Visualaries: A Conversation

Visualaries: A Conversation

A Conversation with Artists Justin Berry, Faith Holland, Sophie Kahn, Erica Magrey, and Michael Greathouse

On Friday, March 25, the Made in NY Media Center and the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) present a moderated conversation in which Justin Berry, Faith Holland, Sophie Kahn, Erica Magrey, and Michael Greathouse
will discuss their practice and methodology in creating their unique and visionary work.

Visualaries: A Conversation
Friday, March 25, from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: the Made in NY Media Center – Theater, 30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201
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This event is free and open to the public.

The conversation will be moderated by co-curator, David C. Terry, Director and Curator, Grants & Exhibitions at the New York Foundation for the Arts.

About the Speakers:

Justin Berry is an artist, and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He is a recipient of a 2014 NYFA Artist Fellowship. His work has been exhibited internationally in various venues, with work recently on view at CAVE in Detroit, MI, CUAC in Salt Lake City, UT, and at the University of Richmond Art Museum, in Richmond, VA. 

Faith Holland is an artist and curator whose practice focuses on gender and sexuality’s relationship to the Internet. She received her BA in Media Studies at Vassar College and her MFA in Photography, Video, and Related Media at the School of Visual Arts. Her work has been exhibited at Xpo Gallery (Paris), Elga Wimmer (New York), Axiom Gallery (Boston), the Philips Collection (Washington, D.C.), and File Festival (São Paulo). Her work has been written about in The Sunday Times UK, Art F City, Hyperallergic, Animal New York, Artnet, and Dazed Digital. She was a 2014 NYFA fellowship finalist in digital/electronic art.

Sophie Kahn is a Brooklyn-based Australian new media artist. She earned a BA (Hons) in Fine Art/History of Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London; a Graduate Certificate in Spatial Information Architecture from RMIT University, Melbourne; and an MFA in Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she was awarded a full tuition Trustee Scholarship.

She has exhibited her artwork in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, Osaka and Seoul. Her video work has been screened in festivals including Transmediale, Zero1 San Jose Biennial, Dance Camera West, Trampoline, Frequency, Currents New Media Festival and the Japan Media Arts Festival. Most recent exhibitions include ‘New Romantics’ at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, New York, and Paddles On!, an exhibition and auction of digital art in London at Phillips auction house.

Sophie has taught in the Department of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute as a Visiting Associate Professor, and at Columbia College, Chicago, as a visiting instructor. She has recently completed residencies at the NARS Foundation and at the Museum of Arts and Design, both in New York City. Her work has been supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic, and other private funding bodies. Her work is held in public and private collections in the United States and internationally. Sophie is a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts Digital and Electronic Arts Fellow.

Erica Magrey is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist working with video, performance, music, costume, sculpture, photography, and set design. She was 2014-2015 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace resident, and was the 2011 NY Artist in Residence with the IAAB/International Exchange and Studio Program in Basel, Switzerland, as well as a 2012 NYFA fellow in interdisciplinary work.

Michael Greathouse was born in Kansas City, MO in 1969 and received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1991. In 1997 he moved to New Orleans to attend the University of New Orleans Graduate Fine Arts program (MFA 2000). Since 2003 he has lived and worked in Brooklyn, NY. He is a digital media artist. He creates his work by modeling and rendering 3D models in a 3D software program and compositing them as video or printing the images as stills. In this way, the process is a kind of hybrid of sculpture, drawing and photography. His videos and prints are “black and white”. He works in black and white in order to enhance the graphic look of the imagery and to directly reference the history and process of photography and filmmaking. The content of the work is drawn solely from his own dreams and memories although he is not interested in constructing a personal narrative. The pieces are intended to convey an emotional and symbolic experience that is both universal and ambiguous enough to be interpreted subjectively.

About the Moderator:

David C. Terry is the Director and Curator of Grants and Exhibitions at NYFA, where he oversees the Fellowships, Curatorial and Residency Development Programs. Prior to coming to NYFA, Terry was Assistant Director at the Pelham Art Center, where he directed the exhibition, educational and outreach programs. His professional career covers a wide range of curatorial, artistic, arts administrative and academic experience. He earned his BA at the College of William and Mary, and while earning his MFA in Sculpture from the University of Pennsylvania, and is on the Board of Directors of the College Art Association and Fine Arts Federation.

Image: Carter Hodgkins (Fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts ‘09), Memory of Trail 2

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