Programs of Study

Faculty Biographies (P–R)

Chuck Palmer
, adjunct, Liberal Arts; teaches contemporary business. Chuck has more than 25 years experience across the worlds of online and offline retail, strategy, consumer consulting and digital merchandising. He is currently Vice President of Strategy at JohnRyan, the digital merchandising consultancy. His deep understanding of the customer experience-- including brand engagement, customer journey implications, online behavior, retail space, customer-facing displays, and the path to purchase-- results in robust and engaging consumer experiences. BS in industrial psychology, Ohio State University, 1987. Online: linkedin.com/in/chuckpalmer.

Brent Payne
, adjunct instructor, CORE Studio; teaches painting and color theory. Payne is a representative painter whose work has been selected for numerous exhibitions throughout the Midwest, including the Ohio Art League’s Here and Beyond: 100th Anniversary Exhibition. Most recently his work was selected for juried exhibitions at Prince Street and Bowery galleries, both in New York City. In addition to his foundation studies course, Payne also teaches oil painting through CCAD’s Continuing & Professional Studies. BFA in fine arts, CCAD, 2006; MFA in painting, Miami University, 2008. Online: www.ccad.digication.com/brent_payne.

C.F. Payne, distinguished professor, Illustration, teaches illustration styles and concepts. Payne has a distinctive style and has illustrated several Time magazine covers, including the portrait of President Barack Obama featured on the inauguration issue in 2009. His work is featured in many U.S. magazines, including Esquire, Rolling Stone, Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Book Review, Mad Magazine, and Reader's Digest. He exhibits widely, juries national shows and serves on boards for illustrators' organizations. He illustrates children’s books, including True Heart, written by Marissa Moss, Micawber and The Remarkable Farkle McBride, written by John Lithgow, Late for School, by Steve Martin, and the bestselling Mousetronaut, written by astronaut Mark Kelly. His artwork has been exhibited at the Cincinnati Art Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Society of Illustrators Museum of American Illustration, the Selby Gallery at Ringling College of Art and Design, and numerous college and university galleries. BFA, Miami University (Ohio).

Tamara Peterson
, Associate Professor, CORE Studies and Associate Director of CORE Studio. Since 1986, Tam has taught a wide array of courses in painting, color theory, graphic design and illustration. She is currently teaching CORE Studio Visual Literacy I and II. Peterson’s award-winning still life paintings have been exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally, including the Zanesville Museum of Art, the Butler Institute of American Art Midyear Exhibition (1998, 2009) and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art Contemporary American Realism Biennial (2008, 2010, 2012). Permanent collections include the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Tam is the 2009 recipient of the CCAD Award for Teaching Excellence. She earned her BFA at CCAD in 1983 and an MFA at Ohio University in 1986. Online: www.tampeterson.com.

Konstantin Petrochuk, professor, Cinematic Arts; teaches video and digital cinema. In addition to teaching, Petrochuk works in video, film, photography, and other media. His work has been shown at numerous venues including: New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Sundance Film Festival, LA Filmforum, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. MFA in Conceptual Design Time-Based Media, San Francisco State, 1988; MA in Art, Kent State University, 1975. Online: www.konpetmoon.com.

Richard Petry
, professor and director, Graduate Studies; teaches graduate seminar, studio projects, and thesis. Petry works in photography, film, performance, sculpture, and video for dance. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, an Ohio Arts Council Fellowship, and a Greater Columbus Arts Council Individual Artist Grant, he has exhibited throughout the United States and in India and Europe. He has held visiting artist appointments at the Chicago Art Institute, Sanskriti Kendra Museum in India, and National Institute of Art and Shen Chen University, both in Taiwan. BA in philosophy, University of Akron, 1977; MFA in photography, Tyler School of Art, 1980. Online: www.ricpetry.com.

Ron Price
Ron Price
, adjunct professor, Animation; teaches animation. Price is a film and video professional specializing in animation for more than 20 years. His film credits include Space Jam, The Swan Princess, 101 Dalmatians 2, The Little Mermaid 2, and Tarzan 2. BA in cinema, Denison University, 1989. Online: www.brainstormmediainc.com.

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Thomas E. Richner
, associate professor, Animation; teaches animation, visual narrative and storyboard, layout and timing, portfolio, and design for media. Richner is a three-time Emmy Award certificate winner for his work on the television show The Simpsons as both a layout artist and timer. He has consulted in the video game industry and frequently contributes to projects that are pitched in Hollywood. Richner has won two Telly Awards for his commercial work. His primary area of focus is traditional hand-drawn animation, and he currently is in production on his own animated short film. BFA in drawing and printmaking, Denison University, 1997; MFA in animation, UCLA, 2001. Online: www.thomasrichner.blogspot.com and www.captaincheeseballbooks.blogspot.com.

Tim Rietenbach
, professor, Fine Arts; teaches advanced sculpture and junior seminar. Rietenbach has received several individual artist grants from the Ohio Arts Council and Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) as well as the COSI Public Arts Project Grant from the GCAC to install Gigantic, a 100-foot sculpture of a human skeleton in the Columbus science museum. He also has received the Dresden/Saxony Residency from the GCAC and support from the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition to teaching, Rietenbach serves as director of student exhibitions and faculty council president at CCAD. BFA in painting, CCAD, 1977; MFA in sculpture, Ohio State University, 1991. Online: www.timrietenbach.com.

Neil Riley, associate professor, Fine Arts and CORE Studio; teaches figure drawing, landscape painting, and painting techniques. Riley has exhibited both nationally and internationally. In addition to teaching for 27 years at CCAD, Riley also has taught and been a visiting artist at numerous colleges and universities, including The College of William & Mary, Dartmouth College, and the Jerusalem Studio School. His awards include a Fulbright Fellowship to Italy and a residency at the Klots chateau in France. BFA in painting, Maryland Institute College of Art, 1979; MFA in painting, Boston University, 1983. Online: www.kenygalleries.com/images/ac-riley.neil/NRiley_Bio.html.

Robert Robbins, professor, Fine Arts and CORE Studio, and chair of drawing and printmaking; teaches drawing, advanced painting, landscape drawing and paint and color theory. A MacDowell Fellow twice, Robbins also has completed a residency at Chateau de Rochefort-En-Terre in France and has received several grants from the Ohio and Greater Columbus arts councils. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums nationwide, including the Butler Institute of American Art, Sears-Peyton Gallery, Carnegie Center for the Visual Arts and Maryland Institute College of Art. He is currently represented by Lydon Fine Arts in Chicago, the Bonfoey Gallery in Cleveland and Art Access in Columbus. BFA in fine arts, CCAD, 1990; MFA in painting and printmaking, Yale University, 1992. Online: www.robert-robbins.com.

Rebecca Robinson, assistant professor, Fashion Design; teaches patternmaking, construction, tailoring, and senior collection. Robinson has exceptional technical skills in sewing and tailoring. BS in Family and Consumer Science, Ohio State University; MFA in Fashion Design, University of Cincinnati. Online: www.rebeccarobinsonportfolio.com.

Judy Rush
Judy Rush
, adjunct instructor, Fashion Design; teaches beginning construction and textile science. A fiber artist, Rush’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally as part of Quilt National as well as at the Ohio Craft Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Columbus Museum of Art, Zanesville Art Center, and others. She received the Juror Choice Award at the 2009 Quilt National and the Quilt Surface Design International Award for Excellence in Fiber at the 2010 event. Rush’s work has been featured in several publications and is held in multiple private collections. BFA in textile design, University of Massachusetts, 1979; MA in art education and computer graphics, Ohio State University, 1983. Online: www.judyrush.com.

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