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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

FNAS-699
0 Credits
The Fine Arts Studio Co-op will provide students with the option to work with established artists or in fine art related businesses. Students may apply for co-op to businesses based on the availability of positions and business job needs. Students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Co-op Permission Form to enroll. Co-ops are typically paid work experiences and can be either part-time (10-15 hrs/wk) or full-time (min 35 hrs/wk). All co-ops must fall within an RIT term. Permission of instructor.
FNAS-887
0 Credits
The Fine Arts Studio Part-time Co-op will provide students with the option to work with established artists or in fine art related businesses. Students may apply for a co-op to businesses based on the availability of positions and business job needs. Students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Co-op Permission Form to enroll. Co-ops are typically paid work experiences and can be either part-time (10-15 hrs/wk) or full-time (min 35 hrs/wk). All co-ops must fall within an RIT term (fall, spring, summer).
FNAS-698
1 - 6 Credits
The Fine Arts Studio 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.
FNAS-892
0 Credits
The Fine Arts Studio Continuation of Thesis course provides student additional semester(s) to complete their thesis research, project, and thesis document.
FNAS-890
1 - 10 Credits
After creating a body of artwork derived from the student’s thesis proposal, the student must exhibit this work in a gallery. In the exhibition space, during this show, the student will meet with the thesis committee to examine the success of the artwork in relation to the proposal. The student will be expected to orally present and defend the ideas explored through the artwork. The student will conclude the thesis process by explaining the work and putting it into both a personal and artistic context in a written and published document.
FNAS-799
1 - 6 Credits
Fine Arts Studio 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 a course of study. Fine Arts Studio Independent Study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll. **NOTE: Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA **
FNAS-604
3 Credits
Graduate students in the fine arts studio program may choose any combination of fine arts studio classes: painting, non-toxic printmaking, sculpture, or expanded forms to meet the 24 credit course requirements in their major. Course may be repeated. Fine Arts Studio: Sculpture 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. ** Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**.
FNAS-599
1 - 6 Credits
Fine Arts Studio 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 adviser will propose a course of study. Fine Arts Studio Independent Study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll.
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.
STAR-790
3 Credits
In this first of two thesis courses students will choose their committee members and work with them to finalize and approve a thesis proposal while beginning the thesis body of work. Through several mandatory meetings faculty advisors will give feedback on writing, direction and visual studio work produced in preparation for the thesis exhibition.
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.
STAR-702
3 Credits
Graduate students prepare for the written component of the thesis through practice with research, critical judgment, and development of outlines and essays. Contemporary art issues are clarified through discussion and readings in art history, art criticism, artist statements and interviews.
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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Shows/Exhibits/Installations
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 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.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
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.
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. ≠
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.