Fibers & Material Studies Faculty

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Fibers & Material Studies Faculty

  • Assistant Professor and Program Head of Fibers & Material Studies
    Fibers & Material Studies

    Jesse Harrod

    • Email: jesseharrod@gmail.com
    • Phone: 215-777-9136
    • Office: Tyler 250
    • Website: www.jesseharrod.com
    • Jesse Harrod is an artist whose practice explores embodiment, gender and sexual identity. Working with multiple media forms and materials, Harrod's works offer queer imaginations of the body, from the abject and the grotesque to the humorous. Her practice most centrally contributes to a broader collective effort to redefine the meaning of queer aesthetic form. An edited collection, Low Ropes Course, that situates Harrod's work in relation to historical and contemporary queer art was recently published by Publication Studio: Hudson.
       
      MFA, Fibers & Material...

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  • Assistant Professor of Instruction
    Fibers & Material Studies

    Delaney DeMott

    • Email: delaney.demott@temple.edu
    • Website: www.delaneydemott.com
    • Delaney DeMott is an artist and educator whose work highlights the “hiccups” that contribute to one’s lived experience. In addition to actively exhibiting her work, she teaches community-driven workshops at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA and Goggleworks in Reading, PA. She has received many awards, residencies, and acknowledgments for her work in both the arts and education. DeMott’s work and lecture series have toured institutions such as Kutztown University, American University, Concordia University, University of Chicago, Delta College, Indiana University, SUNY Buffalo State and...

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  • Adjunct Professor
    Fibers & Material Studies

    Rachel M. Barnes

    • Email: rachel.barnes0003@temple.edu
    • Website: www.rachelmbarnes.com
    • Rachel M. Barnes is a fiber and multimedia artist based in Philadelphia. Her practice uses repeat patterns to illustrate time’s translation of personal and social ideas, which connotes how culture and ideas are constantly changing while also repeating.

      MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
      BFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Fibers & Material Studies

    Frances Beaver

    • Email: francesbeaver@temple.edu
    • Website: www.vimeo.com/jfbeaver
    • Frances Beaver is a Queer Philadelphia-based video artist who uses universe construction and storytelling to develop elaborate mythologies for contemporary Pennsylvania life. She was a founding member of New Boone Artist Collective & Gallery.

      MFA, University of Pennsylvania
      BFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Fibers & Material Studies, Foundations

    Timothy Belknap

    • Email: belknap@temple.edu
    • Website: www.timothybelknap.com
    • Timothy Belknap is a Philadelphia-based artist, curator and co-director of Icebox Project Space, an innovative and experimental contemporary arts plarform where visual artists, musicians, filmmakers and performers are able to work, think and collaborate within a uniquely large-scale and open structure.

      MFA, Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University
      BFA, University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Adjunct Professor
    Fibers & Material Studies

    Dain DeltaDawn

    • Email: daindeltadawn@temple.edu
    • Website: www.daindeltadawn.com
    • Dain DeltaDawn is an interdisciplinary artist making work about the queer landscape and how to connect to it through disseminating information like the instructional video and the diagram. They are the Associate Director of Geary, a Manhattan gallery that exhibits emerging and mid-career artists.

      MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art
      BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art

  • Adjunct Professor
    Fibers & Material Studies

    Susannah Dotson

    • Email: susannah.rebecca.jane.dotson@temple.edu
    • Website: www.susannahdotson.com
    • Focusing on the humors, flesh and farce, Susannah Dotson’s work pursues the transformation of materials—like sculpture, neon art and textiles—into mass, gas into light and the presentation of honest theatrics. 

      MFA, California College of the Arts
      BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

  • Adjunct Professor
    Fibers & Material Studies

    Paige Fetchen

    • Email: paige.fetchen@temple.edu
    • Website: www.paigefetchen.com
    • Paige Fetchen works across a wide array of media, from sculpture to traditional textile methods. She is currently a curator at High Tide Gallery, focusing on a critical dialogue between artists and our local communities through workshops, performances and exhibitions.

      BFA, University of the Arts

  • Adjunct Professor
    Fibers & Material Studies

    Joshua Graupera

    • Website: www.joshgraupera.com
    • Josh Graupera is a Philadelphia-based artist and activist. His practice explores the relationship between visual art and community organizing, using painting, screen printing and socially-engaged processes.

      Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
      BFA, Millersville University

  • Adjunct Professor
    Fibers & Material Studies

    Christina Roberts

    • Email: mary.roberts@temple.edu
    • Website: www.marafikiarts.org
    • Christina Roberts is a Master Printer and educator specializing in interdisciplinary collaborative practice with 30 years of experience at The Fabric Workshop and Museum. She is co-founder of Marafiki Arts, a 501(c)3 community project in rural Kenya working with women’s groups to intersect culture, commerce and collaboration to promote sustainability.

      BFA, Moore College of Art and Design