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Digital Arts

Laurie (Ella) Gant, Chair, Associate Professor of Art

B.S., University of Wisconsin; M.F.A., University of Texas at Austin
egant@hamilton.edu
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Areas of expertise: video, performance, installation, photography, electronic media, and history and contemporary practices in each of those areas

Ella Gant entered the University of Texas at Austin as a traditional photographer and graduated with a specialization in the nontraditional area of performative installation work. Gant became the first student to receive a master's of fine arts from U.T. Austin under the mentorship of internationally respected film installation artist William Lundberg. She continues to explore intersections among established traditions and contemporary practices in the arts and education. Gant was a 2011 named Fellow in Digital/Electronic Arts from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, The Museum of Modern Art/Franklin Furnace/Artist Book Collection and Texas Folklife Resources.

Robert Knight, Assistant Professor of Art

B.A., Yale University; M.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art
rbknight@hamilton.edu
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Areas of expertise: photography, history of photography, video capture and editing, Adobe premiere, and art foundations curriculum, 2D and 4D fundamentals

Robert Knight uses photography, audio, video and installation to explore his research on the relationship of contemporary culture to the domestic. His work has been exhibited in the Boston area at Gallery Kayafas, Alpha Gallery and The Danforth Museum of Art, and nationally at the Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Jen Bekman Gallery, and the Houston Center for Photography, among other places. He received an master's in fine arts in photography from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design.

Samuel Pellman, the James L. Ferguson Professor of Music

B.Mus., Miami University; A.M. and D.M.A., Cornell University
spellman@hamilton.edu
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Areas of expertise: theory and composition, digital music techniques

Many of Sam Pellman's works can be heard on recordings by the Musical Heritage Society, Move Records, innova recordings, and Ravello Records. Recently his music has been presented at festivals and conferences in Melbourne, Paris, Basel, Vienna, Montreal, New York City, Beijing, Capetown, Buenos Aires, Hsinchu, Perth, and Prague. He has been commissioned to compose music for traditional instruments and ensembles, music for electroacoustic media, and mixed media. Pellman is also the author of An Introduction to the Creation of Electroacoustic Music, a highly-regarded textbook. Further information about his music can be found at: http://www.musicfromspace.com. He received his doctorate in musical composition from Cornell University.

David Stoughton, Resident Designer/Production Manager

dstought@hamilton.edu
Areas of expertise: lighting design and technology, theatrical production

David Stoughton has worked professionally as a freelance designer and technician, designing lighting and sound for a diverse array of productions in both academic and professional venues across the country. His recent design work includes lighting for The Good Person of Szechwan and Dark Play at Hamilton;  A Christmas Carol and Tigers Be Still at Theatre Squared in Fayetteville, Ark.;  Romeo and Juliet at the Michigan Shakespeare Festival; Mlle. Modiste at the Ohio Light Opera; and the Central and Near East Concert Series for the Cleveland Museum of Art. Before coming to Hamilton, Stoughton taught and designed at the University of Texas El Paso.

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