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Research and Creative Practice

School of Art + Design faculty are active, practicing artists and designers, engaging 21st-century questions through innovative practices re-imagining old and new technologies. We grapple with rapidly changing social conditions and contribute to new ideas in our respective fields. The work we do has a national and international presence. Upcoming faculty activities demonstrate the scope of work we are engaged in, including numerous solo exhibitions in Berlin, London, Milan, Bogatá, Belgrade, Calgary, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, Portland, and Berkeley; group exhibitions in Paris, Stockholm, New York, and Hamburg; and residencies and research projects in the Netherlands, Japan, Hong Kong, and New Mexico. 

Larger research initiatives are facilitating and catalyzing innovative inquiry. Through the Green Product Design Network, faculty are exploring the potentials of new and more sustainable materials. Set to launch in fall 2018, the Department of Art’s Center for Art Research will be dedicated to art practice as a mode of inquiry and will contribute to the most pressing debates within and beyond art, through public discourse, exhibitions, symposia, publications, performances, collaborations and experimental projects.