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  • David Brainard

    Professor of Psychology

    I am interested in human vision, machine vision, and computational modeling of visual processing. My primary research is concerned with how the visual system estimates object properties from the information available in the light signal incident at the eye. To study this general problem, I conduct psychophysical experiments to investigate questions such as how object color appearance is related to object surface properties under a wide range of illumination conditions and how color is used to identify objects. In addition, I am interested in developing machine visual systems that can mimic human...

  • Renata Holod

    College of Women Class of 1963 Professor

    Renata Holod is Professor, and Curator in the Near East Section, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. She received her BA in Islamic Studies from the University of Toronto, MA in the History of Art from University of Michigan and Ph.D. in Fine Arts from Harvard University. Professor Holod has served as Convenor, Steering Committee Member, and Master Jury Chair of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.

  • Ken Lum

    Professor and Director of the Fine Arts Undergraduate Program

    Lum is concerned with the dialectics of the private and public construction of identity, space and politics. He is well-known as a conceptual artist for his work in photography and sculpture addressing the public realm. Major art exhibitions, including the Sao Paulo Art Bienal, Sydney Biennale, Venice Biennale, the 2000 Shanghai Biennale, the 2002 Documenta XI in Kassel, Germany, the 2006 Liverpool Biennial, the 2007 Istanbul Biennial, the 2008 Gwangju Biennale in South Korea, Moscow Biennale 2011, and the Whitney Biennial 2014.

  • Gabriel Martinez

    Senior Lecturer, Photography

    Gabriel Martinez, a Cuban-American visual artist originally from Miami, Florida, works largely with photography, performance and installation. Martinez was a Pew Fellowship in the Arts recipient in 2001 and was granted a Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship in 2003. He has received two Individual Artists Grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

  • Matt Neff

    Interim Director of Fine Arts Undergraduate Program

    Matt Neff’s work is concerned with historical and current negotiations of power and privilege with regard to race, gender, and class, both as an observer of others, and in terms of his own processes and relationships to these dynamics. This process, which occurs on both levels of consciousness and dissociation, offers a fragile impermanence to the work. Formally, he is interested in a lack of image, anti-icons, and, much like semantic satiation, the repeated and shifting use of common materials like sugar, graphite, air, and ash evoke visual mystery and a visceral reaction to and curiosity about objects and images.

  • Holly Pittman

    Bok Family Professor in the Humanities

    Holly Pittman has excavated in Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran and has had primary publication responsibilities of the art and especially the glyptic art from the sites of Malyan in the Fars province of Iran; Uruk period Tell Brak; and Uruk period Hacienbi Tepe. She co-curated the traveling exhibition of the "Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur" from the University Museum. Her current research interests revolve around the excavations of the sites of Konar Sandal South and North in the region of Jiroft in south-central Iran. Dr.

  • Nicole Rust

    Assistant Professor of Psychology

    Research Themes: Behavioral Neuroscience, Computational Modeling, Sensation and Perception. Specific Research Areas: Neural basis of object recognition. Research Synopsis: Our group is interested in the visual process­ing that happens at the nex­us of visual percep­tion and cog­nition. We are focused on understand­ing the seq­uence of neural events that allows the visual sys­tem to ext­ract informa­tion about the con­tent of the world (i.e. specific ob­jects) from the light patterns encoded by the eye.

  • Kaja Silverman

    Keith L. Sachs W'67 and Katherine Stein Sachs CW'69 Professor of Contemporary Art

    Kaja Silverman is the Keith L. and Katherine Sachs Professor of Contemporary Art, and the author of eight books: Flesh of My Flesh (2009); James Coleman (2002); World Spectators (2000); Speaking About Godard (with Harun Farocki, 1998); The Threshold of the Visible World (1996); Male Subjectivity at the Margins (1992); The Acoustic MirrorThe Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and Cinema (1988); and The Subject of Semiotics (1983).  

  • Jackie Tileston

    Associate Professor of Painting and Fine Arts

    Jackie Tileston's paintings are heterotopic spaces in which recombinant strategies and nomadic thinking create complex images that investigate the contemporary sublime and states of being. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions in Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, and Dallas, and group exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Museum (Houston), Art in General and the Painting Center (New York), and the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art.

  • Brent Wahl

    Senior Lecturer of Photography and Fine Arts

    Brent Wahl's photography, installation and time-based work has been exhibited in a variety of venues and institutions in the U.S. and Europe, including multiple solo exhibitions at Vox Populi (Philadelphia) and group exhibitions at the Esther Kline Gallery (Philadelphia), Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art (Philadelphia), The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Tate Modern (London), Oblong Gallery (London), #Rank Miami (Miami), X-Initative (NY), Space (Portland, MA), University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), Dumbo Art Center (Brooklyn), Repetti Gallery (NY), Slought Foundation (Philadelphia)...