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School of Arts and Sciences | Art Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

Rosaria Perna, OSU
Associate Professor
M.F.A., Kent State University
440 684 6093
Office: Fritzsche Mac Lab
Teaches: Visual Communication Design

Professor Perna works in graphite, mixed media, and water color, though her current focus is digital art. Her work involves issues of both mental health and the environment, as well as reflects her passionate love of nature and the landscapes of the American West. Born in Italy, Prof. Perna spent her childhood years in England before moving to the United States. While participating in New York University's Master's program she lived and worked Venice, Italy and New York City. Prof. Perna has exhibited in the Washington Square Galleries in New York and several local Ohio shows and events.

Diane Therese Pinchot, OSU
Professor, Art, Department Chair
M.F.A., Ohio University
440 684 6092
Office: Fritzsche Ceramics Studio
Teaches: Ceramics and Metals

Over the last 20 years, Professor Pinchot has been inspired by the Central American martyrs, especially Dorothy Kazel, a fellow member of the Ursuline community, to become more active in social justice groups both locally and nationally. Prof. Pinchot believes in the deep and sacred connection between active engagement in justice work and the visual arts, especially when grounded in faith, love and nonviolence. Her artwork reflects this commitment, and has come to use narrative to engage the viewer in questioning the meaning behind the form. Prof. Pinchot's ceramics are regularly included in international, national and regional juried exhibits.

Gallery Director

Anna Arnold
M.A., Case Western Reserve University
Director, Wasmer Gallery
Office: Wasmer Gallery

Anna Arnold Anna earned a Master’s degree in Art Education at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland in 2010. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drawing and video from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1983. She is a prolific entrepreneur/ artist who has produced paintings, sculptures, ceramics and jewelry for nearly 30 years and has exhibited in over 200 gallery and museum shows and events across the United States. Anna is known as an innovative and engaging educator who has been invited to dozens of Cleveland and Ohio schools and colleges, galleries, museums and has taught hundreds of children and adults through artists’ residencies, visiting artist programs and workshops. 
Formerly, Anna was co-instructor with the Cleveland’s Bureau of Cultural Arts’ Mural My Neighborhood educational and job-training program for teens from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. She was art instructor at Heights Youth Club, the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming children’s lives. 

Anna is featured in the 8th Edition of Who’s Who in Black Cleveland 2012.  

In 2013, Anna was one of three individuals who were selected by the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning to be honored with the first Arts, Education, and Entrepreneurship Awards: Stephanie Morrison Hrbek, Anna Arnold, and Jeff Lachina. The awards were created in celebration of the Center's 60th anniversary that were presented at Icons of Art Party: Decades at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.

Anna is the Director of Florence O’Donnell Wasmer Gallery at Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, Ohio.