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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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Martha Gever

Martha Gever’s most recent public project was an exhibition of on-line video, entitled Video Dada, at UCI’s University Art Gallery (2010). Although the show dealt with the tremendous expansion of video and the place of art within this relatively new cultural arena, it also continued Gever’s longstanding involvement with independent and experimental video, dating back to the Portapak and reel-to-reel tape. She has also maintained an interest in video’s industrial counterpart, television. Her most recent critical writings deal with relationships between art and popular culture — “Like TV: On Barbara Kruger’s Twelve” (2007) — as well as cultural and political implications of various televisual phenomena — “The Spectacle of Crime, Digitized: C.S.I.

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Beatriz da Costa


Da Costa is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher who works at the intersection of contemporary art, science, engineering and politics. Her work takes the form of public participatory interventions, locative media, conceptual tool building, and critical writing. Da Costa has also made frequent use of wetware in her projects and has recently become interested in the potential of interspecies co-production in promoting the responsible use of natural resources and environmental sustainability. Other issues addressed in her work include the use of emergent technologies to investigate context specific configurations of social injustice, the politics of transgenic organisms, and the social repercussions of ubiquitous surveillance

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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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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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