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Alfred University Trustee, Eric Zuckerman, selects MFA graduate as first featured artist in new annual holiday series

Image by Adam Hinterlang, MFA '06

Image by Adam Hinterlang, MFA '06

 Eric Zuckerman '03, is the co-owner and President of Pac Team Group, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of retail environments for various industries, including watches, jewelry, eyewear and luxury brands. When thinking about the annual holiday cards and gifts his company was to send, Eric saw a greater opportunity to connect talented artists with this community of professionals whose industries are so deeply connected with art and design. The company decided to start a series where one artist is selected annually to create a unique piece that reflects their individualistic style and artistic interpretation of “the holidays.” The finished artwork is not only featured globally on the Group’s holiday cards along with information on the artist, but select clients are given a framed, limited edition signed reproduced print as well.

 Dr. Gerar Edizel, interim dean of Alfred University’s School of Art and Design, introduced Eric to MFA alumnus, Adam Hinterlang, who was ultimately chosen as the first featured artist. 

“Pac Team Group’s passion for the arts, design and creativity are at the core of our business model. We are excited to have partnered with Adam this holiday season, who has created us a unique piece that reflects his highly individualistic style and artistic talents. We look forward to engaging with unique emerging artists and sharing their work with our community each holiday season,” said Eric Zuckerman.

 Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Adam Hinterlang centers his studio practice around drawing and animation. He has exhibited work nationally and internationally and has been featured at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.  Adam received his BFA in Photography and New Media, and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2004 and his MFA in Electronic Integrated Arts from Alfred University in 2006. He currently works and lives in Waltham, MA with his wife, ceramic artist Kyla Toomey.  

 When describing his work, Adam stated, “What I do is largely a reflection of the sense of wonder that I experience in the world. I’m nearly always thinking about new scientific discoveries that I’ve read about or the hours I’ve spent looking out of airplane windows, watching as changes in the landscape slowly unfold miles below on the surface. I am in awe of change and the ephemerality that belies the experience of the apparent concreteness of the world around us.”

For the Pac Team Group holiday series, Adam created a 9x12” drawing using pen and ink.