The Institute for Electronic Arts is a high technology research studio facility within the School of Art and Design, NYSCC, Alfred University, New York. The IEA encourages and supports projects that involve interactive multi-media systems, experimental sonic/video production, digital imaging, and publications. The IEA is committed to developing cultural interactions spurred by technological experimentation and artistic investigations.


Beginning in 1969, the School of Art and Design was the first fine-art program in the country to incorporate video and electronic technologies into its curriculum. This helped to lay the groundwork for 1989’s cross-disciplinary, Electronic Arts Initiative at the School of Art and Design. This initiative was started by faculty members within the Division of Two Dimensional Studies and grew out of a response to the profound impact that emerging technologies were having in the fields of print, time-based, and interactive arts.

The Institute for Electronic Arts was then established in 1997 with the focus of developing electronic imaging studios to support cross-disciplinary work and to sponsor interactive artist residencies for the promotion of professional dialogues. The Institute for Electronic Arts currently develops projects to support electronic studios and international communications.


The Institute for Electronic Arts is dedicated to the integration of electronic media within the fine arts disciplines through a focus on art-making, research, and education. In recognition of this integration, the Institute for Electronic Arts develops working partnerships with industry and other organizations. To identify the needs of contemporary artists, the Institute supports evolving electronic studio research labs, hosts national and international conferences, and run artists’ residencies and workshops. The Institute for Electronic Arts encourages and supports projects that involve interactive multi-media, distance communication systems, experimental music/video environments, and publications. The Institute for Electronic Arts is dedicated to the global interactions of technological experimentation and artistic investigations.


The IEA studio features a time-based studio and large format digital printer, paper/print storage and workspace. Studios in the Division of Expanded Media area also available for AIRs with limited access. Check our facilities



Joseph Scheer is a Fulbright Scholar, Professor of Print Media, and Co-Director/Founder of the Institute for Electronic Arts at the School of Art and Design, Alfred University, New York. He has recently been elected Vice President of the International Academic Printmaking Alliance (IAPA) whose headquarters are in Beijing China. He has served as a panelist for the Fulbright Scholar Program for Mexico and Central America 2015 – 2017. He has also been a panelist for the NYFA print and drawing grants and was selected to be a nominator for the Macarthur Foundation. He received an MFA from the University of New Mexico in 1987. His current works, which span print media, video, and web-based projects, use technology to re-examine nature through interpretive collecting and visual recording. His work is in numerous international collections. A large selection of his works were featured in: China’s First Printmaking Festival and Exhibition, Guanlan Museum of Printmaking, Guanlan, China and the POP Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Other recent exhibitions have taken place at The Yantai Museum of Art, Yantai, China the National Museum of China, Beijing, and T+H Gallery Boston, MA. A recent show that traveled to four major museums in Sweden was comprised of 100 large format prints. fscheer_at_alfred.edu



THOMAS LOGAN, Research Specialist

Thomas J. Logan is an artist and printmaker. He received his BFA from Alfred University in Alfred, NY in 2018. He has numerous skills that cross the full range of printing technologies. Much of his work is fueled by a close look at the societal changes within intra-personal relationships and how our relationships influence us. Logan is a two-time winner in lithography for Speedball’s New Impressions competition and he has exhibited internationally at Gallery 517 in Beijing, China, and Plymouth Gallery in Plymouth, UK.





PEER BODE, IEA Co-founder & Co-director (1997-2019), Video Arts 

WILLIAM CARLSON, System Engineering & Product Design

XIAOWEN CHEN, Print + Digital Interactive Media




DAVID JONES, Electronic Design

ERIC R. SOUTHER, Video & Digital Media

JAMES HANSEN, Contemporary Art & New Media Art Historian

DON WEINHART, Technical Specialist

SARA KRAMER, Technical Specialist