Department of Art and Design



Through a sequence of six courses, students explore the expressive, descriptive, and conceptual potential of printed art making in today's world. (Read more...)

Kirsten Strom

Associate Professor, Art History

Kirsten Strom teaches Art History courses including Survey I and II, Surrealism, Art Since 1945, Asian Art, 19th-Century Art, and Capstone. She earned her graduate degrees from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Iowa. Though Surrealism has been the primary subject of her research, she has written articles on a range of topics including Dance Anthropology, postmodern themes in contemporary graphic design, and the implications of pastiche in the alternative music of the 1980s. In addition to her formal research, she also practices studio art, especially photography, and she writes stories, poems, and songs.

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  • Office: 1116 Alexander Calder Fine Arts Center
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Kirsten Strom

Kirsten Strom

Kirsten Strom