Graduate Activities: Rotem Rozental at NURTUREart

Congratulations to doctoral candidate Rotem Rozental, who has received a curatorial award from NURTUREart, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit dedicated to nurturing artists:

After a long and careful evaluation of many excellent proposals, NURTUREart is pleased to announce the winners of our annual open call, to be exhibited in the 2015/2016 season. Selected among the curatorial proposals were: Codes for Conduct, presented by Lindsey Berfond and Jocelyn Edens and Dead Lands, “Karkaot Mawat” presented by Rotem Rozental, while solo exhibitions by Jesse Harrod and Dustin London were the winners among the artists. This year’s panel of jurors consisted of: Heather Darcy-Bhandari, David Andrew Frey, Peter Rostovsky, and Martha Schwendener.

Undergraduate Activities: Congratulations to our 2015 graduates!


L-R: Gwen Reich, Zsuzsanna Orban, Kimberly Torres, Alexandra Feim, Alexis Woodbury, Kara Nandin, Sarah Yehuda, Katherine Espinal

  The Art History department congratulates this year’s graduating BA students!

Sam Kozhebrodsky, Kara Nandin, Zsuzsanna Orban, Sarah Yehuda, Alexandra Feim, Katherine Espinal, Daniel Bontempi, Natalie Pesantez, Gwen Reich, Alexis Woodbury, Davina Bhandari, Allison Drexler, Marissa Moroz, Molly Stahl, Kimberly Torres, Carolyn Votaw


Graduate Activities: Congratulations to our 2015 graduates!



President Harvey Stenger awards the doctoral degree to Anwar Ibrahim, accompanied by advisor Nancy Um.

The Art History department congratulates this year’s graduating master’s and doctoral students!


Kasia Kieca, Industrial Visions: The Politics of Representing Labor in Lewis Hine’s Men at Work, 1932

Lena Mei, The Transformations Of Yixing Teapots: From A Literati Venture To A Commercial Enterprise

HyeYoung Min, Rethinking May ’68 and After: Film-Tract No. 1968, Le Rouge



Anwar Ibrahim, Politics, Controversy and Design in Post 9/11 American Mosques: The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, Roxbury, Massachusetts

Graduate Activities: Debora Faccion at the Getty

Doctoral student Debora Faccion has been selected as a graduate intern for 2015-2016 in the Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art (DACA) at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. Debora will contribute to the implementation of DACA’s public programs and the development of longer-term initiatives for Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, especially those related to the exhibition “Materiality and Postwar in Latin America,” organized by the Getty in collaboration with Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros.

Undergraduate Activities: Art History majors graduating with honors


Kudos to our Art History majors graduating with honors! Fulfillment of honors requirements includes a yearlong course sequence that culminates in the completion of a thesis. Congratulations to Dan Bontempi, whose thesis is titled “Duane Hanson: Art as Object” (Advisor: Kevin Hatch) and to Kara Nandin, author of “Defining Culture: The Appropriation of the Ojibwa into an American Identity” (Advisor: Andrew Walkling).

Faculty and Undergraduate Activities: Kevin Hatch and Art History majors on NewsChannel 34

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Assistant Professor of Art History Kevin Hatch and his undergraduate students are featured in a series of segments currently airing on Binghamton NBC/ABC news affiliate NewsChannel 34 (WIVT/WBGH). The series discusses public sculpture in Broome County, and was prompted by an illustrated guide to local sculpture that was recently produced by the Broome County Arts Council (BCAC). All descriptive texts in the guide were researched and written by students in Hatch’s Spring 2014 Theories and Methods capstone class for Art History majors. The descriptive texts also appear on the BCAC website.

The segments, which are airing on the evening news this week, are currently available for viewing on the NewsChannel 34 website (follow the links on the right to watch the entire series). In addition to Hatch, they feature Kari Bayait, a member of the BCAC board, who worked closely with Hatch and the students on the project, along with Sharon Ball, BCAC director.

Undergraduate Activities: Carolyn Votaw wins Sande H. Zirlin Award


Congratulations to graduating Art History major Carolyn Votaw, who has won the Sande H. Zirlin Art Award sponsored by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of New York. Votaw was selected from among hundreds of applicants. An article on Votaw, her, work, and the award appears in this week’s Binghamton University Pipe Dream:

First Friday: Sylvia Rabeler Skok at Lost Dog Cafe


Assistant to the Chair Sylvia Rabeler Skok will be showing her paintings at the Lost Dog Cafe on First Friday, May 1:

“RABELER, Then and Now” is a collection of paintings from Sylvia Rabeler Skok representing transitions in her work over the years.  Sylvia is an abstract and conceptual artist and color theorist working primarily in acrylics on stretched canvas. Her work is trademarked by brilliant colors and striking contrasts. Its underlying constructs have been honed through experimentation and interdisciplinary research, which has included studying design at Pratt Institute and visual perception at Potsdam College (SUNY), where she earned a BA in Psychology and Biology. She earned her MS and PhD in Systems Science at Binghamton University (SUNY), researching the abstract color-space and visual composition. The artist will be greeting guests during “Meet the Artist,” First Friday, May 1, 2015 from 6:00 -8:00 pm in the Lost Dog Lounge.  Then in the Lounge we have THE FALCONERS from 9pm – midnight!