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NAOMI S. VELASQUEZ

Chair and Associate Professor of Fiber Media

Office: Fine Arts Building 414

(208) 282-3527

velanaom@isu.edu

http://naomisadams.com/

Education:

MFA, Studio Arts, Fibers, University of North Texas (2012)

BA, Interior Design, Washington State University (1999)

 

Courses taught:

  • Fiber Media
  • Papermaking
  • Creative Process
  • Drawing

LAURA AHOLA-YOUNG

Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing

Office: Fine Arts Building 411

(208) 282-3229

ahollaur@isu.edu

http://lauraaholayoung.com/home.html

Education:

MFA, San Jose State University (2001)

BFA, Minneapolis College of Art + Design (1998)

Courses taught:

  • All levels of Painting and Drawing
  • Anatomy

JONATHAN FARDY, PH.D.

Assistant Professor of Art History

Office: Fine Arts Building 417

(208) 282-2488

fardjona@isu.edu

https://idahostate.academia.edu/JonathanFardy

My research examines the theoretical foundations of art, aesthetics, and especially photography. My first book Laruelle and Non-Photography is a critical reading of the “non-photographic” theory of François Laruelle. My second book, Laruelle and Art: The Aesthetics of Non-Philosophy, is under contract. This full-length monograph examines Laruelle’s theory of “non-aesthetics.” As these publications indicate, my research interests center on the relation between theory and visual culture. My new research project is tentatively titled Against Dialectics. It examines the response to dialectical aesthetic theory by Francois Laruelle, Jean Baudrillard, and Michel Henry. I will be presenting some of my new research at the Second International Conference on Jean Baudrillard at Oxford University in September 2018.

Education:

PhD, Theory and Criticism, University of Western Ontario

MA, Art History, Bowling Green State University 
BA, Art, Framingham State College
 
Courses taught:
 
All levels of Art History
 

Recent Publications:

Books

2018: Laruelle and Non-Photography (London: Palgrave, 2018)

Laruelle and Art: The Aesthetics of Non-Philosophy (under contract)

 

Book Chapters

2018: Seeing Theory in Baudelaire and Althusser (under review).

2017: “To Adopt: Benjamin, Freud, and the Optical Unconscious,” in Photography and the Optical Unconscious. Eds. Sharon Sliwinski and Shawn Michelle Smith. (Durham, NC: Duke University Press).

 

Articles

2018: “Split Screen: Style, Mediation, and Postcolonial Theory in the Digital Age,” Postcolonial Text (Vol. 13, No. 1): 1-18.

2018: “Impossible Exchange: For Gerry Coulter,” Special Memorial Issue of International Journal of Baudrillard Studies dedicated to the memory of editor-in-chief,  Professor Gerry Coulter (Forthcoming).

2017: “Contract or Disobedience? Reframing Azoulay,” Photographies 10:2: 179-188.

LEEKYUNG KANG

Assistant Professor of Printmaking

Office: Fine Arts Building 415

(208) 282-2534

kangleek@isu.edu

http://www.kangleekyung.com/?ckattempt=1

Education:

MFA, Printmaking, Rhode Island School of Design (2017)

BFA, Seoul National University (2011)

 

Courses taught:

  • All levels of Printmaking
  • Creative Process

CHRIS PICKETT

Assistant Professor of Ceramics

Office: VOART 106

(208) 282-3693

pickchr3@isu.edu

http://www.chrispickettceramics.com/

Education:

MFA the University of Florida

BFA the University of Tennessee

 

Courses taught:

  • All levels of Ceramics

DOUGLAS WARNOCK

Professor of Sculptural and Intermedia Studies

Office: Fine Arts Building 402D

warndoug@isu.edu

Education:

MFA, Sculpture and Critical Theory, Hunter College, City University of New York (1986)

MA, Sculpture, San Jose State University (1979)

BA, Ceramic Sculpture, University of California at Santa Barbara (1975)

Courses taught:

  • all levels of Sculpture
  • Professional Practice and Display

 

select works:
2014-15  Total Kneefrettiti
Dr. and Ms. Steve Coker, Pocatello, Idaho (large-scale, private, design-and- build sculpture with environmental soundscape, flame, and water elements in an aqua-sensitive outdoor environmental site design, to be installed in July, 2015).

2014    Singularity
First Annual City of Eagle, Idaho Outdoor Sculpture Rotational Exhibition, juried and presented Best of Show Cash Award by Stephen Fisher, Professor of Art and Department Chair, College of Idaho. (a new, unique, nine foot tall concrete sculpture that suggests and considers autonomy and authenticity in children’s lives as they grow into adults in our culture).

2014    Critters and Creatures
City of American Falls Downtown Planted Stream Public Art Project, Phase One, (project vision and coordination of phase one of a large-scale, public, design-and-build sculpture of selected American Falls Reservoir environmental fauna, in collaboration with artists Kristol Coker, Jason Brown, Jake Warnock, Rebecca Merkley, Joe Pehrson, and Josh Sprague.  Phase Two will involve haiku poetry created by American Falls K-12 students of divergent cultures and ISU Sculptural Studies Program students in its creative design, planning, and implementation over the next 1-2 years). 

2014    design of Greene Street Hydro Wall Sculpture
Outdoor bronze, water and light sculpture proposal submitted to NOVA Designs & Builds, Inc. for site-specific residential site, San Francisco, California.

2013    Corten and Hot Rolled
Private design, build, and install commission, San Francisco, California.

2012    design collaboration of Transit Station/Plaza
City of Mesa, Arizona light rail system (design phase of five year design and build project, in conjunction with artist Roberto Delgado).

2012    Coordinated and participated in Aesthetic Neanderthals Exhibition
First Friday Artwalk, Old Town Pocatello. A group exhibition I created for ISU Department of Art undergraduates, graduate students, and interested faculty.

2012    design of Pocatello Charlotte Fire Eagle/Phoenix Public Art Project
In collaboration with Kristol Coker and Josh Sprague.

2011    Flame Cut
Pocatello Medical Center, Pocatello, Idaho (large-scale, public, design-and-build sculpture).

2011    Duality Boat/Bench:  nature, death, transcendence, nothingness
Commissioned by Dr. Lee Abraszewski, Pocatello, Idaho (medium-scale, public, design-and-build public art sculpture installed on the Abraszewski Trail of the Portneuf Greenway Linear Park, Pocatello, Idaho)

FACULTY EMERITI:

BROWN, DONALD D.

Professor

Professor, Art. 1956-1994

DIAL, THERESA GAIL

Professor

Professor, Art. 1974-2008

EVANS, SCOTT E.

Professor

* Professor, Art. 1986-2015

KOVACS, RUDOLPH S.

Professor

* Professor, Art. 1980-2012

MARTIN, ANTHONY

Professor

Professor, Art. 1977-2015

AFFILIATE FACULTY:

TERRY OWNBY, PH. D.

Associate Professor of Photo Media + Visual Culture

Office: Frazier 416

ownbterr@isu.edu

http://terryownby.wix.com/terryownby https://terryownby.wordpress.com/

Education:

PhD, Visual Media Studies, Colorado State University

MA, Media Communication, Webster University-Saint Louis

BS, Photography and Media, Missouri State University

Courses taught:

  • History of Photography
  • Photo Communication
  • Photo Media + Advanced Photo Media
  • Visual Culture and Images

LECTURERS:

RYAN BABCOCK

Associate Lecturer and Gallery Director

Office: Fine Arts Building 402B

(208) 282-6652

ryanbabcock@hotmail.com

Education:

MFA, Idaho State University (2003)

BFA, University of Idaho (1998)

Courses taught:

  • Introduction to Art

AMY JO POPA

Senior Lecturer

Office: Fine Arts Building 402B

(208) 282-3341

johnam2@isu.edu

Education:

MFA, Sculpture, Idaho State Univeristy (1998)

BFA, Sculpture, New Mexico Highlands University (1994)

Courses taught:

  • Introduction to Art

KRISTINA GLICK

Visiting Lecturer

Office: Fine Arts Building 404

(208) 282-2858

glickris@isu.edu

Education:

MFA, East Carolina University (2007)

 

Courses taught:

  • Introduction to Art
  • Metals and Jewelry

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS:

REBECCA MERKLEY

Office: Fine Arts Building 310

(208) 282-2361

merkrebe@isu.edu

Education:

MFA, Idaho State University (2018)

BFA, Idaho State University (2014)

SAM POSSO

Office: Fine Arts Building 310

(208) 282-2361

posssam@isu.edu

Education:

MFA, James Madison University

BS, University of Wisconsin (2014)

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS:

NIKYRA CAPSON

capsniky@isu.edu

RACHELLE COOPER

cooprach@isu.edu

KYLER MICHAELSON

michkyle@isu.edu

https://kylermichaelson.com/

artstation.com/artist/kylermichaelson

BA Communication Media and Persuasion, Idaho State University
Photography, Visual Arts, Digital Media

JOE PEHRSON

pehrjose@isu.edu

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