Emily Johnsen
johnsene@wpunj.edu
Works in Wayne, New Jersey United States of America

BIO
Founded in 1968, the University Galleries serve as a cultural resource for William Paterson University by presenting exhibitions of contemporary art, overseeing the University’s art collections, and offering educational programs. The mission of the University Galleries is to introduce diverse audiences to contemporary art and to enhance visitors’ appreciation and knowledge of the arts. The Galleries’ programming fosters critical thinking, discussion, and discovery among the University students, faculty, staff, and the general public.
Discussions (0) Opportunities (2) Events (1) Jobs (0)
OPPORTUNITY

Call for Applications: Artist-in-Residence (Fall 2014)


Deadline:
Mon Jan 13, 2014 23:59

Location:
Wayne, New Jersey
United States of America

Artist-in-Residence (Fall 2014)
William Paterson University
(Wayne NJ)

The Center for New Art, the University Galleries, and the Undergraduate Art Department at William Paterson University request applications for an Artist in Residence and Exhibition Program. The successful recipient will receive access to our production facility and an honorarium of $5,000 plus a $3,000 budget for materials. Work produced during the residency will be exhibited at the University Galleries. The exhibition will be accompanied by a modest publication. The program will be funded in the academic year Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 by the National Endowment for the Arts’ Art Works grant.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The WPU Artist in Residence Program provides access to our unique facility for the production of sculpture, installation, performance, 2D and 3D imaging, interactive media, augmented reality and others. Novel, innovative use of the facility is encouraged and theoretical conceptual projects are welcome. This residency is designed to take advantage of our facility and the Lab at the Center for New Art. The Lab includes a Computer Numerical Control Mill, four rapid prototyping machines, a 3D Scanner, a laser cutter/engraver and a full digital computer lab with multiple 2D, 3D, and 4D softwares, available. This residency is directed to a self-starting digital savant who can adopt and adapt to the available technologies. Limited production support is available (carried out by graduate assistants or undergraduate student interns). Work produced during the residency will be exhibited in a solo exhibition at the University Galleries in Spring 2015.

AWARD

The winning resident will be in residence over a 6-week period in Fall 2014. The recipient will lecture during this period to the Department of Art community as well as occasionally making themselves available to the undergraduate and graduate community through ad hoc symposia and colloquia. Additionally, the Artist in Residence will lecture to high school students in the Paterson School District. The selected artist will exhibit the resulting work in the East Gallery at the University Galleries in Spring 2015 (January – March or March – May). [The East Gallery is approximately 500 square feet and 60 linear feet.] It is also possible to develop projects for outdoor sites at the Power Art Building.


SELECTION CRITERIA


The selection will be made based on the merit of past work and artistic promise, the artist's preparedness to independently develop new work, and the artist's potential to contribute to the William Paterson University community and beyond. Preference will be given to proposals that address the facilities that are offered in the Center for New Art and demonstrate proficiency with digital processes.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applications will be reviewed by a committee, which includes WPU Art Department faculty and the University Galleries staff.


ELIGIBILITY


Individual artists and artist collaborators or teams are welcome to apply. This Residency is open to U.S. and international visual artists, 25 years or older, who are not currently enrolled in any degree program. Individuals of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Resident artists must speak English fluently. The recipient is responsible for his/her own housing and transportation.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications should be sent to Michael Rees (reesm@wpunj.edu) and copy Emily Johnsen (johnsene@wpunj.edu), and Brian Sandilands (bsandinj@gmail.com) with links to images and media. The Subject line should read "Artist in Residence Application 2014-15."

Applications should include:

* a CV (pdf format)
* a one-page letter of intent specifically mentioning how the proposed project will utilize the available technology (pdf format)
* a web-based link to 10 images of previous and proposed work, and/or a web-based link to time-based media posted on YouTube or Vimeo (no longer than 5 minutes)
* a list of works including Title, Date, Materials, Dimensions and short descriptions as necessary (pdf format)
* a link to the artist's or collaborators' website/s

Please do not include images in the pdf documents.

APPLICATION DEADLINE (NO FEE TO APPLY)

Monday, January 13, 2014 by 11:59 p.m.

NOTIFICATION

Notification of results will be sent via email by February 1, 2014 responding to the email address you used when submitting your application. No results will be released before this date.

About the Art Department

The mission of the William Paterson University Department of Art is to teach students visual literacy within a broad cultural and historical context. The department provides students the opportunities to explore self-expression and scholarship, build knowledge and acquire skills, and develop an understanding of how creativity is articulated through fine art and design. Our purpose is to empower students with lives rich in artistic expression and professional achievement that will contribute to a diverse and democratic society.

For more information about the Art Department, please contact Michael Rees (reesm@wpunj.edu).

About the University Galleries

The University Galleries serve as a cultural resource for William Paterson University by presenting exhibitions of contemporary art, overseeing the University's art collections, and offering educational programs. Located in the Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts, the Galleries present approximately 10 solo and thematic exhibitions per year that engage with the University and surrounding communities and respond to significant trends in contemporary art. The Galleries include three distinct exhibition spaces (East, South, and Court Galleries) that encompass 5,000 square feet.

For more information about the University Galleries, please contact Kristen Evangelista (evangelistak@wpunj.edu).

About the Center for New Art

The Center for New Art is a regional center for the investigation of new media in the fine and applied arts and humanities. It is a resource for students, faculty, professional artists, and art educators in the region. It will also serve the region with development programs. The Center will study aspects of the use of technology in the arts. It is an open forum where makers, thinkers and doers will present their work through lecture, workshop, practicum, symposia and exhibition.

For more information about the Center For New Art, please contact Michael Rees (reesm@wpunj.edu).


OPPORTUNITY

William Paterson University Artist in Residence Program


Deadline:
Sun Dec 01, 2013 23:59

Location:
Wayne , New Jersey
United States of America

The Center for New Art, the University Galleries, and the Undergraduate Art Department at William Paterson University request applications for an Artist in Residence Program. The successful recipient will receive access to our production facility and an honorarium of $2,000 plus a $1,000 budget for materials. Work produced during the residency will be exhibited at the University Galleries.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The WPU Artist in Residence Program provides access to our unique facility for the production of sculpture, installation, performance, 2D and 3D imaging, interactive media, augmented reality and others. Novel, innovative use of the facility is encouraged and theoretical conceptual projects welcome. This residency is designed to take advantage of our facility and the Lab at the Center for New Art. The Lab includes a Computer Numerical Control Mill, 2 rapid prototyping machines, a 3D Scanner, and a full digital computer lab with multiple softwares and 2D printers available. This residency is directed to a self-starting digital savant who can adopt and adapt to the available technologies. Limited production support is available (carried out by graduate assistants or undergraduate student interns). Work produced during the residency will be exhibited in a solo exhibition at the University Galleries.

AWARD

The winning resident will be in residence over a 6-week period in Spring 2014.The recipient will lecture during this period to the Department of Art community as well as occasionally making themselves available to the undergraduate and graduate community through ad hoc symposia and colloquia. The selected artist will exhibit the resulting work in the East Gallery at the University Galleries in Spring 2015 (January - March or March - May). [The East Gallery is approximately 400 square feet and 60 linear feet.] It is also possible to develop projects for outdoor sites at the Power Art Building.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The selection will be made based on the merit of past work and artistic promise, the artist's preparedness to independently develop new work, and the artist's potential to contribute to the William Paterson University community and beyond. Preference will be given to proposals that address the facilities that are offered in the Center for New Art and demonstrate proficiency with digital processes.

SELECTION PROCESS

Applications will be reviewed by WPU Art Department faculty and the University Galleries staff.

ELIGIBILITY

Individual artists and artist collaborators or teams are welcome to apply. This Residency is open to U.S. and international visual artists, 25 years or older, who are not currently enrolled in any degree program. Individuals of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Resident artists must speak English fluently. The recipient is responsible for his/her own housing and transportation.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications should be sent to Michael Rees (reesm@wpunj.edu) and copy Brian Sandilands (bsandinj@gmail.com), Stephanie Gagliardo (gagliardos1@student.wpunj.edu) and Tyler Zeleny (zelenyt@student.wpunj.edu) with links to images and media. The Subject line should read "Artist in Residence Application 2014-15."

Applications should include:

* a CV (pdf format)

* a one-page letter of intent specifically mentioning how the proposed project will utilize the available technology (pdf format)

* a web-based link to 10 images of previous and proposed work, and/or a web-based link to time-based media posted on YouTube or Vimeo (no longer than 5 minutes)

* a list of works including Title, Date, Materials, Dimensions and short descriptions as necessary (pdf format)

* a link to the artist's or collaborators' website/s

Please do not include images in the pdf documents.

APPLICATION DEADLINE (NO FEE TO APPLY)

Sunday, December 1, 2013 by 11:59 p.m.

NOTIFICATION

Notification of results will be sent via email by January 15, 2014 responding to the email address you used when submitting your application. No results will be released before this date.

About the Art Department

The mission of the William Paterson University Department of Art is to teach students visual literacy within a broad cultural and historical context. The department provides students the opportunities to explore self-expression and scholarship, build knowledge and acquire skills, and develop an understanding of how creativity is articulated through fine art and design. Our purpose is to empower students with lives rich in artistic expression and professional achievement that will contribute to a diverse and democratic society.

For more information about the Art Department, please contact Michael Rees (reesm@wpunj.edu).

About the University Galleries

Founded in 1979, the University Galleries serve as a cultural resource for William Paterson University by presenting exhibitions of contemporary art, overseeing the University's art collections, and offering educational programs. Located in the Ben Shahn Center for the Visual Arts, the Galleries present approximately 10 solo and thematic exhibitions per year that engage with the University and surrounding communities and respond to significant trends in contemporary art. The Galleries include three distinct exhibition spaces (East, South, and Court Galleries) that encompass 5,000 square feet.

For more information about the University Galleries, please contact Kristen Evangelista (evangelistak@wpunj.edu).

About the Center for New Art

The Center for New Art is a regional center for the investigation of new media in the fine and applied arts and humanities. It is a resource for students, faculty, professional artists, and art educators in the region. It will also serve the region with development programs. The Center will study aspects of the use of technology in the arts. It is an open forum where makers, thinkers and doers will present their work through lecture, workshop, practicum, symposia and exhibition.

For more information about the Center For New Art, please contact Michael Rees (reesm@wpunj.edu).


EVENT

The Real-Fake


Dates:
Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:00 - Fri Dec 02, 2011

Location:
Wayne, New Jersey
United States of America

THE REAL-FAKE
October 24 - December 2, 2011
Co-curated by California State University, Sacramento, Art Professor
Rachel Clarke, the Chicago School of the Art Institute’s Professor
Claudia Hart, and William Paterson University Art Professor Michael
Rees.
Artists: Kari Altmann (Baltimore), Jose Carlos Casado (New York),
Rachel Clarke (Sacramento), Claudia Hart (Chicago), Spencer Hutchinson
(Chicago), Yael Kanarek (New York), Brian Khek (Chicago), Alex Lee
(Seoul), Lenox-Lenox (Chicago), Alex McLeod (Toronto), Jon Rafman
(Montreal), Michael Rees (Montclair), Lou Regele (Chicago), Timur Si-Qin
(Berlin), Yemenwed (New York), Katrina Zimmerman (Chicago), Zeitguised
(Berlin)
---
Thursday, November 10
Artist Talk with Alex McLeod, 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Thursday, November 17
Panel Discussion with the Curators, 12:30 - 2:00 pm
Opening Reception, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
--
THE REAL-FAKE is an exhibition that presents the approaches employed by artists exploring artificial xyz space, the non-referenced synthetic image or object, and the specific qualities of the virtual camera that records it. Its purpose is to position 3D computer graphics in the discursive context of contemporary art. The artists in the exhibit all use 3D software to create a range of art forms, from the still image to animation, interactive works and installation. All of them self-consciously place 3D within an avant-garde lexicon. Like their predecessors, video artists who adapted TV technologies for artistic use, these artists have adopted the technology employed in 3D shooter games and feature-length Hollywood animation blockbusters, but reject entertainment industry aesthetics and content, instead applying the medium to the trajectory of art history.
Their common strategy is to isolate and define a formal language native to the virtual. These formulations are then integrated into a variety of contemporary practices emerging from the discourses of media and of representation as they have impacted on photography, experimental film, and installation-based contemporary art. Their languages arise out of the painting traditions of figuration and abstraction, and artistic movements as wide ranging as Surrealism, Constructivism and Pop Art, as well as avant-garde cinema, post-Modern image making and experimental animation.
It is rare even in the new-media art context to find artists involved in contemporary practice that are deeply invested in exploring 3D computer art. The particular burden of the artists in THE REAL-FAKE is to break away from the constraints imposed by the domination of an extremely fast-paced military/entertainment complex, beyond the commonly adopted strategy of appropriation. THE REAL-FAKE proposes the potential of 3D computer art as the post-photography medium currently emerging from the new technologies and Zeitgeist of the early 21st century.
For more information, please visit:  http://bit.ly/TheRealFake
---
In conjunction with THE REAL-FAKE:
 
REALLY FAKE
Curated by Chris Manzione and Michael Rees
 
An exhibition of augmented reality site-specific installations throughout the William Paterson University campus. For a list of participating artists and artwork locations, please visit: http://bit.ly/ReallyFake_exhibition