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Miles Coolidge

Upon completing his Master of Fine Arts degree at the California institute of the Arts, Coolidge received a postgraduate DAAD fellowship for one year of study with Bernd Becher at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. His work has since been involved with reconciling a concern with the formal properties of photographs (scale, materiality, presentation) with the character of subjects that comprise the physical and conceptual armature that make such pictorial representations meaningful. He has taught photography and studio art at Otis College of Art, UCLA, USC, and the California Institute of the Arts. Coolidge's artwork includes the six  photographic series Garage Pictures, Safetyville, Central Valley, Mattawa, Drawbridges and Street Furniture, and the photographic installations Observatory Circle, Accident Investigation Site, and Wall of Death.

His most recent solo exhibition, at ACME, Los

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Kevin Appel

Appel's artwork occupies spaces within and between the practices of painting and architecture, following a trajectory describing the slow and messy dissolution of the integrity of the house, home, and pictorial space. 

His solo exhibitions include Ameringer McEnery Yohe, New York (2104), Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica (2013), Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects (2012), ACME. Gallery, Los Angeles (2009), Two Rooms Gallery, Auckland (2008), Wilkinson Gallery, London (2006); Angles Gallery, Santa Monica (2006, 2002, 1999, 1998); Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City (2003); Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (2001); and the Museum of Contemporary Art

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Gifford Myers

Myer's work includes painting, ceramic sculpture, sculpture (of all techniques and materials), and public art. His solo exhibitions include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1992), International Museum of Art for Ceramics, Faenza, Italy (2001); Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena (2003); Seto Museum of Art, Seto, Japan (1999); MOCA, Albisola, Italy (1992); Museo Montelupo, Italy (1992); Ruth Siegel Gallery, New York (1991); John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco (1986 , 1984); Berkeley Art Museum (1985); Laguna Museum of Art (1985); University Art Museum, UC Santa Barbara (1985); Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (1982); McIntosh/Drysdale Gallery, Washington, DC (1982); and Janus Gallery, Los Angeles (1981).He has received Individual Artist Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Durfee Foundation. A massive installation fabricated on-site

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Robert F. Nideffer

From 2005-2009 Nideffer was Co-Director then Director of the Arts Computation Engineering (ACE) Graduate program. In 1999 he founded the Game Culture and Technology Lab, and in 2005 (some five years after first being proposed... ) a related academic Concentration in Game Culture and Technology housed between the School of Information and Computer Science, and the School of the Arts. He holds a courtesy appointment in Informatics, and is Affiliated faculty in the Visual Studies Program. Robert has participated in a number of national and international online and offline exhibitions, including the Whitney Biennial (2002) and the Biennale of Electronic Arts (2002), speaking engagements and panels for a variety of professional conferences and events. He has raised truckloads of money by capitalizing on the contemporary impulse to digitize and gamify everyday life, and is represented by HTTP and Google, Inc.


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Simon Penny


Current research/practice -

Making Sense – Computing, Cognition, Art and Embodiment. MIT press. In press, due Fall 2017.

A Body of Knowledge – Embodied Cognition and the Arts conference, Director. CTSA, UCI, 8-10 December 2016.

Embodied Encounters exhibition. Beall Centre for Art and Technology. Oct16-Jan17, co-curator.

Orthogonal Project (experimental ocean going sailcraft based on Micronesian voyaging canoe designs) Director, designer.

Current classes -

From Steam To Steampunk –

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Connie Samaras

An artist and sometimes writer, Samaras's creative/research interests include built environments, speculative landscapes and cultural narratives; political geographies and psychological dislocation in the everyday; science fiction and the imaginary; the liminal space between documentary and fiction; studies in sexuality; cinema studies, and popular culture; feminism and transregionalism; history of second wave feminism; culture and technology.

Recent awards include California Community Foundation/Getty Mid-Career Artist Fellowship (2006, for a film and photo project in Lesbos, Greece); National Science Foundation Artists and Writers Grant (2004-05, for VALIS, a series of photo and video projects shot at the South Pole and the Ross Ice Shelf); Anonymous Was a Woman (2003); COLA (2003); and Adaline Kent Award, San Francisco Art Institute (2002). Solo exhibitions of VALIS include Galería Metropolitana of the

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Yvonne Rainer

Yvonne Rainer, choreographer, filmmaker, and writer, was one of the founders of the Judson Dance Theater (1962) and the improvisational group, Grand Union (1970). Major choreographic works: The Mind is a Muscle (1968), Continuous Project-Altered Daily (1969-70), After Many a Summer Dies the Swan (2000, commissioned by the Baryshnikov Dance Foundation for the White Oak Dance Project), AG Indexical (2006), RoS Indexical (2007), Spiraling Down (2008).

Beginning with Lives of Performers (1972), she produced and directed seven feature-length films, including Privilege (1990, winner of the Filmmakers' Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah, 1991, and the Geyer Werke Prize at the International Documentary Film Festival in Munich, l99l), and MURDER and murder (1996, winner of the Teddy Award at the 1997 Berlin Film Festival and Special Jury Award at the 1999 Miami Lesbian

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Bruce Yonemoto

Bruce Yonemoto has developed a body of work which positions itself within the overlapping intersections of art and commerce, of the gallery world and the cinema screen. His recent work developed with funding from Creative Capital deals with the discovery of the real and poetic convergence between two phenomena specific to Argentina. It is the site of one of the few growing glaciers in the world as well as the last growing Lacanian psychoanalytic practice. He is also developing a Peruvian Quechua Opera with theater/opera director David Schweizer. His recent photo and video work was developed and produced in Vietnam. He is currently developing a performative project in Taiwan and a project exploring Cinema Novo in Rio de Janeiro.

Yonemoto has been honored with numerous awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Film

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