School of Visual Arts presents “Crossing Platforms,” an exhibition of selected thesis projects from the MFA Computer Art Department. Curated by Charley Lewis and Hsiang Chin Moe, the exhibition will be on view from May 18 through June 1 (closed at 2pm on Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day) at the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, New York City.
“Crossing Platforms” explores the themes and media of digital art. “MFA Computer Art Department graduating students showcase their talent and skill to get their stories and concepts across to their audiences,” say the curators. According to Department Chair Bruce Wands, “Digital art is rapidly emerging and taking a leading role in contemporary art. This exhibition is the next step in this evolution.” The exhibition highlights the unique multidisciplinary approach of the artists and includes 3D animation, motion graphics, experimental video, networked media, interactive/video/audio installations, digital fine art, and painting.
The MFA Computer Art Department emphasizes creativity and a multidisciplinary approach to making art with computers and emerging technologies. Dedicated to producing digital artists of the highest caliber, the department guides each student in the development of a personal artistic style in a course of study that is individually tailored to meet his or her needs. Students come from around the world to study in this two-year MFA degree program, which has distinguished itself with six Student Academy Awards.