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Kreisher Joins Panel for Photographic Educators Conference

March 8, 2010

Arkell Hall Professor of Art Katharine Kreisher recently joined a panel of artists invited to discuss their work during the 2010 Society of Photographic Educators Conference. Kreisher presented during Self as Object: Perspectives of Identity March 5 in Philadelphia.

The panel—made up of Kreisher and other educators from the University of Central Florida, Rochester Institute of Technology, Bucknell University, and University of the Arts—explored the diversity of approaches to self-portraiture, as well as its usefulness as a method for making artwork and as a teaching tool. Those chosen for the panel are self-portraiture artists who have explored everything from psychological, racial, and body issues to personal narratives and aging.

Kreisher began her self-image pieces in the 1970s, after working closely with Art Resources Open to Women in Schenectady, NY. Her recent work has included her Contemplating Peace series, which has been included in numerous group and solo exhibits. Most recently, pieces from the series were on display as a solo exhibition, Sense of Self, at the Arkell Museum & Canajoharie Library Regional Art Galleries. That exhibit also included several ongoing self-portrait projects and an installation from her Dream series.

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