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Kassianidou, Marina Assistant Professor

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Research

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  • Marina Kassianidou’s current practice combines painting, drawing, collage, installation, site-specific work, and writing. Her research focuses on processes of marking. She approaches marking as a means of enacting subjectivity and exploring relations between self and other, that is, exploring who we are and how we interact with materials, spaces, and the world at large. In her artistic practice, she experiments with everyday surfaces and spaces, looking for marks that respond to the features of each surface/space. Her academic writing explores responsive modes of marking and draws mainly upon poststructuralist philosophy and feminist psychoanalytic theory.

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  • collage, art theory, feminist theory, psychoanalytic theory

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Teaching

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  • ARTS 2022 - Beginning Drawing
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Emphasizes proportion and perspective through observation based drawing. Students are introduced to various drawing materials and learn to translate what they see into drawing media using two basic subjects: still-life and the figure.
  • ARTS 3012 - Figure Drawing
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Explores varied drawing techniques and media. Introduces concepts relevant to the understanding of drawing and the creative process. May not be repeated. Formerly ARTS 2002.
  • ARTS 3022 - Intermediate Drawing
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    In addition to being a continuation of Beginning Drawing, Intermediate Drawing will focus on a non-traditional approach to making images encouraging conceptual development, experimentation and research. Moving beyond observation based drawings multiple thematic possibilities will be explored. Emphasis will be placed equally on ideas and technical execution.
  • ARTS 4002 - Advanced Drawing/Portfolio
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Continuation of Drawing 3. Advanced studio class in drawing for creative expression and individual portfolio development. Emphasis varies by semester;contact individual instructor for more information. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.
  • ARTS 4202 - Advanced Painting/Portfolio
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Continuation of Painting 3. Advanced studio class in painting for creative expression and individual portfolio development. Emphasis varies by semester;contact individual instructor for more information. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.
  • ARTS 5202 - Graduate Painting
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 18 total credit hours.
  • ARTS 5717 - Graduate Studio Critique
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours with any single faculty member.

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