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Blaise Tobia
Blaise Tobia
Professor Emeritus, Art & Art History



Academic Building, 109B

As a fine artist, Blaise Tobia uses digital photographic techniques to create a variety of artistic works. These may be paired images or assembled multi-image pieces (often printed extremely large), text and image combinations, montages, and sequences, often in book form. He also has a special interest in Italy and Italian language and culture; his book "Castle of Eufemio" documenting a small Sicilian town was published in 2007.

Besides his studio practice he is active in critical/historical writing and research, especially on text-image works and non-traditional forms of presentation. He is also interested in non-print forms of photographic presentation, including projected images, computer multi-media and the web.

Recent one-person exhibitions include O.K. Harris Works of Art (NYC), the Episcopal Cathedral of Philadelphia, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, and the Philadelphia International Airport Exhibitions Program, with group shows at the Museum of the Central Academy of Fine Art (Beijing), Amos Eno Gallery (Brooklyn), Towson University, and the Abington Art Center and Painted Bride (Philadelphia). Upcoming one-person exhibitions include ARCI Arcobaleno (Rome), Hilyer Art Space (Washington DC) and ArtSpace (Durham NC).

MFA, UC San Diego, 1977
BA, Brooklyn College, CUNY, 1974