School of Art

Taryn McMahon, Barricade and Border, 2017 Assistant Professor in Print Media, Taryn McMahon, has been included in three group juried and invitational exhibitions. The first is "Tiny Acts Topple Empires," curated by Heather Darcy Bhandari, and is on display through June 2 in the Woskob Family Gallery in State College, PA. The exhibition takes its title from a quote in a 2004 essay by...

Stark Scholarship winners with representatives from the foundation On April 13, 2018 the School of Art hosted the Scholarship Award Ceremony where undergraduate and graduate students received over $42,000 in funds for tuition, travel study and artist residencies.  Thank you to all the donors who made this possible! Carol Klingel Scholarship in Art Education Christina Timmons - $1000 First Year Scholarship...

Oxana Dallas MA thesis exhibition, weaving Oxana Dallas, graduate student in textiles in Kent State University's School of Art, was recently featured in the Canton Repository for her M.A. thesis exhibition, “Augmented Reality: The Art of Story Telling Through the Blend of Digital Photography and Woven Jacquard Structure.” The exhibition, which was on view in the Crawford Gallery at the...

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...