Self-Portrait: Earth & Water / 1:48 minutes
Artist name: Tom Lightfoot
As an artist and professor, I use video both to document my artwork and as a means of expression for ideas that are best expressed through this medium. In addition to video, I have been involved with many forms of artistic expression including: painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, installation and interactive art. These media often blend with each other in my work. Having taught at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) for more than 20 years, I am presently the Chairman and Graduate Director of the Fine Arts Studio Program. I teach classes in New Forms that encompass digital media, interactive, installation, and performance art forms. Experimental drawing and painting fill out the remainder of my teaching schedule. Fine Arts Studio is in the College of Imaging Arts & Sciences, the arts college at RIT. It is the largest of the 8 colleges that make up RIT and boasts some of the top ranking art programs in the country.