Join Syracuse University Museum Studies assistant professor Andrew Saluti “99, G’09 and contemporary artist Jave Gakumei Yoshimoto G’12 in the second installament of exciting virtual conversations that connect contemporary artists and their work to friends and alumni of Syracuse University.
Jave Gakumei Yoshimoto is an artist and educator of multi-cultural background. He was born in Japan to Chinese parents and immigrated to California at a young age. Yoshimoto has since traveled and lived in various states, which influenced his artistic practice. He believes in creating art works that are socially conscious and true to his authentic self.
Yoshimoto has received his Bachelors of Art from University of California Santa Barbara in Studio Art, his Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Painting and Drawing and Masters of Art in Art Therapy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and his Masters of Fine Arts in Painting at Syracuse University.
He is a recipient of the 2015 Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Painter’s and Sculptor’s grant, which he used to travel to Nepal and Lesvos Island in Greece to research on the topics on human crisis, survival and resilience. He has been featured in numerous publications such as Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, New American Paintings, Guernica Magazine, among others. He received a letter of recognition from the United Nations, and exhibited his works nationally and internationally. He has been artist in residence at various residencies across the U.S., including Vermont Studio Center, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Jentel, Tulsa Artist Fellowship, Joan Mitchell Foundation among others, as well as a residency in Nepal at the Marpha Foundation.
Yoshimoto is currently an assistant professor of arts and foundations coordinator at University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Join Syracuse University Art Museum director & chief curator Vanja Malloy and contemporary artist Deborah Roberts G ’14 in the culmination of a series of exciting virtual conversations that connect contemporary artists and their work to friends and alumni of Syracuse University
Deborah Roberts is a mixed media artist whose work challenges the notion of ideal beauty. Her work has been exhibited internationally across the USA and Europe. Roberts’ work in New York includes: in the collections of Whitney Museum of American Art, Brooklyn Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, and The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery in Saratoga Springs. Roberts is the recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2016) and Ginsburg-Klaus Award Fellowship (2014).
Saturday / August 22 / 1pm EST
Instructor: Elana Schlenker
This workshop will cover the basics of InDesign, with a focus on the photobook design process and the tools and best practices most relevant to photographers. Led by graphic designer Elana Schlenker, this crash course in InDesign will cover file setup, margins and grids, master pages, style sheets, placing image and text, basic typesetting, alignment tips and tricks, and preparing files for press. Along the way, Schlenker will provide practical design advice guided by her own experiences creating photobooks.
Cost: Member( $25) / Non-member ( $50)
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Meet your instructor
Elana Schlenker is the principal of Studio Elana Schlenker, a graphic design practice established in 2011 that specializes in visual identities, interactive work, and printed matter—in particular editorial and photobook design. The studio’s clients include Aperture, Candela, Carnegie Museum of Art, Conveyor Studio, Columbia University, Cornell University, Google, Image Text Ithaca Press, International Center for Photography, The New Yorker, Phaidon, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, and the Silver Eye Center for Photography among many others. Schlenker has received the Art Directors Club Young Gun award (2015) and been named to Print magazine’s annual New Visual Artist list (2013), a distinction recognizing the top twenty creative talents under age thirty. Her work has been shortlisted for the Paris Photo/Aperture Photobook Awards twice in 2016 (Dark Archives by Andre Bradley / Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going, Why? by Dan Boardman and Aspen Mays) and in 2018 (Wood River Blue Pool by Jo Ann Walters). Schlenker publishes Gratuitous Type, an occasional pamphlet of typographic smut, and is the creator of Less Than 100, a traveling pop up shop for gender wage parity. On select projects, she collaborates with the art director and illustrator Mark Pernice through their joint studio Out of Office. Since 2016, she has lectured at the Image Text Ithaca MFA program at Ithaca College.