December 1, 2012
Respondents 2014

Susan Bee (SVA Faculty)
Respondent for Border/Media/Bodies

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/Nll/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.

Debra Bricker Balken (SVA Faculty)
Respondent for Interdisciplinarity

Debra Bricker Balken is an independent curator and writer. She has assembled numerous exhibitions in the United States, including a retrospective of Arthur Dove’s work at the Addison Gallery of American Art. She is the author of several books and catalogues, including Arthur Dove: A Retrospective and Alfredo Jaar: Lament of the Images.

Cynthia Cruz (MFA Art Criticism & Writing Student)
Respondent for Fragmentation and Trauma

Cynthia Cruz is the author of three collection of poems: Ruin, The Glimmering Room, and Wunderkammer and her essays and art reviews have been published in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, Guernica, and Hyperallergic. She is the recipient of fellowships from Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony and a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University. She currently teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and is a second-year MFA candidate in the Art Criticism & Writing program at the School of Visual Arts where her studies have focused on trauma and silence in the work of German writers and artists and also on the erasure of the Other in literature and the visual arts.

Emmanuel Iduma (MFA Art Criticism & Writing Student)
Respondent for The Art and Poetics of Technical Production

Emmanuel Iduma is the author of a novel Farad, and coeditor of Gambit: Newer African Writing, a book of interviews and short stories by nine African writers. He works as a writer of fiction and art criticism, and in 2013 was longlisted for the Kwani? Manuscript Prize. He is the co-founder of the Nigerian literary magazine Saraba, and director of research for the trans-African organization Invisible Borders. Iduma is currently a second year student in the MFA Art Criticism & Writing program at the School of Visual Arts, New York. http://mriduma.com/about

Michael Johnson (MFA Art Criticism & Writing Student)
Respondent for Interdisciplinarity

Michael Johnson is an MFA candidate at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He received his BA in Literature from North Carolina State University. His interests are varied and cohesive. He was born and raised in Winston Salem, North Carolina. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, basketball, modal logic, Bach, educational psychology, going to museums, throwing around, atonal banjo, organizing his books by author and style, painting with his fingers, reading writing et cetera, and driving through the country at night.

Kaitlyn A. Kramer (MFA Art Criticism & Writing Student)
Respondent for Mediating Space

Kaitlyn A. Kramer received her BA in History from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is currently a second-year MFA candidate in the Art Criticism & Writing program at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She works in written language and performance, and likes to think about memory, aphorisms, failure, and mysticism. She lives and works with two architects and her cat. www.kaitlynakramer.com

Jennifer Krasinski (SVA Faculty)
Respondent for The Art and Poetics of Technical Production

Jennifer Krasinski has written on the subject of art, film, video and performance for numerous publications such as Artforum.com, Frieze, Modern Painters, Art In America, Spike Art Quarterly, Bidoun N+1 Film Review, and East of Borneo.org. Her experimental fiction has appeared in journals such as Punk Planet, Joyland, Frozen Tears and MYTHM, edited by Trinie Dalton. She is the author of Prop Tragedies (Wrath of Dynasty Press, 2010), and is an adjunct faculty member at New York University’s Steinhardt School. She is the recipient of a 2013 Creative Capital / Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for her forthcoming essay on the cultural critic, Jill Johnston.

Dejan Lukic (SVA Faculty)
Respondent for Mediating Space

Dejan Lukic is trained as an anthropologist. But more importantly, he is a writer and teacher who addresses issues pertaining to the nature of images. He spent a lot of time researching about phantoms and apparitions. His current writing engagements revolve around the notions of charisma and ocularity. All of his work is, more generally, concerned with the inescapable convergence of politics and aesthetics. He is also a co-founder of Vitalist Cuisine project.

Nancy Princenthal (SVA Faculty)
Respondent for Fragmentation and Trauma

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. A co-author of the recent books After the Revolution: Women Who Transformed Contemporary Art and The Reckoning: Women Artists of the New Millennium, she has written a monograph on Hannah Wilke (Prestel, spring 2010) and is currently writing a biography on Agnes Martin. 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.

Amelia Rina Sechman (MFA Art Criticism & Writing Student)
Respondent for Disappearing Identity

Amelia Rina is a critic, writer, freelance philosopher, confectionery wizard, aspiring physicist, and coffee enthusiast based in Brooklyn, NY. She received a BFA in photography, and is currently pursuing her MFA in Art Criticism & Writing at the School of Visual Arts. www.ameliarina.com

Charles Stein (SVA Faculty)
Respondent for Disappearing Identity

Charles Stein is the managing editor of Station Hill Press. His publications include: From Mimir’s Head; The Hat Rack Tree; Horse Sacrifice; Parts and Other Parts; The River Menace; The Secret of the Black Chrysanthemum: The Poetic Cosmology of Charles Olson and His Use of the Writings of C.G. Jung; Persephone Unveiled: Seeing the Goddess and Freeing Your Soul; ­co-author, An Art of Limina: Gary Hill’s Work and Writing; editor, Being = Space X Action: Searches for Freedom of Mind in Art, Mathematics and Mysticism; and contributor, Abu Ghraib: The Politics of Torture. Stein has received awards and honors from the National Endowment for the Arts; Wallace Stevens Poetry Award, University of Connecticut; Fellow, Bard College Institute for Writing and Thinking

Elizabeth Sultzer (MFA Art Criticism & Writing Student)
Respondent for Border/Media/Bodies

Elizabeth Sultzer is an artist and writer based in New York City. Trained as a painter and art historian, she is currently pursuing her MFA in Art Criticism and Writing at the School of Visual Arts. Elizabeth contributes regularly to various online publications such as Painting Is Dead and Art in America, while exhibiting her own work in New York and around New England. She can be reached at www.elizabethsultzer.com.

 

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