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Lane Cooper

Title Professor | Chair, Painting
Department Painting
Phone 216.421.7355

Degree MFA, Painting, University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa);
MA, Art History, University of Alabama at Birmingham
BS, University of North Alabama

Lane Cooper is an artist who works through painting, sound, video, text and, on occasion, performance. Her work has been presented in venues ranging from Birmingham, AL, to Madrid, Spain. In 2009 she participated in a residency at The Banff Centre located in Alberta, Canada, and in the fall of 2010 she was an artist-in-residence at Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ, where she exhibited as part of the 2011-12 season.

She holds a master's degree in art history with an emphasis in contemporary art and an MFA in painting. She has been teaching since 1989, and since the spring of 2001 she has taught full-time at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Anthony Ingrisano

Anthony Ingrisano

Title Associate Professor
Department Painting
Phone 216.421.7355

Degree MFA, Pratt Institute

Anthony Ingrisano is an instructor in CIA's Painting and Foundation departments. Ingrisano shows with Lesley Heller Workspace in New York. Before he started at CIA, he taught at Briarcliffe College. He was a contributing essayist to Sharon Louden’s book, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life. He earned an MFA from Pratt Institute.


Natalie Lanese

Title Adjunct Faculty
Department Painting

Degree MFA, Pratt Institute
MA, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Institute of Art
BA, Xavier University

Natalie Lanese’s work is recognized for its punchy color palette and layered patterns. She makes paintings, collages, and installations, which The Village Voice described as “enigmatic narratives heightened by keen color clashes and jazzy textures” when covering her exhibition at Jack the Pelican Presents in Brooklyn in 2007. Lanese has exhibited her work at MOCA Tucson, the Akron Art Museum, and the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts, and has installed permanent public artworks in San Diego, Cincinnati, Toledo, and Cleveland, Ohio. Her work has been published in New American Paintings. She has attended residencies at Yaddo, Otis College of Art and Design, and Sim Residency in Reykjavik, and is the recipient of the Ohio Arts Council’s Individual Excellence Award and the Arts Commission’s Merit Award.

Lanese received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She earned her Bachelor's degree at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a Master of Arts degree at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art. She lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio.

Michael Meier

Title Assistant Professor
Department Painting
Phone 216.421.7355

Degree MFA, Washington University, St Louis
BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art

Mike Meier is a painter whose work examines how violence reverberates in the American psyche through media, art history, and popular culture. Meier has exhibited in numerous galleries and non-profit art spaces in Cleveland, St. Louis, Chicago, and Spartanburg, South Carolina. Notable solo exhibitions include Man Out of Time at FORUM Artspace (Cleveland, OH) and TGIF at Waterloo Arts (Cleveland, OH) which included 12 paintings and 200 drawings made throughout the Covid 19 quarantine.

Zachary Smolko

Title Technical Specialist
Department Painting
Phone 216.421.7355

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