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Painting Faculty

Anthony Ingrisano

Anthony Ingrisano

Title Assistant Professor/Chair of Painting
Department Painting
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Collage + Assemblage | Drawing I | Drawing Major Day: Drawing in Context | Drawing: Style Context | Material Color | Painting After the Photograph: Painting in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction | Painting Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Painting

Degree MFA, Pratt Institute

Anthony Ingrisano is an instructor in CIA's Painting and Foundation departments. Ingrisano, who has been living and working in Brooklyn, New York, shows with Lesley Heller Workspace. He has taught at Briarcliffe College since 2011 and was a contributing essayist to Sharon Louden’s book, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life. He earned an MFA from Pratt Institute.

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Lane Cooper

Title Associate Professor
Department Painting
Phone 216.421.7357

Courses  Art + Design History I: Ancient-18th Century | Art + Design History II: 18th Century-1945 | BFA Thesis + Statement | Design I | Expanded Print: New Imaging | Hybrid Approaches to Drawing + Painting: Digital Media | Intro to Painting: Painting History: 1828-Present | Role of the Artist as Producer | Senior Studio: BFA Research | Systems Drawing | Water+: An Exploration of Water-Based Media

Degree MFA, Painting, University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa); MA, Art History, University of Alabama at Birmingham; BS, University of North Alabama

Lane Cooper is an artist, who works through painting, sound, video, text and, on occasion, performance. Her work has been presented in venues ranging from Birmingham, AL, to Madrid, Spain. In 2009 she participated in a residency at The Banff Centre located in Alberta, Canada, and in the fall of 2010 she was an artist-in-residence at Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ, where she exhibited as part of the 2011-12 season. She holds a master's degree in art history with an emphasis in contemporary art and an MFA in painting. She has been teaching since 1989, and since the spring of 2001 she has taught full-time at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

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Sarah Kabot

Title Associate Professor/Chair of Drawing
Department Painting
Phone 216.421.7931

Courses  100 Drawings | BFA Thesis + Statement | Drawing I | Drawing II | Illusionism: Intro to Drawing | Image + Form I | Image + Form II: Reproducibility | Professional Practices

Degree MFA, Fiber, Cranbrook Academy of Art; BFA, University of Michigan

Sarah's work has been exhibited in galleries such as Vermont Studio Center; the Cultural Center of Polecni, Pieksamaki, Finland; Reinberger Gallery, Cleveland Institute of Art; and SPACES gallery, Cleveland, among others. Her awards have included a CAA Tuition Grant (2000-2002); a Merit Scholarship and Grant to the Vermont Studio Center (1999); and a Merit Scholarship for the University of Michigan (1998).

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Christopher Whittey

Title Sr. Vice President of Faculty Affairs + Chief Academic Officer, Professor
Department Painting
Phone 216.421.7411

Degree Whitney Museum Independent Study Program; MFA, Rhode Island School of Design; BFA, Wayne State University

Christopher Whittey is currently Vice President of Faculty Affairs and Chief Academic Officer at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Prior to this position he served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean at Maine College of Art (MECA) and was Dean of Academic Services at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), where he served as faculty from 2001-2009.

After studying at the Center for Creative Studies and receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Wayne State University, Whittey worked as a master carpenter building stage sets and props in New York for such prestigious venues as the Metropolitan Opera, Saturday Night Live and The Conan O'Brien Show. In 1989, he returned to complete his formal education at the Rhode Island School of Design and received his Master of Fine Arts degree in 1991.

The following year, Whittey was selected to attend the prestigious Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. His work has been showcased in numerous locations including White Columns and The Thread Waxing Space in New York and he has received a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship, Van Lier Foundation Grant (awarded by the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program), Individual Artists Grant from New York's Artist Space, and a faculty development grant from MICA. Publications include The Detroit News, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Documents and World Art.

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Christian Wulffen

Title Professor
Department Painting
Phone 216.421.7931

Courses  Charette: Self + Other Voices | Drawing Beyond Observation | Drawing I | Drawing II | Systems Drawing | Visual Arts: Aesthetics, Style + Content

Degree Freie Kunstschule (Independent Art School) Nurtingen (Germany)
Academy of Fine Arts at the Staatlicen Akademie der Bildenden Kunste (State Academy of the Fine Arts), Stuttgart (Germany) MFA

Christian Wulffen has been an Associate Professor since 2003.

He has a solo exhibition on display at Galerie Reinhold Maas in Germany from February 15-April 5.

Artist Statement:

I am concerned with how artists achieve knowledge and how they structure knowledge. This intersects with my concern as a teacher and artist, to encourage participants to reflect on the processes that an artist goes through--for example, an intuitive creative thinking process, intentional purposeful engagement, and adherence to a model or system.

These thought processes can be contextualized further by situating them within larger theories of knowledge production, as outlined by W. J. T. Mitchell: “semiotics, structuralism, deconstruction, system theory, speech at theory, ordinary language philosophy and now image science or critical iconology”.

To convey this notion of action as a mode of knowledge production, I use specific symbols for my work, one of these: boards that are pre-manufactured with three vertical slots and one horizontal slot (plywood).

From the viewer’s perspective, the board has the option to hold various information. From my perspective, I see this as a concept to display information to exercise the different links in its display from one board to another. My environment is a grid—one of the hallmarks of modernist abstraction and capable, as a visual symbol, of signifying a whole system of art production and thought. This idea is depends on the perspective of the viewer and how that viewer is situated in a distributed network of production and reception of the information about this subject.

Crucially for me, the painting, the paper, and the board (as in my recent production), simulate the portability of information. I am interested in its mobility as a sign in which sender and recipient receive the same information but decode it differently depending on their respective environments.

Karl Anderson

Title Technical Specialist
Department Painting
Phone 216.421.7355

Amber Kempthorn

Amber Kempthorn

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Painting
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  100 Drawings | Drawing Beyond Observation | Drawing I | Drawing: Style Context | Image + Form I | Visual Arts: Aesthetics, Style + Content

Degree MFA, Sculpture, Cranbrook Academy of Art; Post Baccalaureate Certificate, Maryland Institute College of Art; BA, Art, Hiram College

Michael Meier

Title Lecturer
Department Painting
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Drawing Beyond Observation | Drawing I | Drawing II | Figure Drawing | Illusionism: Intro to Drawing | Intro to Painting: Painting History: 1828-Present | Painted Bodies: The Contemporary Figure | Senior Studio: BFA Research

Mike Meier is a painter from Cleveland Ohio whose work investigates interiority and multiplicity. He received his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and obtained an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis. He currently holds a position as Lecturer at the Cleveland Institute of Art in Visual Arts and Foundation. His work has been exhibited in Cleveland, Chicago and St. Louis.

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