The Art, Architecture & Design Department welcome new assistant professor, Susan Kart and illustrator Gabriella Barouch to the department. Both women will be teaching exciting new courses this fall. Professor Kart, a tenure track professor will be teaching Art 195: Colonial to Contemporary: Arts of Africa from 1950-Present (4 credits) (HU) this Fall. Professor Barouch a visiting artist will be teaching Art 197: Illustration for Text (4 credits) (HU) and a FYC Journal Diary. Full descriptions for both of these upper level courses may be found on the Student News page.
Susan Kart earned her doctorate and master’s degrees in African art history from Columbia University. Her bachelor’s degree in art history was awarded with high honors from Smith College. She also studied at the Paris IV-Sorbonne in Paris, France. Prior to joining Lehigh’s faculty, Kart served as a professor of African art history at Sarah Lawrence College and as curator for the Art Gallery at Yonkers Riverfront Library, where she has curated or overseen twelve exhibitions. She has published in journals such as Critical Interventions, African Studies Review, and African Arts, and is working on new articles and a book about her research, found object art in post-colonial Senegal and the work of Moustapha Dimé.
Gabriella Barouch is an illustrator and designer and part of the new generation of illustrators that work between traditional and digital illustration and comes to Lehigh through the Schusterman Visiting Artist Program. Professor Barouch received a B.DES degree from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design majoring in illustration. She lives in Tel Aviv, Israel working on worldwide commissions, books and projects. She has exhibited in cities such as New York, Tokyo, Paris, Jaffa, Jerusalem, as well as in the Ukraine.