Congratulations to Devika Sen and Professor Joyce Polistena

Devika Sen, an undergraduate student in Professor Joyce Polistena’s course “Radical Art and Activist Artists” fall 2016, has had her abstract accepted for a symposium on Activist Latina Feminists Artists Cooperatives at U MASS, Dartmouth. The symposium will be on April 18 and is international in scope. Professor Polistena saw the announcement and contacted Devika and she agreed to prepare and send her work. Many of you may remember Devika when she worked in our office—we miss her.

Congratulations to Devika Sen and Professor Polistena!

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Congratulations to Professor Karnet on Her Recent Exhibition

Metamorphosis was a recent exhibition held at Con Artist Collective & Gallery in the Lower East Side, featuring early, reinterpreted, and recent works by Professor Sue Karnet. On view from March 13th to the 17th, the exhibition showcased an intriguing look into her progression as an artist. See poster below for additional details.metamorphosis

Congratulations to Professor Gisolfi for Her Recent Publication!

Professor Gisolfi’s book, Paolo Veronese and the Practice of Painting in Late Renaissance Venice, has recently been published by Yale University Press. It is described as,“A fascinating look at Paolo Veronese’s paintings and how his innovative techniques, use of materials, and workshop organization shed light on the practice of painting in Renaissance Venice.”

Congratulations, Professor Gisolfi, on this momentous occasion!













Book cover image from Yale University Press site: Yale Books

Professor Polistena Contributes to Pratt News With Recent Faculty Insight

facultyinsight-newIn the latest update of Faculty Insight, “The Art of Protest: What Role Do Artists Play as the Agents of Change?”, Professor Polistena shares her thoughts on the relationship between artists and activism, the power they have wielded throughout history, and the relevancy of radical acts of protest in the current political climate. These ideas are explored in the areas of social media, art as protest, and Pratt Institute’s responsibility to encourage critical thinking.



Interior Design Symposium

Interior Provocations: Radical Domesticities Symposium is an upcoming event organized by Professors Anca Lasc and Karyn Zieve of the History of Art and Design Department, in collaboration with the Interior Design Department and the Pratt Institute Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator. The symposium will take place on February 4, 2017 from 10AM to 6PM. See poster below for more details and click through for registration.


Professor Sue Karnet to Participate in Holiday Group Show

Professor Sue Karnet will be exhibiting work at the 4th Annual Wendigo Production Holiday Group Show. The show will take place at Art on a Gallery with an opening reception on December 8th from 8-10PM. For more in formation, see poster below.


Professor Karnet Included in Recent Exhibition

Professor Sue Karnet had a sculpture recently on view at Con Artist Gallery in the Lower East Side. The exhibition, Futurotica 2, was an erotica show with a futurist slant. On from November 14, the show closed on November 26th. See poster below for more details.



Professor Lasc Publishes New Article in Journal of Design History

Professor Anca Lasc has just published a new article in the Journal of the Design History, titled “The Traveling Sidewalk: The Mobile Architecture of American Shop Windows at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.” The full text can be accessed online, for free, by clicking directly on the links below:

Professor Anca Lasc to Present Paper at INHA

This October, Professor Lasc will be presenting her paper entitled “Imagined Interiors: Nineteenth-Century Model Rooms and the Rise of a New Profession”, at INHA (National Institute of Art History) in Paris. From October 7-8, Professor Lasc, along with a number of other scholars, will present on topics in the field of interior design and decoration.


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