Warren Rosser, William T. Kemper Distinguished Professor of Painting and chair
Warren Rosser is the William T. Kemper Distinguished Professor of Painting, and Chair of the Painting Department at the Kansas City Art...Read More
Warren Rosser is the William T. Kemper Distinguished Professor of Painting, and Chair of the Painting Department at the Kansas City Art Institute.
His recent solo exhibitions have been "Parade: Parallel Tracks" at the University of Leeds, England, and Jan Weiner Gallery in Kansas City; "Repeat Offender" at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; "Counterpoint" at Epsten Gallery, Kansas City Jewish Museum; "Hybrid View" at Albrecht Kemper Museum, St Joseph, Mo.; and "AlternateTracking" at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Neb.
Previously he has exhibited his work at the Tate Gallery, London, at the Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf, Germany, the Galleria Del Cavallino, Venice, Italy, and at the Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland.
He was born in Wales and moved to the U.S. in 1972. Although trained as a painter, for many years he made sculpture and mixed media constructions. More recently in 1998 he returned to painting. The work he has made from this time to the present, 1998-2004, was the basis of the "TO BE CONTINUED . . . Exhibition" at the South Dakota Art Museum. He recently opened a new exhibition of paintings "Hide and Seek"at the William Shearburn Gallery St. Louis and the Jan Weiner Gallery in Kansas City. He exhibited a new body of work, "New Fabric Constructions"at the Review Exhibition Space in September 2007.
Julie Farstad, who joined the KCAI painting faculty in 2005, is primarily a painter who also works in photography, installation,...Read More
Julie Farstad, who joined the KCAI painting faculty in 2005, is primarily a painter who also works in photography, installation, watercolor, drawing and etching, as well as in collaboration with modern dance as an artist and set designer.
In her work, Julie is interested in looking at behavioral and visual strategies by which individuals, primarily girls, can question, subvert, or disrupt a dominant culture or authority. Specifically her work explores flirtation, passive aggression, and manipulation because they are methods by which power is destabilized by a sly inversion of the sweet or harmless. She is fascinated by these strategies because of their insidiousness and because of their relationship to a number of conversations involving rebellion and feminism in which she wants her work to participate.
Julie has exhibited her work nationally, and most notably, has had several solo exhibitions of her work, most recently in March 2005 in New York at Ricco/Maresca Gallery, and in March 2007 in Chicago with Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, both of whom represent her work. Julie's work was featured at scope-new york in 2004 by Ricco/Maresca Gallery, where she was also a featured panelist for a discussion on art, sex and religion. Three editions of Julie's etchings have been published and exhibited nationally by White Wings Press in Chicago.
While in Chicago, Julie was the co-founder, co-editor and co-publisher of mouthtomouth magazine, an independent, interview-format contemporary arts magazine that focused on the Chicago art scene. Mouthtomouth is archived by the library of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Julie Farstad received a B.F.A. degree in painting from the University of Notre Dame and an M.F.A. degree in painting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating summa cum laude from both institutions. As a graduate student, Julie was named to the Incomplete List of Excellent Teachers and was awarded the Outstanding Teacher Award.
Previously she was an adjunct instructor at Indiana University Northwest, Northeastern Illinois University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Jessie Fisher, who joined the KCAI painting faculty in 2005, holds a B.F.A. degree in fine art from the University of Minnesota and an M...Read More
Jessie Fisher, who joined the KCAI painting faculty in 2005, holds a B.F.A. degree in fine art from the University of Minnesota and an M.F.A. degree in painting and drawing, with a minor in printmaking, from the University of Iowa. She has studied at the Scoula Internationale della Grafica in Venice, Italy and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She also held an apprenticeship for four years with Studio Balma, Minneapolis, in the creation of the Frescoes of St. Thomas, and has recently studied anatomical sculpture at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia.
Solo exhibitions of Fisher's work include "Aesthete," at the Marvin Cone gallery in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (2006), "Mr. Hoof," at the Oulous Repair Shop in Chinatown in Los Angeles (2004) and "Realities" at Lo River Arts in Beacon, N.Y. (2003). She has participated in group and two-person exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Mo., and Iowa. An upcoming solo exhibition at the Heistand Galleries at Miami University in conjunction with a visiting artist lecture and graduate critiques is scheduled for February 2009.
Fisher has been a visiting artist at the Maryland Institute College of Art, St. Ambrose University and The International School of Painting in Italy. Publications include Fran Magazine, Review, Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing and New American Paintings. Before joining the KCAI faculty, she was an assistant/adjunct professor at the University of Iowa, where she held the Mildred Pelzer-Lynch and Virgil M. Beall graduate fellowships. Since then, she has received two KCAI Faculty Development Grants, been nominated for a Charlotte Street award and recently was awarded the Ohio Young Painters Prize.
Fisher is the creator and curator of "Disegno: Contemporary Undergraduate Drawing," a yearly traveling drawing exhibition that features student work from the Kansas City Art Institute, the California College of Art, the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Art and Princeton University.
James Woodfill is a 1980 graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute. He has lived and worked as an artist in Kansas City since his...Read More
James Woodfill is a 1980 graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute. He has lived and worked as an artist in Kansas City since his graduation. For the majority of his career he has concentrated on installation art, with numerous solo shows in galleries and museums throughout the region. His work has been included in a number of exhibits both nationally and internationally. His installation work has been reviewed extensively, including reviews in Art In America, Art Papers, The New Art Examiner, and Sculpture Magazine.
Woodfill has worked extensively in the public art realm along with privately commissioned outdoor sculptural installations in public spaces, both solo and in collaboration with the architecture and design firm el dorado inc. He recently completed a Public Art commission for the I-670 Bridges Project, titled "Pedstrian Strands," in downtown Kansas City, which will help re-connect a pedestrian corridor spanning the I-670 interstate highway. He has been awarded two public art commissions for Kansas City through its One Percent for the Arts Program. "Pulse," completed in 2003, was included in the Americans for the Arts/Public Art Network annual "Year in Review." It was also recognized by I.D. Magazine and by Art in America in the "Public Art in Review" section of their annual gallery guide. "Deuce," completed in 2004, was included in the Americans for the Arts/Public Art Networkannual "Year in Review." His public projects and private commissions in public spaces have received numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects.
Woodfill's collaborations with el dorado inc. have extended into education and curatorial projects, writings and numerous urban planning projects and studies. Most recently they have completed a conceptual strip mall renovation plan for Scottsdale, Ariz., which was exhibited in "Flip A Strip" at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.
Woodfill is currently working on several private commissions for work in public spaces and recently had a solo exhibition of his work at Review Exhibition Space in Kansas City. He was a Charlotte Street Award winner in 2000, and in 2005 he was awarded a studio grant from Reviewfund. In 2000 he served as Visiting Assistant Professor, Experimental Mixed Media, at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He has taught in a variety of capacities at KCAI since 1998.
Corey Antis joined the KCAI faculty in 2010. His current work focuses on exploring the experience of space, architecture and time...Read More
Corey Antis joined the KCAI faculty in 2010. His current work focuses on exploring the experience of space, architecture and time through paintings and objects. In addition to his studio work, he has also organized several collaborative curatorial projects.
He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including juried shows in New York City, Philadelphia, the United Kingdom and solo exhibitions of his work at the Booster and Seven Gallery in Chicago and the Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia. His group shows have included exhibitions at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Three Walls, the Heaven Gallery, Jenny Jaskey Gallery, the D.C. Arts Center, Greenstone Gallery, Hunter College, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Frieze Projects Art Fair, the Stray Show and SPACE Gallery, among others. In addition to his studio work, he curated “1.5 Million” at the Stella Elkins Tyler Gallery in 2009, a contemporary remake of Lucy Lippard’s 1970 exhibition of emerging conceptual art. His work will be featured in a solo show at the Rebekah Templeton Gallery in Philadelphia in 2011.
Corey received a B.F.A. degree in painting and a B.A. degree in English from Cornell University in 2003 as well as an M.F.A. degree in painting from the Tyler School of Art, Temple University in 2007. Previously, he taught at the Tyler School of Art and Moore College of Art in Philadelphia.
James Brinsfield joined the KCAI painting department as a lecturer in 1998. He teaches two studio classes: Language and Perception,...Read More
James Brinsfield joined the KCAI painting department as a lecturer in 1998. He teaches two studio classes: Language and Perception, which investigates various theories and ideas that are applicable to the aesthetics of painting, and a course in contemporary abstraction.
He is the son of an army officer and lived in Germany, Massachusetts and Washington state. Brinsfield received his B.F.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago and attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for an M.F.A. in studio painting. He has had 14 one-person exhibits, including shows at Nancy Lurie Gallery and Asperger-Bischoff Gallery in Chicago, Feature Gallery, Anton Gallery in Washington, D.C., Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles and numerous solo shows in Kansas City.
James Brinsfield was the first painter to receive a Charlotte Street Fund Award, an annual arts grant to Kansas City artists begun in 1997. His one-person exhibitions have been reviewed in Art in America, the New Art Examiner, Art Papers, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post and The Kansas City Star. His paintings are in many private and public collections, including major works in the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.