Clarice Zdanski

Clarice Zdanski

Instructor, Art History and Studio Art

Ph.D. The University of Chicago, USA
M.A. The University of Chicago, USA
B.F.A. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Dottore, Istituto Universitario di Lingue Moderne, Feltre (BL), Italy
Diploma Conservatorio di Novara, Italy

Office: Kaletsch Campus, Kiosk
Phone: +41 91 985 22 69
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Clarice Zdanski is an artist, art historian, art educator, writer and translator on art. Her research work in art history, which ranges from the Italian Renaissance to art and travel in late nineteenth century Europe and current practices in art education, has always been concerned with how art is studied and its place in society. Zdanski’s writing on art has been published in scholarly journals and websites, and her art work is in private collections in Europe and the USA.

2019-2020 Courses:

STA 114Drawing Related MediaFALL 2019
STA 115Introductory PaintingFALL 2019
STA 214Drawing Related MediaFALL 2019
STA 215Intermediate PaintingFALL 2019
STA 235Sustainability and the StudioFALL 2019
STA 314Drawing Related MediaFALL 2019
STA 315Higher PaintingFALL 2019
STA 106Introduction to PrintmakingSPRING 2020
STA 112Introductory Watercolor TechniquesSPRING 2020
STA 206Intermediate PrintmakingSPRING 2020
STA 212Intermediate Watercolor TechniquesSPRING 2020
STA 275TStudies in Ceramics: Northern and Central ItalySPRING 2020
STA 306Advanced PrintmakingSPRING 2020
STA 312Advanced Watercolor PaintingSPRING 2020


"Finding the Place of Art in Society: The Value of On-site, Hands-on Experience in Art Education in the Digital Age," The International Journal of the Arts in Society: Annual Review, Volume 9 (June 2015)

“Intercultural Communication in Art Education.” Arts and Crafts Education: Materials of the International Conference 9-10 June, 2011. St. Petersburg, Russia: The Institute of Decorative and Applied Arts, 2011.

“The Role of the Arts in Shaping Europe’s Future: Intercultural Communication in Art Education.” The Language of Art and Music: An International Symposium on the Potential for Artistic Expression to Cross Cultural Barriers and the Relationship between Art, Culture and International Relations. Berlin 14-20 February, 2011.

“What to Draw? Inducing the Thrill of Creation and Making it Last.” Arts and Crafts Education: Materials of the International Conference 13-14 June, 2010. St. Petersburg, Russia: The Institute of Decorative and Applied Arts, 2010.

“Samuel Butler, Local Identity and Periodizing Northern Italian Art: The Travel Writer-Painter’s View of Art History,” (chapter in Samuel Butler, Victorian against the Grain: A Critical Overview, ed. James G. Paradis), The University of Toronto Press, 2008.

“Art in Milan and Lombardy,” and “Sightseeing (with Anne Hanley),” Milan: The Lakes and Lombardy.  Time Out Guides.  Harmondsworth: Penguin Guides, 2002.

“Alps and Sanctuaries Revisited,” Culture: Annali dell’Istituto di Lingue della Facoltà di Scienze Politiche dell’Università di Milano, 7(1993): 31-45.

“Giulio Campagnola umanista: una reinterpretazione alla luce di nuovi documenti,” Culture: Annali dell’Istituto di Lingue della Facoltà di Scienze Politiche dell’Università di Milano, 1 (1987): 115-20.

“A Document Pertaining to the Question of Giulio Campagnola’s Clerical Service,” Bollettino del Museo Civico di Padova, 75 (1986): 61-66.

Recent Exhibitions and Symposia

“Water is Life”, International Art Symposium, Lago d’Orta, 2015 “Body and Soul: dialogo d’arte tra artisti russi e italiani”, Palazzo Pietromarchi, Marsciano (PG), 2015 “Paesaggio Italiano: artisti italiani nel loro habitat”, traveling group show, Bulgaria 2013. “Passaggio in Cina” collaboration with artists Chen Li and Vittorio Tonon, Novara and Acqui Terme, 2012. “I LOVE.IT: passaggio in Italia tra colore e stupore”, International Art Symposium, Verbania 2012 150 Artisti raccontano la nostra storia, Archivio di Stato, Novara 2011. Collaboration with sculptor Luca Leandri for contemporary art initiatives at La Fratta Art House, Marsciano (PG) 2008-2014. “Esserci: Artisti contemporanei per un progetto di solidarietà”,  group show with Associazione Studio7, Rieti 2011. “Premio Cesare Pavese” (painting prize, Foundation’s choice), Centro Pavese, Santo Stefano Belbo 2011. “Contaminazioni”, Chiostri dell’Umanitaria, Milan 2011. “Arte Contemporanea Italiana/Italienische Gegenwartskunst”, Bürgersaal, Konstanz 2010. "Milano EXPO dal 1906 al 2015: 110 artisti raccontano l'Italia", Palazzina Liberty, Milan, 2015 "Energy is Everywhere", with FUS at EXPO 2015.


Awarded the prize for painting "Premio Cesare Pavese 2011" (Premio Fondazione).