K. Read Baldwin
Associate Professor of Studio Art
Horvitz Hall 212
740-427-5230 fax email@example.com
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Read Baldwin has been teaching in the Art Department since 1995. He attended Kenyon, graduating in 1984, and received his MFA from Pratt Institute in 1989. He teaches Drawing I, Figure Drawing, Printmaking, Theory for Artists, and Senior Seminar. He has exhibited most recently at The Blue Mountain Gallery in New York City in July 2009. His work is landscape-based involving contemporary perceptions of nature.
Areas of Expertise
Drawing, printmaking, painting
1989 MFA, Pratt Institute, Painting and printmaking
1987 Vermont Studio School
1984 BA, Kenyon College, Modern French literature
"Making art is closely related to teaching art. They are both intensely creative activities that should always overlap. When I make art, just as when I teach, I engage similar types of personal, cultural, and social investigation. And the exploration of new ideas and styles occurs in the classroom just as it does in the studio. The connection between artist and teacher is strongest when the work of one spills into the arena of the other. In one assignment recently, my class explored the current cultural perceptions of Nature. Because this genre was so critical to the evolution of modern art and continues to be considered in contemporary art, it seemed to me a vital project. It was also the central theme of my own thinking and art-making at the time. I believe that my investment in the topic accelerated the personal engagement of each of my students.
"Looking at contemporary art and discussing contemporary issues is the best way to connect what we do here at Kenyon with the larger world. And thinking deeply about new ideas and how they may have sprung from older ones is an essential skill for all students to learn. These components become part of the visual literacy that is the currency of our field, and they are necessary for any individual in today's world."