UNT CVAD Welcomes Dr. Chris Moffett, Art Education Art History Department Visiting Assistant Professor
The Department of Art Education and Art History is pleased to announce that Dr. Chris Moffett will join the faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Education in 2018-2019. Dr. Moffett received a Ph.D. in philosophy of education from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2012, where he taught courses in aesthetics, curriculum and teaching, and cultural studies. His research centers on the aesthetic, embodied, and architectural dimensions of educational practices and thought. Current projects include work on play-based early-childhood learning in Anji, China, and non-traditional and new media in the art classroom.
Dr. Moffett is a Founding Member of the artist collective ARE, exploring the intersections among movement, sensory exercises, and aesthetic practices. Since 2010, ARE has worked with museums, schools, and non-traditional institutional spaces internationally, to reconceive the experiential potential of aesthetic experiences. As part of ARE, Dr. Moffett has taught workshops on Gesture for the Metropolitan Museum of Art; facilitated classes on relational drawing for the Whitney Museum of American Art; collaborated with FormLab at the Inside Outside Museum in Beijing; designed and created giant puppets and stop-motion animation for El Museo del Barrio; made shoes for the Festival of Ideas for the New City and the Guggenheim Museum; made drawings from tactile contact for the Noguchi Museum; and led experimental engagements with Gerhard Richter’s Six Grey Mirrors No. 884/1-6, 2003, for DIA:Beacon. ARE considers walking as an aesthetic practice, and Dr. Moffett has enacted this for the Physical Intelligence Lab in Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard College; practiced micro-performance for The Hemispheric Institute and Ausência Em Cena in São Paulo, Brazil; and engaged in durational performance drawing for 5 Myles Gallery, amongst other works.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Moffett to our CVAD community!