Paul Bielenberg Receives Outstanding Service Award


Congratulations to Outstanding Service award honoree Paul Bielenberg! Paul is a highly respected architectural photographer with numerous clients and projects nationwide. Dedicated to the widespread ArtCenter community of creative professionals, he regularly collaborates with fellow alumni on client shoots. He has taught architectural photography at ArtCenter since 1986. He epitomizes the entrepreneurial graduate with an established career and teaches a high standard of professionalism in his classes. A deeply committed teacher, he works tirelessly with students and supports them with guidance and expertise to discover solutions to artistic and business challenges.

ArtCenter College of Design will honor Paul and three additional distinguished alumni at the 2018 Alumni Awards Dinner on Saturday evening, October 27 at the Chevy Chase Country Club. The event, held in conjunction with the College’s inaugural Alumni Reunion, honors those who best represent the impact of an ArtCenter education on the world to shape a more humane future.


Mary Trunk debuts film Lost in Living


Mary Trunk has a new documentary out and it is now available to stream on Kanopy.

Behind the domestic curtain of motherhood, where the creative impulse can flourish or languish, are four women determined to make a go of it. Filmed over seven years, LOST IN LIVING, confronts the contradictions inherent in personal ambition and self-sacrifice, female friendship and mental isolation, big projects and dirty dishes. The complex realities of family life unfold in this documentary film about the messy intersection of motherhood and artistic expression.

Mary is a Los Angeles-based artist and teaches the class From Still to Motion at ArtCenter.


Mona Kuhn show in Madrid


From Mona Kuhn's Ácido Dorado

Mona Kuhn has an exhibition currently in Madrid:

the series Ácido dorado, a work which she began in 2013 in a secluded modernistic style mansion designed by the architect Robert Stone, in the Joshua Tree National Park in California, and in addition to the usual dialogue between the human body and its environment she expands her scope of interest and projects her look towards the desert landscape, taking in the flora and the intense sunlight producing all manner of reflections and transparencies, leading us to abstract photography for the first time.

The show will be on view until November 8, 2016 in Galeria Pilar Serra. More info here.


Jamie Lee Curtis and the Paul Jasmin Photo that Changed Her Life


Photo by ArtCenter instructor Paul Jasmin

In an article for Vanity Fair, actress Jamie Lee Curtis reflects on the image that changed her life:

"This portrait of Berry Berenson, by Paul Jasmin, gave me the confidence to be myself despite the plethora of imagery and messaging that I was not enough."

See below to read the short piece.

It is also posted on Vanity Fair's site.