Rick Silva image of video installation
Rick Silva (MFA Digital Arts 2007)

Today, I am a practicing artist and an Associate Professor of Art & Technology at the University of Oregon. I feel so lucky to have been at CU and received mentorship from so many inspiring and dedicated professors.

Melanie Clemmons live video performance
Melanie Clemmons (MFA Digital Arts 2015)

I've been collaborating and doing live visuals on tour with Pussy Riot! I also continue to make and show work internationally and have been teaching at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX as an Assistant Professor of Digital/Hybrid Media in the Meadows School of the Arts.

Video still of a buffalo by Paul Echeverria
Paul Echeverria (MFA Digital Arts 2014)

CU provided the perfect setting for contemplation, reflection, and artistic expression. The art program offers an inspired community of students, faculty, studios, and exhibition spaces. The most valuable aspect of attending CU was the ability to exhibit and perform in multiple creative spaces. During my time in the IMAP program and TECHNE lab, our work was presented in cafes, galleries, theaters, and museum spaces.

Interdisciplinary Media Art Practices (IMAP) encompasses photo imaging, video, digital, sound, performance and related approaches to technology based art. This area embraces critical art practice from analog to digital, historical to cutting edge and everything in between.