Plein Air Painting and Reflecting Constant Change

Painting en plein air is an old way of breaking out of the so-called predetermined results of painting in a studio, the sort of thing famous old painters did in French gardens while wearing excellent hats. But you can make it whatever you like. Consider it an exercise in presence.

How Television Becomes a Tool for Targeting Voters

Audiences cannot avoid being targeted by political campaigns, but as long as they understand how their viewing preferences influence the perception of their identities or opinions by political campaigns, they will be able to recognize how and why they are targeted by such political advertisements.

Meme, Art or Campaign Ad?

More than ever, what kind of memes you share indicates what kind of a person you are, and suddenly harmless deep fried content has the ability to take on a sinister life of its own.

YANDAVA | The Music-Makers

Although music and art don’t have magical healing powers (I’m the sort of person who tends to frown upon the sometimes simplistic view of art as therapy), I have often found that they unblock emotions that the grind of daily life forces me to suppress out of the necessity to function in the world.

Migrant Identities: Interview With BFA Senior Sarah Zhang

Sarah Zhang (BFA ’20) is an interdisciplinary artist who, despite working mainly in digital media, also makes prints among other things. Her work translates seamlessly across media, tied together by the common thread of her bi-cultural background as a Chinese immigrant in New Zealand.

SIMS | Shortness of Breath

There is a real human experience in coming upon something and becoming so excited or inspired or impressed by it that, momentarily, the aesthetic experience supersedes breathing.