[DIAP] Full-time Faculty Bios

[DIAP] MFA courses are taught by Digital Media faculty and adjuncts, on a rotating basis. Core Faculty will be responsible for primary advising as well as teaching a range of [DIAP] courses on a rotating basis. Affiliated Faculty in Design and Photography will teach courses in their areas on a rotating basis.

Other Art Department faculty also teach a range of MFA Studio and Art History courses that may be taken as electives. For information on who is scheduled to teach a particular course, consult an advisor.

[DIAP] Core Faculty:

Hajoe Moderegger
Associate Professor DIAP Program Director
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Hajoe Moderegger works in collaboration with Franziska Lamprecht as eteam. Their work fuses land ownership, participation and utopian ideas through the use of new media tools and physical presence. They have produced work in many media including video, web, installation and live performance. Their work has been featured at the PS1, New Museum, Eyebeam, Momenta Art, Art in General, MUMOK Vienna, Neues Museum Weimar, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, TIDF Taipeh and the 11th Biennial of Moving Images, Geneva. They have been awarded a NYSCA film & media grant, a Marion Ermer Grant and are fellows of Macdowell and Yaddo. More recently they have been awarded a Creative Capital Grant in emerging fields and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Stalgia Grigg
Assistant Professor: Interim DIAP Program Director Fall 20 – Spring 21

Stalgia Grigg is an artist using simulation to unpack the relationship between emergent change and historical pattern within seemingly metastable social systems. At the core of this practice is a desire to understand how egalitarian political movements can resolve a plurality of desires into a unified platform. Their work takes the form of indeterminate cinema, depicting agents and avatars of revolutionary will undergoing the process of ‘training’ during the exhibition of the artwork. Stalgia also works to build open-source software tools for artists as part of the Processing Foundation, as a project steward for p5.js, and as the initiator of p5.xr. They are dedicated to building tools that interfere with normative restrictions on access and power within software. Stalgia has exhibited work at Human Resources, the Hammer Museum, The Walt Disney Concert Hall, SUPERCOLLIDER, and Coaxial Arts Foundation.

Mark Addison Smith
Assistant Professor

Mark Addison Smith’s design specialization is typographic storytelling: allowing illustrative text to convey a visual narrative through printed matter, artist’s books, and site installations. His work is included within the Brooklyn Museum Artists’ Books Collection, Center for Book Arts, Getty Research Institute, Guggenheim Museum Library and Archives, Joan Flasch Artists’ Books Collection, Kinsey Institute, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Thomas J. Watson Library, MoMA Franklin Furnace Artists’ Books Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives, Smithsonian American Art and Portrait Gallery Library Artists’ Books Collection, Tate Library and Archives, V&A Museum National Art Library, Whitney Museum Frances Mulhall Achilles Library, and Yale Special Collections. Solo exhibitions include The Bakery (Atlanta) and Center on Halsted (Chicago). Chapter publications include Diversity and Design: Understanding Hidden Consequences (Routledge) and Queering Translation, Translating the Queer: Theory, Practice, Activism (Routledge). He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Communication from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. http://www.youlookliketherighttype.com

Becca Albee
Associate Professor

Becca Albee works primarily in photography often combining her photography with video, sculpture, and installation. Her honors and awards include a residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, two residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, she was a participant in the Artist in the Marketplace Program, and received a College Art Association Professional Development Fellowship. Her work has been featured in exhibitions and screenings at the Bronx Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Whitechapel Gallery, The Hudson River Museum, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, and China Arts Objects Galleries.

Patterson Beckwith

Patterson Beckwith is an artist who works with photography. His editorial work has appeared in Artforum, Purple, Index, Vice, and Tokion. Beckwith was a member of the collaborative group Art Club 2000, which was founded in 1992. The group mounted seven yearly exhibits at American Fine Arts, Co from 1993-1999 and had a retrospective exhibition at Museo Carillo Gil, Mexico City, in 2000, and an exhibition in 2008 in London at Wolfgang Tillman’s Between Bridges gallery. Beckwith’s solo exhibitions include American Fine Arts, Co NYC in 2002 and 2004; Daniel Hug Gallery, in 2006 and Mesler + Hug 2009, Los Angeles. A recent work, Bananas For Moholy-Nagy, is the subject of a monograph published in 2010 by The Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Beckwith’s work has appeared recently at the Tate Modern in London, Renwick Gallery in New York, and Photogalleriet, Oslo, Norway.

Sherry Muyuan He
Assistant Professor

Sherry Muyuan He holds an MFA in Visual Studies from Minneapolis College of Art and Design and received her BFA from Macalester College with a major in Studio Art and a minor in Music. Her main research focuses on making difficult information accessible to people of various backgrounds through an interdisciplinary design approach.

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