The Department of Digital + Media
Rhode Island School of Design

Laura Swanson ’11 + Liat Berdugo present in “Formative and Persisting at the Sol Koffler Gallery

September 12, 2016 - September 26, 2016

Swanson is an artist examining the behavior of looking at physical difference, working across various media including drawing, installation, photography, sculpture, and video. Pulling from multiple sources – art history, commercial display, critical theory, personal experience, photography, popular culture, sociology – her visual language is simultaneously playful and serious, simple and intricate, inviting and disruptive.

Liat Berdugo is an artist, writer, and curator based in Oakland, CA. Her work strives to create an expanded, thoughtful consideration for new media and digital culture. Berdugo has been exhibited in galleries and festivals internationally, and she collaborates widely with individuals and archives. She is the co-founder of World Wide West, co-founder of the Living Room Light Exchange, and Net Art and Special Programs Curator for Israel’s Print Screen Festival. Her writing appears in Rhizome, Temporary Art Review, and HZ Journal.

Berdugo holds a B.A. in mathematics and philosophy from Brown University and an M.F.A. in digital + media from the Rhode Island School of Design. She is currently an assistant professor of Art and Architecture at the University of San Francisco.