Alumni News Recap January/February 2017

Highlights from alumni of our ICP-Bard MFA program and our One-Year Certificate programs in General Studies in Photography, Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism, and New Media Narratives
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Mar 10, 2017
Highlights from alumni of our ICP-Bard MFA program and our One-Year Certificate programs in General Studies in Photography, Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism, and New Media Narratives
Sympathetic Flight, A tableaux photograph, documenting the aftermath of a performance, 2004, 2008. © Greg Leshé
Sympathetic Flight, A tableaux photograph, documenting the aftermath of a performance, 2004, 2008. © Greg Leshé

Greg Leshé’s (NYU-ICP ‘98) work is featured in the group exhibition Learning to Fly: A Celebration of Flight and Exploration in the Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ.

© Maha Alsaker
© Maha Alsaker

Maha Alasaker’s (GS ‘14) series Women of Kuwait, was featured in Vogue Arabia. The project examines eleven Kuwaiti females between the ages of 20 to 40 in various professions and marital statuses.

Her work is also included in Transcendence, currently on view at the Carrie Able Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Lunch with Ducks, 2015, 7 min, digital. © Ivana Larrosa
Lunch with Ducks, 2015, 7 min, digital. © Ivana Larrosa

Ivana Larrosa (MFA ‘16) participated in Flaherty NYC’s Synesthetic Memory, a film screening and panel discussion at the Anthology Film Archives. This program invited the audience to experience short films through synesthetic sensations (hear colors, feel sounds, and taste shapes) while mobilizing emotions and memories. The discussion was moderated by ICP-Bard MFA Chair Nayland Blake.

Also, her work was recently featured in the group show Family at Umbrella Arts Gallery in New York City.

The Night Before. I'm still with John but in few hours we are going to be separated again. Nottingham, UK, 2016. From the series Fragments. © Giulia Berto |
The Night Before. I'm still with John but in few hours we are going to be separated again. From the series Fragments. Nottingham, UK, 2016. © Giulia Berto

Giulia Berto’s (PJ ‘13) ongoing series Fragments was featured in Loupe magazine. In recent months Fragments was also included in The Photography Master Retreat Field Notes Book published by Conveyor Arts Books, the Photomasters exhibition curated by PHOTOBLOCK at The Old Truman Brewery in London, and the first Fotofilmic monthly PULP Print Showcase in Bowen Island, British Columbia. Fragments won the 2016 Shutter Hub Photomasters Award as Best in Show at Photomasters.

Rick Schatzberg (GS ’15) has a solo exhibition currently on view at No. Six Depot in West Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

Rachel Hulin (ICP-NYU ’02) was interviewed on NPR about her new novel Hey Harry, Hey Matilda, which centers around a wedding photographer and her fraternal twin brother. The book was also featured in Bustle and Kirkus Reviews.

Image by Nicholas Papananias
Image by Nicholas Papananias

Melissa Rachleff Burtt (ICP-NYU ’83) curated the exhibition Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965 at the NYU Grey Art Gallery, on view through April 1. The exhibition examines the New York art scene during the fertile years between the apex of Abstract Expressionism and the rise of Pop Art and Minimalism. This is the first show ever to survey this vital period from the vantage point of fourteen artist-run galleries—crucibles of experimentation and innovation that radically changed the art world. More than 200 objects—artworks, documentation and ephemera—are included in the exhibition by more than 50 artists.

The exhibition was reviewed by Holland Cotter in the New York Times, with additional coverage by Randy Kennedy. It was also reviewed by Deborah Solomon for WNYC.


© Jan Cieślikiewicz
© Jan Cieślikiewicz

Jan Cieślikiewicz’s (GS '13) series Null Hypothesis is included in the Circulation(s) Festival of Young European Photographers in Paris, and is the subject of articles in LensCulture and The Guardian.

The men watch reconnaissance footage of enemy troops being hit by a shell fired from their position after crossing into Ukrainian held territory.
The men watch reconnaissance footage of enemy troops being hit by a shell fired from their position after crossing into Ukrainian held territory. © Chris Occhicone

Chris Occhicone (PJ ‘14) was a finalist in the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2017 for his series War in Ukraine: Position Santa.

Tesserae 02 & 03 Diptych, 2017. © Monika Bravo

Monika Bravo’s (GS '95) solo exhibition Tesserae was recently on view at the Johannes Vogt gallery in New York.

Pierre Le Hors, Installation view: A Ham Sandwich with Masonite, 2017. © NOWORK (Tuomas Korpijaakko and Pierre Le Hors)
Pierre Le Hors, Installation view: A Ham Sandwich with Masonite, 2017. © NOWORK (Tuomas Korpijaakko and Pierre Le Hors)

Tuomas Korpijaakko (MFA '10) and Pierre Le Hors (MFA '10), collaborating as NOWORK, were included in the group exhibition The Garden of Forking Paths, organized by Adam Marnie, at Magenta Plains gallery in New York City.

Cynthia Farnell, Garlands: Constellation, detail of 20” x 72” pigment inkjet print on Belgian linen, 2017.
Cynthia Farnell, Garlands: Constellation, detail of 20” x 72” pigment inkjet print on Belgian linen, 2017.

A solo exhibition of work from Cynthia Farnell’s (GS '97) series Garlands was on view at Poem 88 gallery in Atlanta, Georgia. The exhibition marked the beginning of Poem 88’s ongoing representation of Farnell’s work.

Nona Faustine (MFA '13) published a visual response to the presidential inauguration in Artforum. Recently, her work has also been featured in the New Yorker, Collector Daily, Huffington Post, ARTnews, Artsy, and Elle.

Cover of Take Me to the River: Photographs of Atlantic Rivers. Swimmers, Swinging Bridge, Topsham, Maine, Androscoggin River, 2014.
Cover of Take Me to the River: Photographs of Atlantic Rivers. Swimmers, Swinging Bridge, Topsham, Maine, Androscoggin River, 2014.

Michael Kolster’s (PJ ‘89) book Take Me to the River: Photographs of Atlantic Rivers was published by George F. Thompson Publishing. Kolster received a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship for the project.

© Daniel Terna
© Daniel Terna

Daniel Terna’s (MFA ‘15) work was featured in the Virginia Quarterly Review. His self-published book Climbing Things is now available at Printed Matter and Dashwood Books.

© Michael Itkoff
© Michael Itkoff

Michael Itkoff (MFA '10) was interviewed in LensCulture about his background and practice as an artist, and his experience running the publishing house Daylight.

© Fryd Frydendahl
© Fryd Frydendahl

Fryd Frydendahl’s (GS '09) book Nephews was recently published by Konnotation. An accompanying exhibition was on view at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen.

© Florianne de Lassée
© Florianne de Lassée

Florianne de Lassée’s (GS ‘04) solo exhibition Modern Sati was on view at La Galerie Particulière in Paris.