Meet the Staff

The Computer Art staff is outstanding. It is their hard work that determines how efficiently you can complete your work. It is their supportive attitude that sets the mood for each member of the faculty as they come to SVA to teach. You can always buy more computers but a staff like ours is extremely hard to find.

Staff Directory

Chair's Office

John McIntosh

212.592.2526 | jmcintosh@sva.edu

  • Chair. Formerly, Digital Domain, American Film Institute, Kodak Center for Creative Imaging
  • Education: BA, Whittier College; MFA, Yale University
  • One-person exhibitions include: Jones Troyer Fitzpatrick Gallery, Washington, DC; Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • Group exhibitions include: George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC
  • Publications include: Washington Photography: Images of the Eighties; The New Photography; Grand Street; Superdesigning Electronic Art and Design; RES; Computer Artist; MacWEEK; McIntosh, Catalogue for Corcoran Gallery of Art; The Future Image Report
  • Awards and honors include: New York Foundation for the Arts; Jean Stein Foundation Fellowship; Alexandria Cultural Arts Committee; Ford Foundation Special Projects Grant; chair, SIGGRAPH
James Calhoun

212.592.2598 | jcalhoun@sva.edu

  • Director of Operations; Animator; fine artist
  • Education: BFA, School of Visual Arts; MA, The New School University
  • Exhibitions and Screenings include: Too Art for TV at Erebuni Gallery; The Big Screen Project; Animation Block Party at BAMcinematek; Kristin Contemporary Art Gallery, NYC, SideCar Cafe, Barcelona; Seattle Art Museum, Eksjo Animation Festival
  • Publications include: Bomb; illustrations in 109 Forgotten American Heroes
Mikaela Zwyer

212.592.2524 | mzwyer@sva.edu

  • Assistant to Chair; Painter, illustrator
  • Education: BA, Northeastern University
Deanna Demaglie

212.592.2597 | ddemaglie@sva.edu

  • Administrative Assistant; animator
  • Education: BFA, School of Visual Arts

Academic Advisement

MAHTAB ASLANI

212.592.2522 | maslani@sva.edu

  • Academic Advisor

System Administrators

Darryl "Danan" Wright

212.592.2588 | dwright@sva.edu

  • Macintosh Systems Administrator; Musician
  • Education: University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Raphael Ribot

212.592.2568 | rribot@sva.edu

  • Network Systems Adminstrator; Animator, cartoonist
  • Education: BFA, School of Visual Arts
Richard Hagen

212.592.2587 | rhagen1@sva.edu

  • PC/Renderfarm Systems Administrator
  • Education: BA, summa cum laude, MA, Long Island University
  • Clients includes: Digital Laundry, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Marble and Granite Gallery, Downtown Community Television Center, Jolt Productions
  • Exhibitions includes: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, MetroCAF Animation Festival
Brian Frey

212.592.2583 | bfrey@sva.edu

  • Digital Video Systems Administrator
Joseph Mulvanerty

212.592.2647 | jmulvanerty@sva.edu

  • Cross-Platform Systems Administrator; musician, cartoonist
  • Education: Purchase College, School of Art + Design
  • Professional experience includes:Director of Technology, Mechanism Digital

Front Offices

Alexandra Barsky

212.592.2584 | abarsky@sva.edu

  • Front office manager; animator, illustrator
  • Education: BFA, School of Visual Arts; MFA Candidate, School of Visual Arts
  • Professional experience includes: Designer, Framestore
  • Clients include: Marvel, Netflix, Old Navy, Downy, Ciclope Festival, Razorbill Books
  • Group exhibitions include: Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival; Palm Springs International Shorts Fest; Maryland International Film Festival; SXSW; deadCENTER; Arizona International Film Festival; LA Indie Film Festival; Philadelphia Film and Animation Festival; Kinofest; MetroCAF
  • Website
Gavin Slyman

212.592.2516 | gslyman@sva.edu

  • Front office manager; animator, sound designer
  • Education: BFA, School of Visual Arts
Karis Oh

212.592.2528 | soh16@sva.edu

  • Front office manager; illustrator; animator, printmaker
  • Education: BFA, School of Visual Arts
  • Website