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Poetics Plus: Book Art & Design Workshop

February 1, 2018  by: Jeff Sherven

Fredrik Averin & Charles Alexander will present a free two-day workshop open to UB students, faculty, & staff. To register & information email Sean Pears at Sunday, Feb 4, WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St. • 12-1: 30 pm: Introduction to book art and design • 1:30-3pm: Hands-on workshop with concrete poetry, design, and book Read More

Call for Artists – Humans for a Sustainable Future Magazine

December 9, 2015  by: Natalie Fleming

Jenna Bower, a senior in the Graphic Design program, is creating a sustainability magazine for her senior thesis project and would love for you to be a part of it. Looking for people in the following fields: Fine Art Photographers, Photojournalists, Illustrators, Cartoonists, Videographers, Digital Media Artists, Writers & Bloggers The magazine will consist of short articles on Read More

Joshua Unikel (MFA ’14) Co-Edits Journal on Hybrid Forms

March 21, 2014  by: Natalie Fleming

If the future is hybrid, then Joshua Unikel (MFA ’14) and his fellow editors have built something of a time machine. Unikel, poet/novelist David Weiss and poet Kathryn Cowles have teamed up as co-editors of Beyond Category, a special issue of the national literary journal Seneca Review (SR). The special issue features work that goes Read More

John Jennings, Ebony Interview, on Designing the Cover of "Afrofuturism"

October 1, 2013  by: Dom

From EBONY, October 1, 2013: In Afrofuturism: The World of Black Science Fiction and Fantasy Culture, author Ytasha L. Womack cites Tate and Dery’s pioneering writing while simultaneously building on and extending the journey. Incorporating autobiography, academic study and information about numerous Afrofutursist practitioners. Artist John Jennings supplied Afrofuturism’s stunning cover. “Afrofuturism is not just science fiction based, Read More

Professor John Jennings to be Illustrator for Graphic Novel Adaption of Award-Winning Novel 'Kindred'

May 7, 2013  by: Natalie Fleming

John Jennings

Professor John Jennings will be the illustrator for Abrams ComicArts’ graphic novel adaption of the 1979 science fiction novel Kindred. The author, Octavia Butler, was the recipient of a MacArthur Award and a Nebula Award, and twice won the Hugo Award.  Kindred tells the arduous tale of an African-American woman who is suddenly transported through time to a Read More

Joshua Unikel, Time Capsule Opened

April 15, 2013  by: Dom

Joshua Unikel

Sound art meets collage meets the limits of human memory in Time Capsule (2012) by Joshua Unikel (MFA 14). Unikel’s sound project was recently published in a nationally ranked magazine and exhibited in New York City. Time Capsule appears in the April 2013 issue of The Collagist, a national literature and arts magazine rated #3 Read More

CAE Book Launch: Disturbances | Artists Space, Feb 28, 2013

February 18, 2013  by: Dom

CAE Disturbances

Department Chair and  Critical Art Ensemble member Prof. Steve Kurtz will participate in the presentation Tactical Media in the Neoliberal Era: The Helicopter View, by cultural critic Brian Holmes. The event marks the launch of Disturbances (London: Four Corners Books, 2012), an overview of twenty-five years of work by Critical Art Ensemble. Disturbances Critical Art Ensemble with Brian Holmes, Natalie Jeremijenko, and Read More

Visual Studies 2011 M.F.A. & M.A. Graduates Catalog

October 27, 2011  by: Dom

Our graduating MA and MFA students exemplify the  interdisciplinary drive and spirit of the Department  of Visual Studies. This document records the artwork  and critical writing of graduate students in the  Department of Art studio art and art  history programs. As importantly, it is a tribute  to the energy, focus and vision of these graduates. Read More

M.F.A. Student Work Posted

November 11, 2008  by: Dom

A selection of work from current Visual Studies M.F.A. students and alumni has been posted to the VS Web site. The slideshows are available here: Current M.F.A. Students Alumni

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