Michele C. Kishita is the director of the Honors Scholars Program for the Office of the Provost, academic advisor in the Advising Center, and adjunct assistant professor in the Division of Liberal Arts and the University Common Curriculum. She teaches "Fundamentals of Composition," "First-Year Writing" and "Collaborative Studio: The Supernatural in Asian Performance and Visual Art."
Kishita has worked with diverse student populations since 1997, ranging from elementary-level to adults, including two years teaching in Japan. She serves on the Center for Teaching and Learning committee and served on Alumni Council for three years, including two years as chair of the Council. Prior to working at the University of the Arts, Kishita was self-employed as a Japanese art consultant for galleries and auction houses and associate specialist of Japanese prints at Samuel T. Freeman & Co., where she identified, translated, catalogued and appraised Japanese prints.
Kishita is a painter with an active studio practice. Through her paintings, she investigates correlations between the landscape, especially water, and the wood grain of her painting surfaces, expressing the fluid resonances between seemingly disparate elements. Her paintings are in several private collections, and she has shown extensively on the East Coast and internationally at the Sharjah Art Museum in the United Arab Emirates. Kishita is represented by the Drawing Room Gallery in Connecticut and Carrie Coleman Fine Art in Virginia, and is an artist member of the Painting Center in New York City. She received her BFA and MFA in painting at the University of the Arts.
Class Schedule, Spring 2016
|M,TH||01:00PM - 02:20PM||Writing and the Imagination|
|M,TH||04:00PM - 06:50PM||Fundamentals of Composition II|
|-||Travel Course: Japan|