Rod Northcutt

Associate Professor
2009–present, tenured

MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BFA, University of North Texas

Rod NorthcuttThe General: Rod Northcutt is interested in people—how they live, die, love, fight, eat, drink, share, hoard, isolate, commune, work, make and think.

The Past: He was trained in art schools (MFA in Sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA in Painting & Drawing from the University of North Texas), and he has exhibited internationally, although he gave up on making pretty things for rich people long ago. He has lived and worked in Austin, southern New Mexico, Chicago, Detroit, Rochester and southern Ohio, and he began teaching at the university level in 1999 in El Paso.

The Current: He now creates projects that aim to generate dialogs within communities through creative, makingbased practice. He maintains a studio in rural College Corner, OH, with his wife, Christina Miller. Refusing to work alone, he collaborates with other like-minded artists and collectives, cultural groups, and citizens of small communities to use art, intervention and dialog to address social challenges.


Rod Northcutt