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SCAD Presidential Fellowship for Faculty Development, Spring 2003; Earthwatch Grant, 1996
German Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD), College Art Association (CAA), Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC), American Whippet Club (AWC)
Lesa Mason, Ph.D., explores in her teaching and current research the interconnections between past sacred/secular art and architectural spaces and the contemporary realm. For years she pursued interdisciplinary research in Europe. She directed research for the American team of artists, historians and preservationists who worked to document the site of Sankt Kolumba in Cologne, Germany. While her specialization for her doctoral work was in the German Renaissance, she has also pursued more contemporary studies including the life of Joseph Beuys. She is engaged deeply with the study of artist's material and techniques as a result of her studio background and her dissertation that was an art historical and scientific analysis. She collaborates with artists on campus to bring art history alive in the recreation of Renaissance studio practices and to dialogue with how new practices are must engage with the past. Lesa has a passion for the history of the canine in art and the hunt.