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Beth S. Ocko

Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Design, Art History


Degrees

MFA, 1988, Yale Univ; BA, 1977, Oberlin Coll


Bio

Prof. Ocko earned a B.A. in Art and Art History at Oberlin College and an M.F.A. at Yale University's School of Art, specializing in Graphic Design.

Prof. Ocko is a professional graphic designer and typographer. She is a partner in Hyland/Ocko Associates. Their clients have included the Bass Museum of Art, The New World Symphony, The University of the Arts, TosoHaas Corporation and the Winterthur Museum. She has also worked professionally at Imaginary Forces, New York Magazine and Jo Bonney and Co.

Prof. Ocko presented the papers 'Reading the Moving Picture' at the St. Bride Library Conference in Birmingham, U.K in 2006 and 'Some Thoughts on Rules and Engagement in Typographic Education' at the College Art Associations Annual Conference in 2001. Her interview with Paul Rand from 'On the Rand Book' is included in the book Paul Rand: Modernist Designer published by the Center for Art and Visual Culture, University of Maryland Baltimore County.

In 2002 she curated the exhibition The Swiss Poster: Art of Ten Masters for the Hofstra Museum. She also wrote the catalog essays for the exhibition that featured over forty large-scale posters from ten internationally recognized Swiss poster artists. She is currently the director of the Rosenberg Gallery in Calkins Hall.

Prof. Ocko is also a photographer who has had several exhibitions, a former fashion designer and has lived in Israel and the Netherlands.


Teaching Interests

Two-Dimensional Design Color Graphic Design Typography Graphic Design History Printmaking Computer Graphics Color

Research Interests

Graphic Design Typography Type Design Painting / Collage Film/Video Photography Painting Visual Structures

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
AH 009 (AA) GRAPHIC DESIGN HISTORY Undergraduate
FA 010 (CP) INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN Undergraduate
FA 027 (CP) DIGITAL DESIGN Undergraduate
FA 051 GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO Undergraduate
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