MIAD Professor Jason Yi was one of seven individuals selected to receive the prestigious Mary Nohl Fellowship for Emerging Artists. Congratulations, James! His work can be seen at the Institute of Visual Arts (Inova) at the UWM Peck School of the Arts from Friday, October 14 through December 11, 2005. Follow this link for more information.
James Barany employs animation/video to create a series of self-portraits linked to Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences. Barany’s latest body of work is the result of a year-long expedition into the self, motivated by a desire to map his deficiencies so that he can better teach himself to change. According to Lindsey Wolkowicz, Barany “presents his greatest strengths and weaknesses in a manner that is simultaneously vulnerable and clever. He reveals struggles as well as their companion coping mechanisms, displays his multi-faceted talents in opposition to extreme self-consciousness, places gift and grievance alike in front of the viewer, thus exposing a more complex being… a complete self-portrait.”
James Barany’s experimental animations have been included and received awards in numerous recent screenings, including the Black Maria International Film + Video Festival (Directors Choice Award), Humboldt International Short Film Festival (Jurors Citation), Wisconsin Film Festival (Best Experimental Video), Antimatter International Experimental Film Festival and at ATHICA’s National Bodies in Crisis exhibition in Athens, Georgia. Barany is currently an associate professor of Foundations at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design where he also teaches in MIAD’s new time-based media program. Barany, a MIAD alumnus, also holds an MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.