Part-Time Faculty

Students in a ceramics sculpture class at SUNY Oneonta, taught by potter and lecturer Chris Pettingill, work on making clay sculptures. Student names on file.
Ceramics Sculpture class with Chris Pettingill
Drawing Class
Ashley Cooper Art Example

Ashley Cooper

Adjunct Instructor
Design

Fine Arts Ctr 316
Tel: (607) 436-3907
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Ashley Norwood Cooper received her MFA in Painting from Indiana University in 2000. She received a B.A. From the University of Georgia in 1995.

Ms. Cooper’s paintings explore contemporary middle-class life. She is interested in the materiality of paint and the domestic narrative. She has exhibited in group and solo shows in NYC and around the country. She lives and has her painting studio in Cooperstown, NY.


 

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Agnes A. Bertiz

Adjunct Instructor
Art History

Fine Arts Ctr 222
Tel: (607) 436-3717
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Agnes A. Bertiz received her B.A. in Art History and Psychology from Occidental College and M.A. and Ph.D. from University of Southern California (USC), specializing in Italian Renaissance art. She currently teaches Western and Asian art history courses, on campus and on study tours abroad in Italy and Japan. She has taught previously in USC’s Summer Italian Language Program in Verona, Italy and at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York as a post-doctoral fellow.

Bertiz co-organized the exhibition The (Dis)Embodied Filipina: Fashioning Domesticity, Weaving Desire (October 2009 - February 2010) at USC Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California. She published an essay on the illuminated Tacuinum Sanitatis manuscripts that appeared in the anthology on the cultural history of gardens, Auf der Suche nach Eden. Eine Kulturgeschichte des Gartens, ed. Eva-Maria Stolberg (Vienna, 2008).


 

Ashley Cooper Art Example

Dr. Margaret Dikovitskaya

Adjunct Instructor
Art History

Fine Arts Ctr 222
Tel: (607) 436-3717
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A graduate of Columbia University (M.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D.), Margaret Dikovitskaya wrote the doctoral dissertation on the rise of Visual Culture Studies in the United States. Her first book, Visual Culture: The Study of the Visual after the Cultural Turn, was published by The MIT Press (2005, 2006) and Paideia (2019).

Dr. Dikovitskaya is a recipient of The John W. Kluge Scholarship at the Library of Congress (Washington, DC), The Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Fellowship (University of Toronto, Canada), The Izaak Walton Killam Fellowship (University of British Columbia, Canada), The Wolfsonian-FIU Visiting Scholarship (Miami), The Collegium Budapest Scholarship (Hungary, EU), and The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities Scholarship (Scotland, UK). She has contributed chapters and essays to The Handbook of Visual Culture (Berg, 2011), The Oxford Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (OUP, 2014), and Constructing Race on the Borders of Europe (Bloomsbury, 2021), and scholarly journals.

Most recently, she was the Keynote Speaker at Future of Visual Studies Roundtable (2021 International Visual Sociology Association Conference, London, UK). Dr. Dikovitskaya held research and teaching appointments in North America, European Union, and Japan. She organized and directed three summer institutes in Visual Culture for faculty and museum professionals at the Central European University, Open Society Foundation (EU). As a Subject Matter Expert, she has designed and taught online courses in Art History since 2017.


 

 

Luke Dougherty

Adjunct Instructor
Drawing

Fine Arts Ctr 316
Tel: (607) 436-3907
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Luke Dougherty received his MFA from Buffalo State University. He teaches Drawing I and Drawing II.


Beverly K. Grindstaff

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Adjunct Instructor
Art History

Fine Arts Ctr 222
Tel: (607) 436-3717
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Beverly K. Grindstaff received her M.A. in Art History at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests in display, identity, and design appear in journals including Design Philosophy Papers, IDEA Journal, and National Identities, and as chapters in Grasping the World: The Idea of the Museum (Ashgate, 2003), Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism (2015), and Architectures of Display: Department Stores and Modern Retail (Routledge, 2017). Grindstaff is an independent scholar who taught previously at Santa Clara University, the University at Buffalo, and San José State University, where she served as Full Professor of Art History and Visual Culture. She has held research residencies at The Wolfsonian and the Hagley Museum and Library Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society, and is completing a book-length manuscript on mid-century interior design.


 

Chris Pettingill Art Example

Chris Pettingill

Adjunct Instructor
Ceramics

Fine Arts Ctr 236C
Tel: (607) 436-3735
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Chris Pettingill's portfolio

Chris Pettingill received his MFA in Ceramic Art from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana in 1992, and his BFA degree with honors at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. His introduction to clay began in 1981 while attending Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland, and also studied at the University of The Arts, in Philadelphia.

He now lives and works as a potter and ceramic sculptor along the banks of the Susquehanna River in Afton, NY. His work is in use and in private collections across the United States and around the world.


 

J. Pincus artwork

Jonathan S. Pincus

Adjunct Instructor
Drawing

Fine Arts Ctr 319 & 302
Tel: (607) 436-3717
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Jonathan S. Pincus received his MFA cum laude in figurative drawing, painting, and anatomy from The New York Academy of Art. He earned his BFA in Illustration from The School of Visual Arts and completed postgraduate studies at The Warburg Institute in London and The Art Students League of New York.  
 
In his drawings, paintings and prints, there is a focus on touch as the generative element of pictorial construction. His artwork has been shown in The Pyramida Center for Contemporary Art in Haifa, Israel; The Kentler International Artists Space in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY; Metro Pictures and the James Cohan Galleries in Soho, NYC; the 80 Washington Square East Gallery in Greenwich Village; Lincoln Center, NYC; Phillips and Sothebys Auction Houses; the Byrdcliffe Woodstock Guild in Woodstock, New York; The National Arts Club, NYC; and the Salamagundi Club, NYC; among others.  
 
He was the Artist-in-Residence at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. He also taught at University of Dayton and was awarded an Experiential Learning Innovation (ELIFF) Faculty Grant and a Culture Works Artist’s Opportunity Grant. He divides his time between his studio practice, teaching, and research on pathos formulae, and the representation of the human body in Art and medical science. He is a fellow of The Macy Institute at Harvard University.


 

Madeline Silber Art Example

Madeline Silber

Adjunct Instructor
Drawing

Fine Arts Ctr 223A
Tel: (607) 436-3515
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Madeline Silber received her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Mount Royal School of Art, and her BA in Painting and Literature from Sarah Lawrence College.

She has exhibited her paintings nationally and internationally. In her work, she attempts to depict the complex subtleties of connection and separation in our contemporary relationships.

She lives in Oneonta since moving upstate from Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She teaches Drawing I and II at SUNY Oneonta, as well as designing brand identities for regional small businesses.


Carrie Smith Saw Horses

Carrie Mae Smith

Adjunct Instructor, 3D Design

Fine Arts Ctr 316
Tel: (607) 436-3907
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Carrie Mae Smith completed an MFA in Sculpture at the University of Delaware and a Four Year Certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2005.

Her work investigates marginalized histories, utilitarian forms, and concerns of equity and sustainability. She is interested in traditional construction techniques and fine craftsmanship whether working with wood, steel, panty hose, cheese-puffs or oil paint.

Smith has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, is a recipient of artist grants from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and the Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation. She has been awarded Artist Residencies at Winterthur Museum and Gardens, RAIR in North East Philadelphia and the Vermont Studio Center.


 

Janet Wentworth Art Example

Janet Wentworth

Adjunct Instructor, Drawing & Figure Drawing

Fine Arts Ctr 316
Tel: (607) 436-3907
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Janet Wentworth received her MFA in painting from Brooklyn College and BFA in illustration from Parsons School of Design. She completed postgraduate study at the National Academy School of Fine Art and the Art Student’s League of New York, and studied art in France and Italy supported by foundation grants.

Her intention in art has always rested upon engagement with the human figure, it’s psychological and emotional resonance, and formal concerns emphasizing the interplay of light and shadow on form.

Her early art career included book illustration for HarperCollins, McGraw-Hill, and Houghton Mifflin Co. among others. Her figure paintings and drawings have been exhibited nationally, including the First Street Gallery and the National Academy Museum in New York City, The Butler Institute of American Art in Ohio, and the Copley Society in Boston. Her artwork has received numerous awards, including those from the National Academy of Art, Academic Artists Association, Pastel Society of America, and Society of Illustrators.


 

David Kenny

Adjunct Instructor, and Instructional Support Technician
Serigraphy

Fine Arts Ctr 223A
Tel: (607) 436-3515
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David Kenny is a digital artist with extensive experience in cinematography, and in the community teaching all aspects of digital art. He has particular expertise in 3D Printing, Vector Graphics, Design, Photography, and Videography. He received his BA from SUNY Oneonta.


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