DIRECTOR : JOHN TOMLINSON
Artist in Drawing and Motion Drawing Video
A native of Boston, he has lived in New York City since 1961.
He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Cooper Union School of Art in 1970. He taught drawing at Parsons The New School for Design Fine Arts from 1980 to 2001. He has been director of the AICAD/New York Studio Residency Program since 1992. He lives in Manhattan and has a house and studio in the Delaware River Highlands in Sullivan County, New York State, where he is active artistically, in the environmental movement and in the community.
His one-person show in New York, at the Painting Center, “small gestures / MODES OF ESCAPE”, was reviewed in the New York Times, March 1999.
He presented a digital video work, “small gestures / MODES OF ESCAPE”, an extensive digital video of “drawings in motion” and musical compositions at the DIGit Media Arts Exposition in Narrowsburg, NY, and at the Black Bear Film Festival in Milford, PA.
He exhibited his portrait drawings from the 1980s in the 80-artist portrait show, “As Others See Us”, at the Brattleboro, Vermont, Museum of Art in 2008–2009.
His one-person show of four decades of drawings and recent videos, “So Much to Say [not enough time]” was at the Delaware Valley Arts Center in Narrowsburg, NY in June – July 2009.
ADMINISTRATIVE CO-DIRECTOR: ALAN LUPIANI
Alan Lupiani earned both a Bachelor of Arts and an MBA in Arts Administration from Binghamton University in 1988 and 1991 respectively. He then proceeded to complete three years of summer art residency on full scholarship at the Chautauqua Institution in upstate NY from 1992-1994, serving as the art school’s head Teachers Assistant in 1994.
After moving to New York City in 1996, Lupiani worked as an executive level contractor for major telecommunications companies in New York City before deciding to devote his professional life fully to academia and the arts. He has been with the AICAD/New York Studio Residency Program since 1997.
In 2003, Lupiani was selected to participate in the Drawing Center’s prestigious Viewing Program. Starting in 2006, Lupiani created a media persona as comedic street reporter, working with Hollywood actor and personality Tom Green and also directing and producing his own LIVE internationally streamed webcast entitled, “Dear Immaculately Groomed Italian Guy” which attracted thousands of viewers each week.
From 2010 to the present, Lupiani has pursued his art practice by means of social practice, curating and painting. He participated as an “art world reporter” in the critically acclaimed group show #class @ Winkleman Gallery in 2010. He also has made appearances in 2010 and 2011 at Art Basel Miami Beach, conducting an “art insider” panel discussion @ Winkleman Gallery ABMB project #rank in 2010, and interviewed all of the gallerists participating at the “SEVEN” art fair in 2011.
In 2011, Lupiani performed at Postmasters in New York City as Master of Ceremonies for “Being and Event,” a celebratory homage to French philosopher, Alain Badiou.
Lupiani has recently exhibited his paintings as an invitee to the Bruce High Quality Foundation’s “Brucennial,” and more recently at New York emerging gallery Radiator Arts.
Lastly, Lupiani curated the group show “So Real” at Radiator Arts in 2013, featuring the work of seven professional artists including the work of John Gerrard, who represented Ireland in the 2009 Venice Biennale.
Deborah Obalil, Executive Director, Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design
Denny Griffith, President, Columbus College of Art and Design
Mary Colleen Heil, President, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
Stephen Beal, President, California College of the Arts
Ray Allen, VP Academic Affairs & Provost, Maryland College of Art
Gary Shillet, Chief Financial Officer, School of Visual Arts