Marginalia, Graduate Blog

Check out Media Student BJ Allen’s Solo show “Edgewater Oriented Ontology”

Photo by BJ Allen

Photo by BJ Allen

Second year Interdisciplinary Arts & Media student, BJ Allen, has been rocking it at usual, and I’m super excited for the opening of her solo show on April 2nd, titled Edgewater Oriented Ontology at C33 gallery. 

Check out Media Student BJ Allen’s Solo show “Edgewater Oriented Ontology”

Second year Interdisciplinary Arts & Media student, BJ Allen, has been rocking it at usual, and I’m super excited for the opening of her solo show on April 2nd, titled …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Justin Botz, justin.botz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

IMAGE UNIT

image by Grayson Bagwell

image by Grayson Bagwell

There are a number of ways to get involved with the Interdisciplinary Arts community outside the classroom.

For the last 3 years (2 of which I have served as Vice President)  I have been involved in the Student Group Image Unit, a group of primarily media artists in the Interdisciplinary Arts department. The purpose of the group is to foster collaborative and individual creative excellence, within and beyond Columbia, by promoting the work of our members, improve community via creative exchange, and to empower emerging artists in professional development.  In this blog post I thought it would be fun to discuss three of the most popular events Image Unit is involved in:

IMAGE UNIT

There are a number of ways to get involved with the Interdisciplinary Arts community outside the classroom. For the last 3 years (2 of which I have served as Vice …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Justin Botz, justin.botz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

The Job Search Begins

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Only a few more months before I finish my MFA, but the job search has just begun. There is some natural anxiety as I begin this transition from grad school to the work force, however, I also feel like Columbia’s Interdisciplinary Arts & Media program has prepared me to succeed in this competitive job market.

The Job Search Begins

Only a few more months before I finish my MFA, but the job search has just begun. There is some natural anxiety as I begin this transition from grad school …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Justin Botz, justin.botz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Artist Books

Classes start this week for my final semester! Only A few more months before I complete my M.F.A. Program!

Artist Books

Classes start this week for my final semester! Only A few more months before I complete my M.F.A. Program!

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Justin Botz, justin.botz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

To Do List for January

Happy 2015 everyone! This February, I begin the last semester of the Interdisciplinary Arts & Media, MFA program. Woohoo! It has been a wonderful and difficult experience, and I’m excited for it to be so close to being done. Just a few more months!

To Do List for January

Happy 2015 everyone! This February, I begin the last semester of the Interdisciplinary Arts & Media, MFA program. Woohoo! It has been a wonderful and difficult experience, and I’m excited …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Justin Botz, justin.botz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Class Profile: The Body

Photo curtesy of  Bryan Saner

Photo curtesy of Bryan Saner

This semester I had the privilege of studying with artist Bryan Saner as part of his class The Body.

Bryan Saner is an influential interdisciplinary artist who’s work exists at the points of intersection between performance, activism, social practice, and sculpture. From 1995 to 2009 Bryan performed with the acclaimed Goat Island Performance Group, and is currently performing with Every House Has A Door, and dancing with Erica Mott.

Class Profile: The Body

This semester I had the privilege of studying with artist Bryan Saner as part of his class The Body. Bryan Saner is an influential interdisciplinary artist who’s work exists at …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Justin Botz, justin.botz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Open Studios Event!

Join us for an evening of open studios on December 4, from 6pm to 9pm. 

Over 40 artists working in a rich variety of media will be present to discuss and demonstrate their interdisciplinary practices in a studio environment, sharing completed projects, works in progress, documentation, sketches, performances, prototypes, and takeaways. Artworks will span installation, sculpture, video, sound, performance, book arts, new media, creative writing, and innovative, intriguing combinations of materials and concepts that defy classification. Light refreshments will be served.

Open Studios Event!

Join us for an evening of open studios on December 4, from 6pm to 9pm.  Over 40 artists working in a rich variety of media will be present to discuss and …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Justin Botz, justin.botz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Alumni Spotlight: Leo Selvaggio

Leo Selvaggio is a recent Graduate of the Interdisciplinary Arts & Media, MFA program and has been on a creative roll since graduating.  His project URME Surveillance has been getting a ton of attention recently including some articles in The Verge, Techcrunch, cnet and Hyperallergic.

Alumni Spotlight: Leo Selvaggio

Leo Selvaggio is a recent Graduate of the Interdisciplinary Arts & Media, MFA program and has been on a creative roll since graduating.  His project URME Surveillance has been getting …

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Justin Botz, justin.botz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Faculty Profile: Jenny Magnus

Jenny Magnus is a prolific maker, an influential presence in Chicago’s theatre scene, and has become one of my creative heroes over the last three years.

Faculty Profile: Jenny Magnus

Jenny Magnus is a prolific maker, an influential presence in Chicago’s theatre scene, and has become one of my creative heroes over the last three years.

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Justin Botz, justin.botz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Class Profile: 21st Century Aesthetics

Trevor Paglen

I just finished reading Trevor Paglen’s Blank Spot’s on the Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon’s Secret World.

Class Profile: 21st Century Aesthetics

I just finished reading Trevor Paglen’s Blank Spot’s on the Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon’s Secret World.

Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Justin Botz, justin.botz@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605