DMCA Faculty and Staff


Full-Time Faculty and Staff

Johannes DeYoung


Johannes DeYoung is an artist working primarily in experimental computer animation, moving-image, and printed media. He received his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, and a BFA Summa Cum Laude from the Allen R. Hite Art Institute at the University of Louisville. His recent exhibitions include Robert Miller Gallery, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Eyebeam, and Tiger Strikes Asteroid, New York, NY; the Images Festival at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; Pallas Projects, Dublin, Ireland; and Hell Gallery, Melbourne, Australia. Publications include The New York Times, The New York Post, The Huffington Post, and Dossier Journal. He has served on the New Foundations Board of Study for time-based media at Purchase College, State University of New York; the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Contemporary Art Council; and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, as Digital Literacy Consultant.

Johannes currently teaches courses in animation and moving-image production at Yale University School of Art, where he is appointed Senior Critic and Faculty Director of the Digital Media Center for the Arts, and at the Yale School of Drama, where he is appointed Lecturer in Design. He also currently serves on the Computing and the Arts Academic Advisory Committee and the Digital Humanities Working Group at Yale University, and the Curatorial Advisory Board for ArtSpace New Haven.


Justin Berry


Justin Berry is an artist that lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.  He is a recipient of the 2014 NYFA artist’s fellowship.  His work has been exhibited internationally in various venues, with work recently on view at CAVE in Detroit, CUAC in Salt Lake City, and at the University of Richmond Art Museum.  Recent issues of Frieze, Pin-up magazine, Media-N, and Prattfolio included features on his work and Bomb Magazine commisioned the piece from him as part of their portfolio series in 2013.  Currently he is a member of the gallery collective Essex Flowers based in New York, and from 2007 to 2008 he was co-director of the artist run curatorial space Alogon, in Chicago, IL. He holds an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago.




Affiliate Faculty

David Biedny

David Biedny is a leading expert in digital effects, graphics, and multimedia. His writing as well as his work in multimedia and special effects are recognized internationally, as is his work in education. Beginning in 1984, he has been uniquely knowledgeable about MacIntosh computers; he was a founder of the New York Mac Users Group (NYMUG) and has headed its Graphics and Advanced User SIGS (Special Interest Groups).

Biedny, who was on the founding editorial team for MacUser magazine in 1985 and has become a contributing editor to MacLife magazine, has published three books on Photoshop techniques and produced an award-winning video training series, Photoshop Inside and Out. He has been a consultant to numerous screen, print, and computer companies. At Industrial Light and Magic he has created digital effects for a number of motion pictures. He has also created animation and video projections for stage productions, including Nixon in China and Chris Rock’s 2008 New Year’s Eve show.

David Biedny is on the faculty of Yale School of Drama in the Design Department, where he teaches a class on digital media. He has also taught and lectured at New York University, San Francisco State University, and has lectured at the Seybold Seminars.

Office hours: Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00pm


Mark Thomas Gibson

Mark is a painter whose work has been exhibited at Anahita Art Gallery in Tehran, Fredericks & Freiser, Motus Fort Gallery in Tokyo, Salon 94 and Susan Inglett Gallery.  Mark’s publication, Some Monsters Loom Large, was produced in conjunction with his 2016 exhibition by the same title at Fredericks & Freiser.  A skilled illustrator and draftsman, Mark also has curatorial experience, including the exhibition Black Pulp! which he co-curated with William Villalongo.

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Scott Petersen

Dr. Scott Petersen is a composer, performer, electronic musician and laptop improviser. His current research and work revolves around open music technologies, improvisational electronic music, analog electronic instrument design, and experimental music programming. His output is diverse and includes works for large orchestra, small ensemble with and without electronics, works for large homogeneous instrumental groups, film/animation, sound installation, and laptop improvisation with custom designed hardware and software interfaces. Dr. Petersen has performed and had his work performed and exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. He is a founding member of both the collaborative New Haven Electronic Music Composers group (El MuCo) and of MakeHaven, a DIY maker space, and he founded and curates the FridayNightThing, an ongoing new music and arts gathering. Dr. Petersen is a lecturer in the Computer Science department at Yale University where he teaches computer music classes as part of the Computing and the Arts major.  He is also the Director of the Open Music Initiative, an initiative he began in the Music Department at Yale in 2014 to introduce open music hardware and software to faculty, students and staff.  Previously, Dr. Petersen worked as the Technical Director of the Yale Music Technology Labs.

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Andrew Schartmann

Andrew Schartmann is a composer and music theorist with degrees from Yale and McGill University. He is the author of two books, including Koji Kondo’s Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack (2015), which The New Yorker praised for its “overwhelming precision.” His third book, forthcoming from Bloomsbury, investigates Keiji Inafune’s role in establishing some of the gaming industry’s foundational design principles. Most recently, Schartmann worked with the BBC on the chiptune documentary “While My Guitar Gently Bleeps.” He currently serves as the Assistant Editor of DSCH Journal.

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Federico Solmi

Federico Solmi is a visual artist working in interdisciplinary media, including moving-image production, game design, drawing, painting, and sculpture.  Solmi was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 2009, in the category of Video & Audio by the Guggenheim Foundation of New York.  His work has been included in several international Biennial exhibitions, including the Beijing Media Art Biennale (2016), Frankfurt B3 Biennial of Moving image (2015), the First Shenzhen Animation Biennial in China (2013), the 54th Venice Biennial (2011), and the Site Santa Fe Biennial in New Mexico (2010). Solmi’s solo exhibitions include the Haifa Museum of Art, Israel (2016); Museo de Arte Contemporaneo del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela (2016); and the Centro Cultural Matucana 100, Santiago, Chile (2015). 

Solmi’s elaborate installations combine 3D animation and video game technologies with painting, drawing, and kinetic sculpture. Luminous color and satirical aesthetic portray dystopian a vision of contemporary society. Through an intricate process in which digital technologies and hand-craft materials merge into an organic whole, his unique approach renders the most loathed aspects of modern life. With garish imagery and mesmerizing movement, Solmi critiques the systems that approve and trust without questioning the fragile foundation on which cultures and societies are based.

Office hours: Fridays, 1:00-3:00pm


Ka-Man Tse

Ka-Man Tse is a photographer and video artist based in New York.  She received an MFA from Yale University in 2009, and a BA from Bard College in 2003. She has exhibited internationally and nationally; including the Lianzhou Foto Festival in Guangdong, China, the Museum of Chinese in America in New York, NY, the Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York, NY; Cornell University, the Palm Springs Art Museum in California, Capricious Gallery in New York, NY, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Gallery 339 in Philadelphia, and the Eighth Veil in Los Angeles.  She was a SPARC Artist-in-Residence through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and completed the Artist in the Marketplace Program through the Bronx Museum of Arts.   She is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Robert Giard Fellowship.  She currently teaches at Yale University, where she was appointed lecturer in 2013, as well as Parsons the New School of Design, since 2011.  In 2016, Tse mounted three solo exhibitions: at the Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh, PA, the New York Public Library, Mulberry Street Branch, and Lumenvisum in Hong Kong.  



Office Hours: Tuesday / Thursday, 3:30-4:30pm