Robert Ladislas Derr

Professor of Art (Photography, Video and Performance)
BFA Art Academy of Cincinnati
MFA Rhode Island School of Design

Professor Derr is a visual artist making performances from live to intervention, videos, photographs, and multimedia installations presented widely. He is interested in the relationships between sites, circumstances, social contexts, and irreducible body. From 2004 to 2016, he taught in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University, and served in administrative capacities including Undergraduate Chair and Photography Area Coordinator. In 2016 he left OSU to chair the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Art & Art History, then led the formation of the School of Art, Art History & Design as the first Director, where he is presently a Professor. His service includes roles with the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, College Art Association, New Media Caucus, and Nebraska Arts Council. He earned his MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design, BFA in Photography from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, and attended the Photography Institute National Graduate Seminar at New York University.