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Printmaking Faculty

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Maggie Denk-Leigh

Title Associate Professor/Chair of Printmaking
Department Printmaking
Phone 216.421.7480

Courses  Image + Form II: Reproducibility | Intro Printmaking: Image Construction I: Line + Sequence | Printmaking: Advanced Topics | Professional Practices | Propaganda: Media, Dissemination, Technique

Degree MFA Clemson University, Printmaking; BA Xavier University, Printmaking, Graphic Design & Business

Maggie is an Associate Professor and Printmaking Department Chair. She is a founding member and Board President of the Morgan Conservatory, a center for book and paper arts. http://morganconservatory.org

Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition at the University of Mount Union and inclusion in the 2013 MAPC Juried Members Exhibition at the McDonough Museum.

Karen Beckwith

Title Technical Specialist/Tamarind Master Printer
Department Printmaking
Phone 216.421.7480

Degree TMP, The Tamarind Institute of Lithography; BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art

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Christi Birchfield

Title Lecturer
Department Printmaking
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Design I | Design II | Drawing I | Intro Printmaking: Image Construction II: Color + Form

Degree BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art; MFA, Columbia University

Christi Birchfield is an internationally exhibited artist whose work is in permanent print and drawing collections including at the Cleveland Museum of Art and Cleveland Clinic. She is a full-time visiting artist/lecturer in the Foundation Department at CIA. Christi earned a bachelor of fine arts degree (BFA) from CIA and a master of fine arts degree (MFA) from Columbia University.

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Sarah Kabot

Title Assistant Professor/Chair of Drawing
Department Printmaking
Phone 216.421.7931

Courses  100 Drawings | Advanced Drawing: Senior Major | BFA Statement + Exhibition | Drawing I | Drawing II | Drawing: Intro to Advanced Observation, Illusionism, Concept | Image + Form I | Image + Form II: Reproducibility

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).

Indra Lacis

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Printmaking
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Art & Design History III: 1945-Present | Role of the Artist as Producer

William Lorton

Title Visiting Instructor
Department Printmaking
Phone 216.421.7381

Courses  Aesthetics, Style, and Content | Design I | Fiber: Digital Images, Patterns + Structures | Fiber: Silkscreen | Image + Form I | String, Felt, and Thread | The Rhetorical Object: Conceptual Constructions | Weaving Patterns: Collective Activity

Degree MFA, Kent State University; BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art

Bill Lorton received his BFA in Fiber + Material Studies from the Cleveland Institute of Art and his MFA in Textiles from Kent State University. He is currently an adjunct faculty member in CIA’s Fiber + Materials Studies Department and also teaches courses in the Visual Art and Foundation curriculums. Lorton was selected for the 2009 Cheongju International Craft Competition, receiving an Honorable Mention. In 2012 he was part of an invitation exhibition at the Korean Craft Museum in Cheongju, South Korea. Lorton launched the Endangered Studies traveling curriculum in 2013 to preserve and promote a multitude of fiber art techniques.

Liz Maugans

Liz Maugans

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Printmaking
Phone 216.421.7480

Degree MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art; BFA, Kent State University

Liz is co-founder and executive director of Zygote Press, a nonprofit center to promote contemporary fine-art printing and foster collaborations that strengthen our community. Liz has collections at the Glidden House, California State University, the Oregon Art Institute, and Colgate University as well as several other places. She has received several awards including the Artist and Communities Grant from the Ohio Arts Councis, the Public Billboard Project, the Indivisual Artist Fellowship, and the William H. Daisley Memorial Scholarship from Cranbrook.

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Apr. 1: Financial Aid Night at CIA

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