UToledo Art Faculty to Showcase Their Work

Eye On Art  |  01/25/2020 9:00 am

The faculty of the University of Toledo Department of Art are exhibiting their work now through February 21 in the UToledo Center for the Visual Arts Main Gallery. There will be a free, public opening reception in the gallery Friday, January 31 from 6-8 p.m. A guided conversation with faculty and their works of art will take place in the gallery at 6:30 p.m.  This tour will be moderated by Thor Mednick who will facilitate questions to faculty about their work.

Department chair and professor of art, Barbara Miner says, “We take this show as a gauntlet tossed, a time to model for our students, and for one another, what it is to be deeply engaged in the practice of researching and making. This show represents a challenge to push for the ‘next’, the next piece that needs to be made AFTER the grading and the syllabus reconfiguration, the budget alignment and the recruiting report. These are works produced by artist-scholars who live in our fields of study, who carve out precious time to keep our hands in the process. We offer our inner dialogues as part of this exhibition and invite our students and our audience to converse with us about our work.”

A total of 15 UToledo art faculty have work in the exhibition. The artwork ranges from 2D and 3D work to photography to digital/interactive, and performance art. Artist profiles and statements are available online on the gallery web page. https://www.utoledo.edu/al/svpa/art/galleries/

Faculty Artists in the Show

  • Brian Carpenter, gallery director and assistant professor of art
  • Jason Cox, Ph.D., head of the art education program and assistant professor of art education
  • Deb A. Davis, professor of new media
  • Dan Hernandez, co-chair of the BFA program and associate professor of art, interdisciplinary art and foundations
  • Julia LaBay Darrah, instructor and technical assistant
  • Yusuf Lateef, adjunct professor of art
  • Thomas Lingeman, professor of art, 3D studies and sculpture
  • Linda Meyer, art instructor
  • Barbara Miner, chair of the Department of Art and professor of art, 2D/3D studies and interdisciplinary art
  • Deborah Orloff, associate chair of the department; photography coordinator; professor of art, new media studies and photography
  • Mysoon Rizk, head of art history and professor of art history, modern and contemporary art
  • Karen Roderick-Lingeman, senior lecturer of 2D studies and ceramics, and coordinator of the ceramics program
  • Arturo Rodriguez, associate professor of art and head of studio art and co-chair of the BFA program
  • Barry Whittaker, associate professor of art, new media design practices
  • Eric Zeigler, assistant professor of art and head of the Art Print Center


Contact: Brian Carpenter | Brian.Carpenter@UToledo.edu