Christine Gorbach

2511 Valley View Drive

Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223 USA

Telephone: 330-814-4365


                1972- 1973       Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

1973-1976             B.A. The University of Akron

Akron, Ohio

1982                                Kent State Blossom Art Program with an emphasis on painting under the direction of Craig Lucas.

1980-1990             Postgraduate courses included filmmaking and Media Influences on Art.

1993-1997             M.A. Kent State University

Kent, Ohio

Major – Art Education

Studio concentration – Painting - under the direction of William Quinn.

Thesis – “The Actions and Reflections of Art Teachers in Their Studios and Their Classroom”

2004                                Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art (TICA), The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois


Teaching Experience

1977–2007      K-12 Visual Art Teacher, Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education

                                    Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

                                    Elementary Schools: 1977-1986

                                    Middle School: 1986-1998

                                    High School: 1998-2007

1993-1994             One year sabbatical, Student Teacher Supervisor, Kent State University

Kent, Ohio

1998-2007             Art Department Coordinator, Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education.

Fall Semester  Visiting Artist/Lecturer Art Education, University of Florida

2008                                Gainesville, Florida

2009                                Assistant Professor/Student Teacher Supervisor, Art Education, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

Ohio Art Education Association Conference Presenter;

Third Graders and Our Earth; Mutually Indebted

The ABCs of Feminist Pedagogy and Art Education Co-presenter.



Painting Exhibitions and Commissioned Work

            1977-1978       Faculty Shows, Taylor Memorial Library.



1981                Commissioned work, Children’s Hospital Credit Union, Akron, Ohio.

1982                Blossom Kent Art Show.

1982-1992             Commissioned works for private individuals/businesses.

1991                                OAEA Conference Juried Art Show, Powerhouse Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

1995                “By Invitation Only Art Show”, solo show arranged for the artist by an area patron.

1996-2000             Four paintings on loan to Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

1996                                Contemporary Art Project Gallery Show, “Two Painters” Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

1997                                “Singular Evening of Art”, solo show at the Cuyahoga Falls School of Music, Stow, Ohio.

1998                                Moonlight Gallery, group show, Cleveland, Ohio.

1999                                Hierarchy painting featured at the Agora Gallery in New York City and at an Art Educators Show the Akron Art Museum.

2000-Present   Studio work on various paintings and photographs for collaborative film projects.

2001                             Solo show, Kent State Stark Campus, North Canton, Ohio

2003                                “Progeny”, solo show Stark State Technical College

2003-Present   A featured artists for Diabetes Association yearly Fundraiser.

2004                                Cuyahoga Falls Faculty Art Show, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

2005                                Group Show Cuyahoga Valley Art Center

2005-Present   Commissioned works for private individuals/businesses.

2006                                Currently working on 4’x5’ oil painting for collaborative film for Breast Cancer Awareness.

2008                Various Northeast Ohio gallery shows including; Trumbull Art

Gallery, Youngstown; Cuyahoga Valley Art Center and City Art Project in Cuyahoga Falls; The Blue Cottage, Put-In-Bay and Peninsula Art Academy, Peninsula

2009                Various Northeast Ohio gallery shows including; City Art Project in Cuyahoga Falls; Fresh and Witty Show Summit Art Space, Akron, Ohio


Films, Multimedia, Collaborative Work


2000                                Multimedia collaborations begin with Christine Gorbach (sight) and Gary Lee Nelson (sound), an Oberlin College artist/composer. To date, the following films have been created;


Hierarchy 2000

Death and Transfiguration 2001

Charitoo 2001

The Red Line 2004

Emergence 2004 (Multi-media production)

My Regards 2004

Progeny 2005

Hope 2007 (In production)


The following is a list of venues in which one or more of the films were shown.


2000                Oberlin College Faculty Composer Concert

2001                                Subtle Technologies, Blurring the Boundaries Between Art and Science, Innis College, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada on-line video magazine April-May 2001 edition

Sight and Sound Series Cleveland Institute of Art

Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival

The Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.

The Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood, Ohio (lecture series) 

Featured presenters at the annual meeting of the Ohio Art Education Association in Cleveland on November 16, 2001.

2002                New York International Independent Film and Video Festival

International Film Festival, Germany

                                    International Film Festival, Denmark

New England Music Camp, Maine

Interlochen Arts Camp, Michigan

Waldon School, New Hampshire

American New Arts Festival, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio

Great Lakes Science Center, Ohio

2003                Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore

"Take Back the Night" University of Akron

UCSB Santa Barbara, California 2003

New Music and Arts festival, Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

"Standing Rock Film Festival" Kent, Ohio

Stark State Technical College “Progeny” Exhibit

Heidelberg College Arts festival

2004                                “MMM – Multi Media MarathonOberlin College

Oberlin Faculty Concert

2005                                Midwest Instructional Technology Center, Grinnell College, Iowa

2006                                Presentation of films and participants in a roundtable discussion during a summer workshop at CCMix in Paris, France

New Music and Arts festival, Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

2007                                “Timara Reunion Festival”, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio.

Iona College New York, “The Female Gaze: Women Artists Interpret the World” First Place Award 2007.

Visiting Artist Concert at Willamette University, Salem, Oregon.

2008                Screening at “Shared” an art and technology venue in New York City.

The Fuse Factory Ignition: Convergence: The Fuse Factory Electronic and Digital Arts Lab, Columbus, Ohio


Awards and Commendations


1982-1983             Nominated for Outstanding Young Educator for the city of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Teacher of the Year

Newberry School, PTA, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.


1984-1985                   Nominated for Outstanding Educator by Cuyahoga Falls Education


Outstanding Achievement / Teacher of the Year

Principal Award – Newberry School, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio


            1993                National Citation for Excellence in the Visual Arts

                                    Scholastic, Inc.


            1994                National Honor Awarded for Excellence in the Visual Arts

                                    Scholastic, Inc.


1997                Recognition as an Outstanding Educator of the Visual Arts 

Scholastic, Inc.


1998                    Grant for presentation of Student Art Exhibit, Cuyahoga Falls

Alumni Association.


2002                                Star Award for acting as an outstanding artistic model for students.

Cuyahoga Falls High School, Principal Award.


2003                                Commendation from Cuyahoga Falls City School District Board of Education

For serving as a positive artistic model for students, staff and community.


2005                                Commendation from Summit County Council, Ohio for hard work, dedication, and commitment to education.


2007                Commendation from Summit County Council, Ohio for hard work, dedication, and commitment to education.

First Place Award 2007.Iona College New York, “The Female Gaze: Women Artists Interpret the World


2008                National Art Education Association Women’s Caucus Carrie Nordlund Award. National citation for excellence in feminist pedagogy, PreK-12th art education.