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Sculpture + Expanded Media Faculty

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Christina Cassara

Title Professor/Co-Chair of Sculpture + Expanded Media
Department Sculpture + Expanded Media
Phone 216.421.7381

Courses  BFA Statement + Exhibition | Charette: Collaboration + Community | Fiber: Advanced Studio: Topics in Contemporary Art + Culture | Fiber: Sewing + Fabrication Processes | Fiber: Silkscreen | Material Matters | On the Body | Sculpture + Expanded Media | The Extended Body

Degree MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art; BA, Barnard College, Columbia University

Tina Cassara received a BA in urban studies, emphasis in sociology from Barnard College, Columbia University. Following graduation, she moved to Viques, in the Juan region of Peru, and studied with Francisca Mayer from Black Mountain College, teaching natural dyes derived from indigenous plants to local weavers. Her travels continued through the Collao Altiplano region of Bolivia. While living in New York City, Cassara was co-editor of Sing Out! magazine before attending Cranbrook Academy of Art, where she received an MFA from the fiber department. Cassara has since conducted extensive research into women’s labor in the American textile industry, issues of European migration and relocation, and more recently, the assigned value of labor in historically women-dominated textile industries in the South. In the late 1990s, Cassara began exploring the history of textile production. A strong advocate for organized labor, she began conducting interviews in LaGrange, GA, and nearby mill towns, speaking with retired textile workers, factory owners, surviving union organizers, and members of textile heritage societies. In 2008–09, Cassara was awarded a sabbatical to further her research in the network of textile heritage societies, including travel to Cooleemee, NC, working with organizers of the Textile Heritage Initiative and members of the Troop County Historical Society. Cassara's research also continues in Scranton, PA, where she is examining documents and photographs related to the growth of the mining and silk textile industries

Sarah Paul

Sarah Paul

Title Assistant Professor/Co-Chair of Sculpture + Expanded Media/Chair of TIME
Department Sculpture + Expanded Media
Phone 216.421.7945

Courses  Creative Resistance: Media Art in the Social Sphere | Experimental Film + Video Art | Installlation: Light + Sound | Intro to Media Production and Integration | Sound Design | The Rhetorical Object: Conceptual Constructions

Degree MFA, University of New York at Buffalo; BFA, Rochester Institute of Technology

Sarah Paul is chair of the TIME-Digital Arts Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Erin Duhigg

Title Technical Specialist, Sculpture + Expanded Media
Department Sculpture + Expanded Media
Phone 216.421.7335

Erin Duhigg graduated from with a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2011, and earned an MFA in Sculpture from Washington University, St. Louis in 2013.

Erin exhibits her work locally and nationally. She works as a technical specialist in the Sculpture + Expanded Media department at CIA.

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Sarah Kabot

Title Assistant Professor/Chair of Drawing
Department Sculpture + Expanded Media
Phone 216.421.7931

Courses  100 Drawings | Advanced Drawing: Senior Major Day | 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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Kevin Kautenburger

Title Associate Professor
Department Sculpture + Expanded Media
Phone 216.421.7931

Courses  Charette: Collaboration + Community | Design I | Design II | Mapping + Memory: Spacial Constructions | Materiality & Aesthetics

Degree MFA, Ceramics from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University; BFA, Studio Art from Kent State

Kautenburger's sculpture functions to contain sensations of the natural environment, housing and presenting natural phenomena as an invitation for anyone so inclined to poetic ponderance. Work often involves insect habitats (crickets and honeybees), natural material from the Rocky River basin, as well as substances collected from his bee yard, such as propolis, wax, and pollens.

He is a recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and has exhibitited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Allentown Museum of Art, among others. He has an MFA in Ceramics from Tyler School of Art, and a BFA from Kent State University.

He has been teaching at CIA since 2001, where he teaches Foundation Design and Environment, Art and Engaged Practice.

Indra Lacis

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Sculpture + Expanded Media
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Art & Design History III: 1945-Present | Role of the Artist as Producer

William Lorton

Title Visiting Instructor
Department Sculpture + Expanded Media
Phone 216.421.7381

Courses  Aesthetics, Style, and Content | Design I | Fiber: Digital Images, Patterns + Structures | Fiber: Silkscreen | Image + Form I | String, Felt, and Thread | The Rhetorical Object: Conceptual Constructions | Weaving Patterns: Collective Activity

Degree MFA, Kent State University; BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art

Bill Lorton received his BFA in Fiber + Material Studies from the Cleveland Institute of Art and his MFA in Textiles from Kent State University. He is currently an adjunct faculty member in CIA’s Fiber + Materials Studies Department and also teaches courses in the Visual Art and Foundation curriculums. Lorton was selected for the 2009 Cheongju International Craft Competition, receiving an Honorable Mention. In 2012 he was part of an invitation exhibition at the Korean Craft Museum in Cheongju, South Korea. Lorton launched the Endangered Studies traveling curriculum in 2013 to preserve and promote a multitude of fiber art techniques.

Daniel Tranberg

Daniel Tranberg

Title Lecturer
Department Sculpture + Expanded Media
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Art of the Personal Essay | Image + Form I | Painting Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Painting | Writing + Inquiry I: Basic Composition + Contemporary Ideas | Writing + Inquiry II: Research and Intellectual Traditions | Writing + Inquiry III: Narrative Forms

Degree MA in Studio Art from Purdue University. Also studied Criticism and Theory in the Graduate School of the University of Illinois, Chicago. BFA, Northern Illinois University

Dan Tranberg has published more than 750 articles on art and has exhibited his paintings in more that 40 exhibitions. His writing has appeared in national and international publications, including Art in America, NY Arts, artUS, BOMB, Glass Magazine, and Art on Paper. He was awarded an Ohio Excellence in Journalism award in 2004 and received Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships in 2002 and 2007.

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