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Apr 23, 2014

CIA grads win 25% of nation's top retail design honors

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Mar 15, 2014 @ MOCA Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks make a last stop at MOCA

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Apr 17, 2014

Design major gets zombie's reception at her former school

View details The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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Mar 28, 2014

The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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CIA produced its first three medical illustration (later to become biomedical art) grads in May 1977, shown here, left to right: Diane Kastelic, Mark Sabo, and Jan Rapp. #throwbackthursday #tbt #ciatbt

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Apr 16, 2014

Alumnus and superhero comics writer Brian Bendis visits CIA

View details Dinner by Design  Art of the Table, and a runway show

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Mar 28, 2014

Dinner by Design Art of the Table, and a runway show

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Apr 15, 2014

Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition

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Apr 22, 2014 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

2014 Spring Design Show

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Apr 22, 2014

4/24-27: Bernard Hermann weekend with CITIZEN KANE, MARNIE & more!

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Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

View details 2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

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Apr 22, 2014

2014 Spring Illustration + Animation Show

Academics . Foundation . Faculty

Foundation Faculty

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Lane Cooper

Title Associate Professor
Department Foundation
Phone 216.421.7357

Courses  Art & Design History I: Ancient-18th Century | Art & Design History II: 18th Century-1945 | BFA Statement + Exhibition | Expanded Print: New Imaging | Intro to Painting: Painting History: 1828-Present | Role of the Artist as Producer | Senior Studio: BFA Research | Systems Drawing | Water+: An Exploration of Water-Based Media

Degree MFA, Painting, University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa); MA, Art History, University of Alabama at Birmingham; BS, University of North Alabama

Lane Cooper is an artist working through painting, sound, video, text and on occasion performance. Her work has been presented in venues ranging from Birmingham, Alabama to Madrid, Spain. In 2009 she participated in a Residency at The Banff Centre located in Alberta, Canada and in the fall of 2010 she was an Artist-in-Residence at Gallery Aferro in Newark, New Jersey. Where she will be exhibiting as part of the 2011/2012 season. She holds a Masters in Art History with an emphasis in Contemporary Art and an MFA in Painting. She has been teaching since 1989. Since the spring of 2001 she has taught full-time at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Ms. Cooper currently serves as the Head of Painting.

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Richard Fiorelli

Title Professor
Department Foundation
Phone 216.421.7931

Courses  Charette: Collaboration + Community | Design I | Design II

Degree BFA, Painting, Cleveland Institute of Art; MFA, Sculpture, Syracuse University

Richard is a professor in the Foundation Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He was a sketch artist for the Baltimore Police Department in the Homicide Unit for a year. Here at CIA he has worked in our Continuing Education Program, the Portfolio Preparation Program and the Visiting Artist Program

Kidist Getachew

Title Visiting Instructor
Department Foundation
Phone 216.421.7931

Courses  Charette: Self + Other Voices | Digital Color | Digital Synthesis

Degree MFA and BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art; BA, Cleveland State University

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Gretchen Goss

Title Professor
Department Foundation
Phone 216.421.7470

Courses  Drawing I | Drawing II | Enamel in the Public Realm | Enamel: Advanced Projects | Enamel: Image, Surface, Relief | Enameling: BFA Statement & Exhibition | Intro to Jewelry and Metals | Jewelry + Metals: Color | Language of Materials | Multiples in Enamel | Surface + Image | Three-Dimensonal Forms in Enamel

Degree MFA and BFA, Kent State University

Gretchen Goss's work has been supported by Ohio Arts Council Individual Artists Grants, and is shown in exhibits nationally and internationally. She has been a visiting artist and taught numerous workshops on enameling nationally and in England. Her work is driven by her intrigue with the natural world.

Jeff Harter

Jeff Harter

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Foundation
Phone 216.421.7000

Jeff Harter pursued his BFA in Illustration at the University at Buffalo, where he studied under distinguished visiting artist and professor Alan E. Cober. After initially working as a freelance conceptual and editorial Illustrator, Jeff attended California Institute of the Arts program in character animation. He joined the Walt Disney Animation Studio in Burbank, California as an assistant animator to contribute to the feature films Hercules, Mulan and Tarzan. He later became a supervising character artist for the Winnie the Pooh characters at Disney Consumer Products while earning his M.A. in illustration at Syracuse University.

Jeff is a senior illustrator for American Greetings' alternative humor department, where he was the 2012 Chairman's Award Grand Winner in the category of Creativity and Innovation. He teaches at Cleveland Institute of Art as an Adjunct Professor in the animation department. He is also the creator of the animated comedies “Packages from Planet X," currently on Disney XD, and "Boy, Girl, Dog, Cat, Mouse, Cheese," an animated TV show concept currently in development with Disney XD.

Lauren Herzak-Bauman

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Foundation
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Charette: Self + Other Voices | Design I | Design II | Drawing I

Degree MFA University of Minnesota, BFA Bowling Green State University

Vanesa Jeric

Vanesa Jeric

Title Technical Specialist
Department Foundation
Phone 216.421.7947

Degree animation, video, sound design

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Sarah Kabot

Title Assistant Professor/Chair of Drawing
Department Foundation
Phone 216.421.7931

Courses  100 Drawings | Advanced Drawing: Senior Major | BFA Statement + Exhibition | Drawing I | Drawing II | Drawing: Intro to Advanced Observation, Illusionism, Concept | Image + Form I | Image + Form II: Reproducibility

Degree MFA, Fiber, Cranbrook Academy of Art; BFA, University of Michigan.

Sarah's work has been exhibited in galleries such as Vermont Studio Center; the Cultural Center of Polecni, Pieksamaki, Finland; Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art; and SPACES gallery, Cleveland, among others. Her awards have included a CAA Tuition Grant (2000-2002); a Merit Scholarship and Grant to the Vermont Studio Center (1999); and a Merit Scholarship for the University of Michigan (1998).

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