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John Aasp

Gallery Director

Dean’s Office
College of Art and Design
Adjunct Faculty

585-475-4977
Office Location

John Aasp

Gallery Director

Dean’s Office
College of Art and Design
Adjunct Faculty

585-475-4977

Currently Teaching

IDEA-150
1 - 3 Credits
This course will introduce students to selected topics in the areas of art and design. The course content will vary according to topic. A topic course description will be published each term the course is offered. Students may take this course multiple times with different topics.
STAR-535
3 Credits
This course will explore the roles of contemporary, traditional, and alternative art spaces through curatorial studies, exhibition evaluation, and criticism. Student will consider gallery administrative roles and supporting operations, and undertake site visitations and gallery research. Students will organize and install a final exhibition project in an approved exhibition venue.
STAR-545
3 Credits
This course will explore the role of the art exhibition and its effect on the discourse and practice of art. Course content will focus on contemporary and historical exhibition studies, individual and group projects. Students will also conduct site visitations and evaluation, and critique work in the context of exhibition.
STAR-635
3 Credits
This course explores the roles of contemporary, traditional, and alternative art spaces through curatorial studies, exhibition evaluation and criticism. Student will consider gallery administration roles and supporting operations, and undertake site visitations and gallery research. Students will organize and install a final exhibition project in an approved exhibition venue.
STAR-645
3 Credits
This course will explore the role of the art exhibition and its effect on the discourse and practice of art. Course content will focus on: contemporary and historical exhibition studies, individual and group projects. Student will also conduct site visitations and evaluation, and critique work in the context of exhibition.
STAR-706
3 Credits
This class is devoted to business issues that artists must address including portfolio management, pricing and marketing strategies, and public relations for pursuit of a professional career as studio artists. Financial and communication skills are highlighted as are networking skills for the advancement of an artist’s work.
VISL-140
3 Credits
This course provides an introduction to Visual Culture studies, an interdisciplinary field of study that explores the ways in which our lives are shaped through contact with, and consumption of, images, designed objects and visual forms of media, communication, and information. Students will develop a critical understanding of different aspects of contemporary visual culture as well as an awareness of its recent historical development.

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