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Apr 15, 2014

Students win $11,000 in Dealer Tire art competition

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Mar 15, 2014 @ MOCA Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

CIA's Traveling Sketchbooks make a last stop at MOCA

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Apr 11, 2014

Romanian visiting artist brings new perspective to CIA

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Mar 28, 2014

Dinner by Design – Art of the Table, and a runway show

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Join us tomorrow, April 16 at 6:30pm at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Nathan and Fannye Shafran Planetarium for a one-night-only screening of 360 Degrees of Sight + Sound: The Planetarium Project. This public program will feature animations created by CIA students that bring compositions created by Cleveland Institute of Music students to life. See more info. at http://ow.ly/vOSYt

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Apr 06, 2014

April 16 is encore of 360 Degrees of Sight + Sound: The Planetarium Project

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Mar 28, 2014

The Accident: Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi

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Mar 18, 2014

Corvette designer returns to teach, show his latest work

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Apr 14, 2014 @ University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH

2014 Biomedical Art Spring Show

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Apr 15, 2014

4/17-19: Benicio Del Toro in Jimmy P, Hitchcock's To Catch A Thief & more!

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Aug 20, 2013

CIA named one of the "Best in the Midwest"

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Apr 22, 2014 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

2014 Spring Design Show

Academics . Photography . Faculty

Photography Faculty

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.

Michael Wallace

Title Checkout Coordinator/Adjunct Faculty
Department Photography
Phone 216.421.7329

Courses  Contemporary Color Photography: Digital + Film | Hybrid Approaches to Drawing + Painting: Digital Media | Visual Thinking in Contemporary Photography

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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