HMC Expert: Ken Fandell

Art, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Arts, Photography

Kenneth Fandell, MFA, the Michael G. and C. Jane Wilson Chair in Arts and the Humanities, specializes in photography and interdisciplinary arts. Fandell previously worked at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he served as chair of the Department of Photography and was known for teaching an eclectic range of courses, from Introductions to Photographic Image Making to more advanced classes covering specific themes and theories, including one called, “Nothing.”

Themes in Fandell’s work—drawing, sculpture, sound, video, text, collage, installation and photography—often revolve around oppositions, such as small and large, near and far and the quotidian and the transcendent. Known nationally and internationally, Fandell has artwork in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Brooklyn Museum, New York, among others. Fandell earned his MFA at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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