Faculty research themes and topics connect across disciplines—from insects and plant life to graffiti and hip-hop culture. They have the potential to impact society on a number of levels—and to aid in our understanding of the art world.
Research + creative activity
29 solo exhibitions
Excellence in textile research
Sharron Lennon, a professor of merchandising who publishes widely, received the Best Paper Award from the International Textiles and Apparel Association.
Daniel Luis Martinez and Etien Santiago, new faculty in the J. Irwin Miller architecture program, designed a ribbonlike Entry Portal for the Republic Building, which houses the Columbus-based program.
The two won University Design Research fellowships from Exhibit Columbus, an annual exploration of art, architecture, and design.
The faculty members’ 20-foot-long installation, which was created with the help of five IU students, marks an entry to the mostly glass structure and invites the public in. That is what Exhibit Columbus aims to do as well.Learn more about the installation
Examining family folklore
Elizabeth Claffey, an assistant professor of photography, was invited to give a Meet the Artist talk at the IU College of Arts and Humanities Institute. She spoke about her series “Matrilinear.” Each image examines family folklore, ritual, and mnemonic objects passed down through generations of women.Learn more about her work