Patricia Olynyk
Works in Saint Louis, Missouri United States of America

Patricia Olynyk is an artist and educator whose work frequently employs microscopy, biomedical imaging technologies and other methodologies found in the life sciences to explore the nature of life at the micro and macro levels. She is the Director of the Graduate School of Art and the Florence and Frank Bush Professor of Art at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to her appointment at Washington University in 2007, Olynyk taught at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she directed the Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitors Program and the Roman J. Witt Visiting Faculty Program. In 2005, she became the first non-scientist appointed to the University of Michigan’s Life Sciences Institute. Olynyk obtained her MFA degree with Distinction from the California College of the Arts and then studied Japanese contemporary art for four years as a Monbusho Scholar and Tokyu Foundation Research Scholar at Kyoto Seika University. Her work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions at: the Brooklyn Museum; the New York Hall of Science; the Museo del Corso in Rome; Galleria Grafica and the Saitama Modern Art Museum in Japan; the Universität der Künste, Berlin; the Denise Bibro Gallery in New York and the Toby Moss Gallery in Los Angeles. In 2005, she created the installation Sensing Terrains, for the rotunda of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. Olynyk was recently awarded a Francis C. Wood Institute for the History of Medicine Fellowship at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia; and the Analogous Fields: Art + Science Residency from the Banff Center in Canada.
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New Media Artist

Tue Nov 23, 2010 18:27

United States of America


The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis seeks an artist for a position as assistant professor, tenure-track, of New Media in the College & Graduate School of Art. Appointment to begin fall 2011. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The candidate will work in both the College and Graduate School of Art, teaching studios, seminars, and advising graduate students on ideas and practices in evolving technologies and new media. We seek an artist whose work incorporates new technologies and new thinking from a wide range of visual, spatial, sound, and material practices. The candidate should have demonstrable teaching proficiency in new media, particularly digital technologies, and a broad knowledge of art history, especially as these apply to contemporary critical and theoretical concerns. The candidate should possess an artistic and critical viewpoint manifested in a broadly defined new media studio practice.

MFA with teaching experience at the college level and a record of significant professional activity is required. Applicants should have an interest in working across disciplinary boundaries. Strong consideration will be given to candidates with interest and ability in collaborative teaching and research, as well as a commitment to building an interdisciplinary curriculum in the context of art, architecture and design education.

The successful candidate will be expected to have a voice in shaping the future curriculum in the Graduate School of Art and in the Sam Fox School, while maintaining an active program of research and creative activity, participating in student advising and mentoring, and serving on university and school committees.

Applications should include a letter of intent with a brief summary of teaching and research/creative activity philosophy, a current cv, samples of work (PDF or PPT format), samples of student work if available, and three letters of recommendation, addressed to:

Patricia Olynyk, Chair
New Media Search Committee
Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
College and Graduate School of Art
Washington University in St. Louis
Campus Box 1031
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130

Preference will be given to applications received by January 15, 2011

Washington University in St. Louis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.