther Newspaper, AIGA Journal: The Professional Association for Design.

Please Note – Correction to the interview Don Mulford was a California Assemblyman who introduced the gun control bill in response to the Black Panthers. She mistakenly said that Mulford was the Attorney General. 

Emory Douglas © 2015 / Emory Douglas / Artists Rights Society, New York Black Lives Matter Original image, 1976

Colette Gaiter ©2016, Elect/ricity Artist book, 9 x 12 inches

Robert C. Morgan


April 2016, Sao Paolo.

Robert C. Morgan holds a Master of Fine Arts degree and a Ph.D. in Art History. He has lectured widely, written literally hundreds of critical essays, and curated numerous exhibitions. In 1999, he was awarded the first Arcale prize in International Art Criticism in Salamanca, and in 2011 was inducted into the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Salzburg.

In addition to his commitment as a geometric painter and concept-based artist, Morgan is author of several books, including Art intro Ideas (Cambridge University Press, 1996), The End of the Art World (Allworth Press, 1998), Bruce Nauman (Johns Hopkins University, 2002), Late Writings: Clement Greenberg (University of Minnesota, 2003) and The Artist and Globalization (The Municipal Gallery of Art, Lodz, Poland, 2008).  

Much of his recent work is being done in Asia where his books have been translated and published in Farsi (Tehran: Cheshmeh, 2010), Korean (Seoul: JRM, 2007), and Chinese (Beijing: Hebei, 2013).

In 2003, Dr. Morgan was appointed Professor Emeritus in art history at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and, in 2005, became a Senior Fulbright Scholar in the Republic of Korea. In 2015, he was appointed as a Board Member to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Buenos Aires (MACBA) and continues to teach graduate seminars in the MFA program at Pratt Institute and in Art History at the School of Visual Arts.


Robert C. Morgan, Journal pages with painting titled Lissejous 1, a/c (2015)


Robert C. Morgan, Journal pages with painting titled Lissejous 2, a/c (2015)

Dr Inês Rolo Amado

Inês 3Dr Inês Rolo Amado, Born in Portugal, works and lives in England. Her practice spans several media: sculpture, video, site-specific installation, and performance with a particular interest in interdisciplinary, collaboration, participatory and relational projects through a process of dialogue, interaction and exchange. Amado is the creator and organizer of the Interdisciplinary project Bread Matters.

Her main area of research focuses the relationship between doing, empowering, thinking and divulging art, through exhibiting, teaching and curating.
Her most recent work focuses on the exile, displacement, temporality, change and transformation, including the investigation of spaces of transit and of transition invoked by memory and storytelling that reveal cross cultural semiotic aspects as well as historical legacies.

Amado co-organised and co-curated The International Multi Media Symposium an event that took place in the Islands of the Azores involving 25 international artists, writers, musicians and poets focusing on the concept of Place and People with an intercultural and interdisciplinary approach. In 1997 she created Sands in Time, the first live-art video installation on the Internet. Images beamed to London from the Azores by satellite were fused with images of London and projected on sandblasted glass panels, hung from the ceiling of Trinity Buoy Warf Light House, where each viewer became captured between ‘pages of a book’ in a ‘non space non time’ loop.

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Dream Economics Iklectik Art Lab London, 2016 A participatory installation inviting people to eat, think and contribute with a thought or a memory on bread

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River Flows Museum of Moving Image, Leiria Portugal, 2015/16, local specific Installation – following the river of my youth, being a flâneuse with the knowledge of yesterday.

Theresie Tungalik

theresie-011-1I was born on the sea ice in the month of March at the Arctic Circle. My parents were traveling by dog team so I would be born in the community of Naujaat,  Nunavut. I have lived around art most of my life and it has inspired me as I am a fan of great creator of art. Today I work with many artists across the territory of Nunavut. I have seen the changes and stills as tools and msterials become available to Inuit artists.

For the last 17 years I have been the Advisor for Arts and Traditional Economy  with the Government of Nunavut.   Through my job is have met some of the most interesting people. Art is one of the best ways to keep one busy and makes one come with new ideas that make one unique and identifiable though one’s creation.

Theresie Tungalik was interviewed by Kristen Fahrig for this edition.

Linda Earle

LInda picLinda Earle is an arts administrator educator, writer, grant-maker, and advocate of arts and social justice.    She is currently the Executive Director of the New York Arts Program an off campus study program serving undergraduates nationally in the visual, performing and media arts, writing and journalism. Before joining NYAP she served as the Executive Director of Program at the Skowhegan  residency one of the nation’s leading organizations for emerging visual artists.  Earle was a Senior Program Director for the NY State Council on the Arts(NYSCA) where the multi-disciplinary Individual Artists Program was established under her direction.

She has taught Film and Cultural Theory at Barnard and Hunter Colleges and at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. and has curated visual arts and film exhibitions.    She  has a long-standing interest in the intersection of art and social justice serves on the Boards of Art Matters a foundation that supports artists who break new ground aesthetically and engage social issues,  and Inclusion in the Arts which  advocates and promotes authentic dialogue about race, culture, and disability in theatre, film and media.  She also serves on the Board of the Jerome Foundation which supports emerging artists.   As a writer she has participated in residency programs at Hedgebrook and the Writers’ Room.

Earle received her BA in Film Studies from Hampshire College; and an MFA in Film from Columbia University where she also studied painting, art history, and architectural history.

Currently Reading: Robin Coste Lewis’ Voyage of the Sable Venus

Diane Brown

Diane Brown

Diane Brown

RxArt Founder and Executive Director, Diane Brown, has forged a professional path that draws equally from her professional beginnings as a Pre-med student at the University of Wisconsin and from her career as a New York based gallerist, art dealer, and consultant.

Brown has been active in the field of contemporary art since 1973; from 1976-1982, she owned and operated the Diane Brown Gallery in Washington DC and New York City (1983-1992). These spaces played host to some of the most significant artists of the time and that, in turn, has set the standard for the artistic aims of RxArt; a belief in art’s ability to not only transcend but transform its settings and viewers. Brown also worked as a private dealer, a consultant to private collectors for collection development and management, and as the curator of a corporate photography collection in New York City.

RxArt Jeff Koons Project 2010

Jeff Koons, Advocate Children’s Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL, 2010

RxArt Rob Pruitt Project 2014

Rob Pruitt, St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, Bayside, NY, 2014rx art

Aura Seikkula

Aura profileAura Seikkula is a curator and researcher based in Stockholm. With her own international art agency Agency Auteur, Seikkula provides for the variety of artistic practices. Her extensive international practice comprises of process, production and theory. Using epistemological analysis as her tool, Seikkula’s recent PhD research in philosophy discusses the social and cultural sustainability of artistic practices from a process perspective. Seikkula’s current ACT OF THE WORD exhibition celebrates world’s oldest Freedom of the Press Act at the Kulturhuset in Stockholm by contributing to the ongoing, global discussion of the free word and the Swedish media context. Seikkula is running the ArtHelsinki International Fair for Contemporary Art and acts as a curatorial committee member for the Artist Pension Trust and the CROSSROADS London Art Show. Most recently she acted as a curator for Artipelag Konsthall as well as Sweden’s biggest artist studio program Studio Mossuställningar in Stockholm and as a guest curator for UNTITLED Miami Beach (2014).

Other recent curatorial projects include: Reaching Re-birth, 4th Athens Biennale AGORA (2013); KOPIOITU a residency and exhibition program with Komplot Brussels and SIC Helsinki (2013); the 6th Momentum Biennial Imagine Being Here Now, Moss Norway (2011). Seikkula has worked in curatorial positions at the Künstlerhaus Bethaninen, Berlin; NIFCA Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art and the Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki. Additionally, she has acted as guest curator and curatorial advisor in various organizations including CCA, Lagos, Santralistanbul, the European Economic and Social Committee and European Peace Museum. She is the co-founder of SKY Finnish Society for Curators and contributes to various international art publications.


I’VE GOT NO WORDS WHEN FREEDOM IS NONE Tima Radya (RU) Kulturhuset Stadsteatern May 2016

Tryckfrihetsordningen 250 år

Installation view ACT OF THE WORD Kulturhuset Stadsteatern May 2016, 11 newspaper columns tackling the issues of the freedom of the press.

Amy Goldrich

Amy headshot 1Amy J. Goldrich’s practice focuses on counseling, transactions, dispute resolution, and general private client representation in the contemporary art world, both domestically and internationally, where her clients include artists, collectors, galleries, arts organizations, as well as other creative businesses beyond the art world. A member of both the New York and California bars, she serves on the Art Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association, where she was the founding chair of its Art Insurance subcommittee. After earning an AB from Bryn Mawr College, a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, and an LL.M. in Trade Regulation from New York University, Amy was selected as a Dean Acheson Fellow and stagiare at the European Court of Justice, Court of First Instance, in Luxembourg.

Amy has spoken at conferences and art fairs in the United States, Europe, and South America. Her most recent article, “Is a Right of First Refusal an Offer You Can’t Refuse?,” appeared in the September 2011 edition of Spencer’s Art Law Journal on Artnet. “Much Ado About New York Museum Deaccessioning” appeared in the Spring 2011 Arts, Entertainment & Sports Law Journal of the New York State Bar Association. She has also been quoted in publications as diverse as The New York Times,Art & Antiques, Tendencias del Mercado de Arte,, and Registered Rep Magazine. She is an adjunct Instructor at New York University’s SCPS program in Art Business.

A committed collector of work by emerging and more established contemporary artists, Amy was co-chair of the young collectors group at the New Museum of Contemporary Art. She now serves on the Program Committee for Friends of Education at the Museum of Modern Art, and serves on the Advisory Counsel for the Appraisers Association of America.

Amy is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of New York, the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the State of California, and the Central District of California.

To read her article on Right of First Refusal, click here.

Jessica Backus

2015-10-jessica-backusJessica Backus is the Director of Learning and The Art Genome Project at Artsy. The Art Genome Project is an ongoing study mapping the characteristics that connect the world’s artists and artworks. There are over 1,000 of these characteristics, including art-historical movements, subject matter, and formal qualities. The Art Genome Project is used by collectors, art advisors, curators, writers, students, teachers and the general public to learn about, discover and collect art. Artsy makes these categories available via an open access github repository and at

Prior to joining Artsy in 2011, Jessica worked in special projects and client services at Phillips in New York, a boutique auction house specializing in modern and contemporary art. From 2006 to 2010 she served as associate director of the gallery Peres Projects in Berlin. Jessica holds a B.A in comparative literature and society from Columbia University and an M.A. in art history from Hunter College, where her research focused on post-war German art. She has written, translated or edited publications for the Neue Galerie, the Fondation Beyeler, Steidl Verlag, The New German Review (forthcoming), and many others. Recent talks include “‘Real Modern Art’: Werner Tübke and the Question of Modernism,” Reassessing East German Art: 25 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall, Iowa State University, Ames IA, September 2014; and “Postmodernism, Allegory and Vergangenheitsbewältigung in Werner Tübke’s Life Memories of Dr. of Law Schulze,” College Arts Association 102nd Annual Conference, Chicago, February 2014.


A sample of categories in The Art Genome Project on


A page for gestural art on, generated by The Art Genome Project

Craig Hodgetts


Craig Hodgett, photo by H+F

Craig Hodgetts is known for employing an imaginative weave of high technology and story-telling to invigorate his designs, producing an architecture that embraces contemporary ideology, information culture and evolving lifestyles. With a broad ranging background in automotive design, theater and architecture, Craig brings dramatic concepts to life by means of an uncompromising application of construction methodology. Craig is presently a professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, and previously was a Founding Dean of the School of Design at the California Institute of the Arts. With HsinMing Fung, he has twice held the Eero Saarinen Chair at Yale University, and served as a visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Rice University and the University of Arizona. Known for his enthusiasm for interdisciplinary studies, he has also been active in curriculum development at the Art Center College of Design, where he created a prototype classroom for advanced studies in the Department of Environmental Design.

Learn more about the hyperloop here. Another article on it here. And a video here.


Hyperloop full-scale cabin mock-up used for research and development at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Design Studio in Los Angeles (photo: H+F)


Hyperloop full-scale cabin mock-up used for research and development at Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Design Studio in Los Angeles (photo: H+F)

Nashville Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater

Nashville Riverfront Park and Ascend Amphitheater, photo: Rachel Paul

Naomi Campbell

NC photo 0316Naomi Campbell is an award-winning producer of over sixty new Canadian performance works with companies including Nightswimming, Mammalian Diving Reflex, DVxT Theatre, the late Paul Bettis’ Civilized Theatre, VideoCabaret and numerous independent artists. She has produced national and international tours and was Industry Series Producer for the 2008 (Vancouver), 2009 (Ottawa) and 2010 (Kitchener-Waterloo) Magnetic North Theatre Festivals. Over the past 8 years she has consulted with over 20 independent companies and individual artists on touring, board development, visioning, and organizational transformation.

She has received 2 Dora Mavor Moore Awards, a 2005 Vital People Award from the Toronto Community Foundation, the 2009 Leonard McHardy and John Harvey Award, the 2010 Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award and the 2011 Victor Martyn Lynch Staunton Award, for her contributions to the national theatre community.

She is currently the Director of Artistic Development at Toronto’s Luminato Festival, where she shepherds new works from ideas to production.

Naomi was interviewed by Kristen Fahrig for this edition.

Marion van Wijk

IMG-20160220-WA0002Marion van Wijk, was born the 25th of March, 1955, Woerden, The Netherlands. Marion van Wijk is a multidisciplinary artist. She was educated at the Kunstakademie Artibus in Utrecht and at the Theaterschool Amsterdam.

From 1978 untill 1996 she worked as an actress (theatre and movie), performing artist and writer for theatre. The last performance she made was ‘Pourquoi Bourquois’ about the artist Louise Bourgeois.

From 1992 she participated in exhibitions: Brains (Gorinchem, Netherlands), Exchange (Moscow), Russia and Lost at Sea in the Watertoren (Vlissingen, the Netherlands). And wrote  about visual art for the Dutch website Museumserver and artmagzine Decreet.

After a long stay in Los Angeles in 1992 she saw at gallery Paul Andriesse in Amsterdam an exhibiton from the artist Bas Jan Ader. There was starting her interest in the work of Bas Jan Ader, who lived in L.A and dissapeared in 1975 at sea.

Together with Koos Dalstra she  gave a performance about the  artist, called: ‘Een slet van 10 dollar’. The main object was a Porsche of red pluche (1:1).

In 2003 Van Wijk en Dalstra started with research about the life and work of Bas Jan Ader. She interviewed his wife and other members of the family, colleagues and friends. Did a lot of reading, website-research and visited important locations, like Los Angels, Cape Cod en La Coruña. The result of this coöperation is the publication ‘In Search of the Miraculous, Bas Jan Ader,  143/76’, Dalstar&van Wijk, Veenmanpublishers’. The content is the Spanish Marine report about the lost boat of Bas Jan Ader in 1976.

In 2010 she decided  to put the story about his life and work into the graphic biography ‘Let Go – Bas Jan Ader’, which appeared in 2015 at publisher Lecturis

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Sample book, 1959

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Saying goodbye, 1936 (Parents Bas Jan Ader, before leaving to Palestine)

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Chatham, 1975

John Roberts

Columbia photo-3.aspx.jpegJohn Roberts is a Professor of Art & Aesthetics at the University of Wolverhampton, UK, and the author of a number of books including: The Intangibilities of Form: Skill and Deskilling in Art After the Readymade (Verso 2007), The Necessity of Errors (Verso, 2011), Photography and Its Violations (Columbia University Press, 2014), and Revolutionary Time and the Avant-Garde (2015). His Thoughts on an Index Not Freely Given is to be published by Zero Books in 2016. He lives in London.

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Dennis Elliott

IMGP5608Dennis Elliott recently stepped down as Executive Director of the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) which he founded in Lower Manhattan in 1994.

ISCP was the fifth NYC visual arts program Elliott administrated starting in 1980 with the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD). In 1985, he initiated the Alliance of Independent Colleges of Art’s (AICA) New York Studio Program. AICA was a consortium of 18 US and four Canadian colleges. In 1992, when the NSCAD program was discontinued, Elliott was recruited to coordinate the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation’s Space Program, which he shepherded for the next 21 years. These programs hosted approximately 1,200 artists and art students for extended residencies in the New York City art community.

In addition, ISCP hosted approximately 2,000 artists and curators from 64 countries including the US. ISCP currently has 35 studios, two gallery spaces and generous common areas for its participants. The ISCP model was unique at its inception and since then, has been replicated all over the world.

Elliott, a Canadian, graduated from the California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC) with an MFA in painting in 1971. He received the Northern California scholarship to attend the Showhegan School of Painting and Sculpture the same year. As a young artist, Elliott, attended several residency programs, which ultimately gave rise to his proposing that he initiate similar programs in New York City.

Building and sustaining these programs came to demand all his attention at the expense of being in the studio. Currently, he lives in New York and has returned to painting after a hiatus of 20 years.

Kimberli Meyer


Kimberli Meyer, Photo by Mimi Teller

Kimberli Meyer studied architecture at University of Illinois, Chicago, and art at California Institute of the Arts. She has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood, California since 2002. She has initiated and organized many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards? Art In Stead, co-curated with Lisa Henry, Nizan Shaked, and Gloria Sutton, which presented 21 newly commissioned artworks on Los Angeles billboards (2010); Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Architecture and Design, co-curated with Susan Morgan (2011); AV: New Works by Andrea Fraser, Vanessa Place (2014); Begin Again, Begin Again, a solo exhibition by Renée Green (2015); and Schindler Lab, co-edited with Anthony Carfello and Sara Daleiden (2015). She was the commissioner for the U. S. Presentation at the 11th International Cairo Biennale, and is a recipient of an individual research grant from the Graham Foundation.


Opera Povera performance with Sean Griffin at the Schindler House, 2015. Photo by Mimi Teller, courtesy of the MAK Center


Installation view of the Los Bar, an artist-in-residence project in a garage at the Mackey Apartment Building, 2015. Andreas Bauer, Christoph Meier, Robert Schwarz, Lukas Stopczynski, and friends, Wood, cardboard, plastic, paper, concrete, steel, brass, aluminum, rubber foam, acrylic, tape, paint, electric, alcohol, ice. 671 x 252 x 258 cm