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Tyanna Buie

A Chicago and Milwaukee native, Tyanna Buie is Assistant Professor of Fine Arts and Printmaking at the College for Creative Studies.

Buie is a visual artist who received her BA from Western Illinois University, and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has attended Artists-In-Residency programs, such as the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, as well as maintaining a connection to the community by hosting printmaking workshops and demonstrations, and participating in Healthy Neighborhood Initiatives through the production of public art created for underserved neighborhoods in Milwaukee, WI. She also is the recipient of the prestigious Joan Mitchell Painters & Sculptors Grant.

Buie has taught at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design for 3.5 years before joining CCS in the fall of 2015. She has been a visiting artist lecturer in Tennessee, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, and Rhode Island, while continuing to exhibit her works in numerous juried, group and solo exhibitions throughout the country.

Vince Carducci

Vince Carducci is the Dean of Undergraduate Studies at the College of Creative Studies, Detroit. He holds a PhD and MA from the New School for Social Research, NYC and a BFA from Michigan State University. Carducci’s essays and reviews have appeared in the academic and trade press as well as alternative weeklies and webzines, including: Art & Australia, Artforum, Art in America, Eye, The Huffington Post, Journal of Consumer Culture, Logos, PopMatters, Radical Society, Sculpture, and his blog Motown Review of Art. He has presented at academic conferences and for general audiences. He received the Kresge Arts in Detroit Literary Fellowship for art criticism in 2010. His work as a visual artist is in the Franklin Furnace Archives and the Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Archives, both housed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, as well as corporate and private collections. Prior to entering academe, he worked more than two decades in corporate communications primarily in the financial sector, including senior vice president, director of marketing and corporate communications, for Standard Federal Bank, now part of Bank of America.

Brian Kritzman

Brian Kritzman, M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art, Associate Professor in Industrial Design, Wayne State University.

Kritzman’s experimental design work has been recognized and published by I.D. Magazine, Interiors, and Metropolitan Home; as well as the books Architecture and Design 1970 to 1990 New Ideas in America, Cranbrook Design The New Discourse and Product Design 6. Originally trained as a traditional cabinetmaker he established a studio dedicated to the art of fine furniture. Brian earned his BFA in Industrial Design from Wayne State University and his MFA in Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art. It was during Brian’s MFA studies that he began exploring the poetics resulting from the dissection and reconfiguration of language, meaning and the formal aspects of telegraphing these experiences.

Kritzman has lectured on his work at Carnegie Mellon and Indiana University, among others. Constructed environments, designed objects and sculptures have been built and exhibited around the world. Examples of Brian’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Dallas Museum of Science and the Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum. In addition to his accomplishments as a designer and sculptor he has also held faculty positions at The College for Creative Studies and Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Jenny Risher

Mount Clemens native Jenny Risher received a BFA in photography from the College for Creative Studies in 1997. After graduation, Jenny moved to New York and began her career in fashion, advertising, and editorial photography. Her continual strive for perfection, fresh style, and natural sensibility has afforded her the opportunity to photograph for many illustrious clients. Jenny completed her first book, Heart Soul Detroit, a self-produced venture. She interviewed and photographed 50 iconic Detroiters, including Berry Gordy, Iggy Pop, Smokey Robinson, Jack White, Dr. Jack Kevorkian, Lily Tomlin, Alice Cooper, Bill Ford, Lee Iacocca, Eminem, and Tim Allen.

Robert Schefman

Robert Schefman earned a BFA  from Michigan State University and an MFA from the University of Iowa. Schefman’s solo exhibitions have been held at the U.N. Plaza, New York City; Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham; Midland Center For The Arts, The Charach Museum, West Bloomfield, The Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI, and Oakland University Gallery. Group exhibitions include: The Fort Wayne Museum, IN, Art Miami, Scope, Art Chicago and Art LA, The Timothy Yarger Gallery of Fine Art, LA, and The Detroit Institute of Arts. He has been awarded grants from the Pollack-Krasner Foundation, The Benard Maas Foundation and The Arts Foundation of Michigan. His works are in the collections of The Broad Museum, E Lansing, The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Wayne State University, Detroit, The Cooley Law School, Lansing and The University of Iowa.  Schefman is currently the Chair of the Foundation Department, and Associate Professor at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.


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