In April, First Year Studio Program Faculty member Katie Cundiff was this year’s recipient of the Silver Medal in the Associate and Signature Division of the 32nd National Juried Exhibition held at Reinert Fine Art, from Oil Painters of America for her oil painting, Timber Island Boatyard. Last year, she also received the Award of Excellence, New Bern Plein Air Invitational, in May, 2022; Landscape Award of Excellence, Gloucester Plein Air Invitational, in June, 2022; Second Place for the Easels on the Green Plein Air Invitational, Cashiers, NC, in July, 2022; 2nd Place in the Bath County Plein Air Invitational, Bath, VA, in October, 2022.
Fine Arts Department Head Joe Fig exhibited a twenty year survey of paintings, sculptures, and photography at Dayton Art Institute, in Dayton, Ohio , Joe Fig: Other Artists. The exhibition included miniature models of artists’ studios and paintings of the reduced scale studios.
Business of Art and Design Faculty Marilyn Garman earned a Doctorate in Business Administration from Saint Leo University.
Game Art Faculty Joseph Jobst was the lead VFX artist for Ghost Busters Spirits Unleashed, a new Illfonic LLC video game sold for use on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox SX.
Liberal Arts Faculty Dr. Mary Ann Markey had her book, Fatal Grievances, published by Routledge – Taylor and Francis Group. The book is a model for forecasting and preventing active killer threats in schools, on campus, and workplace settings.
Film Faculty Damon Maulucci’s short film, Florida Moves, was chosen for the official selection at the Dances With Films Festival, in Los Angeles, Jacksonville Film Festival, Sunscreen Film Festival, Beaufort International Film Festival, in South Carolina, and Sarasota Film Festival. The film was a finalist in the short film competition USA Film Festival, and won Best Short Winner at Kiez Berlin Film Festival. It was written and directed by Damon Maulucci, with contributions from 18 Ringling College of Art and Design students who worked in key roles, alongside a few industry professionals, for an extra-curricular, professional learning experience.
Fine Arts Faculty Marina Shaltout will attend a two week residency at Arte Ventura in Aracena, Spain at the end of June. While there she will work on weaving with a tapestry loom and experiment with a variety of processes and materials.
Fine Arts Faculty Eszter Sziksz will attend the Arctic Circle Artist and Scientist Residency Program this summer. While there she will work on a series of ambitious projects collecting sound data, creating documentation with ephemeral materials, and collaborating with specialists.
Liberal Arts Faculty Christopher S. Wilson published and co-authored the book, Reframing Berlin: Architecture, Memory-Making and Film Locations, from Intellect Publishers (UK) and University of Chicago Press (USA). The book investigates the concept of urban memory through the transformation and/or consistency of the built environment. These architectural changes, defined as urban strategies, range from demolition (forgetting) to memorialisation (remembering) and are shown through 24 case studies using film locations in Berlin.