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College of Fine Arts and Communication
School of Art and Design


Robin Haller

Education:
2005   M.F.A. Kent State University, Kent, OH, Textiles.
1994   B.A. Kent State University, Kent OH, Art Education.

 

Teaching Experience:
2009-Present
Assistant Professor, East Carolina University, Textiles Department Greenville, NC, Textiles Survey, Beginning through Advanced Weaving, Independent Research and Graduate level Weaving.

 

2005-2009
Assistant Professor with Associate Graduate Status, Kent State University, Textiles Art Department, Kent, OH, Feltmaking, Design and Production, Pictorial Weaving, Pattern, Screen Printing, Textile Accessories, Surface Design, Independent Study/Advanced, Studio, Committee Member for BFA, MA, and MFA Reviews.

 

2007-2009
Assistant Professor, Kent State University, Visual Communication and Design, Department, Kent, OH, Color Theory and Application.

 

2006
Adjunct Instructor, The Cleveland Institute of Art, Fibers and Material Studies Department, Cleveland, OH, Screen Printing.

2004-2005
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Kent State University, Textiles Art Department, Kent, OH, Pattern.

1995-2002
Art Educator, Lorain City Schools, Cleveland Municipal Schools, Copley-Fairlawn City, Schools, Pre-K-12th grade.

 

Exhibitions:

2009
Binary Fiction, KSU Downtown Gallery, Kent, OH.

 

2008
Fiber Nine, Prairie State College Christopher Art Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL.

 

Abstract, Color & Texture, Aurora Colors Gallery, Petaluma, CA.

14th Annual International Exhibition, SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY.

Fiber Celebration, The Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO.

New Fibers 2008, Eastern Michigan University Art Gallery, Yipsilanti, MI; Bonifas Fine Arts Center, Escanaba, MI.

Re-Return: Annual Environmental Art Show, Downtown Gallery, Kent, OH.

2007
Fiberart International, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA; The Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC; The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia, Charleston, WV.

Kent State University Faculty Show, Downtown Gallery, Kent, OH.

2006
Fiber Celebration, The Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO.

 

Crafts National, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA.

Focus Fiber, The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH; The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, St. Bonaventure University, Allegany, NY.

 

New Fibers 2006, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI; DeVos Art Museum, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI; Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Dearborn, MI.

NICHE Awards Finalist, Baltimore, MD; Displayed at the Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA.

2005 
Breaking New Ground, Kent State University, Kent, OH. 

 

*MFA Thesis Exhibition, Kent State University, Kent, OH.

Dimensions 2005, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem 40th Annual National Juried Show, Winston-Salem, NC.

 

Kent State University Student Show, Kent State University, Kent, OH.

2004
Small Works Competition, Gallery 138, Kent, OH.

 

New Fibers 2004, University of Michigan School of Art and Design, Ann Arbor, MI.
           
Craft Forms 2004, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA. 

 

24th Annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show, Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT.

 

Focus Fiber, The Artists Archives of The Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH;  The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, St. Bonaventure University,  Allegany, NY.

 

National Women’s Music Festival Fine Arts Exhibition, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

New Fibers Exhibition, Jean Paul Slusser Gallery, University of Michigan School of Art and Design, Ann Arbor, MI.

Art from the Loom, Handweavers Guild of Pueblo and Sangro de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Pueblo, CO.

 

Kent State University Student Show, Kent State University, Kent, OH.

 

2003
Small Works Competition, Gallery 138, Kent, OH.

 

Professional Awards:

2008             
HGA Award, Fiber Celebration 2008, Fort Collins Lincoln Center Galleries.
         
Best of Show, Fiber Celebration 2008, Fort Collins Lincoln Center Galleries.

 

2006
NICHE Awards Finalist, NICHE:  The Magazine for Progressive Retailers, Baltimore, MD.

 

2005
Honorable Mention, Kent State University Student Show, Kent State University.

 

NICHE Student Awards Finalist, NICHE:  The Magazine for Progressive Retailers, Baltimore, MD.

2004
Honorable Mention, Small Works Competition, Gallery 138.

 

Pikes Peak Weavers Guild Award, Art from the Loom, Handweavers Guild of Pueblo and Sangro de Cristo Arts and Conference Center.

Honorable Mention, Kent State University Student Show, Kent State University.

Teaching Awards:

2008
Graduate Applause Recipient, University Teaching Council Celebrating College Teaching Conference, Kent State University.

Undergraduate and Graduate Degree Committees:

2009 

Amy Howell, MFA Textiles
Kathy Theodore, MFA Textiles Candidacy
Adam Gruber, BFA Textiles
Loren Marshall-Flynn, BFA Textiles


2008

William Walker, MFA Textiles
Melissa McCourtie, MA Textiles
Jon Scudamore, BFA Ceramics
Laura Griffith, BFA Jewelry/Metals

2007

Marcy Herman, BFA Textiles
Katie Billings, BFA Textiles
Hanna Romaniuk, BFA Textiles
Margaret Brinsley, BFA Textiles
Kristine Stylski, BFA Jewelry/Metals
Sarah Piscazzi, BFA Jewelry/Metals

Additional Professional Experience:

2008

Team Leader and First weaver, Wendy’s Project: The Kent State University Textiles Department received a commission to weave a wall hanging for the Wendy’s Hamburgers Annual Corporate Meeting. The image was designed by a graphic designer and then adapted for the KSU digital jacquard loom. The textile department wove the piece at our studio while the process was being filmed and documented by an independent filmmaker. The final weaving was auctioned off at the Wendy’s corporate meeting and the proceeds donated to the Dave Thomas Foundation for adopted children.


Work Reproduced, Cited and/or Reviewed in Publication:

2008
New Fibers 2008, A National Survey of Contemporary Fiber Art, Fiber Arts Network of Michigan (catalogue).

14th Annual International Exhibition, SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery (press release), mention.

An Exciting Time for Electronic Jacquard Weaving, Jacquard / 60, September 2007, Lisio, Italy; reproduced at http://people.emich.edu/pwilliams/Lisio.html.

2007
Spotlight on Education, Surface Design Journal, Fall 2007, Silent Sea (image), mention, and review of Kent State University’s Textile Art Program.
 

Fiberart International, Pittsburg Center for the Arts (catalogue).


2006

Focus Fiber 2006 is Here, FiberARTicles, June 2006, Red Reservoir (image), mention, and review of show.
 

Around Noon with host Dee Perry, Interview on 90.3 WCPN, Cleveland, OH, promoting Focus Fiber 2006, June, 2006.

Focus: Fiber 2006, Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art (catalogue).

NewFibers 2006, A Survey of Regional Contemporary Fiber Art, Fiber Arts Network of Michigan (catalogue).

Crafts National, Lancaster Museum of Art (catalogue).

2004

From near and far, crafts help define fresh artistic vision, The Philadelphia
Inquirer, December 12, 2004, mention and review of show.

Focus: Fiber 2004, The Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art (catalogue).

New Fibers 2004, A Survey of Regional Contemporary Fiber Art, Fiber Arts Network of Michigan (catalogue).



Professional Memberships:

American Craft Council

Handweavers Guild of America

Textiles Arts Alliance

The Craft Council of The Cleveland Institute of Art