Visual Studies Faculty

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Visual Studies Faculty

  • Portrait of Steven Berkowitz
    Associate Professor

    Steven Berkowitz

    • Website:www.stevenberkowitz.com
    • Contact: berk@temple.edu
    • Steven Berkowitz is involved with the investigation of organic forms bathed in beautiful light at inspiring locations and their subsequent translation from the visual to the aural domain through sonification. He shoots large-scale photographic series that define extended space, the slow-evolving music that results generates extended time, and the installations of his work create environments that transport the audience into a synaesthetic experience.

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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 Faculty

    Jennifer B. McTague

    • Website:www.secondstatepress.org
    • Jen received her MA in Visual Arts Administration from New York University, focusing in non-profit. Since moving to Philadelphia she has been working as a Project Techican and Printer at the Fabric Workshop and Museum (2008-Present) and is a Co-founding Director of Second State Press (2010-Present), a community based printshop located at the Crane Arts building. 

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  • Assistant Professor

    Nichola Kinch

    • Contact: nmkinch@temple.edu
    • Phone Number: 215.777.9151
    • Room Number: 230C
    • Nichola Kinch is an Assistant Professor in Visual Studies and Foundations, she is currently serving as Interim Program Director  for Visual Studies. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including exhibitions at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, SPACES Gallery in Cleveland, The Print Center in Philadelphia, The Median Art Center in Beijing, China and The Center of Modern Art in Shanhai, China.

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  • 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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  • Adjunct Faculty

    Yvonne Lung

    • Website:www.yvonnelung.com
    • Contact: yvonnel@temple.edu
    • Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, MFA University of Nevada Las Vegas, BFA Texas Tech University

      Adjunct Faculty, Tyler School of Art, Temple University

      Adjunct Faculty, Moore School of Art and Design

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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 writer. She earned a BFA degree from Concordia University, a MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, and a PhD in Art History and Criticism at Stony Brook University. Modigliani has taught undergraduates and graduate students in visual studies, studio art and modern and contemporary art history at California College for the Arts, the University of Guelph, the University of Toronto and Ontario College of Art and Design University.

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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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  • ANNE SCHAEFER Profile
    Adjunct Faculty

    Anne Schaefer

    • Website:www.anneschaeferstudio.com
    • MFA, Painting, Cranbrook Academy of Art. 2001. BFA, Painting, Washington University. 2001. Post-Graduate Apprenticeship, The Fabric Workshop and Museum.

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