Art Sr. Instructor I - Core Studio

Office: 541-737-3876

Fairbanks Hall

Fairbanks Hall 222

220 NW 26th Street

220 NW 26th Street
Corvallis, OR 97331

M.F.A. Studio Art, Portland State University

B.F.A. Painting, Western Michigan University

Interlochen Arts Academy 


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.

Curriculum Vitae: 
Office Hours: 
TTH, 1-2pm

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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 The Iris Project (LA) and the Yucca Valley Material Lab in California. Fidler is represented by  Johansson Projects in Oakland, California.


Affiliated with: 
School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts
OSU Main Campus
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.

Beyond OSU
My Publications

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