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MFA Fellows

The Studio Arts Program is proud to announce the new Teaching Fellows program.
Five MFA students have been selected from a competitive pool of applicants to assist  mentor professors in the undergraduate studio program and to assist students in accomplishing their projects in Fisher (print, sculpture, digital) and UBS (print, sculpture) shops.
We would like to congratulate the following 2014-15 Teaching Fellows:

Wilder Alison
is a multimedia artist based between Brooklyn and Vermont. After attending the Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art, Alison completed undergrad at Bard in 2009.  In recent years, she has apprenticed at the Fabric Workshop & Museum, and completed residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Ox-Bow, and Real Time & Space.  In 2011, Alison had a solo show at Primetime, "Friendship is Irresistible Work."  She has participated in group shows with Garden Party Arts and the Wassaic Project, among others. Some of Alison's current projects include her music/video collaborative, IT A BOY, and running a live/work/performance space in Brooklyn, NoHomme ("no home").  She is currently an MFA candidate in Painting at Bard College. 

Nicholas Chiarella
writes poetry and creates immersive installation. He is in his first year of the Writing MFA and is a Teaching Fellow in Cybergraphics I. Chiarella has an MA from St. John’s College in Santa Fe and BA in English from Youngstown State University in Ohio. He has exhibited work at Dwight Hackett Projects and the Center for Contemporary Arts, and his poems and photographs have appeared in Santa Fe Trend, Slideluck Potshow, and BathHouse. 

Alyse Ronayne is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her paintings and sculptures have been exhibited with Jeff Bailey Gallery, Garden Party/ Arts, Bodega, AD Projects, and the Leslie-Lohman Museum (forthcoming) in New York City. She received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2008 and her MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College in 2015. 

Charlie Smith's work encompasses a variety of media, from carpentry and metal fabrication to video installation. He earned his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2010 and is a member of the Sculpture MFA class of 2017. His second solo exhibition recently opened at GRIN, Providence. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. His Fellowship Assignment is Sculpture.

Kyle Zynda is a multi-media artist living and working in Germantown, NY. His work encompasses sculpture, drawing, collage and installation. Zynda’s work is based on the interactions and limitations of architectural concerns. The social, political and humanistic investigations reciprocate in and around formal considerations. The arena of a constructed space and the contingent repercussions and uses are a large inspiration for his work. His work at times recalls a modernist appreciation of material and form and a devotion to the spatial significance of late minimalism. Kyle received his BA from Hunter College in New York City. He is currently enrolled in the Milton Avery School of Art MFA program at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson.

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