Grant Taylor is an art historian who specializes in the history of early digital arts. Taylor completed his graduate and post-graduate work at the University of Western Australia and worked closely with SymbioticA, the renowned art and biology program. Taylor has published his research and presented widely on the first decades of computer art. Beyond his art-historical research, Taylor has completed various art projects, including a documentary film and installations in the United States and Australia. Taylor teaches a global survey in art and architecture as well as specialty courses in modern, digital, and contemporary art. Taylor was awarded the Thomas Rhys Vickroy Award for Outstanding Teaching at LVC in 2010.
Bruce Wands has been involved with digital media and music for more than thirty-eight years as an artist, musician, writer, curator and educator. He curated the 1st, 2nd and 3rd New York Digital Salons and has been the Director since 1998. Bruce has lectured, performed, and exhibited his creative work in the United States and abroad. Time Out New York named Bruce as one of the “99 People to Watch in 1999”. His books are Art of the Digital Age, published by Thames & Hudson in 2006, and Digital Creativity, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in 2002. The National Endowment for the Arts, Rockefeller Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA UK) have awarded him grants. Bruce is Chair of the MFA Computer Art Department, Founding Chair of the BFA Computer Art Department and the Director of Computer Education at the School of Visual Arts in New York. The Animation Career Review recently ranked SVA 2nd out of the top twenty animation schools in the northeastern United States. U.S. News & World Report ranked the department 5th in the United States in Multimedia/Visual Communications in 2007.
Barbara McNulty is an art historian whose research focuses on Byzantine and Medieval portraiture on the island of Cyprus. She has presented papers at academic conferences throughout the United States, and has extensive teaching experience in visual studies and the history and aesthetics of photography. At LVC she has developed courses on the history and theory of portraiture, and on the body in the art and architecture of the Middle Ages. As Director of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, she curates exhibitions that span a broad spectrum of art historical interests. Most recently, McNulty was awarded an LVC President’s Fund Innovation Grant to travel to Mexico with a student intern to conduct research for an upcoming 2014 exhibition, Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos).