School of Art

Two prints by Arron Foster Arron Foster, Assistant Professor of Print Media, will be exhibiting his work at four different galleries in April.  His work has been included in two shows at the Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) Conference in Las Vegas from April 4-7. “Going to the Ground” is a portfolio exchange organized by Alison Judd and Anna Gaby-Trotzan...

Robin Vande Zande, National Art Education Association Awards Kent State University professor, Dr. Robin Vande Zande, has received three awards this year from the National Art Education Association (NAEA) for outstanding achievement in the field of art and design education.  She has been recognized as the 2018 National Higher Education Art Educator and the 2018 Western Region Higher Education Art Educator in...

Artworks by Jonas Sebura Jonas Sebura began as Assistant Professor at the School of Art in 2016 in the sculpture area and students have been benefiting from his contemporary view of art making in a revamping of courses within the discipline.  Sebura brings an expertise in the “expanded media” aspect of sculpture to Kent State, teaching courses that focus on...

Mahwish Chishty, By the Moonlight, 2013 Mahwish Chishty, Assistant Professor in Foundations, was invited to do a SWAP (SPACES World Artists Program) residency at SPACES Gallery in Cleveland. The artist residency results in a solo exhibition at the gallery from January 26 – March 23, 2018.  Chishty’s project titled “Naming the Dead” is a sound installation with participants who...

Michael Loderstedt, Cow Bird Michael Loderstedt, retired professor in printmaking at the School of Art, has work included in the Cleveland Print Room’s fifth anniversary show Anthropocene, a new exhibition that examines how humans affect the environment. Loderstedt is showing work along with former Clevelander, photojournalist Tom Laffay; and Oscar Palacio, a native...

Gianna Commito, Rachel Uffner Gallery 2018 Gianna Commito, Associate Professor in Painting at Kent State's School of Art, has a solo exhibition at Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York City featuring a new body of work.  The exhibition will be on view from January 5 - February 25, 2018.  Commito’s work has long referenced architectural archetypes and the layers of urban development...

Taryn McMahon, Vanishing Points Taryn McMahon, Assistant Professor in Print Media, will be having a solo exhibition called Vanishing Points at the Thompson Gallery on the Furman University campus in South Carolina. The exhibition will be on view January 15 - February 15, 2018. The exhibition includes an installation of eight large-scale printed banners created specifically for...

CAN Triennial 2018 The Collective Arts Network (CAN) has picked a diverse team of four curators for its big regional triennial exhibition next summer, with two Kent State University School of Art alumni on the list.  MFA alumnus Curlee Raven Holton, executive director of the University of Maryland's David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and...

Juliann Dorff in the classroom Senior Lecturer in Art Education, Juliann Dorff, was inducted into the Ohio Art Education Association’s (OAEA) group of Distinguished Fellows for 2017.  The OAEA Distinguished Fellow is a prestigious position bestowed upon members of the Association.  These OAEA members have made long term, marked contributions to the Association and to the...

Distinguished Teaching Award recipients 2017 Dr. Robin Vande Zande, Professor in Art Education at Kent State University (pictured left), has been awarded two high honors for her outstanding accomplishments in higher education.  She was one of three recipients for the Kent State Alumni Association’s Distinguished Teaching Award, which she accepted along with Zhiqiang Wang (Chemistry, Geauga...