Teacher Type: Artists-In-Residence

Jennifer Kaplan

Artist-in-Residence, Ceramics

Jennifer Kaplan earned their MFA from the University of Notre Dame and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a concentration in ceramics. They have taught a variety of ceramic courses ranging from glaze chemistry, wheel throwing and altering, urban gardening, and workshops for adults and young people.

As an art-science-activist, Jennifer believes in nurturing relationships between human and nonhuman living organisms. Their work can be found throughout the states, and they have attended interdisciplinary residencies in Wisconsin and Michigan.

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Jennifer Kaplan

Kim Rae Taylor

Artist-in-Residence, 2-D

Kim Rae Taylor is a visual artist and educator based in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she serves as Associate Professor of Fine Art for the University of Cincinnati Clermont College. She received her MFA from the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati, and her BFA from The University of Texas at Austin. Additional studies include the University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy, and the Metáfora Center for Art Therapy Studies in Barcelona, Spain.  She has been an artist in residence at Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan, Red Gate in Beijing, and Cill Rialaig in County Kerry, Ireland. Taylor has also worked as a graphic designer and illustrator, including work in cartoon animation. Her mixed media paintings and drawings explore a variety of themes informed by nature, language, and gender.

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Kim Rae Taylor

Maria Camera-Smith

Artist-in-Residence, Jewelry & Metalsmithing

Maria Camera-Smith is a maker of jewelry, functional hollowware, and large wearable works, which focus on humankind’s relationship with its environment. She uses traditional and contemporary metalsmithing techniques alongside precious metals, enamel, industrial, natural and synthetic materials. Camera-Smith earned her MFA in Jewelry, Metals, and Enameling from Kent State University, OH in 2021 and a BFA in Metalsmithing from Slippery Rock University, PA in 2015. Her work has been exhibited nationally and is in private and public collections including the Brockway Center for Arts and Technology in Brockway, PA. Camera-Smith is a member of the Allegheny Metals Collective (AMC), Ethical Metalsmiths Students (EMS) and Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG).

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Maria Camera-Smith