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Story: Nov 24, 2014

Artist-in-residence Chi-Yu Liao appreciates CIA reception

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CIA Exhibition: Nov 07, 2014

Fall 2014 Exhibitions

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Story: Nov 15, 2014

Students capture two of the top prizes in museum's surreal d...

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Events: Dec 01, 2014

The Art of Designing Everything

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Further evidence that CIA folks are all over the creative economy: Cleveland public radio’s David C. Barnett drills down into a recent 110-page report on the ec...

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Story: Nov 04, 2014

New CIA building taking shape; set for December completion

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Student Holiday Craft Sale

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CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

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Alumni Profiles

René Polin

Title President of Balance Product Development
Major Industrial Design

As founder and president of a multi-disciplinary design firm, René’s portfolio includes hundreds of successful products for companies across the globe, including Rubbermaid, Ninja, and Fisher Price. Creative problem solving, and a sense of balance, are both traits that René attributes to his CIA education.

Mark Reigelman

Title Conceptual Designer and Public Artist
Major Sculpture + Expanded Media

New York-based artist Mark Reigelman '06 was recently recognized for creating one of the country’s top 10 public artworks in 2010. His foundation gives three-dimensional form to his highly-acclaimed concepts. Mark, a renaissance artist, creates work across myriad art forms. He has installed at the Cleveland Museum of Art's summer solstice party two years in a row. His product designs include original pieces that you can find in New York and Paris boutiques; he crafts pieces for elite exhibitions; and he even designs interiors. Mark credits much of his success to his education at the Cleveland Institute of Art, where faculty encouraged him to take art and design classes outside of his major and bring those experiences back to his artwork. The results of his artistic exploration are unique—and award winning

Paul Timman

Title Tattoo Artist
Major Sculpture + Expanded Media
Organization Sunset Strip Tattoo

As one of the leading tattoo artists in the country, Paul Timman '95 has tattooed many celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Ben Affleck, and Drew Barrymore. His sought-after tribal and traditional Japanese designs are now part of a unique line of dishware from Ink Dish.

Jennifer Trausch

Title Director of Photography
Major Photography + Video
Organization 20X24 Studio

Jennifer Trausch, a 2000 Cleveland Institute of Art graduate, is the Director of Photography at the 20X24 Studio in New York City. This former Polaroid studio is the only facility in New York that offers one-of-a-kind large-format analog technology. Jen has directed the studio operations for more than five years.

In large-format photography, according to Jen, "many artists feel that the tonal nuances produced by Polaroid 20x24 film are impossible to capture with digital means. In some ways digital is too perfect, and many artists still yearn for the uniqueness and personality of large-scale Polaroid prints."

Successful as a large-format photographer herself, Jen uses the camera she manages to produce her own work that is exhibited around the world.

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