Professor John Humphries completed degrees in Architecture from the University of Texas, Arlington. He has taught at the University of Arkansas, the University of Washington, and most recently Miami University. He is excited to now join the Interior Design faculty at Kent State University as Program Director.
John Humphries is a gardener, visual artist, and designer focusing on translating one media form to another and visually representing natural and historical phenomena beyond the comprehension of humans senses in scale and time.
Teaching is focused on developing agile learners through collaboration. Professor Humphries engages student curiosity through making conceptual and practical representations of the observable and imagined world using digital and analog media. Of particular interest is developing an understanding of how people use, react, and remember designed spaces.
Creative Scholarship takes the form of watercolor drawings and ceramic architectonic objects. John has exhibited in Japan, The Republic of Ireland, Germany, The Czech Republic and in the US. Exhibitions include Drawn from the Winter at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center in Ohio, Living Stone at the Galerie Ladislava Sutnara in Plzeň, Czech Republic, Myths and Memories at The Morris Graves Museum in California and Trilobitic Surfaces at The Ohio Biennial. Awards include being twice awarded the Merit of Distinction by the Interior Design Educators Council, International Juror’s Award by the American Society of Architectural Illustrators and an award for course materials by the Interior Design Council and Cincinnati Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. John is a fellow of the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts, The St. James Cavalier in Valletta, Malta, The Tyrone Guthrie Centre of Annaghmakerrig, Ireland, and The Virginia Center for Creative Arts.