Professor Diane Zeeuw’s academic career intersects both theory and practice. She teaches graduate level courses in critical studies including Ethics and Visual Representation and Post-Structuralism. Additionally, Diane also teaches graduate painting, and serves as the Chair of both the Graduate and Undergraduate Painting programs at Kendall.
As a practicing artist, Professor Zeeuw has maintained a national exhibition record. She has recently exhibited her work at the New Arts Project in Pennsylvania, Gallery 33 Contemporary, Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, the Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis, and Wayne State University in Detroit. Her work may also be found in the permanent collections of the Detroit Institute of Art, Steelcase Corporation, the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute, and the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences. Professor Zeeuw has also been the recipient of a number of grants including a significant individual ArtServe grant; she also served on the ArtServe advisory peer review panel for the state of Michigan.
Professor Zeeuw’s research has been published nationally and internationally, including her most recent paper, Meta-pictures of Mental Illness; An Aporia of Visualization, presented at the Mediations Biennale in Poznan, Poland and subsequently published in the peer reviewed International Journal Of The Image. Other recent papers include Aesthetic Disparagement: Stereotypes and Caricature, presented at Liberating the Curriculum, Diversity, Pedagogy, and Scholarship Across the Disciplines, and a paper exploring the potential impact of performance based funding models on student populations coping with psychiatric/neurological conditions entitled “Can We Reconcile Our Financial Pressures With Our Desire For Diversity?” presented at the American Association of University Professors conference in Washington D.C.