Professor of Art
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.
This course invites students to investigate the indistinct borders between two-dimensional art, multi-media art installations, and performative art forms. With a focus on abstraction and non-representational studio art practice, students will learn how to develop an individual approach to a subject matter through research, assigned readings, and digital image lectures. While exploring visual culture from a transcultural perspective, we will as well address issues such as composition and color theory.
This course will focus on expanded definitions and practices of marking space. The course intent is to contextualize and investigate a wide variety of drawing methods including more traditional practices (marks on paper), as well as spatially focused practices; for example, marking the landscape, and process oriented approaches including the body, action and the passage of time. This course will be built around three guided, yet self-directed projects. Studio work will be divided into three equal parts - Research (reading, writing, looking), Making (drawing, collecting, experimenting), and Critique.