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07-21-03

Contacts:
Mary Stieglitz, Art and Design, (515) 294-7528
Sheryl St. Germain, English, (515) 294-7104
Bridget Bailey, ISU News Service, (515) 294-6881

ISU'S CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES NAMES 2003-2004 DISTINGUISHED ARTS AND HUMANITIES SCHOLAR

AMES, Iowa -- The Iowa State University Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities has named Mary Stieglitz, professor and former chair of the Department of Art and Design, Distinguished Arts and Humanities Scholar for 2003-2004.

The award provides a full semester's leave for an outstanding Iowa State arts and humanities faculty member. Recipients are free to research their area of interest; their only obligation is to give a public lecture at the end of the semester. Stieglitz will use her time in Spring 2004 to research large format digital imaging on alternative media, work with photography, work on a retrospective book project, exhibit art work in the Center for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities, and continue collaborative work with colleagues at Iowa State.

Stieglitz's expertise encompasses both traditional and digital (wide format) photography. Her images draw on the visible and metaphoric patterns of the natural world and have been shown in more than 250 national and international exhibitions. Her work has been published in several catalogues, periodicals, books and electronic venues, and she has given over 300 presentations about her photographic work and imaging research. Stieglitz has received numerous exhibition awards and 29 research grants and awards. Recently, Stieglitz gave lectures at the National Gallery of Art in London, Brunel University in England, the University of Washington, Rochester Institute of Technology, YLEM Forum in San Francisco, and the Imaging Management Institute in Scottsdale, Ariz. She will present a paper on the question of beauty in photography in October at the 35th Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association in Newport R.I.

Before coming to Iowa State, Stieglitz was professor and chair of the Department of Art at Boise State University; professor and head of Department of Design at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; and a professor of environment and design at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Stieglitz received a bachelor's degree in art from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1963, a master's degree in fine art from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1965, and a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1972.



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