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Alumna Katie Blake Curated Barnard College Zine Collection, Edits Catalog

Katie Blake, who graduated from the MS program last year is now working remotely from Alaska with Barnard College to edit their zine collection catalog.

In spring 2014 Blake curated and designed an exhibition of Barnard College’s zine collection called “ReVision: Zines and Collage, an exhibit” during an internship there. The exhibition can be viewed online here.

 

Joseph Kopta, Pratt Alumnus, Recently Delivered a Paper on Byzantine Lectionaries

Joseph Kopta (BFA/MS, ’10) is a Ph.D. student in the department of Art History at Temple University. He recently delivered a paper, “Καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει : Color in Byzantine Gospel Lectionaries,” at the 2014 Graduate Student Conference on Byzantine Studies at the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Jaharis Gospel Lectionary, fol. 3r: Opening page of the Gospel of John. Constantinople, ca. 1100. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2007.286).
The Jaharis Gospel Lectionary, fol. 3r: Opening page of the Gospel of John. Constantinople, ca. 1100. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2007.286).; Inset: Joseph Kopta at The Cloisters

Alumna Update: Gumpel will be speaking at the Southeastern College Conference in November

Emily Gumpel who graduated in February 2013 will be in the session called Focus: Revealing A Single Work for the 2013 SECAC Conference meeting in Greensboro, NC, October 30-November 2, 2013She will be talking about her thesis: “The Exaltation of the Slum: Manet’s Modern Interpretation of Piety and Sensuality.” The session will be chaired by James Boyles and Arthur Marks.

Alumni Update: Stephanie Wooster

Stephanie Wooster is a 2003 MFA/MS alum. She will
graduate from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in
May 2013 with a Masters of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) degree in
paralegal studies with specializations in international law and
intellectual property law. She is currently an intern at an intellectual
property law firm called Gardner, Linn, Burkhart & Flory, LLP in the
greater Grand Rapids, Michigan area. She is also working on a master’s
thesis that argues for the fair use defense for appropriation artists
(like Sherrie Levine, Jeff Koons, and so forth) using the recent
“Patrick Cariou v. Richard Prince” 2011 case as a foundation for her
argument. She was also recently chosen by The George Washington University
for inclusion into the prestigious Golden Key International Honour
Society.

Joseph – The Star Student!

HAD alumnus Joseph Kopta (BFA/MS ’10) recently contributed the entries “Canosa di Puglia” and “Conant, K(enneth) J(ohn)” to The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art & Architecture, published by Oxford University Press (November 2012); the entries also appear in Oxford Art Online.

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