Faculty Fun Facts

An closer look at the Visual and Performing Arts faculty at Purdue

 
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Meet Harry Bulow, the Head of the Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts. You may not know, but when he isn’t teaching or fulfilling his duties at VPA Head, he likes to compose. Harry is a world renowned composer and has received many notable awards such as:

“His works have received numerous awards including 1st Prize at the International Composers Competition in Trieste, Italy, the “Oscar Espla” Prize from the city of Alicante, Spain, an NEA Composer Fellowship and 34 consecutive awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.”

 

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Meet Carol Cunningham-Sigman, a Professor of Dance in the Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts. You may not know, but when she isn’t leading modern dance and ballet, she enjoys perfecting her choreographic technique.

“Carol has had several works recognized for choreographic achievement. These works include Glass Corridors, which was performed at the Kennedy Center American College Dance Festival National Gala; Stone in Palm,selected for exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.; and It Never Entered My Mind, a solo Carol performed at the Almada International Dance Festival, Lisbon, Portugal.”

 

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Meet Min Kim Park, a Professor of Photography in the Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts. You may not know, but when she isn’t teaching her students how to capture the perfect shot, she travels the world sharing her own work.

“Born in South Korea, she explores issues surrounding gender, ethnicity and identity using performance, video, photography, sound and video installation. Her work draws much from her experience as a journalist in Chicago for the Korea News Daily and Korean American Broadcasting Co. Park’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.  Her recent video work, Perfect Asian Woman is included in “ArtDisk” a DVD magazine, which was screened at two venues: Miamai MOCA at Goldman Warehouse and Artificial Light and Art Basel Miami. “

 

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Meet Petronio Bendito, a Professor in the Visual Communication Design program at the Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts. You may not know, but when Petronio isn’t teaching his students about color theory, he is out teaching the world, literally.

“Bendito has exhibited, screened, performed, and presented his artworks and research projects throughout the United States and abroad in Brazil, China, Bulgaria, North Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.”

 

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Meet Amy Budd, an Assistant Professor in the Theatre Department in the Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts. You may not know, but when she isn’t teaching, she enjoys performing herself.

” Lady Miss Iris, Amy’s neo-burlesque alter ego, began performing in 2001. She appeared at rock clubs, theaters, and galleries from AS220 to the Great Boston Burlesque Expo, co-founded RI Burlesque Academy, taught award-winning workshops, and hosted special events.”

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