BETH KRENSKY

Curriculum Vitae

BETH KRENSKY portrait
  • Professor, Art/Art History Department

Biography

Education

  • B.F.A. 1988, Sculpture, School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University
  • Ed.M. 1991, Multicultural Arts Education and Critical Pedagogy, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Ph.D. 2002, Educational Foundations, Policy and Practice, The University of Colorado, Boulder. Project: An Act of Hope: Developing Social Responsibility through Issue-Oriented Community-Based Art Education

Honors & Awards

  • Art selected and purchased for inclusion in the Salt Lake County Art Collection. Salt Lake County Art Collection, 09/2016
  • Presidential Scholar award. University of Utah, 08/2016
  • Fellow. Jewish Art Salon, 08/2016
  • Presidential Scholar Award. University of Utah, 08/2015
  • Fellow. Jewish Art Salon, 01/2015
  • Selected as Fellow. Jewish Art Salon, NYC, 12/2014
  • Faculty Fellow. Office of Undergraduate Studies, University of Utah, 08/2014
  • Presidential Scholar Award. University of Utah, 07/2014
  • Faculty Fellow. University Research Committee, University of Utah, 03/2014
  • Faculty Fellow for the 2014-2015 academic year. University Research Committee, University of Utah, 12/2013
  • College of Fine Arts Faculty Excellence Award in Research. College of Fine Arts, University of Utah, 10/2013
  • Early Career Teaching Award. University of Utah Teaching Committee, 03/2010
  • 2009-2010 Finalist, Fulbright Award (Dublin, Ireland), Institute of International Education, New York, NY. Fulbright, Institute of International Education, 12/20/2009
  • Public Service Professorship, Lowell Bennion Community Service Center, University of Utah . Lowell Bennion Community Service Center, 2009

Biography

Beth Krensky is an associate professor of art education and the Area Head of Art Teaching at the University of Utah.  She is an artist, activist and educator.  She received her formal art training from the Boston Museum School. She has exhibited widely throughout the United States and internationally. Her 2-person exhibition, We Make the Road by Walking, traveled to multiple museum and gallery venues in the United States.   She is a founding member of the international artist collective, the Artnauts.  Her work is intended to provoke reflection about what is happening in our world as well as to create a vision of what is possible. 

She is also a scholar in the area of youth-created art and social change.  She received a master’s degree with a focus on critical pedagogy and art education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Her book, Engaging Classrooms and Communities through Art: A Guide to Designing and Implementing Community-Based Art Education, was recently published by AltaMira Press. 

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