In addition to the regular faculty, many visiting artists and scholars participate in the programs of the various departments offering individual critiques, workshop seminars, and formal lectures. The visiting artists and scholars during 20052006 were:
| Larissa Harris
Beom Seok Kim
Cornelia Van Der Stokker
Keira Alexandra, Graphic Designer. Ms. Alexandra graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1990 with a B.F.A. in graphic design. She then worked for some of New York’s most notable design firms, including M&Co., Bureau, and Number 17. In 1999 she made the leap to television as an art director of on-air design at MTV. She is currently a creative director at Sundance Channel, managing the on-air and off-air creative image for the brand. Ms. Alexandra’s work has been included in the 100 Show, the Art Directors Club, Creativity 30, AIGA 365, and the BDA Design Awards and featured in ID, Metropolis, Eye, and Bust magazines. Her talk at the AIGA Move conference in 2005 received accolades as being one of the more memorable experiences from the whole of the series. Ms. Alexandra has worked as a lecturer and part-time critic at Yale on and off since 2000.
Jonathan Andrews, Filmmaker. Mr. Andrews received his B.A. in film studies from Yale in 1996. His first film, The Night Tram, was produced during a semester abroad at FAMU, the national film academy of the Czech Republic, and was nominated for a Student Academy Award in 1995. His senior project film, Short Change, won the Louis Sudler Prize in the Performing and Creative Arts and received a Student Academy Award in 1996. In 2001 Mr. Andrews wrote, produced, and directed Pursuing Happiness, a feature-length digital motion picture set in small-town Vermont. Mr. Andrews was appointed lecturer in 2003.
Dore Ashton, Author and Critic. Ms. Ashton received an M.A. from Harvard University. She is among the world’s most authoritative critics of modern and contemporary art. She is the author or editor of thirty books on art and culture, including Noguchi East and West, About Rothko, American Art Since 1945, Rosa Bonheur in Her Time (with Denise Browne Hare), A Fable of Modern Art, Yes, But: A Critical Study of Philip Guston, A Joseph Cornell Album, The New York School: A Cultural Reckoning, Picasso On Art, The Sculpture of Pol Bury, Richard Lindner, A Reading of Modern Art, Modern American Sculpture, Rauschenberg’s Dante, The Unknown Shore, Redon, Moreau, Bresdin, Philip Guston, Poets and the Past, Abstract Art Before Columbus, and David Smith: Medals for Dishonor. She has won many awards and recognitions, including Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships in 1963 and 1969. Ms. Ashton is professor of art history at the Cooper Union in New York and was appointed senior critic in painting/printmaking at Yale in 2002.
Richard Benson, Photographer. Since 1966 Richard Benson has worked as a photographer/printer. In 1997 he coauthored A Maritime Album, 100 Photographs and Their Stories, and in 1972 he coauthored Lay this Laurel, an album of photographs of the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw. He has photographed extensively in Puerto Rico and Newport, Rhode Island, since 1970. His photographic work, as well as extensive research in the hand printing of photographs in ink in both photogravure and photo offset lithography, has been supported by the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Eakins Press Foundation. In 1986 he was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. For the past ten years, much of Mr. Benson’s time has been devoted to the production of fine photographic books, including The Face of Lincoln, Viking Press; The Work of Atget, vols. I, II, III, the Museum of Modern Art; and The American Monument, photographs by Lee Friedlander. His work is represented in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art as well as in numerous private collections. Mr. Benson has taught at Yale since 1979 and was dean of the School from 1996 to 2006. He is currently professor (adjunct) of photography.
Michael Bierut, Graphic Designer. Michael Bierut studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. Prior to joining the international design consultancy Pentagram as a partner in 1990, he was vice president of graphic design at Vignelli Associates. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Montreal. He has served as president of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and as a director of the Architectural League of New York, and is a member of the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame. He is a co-editor of the Looking Closer series of design criticism anthologies and a founding contributor to the online journal DesignObserver.com. He was appointed lecturer in graphic design at Yale in 1993 and is currently senior critic.
Cornelia Blatter, Artist. Swiss-born Cornelia Blatter received a B.F.A. from Zurich’s Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst in 1981 and an M.F.A. in painting from Yale University in 1988. In 1996 she co-founded COMA with Marcel Hermans; since then, they have maintained studios in Amsterdam and New York. COMA conceptualizes, art directs, designs, and produces various work from print to the Internet to installations. Thinking like architects and filmmakers as well as graphic designers, COMA brings a sense of time and a concern for program to the printed page. Its work, which is content-driven, often belies a modernist approach with a twist: American pop culture meets a Northern European rational-design ethos. COMA collaborations include the creative direction and graphic design of Vitra’s Workspirit 10; Frame magazine (Frame Publishers); the Dutch post 2006 children’s stamp; the exhibition catalogue and font design for Design Life Now, the Cooper Hewitt’s National Design Triennial; and monographs for Dutch product designer Hella Jongerius (Phaidon Press), Sigmar Polke (MoMA), architects Greg Lynn and Hani Rashid (NAi Publishers), and Bernard Tschumi (Architectural Biennial Venice). COMA’s founders are also enthusiastic educators and give workshops internationally at institutions like the Hochschule für Gestaltung (Karlsruhe, Germany), MCAD in Minneapolis, and the Rhode Island School of Design. Ms. Blatter was appointed to the Yale faculty as a critic in 2005.
Mel Bochner, Artist. Mr. Bochner studied at Carnegie Institute of Technology where he received his B.F.A. in 1962. Since 1964 he has lived and worked in New York City. He has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe and his work is represented in the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris. In 2005 he received an honorary doctor of fine arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Mr. Bochner has also taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He was appointed to the Yale faculty in 1979 as senior critic in painting/printmaking and in 2001 was appointed professor (adjunct).
Irma Boom, Graphic Designer. Ms. Boom is an Amsterdam-based graphic designer who specializes in making books. After earning her B.F.A. in graphic design from the AKI Art Academy in Enschedé, she worked for five years at the Dutch government publishing and printing office in The Hague. In 1991 she founded Irma Boom Office, which works nationally and internationally in both the cultural and commercial sectors. Clients include the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, De Appel Amsterdam, Zumtobel, Ferrari, Vitra International, NAi Publishers, the United Nations, and OMA/Rem Koolhaas. For five years she worked (editing and concept/design) on the 2,136-page SHV Think Book 19961896, commissioned by SHV Holdings in Utrecht and published in English and Chinese. Ms. Boom has been the recipient of many awards for her book designs and was the youngest ever laureate to receive the prestigious Gutenberg prize for her complete oeuvre. She was appointed to the Yale faculty in 1992 and is currently senior critic in graphic design.
Daniel Bozhkov, Artist. Mr. Bozhkov has a diploma from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, and an M.F.A. from Hunter College, CUNY. He is a recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andy Warhol Foundation. He has exhibited nationally and internationally in group exhibitions at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Sculpture Center, New York; Santa Monica Museum of Art; Arthouse, Austin; Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati; the 1st Biennale of contemporary art in Moscow; the 9th International Istanbul Biennale in Turkey; the 9th Baltic Triennial in Vilnius, Lithuania; Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, U.K.; and O.K. Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz, Austria. He has had solo exhibitions at Andrew Kreps Gallery in New York City, which represents his work. He has taught as an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of the Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, and Cooper Union. Mr. Bozhkov was appointed critic in painting/printmaking in 2004.
AA Bronson, Artist. Mr. Bronson was a founding member of the artists’ group General Idea (1969–94). General Idea had over 100 solo exhibitions worldwide in its twenty-five years together and was represented in the Paris, Venice (1982), Sydney (1983), and São Paulo Biennales, as well as Documenta (1983). Since the deaths of his partners in 1994, Mr. Bronson has worked and exhibited as a solo artist. Recent solo exhibitions include those presented at the Secession, Vienna; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the MIT List Visual Art Center, Cambridge; and the Power Plant, Toronto. His work is featured in many public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the National Gallery of Canada. He has won numerous awards, including the Skowhegan Medal in Multi Media in 2006. He is the author of numerous texts and books, including his autobiography Negative Thoughts (2001). Mr. Bronson lives and works in Manhattan, where he is also the director of Printed Matter, Inc. He was appointed senior critic at Yale in 2006.
Matthew Carter, Type Designer. Mr. Carter began his career by studying punch cutting at the Enschedé printing house in Holland. After working as a lettering designer in London, he moved to New York City in 1965 to join the Mergenthaler Linotype Company as staff type designer. There he designed several typefaces including Cascade, Snell Roundhand, Helvetica Compressed, and Olympian, and faces for the Greek and Korean scripts. In 1971 Mr. Carter returned to London to work in continued association with the Linotype companies on faces for Hebrew and Devanagari, and on ITC Galliard, a series of classical romans and italics in four weights released in 1982. He designed Bell Centennial, the typeface currently used for telephone directories. He worked for ten years at Bitstream, Inc., the digital typefoundry of which he was one of the founders, where he designed Bitstream Charter. He is now a principal of Carter & Cone Type, Inc., in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a company that produces new typeface designs. Among those typefaces is Yale, designed for use in the University’s print and Web publications. Mr. Carter is a Royal Designer for Industry. He has received a Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design and medals from AIGA and the Type Directors Club. He has been senior critic at Yale since 1976.
Jon Conner, Sculptor. Mr. Conner received his B.F.A. from Syracuse University in 1994 and his M.F.A. from Columbia University in 2002. Since 1994 he has lived and worked in Brooklyn, New York. He has recently participated in exhibitions at MetroTech/Public Art Fund, New York, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Connecticut, and Socrates Sculpture Park, New York. In 2002 he received a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. Mr. Conner was appointed lecturer in sculpture in 2005.
Gregory Crewdson, Photographer. Mr. Crewdson received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Purchase in 1985 and an M.F.A. in photography from Yale in 1988. He has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe and is represented by Luhring Augustine Gallery in New York City. Mr. Crewdson’s work is represented in many public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He has received numerous awards including the Skowhegan Medal for Photography, the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship, and the Aaron Siskind Fellowship. Mr. Crewdson has published several books of his photographs including hover with ArtSpace Books, Dream of Life with the University of Salamanca, Spain, and Twilight with Harry N. Abrams Books. As a teacher, Mr. Crewdson has held positions at Sarah Lawrence College, Cooper Union School of Art, the School of Visual Arts, the State University of New York at Purchase, and Vassar. He was appointed to the Yale faculty in 1993 and is currently professor (adjunct) of photography.
Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Graphic Designer and Public Artist. Ms. de Bretteville received a B.A. in art history from Barnard College in 1962, an M.F.A. from Yale in 1964, and honorary degrees from California College of Arts and Crafts and Moore College of Art. She has designed numerous publications on art and culture, including The Photographs of Dorothy Norman and The Motown Album, as well as public art works: Biddy Mason: Time and Place, Omoide no Shotokyo in Los Angeles, Search: Literature in Flushing, New York, At the start…At long last… in New York City’s Inwood “A” train station, and Path of Stars in New Haven. Her work in books, magazines, and newspapers includes the redesign of the Los Angeles Times, special issues of the Aspen Times, Everywoman, American Cinematographer, and Arts in Society. Her posters and fine press editions are in the special collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and numerous university and public libraries. In 1971, at the California Institute of the Arts, she created the first women’s design program and, in 1973, founded the Woman’s Building and its Women’s Graphic Center in Los Angeles. In 1981, she initiated and chaired the Department of Communication Design at Otis/Parsons. Ms. de Bretteville joined the Yale faculty in 1990, when she was named professor and director of graduate studies in graphic design.
Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Photographer. After attending the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Mr. diCorcia went on to get an M.F.A. from Yale in 1979. He has since worked in various aspects of the photographic medium, for which he has earned exhibitions, grants, fellowships, and awards. He is represented by numerous galleries. In 1995 the Museum of Modern Art published a book surveying his work, and other publications have followed. Twin Palms published A Storybook Life in 2003, his first self-produced book, which will tour as an exhibition through 2005. Mr. diCorcia has been a critic in photography at Yale at various times since 1996 and is currently senior critic.
Carroll Dunham, Painter. Mr. Dunham received his B.A. from Trinity College in 1972. His work has been exhibited widely in the U.S., Europe, and Japan and is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, as well as numerous public and private collections. Mr. Dunham is represented in New York by Gladstone Gallery and Nolan/Eckman Gallery. A mid-career survey exhibition of his work was held at the New Museum, New York, in 20022003. He was appointed senior critic in painting/printmaking in 2001.
Paul Elliman, Graphic Designer. Mr. Elliman is a London-based designer whose work and writing both explore an interest in the rough material edges of language and technology. His work has been exhibited at the Tate Modern in London and included in collections by the British Council and at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York; his work has also appeared in a number of books and magazine articles. Mr. Elliman has contributed essays to Eye magazine, London, and IDEA magazine, Tokyo, and he has taught at Central Saint Martins, London, the University of Texas in Austin, the Royal Institute of Technology in Melbourne, and the Jan van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht. He runs a studio in London and is currently teaching the thesis course at Werkplaats Typografie in the Netherlands. Mr. Elliman was originally appointed to the Yale faculty in 1997 and is currently critic in graphic design.
Rochelle Feinstein, Painter and Printmaker. Ms. Feinstein received a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in 1975 and an M.F.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1978. She lives and works in New York City. Her work is exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums in the United States and Europe, and is included in numerous public and private collections. Among recent awards and grants she has received are a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship, a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant, and a Foundation for Contemporary Performing Arts grant. She taught at Bennington College until 1994, when she was appointed to the Yale faculty. She is currently professor of painting/printmaking.
Tobias Frere-Jones, Type Designer. Mr. Frere-Jones received his B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design in 1992. In 2000 he began work with Jonathan Hoefler in New York. He has designed over 250 typefaces for retail publication, custom clients, and experimental purposes. His clients include Martha Stewart Living, GQ, Nike, Hewlett-Packard, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Grand Central Terminal, the U.S. Census Bureau, Tibor Kalman, and Neville Brody. He has lectured throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, and his work has been featured in How, I.D., Page, Print, Communication Arts, Metropolis, Esquire, and Time. In 2006 he became the first American to receive the Gerrit Noordzij Award, presented by the Royal Academy of The Hague in honor of his special contributions to typography. He was appointed critic in graphic design in 1996.
Susan Froetschel, Writer. Ms. Froetschel received a B.A. in journalism from Pennsylvania State University and an M.P.A. from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She worked as a copy editor for Self, Esquire, and House Beautiful magazines and as a newspaper reporter in Alaska and New Jersey. She is now a freelance writer, and her articles have been published by Connecticut magazine, Alaska magazine, The New York Times, Barron’s, and other business publications. Ms. Froetschel’s novel Alaska Gray was published by St. Martin’s Press in 1994, and her second novel, Interruptions, will be published by Five Star Press in 2004. She was appointed lecturer in graphic design in 2000.
John Gambell, Graphic Designer. Mr. Gambell received a B.A. in English from Middlebury College in 1971. From 1977 to 1979 he studied printmaking and graphic design at Wesleyan University and worked on a range of photographic printing projects under the direction of Richard Benson in Newport, Rhode Island. After receiving his M.F.A. from Yale in 1981, he served as graphic designer at the Yale University Printing Service. In 1987 he established a design studio in New Haven that produced a range of print publications and museum exhibition catalogues, as well as signage and packaging. He has been teaching graphic design since 1983 and was appointed senior critic in 1998. Mr. Gambell is the Yale University Printer.
Barbara Glauber, Graphic Designer. Ms. Glauber received her B.F.A. from SUNY, Purchase, in 1984 and her M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts in 1990. She runs her New York-based studio, Heavy Meta, focusing on the design of publications, information graphics, and other materials for clients in the arts, education, and entertainment industries. She curated the 1993 exhibition Lift and Separate: Graphic Design and the Quote Unquote Vernacular at Cooper Union, and she edited its accompanying publication. She also served as chair for the eighteenth annual American Center for Design 100 Show. She was appointed to the Yale faculty in 1995 and is currently critic in graphic design.
Peter Hall, Journalist/Critic. Mr. Hall is a contributing writer for Metropolis magazine and a research fellow at the Design Institute, University of Minnesota, where he edits the online journal The Knowledge Circuit and was co-editor of Else/Where: Mapping, published in 2006. He co-edited Tibor Kalman: Perverse Optimist (Princeton Architectural Press, 1998) and Sagmeister: Made You Look (Booth-Clibborn Editions, 2001) and coauthored Pause: 59 minutes of motion graphics (Rizzoli/Universe, 2001). He has written widely about design in its various forms for publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, I.D., and Print; and he has published essays in Designed by Peter Saville (Frieze, 2003), Up, Down and Across: Elevators, Escalators and Moving Sidewalks (Merrell, 2003), Looking Closer 4 (Allworth, 2002), Sex Appeal (Allworth, 2000), and Architecture and Film (Princeton Architectural Press, 2000). He was appointed to the Yale faculty in 2000 and is currently critic in graphic design.
Peter Halley, Painter. Mr. Halley received a B.A. in 1975 from Yale University and an M.F.A. in painting from University of New Orleans in 1978. Since 1980 he has lived and worked in New York City. He has had solo exhibitions of his paintings at the Stedeljik Museum in Amsterdam, the Reina Sofia Museo Nacional Centro Arte in Madrid, the Musée d’Art Contemporain in Bordeaux, the Kitakyushu Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan, the Folkwang Museum in Essen, Germany, the Des Moines Art Center, and the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. In 1997 the Museum of Modern Art also presented an exhibition of his work in printmaking. His paintings are in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Tate Modern, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. Since 1995 Mr. Halley has combined his paintings with wall-sized digital prints as full-scale installations. He has previously taught at Columbia University and UCLA. In 2000 he received the College Art Association’s Frank Jewett Mather Award for distinction in art criticism. From 1996 to 2005 he was the publisher of index magazine. He was appointed to the Yale faculty in 1999 and is currently professor (adjunct) and director of graduate studies in painting/printmaking.
Jessica Helfand, Graphic Designer. Ms. Helfand received both her B.A. in graphic design and architectural theory and her M.F.A. in graphic design from Yale University. She is a partner with William Drenttel in Winterhouse, a design studio in northwest Connecticut. Their work focuses on publishing and editorial development, new media, cultural institutions, and education and literacy projects. Recent clients include the New England Journal of Medicine, New York University School of Journalism, University of Chicago Press, and the National Design Awards. Ms. Helfand is the author of several books on graphic design and cultural criticism, including Screen: Essays on Graphic Design, New Media, and Visual Culture (Princeton Architectural Press, 2001) and Reinventing the Wheel: Information Design and the Tyranny of Alignment (Princeton Architectural Press, 2001). She has lectured at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Columbia University School of Journalism, Walker Art Center, and Netherlands Design Institute, among other institutions. She was appointed to the Yale faculty in 1994 and is currently critic in graphic design.
Marcel Hermans, Graphic Designer. Mr. Hermans holds a degree in graphic design from the Rietveld Academy (1990) in his native Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He co-founded COMA with Cornelia Blatter in 1996; since then, they have maintained studios in Amsterdam and New York. COMA conceptualizes, art directs, designs, and produces various work from print to the Internet to installations. Thinking like architects and filmmakers as well as graphic designers, COMA brings a sense of time and a concern for program to the printed page. Its work, which is content-driven, often belies a modernist approach with a twist: American pop culture meets a Northern European rational-design ethos. COMA collaborations include the creative direction and graphic design of Vitra’s Workspirit 10; Frame magazine (Frame Publishers); the Dutch post 2006 children’s stamp; the exhibition catalogue and font design for Design Life Now, the Cooper Hewitt’s National Design Triennial; and monographs for Dutch product designer Hella Jongerius (Phaidon Press), Sigmar Polke (MoMA), architects Greg Lynn and Hani Rashid (NAi Publishers), and Bernard Tschumi (Architectural Biennial Venice). COMA’s founders are also enthusiastic educators and give workshops internationally at institutions like the Hochschule für Gestaltung (Karlsruhe, Germany), MCAD in Minneapolis, and the Rhode Island School of Design. Mr. Hermans was appointed to the Yale faculty as a critic in 2005.
Robert Hobbs, Art Historian. Mr. Hobbs holds the Rhoda Thalhimer Endowed Chair of Art History at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the author of over twenty books, including monographs on Alice Aycock, Lee Krasner, Mark Lombardi, and Robert Smithson. He has curated over forty major exhibitions that have been shown in eleven countries. In 1982 he served as the U.S. Commissioner/Curator for the Venice Biennale with an exhibition of Smithson’s work that later traveled through Europe; in 2002 he acted in the same capacity for the 2002 São Paulo Bienal with the exhibition Kara Walker: Slavery! Slavery! Mr. Hobbs was appointed visiting professor in painting/printmaking at Yale in 2005.
Allen Hori, Graphic Designer. Mr. Hori received a B.F.A. in photography from the University of Hawaii and earned an M.F.A. in design from Cranbrook Academy of Art, after which he received a Fulbright Grant to study in The Netherlands. Mr. Hori is principal at Bates Hori, New York, as well as senior partner and creative director at Brand Innovation Group (BIG), Ogilvy & Mather, New York. The studio’s work has been recognized by New York Type Directors, American Center for Design, AIGA, and I.D. magazine and published in Emigre, Eye, IDEA, Studio Voice, and +81, as well as the books Cranbrook Design: The New Discourse, Typography Now, The Graphic Edge, Mixing Messages, Typography Now Two, Graphic Design New York 2, Dutch Posters 1960–1996, and Studio Dumbar: Behind the Seen. Mr. Hori has lectured widely at various design schools and professional symposia, including “Designer as Editor” at the Design Institute in Amsterdam and “Displaced Voices” at Gallery DDD in Osaka. Bates Hori was named as one of I.D.’s 1995 Top Forty Influential Designers. Mr. Hori was appointed to the Yale faculty in 2000 and is currently critic in graphic design.
Pamela Hovland, Graphic Designer. Ms. Hovland received a B.S. in design and communications from Bemidji State University in 1983 and an M.F.A. from Yale University in 1993. She has worked extensively in the areas of identity and print communications for corporations, nonprofit organizations, and cultural institutions. Her work has been recognized by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the New York Type Director’s Club, Emigre, Print, I.D., and Eye, among others. She was the recipient of the Rome Prize Fellowship in design in 2005–2006, and she is a founding member of Class Action, the art collective that uses design to effect social change. Ms. Hovland was appointed critic in graphic design in 1993.
Karen Hsu, Graphic Designer. Ms. Hsu received a B.F.A. in graphic design from Oregon State University and an M.F.A. in graphic design from Yale in 1998. She was featured in Print magazine’s “21 Students” New Visual Artists Review in 1998 and its “Twenty Under Thirty” New Visual Artists Review in 2003. Work designed while employed at 2x4 was featured in the 2003 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Triennial exhibition. In 2002 Ms. Hsu and Alice Chung co-founded Omnivore, Inc. Omnivore participated in the American Institute of Graphic Arts Fresh Dialogue 2004, and its work has been recognized by the AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers of 2004 exhibition, the Art Directors Club, and the Type Directors Club. Ms. Hsu was appointed critic in graphic design in 2004.
David Humphrey, Painter. Mr. Humphrey received a B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1977 and an M.A. in liberal studies from New York University in 1980. He lives and works in New York City and is represented by Sikkema Jenkins and Co. His first show was with the McKee Gallery in 1984, and he has since been exhibiting nationally and internationally. His work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, the Carnegie Institute, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among others. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and two New York Foundation Grants. He wrote a column for Art issues from 1989 until the journal’s demise in 2002 and is a periodic contributor to Art in America. Mr. Humphrey was appointed critic at Yale in 2007.
Alexander Isley, Graphic Designer. Mr. Isley received a B.E.D. in environmental design from North Carolina State University and a B.F.A. from the Cooper Union School of Art. He is principal of Alexander Isley Inc., with offices in Connecticut. His firm’s clients include BAM, Giorgio Armani, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Nickelodeon, MTV, and AOL Time Warner. Prior to founding his firm, he was the senior designer at M&Co. and art director of Spy magazine. His work is in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution. In 1995 he was selected as an inaugural member of the “I.D. 40,” I.D. magazine’s survey of the country’s most influential designers. In 1998 he was elected to membership in Alliance Graphique Internationale. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts and the Cooper Union and has served as president of the AIGA, New York. Mr. Isley was appointed lecturer in graphic design at Yale in 1996 and was appointed critic in 2001.
David Israel, Graphic Designer. Mr. Israel received a B.A. from Connecticut College in 1992 and an M.F.A. in graphic design from Yale in 1995. He is a creative director and senior partner in the Brand Integration Group at Ogilvy & Mather, where his projects have included work for American Express, Coca-Cola, Goldman Sachs, Unilever, AT&T Wireless, Kraft, and Jaguar. Previously, Mr. Israel was the creative director of I.D., where his work was given the recognition of General Excellence at the National Magazine Awards. His past work has been featured in the Young Guns New York show and Mixing Messages at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, as well as published in Print, Emigre, Graphics International, and Eye. His work has received two pencils from the One Club and has been featured in numerous design annuals. Mr. Israel was appointed critic in graphic design at Yale in 2004.
Clint Jukkala, Painter. Mr. Jukkala received a B.F.A. in painting from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1995 and an M.F.A. in painting from Yale in 1998. His work has been included in recent exhibitions at George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles and New York, SOIL Gallery in Seattle, and Artspace in New Haven. He has also taught at the University of Connecticut and Quinnipiac University. Mr. Jukkala has taught at Yale since 2001 and was appointed assistant professor of painting/printmaking in 2006.
Jane Kaplowitz, Painter. Ms. Kaplowitz received a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in 1971 and an M.F.A. from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1973. She has had solo exhibitions in New York at Jason McCoy Gallery, Curt Marcus Gallery, Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery, and Grey Art Gallery at NYU. She has participated in many group shows in New York, including exhibitions at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, the Drawing Center, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, Holly Solomon Gallery, and Stefan Stux Gallery. Ms. Kaplowitz has taught at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and was appointed critic in painting/ printmaking at Yale in 2004.
Deborah Kass, Painter. Ms. Kass studied at the Art Students’ League and the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and received her B.F.A. in painting from Carnegie Mellon University in 1974. A survey exhibition, Deborah Kass, The Warhol Project, toured the U.S. from 1999 to 2001. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon Guggenheim R. Museum, the Jewish Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Cincinnati Art Museum, and the New Orleans Museum of Art, among others. She has exhibited internationally at the Venice Biennale, the Istanbul Biennale, and the Museum Ludwig, Cologne. Ms. Kass has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is represented by the Paul Kasmin Gallery and Vincent Fremont, where she will have a solo show in the fall of 2007. Ms. Kass was appointed senior critic in painting/printmaking in 2005.
Wayne Koestenbaum, Poet/Essayist. Mr. Koestenbaum received his B.A. from Harvard, his M.A. (in creative writing) from Johns Hopkins, and his PH.D. (in English) from Princeton. He is the author of five books of poetry: Ode to Anna Moffo and Other Poems (1990), Rhapsodies of a Repeat Offender (1994), The Milk of Inquiry (1999), Model Homes (2004), and Best-selling Jewish Porn Films (2006). He has published one novel, Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes (2004), and five books of nonfiction prose: Double Talk: The Erotics of Male Literary Collaboration (1989), The Queen’s Throat: Opera, Homosexuality, and the Mystery of Desire (1993), Jackie Under My Skin: Interpreting an Icon (1995), Cleavage: Essays on Sex, Stars, and Aesthetics (2000), Andy Warhol (2001), and Hotel Theory (May 2007). The Queen’s Throat was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and Mr. Koestenbaum has received a Whiting Writer’s Award. He has written catalogue essays for many artists, including Peter Halley, Alice Neel, Glenn Ligon, Christian Marclay, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Kurt Kauper, Amy Sillman, and David Salle. Mr. Koestenbaum taught in Yale’s English department from 1988 to 1996 and is currently a professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center. He was appointed visiting professor of painting/printmaking at Yale in 2003.
Sandra Luckow, Filmmaker. Ms. Luckow is an award-winning documentarian who teaches film production. As a Yale undergraduate, she made her first documentary, Sharp Edges, which won the Louis Sudler Prize in the Performing and Creative Arts. In 1994 portions of the film appeared on the CBS program 60 Minutes. She attended New York University Graduate Film School, and her M.F.A. thesis film, True or False, won five festival awards including Excellence in Producing. Her documentary film Belly Talkers, a cross-country road trip that explored the art of ventriloquism, premiered in competition at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival. She has also worked as an associate director on ABC’s One Life to Live. She is a member of the International Documentary Association and the Directors Guild of America. She founded Ojeda Films, Inc., as an independent film company devoted to the development and execution of documentary art. Recently, Ms. Luckow completed a documentary short, A World Within, which was a finalist at the National Short Film and Video Competition at the USA Film Festival in Dallas. She has been researching and fundraising for a documentary about “Operation Pedro Pan,” the unaccompanied children’s exodus from Cuba in the early 1960s. She was also one of the producers/shooters on the Mexico leg of Discovery’s “World Birthday” project, which premiered in January 2002. Hellbent for Heaven, a documentary about five sisters who make feature films together, took a little over a year to shoot and is in the final stages of postproduction. Ms. Luckow was appointed critic in film production in 1998.
Richard Lytle, Painter. Mr. Lytle studied at the Cooper Union School of Art and at the Yale University School of Art, where he received a B.F.A. in 1957 and an M.F.A. in 1960. He was an assistant in instruction to Josef Albers in 1956 for color and in 1957 for basic drawing. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Florence, Italy, in 1958 and was included in the Museum of Modern Art exhibition Sixteen Americans in 1959. In 1985 Mr. Lytle received the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Award from the Cooper Union School of Art. His work has been exhibited nationally and in Europe, and his paintings are in many public and corporate collections including those of the Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of Art, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Mr. Lytle began teaching at Yale in 1960, was dean of the Silvermine College of Art from 1963 to 1965, and returned to the Yale faculty in 1966. Mr. Lytle was acting dean of the School of Art in 198081 and in the spring terms of 1990 and 1994. He was appointed professor of art in 1981 and named the William Leffingwell Professor of Painting in 1999. He is currently professor emeritus.
Steven Henry Madoff, Author. Mr. Madoff received his B.A. in English from Columbia University in 1976 and studied toward a doctorate in English at Stanford University (M.A. 1981). He served as the executive editor of ARTnews from 1987 to 1994 and has written on art for Time magazine, The New York Times, and Artforum. His recent books include Christopher Wilmarth: Light and Gravity and Rebecca Horn: Moon Mirror, coauthored with Doris von Drathen. He is also the editor of Pop Art: A Critical History in the series Documents of Twentieth-Century Art, published by the University of California Press. His poems have been published widely and are gathered in the volume While We’re Here from Hard Press. He is at work on a new book on interdisciplinary art. Mr. Madoff was appointed critic in painting/printmaking in 2005.
Karel Martens, Graphic Designer. Mr. Martens completed his education at the Arnhem Academy of Art and Industrial Arts (Holland) in 1961. Since then he has been self-employed, working as a graphic designer, with an emphasis on typography. In addition to commissioned work, he has always made prints and other works with paper. Long-term commissioners have included the publishing houses of Van Loghum Slaterus in Arnhem in the 1960s, and the SUN (Socialistiese Uitgeverij Nijmegen) in the years 197581. As well as designing books and printed matter, he has designed stamps and telephone cards (for the Dutch PTT), and environmental lettering and artwork for a number of clients. Among his awards have been the H. N. Werkman Prize (1993) for the design of the architectural journal Oase, and the Dr. A. H. Heineken Prize for the Arts (1996). A monograph about his work, Karel Martens: Printed Matter, was published as part of the Heineken Prize. Mr. Martens has taught graphic design part-time since 1977, first at the Arnhem Academy and more recently (199497) at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht. In 1997, with Wigger Bierma, he established a new venture, the Typography Workshop, within the Arnhem Academy of Art. Mr. Martens was appointed to the Yale faculty in 1997 and is currently senior critic in graphic design.
Allan McCollum, Artist. Mr. McCollum was born in Los Angeles and has lived and worked in New York since 1975. He has spent over thirty years exploring how objects achieve public and personal meaning in a world constituted in mass production, focusing most recently on collaborations with small community historical society museums in different parts of the world. His first solo exhibition was in 1971, and his first New York showing was in an exhibition at the Sidney Janis Gallery in 1972. He was included in the Whitney Biennial in 1975, and in the late seventies he became especially well known for his series Surrogate Paintings. Mr. McCollum has had over one hundred solo exhibitions, including retrospectives at the Musée d’Art Moderne, Villeneuve d’Ascq, Lille, France (1998); the Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany (1995–96); the Serpentine Gallery, London (1990); the Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo, Sweden (1990); IVAM Centre del Carme, Valencia, Spain (1990); Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (1989); and Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany (1988). He has produced public art projects in the United States and Europe, and his works are held in over seventy major art museums worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. A number of writers have published texts on Mr. McCollum’s work, including Rosalind Krauss, Craig Owens, Hal Foster, Andrea Fraser, Anne Rorimer, Lynne Cooke, Lars Nittve, Thomas Lawson, John Miller, Catherine Quéloz, Helen Molesworth, Johannes Meinhardt, Claude Gintz, Suzi Gablik, Nicolas Bourriaud, Rhea Anastas, and Nancy Princenthal. Mr. McCollum has occasionally interviewed and written essays on fellow artists for books and catalogues, including Matt Mullican, Allen Ruppersberg, Andrea Zittel, and Harrell Fletcher. He has been a recipient of an NEA Special Project Grant and an Individual Support Grant from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation. Mr. McCollum was a visiting associate professor at MIT in 2004–2005 and is a regular visiting critic at Columbia University’s Visual Arts Department in New York. He was appointed senior critic in sculpture at Yale in 2007.
Samuel Messer, Painter. Mr. Messer received a B.F.A. from the Cooper Union School of Art in 1976 and an M.F.A. from Yale in 1981. He is represented by Nielsen Gallery, Boston, and Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles. His work may be found in public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Yale University Art Gallery. Mr. Messer has received awards including a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant in 1984, the Engelhard Award in 1985, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in 1993, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1996. He has recently collaborated with Paul Auster on The Story of My Typewriter, and with Denis Johnson on Cloud of Chalk. He was appointed senior critic at Yale in 1994 and in 2005 was appointed associate dean and professor (adjunct). He also serves as director of the art division of the Yale Summer School of Music and Art in Norfolk.
Armand Mevis and Linda van Deursen, Graphic Designers. Mr. Mevis and Ms. van Deursen live and work in Amsterdam, where they began their collaboration after graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 1986. They have been influential in the development of contemporary Dutch design and are known for their intelligent and innovative work for cultural clients, producing the new identity of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the identity and publications for fashion duo Viktor & Rolf, and numerous books on architecture and design. They also have worked on several Dutch cultural publications, including Metropolis M, and won the competition for the graphic identity for the City of Rotterdam as a designated Cultural Capital of Europe. Their work has been shown in museums and educational institutions throughout the world. Ms. van Deursen serves as head of the graphic design department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, while Mr. Mevis is a design critic at the Werkplaats Typografie (Workshop Typography), Arnhem. Their long and prolific collaboration has been documented in the book Recollected Work: Mevis & Van Deursen, published by Artimo in 2005. They were both appointed as critics in graphic design at Yale in 2005.
Dan Michaelson, Graphic Designer. Mr. Michaelson received a B.A. in history from Columbia University in 1997 and an M.F.A. in graphic design from Yale in 2002. He has worked as a designer at Pentagram and at 2x4 in New York City. He is a partner in the design practice Linked By Air. In 2004 he was awarded a Charles Nypels grant for research on embedded digital sign systems. Mr. Michaelson was appointed lecturer in graphic design in 2005.
Carrie Moyer, Painter. Ms. Moyer received a B.F.A. in painting from Pratt Institute in 1985, an M.A. in computer graphics from New York Institute of Technology in 1990, and an M.F.A. from the Milton Avery School of the Arts, Bard College, in 2000. She attended the Skowhegan School of Art in 1995. Ms. Moyer is represented by Canada Gallery in New York and by Samson Projects in Boston. Her work has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally, including such venues as P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center; Palm Beach ICA; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; the Weatherspoon, Cooper-Hewitt, and Tang Museums; Shedhalle, Zurich; Le Magasin, Grenoble; and Project Centre, Dublin. Her work has been funded by Pennies From Heaven, Creative Capital, the New York Council on the Arts, Franklin Furnace, and the Peter Norton Family Foundation. She also writes art criticism, most recently for the Brooklyn Rail and Modern Painters. Ms. Moyer has taught at the Cooper Union, Rutgers University, Tyler School of Art, and Pratt Institute. She was appointed critic in painting at Yale in 2006.
Catherine Murphy, Painter. Ms. Murphy studied at the Pratt Institute, receiving her B.F.A. in 1967. She attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture during the summer of 1966. Her work is represented in many public collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum, and the Phillips Collection. She was awarded National Endowment for the Arts grants in 1979 and 1989, an Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant in 1986, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1982, and in 2002 was inducted a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Ms. Murphy was appointed senior critic in painting/printmaking at Yale in 1989.
Gisela Noack, Bookbinder/Conservator. Ms. Noack graduated from Chemieschule Ehlhard in Munich, Germany. She studied bookbinding and restoration with Jane Greenfield and worked as a conservation bookbinder in the conservation department of Yale University Library from 1976 through 1983. In 1983 she was appointed head of conservation at Yale University Library. She teaches bookbinding classes at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven and gives workshops in bookbinding, restoration, and conservation. Ms. Noack was appointed lecturer in bookbinding in the graphic design program at Yale in 1989.
Sarah Oppenheimer, Artist. Ms. Oppenheimer received a B.A. from Brown University in 1995 and an M.F.A. in painting from Yale University in 1999. She is represented by P.P.O.W. in New York and has had exhibitions at Skulpturens Hus, Stockholm; Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo; the Drawing Center, New York; and the Queens Museum, New York, among others. She has received fellowships from the Japan Foundation, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Greenwall Foundation, and the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts. Ms. Oppenheimer joined the Yale faculty in 2003 and was appointed assistant professor of painting/printmaking in 2005.
Tod Papageorge, Photographer. Mr. Papageorge began to photograph during his last term at the University of New Hampshire, where he graduated in 1962 with a B.A. in English literature. In 1970 he received the first of two Guggenheim fellowships in photography and, at about the same time, began his teaching career in New York City. He is the author of Public Relations: The Photographs of Garry Winogrand and Walker Evans and Robert Frank: An Essay on Influence, which were prepared in conjunction with exhibitions that he curated for the Museum of Modern Art in 1977 and the Yale University Art Gallery in 1981. His work has been widely exhibited nationally and in Europe, and is represented in many major public collections including those of the Museum of Modern Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1979 Mr. Papageorge was appointed Walker Evans Professor and director of graduate studies in photography.
John Pilson, Artist. Mr. Pilson received a B.A. in 1991 from Sarah Lawrence College, where he studied photography and philosophy, and an M.F.A. in photography in 1993 from the Yale School of Art. He has exhibited his work at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and at the Museum of Modern Art and recently mounted a solo exhibition at the Hamburger Kunsthalle in Germany. Mr. Pilson has been an artist-in-residence at the Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center and the LMCC World Views Program. At the Venice Biennale in 2002 he was awarded one of four prizes given to artists in the International Exhibition. A recent grant from the Penny McCall Foundation made possible several of his latest projects, including St. Denis, which was shown in October 2003 at Nicole Klagsbrun (NYC). Mr. Pilson was appointed lecturer at Yale in 2001.
Christopher Pullman, Graphic Designer. Mr. Pullman received a B.A. in history from Princeton University in 1963, enrolling the same year in a three-year graduate program in graphic design at Yale University. Upon obtaining his M.F.A. in 1966, he began teaching in the design program at Yale, an affiliation he continues as senior critic. For several years he was a typographer and letterpress printer for Universal Limited Art Editions on Long Island, and from 1968 to 1972 he was a consultant designer for the office of George Nelson in New York City. During this period, he also served on the original design faculty of the State University of New York at Purchase. In 1973 Mr. Pullman joined public broadcasting station WGBH, Boston, where he is vice president for design. In 1986 WGBH received the Design Leadership Award from the American Institute of Graphic Arts. He has lectured widely and published articles on design and television that have appeared in Communication Arts Magazine, Design Quarterly, Critique, and several anthologies. He has served on the board of the Design Management Institute and the Corporate Design Foundation, reflecting his interest in the relation between design and business. He has also been a member of the national board of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and the American Center for Design. In 2001 Mr. Pullman received the AIGA Gold Medal for his career as a designer and teacher.
Robert J. Reed, Jr., Painter. Mr. Reed studied at Morgan State College, where he received a B.S. in 1958, and later at Yale University School of Art, where he received a B.F.A. in 1960 and an M.F.A. in 1962. He attended the art division of the Yale Summer School of Music and Art in 1960. His work has been exhibited in America and in Europe and has been included in group exhibits at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Biennial of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hirshhorn Museum, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Yale University Art Gallery. His solo exhibits include the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Bayly Museum, the Washburn Gallery in New York, and the McIntosh Gallery in Atlanta. His work is in the permanent collections of the Hirshhorn Museum, the Walker Art Center, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Bayly Museum in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mr. Reed has lectured extensively in this country and has taught at Skidmore College and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where he was head of the Foundation Studies Division in 1964. He is the author of several drawing programs, and from 1970 to 1975 he directed the art division of the Yale Summer School of Music and Art. He has had several appointments as director of undergraduate studies in art at Yale since 1969. He has been a Yaddo Fellow and a board member for the McDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. In 1980 he was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2000 he received the national award from the National Council of Art Administrators, and in 2001 he received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In 2004 Mr. Reed received the Distinguished Teaching of Art award from the College Art Association. He was appointed to the faculty in 1969 and is professor of painting/printmaking.
Jock Reynolds, Artist and Museum Director. Mr. Reynolds earned a B.A. in 1969 from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and an M.F.A. in 1972 from the University of California, Davis. From 1973 to 1983 he was an associate professor and director of the graduate program at the Center for Experimental and Interdisciplinary Art at San Francisco State University, and was also a cofounder of New Langton Arts, San Francisco’s premier alternative artists’ space. From 1983 to 1989 Mr. Reynolds served as the executive director of the Washington Project for the Arts, a multidisciplinary visual artists’ association in Washington, D.C., before becoming the director of the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, a position he held until September 1998, when he was appointed the Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Yale University Art Gallery and professor (adjunct). Mr. Reynolds has won numerous grants and awards, including two National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists fellowships, a Fulbright fellowship, and multiple National Endowment for the Arts/Art in Public Places project awards. Mr. Reynolds frequently collaborates in his work with Suzanne Hellmuth, his wife. Their performances, installations, and photographs have been commissioned and exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions and installations in Japan, Australia, France, the Netherlands, and across the United States. Mr. Reynolds’s and Ms. Hellmuth’s artwork is represented in both private and public collections, including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the University of Washington’s Henry Art Gallery.
Michael Rock, Graphic Designer. Mr. Rock received a B.A. in humanities from Union College in 1981 and an M.F.A. in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1983. From 1984 to 1991 he served on the graphic design faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is currently a partner in the graphic design studio 2x4. His articles and essays on design and visual culture appear in magazines and journals internationally. In 1999 he received the Rome Prize in design from the American Academy in Rome. Mr. Rock was appointed to the graphic design faculty in 1991 and currently holds the rank of associate professor (adjunct).
Michael Roemer, Filmmaker. Mr. Roemer, born in Germany, received his B.A. in 1949 from Harvard University, where he wrote and directed the first feature film produced at an American college. He has since worked on films with Robert Young, and he produced, directed, and wrote a series of twelve films for the Ford Foundation. With a Guggenheim Fellowship, he wrote Stone My Heart. His own film, Nothing but a Man, was shown at the London and New York film festivals and was a double prize winner at the Venice Film Festival. Other films include Pilgrim Farewell and Dying, the latter having been nominated by the Television Critics Circle as the best documentary film of 1976. His film Haunted premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in 1984. His 1970 film The Plot Against Harry was shown at the 1989 New York, Cannes, and Toronto film festivals and opened in theaters in 1990. He has published a book on plot, Telling Stories, and two volumes of his screenplays, Film Stories. Mr. Roemer has taught film theory and practice at the Yale School of Drama and is currently professor (adjunct) of American studies and of film at the Yale School of Art.
Ben Rubin, Media Artist. Mr. Rubin received a B.A. from Brown University in 1987 and an M.S. in visual studies from the MIT Media Lab in 1989. He completed two major public artworks in 2006: San Jose Semaphore for the city of San Jose, California, and Four Stories for the Minneapolis Public Library. His work has been shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the MIT List Visual Arts Center, the Skirball Center in Los Angeles (in a show organized by the Getty Museum), the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the San Jose Museum of Art. Mr. Rubin has been a frequent collaborator with artists and performers including Laurie Anderson, Diller+Scofidio, Ann Hamilton, Arto Lindsay, Steve Reich, and Beryl Korot. His installation Listening Post (2002, with statistician Mark Hansen) won the 2004 Golden Nica Prize from Ars Electronica as well as a Webby Award in 2003. Mr. Rubin was appointed critic in graphic design in 2004.
George Rush, Painter. Mr. Rush received a B.F.A. in painting from Maryland Institute College of Art in 1992, and an M.F.A. in visual art from Columbia University in 1998. He has had solo exhibitions at Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York; Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen; Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid; and Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Europe and the United States. He has also taught at Columbia University and Vassar College, and in 2004 was the artist-in-residence at the University of Tennessee. In 2004 he was a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in painting. Mr. Rush has taught at Yale since 2004; he was appointed lecturer and assistant to the director of painting/printmaking in 2006.
Joe Scanlan, Artist. Mr. Scanlan earned a B.F.A. in sculpture from the Columbus College of Art and Design in 1984. He is represented by Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, and Chery Val Janda. He has exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, including one-person exhibitions at the Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, and Ikon Gallery, Brum. He also participated in Documenta IX, the Aperto in Venice, and the 12th Biennale of Sydney. Mr. Scanlan publishes frequently, writing articles on art and design for such magazines as Artforum, Art issues, Frieze, and Parkett. He was appointed assistant professor in 2001 and associate professor of sculpture in 2006.
Collier Schorr, Photographer. Ms. Schorr received a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in 1985. She has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe and is represented by 303 Gallery in New York and Modern Art in London. Ms. Schorr’s work is represented in many public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Jewish Museum, and the Walker Art Center. Her commercial photography is represented by Art+Commerce. Currently, she is the editor-at-large for the British art magazine Frieze, and she has been a contributor to Artforum and Parkett. Her essays have also appeared in catalogues for the Guggenheim Museum and the Boston ICA. She has taught at Columbia University, the School of Visual Arts, and Sarah Lawrence College. Ms. Schorr was appointed to the Yale faculty in 2003 and is currently senior critic in photography.
Douglass G. A. Scott, Graphic Designer. Mr. Scott received a B.Arch. from the University of Nebraska in 1971 and an M.F.A. in graphic design from Yale in 1974. He is a design director at the WGBH public broadcasting station in Boston, a freelance book and exhibition designer, and a collage artist. Mr. Scott is on the faculty of the Rhode Island School of Design, has taught at Harvard University, Maine College of Art, and the Boston Architectural Center, and has been a visiting instructor/critic at a number of schools. He was curator of the 1987 Boston exhibition The Roots of Modern American Graphic Design and a curator of the history of American typography section of the exhibition Graphic Design in America, organized by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in 1989. Since 1978 he has given over one hundred and forty lectures on the history of design and typography at various schools, museums, and symposia. Mr. Scott was appointed visiting lecturer in graphic design in 1984 and is currently senior critic in graphic design.
Susan Sellers, Graphic Designer. Ms. Sellers received a B.F.A. in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. She went on to earn an M.A. in American Studies from Yale, where her work explored mid-nineteenth-century labor practices in craft industries of printing and typesetting and the emergence of professionalized design practices. She has taught and lectured widely, and her articles have appeared in a number of journals including Eye, Design Issues, and Visible Language. She has held positions in several studios including Total Design and UNA in Amsterdam. Ms. Sellers is a founding partner at the design studio 2x4 in New York City. She was appointed to the faculty in 1997 and is currently critic in graphic design.
Elizabeth Sledge, Graphic Designer. Ms. Sledge received an M.A. from the University of North Carolina in 1969 and a C.A.S. from Wesleyan University in 1995. Since 1979 she has served as a tutor-in-writing for undergraduates in Yale College, and she is a member of the Yale English department. She was appointed to the design faculty in 1985 to assist second-year graphic design students with thesis development and writing.
Todd St. John, Artist. Mr. St. John is a designer, animator, and filmmaker living in New York City. He received his B.F.A. in graphic design from the University of Arizona in 1993. In 1994, while living in California, Mr. St. John co-founded the independent label Green Lady with Gary Benzel. Green Lady began by making small runs of shirts and prints for friends, then became a yearly series of designs selling to select stores primarily in the United States and Japan. Mr. St. John later moved to New York, where he was an art director at MTV for two years before leaving to start his own studio, HunterGatherer, in 2000. HunterGatherer focuses on conceptual work across a wide range of mediums, mainly design and video/film. Mr. St. John has exhibited internationally and was selected with Benzel for the 2003 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Triennial. He was appointed critic in graphic design in 2001.
Jessica Stockholder, Artist. Ms. Stockholder received her B.F.A. from the University of Victoria in Canada in 1982 and her M.F.A. from Yale in 1985. She has exhibited widely inNorth America and Europe, at such venues as the Dia Center for the Arts, Gorney Bravin + Lee Gallery, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Open Air Museum in Middellheim, Belgium, and the Power Plant in Toronto, Canada. Her work is represented in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. She has received numerous grants including a Guggenheim Fellowship. Ms. Stockholder was appointed to the Yale faculty in 1999 and is currently professor and director of graduate studies in sculpture.
William Storandt, Editor. Mr. Storandt received a B.M. from the Juilliard School of Music in 1968. He pursued a freelance career as a percussionist, ranging from xylophone at Radio City Music Hall to tambourine for the Monkees to timpani in the Vermont Symphony, before sidling into writing accounts of his travels for Cruising World, a national sailing magazine. He wrote film treatments for Yale Films, a producer of documentaries, and has been tutoring Yale undergraduates in the Bass Writing Program since 1996. His memoir of a trans-Atlantic voyage, Outbound: Finding a Man, Sailing an Ocean, was published by the University of Wisconsin Press in 2001, and his novel, The Summer They Came, was published by Villard/Random House in 2002. He was appointed to the design faculty in 2005 to assist second-year graphic design students with thesis development and writing.
Robert Storr, Artist and Critic. Mr. Storr received a B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1972 and an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1978. He was curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from 1990 to 2002, where he organized exhibitions on Elizabeth Murray, Gerhard Richter, Max Beckmann, Tony Smith, and Robert Ryman, in addition to coordinating the Projects series from 1990 to 2000. In 2002 he was named the first Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Mr. Storr has also taught at the CUNY graduate center and the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies as well as the Rhode Island School of Design, Tyler School of Art, New York Studio School, and Harvard University, and has been a frequent lecturer in this country and abroad. He has been a contributing editor at Art in America since 1981 and writes frequently for Artforum, Parkett, Art Press (Paris), and Frieze (London). He has written numerous catalogues, articles, and books, including Philip Guston (Abbeville, 1986), Chuck Close (with Lisa Lyons, Rizzoli, 1987), and the forthcoming Intimate Geometries: The Work and Life of Louise Bourgeois. Among his many honors he has received a Penny McCall Foundation Grant for painting, a Norton Family Foundation Curator Grant, and honorary doctorates from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Maine College of Art, as well as awards from the American Chapter of the International Association of Art Critics, a special AICA award for Distinguished Contribution to the Field of Art Criticism, an ICI Agnes Gund Curatorial Award, and the Lawrence A. Flesichman Award for Scholarly Excellence in the Field of American Art History from the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art. In 2000 the French Ministry of Culture presented him with the medal of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. He is currently Consulting Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the commissioner of the 2007 Venice Biennale, the first American invited to assume that position. Mr. Storr was appointed professor of painting/printmaking and dean of the School of Art in 2006.
Scott Stowell, Graphic Designer. Mr. Stowell received a B.F.A. in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1990. He is the proprietor of Open, a New York design studio that develops identity systems, print design, motion graphics, and Web design for clients such as the American Museum of the Moving Image, Art:21, EarthAction, Fallon McElligott, MTV, The Nation magazine, Nickelodeon and Nick at Nite, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, Trio, and Wieden + Kennedy. Previously he was a senior designer at M&Co and art director of Benetton’s Colors magazine in Rome. His work has been recognized by the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), the Art Directors Club of New York, the Association for Independent Music, Critique, Communication Arts, I.D., Print, the Society of Publication Designers, STEP Inside Design, the Tokyo Typedirectors Club, and the Utne Reader Alternative Press Awards. He has also taught at New York University and Purchase College and recently served as vice president of the New York chapter of the AIGA. Mr. Stowell was appointed to the Yale faculty in 2000 and is currently critic in graphic design.
Elisabeth Subrin, Video Artist, Screenwriter, and Director. Ms. Subrin received a B.F.A. in film from Massachusetts College of Art in 1990 and an M.F.A. in video from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her conceptual films and videos explore relationships between history and female subjectivity, and the nature of evidence. Her award-winning work has been screened and exhibited in film festivals and museums internationally, including solo shows at the Museum of Modern Art, the Vienna International Film Festival, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and the San Francisco Cinematheque, and group shows at the 2000 Whitney Biennial, the Guggenheim Museum, the Walker Art Center, and the Rotterdam International Film Festival. She has received numerous grants and fellowships, including from the Rockefeller, Guggenheim, Annenberg, and Creative Capital Foundations, as well as a Sundance Institute Screenwriting and Directing Fellowship. Her new film, The Caretakers, was commissioned for the MacDowell Colony’s centennial and premiered at the 44th New York Film Festival. Her first feature-length film, Up, is in development with Forensic Films. Ms. Subrin has taught at Cooper Union, Amherst College, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Graduate Program at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Harvard University. She was appointed critic at Yale in 2006.
Shirley Tse, Sculptor. Ms. Tse received a B.A. from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1993 and an M.F.A. from the Art Center College of Design in 1996. Her work is exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums in the United States and overseas, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Capp Street Project, CCA, San Francisco; Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery; Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Bologna; ICA Boston; the New Museum, New York; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; the 2002 Biennale of Sydney; the 2002 Bienal Ceara America, Brazil; Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center; Wexner Center for the Arts; Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand; and Kaohshiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan. She was named artist-in-residence at the Skowhegan School of Art, Maine, in 1995 and at the Ban≠ Center for the Arts, Alberta, Canada, in 1998. She is represented by Murray Guy in New York and Shoshana Wayne in Los Angeles. Ms. Tse has been on the faculty at the California Institute of Arts since 2001. She was appointed critic at Yale in 2007.
Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Artist. Ms. Laderman Ukeles received a B.A. in international relations from Barnard College in 1961 and an M.A. in interrelated arts from New York University in 1973. Since writing the Manifesto for Maintenance Art 1969!, she has created work in the public domain, often at system-wide scale, including Touch Sanitation; six work ballets in New York, Pittsburgh, France, Holland, and Tokamachi, Japan; and currently as Artist of Fresh Kills in New York and Danehy Park in Cambridge. Recent and current exhibitions include a one-person show at the Armory Art Fair in New York; WACK! Art & the Feminist Revolution at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the Sharjah Biennial 8, United Arab Emirates. For thirty years, Ms. Laderman Ukeles has been the unsalaried artist in residence for the New York City Department of Sanitation. She is represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts and has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts and fellowships from the Guggenheim, Andy Warhol, Joan Mitchell, and Anonymous Was a Woman foundations. Ms. Laderman Ukeles was appointed senior critic in sculpture at Yale in 2007.
Henk van Assen, Graphic Designer. Mr. van Assen graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Department of Graphic Design and Typography) in The Hague, The Netherlands, in 1989. After working several years as a graphic designer in Amsterdam, he came to the United States where he received his M.F.A. in 1993 from Yale University. Mr. van Assen has since worked on and participated in many projects, generally as a creative director, ranging from book design to visual identities to signage systems. Clients include Abrams, New York; Rizzoli, New York; Malba, Buenos Aires; the GeGo Foundation, Caracas; the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Museum of Arts and Design, New York. He has taught design at the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas, at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He was awarded the 1999, 2000, and 2004 AIGA 50 Best Books award, the 2000 and 2002 AAUP Best Book award, and the 2005 New York Book Show award. Currently, he is a principal of HvAD, a design studio in New York City. He was appointed lecturer in graphic design in 1999 and is currently critic in graphic design and director of undergraduate studies in art.
Paula Wilson, Painter. Ms. Wilson received a B.F.A from Washington University in St. Louis in 1998 and an M.F.A from Columbia University in 2005. She lives and works in Brooklyn. Her work has been exhibited nationally in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New Mexico, and New York. Most recently she was included in Frequency at the Studio Museum in Harlem, and in Turn the Beat Around at Sikkema Jenkins Co. Ms. Wilson has exhibited internationally at the Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, and she had her ﬁrst solo show at Suzy Shammah in Milan in 2006. She is a recent recipient of the Art Production Fund’s Giverny Residency, Giverny, France. Ms. Wilson was appointed critic in painting/printmaking in 2007
Linda van Deursen, Graphic Designer. See Armand Mevis and Linda van Deursen.
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