Andy Mattern joined the Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History as the first faculty member in photography in over 20 years. He had to build the program from the ground up; he designed new courses, completed multiple course action forms, purchased new equipment, and reconfigured existing studio spaces. Additionally, he is an outstanding teacher. His students admire his high level of research, which they find inspirational. He curates student shows, encourages students to go to conferences and submit their work to juried exhibitions, and he supports their applications to highly competitive MFA programs.
Art history professor Shaoqian Zhang was originally scheduled to present her paper at the international conference “The Multidisciplinary Grid 2020” at Holon Institute of Technology, Israel, May 12-13, 2020. Later the conference was moved to a virtual platform and is scheduled to take place on Nov 23, 2020. Prof. Zhang's paper, "Centrifugal versus Processional: Divine Power and Mundane Power in Ancient Chinese Funeral Grids," is also scheduled for publication bilingually in English and Hebrew.
Please check out the conference website for free registration.
Oklahoma Art Education Association has announced it's 2020 award winners. 2 OSU alumni were honored.
Brian Payne, Master of Science in Teaching, Learning and Leadership in 2008 from OSU, is currently teaching at Yukon High School and was awarded the OAEA Art Educator of the Year.
Morgan Brown, BA in Studio Art, is currently teaching at Jenks and was awarded the OAEA Middle Level Art Educator of the Year.
Please watch the videos linked below on each OAEA Award Winner.
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Dr. Shaoqian Zhang, Associate Professor of Art History
Centrifugal or Processional: Divine and Mundane Power in Ancient Chinese Funeral Grids
Shaoqian Zhang is an art historian specializing in East Asian art and architecture, and teaches courses in Chinese and Japanese art and architectural history at OSU. She received her BA in traditional Chinese architecture from Beijing University, and MA and PhD in art history from Northwestern University.