MORE Graduates of the Master of Fine Arts in Electronic Arts Program

Holland Hopson ’98, is a composer, improviser, and electronic artist. As an instrumentalist he performs on soprano saxophone, banjo, boomboxes, metronomes, the musical saw, and all manner of electronics. He has held residencies at STEIM, Amsterdam; Experimental Music Studios, Krakow and Katowice, Poland; Sonic Arts Research Studio, Vancouver, Canada; and Harvestworks Digital Media Arts, New York. In 1993-1994 Hopson recorded environmental sounds on four continents and in more than a dozen countries as a fellow of the Thomas J. Watson Foundation.

Hopson received his bachelor’s degree in music composition from Birmingham-Southern College. While earning his MFA in Electronic Arts at Rensselaer, he developed a performance system for live, electronic music that combines a soprano saxophone and computer.

Hopson is managing director of Engine 27, a sound gallery and performance space in New York City.


John J.A. Jannone ’93, is a composer, video artist, performer, and designer of experimental electronic instruments. He presents his solo and collaborative work throughout the United States and abroad. Before studying at Rensselaer, Jannone earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy at Colgate University.

Jannone has taught in the electronic media arts at Rensselaer, Hudson Valley Community College, and Pratt Institute. Currently he is an assistant professor at Brooklyn College, teaching in the Department of Television and Radio and the Conservatory of Music. He is also a director of Ballibay for the Fine and Performing Arts, a summer arts program for children located in Camptown, Pa. (


Roberto Bocci ’94, is a multimedia electronic artist born in Siena, Italy. He has a painting diploma from the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy, and an MFA in painting and photography from the University at Albany, as well as his MFA in electronic arts from Rensselaer.

Bocci’s work includes multimedia sound and video installations, single-channel videotapes, photographic images, and interactive CD-ROMs for desktop computers. His work can be considered a hybrid form of multimedia art in which he merges his background in traditional fine arts (photography, painting, sculpture, and music) and electronic arts (video, digital imaging, sound).

Bocci is an assistant professor of digital arts and photography in the Department of Art, Music, and Theatre at Georgetown University. (


Jacqueline Goss ’97, is a multimedia artist whose recent work includes “So To Speak” and “The 100th Un- done,” which have screened at film/ video festivals in Toronto, New York City, Boston, Chicago, and Lyons, France. She has received grants and awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, and the New York Expo of Short Film and Video.

Goss is assistant professor of video at Massachusetts College of Art. She received her B.A. from Brown University. Her 1999 work “Modern Keller” is a hypermedia work that interprets a photographic image of Helen Keller and Martha Graham. (


Julia Meltzer ’98, is an artist whose installations and single-channel documentary videos have been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as Creative Time’s Art in the Anchorage, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, and at the Dutch Electronic Arts Festival. Past projects have taken on issues of police brutality, and the politics of gender and identity on the Internet.

Meltzer received her B.A. from Brown University. She is a visiting assistant professor of video production at Hampshire College. She has taught media production and media literacy at a wide range of educational institutions from public high schools to alternative schools and community organizations to the university setting.


Liz Miller ’99, is a new media artist who worked as a digital designer with Video Data Bank at the Art Institute of Chicago to launch the Web site She has curated video programs and produced videos in collaboration with international feminist organizations such as FIRE, Feminist International Radio Endeavor, and Women in the Director’s Chair.

Last summer Miller participated in a national residency, “Artist and Communities, Artists Creating for the New Millennium,” which was featured on NPR. She lived and worked with residents of the Parkville Senior Center, with whom she created a Web site, a quilt and video, and a series of three-minute portraits that were screened in the community. ( MUC/index.html)

Miller is visiting assistant professor of video at Hampshire College. She received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a major in social thought and political economics. She received a Certificate in Latin American Studies.


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