Tom Riesing Chair, Ball State University, Muncie Indiana
BA and MFA , 1970 and 1973
Tom Riesing received his BFA in 1970 and MFA in 1973, both from the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Over the past thirty years Riesing has been an instructor of painting and drawing at the University of Tennessee School of Art. He maintains an active exhibition record and an impressive list of residencies, workshops, visiting artist and guest lecture positions. He has twice been awarded the School of Art's prestigious three-year Ellen McClung Berry Fellowship, honoring a faculty member outstanding in professional activity, teaching and community service.
With an interest that began in Gail Butt's Asian Art History course, Riesing has traveled extensively to museums, archeological sites, and academies in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. He has visited China 16 times in the past several years lecturing and teaching at 13 universities and academies, writing articles for a contemporary Chinese art magazine, organizing official exchanges and exhibiting his work. He has recently been honored as Permanent Visiting Professor at Sichuan University.