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.
Core Faculty and Staff
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 commisioned the piece i-would.com from him as part of their portfolio series in 2013.
Christopher Mir is a painter, musician, and digital media devotee. He received an MFA from Boston University in Painting and Printmaking and a BFA in Painting and Anthropology from Marlboro College. His work embodies the interaction between the digital sphere and the numinous. Subject matter for paintings is drawn from a myriad of sources including printed photographs, film and video screen captures, and social media.
Aaron Peirano Garrison
Aaron Peirano Garrison explores new and traditional story forms in film and media. He is fascinated by how story-telling through images creates connections inter-culturally and across time. His globally minded practice is informed by a life-long passion for social and cross-cultural engagement and by his prior background in international humanitarian fieldwork in South East Asia, Central and South America.
Residents and Fellows
Bobby Berry, an interdisciplinary artist and Yale graduate, is the CCAM and Tsai CITY (Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale) Innovation Fellow, in partnership with the Office of the Secretary and Vice President for Student Life, Belonging at Yale. After graduating from Yale College with a degree in Computing and the Arts, he continued to work within the Yale community on projects in Immersive Media.
Simone Cutrí is an Italian Designer currently based in Brooklyn (NY). He hold a BA from ISIA Urbino and an MFA from Yale School of Art, both in Graphic Design. He is currently working with no-profit organizations, architecture firms and interactive agency to expand his design practice.
Farid Abdul is learning about X Reality technologies and the Unity game engine. He is studying Computer Science at Southern Connecticut State University. His passions include network administration, programming, and flag design.