The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Research Corner

Research animates all of Penn State’s learning communities. Within the School of Visual Arts the curiosity that drives the creative impulse is seen and felt in our studios, labs and classrooms. These are places that buzz with a continual search for new insights and follows many paths, makes use of multiple methods, and takes on a surprising array of forms. When experience is enlivened by imaginative inquiry the blend of ideas, images and actions that emerge creates new understandings from what we don’t know, which profoundly changes what we do know. This helps us respond intelligently and creatively to a world of continual change. What follows is a sample of the imaginative research undertaken by faculty and students from SoVA.

10/2018

Cover of "Shale Play"

Steven Rubin, associate professor in the Photography program, and Julia Kasdorf, professor of English and women's, gender and sexuality studies, recently co-authored Shale Play: Poems and Photographs from the Fracking Fields, published...

05/2018

Plant to Print 2012 Student Installation

A new course being offered this fall is combining art, science and history to create a novel...

04/2018

US-China Art Summit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The School of Visual Arts at The Pennsylvania State University and the China Arts Link are pleased to invite you to join...

Professor Karen Keifer-Boyd

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) has named...

01/2018

Cristin Millett Coronal Plane

Coronal Plane, a solo exhibition by Cristin Millett, Penn State School of Visual Arts professor, will be on display January 26 through March 9 at Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College. An artist’s talk will...

Keywords in Remix Studies Cover

Assistant Professor Eduardo Navas is co-editor of Keywords in Remix Studies (Routledge, 2018). The book is a follow-up to his previously co-edited anthology The Routledge Companion to Remix Studies (Routledge, 2015).
...

Rudy Shepherd: Inauguration Car

Everything in the Universe is My Brother, a solo exhibition by Rudy Shepherd, Penn State School of Visual Arts associate professor, will be on display January 13 through February 25 at Smack Mellon Gallery, New York. An opening...

Brian Alffred: Enclaves of the Future

Penn State School of Visual Arts Assistant Professor and alumnus Brian Alfred will have a solo exhibition, Future Shock, at Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, New York, February 1–March 10. A public reception for the artist will be held on...

12/2017

10/2017

3D Additivist Cookbook

SoVA faculty member Tom Lauerman is included in the publication The 3D Additivist Cookbook.

The 3D Additivist Cookbook, devised and edited by Morehshin Allahyari and ...

09/2017

Brian Alfred

The HUB-Robeson Galleries are proud to present artwork created by Penn State School of Visual Arts faculty in the Robeson Gallery from September 29-November 16. A free and public reception celebrating this exhibition will be held on Tuesday,...

Leslie Sotomayor, Cuba

Over the summer, Leslie C. Sotomayor, SoVA alumna and Ph.D. candidate in Art Education, had  a solo exhibition, Hilos Rojos, a site-specific installation, at the Servando Cabrera Moreno Galeria in Havana, Cuba. Sotomayor has been...

Collura's work featured in three upcoming solo exhibition

After a hiatus of showing work in a solo exhibition capacity, Bonnie Collura, associate professor of art, will be showing new work in three strategically placed solo exhibitions between September 2017 and January 2019. These projects aim to...

Anderson FA17 poster

The John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series sponsors an outstanding program of visiting artists and scholars who lecture, give master classes and workshops, and critique student work throughout the academic year. Beginning in September, the fall...

08/2017

SEEP at Woskob Gallery

"SEEP," a group exhibition presenting 11 contemporary artists from across the country whose work engages with water, will be on display Aug. 24 to Sept. 30 in the Woskob Family Gallery in State College. 

Curated by gallery director Ann...

Miranda Holmes

“The diverse courses I took at Penn State helped me prepare for this upcoming experience,” said...

2015 Sculpture BFA Crit

Penn State alumna Christina Dietz (‘17 B.F.A. Sculpture) was one of only ten graduating seniors...

Early Childhood Education Internship

A collaboration that Art Education faculty member Christopher Schulte began while a graduate...

Tom Lauerman Demonstrates 3D Pen

On a Wednesday afternoon in April, students were scattered at workstations throughout a lab...

07/2017

Aaron Knochel with Scribblebots

Penn State will highlight the art of science and the science of art at a booth at this summer’s...

Pages