Allen H. Cosgrove

Title: Lecturer
Department: Liberal Studies
E-mail: cosgroah@cobleskill.edu
Office Location: Ryder Hall 100
Office Phone: (518) 255-5892

Areas of Expertise: Visual Arts and Graphic Design

Courses Taught: Basic Design~Arts 111, Web Design, Web Animation

About Allen: Taught Fine Art and Graphic Design courses full-time in NJ for approximately 25 years. Part time for 2 years at School of Visual Arts, NYC.

Curriculum Vitae:

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Full Time
1975-2002 Professor, Art and Graphic Design
(Retired from full-time teaching, July 2002) Raritan Valley Community College,
North Branch, NJ
Adjunct, Visiting Artist, Freelance
Fall, 2006 Adjunct Professor,
Web Page Design State University of New York,
Cobleskill, NY
Spring, 2006 Adjunct Professor,
Typography
Raritan Valley Community College,
North Branch, NJ
Spring, 2003

Adjunct Professor,
Art and Graphic Design Raritan Valley Community College,
North Branch, NJ
1987-1988 Adjunct Instructor, Computer Graphics and Printmaking School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1986,
Fall Visiting Artist/Instructor, Animation Mercer County College, NJ
1986, Summer Visiting Artist/Instructor, Computer Art Brookdale Community College, NJ
1974-1975 Adjunct Instructor, Commercial Art Middlesex County College, NJ
1980-Present Freelance Artist (See client list below)
Computer courses taught include:
Two-Dimensional Design
Computer Art I – IV
Computer Graphics I – II
Computer Animation I & II
Computers as an Artist’s Tool
Typography
Web Page Design for the Graphic Artist

Traditional courses taught include:
Two-Dimensional Design
Three-Dimensional Design
Color Theory
Drawing I – III
Figure Drawing I – II
Airbrush Painting
Graphic Design (mechanicals, typography, layout, etc.)
Painting I – II
Photography, Black & White
Printmaking I – IV
Sculpture
Watercolor

EDUCATION

Degrees:
Master of Arts, Graphics, New Mexico State University, 1971
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, New Mexico State University, 1970

Additional Courses:

HTML Programming, RVCC, 1997
Computer Art Technical Courses, SIGGRAPH, 1986-1994
Computer Animation, School of Visual Arts, NY, 1986
Computer Art, Mason Gross School of the Arts, NJ, 1984-1986
Computer Programming, Basic, SAS, RVCC, 1983
Numerous workshops in traditional and computer areas

GRANT ADMINISTRATION

Author and Project Director, New Jersey Department of Higher Education grant for “Computers in Curricula” (awarded $90,000 1983-1984) Directly responsible for the creation of the Fine Arts Computer Studio at Raritan Valley College
Author and Project Director, New Jersey Department of Higher Education expansion grant, RVCC, (awarded $90,000 1986-1987)
Author and Project Director, New Jersey Department of Higher Education expansion grant, RVCC, (awarded $79,000 1988-1989)
Primary Project Consultant to Brookdale Community College for two successful computer art grant projects (1984-1985, $150,000 awarded; 1985-1986, $76,000 awarded)
Program Consultant, Atlantic County Community College
Program Consultant, Stockton State College

RECENT HONORS AND AWARDS

Professor Emeritus, Raritan Valley Community College, 2002
Individual Fellowship, Emerging Genre, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, 2000

EXHIBITIONS (Selected listing)

Computer, painting, printmaking, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, photography; 1986-2003
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, 2003
Hunterdon County Art Museum, NJ, 2001
Chubb Insurance Group, Atrium Gallery, NJ, 2001
RVCC Art Faculty Exhibitions, North Branch, NJ, 1975 – 2002, 2006
Solo exhibition, Black Plastic and Masonite, Raritan Valley Community College, 2000
Mortimer Gallery, Solo Exhibit, Art <> Technology, Gladstone, NJ, 1997
Printmaking Council of New Jersey, 1995
SIGGRAPH, International Computer Graphics Conference, Dallas, 1994
Gallery 128, Duane St., New York City, 1992
SCAN Computer Art Exhibitions, Philadelphia, 1987-1992
SIGGRAPH Computer Stereographic slide set, Boston, 1989
Catskill center for Photography, Woodstock, NY, 1986
SIGGRAPH Computer Art Exhibition, Los Angeles, 1986

Painting, airbrush, printmaking; 1975-1986
Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson College, NJ
Butler Art Institute, OH
Denise Rene Gallery, NYC
Ligoa Duncan Gallery, Paris
Newark Museum, NJ
Printmaking Council of New Jersey
Silvermine Artists Guild, CN
Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL
Trenton State Museum, NJ
Washington Square East Galleries, NYU, NYC

COLLECTIONS

Private and public collections including: Gretchen and James Johnson, Pottersville, NJ; New Jersey Public Service Electric and Gas, Newark, NJ

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Association for Computing Machinery, Special interest group, Computer Graphics
Printmaking Council of New Jersey, North Branch
Art Director, 1979-1981; Executive Art Director, 1981-1983; Board member, 1983-1986; show curator, 1983

OTHER

Curated invitational exhibitions of computer art at RVCC, 1987 and 2002, including works by fellow computer art pioneers: Donna Cox, Duane Palyka, Hank Grebe, Arnie Levin, Annette Weintraub, Dan McCormack, Isaac Kerlow, et al.
Curated national exhibition of computer art at Franklin Institute, Philadelphia 1992
Curated national exhibitions of computer art at SCAN Conferences, 1987-1992
Olsen, Gary. Getting Started in Computer Graphics. Cinncinati, Ohio: North Light Books, 1989. pg. 40. Image.
Cosgrove, Allen. “Computer Art.” Crossframe Quarterly. 1988.
Double Justice: Race and Capital Punishment. Dir. Tireney and Wicks. Computer graphics, animation, & video for ACLU, 1992-1993.
Demonstrated aluminum plate lithography in video produced by Nabisco, inc.

CLIENT LIST (Freelance Artist, Animation, Video and Web Page Development)

Advanced Video Technologies, Highlands, NJ
American Civil Liberties Union, Washington, DC
AT&T, Basking Ridge, NJ
Carter Company, Somerset, NJ
CTEC Cable
Commonwealth Telephone of Pennsylvania
First Plaza (Germany)
General Electric
Graphic Concern Printing
Jaguar Automotive
M.H. Detreich Glass, Chicago, IL
Media Works, Milford, NJ
Midi Corp., Princeton, NJ
Mitsubishi Automotive
Morris Flood Associates
NAACP: Legal Defense and Educational Fund, New York, NY
Public Service Electric & Gas, NJ
Ora Corporation, Parsippany, NJ
Perna Communications, West Caldwell, NJ
Rencom, Inc., Somerset, NJ
Raritan Valley Community College Planetarium
Raritan Valley Community College Tech Prep
Somerset County Public Information Office, Somerville, NJ
Weldotron, Piscataway, NJ
Research and Grants: Author and Project Director, New Jersey Department of Higher Education grant for “Computers in Curricula” (awarded $90,000 1983-1984) Directly responsible for the creation of the Fine Arts Computer Studio at Raritan Valley College
Author and Project Director, New Jersey Department of Higher Education expansion grant, RVCC, (awarded $90,000 1986-1987)
Author and Project Director, New Jersey Department of Higher Education expansion grant, RVCC, (awarded $79,000 1988-1989)
Primary Project Consultant to Brookdale Community College for two successful computer art grant projects (1984-1985, $150,000 awarded; 1985-1986, $76,000 awarded)
Program Consultant, Atlantic County Community College
Program Consultant, Stockton State College
Professor Emeritus, Raritan Valley Community College, 2002
Individual Fellowship, Emerging Genre, New Jersey State Council on the Arts, 2000