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CIA Exhibition: Jan 15, 2015

35th Annual Scholastic Art & Writing Exhibition

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Events: Jan 19, 2015 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

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CIA Exhibition: Feb 13, 2015

69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

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Events: Feb 16, 2015

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Liberal Arts Faculty

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Gary D. Sampson

Title Professor of Art + Design History/Chair of Liberal Arts
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7369

Courses  Art & Design History I: Ancient-18th Century | Art & Design History II: 18th Century-1945 | Art & Design History III: 1945-Present | Design + Craft in Modern Culture | Issues in Design: Theory + Culture of Design | Media Arts + Visual Culture: Installation | Media Arts + Visual Culture: Interactive Zones | Visual Culture + the Manufacture of Meaning

Degree PhD, Art History, University of California, Santa Barbara; MA, Art History, University of California, Santa Barbara; BA, Art and Art History, California State University, Northridge

Gary Sampson teaches art and design history and theory at the Institute. He is also adjunct in art history and occasional SAGES faculty at Case Western Reserve University. His areas of scholarship are in history of photography, urban design and representation, and media arts and visual culture. His publications include Imag(in)ing Race and Place in Colonialist Photography, with Eleanor Hight, Photographs at St. Lawrence University, with Catherine Tedford, and “Landscape and Fluid Imaging of the Emerging City," in Emerging Landscapes: Between Landscape and Representation (forthcoming from Ashgate Press). Sampson also engages in practice-based research in photography and video; one of his ongoing projects investigates city environments, infrastructure, and media.

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Mark Bassett

Title Lecturer
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  American Crafts History | Writing + Inquiry I: Basic Composition + Contemporary Ideas | Writing + Inquiry II: Research and Intellectual Traditions | Writing + Inquiry III: Narrative Forms

Degree PhD and MA, University of Missouri?Columbia; BA, University of Alabama--Huntsville

News item:

On June 11, 2013, Mark Bassett's 1985 Ph.D. dissertation, "John Horne Burns: A Critical Biography," was published electronically by the University of Missouri's MOspace. Earlier in June, David Margolick's new book, Dreadful: The Short Life and Gay Times of John Horne Burns, which draws freely from Bassett's research, was released (and is dedicated to Bassett). Both works cite the World War II novelist's private correspondence, which until recently, the family wouldn't allow to be published.

Bruce Checefsky

Bruce Checefsky

Title Director, Reinberger Galleries/Adjunct Faculty
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7407

Courses  Avant Garde Film | From the Front Row: Cinema + Critical Writing

Degree MFA in Photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BA of Science from Kutztown University.

As curator for Reinberger Galleries for more than 20 years, Checefsky has been responsible for developing distinct exhibitions for CIA. He oversees the cultivation of new and unique shows for the galleries’ fall and spring shows, as well as the coordination of annual shows including the Faculty Exhibition, Student Independent Exhibition and the Student Summer Show. He has curated over 80 national and international exhibitions of contemporary art, film and design, and he has published articles, reviews and essays on contemporary photography and film. He is an adjunct professor in the Liberal Arts department, teaching courses in film and museum studies.

Katherine Clark

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Spies | Writing + Inquiry I: Basic Composition + Contemporary Ideas | Writing + Inquiry II: Research and Intellectual Traditions

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Lane Cooper

Title Associate Professor/Chair of Painting
Department Liberal Arts
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.

Shelley Bloomfield Costa

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Creative Writing | Fiction Writing | Screenwriting

Degree PhD, English, Case Western Reserve University. Dissertation: The Brief and Crowded Hour: Studies in Narrative Suspense. M.A., English, Cleveland State University. B.A., English, Douglass College (Rutgers University).

Shelley is a writer of crime fiction whose work has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Crimewave (UK), The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories, Blood on Their Hands, and The Georgia Review. In 2004 she was nominated for a coveted Edgar® Award by Mystery Writers of America. Her book, The Everything Guide to Edgar Allan Poe, was published in 2007, and her academic areas of expertise are nineteenth century American literature and literary modernism.

Adina Davidson

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Basic Theories of Psychology | Jung + Creativity

Andrew Dolan

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Liberal Arts
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Art & Design History I: Ancient-18th Century | Art & Design History II: 18th Century-1945

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