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Meet the New Faculty in the UConn Department of Art and Art History

Supporting artmaking across a broad range of studio media, the program offers an internationally recognized faculty, generous financial support, and new graduate studios.

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Meet the New Faculty at UConn’s Department of Art and Art History –

Christopher Sancomb maintains an interdisciplinary practice as a studio artist, designer, and educator with a broad range of professional expertise in interactive museum design, industrial design, and sculpture. Current research includes exploring the intersections of science and art through materials and form to visualize concepts from physics, cosmology, and astronomy.

Kathryn Blair Moore received her PhD in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her book, The Architecture of the Christian Holy Land: Reception from Late Antiquity through the Renaissance, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2017. Her research has been supported by grants and fellowships from Villa I Tatti, American Academy in Rome, American Philosophical Society, and American Council of Learned Societies.

Emily Larned works in an overlapping region of graphic design, socially engaged art, writing, book arts, and craft. She is the co-founder of Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts (ILSSA), a union for reflective creative practice. The exhibition “ILSSA Frameworks” opened at Unrequited Leisure, Nashville, in September. Larned’s handmade publications have been awarded honors by AIGA and the Type Directors Club. She holds an MFA from Yale School of Art.

Douglas Degges’s studio practice spans painting, collage, and a variety of collaborative projects. Recent works explore relationships amongst the painted image, the painted object, and the printed photograph. His paintings and collaborative projects have been exhibited in various group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States, including Zeitgeist Gallery and Lipscomb University in Nashville, VERSA in Chattanooga, Atlanta Contemporary in Atlanta, Night Light Gallery in Chicago, The Yellow Door Gallery in Des Moines, and Organ Kritischer Kunst in Berlin, Germany.

For more information, art.uconn.edu.