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Dr. John Howell White, Dept. Chair
(on sabbatical)

Dr. Peg Speirs
(Acting Department Chair)

Dr. Amy Bloom

Prof. James Chaney

Dr. Heather Fountain
(on sabbatical)

Prof. George M. Graf

Dr. Julia L. Hovanec

Prof. Inmi Lee
(on sabbatical)

Prof. Ron Longsdorf

Prof. James W. Malenda

Dr. Carrie Nordlund

Dr. Amy Pfeiler-Wunder

Prof. Michael Radyk

Prof. David R. Rogers

Prof. Nicole Romanski

Prof. Rick L. Salafia

Dr. Marilyn G. Stewart

Prof. Rhonda Wall

 
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George Graf

George Graf,
Associate Professor

 

 

 

 

George Graf, Associate Professor

George Graf teaches two-dimensional and three-dimensional design in the Freshman Foundations area and craft design. He envisions his teaching as having two basic goals: to offer the freshman projects that enable them to understand basic design as it applies directly to their own artistic voices and to welcome the new art students who have chosen Kutztown University and to make them feel that they belong to KU’s artistic community. Graf’s career began with hand building ceramic forms, which led him to becoming a production potter. He earned a B.F.A. with an emphasis in ceramics in 1986 and then an M.F.A. in design from the University of Kansas in 1989. Graf continued working as a production potter until the mid-90’s, gradually transitioning into more conceptual work. His recent works are found object assemblages that playfully deconstruct the cult of materialism and consumerism, and point out its absurdity. As part of Graf’s critique, he has focused on constructing musical instruments from trash, even designing and engineering new types. Graf shows his work regionally, nationally, and internationally.

 

 

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