December 1, 2012

Carina Badalamenti (MFA Art Criticism & Writing Student)
Respondent for Handmade in an Information Age

Carina is an artists and writer who lives and works in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She studied Studio Art at NYU before pursuing an MFA in Art Criticism & Writing at the School of Visual Arts. This year her writing appeared on SVA’s Degree Critical blog and she facilitated several interviews that appeared in The Brooklyn Rail. Lately her interests are environmental and art educational, but then there’s all the ‘post’s and ‘neo’s…

Susan Bee (SVA Faculty)
Respondent for Handmade in an Information Age

Susan Bee is an editor, writer, and artist who lives in New York City. She is currently the coeditor of/ M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online /and was the coeditor with Mira Schor of /M/E/A/N/I/N/G: A Journal of Contemporary Art Issues from 1986 to 1996. Bee is the coeditor of /M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artist’s Writings, Theory, and Criticism, with writings by over 100 artists, critics, and poets, published by Duke University Press in 2000. She has a BA from Barnard College and a MA in Art from Hunter College. She shows her paintings at A.I.R. Gallery in NYC and Granary Books has published her artist’s books. Bee has had fellowships and grants from Yaddo, the Virginia Center for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and New York State Council for the Arts.

Robert Bowen (SVA Faculty)
Respondent for The Writing On The Wall: Street Art, Hacktivism and Subversive Inspiration

Principal, Robert Bowen Studio. Formerly, director, RGA Print, RGA Digital Studios.
Education: BA, St. Lawrence University; MFA, Pratt Institute.
Publications include: Cabinet, Camerawork, Afterimage, Pinhole Journal.
Exhibitions include: MF Adams Gallery, Haim Chanin Fine Arts, SIGGRAPH, Vanderbilt University, 55 Mercer, Collective for Living Cinema, Paulo Salvador Gallery, Boston Museum of Science, New York Photography Festival, Michael Mazzeo Gallery.
Collections include: Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum.
Awards include: Best Computer Graphics, Best Digital Photography, Best in Show, Kodak VIP Image Search; Gold Award, Advertising Photographers of America; Gold Award, International Film and Television Institute.

Michael Connor (SVA Faculty)
Respondent for Animism Anew: New Media & The Speaking Object

Curator. Formerly, head of exhibitions, British Film Institute; curator, FACT, Liverpool.
Education: BA, with honors, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Curatorial projects include: “Screen Worlds,” Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne; “1001 Nights,” Postmasters Gallery; “The New Normal,” Independent Curators International/Artists Space; “Tiny, Funny, Big and Sad,” British Film Institute; “JODI: Computing 101B”, “Welcome to the Infinite Fill Zone,” FACT, Liverpool.
Publications include: RealTime, Austin Chronicle, Exhibition catalogs include: DIVE; The New Normal; JODI: Computing 101B; Marina Zurkow.

Alan Gilbert (SVA Faculty)
Respondent for Revolution 101 / 2012

Alan Gilbert is the author of the poetry book, Late in the Antenna Fields (Futurepoem, 2011), and a collection of essays, articles, and reviews entitled Another Future: Poetry and Art in a Postmodern Twilight (Wesleyan University Press, 2006). His poems have appeared in BOMB, Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, Fence, jubilat, and The Nation, among other places. Gilbert’s writings on art and poetry have appeared in a variety of publications, including Aperture, Art Agenda, Artforum, Bidoun, Bookforum, Cabinet, Modern Painters, Parkett, Time Out New York, etc. He’s written about art and books regularly for the Village Voice and reviewed poetry for The Believer. He’s blogged about poetry, art, and culture for the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet site. He’s contributed catalogue essays and entries for a number of biennials, group shows, and solo exhibitions. Gilbert is the recipient of a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry and a 2006 Creative Capital Foundation Award for Innovative Literature.

Russet Lederman (SVA Faculty)
Respondent for Algorithmic Thought and Memory

Russet Lederman is a Japanese photobook collector, who regularly writes about photobooks for the International Center of Photography Library’s blog. She has contributed projects and papers on media art and photobooks to numerous conferences and exhibitions in both the US and Europe, including Prix Ars Electronica, European Media Art Festival, Sonar International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art, and ISEA (International Symposium on Electronic Arts). Her work is in the permanent collection of the Rhizome Artbase and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Lederman taught media art theory and practice at Pratt Institute, and Parsons The New School for Design before joining the graduate faculty of the School of Visual Arts in 2001.

Naomi Lev (MFA Art Criticism & Writing Student)
Respondent for Revolution 101 / 2012

Naomi Lev is an artist, art writer, and curator of panel discussions and talks. She received her Bachelors degree in Fine Arts from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jeruslaem, managed a gallery in Tel Aviv, and worked as Assistant Curator at MoBY-Musuems of Bat Yam. Her focus is on Middle Eastern art and social related practices. She is currently a second-year graduate student at the MFA Art Criticism & Writing program at School of Visual Arts.

Nancy Princenthal (SVA Faculty)
Respondent for Still, Mediated and Moving — The Image Today and its Effects on Time and Space

Nancy Princenthal, formerly senior editor at Art in America, is a longtime contributor to the magazine. Her writing has also appeared in Artforum, Art News, Parkett, and the New York Times, among many other publications. She was assistant manager of Printed Matter soon after its founding. A co-author of the recent book After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art, she is completing a monograph on Hannah Wilke (Prestel, spring 2010). Princenthal taught at Princeton University for 12 years, and has also served on the faculties at Yale, RISD, New York University, the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, and elsewhere.

Kurt Ralske (SVA Faculty)
Respondent for Animism Anew: New Media & The Speaking Object

Video Artist, Composer, Programmer.
Education: BA, Hunter College; MFA, Art Criticism & Writing, School of Visual Arts.
Performances and exhibitions include: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao; Prague Biennale; Bronx Museum of the Arts; Contemporary Art Museum, Istanbul; Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art; Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art; Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels; De Singel, Antwerp; SelfWare, Graz; American Museum of the Moving Image.
Author, programmer: Auvi (
Awards and honors include: First prize, Transmediale International Media Art Festival, Berlin; National Science Foundation.

Tara Stickley (MFA Art Criticism & Writing Student)
Respondent for Animism Anew: New Media & The Speaking Object

Tara Stickley hails from rural Arkansas. She received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007. She has since taught art and ESL in France and Ghana, and is a current MFA candidate in the Art Criticism & Writing program at the School of Visual Arts. She is thinking about Tantra paintings, animism, the southern drawl, and Arthur Russell’s echo.

Sam Swasey (MFA Art Criticism & Writing Student)
Respondent for Still, Mediated and Moving — The Image Today and its Effects on Time and Space

Sam Swasey was born and raised in a town near Boston, Massachusetts. He received his undergraduate degree in English and Studio Art from the University of Vermont and is now an MFA candidate in the department of Writing and Art Criticism at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, New York.

Dave Willis (MFA Art Criticism & Writing Student)
Respondent for The Writing On The Wall: Street Art, Hacktivism and Subversive Inspiration

Dave Willis received his Bachelors degree in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University, and is currently enrolled in the MFA program in Art Criticism & Writing at SVA. His areas of interest include photography, street-art, and the politics of visual culture.


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