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Art and Science Panel – CONVERSATIONS: Art and Criminology
May 1, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$5
Mary Ting, moderator and artist, will be joined by fellow artist and catalog contributor Valerie Huhn as well as criminologist Staci Strobl, for a dialogue on the field of criminology and contemporary artists’ perceptions and interpretations. Introductions and short presentations will be followed by questions and dialogue on the overlap of art and crime, understandings and misunderstandings between the disciplines.
Mary Ting is a visual artist working in drawing,sculpture and installation. Solo exhibitions in the NYC area include Lambent Foundation, Dean Project, metaphor contemporary art, and Kentler International Drawing Space and an upcoming project at 456 Gallery, CAAC this fall on endangered species. Ting is a two-time recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council grantee, Gottlieb Foundation individual grant, and residencies at MacDowell Colony, Lower Eastside Printshop, Dieu Donne Papermill, among others. Ting currently teaches in the art dept and the Sustainablity program at John Jay College and the Transart Institute, New York/Berlin.
Valerie Huhn works in a variety of mediums. She received her BFA and MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. She has held several fellowships and has shown her art both nationally and internationally. Her work is in private collections. Valerie currently lives in Manhattan. Her studio is in Brick, NJ.
Staci Strobl is an associate professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the 2009 winner of the British Journal of Criminology’s Radzinowicz Memorial Prize for her work on the criminalization of domestic workers in Bahrain. Her areas of specialization are women in policing in the Arabian Gulf, multiethnic policing in Eastern Europe, and comic book portrayals of crime in the United States. She has a doctorate in Criminal Justice from CUNY’s Graduate Center, an MA in Criminal Justice from John Jay College and a BA in Near Eastern Studies from Cornell University.