Journeys Toward Professionalism. On Monday, November 4, 2013 at 4:00 PM in Main 110 the photo department will be having it’s Alumni Panel Discussions with Blair Murphy ’06, Adam Pape ’05 and Lynley Bernstein ’10.
The Alumni will meet with students to share their experiences of life after college. The discussion will demystify dealing with galleries, curating, graduate school, access to resources and other issues.
A reception will follow the panel discussion.
Balir Murphy ’05
Blair Murphy is a curator and arts administrator who recently relocated from Washington, DC to New York City. After graduating from MICA in 2005, she earned an MA in Communication, Culture, and Technology from Georgetown University in 2009. Blair then went on to work at numerous non-profit arts organizations in DC, including Provisions Library, District of Columbia Arts Center (DCAC), and Washington Project for the Arts (WPA). In her most recent position as Program Director at WPA she oversaw a range of programming, including group exhibitions, performances, and public art installations and worked with a variety of local, national, and international artists.
Adam Pape ’06
After graduating in 2006, Adam Pape along with Melis Bursin received the Meyer Traveling Fellowship to travel and photograph through Turkey. From 2007 to 2011 he lived in Chicago where he was the manager for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s photography department. His body of work Art Works Because I Do is based around this position and his experiences behind the machinery of an art school. In August of 2011 he moved to New York and is currently a production manager and retoucher for the company Primary Photographic.
Lynley Bernstein ’10
Lynley Bernstein graduated from the International Center of Photography-Bard MFA program in 2013. She has been investigating the borough of Queens for the past two years through not only the act of photographing, but also the intersection of sculpture, performance, and book making as well. Her work has been featured at the Camera Club of New York, the Museum of the International Center of Photography, and the Queens Museum (forthcoming). She currently works for Conveyor Arts in Jersey City as a bookbinder.