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Christopher Kaczmarek

Chairperson, Art and Design

Calcia Hall
Christopher Kaczmarek, who received his MFA in Visual Art and an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory and Criticism from Purchase College, State University of New York, serves the College of the Arts at Montclair State University as an Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Art, and the Chairperson for the Department of Art and Design.

Mr. Kaczmarek has had the opportunity to present work at national and international galleries, conferences and festivals such as Art Souterrain in Montreal, Canada; the Trinity College Science Gallery, Dublin, Ireland; the Byzantine Museum of Agios Germanos, Prespes, Greece; the New York Hall of Science, Queens NY; Real Art Ways, Hartford CT; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus OH; Art Museum of the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China; Art Walk Projects, Edinburgh, Scotland; International Encounters Girona-Olot-Vic, Catalonia, Spain; and the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.

As an artist, his research spans both experimental and traditional practices, including sculpture, site specific installations, performance, video, built circuits and solar-powered objects. His work is often interactive and designed to guide the viewer towards a deeper contemplation about the inhabited environment. Recent interests have been concerned with the act of walking as a praxis for artistic production, and the shapes in which collective and collaborative environments can be formed to become spaces where imagination and creativity are used in the service of hopeful outcomes.
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Stephanie Spitz

Department Administrator, Art and Design

Stephanie Spitz received her MFA in Studio Art from Montclair State University and a BFA in Painting from Drake University. She is the Department of Art and Design Administrator and teaches Intro to Visual Arts for non majors and Freshman Seminar courses for Art and Design majors. She has co-led spring break study abroad sessions in Italy and France for Fashion Studies students. Stephanie is also the Recording Secretary on the Executive Board of the University Senate, as well as a member of several other University committees.

Stephanie is available during the academic year Mondays-Fridays 9:00am-5:00pm in Calcia Hall 109. Summer hours are Mondays-Thursdays 8:00am-5:30pm.
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Brooke Garlick

Administrative Assistant, Scheduling and Studio Facilities, Art and Design

Calcia Hall, 111
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Sherita Cuffee

Adjunct, Art and Design



- ARTX220 Textiles and Apparel Colloquium

- ARTX226 Intermediate Apparel Construction

- ARTX230 Fashion Illustration

- ARTX398 Fashion Product Development


- ARTX100 Perceptual Drawing
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Kasia Skorynkiewicz

Adjunct, Art and Design

Calcia Hall, 134