Ward Tietz

Adjunct Instructor of Art and the Book
Degree programs: 
MA Art and the Book

Personal Information

Occupation: 

Mr. Ward Tietz is an educator, artist, and writer.  In addition to teaching at the Corcoran, he teaches in the English department at Georgetown University.

Degree Title: 
B.A.
College or University: 
Carnegie Mellon University
Degree Title: 
M.A.
College or University: 
Brown University
Degree Title: 
Ph.D.
College or University: 
University of Geneva
Exhibitions: 

Mr. Tietz has exhibited and performed his work in festivals, art centers, and museums in the United States and Europe since the late 1980s, including I-Park, East Haddam, Connecticut; Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring, Maryland; DC Art Center, Washington, DC; Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, Brooklyn, New York; International House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Community Education Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roger Williams Park, Providence, Rhode Island; Villa Bernasconi Museum, Lancy, Geneva, Switzerland;  Galerie Forde and Cinema Spoutnik, Geneva, Switzerland; Comédie Théâtre, Geneva, Switzerland; Palazzo Della Provincia, Pisa, Italy; The State History and Art Museum, Kaliningrad, Russia; Balatoni Museum, Keszthely, Hungary; Public Libraries of the City of Port Philip, Victoria, Australia, among others.

Publications: 

His published work includes articles on word and image, and the forth-coming Hg-The Liquid, a book of visual poetry, and Ow the Rockies, a limited-edition artist’s book made of cast glass.

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Mr. Tietz is a word artist and educator best known for his outdoor installations of large three-dimensional letters and words. He works in a variety of media—from sculpture to works on paper—and his teaching and research areas include word and image, artist’s books, visual literature, remix culture, and semiotics.