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Print professor installs art in NYC store windows
3/26/09

Joseph Scheer, a member of the Alfred University class of 1984 and professor of printmaking at the University, presents “Life Within Awareness,” new moth prints, continuing through Wednesday, April 1, in the windows of Bergdorf Goodman, 5th Avenue at 58th Street, New York City.

On display in five large windows of the department store are 24 large prints done by Scheer. There are also some new 8-by-5-foot prints displayed on the third floor of the Bergdorf’s through Monday, April 20.

Scheer, who is co-director and founder of the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred, has published two books, “Night Visions: The Secret Designs of Moths,” and “Night Flyers,” featuring high-resolution, large-format scans of moths. His work has been published in more than 120 books and periodicals, including National Geographic, and has been seen in exhibitions across the country.

Scheer received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the School of Art & Design, NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University and earned master of arts and a master of fine arts degrees from the University of New Mexico.

He joined the faculty of the School of Art & Design at AU in 1989.