Josh Kline is an American artist and curator living in New York, NY where he is also the Director of Public Programs at the School of Visual Arts and is an instructor at Electronic Arts Intermix. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including Modern Art Oxford, UK; the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.; the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; and MoMA PS1, NY. Presenting itself through sculpture and installations, Kline’s work examines how technology’s rapid advancement impacts humans.
Namita Wiggers is an American crafts curator, educator, and writer based in Portland, OR. She received a BA from Rice University and an MA in art history from the University of Chicago. Wiggers is the Director and co-founder of Critical Craft Forum and also teaches Applied Craft and Design at the Oregon College of Art and Craft, the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and Portland State University. Wiggers served as the Director and Chief Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Craft from 2004–2014.
Joe Fusaro serves as the Senior Education Advisor for Art21 and is responsible for facilitating Art21's education initiatives. This includes the widely popular Art21 Educators program as well as writing Art21's education resources. He received his Masters Degree in Education from the City University of New York and his Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from Hofstra University. He is an exhibiting artist, educator, and the Visual Arts Chair for the Nyack Public Schools in New York since 2003.
Vincent Desiderio is an American realist painter who has trained as not only a painter, but also as an art historian and critic. He lives and works in Sleepy Hollow, NY. He currently is a senior critic at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the New York Academy of Art. Desiderio was a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 1987, as well as two National Endowment for the Arts Grants in 1987 and 1991. His solo exhibitions have spanned the country, and he has consistently shown his work at Malborough Gallery, NY since 1993.
Since February, UGA Professors, graduate students and Clarke Middle School faculty have been working with middle school students to explore topics related to empowerment and public art. The Arts + Empowerment project has resulted in a collection of photographs of 7th and 8th grade girls doing ‘power poses’ that will be exhibited in Athens this summer.
In addition to its regular study abroad programs, the School of Art holds a Maymester field study program in New York city every term. Initiated in 2014, The NYC Maymester is a chance for School of Art students gain exposure to the many facets of the city’s bustling art scene during an intensive 3-week program.
As part of the University of Georgia’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences International Faculty Exchange, Paul Seawright comes to the University’s Lamar Dodd School of Art this month. Seawright is a photographer who teaches at the University of Ulster’s Belfast School of Art in Ir
The summer 2017 edition of Georgia Magazine features a story about the recent work of Professor Asen Kirin at the Georgia Museum of Art. The article highlights Kirin’s process of authenticating an Alexey Venetsianov painting from 1827 in which he collaborated with UGA's Veterinary School to have the painting x-rayed for traces of forgery.
Sondra Perry holds an MFA from Columbia University and currently lives and works in Houston, Texas. Her solo-exhibition, Resident Evil, a large multimedia installation, was on display at The Kitchen, NY in 2016 and received critical acclaim.