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Sam Olfano

Photo of Sam Olfano Assistant Professor of Art, Area Coordinator - Photography | ext 2524
Insalaco Center for Studio Arts 218
Full-Time Faculty

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  • University of Cincinnati, Master of Fine Arts, '95
  • State University of New York at Geneseo, Geneseo, NY, BA in Art Studio, '90
  • Southeastern Center for the Photographic Arts, Atlanta, GA, Four courses in composition, portraiture, black & white darkroom, zone system, '75 to'78
  • Southern Technical Institute, Marietta, GA, Courses in architectural design and drawing, '78
  • St. John Fisher College, Santa Fe, NM, Eight-week pottery workshop emphasizing indigenous materials, Summer '71


  • Marywood University, Scranton, PA
    • Assistant Professor, Undergraduate and Graduate, Photography Area Coordinator
    • Assistant Chair of the Art Department, September '98
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, Introduction to Photography, '94 to '95


  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Cincinnati, '95
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Cincinnati, '94 to'95
  • University Research Council Summer Fellowship, University of Cincinnati, '94
  • University Graduate Scholarship, University of Cincinnati, '94

Exhibitions -Solo Shows

  • Views, 1406 Gallery, Honesdale, PA, February '00
  • Images of the Desert, By Day/By Night, 840 Gallery, University of Cincinnati. Exhibition of work done during Summer Research Fellowship to investigate photographing the desert at night and during the day, January 9 to 20, 1995
  • A Full Circle, Bertha V. D. B. Lederer Gallery at SUNY Geneseo. Sponsored by the President's office and the Department of Fine Art, this exhibition consisted of 76 black and white and color photographs, 43 ceramic pieces, three paintings, five three-dimensional canvases and included an 80-image slide show, December, 1995

Exhibitions - Group Shows

  • "Text as Content, Content as Text", AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA, April '00
  • Faculty Biennial, Contemporary Art Gallery, Marywood University, Scranton, PA, Sept. '99
  • Regional Art '99, Contemporary Art Gallery, Marywood University, Scranton, PA, June '99
  • Faculty Biennial, Contemporary Art Gallery, Marywood College, Scranton, PA, Nov. '97
  • Faculty Biennial, Contemporary Art Gallery, Marywood College, Scranton, PA, Nov. '95
  • Mélange, The Machine Shop Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, May '94
  • Photo Students Show, 840 Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, April '94

Professional Associations have included

  • Society for Photographic Education
  • American Crafts Council
  • Georgia Mountain Crafts
  • The Carolina Craftsmen
  • Rabun County Photography Guild

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