October 16, 2017

Electric Encounters

School of Visual Arts (SVA)

Taili Wu, Window to Taipei, 2017. Paper stop-motion animation. Courtesy of the artist. 

School of Visual Arts presents Electric Encounters, an exhibition of videos, prints and interactive installations by MFA Computer Arts students, faculty and alumni. Curated by Lotte Marie Allen, department project coordinator, and Victor (Guanzhen) Yu, a current MFA Computer Arts student, the exhibition will be on view from October 21 to November 22, 2017 at the SVA Flatiron Gallery 133/141 West 21st Street, New York City.

Electric Encounters explores the varied connections between humans and technology, and how machines influence our experience and connections. Artists in this exhibition create works examining these subjects by using a variety of media, including virtual reality, animation, prints and interactive installation.

By creating colorful stop-motion animations from handmade sculptures and sets, Taili Wu (MFA 2009 Computer Arts) celebrates curiosity and imagination. Beyza Boyacioglu (MFA 2012 Computer Arts) taps into Turkey’s collective memory through an interactive web experience, organizing and displaying telephone messages about the famous Turkish pop star, Zeki Müren. Faculty member David Mattingly illustrates the iconic science fantasy series, Animorphs with digital painting. These works, among the many others, contribute to the conceptual and visual framework of the exhibition.

Other artists in this exhibibition include current MFA Computer Arts students Catherine Lee and Xinyue Song; department faculty Benton Bainbridge and Carl Edwards; and alumni Ka Wo Cheang (2015), Milan DelVecchio (2013), Trish Gianakis (1999) and Kurt Young (2013).

If you're interesting in learning about the program please join us for our upcoming info session:

Saturday, November 4, 1pm
MFA Computer Art department
133 W 21st Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10011

To RSVP for the info session, please click here.

The MFA Computer Arts program at SVA emphasizes creative experimentation and a multidisciplinary approach to making art with computers and emerging technologies. Dedicated to producing digital artists of the highest caliber, the department guides each student in the development of a personal artistic style in a course of study that is individually tailored to meet his or her needs. Students come from around the world to study in this two-year, 60-credit MFA degree program, which has distinguished itself with nine Student Academy Awards. Please visit

The SVA Flatiron Gallery, located at 133/141 West 21st Street, is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 7pm, and Saturday, 10am to 6pm. It is fullyaccessible by wheelchair.

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for more than seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, a dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprising more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For information about the College's 32 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, visit

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