Posts Tagged faculty

A Mental Map of Venice

Venice Re-Mapped, an installation by Johannes Knoops, associate professor of Interior Design, was shown from May to November 2016 at Time/Space/Existence, at the Palazzo Mora, a Venice art gallery. The exhibition was a collateral event at the 2016 Venice Biennale of Architecture, which is considered the most important international exchange of architectural concepts. Fascinated by…

ON THE COVER
Fall 2016

Lights, glamour, action! This brush-and-ink drawing of FIT’s Future of Fashion runway show was created by faculty member and alumnus Bil Donovan. He paints quickly and with a light touch, then scans each layer and assembles them in Illustrator. The resulting composites vibrate with spontaneity and exuberance. Check out the cover story here to see…

PROFESSOR PETRUNIA’S FIVE TIPS FOR BETTER PRESENTATIONS

Fear of public speaking is an almost universal human trait. Which is unfortunate, considering that presenting one’s ideas verbally is vital for many careers, especially those in the creative industries. When students are losing sleep about their speeches and presentations, they turn to Matthew Petrunia, associate professor and acting chair of English and Communication Studies.…

FANTASTIC VOYAGES
FIT’s Fulbright Scholars studied all over the world. Here’s what they learned

In the prestigious Fulbright Program, scholars travel around the world to do research and carry out projects that improve understanding between nations. Some grants last a few weeks; others may be extended over years. FIT currently has nine faculty members and administrators who have benefited from various types of Fulbright funding, and who have, in…

WATER WORLD
The jaw-dropping underwater photography of Assistant Professor Keith Ellenbogen helps preserve marine wildlife

Keith Ellenbogen’s extraordinary images, featuring endangered animals and plants in marine settings, help the viewer feel connected to the world beneath the sea and to fragile ecosystems worth saving. “I try to show there’s a social, environmental, or conservation angle in photography,” says Ellenbogen, an assistant professor of Photography at FIT. “You begin to care;…

Fresh Points of View

For the second year in a row, FIT presented New Views, a curated selection of work by FIT’s renowned School of Art and Design faculty in the John E. Reeves Great Hall. The exhibition included more than 90 works, including masks, photographs, collage, interactive media, and apparel. New Views ran from March 7 to 22.…

The Art of Craft

I make applied art,” says Wendy Yothers, assistant professor of Jewelry Design. “Everything has a use.” Yet there’s nothing remotely utilitarian or ordinary about her work, pieces of which have been purchased for the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Corning Museum of Glass, and the Vatican Museums. She’s incised intricate moiré effects into knife blades…

FIT Remembers

FIT notes the passing of two faculty members, each with more than three decades of service to the college: Professor Emeritus Julius “Julie” Panero, former chair of the Interior Design Department, died June 6. He taught at FIT from 1959 to 1994 and was instrumental in the founding of the BFA program. Jack Barschi, professor…