This class is designed to help the student /emerging artist prepare for professional practices by instruction on applications and tasks associated with computers and the Internet. Students will be encouraged to research their choice of market segments and design their final presentations around specific venues/targets they are considering. Basic Internet and software technology will provide students with a general overview of how to manage and operate within the current technologies and practices of the artistic field. Individual relevant writing and visual assignments for each student during instructional demonstrations is expected.
By the end of this course students will have a fundamental understanding of editing programs such as Photoshop/ Google GIM and Nik Collection, date platforms such as WordPress, Medium and social media sharing sites and programs such as Google Docs, Zoom, Instagram, Facebook and more. The course will also cover basic controls on Mac and PCs operating systems such as image grabs, data mining, cut and paste, screen shots, doc and image convergence to PDF files and image sizing for sharing.
About the Instructor
Hugo Xavier Bastidas is an American artist. He received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and his MFA from Hunter College. His awards include a Robert Smithson Scholarship, a Fulbright Fellowship, a Pollack-Krasner Grant and a NJEA Grant. He is represented by the Nohra Haime Gallery, where he has had 16 solo shows. Other solos exhibits include those at the Gyeongnam Museum of Art, Gallery KunstDoc, and Bonn Gallery. His digital artwork was represented by Gallery Boreas (Lenox, MA and Reykjavik, Iceland) and had been included in the DiVA shows (in Paris, Cologne and NY) and the AAF (NY). He is a member of the National Academy of Arts and Design and is represented in their collection among other collections public and private nationally and internationally. He represented the US in the Cuenca Biennial (Ecuador, 1999) and the Sharjah Biennial (UAE, 2001). His work is in collections worldwide.