About the artist
John Kortlander is a Professor at the Columbus College of Art and Design where he has taught a wide variety of courses. Previously he taught at the Mercersburg Academy where he held the Johnson Chair for Outstanding Teaching and was awarded a Skidmore Fellowship for outstanding artist/educators. He received a BFA from Ohio University in Art History, and an MFA in Painting from the University of Colorado. His paintings and short films have been exhibited in numerous juried, invitational and gallery exhibits and in film festivals throughout the United States and Europe. These include exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, the Wexner Center in Columbus, OH, the Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy and the Kulturrathaus in Dresden, Germany.