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the first artists were women

I’m not saying that this topic is the topic that destroyed my art history career before it even got off the ground. I’m only saying that this is a topic I have wanted to revisit for at least 2 decades. You see, a fine arts career starts out as a very hopeful thing. Young artists […]

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Why Bob Ross is the most important painter in the history of American art.

“Go out on limb. That’s where the fruit is.” ― Bob Ross I have spent the majority of my life studying art history, from the earliest neolithic doodlings of the long gone ancestors through classical, pre columbian, renaissance and abstractism of all flavors. I have poured over the catalogues of the holiest museum collections and […]

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Liza Lou

In 1999, while finishing my art degree at the University of Akron, Liza Lou came to visit. I had never heard of her when a fellow student asked if I was heading to the gallery space after class to “help” the artist in residence. Curious, I went and helped. By “help” I mean I spent […]

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Carlo Crivelli

Carlo Crivelli is my favourite Italian painter that you’ve never heard of. He’s considered a late gothic conservative & was active in the 1490s.

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Self-portraiture in the 20th Century.

A self portrait workshop developed with MOMA, 2019

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Bicycles at the Intersection of Art & Physics

Slides & talking points from my popular lightning talk about art, physics and the joys of a bicycle.

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Overview: Contour & Continuous Line Drawing

Developed for introductory drawing students or short activity-based seminars.