News & Events

Ricardo Rivera

Guest lecturer Tuesday, September 30th at 5pm in Kirkbride 204.

Visual artist, filmmaker and pioneer of video projection mapping. He is a founder and Creative Director of Klip Collective and owner of Monogram, located in Philadelphia. He began experimenting with video while studying film at the University of Delaware. From his first forays into video projections as a club VJ, music has often been central to Ricardo's creativity. He has created groundbreaking visual installations at nightclubs across the globe, tour visuals for Twin Shadow, and music videos for Frankie Rose and Kurt Vile. In the advertising world, brands including Nike, Target, NBC Sports and All Saints have sought his unique ability to use video projection art as a bridge between architecture, lighting design and filmmaking. Ricardo has had art installations at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow, and Sundance Film Festival's in New Frontier in 2013 and 2014.

Klip Collective is a creative and production shop specializing in creating immersive visual experiences by combining media technology and problem solving engineering with a cinematic vision. Klip believes creative should lead all projects from conception to execution. Klip excels in invention-based production and holds multiple patents in projection mapping.

For more information, visit: Ricardo's website.

Rebecca Hackemann

Guest Lecturer, Tuesday, November 11th at 5pm in Kirkbride 204.

Rebecca is a British/German conceptual artist and scholar. Hackemann grew up in Germany, and holds a BFA in Film, Video and Photographic Arts from the University of Westminster, London, an MFA from Stanford University in CA. In 2000/1 she was a Whitney Museum Independent Study Program fellow in New York, NY. In 2010 she embarked on a practice based PhD in studio art at Chelsea College of Art, which she will complete in 2015/16. Hackemann is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Kansas State University. Her interests lie in stereo photography, optical sculptures, anamorphic drawings and critical public art, as well as the role of the artist in society. Her work is inspired by literature and linguistics, John Heartfield Victor Burgin, William Kentridge, and often includes thought provoking image text combinations, in which the title acts as a key to the works meaning.

Hackemann also creates public art and optical sculptures. A phenakistiscope addressing urban transportation was exhibited as part of the Brooklyn Utopias exhibition at Olde Stone House, Brooklyn, NY in 2013. In July 2014 she presented her work and a paper at he psi, performance studies conference in Shanghai, China. She is currently working on a book on artists who employ 3-D in their practices and has published several papers. Future projects in 2015 include a new public art work in New York and in Berlin, Germany.

For more information, visit Rebecca's website.

Fall 2014 Visiting Artist

Our visiting artist lectures will be held at 5:00pm on Tuesday's in Kirkbride Room 204.

  • September 30, Ricardo Rivera
  • October 7, Trenton Doyle Hancock
  • November 11, Rebecca Hackemann
  • March 10, Black Maria Film Fest
  • March 17, John Caserta
  • March 24, Clarissa Sligh

Assistant Professor Jon Cox

Photography, Phones, and People
An interview with Cox where he discusses his upcoming MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), "Phoneography: The Basics of Cell Phone Photography". For more information, visit:

Associate Professor Colette Gaiter

Gaiter currently has an exhibition "Carteles Cubanos" of Cuban posters and other ephemera in the Recitation Gallery. There will be an opening on Wednesday, September 10th, 5-7pm.
For more information: Carteles Cubanos.

Ignatz Award Nominees

Ian Sampson's (2014 MFA UD Alum) work Up to the Top has been nominated for the 2014 Ignatz Award. For more information please visit Ignatz Awards.

Photographer's Forum

Christie Kievit (2014 BFA-FA Alum) has been selected as one of the top 100 finalist's for the Photographer's Forum publication. For more information: Photographer's Forum