Visual Studies Faculty

Meet Our

Visual Studies Faculty

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    Assistant Professor and Program Head of Visual Studies

    Leah Modigliani

    • Website:www.leahmodigliani.net
    • Contact: lmodigliani@temple.edu
    • Phone Number: 215-777-9170
    • Room Number: Tyler 210Y
    • Leah Modigliani is an artist and scholar whose research employs the methods and languages of a variety of disciplines including fine arts, art history, critical theory, cultural studies, geography and anthropology. Her academic interests include the history of the avant-garde and its relationship to political critique, the history of photography, the history of conceptual art, social dissent since 1968 and feminist politics of visual representation and discourse. 
       

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  • Amze Emmons
    Associate Professor and Program Head of Printmaking

    Amze Emmons

    • Website:www.amzeemmons.com
    • Contact: amze.emmons@temple.edu
    • Phone Number: 215-777-9126
    • Room Number: Tyler 260C
    • Amze Emmons is a multi-disciplinary artist with a background in printmaking and drawing. His research results in prints, drawings and paintings that explore systems of local experience, architecture, vernacular design and print culture. He also produces temporary collaborative projects that investigate the potential of the multiple.
       

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    Associate Professor and Chair of Foundations

    Nichola Kinch

    • Website:www.nicholakinch.com
    • Contact: nmkinch@temple.edu
    • Phone Number: 215-896-4197
    • Room Number: Tyler 210R
    • Nichola Kinch is an artist whose creative production is propelled by technical investigations that span pre-photographic practices to computer aided design and manufacturing. Her practice  centers on the creation of objects and installations that explore image production as a metaphor for a variety of fictional constructs.
       

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  • Samantha Simpson
    Associate Professor

    Samantha Simpson

    • Website:www.samanthasimpson.com
    • Contact: samantha.simpson@temple.edu
    • Phone Number: 215-777-9151
    • Room Number: Tyler 230C
    • Samantha Simpson makes paintings and drawings that reference cartooning, 14th century woodcuts and the history of modernist painting. Her recent pieces specifically address the uneasy juxtaposition of the everyday and the political.

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  • Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Zoë Cohen

    • Website:www.zoecohen.com
    • Contact: zoe.cohen@temple.edu
    • 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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