sign achievement at Star Network’s Premiere Excellence in Real Estate & Development Awards presented this June in Queens. Gaskin heads a design team of 14, who have performed design and upgrades for Delta, American Airlines, and British Airways terminals at JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark, as well as high-end retail outlets within the airports, including Swarovski, Brooks Brothers, and Juicy Couture. RCGA has also designed and renovated more than 8,000 units of affordable and market rate housing throughout New York State and restored several landmark houses of worship.
Contemporary, 180 Maiden Lane, New York City. Kaleda’s digital paintings are part of the three-artist show featuring works “rooted in technology and focus on transformation,” for an exhibition that explores “technology’s impact on per ception and expectation, and its elevation of humanity.” FORWARD SLASH is open through May 8, and Kaleda’s work will remain on display at Anderson Contemp orary through the year. For more inform ation, visit www.garykaleda.com. Below, left: Gary Kaleda, Flourish
tinguished Black Designers of NYCOBA| NOMA, an exhibition highlighting con tributions made by African-American architects, designers, and planners at the Center for Architecture in New York City. The exhibition noted that the ap proximately 2,090 African American architects in the US represent two per cent of the nation’s licensed architects. Featured TONA projects were the Lorraine Montenegro Women & Children’s Residence in the Bronx, li brary upgrades at Intermediate School 220 in Brooklyn, and at the Old Boys High School in Brooklyn. Mara Szalajda, MFA Painting and Art History ’88, had work presented in the National Association of Women Artists’ 128th Annual Members’ Exhibition, held at the Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery in New York City from August 22 to September 14.
Matt Magee, MFA ’86, was featured in Texas visual arts journal Glasstire discussing the development of his artistic career. The interview covers Magee’s internships at the Guggenheim Museum in the early 1980s and working for Robert Rauschenberg in his studio for 18 years, as well as Magee’s time at Pratt. “While Pratt provided two years of extreme focus on my studio work and a thesis show, I also gained a circle of friends,” he says. The full interview can be read on glasstire.com/2017/04/03/ seven-questions-for-matt-magee. Magee’s work can be viewed on his website, www.mattmagee.info.
Susan Hinkson, RA, LLM, BArch ’81, has joined Capalino + Company as Exec utive Vice President in the firm’s Land Use, Housing, and Real Estate group. Hinkson previously served as Vice Chair and Commissioner of the NYC Board of Standards and Appeals and Brooklyn Borough Commissioner for the NYC Department of Buildings. At Capalino + Company, Hinkson will work to expand the firm’s land use planning and zoning Zion Ozeri, BFA Photography ’80, services. founded the DiverCity Lens project, now in its fourth year, with the New York City Department of Education, utilizing the medium of photography to provide a powerful personal connection for identity, diversity, and universal values. DiverCity Lens incorporates texts from traditional and modern sources and sends students out with their cameras or smartphones to docu ment the values they see reflected in their communities, seeking “what unites us in spite of what seems to sep arate us.” The curriculum culminates with an exhibition of students’ work, which students help curate. For more information, visit www.zionozeri.com and www.jewishlens.org.
Shira Toren, BFA Fashion Design ’81, cocurated an international art show at Sideshow Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in June. The exhibition, titled EVEnt, showcased collaborative works by 10 female artists from France, Israel, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United States that reflect on the situa tion of women in the 21st century from personal and social perspectives. Heather Wechter, BFA Merchan dising and Fashion Management ’89, launched an app, tribepool, which aims to connect people for carpooling based on shared local activities. The app was developed by Wechter and her husband, Dave Wechter, as part of the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s Co-CREATE in cubator program in 2016–2017, and it became available in June through the App Store and Google Play.
Tim Young, BFA Illustration ’85, is publishing his 9th and 10th children’s books this fall: the picture book I’m Going to Outer Space! and the how-todraw book Creatures and Characters, published by Schiffer Publishing in September and October, respectively. Young, whose career has spanned 2-D and 3-D animation, puppet making, and toy design, began writing and illustrat ing children’s books 10 years ago, with titles including I’m Looking for a Monster!, published by Random House, and I Hate Picture Books! and The Gary Kaleda, BFA Communications Heather Philip-O’Neal, AIA, BArch Angry Little Puffin, published by Design ’88, has his work featured in the ’87; design principal, TONA (Terrence Schiffer. For more information, visit exhibition FORWARD SLASH / Techno O’Neal Architect LLC) in New York City, www.creaturesandcharacters.com. logy, Transcendence & Tea, at Anderson was showcased in SAY IT LOUD: Dis-