Downloadable Catalogue - Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon

Organized by the School of Art
May 2 - 16, 2015
Carnegie Mellon 2015 Senior Art Exhibition
GA LL E R Y A T C A R NEG IE ME L L O N U N I V E RS I T Y
FOUNDER: REGINA GOUGER MILLER
PURNELL CENTER FOR THE ARTS 5000 FORBES AVE
PITTSBURGH PA 412.268.3618 WWW.CMU.EDU/MILLERGALLERY
MAY- 2
MAY 16
Product:
Senior Art Exhibition
Manufactured in:
Carnegie Mellon University
School of Art
Packaged:
2015
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Andrew Sweet
BCSA in Computer Science and Art
www.andrewmsweet.com
[email protected]
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Code
Games
Video
Potassium
Art
42%
27%
20%
9%
2%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: Film, Puns, Obscure Indie Games You’ve
Probably Never Heard Of, Internet, Google Calendar
My artwork lies at the intersection of art and
technology. It’s my lens into contemporary world
views. It’s an exploration of the vast sea of data and
what it means in a human context. It deals with the
hyper-connected and the digitally isolated. It deals
with the problems of our future and draws from the
solutions of our past. It’s code, pixels, key frames,
and layers; it’s digital. It’s built from the interplay of
the free-form creativity of Art and the logical structure
of Code.
5
Anna Wettergreen
BHA in Psychology and Fine Art
annawett.wix.com/annawettergreen
[email protected]
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Oil Paint
Charcoal
Photographs
Graphite
Photoshop Layers
37%
22%
16%
13%
9%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: Ice cream, bacon, country music, popcorn, Dad jokes, iced tea, making lists, Excedrin migraine,
chocolate chip cookies
I combine my studies in psychology regarding
memory, personality, and culture shock with personal
experiences to create compelling abstract memory
landscapes. I look back on my extensive travels
and reference maps to find abstract forms in the
geographic locations of my adventures. My paintings
harness the abstraction of memory through the
layering of images and the combination of textures,
gestures, and expressive lines. Seemingly random
paths that appear to end abruptly, in fact, trace my
route from one memory to another.
7
Charlie Burlingham
BHA in Cognitive Neuroscience and Fine Art
craigslits.weebly.com
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
i want hagrid to crush me
20%
gaiaonline sephiroth avatar
tiny scatterplot
Mannulus Parvus Meus:
Amicitia Magia Est
“I grew up all over the place; I
had a crazy childhood
20%
10%
Polly Pocket ™ Polly Place ™
Totally Tiki Diner ™ Playset
iceweasel
20%
10%
5%
3%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: dragon heart-string, Michael Bublé’s
sweat & tears, pink Himalayan salt shaved off large crystal
tibetan salt lamp, cerebrospinal fluid of Linus Torvalds
I can see a website.
Thebrowser is Safarie.
The website is Instagram.
Everything you want to share ends up there.
The pictures make me hungry and happy,
because there is food and a happy child
on those pictures.
9
Connie Dai
BFA in Fine Art
www.ckdai.net
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Paint
Other
50%
50%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: Salt
The process goes like so: combing through the mind,
this viscous goop, detangling, flattening, a mound of
irresponsive flesh. Devour and create the primordial
soup from which we construct our worlds (we are
all soup, drink the brain broth – it is where all the
nutrients are). And then it marinates, stews within
until it is expelled again (either through emesis or
excretion), and it is with this that we construct and
reconstruct worlds.
11
Crystal Yip
BFA in Fine Art, Minor in Music Technology
​http://crystalyip.portfoliobox.me
[email protected]
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Painting
Printmaking
Sculpture
Animation
??????
10%
10%
10%
10%
60%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon, Good Music,
Cheetos,Mountain Dew
Drawing from the tension arising from the nostalgic
icons of my childhood (such as The Princess), and
and their lingering effect on me today, my work
takes multiple forms. It strives to provoke physical
and visceral reactions. I indulgently reference the
anime style so cherished in childhood that is just as
present in my now adult dreams. Investigating the
gap between my ideals and realities, I hope to find
some kind of equilibrium.
13
Daniel Campos
Zamora
BHA in Psychology and Fine Art
www.danielcamposzamora.com
[email protected]
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Concrete
Epoxy
Carbon Fiber
Adobe CS5
Wood Glue
30%
10%
10%
72%
40%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: Cortisol, 70s chinese pop music, hip hop,
Vitamin B12, Titanium Reference screws.
My work examines how societal boundaries are
created and reinforced, and how they unite, divide
and alienate individuals and entire communities. The
process and final forms reflect the way I negotiate
and experience the world and my environment;
confronting political and cultural realities instead of
shying away from them.
15
Dervla McDonnell
BFA in Fine Art and Japanese Studies
www.dervlamcdonnell.com
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Oil Paint
Cotton Duck
Staples
Calligraphy
Crayon
50%
20%
10%
5%
5%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: Samurai Ladies, Gossip Girl, 60s Fashion,
Kleenex, Totoro, Lip Stain, Horror Films, Red Bean Mochi
My work comes out of my fascination with language,
symbol, and sign, and questions how people from
across a variety of boundaries - geographic, linguistic,
and cultural - can communicate and connect. In playful
expressions of this wonder, I explore the languages
of paint, surface and object, creating new means of
communication along the way. By incorporating what
I have learned through studying foreign languages,
cultures and systems, I intend my art to be accessible
to more than just a Western, or art-savvy audience.
17
Jamie Walters
BFA in Fine Art
waltersejamie.wix.com/jamiewalters‐studio
[email protected]
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Conceptualism
100%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: Wit, Charm, Poise
Mythology has deep histories in the story of humanity.
Mythologies were, in ancient times, belief systems
that explained natural occurrences and our own
existences. In an industrial society, mythological
thinking is accessed through commercial advertising.
The belief systems we put into products inform our
identities. As an artist I use the histories and structures
employed by mythology to study the relationship
between the real and the construct, belief systems
as they pertain to industry, the concept of the façade
as it applies to personal and cultural identity, and our
perception of form.
19
Jolyn Sanford
BCSA in Computer Science and Fine Art
jmsandford.site44.com / @tarteauxfraise
[email protected]
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
PaintTool SAI
Computer Science Extract
Pencils
Photoshop CS6
Hot Glue
30%
21%
18%
16%
10%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: Procrastination, Head Scratching, Late
Nights, Google Image Search, Exhaustive List-making,
Thinking About Playing Video Games, Thinking About
Making Costumes, Studio Family
Sit down, I want to tell you a story. Even the smallest
stories contain worlds within them. Nothing exists in
a vacuum. Everything that makes you who you are –
your motivations, your implicit hopes and dreams, the
surroundings that influence them – is what interests
me. I am hopelessly fascinated with inventing worlds,
populating them, and exploring the creations of
others.
21
Justin Old
BFA in Fine Art
www.justinoldsuxx.com
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
The
Haters
Gonna
Hate
Hate
Hate
1%
25%
1%
25%
35%
35%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: https://www.google.com/
search?q=kim+kardashian,
I love Kim
23
Katherine Blake O’Connor
BFA in Fine Art
www.nakedpope.com
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Dirty magazine
Oil Paint
Joint Compound
My naked body
Comb
12%
26%
24%
18%
2%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: Red L&M King cigarettes, Rockstar
Punched 240mg caffeine energy drinks, McDonald’s
Big Macs, Pornhub.com, Scarring, Insomnia, Misandry
Mistaken for Feminism
I am interested in calling attention to the realities that
we, as a society, are uncomfortable with. Drawing
inspiration from the values I was taught growing up in
a conservative Catholic family, as well as the values
ingrained in our society, I create work that confronts
and repels social “truths”- standards of beauty,
stereotypes, and what is considered to be “taboo”. I
want you to question my work and feel repulsed with
the contradictions of the gruesome and the sensual,
the busy and the static, and the “pretty” and the “ugly”.
25
Kathy Lee
BHA in Art and East Asian Culture, CD minor
www.kathyylee.com
[email protected]
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Some Painting
20.1%
Some InDesign
Some Ableton
20.3%
20.4%
20.5%
Some Drawing
Some Photoshop
20.2%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: Soundcloud.com, New mechanical
pencils, Wasabi peas, Tazza brownies, sunlight,
BEEMO(my bike), Caffeine, therapy
I make work that transcends the limitations of verbal
and textual language, perhaps because of my
frustration with not being able to completely acquire
a single language. My childhood was mobile; we
moved between America, South Korea and Japan,
speaking different languages in different contexts,
places and situations. Never fully learning one made
me feel homeless at times. Making art was my way
of making home, of communicating visually and
recently, aurally.
27
Laurel MichelSchottman
BCSA in Computer Science and Fine Art
laurelms1993.github.io
[email protected]
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Coffee
Knitting
Stackoverflow Searches
Oil Painting Fumes
5 AM Ramen
39%
21%
15%
12%
9%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: To-do lists, butter in my coffee, woven
textiles, Gilmore Girls, paneer tikka masala, tiny pens and
trace amounts of showering.
I question the context of items in a larger system
and the role of individuals in social units, whether in
families, communities or society as a whole. My work
seeks to connect individuals who share a purpose or
perspective. I want to create new ways for viewers to
inspect their roles in the different circles they occupy.
My work centers around family dynamics, memory
and personal history, and gender norms.
29
Lisa Imas
BHA in Linguistics and Fine Art, additional
major in Human-Computer Interaction
hashtag-art.tumblr.com
[email protected]
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Comics
Paint Tool SAI
Screenprinting
Bookmaking
Fancy pens
35%
20%
15%
15%
10%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: stupid puns, Soviet propaganda, kids’
fiction, the collective mistake/glory of the 1990s, my salty
tears
How do we share an idea? How do we understand
each other? Is it possible to communicate our ideas
so well that someone else will have the exact same
view of it that we do? These are questions I try to
address in my art. I make comics and illustrations to
share my stories, both visually and textually, with as
much clarity and as little extraneous explanation as I
can possibly manage.
31
MacKenzie Bates
BCSA in Computer Science and Fine Art
itbmac.com
[email protected]
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Games
Photoshopped Imagery
Website Design
Music Videos
63.5%
14%
11%
7%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 3 year program.
Preservatives: U.S. National Parks (Joshua Tree,
Zion), Kid Cudi, Pigeons, Abby Leigh, How to Make It In
America, Kanye West, Obscure Australian Indie Bands...
I make games for two reasons:
1. To give back to games in return for what they have
given me
2.To make players think and challenge what they
currently believe
Thus far my two different motivations for making
games have not really aligned. There has been a
strong disconnect between making games for fun or
to give back and making games to explore something
meaningful. Moving forward, I plan to focus on a
combination of these two motivations. I want to show
how games can convey a message while still being
enjoyable.
33
Marlena Abraham
BCSA in Computer Science and Fine Art
www.marlenaabraham.com
[email protected]
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Oculus Rift
Unity 4.6
Arduino
LEAP Motion
Lily Pad boards
25%
10%
8%
8%
6%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: Steam Sales, Ben and Jerry’s Phish
Food Ice Cream, thatgamecompany, Earl Grey tea, Super
Hexagon, Parov Stelar, Pinterest, climbing rocks and the
occasional chest-high wall, Gamasutra, Star Trek TNG
I design interactive work because it’s a great way to
get observers to participate. That’s why videogames
are so often my medium of choice: the game
presents a discussion. When a player interacts with
the game, they are given the chance to contribute to
that discussion.
35
Melissa Bryan
BFA in Fine Art
www.ddirtteethh.com
[email protected]
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Obsessive hesitation cycles
Teeth
Back pain
96%
3%
1%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: unfolding landscapes, variations on
sprinting, clinical depression, accidental encounters with
unleashed animals on foggy mornings, unrequited love
bullshit, mild amnesia, questionable geometry, apple juice
an age a face a time a place
blood death landscape animals contortion fruit
futures science philosophy blunders mad crazy
nail biting mood sarcasms in the Himalayas or your
living room
self destructive looping into dirt pit everglades of the
time when we were ten and thirty-­six simultaneously
none of anything makes the kind of tomorrow sense
you were looking for
(you’ll know me when I disappear, everything comes
together)
37
Minnar Xie
BHA in Psychology and Fine Art, additional
major in Human-Computer Interaction
www.minnar.com
[email protected]
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Dabbling
Cultural Dislocation
Images
Organizing
Mindless Labor
23%
30%
7%
25%
15%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: Loose leaf tea, field notes, scrap paper,
bulk sections, mom’s closet from the 80s, team meetings,
social media outrage, Google Calendar, gummy vitamins
I am tangled up in you. If you pull me apart, you’ll
discover a part of you that’s woven in me. A part of
me, that’s attached to you, in a both frustrating and
somehow comforting way. My assertions and your
difference are what construct the you, the me, and our us.
Across disciplines I look at boundaries: political borders,
cultural expectations, and what separates one person from
another. Art is a way for me to physically process and express
shifting and repositioning between self and group identities.
39
Mishq Laliwala
BFA in Fine Art, additional major in HumanComputer Interaction, minor in Design
mishql.com
[email protected]
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Screen Printing
32%
Last minute inspiration
15%
10%
Bookmaking
Illustrator
Laser Cutter
Patterns
Sleep
8%
30%
5%
0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: chai, chaos, layers, Naked Juice, Post Its,
KUWTK, ffffound.com, Good Earth blankets, baby pillows,
TOT, Maggi noodles, applying for visas, Google Drive,
Beyonce, straightener, reupholstering stolen furniture
I am trying to restore the fading memories I have of
India. Through printmaking, installation and digital
media. The interactive nature of my work mirrors India’s
close knit societal structure and communal living.
41
Nicole Anderson
BHA in History and Fine Art
n-anderson.net
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Not-Sculpture
Sculpture
Begrudging Photoshop
Futility
55%
15%
6%
24%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: Neurosis, peanut butter toast, great indexes, matinee movies, talking too much, dry shampoo
History is a story we tell ourselves to create patterns
out of a world beyond human understanding, and
each person tells that story differently. Through my
art, I try to understand how my perspective exists
both separately from, and as a part of a broader
collective memory. Dissecting and reassembling
places and histories that do not belong to me, I
construct narratives that lie somewhere between
memory, reality and fiction. I collaborate with different
iterations of myself in search of a place where all
of these different versions of truth can coincide.
43
Reese Adams
Romagnoli
BFA in Fine Art
Instagram: fleecy_4ever
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Ink
Paper
Computer
Body
20%
20%
20%
20%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: Always Horny, Attitude Problem
By realizing my fantasies through drawing, animation
and performance, I investigate objectification
of all kinds, whether oppressive or liberating. I
have always been attracted to “the other,” and am
interested in the difference between identification
and objectification in the face of otherness. I
hope to bridge contemporary art and popular
culture through legible, yet unfamiliar narratives.
45
Rika Keener
BFA in Fine Art
vixndwnq.weebly.com
www.facebook.com/vixndwnqart
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Fur
Photoshop
Sleep
Bright Colors
Markers
10%
19%
2%
40%
19%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: Cats, Cartoons, Reddit, Furries, Strawberries, Hugs, Hot glue burns, Teal things
Most of my life has been centered around animals. As a
kid, I ran around my house on all fours pretending to be
a dog, drew animal characters constantly, and owned
dozens of stuffed animals, each with their own names
and personalities. In recent years, I have discovered
the world of furries where I can embrace my love for
animal characters. It is a world where I can blend
drawing, sculpture, comics, animation, storytelling,
costume, performance, and video to express myself
through the characters that I have been creating since
childhood, a world that celebrates our animal nature.
47
Ruby Yen-Ting
Wang
BFA in Fine Art
www.rubyyentingwang.com
[email protected]
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Food
Porn
Body
Beauty
40%
10%
35%
15%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: sugar, carbs, fats, pain, fear, perfectionism
“Food pornography” has become a type of fetishism,
an excessive effort to sexualize edibles through visual
representation. My paintings, photography and videos
are intimate portraits of our contemporary tendencies
to eroticize what we eat. Their tactile quality emulates
and refers to the physicality of both food and paint.
My work echoes society’s fixation on excessive
displays of food, driven by insatiable appetite and
a cultural desire to have anything and everything.
49
Sam Ticknor
BFA in Fine Art, minor in Computer Science
samanthaticknor.com
[email protected]
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Drawing
Animation
Printmaking
Color
Code
Collage
30%
20%
20%
10%
10%
10%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: Sunny Days, AS, Ooka, Booka, Baba
Loo(p)ka
In an instant, wondrous fantasies can arise
out of everyday life. I believe that we can
benefit by training ourselves to recognize such
instances. Through my art, I record and share
these fleeting experiences with others. Through
drawing, I build larger narratives around these
moments, exaggerating their whimsy and delight.
51
Samantha Ward
BHA in Professional Writing and Fine Art
www.samanthawardart.com
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Rag paper
25%
Live Music
25%
Emulsion
Speedball ink
Plexiglass
Micron pens
Gauche
10%
7%
3%
15%
15%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: Spotify, Insta-Dri Nail Polish, two eggs,
Gnarly Head Merlot, aggressive emails, Google Calendar,
AP Style Guide
I feel a democratic impulse when I create. I plan
parties, give away prints, and make books and
magazines. I forge temporary interaction between
participants so that, if only for an hour, we can all
truly exist in the same space. These things are not
for me, and I do not work in solitude. My work is more
yours than mine.
53
Samuel Poulos
BHA in Film Studies and Fine Art
www.samuelpoulos.com
[email protected]
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Glass
Cyanotype, Light (each)
Adobe
Lasers, A Reliable DSLR (each)
40%
20%
6%
5%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: Tears, Star Trek, Songza.com, Coffee,
Delusion, The Moving Image, Staring at LED’s, House
Stark, the idea of my imminent destruction, Jeremy
Zuckerman.
In pursuit of the uncapturable, I work to embody
that which is destroyed, dystopic, and removed.
I work to bring narrative to life in a way that
connects it to the mind, body, and spirit. My muse
is destruction, the anguish that comes with it,
and the creative potential that comes after it.
I work to find meaning by understanding my past –
a past that extends beyond the boundaries of this
life. The sum of our parts is only what we remember.
55
Sarah Anderson
BFA in Fine Art
www.seandersonart.com
[email protected]
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Sketching
Writing
Books
Thinking
Experimentation
25%
25%
63%
83%
110%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: Spotify, Netflix, Google, Vanilla Coke,
Anxiety, Cheap French Wine, Amazon Prime, Late Night
Snacking, Some Sense of Competence, Sweatpants
I like taking pictures of clouds. I am intrigued
by how romanticism in landscape painting has
crossed over into the digital age to arrive at the
hype of Instagram and other forms of accessible,
mainstream, digital photography. By trapping visions
of a sky’s vast majesty in rectangular panels,
the paintings mimic the degraded palette and
constraining format of the image files on my cell
phone. In this case, the sky is and is not the limit.
57
Sarah Croop
BFA in Fine Art
sarah-croop.squarespace.com
[email protected]
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Photography
Printmaking
Screenshots
40%
20%
10%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: Coffee, sawdust, Skype, catnaps, naps
with cat, the quiet hours of early morning, laser cutter
fumes, obsessive record keeping, fresh air, the Belchers
How do you construct a sense of self when your
personal archive exists in pixels and electrical
current? My work explores the manners in which
digital mediation interrupts, interferes with, or
supplements a lived experience. My photographs
use unconventional methods to capture an image of
21st century culture. I mix the formats of traditional
portraiture with iPhone photography, and I reappropriate photographs I pull from public imagesharing web platforms like FlickR and Instagram. I
jump between accessible public image galleries and
personal archives, searching for where I feel the
strongest sense of self.
59
Sejal Popat
BHA in Logic & Computation and Fine Art
www.sejalpopat.com
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Chalk/pixels/paint
Voice/story/sound
50%
50%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: Endless reading material, spaciness,
obsession with colors and sounds
I work primarily with paint but am interested more
generally in visual methods of representing narrative
and information. In painting, I hope to capture
transient events such as the mood of an airport
runway after rain, or the expressions of a friend
overlaid in layers. In addition to this I am concerned
with emerging media and how new platforms
effect the stories we can tell and their delivery.
61
Stephanie
Cheung
BSA in Fine Art and Physics
[email protected]
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Fabric
Arduino
LEDs
Birb
50%
10%
28%
2%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: Food, Adafruit.com, studio family,
Billy Causey, endless sighing and wringing of hands,
mermaids, the Internet, and Welcome to Night Vale.
I seek out strange beauty in unconventional
places, particularly in the deepness of the seas
and in the emptiness of space. While I cannot
hope to truly do it justice, I would like to inspire and
educate others about the natural world. Through
my work I hope to grow as an artist, scientist,
and human being through an appreciation for
nature’s beauty in all its weirdness and splendor.
63
Taylor Preston
BHA in History and Fine Art
www.taylorpreston.net
[email protected]
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Photography
InDesign
Book Making
Bone Folder
Rag Paper
The Craft of Research (3rd
Edition) by W. C. Booth, G.
G. Colomb, and J. H. William
30%
20%
15%
10%
5%
5%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter, MAC Russian Red Lipstick, Patsy Cline, Google Calendar, Chicago
Manual of Style, Reyna’s Taco Shack.
I am often dissatisfied with the ways in which we
remember our history and fascinated by how our
society manipulates the past to support a dominant
narrative. I present the viewer with stories that upset
master narratives, particularly those stories that go
untold. My artwork reimagines the ways in which we
place them within the context of our nation’s history.
65
Thomas Ndiaye
BFA in Fine Art
totatem13.deviantart.com
[email protected]
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Graphite
Animation
Ink
Colored Pencil
35%
20%
20%
15%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: Daft Punk, Ken Sugimori, The Roads Not
Taken, Memories, NiN10Doh!, a Pharaoh Complex
My work has always relied heavily on narrative
to convey my ideas. Delving into two sides of my
personality—the lighter side focuses on the beauty
and preciousness of nostalgia while the darker side
explores the depths of my mental state and inner
monsters. Through animation and illustration, I
give new life to the darkness and light that coexist
within me by transforming them into organic
creatures or personifying inanimate objects. My
work ranges from the delicacy of childhood to the
fortitude of death. These transformed creatures
and objects can assume the innocent vulnerability
of childhood or the morbid bleakness of death.
67
Tyler Porten
BHA in Japanese and Fine Art, additional
major in Human Computer Interaction
www.tylerporten.com
[email protected]
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
2D Animation
3D Animation
Japanese
Regret
20%
20%
20%
20%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: Friends
The primary intention of my work is to elicit a reaction
from the viewer, whether it be laughter or disgust,
positive or negative. My work has steadily evolved
from a purely visual focus to one that both informs and
entertains the viewer. My hope is to reach into the
mind of viewer to foster an indirect exchange of ideas
and values, whether aesthetic or cultural. My
animations address themes and values of Japanese
animation and culture, and explore how
anime is viewed in both America and Japan.
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Vanessa Branch
BHA and Hispanic Studies Minor
cargocollective.com/byvanessabranch
[email protected]
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
Character Design
Illustrator
Urethane Plastic
Super Sculpey
2D Animation
15%
12.5%
12.5%
5%
10%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: Stickie Notes, Designer Toys (Urban
Vinyl), Grendel, Guillermo del Toro, Pinterest,
Netflix, Tim Burton, Bill Murray, Gummy Worms, Chai Tea
Latte, Nightmares
My work is a synthesis between literal narrative and
visual media. Simply put, I live in a similar chaotic
but fun wordl like Toontown in ‘Who Framed Roger
Rabbit?’
I create characters that walk the fine line of dark
humor, but they are almost always presented in an
aesthetically endearing package, complementing
their corresponding narratives.
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Veda Sun
BFA in Fine Art
[email protected]
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Values*
steam pork bun
secret dragon wishing well
99%
1%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 4 year program.
Preservatives: medication, meditation
Blooming like lotus is the white rabbit under a full
moon… is he dreaming?
My mother, “Hong,” means “water,” always flowing,
like the river… I learn to be fluid like my mother; she
passes it down to me. In this way, family is the one
true path to prosperity.
My father, hard and never breaking. Eyes of jade,
teeth of pearl. I wonder, “is my father dreaming?”
One day, I wake in a daze, my head swimming. Am
I dreaming? What is light without darkness? In this
way, Whenever I see a Ying Yang sign, I fall to my feet and cry.
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Exhibition & Catalog Committee:
Charlie Burningham
Dervla McDonnell
Melissa Bryan
Nicole Anderson
Sam Poulos
Samantha Ward
Sarah Anderson
Design:
Kathy Lee
Mishq Laliwala
Carnegie Mellon University
School of Art
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
t: 412.268.2409
f: 412.268.7817
e: [email protected]
www.cmu.edu/art
@CMUSchoolofArt
General operating support for the Miller Gallery is provided by Carnegie Mellon University, and the exhibitions and programs are supported in part by a
grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as the CMU College of Fine Arts
and the School of Art. Additional support comes from gallery members, patrons, sponsors, and donations.
Exhibition + event info: www.bit.ly/seniorart2015
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NON-PROFIT ORG
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Bus
Bike racks
Free parking after 5pm + on weekends
2015 Senior Art Exhibition
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