John Moore Retires; Joshua Mosley Steps In

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John Moore

"One of the greatest achievements during Moore’s tenure was the establishment of the Locks Foundation Distinguished Artists Program, which brought to campus the renowned artists and critics Alex Katz, Robert Storr, Robert Hughes, Chuck Close and Eric Fischl from 2003 to 2006, thanks to a generous gift from the Locks Foundation, headed by PennDesign Overseer and Locks Gallery owner Sueyun Locksand her husband Gene Locks. While transforming PennDesign’s MFA department, Moore has had four one-person shows in New York, and one each in Texas, Philadelphia and Maine. Along with Moore, PennDesign’s MFA students and alumni are exhibiting regularly and receiving international acclaim, a wonderful legacy for a chair who has had a deep and lasting impact on the fine arts at Penn."
--PennDesign Annual

As the school searches for a permanent Chair for the program, Joshua Mosley has agreed to serve as acting Chair for this next Fall (and possibly Spring) semester. Joshua has been an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania's undergraduate and graduate program since 2000. He teaches animation, video and digital design, and is an inspiring and energetic professor and fellow artist. Josh has been exhibited and screened at the 2007 Venice Biennale and at the Museum of Modern Art, NY. He has received a Pew Fellowship and will be showing at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia and at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX later this year.

Joshua Mosley

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