Contact Information

Academic School

School of Communication and the Arts

Office

Steel Plant 126

Email

Richard.Lewis@Marist.edu

Phone

(845) 575-3000 ext. 2309

Website/Resume

http://www.richardlewisart.com/

Richard Lewis

Chair, Department of Art and Digital Media/Academic Coordinator of Art Programs and Director, MA in Museum Studies, Florence Campus

Bio

Professor Lewis joined the Marist faculty in 1984 and has taught a wide range of courses in studio art, art history, and digital media. In 2019, he was elected Department Chair after previously serving in that role from 1995 to 1997 and 2001 to 2010. From 1997 to 2000, he was the College’s Dean of Academic Programs/Asst. Vice President for Academic Affairs. He has a strong belief in the importance of international education and was part of the team that established the College's campus in Florence, Italy. Currently, he is the Academic Coordinator for Marist College's programs in Italy and Graduate Director for the MA in Museum Studies in Florence.

His recent teaching focuses on courses in Digital Media, particularly digital painting and animation. In addition, beginning in 2006, he has organized short term abroad courses to Italy, France, Netherlands, England, Greece, Turkey, and Japan and taught in the Departments' Venice Biennale program beginning with its inception in 2009.

Along with his wife Susan, he is the author of "The Power of Art", an art appreciation text published by Cengage, which has been used in more than 350 colleges and universities. The revised third edition was released in January 2018.

He also co-authored another textbook with his colleague James Luciana, "Digital Media: An Introduction", published by Prentice-Hall in 2005. They are now working on a new introductory text, "Digital Media Foundations: A Hands-on Guide for Artists and Designers," scheduled for publication by Routledge/Focal Press in 2020.


Education

MFA in Painting, University of Michigan
BFA in Visual Arts, SUNY College at Purchase


Research Interests / Areas of Focus

Combining digital media with traditional media; animation and its history


Selected Publications

"Digital Media Foundations: A Hands-on Guide for Artists and Designers" with James Luciana (Routledge/Focal Press, scheduled for 2020)

"The Power of Art," revised third edition, with Susan I. Lewis, an introduction to art (Cengage, 2018) 

"The Power of Art," second edition, with Susan I. Lewis (Wadsworth, 2009)

"Digital Media: An Introduction", with James Luciana (Prentice-Hall, 2005)

"The Power of Art," first edition, with Susan I. Lewis, (Harcourt Brace, 1994)

richardlewisart.com

facebook.com/lewisartcafe/


Creative Work

Short term travel abroad courses:
Romantic Visions: France and England (2016)

Visions of Japan (2008, 2010, 2015, 2019)

Van Gogh's Journey: Paris, Provence, and Amsterdam (2013, 2020)

Epic Voyages: Greece, Turkey, and Italy (2012)

Modern Visions: London, Paris, and New York (2009)

Visions of Italy (2006, 2007)

Venice Biennale (2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)

Exhibitions
Future Former, Stamps Gallery, University of Michigan, 2018

Gotham Hall, NYC, 2016

Faculty Exhibitions, Marist College Gallery, 2001 - 2019

Food, Ulster County Community College, 2009

Analog/Digital, Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY, 2003

Digital Art 2002, Kentucky State University, 2002