Faculty & Staff in Art & Art History

Art & Art History Office Information
Department Chair: Dr. James Bowling & Dr. Amy Johnson
Location: 
33 Collegeview Rd.
Hours: Monday – Friday (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Email: artchair@otterbein.edu

Contact: Margarita Vilshanetskaya, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 614-823-1792
Email: vilshanetskaya@otterbein.edu

Donald Austin

Donald Austin

Professor


Donald Austin has been practicing design for 35 years beginning as a graphic designer and later pursuing knowledge in mechanical engineering and industrial design. He has a passion for aeronautical engineering and spent 13 years building his own aircraft that he now flies around the country. Teaching is his first priority. He considers himself a student of design along with the students he teaches—he just adds his experiences to the class and helps students realize the necessity of “being curious”…

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James Bowling

James Bowling

Professor & Department Chair


Jim Bowling is a Professor in Art at Otterbein University’s Department of Art and Art History teaching in the areas of ceramics and sculpture. As a contemporary artist working in clay, he is rooted in the material and craftsmanship of ceramics but focuses on conceptual approaches to explore the connection between surface and form in figure-based narrative works. His work has shown locally, regionally and nationally; he is currently represented by the Sharon Weiss Gallery in Columbus. Jim is an…

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Louise Captein

Louise Captein

Associate Professor


Louise Captein makes abstract oil paintings and paper collages. Her works have been exhibited regionally and throughout the U.S in solo and group exhibitions and in The Netherlands. Her commissioned portrait drawings and paintings from the 1990’s are in private collections both in The Netherlands and in the U.S. For her hard-edge, abstract paintings she has won awards and honorable mentions. In the artist community, she is known for her small-scale paper collages which have been called quixotic, masterful and…

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Nicholas Hill

Professor


Nicholas Hill, a printmaker and artist-curator, is a Guggenheim Fellow who has exhibited his artwork in over 200 juried and invitational exhibitions, including solo exhibitions, in the United States, Germany, France, Poland, India, Chile, Czech Republic, and Denmark. His work is represented in public collections, including the Library of Congress, the New-York Historical Society, the United States Department of State, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Nicholas is represented by Printworks Gallery in Chicago. Nicholas has been awarded residencies in…

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Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson

Associate Professor & Department Chair


Johnson's areas of study include modern European and American art and architecture, women’s and gender studies, visual culture studies, and historic preservation. Dr. Johnson’s research focuses on the links between the artist and society, and the larger role art plays in our community. Her recent projects explore the intersections of photography and historic preservation within the creation of the modern city. Previously, Dr. Johnson taught at the University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse, the University of Delaware, and Harford Community College in…

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Jonathan Johnson

Jonathan Johnson

Associate Professor


Jonathan Johnson is a photographer and filmmaker whose work explores ideas about place, identity and nature. Autobiography plays a role in Johnson’s work as he often references his mixed-heritage background, travel, and backcountry exploration. Johnson collaborates with composers, writers, poets, designers and fellow artists in his artwork that takes the form of photographic prints, books, films, videos and teaching projects.  Johnson's teaching practice incorporates these elements with the intention of forming professionally-minded contemporary artists. Johnson has participated in residencies in Costa Rica, Iceland,…

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Amanda Kline

Amanda Kline

Assistant Professor


Amanda Kline brings an interdisciplinary approach to her artistic practice by combining the mediums of photography, video, installation, collage, and performance. Her research interests come from the fields of art history, anthropology, identity, and women and gender studies. Her practice is driven by art’s ability to create and combine fantasy with reality. Kline is a member of The Page Collective, an artist collaboration group that facilitates community engagement through site-specific installations and participatory art projects. Their work is invested in…

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Janice Glowski

Janice Glowski

Director, Museum & Galleries, Art Historian


Janice Glowski is an educator, academic, arts professional, and synthetic thinker who is deeply committed to the healthy integration of art, education, and diverse cultures in ways that build community. Her passion for teaching, learning, collaboration, and curatorial work is never separate from her commitment to helping cultivate well-being in society. Her approach rests on a broad interdisciplinary background that includes degrees in Asian Art History, Comparative Religious Studies, and Chemistry. In 2015, Janice co-created with Diane Nance and Miguel…

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Chaz O’Neil

Chaz O’Neil

Museum & Galleries Assistant & Collections Registrar


Chaz O’Neil oversees all the installations for the Miller Gallery, Fisher Gallery, and The Frank Museum of Art. He also coordinates and maintains the Art Collection Campus Loan Program.  Chaz has served as an adjunct Drawing instructor, and in May 2018 he traveled to Shanghai China to teach a foundation drawing course as part of the official Otterbein—Shanghai Publishing Printing College partnership. For the past 13 years Chaz has worked at the Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, having starting his affiliation with the…

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Margarita Vilshanetskaya

Margarita Vilshanetskaya

Administrative Assistant


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Part Time Faculty in Art & Art History

Carolyn Baginski

Part-Time Faculty in Art


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Lisa Belsky

Part-Time Faculty in Art


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Susan Fagan

Part-Time Faculty in Art


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Jonathan Juravich

Part-Time Faculty in Art


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Neil Wengerd

Part-Time Faculty in Art


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