Director, Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University (IEA at AU)

Distinguished Professor of Print

Joseph Scheer is a Fulbright Scholar, Professor of Print Media, Co-Director/Founder of the Institute for Electronic Arts at the School of Art and Design, Alfred University, New York and the Dongshi Scholar Chair, Professor at Northeast China Normal University in Changchun China. He is Vice President of the International Academic Printmaking Alliance (IAPA) whose headquarters are in Beijing China and is a Deputy Dean of the International Printmaking Institute of the newly formed International Printmaking Institute at the Central Academy of Fine Arts 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. He is a member of International Education Steering Committee at Northeast Normal University, Changchun China and a member of the China International Design Educator Association (C- IDEA). 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. Recent one Person Exhibitions have been at the AC Gallery 798 Gallery District. Beijing China and Gallery Hotel Henry Buffalo, New York. 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 Solander Gallery, Wellington New Zealand, Burchfield Penny Art Center, Buffalo, New York, The Yantai Museum of Art, Yantai, China the National Museum of China, Beijing, and T+H gallery Boston, MA. Guanlan Museum of Printmaking, Guanlan, China and the POP Gallery, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.  A major exhibition of his works traveled to four major museums in Sweden was comprised of 100 large format prints.


Director, Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University (IEA at AU)

Miranda K. Metcalf holds a B.A. from the University of Washington in Philosophy and an M.A. from the University of Arizona in Art History, with a focus on printmaking. After graduating, she became the Director of Contemporary Printmaking at Davidson Galleries in Seattle, Washington. In 2017, she moved to Sydney, Australia, where she worked with the world-renowned Cicada Press at the University of New South Wales. After two years “Down Under,” she relocated to Bangkok, Thailand, to take a director position at S.A.C. Gallery. She returned to the United States in 2021 and worked as a freelance writer, podcaster, and director of the month-long printmaking festival Print Santa Fe. She co-hosts the podcast Hello, Print Friend, which is the longest-running print-centric podcast with over 200 episodes featuring artists from over thirty countries in English and Spanish. When not working, she is gazing adoringly at her two street dogs, Lucy and Turien, who came back with her from Thailand.


Technical Specialist, Print Media

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. His personal work is a cross-exploration between traditional and digital print practices with a focus on digital tools extending the visual language of traditional methods. As a Master Printer for Visiting Artists, he collaborates with resident artists through the multiples aspects of printmaking in the art making process – from conception, physical printing, and exchange.


Media & Technology Technician

Bernard Aaron Dolecki is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and technophile from Jamestown, New York, who holds MFA in Emerging Practices from the University at Buffalo (UB). With a practice that spans multiple disciplines, he focused on delivering multi-user experiences through technology.

Since graduating, Bernard has been teaching at UB in the Department of Media Study with a teaching philosophy centered on community-driven experimentation. He says, “It was during the extreme isolation of the pandemic where I went through a deep introspection to find that my creative ideation flourishes through social collaboration.” Bernard’s current efforts lay in founding the Experimental Media Lab of WNY—a space for artists in the region to discuss critical social topics and create new media works towards ongoing group shows.


Co-Director Emeritus, Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University (IEA at AU)

Peer Bode (b. 1952, Rosenheim, Germany) is an artist, educator, and independent-media studio advocate. Bode is a second generation American video artist, his work first appearing in the mid 1970’s. He is associated with the New York, Owego and Alfred schools of independent media art. Bode is Professor of Video Arts and Co-Director/Co-Founder of the Institute for Electronic Arts at the School of Art and Design, Alfred University, Alfred, New York.

Working in film up until the early 1970s, Bode then moved into emerging electronic moving-image media. Peer Bode had been exposed to electronics by his father Harald Bode, pioneering developer of electronic musical instruments. Working as programs coordinator for the Experimental Television Center in Owego, New York, Peer Bode collaborated with numerous resident artists and engineers in creating a DIY community and artist project committed to “tool expansion” and “personal studio making.” Recognizing the imposed limits of industrial and consumer technology, Bode sought to externalize the “hidden coding and control structures” of the video signal. As a new media arts practitioner, Bode harnesses historical and emerging media technologies in a reflexive investigation that explores and presents electronic images and sounds in their historical, phenomenological and semiotic conditions. Bode’s work presents spaces, times and transitions that are giddy, excessive, autonomous and poetic, specifically through the synthesis of audio and video signals.

Supporting Members


Professor of Art History

Gerar Edizel, Professor of Art History in the School of Art and Design, is a founding member of the Institute for Electronic Arts. He served as Chair of the Division of Art History where he instituted a BS degree program in Art History and Theory. He served as interim dean and subsequently as the Inaugural Michelle and Martin Cohen Dean of the School of Art and Design. He is honorary Visiting Professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing and at the University of Arts, Changchun, China. Under the aegis of IEA, and with support from NEA and NYSCA, he planned and directed a two-day conference and symposium titled New Collaborations/Electronic Intersections in 2002, at Alfred University. He edited and published the conference proceedings in a bilingual catalogue (in English and Chinese) bearing the same title.


Professor of Print

Chen Xiaowen, Graduated from the Printmaking Department of Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts. He is currently a full professor of the Division of Extended Media at Alfred University, and a distinguished professor of the Central Academy of Fine Arts. He is also the Honorary Director of Robotic Art Lab at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in China, and artistic advisor at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Phoenix Art, Gu Langyu, China.Since 1996, he has been engaged in digital media art and design, both in his studio practice and teaching. He is the first generation of digital media artist and educator in China. In 2001. In the past ten years, he has focused on making of video, interactive video installation, physical computing, and on teaching in the field of art and technology. Participated in the Chengdu Biennale, and participated in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery Biennale three times. He has held solo exhibitions at He Xiangning Art Museum, Today Art Museum, and Contemporary Art Museum of Syracuse University, New York. Received New York Art Foundation fellowship in 2003.He is also author of two books and number of exhibition catalogue. In addition he has curator number of important exhibitions: In 2010, together with Dean Fan Di’an (then Director of the National Art Museum of China) and Ma Shulin, deputy director of the National Art Museum of China, curated the “American Contemporary Printmaking Art Exhibition” and assisted the University of Wisconson-Madison Art Museum in the planning of China Contemporary art exhibition. In 2016 and 2018, he co-curated 1st and the 2nd Beijing New Media Biannual Exhibition.


Professor of Sonic & Video Art

Andrew Deutsch is a sound and video artist who has produced recordings with Pauline Oliveros, Ann Hamilton, Emil Schult, Stephen Vitiello, Carrier Band, Keith Rowe, Steina Vasulka, Tetsu Inoue, and most recently Xu Bing. Since 1990 he has produced over 70 video works and has exhibited at The Whitney Museum of Art, MoMA, Tampa Contemporary Museum, Black Mountain College Museum, The High Museum, The Robert Rauschenberg Gallery, Florida Gulf Coast University, and Burchfield Penny Art Center. He has performed live music and video at The Stone, the Everson Museum, Visual Studies Workshop, Hallways Contemporary Art Center, and other locations. He has published over 30 CDs of music on recording labels such as Anomalous Records, Youuoy Recordings. His most recently publications are with Ann Hamilton, Carrier Band, and Invalid Sisters.


Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art

James Hansen is an Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art and New Media at Alfred University. His research focuses on the history of time-based media art, experimental film, and video art. He has served as a panelist for IEA Residency Programs. He is also the founder and co-programmer of the Light Matter Film Festival with Eric Souther.


New Media & Electronic Arts Technician

Leslie Rollins’ heritage traces back at least four generations of folx swimming and living in and
around the waterways of the Detroit areas of Michigan. He/they has surprisingly small hands for
someone of their size but this quirk gives them a nimble ability for playing, and manipulating
electronic instruments of all kinds. Analogue/digital/hybrid synthesis techniques pertaining to
making sound and video is where much of their time is enthusiastically spent. If they are not
behind a synthesizer, they are most often found in the field, recording sound and video of the
flora and fauna. Birds pretty much amaze them. Their current familial pack consists of partner
Lisa Rollins and canine Blixa Barkgeld (named after the lead singer of Einstürzende Neubauten).

Their lifelong artistic drives led to formal studies into the daily rituals of artist practice and
embodied research with an MFA in Electronic Integrated Arts granted from Alfred University at
the New York College of Ceramics in Alfred New York, and BAs in Art and English conferred
from Andrews University in Berrien Springs Michigan.

A selection of artist residencies completed in recent years include the Splice Institute & Festival
in Kalamazoo Michigan, Signal Culture in Owego New York, and Sachaqa Centro De ARTE in
San Roque Peru. Exhibitions of visual works and live electronic improvisational sound and video
performances have been featured across Peru, at The MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, and
throughout New York and the Midwest of America.


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