December 1, 2012
Faculty Respondents 2011


Faculty Respondent for Digital Costs

Chair, BFA Fine Arts Department, School of Visual Arts; fine artist; theorist
EDUCATION: BA, Brooklyn College; MFA, University of Colorado, Boulder

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE: Universal Concepts Unlimited; Greenberg Wilson Gallery; Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

GROUP EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE: J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Basel Art Fair; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center; Kunsthaus Merano, Italy; Museo de Arte Extremeno e Iberamericano, Seville; The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

COLLECTIONS INCLUDE: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Oakland Art Museum, New York Public Library, Denver Art Museum

PUBLICATIONS: Artforum, Art in America, ARTnews, Flash Art, World Art, The New York Times, Art Journal, Tema Celeste, M/E/A/N/I/N/G, Newsweek, The Economist, Nature

AWARDS INCLUDE: New York Foundation for the Arts, Artists Space

Faculty Respondent for Art, Technology and Identity

Editor; writer; fine artist; co-editor, M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online. Formerly, editor, special issues, New Observations,; co-editor, M/E/A/N/I/N/G: A Journal of Contemporary Art Issues and M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists’ Writings, Theory, and Criticism
EDUCATION: BA, Barnard College; MA, Hunter College

ARTIST’S BOOKS INCLUDE: Entre, Talespin, Bed Hangings, A Girl’s Life, Log Rhythms, Little Orphan Anagram, The Burning Babe and Other Poems


AWARDS AND HONORS INCLUDE: National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Yaddo, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

Faculty Respondent for Visualizing the Invisible: The Art of Sound

Curator; critic; co-director, Front Desk Apparatus
EDUCATION: BA, magna cum laude, Western Michigan University; MFA, School of Visual Arts

PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: Metropolis M / Kaleidoscope / / / The New York Times / Onomatopee 52: Pre-Specifics


Faculty Respondent for Mediated Memory

Chair, Art History Department and BFA Visual and Critical Studies Department, School of Visual Arts; coordinator, Honors Program, School of Visual Arts; philosopher; critic
EDUCATION: BA, Sarah Lawrence; MA, PhD, Boston University

BOOKS INCLUDE: Imitation and Society: The Persistence of Mimesis in the Aesthetics of Burke, Hogarth, and Kant; The Cambridge Companion to Adorno; The Wake of Art: Criticism, Philosophy, and the Ends of Taste; The Semblance of Subjectivity: Essays in Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory

PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: Oxford Art Journal, British Journal of Aesthetics, New German Critique, Art & Text, Eighteenth-Century Studies, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, Art Criticism, Telos, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Philosophy and Social Criticism

CURATORIAL WORKS INCLUDE: “Ornament and Landscape,” Apex Gallery; “Still Missing: Beauty Absent Social Life,” Visual Arts Museum and Westport Arts Center, CT

AWARDS INCLUDE: Getty Scholar; Fulbright Scholar; First Prize, American Society for Aesthetics Essay Contest; New York State Council for the Humanities

Faculty Respondent for Future of Signs

Poet; Critic; Co-chair of writing at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College; Visiting Critic at the Yale University School of Art.
EDUCATION: BA, University of Wisconsin

PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: Or to Begin Again (Penguin, 2009), Hum (Penguin Books, 2005), If in Time: Selected Poems 1975-2000 (Penguin Books, 2001), On a Stair (Penguin Books, 1997), And for Example (Penguin Books, 1994)

AWARDS AND HONORS INCLUDE: National Book Award Finalist, Guggenheim Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the John D. and Catherine C. MacArthur Foundation, and the New York State Foundation for the Arts

Faculty Respondent for Information Art

Art Critic; Contributing Editor, Art in America; Contributing Editor, Art on Paper
EDUCATION: BA, California State University; MA, University of California at Berkeley

PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE: Art/Text, Artforum, Parkett, The New York Times, Print Collector’s Newletter, The Village Voice, Artnews, and Vogue.

Faculty Respondent for Site and Subjectivity

Video artist, Composer, Programmer
EDUCATION: BA, Hunter College

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


AWARDS AND HONORS INCLUDE: First prize, Transmediale International Media Art Festival, Berlin; National Science Foundation


Student Respondents 2011

Alex Allenchey
Student Respondent for Visualizing the Invisible: The Art of Sound
Alex Allenchey is currently pursuing an M.F.A. in Art Criticism and Writing at SVA. His major interests include the psychology of art especially the areas of visual perception and aesthetic preference. Alex holds a B.A. in philosophy from James Madison University. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Noah Dillon
Student Respondent for Information Art
Noah Dillon grew up in Austin, Texas and attended the University of Texas. He now lives in New York and is an MFA candidate in SVA’s Art Criticism and Writing Program. He is a regular contributor to the Brooklyn Rail and

Kareem Estefan
Student Respondent for Future of Signs
Kareem Estefan is a recording surface that talks and performs, too. He has emitted words and sounds on the radio (WNYU, free103point9, NPR), in web archives and magazines (UbuWeb, BOMBlog, PennSound), and in physical spaces (Ontological-Hysteric Theater, Bowery Poetry Club, The Poetry Project).

Margaret Graham
Student Respondent for Art, Technology and Identity
Margaret Graham is a second year in the MFA program for Art Criticism and Writing at SVA. Born in Connecticut, she graduated from Bucknell University in 2009 with a BA in art history (honors) and creative writing. Her academic work focuses on the intersections of visual and verbal language, philosophy, gender, and the subjective experience, especially as seen in the little-known paintings of landmark American poet e.e.cummings.

Diana Seo Hyung Lee
Student Respondent for Mediated Memory
Diana Seo Hyung Lee is a second year MFA candidate in SVA’s Art Criticism and Writing Program. Her writing has appeared on and SVA’s degree critical blog. She recently completed a memoir of artist Michael Ashkin, which will be in print as part of the Art Criticism and Writing Program’s self-published zine. She sometimes also precariously assumes the role of an artist. Her artwork has been exhibited in Ithaca, NY, New York City, Englewood, NJ as well as Windhoek, Namibia.

Lee Ann Norman
Student Respondent for Site and Subjectivity
Lee Ann Norman is a culture maker whose interests lie in the ways others read the world, and how their reading(s) influence everything. Messy cultural collision is one of her favorite points of contention, so she uses her formal education along with her common sense, street smarts, intuition, and wit to fuel her penchant for shaking things up in the world for a greater good.

Collin Sundt
Student Respondent for Digital Costs
Collin Sundt studied photography in Washington, D.C. at the Corcoran College of Art. He is currently researching and writing about early internet and cyberpunk culture.


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