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Mesa-Gaido, Gary, Professor of Art
Program/Dept: Art and Design
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: M.F.A. Ohio University, Adobe Certified Educator
Teaching Areas/Areas of Expertise:
art and photography
and Color Theory
- Participation in over one hundred exhibitions,
including solo, two-person, and small and large group.
work in international,
national and regional exhibits; venues include: the Abraham Lubelski Gallery in New York City, Museo ItaloAmericano in San Francisco, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art (OH), Alexandria Museum of Art (LA), New
Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Museum
of Fine Arts (FL), Holter Museum of
Art (MT), Allentown Art Museum
(PA), Center for Visual Art (TX), Avampato
Museum (WV), Huntington Museum of Art
(WV), Owensboro Museum of Fine Art,
and the Capitol Annex in Frankfort.
in exhibits juried by prominent professionals in the field, including: a contributing editor to Art in America; internationally recognized artists; and curators or
directors from the Guggenheim Museum,
Whitney Museum of Art, MOMA, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Cleveland
Museum of Art, Boston Museum of Fine
Arts, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts
Center, and Mint Museum of Art &
creative work focuses on assembling large-scale panoramic photographs, which
record human activity within historical American, European, Central American,
and Caribbean architectural spaces. Locations are documented in a wide rotation
with a digital camera, and digital equipment and software are used to stitch
the multiple images into one final photograph.
Honors and Awards:
through two prestigious Kentucky Arts Council Al Smith Fellowships, three MSU Creative
Production Awards, and Purchase, Jury and Placement Awards for juried exhibited work.
held in the permanent collections of individuals and organizations, such as the
Pittsburgh Plate and Glass in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Avampato
Discovery Museum in Charleston, West Virginia, and the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport.
- Commissioned by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to create a public art sculpture for “Dinomite Days”.
- Inviations to lecture and
conduct workshops, such as at the Speed Art Museum and
the Pennsylvania College of Technology, and to serve as a panelist at the Southeastern College
Art Association Conference.
the MSU Distinguished Creative Production
Award in 2010.