Connie Utterback

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College of Arts and Letters
Department of Art
Office Location: FA 323
Phone: 323-343-4026 Email: cutterb@exchange.calstatela.edu

INTRODUCTION

Connie Utterback began teaching at CSULA in 1991, after teaching for 10 years as an adjunct instructor at UCLA.


TEACHING INTERESTS

Connie Utterback's teaching career is dedicated to foundational art courses, with a focus on Color Theory and Perception.

In these courses, students are introduced to the essential visual language and vocabulary of art through activities and direct experiences related to the theories, concepts and problem-solving skills necessary to be expressive in any area of art.

A basic theoretical background is important for students to experience at the beginning of their study in art, because it becomes the conceptual framework that remains at the center of their on-going artisitic process.  When students combine a solid foundation of theoretical knowlege with thier own ideas, imagination and artistic expression —the creative process is stimulated and enhanced.


RESEARCH

Connie Utterback's artwork and professional research is in the field of Fiber Art.  Her artwork has been exhibited in numerous international and national venues.


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

MFA - Art 1981

  • UCLA

BFA - Art 1969

  • Washington University
    St. Louis, MO

Additional Graduate Education

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1973-75
  • California State University, Long Beach, 1977-78