Anna Ialeggio

Assistant Professor of Studio Art (they/them)
"I believe that the role of the arts within a liberal arts education is to synthesize, interrelate and compassionately inhabit a wild biodiversity of ideas. The ways that people make and have always made things—with judgment, patience, skill and precision—are an important part of critical and conceptual thinking. In my own creative practice, art is linked to cultural, sociopolitical and environmental discourse; as a teacher, I share art-making as an inherently interdisciplinary practice. I love collaborating across disciplines and methodologies!"
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EDUCATION

2019 - M.F.A., Studio Art with Graduate Emphasis in Visual Studies, University of California–Irvine
2005 - B.A., Studio Art (Ceramics, Printmaking), Field Botany, Oberlin College
2004 - Studio Art Certificate (Ceramics), Kansai Gaidai University, Hirakata-shi, Japan

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Expanded sculpture; visual studies; queer performance theory; deep ecology; land use, management and policy; identity, environment, milieu and simulacra; alternative autonomous governance

SELECTED PROJECTS AND PUBLICATIONS

2022 - 2 DIFFR'NT HAYSTACKS, Stone Quarry Art Park, Cazenovia, N.Y. (upcoming, August 2022)
2022 - "Excerpts." Unserious Ecocriticism: Humor, Wit, Play, and Environmental Destruction in North American Contemporary Art and Visual Culture. Ed. Maria Lux, Jessica Landau. Lever Press, forthcoming
2020 - Crane & Man, Spring Studio, REDCAT, Los Angeles (with Robyn O'Dell)
2019 - "Themselves on their own terms." Imaginary Ethnographies of the Future, Center for Ethnography, University of California–Irvine, March 11. Antiquated Future, Leaf Litter #8, 2020
2018 - "Contaminated Protocols: Simulated Atmosphere at the Mars Desert Research Station." Lurid Space: Ecology Beyond Organisms, University of Oslo, Nov 1-2

COURSES TAUGHT

Introduction to Ceramic Sculpture
Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Pottery
3D Design
FIELDS (Art/Sustainability)
Special Topics: Adv Ceramic Techniques
Special Topics: Problems in Sculpture
Special Topics: Text & Image
Professional Practices in the Visual Arts
Creative Art Projects (interdisciplinary)
Senior Thesis (interdisciplinary)

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