Currently the Academic Dean at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, she exhibits locally, nationally and internationally including exhibitions in Germany, the Ukraine, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and New York. She has been selected as an Artist in Residence at the Millay Colony for the Arts in New York, The University of Alaska in Anchorage, The Neu Rathaus Gallery in Munich, Germany and The Vermont Studio Center. Grants include an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and a Summerfair Award to Individual Artists.
Mark is Professor and Associate Dean at AAC. Professor Thomas has developed courses in graphic design, illustration and design history. He is a published author of internationally distributed textbooks on design and design methodology. He has designed numerous exhibitions, catalogs, and posters. An award-winning designer of educational board game design, he also holds a U.S. Patent for a color demonstration device for teaching color theory. He is a past President and active board member of AIGA Cincinnati.
Emily specializes in eighteenth and nineteenth-century European art. She has presented in national conferences and received grants and fellowships for research in the U.S. and abroad. A portion of her doctoral thesis will appear in a forthcoming publication by the Georgia Museum of Art. Her current research interest is in manifestations of eighteenth-century sociability in landscape architecture.
Keith Benjamin is a sculptor and professor living and working in Cincinnati. His creative work involves repurposing, re-valuing, and rearranging items and materials from the home that he shares with his wife and two children. He has shown his work regionally and internationally. In 2011 he was awarded a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.
Emily Hanako Momohara
Momohara has served as visiting artist in many residency programs including the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Red Gate Gallery Beijing. She received a 2011 Ohio Arts Council Excellence Grant. Recently, she exhibited in the Chongqing Photography and Video Biennial, Japanese American National Museum and the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center.
Baker has taught in the Studio Department at the AAC since 2004. He has exhibited work in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Basel, Miami, Chicago, Dallas, and other American cities. His work has been featured in many publications, private collections, as well as permanent collections at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Zabludowicz Art Trust, Taschen Foundation, Cincinnati Art Museum, Columbus Museum of Art, Progressive Insurance Collection, and JP Morgan Chase Collection.
Matt Hart is the author of Radiant Action, Radiant Companion, and six previous collections of poetry. His awards include a Pushcart Prize, a 2013 individual artist grant from The Shifting Foundation, and several fellowships. Additionally, he is a co-founder and the editor-in-chief of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety. He plays guitar and shouts in the bands TRAVEL and THE LOUDEST SOUNDER.
Matthew Dayler’s work has been exhibited at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, The Brooks Museum in Memphis Tennessee, and Galerie Edition Schedler in Zurich, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Australia, Miami, NYC and LA. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio and currently faculty at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and is one of the founders of Higher Level Art.
St. Louis native and Ohio-based Artist David Butler within the figurative painting tradition. He attained his BFA at the Columbus College of Art and Design, he places Black figure in environments and narratives to provoke dialogue on identity, and his life experiences. His recent focus is interpreting Blackness sans trauma through the lens of existence, beauty, and life in the now showcasing the intersection of identities, and their experiences in culture.
Loraine Wible is a Cincinnati based artist, educator, and pataphysics enthusiast who tries to uncover structural methods of institutions through absurdism and humor. She grew up in France where she studied filmmaking and diverse art movements related to surrealism. Her work combines digital tools such as video, animation, algorithms, sound, 3-D modeling, and other computer arts to create bridges between the architecture and the narrative.
Kate Tepe is a multi-media artist who creates work related to group and personal identities, interpersonal relationships, and community networks. She has over a decade of experience working with brand identity and development, communications, marketing, and art education and programming. Kate has a socially engaged practice but has also worked with brands such as Massimo Zanetti, Target, and Pepsi, and creative partners such as the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Public Schools, University of Dayton, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Stephen Kenny is a painter, illustrator and educator living and working in Cincinnati, OH
Matt is an artist who has worked in a wide variety of media, including drawing, sculpture, photography, and digital processes. He earned an MFA from the University of California, San Diego in 2009. He is also the co-founder of two former art galleries: Publico in Cincinnati and Double Break in San Diego.
Ian Hersko is an artist, educator, and curator living in Cincinnati, Ohio. He currently teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati in both the studio and liberal arts and has a personal interest in critical theory. Hersko is also the founder and operator of Rainbow, a queer and trans focused gallery and project space in Cincinnati. In his own artistic practice, Hersko creates multimedia installations and objects that contemplate touch, loss and anti-monumentalism. Before becoming an educator, Hersko worked in social work, which informed his approach to teaching and community building.
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Lindsey M Whittle, a fashion/performance artist, with a BFA from the Art Academy of Cincinnati and an MDES from the School of the Art Institute Chicago. She taught English in Japan, was Artbin Director for Kiki Magazine and free-lanced as art director/costume director for Yellowhaus videos and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Whittle makes colorful, transformable/wearable objects and also co-runs PIQUE gallery/Airbnb.