Gary D. Sampson
Title Professor of Art + Design History/Chair of Liberal Arts
Department Liberal Arts
Courses Art + Design History I: Ancient-18th Century | Art + Design History II: 18th Century-1945 | Art + Design History III: 1945-Present | Design + Craft in Modern Culture | Issues in Design: Theory + Culture of Design | Media Arts & Visual Culture: Interactive Zones | Media Arts + Visual Culture: Installation | Visual Culture and the Manufacture of Meaning
Gary Sampson teaches art and design history and theory at the Institute. He is also adjunct in art history and occasional SAGES faculty at Case Western Reserve University. His areas of scholarship are in history of photography, urban design and representation, and media arts and visual culture. His publications include Imag(in)ing Race and Place in Colonialist Photography, with Eleanor Hight, Photographs at St. Lawrence University, with Catherine Tedford, and “Landscape and Fluid Imaging of the Emerging City," in Emerging Landscapes: Between Landscape and Representation (forthcoming from Ashgate Press). Sampson also engages in practice-based research in photography and video; one of his ongoing projects investigates city environments, infrastructure, and media.
Degree PhD, Art History, University of California, Santa Barbara; MA, Art History, University of California, Santa Barbara; BA, Art and Art History, California State University, Northridge