Kate Anand, administrative assistant, Corporate Relations, has retired, effective November 4. Kate had been with Pratt for over 22 years, lending her support to the communications, public relations, and office services areas of Institutional Advancement.
Provost Peter Barna has been elected to the board of directors for the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the national accrediting agency for art and design and related programs.
Nicholas Battis (M.F.A. Painting ’89), Pratt’s director of exhibitions, is showing recent paintings in oil on canvas or wood at Judy Saslow Gallery in Chicago through December 30, 2010.
Liubomir Borissov, assistant professor, Digital Arts, recently exhibited work at the Last Supper Festival’s New Media exhibition at 3rd Ward in Brooklyn. More information on Borrisov’s work is available here.
Carol Crawford, adjunct assistant professor, Interior Design, is currently exhibiting “Another Time, Another Place,” works of mixed media constructions, photographs, and three-dimensional landscapes, at Atlantic Gallery in Chelsea through November 27. A reception will be held on Saturday, November 13 from 5–8 PM.
Edward Darino, adjunct associate professor, Digital Arts, delivered a lecture on animation, titled “Klatka po Klatce,” at the 2010 Polska Filmoteka in Warsaw, Poland, this summer. Darino also visited the Animatorske Skola and the Prague Film School in Prague, Czech Republic, to screen the work of recent Pratt digital arts graduates. Darino has recently completed mini documentaries for the feature films Resident Evil 3D, Red, and Case 39, which air on the internationally syndicated television program Hollywood Stars.
David Frisco and Michael Kelly, adjunct associate professors, Communications Design, were awarded a grant from Sappi Fine Paper North America’s 11th Ideas that Matter annual grant program that transforms the creative ideas of designers into a powerful force for social good. The grant will fund an identity and promotional materials for the Design Corps course at Pratt.
Sophie Kahn, visiting associate professor, Digital Arts, recently exhibited a laser-etched crystal sculpture in the “Process Boxes” show at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., as part of the Filament festival. Kahn’s laser-sintered nylon sculpture was also shown at the Last Supper Festival’s New Media exhibition at 3rd Ward in Brooklyn. Kahn will also hold an Open Studio Residency at the Museum of Arts and Design through December 2010, through which she has been creating three-dimensional beaded reconstructions of point cloud data from the Building Rome In A Day project.
Paul McDonough, adjunct associate professor, Film/Video and Photography, launched his latest book, Paul McDonough: New York Photographs 1968–1978 (Umbridge Editions, 2010), at Sasha Wolf Gallery. The exhibition of McDonough's photography, “New York City 1973–1978,” will be on display at the gallery through January 8, 2011.
Sarah Strauss, visiting associate professor, Interior Design, is showing “FOLDING/UNFOLDING: COLLIDER” at The Artisphere WIP Lab Artists-in-Residence in Arlington, Virginia, November 13 through December 5, 2010. She is also collaborating with artist Lia Halloran to install a series of large geometric crystal forms and clusters of light clouds in the works-in-progress gallery. They are also giving an educational lecture series and hosting a panel on collaboration between the arts and sciences.
Photos: Courtesy of the artists