Foundations Program DirectorAssociate Professor of Art
As a teacher, I enjoy sharing my passion for art. I am committed to facilitating the artistic development of my students, and preparing them to become professional artists. Through hands-on learning, students are motivated to explore and master a variety of materials and techniques, and to participate in the larger, vibrant dialogue surrounding contemporary art.
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Kelly Sturhahn is Foundations Program Director and Associate Professor of Art at Florida Southern College. A nationally recognized artist, Sturhahn’s artwork has been widely featured in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries. Highlights include recent solo exhibitions in Florida at Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, and in Miami at 6th Street Container (Miami’s “Best Alternative Art Gallery” according to Miami New Times), as well as solo projects in New York at Ann Street Gallery, Times Square Gallery, and Skylight Gallery. Her work has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions, most notably at Cheryl Hazan Contemporary (NY), Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (NY), Boca Museum of Art (FL), and Artists Space (NY), among others; and has been represented at art fairs such as Scope, and Grendel Miami, during Art Basel. Her artwork may be found in private and public collections internationally. Sturhahn has been the recipient of numerous awards, and was honored to receive an Artist Honorarium from the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (NY) for her site-specific installation. Her work has been featured in various publications such as, Exploring Studio Materials: Teaching Creative Art Making to Children, published by Oxford University Press. Sturhahn was also a Visiting Artist and Lecturer at The Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida, and an Artist-in-Residence and grant recipient at The Vermont Studio Center (VT), and at Salem Art Works (NY). Prior to joining FSC, Sturhahn worked in the New York art world at Michael Werner Gallery, and at the Museum of Modern Art, NY.