Kathy T. Hettinga
Graphic Design, Digital Art, Book and epub Design, Design as Service
BFA Calvin College,
MFA Colorado State University
Kathy T. Hettinga, Professor of Art and Design, works and teaches in design and the studio areas of artist’s books and digital images—for more than three decades balancing between embracing technology and critically examining its role. Professor Hettinga received the Barnabas Servant Leadership award for her service learning work in which she links students to non-profit design needs. Under her leadership students designed the award winning School of the Arts Viewbook, which was published in HOW Design magazine and in the American Graphic Design Annual.
Professor Hettinga was awarded the first Scholar Chair and the first women to receive the Distinguished Professorship. She has received grants, scholarships, and fellowships, including a Research Fellowship at the Institute of Sacred Arts, Yale University, and Artist in Residence at the Henry Luce III Center for Arts and Religion. Hettinga’s artwork has been exhibited at the Corcoran Museum of Art, the Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts, and the Museum of Biblical Arts, NYC; widely at international sites in Australia, England, Italy, Palestine, Poland, and the United Arab Emirates; and selected for permanent display on the American Photography archive website.
Additionally, her photographs, prints, and artist’s books are in the permanent collections of Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library, the New York Public Library, the Armand Hammer Museum’s collection of the Grunewald Center for Graphic Arts, the UC Berkeley Environmental Design Library, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Denver University, the Fogg Museum of the Harvard Art Museum, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
She is the author and photographer of Grave Images, San Luis Valley, published by the Museum of New Mexico Press, winner of an honorable mention from the American Association of Museums. Hettinga’s work has been published in American Graphic Design Annual; Like A Prayer: A Jewish and Christian Presence in Contemporary Art; Virtual Morality: Morals, Ethics, and New Media; Faith and Vision; and The Next Generation: Contemporary Expressions of Faith.