Carla Stetson

Retired Professor, Department of Art
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences
Faculty, Graduate Study in Education
Faculty, Department of Education

Specialty:Art Education. Intermediate and Advanced Drawing, Sustainability in Three-dimensional Design


2006 Master of Fine Arts, installation/mixed media

         Vermont College, Montpelier

1990 K-12 Art Specialist Certification

         University of Minnesota

1977 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture

         Kansas City Art Institute, Missouri.

I joined the Department of Art of Ithaca College in Fall 2008 after serving on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin, Superior and teaching at the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Research Interests:

I create artwork using a wide variety of media and methods, ranging in scale from large installations to densely-detailed mixed media constructions that reflect upon current environmental challenges.

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Teaching Interests:

  • Multicultural and postmodern curriculum trends in Art Education

  • Contemporary Drawing

  • Sustainability themes reflected in contemporary art practices.

  • Social Justice in Public Art

Selected Exhibitions:

2016 Open Studio Exhibitions, DRAW International, Caylus, France

2016 Crossing Boundaries, Windsor Whip Works Gallery , New York

2015 Wide Open, Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition, Brooklyn, New York

2014 Natural Histories, Anderson Center for the Arts, Red Wing, Minnesota. Solo

2014 Aerial Reconnaissance, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College. January 2014. Solo

2013 Confluence/Confluencia, collaborative installations with Cecilia Ramon, Duluth Art Institute, Minnesota

2012 You Are Here, Faculty Exhibition Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

2010 Women Artists Invitational, George Waters Gallery , Elmira, New York

Public Commissioned Work:

2003 The Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial. Duluth, Minnesota. Plaza and wall of cast concrete with inscribed quotations edited by writer, Anthony Peyton Porter.

2001 The Language of Stone. Great Lakes Aquarium, Duluth, Minnesota. % for Art Commission. Basalt boulder groupings with bronze and chrome, river rocks embedded in pavement.

1999 Arising. Lake Place, Duluth, Minnesota. Bronze, granite, dolomite. 14’x3 x7’ Collaboration with German artist, Almut Heer.


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