Professional Development Fund grants awarded

The Professional Development Fund Committee met mid-November to review project proposals submitted for its Fall 2014 funding cycle. The Committee is pleased to announce the following awards to:

John Caserta, Assistant Professor in Graphic Design, to support printing costs related to the project for/with/in.

Farrin Abbas Zadeh, Lecturer in History of Art + Visual Culture, to support completion of her illustrated research book, Soul of Nature.

Suzanne Mathew, Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture, for travel costs related to a research project measuring dynamic environmental factors during three seasons in Union Square.

Alexandra Anthony, Senior Critic, Film/Animation/Video, for final production costs related to the feature length documentary film Three Pomegranate Seeds.

Jesse Asjes, Assistant Professor, Textiles, for a research project investigating acoustic moving panels as smart materials.

Julie Ann Nagle, Assistant Professor in Sculpture, to support the completion of the installation Congress.

Kai Franz, Assistant Professor in Foundation Studies, to support the launch of his book Serial Nature in the U.S and accompanying exhibition.

Ken Horii, Professor in Foundation Studies, for material costs for a project working with Plascore panels and Coroplast sheets for fabrication of prototype furniture and sculpture.

Leslie Hirst, Associate Professor in Foundation Studies, for shipping costs and a TU course release related to participation in a solo exhibition in Italy and as artist-in-residence in Austria.

Clement Valla, Assistant Professor in Graphic Design, for travel to France for the research and production of six sculptural works.

Mikhail Mansion, Critic, Illustration, for costs related to development of a motion platform system.

Yugon Kim, Critic in Interior Architecture, for development and fabrication of an installation competition proposal selected by the Heritage Museum and Gardens.

Daniel Harkett, Associate Professor, History of Art + Visual Culture, for a research trip to France to gather material for two projects; essays on Horace Vernet and an article on the French universal museum.

Jennifer Goldberg, Critic, Industrial Design, for a creative research project making shoe prototypes.

Debra Balken, Lecturer, Graduate Studies, for travel to Chicago and Washington DC to research archival materials on Arthur Dove.

Joy Ko, Critic, Architecture, to create an online platform for “Decodes” to be a resource with interactive contributions.

Andrew Raftery, Professor in Printmaking, for completion of the series “The Autobiography of a Garden” on twelve transferware plates.

Alejandro Borsani, Assistant Professor in Foundation Studies, for participation as an artist in residence at The Story of Light Festival in India.