Joel Varland

Joel Varland

Joel Varland

  • B.A., Spring Arbor University, 1981
  • Certificate, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1986
  • 5th Year Certificate, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1987
  • Teaching Certificate, School of the Visual Arts, 1991
  • M.F.A., SUNY Buffalo, 1998
First year at SCAD:
1999

"Importance of lifelong learning."

Credentials

"Married 25 years, father of two girls."

Awards, recognition and honors

Citizen of the Year, Gates, New York, 1993; grants: Mark Diamond Grant, University at Buffalo, 1997; Presidential Fellowship, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2003; Presidential Fellowship, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2008

Organizations

CAA, FATE, SACS, SCAD Athletics, Celtic Soccer, Asbury Memorial Church

Publications and presentations

  • "Visualization of Flow," Bridges Pecs, Pecs, Hungary, July 2010
  • "Planes, Space, Cubism and Perceptual Displacement in 3D Design," Bridges Banff, Banff, Canada, July 2009
  • "Louis Kahn and the Shadowland Transformation: a 3D Foundations Project," FATE in Review, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education, Volume 21, 1998-1999
  • "Skateboarders, Moral Rights and the Ribbon Promenade," Proceedings of the 1997 ACSA International Conference, June 1997
  • Presentations: My Art Work: Ocala, Florida, 2011; Pecha Kucha: "Wabi Sabi," Savannah, 2011; Art First: SCAD, 2010
  • Conferences: "Visualization of Flow," Bridges Conference, Pecs, Hungary, July 2010
  • "Planes, Space, Cubism and Perceptual Displacement in 3D Design," Bridges Conference, Banff, Canada, July 2009
  • "Locating Creativity Within the Body," SECAC Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 2008
  • "Utilizing Metaphor in Foundations," FATE Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 2007
  • "Wombats and Free Radicals," FATE Conference, Columbus, Ohio, April 2005
  • "Alter Ego Protective Devise," FATE Conference, Sarasota, Florida, April 2003
  • "Murals: Design for Community Service," FATE Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2000
  • "Resisting the Temptation of Portfolio Reviews: Why They are Not Beneficial," CAA Conference, New York City, February 1999
  • "Louis Kahn and the Shadowland Transformation: A 3D Foundations Project," FATE Conference, Fort Collins, Colorado, March 1999
  • "Skateboarders and the Ribbon Promenade: The Question of Access or Defacement in a Post-modern Culture," CAA Conference, Toronto, Ontario, February 1998
  • "Skateboarders, Moral Rights and the Ribbon Promenade," ACSA International Conference, Berlin, Germany, June 1997
  • Curator: Annual Show, College of Central Florida, Ocala, Florida, 2011; Golden Isles Sacred Arts Show, Brunswick, Georgia, 2002
  • Play: five interactive installations, Starland Arts Center, Savannah, Georgia, 2004

Previous Positions

Terminal degree, teaching certificate

Courses Taught

  • DSGN 101 Color: Theory and Application
  • DSGN 102 Design II: 3-D Form in Space
  • DSGN 115 Creative Thinking Strategies
  • SCPT 305 Portrait Sculpture
  • SCPT 360 Installation Art