Sunday, April 18, 2010

April 12th 2010-Stephanie Syjuco

Last Monday, as part of PMMNLS, Stephanie Syjuco paid us a visit, gave a fantastic lecture and played a fierce round of mini golf.
Thank you Stephanie!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sam Durant comes for PMMNLS

**be sure to check out his work Making History in the New Video Gallery on the first floor of the Art Building at 2000 SW 5th Ave!! (April 5 thru April 14)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

How'd you get that awesome residency?

Lexa will be presenting her resource-sharing workshop "How'd you get that awesome residency" on Tuesday, April 6th from 3:30-5:00 in AB320/330. Come with a notebook and questions.

We'll go over:

Why do you want to do a residency?

Where do you want to go?

Types of residencies

Getting your package together

RESEARCH- your best friend

Paying for your residency


and more

See you there!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Winter Term Reviews

Student Presentations
Shattuck Annex
March 1
6:00-6:15 Connie
6:15-6:30 Michelle L
6:30-6:45 Josh
6:45-7:00 Anna & Ryan
7:00-7:15 Jason
7:15-7:45 break
7:45-8:00 Lori
8:00-8:15 Katherine
8:15-8:30 Lexa
8:30-8:45 Ariana
8:45-9:00 Zach

March 8
6:00-6:15 Ralph
6:15-6:30 Hannah
6:30-6:45 Miles
6:45-7:00 Robin
7:00-7:15 Michelle S
7:15-7:45 break
7:45-8:00 Motoya
8:00-8:15 Jillian
8:15-8:30 Nicole
8:30-8:45 Helen
8:45-9:00 Derek

Individual Faculty Meetings
AB 330 (times revised )

March 2
10:00-10:20 Connie
10:20-10:40 Michelle L
10:40-11:00 Josh
11:00-11:20 Anna & Ryan (this has been moved up, so all from here are also moved up)
11:20-11:40 Jason
11:40-1:00 lunch
1:00-1:20 Lori
1:20-1:40 Katherine
1:40-2:00 Lexa
2:00-2:20 Ariana
2:20-2:40 Zach

March 9
11:00-11:20 Ralph
11:20-11:40 Hannah
11:40-noon Miles
noon-12:20 Robin
12:20-12:40 Michelle S
12:40-1:40 lunch
1:40-2:00 Motoya
2:00-2:20 Jillian
2:20-2:40 Nicole
2:40-3:00 Helen
3:00-3:20 Derek

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

George Kuchar

Renowned filmmaker George Kuchar joined us yesterday for studio visits, general musings, filmed meals, and a lecture/screening hybrid in Shattuck Annex. We were very lucky to have him, and from what I have heard, those who had studio visits with him were quite pleased.

George is an extremely candid man, and at first comes off as quite soft spoken. Until he gets going. He shared many anecdotes about his process and teaching methods. He talked a lot about macaroni and cheese. He is also, quite frankly, hilarious. Here are some of my favorite quotes that I was able to scribble down...many fell between the cracks because I simply couldn't keep up!

"H.P. Lovecraft hated fish."

"Hollywood is all covered...why bother?"

"Also, when people don't show up, we use dummies."

"I don't have a car...I'm not a storm chaser. I describe myself as a storm squatter."

Audience Member - "Have you seen Avatar?"
George Kuchar - "I haven't seen that yet...I did enjoy Titanic. My friends didn't like that so much."

"I try to make them ALL family films."

Thank you, George!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Paris-New York Rendezvous, Monday January 25

Please join Ariana, Jason, Katherine & Lexa as they describe their adventures at betonsalon in Paris and apexart in New York with an informative slide presentation.
Monday January 25
6:15 pm
AB room 320

This trip was generously sponsored by AAA
The Academically-Controlled Auxiliary Activities (AAA) Fund

AAA supports travel for PSU students who participate in faculty-governed scholarly conferences by reading papers, participating in panels, or giving creative presentations. Their participation must have educational potential for other students, e.g., through a complementary presentation on the PSU campus.

Friday, January 15, 2010


*materials lab, Shattuck Annex

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Campus Resources

We know PSU has them, but they may be hard to find: Resources. it would be appreciated by present and future generations if everyone would add their secret resource list to the blog.
the new Campus Rec Center- Though it's missing the most important component- a sauna, it has a beautiful pool, classrooms, new weight lifting & cardio machines, free classes and a lot of natural light. Free for all students, affordable for faculty and partners.
The Grad Lab- in the basement of Smith, the Grad Lab has nice computers, scanners, a plotter(!), hands-on training, and some free classes:

More to come...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Congrats on Fall Reviews & Monday Night Seminar News

Congratulations to all of you on the success of your fall reviews. We especially commend the first-years, who jumped in feet first and did a great job presenting solid exploration across the board.

There is no visiting artist for the first Monday night seminar meeting of winter term (January 4) so we will meet as scheduled at 6 in room 320 for a welcome-back potluck and conversation about the program. Bring something good to share and your constructive ideas.

Please remember that the university will be closed Dec. 19-28.

Wishing you all a great break, good holidays and a very happy new year.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

November 16, 2009: James Yood

James Yood traveled all the way to Portland for his PSU lectured on November 16th. Yood teaches contemporary art history and criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he is adjunct professor in the Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism. Active as an art critic and essayist on contemporary art, he is Chicago correspondent to Artforum and tema celeste, and also writes regularly for GLASS magazine, American Craft, Aperture, and Art & Auction. He spoke on the importance of place for an artist and how a region impacts their artistic voice. Thank you so much joining us James Yood!

November 9, 2009 Speaker Laurel Nakadate

On November 9th we had the pleasure of hearing Laurel Nakadate speak about her work and career as a photographer, and film maker. The New York video artist has made her mark exploring the arcane psyche of a very peculiar archetype—the single man. Nakadate is known for powerful video and photographic works in which the artist, her subjects, and the viewer are entangled in an unsettling dance of seduction, power, trust, tenderness, loss, and betrayal. Along with her short videos and photographs she spoke about her recent films: Stay the Same, Never Change and Wolf Knife.
Thanks for joining us, Laurel!

November 2, 2009: Marc Herbst from the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest

On November 2 we were fortunate enough to host Marc Herbst, co-editor of the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest. The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest is a Los Angeles based magazine. The Journal, aware of the possibilities of the boundless moment, searches for ways to think through the cultural and political ramifications of representation. In word and aspiration, The Journal dreams toward a world that differs from "a celebration of the choice already made in the sphere of production, and the consummate result of that choice."

Thanks for joining us, Marc!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

MFA Presentantion Schedule

Each MFA student will give a 15 minute PowerPoint presentation of their quarter's work and research. This will happen at the end of the term during the Monday Night Lecture class time. Half of the class will present on November 23rd and the other half on November 30th. Please remember to bring your dinner on these nights. No food will be provided.

November 23rd
6:00-6:15 1. Helen
6:15-6:30 2. Josh
6:30-6:45 3. Nicole
6:45-7:00 4. Lexa
7:00-7:15 5. McCallah
7:15-7:45 Break
7:45-8:00 6. Zach
8:00-8:15 7. Lori
8:15-8:30 8. Anna and Ryan
8:30-8:45 9. Connie
8:45-9:00 10. Jillian

November 30th

6:00-6:15 1. Robin
6:15-6:30 2. Michelle L.
6:30-6:45 3. Ariana
6:45-7:00 4. Michelle S.
7:00-7:15 5. Miles
7:15-7:45 Break
7:45-8:00 6. Kathrine
8:00-8:15 7. Derek
8:15-8:30 8. Ralph
8:30-8:45 9. Hannah
8:45-9:00 10. Motoya

Monday, November 2, 2009

Inteview with Kenneth Goldsmith

Here is the interview with Kenneth Goldsmith. Here is the link from which you can download if you would rather download than listen streaming.:

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Nina Katchadourian speaks at PNCA 11/19

Thursday, November 19

MFA in Visual Studies Lecture: Nina Katchadourian

6:30pm | Lab at the Museum of Contemporary Craft, 724 N.W. Davis St.

Nina Katchadourian’s work exists in a wide variety of media including photography, sculpture, video and sound. Her work has been exhibited domestically and internationally at places such as PS1/MoMA, the Serpentine Gallery, New Langton Arts, Artists Space, SculptureCenter, and the Palais de Tokyo. In 2006 the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs exhibited a 10-year survey of her work and published an accompanying monograph entitled "All Forms of Attraction." Katchadourian is represented by Sara Meltzer gallery in New York and Catharine Clark gallery in San Francisco.

Check out this link to see how she dressed up a snake to look like rat and a rat to look like a snake