Academics

Chad Lindemann (2007)
Associate Professor of Art

Education

  • A.A., Art, Bethany Lutheran College, 1997
  • B.A., Art-Printmaking & Minor in Anthropology, Augustana College, 2000
  • MF.A., Printmaking, Kansas State University, 2003

Biography

I was born in Canby, Minn., and at a very early age I began drawing. I was influenced by both my father, who is a professional photographer, and my grandfather, who was a gun engraver and a blacksmith. While earning my bachelor of arts degree from Augustana, I was the recipient of the prestigious Spitznagel Award in Art. Following graduation, I attended Kansas State University and earned my master of fine arts degree in printmaking, the highest degree in studio arts that one can achieve. I started my professional career at Kansas State University teaching figure drawing. Then I taught art at Mid Plains Community College in North Platte, Neb., for three years. I currently reside in Milwaukee with my wife.

Courses Taught

  • ART 101 - Drawing 1
  • ART 131 - Fundamentals of 2-D
  • ART 240 - Computer as a Design Tool 1
  • ART 241 - Computer as a Design Tool 2
  • ART 242 - Web Design 1
  • ART 274 - Printmaking 1
  • ART 280 - Painting 1
  • ART 342 - Web Design 2
  • ART 374 - Printmaking 2
  • ART 375 - Printmaking 3
  • ART 401 - Senior Seminar
  • ART 440 - Portfolio Development
  • ART 475 - Printmaking 4

Artist Statement

One thing that becomes obvious is the way an artists portray it. John Constable once stated, “Landscape painting is the Rosetta Stone to nature,” a quote that resonates deep within me because of my search for the interconnectedness of nature, humanity and art.

One of the greatest expressions of human resolution is the creativity found within art. However, this temporal structured creation is inherently tragic because of choice. Choices made prior to, during and after the creative process in addition to choices not made, tie art directly with humanity. But the worth and redeeming value of these choices comes from its intent to share: ideas, emotions, gifts and human experience.

My intent is expressed through the mediums of drawing, painting and printmaking. Drawing is the most immediate and least encumbered medium one can use; from one’s mind to paper. I find painting is pleasurable and challenging because one has to use the language of color to create. Finally, in printmaking I find that no other media can achieve either the richness of mark making or the physical process of change that intaglio printmaking offers. Through mark making, color, light, understanding and my own empathy for the landscape, I strive to understand the subtle and serene beauty of the world around me for the purpose of sharing it with others.

Memberships

  • CAA - College Art Association
  • IMPACT - Artist Group connected with Nebraska