Assistant Professor of Art Education; Assistant Department Chair
BFA, University of North Carolina-Greensboro; EdM, EdD, Columbia University
About Professor Swift
Jason Swift earned his B. F. A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1994, his M. F. A. from the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA) in 1997 and his Ed. M. in 2003 and his Ed. D. in 2009 from Teachers College, Columbia University. He has taught in the public schools of North Carolina and Queens College and Teachers College, Columbia University in New York and lectured at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China. Currently he is an Assistant Professor, Coordinator of the MAT Program in Art Education and the Assistant Chair of the Art Department. Jason Swift’s research is focused on studio-based practices research utilizing autoethnography to investigate the influence of experiences upon art making. His artwork investigates communication and the in between space where true meaning may fall. Jason Swift’s artwork has appeared in exhibitions in the United States, China and South Korea.
2011 Piece of Mind, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY
Pool Art Fair, Gershwin Hotel, New York, NY
Of House and Home, The Whole Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2010 Boundaries and Borders: 2010 Korean DMZ Art Festival, Seokjang-ri Art Gallery,
Myers Art Collection Showcase: An Exhibition of Selected Works from the Teachers College Permanent Art Collection, Macy Gallery, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Producing: Films and Videos, Macy Gallery, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, Curator: Maurizio Pellegrin
2009 Art Basel: Verge Art Fair by Gitana Rosa Gallery, Miami, FL
Visions in New York City: Short Films and Videos, Macy Gallery, Teachers College,
Columbia University, New York, NY, Curator: Maurizio Pellegrin
Selected Conference Papers
2012 SECAC Annual Conference, Durham, NC
Session Chair: Drawing, Diagramming and Mapping Investigation and Inquiry in the Studio Practice
Paper: Reflective Visual Inquiry: Constructing Stories of Studio Process and Practice
2011 SECAC Annual Conference, Savannah, GA
Session Chair: Current Trends In Studio-Based Practices Research
Paper: Finding Voice Through Autoethnography and Reflective Inquiry in the Studio Practice
11th Annual Arts Alive Conference, Laconia, NH
Keynote Speaker: Recapturing Sensory Learning
Sixteenth Annual Integrated Arts Conference, Plymouth State University,
Workshop: Sensory Learning and Experience: Recapturing the Childhood Learning
We Loose as Adults
2010 SECAC/MACAA Annual Conference, Richmond, VA
Paper: The Artist/(Auto)Ethnographer: Navigating, Negotiating and Balancing
the Dialogue, Opposition and Conflict of Being the Researcher and Research
Mysteries of the Museum Revealed Educator Workshop, Currier Museum of Art,
Panel Presentation: Developing Online K-12 Integrated Arts Curriculum for the Karl
Drerup Art Gallery at Plymouth State University
Selected Publications and Exhibition Catalogs
The 11th DMZ Art Festival. South Korea: The Gallery of Seokjangri, 2010.
Pellegrin, M. Visions in New York City: Short Films and Videos. New York: Teachers College,
Columbia University, 2009.
Feature interview for Out of the Box web series for Edlab. New York: Teachers College,
Columbia University, 2007.
Pellegrin, M. Macy 55, Special Edition of Ground: Art and Culture. New York: Esso Gallery, 2005.
For the Mutual Understanding of Contemporary Arts Between Korea and America. Cheltenham:
Cheltenham Art Center, 2005.
Ciscle, G. Subject to Change, Parts I & II. Baltimore: Maryland Institute, College of Art, 1999.
Awards or recognition
- 2010 & 2006 VSC Artist’s Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson Vermont
- 2006 Outstanding Teacher Award, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York
- 2005 Enid Morse Fellowship, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York
- 1997 Amalie Rothchild Award, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore Maryland
Fundamentals of Art: Form in 3D
Art Education Internship (Graduate Level)
Art Education Student Teaching: Elementary/Secondary Component
Instructional Planning and Pedagogy for Art education
Methods and Materials for Art Education
Technology for Art Education