Professor of Fine Arts/Art History
Calkins Hall 212B
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Degrees: MS, 1975, Syracuse Univ; BS, 1971, Rochester Inst Tech
Tom Klinkowstein is a Professor of New Media Design in the Fine Arts Dept.
He was previously a professor in the graphic design department at the West Brabant Art and Design College in the Netherlands and since 2000, an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Communications Design department of Pratt Institute.
Tom Klinkowstein is also President and Creative Director of Media A, LLC, an internationally recognized design and consulting group with clients such as IBM, NASA, Novartis, Reuters, the Ford Foundation, Lincoln Center for the Arts I New York, CondéNast, Morgan Stanley, Nissan, Japan Airlines and the Bremen (Germany) Innovation Agency. He has spoken to over 100 business, political and academic groups, including the United Nations Conference on the Information Society, the Securities Industry Association, the Magazine Publisher's Association, the Smithsonian Institute’s Cooper Hewett Museum of Art and Design, the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto, the Industrial Design Centre at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai and the Dutch Design Institute’s, Doors of Perception conference in Amsterdam.
His work has been shown in art centers, museums and galleries throughout the world, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Venice Biennale in Venice, Italy. Mr. Klinkowstein’s work also can be found in the archive of the Foundation for the Conservation of Contemporary Art in The Netherlands; his work for NASA recently won two Communicator awards and his 10 meter long digital artwork, “A Networked Designer’s Critical Path: 1990-2090” was shown at the Fifth Avenue (New York) Gallery of the American Institute of Graphic Design.