HAR 391:Introduction to Principles of Form and Design II
This studio course explores the concepts of form and space, focusing on hands-on experiences using different types of materials to create three-dimensional sculptural works. Students are encouraged to be experimental with their combination and use of materials. This course will address formal elements of design and construction in relation to contemporary art works through video documentation, slides and books. Readings that accompany class discussions and a visit to Manhattan will be assigned throughout the semester.
Students will focus and expand their visual and conceptual knowledge and technical skills by drawing from the nude model, as well as explore new issues, dialogues, and skills surrounding the medium of drawing. The class will include studio course work and independent projects, as well as group field trips to see current drawing exhibitions in New York City. A class presentation of a chosen artist, as well as a supporting written paper, will be required of each student. The final project will be an interdisciplinary independent project designed and created by each student. Does not fulfill general humanities requirements; may be taken as a free elective
School: College of Arts & Letters
Department: Visual Arts & Technology
Program: Art and Technology
Research & Education
B.A., Art/Art History, SUNY, Old Westbury M.A., Education, Adelphi New York Studio School, 2 year Cert.
Experience & Service
Judy Rifka's career spans over 50 one-person shows and countless group exhibitions; her work can be seen in numerous public collections in museums and foundations, throughout the United States and Europe. Her work has been featured in major exhibitions at 1983 Whitney Biennial and the 1975 Whitney Biennial; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Documenta VII, Kassel; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Carnegie Mellon University; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; The Brooklyn Museum; The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield; Moderner Kunst, Vienna; Laforet Museum, Tokyo; Kansas City Art Institute; The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers; Kunst Rai, Amsterdam; Mint Museum, Charlotte; Bass Museum of Art, Miami; The Museum of Fine Art, Boston; Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. Rifka has been widely written about, and featured in, among other places, Art Forum, Art in America, Kunst Forum, Tema Celeste, Flash Art, The New Yorker, Elle and New York Magazine.
Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York Columbia University, New York Princeton University, New Jersey Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois Brooklyn Museum School, New York University of Michigan at Rochester, Michigan University of Rochester, Rochester, New York Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan Tamarind Institute, New Mexico Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Maryland Institute, College of Art, Mount Royal Graduate School Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Vermont Vermont Studio School, Johnson, Vermont Tandem Press, Madison, Wisconsin Vermont Studio School, Johnson Vermont