Alumni Update: Mid January 2015

Here’s your one-stop shop for the new work, projects, events and exhibitions being done by our DPI alums.

• TONIGHT! Linzi Silverman (’10): If you are free tonight Thursday, January 15, please come join the Brooklyn Collage Collective and Linzi at Sugarlift in Bushwick (200 Morgan Ave, BK) between 7pm-10pm for the CUT & PASTE show. There will be great art and good drinks.

• Ashley Valmere (’07) is participating in an exhibition at Stanford Art Gallery from January 13 to March 1. Ashley will have several large prints on the subject of man’s relationship and interaction with nature. Details.

Come April, another exhibition at Embark Gallery called “What Grows Here” will feature 5 of Ashley’s photos on the topic of the California drought. The show runs from April 10 to May 10, 2015. Details.

• Alexandra Diracles (’07) and Vidcode will be launching their stop motion movie making kit this coming March at SXSW EDU! (March 9 – 12, 2015) Come check out the display at the Playground if you are going to be in Austin during the festival. Details.

In April, Vidcode will be hosting a Teen Girl Hack Day. It’s going to be a truly unique hackathon! Think music videos, artists, cinematographers, interactive documentaries, and stop motion shorts throughout the weekend, all using code! Details.

Wyatt Gallery (’97) has an opening reception for his new work SUBTEXT, next Wednesday January 21st 6-8pm at Foley gallery at 59 Orchard Street in the LES. This is all new large-scale work and a new printing process for Wyatt that most people think are abstract paintings but are in fact photographs of what’s left behind when print advertisements are removed from their spots in NYC subway stations. Also on view at Foley Gallery are two works by the collaboration of Wyatt and DPI alum Hank Willis Thomas.

• Margeaux Walter (’06), working with ’14×48′, an art organization that re-purposes advertising billboards for public art works, has a piece that plays with the WWII phrase “Keep Calm, Carry On.” Margeaux’s piece is currently posted at Greenpoint Ave and 46th Street in Queens, NY, map.

Richard Renaldi (’90) shares his lifelong love of the color pink. Fellow DPI alum Susanne Shaheen writes about his recent work, not with 8×10 film but an iphone, exploring the “lush and cheerful” hue. Details.

 

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DPI Alum Rian Dundon (’03) Featured on Time Lightbox

Ed and Chris. Seaside, 2010.

Following on his latest book, Out Here, Vol. 1DPI alum Rian Dundon talks to Time Lightbox about photographing the changes he has discovered in Northern California since returning from a six year stint in China. Check out the slideshow and Rian’s essay about Northern California over at Lightbox.

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DPI Junior Nathaniel Langston Palmer (’16) on NYTimes

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DPI Junior Nathaniel Langston Palmer (’16) has been shooting along with the filming of “The Hunting Ground,” directed by Kirby Dick, described by the NYTimes Carpetbagger blog as a “searing exploration of sexual crime on college campuses and institutional cover-ups.” One of Nathaniel’s photos accompanies this mention of the film in the Carpetbagger’s Sundance preview. Way to go Nate! Details here.

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Great Big Final Alumni Update for 2014

 

Wrapping up what has been a wonderful year for the DPI alumni community. Here is an exciting selection of current work:

Bonnie Briant designed two books  that were selected for the 27 photobooks that “defined 2014″ according to TIME’s photo editors and renowned photography experts. Details.

Sasha Arutyunova has a solo exhibiton of work that is part of a residency at the Center for Faith & Work. The series, ANTE MERIDIEM, features street photographs taken in New York City at dawn. Exhibition will remain on view until early 2015, date TBD. On view: W83 Ministry Center, 150 W 83rd St., Sanctuary New York, NY

Mathew Kristall had great editorial work in Vogue, T Magazine, W Magazine, and Vogue Paris.

Sarah Kehoe was in conversation with APA at the Apple Store in Soho. She shared insights on her creative process and working with a crew.  Details.

Margeaux Walter’s has an installation as part of  The Hunter College MFA thesis show composed of items from the IKEA catalogue and appear to be a deconstruction of our everyday lives as commercialized beings. The photos and videos range from the abstract to the literal to the humorous. The Hunter MFA Thesis show is on view until Dec. 27th and by appointment through Jan. 4th. 205 HUDSON STREET GALLERY Hunter College MFA Campus, New York, NY 10013. Details. Read a review of the project at the blog Tonight at Dawn.

Tamara Porras‘ exhbition ‘Insatiate is presented by En Foco’s Touring Gallery. ‘Insatiate’ explores the cognitive dissonance between social norms of eating and my inner relationship with food consumption. On view: December 6, 2014 – January 30, 2015.  Artist Talk and Reception on Saturday, January 10, 2015, 3-4pm. Details and Facebook Event. Riverside NYPL, 127 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10023.

Lili Holzer-Glier photographs of the Art Basel scene in Miami were featured in Vogue Magazine.

Emily Shur self published a book: Playground. Details.

Monique Jaques shot photos for ‘High Heels and Hijabs: In Indonesia, an Islamic Answer to Beauty Pageants” for Al Jazeera America. Details.

Alex Q. Arbuckle has been shooting the many civil rights protest in recent weeks, his photos from the Millions March are featured at Vogue. Slidehow.

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Checking in with DPI Seniors at the Final Crit for Fall 2014

Tuesday was an exciting day for DPI Seniors (’15), they showed the final edits of their projects, getting the chance to relax and reflect.

Check out the photos from the final crit below:

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Senior Thesis Show 1 will be on view at 721 Broadway, opening February 5, 2015 and on view until March 12, 2015. Opening reception: February 5th at 6pm. 721 Broadway.

 

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Record of Cherry Road, Photographs by Elizabeth Moran

On view  in the Gulf + Western Gallery in the lobby of 721 Broadway at Tisch: Record of Cherry Road, an exhibition of photographs by alum Elizabeth Moran (’07), recipient of the Department’s 2013 Tierney Fellowship. Record of Cherry Road investigates the myths that surround Elizabeth Moran family’s home, the farmhouse of an old plantation in Memphis, Tennessee. Storied to be haunted, the house contains a multitude of histories that are ever-present yet hidden. With the help of her aunt and uncle, both paranormal investigators, the project seeks a presence that exists within familial lore.  [press release]

Exhibition extended through January 25, 2015
NYU Tisch School of the Arts Gulf + Western Gallery
721 Broadway, 1st Floor (rear of lobby)
Hours: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays
NOTE: Gallery closed for the holidays December 24, 2014 – January 4, 2015

To view more images and learn more about the project, please click on these links:

Elizabeth Moran is the 9th recipient of the Department’s Tierney Fellowship given to a recent alumnus. The Tierney Fellowship was created in 2003 by the Tierney Family Foundation  to support emerging artists in the field of photography.

For more information, please visit www.elizabethmoran.com

 

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Checking in with DPI Alum Hank Willis Thomas

DPI alum Hank Willis Thomas (’98) has had a busy Fall, here are a few things he’s been involved in:

Hank gave a talk to 99U, in which he deconstructs the things we think make sense, “challenging our perceptions of identity, history, and symbols.” 99U is Behance’s effort to provide this “missing curriculum” for making ideas happen. Details Here.

Hank Willis Thomas was also at Art Basel, Miami showing his inflatable ‘Truth Booth” where visitors are invited in to finish the answer “The truth is…” Here is a writeup on the Miami installation from the New York Observer.

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Hank Willis Thomas with Ryan Alexiev and Jim Ricks, In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth), 2011.
(Photo: Courtesy Goodman Gallery, Jack Shainman Gallery, © Art Basel.)

Hank Willis Thomas is also currently participating in two group shows in New York City, one at Aperture Gallery titled ‘The Photographer’s Playspace’ and on view November 19, 2014–January 29, 2015, which includes 20 photographers responding to assignments from the Aperture book The Photographer’s Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas. (Bonus! DPI  alum Aaron Schuman’s assignment in the book was responded to by Ron Jude. ). Details Here.

Hank Willis Thomas, Jet People, 2010, gouache acrylic on canvas. ©Hank Willis Thomas / Courtesy the Artist & Jack Shainman Gallery, NY

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Hank’s second NYC show is at The Studio Museum in Harlem: ‘Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art’, which “explores the ways contemporary artists use Ebony and Jet as a resource and as inspiration in their practices. ” Details here.

The exhibition was reviewed in Art News: “Power of the Press: Artists celebrate Ebony and Jet at the Studio Museum in Harlem.”

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Big Week for DPI Alumni

Last week saw the publication of works by several DPI alumni:

Bryan Denton (BFA 2005) was featured in Time LightBox with his series, Boomtown,  about oil production in North Dakota created during the World Press Photos Joop Swart Masterclass

photo by Bryan Denton

BRYAN DENTON: From “Boonville,” Bam (center), Lesbo (with beer), and Phillips fool around in the wreck of an old automobile, while on a ‘booze cruise’ after their shift, driving in the badlands near their camp.

Monique Jaques (BFA 2008) at Al Jazeera America has a series about faith healers in Turkey.

Hoca Durmu? Ali Kurum burns a drawing he made of a face during a consultation over the phone in his office in Ba?aras?, a neighborhood in Izmir, Turkey.Monique Jaques for Al Jazeera America

MONIQUE JAQUES:
 “Popularity of healers challenges Turkey’s modern, secular self-image,” Al Jazeera America

Jonno Rattman (BFA 2014) is featured in the New Yorker with photographs of the best youth bull riders in the U.S.

A young rider races to the stands of the Taylor County Expo Center. Photo by Jonno Rattman

JONNON RATTMAN: A young rider races to the stands of the Taylor County Expo Center.

Elizabeth Moran’s (BFA 2007) “Photographing the Invisible” in New Yorker Photobooth. Her exhibition Record of Cherry Road is on view in our Gulf & Western Gallery until January 17.

ELIZABETH MORAN: "Measuring Visual Disturbances #1,"  Record of Cherry Road

ELIZABETH MORAN: “Measuring Visual Disturbances #1,” Record of Cherry Road

American Photography profiles Michael George (BFA 2011) as one to watch.

MICHAEL GEORGE: "Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River in northern Arizona"

MICHAEL GEORGE: “Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River in northern Arizona”

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Opening December 4th: ‘Record of Cherry Road’ by Elizabeth Moran

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Going on view this week:

“Record of Cherry Road” by Elizabeth Moran

Exhibition on view December 4, 2014 – January 17, 2015
New York University’s Gulf + Western Gallery
721 Broadway, 1st Floor (rear of lobby)
Hours: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays
Gallery closed for the holidays December 24, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 4, 2014 – 6-8pm

Facebook Event Here

The Department of Photography & Imaging presents Record of Cherry Road, an exhibition of photographs by alum Elizabeth Moran (’07), recipient of the Department’s 2013 Tierney Fellowship. Moran writes, “Record of Cherry Road investigates the myths that surround my family’s home, the farmhouse of an old plantation in Memphis, Tennessee. Storied to be haunted, the house contains a multitude of histories that are ever-present yet hidden. With the help of my aunt and uncle, both paranormal investigators, the project seeks a presence that exists within familial lore…. Documentation of paranormal activity from my mother’s childhood, like a map of footsteps or a flash in a window, further conflate myth and history. Referencing spirit photography from the nineteenth century, when ectoplasm was made of cotton, and contemporary images of the paranormal, where chromatic aberrations are not just an artifact of a digital sensor, the project questions our continued reliance on photography to prove a belief.” Photographs from Record of Cherry Road has been featured in the New York Times Lens Blog, BBC World News, Wired, Lenscratch, and Don/Dean.

Recent Press for Record of Cherry Road:
New York Times Lens Blog
Wired
Lenscratch
Don/Dean

Elizabeth Moran is the 9th recipient of the Department’s Tierney Fellowship. The Tierney Fellowship, established by The Tierney Family Foundation in 2003, is awarded to a Photography & Imaging alum who has shown excellence in the field of photography and graduated within the past seven years. The primary goal of the Fellowship is to find aspiring artists who will be tomorrow’s leaders and assist them in overcoming challenges that photographers face at the start of their careers.

Born in Houston, Texas, Elizabeth Moran lives and works in San Francisco. She received her BFA in Photography and Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in New York in 2007 and her MFA in Fine Art in 2013 and MA in Visual and Critical Studies in 2014 at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Moran’s work has been presented both nationally and globally, including Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center in Atlanta, SOMArts in San Francisco, RAC Gallery in New York, Fotofest in Houston, tête in Berlin, and 72 Gallery in Tokyo. Her work has been published in The New York Times Lens Blog, The British Journal of Photography, HotShoe, and Wired, among others. Moran was awarded a Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship in 2012 and a Tierney Fellowship in 2013. She was named one of the winners of Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward (US) for 2013 and, in 2014 she was included in Photoboite’s 30 Under 30 Women in Photography and the CENTER Santa Fe 100.

For more information, visit www.elizabethmoran.com

The Gulf + Western Gallery, located at 721 Broadway (rear of lobby), is open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The exhibition is open to the public and admission is free. A photo ID is required when entering the buildings. For further information email photo.tsoa@nyu.edu, call 212.998.1930, or visit www.photo.tisch.nyu.edu.

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Watch DPI Faculty Member Terry Boddie Speak About His Work

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In October DPI professor Terry Boddie (DPI ’89) spoke about his work as part of SVA’s i3 lecture series. Watch Terry speak along with slides of his work below:

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