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Neil Haddon

Neil Haddon

Lecturer, Painting
Coordinator of Critical Practices
School of Creative Arts

Centre for the Arts, Hobart CBD Campuses

+61 3 6226 4341 (phone)

Neil.Haddon@utas.edu.au

Neil has taught at the School of Creative Arts, Hunter St since 1999. Over this time he has taught Painting, Drawing and Digital Imaging and Core Studies. He is a supervisor to Honours, Coursework Masters and Research Higher Degree students.

Neil Haddon is a visual artist, originally from the UK, who has lived in Tasmania since 1996. Prior to this he lived in Barcelona, Spain from 1990 to 1996.

His artwork is held in private and public collections internationally and by The National Gallery of Victoria, ArtBank Sydney, The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and The Gold Coast Arts Centre (acquired from the Conrad Jupiter's Art Award), the City of Whyalla Art Collection and Devonport Regional Gallery.

Recent exhibitions include: Stranded, MOP Gallery, Sydney (2009); Broken, dianne tanzer gallery + projects, Melbourne (2009);The Good Listener, Criterion Gallery, Hobart (2010); Counter Works, Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney (2010); and Neil Haddon, dianne tanzer gallery + projects, Melbourne (2011) and was part of the exhibitions Theatre of the World, MONA (2012) and Near and Far, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart (2011); Wormholes, Bett Galley, Hobart (2015).

Neil has been the recipient of many prizes and awards including the $30,000 2008 Glover Prize for landscape painting, The $20,000 Whyalla Art Prize 2009, the $10,000 Tidal Art Prize 2007. His paintings have been shortlisted for the 2011, 2013 and 2015 Arthur Guy Memorial Prize - Bendigo Art Gallery. Haddon has been a finalist of the 2011,2012,2013,2014 and 2015 Wynne Prize - Art Gallery of New South Wales.

In 2012 Neil Haddon exhibited with dianne tanzer gallery + projects at Art Platform - Los Angeles and was awarded a three month Australia Council for the Arts studio residency in New York in 2014

Neil is the current Chair of Contemporary Art Tasmania. He was awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Community Engagement in 2013.

Career summary

Qualifications

In 2002 Haddon was awarded a MFA from the University of Tasmania and since has lectured in Painting.

Neil Haddon studied at the West Surrey College of Art and Design, UK. From 1990 to 1996 Neil lived and work as an artist and educator in Barcelona, Spain.

Memberships

Professional practice

Member of the Arts and Environment Research Group.

Teaching

Painting: its contemporary conditions and historical legacy. Cross disciplinary practice through project conception and development.

Teaching expertise

2010, 2014 Teaching Merit Certificate

Teaching responsibility

RHD post graduate supervision, first year Core Studies in Art and Design Coordinator and tutor, lecturer in Painting and coordinator of the third year Painting major.

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Current projects

Neil's research uses strategies of selective misappropriation and wilful misinterpretation in translating existing Art Historical models or narratives into new painted pictorial form. Past work has, for example, re-evaluated formal characteristics and methodologies associated with Minimalism by misapplying these to new artworks.

More recently his painting research has focused on images taken from anecdotal or incidental narratives in the news media and re-pictures these as 'broken' images, or images 'freed' from their original narrative context. The intention is to question a complacency of attitude when regarding these images and to invoke a questioning of the narrative's relationship to personal experience.

His current research projects use these strategies to consider how visual art practice may reflect on and refresh how we view the emotional consequences of migration, seeking to find alternate ways of picturing the 'migrant experience'.

Fields of Research

  • Visual Cultures (190104)
  • Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting) (190502)
  • Crafts (190501)
  • Visual Arts and Crafts (190599)
  • Art Theory and Criticism (190199)

Research Objectives

  • The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) (950104)
  • Organised Sports (950102)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing (970119)

Publications

Total publications

70

Conference Publication

(3 outputs)
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2017Haddon N, Juliff T, Fountain W, Kunda M, 'After you have gone: un-disciplined knowledge and new value/s, one year on', ACUADS Conference Program, 28-29 September 2017, Canberra, ACT, pp. 1-11. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Juliff T; Fountain W; Kunda M

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2014Haddon N, 'The Promise of a Future: How visual artists present future scenarios especially with respect to a Tasmanian idyll', Unnatural Futures, 3-4 July 2014, Hobart, pp. 1. (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2010Haddon N, 'Anecdotal Evidence in the Work of Neil Haddon', ACUADS 2010 Annual Conference, 1-3 September 2010, Launceston, Tasmania (2010) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Major Creative Work

(36 outputs)
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2018Haddon N, 'Migratory Aesthetics: Heterochrony as painting', University of Tasmania, The Academy Gallery, Tidal Waters, Brook Street Pier, and Hadley's Orient Hotel (2018) [Published Creative Work]

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2018Haddon N, 'We can always go back: nostalgia and the poor image', Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart and Moonah Arts Centre, Moonah (2018) [Published Creative Work]

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2018Haddon N, 'The subtle edge of migration: a rocky shore', Falls Park Pavilion, Evandale, The Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, paranaple Arts Centre, Devonport (2018) [Published Creative Work]

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2017Haddon N, 'Painting the Colonial Folly', Academy Art Gallery, Bett Gallery, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, The Glover Prize Exhibition, Hadley's Art Prize Exhibition, and Galerie Pom Pom (2017) [Published Creative Work]

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2016Haddon N, 'New Works', This Is No Fantasy, 'This Is No Fantasy', Melbourne, Australia (2016) [Published Creative Work]

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2015Haddon N, 'Wormhole', Bett Gallery, Bett Gallery, 1 (2015) [Published Creative Work]

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2013Haddon N, 'After the Burn, Mt Nelson (a new landscape emerges)', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Fleurieu Biennale, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Fleurieu Biennale (2013) [Other Exhibition]

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2012Haddon N, ''Wear No. 4' in Theatre of the World', Museum of Old and New Art, Berriedale, Tasmania, 1, pp. 1 (2012) [Published Creative Work]

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2012Haddon N, ''Grafted Landscape (West Hobart)' in the Glover Prize 2012', The John Glover Society, Evandale, Tasmania, pp. 1 (2012) [Published Creative Work]

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2012Haddon N, 'Grafting Landscape (West Hobart)', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Sydney, Hobart, pp. 1 (2012) [Published Creative Work]

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2012Haddon N, 'the black mirror, the basement, the hunter, the studio', Inflight Gallery, Hobart (2012) [Published Creative Work]

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2012Haddon N, 'Putting Out the Fire (with gasoline), Fascinator (three dresses), Lost (green), Lost (pink), Putting Out the Fire (with geometry), The Hunter (NH)', Art Platform Los Angeles, Santa Monica, California, pp. 6 works (2012) [Published Creative Work]

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2011Haddon N, 'Grafted Landscape (Southern Tasmania), painting selected for the Glover Prize 2011', Falls Park Pavillion, (John Glover Society), Evandale, 1, pp. 1 (2011) [Published Creative Work]

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2011Haddon N, 'Totenlieder (penguins), painting selected for the Arthur Guy Memorial Art Prize 2011', Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria, 1, pp. 1 (2011) [Published Creative Work]

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2011Haddon N, 'Analgesic Field (NW Tasmania), painting selected for the Wynne Prize 2011', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1, pp. 1 (2011) [Published Creative Work]

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2011Haddon N, 'Paintings', Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Diane Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne (2011) [Published Creative Work]

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2010Haddon N, 'Counter Works', Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney, pp. 22 works (2010) [Published Creative Work]

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2010Haddon N, 'The Good Listener', Criterion Gallery, Hobart, pp. 22 works (2010) [Published Creative Work]

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2010Haddon N, 'Exotic Portrait in Seeing Double', Plimsoll Gallery, Tasmanian School of Art, Hobart, pp. 1 work (2010) [Published Creative Work]

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2010Haddon N, 'Vestigial (40), in Contemporary Encounters', National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, pp. 1 (2010) [Published Creative Work]

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2009Haddon N, 'Broken: Solo exhibition at Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne', Dianne Tanzer Gallery and Projects, Melbourne, VIC, 1, pp. 14 works (2009) [Published Creative Work]

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2009Haddon N, 'Portrait with Paperchains', City of Whyalla, City of Whyalla, pp. 1 work (2009) [Published Creative Work]

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2009Haddon N, 'The Shilo Project', University of Melbourne, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Touring exhibition to 6 cities, 1, pp. 1 work (2009) [Published Creative Work]

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2009Haddon N, 'Stranded: solo exhibition at MOP Gallery', MOP Gallery, Chippendale, Sydney, 1, pp. 6 works (2009) [Published Creative Work]

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2008Haddon N, 'Broken', Criterion Gallery, Hobart (2008) [Published Creative Work]

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2007Haddon N, 'Stranded', Criterion Gallery, Hobart, Criterion Gallery, Hobart (2007) [Published Creative Work]

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2007Haddon N, 'Stranded', Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne (2007) [Published Creative Work]

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2007Haddon N, 'Stranded (seed)', Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, pp. 1 (2007) [Published Creative Work]

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2006Haddon N, 'New Work', Diane Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne (2006) [Published Creative Work]

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2005Haddon N, 'Glister', Criterion Gallery, Melbourne (2005) [Published Creative Work]

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2004Haddon N, 'Wear 04', Criterion Gallery, Hobart (2004) [Published Creative Work]

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2004Haddon N, 'Pitch 041', Contemporary Art Services Tasmania, Hobart (2004) [Published Creative Work]

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2004Haddon N, 'Patch no.1 & 3 ', Group Material - Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart (2004) [Published Creative Work]

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2003Haddon N, 'Signs - HWY 1 exhibition', 10 Days on the Island Festival, Various locations around Kempton, pp. 14 (2003) [Published Creative Work]

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1999Haddon N, 'Untitled Haddon', Contemporary Art Services, Hobart, pp. 4 (1999) [Recorded Creative Work]

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1999Haddon N, 'Not Quite Cadmium Red, 1992', Contemporary Art Services Tasmania, Hobart, pp. 8 pp; 12 col. illus (1999) [Recorded Creative Work]

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Other Creative Work

(18 outputs)
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2017Haddon N, 'We bring our own fires in Remanence'', Ten Days on the Island exhibition, Domain House, Hobart, pp. 9 (2017) [Representation of Original Art]

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2017Haddon N, 'We bring our own fires', UTAS, Ten Days on the Island, Domain House, Hobart, pp. 9 paintings (2017) [Representation of Original Art]

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2017Haddon N, 'We'll bring our own fruit', Academy Gallery, Tasmanian College of the Arts, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 1 (2017) [Representation of Original Art]

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2010Haddon N, 'Shred 091, Shredder (orange), Purblind Guru (pink) in Primed, New Painting in Tasmania', Academy Gallery, Academy of the Arts, School of Visual and Performing Arts, Launceston, pp. 3 (2010) [Representation of Original Art]

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2010Haddon N, 'Painting 1766 (Still), Painting 1738 (Trained) included in 'Group Action 7' at Criterion Gallery', Criterion Gallery, Hobart, pp. 2 works (2010) [Representation of Original Art]

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2009Haddon N, 'Purblind (Guru)', Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, pp. 1 (2009) [Representation of Original Art]

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2008Haddon N, 'Vestigial (40)', National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, pp. 1 (2008) [Acquisition]

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2008Haddon N, 'Now More Than Ever', Criterion Gallery, Hobart, pp. 1 (2008) [Representation of Original Art]

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2008Haddon N, 'Reciclar', Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, pp. 1 (2008) [Representation of Original Art]

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2008Haddon N, 'Glister No.1', Inflight Art, Hobart, pp. 1 (2008) [Representation of Original Art]

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2007Haddon N, 'Wear No.4', Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, pp. 1 (2007) [Acquisition]

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2006Haddon N, 'Survivor - Erase Me', Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast, pp. 1 (2006) [Acquisition]

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2005Haddon N, 'Panel (Idol)', Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, pp. 1 (2005) [Representation of Original Art]

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2005Haddon N, 'Arbour No.3 (Shack Head)', Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, pp. 1 (2005) [Representation of Original Art]

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2005Haddon N, 'Support - Running Scared & Reconstituted No. 1 (running Scared)', Letitia Street Studios, Hobart, pp. 2 (2005) [Representation of Original Art]

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2005Haddon N, 'Survivor (Graft)', InFlight Art, Hobart, pp. 1 (2005) [Representation of Original Art]

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2004Haddon N, 'Desabordamiento No.1 & Purblind No.1', Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Hobart, pp. 2 (2004) [Representation of Original Art]

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2003Haddon N, 'Slip No.1 & Slip No.2', Academy Gallery, Launceston, pp. 2 (2003) [Representation of Original Art]

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Thesis

(1 outputs)
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2002Haddon N, 'More Minimal Conditions for Painting' (2002) [Masters Research]

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Other Public Output

(12 outputs)
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2018Haddon N, 'Hadley's Art Prize: Interview with Joel Rheinberger', Evenings with Joel Rheinberger, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Hobart, 23 July 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Haddon N, 'Tasmanian artist wins Hadley's Art Prize with War of the Worlds-inspired painting: interview with ABC Tasmania News', ABC Tasmania News, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 20 July 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Haddon N, 'Hadley's Art Prize 2018: Interview with Olivia Hicks', WIN News Tasmania, WIN Network, Hobart, 20 July 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Haddon N, 'Critical practices: Integrating ideas and practice', NiTRO: Non Traditional Research Outcomes, The Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Creative Arts, Australia, 24 august 2018 (2018) [Magazine Article]

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2018Haddon N, 'Hadley's Art Prize winner says art career is not easy: interview with Linda Smith', The Mercury, News Corporation, Hobart, Tasmania, 14 October 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2018Haddon N, 'The War of the Worlds-inspired artwork that just took home a $100,000 prize: Interview with Eddie Ayres', The Hub on Art, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 1 August 2018 (2018) [Media Interview]

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2008Haddon N, 'The Glover Prize 2008', Purblind (Opiate), Tasmania (2008) [Award]

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2008Haddon N, 'ABC TV News', The Glover Prize 2008, Hobart, 7 March 2008 (2008) [Media Interview]

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2008Haddon N, 'ABC TV Stateline', Interview on art practice, Hobart, 3rd October 2008 (2008) [Media Interview]

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2008Haddon N, 'Fleurieu Biennale', Analgesic Landscape (NW Tas), McLaren Vale, SA (2008) [Award]

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2006Haddon N, 'Survivor (Del Tynk Flynn Gyp)' (2006) [Award]

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2005Haddon N, 'Scrape No. 1', Poimena Gallery, Launceston, TAS (2005) [Award]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$2,950

Projects

An Innovative Visual Questioning via Contemporary Art Methodologies Aligned with Portrait Painting of the Emotive Consequences of Leaving Tasmania in Pursuit of Vocational Success (2010)$2,950
Funding
University of Tasmania ($2,950)
Scheme
Grant-New Appointees Research Grant Scheme (NARGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
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Year
2010

Research Supervision

Current

1

Completed

6

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDOptimism, Adversity, and Painting: Research, collage, and making sense of home in 21st Century Tasmania2018

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDThe Sensation of Place: Translating the experiential sensation of a place through painting
Candidate: Ann Holt
2016
MastersThe Uncanny Threshold as a Device in Painting
Candidate: Benjamin Thomas Reid Taylor
2016
MastersMemorist Evocation: Painting as a mnemonic device
Candidate: Michael William Nay
2016
MastersContinuing the Ellipse: A re-contextualisation of the calligraphic tradition through compression, subtraction and erasure
Candidate: Stephen John Woodbury
2016
MastersObservation, Distillation, Aggregation: Framing Aesthetic Encounters in the Atmospheric Milieu through Expanded Art Practice
Candidate: Claire Elise Krouzecky
2013
MastersMapping Technological Causality: A Visual Exploration into Processes of Technological and Informational Overload
Candidate: Jacob Thomas Leary
2012