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Nancy McEntee

Title Professor/Chair of Photography + Video
Department Photography
Phone 216.421.7329

Courses  History of Photography Survey | Photo I: Mechanics of Digital + Darkroom Photography | Photo: BFA Portfolio + Exhibition | Photo: BFA Thesis + Research | Publication Photography | The Contemporary Portrait | The Fine Art of Silver Print

Degree MFA Photography, Bard College; BFA Photography, Cleveland Institute of Art

Nancy McEntee is a Professor of Photography and Chair of the Photography & Video department at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from The Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts at Bard College and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Nancy is a recipient of a Creative Workforce Fellowship from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. She was awarded a residency at The Burren College of Art in Co. Clare, Ireland for summer 2010. She has also received a Virginia Center For the Creative Arts Fellowship Residency and an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship. Her photographs are exhibited nationally and can be found in many public and private collections.

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Kasumi

Title Professor
Department Photography
Phone 216.421.7945

Courses  2D/3D Compositing for Animation | Creative Resistance: Media Art in the Social Sphere | Experimental Film + Video Art | Intro to Animation | Motion Graphics + Experimental Animation | Narrative Production I + II | Sound Design | Video/Digital Cinema I: Screen Grammar | Video/Digital Cinema II: Sculpting in Time

2011 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Kasumi is internationally celebrated as a leading innovator of a new art form synthesizing film, sound and video. She has won global acclaim for her experimental films, videoart and installations in venues worldwide: from Lincoln Center with The New York Philharmonic to collaborations with Grandmaster Flash and DJ Spooky. She performed and exhibited work at Württembergischen Kunstverein Stuttgart and at the Chroma Festival de Arte Audiovisual in Guadalajara, Mexico, and her work, BREAKDOWN, the Vimeo Remix Award winner, premiered at Carnegie Hall with the American Composers Orchestra. She was awarded an EMPAC Dance Movies Commission 2009-2010 by The Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts and has created videoart for performance with The Cleveland Orchestra. She won a 2011 Creative Workforce Fellowship and was named one of Cleveland Magazine’s “Most Interesting People” of 2011. Kasumi executive-produced AARDVARK, a feature film awarded “Critic’s Pick” in the “L.A. Weekly”, and screened at Reykjavik IFF, Warsaw IFF, the Viennale, Goteborg IFF, Thessaloniki IFF, BAFICI, AFI Fest , Las Palmas, Krakow, Copenhagen, and many others. As a musician, she has twice been soloist at Carnegie Hall and has recorded four LP albums; in Japan, her soundtrack performance for OGINSAMA, starring Toshiro Mifune, was nominated for an Academy Award. She received the Adriano Asti Award for Best Experimental Film at Montecacini, Italy; Director's Citation at the Black Maria Film Festival; Seoul Film Festival's Special Jury Award; IFP Chicago and Sapporo International Film Festival Best Experimental Film, and others. Her film "The Free Speech Zone," cited in The Encyclopedia of Underground Movies, was featured at the Nemo Festival at the Forum des Images in Paris, the Milano Film Festival, Expresión en Corto, Mexico City, and the Sapporo International Short Film Festival where it won First Prize. Her work has been screened at festivals in Iran, the Slovak Republic, Turkey, Japan, Korea, Romania, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Holland, France, England, the US and Canada, and displayed at distinguished institutions including Muzeul Florean, Romania; Itau Cultural Center, Sao Paulo; The Butler Institute of American Art; The Museum of Fine Art, Houston; Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro; San Diego Museum of Art; Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires; Anthology Film Archives among others and has received the Adriano Asti Award for Best Experimental Film at Montecacini, Italy; Director's and Program Staff Citation at the Black Maria Film Festival; the Seoul Film Festival's Special Jury Award; IFP Chicago's Best Experimental Film award and many others.

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Matthew Fehrmann

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Photography
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Fundamentals of Studio Lighting

Degree BFA Savannah College of Art and Design

Matthew Fehrmann received his degree in photography from Savannah College of Art & Design where he concentrated his studies in traditional photographic print making and fine art photography.

Matthew embraced digital printing in 2004 opening Matthew Fehrmann Editions and continually strives to perfect his craft in order to produce prints of the finest quality. In 2010 he launched Matthew Fehrmann Photography pursuing a commercial photography and video career to run along side MDF Editions.

As a photographer and artist, Matthew seeks to better his craft through the continual development and exhibition of personal projects. His work has been shown across the country.

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Joseph Minek

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Photography
Phone 216.421.7358

Courses  Photo I: Mechanics of Digital + Darkroom Photography

Degree BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art

Joseph received his Masters of Fine Arts degree in Photography & Film from Virginia Commonwealth University and his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Joseph has exhibited his work nationally in spaces such as the Cleveland Museum of Art, Photostop Gallery, and Capital One Headquarters. Joseph is currently focusing on his studio practice dealing with the possibilities of photographic material.

Paul Sobota

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Photography
Phone 216.421.7358

Courses  Installation + The Constructed Object | Photography: Installation & Constructed Objects

Degree BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art

Mark Tekushan

Mark Tekushan

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Photography
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  2D/3D Compositing for Animation | Image, Narrative, and Sequence | Narrative Production I + II | Video Basic Tools I | Video/Digital Cinema I: Screen Grammar

Degree BFA, The Cleveland Institute of Art

Mark Tekushan sees advertising, production and design in extraordinary ways. His creative genius spans the world of marketing for international tourism, award winning animations, and medal winning luge designs for the Olympics.

He creates bold, high-end media design and advertising for television, print, and the web. He’s in charge of ad buys, production design and animations, with a client roster that includes consumer products, ad agencies and television networks.

Mark specializes in re-branding the image of a company using strong visual techniques. He has a unique ability to explore any potential market and maximize a client’s full potential. In developing a new or existing brand, Mark says one must look at four key qualities: “the challenge, the creative idea, the solutions, the results. All four disciplines are essential for a successful relationship.”

He not only creates some of the most innovative media design, he also taught title design for motion pictures and broadcast advertising as a Professor at the NYU Center for Advanced Digital Applications and Parsons School of Design, He currently is a Professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

His clients have included the Turkish Ministry of Tourism, Budget Car Rentals, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi-Aventis, The NBA, The NFL, Pizza Hut, Newsday, The Food Network, ESPN Sports Network, Court TV, Warner Brother Films, ABC, CBS, NBC and HBO/Cinemax.

The list of design packages and live action sequences he has created is a long one:

  • Design work for advertising agencies including BBDO, and Grey
  • Projects for PBS, CNN, Madison Square Garden Network, Jim Henson Entertainment, and Sports Illustrated’s SITV
  • ESPN Network Packaging - remote productions, and over a hundred and fifty program opens and packages
  • HBO On-Air Promotions – More than ten network campaigns, live action, graphic design, 3D, including HBO Sports "Inside the NFL", “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel," and 25 program packages for Wimbledon coverage
  • Cinemax - more than six network campaigns
  • ABC Network
  • NBC News - The Brokaw Report, NBC Entertainment - Johnny Carson
  • CBS News and Evening News - more than twenty program opens, including 48 Hours and Eye to Eye with Connie Chung

Mark’s career almost took a different turn. While studying at the Cleveland Institute of Art, he created the aerodynamics design for a Can-Am Formula One racecar. He also designed luge sleds for the U.S. Olympics team, which won Silver and Bronze at the Lake Placid Games.

Presently Mark is the CEO and Creative Director of Markefxs, inc. NYC, Los Angeles & Cleveland, in addition he is the Senior VP of Design and Production at GC Media, New York, and the Art Director for "The Charlie Rose" show on PBS, an interview show focused on the current events in politics, science and the entrainment industry taped daily in NYC.

Currently Markefxs has expanded this last year into Program Development.

Mary Jo Toles

Title Professor
Department Photography
Phone 216.421.7329

Courses  Digital Color | Digital Imaging II: Large Format | Digital Photo Imaging I | Image, Narrative, and Sequence | Photo: Alternative Processes | Visual Organization + Media

Degree MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; BFA in Photography and Design, Cranbrook Academy of Art

Professor of Photography and Digital Imaging at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Toles has contributed in her field as an arts educator for over two decades. Recognized for her development of experimental processes related to high-voltage photographic imagery, she is an inventive contributor in her field. Her work can be located in collections nationally, including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, First National Collection in Chicago, State of Illinois, State of Florida. Her work has been published in the US, Japan and Germany. Exhibitions include the Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C, Boston Photographic Resource Center, SPACES Gallery, MOCA-Cleveland, and the Kohler, Akron, Cleveland, Columbus, and Grand Rapids Art Museums. Current work engages digital print technologies with early nineteenth century photography and optics, often combining photographic images with sculptural components. She creates digital negatives from an assortment of optical equipment and inventions, coupling these with unique alternative processes for both chemical and digital output. Inspired by her experiences in Provence, heart of photography’s early inventions, with a love of art, science, and critical thinking, she is an alchemist among photographers, with a desire to engage the multidisciplinary scope and interconnections inherent in this media.

Prof. Toles is a recipient of Ohio, Florida and Illinois Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships and National Endowment for the Humanities project grant. She represented the state of Ohio as an Artist in Residence at Cimelice, in the Czech Republic.

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Barry Underwood

Title Assistant Professor
Department Photography
Phone 216.421.7329

Courses  BFA Production + Independent Research: Research + Production. | Fundamentals of Studio Lighting | Installation + The Constructed Object | Photography: Installation & Constructed Objects | Professional Practices | Visual Thinking in Contemporary Photography

Degree MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art; BA, Theater Arts, Indiana University Northwest; BA, Photography, Indiana University Northwest

Barry Underwood is an Assistant Professor and chair of the Sculpture Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Barry has received two Bachelor of Arts degrees from Indiana University Northwest in 1990 and 1992 for Theatre and Photography. He earned his Masters in Photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1995. His work has been exhibited internationally: Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition, in Santa Monica, California, Photo Miami 2007 in Miami, Florida, and most recently Altered Landscape, a two person exhibition at Summit Gallery, in Banff, Alberta, Canada. His work is included in several corporate and private collections. Barry participated in a thematic residency Imaginary Places, at Banff Center for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada in 2007. During the summer of 2008, Barry participated in an Artists` Enclave residency at I-Park in East Haddam, Connecticut. During the summer of 2009, he will be participating in a residency at Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA. He will work alongside some 30 writers, musicians, dancers, choreographers and visual artists from all over the United States, as well as from Iceland, Italy, Poland, Portugal and the UK who are “working at the cutting edge of their disciplines,” according to the center. www.headlands.org.

Photo major who prints on glass makes headlines on Wired.com

Photo major who prints on glass makes headlines on Wired.com

Photography major Emma Howell '14 built a camera that prints images on handblown glass. Wired.com published this feature story on Howell's remarkable achievement.

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