Staff

JOSEPH SCHEER

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.

ERIC R. SOUTHER

Media Projects Director

Associate Professor of Video Art

Eric Souther is a new media artist who draws from a multiplicity of disciplines, including anthropology, linguistics, ritual,  critical theory, and New Materialism. He develops video instruments that investigate technological & cultural ecologies, agency, and emergence. He looks for new ways of seeing beyond the seductive qualities of an image, and to find unseen connections that help us understand our digital and non-digital existence. His work takes many pathways, which include single-channel video, interactive installation, projection mapping, print, virtual reality, and audiovisual performance.

His work has been featured nationally and internationally at venues such as the  Museum of Art and Design, NYC, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, and the Museum of Art, Zhangzhou, China. His work has screened in The Athens Digital Arts Festival, Athens, Greece, Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival, Beyoglu, Instanbul, Cronosfera Festival, Alessandria, Italy, the Galerija 12 New Media Hub, Belgrade, Serbia, the Simultan Festival, Timisoara, Romania, and the Festival ECRÃ of Audiovisual Experimentations, Rio de Janeiro.

In 2016, Eric won the Juried Award for Time-Based at the international art competition ArtPrize. He received his B.F.A. in New Media from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2009 and his M.F.A. in Electronic Integrated Arts from the New York State School of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2011. He currently is an Associate Professor of Video Art in the Division of Expanded Media at NYSCC at Alfred University.

THOMAS J. LOGAN

Research 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.

YUNDA SUN

Research Specialist, Electronic Media and Film

Since August 2021, Yunda has been working as Research Specialist for the Institute for Electronic Arts, completing the set-up of the new media studio, which includes setting up the new 4k real-time video system. Installing and integration of several new BMCC 4k cameras and sound equipment and configuration software for new Mac and Windows computers. He has been responsible for technical support of  Electronic Media and Film residencies through IEA’s residency program sponsored by the New York State Council for the Arts, NEA and the Schein-Joseph Endowment. During his time as a Research Specialist, he has been responsible for the dualcamera video recording, live streaming, and recording of artist Laura Ortman’s live performances and accumulated practical experience and familiarity with current media  equipment. New projects include installing 3D scanning and Motion Capture technologies.

SARA KRAMER

Print Technician

Sara Kramer is an artist and educator who received a BA in Fine Art from Purdue University and an MFA in Studio Art from The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. As technician for traditional print media at Alfred University she specializes in silkscreen printmaking, zinc plate etching, lithography, and woodcut. She oversees and maintains specialized equipment for these processes, including a 74” exposure unit, three vacuum press tables for screen, acid baths for both steel and zinc, an aquatint box, and numerous presses including for etching, lithography, and offset.

PEER BODE

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

XIAOWEN CHEN

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.

ANDREW DEUTSCH

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. https://vimeo.com/andrewdeutsch

JAMES HANSEN

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.


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