Charles R Garoian

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education

Doctor of Philosophy in Education–Stanford University, 1984.
              Dissertation: Performance Art Teaching as a New Pedagogy

Standard Secondary Teaching Credential—California State University, Hayward, 1971.

Master of Arts in Art—California State University, Fresno, 1969.

Bachelor of Arts in Art—California State University, Fresno, 1968.

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EXPERIENCE

Professor of Art Education, School of Visual Arts, The Pennsylvania State University, 1999-

Director, School of Visual Arts and Professor of Art Education, The Pennsylvania State University, 1999-2010.

Associate Professor of Art Education, School of Visual Arts, The Pennsylvania State University, 1991-1999.

Fulbright Scholar: Lecturer in English and Aesthetic Education and administrative advisor at Yerevan State University in the Republic of Armenia. Granted by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Washington, D.C., March 1994-April 1994.

Faculty, Deep Creek School, Arizona State University Art Department Summer Program in Telluride, Colorado. Subject: Performance Art and Art Theory, Summers 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996 and 1997.

Assistant Director, Palmer Museum of Art, Affiliate Professor of Visual Arts, The Pennsylvania State University, January 1990 - July 1991.

Acting Director, Palmer Museum of Art, Affiliate Professor of Visual Arts, The Pennsylvania State University, March 1989-January 1990.

Education Director, Palmer Museum of Art, Affiliate Professor of Visual Arts, The Pennsylvania State University, 1986-1989; and member of the graduate faculty, since 1988.

Department Chairman/Curriculum Coordinator in Art, Mountain View/ Los Altos Union High School District. 1980-1985.

Art Instructor: Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Drawing, and Art History, Los Altos High School. 1969-1985.

Visiting Professor, University of Washington, Seattle. Division of Art Education - School of Art. Summer 1977.

Art Supervisor for Stanford Teacher Education Program, Stanford University, 1975-1976.

Graduate Assistant in Art History and Assistant Graduate Adviser, California State University, Fresno. 1969.

Graphic Artist, The University of California Agricultural Extension Service, Fresno County. 1966-1969.

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PUBLICATION: BOOK

Garoian, C.R. (In-progress). The Prosthetic Pedagogy of Art: Embodied Research and Practice.

Garoian, C.R. & Gaudelius, Y.M. (2008). Spectacle pedagogy: Art, politics, and visual culture. Albany: State University of New York.

Garoian, C.R. (1999). Performing Pedagogy: Towards an Art of Politics. Albany: State University of New York Press.

REVIEWS OF PERFORMING PEDAGOGY

Review of book Performing Pedagogy: Toward an Art of Politics: While, J.M. (Fall 2006), Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, Vol. 48, No. 1, 113-117.

Review of book Performing Pedagogy: Toward an Art of Politics: Bottoms, S.J. “39 Microlectures: In Proximity Of Performance,” by Matthew Goulish and “Performing Pedagogy: Toward An Art Of Politics,” by Charles R. Garoian, in Contemporary Theatre Review: An International Journal, Vol. 12, Nos. 1 & 2, 2002, 278-284.

Review of book Performing Pedagogy: Toward an Art of Politics: Styslinger, M.E. Journal of Educational Thought, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2002, 87-101.

Review of book Performing Pedagogy: Toward an Art of Politics: Spencer, J.S. “Performance Art as Progressive Education, Art Journal, Vol. 60, No. 1, Spring 2001.

REVIEWS OF SPECTACLE PEDAGOGY

Review of book Spectacle Pedagogy: Art, Politics, and Visual Culture: Richardson, J. (2010). Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 51(3).

Review of book Spectacle Pedagogy: Art, Politics, and Visual Culture: Baldacchino, J. (2008). The Journal of Art and Design Education (JADE), 27(3), Blackwell Publishing, pp. 346-348.

Review of book Spectacle Pedagogy: Art, Politics, and Visual Culture: Beudert, L. (November 3, 2008). International Journal of Education & the Arts (IJEA On-line), 9(2).

PUBLICATIONS: JOURNAL ARTICLES & BOOK CHAPTERS

Forthcoming: Garoian, C.R. (In press). The Exquisite Corpse of art-based research. In C. Stout (Ed.), Teaching and Learning Emergent Research Methodologies in Art Education. Reston: National Art Education Association.

Forthcoming: Garoian, C.R. & Gaudelius, Y.M. (In press). Obtuse research: Flights of excess in art education. In S. Wilson-McKay & M.L. Buffington (Eds.), Practice theory: Seeing the power of art teacher researchers. Reston: National Art Education Association.

Forthcoming: Garoian, C.R. (In press). Preface: Critical agency: Wired, jacked, and plugged-in. In R. Sweeny (Ed.), Inter/actions/Inter/sections: Art Education in a Digital Visual Culture. Reston: National Art Education Association.

Garoian, C.R. (Winter 2010). Drawing blinds: Art practice as prosthetic visuality (Studies in Art Education Invited Lecture 2009), Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, Vol. 51, No. 2, pp. 176-188.

White, J.H., Garoian, C.R. & Garber, E. (Winter 2010). Speaking in tongues: The uncommon ground of arts-based research, Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, Vol. 51, No. 2, pp. 134-145.

Garoian, C.R. & Gaudelius, Y.M. (2009). Transnational visual culture: Indecipherable narratives and pedagogy. In E.M. Delacruz, A. Arnold, A. Kuo & M. Parsons (Eds.). Globalization, art, and education (pp. 142-150). Reston: National Art Education Association.

Garoian, C.R. (Spring 2008). Verge of collapse: The pros/thesis of art research, Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 218-234.

Gaudelius, Y.M. & Garoian, C.R. (2007). Performing embodiment: Pedagogical intersections of art, technology, and the body. In S. Springgay & D. Freedman (Eds), Curriculum and the cultural body. Peter Lang.

Garoian, C.R. (Fall 2006). Book Review: Art practice as research: Inquiry in the visual arts by Graeme Sullivan. Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, Special Issue: Arts Based Research in Art Education, Vol. 48, No, 1, pp 108-112.

Garoian, C.R. (Winter 2004). Curriculum and pedagogy as collage narrative, Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 25-31.

Garoian, C.R. & Gaudelius, Y.M. (2004). Performing resistance, Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 48-60.

Garoian, C.R. & Gaudelius, Y.M. (2004). The spectacle of visual culture, Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 298-312.

Garoian, C.R. & Gaudelius, Y.M. (2004). The embodied pedagogy of war. Journal of Social Theory in Art Education, No. 27, pp. 62-80.

Garoian, C.R. (2004). Identity collage. In L. Bresler (Ed.), Knowing bodies, feeling minds: Towards Embodied Teaching and learning. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Garoian, C.R. (May 2003). Performance artística como pedagogia de resistência, (Educação Artística), Aprender: Revista da escola superior de educação de Portalegre, No. 27, pp. 61-65. ( Portugal)

Garoian, C.R. (2003). Diversity Initiatives for department heads and deans. In E. Farmer, J.W. Rojewski, & B.W. Farmer (Eds.), Diversity in America: Visions of the future. Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt.

Garoian, C.R. (Fall 2002). Performing a pedagogy of endurance. Teacher Education Quarterly, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 161-173.

Garoian, C.R. (September 2002). Performance artística como pedagogia de resistência. Imaginar: Revista da Associaçã Professores de Expressão e Comunicação Visual, Vol. 39, pp. 18-22. ( Portugal)

Garoian, C.R. & Gaudelius, Y.M. (Summer 2001). Cyborg Pedagogy: Performing Resistance in the Digital Age, Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, Vol. 42, No. 4, pp. 333-347.

Garoian, C.R. (2001). Children performing the art of identity. In Y. Gaudelius & P. Speirs (Eds.), Contemporary issues in art education for elementary educators. Upper Saddle River: Prentice-Hall.

Garoian, C.R. (2001). Remote control: Performing memory and cultural history. In K. Congdon, D. Blandy & P. Bolin (Eds.), Histories of community-based art education. Reston: The National Art Education Association.

Garoian, C.R. (Spring 2001). Performing the museum. Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, Vol. 42, No. 3, pp. 234-248.

Garoian, C.R. (1999). Performance-art als kritische pädagogik. In H. Seitz (Ed.), Schreiben auf wasser: Performative verfahren in kunst, wissenschaft und bildung. Bonn: Kulturpolitsiche Gesellschaft e. V.; Essen: Klartext Verlag, pp. 86-92.

Garoian, C.R. (Spring 1999). Performance art as critical pedagogy in studio art education. Art Journal,58(1), 57-62.

Green, G.L. (January 1999). Author’s citation acknowledging the Performance Art, Culture, Pedagogy Symposium. The return of the body: Performance art and art education. Art Education, 52(1), 6-12.

Garoian, C.R. (Spring 1998). Art education and the aesthetics of land use in the age of ecology. Studies in Art Education A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 39 (3), 244-261.

Review: Mendus Dlugos, K. (February, 1997). Art Note (“Performance Art, Culture, and Pedagogy” at Penn State University). The New Art Examiner, p. 60.

Harper, G. (March 1997). Editor’s citation acknowledging the Performance Art, Culture, Pedagogy Symposium in Sculpture, Vol. 16, No. 3, p. 4.

Wilson , M. (Winter 1997). Editor’s citation acknowledging the Performance Art, Culture, Pedagogy Symposium in Art Journal (Publication of the College Art Association), Vol 56, No. 4, p. 3.

Review: Wolford, L. (September 1997). Oppositional Performance/Critical Pedagogy: A Report from the Penn State Symposium in Theatre Topics, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 187-193.

Kaprow, A. (Fall 1997). Author’s citation acknowledging the Performance Art, Culture, Pedagogy Symposium. Just Doing. TDR, Vol. 41, No. 3, pp. 101-106.

Garoian, C.R. Art education and the aesthetics of health in the age of AIDS. Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, Vol. 39, No. 1, Fall 1997.

Garoian, C.R. (1997). The apotheosis of art education: A conversation. In A.A. Anderson & P. Bolin (Eds.), History of Art Education: Proceedings of the Third Penn State International Symposium, (pp. 577-583). University Park: Penn State University (with Tim Jackson and Leisha Jones).

Garoian, C.R. Performance Art: Repositioning the body in postmodern art education. Journal of Multicultural and Cross-cultural Research in Art Education, 14, Fall 1996.

Garoian, C.R., Fighting censorship in the art classroom. School Arts: Inspiring Creativity in Teaching, Vol. 95, No. 14, December 1996 (with Albert A. Anderson).

Garoian, C. R. "A Common Impulse in Art and Science," in Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology. Vol. 29, No. 3, 1996 (with John D. Mathews).

Garoian, C.R., Censorship in the art classroom: Consequences and issues. School Arts: Inspiring Creativity in Teaching, Vol. 95, No. 7, March 1996 (with A. Anderson).

Garoian, C.R., Censorship in the art classroom. School Arts: Inspiring Creativity in Teaching, Vol. 95, No. 5, January 1996 (with Albert A. Anderson).

Garoian, C.R. Abstract: Art education and the aesthetics of land use in the age of ecology. In A. Hepburn (Ed.), Art, Culture, Nature: The artist in a cultural and environmental context conference proceedings (pp. 14-18), 1995. Salisbury: Salisbury State University.

Garoian, C.R. Abstract: Towards an ecological pedagogy. In A. Hepburn (Ed.), Art, Culture, Nature: The artist in a cultural and environmental context conference proceedings (pp. 34-35), 1995. Salisbury: Salisbury State University.

Garoian, Charles.R. The deep creek school: Technology, ecology and the body as pedagogical alternatives in art education. In The Journal of Social Theory In Art Education, No. 14, 1994 (with Daniel L. Collins).

Garoian, C.R. Exposed and Expelled: The Maja Controversy Revisited. The Journal of Aesthetic Education, Vol. 28, No. 4, Winter 1994 (with A. A. Anderson). This piece is the introduction to the section titled: “Discussion: The Maja Incident” featuring selected papers from the Sex, Censorship and the University Classroom symposium co-organized by Anderson and Garoian at Penn State University. The other authors in “Discussion” include: Steven C. Dubin, E. Louis Langford, Mary Louise Krumrine, and Kenneth Foster, pp. 36-65.

Garoian, Charles R. “Teaching Art as a Matter of Cultural Survival: Aesthetic Education in the Republic of Armenia” (revised version) in The Journal of Aesthetic Education, Vol. 28, No. 2, Summer 1994.

Garoian, Charles R. “Earthview: Looking Down at Ourselves,” in Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology. Volume 27, Number 2, Spring 1994, (with John D. Mathews).

Review: Rawson, Christopher. “Audience Gains Insight to Artists’ Private Visions,” in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January, 17, 1994.

Garoian, Charles R. “Linear Perspective and Montage: Two Dominating Paradigms in Art Education,” in The Journal of Social Theory and Art Education, Number 13, 1993.

Review: Green, Frank. “The Performance Open/Cleveland Public Theatre/7-11 April,” in Dialogue: Arts in the Midwest, Volume 16, Number 15, September/October 1993.

Review: Sparks, Amy. “ Cleveland Performance Art Festival: Community Outreach or Shotgun Wedding?,” in High Performance, Volume 16, Number 2, Summer 1993.

 Garoian, Charles R. “Earthview,” in Leonardo Electronic News (Special issue dedicated to the Deep Creek School, an Arizona State University Summer Sessions experimental art program located in Telluride, Colorado, Volume 3, Number 7, July 15, 1993, (with John D. Mathews).

Garoian, Charles R. “Teaching Art as a Matter of Cultural Survival: Aesthetic Education in the Republic of Armenia” (original version) in INSEA News (a publication of the International Society for Education Through Art), Volume 1, 1993.

 Garoian, Charles R. “Using Cross-Disciplinary Metaphor to Understand Art,” Chapter Three in Teaching Critical Thinking: Reports From Across the Curriculum, edited by Arthur W. Biddle and John Clark (Prentice Hall Studies in Writing and Culture. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1993.

Garoian, Charles R. “Art History and the Museum in the Schools,” in The Journal of Visual Arts Research, Volume 18, No. 2 (Issue 36), Fall 1992.

Garoian, Charles. “Art in Crisis: An Attack on Recent Body Metaphors,” in The Penn State Journal of Contemporary Criticism (4) published by the School of Visual Arts at Penn State University, Summer 1992. Also published in compendium issue of The Penn State Journal of Art Criticism, Fifth Edition, December 1993, pp. 62-71.

Blaum, Paul A. “The Lonely Passion of Charles Garoian,” in Ararat Quarterly, Vol. XXXII, No. 126, Summer 1991.

Garoian, Charles R. “Art in Crisis: An Attack on Recent Body Metaphors,” in Abstracts and Program Statements, College Art Association 79th Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. included in Body Count: The Contemporary Body in Sickness and Health edited by John Kissick, February 1991.

Garoian, Charles. Book review of Myself in the Water: The Western Photographs of John K. Hillers by Don D. Fowler in the History of Photography an International Quarterly, Vol. 14, No. 4, October/December 1990.

Garoian, Charles. Book review of Man Ray by Roland Penrose in the History of Photography an International Quarterly, Vol. 14, No. 2, April/June 1990.

Garoian, Charles. “Cincinatti Fails to Weigh Artist as Social Critic,” (an editorial article regarding the controversy over Robert Mapplethorpe’s photography), The Palm Beach Post, April 18, 1990 and The Dayton Daily News, April 18, 1990.

Garoian, Charles. “Teaching Visual Literacy Through Art History in High School,” Journal of the International Visual Literacy Association, 1989.

Garoian, Charles. “Teaching Critical Thinking Through Art History in High School,” Design for Arts in Education, Vol. 90, No. 1, September/October 1988.

Garoian, Charles. “Interdisciplinary Experimentations as a Vehicle for Outreach,” Association of College and University Museums and Galleries Newsletter, February 1988.

Maloney, Judith. “The Farmer as Artist,” Research Penn State, Vol. 8, No. 4, December 1987.

Garoian, Charles. “Killjoy: To the Passions of Käthe Kollwitz,” The Museologist, Vol. 51, No. 176, Summer 1987.

Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation: Performance Art Teaching as a New Pedagogy, Stanford University, 1984.

Review: Duke, Patricia. “ Artists Transform State Into Canvas,” in Spokesman-Review, Spokane, WA, October 17, 1982.

Garoian, Charles. “Art History Has Meaning for High School Students,” Art Workers News, Vol. 11, No. 5, February 1982.

McCambridge, Jan. “Be True to Your School: Meet Charles Garoian, High School Teacher,” High Performance, Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring, 1981.

Garoian, Charles. “Christo on Art, Education, and the Running Fence,” Art Education, Vol. 30, No. 2, February 1977, (with Dan Collins and Roy Quan).

Master of Arts Thesis: Imagery in the Art of the 60’s, California State University, Fresno, 1969.

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PERFORMANCES & TALKS

Visiting Artist: Presented performance workshops for national artists participating in New Works, a program of the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, September 2010.

Presenter: “Art-in-the-Flesh: The Materiality of Sensation and Embodiment,” a theoretical paper presented at the National Art Education Association Conference in Baltimore, MD, April 2010.

Panel presentation: “In Advance of a Broken Metaphor,” a theoretical paper/performance presented at the National Art Education Association Conference in Baltimore, MD, April 2010. (with White, Lucero, and Meir)

Presenter: “Obtuse Research: Flights of Excess in Art Education,” a theoretical paper presented at the National Art Education Association Conference in Baltimore, MD, April 2010. (with Gaudelius)

Invited lecture and performance: “Drawing Blinds: Art Practice as Prosthetic Visuality,” Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series, Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, March 2010.

Invited performance, “Scattered Flesh (Tzervadz Mort),” with Desnelle Collective, at the International Conference and Student Workshop on the Armenian Genocide, Boston University. (February 2010)

Keynote speaker, performer, and presenter, “The Craft of Performing the Body and Subjectivity,” The Language of Craft summer conference, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME. (July 2008)

Invited performance, hyper/ventilation, and eight performance workshops at Western Michigan University Department of Art. (October 2006).

Panel presentation: “The Dis-eased Pedagogy of Disaster Tourism, The Twelfth Performance Studies International Conference, Queen Mary University of London, England. (June 2006).

Performance (hyper/ventilation), The Art of Healing Conference, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, November 2005.

Performance (hyper/ventilation) and Keynote lecture (The Education of the Artist as Public Intellectual), at Big Talk: Community and Conversations in Art and Design Education (national symposium), Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), Toronto, Canada, April 2005.

Presenter: “The Misfit Pedagogies of Visual Culture,” a theoretical paper presented at the National Art Education Association Conference in Boston, MA, March 2005. (with Gaudelius)

Presenter: “The Spectacle of Visual Culture,” theoretical paper presented at the National Art Education Association Conference in Denver, Colorado, April 2004. (with Gaudelius)

Panel presentation: “Embodied pedagogy” for the “Body as Methodology and Embodied Knowing” panel, at the National Art Education Association Conference in Denver, Colorado, April 2004.

Invited performance/lecture: “Performance art as teaching as performance art,” Division of Art, College of Creative Arts, West Virginia University, March 2004.

Invited paper: American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR) conference seminar “De-materialized Performance,” November 14-17, 2002, Philadelphia, PA. (co-authored with and presented by Yvonne Gaudelius).

Solo exhibition of performance artifacts and invited performance “Ursa Minor” at the Woodstreet Galleries in Pittsburgh, PA in conjunction with the Three Rivers Arts Festival (June 2002).

Invited performance “Raisin Debt and Other Fresno Stories,” at The William Saroyan Centennial Festival in Fresno, California, co-sponsored by Fresno City College, The Fresno Metropolitan Museum, and the William Saroyan foundation in San Francisco, California (April 2002).

Invited speaker: “Art Creates Change” visiting artist series at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, Canada, presentation title: “Art + Pedagogy” (March 11, 2002).

Invited panelist: Yoko Ono Project at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada, presentation title: “Yoko Ono’s Critical Narcissism” (March 9, 2002).

Invited speaker: “Arts, Humanity, Technology,” International Society for Education Through Art Asian Regional Congress, Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan, Republic of China. Title of paper: “Performing a Pedagogy of Endurance (November 3-5, 2001).

Invited panelist: “Art + Pedagogy” presentation for the panel entitled “MFA and PhD Graduates: What Hiring Institutions are Seeking,” National Association of Schools of Art and Design Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. (October 18-20, 2001).

Invited panelist “Performance and Sculpture” (with Robert Atkins, Zbigniew Karkowski, Pamela Ruiz and Stelarc), 19 th International Sculpture Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. Organized by the International Sculpture Center and Art+Performance+Technology (APT) Pittsburgh (June 6-10, 2001).

Invited Performance (“Breaking Water”) and Keynote lecture (“Performing Memory and Cultural History”) at the “Post Object and Postmodern Performance Art in New Zealand from the 1970’s and Beyond” symposium co-organized by the University of Canterbury and the Robert McDougall Art Gallery. Christchurch, New Zealand (November 10-13, 2000).

Co-organizer: Performative Sites: Intersecting Art, Technology and the Body Symposium
This symposium examined the theoretical, experiential, and pedagogical implications of performance artists’ works that use mechanical and electronic technologies. Recognizing that we live in a culture that is increasingly dependent on technology, this symposium explored the varied ways that artists and cultural theorists expose, critique, and intervene in the ways that technology is conceived. In doing so, it enabled an understanding of its phenomena as performative and embodied. In a comprehensive four-part program, the symposium included a performance series, lectures, workshops, and panel discussions by 55 national and international performance artists, theorists, and scholars. Given its broad basis, the symposium brought a global perspective to our understanding of the intersection of art, technology, and the body. (October 24-28, 2000)

Invited Performance, “Breaking Water,” The Werkleitz International Biennale of Film, Video, and Performance Art in Werkleitz-Tornitz, Germany (July 5-9, 2000)

SVA 2000 Exhibition, The School of Visual Art Faculty Exhibition at the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State University. Performance artifact from “Breaking Water.” (July-September, 2000)

Invitational exhibition: Documenting Performance, Preserving Concepts. Artifact from performance entitled “Butt of the Media in the Face of the Public.” Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden. The University of Nebraska, Lincoln (May 2-July 23, 2000)

Invited artist: Performance: Raisin Debt at the Sheldon Art Gallery, lecture on my performance work to the Visual Literacy Program of the Art Department, and performance workshop for Teachers College. The University of Nebraska, Lincoln (January 26-29, 2000)

Presenter: Remote Control performance/talk at The College Art Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA. “Crossing boundaries: A historical perspective on hybridization, cultural differentiation, alienation, and “otherness” in interdisciplinary performance, installation, and media arts” panel with J. Apple, W. Pope L., H. Thorington, and M. Yoshimoto (February 10-14, 1999).

The Pennyslvania State University School of Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition. Installation of Remote Control performance artifacts, Zoller Gallery, November 13-December 11, 1998.

Keynote Artist/speaker: The Power of Images Conference of the Pennsylvania Art Education Association, The Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA. Performance: Raisin Debt. Lecture: “The power of performance art: Imaging identity and agency through the body” (October 23, 1998)

Featured Artist in Default Propaganda: A multimedia performance showcase by five artists exploring information, meaning, and propaganda in today’s mediasphere at the Ohio Theater in New York City ( Soho) as part of the New York City Downtown Arts Festival. Performance title: Remote Control. Funded by Franklin Furnace, the Jerome Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts (September 11-13, 1998)

Invited artist in the From Foundation to Ornamentation mixed media invitational exhibition of 50 artists focusing on the bra as a cultural artifact. Titled of installation: “Stretching the Binaries of Liberty,” ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL <http://www.icsp.net/arc/foundation> (September 1-26, 1998), followed by the Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, IL (October 2-27)

Featured American speaker/performer at the German national syposium on “Performance and Teaching: Aesthetic Practice and Education in Universities.” Symposium theme: “The Garden, the Ruin, Water.” Title of my performance/lecture: “Walking on Water: Performance Art as Mutable Pedagogy.” Fachhochschule Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, (June 25-27, 1998)

Invited Artist: The Eleventh Annual Cleveland Performance Art Festival. Performance: Remote Control, Cleveland, OH (May 29, 1998)

Invited panelist at The Eleventh Annual Cleveland Performance Art Festival to discuss Toward (or Away From) a Definition of Performance Art, at the Cleveland State University Art Department. (May 19, 1998)

Featured Artist in Default Propaganda: A multimedia performance showcase by five artists exploring information, meaning, and propaganda in today’s mediasphere at the HERE performance space in New York City. Performance title: Remote Control. March 19-22, 1998.

 Back Talk: An Evening of Performance Art by Charles Garoian and his students held at the Paul Robeson Cultural Center, sponsored by the School of Visual Arts at Penn State, January 20, 1998.

Video exhibition of Walking on Water (Confluence) performance at the “Subject to Desire: Refiguring the Body Conference,” State University of New York, New Paltz, November 7-8, 1997.

Featured Artist: The Tenth Annual Cleveland Performance Art Festival. Performance: Raisin Debt, Cleveland, OH, May 8, 1997.

Three invited lectures on performance art pedagogy and a performance segment from Walking on Water, Art Department, University of California, Berkeley, CA, March 3-5, 1997.

Group Exhibition: “Body, Object, Site,” Artists of the Deep Creek School. The Ice House, Phoenix, AZ, December 1996.

Organizer: Performance Art, Culture, Pedagogy Symposium. The first of its kind, this symposium examined the historical, theoretical and experiential significance of performance art in order to distinguish its pedagogy as an emerging form of arts education. Performances, panel discussions, workshops, and lectures by forty-two internationally renown performance artists, historians, critics, arts presenters, educators comprised the program. The Symposium attracted over 350 registrants from around the nation and internationally. A continuing and distance education service of Penn State University’s School of Visual Arts and the Center for Performing Arts, in collaboration with the Department of English and the Department of Theater, the Women’s Studies Program, the Palmer Museum of Art, and the Paul Robeson Cultural Center, the Symposium was held at the Scanticon Conference Center. November 13-16, 1996.

Invited Artist: The Ninth Annual Cleveland Performance Art Festival. Performance: Dowser, Cleveland, OH. (August 29 and 30, 1996)

Invited performance and workshop: Learning to Walk on Water, Professor John White’s performance art class, University of California at Irvine Department of Art, Irvine, CA, May 31, 1996.

Invited performances, gallery talk, and workshop: Requiem March and Confluence, Bowman, Penelec & Megahan Galleries, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, April 25, 1996.

Invited performances, gallery talk, and workshop: Requiem March and Confluence, Hartnett Gallery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, April 22 and 23, 1996.

The Pennyslvania State University School of Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition. Performance: Confluence, Zoller Gallery, November 11, 1995.

The Eighth Annual Cleveland Performance Art Festival Open. Performance: History According Two Mental Blocks, Cleveland, Ohio, April 1995.

The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts “New Performance Series” presented by “Performance du Jour,” Pittsburgh, PA, curator: Murray Horne. Invited performance: History According Two Mental Blocks, with Sherrie Garoian, Dahn Hiuni, Jennifer Dowlin, Kim Thorsen, Christine Quail, and Bernadette Curran, January 21, 1995.

Incendiary Devices: An Evening of Performance Art and Artists Books, A Public Event at the School of Visual Arts, Charles Garoian and Chuck Cave and School of Visual Arts Students, Zoller Gallery, January 10, 1995.

The Pennyslvania State University School of Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition. Performance: History According Two Mental Blocks, Zoller Gallery, November 12, 1994.

The Seventh Annual Performance Art Festival Open at the Cleveland Public Theater. Collaborative performance from Yerevan, Armenia via AT&T telephone connection with Jason Garoian and Travis DiNicola live on stage in Cleveland: Techno Seance, Cleveland, Ohio, April 1994.

 Torrid Zones: An Evening of Performance Art, A Public Event at the School of Visual Arts, Garoian and seven Performance Art students, 302 Patterson Building, January 26, 1994.

The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts “New Performance Series,” curator: Murray Horne. Invited performance: Naked Controversy, January 15, 1994, Pittsburgh, PA.

Studio for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University Department of Art. Invited performance Requiem March and lecture, November 19, 1993, Pittsburgh, PA.

The Ward-Nasse Gallery, 178 Prince Street, NYC., Invited performance: Naked Controversy, November 11, 1993.

Kutztown University Art Series Program, Little Theater, Invited performance: Naked Controversy, Kutztown, Pennsylvania, November 10, 1993.

The Pennyslvania State University School of Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition. Performance: Requiem March, Zoller Gallery, November 8, 1993.

Production of Deep Creek School (in collaboration with Dan Collins and Gene Cooper), an eighteen minute documentary and promotional videotape for the Arizona State University Summer Sessions Art Program in Telluride, Colorado, Summer 1992.

 The Sixth Annual Cleveland Performance Art Festival Open. Performance: Flayed Ox II, Cleveland, Ohio, April 1993.

 The Pennsylvania State University, Keller Conference Center Auditorium. Performance: Naked Controversy, with Jason Garoian, Travis Di Nicola, Florence Anderson, Pembroke Childs, Mike Biddison, and Andrea Littlewood. This performance responded to and explored the issues of “political correctness” surrounding the removal of a photographic reproduction of The Naked Maja painting by the Spanish artist Francisco Jose de Goya Y Lucientes from a university classroom where it had hung for over ten years. Funded by a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Inter-disciplinary Arts Fellowship award. Presented during the Sex, Censorship and the University Classroom: Goya’s Maja Maligned? symposium, March 1993.

 The Pennyslvania State University School of Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition. Performance: Floating Signifiers/Signifying Floaters, with Travis Di Nicola, Sherrie Garoian, and Michael Svoboda, Zoller Gallery, November 1992.

 The Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, NY, Solo performance: Butt of the Media in the Face of the Public (Completed Version), October 1992.

 The Pennsylvania State University College of Arts and Architecture Featured Events, Solo Performance: Butt of the Media in the Face of the Public (Completed Version), Zoller Gallery, September 1992.

 Cleveland Public Theater Fifth Annual Performance Art Festival Open. Performance: Butt of the Media in the Face of the Publicc (Work in Progress, part three), Cleveland, Ohio, April 1992.

 Paul Robeson Cultural Center, Penn State University. Flayed Ox for “Circumstantial Evidence,” An Evening of Performance Art by Charles Garoian and Students from the School of Visual Arts Commemorating the Vision of Dr. Martin Luther King. February 1992.

 The Birmingham Lofts, Pittsburgh, PA.Hidden Agendas for “Circumstantial Evidence,” An Evening of Performance Art by Charles Garoian and Students from Penn State University Celebrating Human Rights with Amnesty International. December 1991.

The Pennyslvania State University School of Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition. Performance: Hidden Agendas: Issues Regarding Sexual Harassment. Zoller Gallery, November 1991.

The Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA. Fourth Annual “Dada Again” event. November, 1990. Performance: S/Laughter.

The Pennsylvania State University, Zoller Gallery. Mixed Media Performances: Esoteric Investigations, 1988, and Fishing For The Truth, November, 1988.

The Cleveland Museum of Art: Rites of Passage: Adolescents Experiencing Art, in Explorations IV: Images of the Mind—performances and lectures at the Teacher Resource Center, 1987.

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gardens (Pulse: A Practicuum on Current Ideas and Approaches in Museum Education), Rites of Passage: Adolescents Experiencing Art, 1986.

Arizona State University Department of Art, Tempe, Arizona: Performance Art and Higher Level Thinking, 1986.

Maharishi International University Department of Art, Fairfield, Iowa: Performance Art Teaching as an Extension of the Studio, 1985, 1987.

Washington State University Conference: Performance Art: New Adventures in Time and Space. Featured performance artist with Nancy Buchanan. Performance: “Playing With Matches.” Sponsored by the Washington State University Museum of Art, 1982.

National Art Education Association Annual Convention, St. Louis, Missouri. Research Symposium: Art Education and Art Now, Coordinated by Dr. Laura Chapman, 1977.

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LECTURES IN ART AND EDUCATION

Invited plenary workshop: “Performing the Spectacle,” Sixth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2010.

Invited plenary panel: Performing Narratives and Spectacles of Resistance: Crossing Borders, Bridging Gaps, and Voicing Dissent. Panel presentation: “The Exquisite Corpse of Art-Based Research, Sixth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2010.

Invited plenary panel: On Rigor in Arts-Based Research. Panel presentation: “The Rigor of Collage Narrative,” Sixth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2010.

The Studies in Art Education Invited Lecture awarded by the Editorial Board of the Journal to a leading scholar in art education. Title of lecture and performance: “Drawing Blinds: Art Practice as Prosthetic Visuality,” presented at the National Art Education Association Annual Conference in Minneapolis, MN. (April 2009)

Presenter: “Precarious Leanings: The Prosthetic Slippage of Play in Art,” paper at the National Art Education Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN. (April 2009)

Invited lecture: “Drawing Blinds: Art Practice as Prosthetic Visuality,” Penn State Department of Comparative Literature Luncheon speaker series, January 26, 2009.

(Invited) The Myers Lecture, title: “The Play in Arts Research,” Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City. (November 7, 2008).

Keynote Speaker (Title of paper: “The Anxiety of Disequilibrium in the Museum”), at Encontro International, Arte/Educação Como Mediação (International Meeting, Art/Education and Mediation), Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, organized by Anna Mae Barbosa, Professor, University of São Paulo and co-organized by Rejane Coutino, Professor, University of São Paulo. (October 23-26, 2008)

Presenter: Spectacle Pedagogy: Art, Politics, and Visual Culture, paper at the National Art Education Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA (with Yvonne M. Gaudelius). March 2008

Panelist: Arts-based Research as a Means for Teaching and Learning, Paper: “Aphorisms on fine art research,” National Art Education Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA (with John H. White and Elizabeth Garber). March 2008.

Panelist: Then and Now: A Discussion About Research in Art Education, National Art Education Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA (with Liora Bresler and Pauline Sameshima. March 2008.

Keynote speaker: II Congrés d’Educació de les Arts Visuals: Creativitat en temps de canvis (II Congress of Visual Arts Education: Creativity in Changing Times), Edifici historic de la Universitat de Barcelona. Title of lecture: “The Prosthetic Pedagogy of the Ignorant School Master.” Barcelona, Spain. November 2007

Presenter: Spectacle Pedagogy: Art, Politics, and Visual Culture at the 2007 International Society for Education Through Art Asian Regional Congress, Seoul, South Korea (with Yvonne M. Gaudelius). August 2007

Invited artist/educator; Philadelphia Museum of Art, “Visual Arts Sources for Teaching” (VAST Program), “Performing the Museum” workshop for K-12 teachers, Philadelphia, PA. July 16, 2007.

Invited lecturer: College of Women, University of Kuwait, Kuwait City, Kuwait. Three lectures: Administration of the visual arts; Research in the visual arts; and, Pedagogy of the visual arts. April 2007.

Super Session, panel: Art-based Research, paper: “The Prosthesis of Art Research,” National Art Education Association annual conference New York, NY. March 2007.

Panelist: Speaking in Tongues: Research in Fine Art, Crafts and Design, Paper: “Uncommon Ground,” National Art Education Association annual conference New York, NY. March 2007.

Co-presenter (w/Gaudelius): The Dis-eased Pedagogy of Disaster Tourism,” National Art Education Association annual conference New York, NY. March 2007.

Co-presenter (w/Gaudelius): The Stuttering Pedagogy of Collage, National Art Education Association annual conference, Chicago, IL. March 2006.

Presenter: Art as Research, Council for Policy Studies in Art Education at the National Art Education Association annual pre-conference, Chicago, IL. March 2006.

Panel presentation: “The Critical Pedagogy of Collage,” at the Collage as Cultural Practice Conference, University of Iowa, Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, March 2005.

Invited speaker: “Collage as Critical Thinking,” Southern Allegheny Museum of Art Artist Teacher Workshop, Loretto, Pennsylvania, March 2005.

Invited speaker and panelist: “Gathering and Trespassing: Interdisciplinary and Critical Investigations of Visual Culture,” The Ohio State University Department of Art Education, Columbus, Ohio, November 2004.

Moderator: International Perspectives discussion group, The National Association of Schools of Art and Design Annual Conference, Tucson, Arizona, October 2004.

Invited paper: “Art Education in the Silent Gap of Pennsylvania’s Economy,” The Pennsylvania Arts Policy Colloquium, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 2004.

Presenter: “The Spectacle of Visual Culture,” theoretical paper presented at the National Art Education Association Conference in Denver, Colorado, April 2004. (with Gaudelius)

Panel presentation: “Embodied pedagogy” for the “Body as Methodology and Embodied Knowing” panel, at the National Art Education Association Conference in Denver, Colorado, April 2004.

Presenter: The National Art Education Association Annual Convention, Minneapolis. (April 2003). Paper: “The Obsolete Body of Art Education” with Yvonne Gaudelius.

Invited speaker/panelist for the “Leadership for Transformational Change” panel at the Department Executive Officer (DEO) Seminar sponsored by the Committee for Institutional Cooperation (CIC), Chicago, IL, April 3-5.

Roundtable presentation with Dr. Elizabeth Reese: The National Art Education Association Annual Convention: Miami, Florida, paper presented: Engaging the Narratives of Museum Visitors (March 22-26, 2002)

Invited artist/critic for the Goat Island Summer School at the University of Bristol, England, hosted by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Arnolfini Gallery, and the University of Bristol Department of Drama (Theatre, Film, and Television). (August 13-17, 2001)

Presenter: The Seventh Performance Studies International Conference, Universität Mainz, Germany. Paper: “Cyborg Pedagogy: Performing Resistance in the Digital Age” (with Yvonne Gaudelius) (March 28-April 1, 2001).

Presenter: The National Art Education Association Annual Convention, New York, NY. (March 14-18, 2001). Paper: “Performing a Posthuman Pedagogy of Technology” with Yvonne Gaudelius.

Invited speaker for “Conversations at Kern” lecture series, The Graduate School, Penn State University. “The Art of Identity in the Digital Age.” September 7, 2000.

Keynote speaker at "Heart Murmur: Collaborations, bodies, words (low)," a symposium on performance art hosted by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Arnolfini Gallery, and the Bristol University Department of Drama (Theatre, Film, and Television), and guest artist/critic for the Goat Island Summer School in Bristol, England. (August 14-19, 2000)

Keynote presenter: Young Audiences of Indiana and the Indianapolis Museum of Art Summer Arts Education Institute, “New Dimensions: Expanding Minds Through the Arts,” Indianapolis, Indiana. (June 26-29, 2000)

Invited Panelist: The Pennsylvania American Civil Liberties Union Annual Conference. Presentation on “Offensive Art.” The Ramada Inn, State College, PA. (May 20, 2000)

Presenter: The National Art Education Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA. (March 30-April 4, 2000). Two papers: 1) “Cyborg Pedagogy: Performing Resistance in the Digital Age” with Yvonne Gaudelius; 2. “Formlessness” on the “De-Sign” panel with John Howell White.

Presenter: The Sixth Performance Studies International Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. Paper: “Cyborg Pedagogy: Performing Resistance in the Digital Age” (with Yvonne Gaudelius) (March 9-12, 2000).

Invited speaker: Art and Education Department, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (November 17, 1999). “Remote Control: Performing Memory and Cultural History.”

Presenter/performer: The Fifth Performance Studies International Conference, The University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK (April 9-12, 1999). “Performance art as critical pedagogy.”

Presenter: The National Art Education Association Annual Convention, Washington, D.C. (March 24-28, 1999). Two presentations: 1) “Seeking meaning in art: A core concept in art education” panel with T. Anderson, K. Freedman, and S. McRorie; 2. “Performance art: Critical pedagogy and the art of politics.”

Co-presenter with Elizabeth Reese: “Interconnecting contexts and pedagogies in the art museum.”The Power of Images Conference of the Pennsylvania Art Education Association, The Penn Stater Conference Center, State College, PA (October 23, 1998).

Invited speaker, The Armenian General Benevolent Union Summer Intern Program. New York City. Topic of talk: “The Construction and Performance of Cultural Identity” (July 21, 1998).

Invited panelist: The Cleveland Performance Art Festival, pre-festival panel: “Performance as defining performance,” Cleveland State University Art Gallery, Cleveland, OH (May 19, 1998)

Presenter: The National Art Education Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL (March 31-April 5, 1998). Two presentations: 1). Paper: Performance Art as Critical Pedagogy in Studio Art Education; 2); Performance Art Theory (Presented at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to introduce Goat Island Performance Workshop)

Invited Speaker: The Strategies for Successful Education of Health Care Providers Conference. Presentation title: “The Power of Visual Images in Health Care.” Penn State University Conference Center, University Park, PA (November 1997)

Presenter: The National Art Education Association Annual Convention: New Orleans, LA (March 18-23, 1997). Three presentations: 1). Paper: The Emancipatory Pedagogy of Performance Art; 2). Panel: Alternative Modes of Pedagogy: Theory and Practice in Teaching Art History (presentation: The Pedagogy of Art 100 at Penn State University; 3). Panel: Social Ecology and Electronic Learning Communities in Art Education (presentation: Ecology, Technology, and the Body: The Deep Creek School Curriculum.

“Concepts and Creation in the Visual Arts: The Pedagogy of Art 100 at Penn State University.” For the Education Committee panel session “Alternative Modes of Pedagogy: Theory and Practice in Teaching Art History” at the College Art Association Annual Conference, New York City. (February 1997)

“Performative Activisms:Alternative Playgrounds” panel at the “Politics and Languages of Contemporary Marxism,” an international conference organized by the Rethinking Marxism Journal, University of Massachusettes, Amherst. (December 1996)

Creating New Learning Environments Symposium, “Innovative Strategies for Collaboration in the Classroom,” Sponsored by the Center for Academic Computing, Penn State, University Park Campus. (October 1996)

Second Project Empower Convocation, “Exploring Strategies for Asynchronous Learning Through Dynamic Human Interaction,” Sponsored by the Commonwealth Education System, Center for Learning and Academic Technologies, Penn State University, Park Campus. (September 1996)

The National Art Education Association Annual Convention: San Francisco, CA (March 22 and 23, 1996) Two papers presented: 1) Art Education and the Aesthetics of Health in the Age of AIDS; 2) Performance Art: Repositioning the Body in Postmodern Art Education

Presenter: First Project Empower Convocation, “Exploring Strategies for Asynchronous Learning Through Dynamic Human Interaction,” Sponsored by the Commonwealth Education System, Center for Learning and Academic Technologies, Penn State University Great Valley Campus. (January 20, 1996)

Conference on Qualitative Research in Education. Paper/performance: Performance Art: A Paradigm for Postmodern Criticism. (with Gaye Green, Assistant Professor of Art Education, University of Georgia, Athens), The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, January 6, 1996.

The Pennsylvania Art Education Association Annual Convention.The Apotheosis of Art Education in the Postmodern Era (with doctoral student Tim Jackson and masters student Leisha Jones), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 20, 1995.

The Third Penn State Symposium on the History of Art Education. Paper/video: The Apotheosis of Art Education in the Postmodern Era (with doctoral student Tim Jackson and masters student Leisha Jones). University Park, Pennsylvania, October 12-15, 1995.

Keynote Speaker and Panel Moderator— Salisbury State University Interdisciplinary Conference on Environmental Studies and the Arts: Art, Culture, Nature, Salisbury, Maryland. Paper: “Art Education and the Aesthetics of Land Use in the Age of Ecology,” April 29, 1995.

The American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA. Paper/performance: “Montage: Educational Criticism as Allegorical Method” (with Gaye Greene, University of Georgia). For panel: Revisioning Research: Inquiries Into Non-Linguistic Forms of Knowing. Chair/discussant Elliot W. Eisner, Stanford University. Panelists: Penny Oldfather and Jan West, University of Georgia; Mary Slattery Johnson, Stanford University; and, Bruce Uhrmacher, University of Denver, April 1995.

The National Art Education Association Annual Convention: Houston, TX (April 1995) Three papers presented: 1) Art Education and the Aesthetics of Land Use in the Age of Ecology; 2) Attacks on Artistic Freedom in the Classroom (with Al Anderson, Associate Professor of Art Education); 3) Concepts and Creation in the Visual Arts: A Curriculum Based in Cultural Criticism (with Janet Hartranft, Art Education Ph.D. Candidate), 1995.

The Pennsylvania Art Education Association Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA. Paper: “Attacks on Artistic Freedom in the Classroom,” (with Al Anderson, Associate Professor of Art Education), 1994.

The National Art Education Association Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland. Two papers: 1) Paradox of Independence: Aesthetic Education in the Republic of Armenia in the Post-Soviet Era; 2) The Deep Creek School: Technology, Ecology, and the Body as Pedagogical Alternatives in Art Education (co-author: Daniel L. Collins, Assistant Professor of Art, Arizona State University), 1994.

The 28th World Congress of the International Society for Education Through Art (INSEA), Montreal, Canada. Paper: “Teaching Art as a Matter of Cultural Survival: Aesthetic Education in the Republic of Armenia,” 1993.

Lecture: One of seven featured speakers (including Maxine Greene, Seymour Papert, and Vivian Gussin Paley) for the 1993 Penn State University Summer Sessions Lecture Series. Lecture topic: “Children Learning to Critique Culture Through Art,” July 28, 1993.

The National Art Education Association Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois. Three papers: 1) Teaching Art as a Matter of Cultural Survival: Aesthetic Education in the Republic of Armenia; 2) Art History and the Museum in the Schools: A Model for Museum-School Partnerships; and 3) The Ideology of Montage: Linear Perspective and a Master Narrative, 1993.

Invited Speaker: Armenian General Benevolent Union Summer Internship Program, “Teaching Art as a Matter of Life and Death in Armenia,” New York University, 1992.

The National Art Education Association Annual Convention, Phoenix, Arizona. Chair and Paper for Research Panel: The Ideology of Montage: Cognition, Language, and Multiculturalism, 1992.

Armenian Community of Cleveland, Ohio. Lecture: The Children’s Museum of Art and Aesthetic Education Centers of Armenia. St. Gregory of Narek Armenian Church Hall. April 1992.

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Partnerships Through the Arts presentation at The Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators Annual Fall Conference, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Art History and the Museum in the Schools: A Model for Teaching Across the Curriculum, September 1991.

The Bayly Art Museum at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Adolescents Exploring Art in the Museum (A Workshop for Museum Docents), September 1991.

American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana. Paper for the Liberal Education Division session on Aesthetics and Technology: Bridging the Unseen Parallels Between Art, Science and Technology: An Allegorical Procedure, 1991.

Virginia Tech Center for Architecture lecture: The Artistic Vision of Children Learning to Live in the World, for the Children’s Art from Armenia Exhibition sponsored by the Alexandria-Leninakan Exchange Committee. Co-Lecturer: Henrik Igitian, Deputy, USSR Supreme Soviet and Founder/Director of Children’s Museum of Armenia. Also interviewed by Voice of American for transmission to the Republic of Armenia, May 1991.

The National Art Education Association Annual Convention, Altanta, Georgia. Paper for Social Theory Caucus: Art in Crisis: An Attack on Recent Body Metaphors (Educational Implications), 1991.

The College Art Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C. Paper: Art in Crisis: An Attack on Recent Body Metaphors, for the Panel “Body Count: The Contemporary Body in Sickness and Health,” 1991.

Pennsylvania Art Education Association Annual Conference, Harrisburg. Talk: Art Museums Exploring Ideas, 1989.

National Art Education Association Annual Convention, Washington, D.C. Research Paper: Teaching Critical Thinking Through Art History in High School, 1989.

National Art Education Association, Washington, D.C. Talk at the Corcoran Gallery: Art and Adolescents, 1988.

The Docents of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gardens: Talking About Art With Adolescents, 1988.

The International Visual Literacy Association Annual Conference, Blacksburg, Virginia. Teaching Visual Literacy Through Art History in High School, 1988.

The Science, Technology and Society Program at Penn State. Lectures on The Intervention of Technology in Twentieth Century Art, November/December 1988.

California State University, Fresno Art Department: Art Education for Adolescents, 1988.

The Pennsylvania State University Food, Agriculture, and Society Project Lecture Series: The Farmer as Artist, 1986.

Los Altos School District Art Docent Program: Learning to Talk About Art: Teaching Art Criticism to Children, 1985.

Washington State University Conference: Performance Art: New Adventures in Time and Space. Keynote speaker with Moira Roth. Performance Art Teaching, School of Art and Performance Art Teaching as a New Methodology, School of Education, 1982.

University of California, San Diego Conference Panel: Performance Art and Education, 1981. In the School of Art with Allan Kaprow, Eleanor Antin, Moira Roth, Norma-Jean Deak, and Jan McCambridge.

Oregon State University Fine Arts Forum: Improvisation, Art History, and Public School Teaching, School of Education, 1978.

National Art Education Association Annual Convention, Miami Beach, Florida.

Research Presentation: Implications of Contemporary Art for Art Education, 1976.

California Art Education Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, California. Research Presentation: Conceptual Art and the Classroom, 1975.

California State University Hayward Art Department : Art Today, 1975.

The West Coast Arts and Religious Communities Bicentennial Consultation, Berkeley, California, 1974.

California State University San Francisco Art Department : Duchamp and Post-Minimalism, 1973.

San Jose Civic Art Museum, San Jose, California: Conceptual Art, 1973.

Richmond Art Center, Richmond, California: Conceptual Art, 1972.

Foothill Community College, Los Altos Hills, California: Minimal Art, 1972.

California State University San Jose Art Department : Teaching Conceptual Art, 1971.

California State University Fresno Art Department : Contemporary Issues in the Visual Arts, 1969.

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WORKSHOPS/PANELS

Moderator and panelist for “Ethics of Expression in the Arts” panel, Rock Ethics Institute Inaugural Symposium Cultivating Moral Awareness and Inquiry, Penn State University, March 14-16, 2002.

 Presenter: Performance art workshop at the Ontario College of Art and Design for Johanna Householder’s students, March 11, 2002.

 Panels and workshops in art education to promote a dialogue between professional artists and art teachers.

Art History and the Museum in the Schools II (1992-1993): Three in-service workshops designed to inform K-12 teachers in three Central Pennsylvania counties about the applications of art history across the curriculum. Workshops were presented at the following sites:

Centre County and Lycoming County—(2) State College Area School District and Williamsport School District

Clinton County—(1) Keystone Central School District

Art History and the Museum in the Schools (1991-1992): Six in-service workshops designed to inform K-12 teachers in five Central Pennsylvania counties about the applications of art history across the curriculum. Workshops were presented at the following sites:

Centre County—(2) State College Area School District and Bellefonte School District

Lycoming County—(1) Williamsport Area School District

Mifflin County—(1) Mifflin County School District

Clearfield County —(1) County-wide inservice

Clinton County—(1) Keystone Central School District

Panelist: Creative Approaches to In-Service Teacher Workshops. The Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums Annual Meeting, 1989, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Talk and In-Service Workshop for Teachers: Stimulating Creative Thinking Through the Visual Arts, The Brandywine Museum, Chadds Ford, Pa., and The Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware, 1989.

Workshop for Inner-City High School Artists: Performance Art Strategies, The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1988.

Panelist: How Can Museums Help Society Deal with Social Issues? The Association of College and University Museums and Galleries Annual Mini Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1988.

Panelist: The Challenge and Commitment of Museums for Adolescent Art Education. The National Art Education Association Annual Convention, Los Angeles, California, 1988.

Moderator for Educating Artists in Iowa: a Symposium on the Philosophy of Training Artists, involving the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, and Majarishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, 1987.

The New England Museum Association Annual Conference, Boston, Mass., 1987, panel topic: Museums as Interdisciplinarians: Fact or Fiction?

The Association of College and University Museums and Galleries Annual Mini-conference, Berkeley, California, 1987 panel topic: Interdisciplinary Experimentation as a Vehicle for Outreach.

Mountain View / Los Altos Union High School District In-Service on Higher Level Thinking, 1986.

Workshop for the Art Docent Program, Los Altos School District: Methods of Teaching Art Appreciation to Elementary School Children, 1983.

Panelist: Conference on Good Teaching, 1981. Stanford University School of Education.

Co-Chairman: “Basic Education: Backward and Forward and How Do You Know?” Topic: What’s Basic About Arts and Humanities? Stanford University School of Education.

In-Service Education Coordinator Mountain View/ Los Altos Union High School District. Lectures by Art Historians Moira Roth, Wanda Corn, and Peter Selz. Artists Ralph Reed and Mel Henderson lectured on their art.

Workshop: National Art Education Association Annual Convention, San Diego, California: Sand Pyramids as Minimal Art, 1972.

Panelist: California Art Education Association Northern Area Conference, Santa Rosa, California: The Role of the Master Teacher, 1971.

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EXHIBITIONS

Alumni Invitational Exhibition, Installation of hyper-ventilation performance documentation, Conley Gallery, Department of Art, California State University Fresno, Fresno, California, Fall 2006.

Invitational Exhibition: Artists Image Resource Gallery, Photographs by Artists Made for a Variety of Purposes. Curated by Robert Raczka, Pittsburgh, PA, September 8-October 6, 2001.

My art work has been exhibited in twenty eight group exhibitions, six invitational exhibitions, and eight one-man exhibitions. I have received fourteen awards in painting, sculpture and performance art. These awards include:

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art First and Second Soap Box Derby Award and Exhibition, 1975 and 1978.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Society for the Encouragement of the Contemporary Arts. SECA Grant and One-man exhibition, 1974.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: Performance Art by the Students of Charles Garoian, 1974.

University of Santa Clara DeSaisset Art Museum Annual Juried Competition, 1973.

Richmond Art Center Biennial Sculpture Competition, First Prize, Sculpture 72.

The First Contemporary International Art Exhibition, Chico, Honorable Mention, California, 1972.

The Fresno Arts Center Annual, First Prize, Fresno, California, 1971.

In 1976 I conducted a week-long exhibition and performance with high school students at the University of California Berkeley Museum of Art entitled: Rites of Sculpture.

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AWARDS AND HONORS

2002 “Best Documentary Short” at The Black Point Film Festival in Lake Genevea, Wisconsin for Live Transmission, a video documentary directed by Barbara Bird and Peter Nickischer about the Performative Sites: Intersecting Art, Technology, and the Body Symposium at Penn State University (Garoian and Gaudelius co-producers)

2001 Award of Excellence in Non-Credit Program Development by the Conferences and Institutes Division of the National University Continuing Education Association:

For the Performative Sites: Intersecting Art, Technology, and the Body Symposium. (with Yvonne Gaudelius)

2000 Ford Foundation Grant to organize and present Performative Sites: Intersecting Art, Technology, and the Body Symposium at Penn State University, October 24-28-2000. (with Yvonne Gaudelius)

1999 Rockefeller Foundation Grant to organize and present Performative Sites: Intersecting Art, Technology, and the Body Symposium at Penn State University, October 24-28-2000. (with Yvonne Gaudelius)

1999 Continuing and Distance Education Program Innovation Fund (PIF) in Outreach and Cooperative Extension. A grant to present Performative Sites: Intersecting Art, Technology, and the Body Symposium at Penn State University. (with Yvonne Gaudelius)

1999 Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies Grant. For the research and writing of a book that will follow the Performative Sites: Intersecting Art, Technology, and the Body international symposium. (With Yvonne Gaudelius)

1998 College of Arts and Architecture, Penn State University, Faculty Research Grant. For the organization of Performative Sites: Intersecting Art, Technology, and the Body Symposium, an international symposium and the writing of a book that will follow. (With Yvonne Gaudelius)

1998 Award: Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art supported by the Jerome Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts. To present Default Propaganda in New York City in 1999.

1998 Penn State Global Travel Fund Award (matching with funds from the College of Arts and Architecture and the School of Visual Arts.

1997 The Creative Programming Award by the Conferences and Institutes Division of the National University Continuing Education Association for the Performance Art, Culture, Pedagogy Symposium, The Penn State Conference Center.

1997 College of Arts and Architecture Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching. Penn State University.

1997 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship (Interdisciplinary-Performance Art).

1996 Getty Education Institute for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA. A major grant to fund the Performance Art, Culture, Pedagogy Symposium at Penn State University.

1995 Continuing and Distance Education Program Development Fund. A grant to fund the Performance Art, Culture, Pedagogy symposium at Penn State University.

1995 College of Arts and Architecture, Penn State University, Faculty Research Grant. For the production of Performance Art, Culture, Pedagogy, an educational video series and book on performance art.

1995 Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies, Penn State University. Special Project Grant for travel to research and produce a series of educational videos and a book that documents the Performance Art, Culture, Pedagogy symposium.

1995 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Inter-Disciplinary Arts Technical Assistance Grant to plan the Performance Art, Culture, Pedagogy Symposium at Penn State University, scheduled for November 13-17, 1996.

Students polled by The Collegian, the Penn State campus student newspaper, selected my Art 100 (Concepts and Creation in the Visual Arts) lecture/studio course as one of the six most popular courses at the University Park campus of Penn State University. Art 100 deals with issues concerning artists in the 1990’s—the implications of technology, sexual politics, multiculturalism, the environment, the AIDS epidemic, the art market, and government intervention. Student comments: “If you love discussion, particularly about art and society, then this class is it! Garoian is enthusiastic about learning and serious about his class. It is a very interactive class” (Published in the Collegian Magazine, Saturday, August 20, 1994).

1993-1994 Fulbright Scholars Award. Lecturer in English and Aesthetic Education and administrative advisor at Yerevan State University in the Republic of Armenia for two months. Granted by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Washington, D.C.

1993 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship (Interdisciplinary-Performance Art) to produce Naked Controversy, a multi-media work staged on March 23, 1993 at the Penn State Keller Conference Center during the Sex, Censorship, and the University Classroom: Goya’s Maja Maligned? symposium.

1992 A second Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies ( Penn State) Special Project Grant and a College of Arts and Architecture Faculty Research Grant for travel to the Children’s Museum of Art and Aesthetic Education Centers in the former Soviet Republic of Armenia.

1992 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Arts in Education Grant for Art History and the Museum in the Schools II, in-service workshops to teach public school teachers how to use art history across the curriculum.

1991 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Arts in Education Grant for Art History and the Museum in the Schools, in-service workshops to teach public school teachers how to use art history across the curriculum.

1991 Creative Programming Award by the Conferences and Institutes Division of the National University Continuing Education Association for the “Contemporary Realist Watercolors” symposium.

1991 Institute for Arts and Humanistic Studies ( Penn State) Special Project Grant and a College of Arts and Architecture Faculty Research Grant for travel to the Children’s Museum of Art and Aesthetic Education Centers in the former Soviet Republic of Armenia.

1990 Creative Programming Award by the Conferences and Institutes Division of the National University Continuing Education Association for The Business and Politics of Collecting Art symposium.

1990 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Specific Support Grant for the Today’s Leonardos museum education program.

1987-1988 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Artists-in-Residence Grant for a collaboration between choreographer LaRue Allen, sculptor Rob Fisher, and dancers from local high schools. Performance: Mother and Child: A Dance Interpretation of the Art of Henry Moore.

1986-1987 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Specific Support Grant for the Art and the Land museum education program.

Mentor Teacher (State of California), Mountain View/Los Altos Union High School District, 1984-1985.

Teacher of the Year, Mountain View/Los Altos Union High School District, 1975-1976.

Graduate Assistantship, Stanford University School of Education, 1975-1976.

SECA Grant, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1974.

Master of Arts with Distinction, California State University, Fresno, 1969.

Graduate Assistantship, California State University, Fresno, 1969.

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CONSULTING AND EVALUATING

Research Invited scholar, Visual Culture Gathering, topic: Objecthood and materiality, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, February 2008.

Program evaluator: One of a team of four university artists/scholars nationwide invited to evaluate the curriculum and facilities of the School of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. (March 2008)

Invited reviewer. Manuscript: “Try To Walk With The Sound Of My Footsteps: The Surveillant Body In Contemporary Art,” for The Communication Review: A Quarterly Journal Published by Taylor and Francis, May 2007.

Research Invited scholar, Visual Culture Gathering, topic: Game design, Central Florida University, Orlando, FL, February 2007.

Invited reviewer for “Painting as Research: Create and Critique,” chapter in the Handbook of the Arts in Qualitative Social Science, Sage Publications, November 2005.

Research Invited scholar, Visual Culture Gathering, topic: Aesthetics, Northern Illinois University, October 2005.

Invited facilitator, University of Denver, School of Art and Art History strategic planning meeting, Denver, Colorado, May 2005.

Member, Council for Policy Studies in Art Education, National Art Education Association.

Editorial Board member, International Journal of Education and Art (IJEA), 2010-

Editorial Advisory Board member, International Journal of Education and Art (IJEA), 2005-2010.

Editorial Advisory Board member, Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2003-2007.

Invited reviewer for the Qualitative Inquiry journal, co-edited by Norman K. Denzin and Yvonna S. Lincoln, Summer 2002.

Editorial Advisory Board member, Journal of Social Research in Art Education, 2002-present.

Editorial Advisory Board member, Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 1998-2002.

Editorial Advisory, Electronic Art and Animation (EAAC) catalogue, 1999 SIGGRAPH Conference.

Grant Review Panelist, New Jersey State Council on the Arts (Multidisciplinary Program), Trenton, NJ, 1997.

Guest speaker, WHYY Radio, Philadelphia, PA. Re: Christine Enedy Controversy and Censorship of Penn State University (April 1997)

Juror, The Nittany Lion Juried Exhibition XII, Timelines, The Freyberger Gallery, The Penn State Berks Campus, Reading, PA, 1997

Consultant, The Getty Center for Education in the Arts, the Multicultural Art Prints series IV, Santa Monica, California, 1995.

Roster Review Panelist for Interdisciplinary Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts—Arts-In-Education Program, Harrisburg, PA, 1995.

Advisor and essay author: 1996 United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) calendar dedicated to art works from the Children’s Art Museum of the Republic of Armenia.

Grant Review Panelist, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Inter-disciplinary Arts Fellowship Program, Harrisburg, PA, 1993-1996.

Academic consultant for the University of the Tetons Music Conservatory, Jackson Hole, WY, 1994.

Consultant for Penn State University, Berks Campus Fine Arts Council. Reading, Pennsylvania. Reviewed and made recommendations for development of arts programming and outreach, April 1992.

Consultant: Autodesk, Inc., Sausalito, California. Review “Animator” computer assisted design software for possible uses in Museums, 1989.

Associate Producer/Consultant, Artworks, a series of educational videos produced by WPSX Television featuring exhibitions at the Penn State Museum of Art.

Evaluator for the Art Department— Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, 1985, 1987.

Consultant for Los Altos School District: Developing Aims and Objectives for a Visual Arts Program for the Elementary Schools, 1985.

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PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

National Art Education Association (NAEA)
Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA)
College Art Association (CAA)
Centre for Performance Research (CPR), University of Wales
International Society for Education Through Art (INSEA)
United States Society for Education Through Art (USSEA)
The Fulbright Association
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
National Association of Art Administrators

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PERFORMANCE ART TEACHING

I have used performance art as a teaching methodology at Los Altos High School for sixteen years (1969-1985). Selected performances include: Five Tons of Ice, Breaking Bread, Drill Team, Lip-Stick, Monolith, and Survival of the Fittest. During the summer of 1981 and 1982, I co-directed a month long performance - oriented art program called Artrek for high school students and professional artists in a passage through the American southwest.

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SELECTED PERFORMANCE TITLES

A Device For Detecting The Actions Of The Tongue As It Attempts To Say Something Profound, Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Here To Stay, Bag of Bones, “Whaling” for Grandma, Caught With My Pants Down Again, In A Manner Of Speaking, S/Laughter, Fishing For The Truth, Gag Order, Hidden Agendas, Flayed Ox, Butt of the Media in the Face of the Public, Floating Signifiers/Signifying Floaters, Naked Controversy, Requiem March, History According Two Mental Blocks, Confluence, Walking on Water, Raisin Debt, Remote Control, Breaking Water, Ursa Minor, hyper/ventilation, Drawing Blinds...

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PUBLIC RADIO

“At the Museum,” a weekly talk show on WPSU (an affiliate of National Public Radio), featuring art exhibitions and events at Penn State and the Palmer Museum of Art, co-hosted with curator Randy Ploog, 1987-1992.

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ARCHIVES

Performance work represented in the Franklin Furnace Digital Archive, New York, NY http://www.franklinfurnace.org

Performance work and writing archived at E.P.I. Zentrum/ASA-European, Boris Nieslony Collection, Köln, Germany http://www.asa.de

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