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  • Derek Haffar

    Part-time Assistant Professor

    Email
    haffar@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    A - Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12th Street

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    Derek Haffar

    Profile

    I am an avid and traditional maker and designer with degrees in sculpture, drawing and painting. Making and teaching making and project managment skills have been the center of my professional life. I have spent considerable time over seas, primarily in North Africa, Europe and the Middle East as well as the east coast of Canada. Working as a fabricator for established artists Mathew Barney, Red Grooms and Tom Otterness hardened my making skills early as a professional fabricator. Working for the non profit Wildlife Conservation Society later taught me how to use those hard skills for softer purposes.I have been at Parson now for 10 years!


    Degrees Held

    MFA Sculpture, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College

    BFA Drawing and painting, University of Utah

    TESOL Certificate School for Public Engagment, The New School


    Professional Affiliation

    FATE: An educational association dedicated to the promotion of excellce in the development and teaching of college-level foundation courses in studio and art history.

    Museum of Art and Design Resident allumnus

     


    Performances and Appearances

    Museum of Art and Design NY NY

    Five Myles Gallery Brooklyn NY

    325 Space Brooklyn NY

     


    Research Interests

    Sculpture, sustainability, mold-making, casting, body casting, plaster, mycelium, kambucha, collaborative practice, analog technologies, shadow art


    Current Courses

    [LS] Integrative Studio 1

    Space/Materiality

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