Art and Design

Faculty

Faculty:

  • James Bohary

    bohary

    Professor

    B.S. from New York University (studied with Philip Guston at the New York Studio School).

    Bohary has had 29 solo exhibitions since 1976 at major venues. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions since 1971 in the United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, Denmark, and Taiwan. Bohary’s exhibitions have been reviewed in Arts Magazine and the New York Times. Selected public collections: Corcoran Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Greenville Arts Center, Snite Museum, McNay Museum, University of Kentucky Museum, Valparaiso University Museum, and the Tyler Art Center. He is the recipient of two CAPS Grants, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, an American Academy and Institute of Arts & Letters Award, a Pollack Krasner Foundation Grant, and numerous awards from The National Academy. Bohary has been a member of the National Academy since 1992 where he has been a member of the council and the school committee.

    jbohary@binghamton.edu

  • Frank Chang

    Chang

    Lecturer

    M.F.A. California Institute of the Arts (Art) 2005, B.A. Dartmouth College (Studio Art–Sculpture) 2001.

    Chang is known as a spatial practice artist whose work incorporates wide-ranging approaches from sculpture, installation, drawing, performance, theater, and text. Chang's conceptually-driven projects explore themes of history and fantasy, land use, and systems of knowledge and ideology. His work has been exhibited at Sea & Space Explorations, Torrance Art Museum, Glendale College Art Gallery, LA Design Center, Armory Northwest (Pasadena), High Desert Test Sites, UCLA Design Media Arts Grad Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond), Dartmouth College (Hanover), and TCB art inc. (Melbourne). His essay, “An Anecdotal History of the Word 'Patriot'” appeared in MATERIAL Issue 3 and he was a contributor to the book, Dispatches and Directions: On Artist-Run Organizations in Los Angeles.

    fchang@binghamton.edu
    www.frankchang.net

  • Gokhan Ersan
    Erson


    Assistant Professor

    B.S. in statistics from the Middle East Technical University; an M.F.A in Design/Cultural Studies from Bilkent University; an M.F.A in visual communication from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and a Ph.D. in art and design history from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

    Ersan's artists’ books are in the Newberry Library’s Wing History of Printing collection and Joan Flasch Artists' Book collection in Chicago. He has curated exhibitions at the Sakip Sabanci Museum in Istanbul and the Fumetto Comix-Festival in Lucerne. Ersan has supervised information design projects for the City of Chicago, the University of Chicago, and the Sabanci University. He has presented at international conferences, including the International Congress of Technology, the Society for the History of Technology, Popular Culture Association and written reviews and essays for the Design Issues Journal. Ersan was a Fulbright fellow and received research grants from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Illinois, and Sabanci University.

    gersan@binghamton.edu
    www.gokhan.ersan.org

  • Hans Gindlesberger

    Gindlesberger

    Assistant Professor

    B.F.A. from Bowling Green State University and a M.F.A. in photography from the University at Buffalo.

    Gindlesberger’s projects engage a range of photographic traditions in exploring concepts of place and the materiality of the photographic image. His work has appeared internationally in galleries, festivals, and screenings including Galleri Image (Aarhus, Denmark), Gallery 44 (Toronto), the Mt. Rokko International Photography Festival (Kobe, Japan), the Voies OFF Festival (Arles, France), the Flash Forward international traveling exhibition, and FILE Media Art (São Paulo, Brazil). Gindlesberger has lectured at venues including the International Festival of Photography in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts in London, and numerous universities throughout the United States. Recently, his work has been published in BLOW photography magazine, Anthology of Appalachian Photography, Diffusion, LensCulture, AintBad, the Flash Forward Tenth anthology, and has been included in several photography textbooks. Gindlesberger is also a recipient of a Fellowship in Photography from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

    hgindles@binghamton.edu
    www.gindlesberger.com

  • Ronald Gonzalez
    gonzalez


    Professor

    B.A. from Binghamton University in 1982.

    Gonzalez's work has been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D C. De Cordova Museum & Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA. Savanna College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA. The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS. Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MI. Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY. MOCHA, NY. University of Sothern California, LA. Allan Stone Gallery, NY. Salina Art Center, KS. Intar Gallery, NY. The Hudson Walker Gallery of Art, Provincetown, MA. Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY. Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC. Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame, IN. Atlanta College of Art, GA. Gallery 24, Berlin, Cavin Morris Gallery, NY, Alternative Museum, NY. Institute Cultural Peruano Norte Americano, Lima, Peru. Art Omi, Ghent, N.Y. Rhode Island School Of Design, Providence, RI. Muse De Arte Modern, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a recipient of Binghamton University Chancellors award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities as well as grants from the Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation, Pollock Krasner Foundation, NYSC and NYFA.project grants.

    gonzalez@binghamton.edu
    www.ronaldgonzalezstudio.com

  • Soyeon Jung
    jung


    Visiting Assistant Professor

    M.F.A in Video Art from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Media Study in 2006.

    Jung is originally from South Korea and worked professionally at Samsung and Cheil Communications as a web project designer in their Integrated Global Intranet System before relocating to the United States. She has been exhibiting and screening her work nationally and internationally, including screenings at the Society of Photographic Education Multicultural Caucus Film Festival, KLEX experimental film/video festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Simultan Media Festival in Timisoara, Romania, CologneOFF Video art in Germany, among others. Her exhibitions include Santa Monica Art Studio in Los Angeles, Carnegie Art Center, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo, the 7 Days Video Series that traveled to Western Michigan University and The Bret Llewellyn Art Gallery in Alfred State University, and among others.

    sojung@binghamton.edu
    www.soyeonjung.com

  • Blazo Kovacevic
    kovacevic


    Assistant Professor

    B.F.A. in painting from the University of Montenegro in 1997, and his M.F.A. in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2000.

    Incongruous social phenomena are reoccurring themes in Kovacevic's work; he is driven by a fascination with conflict. His work explores contradictory visual elements, and juxtaposes incompatible materials, ideas, behaviors, and technologies. Kovacevic has received numerous awards for his work, and has been interviewed and reviewed in distinguished art publications and media. His work has been shown in both Europe and the United States in numerous solo and group exhibitions, most notably Context Art Miami, Miami, FL; Sightliness, Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts, Binghamton, NY; Biennale Internationale de la gravure de Sarcelles, Sarcelles, France; Utopia Station at the 50th Venice Biennial, Italy; and numerous iterations of the project Probe in venues such as Atelier Dado, National Museum of Montenegro, Cetinje, Montenegro; and the 2012 PULSE Art and Technology Festival, Telfair’s Museum Jepson Center, Savannah, GA. He participated in SOFA, at the Seventh Regiment Armory, New York City, NY, and the Art in Embassies Program, at the US Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia. For years he has exhibited his drawings and interactive projects at the Gallery Chaos, Belgrade, Serbia. Artwork by Kovacevic is found in private collections as well as in diverse corporate and museum collections, such as the Library of Congress, Washington, DC; the permanent collection of the Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA; and Independence Blue Cross, Philadelphia, PA and AmeriHealth of Philadelphia, PA. In addition to his own work, Kovacevic has curated several exhibitions and organized the first International Festival of Digital Arts in Montenegro.

    bkovacev@binghamton.edu
    www.blazokovacevic.com

  • Natalija Mijatovic
    Mijatovic


    Associate Professor/Chair of Department

    B.F.A. from the University of Montenegro, and a M.F.A. in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts.

    Mijatovic has exhibited internationally in many solo and invitational exhibits: CUE Art Foundation in New York; Museum of American Art, Philadelphia; Moderne Kunst Aus Montenegro - Stephansdom, Vienna, Austria; International Festival of Alternative Cultural Exchange (F.A.C.E.) - Belgrade and Novi Sad, Serbia; Cluj and Bucharest, Romania; Plovdiv and Sofia, Bulgaria; Sarajevo, Bosnia; Strasbourg, France; Eindhoven, The Netherlands; and Utopia Station at the 50th Venice Biennial, Italy. Mijatovic is a recipient of many international awards including the Joan Mitchell Foundation M.F.A. Grant, New York; Faculty Excellence Award at the Savannah College of Art and Design, GA; Center For Contemporary Art Award in Podgorica, Montenegro; and residencies such is Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France.

    nmijatov@binghamton.edu
    www.natalijamijatovic.com

  • John Thomson
    Thomson


    Associate Professor

    M.A. from University of Illinois in 1960 (magna cum laude) and M.S. from University of Wisconsin in 1969.

    He worked for Peter Muller-Munk Assoc. as product designer, as well as for Hermal Miller Inc. John specialized in designing and producing furniture, sailboats and musical instruments. Beside art and design, John is passionate about folk music and is performing regularly in local venues.

    thomson@binghamton.edu

Adjuncts:

  • Alexandra Davis
    davis

    Adjunct Lecturer

    B.F.A. in printmaking from Binghamton University (Summa Cam Laude), M.F.A. in printmaking from State University of New York at New Paltz.

    Davis has exhibited both in regional and international exhibitions; Pandora Project, International Gallery, Proyecto ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul South Korea, Perspectives Croatia, Croatia.

    davis@binghamton.edu
    www.alexandradavis.net

  • Alisha Sickler Brunelli

    brunelli

    Adjunct Lecturer

    B.F.A. in Printmaking from Binghamton University (Printmakers Award 2001), M.S.Ed. from Elmira College (Magna Cum Laude).

    Brunelli has worked as a professional exhibiting and commercial artist for the past 15 years.  She received a sculpture/installation fellowship and residency at Vermont Studio Center in 2003, and has served as a visiting artist in a variety of public art spaces. She has exhibited her installation, mixed media, and assemblage work in several galleries in the northeast area. Her commercial work spans both local and national audiences/cliental in the areas of children’s book illustration, logo, layout, UI design, and package design. She currently is the director/founder of KAPOW! Art Studio and ARTifact Ceramic Bar Studio.  She has taught art in both public and private settings for the past 15 years, specializing in progressive educational practices, digital imaging techniques, and drawing. She currently resides on the Public Art Advisory Board of Binghamton, NY.

    abrunell@binghamton.edu

  • Robert Fundis
  • Kathryn Niles
    Niles


    Adjunct Lecturer

    B.F.A. from Binghamton University, SUNY and a M.F.A. in printmaking from Colorado State University.

    Niles has exhibited both nationally and internationally, with a number of solo exhibitions in the US and group exhibits outside the US.  Niles is the recipient of many regional awards, including pastel painting at the National Arts Club and graphics at the Pen & Brush Gallery, both of NYC.

    kniles@binghamton.edu
    www.kathrynniles.com

  • Costa Sakellariou
    Sakellariou


    Adjunct Lecturer

    B.A. from Boston University and a Masters Degree in Photography from the Savannah School of Art and Design.

    For many years Sakellariou worked in the Middle East and South Asia as a freelance photographer represented by JB Pictures in New York. His work was regularly published in Time, Newsweek, The Independent Magazine and Der Spiegel among many others and he has participated in solo and group exhibitions internationally. Most recently he was awarded a Light Work 2015 grant.

    cossak@binghamton.edu

Staff:

  • Lou Fuchs

    fuchs

    Staff (Sculpture Tech.)

    B.S. in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University, M.S. in Electrical/Computer Engineering from the University of New Mexico, and a B.F.A. in Sculpture from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts (Connecticut).

    Fuchs spent his first career as a software designer/engineer, which he left in 2000 to pursue a sculpture career in the arts. His previous position was as a props carpenter where he created sculpture, furniture, and one-of-a-kind props for forty-two musical productions at the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut.

    His sculpture work includes carvings, bronzes, and cast paper reliefs along with his chainsaw carving adventures. He has been in group exhibits in NYC, CT, PA, and CA. in addition to commission work.

    lfuchs@binghamton.edu
    www.sculptureworksstudio.com

  • Kendra Hansen
     hansen


    Staff (Department Secretary)

    B.A. in English, Hunter College, New York, NY (Summa Cum Laude).

    Kendra has been with Binghamton University since 2006. She manages all administrative needs of the Department. She facilitates financial workflow and purchasing, travel arrangements and reimbursements, schedules models and service requests for Physical Facilities. Kendra also manages all academic records, communicates policy changes, protocol reminders etc. with the Departmental community.

    khansen@binghamton.edu

  • Marc Newton
    newton


    Staff (Photography Specialist/Digital Media Technician)

    B.A. from Brevard College (NC), and his M.F.A. in Photography from The Savannah College of Art and Design (GA).

    Newton is an artist, educator, and conservationist working mostly with image based media regarding the natural world and consumerism, and the discourse of myth-making in the landscape. Newton was previously staff photographer at The Savannah College of Art and Design (GA).

    His work has been included in solo and group exhibitions both in the US and abroad including: Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum, Georgia Museum of Contemporary Art, Center for Photographic Art, New Space Center for Photography as well as featured on Wired.com and the Daily Serving.

    newtonm@binghamton.edu
    www.marcnewtonphotography.com
     

Last Updated: 4/5/17