Carrie Patterson, Chair
Associate Professor of Art
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Alumni Where are they now?
Matthew Fishel (studio art, 2001) completed an MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010. Originally interested in painting, Matthew has expanded his practice to include animation, video, installation, and digital imaging. He is a frequent contributor to RedStarKGB, an ongoing collaboration of filmmakers in Baltimore. His own film, "A Short Film Regarding Possibilities", was selected by the Maryland Film Festival in 2006. See his work at http://www.matthewfishel.com
Balancing tradition & modernity in the East & West : Shahzia Sikander & Gizella Varga Sinai
Abstract: This paper explores the different geographical, cultural, political, religious and artistic influences that an artist faces when moving to another country. The focus of this paper is the Pakistani-American artist, Shahzia Sikander and the Hungarian-Iranian artist, Gizella Varga Sinai. This paper deals with the history of Middle Eastern art and reconciling that rich history and especially Persian miniature painting with Western ideals, especially in art. The paper includes visual analysis on selected works as an illustration of this balance.