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SAIC Alum Accepts Fermilab’s 2016 Artist Residency

Ellen Sandor (MFA 1975, HON 2014) has accepted Fermilab’s 2016 Artist Residency at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Sandor, founder of (art)n Laboratory, Inc., was chosen from a selection of sixty carefully evaluated artists’ applications. Sandor makes PHSColograms, a term she coined in 1983 (pronounced skol-o-gram), an acronym for photography, holography, sculpture, and computer graphics. Sandor says, “It is an honor to accept the artist residency to create new work with Fermilab scientists that will be realized as PHSCologram sculptures. Fermilab’s Artist Residency provides continuity with (art)n’s history of showing the first PHSCologram sculptures at Fermilab in 1987, an exhibition that originated with the late Martyl.”

Sandor will officially begin the Fermilab Artist Residency in January 2016. She is presently working on a series of PHSCologram sculptures and Oculus Rift VR experiences for Deconstruction in the Virtual World: Building Peace by Piece at the Gregg Gallery, National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South in New York, November 3–14, 2015.

Sandor is a member of SAIC's Board of Governors as well Chair of the Gene Siskel Film Center's Advisory Board.

Image from SAIC’s “Alumni Spotlight: Ellen Sandor”