Faculty BIOS
FINE ARTS  DEPARTMENThttp://www.kutztown.edu/acad/finearts/
Cheryl Hochberg  Chairperson / Full Professor Fine Arts - Drawing
Hochberg has taught in the Drawing Area since 1990, and she also teaches Business of Art.  She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin/Madison (1988) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Tyler School of ARt, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (1983). Professor Hochberg has presented her artwork in solo exhibitions at Sweetbriar College, Lynchburg, VA (2011), EDavid Gallery, Bethlehem, PA (2010, 2008, and 2007), The Silo Gallery in New Preston, CT (1998) and More Gallery, Philadelphia PA (1994).  She also works with collaborators, and this work has been in solo shows at the Washington Art Association, Washington, CT (2009), the David Strawn Art Gallery, Jacksonville, IL (2008), and St. Xavier College, Chicago IL (2005).   Ms. Hochberg's work is in the collection of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley Hospital, and the Westinghouse Corporation.
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Phoebe ADAMS Associate  Professor Fine Arts - Sculpture  
Phoebe Adams received her MFA from S.U.N.Y. Albany and her BFA from Philadelphia College of Art.  She also attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture on a free scholarship.  She has taught sculpture at Tyler School of Art, University of Art, was the chair to the 3-D department at Moore College of Art and she has been teaching sculpture at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania since 1991.  She employs microscopic and macroscopic imagery that is mixed together to create layers that confound our sense of space and scale ad identity.  She has given lectures nationally as well as internationally on her work at places such as; Yale University School of Art, Vermont Studio Center, Chicago Art Institute, Slade College of Art, London England, and recently the National Museum, Delhi, India.  Her sculpture has been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums and solo and group shows recently at the Perelman Building, Philadelphia Museum of Art (2007) “ Conversations in Three Dimensions: Sculpture from the Collections”.  Her work is in public collections at the Walker Art Center, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, Storm King Art Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the PA convention Center in Philadelphia to name a few.  She has received many prestigious grants such as a PEW Artist Fellowship for $50,000 in 1998,  a Guggenheim Artist in Residence at Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA, PA Council on the Arts grant, SSHE  Research Grant in 2002, a National Endowment for the Arts in 1986.  Her work from various exhibitions has been reviewed in Art in America, Art Forum, Sculpture Magazine, Philadelphia Inquirer, LA Times, NY Times and Art News among others.  In addition to working on sculptures Adams has produced a large body of work in printmaking in painting as well as the decorative arts.  view ADAMS”S artwork

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 has been a Professor of Fine Art at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania since 1987, specializing in watercolor painting. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Chambliss Research Award from the university, an annual award that is given to professors in recognition of their research activities. He has had more than twenty one-person exhibitions at galleries and museums throughout the United States including the Reading Public Museum, and the Demuth Museum in Pennsylvania, and the Evansville Museum, and the Sheldon Swope Museum in Indiana. Daub works have been shown in well over 150 juried and invitational exhibitions, including curated exhibitions at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and in 2010, the 185th Invitational Exhibition of American Art at the National Academy of Design in New York City.
Daub is represented by ACA Galleries in New York City where he had his most recent one-person exhibition in March and April of 2011. The gallery published an exhibition catalog featuring an introduction by Joyce Carol Oates and an essay by Carl Little. In 1991 The Metropolitan Museum featured a Daub watercolor in their annual engagement calendar, "American Watercolors."  
Daub’s works can be found in many public, corporate, and private collections, including those of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of the City of New York, The Four Seasons Hotels, Southwestern Bell, Otis Elevator, Hallmark Inc., The Northern Trust, United Missouri Banks, Ebel USA, and Citizens Bank, among many others. His work is in private collections internationally in Italy, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland, as well as in the United States. He has been the recipient of grants and fellowships from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and the Illinois Arts Council. He is a contributing writer and editor for Professional Artist magazine. In 2010, an article written by Daub was honored with a Silver “Eddie” Folio Award in the magazine publishing industry’s largest and most prominent national competition.

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 exhibitions in Enschede, Holland. 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
Haxall teaches courses on the history of contemporary art. He received an undergraduate degree from Villanova University, majoring in art and art history, before being granted a Ph.D  in Art History at Penn State University. He previously taught at Penn State and the University at Buffalo, receiving a graduate teaching award from Penn State. In addition to his experiences in the classroom, Professor Haxall has worked at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Gallery of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and Palmer Museum of Art. His scholarly work has been published by Woman’s Art Journal, Cambridge Scholars Press, and the University of Iowa. Most recently he presented a paper on Clement Greenberg, a Harvard Universities “"Clement Greenberg at 100: Looking Back to Modern Art"” Conference. 
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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  (on sabbatical)
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   (on sabbatical) 
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
Margaret Noel studied Studio Art and Anthropology at Oberlin College, and earned her MFA in painting from the New York Studio School in 2005. She joined the department in 2006 and teaches drawing. During the summer of 2010 she completed Exquisite Interstate, a 34-foot scroll drawn from the passenger seat of a moving car. The piece documented the transitioning landscape between Brooklyn, New York and Glacier Park, Montana. Noel’s ink drawings, encaustic paintings and collages have been featured in national and international exhibitions, including a one-person show at the First Street Gallery in New York (2012). Other recent group shows include “Tenses of Landscape” at the University of Arkansas (2012), “Natural/ Constructed Spaces” at the Painting Center in New York (2012), The National Drawing and Print Exhibition at the Gormley Gallery in Baltimore (2011), and “Mix and Match”, a collage show traveling between Bucharest, Romania and the University of Massachusetts (2011-2012).  

Dr. Lisa Norris Associate Professor Fine Arts - Art History
Lisa Norris, has taught 19th and 20th century Art History and History of Photography since joining our department in 1990. Dr. Norris received her Ph.D. from Brown University (1993), a Master of Arts degree from Brown University, Providence, RI (1986), and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University, Hamilton, NY (1983). She received a Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Professional Development Grant for research on the French artist Henri Fantin-Latour (1996); Dr. Norris presented her findings at the College Art Association Conference in New York City (1997). Recently she published "Painting Around the Piano: Fantin-Latour, Wagnerism and the Musical in Art" in The Arts Entwined: Cross-Currents in 19th-Century European Culture, edited by Marsha Morton and Peter Schmunk (New York: Garland, 2000). Current projects include a book-length study of Fantin-Latour as well as a monograph on French art critic/ historian Camille Mauclair. Dr. Norris is a member of the College Art Association.
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Dr. Laurent Odde   Assistant Professor Fine Arts - Renaissance & Baroque Art History
Odde received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (2008), a Master of Arts from Hunter College, CUNY (1998), and a Second Cycle degree (1995) and First Cycle degree (1994) from the Ecole du Louvre, Paris. Dr. Odde was awarded the 2005-2006 Monroe Carrell Dissertation Fellowship and received the Martin M. Spiaggia Dissertation Year Award in the Humanities (2004). He has taught Renaissance and Baroque art at Queens College and City College of the City University of New York (2002-2008), and worked as an assistant curator in the 19th century Department at the Musée de l’Armée in Paris (1999). He recently published “Les coulisses du pouvoir: châteaux, jardins et fêtes. Quelques aspects du mécénat (transgressif) de Catherine de Médicis,” in Patronnes et Mécènes en France à la Renaissance edited by Kathleen Wilson-Chevalier (Publications de l’Universitée de Saint-Etienne, 2007).

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
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.
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Dan Talley   Full Professor Fine Arts - Photography & Gallery Practices
Talley teaches intro to Digital Photography and a variety of courses dealing with the professional and theoretical practices of artmaking. Prior to joining the photo area faculty, Talley served as the Director of KU's Sharadin Art Gallery (1996-2010). He received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Hartford (CT), 1976, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Atlanta College of Art (GA), 1973. As both an artist and critic, Talley is interested in the territory "between disciplines and work that utilizes new materials, technologies, and approaches." His recent artworks, produced in collaboration with artist Nicki Stager, include mixed-medium installations employing audio, video, objects, photographs, and web technologies. His art reviews have appeared in Art Papers Magazine, Sculpture Magazine, and Ceramics Monthly and his essays have been published by the Huntington Beach Art Center (CA), Intar Latin American Gallery (NYC), The Southern Arts Federation/National Endowment for the Arts in the New Art Examiner (Chicago, IL). Talley moderated the panel "Notions of the Avant-Garde in Today's Art World," at The Contemporary (Atlanta, GA); and has presented lectures including "20th Century Art: An Overview," in the Elderhostel Program, Chautauqua Institution (NY), and "Art and AIDS," at State University of New York, Fredonia. Talley is the founder and director of Gallery Advisory, LLC, a service for artists, collectors, and aficionados that complies information, reviews, and testimonials on the professional practices of exhibition venues. He is a member of the College Art Association. 

Andrew BrehM Visiting Assistant Professor - Digital Media Arts
Brehm is a sculptor, performance and, media artist. Born in central Pennsylvania in 1983, he grew up competing as a long distance runner, later earning a scholarship to attend Kutztown University. While there, Andrew majored in Crafts specializing in studio furniture, completing his degree in 2006.  In the years to follow Andrew worked as a fabricator for the film industry while exhibiting his works of furniture at craft and fine art galleries in the Philadelphia area.
Many of his projects became performative as participants increasingly became necessary for the demonstration of these works.  In 2011, Andrew earned his MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University on a full Graduate teaching Scholarship . He continues to produce and exhibit performative works as well as sculptures, videos, and installations.  Andrew is a current fellow at the Bemis Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Clarissa Gerber Visiting Assistant Professor - Painting 
Clarissa R Gerber received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Fine Arts and Philosophy of Religion from Alfred University in 2007. For a year before pursuing her graduate studies, she was an adjunct faculty member of philosophy at Alpena Community College in Alpena, Michigan. In 2011, Gerber received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Michigan State University where she was awarded a MSU Graduate Assistantship and a Graduate Merit Fellowship. Gerber’s studies and interest in philosophy, psychology, and gender studies have greatly influenced her paintings, especially her research of Michel Foucault, C. G. Jung, and Linda Nochlin. Gerber creates figurative paintings that ride the edge between different modes of painting with color acting as a central component. Her work acts as both study of persona and as conduit to express emotion for the artist, for the model, and for the viewer. Gerber’s work has been exhibited nationally at numerous galleries including First Street Gallery in New York City, Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights, Illinois, and Gallery 263 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Gerber was an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Visual Arts at Eastern Connecticut State University for two years before joining Kutztown’s Fine Arts Department in 2013.

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.http://www.kutztown.edu/acad/finearts/source/facultyart/hochb.htmlhttp://www.kutztown.edu/acad/finearts/source/facultyart/adams.htmlhttp://www.kutztown.edu/acad/finearts/source/facultyart/atiyeh.htmlhttp://www.matthewdaub.comhttp://www.desiano.comhttp://www.kutztown.edu/acad/finearts/source/PDF/haxall.pdfhttp://faculty.kutztown.edu/kane/http://www.kutztown.edu/acad/finearts/source/facultyart/krizan.htmlhttp://www.kutztown.edu/acad/finearts/source/facultyart/mahosky.htmlhttp://www.margaretnoel.comhttp://www.kutztown.edu/acad/finearts/source/PDF/norris.pdfhttp://www.kutztown.edu/acad/finearts/source/facultyart/rose.htmlhttp://www.kutztown.edu/acad/finearts/source/facultyart/summer.htmlhttp://www.danrtalley.comhttp://andrewbrehm.info/https://sites.google.com/site/clarissargerber/shapeimage_12_link_0shapeimage_12_link_1shapeimage_12_link_2shapeimage_12_link_3shapeimage_12_link_4shapeimage_12_link_5shapeimage_12_link_6shapeimage_12_link_7shapeimage_12_link_8shapeimage_12_link_9shapeimage_12_link_10shapeimage_12_link_11shapeimage_12_link_12shapeimage_12_link_13shapeimage_12_link_14shapeimage_12_link_15

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