Create, innovate, communicate
As a visual artist, you create, innovate, and communicate. You share beauty, you share experiences, you share thoughts and feelings that help people to connect. In the College of Arts and Architecture, we’ll help you hone your skills, nurture your creativity, and prepare you for the next step.
Penn State embraced my vision for a cross-disciplinary education that combined electrical engineering with theatre and stage lighting.
Inter-College Bachelor of Philosophy, 2005
Andrew Giffin – a Schreyer Scholar who earned a inter-college Bachelor of Philosophy incorporating studies in Theatre Design and Technology plus Electrical Engineering – is the associate lighting designer for the rock band, Phish, and is widely considered as the top lighting programmer in the industry. Andrew has designed and programmed light shows for musicians such as Pearl Jam, Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber in addition to his work on music award shows, theatre productions and sporting events.
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Associate Professor of Art
Brian Alfred received a B.F.A. from Penn State in 1997, studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine, and received an M.F.A. from Yale University in 1999. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in locations ranging from New York City to Tokyo to London, as well as group exhibitions nationally and internationally. He is the host of the podcast “Sound and Vision,” featuring conversations with contemporary artists, which recently celebrated its 200th episode. His work is in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Denver Art Museum, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others.
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News from A&A
Staley’s work featured in Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition and permanent collection
Christopher Staley, Distinguished Professor of Art at Penn State, has two pieces included in a new exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, on display through August 29, 2021. “Shapes
Shepherd’s online solo exhibition demonstrates diversity of his art practice
Andee Middleton presents at the Barnes Symposium
Andee Middleton, PhD candidate in Art History will give her talk “Mendes and Arsinoe Philadelphus” at the Barnes Symposium Friday, March 5, at 10:00am. Read More