The two-story, 2000-square-foot Teaching Gallery presents work in all media by professional artists and is open to the public as well as the campus community.

Silvia Ruzanka
Botanical Computing: Phyto-Cybernetics

Work by Artist Silvia Ruzanka
Botanical Computing: Growth Study 2, video projection, 2023

On View: Feb. 1 – March 2, 2024
Opening Reception:  Thursday, Feb. 1 from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Teaching Gallery
Artist Talk: Thursday, Feb. 1 from 3 - 4 p.m. in the BTC Auditorium
Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 1 - 7 p.m.; Saturday, Noon - 4 p.m.

Media Artist Silvia Ruzanka, an assistant professor in the Department of Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, presents “Botanical Computing: Phyto-Cybernetics,” an exhibition of digital “landscapes.” Her projects include virtual reality, interactive installation, video, and performance in which she explores the archaeology and memory of technology and media, and their intersections with everyday life. “I am interested in the tension between the rationality of the digital and the complex messiness of human experience. For me, art is a way of teasing out the irrational inside technology,” the artist writes. “Human bodies, plant bodies, and digital computer bodies are all defined by material constraints.”

She has exhibited at galleries, museums, and festivals internationally, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the New Forms Festival, Vancouver; and Shenzhen’s Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in China. Ruzanka holds an MFA in Art and Technology Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a B.A. in Physics from Smith College. In addition to teaching, she currently is a Ph.D. candidate in Visual Arts: Philosophy, Aesthetics and Art Theory at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts in Portland, ME. Her research is in the philosophy of computation and care.

Digital Media Student Exhibit

On View: April 4 or 5 – April 13, 2024
Opening Reception:  Thursday, April 4 or Friday, April 5 from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Teaching Gallery

Details TBA.

Fine Arts Student Exhibit and Directed Study in Drawing and Painting End of Year Exhibit

On View: April 25 or 26 – May 4, 2024
Opening Reception:  Thursday, April 25 or Friday, April 26 from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Teaching Gallery

Details TBA.

Garden: A site specific installation by Thomas Lail

Ongoing in the Administration Building Atrium

Garden, Professor Thomas Lail’s oversized rendering of a William Morris wallpaper pattern, scales the trellis of the Administration Building’s glass atrium, reflecting on the history of glassed-in winter gardens, cultivated nature, and the dream of Utopian architectures of transparency. The installation project is supported by the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation’s Stephen L. Hyatt Fine Arts Fund and installed with assistance from the college’s Graphics Department and Physical Plant, and NoName Graphics, Troy.

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Teaching Gallery
Administration Building, Room 013
See the Current and Upcoming Exhibits page for hours by the exhibit.