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Photography + Video Faculty

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Nancy McEntee

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

Courses  BFA Thesis + Exhibition | History of Photography Survey | Photo 1: Introduction to Photography | Photo Major 4.1: BFA Thesis + Research | Publication Photography (EP) | 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.

Mary Jo Toles

Mary Jo Toles

Title Professor
Department Photography + Video
Phone 216.421.7329

Courses  Alternative Photographic Processes | Digital Color | Digital Photo Imaging I for Non-Majors | Photo 3: Advanced Digital Projects | Photo Archive, Book + Portfolio | Photo Major 2.1: Narrative Structures | Photo Major 2.2: Digital Photo Imaging I

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.

Barry Underwood

Title Associate Professor
Department Photography + Video
Phone 216.421.7329

Courses  Advanced Studio Lighting | Fundamentals of Studio Lighting | Image + Form I | Installation + Constructed Objects | Landscape Photography (EP) | Photo Major 3.1: Contemporary Color Photography: Theory + Practice | Photo Major 3.2: Visual Thinking in Contemporary Photography

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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Jacob Koestler

Title Lecturer
Department Photography + Video
Phone 216.421.7329

Courses  Advanced Video & Digital Cinema Projects (EP) | Documentary Video | Experimental Film + Video Art | Video/Digital Cinema I: Screen Grammar | Video/Digital Cinema II: Sculpting in Time

Degree MFA: Photography & Integrated Media, Ohio University

Jacob Koestler is an artist and musician from Johnstown, PA. He holds an MFA from the Photography and Integrated Media program at Ohio University. His practice includes photography, video and multimedia installation. Koestler also composes live scores for his videos under the name Rural Carrier, and is a co-founder of My Idea of Fun, an art and music archive that features over 350 releases, including his own albums and photography books. Koestler’s artwork has been exhibited and published throughout the United States and internationally. He currently lives and works in Cleveland, OH, where he is a lecturer in the Photography and Video Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Amber Ford

Title Technical Specialist
Department Photography + Video
Phone 216.421.7329

Michael Majewski

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Photography + Video
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