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Sculpture + Expanded Media Faculty

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Christina Cassara

Title Professor/Co-Chair of Sculpture + Expanded Media
Department Sculpture + Expanded Media
Phone 216.421.7381

Courses  BFA Thesis + Statement | Charette: Collaboration + Community | Intro Sculpture + Expanded Media | On the Body | Sculpture + Expanded Media: BFA Research | Sewing + Fabrication

Degree MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art; BA, Barnard College, Columbia University

Tina Cassara received a BA in urban studies, emphasis in sociology from Barnard College, Columbia University. Following graduation, she moved to Viques, in the Juan region of Peru, and studied with Francisca Mayer from Black Mountain College, teaching natural dyes derived from indigenous plants to local weavers. Her travels continued through the Collao Altiplano region of Bolivia. While living in New York City, Cassara was co-editor of Sing Out! magazine before attending Cranbrook Academy of Art, where she received an MFA from the fiber department. Cassara has since conducted extensive research into women’s labor in the American textile industry, issues of European migration and relocation, and more recently, the assigned value of labor in historically women-dominated textile industries in the South. In the late 1990s, Cassara began exploring the history of textile production. A strong advocate for organized labor, she began conducting interviews in LaGrange, GA, and nearby mill towns, speaking with retired textile workers, factory owners, surviving union organizers, and members of textile heritage societies. In 2008–09, Cassara was awarded a sabbatical to further her research in the network of textile heritage societies, including travel to Cooleemee, NC, working with organizers of the Textile Heritage Initiative and members of the Troop County Historical Society. Cassara's research also continues in Scranton, PA, where she is examining documents and photographs related to the growth of the mining and silk textile industries

Sarah Paul

Title Associate Professor / Co-Chair of Sculpture + Expanded Media
Department Sculpture + Expanded Media
Phone 216.421.7945

Courses  Creative Resistance: Media Art in the Social Sphere | Experimental Film + Video Art | Installlation: Light + Sound | Role of the Artist as Producer | Sound Design Fundamentals | Time-Based Strategies | Topics in Sculpture + Expanded Media

Degree MFA, Visual Studies, University of New York at Buffalo; BS, Mathematics, University of New York at Albany

Born on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Sarah Paul is now an artist based in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her BS in Mathematics from the University at Albany, and MFA in Visual Studies from the University at Buffalo, before swimming west along the southern coast of Lake Erie. After stopping to rest, mesmerized by the flaming smokestacks, she wandered inland and fell in love and lust with the smokestacks, the city, and the lake. Sarah is making work that embraces and celebrates this lush rusty belt. Recent and forthcoming exhibitions and performances include the Front Yard at Burchfield Penney Art Center, SPACES Gallery, Sculpture Center Cleveland, MOCA Cleveland, Albright-Knox Gallery, UB Art Gallery, and the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art; her video work has been screened around the U.S. and abroad. In 2013, Sarah was generously supported by a Creative Workforce Fellowship granted from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture in Cleveland, Ohio. Sarah is presently an Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Sculpture + Expanded Media at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Erin Duhigg

Title Technical Specialist, Sculpture + Expanded Media
Department Sculpture + Expanded Media
Phone 216.421.7335

Degree BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art; MFA, Washington University, St. Louis

Erin Duhigg graduated from with a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2011, and earned an MFA in Sculpture from Washington University, St. Louis in 2013.

Erin exhibits her work locally and nationally. She works as a technical specialist in the Sculpture + Expanded Media department at CIA.

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Sarah Kabot

Title Associate Professor/Chair of Drawing
Department Sculpture + Expanded Media
Phone 216.421.7931

Courses  100 Drawings | BFA Thesis + Statement | Drawing I | Drawing II | 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).

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Kevin Kautenburger

Title Associate Professor
Department Sculpture + Expanded Media
Phone 216.421.7931

Courses  Charette: Collaboration + Community | Design I | Design II | Mapping + Memory: Spacial Construction

Degree MFA, Ceramics from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University; BFA, Studio Art from Kent State

Kautenburger's sculpture functions to contain sensations of the natural environment, housing and presenting natural phenomena as an invitation for anyone so inclined to poetic ponderance. Work often involves insect habitats (crickets and honeybees), natural material from the Rocky River basin, as well as substances collected from his bee yard, such as propolis, wax, and pollens.

He is a recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and has exhibitited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Allentown Museum of Art, among others. He has an MFA in Ceramics from Tyler School of Art, and a BFA from Kent State University.

He has been teaching at CIA since 2001, where he teaches Foundation Design and Environment, Art and Engaged Practice.

Josť Carlos Teixeira

Josť Carlos Teixeira

Title Champney Family Professor of Art
Department Sculpture + Expanded Media
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Charette: Self + Other Voices | Issues in 20th and 21st Century Art: Research, Engagement + Politics in Contemporary Art | Role of the Artist as Producer | The Artist + Social Practice

Degree MFA, Interdisciplinary Studio, University of California Los Angeles; BFA, School of Fine Arts, University of Porto (Portugal)

José Carlos Teixeira is currently the Champney Family Visiting Professor at Case Western Reserve University Art History department, and at the Cleveland Institute of Art. His interdisciplinary work involves primarily video-essay, photography, installation, text, and performance. Notions of identity, otherness, language, boundary, exile and displacement, are recurrent themes in his creative and theoretical investigation. Through performative strategies, his pieces explore issues related to locational identity, global diaspora, the limits (or overlapping) of personal and social territories, and the definition of physical and psychological spaces. They attempt to generate not a set of conclusions, but a continuous process of inquiry. Usually coming from a subjective and contextual approach, the artist focuses on collaboration, participation, and dialogue, therefore incorporating multiple voices into his moving image projects.

His work has been shown in exhibitions, festivals, and screenings both in Europe (Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, UK, Norway, Sweden, Russia, and Lithuania) and in the USA (New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Atlanta, Tucson, Madison, to name a few), as well as in Brazil, Singapore, China, Mozambique, Angola, and South Africa. Teixeira has been the recipient of the Fulbright Grant, Gulbenkian Foundation Grant, UCLA Fellowship, Samuel Booth Award, D’Arcy Hayman Award, Fuso Video Festival Jury Prize 2011, and the 2005 EDP New Artists Prize nomination. In 2008-09, he was a fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, and he recently developed residency projects at the MacDowell Colony (NH), and the Headlands Center for the Arts (CA).

Daniel Tranberg

Daniel Tranberg

Title Lecturer
Department Sculpture + Expanded Media
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Art of the Personal Essay | Image + Form I | Painting Seminar: Contemporary Issues in Painting | Writing + Inquiry I: Basic Composition + Contemporary Ideas | Writing + Inquiry II: Research + Intellectual Traditions | Writing + Inquiry III: Narrative Forms

Degree MA in Studio Art from Purdue University. Also studied Criticism and Theory in the Graduate School of the University of Illinois, Chicago. BFA, Northern Illinois University

Dan Tranberg has published more than 750 articles on art and has exhibited his paintings in more that 40 exhibitions. His writing has appeared in national and international publications, including Art in America, NY Arts, artUS, BOMB, Glass Magazine, and Art on Paper. He was awarded an Ohio Excellence in Journalism award in 2004 and received Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowships in 2002 and 2007.

Barry Underwood

Title Associate Professor/Chair of Photography + Video
Department Sculpture + Expanded Media
Phone 216.421.7329

Courses  Contemporary Color Photography: Theory + Practice | Fundamentals of Studio Lighting | Installation + Constructed Objects | Landscape Photography | Photo Major 3.1: Contemporary Color Photography: Theory + Practice | Photo Major 3.2: Visual Thinking in Contemporary Photography | Professional Practices

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

Barry’s work can be found in the collections of The Akron Art Museum (Akron, OH), The Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, OH), The Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), the Rockefeller Family Art Collection (Petaluma, CA), among several others. Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, in New York, New York; Johansson Projects Gallery in Oakland, California; and 1Point618 Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio represent his work. His photographs have been presented at many venues including The Museum of Contemporary Art, Ohio, Dorsky Gallery, New York, and The Suburban in Oak Park. Barry’s work has been reviewed in numerous publications and books including Land Art (France), the San Francisco Exploratorium’sThe Art of Tinkering, Color Magazine (CA), the London Times, Spectrum Magazine (England), Photo+ (Seoul), Picnic Magazine (Tel Aviv), and Vision Magazine (Beijing).

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