Visual Studies Faculty

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Visual Studies Faculty

  • Associate Professor

    Samantha Simpson

    • Website:www.samanthasimpson.com
    • Contact: samantha.simpson@temple.edu
    • Samantha Simpson’s work has been shown nationally and internationally. Her recent work has been shown in solo and two person exhibitions at Gallery Joe, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Tufts University, the Lawndale Art Center in Houston, Slugfest Printmaking Workshop in Austin Texas and Gallerie Michael Rasche in Fribourg Germany.

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    Assistant Professor Program Head

    Dr. Leah Modigliani

    • Website:www.leahmodigliani.net
    • Contact: lmodigliani@temple.edu
    • Room Number: 230C
    • Leah Modigliani is an artist and scholar living in Philadelphia. Modigliani's visual work has been exhibited at many galleries and museums including Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum (Philadelphia), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), Colby College Museum of Art (Waterville, ME), the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax), the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (Toronto), and Confederation Centre for the Arts (Charlottetown, PEI).  Her critical writing can be found in academic journals and contemporary art magazines such as Prefix Photo, Art Criticism and C Magazine. 

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  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Zoë Cohen

    • Website:www.zoecohen.com
    • Zoë Cohen received her BA in Fine Arts from Haverford College and her MFA from Brooklyn College, where she developed both the studio and public art modalities in which she works today. Zoë was a leader of the Brooklyn College MFA students who successfully fought the censorship of their 2006 MFA Thesis Exhibition by the City of New York. Her residencies include The Vermont Studio Center, Philadelphia's 40th Street AIR program, the Artist-in-Residence program at the Philadelphia Cathedral, and the National Havurah Institute.

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  • Assistant Professor / Department Chair, Foundation

    Gerard Brown

    • Website:www.gerardbrown.net
    • Contact: gbrown@temple.edu
    • Gerard writes, organizes exhibits, and draws. As a writer, he has contributed essays to Ceramics: Art & Perception, Philadelphia Weekly, Juxtapoz, and other magazines. He is a recipient of a PA Council on the Arts Fellowship in Visual Art Criticism. He has organized exhibits for the Levy Gallery at Moore College of Art & Design, Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, The Philadelphia Art Alliance, and other galleries. His drawings have been shown at Gallery Joe (Philadelphia, PA), Finlandia University (Hancock, MI), The Painted Bride (Philadelphia, PA), and other venues.

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    Adjunct Professor

    Jennifer McTague

    • Jennifer McTague is an  artist and administrator who resides in Philadelphia, PA.  Currently she is the Co-Founding Director at Second State Press, a communal printmaking workshop located in the Crane Arts Building that opened in December of 2010.

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    Adjunct Professor

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    Matthew Sepielli

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    • Contact: msepiell@temple.edu
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      Matthew Sepielli is a painter living in Philadelphia. His work has been shown recently at Momenta Art and Schema Projects, both in Brookyln, New York, The Woodmere Art Museum and Tiger Strikes Asteroid, both in Philadelphia, School 33 in Baltimore, Maryland and as a part of Temporary Allegiance at Gallery 400, The University of Illinois, Chicago. In March of 2015 he was an artist in residence at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Newbliss, Ireland. From 2009 to 2012 he was the Director of Tiger Strikes Asteroid, an artist run space in Philadelphia.

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  • Adjunct Professor

    Daniel Newman

    • Contact: tua68651@temple.edu
    • "Daniel Newman is an artist, associate architect, and educator. His career, artwork, and critical research sit firmly at those places where architecture and media intersect in formal ways, responding to issues of personal and spatial identity that arise from dwelling within a mediated city. His practice is located in Philadelphia, focusing on exhibition interiors, interactive spaces, and responsive surfaces.

       

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  • Adjunct Professor

    Tim Belknap

    • Contact: timothydbelknap@gmail.com
    • Timothy Belknap received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from Tyler School of Art. His personal work has been featured on WHYY's NewsWorks Tonight and has recently been exhibited in both Philadelphia and New York City.

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  • Adjunct Professor

    Amze Emmons

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    • Contact: tuf32006@temple.edu
    • Amze Emmons is a Philadelphia-based, multi-disciplinary artist with a background in drawing and printmaking. His images evoke a sense of magical/minimal realism inspired by architectural illustration, comic books, cartoon language, information graphics, news footage, consumer packaging, and instruction manuals.

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