Pentak, Stephen 1951-

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Pentak, Stephen 1951-

PERSONAL: Born August 24, 1951, in Denver, CO. Education: Union College, Schenectady, NY, B.A. (with honors), 1973; Temple University, M.F.A., 1978.

ADDRESSES: Home—211 Greenglade Ave., Worthington, OH 43085. Office—College of the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210.

CAREER: Tyler School of Art, Painting, and Drawing, Philadelphia, PA, visiting instructor, 1979-80; School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, visiting assistant professor, 1981-82; Ohio State University, Columbus, assistant professor, 1983-88, associate professor, 1989-96, professor of art, 1996-, director of Foundation Program, 1989-96, associate dean, College of the Arts, 2003-. Trenton College, adjunct instructor, 1979-81; Swarthmore College, visiting lecturer, 1979; Tyler School of Art, Painting, and Drawing, visiting instructor, 1982; also visiting artist or lecturer at Columbia College, Chicago, Glasgow School of Art, Cleveland Institute of Art, and other institutions. Exhibitions: Artist, with work represented in solo or small exhibitions, 1979-, including Noel Butcher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Denise Roberge Gallery, Palm Desert, CA, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY, and Gallery V, Columbus; participant in numerous group exhibitions, 1978-, including representation at San Francisco International Art Expo, Artists House, Jerusalem, Israel, Delfina Studios, London, England, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY, and Gallerie d'Arte Moderna di Ca'Pesaro, Venice, Italy; also represented in public and private collections.

AWARDS, HONORS: Ohio Arts Council fellowships, 1985, 1989, 1997, and 2002.


(With David Lauer) Design Basics, 4th edition, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (New York, NY), 1994, 6th edition, Wadsworth Group (Belmont, CA), 2004.

(With Richard Roth) Color Basics, Wadsworth Group (Belmont, CA), 2003.

Contributor to books, including Beauty Is Nowhere, edited by Richard Roth and Susan Roth, C & B Arts (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 1998; and to various exhibition catalogs.