Kristie Bruzenak

Foundation studies professor

Education

  • B.S., Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
  • M.Ed., Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
  • M.F.A., Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Credentials

Curriculum development at SCAD: led the Foundation Studies Curriculum Revisions Committee through a shift in program goals including the revision of courses, development of assessment tests and the development of new courses; led the development of a new program proposal for scientific illustration.

Awards, recognitions and honors

Distinguished Artist Award, Gallery Latreuo, Jacksonville, Florida; commissioned by Augsburg Fortress Press

Organizations

Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE); Guild of Natural Science Illustrators; Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC)

Publications and Presentations

  • “Secrets of Composition” presented at the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Conference in Glenside, Pennsylvania, 2015
  • “The Quest for Beauty Through Classical Proportions” published in “Kitsch & Beauty: The Proceedings of The Representational Art Conference 2014,” 2014
  • “The Quest for Beauty Through Classical Proportions” presented at The Representational Art Conference in Ventura, California, 2014
  • Illustration “Vitis rotundifolia, Muscadine Grape (Scuppernong)” published in award-winning book, “American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic,” 2014
  • Chair, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Conference and Annual Meeting in Savannah, Georgia, 2012
  • “Joris Hoefnagle, Illuminating Nature” presented at the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Conference in Savannah, Georgia, 2012
  • “Preparing Students for their Careers—Foundations at Its Best” presented at the Southeastern College Art Conference, in Richmond, Virginia, 2010
  • Techniques showcase demonstration at the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Conference and Annual Meeting in Raleigh, North Carolina, 2010
  • “The Structure of Content” presented at ThinkTank4 in Athens, Georgia, 2009
  • “Drawing for Design, Shifting the Focus of Foundation Drawing” presented at the Biennial FATE National Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2007