Tom Lewis, associate professor and chair, photography, digital filmmaking, animation and digital media
Tom Lewis is chair of photography, digital filmmaking, animation and digital media. He taught photography and new media at KCAI in 2001...Read More
Tom Lewis is chair of photography, digital filmmaking, animation and digital media. He taught photography and new media at KCAI in 2001 and 2003 and joined the foundation faculty in 2005, becoming director of the School of the Foundation Year for 2012-2013. He joined the KCAI faculty after having taught at the University of Washington, Seattle.
While in Seattle, in addition to teaching at the University of Washington School of Art, Lewis served as an assistant to Rod Slemmons at Crux Photographic Restoration printing for photographic restoration and stabilization, research and exhibition. He also assisted Michael Van Horn, curator for "After Art-Rethinking 150 Years of Photography," at the Joseph and Elaine Monson Collection. He was co-founder and manager of CORE 317, an alternative space in Denver, and completed an internship at the International Center of Photography in New York.
His range of expertise includes photography; photographic restoration, stabilization, research and exhibition; installation; archiving; printing; processing; and cataloging.
His work has been exhibited at the Soil Invitational; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College-Chicago (a group exhibition in conjunction with "Persistence of Vision," a Paul Berger retrospective); the University of Texas; the Art Space Gallery in Seattle; the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the University of Washington, and the University of Notre Dame among others.
Lewis studied at KCAI on a Presidential Merit Scholarship and went on to earn a B.F.A. degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an M.F.A. degree from the University of Washington, where he held the Jane and David Davis Fellowship and Parnasuss Endowment.
Melinda Robino began her career as graphic designer and typesetter. In 1987, she was selected to beta-test a little-known computer...Read More
Melinda Robino began her career as graphic designer and typesetter. In 1987, she was selected to beta-test a little-known computer called Apple (at the DuPont Company). From there Robino moved on to establish one of the first desktop publishing companies in the state of Delaware.
Since then Robino has taught high school and college level multimedia programs in Maryland and 3D animation at Olathe Northwest High School in Kansas. During her 8 years of teaching, Robino continued her own training and has become certified in multiple software programs while nurturing her love of the fine art. From 3D training at Stanford University to pouring bronze at SCAD in Atlanta, along with many freelance projects in between, Robino has honed her teaching skills to include a blend of art history, drawing, storytelling and animation.
Robino has a B.S. degree in Human Resource Management from Wilmington College in Ohio, an M.S. degree in Curriculum Development and Instruction from Emporia University in Kansas and graphic design certification from the University of Delaware in Newark.