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Present Exhibits

Doug Manchee: 20 Works of Art in the Age of Digital
January 23, 2012 to March 2, 2012
Reception and Artist Talk : February 23, 2012 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Doug Manchee is an Associate Professor in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is currently the Program Chairperson of the advertising photography program.

Doug received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Fine Art (studio) from San Francisco State University. He worked as a commercial photographer in both San Francisco and Rochester before joining the faculty at RIT in 1997. His clients included Adobe Systems, Bausch and Lomb, Corning Glass, Eastman Kodak, Esprit, Riney and Partners, McCann Erickson, Xerox, and many others.

Doug’s personal work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in numerous public and private collections. He has been an artist-in-residence at Light Work and the Visual Studies Workshop and has received grants from Light Work, The NImoy Foundation, and the Andrea Frank Foundation.

More examples of his work can be found on his

Future Exhibits

Frances Paley and Albert Paley - Recent Work
March 15, 2012 to May 26, 2012
Reception : May 15, 2012 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Frances Paley 

For more than 30 years, Frances Paley has been exploring various media. Her work has evolved from early investigations in sculpture using machine technology to large-format black and white photography and on to airbrushed watercolor and pen and ink drawings in the 1980s. Over the past decade, Paley has been involved in fine art prints utilizing photographic imagery and computer enhancement. The images are as taken through the camera lens, no layering is used. They are not a montage. Each image represents a particular moment in time and the sole change is through color. The images embody the romantic, mysterious and surreal. They present the world from a slightly askew stance and are meant to be ambiguous and mildly disorienting. She has exhibited nationally and internationally including exhibitions in Peru, Italy and France. Her work is in various museum, corporate and private collections. Frances Paley has a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University, a Master of Fine Arts degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Master of Arts degree in Psychotherapy from Goddard College. She held a faculty position and administrative post at Rochester Institute of Technology. In addition she had a private practice as a Psychotherapist for 10 years. Parisian Repose is her recent book on Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.

Albert Paley 

Albert Paley is the first metal sculptor to receive the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Architects, the AIA’s highest award to a non-architect. “The allure of Paley’s art comes though its intrinsic sense of integration of art and architecture,” as one noted architect stated. Albert Paley has been active as an artist for over 30 years at his studio in Rochester, New York. Commissioned by both public institutions and private corporations, Paley has completed more than 50 site-specific works. Some notable examples are the Portal Gates for the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC, Synergy, a ceremonial archway in Philadelphia, the Portal Gates for the New York State Senate Chambers in Albany, Sentinel, a monumental plaza sculpture for Rochester Institute of Technology, as well as a 65-foot sculpture for the entry court of Bausch and Lomb’s headquarters in Rochester, NY. Recently completed works include three sculptures for the National Harbor development near Washington DC, a 130’ long archway named Animals Always for the St. Louis Zoo, a gate for the Cleveland Botanical Gardens in Cleveland, OH, a sculptural relief for Wellington Place, Toronto, Canada, a sculpture named Threshold for the Corporate Headquarters of Klein Steel, Rochester, NY, and a ceremonial entranceway called Transformation for Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Pieces by Albert Paley can be found in the permanent collections of many major museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Broadly published and an international lecturer, Paley received both his BFA and MFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. He received honorary doctorates from the University of Rochester in 1989, the State University of New York at Brockport in 1996, and St. Lawrence University, in Canton, New York in 1997. He also holds an endowed chair at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Past Exhibits

Pat Pauly: Design in Fiber
November 3, 2011 to January 13, 2012
Reception and Artist Talk : December 6, 2011 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

A textile artist since 1981, Pat Pauly uses personal imagery and freeform surface design in her fiber work, a process she describes as "painting with fabric." The work is bold, graphic, and often suggestive of natural forms and patterns. Using commercial and artist-designed textiles as the medium, these works are intricately assembled to obtain the finished work.

Studying in the RIT Masters level program in the early 1980s, Pat took principles of graphic design as a jumping-off point for her two-dimensional fiber work. Her study of letterforms, layout, and other aspects of typography influenced her later contemporary quilted forms.

Pat's work has been shown in highly selective juried exhibitions such as Quilt National, Focus Fiber, Quilts = Art = Quilts, Creative Force, and Art Quilts Lowell. She has curated many shows of contemporary fiber art, notably "Parallax: Views of Contemporary Quilt Artists" and "The Exquisite Corpse: Contemporary Art Quilts".

Pat is a frequent lecturer and teacher, often contrasting her abstract work with influences from textiles both past and present. Her presentations and workshops on contemporary art quilts carry the same qualities as her work - energized, engaging, inspiring. She exhibits her work nationally and internationally, and also curates and designs exhibitions of contemporary and historic textiles. She maintains a studio near Rochester, New York. For more information, visit

Monguzzi Poster Exhibition at RIT
September 9, 2011 to October 28, 2011
Bevier Gallery Reception : September 16, 2011 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Bruno Monguzzi is a Swiss graphic designer. He was born in Mendrisio, Switzerland in 1941. He later moved to Geneva with his family and attended the Graphic Design Course at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs. In 1960 he travelled to London and attended Gestalt psychology, typography and photography courses at St Martin‘s School of Art (now the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design) and the London College of Printing (now the London College of Communication). After working with Dennis Bailey in London and Charles Gagnon and James Volkus in Montreal, Monguzzi moved to Milan in 1968 to join the Studio Boggeri – at the time the leading design and advertising agency in Italy. From the early-seventies he worked independently from his atelier in Meride, a secluded village in the South of Switzerland. He received the Premio Bodoni in 1971 and was awarded the distinction Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts, London in 2003. Amongst his most significant projects: the visual identity of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, the exhibition Mejerchold Majakowskij at Castello Sforzesco in Milan, and the posters for Museo Cantonale d‘Arte in Lugano.

George Lois: Magazine Covers and Advertising Design
June 1, 2011 to August 31, 2011

George Lois was born on June 26, 1931, in the Bronx, New York City. He is a controversial American art director, designer, and author. Lois is best known for over 92 covers he designed for Esquire Magazine. The Esquire covers are considered among the most memorable propaganda imagery in any medium, and the most provocative in magazine design history from 1962 to 1972. His covers offered a controversial statement on life in the 1960s with subjects including Norman Mailer, Muhammad Ali, Andy Warhol, Germaine Greer, and Richard Nixon. In 2008, The Museum of Modern Art exhibited 32 of Lois’ Esquire covers.

Lois was born in New York City on June 26, 1931, the son of Greek immigrants. He attended the High School of Music and Art, and received a basketball scholarship to Syracuse University, though he chose to attend Pratt Institute where he attended for one year before working for Reba Sochis until he was drafted by the Army to fight in the Korean War six months later.

After the war, Lois worked for the advertising and promotions department at CBS. In 1959 he was hired by the advertising agency Doyle Dane Bernbach (DDB). After one year at DDB, Lois formed Papert, Koenig, Lois (PKL), the first advertising agency to ever go public. In 1967 he left to form Lois, Holland, Callaway. His last agency, Lois/USA, which developed memorable campaigns for Minolta, Tourneau and The Four Seasons, ended its run in 1999.

George Lois is the only person in the world inducted into The Art Directors Hall of Fame, The One Club Creative Hall of Fame, with Lifetime Achievement Awards from the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Society of Publication Designers, as well as a subject of the Master Series at the School of Visual Arts.

Sponsored by Vignelli Center for Design Studies

Rochester Institute of Technology

This exhibition coincides with the Master Designer Workshop at the Vignelli Center for Design Studies July 24 through July 31

Posters by Michael Bierut
April 1, 2011 to June 1, 2011

Michael Bierut studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, graduating summa cum laude in 1980. Prior to joining Pentagram in 1990 as a partner in the firm’s New York office, he worked for ten years at Vignelli Associates; ultimately becoming vice president of graphic design.

Bierut’s clients at Pentagram have included the Alliance for Downtown New York, Benetton, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Alfred A. Knopf, the Walt Disney Company, Mohawk Paper Mills, Motorola, MillerCoors, the Toy Industry Association, Princeton University, Yale School of Architecture, New York University, The Fashion Institute of Technology, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Library of Congress, the Museum of Sex, and the New York Jets. His projects have ranged from the design of “I Want to Take You Higher,” an exhibition on the psychedelic era for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, to serving as design consultant to United Airlines.