Sr. Instructor
anna.fidler@oregonstate.edu

Office: 541-737-3876

Fairbanks Hall

Fairbanks Hall 203

220 NW 26th Street

220 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97331
Curriculum Vitae: 

2015 – present           

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon

Instructor, Art, School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts

 

2009-2015                 

Oregon College of Art and Craft

Portland, Oregon

Instructor of Art

 

2009-2010                 

Pacific Northwest College of Art

Portland, Oregon

Adjunct Instructor

 

2004-2014                 

Portland State University

Portland, Oregon

Adjunct Instructor, Graduate Teaching Fellow

Education: 

Portland State University

MFA

Portland, Oregon

Masters of Fine Arts

Studio Arts

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude

Painting

Interlochen Academy of the Arts, 1991

Service: 

School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts

Host, Oregon State University Visiting Artist in Painting; Hayley Barker

Moderator of the @osu.corestudioart Instagram account

Faculty Meetings, School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts, Art

Recruitment Committee, Art

Gallery Committee, committee member, Art

Scholarship Committee, committee member, Art

Norma Siebert Printmaking Faculty scholarship print with assistance from Full Professor of Printmaking, Yuji Hiratsuka

Recruitment liaison between Oregon State University and Oregon College of Art and Craft during its closure

Host, Oregon State University Visiting Artist Series; artist Reed Anderson

Consultant, Creative Venture Arts Entrepreneurial Workshop

Assessment, ART 281 with Associate Professor, Lei Xue

Faculty chaperone, Oregon State University Art bus to Portland

Representative, Oregon State University Art/JumpstART at Portland Art Museum Career Day

 

College of Liberal Arts

Host, Lynda Barry, OSU Stone Award Recipient, classroom visit.

CLA Workload Policy Draft Committee, Instructor (SAC) Representative

Creative Coast Organization and Logistics, two experiential learning day trips to the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area on the Oregon Coast.

Creative Valley Organization and Logistics, a one-day experiential learning day trip to the Mount Pisgah Arboretum and My Brothers’ Farm outside of Eugene.

Creative Coast Organization and Logistics, two experiential learning day trips to the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area on the Oregon Coast.

 

Oregon State University

Faculty Senate, Art faculty representative, Memorial: Professor Julie Green

Recruitment Workshop, MU Horizon Room

Student Success Initiative Summit, LaSells Stewart Center

Consultant, Oregon State University Commencement Video

 

Service to the Profession

Guest reviewer, Portland State University, BFA Program

Foundations Art: Theory and Education; member

 

Service to the Public (professionally related)

Panelist, Ohio Arts Council

Coordinator and Liaison between Willamette Valley High School Scholastic Art Gold Key Awards and LaSells Stewart Center

Liaison between Central Oregon Scholastics Gold Key Awards and Oregon State University Cascades Art; juried awards and coordinated ceremony presentation

Liaison between Portland Metro Scholastic Gold Key Awards and Oregon State University Corvallis Art; juried awards and coordinated ceremony presentation

Additional Information: 

Teaching Philosophy

“You cannot grow unless you attempt things beyond your powers.”

-Charles Burchfield

 “The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.”

-Emily Dickinson

My teaching philosophy embraces the importance of discovery. My greatest ambition as an educator is to foster a life-long love of learning, making, and questioning. I am a mentor to all of my students. Working one-on-one and taking the time to get to know each student is integral to my teaching philosophy.  Whether my class is small or large, each day I work with students independently to offer my experiential insight, provocative questions and lists of contemporary and historical artists that are relevant to their interests. I offer guidance at all levels from foundations through graduate to prepare a student for a life and career in the arts.

As an artist and educator, I feel that process is of equal weight to outcome. Hands-on experience in the studio or classroom is a frequent consequence of time spent somewhere else.  Long walks, experimental sketches, enlightened conversations, magazine clippings, favorite songs, poems and stacks of library books are tools to make art.

Most of all, I believe that art enriches people’s lives.  As a teacher, I seek to provide my students with necessary skills and tools to make each of their individual worlds an outstanding place.

Office Hours: 
MW, 1-2pm

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Biography

Anna Fidler is an artist and instructor in Corvallis, Oregon. Fidler moved from Traverse City, Michigan where she attended Interlochen Arts Academy and Western Michigan University (B.F.A. Painting) to the Pacific Northwest where she received her M.F.A. in Studio Art from Portland State University.

Fidler’s large-scale works on paper are composed of glittery mica-enriched acrylic washes and colored pencils. Her work depicts invented landscapes, mythical happenings, and unseen energy in the universe involving such diverse subject matter as Victorian feminists, vampires and rock stars. Her work has been exhibited worldwide in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Washington D.C and has been shown in The Portland Art Museum’s APEX series, The Boise Art Museum, The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art, The University of Southern California, and The Japan Society in New York. Her exhibitions have been reviewed in Art in America, The Washington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle. Fidler has received numerous grants and awards, including an Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship, a Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant, and Residencies at Painting’s Edge in Idyllwild, California. Fidler is represented by Charles A. Hartman Fine Art in Portland, Oregon and Johansson Projects in Oakland, California.

 

At OSU
Affiliated with: 
Art Department
Courses Taught: 

ART 115: 2D Core Studio

ART 281: Painting 1

ART 331: Drawing Concepts

ART 382: Painting Concepts

ART 383: Painting II: Abstraction and Multimedia

ART 481: Painting III

Research/Career Interests: 

Anna Fidler lives in Corvallis, Oregon where she teaches Core Studio Foundations Art and Painting, serves as the Core Studio Coordinator and directs the PreCollege art program, JumpstART at Oregon State University. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from Western Michigan University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in studio art from Portland State University. Fidler has had solo exhibitions at The Boise Art Museum and The Portland Art Museum, and has made commissions for the Meta (Facebook) Open Arts Program in Seattle and the Eugene Symphony.  Fidler exhibits with Johansson Projects in Oakland.

Proceedings and Conference Presentations: 

Panelist, Foundations: Art Theory and Education: 17th Biennial Conference Foundations in Flux, Columbus, Ohio

Panel co-chair, Local Geography as a Tool for Learning, FATE Conference Kansas City, Missouri

Beyond OSU
My Publications

I currently have no publications listed within this site.