Faculty Lectures

Lunchtime Faculty Lecture Series at Columbus College of Art & Design

Throughout Spring Semester, 2017, CCAD's expert faculty gave presentations about their work in art and design. These short presentations — one hour in total — focused on a single project, a creative skill, a presentation of work, or a professional experience.

Check out the descriptions of past presentations in the schedule below:

Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017

Animation Adjunct Instructor Gavrilo Gnatovich has been an award-winning animation director/designer for more than 30 years, primarily with his company, Knock Knock Cartoons. During his career, Gnatovich has created animated commercials for big-name companies, including Coca-Cola, America Online, Goodyear, and McDonald's. He’ll talk about his work and the changing world of animation.

Assistant Professor of Graduate Studies Molly Burke maintains a studio practice and has been featured in solo and group exhibitions in Ohio, Washington, New York, Pennsylvania, and Stourbridge, England. She will talk about cells, molds, and multiplicity.

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Liberal Arts Adjunct Instructor Elise Lonich Ryan is a scholar of the English Renaissance with a particular interest in the historical and theoretical uses of religious figures in seventeenth-century poetry, translation, and drama. Ryan has presented her work nationally and internationally and teaches English Literature, writing, and an Honors College course on visual poetry. She'll talk about the intersection of nature, affect, and design in William Shakespeare's play Timon of Athens .

Assistant Professor of Comics & Narrative Practice Laurenn 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. She will talk about projection mapping and interactive art.  

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Assistant Professor of Animation Jeremy Baker received his BFA in Art and Technology and his MFA in Digital Animation and Interactive Media from Ohio State University. Most of his work revolves around 3D modeling, animation and rigging, Virtual Reality games, Augmented Reality mobile apps, and Motion Capture research. He’ll talk about Mobile Motion Capture Solutions.

Carmen Winant, Assistant Professor of Visual Studies and Contemporary Art History, has had solo exhibitions at Skibum MacArthur in Los Angeles and Fortnight Institute in New York, respectively titled Pictures of Women Working and Who Says Pain is Erotic?. Through the medium of collage, her work engages repetition, anxiety, and contradiction. She will talk about the themes of feminism.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Fine Arts Professor John Kortlander’s work has been included in exhibits and film festivals throughout the United States and Europe, including at the Smithsonian Institution, Wexner Center for the Arts, Studio Arts Center International in Italy, and Kulturrathaus in Germany. Though primarily a painter, Kortlander’s interest in sustainability prompts an array of investigations focused on relationships between aesthetics, justice, equality, and symbiosis. He will talk about a variety of art and design projects he has worked on in recent years.

Assistant Professor of Film & Video Phil Garrett is a producer, director, writer, editor, and video artist. Garrett's professional experience includes live action, animation, studio and independent motion pictures, theatre, documentary film, experimental film, visual effects, commercials, and studio experience with DreamWorks SKG Animation and DisneyToon Studios. See some of his work on Vimeo. He will talk about new works from the 2016 residency at Gamli Skóli Old School Arthouse in Hrísey, Iceland.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Fine Arts Professor Carol Griffith has exhibited nationally and won top awards from the Ohio Arts Council, Butler Institute of American Art, and the Ohio State Fair. Multiplicity of views, a sense of place, and political themes all play a role in her work. She will talk about a new direction of work she has been exploring.

Fine Arts Chair Kelly Malec-Kosak has had work 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’ll talk about Munich Jewellery Week.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Assistant Professor of Writing, Literature, and Philosophy Josh Butts has had poems appear in a number of journals, including Sonora Review, Tampa Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Harpur Palate, Forklift, Ohio, and Quarterly West. Butts' first poetry collection, New to the Lost Coast, was published by Gold Wake Press. He will read from ongoing poetry projects developed at the Sewanee Writers' Conference.  

Fashion Design Chair Suzanne Cotton, who studied at the Parsons New School for Design in New York City and Paris, France, has extensive experience in the garment industry, where she specialized in knitwear design for more than 18 years for such companies as Design Options and Marisa Christina. Cotton moved to Columbus, OH to become the design director for BellePointe, whose customers included Macy’s, Saks Fifth Ave, and specialty retailers across the United States and Canada. She will talk about her eco design class and their trip to Ecuador.