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Alfred University’s Scheer recognized by SUNY as Distinguished Professor

Joseph Scheer
Joseph Scheer

Joseph Scheer, professor of printmaking in the Alfred University School of Art and Design, Division of Expanded Media, has been recognized for teaching excellence by the State University of New York Board of Trustees.


ALFRED, NY – Joseph Scheer, professor of printmaking in the Alfred University School of Art and Design, Division of Expanded Media, has been recognized for teaching excellence by the State University of New York Board of Trustees.

On Tuesday, the SUNY Board of Trustees appointed Scheer—who is and co-director/founder of the Institute for Electronic Arts in Alfred University’s the School of Art and Design—to the rank of Distinguished Professor, effective March 18.

Scheer’s current works, which span print media, video, and web based projects, use technology to re-examine nature through interpretive collecting and visual recording. His work has been shown in numerous international collections, including China’s First Printmaking Festival and Exhibition; Guanlan Museum of Printmaking, Guanlan, China; the POP Gallery, Queensland College of Art; and Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Other recent exhibitions have taken place at The Yantai Museum of Art, Yantai, China; the National Museum of China, Beijing; and T+H gallery Boston, MA. A recent show that traveled to four major museums in Sweden was comprised of 100 large format prints.

There are two notable books published about Scheer’s work: Night Visions, the Secret Designs of Moths (Prestel) and Night Flyers (Nexus Press). His work has been written about in over 120 books and periodicals including: National Geographic, the New York Times, ArtNews, ArtForum, Science, Nature, Forbes, American Photo, DERSPIEGEL, and The Chronicle for Higher Education.