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Every other year, select faculty at Florida Atlantic University get their time to shine in the setting where they teach. Through January 29, 2022 , the Biennial Faculty Art Exhibit headlines a diverse exhibit slate at the campus’s Schmidt Center Gallery in Boca Raton by presenting the work of more than 20 FAU educators.
Representing printmaking, ceramics, painting, video, photography and other media, many of these artist-instructors have group and solo exhibitions featured in national and international venues. They appear in major museums and in private collections. The biennial unites them in celebration of the university’s combined artistic and academic talents.
Of course there is a teaching component. “It’s more for the students to understand what their professors are making, to understand what they’re working on a little bit more, Natalie Luong, exhibition assistant at FAU Galleries and biennial co-curator, told PureHoney.
From associate Professor Annina Rüst, who teaches game development, programming and electronics at FAU, comes “Pac-Mom,” a digital game displayed on an iPad inside a wall-mounted anti-theft case. Rüst’s works often address political issues within tech culture, including online privacy and gender representation.
Daniel Bolojan, an assistant professor in the School of Architecture, will present “Machine Perceptions: Gaudi and Neutral Networks” in two media: digital print and video installation. The work represents explorations in computation, neural networks, machine learning and generative design undertaken through his own Nonstandardstudio.
There are unearthly ceramics by assistant professor Thomas Stollar and enigmatic images by associate professor and head of photography Sharon Lee Hart. Assistant professor Joseph Velasquez, who teaches printmaking, will showcase a set of stacked paneled boxes with relief and screen printing entitled “Impressions and Reflections.” Earlier this year, Velasquez curated “Corridos Visuales,” an FAU exhibit featuring Latinx printmakers from the U.S., Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.
Participating artists include faculty from FAU’s Department of Visual Arts and Art History, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College and the School of Architecture within the College for Design and Social Inquiry.
The Florida Atlantic University Biennial Faculty Art Exhibit runs November 12-January 29 at FAU’s Schmidt Center Gallery & Public Space, Boca Raton.