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Story: Dec 22, 2014

Grad is sculptor behind Disney's Big Hero 6

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CIA Exhibition: Jan 14, 2015

35th Annual Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition

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Story: Dec 17, 2014

Students animate, illustrate holiday greetings on behalf of ...

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CIA Exhibition: Feb 13, 2015

69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

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Story: Nov 04, 2014

New CIA building taking shape; set for December completion

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Events: Mar 21, 2015

Spring 2015 Open House

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Story: Nov 03, 2014

New Uptown Residence Hall featured in CIA video

View details Spring Exhibition: Women to Watch - Ohio

CIA Exhibition: Apr 02, 2015

Spring Exhibition: Women to Watch - Ohio

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Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

Academics . Foundation . Faculty

Foundation Faculty

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Lane Cooper

Title Associate Professor/Chair of Painting
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 | Hybrid Approaches to Drawing + Painting: Digital Media | 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, who works through painting, sound, video, text and, on occasion, performance. Her work has been presented in venues ranging from Birmingham, AL, 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, NJ, where she exhibited as part of the 2011-12 season. She holds a master's degree in art history with an emphasis in contemporary art and an MFA in painting. She has been teaching since 1989, and since the spring of 2001 she has taught full-time at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

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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

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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.

Peter Green

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Foundation
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Drawing I

Peter Green is originally from southern Ohio and studied Drawing at Cleveland State and Illustration at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. He specializes in figures and portraits, utilizing traditional media and techniques. He has shown his work in galleries nationally and they have been featured in various publications. He is a member of the International Guild of Realism and the Portrait Society. He currently teaches Foundation Drawing at CIA.

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

Anthony Ingrisano

Anthony Ingrisano

Title Instructor
Department Foundation
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Drawing I | Material Color

Degree MFA, Pratt Institute

Anthony Ingrisano is an instructor in CIA's Painting and Foundation departments. Ingrisano, who has been living and working in Brooklyn, New York, shows with Lesley Heller Workspace. He has taught at Briarcliffe College since 2011 and was a contributing essayist to Sharon Louden’s book, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life. He earned an MFA from Pratt Institute.

Vanesa Jeric

Vanesa Jeric

Title Technical Specialist
Department Foundation
Phone 216.421.7947

Degree animation, video, sound design

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