Daniel Kojo Schrade

Professor of Art
Hampshire College Professor Daniel Kojo Schrade
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On Leave of Absence Fall 2020 - Spring 2022.


Daniel Kojo Schrade, professor of art, studied in Germany and Spain. He received an M.F.A. from the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Germany.

His paintings and installations have been presented internationally, including at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo/Oaxaca-Mexico; Alliance Francais/Kumasi-Ghana; Haus der Kunst/Munchen-Germany; Muzej Grada/Rijeka-Croatia; and the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, MA. He has taught painting at the Kwame Nkrumah University/Kumasi-Ghana; the Academy of Fine Arts Munich; and the State Academy Rotenfels-Germany.

His work includes repeated motifs such as the "Afronaut" figure, and textual elements in the cycle entitled "Brother Beethoven," a series he started in 1999.

Daniel Kojo Schrade was a Copeland Fellow at Amherst College and has received grants and awards from the Cusanuswerk Foundation/Bonn-Germany, the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, and the District Government of Bavaria. His work is represented in various permanent collections such as those of the Museo de Cuenca/Spain; MACO/Mexico; the Bayerische Staatsgemaeldesammlung/Munich; Collection Diehl/Silvaplana-Swiss; and Collection Morat/Freiburg-Germany.

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Recent and Upcoming Courses

  • This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of visual art in general and drawing, in particular. While focusing on perception, composition, line and materiality, students will draw from objects, the human figure, interior/exterior spaces, and from imagined sources. We will work with a variety of materials and challenge the limits of scale, by investigating the navigation of landscapes as accumulative, drawn lines. We will develop strategies to visualize histories, topographies, individual perspectives, and inner worlds embedded in landscape. Regular class critiques will assist in developing evaluation skills of work in progress, and in analyzing formal composition principles. Assigned readings and one research project, contextualizing the work and life of an assigned artist, will be as well a segment of this course. Students will be evaluated based on class participation, timely submission of assignments, and their artist presentation. Keywords: Drawing, Studio Art, Introductory, Foundation, Art.

  • Vagabonding Images invites students to investigate the indistinct borders between two-dimensional art and installation art through studio work. Assignments will emanate from drawing and painting. With a focus on abstraction and nonrepresentational studio art practice, students will learn to develop an individual approach to a subject matter through research, readings, films, and digital image presentations. While we examine visual art productions from a transcultural perspective, we will also engage in critical art theory and topics such as media diversity, materiality, and composition. Students will be required to present a collaborative artist presentation on an assigned artist. Student evaluation will be based on participation in studio sessions, class discussions, timely completion of assignments, and the artist presentation. Keywords: Studio-Art, Drawing, Painting, Multimedia, Critical-Art-Theory