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Sculpture + Expanded Media Faculty

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Sarah Paul

Title Associate Professor | Chair of Sculpture + Expanded Media
Department Sculpture + Expanded Media
Phone 216.421.7945

Courses  Creative Resistance: Media Art in the Social Sphere (EP) | Experimental Film + Video Art | Installlation: Light + Sound | Role of the Artist as Producer (EP) | 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.

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Jimmy Kuehnle

Title Associate Professor
Department Sculpture + Expanded Media
Phone 216.421.7000

Courses  Creative Resistance: Media Art in the Social Sphere (EP) | Intro Sculpture + Expanded Media | Sewing + Fabrication

Degree MFA, University of Texas at San Antonio; BFA, Truman State University

Kuehnle has had solo shows at museums, galleries and universities in the United States and internationally.

In 2019 he opened a solo show, Wow, Pop, Bliss, at the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC that will span 4 interior galleries and include a monumental site-specific inflatable sculpture on the museum’s exterior.

He exhibited a site-specific interactive inflatable installation at Exploratorium Museum in San Francisco in 2018. His 2016 solo exhibition at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, New York was favorably reviewed in The New York Times, featured in New York Magazine’s “Approval Matrix” and recommended by online sites such as the New York Daily News, Artnet and Hyperallergic. In 2016, Kuehnle received a Creative Workforce Fellowship, a program of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County. In the fall of 2016, Kuehnle exhibited new monumentally scaled site-specific inflatables at the Akron Art Museum in an exhibit titled, Wiggle, Giggle, Jiggle. This installation was reviewed in the Plain Dealer, Akron Beacon Journal, Canvas Magazine, CAN Journal, WCPN’s the Sound of Applause. In 2014, he was selected for the national survey exhibition State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. As a Fulbright Graduate Research Fellow in Japan, 2008, he pursued his interest in public art and sculpture.

Selected group exhibitions include Inflatable, Exploratorium, San Francisco (2018) How to Remain Human, MOCA Cleveland (2015); ARS, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan, Italy (2010); and Betsu no Sekai, Nagakute Cultural Center, Nagoya, Japan (2008). Kuehnle has been awarded artist residencies from, SPACES, Cleveland, Ohio (2013); Sculpture Space, Utica, New York (2010); Albion College, Albion, Michigan (2009); and Ateljé Stundars, Vaasa, Finland (2009).

Focusing on sculpture and performance, Kuehnle works in various media and has exhibited his projects nationally and internationally. His recent work features site-specific inflatable installations in museums as well as public performance treks through rural and urban cities in the U.S. such as Chicago, Detroit, Austin, St. Louis, Cincinnati, San Antonio, Dallas, and New York as well as international performances in Japan, Italy, and Finland.

Zak Smoker

Title Technical Specialist
Department Sculpture + Expanded Media
Phone 216.421.7335

Zak Smoker exhibits his work locally and nationally.

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

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