Story: Oct 16, 2014
Commitment to CIA runs deep for Charles Mayer '64
Events: Nov 06, 2014 @ Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH
Unruly Engagements Conference
Story: Oct 03, 2014
CIA grads at Chrysler draw on well-cultivated creativity as ...
CIA Exhibition: Nov 07, 2014
Opening Reception Community Works: Artist as Social Agent
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CIA and The Euclid Tavern go way, way back. Countless alumni, including renowned rock poster artist Derek Hess ’88, have happy memories of good times and great ...
Story: Sep 26, 2014
CIA's Community Works series focuses on socially engaged art...
Title Professor/Chair of the Foundation Environment
Department Jewelry + Metals
Petra Soesemann is a Professor and Chair of the Foundation Environment. In 2009 she was granted a year-long sabbatical leave to focus on her creative practice at the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program. Selected awards include Artist-in-Residence at the Fundacion Valparaiso in Spain; Fulbright Fellowship to study Incan architecture in Peru; exhibition Grant to Sao Paulo, Brazil; travel grants to Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to research Mayan art and architecture; and travel grants to Turkey to study Islamic art and architecture as well as contemporary art. She has also taken CIA students to Mexico, Germany and Italy on team-taught foreign study trips. Soesemann’s recent work explores the conventional relationships between seeing and representing; her fabric constructions often manipulate light and color to bring perception into conflict with uncertainty, engaging the basic mechanisms of “mind seeking meaning” as a process of consciousness.
Degree MFA, Sculpture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; BFA, Sculpture, Cleveland Institute of Art Graduate work in Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois; summer study in Landscape Architecture at Harvard University; summer study at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture