Fine Arts Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts

A Computer Scientist Ventures Into the Art World

Tyrone Harmon's portrait of Hannah Holland Brauer.

by Madison Mento ’21

Graduate student Tyrone Harmon ’19, ’20 is exhibiting his photography in the next FORM Gallery exhibition, Exploración Artística, October 14-18.

Harmon, who hails from Asbury Park, New Jersey, graduated from Hofstra this past May with a dual major in Japanese language and Computer Science. Last spring he was awarded an HCLAS Transformative Learning Grant, which he applied toward a summer study abroad opportunity in Costa Rica. He returned to campus this fall to earn a master’s degree in computer science.

Harmon, who works on social media efforts as a graduate assistant in the University Relations office, says it wasn’t until recently that he accessed a more artistic skillset that he was unaware he had.

“I never really got the chance to explore my creative skills until I started working for University Relations. Working there has really helped me look at life through a different lens. I am taking an introductory photography class, and I figured it would be cool to get involved with FORM.”

Exploración Artística features selections of Harmon’s photography taken for that fine arts class. “The show really encapsulates how a nerdy computer scientist has developed into an artist – the complete opposite of his natural state.”

The FORM Gallery is located on the first floor of Calkins Hall. For more information on this and other FORM exhibits, call the Department of Fine Arts, Design, and Art History at 516-463-5474.

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