School of Art

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.

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 advancement of art education at the regional, divisional, local, state and national levels.  Being named a Distinguished Fellow is viewed as a way to additionally honor art educators for exceptional

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 Campus) and Gary Koski (Biological Sciences, Kent Campus).  Dr.

Nikki Couppee (MFA Jewelry/Metals/Enameling, 2011) has been selected to exhibit work in Munich as part of the 2018 Schmuck Exhibition.  Couppee is one of 65 artists from 21 countries were selected from 912 applicants for the 59th installment of this international jewelry exhibition. Schmuck is a special show of the International Trade Fair for the Skilled Trades taking place in Munich in March each year since 1959.

Kent State University art instructor Don King enjoys spending time outside of the classroom hunting for wild mushrooms.

When Kent State University art professor Don King spotted the tall, spongy brown sprout under a beech tree, he felt a familiar adrenaline rush – that feeling of thrill that all treasure-hunters experience when eyeing their prize.

Assistant Professor in Foundations, Mahwish Chishty has been included in a second exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London. She also had a solo exhibition at the museum last year.  Age of Terror: Art since 9/11 will feature more than 40 British and international artists, including Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Gerhard Richter, Jenny Holzer, Mona Hatoum, Alfredo Jaar, Coco Fusco and Jake & Dinos Chapman.

Peter Christian Johnson, Assistant Professor and head of Ceramics, won first place in the Sculptural category for his work “Little Gidding” at the 2017 Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics.  The Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics is the largest best of show prize in ceramics in the Western Hemisphere and boasts a Best-of-Show award of $20,000.

Jonas Sebura, professor in Sculpture has an exhibition opening at the Holding House in Detroit along with his collaborative partner, Alex Gartelmann.

Three Kent State University School of Art faculty members are being featured in the exhibition Soft Geometries, curated by Andrea Myers, professor of art at the Stark Campus. The exhibit of works by seven artists at Hammond Harkins Galleries is in celebration of the gallery’s 20th Anniversary.

Seven graduate students in the Textile program have their art on display in New York City for the second year of New York Textile Month (NYTM).  Their work will be on view at the Invisible Dog Art Center in Brooklyn from Sept. 21 - Oct. 1, 2017. Students included in the exhibition called TALENT! are: Lindsey Taylor, Allison Smith, Oxana Dallas, Becca DelPizzo, Sarah McMahon, Jasmine Kornel, and Charity Thomas.

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