Kate Bonansinga, Director, School of Art

Kate Bonansinga is Director, School of Art, College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning at University of Cincinnati where she is also professor.  From 2004-2012 she served as founding director of Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Art at The University of Texas at El Paso where she curated dozens of exhibitions and also established an undergraduate minor in museum studies.  She is in interested in museums as dynamic sites for learning, in the impact of art in gallery and non-gallery settings, and in the current methods that artists employ to make a difference in society and culture.  In 2016 she earned a CEC ArtsLink Curatorial Fellowship in St. Petersburg, Russia and also curated Unraveled: Textiles Reconsidered at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.   Bonansinga is the author of Curating at the Edge:  Artists Respond to the U.S./Mexico Border (University of Texas Press, 2014) and of a chapter in Born of Resistance, edited by Scott L. Baugh and Victor Sorell (University of Arizona Press, 2015).  She curated Staged Stories: 2009 Renwick Craft Invitational at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and since 2002 has served as a national art peer for the General Services Administration’s Art-in-Architecture program. University of Texas Press link

Fine Art Faculty

MFA Director and Associate Professor Katie Parker attended the Kansas City Art Institute from 1999-2003 and received a BFA degree in ceramics, going straight to The Ohio State University for an MFA, received in 2005. Currently, Katie is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Cincinnati, running the ceramics department. Since 2008 she has collaborated with Guy Michael Davis under the name Future Retrieval, combining new technology, porcelain and good craft. Their installations merge the strengths of their studio practice – a dark vein of curiosity backed by a historical current. Future Retrieval have exhibited both nationally and internationally, and are represented by Denny Gallery in New York City. They have been artists in residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE, The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen China, Dresdner Porzellan in Freital Germany, Smithsonian Artist Research Fellows at the National Museum of Natural History and Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, and in 2017 Resident Artists and Grant Holders at Iaspis in Stockholm Sweden. http://www.futureretrieval.com/

Fine Arts Associate Director and Assistant Professor Jordan Tate (b 1981) is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Cincinnati. Tate, a Fulbright Fellow (2008-2009), has a Bachelor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies from Miami University and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Indiana University. Tate has published three monographs, and has been featured in myriad international publications - most notably FOAM Magazine. Tate’s work is currently held in collections nationwide, including Rhizome at the New Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Bidwell Projects, the Cincinnati Art Museum, The Columbus Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Recent exhibitions of his works include: Ditch Projects, Denny Dimin Gallery (NYC), Transformer Station Art Museum, New Shelter Plan (DK), PH Gallery (UK), Higher Pictures (NYC), The Photographers Gallery (London, UK), and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland. https://dennydimingallery.com/artists/jordan-tate/

Professor Denise Burge received her MFA in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1992, and since has taught at the New York State College of Ceramics and the University of Cincinnati, where she is a Professor of Art.  She teaches courses that range from seminars on film theory to fiber art.  She works in a variety of media, including drawing, film, and quilt making. Her quilt work has been widely commissioned and collected, and was included in two Quilt National exhibitions. For this work she has been awarded multiple Ohio Arts Council grants, residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts and the Fine Art Work Center in Provincetown, and a Joan Mitchell Foundation award. In 2006 she formed a collaborative animation group called "The Dozens". Their work premiered at the Fringe Festival in Edinboro, Scotland, and has been in several national and international film festivals. Her most recent work involves video installation, which also incorporates fibers, and her collaborative group Maidens of the Cosmic Body Running exhibited at the Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati in 2011. Since that time, the group has participated in exhibitions and conferences at a local, regional, and national level.  In 2017, she was awarded a competitive residency in recognition of her solo work, at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, and her quilt work continues to be shown in venues around the country. https://www.deniseburge.com

Professor Mark Harris is an artist, writer, and curator. Research interests include the aesthetics of text and imagery of intoxication, socialist literature, utopian representations, historical avant-gardes, and experimental sound. His education includes an MA in Painting from The Royal College of Art, London; an MA in Continental Philosophy from University of Warwick, Coventry; and a PhD in Philosophy from Goldsmiths College, London. He is a Professor in the School of Art, University of Cincinnati, a coordinator of critical studies on the BFA at Goldsmiths College, and Artist in Residence, Mount Royal MFA, MICA, Baltimore. Recent exhibitions include: ‘High Times’, Wellcome Collection, London, (2011); ‘London Open’, Whitechapel Gallery, (2012); Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (2014), Cherry & Lucic, Portland, OR, (2015); Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (2015), Zephyr Gallery, Louisville (2016); Root Division, San Francisco (2016); Wave Pool, Cincinnati (2016), ICA, London (2016); The Carnegie, Covington (2017). Recent performances: ‘Bad Music Seminar 2,’ The Showroom, London (2014); ‘Bad Music Seminar 3: Sex, Murder, Politics’ (2015); ‘Bad Music Seminar 4: Song Poems’ (2015); ‘Bad Music Seminar 5: Becoming-Animal’ (2015), The Horse Hospital, London; ‘Bad Music Seminar 6: War,’ Wave Farm, NY (2015); Performance of John Cage’s ‘Variations II (with turntables),’ in Mini Microcinema, Carnegie, Covington, KY (2016); ‘A Purposeless Play,’ with Guillermo Galindo, Wave Pool, Cincinnati, Ohio, including ‘Bad Music Seminar 7: Punk & DIY’ (2016); ‘Bad Music Seminar 8: Plants and the Music of Utopia,’ UIC Chicago, Greenhouse and Plant Laboratory (2016); ‘Bad Music Seminar: Songs from the Heartland,’ Colloquium for Unpopular Culture, Draper Program, New York.  Harris received a Warhol Foundation/Creative Capital Art Writers Grant, (2009). Recent published writing includes: ‘Pipilotti Rist's Music’ (2009); ‘Marcia Farquhar: Chelsea Hotel, March 14, 2008’ (2009); ‘A Local Culture: tradition and risk in Cincinnati’, (PAFA, 2011); essay in West of Center, University of Minnesota Press, (2011); “The Materiality of Water,” Aesthetic Investigations, (2015); “Another Minimalism” Art Monthly, (2016); “What Strategies Enable Women Artists’ Self-Determination Today?,” C21 RECENT HISTORY, (2016); “Sharon Hayes,” Studio Voltaire, London, Artforum.com, (2016); “Intoxicating Painting,” Journal of Contemporary Painting; “Turntable Materialities,” Seismograf (forthcoming 2016). http://markharrisstudio.com/

Professor Charles Woodman has been working in the field of Electronic Art for many years and has been a Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Cincinnati since 1999. His recent projects have concentrated on the creation of multi-image video installations for museums and galleries, and the integration of video with live performance, often in collaboration with musicians or dancers, Exhibitions of his work include screenings at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Block Museum of Art in Chicago, the Black Maria Film and Video Festival, Edison, NJ, the American Dance Festival, Raleigh, NC, and the San Francisco Cinematheque. Woodman was a founding member of the video performance group viDEO sAVant and has been a pioneer in the development of live cinema - real time video editing as live performance. Recent viDEO sAVant appearances include performances at Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo NY, MATA Festival, Brooklyn, International House, Philadelphia, New Genres Festival, Tulsa and the Herron School of Art, Indianapolis.  http://www.videosavant.org/

Professor Kimberly Burleigh is honored with numerous grants and fellowships from such institutions as the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council, and has shown her work in over 200 exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad.  She works with a variety of mediums, including; painting, drawing, collage and computer imaging and 3D animation.  Solo and group exhibitions include “MADATAC06” (Madrid), “the SPIRITUAL MACHINE” Anthology Film Archives (NYC), Mykonos Biennale (Mykonos), “Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival” (Seattle), Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival” (Hawick, Scotland), “8th Rencontres Internationales Sciences et Cinémas” (Marseilles), “Experiments in Cinema Festival v10.T36” (Albuquerque), Australian International Experimental Film Festival; Carnegie Mellon University Miller Gallery (Pittsburgh); SIGGRAPH 2001 (Los Angeles); CEPA Gallery (Buffalo); Galerie Toner (Sens en Bourgogne, France); The Print Club (Philadelphia); Galerie 1900-2000 (Paris); Contemporary Art Center (Cincinnati); Feature (Chicago); Pittsburgh Plan for Art; and the New York City locations of Franklin Furnace Archives, Terry Dintenfass Gallery and Greathouse. She was an artist-in-residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito) and the Fine Arts Work Center (Provincetown, MA).   She is currently Professor of Fine Arts in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning at the University of Cincinnati.  You can find more information about her work at www.kimberlyburleigh.com.

Professor Matt Lynch has collaborated with artist Steve Badgett since 1996 under the name SIMPARCH. SIMPARCH utilizes experimentation, common materials, and alternative building practices to create intuitive installations and large-scale artworks that examine the built environment through site-specific projects. Acting as sites for communal interaction and social exchange, these structures infuse the languages of art and architecture with a desire to connect a diverse range of participants. SIMPARCH recently completed a permanent commission by the General Services Commission for a new Land Port of Entry in Fabens, TX. Other recent projects include a contribution to Louisville's public art initiative. Recently, Matt has been working with University of Cincinnati MFA, Curtis Goldstein, on a reinterpretation of Winold Reiss’s “Worker Murals”, commissioned for Cincinnati’s Union Terminal in 1931. The project revisits Reiss’s subject but thru the iconic laminate produced by Formica rather than the glass tile originals. Matt holds an MFA from Syracuse University and a BFA from Ball State University and is an Associate Professor of Sculpture at the University of Cincinnati. http://www.simparch.org/  www.objectsyndrome.org

Associate Professor Benjamin Britton received his M.A. degree from the Goddard Graduate Program at Vermont College in 1983 and his M.F.A. degree from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1991. He is currently Associate Professor of Art at the College of DAAP at the University of Cincinnati. He has exhibited his work at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, Ars Electronica Museum in Linz, Austria, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Epcot Center in Florida, The Getty Museum, American Film Institute, and many other locations nationally and internationally. Britton conducts original research centered on using computer media as a tool for the creation of art from institutions such as the Ohio Board of Regents, Ohio Arts Council, and The National Endowment for the Arts. His students have achieved success in the areas of fine arts, design, and digital media production. Britton serves as Program manager of the DAAP Game Art Certificate Program. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in animation, video, game art, and electronic art, serves as a Faculty Advisor for the Video Games Graphics Group (VG3), is a co-founder of the Center for Electronic Reconstruction of Historical and Archaeological Sites (CERHAS) at DAAP, and serves on the Steering Committee for University of Cincinnati Digital Media Collaborative (DMC). Currently he is working on designs for an art gallery installation, using game art tools and new digital media technology.
http://benbritton.net/

Associate Professor Dr. Bain Butcher is a conceptual figurative artist who exhibits nationally and maintains a studio in Cincinnati, OH.  He received his MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art in 2006 where he studied with leading contemporary figurative painters.  Prior to his time in New York, he studied at Davidson College, the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and the University of Cincinnati where he received an MD degree.   In 2013-14, Bain was the Darwin Lambert Artist in Residence at Great Basin National Park where he worked with an interdisciplinary team studying the Bristlecone Pine.  He has won numerous awards and his work has been included in publications such as Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, the International Drawing Annual 6 (INPA 6), and the International Painting Annual 2 (INPA 2).  He was named a semi-finalist in the 2009 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.  In addition to his studio practice, Bain is an Associate Professor with a joint faculty appointment in the School of Art and the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati.  He is active in developing trans-disciplinary arts-integrated research opportunities for students and faculty at UC.  http://www.bainbutcher.com/

Assistant Professor Amanda Curreri is an artist and educator currently living in Cincinnati, OH. Her work is interdisciplinary and dialogic: creating conversation between artworks, viewers, and within actual and constructed feminist, radical, and queer historiographies. Textiles have become important to her work for their ability to prompt discussions of labor, class, performance of identity, use-value, and notions of time. Curreri is represented by Romer Young Gallery in San Francisco, California. Curreri has recently exhibited at the Asian Art Museum (SF), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF), Ortega y Gasset Projects (NY), Rochester Art Center (MN), the Incheon Women’s Biennale, Korea, and forthcoming in 2019 the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati and the Oakland Museum of California. She is a recipient of a Traveling Scholars Fellowship from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2017), a Summerfair Aid for Individual Artists grant (2017), a Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship (2009) and a SF Guardian Goldie Award (2010). Curreri co-directs a small-run artists press, Special Collections Press, in partnership with the arts library at the University of Cincinnati where she is an Assistant Professor in the School of Art. Curreri holds a MFA from the California College of the Arts, a BFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and a BA from Tufts University in Sociology and Peace & Justice Studies. For more info: www.amandacurreri.com

Assistant Professor of Practice Guy Michael Davis was born in Bartlesville Oklahoma, and attended the Kansas City Art Institute from 1999- 2003 where he achieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. He acquired an MFA from the Ohio State University in 2008. Guy was a recipient of the Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship in 2016 collecting 3-d scan data in the divisions of mammals, birds and anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC, and a 2017 resident at IASPIS in Stockholm Sweden through a grant from the Swedish Arts Council. Guy collaborates with Katie Parker under the name Future Retrieval which is represented by Denny Gallery in New York City, and has an extensive list of exhibitions. He has participated in additional national and international artist residencies including Richard Carter Studio in Pope Valley, CA, the Dresden porcelain Manufactory in Dresden Germany, the International Ceramic Symposium in Walbzrych, Poland, Watershed Center for Ceramic Art, the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China, and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. Guy is currently an Assistant Professor of Practice in the School of Art and lead faculty for the UC International study abroad course Handmade in China, which concludes with a month long studio, cultural intensive, and exhibition in Jingdezhen, China. http://www.futureretrieval.com/

Assistant Professor of Practice and Foundations Coordinator Jenny Ustick is a Cincinnati native with deep connections to the arts and history of the region. She maintains a diverse solo studio practice, working in drawing, painting, fibers, sculpture, and installation, and exhibits her work nationally. Exhibitions include the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, Governors Island Art Fair in New York, 21C Museum Hotels, and extensive regional and national exhibitions. Beyond the studio, Ustick is one of the most prominent muralists in the region, having led several major projects in Cincinnati, and continuing to expand her national and international portfolio as muralist in residence at Proyecto ‘ace Proyecto Palimpsesto in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Graniti Murales Residency in Graniti, Sicily. Ustick is also an active member of multiple collaborative groups. Chief among them is Maidens of the Cosmic Body Running with Denise Burge and Lisa Siders. These collaboratives have exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and other European film festivals, the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, and New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art. Ustick and her collaborators have been mentioned in the Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, La Sicilia, and Venus Zine among others.  http://www.jennyroeselustick.com/

Visiting Assistant Professor Lorena Molina is a Salvadoran multidisciplinary artist and educator. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Cincinnati. She received her Master of Fine Art degree from the University of Minnesota in 2015 and her Bachelor of Fine Art from California State University, Fullerton, in 2012. Through the use of photography, video, performance art, and artists’ books, Lorena Molina explores intimacy, identity, and how we perceive the suffering of others. Her current project looks at cultural identity in liminal spaces. Molina was a recipient of the Diversity of Views and Experiences Fellowship, the Christopher Cardozo Fellowship, and the Kala Art Institute Fellowship. In the classroom, she works with students to understand the way that images are laden with history and vocabulary. Photography tells stories, but who gets to tell the story matters. https://www.lorenamolina.com/

Annualized Adjunct Edward-Victor Sanchez is a Puerto Rican multidisciplinary artist who graduated from La Escuela de Artes Plasticas in San Juan (BFA) and Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore (MFA). His art practice is based on the social, economic and political concerns of today and in elements of memory and nature. His works question the notions of separation, segregation, and obstructions through barricades, walls, and carelessly packed objects. In his works, he recycles and interposes discarded materials and combines them with older artworks to create new ones. The structure, color, shape and large scale of his works addresses his interest in pointing out or depicting our contemporaneity. Edward-Victor worked for many years in art education with the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture (ICP) and the Puerto Rico Department of Education (DEPR). He also worked and directed the Walter Otero Contemporary Art Gallery (WOCA) in Puerto Rico for over ten years. Currently, alongside with his art practice and teaching, Edward-Victor designs display windows for retail stores and designs sets for theatres and art schools in Maryland. His engagement with the community and with collaborative projects prompts him to create new opportunities of work for established and emerging artists. http://edward-victor.com/

Annualized Adjunct Maria Seda-Reeder (b. 1975) is an Annualized Adjunct at the University of Cincinnati.  She holds a BA in History, MA in Art History, and Certificate in Museum Studies.  The writer, curator, and contemporary art lecturer has leveraged her work on behalf of artists since the early 2000’s. Collaging diverse kinds of labor for universities, collectives, galleries and non-profits, Seda-Reeder uses language as a device for critical discourse—investigating the ways in which art might reflect the greater socio-political concerns of today. Passionate about collaboration, Seda-Reeder was a founding member of both Near*By Curatorial Collective and the FemFour.  She has curated, installed, programed, archived and created didactic materials for exhibitions at the Contemporary Arts Center, The Weston Art Gallery, KMAC, Wave Pool Gallery, The Carnegie, 21c Museum/Hotel, Salisbury University Art Galleries, semantics gallery, ArtWorks’ Time Warner Cable Gallery, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and the Reed Gallery at the University of Cincinnati. Seda-Reeder writes about the work of living artists for local and nationally syndicated online media and print publications such as CityBeat, Epicenter Magazine, Cincinnati Art Museum Member Magazine, Her Magazine, Acrylic Artist, Pastel Journal, Watercolor Magazine, WCPO, and Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art. She serves as Exhibition Coordinator at Wave Pool Gallery and Editor for the student-led online arts publication, FieldTrip. https://www.stilltheypersist.com/  https://fieldtripcincinnati.com/  http://nearbycollective.org/

Art Education Faculty

Dr. Vittoria S. Daiello, Director of the Master of Arts in Art Education Program, Associate Professor Vicki Daiello teaches arts-based writing, research, and pedagogical methods in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati. Vittoria holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from The Ohio State University (2005/2010) and a B.F.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University (1999). Vittoria’s teaching experiences include K-12 art classroom contexts, multidisciplinary artist-in-residence projects in public schools, and writing across the curriculum program outreach. Informed by psychoanalytic theory and composition studies, Vittoria’s research of writing occurring within arts and design studio practices investigates the educational potential of expression impasses—those sites/sights of perception that resist capture within discrete disciplinary frameworks. A recipient of the Marantz Distinguished Alumni Award (OSU, 2016), Daiello’s research is represented in the proceedings of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ICQI), the National Art Education Association (NAEA), Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE), and the 1st Conference on Arts-Based and Artistic Research. Peer-reviewed publications include Visual Arts Research Journal, The Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, Studies in Art Education, Creative Approaches to Research Journal, and The Handbook of Arts-Based Research (P. Leavy, Ed.).http://tinyurl.com/h3qnuox

Professor Flávia Bastos, Ph.D. is a Professor of Creativity in Education, in the School of Art, DAAP. Her research and scholarship are indebted to her Brazilian roots, experiences with social and cultural diversity and inspired by the educational philosophy of educator Paulo Freire. Therefore, her research and teaching are rooted in community, and fueled by progressive education ideas that honor creative potential and celebrate talents of all people. Flávia’s leadership experiences include being chairperson for the Council of Policy Studies in Art Education, and former Director of the Higher Education Division of the National Art Education Association; receiving in 2009 the Ziegefeld Award of the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) for her distinguished service in international art education and the Mary J. House Award of the National Art Education Association Women’s Caucus in 2007. She is past senior editor of the Journal of Art Education and has published and lectured extensively in the United States and other countries such as such as South Africa, Brazil, Chile, Indonesia, Spain, and Portugal. Her books include Transforming City Schools through Art: Approaches to Meaningful K-12 Learning, a co-edited volume published by Teachers College Press (2012), and the anthology Connecting Creativity Research and Practice in Art Education: Foundations, Pedagogies, and Contemporary Issues (2014) released by the National Art Education Association. http://tinyurl.com/zrwkxh9

Associate Professor Dr. Kristopher Holland received his M.A. from New York University, and his Ph.D. in Philosophy and Art Education from Indiana University. He the Director of Visual Arts & Design Education State Licensure for the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati and director of Art and Publications for the Žižekian Institute for Research, Inquiry, and Pedagogy. He is also a visiting professor at the Karl Franzens University in Graz Austria teaching courses on Joseph Beuys, The Vienna (& Berlin) Secession, and Baroque Art and Knowledge. Dr. Holland is a practicing artist and philosopher whose current research interests are: philosophical inquiry methodologies, arts-based research, art & design teacher education, deconstruction, contemporary art and critical theory. He has recently given guest lectures at the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development on the topic of Jean Baudrillard and ‘Post-Art’. He is presently researching the role inquiry plays in educational curriculum within PK-12 Schooling with projects connected to Hughes STEM High School and the Nelson Mandela International School in Berlin, Germany. He collaboratively runs an afterschool arts-based inquiry program and participates in the Hughes STEM HS Summer Scholars Program as a curriculum advisor and educator. He also co-directs the biannual Berlin Summer Studio Arts Inquiry (’13, ’15, ’17, ‘19) program in collaboration with the Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin. His conceptual art work The Habermas Machine was cited in James Rolling Jr.’s Arts-Based Research: A Primer, published in 2013 and was exhibited in 2015. He has co-authored the forthcoming book On Being a Fatal Theorist: Jean Baudrillard’s Strategy for the Anthropocene. Peer-reviewed publications include: Visual Arts Research Journal, The Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, Studies in Art Education, and the International Journal of Žižek Studies. By combining the fields of philosophy, art, and education, his work seeks to spark agency for students in the creative fields for social change and educative innovation.http://tinyurl.com/j2bo4vx

Art History Faculty

Professor Dr. Theresa Leininger-Miller, Professor of Art History; (Ph.D., Yale University, 1995; B.A., Xavier University, 1986) teaches courses on late 18th-21st-century American and European art, including several Honors seminars.  Publications include New Negro Artists in Paris: African American Painters and Sculptors in the City of Light, 1922-1934 (Rutgers, 2001); essays in Women Artists of the Harlem Renaissance; Out of Context: American Artists Abroad; The Modern Woman Revisited: Paris Between the Wars; and Source: Notes in the History of Art; catalogue essays in Deborah Grant:  Christ You Know It Ain’t Easy (The Drawing Center); Harlem Renaissance; Black Paris:  Kunst und Geschichte einer Schwarzen Diaspora; Paris Connections: African American Artists in Paris; and in Picture Cincinnati in Song; multiple reference guides entries; and book/exhibition reviews in 19th-Century Art Worldwide, Art Journal, Ohio Valley History, Indiana Magazine of History, CAA.Reviews, Journal of American History, and International Review of African American Art. Leininger-Miller has lectured throughout the U.S. and in Paris, France and Bayreuth, Germany, and has appeared on radio and television and in documentaries on PBS and in France. She has curated multiple exhibitions at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Yale University Art Gallery, Weston Art Gallery, and UC’s Langsam Library. National awards include National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship; Fellowship in American Modernism, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Center; Society for the Preservation of American Modernists; Anyone Can Fly Foundation Publication Grant; Kress; Henry R. Luce; and Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Institution (twice), and NEH Summer Institute.  At UC, Leininger-Miller won the Marian Spencer Diversity Ambassador Award, the Outstanding Academic Advising Award, the President's Quality Service Award, and the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research and Professional Work. Leininger-Miller was Chair of the Association of Historians of American Art and a juror for Library of Congress Kluge Fellowships (twice) and NEH Fellowships.  Leininger-Miller is currently working on manuscripts on sculptor Augusta Savage, daguerreotypist/photographer J.P. Ball, and illustrated sheet music. http://tinyurl.com/j8fapgu

Associate Professor Dr. Mikiko Hirayama is Associate Professor of East Asian art history with a joint appointment in the College of Arts and Sciences, where she serves as the Director of Asian Studies. Her research focuses on Japanese art criticism of the early twentieth century. Her most recent publication is “Inner Beauty: Kishida Ryūsei (1891-1929)’s Theory of Realism" in Japanese Aesthetics. (2018). She is a co-editor of "Reflecting Truth: Japanese Photography in the Nineteenth Century (2005).  Her other publications include "Ishii Hakutei and the Journal Hōsun" in Waves of Renewal: Modern Japanese Prints, 1900-1960 (2015),  “‘Fictionalized Truth’: Realism as the Vehicle for War Painting” in Art and War in Japan and Its Empire, 1931-1960 (2012), "The Emperor's New Clothes: Japanese Visuality and Imperial Portrait Photography" in History of Photography (May 2009), “From Art without Borders to Art for the Nation: Japanist (Nihonshugi) Painting by Dokuritsu Bijutsu Kyōkai during the 1930s” in Monumenta Nipponica (2010), and "Notes on Japanese Art Criticism: The First Fifty Years," in Since Meiji: Perspectives on the Japanese Visual Arts, 1868-2000 (2011), and “Ishii Hakutei and the Future of Japanese Painting" in Art Journal (Fall 1996).  She has delivered papers at various international, national, and regional venues such as the College Art Association conference, Association for Asian Studies conference, Midwest Art History Society conference, and Asian Studies Conference Japan. Hirayama’s service to the field has included serving as an anonymous reviewer for Art Bulletin, Ars Orientalis, and Trans Asia Photography Review. http://tinyurl.com/zotxfw5

Professor of Education Dr. Lauren Cordes Tate received her MA and PhD in Art History from Indiana University and a BA in Art History from the University of Cincinnati.  Her dissertation, "Pioneering Identity on the Frontier: Slaves, Soldiers, and Settlers in the American West," examines the representation of African Americans in the nineteenth-century North American West. Tate has presented portions of her research at the annual conferences of the College Art Association, the Midwest Art History Society, and the National Council for Black Studies. Dr. Tate has taught numerous courses on the history of art covering topics such as American Art, Race and Identity in American Culture, Modern Art, 19th Century Art, Art Appreciation, and the History of Art Survey: Prehistoric to Contemporary Art. She also teaches a class titled Design, Art and the Built Environment, which offers an examination of the disciplines practiced in the College of DAAP. Tate recently led a study abroad experience in Paris with the class “Art and Architecture History in the “City of Light.” http://tinyurl.com/jtpnxah

Annualized Adjunct Dr. Morgan Thomas teaches courses in modern and contemporary international art as well as courses in museum studies. Her research interests include: modernist painting and criticism; visual technologies and interconnections between painting and cinema; aesthetics and art criticism; exhibition studies; and cinema and media studies. She has taught in universities in Australia and New Zealand as well as working in France as a researcher on aspects of nineteenth-century French painting for a project funded by the Australian Research Council. She has also worked as an editor, critic and reviewer. With Julian Pefanis, she edited and co-translated a collection of writings by philosopher Jean-François Lyotard, entitled The Postmodern Explained (University of Minnesota Press). Her recent publications include ‘Slow Dance: Douglas Gordon’s 24 Hour Psycho’ (Reading Room: A Journal of Art and Culture, 2008), “Rothko and the Cinematic Imagination” (for the catalogue for Rothko, Tate Modern, 2008), “Complicities: Abu Ghraib, Contemporary Art, and the Currency of Images” (in Crossing Cultures: Conflict, Migration, Convergence, Miegunyah/University of Melbourne Publishing, 2009), and ‘Ethics of Appropriation’ (co-authored, in How Aborigines Invented the Idea of Contemporary Art, Power Publications, 2011).http://tinyurl.com/gsaeesd

Fine Art Adjunct Faculty

Colin Klimesh attended Minnesota State University Mankato from 2008-2013 and received two BFAs, one in Ceramics and one in Printmaking, along with an MA in Studio Art. In 2013 he moved to Cincinnati to pursue a MFA at the University of Cincinnati. Upon completion of his MFA, Colin accepted a position in the College of DAAP as a Digital Design and Fabrication Specialist in the Rapid Prototyping Center. In addition to his position at DAAP, Colin is also the owner and operator of a ceramics company CK TC Ceramics with business partner Taylor Carter, and together they have founded OTOT Studios, a membership based studio space with shared ceramics equipment, a communal gallery, and rentable studio space.http://www.colinklimesh.com/  http://www.cktcceramics.com/  https://www.ototstudio.com/

Farron Allen grew up in the mountains of West Virginia, the product of three generations of coalminers. His art work can be found in the public collections of the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Cincinnati Public Library. He received a Summerfair grant to the Individual Artist and Fellowship Grant from Kroger Foundation. Allen was one of five American artists to be selected for an international art exchange with Germany, China, and Cuba. His work is represented in Cincinnati Portfolio and has been exhibited and collected nationally and internationally.

Stephanie Berrie is an artist from Dayton, Ohio. She completed her BFA at the Columbus College of Art and Design in 2015 and her MFA at Texas Tech University in 2019. She is currently the Senior Lab Associate of the printmaking lab at the University of Cincinnati and part-time print professor. When she's not busy making weird prints and paintings, you can find her singing cat-inspired remixes of classic 80's hits. https://www.stephanieraeberrie.com/

Carol Tyler is an award winning comics artist. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, 1951, she became interested in the underground comics movement while pursuing an MFA in painting at Syracuse University. This interest took her to San Francisco, where she met and later had a child with comix pioneer Justin Green.  Her comics were first published in comix legend R. Crumb’s Weirdo in 1986. Tyler's short slice-of-life stories and her distinctive artwork brought her critical attention as one of a growing number of artists shaping the direction of underground/alternative comics in North America; she appeared in the influential anthologies like Wimmen's Comix, Twisted Sisters, Drawn and Quarterly, LA Weekly and Pulse!. Her first solo book, The Job Thing, was published in 1993.  Previously known mostly for black-and-white drawings, the change in technology in the 1990s allowed for her to incorporate color into her comics. Her second solo work Late Bloomer, with an introduction by Crumb, was published by Fantagraphics in 2005. It was a collection of both previously published and new material. In his foreword, Crumb said, "She's tops in my book. One of the best artists alive and working in the comics medium. Her work has the extremely rare quality of authentic HEART. Hers are the only comics that ever brought me to the verge of tears.”  Ms. Tyler's most recent completed project is the critically acclaimed 350 page graphic novel trilogy entitled You'll Never Know, which is about her search for the truth about her Dad’s PTSD from World War II.   She is a Residency Artist with the Ohio Arts Council. Currently, she produces the inside back page for Cincinnati Magazine with a strip titled Tomatoes. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Tyler