MFA Thesis Exhibition 2014

Exhibition: MFA Thesis Exhibition 2014
Duration: March 18 – April 17, 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 29th, 7:00 – 9:00PM
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 12-4 pm, Saturday 7-9pm
(Closed Sunday, Monday, and Holidays)


  • Gina Altadonna
  • Joanna Bavero
  • Kate Moriarty
  • Fatima Shakil
  • Nicholas Warndorf

The Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery

The first floor of the Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University
Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5425

Information: 631-632-7240
(Image: Katharine Moriarty (detail); Design: Nicholas Warndorf)

Call 631-632-7240 for information and disability accomodations. Stony Brook University is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. The 2013-2014 Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery schedule is made possible by a generous grant from the Paul W. Zuccaire Foundation. Additional funding is provided by the Friends of Staller Center.



Moss, Drew. Student Mind, Student Body MFA graduates’ daring and soul-baring work at Stony Brook University, Long Island Pulse. 21 March. 2014:


Alexis Carreño Has a Passion for Fashion

PhD student curates prominent exhibit on “Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art”

Alexis Carreño grew up in Chile. While many kids his age spent their time kicking around soccer balls Alexis got his kicks in a decidedly different way — by sketching dresses.

Alexis’s fascination with the world of design at an early age eventually led him to enroll in the Universidad de Chile, where he earned an MFA studying painting, contemporary art and gender studies. Read More…


Alexis Carreño is in The New York Times.


More information about exhibition:
Folk Couture: Fashion and Folk Art JANUARY 21–APRIL 23, 2014
American Folk Art Museum

Exhibition by MFA candidate Nicole Hixon

Duration: March 13 – March 27, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 13th, 6:30 – 8:00PM

Place: Lawrence Alloway Gallery
Location: Melville Library Building, Stony Brook University

For more information, visit LINK

f(Glitch) at Stony Brook, March 4-6

Please join cDACT (Consortium for Digital Arts, Culture and Technology) for an exciting dive into the world of digital error. f(Glitch)—read “the Function of Glitch”—is an interlinked series of events happening March 4-6 at Stony Brook.  There is an art exhibit at the Simons Center (running all month), a theatrical production in the Wang Chapel, a musical concert at the Staller Recital Hall, and a series of colloquia at the Humanities Institute and the Simons Center. And you won’t want to miss the reception at the Simons Center on March 5, featuring a special selection of glitch-inspired delicacies from Chef Paolo Fontana.  f(Glitch will bring together a wide range of scientists, scholars, and artists to consider the utility of noise, for scientific and humanistic research as well as for artistic production.

Glitches are a glimpse into the hidden world of technology, exposing the seams in our digital infrastructure.  Come experience with us!
For full schedule, and more information, please see:

f(Glitch) Event Timetable:

Feb. 10:
Art Exhibit Opens, Simons Center Gallery
Work by Robert Henke, David Linton, Emma McNally, Richard Garet, Bethany Shorb

March 4:
Colloquia at the Humanities Institute, Stony Brook University
4:00 PM Joanna Demers, Musicologist: Music and Apocalyptic Desire
5:00 PM Seth Horowitz, Neuroscientist: McGurk and Other Disturbances
5:45 PM Antonio Roberts, Video Artist: Degenerative Design
6:30 Lev Manovich, Media Theorist: Software Takes Command
7:15 Reception

March 4:
Theatrical Production
8:30PM The Modern Prometheus at Wang Chapel: Jeanette Yew, Theatre Arts
a devised piece using puppets and projection to explore the “uncanny valley”

March 4:
10:00pm Bring Your Own Beamer Party at the University Cafe hosted by Antonio Roberts

March 5:
Colloquia at Simons Center for Geometry and Physics Auditorium, Stony Brook University
4:00 Keynote: Carl Haber, Physicist: Seeing Voices: Optical Scanning Applied to Early Recorded Sound Preservation
5:00 Seth Horowitz, Neuroscientist: Data in the Wild: From Basic Biology to the Real World
5:30  Ann Warde, Bio-Acoustician: Erasing the Glitch

March 5:
6:00 Opening Reception for Art Exhibit at Simons Center
Chef Paolo Fontana creates Glitch-inspired delicacies

March 6:
7:30 Staller Center Recital Hall: Tom Richards, Pre-Concert Talk

March 6:
Concert, 8:00, Staller Center Recital Hall, Stony Brook University
Composer/Performers: Jesse Allison, Paula Matthusen, Thecla Schiphorst, Matthew Gingold, Phillipe Pasquier, Crystin Magnus,  Antonio Roberts, Tom Richards, Andrew Bernstein

March 29
Gallery Show Closes

Isak Berbic: Helsinki Photomedia 2014: Photographic Powers

Isak Berbic, Assistant Professor in the Art Department, will be presenting his work “Framing History with Images from the Front: Chronicles of New Mexico” in Helsinki, Finland, at the Biannual Helsinki Photomedia 2014 Research Conference. His work deals with representation of land and wilderness, survey photography, conflict and conquest, and the cultural assimilation of acquired territories.

Talk: Isak Berbic: Helsinki Photomedia 2014: Photographic Powers
Date: March 26 – March 28, 2014

Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland

Hämeentie 135 C, 00560 Helsinki, Finland

More information: Helsinki Photomedia 2014

Exhibition by MFA candidate Fiona Cashell

Exhibition: Fiona Cashell: HOME
Duration: February 24 – March 07, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 27th, 6:00 – 9:00PM

Place: Lawrence Alloway Gallery
Location: Melville Library Building, Stony Brook University

For more information, visit LINK

Exhibition by MFA candidate Catherine Katsafouros

Exhibition: Catherine Katsafouros: infliction
Duration: February 03 – February 13, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 6th, 6:00 – 9:30PM

Place: Lawrence Alloway Gallery
Location: Melville Library Building, Stony Brook University

For more information, visit LINK

Stephen Francis, an internship cash prize / Whitney Museum

SBU Career Center awarded Stephen a cash prize for his internship service at the Whitney Museum.

Stephen was one of three graduate students selected for this award. His supervisors at the Whitney praised Stephen’s work “tracking exhibition submissions and artists proposals” and assisting the chief curator’s office. Beyond his day-to-day responsibilities, Whitney staff noted his navigate unanticipated projects and deadlines.

More info: LINK

Things That Barely Exist by Pancho Westendarp

Exhibition: Things That Barely Exist by Pancho Westendarp
Duration: February 7 – March 9, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, February 7 from 6-9pm

Place: Robert Henry Contemporary
Location: 56 Bogart St. Brooklyn, NY 11206

For more information, visit LINK

[PHOTO] Pancho Westendarp
“Days Go By, 2012” Video 5 minutes 19 seconds
©2013 Pancho Westendarp/Robert Henry Contemporary


For Immediate Release: January 2, 2014
SAC Art Gallery, Student Activities Center, Stony Brook University
JANUARY 27 – FEBRUARY 20, 2014

The Student Activities Center (SAC) Art Gallery at Stony Brook University, presents
“Times Square Times: 35 Times”, photographs of the unique ceramic reliefs, created by sculptor, Toby Buonagurio. The exhibition features thirty – five, high definition photographs of Buonagurio’s thirty-five unique, sculptural, ceramic reliefs permanently installed in the Times Square – 42 Street Subway Station, in the heart of New York City. It was commissioned by Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts for Transit and Urban Design.
The photographs capture all the vibrancy, energy and high octane color, in one-to-one scale, with Buonagurio’s ceramic reliefs installed throughout the glass block walls of the Times Square 42 Street Subway station. The ceramic works are mounted in custom light boxes and are on view 24 / 7 in the Seventh Avenue / Broadway / 41st / 42 Street mezzanine passages in Times Square Station. Buonagurio’s work is viewed by more than half a million subway riders daily.
Buonagurio designed and fabricated the ceramic reliefs as composite images depicting aspects of the iconic Times Square 42nd Street area. She utilized imagery related to themes of Fashion, Street Life and Performing Arts…. filtered through her flamboyant esthetic and use of tongue in cheek humor, cliché and irony.
The exhibition of photographs: “Times Square Times :35 Times”, at the SAC Gallery, is the first presentation of all thirty five images outside of Times Square Station.


Toby Buonagurio is a senior professor in the Art Department of Stony Brook University where she has headed the ceramic sculpture program for almost four decades. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US and abroad in twenty-five solo shows, and more than 200 group exhibitions world-wide. Her ceramic sculpture has been written about extensively and is included in numerous public and private collections, including the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics on the Stony Brook University campus.

A reception will take place: Thursday, February 6: 5 – 8 PM
The artist will provide a talk Wednesday, February 12: 1-2:20pm
Gallery Hours: M.T.Th. 1- 6 PM, Wed, 12- 8 PM
For information, please contact Janice Costanzo, Gallery Director, at (631) 632-6822 or
SAC Art Gallery, Student Activities Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York

“The Wanderer” – Andreas Rentsch

Exhibition: Stories in the Social Landscape
Duration: December 14, 2013 – March 16, 2014
Opening: January 17, Friday 6-8 pm

Location: School at the International Center of Photography, Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery
Avenue of Americas at 43rd Street, New York City

Exhibition – New Works – Athena LaTocha

Exhibition: Athena LaTocha: NEW WORKS
Duration: January 24 –February 05, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, January 24th, 6:00 – 9:00PM

Place: gallery SENSEI

For more information, visit LINK

Lecture Series: Mary Kelly: Projects: 1973-2010

The graduate students of the Department of Art History & Criticism at Stony Brook University are pleased to announce the 2013-2014 Art History & Criticism Lecture Series. The series is intended to foster dialogue and develop camaraderie across institutions, and to provide insight into critical works and practices.

Friday, 6:30 p.m. October 25, 2013
Mary Kelly: Projects: 1973-2010.

Mary Kelly will explore the questions of sexuality, identity and historical memory that have prompted her project-based work for over four decades. She will consider how these questions are shaped by a debate-specific site and why her narrative installations rely not only on the story unfolding between words and objects, but also on the viewer’s experience of space.

Free and open to the public

Friday, 6:30 p.m. October 25, 2013

Stony Brook Manhattan
101 East 27th Street, 3rd Floor,
New York, NY 10016

Please visit this link: SBU Manhattan / directions

(Photo: Mary Kelly, Documenta 12, Kassel, 2007)

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MFA OPEN STUDIOS Oct. 9th & 10th

This year’s annual MFA OPEN STUDIOS event will be held on Oct. 9th and 10th.  Stony Brook students, faculty, staff and general public are welcome to come visit the main studios located in Nassau Hall.  This is a rare and fun opportunity to meet the artists and see what goes on in an artist’s studio before work enters the public.

Regardless of the chosen area of concentration, an MFA candidate must be able to prove not only strong conceptual development, but also the skillful execution of tools, materials, and craft. This includes programs rooted in innovative uses of technology, collaborative work, or interdisciplinary projects.

Stony Brook University’s MFA program is a small yet select group of candidates working in a variety of mediums ranging from photography, video, digital, sculpture, painting, printmaking and beyond.  The artists will be at Nassau Hall Wednesday Oct. 9th from 4-10 pm and Thursday Oct. 10th from 12-10pm with reception on Oct. 10th from 7-10pm.

Please see our Facebook event page for more information:

Any questions you may have can be directed towards

We look forward to seeing you all there!

SBU ART Alumni Exhibition 2013

Stony Brook University Alumni Exhibition 2013

September 4 – October 5, 2013.

Opening Reception: 5 – 7 p.m. on September 12, 2013
Stony Brook University Student Activities Center Art Gallery

Curated by Chris Vivas

Featuring works by Nikki Anderson, Tara Burke, John Cino, Takafumi Ide, Jacquelyn Lipp, Lawrence F. Mesich, Keith Miller, Jin Kang Park, Veronica Pena, Jeffrey Allen Price, Sung Sungsook Setton, and Chris Vivas.

Student Art Gets Exposure on the Walls of Sunwood

For Stony Brook University art students, having a work featured at Sunwood has become a distinction in the Department of Art. This year 16 students can make that claim as winners of the fourth annual juried art competition that began when Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD, and his wife, Dr. Ellen Li, moved in to Sunwood and saw the opportunity to showcase student artwork on the walls of the mansion in Old Field. The off-campus conference venue is used for many events throughout the year, giving young artists much-coveted exposure.

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