Core Faculty List
Dana Karwas is an interdisciplinary artist and designer. She holds an MPS from Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas. Her creative practice is centered around human reference frames, with a specific interest in the boundaries of sensory perception and rendering the invisible visible. She was formerly the Media Director of Maya Lin’s fifth and final memorial, What is Missing?, where she provided project direction on this worldwide, multimedia exhibition regarding climate change and endangered species. Read more >>
Critic, Yale School of Art
Justin Berry is an interdisciplinary artist and NYFA artist’s fellowship recipient. His work has been exhibited internationally in various venues, with work recently on view at CAVE in Detroit, CUAC in Salt Lake City, and at the University of Richmond Art Museum. Recent issues of Frieze, Pin-up magazine, Media-N, and Prattfolio included features on his work and Bomb Magazine commissioned the piece i-would.com from him as part of their portfolio series in 2013. Berry currently serves as project lead for the center’s Blended Reality collective, part of an applied research grant in mixed reality at the university. He is a member of the gallery collective Essex Flowers based in New York, and from 2007 to 2008 he was co-director of the artist run curatorial space Alogon, in Chicago, IL. He holds an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago.
Technical Manager and Curator, Sound Art Series
Ross Wightman is a double bassist and composer from New Jersey. He is the founder, curator and producer of the CCAM Sound Art Series as well as the founder of the CCAM Audio Composition Collective (CCAMACC), which creates virtual, multimedia musical performances for remote laptop ensemble. He teaches courses on Computer Music Composition and is faculty at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. rosswightman.net