Big Art Day

Every spring semester, the Art Department invites alumni from Studio Art and Art History to share what they have accomplished and inspire current Kutztown students about the amazing opportunities that await them in the field of art. This year's event is April 9th, at 9am in Sharadin 120.

Big Art Day 2020 Presenter Bios:

Liana Owad

Portrait of Liana Owad, Visiting Artist

Liana Owad is an artist working with traditional and contemporary mediums to create sculptures and works on paper. Her work explores the domestic space and addresses the ideas of comfort and confinement in the home. Owad received her MFA in 2014 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and her BFA in 2010 from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Owad is a strong advocate for the maker movement and has helped launch two maker spaces, Nebraska Innovation Studio, and the Chesapeake Arts Center MakerSpace. Currently, she is the sculpture studio technician at Maine College of Art. She has also been an instructor in sculpture, drawing, and on the proper tool and equipment use in higher education and non-profit art centers. 


Instagram: @liana_owad

Tim Soter

Portrait of Tim Soter, Visiting Artist

Tim Soter was raised in a log cabin outside of Schnecksville, PA studying photography at KU before moving to Brooklyn.  Tim is a professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology as well as an editorial, commercial and art photographer whose clients include Starbucks, Ford, RollingStone, EmblemHealth, and PrideLive among others. Additionally he is an artbook publisher with his imprint The Ship Escaped.  He has created and published the photo-biographies “TIM! GO AWAY!” a book about photographer Duane Michals as well is an editorial, commercial and art photographer whose clients include Starbucks, Ford, EmblemHealth, Time Inc. among others. “ForTress” a book about his friendship with photographer Arthur Tress. His books are in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA, International Center of Photography, Tate Modern and others. Also his parents own some copies.


Theo Uliano

Portrait of Theo Uliano, Visiting Artist

Philadelphia native Theo Uliano received his MFA in Ceramics from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, after earning his BFA in ceramics from Kutztown University. He was named as an Emerging Artist in Ceramics Monthly magazine in 2015 and has exhibited his ceramic work across the US and abroad. Former maintenance man, studio technician, and itinerant adjunct professor, Uliano currently teaches ceramics at Sidwell Friends School in Washington D.C. while keeping his studio at home in suburban Philadelphia. He is an artist, teacher, and occasional ditch-digger.