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Title Adjunct Faculty
Degree MFA Painting Boston University; BFA Studio Art New York Universityexpand collapse
Title Adjunct Faculty
Phone 216 421-7947
Courses Digital Synthesisexpand collapse
Title Adjunct Faculty
Degree MFA, University of Texas, Austin, Texas; BFA, Carnegie Mellon University (Carnegie Institute of Technology), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvaniaexpand collapse
Title Adjunct Faculty
Sai Sinbondit comes from a family of immigrants who came to the United States when he was a child. On their journey here, his family of six went through three refugee camps and finally settled in a small community in the northwest corner of Ohio. While growing up, his father’s and mother’s diligence, commitment and self-reliance to get his family to a better place inspired Sinbondit to not only experience the world, but to explore and question it.
Sinbondit’s work looks toward architecture as a vehicle to explore the world and it’s dynamic relationships among people, cultures, systems, settlement and displacement. It is in this area of boundaries and this place where opposites meet that he tests the idea that architecture is not a political haven, not a world apart from the world, but generator for social change.
He earned a master of architecture degree from Syracuse University and graduated with honors in painting and printmaking from the University of Toledo’s bachelor of fine arts program. Sinbondit also spent some time abroad living and working with organizations such as UNICEF, UNHCR (the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees), and USAID (United States Agency for International Development), in various countries such as Turkey, El Salvador, Thailand, India, France, Italy and Darfur.
Title Champney Family Professor of Art
Degree MFA, Interdisciplinary Studio, University of California Los Angeles; BFA, School of Fine Arts, University of Porto (Portugal)
José Carlos Teixeira is currently the Champney Family Visiting Professor at Case Western Reserve University Art History department, and at the Cleveland Institute of Art. His interdisciplinary work involves primarily video-essay, photography, installation, text, and performance. Notions of identity, otherness, language, boundary, exile and displacement, are recurrent themes in his creative and theoretical investigation. Through performative strategies, his pieces explore issues related to locational identity, global diaspora, the limits (or overlapping) of personal and social territories, and the definition of physical and psychological spaces. They attempt to generate not a set of conclusions, but a continuous process of inquiry. Usually coming from a subjective and contextual approach, the artist focuses on collaboration, participation, and dialogue, therefore incorporating multiple voices into his moving image projects.
His work has been shown in exhibitions, festivals, and screenings both in Europe (Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, UK, Norway, Sweden, Russia, and Lithuania) and in the USA (New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Atlanta, Tucson, Madison, to name a few), as well as in Brazil, Singapore, China, Mozambique, Angola, and South Africa. Teixeira has been the recipient of the Fulbright Grant, Gulbenkian Foundation Grant, UCLA Fellowship, Samuel Booth Award, D’Arcy Hayman Award, Fuso Video Festival Jury Prize 2011, and the 2005 EDP New Artists Prize nomination. In 2008-09, he was a fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, and he recently developed residency projects at the MacDowell Colony (NH), and the Headlands Center for the Arts (CA).expand collapse
Degree MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; BFA in Photography and Design, Cranbrook Academy of Art
Professor of Photography and Digital Imaging at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Toles has contributed in her field as an arts educator for over two decades. Recognized for her development of experimental processes related to high-voltage photographic imagery, she is an inventive contributor in her field. Her work can be located in collections nationally, including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, First National Collection in Chicago, State of Illinois, State of Florida. Her work has been published in the US, Japan and Germany. Exhibitions include the Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C, Boston Photographic Resource Center, SPACES Gallery, MOCA-Cleveland, and the Kohler, Akron, Cleveland, Columbus, and Grand Rapids Art Museums. Current work engages digital print technologies with early nineteenth century photography and optics, often combining photographic images with sculptural components. She creates digital negatives from an assortment of optical equipment and inventions, coupling these with unique alternative processes for both chemical and digital output. Inspired by her experiences in Provence, heart of photography’s early inventions, with a love of art, science, and critical thinking, she is an alchemist among photographers, with a desire to engage the multidisciplinary scope and interconnections inherent in this media.
Prof. Toles is a recipient of Ohio, Florida and Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships and National Endowment for the Humanities project grant. She represented the state of Ohio as an Artist in Residence at Cimelice, in the Czech Republic.expand collapse
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