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Programs of Study

Faculty Biographies (M–O)

 kelly malec-kosakKelly Malec-Kosak, associate professor and chair, fine arts, and chair, fine arts and dimensional studies; teaches thesis and graduate seminar. Malec-Kosak’s work has been featured in Metalsmith magazine, Humor in Craft and Gender and Jewelry: A Feminist Analysis. She received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and completed a residency in Dresden, Germany through a Greater Columbus Arts Council grant. She also traveled to the Netherlands to study with Ruudt Peters. In addition to CCAD, Malec-Kosak has taught at Miami University and College of Mount Saint Joseph. BFA in jewelry design and metalsmithing, Miami University, 1993; MFA in jewelry and metal arts, California College of the Arts, 1996. Online: www.kelly-malec-kosak.com.

headshot of ccad faculty candice marzetzCandice Marzetz, adjunct instructor, fashion design; teaches fashion design portfolio and professional practices and retail concepts. Marzetz is creative director and owner of Candice & Co., a boutique design studio that offers creative design services to mid-sized and corporate businesses. Prior to founding Candice & Co., Marzetz was employed at Limited Brands where she created and implemented brand strategies, directed still-life and fashion photography, and designed store navigation, brand identities, and merchandise for Bath & Body Works, White Barn Candle Company, and Victoria’s Secret. BFA in retail advertising and fashion design, CCAD, 1993. Online: www.candicecompany.com.

Michael May, adjunct instructor, foundation studies; teaches painting and color theory. May began combining his interest in mental health with his artwork, creating a narrative body of work based around a single character. He continues to build upon these ideas and has shown his work in multiple national and international shows and has won several awards in the process. In addition to his foundation studies instruction, May also teaches figure drawing in CCAD’s College PreView and Continuing & Professional Studies programs. BFA in painting, Ball State University, 2003; MFA in painting, Miami University, 2010. Online: www.ccad.digication.com/CCAD-MichaelMay/Home//.

Andrew J. McCauley, adjunct instructor, advertising and graphic design; teaches projects and strategies. Currently a graduate student at CCAD working on his master’s degree in painting and fine arts, McCauley has exhibited in numerous solo exhibitions and juried competitions and has won several awards including the John Gee Prisma Drawing Award and a Purchase Award from Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s loan exhibition. McCauley also has been a staple in organizing two Lollapalooza Tours across the United States and was a volunteer with Transit Arts, a program that helps nurture artistic talents in at-risk youth. BFA in drawing and painting, Ball State University, 2010. Online: www.ajmccauley.com and www.ajmccauley.blogspot.com.

Laurenn McCubbin
Laurenn McCubbin
, assistant professor, CORE studio; teaches painting and color theory: applied concepts. McCubbin is a documentarian and large-scale interactive installation artist. She has illustrated several comics and graphic novels with McSweeney’s, Marvel Comics, Vertigo, Last Gasp, and Dark Horse. She was previously the art director for Image Comics, and her graphic novel RENT GIRL was opted for television by Showtime. BFA in graphic design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2000; MFA in studio art, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2011; MFA in experimental and documentary art, Duke University, 2013. Online: http://www.laurenmccubbin.com.

Kathy McGheeKathy L. McGhee, associate professor, fine arts, and area coordinator, printmaking; teaches silkscreen, intaglio, and advanced printmaking. McGhee, who has shown her work both nationally and internationally, is a practicing printmaker who has had her work published in Printmakers Today. McGhee received the Greater Columbus Arts Council’s International Residency Award in 2005 and traveled to Germany. In 2010, she was a participant in the Xi’an International Printmaking Workshop held at Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts in China, and in 2012, she received an international residency through the Ohio Arts Council. BS in plant biology, Ohio State University, 1997; BFA in drawing and painting, Ohio State University, 1997; MFA in printmaking, Ohio State University, 2000. Online: www.art.osu.edu/people/kathy-mcghee.

Stewart McKissickStewart McKissick, professor and chair, illustration; teaches design and digital methods. McKissick has been a freelance illustrator for 30 years. Working with a variety of national and regional clients, he has been digitally painting his images since 1995. His favorite works are humorous and cartoon-based. McKissick’s works have been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Cartoon Art, the Society of Illustrators, the Norman Rockwell Museum, as well as the MacWorld and Seybold conferences and in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. BFA in illustration, CCAD, 1979; MFA in illustration, Syracuse University, 1986. Online: www.stewartmckissick.com.

Lisa McLymont, adjunct instructor, Continuing and Professional Studies and College PreView. McLymont is active in the local arts scene and involved with organizations such as 400 W. Rich, the Creative Arts of Women, Creative Women of Color, and tacocat. BS in industrial design, Ohio State University. Online: www.lisamclymont.com.

Larissa Mellor, adjunct instructor, foundation studies; teaches projects and strategies, contemporary practice, and painting and color theory. Mellor creates drawings, paintings, objects, and installations that speak to our collective history. She has exhibited work nationally and internationally, including at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art; the Land of Tomorrow Gallery in Lexington, Ky.; the Universität der Künste in Berlin and the Moscow Biennial for Young Art. In addition to other awards, Mellor was a 2010 Fulbright Fellow to Germany in painting and printmaking. BFA in painting, Maine College of Art, 2004; MFA in painting and drawing, Ohio State University, 2009.

Tracy Miller-RobbinsTracy Miller-Robbins, associate professor, animation, cinematic arts, and graduate studies; teaches experimental animation, visual narrative and storyboard, and advanced projects. Miller-Robbins has exhibited in the United States and abroad, including at the European Media Arts Festival, SIGGRAPH, and ISEA International. She is a past recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Fellowship and finished a residency in Ohio schools through the OAC’s Arts in Education program. Miller-Robbins has worked in the animation and instructional design arenas, cooperating with organizations such as Hopes for Women in Education and e-Learning for Kids. BFA in painting, Art Academy of Cincinnati, 1990; MFA in electronic arts, University of Cincinnati, 1994. Online: www.tracymillerrobbins.com.

Matthew MitchemMatthew Mitchem, assistant professor, CORE Liberal Arts English & Philosophy; teaches philosophy. A teacher, author, editor, and international lecturer in philosophy and media studies, Mitchem has presented research and commentary on topics ranging from advertising ideology in the world of political campaigns to the cultural implications of participatory video to online videos during the political uprisings of 2011. BA in philosophy and comparative religion, Miami University, 2001; MA in philosophy, Miami University, 2003; PhD in philosophy, European Graduate School in Switzerland, 2011. Online: www.mitchem.org.

Matthew Mohr, assistant professor, advertising & graphic design; teaches senior advertising and graphic design, portfolio, and graduate seminar. An e-commerce designer and manager, Mohr’s professional career included a decade in New York with clients such as Samsung, Newsweek, NASA, Norma Kamali, and Bloomingdale’s. He has presented at SIGGRAPH and was featured on RES magazine’s 2004 Who’s Now/Who’s Next list. In addition to teaching, Mohr currently co-owns Wonder-Shirts, a T-shirt company dedicated to encouraging children to read. BFA in design, Bowling Green State University, 1990; MFA in design and technology, Parsons New School for Design, 2003. Online: www.wonder-shirts.com and www.matthewmohr.com.

Ashley Hale Moore, adjunct instructor, liberal arts; teaches history of photography. Moore has exhibited in numerous shows in the United States and Ireland. She was the valedictorian of her undergraduate class and the Trustee Award recipient. In 2009, she conducted post-baccalaureate work at Burren College of Art in Ireland. She has taught introductory photography at Ohio State University in addition to her instruction at CCAD. Moore exhibited at the Ohio State Fair in 2012 and was awarded a professional award by the Ohio Arts Council. BA in photography, Chester College of New England, 2007; MFA in fine arts and photography, Ohio State University, 2011. Online: www.ashleyhalemoore.wordpress.com.

Elizabeth Morrison
Elizabeth Morrison
, adjunct professor, fine arts; teaches watercolor and figure drawing. Morrison’s work as a visual artist and creative writer often combines disciplines such as painting, poetry, and installation. She has worked as an art educator and freelance illustrator for the past decade and has participated in numerous solo and group shows. In 2012 she completed a residency at Mildred’s Lane. BA in studio art, Oberlin College, 2008; MFA in studio art, CCAD, 2013. Online: www.LizMorrisonArt.com.

Martina Nikova, adjunct instructor, foundations and fine arts; teaches drawing. Originally from Sofia, Bulgaria, Nikava has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her awards include the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant, a Christ Merit Award from the National Society of Arts and Letters, and the Lowell Tolstedt Drawing Prize. BFA in painting, CCAD, 2007; MFA in painting, Indiana University, 2010. Online: www.martinanikova.com.

Danielle Julian Norton, assistant professor, foundation studies, and fine arts; teaches sculpture and senior thesis. Julian-Norton is a visual artist working in multi-media installations, as well as video, sculpture, and photography. She has received an Ohio Arts Council creativity grant and Greater Columbus Arts Council Germany exchange grant. Her residencies include Headlands Center for the Arts, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Julian-Norton’s work has been exhibited nationally, including at the Midwest Museum of American Art, San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, and Columbus Museum of Art, and has been reviewed in the Boston Globe and Sculpture magazine. BFA in fine arts, CCAD, 1999; MFA in sculpture, University of Notre Dame, 2002. Online: www.daniellejuliannorton.com.

Kelly Nye, adjunct instructor, fine arts and foundation studies; teaches design and beginning jewelry and small-scale metals. Nye also is an instructor in CCAD’s Continuing & Professional Services and Saturday Morning Art Classes programs and an adjunct faculty member at Capital University. In the past, she has taught at Sawdust Studio in Laguna Beach, Calif., and at the Jewelry Arts & Design College in Los Angeles. She has exhibited her works at California State University, the Wexner Center for the Arts, Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival in Florida and at the Society of North American Goldsmiths conference. BFA in fine arts, CCAD, 2006; MFA in fine arts and jewelry and metals, California State University, 2010. Oneline: www.thekellynye.com.


Susan Li OConnorSusan Li O’Connor, adjunct instructor, foundation and graduate studies; teaches design. O’Connor was born in Taipei, Taiwan. Her studio research is based in the sense of place and the connections linking identity and transformation to a physical or imagined space. She has been a juror for regional Scholastics Art competitions, Ohio Wesleyan University, and the Columbus Art Festival. O’Connor, who has exhibited her works in Ohio and California, is a 2011 Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) Artist in the Community Grant recipient. BFA in ceramics and drawing, CCAD, 1996; MFA in sculpture, Ohio State University, 2010. Online: www.susanlioconnor.com.

Adam OsgoodAdam Osgood, assistant professor, illustration; teaches illustration studio design and digital methods, illustration methods, illustration portfolio, and advanced illustration styles and concepts. Osgood has worked as an illustrator, animator and art director for clients such as Aquent, Barnes & Noble, Chico’s, Exxon Mobil Corp., and Rockwell Automation. His work has won several awards, including Creative Quarterly’s 3x3 Illustration Pro Show, and his work has been featured at national and international film screenings. His current focus is on digital painting and motion within the context of illustration. BFA in illustration, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, 2006; MAD in new media and animation, North Carolina State University, 2012. Online: www.adamosgood.com.

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