School of Art, Craft & Design

Art Education Faculty

Jeremy Blair, Assistant Professor

Phone: 931-372-6358 | Email: jmblair@tntech.edu | Office: 189 Foundation Hall | www.instagram.com/blair.art.ed


Bio: 

PhD, College of Visual Arts & Design, University of North Texas; MA, Miami University; BS, Miami University. Born in Portsmouth, Virginia to a Navy family, Jeremy spent his childhood living in Fairfield, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating from college, Jeremy moved to Savannah, Georgia and worked as a K-12 art teacher where he taught various courses like Art History, Drawing, Fibers, and Video Production. These formative teaching experiences directly influenced Jeremy’s future explorations in art, career, and life. For example, his first students introduced him to creative technologies like animation, filmmaking, and game design, which are all mediums he still teaches with today. Jeremy’s emerging creative work explores the empathic connections of nature and self through experimental darkroom photography and cameraless photograms. In the darkroom, artifacts from nature and culture interact with light and chemicals to create curious silhouetted narratives that recreate specific experiences and relationships from his life.

Career Highlights:

  • Group Exhibition, Somewhere Between Black and White, Harry Wood Gallery, Arizona State University, 2015.
  • Lecture, The Day I Held His Hand: An Animated Auto-Ethnography, The Arts in Medicine Lecture and Performance Series, University of Colorado Denver, 2015.
  • Lecture, Demystifying STE[A]M, Educator Effectiveness Lecture Series, Sponsored by ArtSource, Colorado Art Education Association Annual Conference, 2015.
  • Keynote Address, Re-Imagining Research: Reverse Engineering through Play, Risk, and Self. The 40th Annual Georgia Junior Science & Humanities Symposium, University of Georgia, 2015.
  • Publication, Animated Autoethnographies: Stop Motion Animation as a Tool for Self-Inquiry and Personal Evolution, Art Education Journal, Volume 67(2), 2014.
  • WTOC News Top Teacher of the Year 2009-2010. Savannah, Georgia. 2010.