Keira Alexandra Graphic designer. Ms. Alexandra graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1990 with a B.F.A. in graphic design. She then worked for some of New York’s most notable design firms including M&Co., Bureau, and Number 17. In 1999 she moved into the field of broadcast, first as an on-air designer/director at MTV, followed by a post as creative director of Sundance Channel. She currently mans her own mobile creative services shop, Employee Number 1. Ms. Alexandra’s work has been included in the 100 Show, the Art Directors Club, Creativity 30, AIGA 365, and the BDA Design Awards and featured in ID, Metropolis, Eye, Bust, Print, and Dwell magazines. Ms. Alexandra has worked as a lecturer and part-time critic at Yale on and off since 2000.
Jonathan Andrews Filmmaker. Mr. Andrews received his B.A. in film studies from Yale University in 1996. He is a two-time nominee for the Student Academy Award, which he received in 1996 for his Yale thesis film, Short Change. In 2003 he wrote, produced, and directed Pursuing Happiness. From 2007 to 2009 Mr. Andrews was the cofounder and CEO of Sharonimo, an early—and ultimately unsuccessful—innovator in Web-based personal resource sharing. He is cofounder and board member of the Vermont Media Alliance and an adviser to Vermont’s Office of the Creative Economy. Mr. Andrews was appointed lecturer in 2003.
Mark Aronson Conservator. Mr. Aronson received a B.A. in art from Reed College, an M.S. in the conservation and preservation of artistic and historic artifacts from the University of Delaware, Winterthur Museum program, and a certificate of study in painting conservation from the Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at the Fogg Museum, Harvard University. He was a Getty Fellow at the Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands; both an IMLS and Mellon Fellow at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and a National Museum Act Fellow in Painting Conservation at the Cincinnati Art Museum. He served as the chief conservator at the Yale University Art Gallery for fourteen years, has lectured in Yale’s History of Art department, and has been a guest conservator at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Mr. Aronson is particularly interested in the history of painting techniques and attitudes toward restoration and conservation. Since July 2007 he has been the chief conservator at the Yale Center for British Art; he was appointed critic in painting/printmaking in 2008.
Doug Ashford Painter. Mr. Ashford is associate professor at Cooper Union in New York, where he has taught design, sculpture, and theory since 1989. He received a B.F.A. there in 1981. His principle art practice from 1982 to 1996 was as a member of the artists’ collaborative Group Material. Since then he has gone on to make paintings, write, and produce independent public projects. His most recent publication is Who Cares (2006), a book project built from a series of conversations among cultural practitioners on public expression, beauty, and ethics. His paintings were recently included in the Sharjah Biennial 10 (2011) and Abstract Possible at the Malmö Konsthall, Museo Tamayo, and other locations (2010–11). Mr. Ashford was appointed visiting associate professor of painting/printmaking in 2011.
Colleen Asper Artist and writer. Ms. Asper received her B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2002 and her M.F.A. from Yale University in 2004. She also attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in the summer of 2006. Her work has been shown internationally, with a recent two-person show at APF Lab in New York and a recent curatorial project at the Suburban in Chicago. In addition to having been reviewed in publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time Out New York, and Modern Painters, she has contributed to publications that include The Believer, Art in America, and The Brooklyn Rail. She is the cofounder of Ad Hoc Vox, a roving series of panel discussions and events that have been hosted by galleries, nonprofits, and museums such as the Drawing Center and Andrea Rosen Gallery in New York. Ms. Asper has taught and lectured at schools that include Cooper Union; Parsons; Pratt Institute; Queens College; Brooklyn College; Maryland Institute College of Art; School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Massachusetts College of Art and Design; University of California, San Diego; and San Francisco Art Institute. She was appointed critic in painting at Yale in 2011.
Michel Auder Artist. Born in Soissons, France, Mr. Auder was made to join the military at a young age as a photographer during the Algerian war. Returning to Paris, he started to make films and later joined a group of filmmakers during the protests of May 1968. Arriving in New York City the following year, he was the first to employ the video camera as his primary art-making device. Since then, his work has spanned a variety of styles and genres, all shot on video. He has exhibited widely in North America and Europe at such venues as Migros Museum, Zurich; Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago; Williams College Museum of Art; Anthology Film Archives; the Whitney Museum of American Art; Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö; Kunsthalle Wien; the Centre for Contemporary Images, Geneva; and the Berlin, London, and Copenhagen film festivals. Mr. Auder taught in the sculpture department in 2006 and was appointed critic in 2009.
Justin Berry Artist. Mr. Berry, who lives and works in Brooklyn, was a recipient of the 2014 NYFA artist’s fellowship. His work has been exhibited internationally in various venues, with work recently on view at CAVE in Detroit, CUAC in Salt Lake City, and the University of Richmond Art Museum. Recent issues of Frieze, PIN-UP, Media-N, and Prattfolio included features on his work, and BOMB Magazine commissioned his piece i-would.com as part of its portfolio series in 2013. Currently he is a member of the gallery collective Essex Flowers based in New York, and from 2007 to 2008 he was codirector of the artist-run curatorial space Alogon, in Chicago. He holds an M.F.A. from the Art Institute of Chicago. Mr. Berry was appointed critic at the Digital Media Center for the Arts in 2016.
Anna Betbeze Painter. Ms. Betbeze grew up in Georgia and currently lives and works in New York City. She received a B.F.A. from the University of Georgia in 2003 and an M.F.A. in painting/printmaking from Yale in 2006. She has held solo exhibitions at Kate Werble Gallery, New York; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams; Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin; and François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Her work has also been exhibited at such venues as Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Power Station of Art, Shanghai; MoMA PS1; Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.; Galerie Perrotin, Paris; Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; and Ramiken Crucible, New York. Ms. Betbeze was a recipient of the 2013–14 Rome Prize and a 2014 New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship. She was appointed lecturer in painting/printmaking in 2009 and is currently senior critic.
Michael Bierut Graphic designer. Michael Bierut studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. Prior to joining the international design consultancy Pentagram as a partner in 1990, he was vice president of graphic design at Vignelli Associates. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Montreal. He has served as president of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and as a director of the Architectural League of New York, and is a member of the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame. He is a co-editor of the Looking Closer series of design criticism anthologies, a founding contributor to the online journal DesignObserver.com, and the author of Seventy-Nine Short Essays on Design (Princeton Architectural Press, 2007). In 2008 he received the Design Mind award from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. He was appointed lecturer in graphic design in 1993 and is currently senior critic.
Julian Bittiner Graphic designer. Mr. Bittiner is an independent designer originally from Geneva, Switzerland. He received a B.F.A. in fine art and photography from Art Center College of Design in 1995 and an M.F.A. in graphic design from Yale in 2008. His studio practice centers on a search for meaningful new graphic forms and ideas rooted in a specific time and place. Before establishing an independent studio practice in 2004, he worked variously as a designer and art director at MetaDesign, Wolff Olins, and Apple Inc. Working closely with artists, curators, and institutions on a variety of projects, he has received recent commissions from ART PAPERS, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, and NYU Steinhardt’s 80WSE gallery. A selection of his publications work and/or writing has appeared in Taking a Line for a Walk: Assignments in Design Education; Introducing Culture Identities: Design for Museums, Theaters, and Cultural Institutions; I don’t know where I’m going but I want to be there: The Expanding Field of Graphic Design 1900–2020; GRAPHIC magazine, and the journal Visual Communication. He has been a guest tutor at the New York Typography Summer School since its founding in 2013. Mr. Bittiner was appointed to the Yale faculty in 2008 and is currently senior critic in graphic design.
Nayland Blake Artist, writer, and curator. Mr. Blake received a B.A. in sculpture from Bard College in 1982 and an M.F.A. in 1984 from California Institute of the Arts. He is represented by Matthew Marks Gallery, New York; Fred, London; and Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Studio Museum of Harlem; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the de Young Museum; among others. He has exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. He has written for Interview Magazine, Artforum, Out, and OutLook, and he is the author of numerous catalog essays. In 1994 he co-curated, with Lawrence Rinder, In a Different Light, the first major museum exhibition to examine the impact of queer artists on contemporary art. Mr. Blake is chair of the ICP-Bard M.F.A. program at the International Center of Photography. He was appointed visiting professor of painting at Yale in 2011 and critic in sculpture in 2015.
Jennifer Blessing Curator. Ms. Blessing received a B.A. from Brown University in 1984 and an M.A. in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, in 1990. She is senior curator of photography at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Most recently she curated Photo-Poetics: An Anthology, a group exhibition that explored new developments in contemporary photography. Other recent exhibitions include the New York presentation of Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, which originated at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville; Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective, in collaboration with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance; and Catherine Opie: American Photographer. For the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, she curated True North and Jeff Wall: Exposure. During her tenure with the Guggenheim she has also curated touring exhibitions such as Family Pictures: Contemporary Photographs and Videos from the Collection of the Guggenheim Museum; Speaking with Hands: Photographs from The Buhl Collection; and Rrose is a Rrose is a Rrose: Gender Performance in Photography. In addition to organizing photo- and media-based exhibitions and catalogues for the Guggenheim and its affiliates, Ms. Blessing publishes and lectures widely on art and cultural practices involving photographic representation. She has taught at the School of Visual Arts and was appointed critic in photography at Yale in 2013.
Irma Boom Graphic designer. Ms. Boom is an Amsterdam-based graphic designer who specializes in making books. After earning her B.F.A. in graphic design from the AKI Art Academy in Enschedé, she worked for five years at the Dutch government publishing and printing office in The Hague. In 1991 she founded Irma Boom Office, which works nationally and internationally in both the cultural and commercial sectors. Clients include the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Aga Khan Foundation for Architects, the Museum of Modern Art, Prince Claus Fund, Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum, Camper, Mallorca, Ferrari, Vitra International, the United Nations, and OMA/Rem Koolhaas. For five years she worked (editing and concept/design) on the 2,136-page SHV Think Book 1996–1896, commissioned by SHV Holdings in Utrecht and published in English and Chinese. Ms. Boom has been the recipient of many awards for her book designs and was the youngest ever laureate to receive the prestigious Gutenberg prize for her complete oeuvre. The University of Amsterdam manages the Irma Boom Archive, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York has acquired her work for the permanent collection in the Design and Architecture Department. She was appointed to the Yale faculty in 1992 and is currently senior critic in graphic design.
Matthew Carter Type designer. Mr. Carter began his career by studying punch cutting at the Enschedé printing house in Holland. After working as a lettering designer in London, he moved to New York City in 1965 to join the Mergenthaler Linotype Company as staff type designer. There he designed several typefaces including Cascade, Snell Roundhand, Helvetica Compressed, and Olympian, and faces for the Greek and Korean scripts. In 1971 Mr. Carter returned to London to work in continued association with the Linotype companies on faces for Hebrew and Devanagari, and on ITC Galliard, a series of classical romans and italics in four weights released in 1982. He designed Bell Centennial, the typeface currently used for telephone directories. He worked for ten years at Bitstream, Inc., the digital typefoundry of which he was one of the founders, where he designed Bitstream Charter. He is now a principal of Carter & Cone Type, Inc., in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a company that produces new typeface designs. Among those typefaces is Yale, designed for use in the University’s print and Web publications. Mr. Carter is a Royal Designer for Industry. He has received a Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design and medals from AIGA and the Type Directors Club. He has been senior critic at Yale since 1976.
Yeju Choi Graphic designer. Ms. Choi makes printed matter, environmental graphics, identities, Web sites, and motion graphics. She received a B.F.A in graphic design from Seoul National University in 2005 and an M.F.A. in 2009 from Yale University, where she was awarded the Norman Joondeph Prize and Phelps Berdan Memorial Award. Her work has been recognized and published internationally by the Type Directors Club, Communication Arts, :output award, CMYK Magazine, Page, étapes, and others. In 2009 she was selected as one of the Next Generation Design Leaders by the Korean Institute of Design Promotion and the Ministry of Knowledge Economy. Most recently, she worked as art director at Barneys New York and has been teaching exhibition design and typography/layout at Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University. Ms. Choi was appointed to the Yale faculty in 2012 and is currently critic in graphic design.
Alice Chung Graphic designer. Ms. Chung is a founding partner at Omnivore. She studied at Johns Hopkins University, where she received a B.A. in biology in 1992, and at Harvard University, where she received an M.A. in health and social behavior in 1995. Her graduate work led her to pursue design studies at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received a B.F.A. and B.G.D. in 1998. Before founding Omnivore, she worked at 2x4 in New York. Ms. Chung was appointed senior critic in graphic design in 2004.
Anna Craycroft Artist. Ms. Craycroft received a B.A. in 1998 from the Slade School of Fine Art in London and an M.F.A. in 2004 from Columbia University. Her solo exhibitions include Tuning the Room (2017) at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles; C’MON LANGUAGE! (2013) at Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Oregon; Drawn to Repeating Patterns (2011) at Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York; Subject of Learning/Object of Study (2010) at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas; and The Intimate Furnishings of Ignis Fatuus (2005) at Le Case D’Arte, Milan, Italy. Her works have also been exhibited as part of numerous group shows and collaborative projects, including the 2005 Greater New York show at MoMA PS1 and Freedom: American Sculpture at Den Haag Sculptuur, The Hague. In 2009 Ms. Craycroft curated a performance series entitled Staging the Phenomenal Character, cumulatively fabricating and installing a series of sculptures made in response to each performance. In 2011 she curated the first-year M.F.A. exhibition at Columbia University School of the Arts. She was appointed critic in painting/printmaking in 2011.
Gregory Crewdson Photographer. Mr. Crewdson received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Purchase in 1985 and an M.F.A. in photography from Yale in 1988. His work has been exhibited widely in the United States and Europe and is in many public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. A retrospective of Mr. Crewdson’s work produced between 1985 and 2005 toured European museums from 2005 to 2008 and was accompanied by a fully illustrated book published by Hatje Cantz. The survey In a Lonely Place traveled to galleries and museums across Europe, Scandinavia, Australia, and New Zealand in 2013. The major monograph Gregory Crewdson was published by Rizzoli International the same year. Mr. Crewdson’s awards include the Skowhegan Medal for Photography, the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship, and the Aaron Siskind Fellowship. His other books include Hover (Artspace Books), Dream of Life (University of Salamanca, Spain), Twilight (Harry N. Abrams), Beneath the Roses (Harry N. Abrams), Sanctuary (Harry N. Abrams), and, most recently, Cathedral of the Pines (Aperture). He was appointed to the Yale faculty in 1993 and is professor and director of graduate studies in photography.
Sheila Levrant de Bretteville Graphic designer and public artist. Ms. de Bretteville received a B.A. in art history from Barnard College in 1962, an M.F.A. from Yale University in 1964, and honorary degrees from the Maryland Institute College of Art, California College of the Arts, Moore College of Art, and Otis College of Art and Design. The AIGA designated her a Design Legend in 2006. Before opening the Sheila Studio in 1970 she worked as a designer for Chanticleer Press, Yale University Press, and Olivetti Pubblicità in Milan. In 1971 at the California Institute of the Arts, she created the first women’s design program and, in 1973, founded the Woman’s Building and its Women’s Graphic Center in Los Angeles. In 1981 she initiated and chaired the Department of Communication Design at Otis/Parsons. Her design work in books, magazines, and newspapers includes The Motown Album, the redesign of the Los Angeles Times, and special issues of the Aspen Times, Everywoman, American Cinematographer, and Arts in Society. Her work has been exhibited in Graphic Design in America: A Visual Language History at the Walker Art Center; in Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980 at the Hammer Museum and P.S. 1; and in WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Her posters and fine press editions are in the special collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Centre Pompidou in Paris, and numerous university and public libraries. Her site-specific public artwork includes Biddy Mason: Time and Place and Omoide no Shotokyo in Los Angeles; Search: Literature in Flushing, New York; At the start…, At long last… in New York City’s Inwood A train station; Path of Stars and HILLHOUSE in New Haven; and Step(pe) in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Ms. de Bretteville joined the Yale School of Art faculty as its first tenured woman in 1990, when she was appointed professor and director of graduate studies in graphic design. In 2010 she was named the Caroline M. Street Professor of Graphic Design.
Mark Dery Cultural critic. Mr. Dery received a B.A. in English from Occidental College in 1982. He is associated with the concept of “culture jamming,” the guerrilla media movement he popularized in a 1993 essay of the same name, and is known as a theorist of “Afrofuturism,” a term he coined in the essay “Black to the Future” in the 1994 anthology Flame Wars: The Discourse of Cyberculture. His books include The Pyrotechnic Insanitarium: American Culture on the Brink; Escape Velocity: Cyberculture at the End of the Century, which was translated into eight languages; and, most recently, I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams. He is at work on a biography, to be published in 2017 by Little, Brown, of the author, illustrator, and legendary eccentric Edward Gorey. Mr. Dery has been a professor of journalism at New York University; a Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellow at University of California, Irvine; a Hertog author in Columbia University’s Hertog Fellowship program; and a visiting scholar at the American Academy in Rome. He has lectured widely at academic and arts institutions throughout the United States and has been a contributor to such publications The New York Times Magazine, Cabinet, Bookforum, Rolling Stone, Elle, and Wired. Mr. Dery was appointed lecturer at Yale in 2016.
Johannes DeYoung Animator. Johannes DeYoung is an artist working primarily in computer animation, moving-image, and printed media. He received his B.F.A. from the University of Louisville in 2004 and M.F.A. from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2006. Recent exhibitions of his work have been held at Robert Miller Gallery, Jeff Bailey Gallery, and Eyebeam, all in New York; Pallas Projects, Dublin, Ireland; and Hell Gallery, Melbourne, Australia. He has served on the New Foundations Board of Study for time-based media at Purchase College, State University of New York; and the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Contemporary Art Council; and as a digital literacy consultant at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. A lecturer in design at Yale School of Drama, he serves on the Computing and the Arts Advisory Committee and the Digital Humanities Working Group. He was appointed critic and director of digital technology at Yale School of Art in 2008 and currently serves as senior critic and as faculty director for the Yale Digital Media Center for the Arts.
Liz Deschenes Photographer. Ms. Deschenes received a B.F.A. in 1988 from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has exhibited widely, including at the Walker Art Center; Campoli Presti, London and Paris; Secession Vienna; and Sutton Lane (Brussels, London, and Paris). She is represented by Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York. Ms. Deschenes was appointed critic at Yale in 2013.
Leslie Dick Writer. Ms. Dick received a B.A. in English literature from the University of Sussex in 1977 before beginning her work as a teacher and writer. She published two novels, Without Falling (1987) and Kicking (1992), and a book of short pieces, The Skull of Charlotte Corday and Other Stories (1995). In 2008 she collaborated with artist Martin Kersels on a video installation, Ripcord, which was shown at Acme Gallery, Los Angeles. In 2010 she participated in the Whitney Biennial in New York. She writes about contemporary art, most recently publishing an essay on Sarah Charlesworth’s Stills in X-TRA and an interview with Anoka Faruqee. Since 1992 she has taught at California Institute of the Arts, where she was codirector of the art program for ten years. Ms. Dick was appointed critic in sculpture in 2012 and senior critic in 2016.
Torkwase Dyson Artist. Ms. Dyson received a B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1999 and an M.F.A. in painting/printmaking from Yale University in 2003. She merges ideas such as site and built environments, nature, and culture under the rubric of environmentalism. Her work has been exhibited at Franconia Sculpture Park, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Corcoran College of Art and Design, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. She has been awarded a Nancy Graves Grant for Visual Artists, Spelman College Art Fellowship, Brooklyn Arts Council grant, Yale University Paul Harper Residency at Vermont Studio Center, Culture Push Fellowship for Utopian Practice, FSP/Jerome Fellowship, and Yaddo residency. Ms. Dyson’s work has also been supported by the Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, the Laundromat Project, the Green Festival of New York, Obsidian Arts and public funds of the City of Minneapolis, Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia, the Kitchen, and Dorchester Projects (Chicago). Ms. Dyson is based in Brooklyn, New York. She was appointed lecturer in painting/printmaking at Yale in 2015.
Paul Elliman Graphic designer. Mr. Elliman is a London-based designer. His work explores the mutual impact of technology and language in ways that combine research and historical scholarship with a range of resources from typography to the human voice. Mr. Elliman’s work has been exhibited at London’s Tate Modern, New York’s New Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Kunsthalle Basel, and is included in collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum (London) and the Anyang Public Art Project (Korea). He has contributed essays to many international journals and magazines as well as catalogs and monographs for other artists. Mr. Elliman is also a thesis supervisor for Werkplaats Typografie, a graphic design program in Arnhem, the Netherlands. He was appointed to the Yale faculty in 1997 and is currently senior critic in graphic design.
Roe Ethridge Photographer. Mr. Ethridge received a B.F.A. in photography in 1995 from the College of Art, Atlanta. He works in both editorial and fine art photography. His work has been shown extensively around the world, including at MoMA PS1 (2000), Barbican Centre, London (2001), Carnegie Museum of Art (2002), Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2005), the Whitney Biennial (2008), Museum of Modern Art, New York (2010), and Les Recontres D’Arles, France (2011). Solo exhibitions have been held at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Garage, Moscow; and Le Consortium, Dijon, France (curated by Anne Pontégnie). In 2011 he was shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize. Mr. Ethridge was appointed critic in photography at Yale in 2004 and again in 2015.
Anoka Faruqee Painter. Ms. Faruqee received a B.A. from Yale University in 1994 and an M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art in 1997. She has exhibited her work in the United States, Asia, and the Middle East at such venues as Max Protetch and Monya Rowe galleries (New York), P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (Queens), Albright-Knox Gallery (Buffalo), Angles Gallery (Los Angeles), Carl Berg Gallery (Los Angeles), Chicago Cultural Center, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery (Chicago), and Hosfelt Gallery (San Francisco and New York). She attended the Whitney Independent Study Program, the Skowhegan School of Art, and the P.S.1 National Studio Program. Grants include the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and Artadia. Ms. Faruqee has also taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and California Institute of the Arts, where she was codirector of the art program. She was appointed to the Yale faculty in 2011 and is currently professor and director of graduate studies in painting/printmaking.
Tobias Frere-Jones Type designer. Mr. Frere-Jones received his B.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design in 1992. In 2000 he began work with Jonathan Hoeﬂer in New York. He has designed more than 500 typefaces for retail publication, custom clients, and experimental purposes. His clients include Martha Stewart Living, GQ, Wired, Nike, Hewlett-Packard, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Grand Central Terminal, the U.S. Census Bureau, Tibor Kalman, and Neville Brody. He has lectured throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, and his work has been featured in How, I.D., Page, Print, Communication Arts, Metropolis, Esquire, and Time. In 2006 he became the first American to receive the Gerrit Noordzij Award, presented by the Royal Academy of The Hague in honor of his special contributions to typography. He was appointed critic in graphic design in 1996.
John Gambell Graphic designer. Mr. Gambell received a B.A. in English from Middlebury College in 1971. From 1977 to 1979 he studied printmaking and graphic design at Wesleyan University and worked on a range of photographic printing projects under the direction of Richard Benson in Newport, Rhode Island. After receiving his M.F.A. from Yale University in 1981, he served as graphic designer at the Yale University Printing Service. In 1987 he established a design studio in New Haven that produced a range of print publications and museum exhibition catalogs, as well as signage and packaging. He has been teaching graphic design since 1983 and was appointed senior critic in 1998. Mr. Gambell is the Yale University Printer.
Kati Gegenheimer Painter. Ms. Gegenheimer received a B.F.A. in printmaking and art history from Tyler School of Art in 2007 and an M.F.A. in painting and printmaking in 2013 from Yale University, where she received the Elizabeth Canfield Hicks Award. Recent exhibitions include a two-person show and residency at SAD Gallery, Seattle, and group shows at Automat in Philadelphia, Ms Barbers in Los Angeles, and Trestle Projects in Brooklyn. She has also worked on collaborative pop-up shows in New York City, including the curation of SUPERFOG in 2013, and Bomb Pop-Up Productions as assistant director and secretary (ongoing). Ms. Gegenheimer held a teaching artist residency with Abrons Arts Center, New York, in 2014, and was the assistant to the director at Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art in 2016. She was appointed lecturer in painting/printmaking at Yale in 2016.
Barbara Glauber Graphic designer. Ms. Glauber received her B.F.A. from SUNY, Purchase, in 1984 and her M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts in 1990. She runs her New York-based studio, Heavy Meta, focusing on the design of publications, information graphics, and other materials for clients in the arts, education, and entertainment industries. She curated the 1993 exhibition Lift and Separate: Graphic Design and the Quote Unquote Vernacular at Cooper Union, and she edited its accompanying publication. She also served as chair for the eighteenth annual American Center for Design 100 Show. She was appointed to the Yale faculty in 1995 and is currently senior critic in graphic design.
Neil Goldberg Artist. Mr. Goldberg received a B.A. in history and computer science from Brown University in 1985. He makes video, photographic, mixed media, and performance work, which he has exhibited over the past two decades at venues that include the Museum of Modern Art (permanent collection), the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, the Hammer Museum, the Kitchen, the Museum of the City of New York, and Participant Inc. He has received support from the Guggenheim Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, Harpo Foundation, the Experimental Television Center, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony. Mr. Goldberg has served as a visiting artist at Cooper Union, the School of Visual Arts, New York University, Rhode Island School of Design, the MIT Media Lab, and UCLA, among others. He was appointed critic in graphic design at Yale in 2013.
Jessica Helfand Graphic designer and writer. Jessica Helfand received both a B.A. in graphic design and architectural theory in 1982 and an M.F.A. in graphic design in 1989 from Yale University. She is a founding editor of Design Observer and the author of a number of books on visual and cultural criticism, including Screen: Essays on Graphic Design, New Media, and Visual Culture (2001), Reinventing the Wheel (2002), and Scrapbooks: An American History (2008). Her next book, Design: The Invention of Desire, will be published in 2016 by Yale University Press. Named the first Henry Wolf Resident in Design at the American Academy in Rome in 2010, Ms. Helfand is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) and the Art Director’s Hall of Fame. In 2013 she won the AIGA medal, the design profession’s highest honor. She was appointed to the Yale faculty in 1994 and is currently senior critic in graphic design, lecturer in Yale College, and artist in residence at Yale’s Institute for Network Science.
Leslie Hewitt Sculptor. Ms. Hewitt studied at the Cooper Union, where she obtained a B.F.A. in 2000, and at New York University, where she was a Clark Fellow in the Africana and Visual Culture Studies program. She received an M.F.A. in sculpture from Yale University in 2004. She was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial and was the recipient of a 2008 Art Matters research grant to the Netherlands. A selection of recent and forthcoming exhibitions include the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Studio Museum in Harlem; Artists Space in New York; Project Row Houses in Houston; and LA><ART in Los Angeles. Ms. Hewitt has held residencies at the Studio Museum; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University; and the American Academy in Berlin; among others. She was appointed critic in sculpture at Yale in 2014.
Jim Hodges Installation artist. Mr. Hodges received a B.F.A. in 1980 from Fort Wright College and an M.F.A. in 1986 from Pratt Institute. His works frequently deploy different materials and techniques from ready-made objects to traditional media, such as graphite and ink. He has been the subject of many solo exhibitions in the United States and Europe and has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney Biennial. He was appointed senior critic in sculpture in 2011.
Allen Hori Graphic designer. Mr. Hori received a B.F.A. in photography from the University of Hawaii and earned an M.F.A. in design from Cranbrook Academy of Art, after which he received a Fulbright Grant to study in the Netherlands. Mr. Hori is principal at Bates Hori, New York, a graphic design and visual research studio. The studio’s work has been recognized by the Type Directors Club, American Center for Design, AIGA, and I.D. magazine and published in Emigre, Eye, IDEA, Studio Voice, and +81, as well as the books Cranbrook Design: The New Discourse, Typography Now, The Graphic Edge, Mixing Messages, Typography Now Two, Graphic Design New York 2, Dutch Posters 1960–1996, and Studio Dumbar: Behind the Seen. Mr. Hori has lectured widely at various design schools and professional symposia, including “Designer as Editor” at the Design Institute in Amsterdam and “Displaced Voices” at Gallery DDD in Osaka. Bates Hori has been named as one of I.D.’s Top Forty Inﬂuential Designers. Mr. Hori was appointed to the Yale faculty in 2000 and is currently critic in graphic design.
Pamela Hovland Graphic designer. Ms. Hovland received a B.S. in design and communications from Bemidji State University in 1983 and an M.F.A. from Yale University in 1993. She has worked extensively in the areas of identity and print communications and Web design for corporations, nonprofit organizations, and cultural institutions. Her work has been recognized by the AIGA, the Type Directors Club, Emigre, Print, I.D., and Eye, among others, and has been included in many exhibitions. She is a founding member of Class Action, the art collective that uses design to effect social change. She was the recipient of the Rome Prize Fellowship in design in 2005–6. Ms. Hovland was appointed to the Yale faculty in 1993 and is currently senior critic in graphic design.
Brent Howard Sculptor. Mr. Howard received his B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1999 and his M.F.A. from Hunter College (CUNY) in 2002. He has exhibited his work in various galleries in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. He is the president and founder of Soapstone Studios in Brooklyn, New York, where his clients have included Yoko Ono, Dennis Oppenheim, David Byrne, and Nari Ward. Mr. Howard worked for many years in close collaboration with Louise Bourgeois, for whom he created many pieces including Maman (2001) and Spider Couple (2003). Mr. Howard was appointed lecturer in sculpture in 2009.
David Israel Graphic designer. Mr. Israel received a B.A. from Connecticut College in 1992 and an M.F.A. in graphic design from Yale University in 1995. He is currently the executive director of brand strategy and design at AR New York. Prior to that he led the creative department at Desgrippes Gobé, New York, and was a creative director for the Brand Integration Group at Ogilvy & Mather, where his projects included work for American Express, Coca-Cola, Goldman Sachs, Unilever, AT&T Wireless, Kraft, and Jaguar. Mr. Israel has also held positions at two of the leading New York design studios, Number Seventeen and 2x4. His work has been recognized at the National Magazine Awards and featured in the Young Guns New York show and Mixing Messages at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, as well as published in Print, Emigre, Graphics International, and Eye. His work has received two pencils from the One Club and has been featured in numerous design annuals. Mr. Israel was appointed critic in graphic design in 2004.
Jennie C. Jones Artist. Ms. Jones earned a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1991 and an M.F.A. in 1996 from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts. Her awards include a Pollock-Krasner Grant in 2000 and a Creative Capital grant in 2008. She received the William H. Johnson Prize in 2008 and the Studio Museum in Harlem’s Wein Prize in 2012. She has lectured at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Ms. Jones’s work has been exhibited at major art institutions including the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, and Urbis Art Center in Manchester, U.K., among others. Her solo exhibition Higher Resonance was presented at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., in 2013; and Compilation opened at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston in December 2015. Ms. Jones has participated in numerous artists residency and fellowship programs, including Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1996), the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Residency at the World Trade Center (1999), Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (2002–3), the Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities in Genoa, Italy (2004), and the Rauschenberg Foundation Residency in Captiva, Florida (2014). In 2008 she was a fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Study Center as well as a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome. She has works in the Deutsche Bank Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Museum of Modern Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Solomin R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, among others. Ms. Jones was appointed critic in sculpture at Yale in 2015.
Jenn Joy Performance artist. Ms. Joy cofounded collective address with Kelly Kivland as a choreographic research space in Brooklyn. She is the author of The Choreographic (MIT Press, 2014); co-editor, with André Lepecki, of Planes of Composition: Dance, Theory, and the Global (Seagull Press, 2009); and a contributing editor in performance for BOMB Magazine. Other writing has been published in DANSE: An Anthology (Les Presses du Réel, 2014), DANCE (Whitechapel/MIT Press, 2012), BOMB Magazine, BOMBlog, Movement Research Performance Journal, Studies in Gender and Sexuality, Dance Theatre Journal, Women & Performance, and Contemporary. She was scholar in residence at Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church in New York City, where she co-edited the catalogs Diary of an Image and JUDSONOW and curated Conversations without Walls with Judy Hussie-Taylor, a series of conversations around issues in contemporary choreography. She received a B.A. in art history from Tufts University, a B.F.A. from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 1997, and a Ph.D. in performance studies from New York University in 2003. Ms. Joy teaches in the sculpture department at Rhode Island School of Design and was appointed critic in sculpture at Yale in 2015.
Lisa Kereszi Photographer. Ms. Kereszi graduated from Bard College with a B.A. in photography and a minor in literature/creative writing in 1995. In 2000 she received an M.F.A. in photography from Yale. Her work is in many private and public collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the New Museum of Contemporary Art; the Brooklyn Museum of Art; the Study Collection of the Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Henry Art Gallery; and the Yale University Art Gallery. She is represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York, where she has had numerous solo exhibitions. Other recent solo shows were held at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, and at Robert Morat Galerie in Berlin in 2013. She was commissioned in 2003 to photograph Governors Island by the Public Art Fund, a project that culminated in shows at the Urban Center Gallery and the Mayor’s Office at City Hall and a catalog. She has three other books in print, Fantasies (2008), Fun and Games (2009), Joe’s Junk Yard (2012); as well as the artist’s book The More I Learn About Women (2014). Ms. Kereszi has been a visiting artist/critic at many schools and universities. She was appointed lecturer in photography at Yale in 2004 and critic and director of undergraduate studies in art in 2013.
Martin Kersels Sculptor. Mr. Kersels was born in Los Angeles and attended UCLA, receiving a B.A. in art in 1984 and an M.F.A. in 1995. His body of work ranges from collaborative performances with the group SHRIMPS (1984–93) to large-scale sculptures such as Tumble Room (2001). Since 1994, Mr. Kersels’s objects and projects have been exhibited at museums both nationally and internationally, including the 1997 Whitney Biennial, the Centre Pompidou, MOCA Los Angeles, the Museum Tinguely, Kunsthalle Bern, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. A survey of his work, Heavyweight Champion, was organized and exhibited by the Tang Museum in 2007 and the Santa Monica Museum of Art in 2008. His room-sized sculpture 5 Songs, and an accompanying performance series, Live on 5 Songs, was on view in the 2010 Whitney Biennial. Before joining the faculty at Yale he was a faculty member and co-director of the art program at the California Institute of the Arts. Mr. Kersels was appointed associate professor and director of graduate studies in sculpture in 2012 and professor in 2015.
Patrick Killoran Sculptor. Mr. Killoran received a B.F.A. in 1995 from Tyler School of Art. He has presented solo projects at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut; Ikon in Birmingham, United Kingdom; SculptureCenter in New York; and Samuel Freeman Gallery in Los Angeles. Mr. Killoran has been included in numerous international exhibitions, including Every Day, the 1998 Biennale of Sydney; Wanås 2000 at the Wanås Foundation in Sweden; All About Laughter at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo; Behind the Green Door at Harris Lieberman Gallery in New York; and The Part of the Story at With de Witte in Rotterdam. In 2015 his solo exhibition, Exeunt Angels, was presented at Studio 10 in Brooklyn. He has attended residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Art in General’s Eastern European Residency Exchange at the Jeleni Studio Program in the Czech Republic, and Civitella Ranieri in Umbertide, Italy. Grants received include Rema Hort Mann Foundation and Penny McCall Foundation. Fellowships include the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities at Northwestern University in 2010 and the Department of Fine Arts at George Washington University in 2013. Since 2014 he has been artist in residence at the Rapid Design Pivot at University of Texas at Austin. He was appointed critic in sculpture in 2012.
Byron Kim Painter. Mr. Kim received a B.A. from Yale University in 1983 and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1986. He has received numerous awards including the Alpert Award, a Ucross Foundation fellowship, and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. He has been exhibiting in solo and two-person shows since 1992 and has shown with artists such as Kiki Smith and Glenn Ligon. Mr. Kim has participated in group exhibition across the United States and in Korea, Poland, Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Canada. His work is in the permanent collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Berkeley Art Museum; the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin; the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Norton Family Collection, Santa Monica; the Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Whitney Museum of American Art; and the Worcester Art Museum. It has been reviewed in The New York Times, Artforum, NY Arts, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Art in America, Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, New York Magazine, Frieze, Time Magazine, and the Village Voice. Mr. Kim lives and works in New York and is represented by James Cohan Gallery. He was appointed senior critic in painting/printmaking in 2009 and again in 2012.
Marta Kuzma Curator and theorist. Ms. Kuzma received a B.A. in art history and political economics from Barnard College (Columbia University) in 1986 and an M.A. in aesthetics and art theory from the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University, London, in 2002. Ms. Kuzma served for eight years as director of the Office for Contemporary Art Norway, where she established an internationally recognized, research-based program of exhibitions, lectures, seminars, and projects. She was the founding director of the Soros Center for Contemporary Art in Kiev, Ukraine; served as artistic director of the Washington Project for the Arts in Washington, D.C.; and as head of the international exhibitions program at the International Center of Photography in New York City. She has extensive experience curating international exhibitions and has taught in many institutions and collaborated on publications such as Radical Philosophy, Afterall, Artforum, Art Review, Flash Art, and Mousse. Ms. Kuzma is a member of the commission of the Nordic Pavilion in Venice and, as such, negotiated the first cooperative exhibition between Denmark and Norway, leading to the project Elmgreen and Dragset. She is a member of the publishing committee of Afterall and has served as professor in the Department of Art & Design at the IUAV of Venice. In 2014 Ms. Kuzma was named head of the Royal Institute of Art, Sweden’s leading school of undergraduate and postgraduate study in visual art and architecture. She was appointed dean of the Yale School of Art in 2016, the first woman to hold that position.
Jonathan Lee Designer. Jonathan Lee received a B.F.A. in communication design from Pratt Institute in 2015. He is a designer at Google, currently working at the intersection of brand and user experience within the Google Assistant group. In the last five years at Google he has founded and led teams on company/platform-wide initiatives such as Material Design, an identity refresh, and a company-wide web redesign. He also led and initiated Google Design, an outreach that seeks to connect Google’s resources, designers, and their stories with the design community around the world. He is currently serving as president of AIGA/NY and splits his time between Brooklyn and San Francisco. Mr. Lee was appointed critic in graphic design in 2017.
Matthew Leifheit Photographer and editor. Mr. Leifheit is founder and editor of MATTE Magazine, a journal of emerging photography. He was formerly photo editor of Vice Magazine and has also written on art and photography for Time and Aperture. He received a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2011 and will earn an M.F.A. in photography from Yale University in May 2017. His work has been exhibited internationally and is held in public collections including the International Center of Photography, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art Library, and Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. His photographs have appeared in such publications as The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time, Vice, and the Yale Daily News. In 2017 he was awarded the Richard Benson Prize, which includes a one-term teaching fellowship in the Yale School of Art.
Barbara London Curator and writer. Ms. London received a B.A. from Hiram College in 1968 and an M.A. from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, in 1972. She founded the video exhibition and collection programs at the Museum of Modern Art, where she was a curator between 1973 and 2013. The exhibitions she organized include one-person shows featuring early mavericks Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, Steina Vasulka, Joan Jonas, Shigeko Kubota, Peter Campus, Gary Hill, Valie Export, and Laurie Anderson. She was the first curator in the United States to showcase the work of Asian artists Song Dong, Teiji Furuhashi, Feng Mengbo, and Yang Fudong. Her thematic projects have included Video from Tokyo to Fukui and Kyoto; New Video from China; Anime!; Stillness (Michael Snow/Sam Taylor-Wood); Automatic Update; Looking at Music, parts 1–3; Through the Weeping Glass: On Consolations of Life Everlasting (Limbos & Afterbreezes in the Mütter Museum) with the Quay Brothers; and most recently, Soundings: A Contemporary Score at MoMA. Ms. London was the first to integrate the Internet as part of curatorial practice, putting daily dispatches online for such projects as Stir-fry (1994), Internyet (1998), and dot.jp (1999). Ms. London has taught at NYU and the School of Visual Arts, and her writings have appeared in such publications as Artforum, Yishu, Leonardo, ArtAsiaPacific, Art in America, Modern Painters, and Image Forum. She received a Gertrude Contemporary Visiting Curator Residency, Melbourne (2012) and a Dora Maar House Residency, Ménerbes (2010). Through a CEC ArtsLink award (summer 2003) she investigated media art in Warsaw, Kraków, and Gdan´sk. She received a Japanese government Bunkacho Fellowship (winter 1992–93) and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (winter 1988–89) to further professional development and investigate new trends in electronic technologies and the effects on the creation and distribution of the arts in Japan. Ms. London was appointed critic at Yale in 2013.
Sandra Luckow Filmmaker. Ms. Luckow received a B.A. in 1987 from Yale University. Her senior thesis, the feature documentary Sharp Edges, won the Louis Sudler Prize in the Performing and Creative Arts, marking the first time Yale had recognized a film project. She received an M.F.A. in 1991 from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, Graduate Film and Television. She worked for various icons in the filmmaking industry including Francis Coppola, Bonnie Timmermann, Paul Schrader, and Eleanor Bergstein. In 1996 she made Belly Talkers for Harvey Weinstein at Miramax and was associate director of the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. She has worked as a camera operator on several reality shows; produced, directed, and shot documentaries around the world; and exhibited on television and in cinemas nationally and internationally. She specializes in teaching young narrative directors how to work with actors for authentic on-camera performances. Most recently, she has been part of the Lines and Spaces delegation of the International Writers Program and the U.S. State Department tours to India and Ecuador giving presentations at each country’s universities, film festivals, libraries, and cultural centers. Ms. Luckow has writen a screenplay, “Blind Man’s Bluff,” and is writing a one-woman show. She spent seven years making the documentary That Way Madness Lies…, an unprecedented firsthand look at severe untreated mental illness and the broken mental health system. Although still uncompleted, the film won an IndieFEST Award of Merit Special Mention in 2017. Ms. Luckow is a member of the Directors Guild of America, the International Documentary Association, and New York Women in Film and Television. She was appointed to teach filmmaking at Yale in 1997.
Roxana Marcoci Curator. Ms. Marcoci received a Ph.D. in art history, theory, and criticism from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, in 1998. She is senior curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, where her most recent exhibitions are The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook; and Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII (both 2012). In 2011 she was a fellow at the Center for Curatorial Leadership. Other MoMA exhibitions accompanied by major publications include the retrospective Sanja Ivekovi´c: Sweet Violence (2011); The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today (2010); Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography (2010); Jan De Cock: Denkmal 11 (2008); the retrospective Take Your Time: Olafur Eliasson (2008); Comic Abstraction: Image-Breaking, Image-Making (2007); the retrospective Thomas Demand (2005); and Counter-Monuments and Memory (2000). Ms. Marcoci also curated numerous exhibitions focused on contemporary artists, such as Staging Action: Performance in Photography Since 1960 (2011); New Photography 2010; Geometry of Motion 1920s/1970s (2008); and New Photography 2008. Recent exhibitions include the retrospective Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness (2014) and From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires: Grete Stern and Horacio Coppola (2015). She has lectured and published extensively on issues of modern and contemporary art. Her most recent essays include “The Age of the Image” in Mutations (2011) and “From Face to Mask: Collage, Montage, and Assemblage in Contemporary Portraiture” in Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art (2010). Her book The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today (MoMA, 2010) and its German edition published by Hatje Cantz (with contributions by Geoffrey Batchen and Tobia Bezzola) received the Outstanding Catalogue Based on an Exhibition award from the Association of Art Museum Curators. Ms. Marcoci was appointed critic in photography in 2012.
Karel Martens Graphic designer. Mr. Martens completed his education at the Arnhem Academy of Art and Industrial Arts (Holland) in 1961. Since then he has worked as a freelance graphic designer, specializing in typography. In addition to commissioned work, he has always made prints and three-dimensional work. Among his clients have been the publishers Van Loghum Slaterus in Arnhem in the 1960s, and the SUN (Socialistiese Uitgeverij Nijmegen) in the years 1975–81. As well as designing books and printed matter, he has designed stamps and telephone cards (for the Dutch PTT). He has also designed signs and typographic facades for a number of buildings. In 2005 he designed the glass facades of the new part of the building for the Philharmonie in Haarlem; this design was based on a music score by Louis Andriessen. Among his awards have been the H.N. Werkman Prize (1993) for the design of the architectural journal Oase, and the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for the Arts (1996). A monograph about his work, Karel Martens: Printed Matter, was published as part of the Heineken Prize. Mr. Martens has taught graphic design since 1977, first at the Arnhem Academy and later (1994–97) at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. In 1997, with Wigger Bierma, he founded the Typography Workshop within the Arnhem Academy of Art, where he shares the artistic supervision of students with Armand Mevis. Mr. Martens was appointed to the Yale faculty in 1997 and is currently senior critic in graphic design.
Lesley Martin Publisher. Ms. Martin received her B.Ph. from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1991. She is the publisher of the book program at Aperture Foundation and of The PhotoBook Review, a biannual newsprint journal. Her writing on photography has been published in Aperture, Foam, Lay Flat, and Ojo de Pez, among other publications, and she has edited numerous books of photography, including My Life in Politics by Tim Davis; Tod Papageorge: American Sports, 1970; Illuminance by Rinko Kawauchi; The Enclave by Richard Mosse; LaToya Ruby Frazier: The Notion of Family; and An-My Lê: Events Ashore. She has curated several exhibitions of photography, including The Ubiquitous Image (2008), New York Times Magazine Photographs, co-curated with Kathy Ryan (2011), and the commission-based exhibition Aperture Remix (2012). In 2011 she launched The PhotoBook Review and cofounded the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the contribution of the book to the evolving narrative of photography. She was appointed critic in photography at Yale in 2014.
Dave McKenzie Artist. Mr. McKenzie received a B.F.A. in printmaking in 2000 from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His recent solo exhibitions include Pants full of hope, pockets full of adventure, or…don’t call me Cheesuz, Barbara Wien Galerie, Berlin (2015); Where the Good Lord Split You, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, California (2013); Citizen, Barbara Wien Galerie, Berlin (2011); and Dave McKenzie, Aspen Art Museum, Colorado (2010). Group exhibitions include the Whitney Biennial (2014); The Ungovernables, New Museum Triennial, New York (2012); 30 Seconds off an Inch, Studio Museum in Harlem (2009–10); Black Is, Black Ain’t, Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (2008); and Museum as Hub: Six Degrees, New Museum, New York (2008). Mr. McKenzie was appointed critic in sculpture at Yale in 2013.
Samuel Messer Painter. Mr. Messer received a B.F.A. from Cooper Union in 1976 and an M.F.A. from Yale University in 1981. He is represented by Nielsen Gallery, Boston, and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York. His work may be found in public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Art Institute of Chicago, and Yale University Art Gallery. Mr. Messer has received awards including a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant in 1984, the Engelhard Award in 1985, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in 1993, and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1996. He collaborated with Paul Auster on The Story of My Typewriter, and with Denis Johnson and Jonathan Safran Foer. In 2012 he designed the Watcher creatures for Darren Aronofsky’s film Noah. He was appointed senior critic at Yale in 1994 and in 2005 was appointed associate dean and professor (adjunct). He also serves as director of the art division of the Yale Summer School of Music and Art in Norfolk.
Dan Michaelson Graphic designer. Mr. Michaelson received a B.A. in history from Columbia University in 1997 and an M.F.A. in graphic design from Yale University in 2002. He has worked as a designer at Pentagram and at 2x4 in New York. He is a partner in the design practice Linked By Air. In 2004 he was awarded a Charles Nypels grant for research on embedded digital sign systems. Mr. Michaelson was appointed lecturer in graphic design in 2005 and senior critic in 2012.
Manuel Miranda Graphic designer. Mr. Miranda received a B.A. from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, in 1996, and an M.F.A. in graphic design from Yale University in 2005. His studio, MMP, works on design projects for nonprofits, cultural organizations, schools, government agencies, and corporations. Previously, Mr. Miranda served as vice president of the New York chapter of AIGA, where he created programming for the Museum of Arts and Design and developed place-based design projects funded by ArtPlace America and the Small Business Services of New York Neighborhood Challenge Grant. In 2015 he led a multidisciplinary team that created the winning proposal for Van Alen Institute’s “National Parks Now” competition to imagine new audience engagement strategies at urban parks for the National Park Service. In 2016 the Mayor’s Office appointed him to the Public Design Commission for the City of New York. Prior to establishing his own studio, he was a designer at Brand Integration Group at Ogilvy and a design director at 2x4. Mr. Miranda was appointed critic in graphic design in 2011.
Sigi Moeslinger Graphic designer. Ms. Moeslinger is a partner at Antenna Design New York Inc., which she co-founded with Masamichi Udagawa in 1997. Antenna’s design projects range from public and commercial to experimental and artistic, typically spanning object, interface, and environment. Among Antenna’s best-known projects are the design of New York City subway cars and ticket vending machines, JetBlue check-in kiosks, Bloomberg displays, and interactive environments, such as Power Flower, an installation in the windows of Bloomingdale’s activated by passersby. Antenna’s work has won numerous awards, including recognition from Business Week/IDSA, I.D., Fast Company, and Wired magazines. In 2006 Ms. Moeslinger and Mr. Udagawa were named United States Artists Target Fellows in the Architecture and Design category. In 2008 Antenna won the National Design Award in Product Design from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Before forming Antenna, Ms. Moeslinger was an Interval Research Fellow at New York University, where she designed and built digitally enhanced objects. Prior, she was at IDEO in San Francisco, working on corporate product design languages, consumer products, and equipment, as well as future scenarios for new technology products. She holds a master’s degree in interactive telecommunications from New York University and a B.S. in industrial design from Art Center College of Design. She joined the Yale faculty in 2005 and is currently senior critic in graphic design.
Sophy Naess Painter. Ms. Naess received a B.F.A. in painting from Cooper Union in 2004 and an M.F.A. in painting from Rutgers University in 2013. She has taught painting and printmaking at schools including Cooper Union and Akademin Valand in Gothenburg, Sweden. Recent exhibitions include a solo at 321 Gallery in Brooklyn and group shows at the New School, Chapter NY, and Matthew Marks Gallery in New York City. She has been artist in residence at the Shandaken Project, New York; the Brooklyn Arts Council’s SU-CASA program at the Bay Ridge Senior Center in Brooklyn; and the Range, Saguache, Colorado. A number of her publications are available through Printed Matter. Ms. Naess was appointed lecturer in painting/printmaking at Yale in 2016.
Shirin Neshat Photographer and filmmaker. Born in Qazvin, Iran, Ms. Neshat moved to the United States in 1974 and earned B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. She has had solo exhibitions at the Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; the Art Institute of Chicago; Serpentine Gallery, London; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (Spain); and the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. She has also been included in major group shows internationally, including Prospect.1 in New Orleans in 2008, Documenta XI in Kassel in 2002, the 2000 Whitney Biennial, and the 1999 Venice Biennale. Among her many awards are the Lillian Gish Prize (2006), the Hiroshima Freedom Prize (2005), and the First International Award at the Venice Biennale (1999). Her first feature-length film, Women without Men, received the Silver Lion for best director at the Venice International Film Festival in 2009. Ms. Neshat was appointed critic in photography in 2013.
Gisela Noack Bookbinder/Conservator. Ms. Noack graduated from Chemieschule Ehlhard in Munich, Germany. She studied bookbinding and restoration with Jane Greenfield and worked as a conservation bookbinder in the conservation department of Yale University Library from 1976 through 2007. In 1983 she was appointed chief conservator and head of conservation; Ms. Noack retired from this position in 2007. She continues to teach bookbinding and conservation classes at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven. Ms. Noack was appointed lecturer in bookbinding in the graphic design program at Yale in 1989.
Eddie Opara Graphic designer. Mr. Opara studied graphic design at the London College of Printing and Yale University, from which he received an M.F.A. in graphic design in 1997. He began his career as a designer at ATG and Imaginary Forces and worked as an art director at 2x4 before establishing his own studio, the Map Office, in 2005. He joined Pentagram’s New York office as partner in 2010. Mr. Opara’s work encompasses strategy, design, and technology. His projects have included the design of brand identity, publications, packaging, environments, exhibitions, interactive installations, Web sites, user interfaces, and software, with many of his projects ranging across multiple media. His clients have included the Menil Foundation, the Studio Museum in Harlem, Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Queens Museum of Art, the Mori Art Museum, JWT, Vitra, Prada, St. Regis Hotels, the Corcoran Group, Morgan Stanley, New York University, UCLA, Grimshaw Architects, (ARO) Architecture Research Office, Harry N. Abrams, and Princeton Architectural Press. At Map, he developed the MiG, a content management system that allows clients to manage and publish their own content online. Mr. Opara has won numerous awards including a Gold Cube from the Art Directors Club and honors from the AIGA and I.D. magazine. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and has appeared in publications such as Archis, Surface, Graphis, and I.D. He currently serves on the board of the New York chapter of AIGA. Mr. Opara teaches narrative design at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Columbia University School of Architecture. He was appointed critic in graphic design at Yale in 2010.
Sarah Oppenheimer Artist. Sarah Oppenheimer received a B.A. from Brown University in 1995 and an M.F.A. in painting from Yale University in 1999. Upcoming solo projects include exhibitions at MUDAM Luxembourg, the Pérez Art Museum Miami, the Wexner Center for the Arts, and MASS MoCA. Recent projects include 33-D, a double threshold at Kunsthaus Baselland; and W-12302, an architecturally embedded permanent commission at the Baltimore Museum of Art (2012). Her work has been exhibited at such venues as the Andy Warhol Museum (2012); the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (2009); Art Unlimited, Art Basel (2009); Skulpturens Hus (Stockholm); the Saint Louis Art Museum; the Mattress Factory; the Drawing Center; and the Sculpture Center. She is the recipient of a Rome Prize Fellowship (2011–12), a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship (2009), a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (2007), an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Art (2007), and a Rema Hort Mann Foundation Fellowship (2003). Ms. Oppenheimer joined the Yale faculty in 2003 and is currently senior critic in painting/printmaking.
Peter Osborne Philosopher, art theorist, and critic. Mr. Osborne received a B.Sc. in philosophy and economics from the University of Bristol in 1979, and an M.A. and a D.Phil. in philosophy from the University of Sussex in 1980 and 1989. From 1992 to 2010 he taught philosophy and art theory at Middlesex University, London. From 1983 to 2016, he was an editor of the British journal Radical Philosophy. He has contributed to a range of international journals (including Art History, Cultural Studies, New German Critique, New Left Review, October, Telos, and Texte zur Kunst) and to catalogues of major art institutions (including Manifesta 5; Tate Modern; Biennale of Sydney; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Office for Contemporary Art Norway; National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo; CGAC in Santiago de Compostela; and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León). In 2011 he was co-curator (with Marta Kuzma) of the Norwegian Representation at the 54th Venice Biennale. He has recently held visiting international chairs at the University of Paris 8 and at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. His recent books include El arte más allá de la estética: Ensayos filosóficos sobre el arte contemporáneo (2010), the second edition of The Politics of Time: Modernity and Avant-Garde (2011), Anywhere or Not at All: Philosophy of Contemporary Art (2013), and The Postconceptual Condition (forthcoming from Verso in late 2017). Mr. Osborne is professor of modern European philosophy and director of the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston University London. He was appointed visiting professor of critical studies at Yale in 2017.
Ted Partin Photographer. Mr. Partin received a B.A. in 2000 from Fordham College at Lincoln Center and an M.F.A. in photography in 2004 from Yale University. His work has been exhibited in New York, San Francisco, Madrid, Paris, Düsseldorf, and Tokyo. In 2005 he was selected to participate in reGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow, an exhibition at the Musée de l’Eysée, Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2010 he had his first solo museum exhibition, Eyes Look Through You, at the Kunstmuseen Krefeld Museum Haus Esters in Krefeld, Germany. His work is held in the collections of the Yale University Art Gallery and the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain. Mr. Partin was appointed lecturer in photography at Yale in 2016.
John Pilson Artist. Mr. Pilson received a B.A. in 1991 from Sarah Lawrence College, where he studied photography and philosophy, and an M.F.A. in photography in 1993 from Yale University. His photographs and videos have been included in such exhibitions as the 49th Venice Biennale; Open Ends: Minimalism and After at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2000); Venice Biennale (2001); Moving Pictures (2002) and Shapes of Space (2007) at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; The Moderns at Castello di Rivoli Italy (2003); and Time Frame at P.S. 1 (2006). He had a monographic exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati (2007); and his video Frolic and Detour was commissioned by MoMA (2010). Mr. Pilson has been an artist-in-residence at the Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, the LMCC World Views Program, and Artpace, San Antonio, Texas. Curatorial projects and publications include Building, Dwelling, Thinking, Lowinsky Gallery, New York (1994); Gravity Over Time, 1000 Eventi Gallery, Milan (2002); Idiot Joy Showland at the IFC Theater, New York (2007); Reliable Tension, or: How to Win a Conversation about Jasper Johns at the Edgewood Avenue Gallery, Yale School of Art (2014); and Picture Magazine, no. 1 (2015), edited with Matthew Booth. Mr. Pilson was appointed to the Yale faculty in 2001 and is currently senior critic in photography.
Richard Prince Artist. Mr. Prince attended Nasson College in Maine. His work has been the subject of major survey exhibitions at such institutions as the Whitney Museum of American Art (1992); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1993); Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (1993); Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel (2001, traveled to Kunsthalle Zürich and Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg); and Serpentine Gallery, London (2008). The retrospective Richard Prince: Spiritual America opened at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2007 and traveled to the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, in 2008. Richard Prince: American Prayer, an exhibition of American literature and ephemera from the artist’s collection, was on view at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, in 2011. He was appointed senior critic in photography in 2011.
Jonathan Puckey Graphic designer. Mr. Puckey received a B.Des. from Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2006 and is an Amsterdam-based designer and programmer. Describing the computer as a tool for making tools, he disregards the predetermined limitations of existing software and develops custom tools to realize his projects. He is an active contributor to open-source projects such as Scriptographer and Paper.js. In 2012 he cofounded the Amsterdam-based design and technology studio Moniker with Roel Wouters and Luna Maurer; and in 2016 he founded the interactive design studio Puckey. He is also a member of Conditional Design, a collaborative experimental playground that focuses on designing processes rather than products. Mr. Puckey teaches at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and was appointed critic in graphic design at Yale in 2009.
Christopher Pullman Graphic designer. Mr. Pullman received a B.A. in history from Princeton University in 1963, enrolling the same year in the three-year graduate program in graphic design at Yale School of Art. Upon obtaining his M.F.A. in 1966, he began teaching in the design program at Yale, an affiliation he continues as senior critic. For several years he was a typographer and letterpress printer for Universal Limited Art Editions on Long Island, and from 1968 to 1972 he was a consultant designer for the office of George Nelson in New York City. During this period, he also helped draft the design curriculum and taught on the original design faculty of the State University of New York at Purchase. In 1973 Mr. Pullman joined public broadcasting station WGBH, Boston, where he was vice president for design for thirty-five years. In 1986 WGBH received the Design Leadership Award from the AIGA for design of the highest standards as a matter of policy. Mr. Pullman has lectured widely and published articles on design and television that have appeared in Communication Arts Magazine, Design Quarterly, Critique, and several anthologies. He has served on the board of the Design Management Institute and the Corporate Design Foundation, reﬂecting his interest in the relation between design and business. He has also been a member of the national board of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and the American Center for Design. In 2002 Mr. Pullman received the AIGA Gold Medal for his contributions to the field as a designer and teacher. From 2002 to 2007 he served as design client for the creation of WGBH’s new headquarters and studios in Boston and formulated the editorial and design policy for the large LED mural on the building’s facade. He left WGBH in 2008 to pursue his long personal interest in painting.
Melinda Ring Performance artist. Ms. Ring received a B.A. in dance from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1982 and an M.F.A. from Bennington College in 2001. She founded the performance company Special Projects in 2004. Recently, Ms. Ring’s work has been commissioned and presented by Headlands Center for the Arts, Danspace Project, the Kitchen, MASS MoCA, the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, the Whitney Biennial, Mount Tremper Arts, and the Santa Monica Museum of Art. In 2012–13 she was an artist-in-residence at Headlands Center for the Arts, Gibney Dance Center, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space. She was the curator for Danspace Project’s spring 2011 Platform, Susan Rethorst: Retro(intro)spective, and its fall 2012 Judson Now Platform program, Dance by Default. As a performer she has worked for artist Paul McCarthy on numerous projects, beginning in 1997 with Santa Chocolate Shop and continuing to the present. Ms. Ring’s project Forgetful Snow, a triptych comprised of two durational performances and an evening-length dance, was shown at the Kitchen, New York, in May 2014 and the Box, Los Angeles, in July 2014. She was appointed critic in sculpture at Yale in 2014.
Michael Rock Graphic designer. Mr. Rock received a B.A. in humanities from Union College in 1981 and an M.F.A. in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1983. From 1984 to 1991 he served on the graphic design faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is currently a partner in the graphic design studio 2x4. His articles and essays on design and visual culture appear in magazines and journals internationally. In 1999 he received the Rome Prize in design from the American Academy in Rome. 2x4 was the subject of a solo exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2005 and the recipient of the 2006 National Design Award. A selection of 2x4’s work was on display at the Architecture and Design Gallery at the Museum of Modern Art in New York throughout 2008. Mr. Rock was appointed to the graphic design faculty in 1991 and currently holds the rank of professor (adjunct).
Halsey Rodman Artist. Mr. Rodman is a visual artist who lives and works in New York City. He received a B.A. in sculpture in 1995 from the College of Creative Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara, and an M.F.A. in 2003 from Columbia University. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally at venues including Guild & Greyshkul in New York, the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, and, in collaboration with the SFBC, at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). Recent shows include solo presentations at Portugal Arte 10 in Lisbon and Soloway in Brooklyn, as well as group exhibitions at Laurel Gitlen and Sue Scott Gallery, both in New York. A commission from Art in General in collaboration with High Desert Test Sites in Joshua Tree, California, resulted in the 2014–15 installation Gradually/We Become Aware/Of a Hum in the Room. Mr. Rodman was appointed critic in painting/printmaking at Yale in 2013.
Richard Rose Artist and designer. Mr. Rose attended North Carolina School of the Arts; Pratt Institute; Virginia Commonwealth University, from which he received a B.F.A. in 1975; and the University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design, from which he received an M.A. in design in 1980. He is the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, ArtSpace, and the South Carolina Arts Commission. His work is held in numerous public and private collections and has appeared in diverse publications including Inquiry magazine, Design Issues, and Studio International. He has previously taught at UC Berkeley, University of Oregon, University of South Carolina, and SUNY Purchase. Mr. Rose is a lecturer in Yale College and is director of the Jonathan Edwards College Press. He was appointed lecturer in graphic design in 2014.
Julika Rudelius Video and performance artist. Ms. Rudelius received a B.F.A. in photography from the Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, in 1998, followed by residencies at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in 1999–2000 and the ISCP program in New York in 2006. Her work explores themes of emotional dependency, politics, abuse, and power. It has been exhibited at the Tate Modern, London; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Brooklyn Museum, New York; MoCA North Miami, Florida; the ICP Triennial 2009, International Center of Photography, New York; the 2009 International Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale, Korea; and in Heartland at the Smart Museum of Art, Chicago; and she has had solo shows at the Swiss Institute/Contemporary Art, New York; Centre culturel suisse, Paris; Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam; and Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem. Ms. Rudelius’s work has been featured on the cover of ART PAPERS, and a catalog of her latest solo show, Soft Intrusion at Ursula Blickle Stiftung in Kraichtal, Germany, was published by Sternberg Press. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, Amsterdam, and Beijing. She was appointed critic in graphic design at Yale in 2011.
Collier Schorr Photographer. Ms. Schorr received a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in 1985. She has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe and is represented by 303 Gallery in New York, Modern Art in London, and Galerie Barbara Weiss in Berlin. Ms. Schorr’s work is represented in many public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Jewish Museum, and the Walker Art Center. Her commercial photography is represented by Art+Commerce. Currently, she is the editor-at-large for the British art magazine Frieze, and she has been a contributor to Artforum and Parkett. Her essays have also appeared in catalogs for the Guggenheim Museum and the Boston ICA. She has taught at Columbia University, the School of Visual Arts, and Sarah Lawrence College. Ms. Schorr was appointed to the Yale faculty in 2003 and is currently senior critic in photography.
Laurel Schwulst Graphic designer. Ms. Schwulst received a B.F.A. in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010. She lives in New York City, where she works as a designer and programmer at the design practice Linked by Air. She is interested in the intersection of art, nature, and the Internet. Her work has been exhibited online and internationally in London, Dublin, Düsseldorf, and Monterrey. Ms. Schwulst was appointed lecturer in graphic design at Yale in 2012.
Douglass Scott Graphic designer. Mr. Scott received a B.Arch. from the University of Nebraska in 1971 and an M.F.A. in graphic design from Yale University in 1974. He is a design director at the WGBH public broadcasting station in Boston, a freelance book and exhibition designer, art director of educational publisher Davis Publications, and a collage artist. Mr. Scott is on the faculty of the Rhode Island School of Design, has taught at Harvard University, Maine College of Art, and the Boston Architectural Center, and has been a visiting instructor/critic at a number of schools. He was curator of the 1987 Boston exhibition The Roots of Modern American Graphic Design and a curator of the history of American typography section of the exhibition Graphic Design in America, organized by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in 1989. Since 1978 he has given more than 140 lectures on the history of design and typography at various schools, museums, and symposia. Mr. Scott was appointed visiting lecturer in graphic design in 1984 and is currently senior critic in graphic design.
Susan Sellers Graphic designer. Ms. Sellers received a B.F.A. in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. She went on to earn an M.A. in American Studies from Yale University, where her work explored mid-nineteenth-century labor practices in craft industries of printing and typesetting and the emergence of professionalized design practices. She has taught and lectured widely, and her articles have appeared in a number of journals including Eye, Design Issues, and Visible Language. She has held positions in several studios including Total Design and UNA in Amsterdam. Ms. Sellers is a founding partner at the design studio 2x4 in New York City. She was appointed to the faculty in 1997 and is currently senior critic in graphic design.
Adam Reid Sexton Writer. Mr. Sexton received a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984 and an M.F.A. in writing in 1993 from Columbia University School of the Arts. His writing on the arts and entertainment has been published in The Boston Phoenix, The New York Times, and The Village Voice, while his fiction and essays have appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, Off Assignment, and Post Road Magazine. Mr. Sexton’s books include Master Class in Fiction Writing: Techniques from Austen, Hemingway, and Other Greats and the anthology Rap on Rap. With a team of visual artists, he adapted four of Shakespeare’s tragedies as manga (Japanese-style graphic novels). He has taught writing at Parsons School of Design, Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers), and the School of the Arts at Columbia University. Since 2013 he has taught at Yale, where he is a lecturer in the English department, the Trumbull College writing tutor, and a Silliman College fellow. He was appointed critic in graphic design in 2016.
Laurie Simmons Artist. Ms. Simmons received a B.F.A. in 1971 from Tyler School of Art. Her photographic-based works are collected by many museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Guggenheim, as well as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Walker Art Center, and the Hara Museum in Tokyo. In 2006 she produced and directed her first film, The Music of Regret, starring Meryl Streep, Adam Guettel, and the Alvin Ailey II dancers with cinematography by Edward Lachman. The film premiered at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and has been screened at many international museums and film festivals, including the Whitney Museum. Ms. Simmons was featured in season four of the PBS series Art 21: Art in the Twenty-First Century. Her most recent exhibition is Laurie Simmons: How We See at the Jewish Museum, New York (2015). Ms. Simmons published the book The Love Doll in 2012. She lives and works in New York City and Cornwall, Connecticut, with her husband, the painter Carroll Dunham. She was appointed critic in photography in 2012.
Elizabeth Sledge Editor. Ms. Sledge received an M.A. from the University of North Carolina in 1969 and a C.A.S. from Wesleyan University in 1995. Since 1979 she has served as a writing tutor for undergraduates in Yale College, and since 2007 she has tutored for Directed Studies. Ms. Sledge has taught writing as a member of the Yale English department and in Yale’s summer programs. She was appointed to the design faculty in 1985 to assist second-year graphic design students with thesis development and writing.
Nancy Spector Curator. Ms. Spector received a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in 1981, an M.A. in art history from Williams College in 1984, and an M.Phil. in art history from City University of New York in 1997. She is deputy director and chief curator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, for which she has organized exhibitions on conceptual photography, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Matthew Barney’s Cremaster cycle, Richard Prince, Louise Bourgeois, Marina Abramovi´c, and Tino Sehgal. She also organized the group exhibitions Moving Pictures; Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated); and theanyspacewhatever. She was one of the curators of Monument to Now, an exhibition of the Dakis Joannou Collection, which premiered in Athens as part of the Olympics program. She was adjunct curator of the 1997 Venice Biennale and co-organizer of the first Berlin Biennial in 1998. Under the auspices of the Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin, she has initiated special commissions by Andreas Slominski, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Lawrence Weiner as well as a special exhibition on the work of Joseph Beuys and Matthew Barney. She has contributed to numerous books on contemporary visual culture with essays on artists such as Maurizio Cattelan, Luc Tuymans, Douglas Gordon, Tino Sehgal, and Anna Gaskell. In 2007 she was the U.S. commissioner for the Venice Biennale, where she presented an exhibition of work by Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Ms. Spector is a recipient of the Peter Norton Family Foundation Curator’s Grant and five International Art Critics Association awards. She has been teaching at Yale intermittently since 1994 and is currently a critic in photography.
A.L. Steiner Artist. Ms. Steiner utilizes constructions of photography, video, installation, collage, collaboration, performance, writing, and curatorial work as seductive tropes channeled through the sensibility of a skeptical queer ecofeminist androgyne. She is co-curator of Ridykeulous, cofounder of Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.), a collective member of Chicks on Speed, and a collaborator with numerous writers and artists. Her work is featured in permanent collections such as the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Marieluise Hessel Collection of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Hammer Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art. Based in Los Angeles and New York, she is represented by Deborah Schamoni Gallerie in Munich and Koenig & Clinton in New York. Ms. Steiner received a B.A. in communications in 1989 from George Washington University and is currently on the faculty of the M.F.A. program at Bard College. She was appointed critic in photography at Yale in 2016.
Sarah Stevens-Morling Graphic artist and web designer. Ms. Stevens-Morling received a B.F.A. from Paier College of Art in Hamden, Connecticut. She previously served as the director of technology, media, and web services at Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre, where she also taught workshops on digital communications for theater artists. Prior to Yale, Ms. Stevens-Morling worked in several Connecticut design studios and founded her own studio, Green Animal Designs, which provided art direction and design services for local creative businesses and professionals. She has received awards from the Connecticut Art Directors Club, W3, and American Graphic Design for her work with Creative Services Group in Madison, Connecticut. She is the director of digital technology at Yale School of Art and was appointed assistant dean for communications and digital media in 2017.
Hito Steyerl Filmmaker and writer. Ms. Steyerl is a filmmaker and writer working in Berlin. She was appointed visiting professor of critical studies at Yale in 2017.
Nina Stoessinger Graphic designer. Ms. Stoessinger is a type-obsessed designer originally from Basel, Switzerland. She graduated in 2008 in multimedia design from Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle/Germany and earned a C.A.S. in type design from Zurich University of the Arts in 2010 and an M.A. in type and media from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague in 2014. After seven years of running her own studios for graphic design, typography, type design, and code in Switzerland and then the Netherlands, she moved in 2016 to Brooklyn, where she is now a senior typeface designer at Frere-Jones Type. Ms. Stoessinger teaches and speaks internationally. Her own type designs include FF Ernestine, Sélavy, and Nordvest. She was appointed critic in graphic design at Yale in 2016.
Robert Storr Artist, critic, and curator. Mr. Storr received a B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1972 and an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1978. He was curator and then senior curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from 1990 to 2002, where he organized thematic exhibitions such as Dislocations and Modern Art Despite Modernism as well as mongraphic shows on Elizabeth Murray, Gerhard Richter, Max Beckmann, Tony Smith, and Robert Ryman. In addition, he coordinated the Projects series from 1990 to 2000, mounting exhibitions with Art Spiegelman, Ann Hamilton, and Franz West, among others. In 2002 he was named the first Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Mr. Storr has also taught at the CUNY graduate center and the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies as well as the Rhode Island School of Design, Tyler School of Art, New York Studio School, and Harvard University, and has been a frequent lecturer in this country and abroad. He has been a contributing editor at Art in America since 1981 and writes frequently for Artforum, Parkett, Art Press (Paris), Frieze (London), and Corriere della Serra (Milan). He has also written numerous catalogs, articles, and books, including Philip Guston (Abbeville, 1986), Chuck Close (with Lisa Lyons, Rizzoli, 1987), and the forthcoming “Intimate Geometries: The Work and Life of Louise Bourgeois.” Among his many honors he has received a Penny McCall Foundation Grant for painting, a Norton Family Foundation Curator Grant, and honorary doctorates from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Maine College of Art, as well as awards from the American Chapter of the International Association of Art Critics, a special AICA award for Distinguished Contribution to the Field of Art Criticism, an ICI Agnes Gund Curatorial Award, and the Lawrence A. Fleischman Award for Scholarly Excellence in the Field of American Art History from the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art. In 2000 the French Ministry of Culture presented him with the medal of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres and subsequently awarded him the status of Officier in the same order. From 2005 to 2007 he was visual arts director of the Venice Biennale, the first American invited to assume that position. Mr. Storr was appointed professor of painting/printmaking in 2006 and served as dean of the School of Art from 2006 to 2016.
Scott Stowell Graphic designer. Mr. Stowell received a B.F.A. in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1990. He is the proprietor of Open, an independent design studio that creates rewarding experiences for people who look, read, and think. Open projects include the visual identity for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; the editorial design of Good magazine; redesigns of the television networks Bravo, Nick at Nite, and Trio; and signage systems for the Brown University Friedman Study Center and the Yale University Art Gallery. Previously he was a senior designer at M&Co and art director of Benetton’s Colors magazine in Rome. His work has been recognized by the AIGA, the Art Directors Club of New York, the Association for Independent Music, Critique, Communication Arts, I.D., Print, the Society of Publication Designers, STEP Inside Design, the Tokyo Typedirectors Club, and the Utne Reader Alternative Press Awards. A former vice president of the New York chapter of the AIGA, he has also taught at Purchase College and the School of Visual Arts. Mr. Stowell was appointed to the Yale faculty in 2000 and is currently senior critic in graphic design.
Ka-Man Tse Photographer. Ms. Tse is a New York-based photographer and video artist. She received a B.A. from Bard College in 2003 and an M.F.A. from Yale University in 2009. She has exhibited at the Museum of Chinese in America (New York City), the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Cornell University, the Palm Springs Art Museum, Capricious, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Gallery 339 in Philadelphia, and the Eighth Veil in Los Angeles. In 2012 she was a SPARC Artist-in-Residence through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and she completed the Artist in the Marketplace program through the Bronx Museum of the Arts. She is the recipient of the 2014–2015 Robert Giard Fellowship. Ms. Tse was appointed lecturer in photography at Yale in 2013.
Elizabeth Tubergen Sculptor. Ms. Tubergen received a B.A. in visual art from Covenant College in 2008 and an M.F.A. in sculpture from Hunter College in 2013 and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2015. Her work stems from a negotiation of queerness as a spatial condition and relationship as site. It has been shown internationally, and she is the recipient of fellowships from Socrates Sculpture Park, the Jacob K. Javits Foundation, the Fulbright Program, the American-Scandinavian Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and Ox-Bow School of Art, among others. She was appointed lecturer in sculpture at Yale in 2016.
Masamichi Udagawa Graphic designer. Mr. Udagawa is a partner at Antenna Design New York Inc., which he co-founded with Sigi Moeslinger in 1997. Antenna’s design projects range from public and commercial to experimental and artistic, typically spanning object, interface, and environment. Among Antenna’s best-known projects are the design of New York City subway cars and ticket vending machines, JetBlue check-in kiosks, Bloomberg displays, and interactive environments, such as Power Flower, an installation in the windows of Bloomingdale’s activated by passersby. Antenna’s work has won numerous awards, including recognition from Business Week/IDSA, I.D., Fast Company, and Wired magazines. In 2006 Mr. Udagawa and Ms. Moeslinger were named United States Artists Target Fellows in the Architecture and Design category. In 2008 Antenna won the National Design Award in Product Design from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Before forming Antenna, Mr. Udagawa ran a New York satellite studio of IDEO Product Development. Prior to that, he was a senior designer at Apple Computer Industrial Design Group in Cupertino, California, where he designed a number of products such as the PowerBook 5300/3400 series. Before that, he worked at Emilio Ambasz Design Group in New York. Before coming to the United States, Mr. Udagawa worked at the Yamaha Product Design Laboratory in Japan, where he designed electronic musical instruments, including the award-winning YS200 synthesizer. He holds a master’s degree in industrial design from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a B.E. in industrial design from Chiba University in Japan. He joined the Yale faculty in 2005 and is currently senior critic in graphic design.
Alexander Valentine Printmaker and publisher. Mr. Valentine received a B.F.A. in 2007 and an M.F.A. in 2011 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is a cofounder with Aay Preston-Myint of No Coast, a publisher of artist’s editions and books. He has had recent solo exhibitions at the London Centre for Book Arts, Fernwey Gallery (Chicago), and Johalla Projects (Chicago). He has presented his printed and published work at international art book and print fairs in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver, London, and Tokyo. Mr. Valentine was appointed lecturer in painting/printmaking at Yale in 2017.
Henk van Assen Graphic designer. Mr. van Assen graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Department of Graphic Design and Typography) in The Hague, The Netherlands, in 1989. After working several years as a graphic designer in Amsterdam, he came to the United States, where he received his M.F.A. in 1993 from Yale University. Mr. van Assen has since worked on many projects in print, environmental, and screen-based media, ranging from book design to identity programs to Web design and signage systems. Clients include Abrams, New York; Rizzoli, New York; Malba, Buenos Aires; the GeGo Foundation, Caracas; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Museum of the City of New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; FotoFest, Houston; the New York Public Library; and the Museum of Arts and Design, New York. He coauthored, with Daniel M. Olsen, Ranch Gates of the Southwest (Trinity Press, 2009). He has taught design at the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas, at the School of Visual Arts in New York, and at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Additionally, he has lectured internationally, most recently in Mexico, China, and Canada. He was awarded the 1999, 2000, 2004, and 2005 AIGA 50 Best Books award, the 2000 and 2002 AAUP Best Book award, and the 2005 New York Book Show award. Currently, he is a principal of HvAD, a design studio in New York City. Mr. van Assen was appointed lecturer in graphic design in 1999 and is currently senior critic in graphic design.
Linda van Deursen Graphic designer. Ms. van Deursen lives and works in Amsterdam, where she and Armand Mevis began their collaboration after graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 1986. They have been inﬂuential in the development of contemporary Dutch design and are known for their intelligent and innovative work for cultural clients, producing the new identity of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, the identity and publications for fashion duo Viktor & Rolf, and numerous books on architecture and design. They also have worked on several Dutch cultural publications, including Metropolis M, and won the competition for the graphic identity for the City of Rotterdam as a designated Cultural Capital of Europe. Their work has been shown in museums and educational institutions throughout the world. Their long and prolific collaboration has been documented in the book Recollected Work: Mevis & Van Deursen, published by Artimo in 2005. Ms. van Deursen serves as head of the graphic design department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. She was appointed to the Yale faculty in 2005 and is currently senior critic in graphic design.
Adam Van Doren Painter. Mr. Van Doren, who maintains a studio in Manhattan, received a B.A. in 1984 and an M.Arch. in 1990 from Columbia University and has also studied at the National Academy of Design. He has been a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome, a Lustman Fellowship lecturer at Yale University, and an instructor at the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. He has exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., among other institutions; and his work is included in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Addison Gallery of American Art, the Princeton University Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Yale University Art Gallery, and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, among others. A monograph of his work was published by Hudson Hills Press. Mr. Van Doren was appointed lecturer at Yale in 2017.
Ryan Waller Graphic designer. Mr. Waller received a B.F.A. in graphic design from Rhode Island School of Design in 2003 and an M.F.A. in graphic design from Yale University in 2009. After returning from a research fellowship in Switzerland on a Fulbright Award through École cantonale d’art de Lausanne and the Federal Office of Culture, Bern, Mr. Waller started the studio Other Means, partnering with Gary Fogelson and Phil Lubliner in Brooklyn. In 2013 they initiated the New York session of Typography Summer School, a weeklong program of applied typographic instruction. Since 2014, with Roland Früh and Corina Neuenschwander, they have hosted Easy Lessoning, a series of informal talks with designers and artists. Mr. Waller also co-runs Primetime, a project space in the Donut District. He joined the faculty of the M.F.A. program at Pratt Institute in 2012 and Rhode Island School of Design in 2015 and was appointed critic in graphic design at Yale in 2015.
Jonathan Weinberg Painter and art historian. Mr. Weinberg received a B.A. in 1978 from Yale and a Ph.D. in 1990 from Harvard University. He is the author of Male Desire: The Homoerotic in American Art; Ambition and Love in Modern American Art; and Speaking for Vice: Homosexuality in the Art of Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, and the First-American Avant-Garde. In 2011 he co-curated the exhibition Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph for the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; and in 2012 he curated the exhibition The Piers: Art and Sex along the New York Waterfront for the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art. Mr. Weinberg has taught at Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design, and Yale University. He has been an artist in residence at the Getty Research Institute and the Addison Gallery of American Art and has been a recipient of many fellowships including a 2002 Guggenheim. A mid-career retrospective of Mr. Weinberg’s paintings was held at the Leslie-Lohman Museum in 2010. He was appointed critic at the School of Art in 2009.
James Welling Photographer. Mr. Welling received a B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts in 1974. His work has been exhibited widely in the United States and internationally. In 2017 the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent, presented James Welling: Metamorphosis, a solo show encompassing the artist’s work from more than three decades; it travels to Kunstforum Wien, Austria. Other recent solo exhibitions have been held at the Brandywine River Museum of Art (2015); Cincinnati Art Museum (traveled to Hammer Museum, Los Angeles); Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; University Museum of Contemporary Art, UMass Amherst (all 2013); Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (2012); and Minneapolis Institute of Art (2010). Mr. Welling was a recipient of the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award in 2014, and in 2016 he was the recipient of the Julius Shulman Institute Excellence in Photography Award from Woodbury University, California. From 1995 to 2016 he was area head of photography at UCLA, and since 2012 he has been a visiting professor of photography at Princeton University. His work is held in major museum collections, including the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Hammer Museum; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tokyo Photographic Art Museum; Vancouver Art Gallery; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art; and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He was appointed critic in photography at Yale in 2016.
Robert Wiesenberger Art historian. Mr. Wiesenberger is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, focused on twentieth-century architecture, design, and media. Together with David Reinfurt he organized an exhibition on the graphic designer Muriel Cooper, which opened at Columbia’s Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery in February 2014. He received a B.A. in history and Germanic studies in 2007 from the University of Chicago. Mr. Wiesenberger has also worked at MetaDesign, Ammunition, and the Museum of Modern Art. He was appointed critic in graphic design at Yale in 2013.
Forest Young Graphic designer. Mr. Young received a B.S. in 2000 from Cornell University and an M.F.A. in graphic design in 2006 from Yale University, where he was awarded the Mark Whistler Prize. He is the head of design for Wolff Olins San Francisco. Prior to joining Wolff Olins, he was the executive creative director at West, working across a portfolio of early stage companies. Earlier in his career, he led design at Interbrand, supporting the tech accounts for AT&T, YP, Vine, Google, and Microsoft. He is a past board member of AIGA NY, and his work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and at numerous international biennials. He is the recipient of numerous design accolades including the Cannes Gold Design Lion and the ADC Black Cube. Mr. Young was appointed critic in graphic design in 2013.
Molly Zuckerman-Hartung Painter and writer. Ms. Zuckerman-Hartung lives and works in New York. She received a B.A. from the Evergreen State College in 1998 and an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007. She has exhibited internationally and is represented by Corbett vs. Dempsey in Chicago. She was included in the group show Painter Painter at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (2013) and in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, and she has had solo shows at John Connelly in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Galerie Kadel Willborn in Karlsruhe, Diana Lowenstein Gallery in Miami, and Rowley Kennerk in Chicago. Ms. Zuckerman-Hartung is a 2013 recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant. She cofounded the artist-run Julius Caesar project space in Chicago in 2007, and she was one of the founding organizers of Ladyfest 2000, a feminist conference and performance showcase that has been revived around the world since. She has written essays on Susan Sontag, Michelle Grabner, Carrie Schneider, and Magalie Guerin, and in 2012 she wrote “The 95 Theses on Painting.” Ms. Zuckerman-Hartung teaches in the Low-Residency M.F.A. program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was appointed critic in painting/printmaking at Yale in 2015.