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FINE ARTS  DEPARTMENThttp://www.kutztown.edu/acad/finearts/
Current STUDENTSCurrent_Students.html
Cheryl Hochberg  Chairperson / Full Professor Fine Arts - Drawing
Cheryl Hochberg is chairperson of the Fine Arts department and teaches all levels of drawing courses and The Business of Art.  She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia.  Professor Hochberg has recently presented her paintings in solo exhibitions at the Allentown Art Museum, Montgomery College in Takoma Park, MD, and the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, and in group shows at the Ice Box in Philadelphia and Womanmade Gallery in Chicago.  She has participated in artist residency programs at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Studios at Key West, and Arquetopia in Oaxaca, Mexico.   Her work has been reproduced in numerous publications including the International Painting Annual  (Manifest Press), New American Paintings (Open Studio Press), and in the forthcoming Animals in Art (Schiffer Publishing).   Her work is in the collections of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley Hospital.
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Dr ChristinE Zitrides Atiyeh  Associate  Professor Fine Arts - Art History
Atiyeh teaches art survey A and upper division courses in Greek, Roman, early Medieval and Islamic art history and archaeology.  She received a PhD in 2006 from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where she wrote a dissertation on urban transformation of the north African city of Carthage in late antiquity as seen through domestic architecture, architectural decoration and urban planning.  As part of this research, she co-directed the excavations of a Romano-Byzantine house on the Byrsa Hill in Carthage, a city where she has also worked on the excavations and publication of Bir Ftouha, a sixth century Christian church complex.  More recently, Professor Atiyeh initiated a new field project at the site of Roman Ilidza, near Sarajevo, Bosnia, a site where she hopes to host a field school for undergraduates from Kutztown and the University of Sarajevo to learn the basic techniques of field archaeology. 
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MATTHEW  Daub  Full Professor Fine Arts - Watercolor Painting
Matthew Daub’s watercolor paintings and drawings have been widely exhibited for over three decades. He has had more than twenty one-person exhibitions at galleries and museums throughout the United States including the Reading Public Museum, the Demuth Museum, the Evansville Museum, the Sheldon Swope Museum, and most recently the Allentown Art Museum in 2014. Daub works have been included in numerous invitational exhibitions at institutions such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and The National Academy of Design in New York City. In 1991 The Metropolitan Museum featured a Daub watercolor in their annual engagement calendar, American Watercolors. He has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and the Illinois Arts Council. He is also the director of Arts Sojourn, an Italian travel group, and a contributing writer for Professional Artist magazine. He has been represented by ACA Galleries in New York City since 2008 and has had solo shows there in 2011 and 2013. His most recent solo exhibition at ACA was reviewed in ArtNews. He has also recently been featured in Drawing, and Pleinair magazines. Daub has been a Professor of Fine Art at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania since 1987.

Rose DeSiano GALJANIC  Associate Professor Fine Arts - Photography 
Rose DeSiano, received her M.F.A from the Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles and her  B.F.A from NYU-Tisch School of the Arts. Working predominately in Photography and Installation, Rose creates digitally manipulated photo composites from her own photographs. DeSiano has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Selected exhibitions include New California Masters, San Francisco and Whight Bi-annual at the Hammer Museum UCLA, and the International Photography Bi-annual in Malaga, Spain. Most recently, Rose published a chapter on retouching in the Peach Pit Press book "Portrait Photography Course, Principles, practice, and techniques”. She was also invited to be a part "Wide Open" an exhibition in New York, Juried by Nathan Trotman, Associate Curator Guggenheim Museum. DeSiano also pursues public art and creative community projects. Over the last few years, she has installed public artworks in San Diego, Los Angeles and Connecticut, As well as participated in community art projects in low-income areas, including East Harlem, NY and Venice Beach, CA. 

DR. DANIEL HaxAll Associate Professor Fine Arts - Modern & Contemporary Art History
Dr. Daniel Haxall teaches courses on modern and contemporary art. He received his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University, where his dissertation, “Cut and Paste Abstraction: Politics, Form, and Identity in Abstract Expressionist Collage,” was supported by fellowships from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Institute for the Arts and Humanities. Dr. Haxall has published widely on Abstract Expressionism and contemporary art, including collage, installation art, corporate patronage, and the intersection of sports and art. He previously taught at the University at Buffalo and Penn State University, and has lectured at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Harvard University, New York University, National Gallery of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and College Art Association among others. Recent publications include exhibition catalogues on Esteban Vicente and Lee Hall, a paper on Robert Motherwell and John Cage in the Journal for Black Mountain College Studies, and the essay, "Pitch Invasion: Football, Contemporary Art, and the African Diaspora," in a forthcoming issue of Soccer & Society. 
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Leigh Kane. Associate Professor Fine Arts - Photography
Kane is an artist who studies and has a dialogue with the myriad photographs that fill the visual landscape we inhabit. She employs b+w and color photographs in mixed-media and video installations that critically examine the role of photography in contemporary American life. Sorting the substance from the subterfuge, she creates forums to call photographic images into question. Her work has been exhibited regionally and nationally, at White Columns Gallery and the New York Academy of Sciences in NYC; The Print Center and Temple Gallery in Philadelphia; The Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Katherine Nash Gallery in Minnesota; and City Without Walls Gallery in Newark, and the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, New Jersey. Her work is included in the book, Reframings: New American Feminist Photographs (Temple Univ. Press) among other publications.
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Harry Lynn Krizan Full Professor Fine Arts - Painting  
Harry Lynn Krizan has taught painting since joining our department in 1982. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California at Davis (1978) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Texas Tech University, Lubbock (1973). Professor Krizan's work has been featured in numerous exhibitions including recent solo shows at Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA (1999); and John Sloan Fine Arts Center Gallery, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania (1998). Recent group exhibitions of Professor Krizan's work include "Traps" at City Without Walls exhibition space, Newark, NJ (1999) and "20X12: A Generation of Challenge Artists" at the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA (1998). Professor Krizan's work is in the collections of Emporia State University, Emporia, KS; Atlantic Richfield Company, Los Angeles, CA; and Prudential Insurance Company of American, Newark, NJ. His work has been reviewed in the Star Ledger, Neward, NJ; and the Philadelphia Inquirer, PA. Professor Krizan has received Fellowships in the Visual Arts from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts (1995 and '86) and Visual Artist Fellowship Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (1985 and '82).
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Mark Mahosky Associate Professor Fine Arts - Painting  
Mahosky has shown his paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures in galleries throughout the United States. His most recent shows have been at the Fleisher Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia, PA and the Alysia Duckler Gallery in Portland, OR . Recently The Philadelphia Inquirer's Edith Newhall wrote of his work "Mark Mahosky's mammoth acrylic-on-newspaper Face to Face With a Great White, which took him more than a year to complete, is one of those extreme, obsessive works that could take center stage in a biennial or an unusually expansive art-fair booth - but it also seems as though it was fun to make." His work is in public and private collections including the Stanford University Art Museum, The Allentown Art Museum and The Microsoft Corporation. Professor Mahosky teaches introduction to painting, advanced painting studio, and drawing courses.
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Margaret  Noel Associate Professor Fine Arts - Drawing   (on sabbatical ’14-’15) 
Margaret Noel studied Studio Art and Anthropology at Oberlin College, and earned her MFA in painting from the New York Studio School in 2005. Noel’s drawings, paintings, and collages have been featured in numerous exhibitions, including a solo show at the Durham Art Council, NC (2014) and a public art installation at the Ulrich Museum of Art in Wichita (2014). Other solo shows have been at the Azarian McCullough Art Gallery at St. Thomas Aquinas College, NY (2013), the First Street Gallery in New York City (2012), and the Weiss Center for the Arts at Dickinson College in PA (2012). Recent group shows include “Summer Invitational” at the Life on Mars Gallery in Brooklyn, NY (2014), “Works from the Collection” at the Gormley Gallery in Baltimore (2014), “Tenses of Landscape” at the University of Arkansas (2012), “Natural/ Constructed Spaces” at the Painting Center in New York (2012), and “Mix and Match” in Bucharest, Romania (2012).

Dr. Lisa Norris Associate Professor Fine Arts - Art History
Lisa Norris teaches courses on the history of European and American art from the Renaissance to the mid-20th century. She received her Ph.D. and Master’s degrees from Brown University, and a BA in art from Colgate University.  Her doctoral work focused on the impact of Wagnerism on later 19th-century French art and aesthetics. Supported by a research grant, Norris presented a paper on Henri Fantin-Latour’s musicality at an annual conference of the College Art Association, and her essay on the subject was included in an anthology, The Arts Entwined, published by Garland Press. Dr. Norris’ research interests have expanded into several new areas: gender studies; urban architecture, power and subjugation; and “Others” in European and European-American art.
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Edward O’Brian   Associate Professor Fine Arts - Drawing
Ed O'Brian has taught freshman drawing in our department since 1987. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (1980), and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA (1973). Professor O'Brien's art interests have ranged from his training in painting, drawing, and printmaking to his current involvement with toy design. Mr. O'Brien's work is in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 

James Rose   Full Professor Fine Arts - Drawing   (on sabbatical ’14-’15) 
Rose has taught foundations drawing in our department since 1992.  He received a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA (1992).  Professor Rose completed his undergraduate degree in painting and printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (1990).  He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1996).  His prints and drawings have been exhibited in numerous exhibitions nationally.  Professor Rose has received two Fellowships in the Visual Arts from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (1996, 2008).  His work is in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the African-American Historical and Cultural Museum, the Philadelphia Free Library, and the Allentown Museum.
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Evan Summer   Full Professor Fine Arts - Printmaking
Summer’s has taught printmaking since joining our department in 1984. He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT (1975); a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, NY (1973); and a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York College at Cortland (1970). Professor Summer's work has been the focus of several solo exhibition including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (1999); "Evan Summer: Prints and Drawings," Franz Bader Gallery, Washington, D.C. (1987); and "Evan Summer: Prints, Drawings and Collages," Comus Gallery, Portland, OR (1993). His work has shown in numerous group exhibitions including the "International Print Triennials," an exhibition organized in Krakow, Poland, which traveled to various European venues (1997-99, 1994-96, 1991-92); the "169th through 174th Annual Exhibitions," at the National Academy, New York City (1994-99); and the "10th and 12th Norwegian International Print Triennials," in Fredrikstad, Norway (1992 and '99). His work is included in private, corporate, and public collections including the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Professor Summer is the winner of the 1999 Leo Meissner Prize from the National Academy, New York City; he was the recipient of the Bronze Medal at the Second Egyptian International Print Triennial (1997), and the Silver Medal from the 10th Norwegian International Print Triennial (1992). He is an elected member of the National Academy, New York City (1993); the International Print Triennial Society (1995); and Boston Printmakers, Boston, MA.

Dan Talley   Full Professor Fine Arts - Photography & Gallery Practices
Talley teaches Digital Photo, a course in photobooks, and Business of Art. His art production includes photographic works and photobooks. His career including art making with pieces recently included in exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Center (New Orleans, LA), and the Phoenix Art Museum (AZ); gallery management with directorships at the Weeks Gallery (Jamestown, NY), and The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (GA); and art criticism with articles and reviews published in Sculpture Magazine, Ceramics Monthly, and Art Papers Magazine (a publication he co-founded). He received his MFA from the University of Hartford  (CT) and while a grad student  cofounded Real Art Ways — a center for visual art, live art, film and video which is about to celebrate it’s 40th year of operation. Talley received his BFA from the Atlanta College of Art.

MEGHAN COX  Visiting Professor of Painting
Meghan Cox is an artist living and making work in Philadelphia, PA She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a double major in Painting and Art history from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2003.   Cox received her Masters of Fine Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2005.  She has taught at Temple University, Brooklyn College, University of the Arts, Community College of Philadelphia as well as Drexel University. Cox has exhibited her work in galleries and museums regionally as well as internationally including Statesville NC, Philadlphia PA, New York NY, as well as Seoul South Korea.  She has earned several grants including the George Sugarman Foundation Grant, as well as an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant.  

DAINA MATTIS Visiting Professor of Drawing 
Daina Mattis was born in Los Angeles, CA.  Mattis earned her MFA from Syracuse University, her BFA in Painting & Drawing from Laguna College of Art & Design, in Laguna Beach, CA, as well as a minor in Figure Sculpture.  Primarily working on paper, Mattis interrogates social structures using the monolithic and the iconic to better understand our being/presence outside of our singular bodies.  Her work is drifting farther from the individual confines of identity and narrative and towards collective behavior and metaphysics.   Mattis states, “As human beings our identities vary as much as our fingerprints, yet I believe we find unity in detachment; understanding with repetition; embrace in mutation; and change with reflection.”  Mattis’ drawings, paintings and sculptures have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Some notable exhibitions include: The Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY, Art Miami – Context in Miami, FL, The Charles Allis Art Museum in Milwaukee, WI, Marymount University of California in San Pedro, CA, The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Ana, CA, Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, CA, and Frances Keevil Art Gallery in Sydney, Australia.  Her studio is located in Brooklyn, NY. Mattis also takes time to educate and lecture, and has previously taught at Syracuse University and lectured at various figure-drawing workshops.  Mattis has received such awards as the Dorthea I. Shaffer Award and the Nancy Jermanovich Award, both from Syracuse University.www.heatherramsdale.com

Heather Ramsdale Visiting Professor of Sculpture
 Ramsdale earned an M.F.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She received an undergraduate degree in Studio Art from SUNY Cortland and also studied at Goldsmiths College in London, UK. Ramsdale is a visual artist who explores sculptural form through a range of materials. Her work encompasses the intrigue of personal objects and interior spaces, often re-presenting recognizable things in an effort to generate a response that feels both familiar and new. Ramsdale was granted nominations for awards from the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Joan Mitchell Foundation and the International Sculpture Center. Subsequently, she was the recipient of two Pollock-Krasner Foundation fellowships, both for residencies in upstate New York. She has been invited to talk at The College of New Jersey, and the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. Recent shows include Psychedelphia at Pageant Soloveev, Geometrics at Salon 1522, and Brigitte Mayer Gallery. Professor Ramsdale teaches all levels of sculpture and currently lives in Philadelphia where her studio is located.

REBEKKAH PALOV Visiting Professor of Digital Media Arts
Rebekkah Palov's artist practice includes video, sound art, digital-print, artist apps, performance and media-installation, she is a researcher on the history electronic arts and media arts curator.  Palov holds a BFA in Film from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (2001) and MFA in Integrated Electronic Arts from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (2009).  Her work has been exhibited at Anthology Film Archives NYC, Mass MoCA Boston, BronxArtSpace NYC, Chongqing Huangjueping Art Festival, China,  Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL, festival screenings include SLINGSHOT, Athens, GA, MADATAC’05, Madrid, Spain, Oblo Film Festival, Lausanne Switzerland, VIDEOHOLICA,Varna Bulgaria and backup_festival, Weimar Germany.  Sound art pieces have been programed at Harvestworks NYC, SoundFjord Gallery, London UK, Digital Art Weeks, Zurich Switzerland and Radius - Experimental Radio, Chicago, IL. and she has performed as a member of Carrier Band.  Her work is distributed by the iea, Schematic Diagram of Voiceover (Carrier Band) CD and Aspect: The Chronicle of New Media Art, ASPECT-EZ DVD.  Palov has participated in artist residencies at the Institute for Electronic Arts (Alfred, NY), the Experimental Television Center, (Owego, NY, 2006, 2010) Mesaros Visiting Artist, Kenyon College (Gambier, OH), and Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris France.

Cheryl Faust  Department Secretary 
Cheryl started working part time at Kutztown University on January 3, 2000 in the Bursar’s Office.  After four years, she transferred to the Nursing Department and in August 2007 she move again to the Fine Arts Department.  During her spare time, Cheryl enjoys horseback riding, photography and a variety of crafts.  She also volunteers at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton and is in the apprentice program learning to handle the raptors that are used in the education program.

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