Art & Art History Faculty

Elizabeth Ayer, Professor of Art History
MA, Ceramics, MFA & Ph.D. Art History, Rutgers University
Areas of expertise: Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Art, Art of Imperial China and Art of the Andes, 13th century Italian painting and the impact of Byzantine art and culture in the West.

Richard Barlow, Assistant Professor of Art
MFA, University of Minnesota; BFA, Rhode Island School of Design
Areas of expertise: drawing, painting, 2D design
Richard Barlow has an MFA in Painting & Drawing from the University of Minnesota and a BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums nationwide, including recent exhibitions at the Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute, The Albany Institute of History and Art and the Elmhurst Art Museum. Mr. Barlow’s art was the subject of an article on the Art 21 website, “The Art of Letting Go.”

Leah Frankel, Visiting Professor of Art
MFA, The Ohio State University
Areas of expertise: sculpture, installation art

Kevin Q. Gray '01, Lecturer in Art
MFA, Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University
Areas of expertise: photography, museum education
Kevin Q. Gray ’01 received his MFA in Visual Arts from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in 2009. He is a museum educator at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York; and, has been an adjunct professor of photography at Hartwick since 2011. As an artist using photographic means, Kevin works in film, digital and historic alternative processes.

Erik Halvorson, Glass Artist in Residence and 3D Technician
MFA, NYSCC at Alfred University

Katharine Kreisher, Professor of Art, Coordinator of Minor in Documentary Photography and Co-founder of Round House Press
B.S. Skidmore College; MA and MFA, University at Albany, SUNY
Areas of expertise: documentary photography, alternative processes, photo-related printmaking methods.
Katharine Kreisher is a printmaker-photographer and an installation artist. She incorporates family stories and photographs in her work which often include fiberart materials. A fine arts graduate of Skidmore College, Kreisher earned an MA and MFA in printmaking and photo-related processes from the University at Albany, SUNY. Since 1982 Kreisher has been teaching printmaking and photography at Hartwick where she originated both the documentary photography minor and Round House Press. Permanent collections include Center for Photography at Woodstock (now housed at the Samuel Dorsky Museum in New Paltz), Albany Institute of History and Art and Pinhole Resource Center (now housed at the New Mexico History Museum, Palace of Governors, Santa Fe, NM).

Stephanie Rozene, Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Art & Art History
Areas of expertise: ceramics, craft history, wheel throwing, hand building, surface decoration, glaze chemistry and application, electric and gas-fired kilns.

Joseph Von Stengel, Associate Professor and Co-Chair of Art and Art History
MFA, University of Oregon; BFA, University of Hartford
Areas of expertise: digital art, 2D animation, digital video, 3D printing, graphic design, social media marketing.
Joseph received a BFA in Art with a concentration in Photography at the University of Hartford. He worked as a professional darkroom printer, photographer and graphic designer for the following 8 years while continuing to create and show his art. In 2004, Joseph graduated from the University of Oregon with a MFA in Visual Design. His artwork has been shown in galleries and museums across the country, from Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art to Art:21’s Public Art Project in Charleston, NC. Joseph’s recent shows include digital image projections presented at “Paint the Town Red” in Birmingham England and “Gun Show” an exploration of 3D printed guns. Joseph’s artwork is the result of his fascination with technology, emotional response to nostalgia and postmodern upbringing.

Douglas Zullo, Associate Professor of Art History
B.A., Art History, Baldwin-Wallace University; M.A., Ph.D., Art History, The Ohio State University
Areas of expertise: art of the 19th through 21st centuries, history of photography, Buddhist art, cross-currents between visual art, music, literature, and performance.

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