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Stevens, C. Maxx Associate Professor

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Research

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  • C.Maxx Stevens is an educator and artist. Her area of expertise is the Foundation Arts where she is the director of the Foundations Area. She works with art students on all levels with their projects either in class or independently. In Stevens’ work visual storytelling is an essential part of her artistic practice with issues of identity and how it relates to roles within her family and her community. Her practice includes mixed media drawing and printmaking but is best known for her installation work. She creates conceptual narrations of her life as a woman, artist and a Seminole/Mvscogee person. She describes her art as “a way to explore both my individual and collective identity, a way to share, beliefs, philosophy, a world, a past, family and culture.” At the core of Stevens’ work is an understanding of her culture, tradition and identity. Her work reflects the constant changing of circumstances in contemporary Native life by social, economic or political conditions.

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  • installation, mixed media, interdisciplinary artforms, cultural based, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, collector, educator, first year programs

Teaching

courses taught

  • ARTS 1010 - Introduction to Studio Art
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Presents creative activity conceptually, and art history thematically, with an interdisciplinary, experimental, and multicultural focus. Fine arts majors explore visual literacy and culture through presentations and student-centered projects that emphasize individual development.
  • ARTS 1020 - Introduction to Studio Art 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019
    Presents creative activity conceptually and art history thematically, with an interdisciplinary, experimental, and multicultural focus. Art and art history majors explore visual literacy and culture through presentations and student-centered projects that emphasize individual development.
  • ARTS 4717 - Studio Critique
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Consists of consultations with faculty on individual studio problems and projects. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Department consent required.
  • ARTS 5717 - Graduate Studio Critique
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours with any single faculty member.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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