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Samantha Krukowski

Title: Associate Professor | Academic Coordinator for Foundations
Office: 3435 Aronoff Center
Tel: 513-556-3125
Email: samantha.krukowski@uc.edu
Web: http://www.rasa.net

Samantha Krukowski is is an artist, author and educator. Trained as an architect and an art historian, she engages an interdisciplinary and intermodal practice that explores the nature of objects, the records of experience, the identity of place and the consequences of intervention. Her writing has focused on presence and absence in pictorial and spatial fields; rootedness and dislocation; utopias; time-based construction; the nature of creativity and the identity of the maker. Her edited volume Playa Dust: Collected Stories from Burning Man was published in 2014. Krukowski’s experimental and painterly videos have screened at hundreds of national and international film festivals; her drawings, paintings and sculptural works have been exhibited nationally and internationally. She is on the faculty in the School of Design at the University of Cincinnati where she coordinates the foundations sequence and teaches studios and seminars at the undergraduate and graduate level. 

Education

  • BA, Barnard College/Columbia University, New York, 1988 (Political Science).
  • MA, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, 1992 (Art History).
  • MArch, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, 1997 (Architecture).
  • PhD, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, 1999 (Art History).

Research Information

Research Interests

• Visual and spatial design
• Architecture, installation and intervention
• Translation between modes, media, practices
• Narrative typology and structure
• Art and Architectural history and theory; phenomenology
• Design foundations
• Interdisciplinary research and program development

Publications

Published Books

  • Samantha Krukowski (2014). Playa Dust: Collected Stories from Burning Man. London: Black Dog Publishing (Editor). [Link]

Book Chapters

  • (2014). The Burning Man Studio . Playa Dust: Collected Stories from Burning Man United Kingdom: Black Dog Publishing.
  • (2014). Under the Big Top at American Steel: An Interview with Karen Cusolito. Playa Dust: Collected Stories from Burning Man United Kingdom: Black Dog Publishing.

Other Publications

  • Samantha Krukowski (1999). Performing History: Walking Along Ulay and Abramovic’s The Lovers, PhD Dissertation . University of Texas at Austin.
  • Samantha Krukowski (1992). Dubuffet and the Deculturation of Art, MA Thesis . Washington University in St. Louis.
  • (2014). PayDirt . Proceedings, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture; Fall Conference, October Halifax, NS: Dalhousie University School of Architecture.
  • (2011). Burning Man: The Order of Chaos. The International Journal of the Arts in Society Champaign, IL: Common Ground Publishing.
  • (2011). Rhyme Blue . Proceedings, National Conference on the Beginning Design Student (April) University of Nebraska, Lincoln College of Architecture.
  • (2010). Burning Man and Black Rock City . Proceedings, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Northeast Conference (October) University of Hartford Department of Architecture.
  • (2009). Stylistic Trials and Documentary Tribulations: Richard Avedon’s In the American West . American Suburb X – Photography and Culture.
  • (2006). Program Essay . Cinematexas Catalogue, 98-99 Austin, TX: University of Texas at Austin.
  • (2004). Between Canvas and Celluloid . Analecta Husserliana, LXXXI, 219-231 The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • (2003). Folded: Negotiating the Space Between Real and Virtual Worlds . SIGGRAPH Conference Abstracts and Applications New York: Association for Computing Machinery.
  • (2003). Alchemical Frames . Simile, 3, 14-20.
  • (2000). Hands Passing in the Light . Text, Performance, Practice, 1, 82-96 Austin, TX: University of Texas at Austin.
  • (1994). John Glick: Viajes y Evoluciones . Ceramica (Spring), 79-85 Barcelona: Keramos.
  • (1993). Catherine White . American Ceramics, 10 (3), 51 New York: Harry Dennis.
  • (1992). John Glick: Journeys And Evolutions . Ceramics: Art And Perception (October), 35-40 Australia: Ceramic Art Gallery.
  • (1991). Drama & Discontent in the work of Andy Nasisse . Ceramics: Art And Perception (October), 18-22 Australia: Ceramic Art Gallery.
  • (1991). Randy Johnston: Into The 90's. Ceramics Monthly (October), middle portfolio (unpaginated) Ohio: The American Ceramic Society.

Additional Publications

Review

  • (2013). Book Review Jennifer Shields, Collage and Architecture (Rev. of Collage and Architecture). Routledge.

Creative Works

Exhibitions

  • 2014. Histo-Grams. +39 Restaurant. Ames, IA.
  • 2009. Samantha Krukowski - New Works. B&K Projects. Copenhagen, Denmark .
  • 2009. Samantha Krukowski - Drawings, Paintings, Film, Video. University of North Carolina, Pembroke. Pembroke, NC.
  • 2009. Germ Welfare. The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts. Long Branch, NJ .
  • 2008. Hunting Art Prize Exhibition . Decorative Arts Center of Houston. Houston, TX .
  • 2008. Fathom. Texas State University. San Marcos, TX .
  • 2007. New Gallery Artists. Brooks Barrow Gallery. Milwaukee, WI .
  • 2007. Txt Me L8R. Aurora Picture Show & Houston Center for Photography. Houston, TX .
  • 2007. Summer Arts Studio Exhibition. Southern Illinois University . Edwardsville, IL .
  • 2007. The Aesthetic of Complexity. Viveza Gallery. Seattle, WA .
  • 2007. Hunting Art Prize Exhibition. Decorative Arts Center of Houston. Houston, TX .
  • 2006. SUPERvision . Foster Gallery, Haas Art Center, University of Wisconsin . Eau-Claire, WI.
  • 2006. Water. James Baird Gallery. St. Johns, NL, Canada .
  • 2005. 22 to Watch: New Art in Austin. Austin Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art, Galveston Art Center . Traveling exhibition - multiple locations in Texas. .
  • 2005. New American Talent. Arthouse (Austin, TX), Texas A&M University (Commerce, TX), Wichita Falls Museum of Art (Wichita Falls, TX), Firehouse Art Center (Del Rio, TX), Texas A&M University (Corpus Christi, Texas). Traveling exhibition - multiple locations..
  • 2005. The Art of Illness. Southern Illinois University . Edwardsville, IL.
  • 2003. Taking Shape: 10 Artists Reveal Their Processes. Salina Art Center. Salina, KS .
  • 2001. Refrigerated Air. dberman gallery. Austin, TX .
  • 2000. Interactive Exhibition. South by Southwest (SXSW). Austin, TX .
  • 1992. 3D Invitational . Stephens College, Columbia, MO Faust Park Folk Festival, St. Louis, MO .
  • 1988. Textural Connections . Columbia University. New York, NY .
  • 2016. ArtSci. National Cheng Kung University Gallery. Tainan City, Taiwan.
  • DAAP. 2015. New Faculty Exhibition. Meyers Gallery. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2016. Better than Art. Modern Makers. Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2016. Tactile Abstraction. University of Cincinnati Blue Ash Art Gallery. Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2016. Style+Sustainability. Modern Makers. Cincinnati, OH.
  • 2017. fermeuse. University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, Canada.

Residencies

  • 2007. Artist-in-Residence. Department of Art, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. .
  • 2005. Artist-in-Residence. The Pouch Cove Foundation, Newfoundland, Canada. .
  • 2001. Artist-in-Residence. Santa Fe Art Institute, Digital to Analog Workshop. .
  • 2001. Artist-in-Residence. Interactive Institute. Umea, Sweden .
  • 2000. Visiting Artist. Banff Centre for the Arts, New Media Institute. Banff, Canada .

Curation of Exhibitons

  • 1992. 100 Cups. Pro-Art Gallery. St. Louis, MO .
  • 1991. Evolutions in Contemporary American Ceramics . St. Louis Art Museum. St. Louis, MO .
  • 1990. Bruce Gholson/Silvie Granatelli: Two Virginia Potters. Pro-Art Gallery. St. Louis, MO .
  • 1990. Sandy Simon: Functional Porcelain. Pro-Art Gallery. St. Louis, MO .
  • 1990. Ron Meyers' Painted Ceramics. Pro-Art Gallery. St. Louis, MO .
  • 1990. Randy Johnston: Functional Ceramics. Pro-Art Gallery. St. Louis, MO .
  • 1990. Michael Simon: Salt-Fired Ware. Pro-Art Gallery. St. Louis, MO .
  • 1989. Willem Gebben: Pots for Use. Pro-Art Gallery. St. Louis, MO .
  • 1989. Kathey Ervin: Majolica. Pro-Art Gallery. St. Louis, MO .

Design Work

  • 2009. Logo, Design and Branding Development.
  • 2007. Business card. Blue Moon – Integrative Massage. Austin, TX .
  • 2007. Postcards. Vino Vino. Austin, TX .
  • 2006. T-Shirt Design for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Austin Affiliate. .
  • 2006. Logo and website development for The Pouch Cove Foundation. Pouch Cove, Newfoundland .
  • 2005. Cover Illustration for PLoS Medicine, December . Public Library of Science. .
  • 2005. Cover Illustration for PLoS Medicine, December . Public Library of Science. .
  • CD Cover for The Composer in the Computer Age IX, CDCM Computer Music Series Volume 34. Novell Group. .
  • 2001. Poster and Postcards for the Convergent Media Lecture Series. Department of Radio-Television-Film, University of Texas at Austin. .

Other Works

  • 2010. House Renovation. Ames, IA .
  • 2001. House Addition . Austin, TX .
  • 2000. Private Residence . Manchaca, TX .
  • 2000. Design Consultant. Department of Radio-Television-Film, University of Texas at Austin.

Honors & Awards

  • Raymond G. and Lula G. Polster Teaching Award, College of Design, Iowa State University, 2013.
  • Humanities Institute Faculty Fellowship, University of Texas Humanities Institute, 2008.
  • Dean’s Fellowship, College of Communication, University of Texas at Austin , 2003.
  • Outstanding Assistant Instructor/Teaching Assistant, Department of Art & Art History, University of Texas at Austin, 1999.
  • M.K. Hague Endowed Scholarship, School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, 1997 to 1998.
  • William S. Livingston Fellowship, The University of Texas at Austin, 1995. Livingston Fellowships are awarded annually to a small group of graduate students selected from those who are awarded University Continuing Fellowships. In 1995 there were 8 Livingston Fellows chosen from a group of 80 graduate students representing all university departments. .
  • Bartlett Cocke Sr. Scholarship, School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin, 1994.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 2015 to Present, Associate Professor and Academic Coordinator for Foundations, School of Design, College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning , University of Cincinnati.
  • 2010 to 2015, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, College of Design, Iowa State University.
  • 2001 to 2009, Assistant Professor, Experimental Media, Film and Video Production Area, Department of Radio-TV-Film, University of Texas at Austin.
  • 2000 to 2001, Lecturer, Digital Media, Film and Video Production Area, Department of Radio-TV-Film, University of Texas at Austin.
  • 1992 to 1993, Lecturer, Art History, Department of Art History, Washington University in St. Louis.
  • 1992Lecturer, Art History, Department of Art, Webster University, St. Louis, MO.
  • 1997Co-Founder, Austin Museum of Digital Art, Austin, TX.
  • 1993Research Assistant, Departments of Decorative Arts & Arts of Africa and Oceania, The St. Louis Art Museum.
  • 1989 to 1991, Editorial Director,, Pro-Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

Events Organized

  • Conference. National Conference on the Beginning Design Student (03/01/2018 to 03/03/2018) , DAAP, University of Cincinnati.

Student Advising

  • Lucia Duncan, MFA, Department of Radio-Television-Film, UT-Austin (Master), Advisor.
  • Tracy Duncan, MFA, Department of Radio-Television-Film, UT-Austin (Master), Advisor.
  • Archer Neilson, MA, Department of Radio-Television-Film, UT-Austin (Master), Advisor.
  • Scott Nyerges, MFA, Department of Radio-Television-Film, UT-Austin (Master), Advisor.
  • Kris Swift, MA, Department of Radio-Television-Film, UT-Austin (Master), Advisor.
  • Elizabeth Kief, MS, Department of Architecture, Iowa State University (Master), Committee Member.
  • Amy Bench, MFA, Department of Radio-Television-Film, UT-Austin (Master), Committee Member.
  • Shara Lange, MFA, Department of Radio-Television-Film, UT-Austin (Master), Committee Member.
  • Katja Straub, MFA, Department of Radio-Television-Film, UT-Austin (Master), Committee Member.
  • Alfredo Barros, DMA, Electronic Music Studios, School of Music, UT-Austin (Doctoral), Committee Member.
  • Jeanne Stern, MFA, Department of Radio-Television-Film, UT-Austin (Master), Committee Member.
  • Daniel Nass, DMA, Electronic Music Studios, School of Music, UT-Austin (Doctoral), Committee Member.
  • Jack Sanders, MArch, School of Architecture, UT-Austin (Master), Committee Member.
  • Matthew Seibert, Plan II Honors Thesis, UT-Austin, Committee Member.
  • Eric Tomberlin, MFA (Photography), Department of Art, UT-Austin (Master), Committee Member.
  • Michael Ferstenfeld, Senior Thesis, UT-Austin (Undergrad), Committee Member.
  • Allison J. Wise, Plan II Honors Thesis, UT-Austin, Committee Member.

Service

  • Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies (UK: Sage Publications) Editorial Board, to Present
  • StruXture Architects 2014 Student Design Contest Competition Judge, 2014
  • International Journal of the Arts in Society, Vol. 6 (Champaign, IL: Common Ground Publishing) Associate Editor, 2011
  • Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin Program Advisor, 2005 to 2009
  • School of Design, University of Cincinnati Academic Coordinator, Foundations Studies, 2015 to 2016
  • School of Design, University of Cincinnati School Executive Committee, 2015 to 2016
  • School of Design, University of Cincinnati Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Criteria Committee, 2015 to 2016
  • School of Design, University of Cincinnati Sustainable Design Initiative, 2015 to 2016
  • School of Design, University of Cincinnati Digital Media Collaborative Initiative, 2015 to 2016
  • Department of Architecture, Iowa State University Coordinator, College of Design CORE program, 2014 to 2015
  • Department of Architecture, Iowa State University College of Design Operations Committee (chair), 2014 to 2015
  • Department of Architecture, Iowa State University Graduate Committee, 2014 to 2015
  • Department of Architecture, Iowa State University Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2014 to 2015
  • Department of Architecture, Iowa State University Substantive Area Committee – Design , 2014 to 2015
  • Department of Architecture, Iowa State University Substantive Area Committee – History and Theory, 2014 to 2015
  • Department of Architecture, Iowa State University Lecture Series Committee, 2014 to 2015

Publicity

  • 2014 Iowa Barn Foundation Magazine (Spring).
  • 2014 Lady Gaga Lovers: The 10 Best Little Monsters Costumes Minneapolis City Pages, May 21.
  • 2011 At Burning Man, Students and Their Professor Enjoy Freedom Amid the Flames Iowa State Daily, August 29, 2011.
  • 2010 Iowa State on the Playa Burning Man Information Radio.
  • 07/25/2010 ISU Students Hold Class at Burning Man Iowa Times Republican and Reno Globe Gazette.
  • 07/24/2010 Iowa College Students Hold Class at Burning Man Westport News, Chicago Tribune, and Las Vegas Sun.
  • 07/18/2010 Iowa College Class Brings Projects to Burning Man Festival Reno Gazette Journal.
  • 07/08/2010 Class on Burning Man Architecture Offered at Iowa State University Jack Rabbit Speaks, Volume 14, Issue 22, .
  • 07/08/2010 Design Class Prepares Art for Burning Man Festival The Ames Tribune.
  • 07/07/2010 Burning Man Festival Challenges Art Students Iowa State Daily.
  • 2010 Summer Studio Takes Students on Transformative Journey Burning Man Festival Design Notes: from the College of Design, Volume 3, Issue 3, Fall 2010.
  • 2010 ISU Architecture Studio on a Transformative Journey to the Burning Man Festival Iowa State University News Service.