Panel Discussion: Outside Traditions with Brad Kahlhamer, Lauren Luloff, Amber Hawk Swanson

On Tuesday, April 7th, 2015, 6:30-8pm, ARTSpeak hosts a panel on the theme of Outside Traditions, in FIT’s Katie Murphy Amphatheatre, 27th Street and 7th Avenue.

The panel discussion features artists Brad Kahlhamer, Lauren Luloff, and Amber Hawk Swanson.

This event is open to the FIT community and the public!

Brad Kahlhamer works with a range of media, from sculpture and painting to performance and music, to explore what he refers to as the “third place”—a meeting point of two opposing personal histories. He was the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant in 2006 and his work is in the Museum of Modern Art. Born in Tucson, Kahlhamer lives in New York City. More info. at his website.

Lauren Luloff is a Brooklyn-based artist known for her elegant syntheses of painting and assemblage that bring together a diverse range of influences and materials. She received her MFA in painting from Bard College and has exhibited at Marlborough Chelsea in New York, among many other galleries. More info. at her website.

Amber Hawk Swanson is a video and performance artist living and working in New York City. Her work explores issues of gender and sexuality at the shifting boundaries between the animate and inanimate. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her work has recently been exhibited at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Denny Gallery in New York City, and Momenta Art in Brooklyn. More info. at her website.

The event has been made possible in part through funding by the FIT Student-Faculty Corporation, the School of Art and Design, and the School of Liberal Arts.ARTSpeakPanel15m2

ARTSpeak Studio Visit: Emily Cheng

Emily Cheng generously hosted a visit in her NYC studio with FIT Fine Arts students and faculty on February 12th, 2015. She discussed her artwork and her studio practice.

Emily Cheng, AboveBelowBagua, 2012, Flashe on Canvas, 84x78in

Emily Cheng, AboveBelowBagua, 2012, Flashe on Canvas, 84x78in



Emily Cheng


ARTSpeak Studio Visit: Dannielle Tegeder

On March 25, 2014, the artist Dannielle Tegeder generously opened up her studio in The Elizabeth Foundation to FIT Fine Arts students and faculty. She spoke about her artwork, her process, her life, and the connection between all.

Dannielle Tegeder is a contemporary artist who works with installation, animation and sound and is best known for her abstract paintings and drawings. She lives in Brooklyn, New York and maintains a studio at The Elizabeth Foundation in Times Square, Manhattan. She has exhibited extensively in the US and abroad and has received numerous grants and fellowships.

Dannielle Tegeder’s website:

Dannielle Tegeder, Transmission Music Contraption Machine Plan with Flowing Code, 2009-11

Dannielle Tegeder, Transmission Music Contraption Machine Plan with Flowing Code, 2009-11

Dannielle Tegeder

Dannielle Tegeder