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Elizabeth Kronfield

Professor
School of Art
College of Art and Design

585-475-5762
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Elizabeth Kronfield

Professor
School of Art
College of Art and Design

Education

BFA, Bowling Green State University; MFA, University of Georgia

585-475-5762

Currently Teaching

STAR-890
6 Credits
For this final thesis course students continue working with their committee to evaluate work produced, and select the work to be exhibited. In addition, students will work with gallery coordinators and curators to install and exhibit their final body of work. Students are expected to defend their work to the committee through an oral defense and a written document.
STAR-892
0 Credits
The Studio Arts Continuation of Thesis course provides student additional semester(s) to complete their thesis research, project, and thesis document.
SCUL-601
3 Credits
This course allows students to explore concepts, materials, processes, and techniques to develop a personal, cohesive three-dimensional body of work. Theories and history of sculpture will be discussed as relevant to individual directions. Course may be retaken. ** Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**.
STAR-887
0 Credits
Cooperative Education will provide Studio Arts students with hands-on experience in their field, directly related to a student’s major with an established studio or related business. Students will need to apply for co-ops, and interview as part of the selection process, based on available positions posted by the Co-op and Career Services Office, or found through the students’ own research. In programs where co-op is a degree requirement, students must obtain permission of their program or graduate director prior to enrollment. Co-ops are typically paid work experience, and can be part-time (150-479 total hours within the term), or full-time (480+ hours within the term). Co-ops may be one or two consecutive terms - fall, spring, or summer – with department permission.
STAR-799
1 - 6 Credits
Studio Arts Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty advisor, will propose and conduct a course of study. An approved Independent Study Permission Form must be submitted to Student Services to enroll.
STAR-699
0 Credits
Cooperative Education will provide Studio Arts students with hands-on experience in their field, directly related to a student’s major with an established studio or related business. Students will need to apply for co-ops, and interview as part of the selection process, based on available positions posted by the Co-op and Career Services Office, or found through the students’ own research. In programs where co-op is a degree requirement, students must obtain permission of their program or graduate director prior to enrollment. Co-ops are typically paid work experience, and can be part-time (150-479 total hours within the term), or full-time (480+ hours within the term). Co-ops may be one or two consecutive terms - fall, spring, or summer – with department permission.
STAR-698
1 - 6 Credits
Studio Arts Internship will provide students with the option to work with established artists or in fine art related businesses. Students may apply for internships to businesses based on the availability of positions and business job needs. Students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Internship Permission Form to enroll.
STAR-718
3 Credits
Students will conduct research appropriate for individual thesis directions, incorporate that research into writing, analyze and review their thesis body of work then produce and publish their written thesis document.
STAR-599
1 - 6 Credits
Studio Arts Independent Study will provide STAR students the opportunity to develop a specialized study course with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, will propose a course of study, timeline and outcome for this course. Students must obtain permission of an instructor, be holding a 3.0 gpa and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll.
STAR-702
3 Credits
This course will prepare graduate students for the written component of the thesis. Course content will cover defining research in the arts, arts based research, research through practice, critical judgment, writing strategically and critically for reflective thinking and scholarly dissemination. At the completion of this course students will be able to write a thesis proposal addressing a research question or direction along with objectives, context, and methods.
STAR-790
3 Credits
This is the first of two courses designed to advance a student towards completion of their thesis. Students will work independently on their approved proposal while meeting on a regular basis with their committee chair. Students are required to meet at least twice with their full committee during the semester.
STAR-714
3 Credits
Creative flow, having an endless stream of ideas, alternatives, and choices for solutions, helps creative work evolve and reach more advanced levels. In this course students develop appropriate skills and strategies to generate ideas and develop them effectively into a cohesive body of work.
SCUL-501
3 Credits
This course allows students to explore concepts, materials, processes, and techniques to develop a personal, cohesive three-dimensional body of work. Theories and history of sculpture will be discussed as relevant to individual directions. Course may be repeated. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**

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  • August 10, 2020

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    RIT faculty look ahead to classroom instruction this fall

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Invited Keynote/Presentation
Kronfeild, Elizabeth. "Keynote Address." National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices. Sloss Metal Arts, Sloss Furnaces. Birmingham, AL. 5 Apr. 2109. Keynote Speech.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. "Invited Artist." West Georgia Sculpture Symposium. West Georgia State University. Carrollton, Georgia. 14 Mar. 2014. Lecture.
Kronfield, Elizabeth and Chris Holmes. "Passing the Torch." The National Conference on Cast Iron Art. Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. Birmingham, AL. 12 Apr. 2013. Keynote Speech.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. "Artist in Residence." Six Mile Sculptureworks Conference. Six Mile Sculptureworks. Granite City, IL. 11 Oct. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. "Visiting Artist." Intercollegiate Iron. Salem Art Works. Salem Art Works, Salem, New York. 25 Sep. 2011. Lecture.
Kronfield, Elizabeth, et al. "Coming to Iron from the Other." National Conference on Cast Iron Art. Sloss Metal Arts. Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham, Alabama. 14 Apr. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Kronfield, Elizabeth, Brittany Kinnard, and William Tighe. "Artist Residency." Six Mile Sculptureworks. Alfresco. Sculpture Studios, Granite City, Illinois. 6 Oct. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Juried Exhibition, Cope, Drag, Core. 5 Apr. 2109. Back 40 Warehouse, Birmingham, AL. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Juried Exhibition, Abraham Darby's Childhood Toys. 5 Apr. 2019. Back 40 Warehouse, Birmingham, AL. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. ICCCIA Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition. 1 Jun. 2018. Confluence Sculpture Park, Scranton, PA. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Ferrous Wheel. 2 Jun. 2018. Mahady Gallery, Marywood University, Scranton, PA. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Liquid Earth. 20 May 2018. Hope Horn Gallery, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Iron Tribe International Biennial Exhibition. Feb. 2017. New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Swept. 10 Jan. 2016. SanBao Gallery, Jingdezhen. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Bits and Pieces. 29 Feb. 2016. SUNY Cortland Gallery, Cortland. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Empty Baskets. 1 Jun. 2016. St Louis Community College, St Louis. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Impulsion Again. 1 Jun. 2016. Steamworks Gallery, Scranton. Installation.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Impulsion. 1 Apr. 2015. National Iron, National Conference on Cast Iron Art, Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham, Alabama. Installation.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Trapped Remnant. 1 Mar. 2015. Iron Tribe, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Imbedded. 1 Sep. 2015. Ferrocity, Salem Art Works, Salem, NY. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Gravity, Untitled Work. 1 Aug. 2015. Liquid Earth, Gallery r, Rochester, NY. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Empty Baskets. 1 Jan. 2015. Jeske Sculpture Park Grand Opening Exhibition, Ferguson, MO. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Liquid Earth. 26 May 2014. SanBao Ceramics Arts Gallery, Jingdezhen, China. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Outdoor Sculpture Exhibtion. 9 Jun. 2014. Jeske Sculpture Park, Ferguson, MO. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Gravity. 26 Sep. 2014. From Pattern to Placement, Laramie, WY. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Broken. 14 Mar. 2014. West Georgia State University Outdoor Sculpture Exhibtion, Carrollton, GA. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Impulsions. 8 Oct. 2013. Chapman Gallery, Manhattan, KS. Installation.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Chasing Tail. 4 Oct. 2013. Redbird Gallery, Columbia, SC. Installation.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Coast to Coast. Jan. 2013. University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Keen Foundry Artist in Residence. Jul. 2013. Keen Foundry, Houston, TX. Performance.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. National Iron. Apr. 2011. National Conference on Cast Iron Art, Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham, Alabama. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. The Cutting Room. Oct. 2011. Six Mile Sculptureworks, Granite City, Illinois. Exhibit.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Prologues. Dec. 2011. Gallery r, Rochester, New York. Exhibit.
Published Conference Proceedings
Kronfield, Elizabeth. "Developing Safety Protocols with Universities." Proceedings of the International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Ed. Jeremy Colbert. Scranton, PA: n.p., 2018. Web.
Kronfield, Elizabeth. "What Does Sex Have to do With it? Examining the Gender Stereotypes of Materials Used to Create Sculpture, Especially Cast Iron." Proceedings of the National Conference on Cast Iron Art. Ed. Stacy Holloway. Birmingham, AL: n.p., Web.
Installation/Exhibit/Performance
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Western Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art. Elizabeth Kronfield & Matthew Wicker. Montana Museum of Art & Culture. Missoula, MT. 6-29 May 2010. Exhibition. É 
Kronfield, Elizabeth, Francesca Lalanne, Karen Donnellan, Zak Helenske, Brittany Kinard, William Tighe, Mary Catherine Richardson. Furnace Crew for the performance and filming of a 25 ton iron casting for Matthew Barney’s “Khu.”Detroit, MI. 2 October 2010.Performance/Film. " 
Kronfield, Elizabeth. Intercollegiate Iron Pour. Salem Art Works. Salem, NY. 25 Sept. 2010. Visiting Artist. " 
Kronfield, Elizabeth. “Iron Conference,” Six Mile Sculptureworks. Granite City, IL. 17 - 20 Nov. 2010. Exhibition.
Formal Presentation
Kronfield, Elizabeth. “History & Community.” Western Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art. Missoula, MT. 6 May 2010. Keynote Address.