Laura Sisti

LAURA SISTI, Assistant to the Chair
Office: Staller Center for the Arts #2224

Laura has been with the Art Department since January 2011. She has a joint appointment with the Theatre Arts Department, where she has been since 2008. Prior to joining the Arts, Laura has worked as an Administrative Assistant in Chemistry and Preventive Medicine.

Department of Art
Stony Brook University
2224 Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5400
Phone: +1 (631) 632-7250
Fax: +1 (631) 632-7261


Andrew V. Uroskie

ANDREW V. UROSKIE, Associate Professor
Postwar and Contemporary European and American Art, Moving Image and Sound‐Based Practices, Photography and Performance
Director of Graduate Studies in Art History and Criticism
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Office: Staller Center for the Arts #4221
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Andrew V. Uroskie specializes in late modern and contemporary art. His work is broadly informed by psychoanalysis, phenomenology and post-structuralist philosophy, and focuses on how durational media have helped to reframe our understanding of aesthetic production, exhibition, spectatorship, and objecthood in the contemporary era. Uroskie’s long-term interest is to bring together methodologies from art history and film studies in order to provide a more sophisticated aesthetic, historical, and theoretical foundation for the criticism of contemporary audiovisual practices. His research into the history of expanded cinema was awarded the Chancellor’s Dissertation Fellowship at UC Berkeley, and he has held additional research fellowships at the Townsend Center for the Humanities and the Stanford Humanities Laboratory. He regularly speaks at symposia devoted to modern and contemporary art, film and media studies, visual culture, and continental philosophy across Europe and North America. Uroskie’s essays have been published in the journals Grey Room (MIT), Animation (Sage), Organized Sound (Cambridge), Sequencias (Universidad de Madrid), Forum Italicum (SUNY), the Journal of Visual Culture (Sage), and October (MIT), as well as within the edited collections, The Moving Image (Whitechapel/MIT), The Exhibition of a Film (Les Presses du Réel), This is Contemporary Art Today (Noosphere), Screen/Space: The Projected Image in Contemporary Art (Manchester); Art and the Moving Image: A Critical Reader (Tate and Afterall); Pierre Coulibeuf: Dédale (Ibère Camargo); and Crowds (Stanford). His writing has so far been translated into Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Korean and Basque.

Uroskie is affiliated with Stony Brook’s Consortium for Digital Arts, Culture and Technology (cDACT), the Graduate Program in Philosophy and the Arts, and the Graduate Program in Cinema and Cultural Studies. He regularly conducts graduate seminars on the history and theory of experimental film and video, site-specificity, installation and environment; minimalism across the arts, and interdisciplinary critical methodologies. Since 2013, has served as the Director of Graduate Studies for the MA/PhD Program in Art History and Criticism, and he advises dissertations on a wide range of modern and contemporary topics.

Uroskie’s monographic study, Between the Black and the White Cube: Expanded Cinema in Postwar Art, was published in 2014 with the University of Chicago Press, and has been reviewed in the journals Leonardo, Visual Studies, and Afterimage, as well as by the Art Libraries Society of North America and the College Art Association.


Lorraine Walsh

LORRAINE WALSH,Visiting Associate Professor of Art
Art Director and Curator of The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics
M.F.A. University of Pennsylvania/Penn Design
Office: Staller Center for the Arts #2224

Lorraine Walsh is an interdisciplinary new media artist and curator with a lifelong passion for creative discovery at the nexus of art and science. Lorraine’s art, inspired by the sciences, nature, and the environment, is located in the rich possibilities of the interplay, shared structure, and aesthetic expression intrinsic in natural and creative processes. She exhibits her work internationally in venues that include the State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece Biennale; The Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; and the José Martí National Library, Havana, Cuba. Lorraine lectures internationally as well, and is the recipient of numerous awards and grants. Grants received include a National Science Foundation grant for researching and animating the visualization of the radio sky, an e-MobiLArt Euro grant (European Mobile Lab for Interactive Media Artists Collaborative Project) tailored for the collaborative creation of new media interactive installation art, and an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship Award. Additionally, her writing has been published in journals that include the Leonardo Journal/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, MIT Press. As artistic director, curator, and senior exhibition designer, Lorraine’s experience encompasses creating and curating for venues such as the Petrosains Discovery Centre & Science Museum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; and the National Geographic Society. Lorraine’s academic appointments include Associate Professor and Chair of New Media at the University of North Carolina Asheville, where she created a new pedagogy and curriculum with her colleagues. Previously, she taught at Pratt Institute in the Digital Design and Interactive Media Department in New York. Other academic appointments and guest artist/presenter invitations include Drew University, Lafayette College, Rutgers University, Vassar College, Wellesley College, Western Carolina University, University of Athens Greece, University of Lapland Finland, and the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Originally from New York City, Lorraine is delighted to return to her ‘hometown’ joining the Stony Brook University community in this unique and distinctive joint position with the Art Department and the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics.