Christopher Paul Dean
SCAD alumnus Christopher Paul Dean (M.F.A., sculpture, 2016) was born in Milton Keynes, England, north of London. With a focus on art as a device to re-experience, he creates work that simultaneously utilizes and disrupts the viewers' expectations of the familiar. At the core of his practice is an interest in the fragility of experience, and how subtle manipulations of familiar components allow for an elevation in perception. Dean's intention is to provide the viewer with an opportunity to question past, current and future interactions with the familiar.
Since 2010, he has assisted artists at the Danish Folk Art School, Holbaek, Denmark; Cranbrook Academy of Art, Detroit, Michigan, and the U.S. Embassy and Consulates, Monterrey, Mexico. Dean has been featured in multiple publications including a cover feature for Artvoices Magazine, features in Studio Visit magazine, Looking at Painting and 101 Contemporary Artists. He has exhibited in numerous locations including London; New York, New York; and multiple locations across Atlanta, Georgia.
SCAD alumna Cory Imig (B.F.A., fibers, 2008) has attended residencies at The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont; Charlotte Street Foundation Urban Culture Project Studio, Kansas City, Missouri; ACRE Artist Residency, Chicago, Illinois; and Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, New York. Her work has appeared in numerous exhibitions across the U.S., including the Charlotte Street Foundation Project Space; Hardesty Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma; ACRE Projects; and the Kansas City Art Institute. She was a 2012 fellow in the Oklahoma Art Writing and Curatorial Fellowship Program, where she worked with leading regional and national curators, critics and academics. From 2012 to 2014, Imig lectured in fibers classes at the Kansas City Art Institute. She is currently completing an M.F.A. degree in sculpture from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Savannah, Georgia-based artist and SCAD alumnus Britt Spencer (SCAD professor of illustration; M.F.A., painting, 2011; B.F.A., illustration, 2005) has been published internationally and earned recognition from the Society of Illustrators, New York, New York; the Society of Illustrators West, Los Angeles, California; and New American Paintings. Spencer has had several solo exhibitions, including Marquis: Contez Fleurette at the Blue Gallery in Lacoste, France; Oddly Enough at the Alexander Brest Museum and Gallery at Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida, among others. He also has participated in various group museum exhibitions, including the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
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ABOUT THE SCAD MUSEUM OF ART
The SCAD Museum of Art features emerging and established voices in the contemporary art world through commissioned artworks and rotating exhibitions; develops rich connections between university curriculum and exhibitions, programming and the museum's collection; engages local communities with special initiatives of an international scope and serves as a resource for SCAD students and alumni during their academic careers and beyond.
As a center for cultural dialogue, the SCAD Museum of Art engages students through dynamic, interdisciplinary educational experiences. A growing international roster of artists provides opportunities for students from all majors to learn about wide-ranging artistic practices and worldviews. Museum docents are also SCAD students from multifarious degree programs and backgrounds, and conduct extensive research on exhibiting artists and their work to share with museum visitors.
The museum has presented exhibitions by artists including Jane Alexander, Radcliffe Bailey, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Subodh Gupta, Alfredo Jaar, Sigalit Landau, Liza Lou, Ebony G. Patterson, Robin Rhode, Bill Viola, Carrie Mae Weems, Kehinde Wiley and Fred Wilson, as well as site-specific installations by Daniel Arsham, Kendall Buster, Jose Davila, Michael Joo, Odili Donald Odita and others. Oscar de la Renta and Vivienne Westwood are among previously featured fashion designers; Dakota Jackson and Steven and William Ladd have been the subjects of solo design exhibitions. The museum's permanent collection includes the Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art, the Modern and Contemporary Art Collection, the Earle W. Newton Collection of British and American Art, the 19th- and 20th-century Photography Collection and the SCAD Costume Collection.
The museum's architecture demonstrates the university's ongoing commitment to historic preservation and adaptive reuse. Originally constructed in 1853 and transformed in 2011 by architect Christian Sottile (M.Arch., 2000; B.Arch., 1997) — a SCAD alumnus and architecture professor — the museum building is a National Historic Landmark and part of the oldest surviving antebellum railroad complex in the U.S. For more information, visit scadmoa.org.
ABOUT SCAD deFINE ART
SCAD deFINE ART is an annual program of exhibitions, lectures, performances and public events that highlights emerging and established artists and visionaries. SCAD will present the ninth edition of deFINE ART, Feb. 20–23, 2018, at university locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, and Hong Kong.
ABOUT UNTITLED, ART
Untitled, Art is an international, curated art fair founded in 2012 that focuses on curatorial balance and integrity across all disciplines of contemporary art. Untitled, Art innovates the standard fair model by selecting a curatorial team to identify and curate a selection of galleries, artist-run exhibition spaces, and nonprofit institutions and organizations, in dialogue with an architecturally designed venue.
SCAD: THE UNIVERSITY FOR CREATIVE CAREERS
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor's and master's degrees at distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers degrees in more than 40 majors, as well as minors in more than 75 disciplines across its locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia; in Hong Kong; in Lacoste, France; and online through SCAD eLearning. With more than 35,000 alumni worldwide, SCAD demonstrates an exceptional education and unparalleled career preparation. The diverse student body, consisting of nearly 14,000, comes from across the U.S. and more than 100 countries.
In 2017, the prestigious Red Dot Design Rankings placed SCAD as the top university in the U.S. and in the top two universities in the Americas and Europe. Career preparation is woven into every fiber of the university, resulting in a superior alumni employment rate. In a study of Spring 2016 SCAD graduates, 98 percent were employed, pursuing further education, or both within 10 months of graduation. For more information, visit the official SCAD blog at scad.edu/blog.